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parts

sailunavida@...
 

Im a new owner of a 2001 SM 2000 cruising Mexico with my kids. Where do I order parts for my AMEL can some one send ne contact info for parts please. Thanks


Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Miles
 

Hi Bill,

 

I am interested.  It sounds like a great plan.

I will be mostly in Martinique until the beginning of June when I will head north to Newport, RI.  As you know, there are a lot of Amels here.

Regards,

Miles

 

S/Y Ladybug, sm 216, Port du Marin, Martinique


Re: Sea Me radar trqansponder

greatketch@...
 

Eric,

We have an Echomax Passive reflector that came to us with Harmonie.  It sits up there in the rigging.  And I assume it works. 

Since we broadcast an AIS signal, I haven't prioritized evaluations of its performance...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera Is. Bahamas


Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Arno Luijten
 

We are “permanently” based in Marigot, Saint Martin. Let me know if I can help in some way.

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: more photos

Arno Luijten
 

For reference, this is the way it looks on build number 121. It appears Amel made quite an upgrade for the later models



Regards,

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121


Sea Me radar trqansponder

eric freedman
 



Thanks to Ian and Judy Jenkins Pen Azen,

I installed a Sea Me target enhancer when Kimberlite was built.

I think it is  finally in need of replacement or repair. I cannot find the company. Does anyone have contact info?

 

If not I see that echomax unit  seems to be highly rated at this time.

Does anyone have experience with this target enhancer unit?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376’

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

I will be in the St Maarten area till about April then on to Colombia.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

I would like to know what you think about having an Amel Caribbean Rally in 2019.

 

I would be happy to spearhead it and believe I might be able to get some discounts from marinas, marine vendors, and possibly restaurants. If we get enough participants, we might even quality for Tourism Board support from places like the BVI, St. Maarten, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Grenada. I know that the Tourism Boards have participated in past rallies by supplying transportation and tours which promote their islands.

 

As a participant in the Amel Rendezvous in the Chesapeak, I know how much fun these can be.

 

This email opens it up for discussion. Let me know if you are interested and/or if you can help put this together. Many of us probably have at least one contact in the Caribbean who could help.

 

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


Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

I would like to know what you think about having an Amel Caribbean Rally in 2019.

I would be happy to spearhead it and believe I might be able to get some discounts from marinas, marine vendors, and possibly restaurants. If we get enough participants, we might even quality for Tourism Board support from places like the BVI, St. Maarten, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Grenada. I know that the Tourism Boards have participated in past rallies by supplying transportation and tours which promote their islands.

As a participant in the Amel Rendezvous in the Chesapeak, I know how much fun these can be.

This email opens it up for discussion. Let me know if you are interested and/or if you can help put this together. Many of us probably have at least one contact in the Caribbean who could help.

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

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@... [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. 


Re: 12 volt electric motor replacement

Craig Briggs
 

Ah, Bill, you were on the uptown side of the tracks - gotta get behind Lesters.
Cheers, Craig 


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

Don,

If the motor has not failed due to water intrusion and corrosion, it can almost certainly be repaired.

We have had excellent results from Broward Armature in Fort Lauderdale.  I think a figure of $100 is a bit optimistic for a rebuild. That would be less than an hour of their shop time, and I think that's unrealistic for a repair.

In December we had our jib furling motor in with them for a check up and refurbishment.  $400 got us new brushes and bearings and the commutator turned down. They also washed and baked the windings to get the resistance up to spec. 

We also brought in the 24V motor that turns our RO pump.  We asked them to look at it with a $200 budget, since we knew we could buy a new one for $300.  They turned down the job, saying that they really couldn't do more than open it up and look for that price.

In the past, motor rebuilds there have run us between $300 and $600 (for the bow thruster drive motor).

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera, Bahamas


---In amelyachtowners@..., <donaldpatterson533@...> wrote :

One of the electric furling motors on my Amel Mango has failed.  Amel has advised that  they have replacement motors available.  Does anyone know of a possible replacement source that is compatible with the gear box or a rebuilder in Caribbean or the US for the motor. Thanks Don


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail to Taiwan?

eric freedman
 

Hi Alan,

When I took delivery of Kimberlite I changed the stove over to propane with aluminum tanks.

To get the correct heat I carefully used a very small drill it  in a pin vise to drill out every jet and the holes in the oven burner. The drill bit was about a number 65  drill bit.

It is a tedious job but if done carefully I can be done without breaking a drill bit.

 

The oven and burners work well . Except for the rear of the oven being hotter than the font, this has worked for the last 16 years.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 5:48 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail to Taiwan?

 

 

Hello Oscar,

 

Our SM was sailed from France through the Pacific with the original blue bottles which were not refillable in New Zealand.

We ditched the blue bottles and bought bottles that are more standard for the South Pacific. In some places we get Butane in others Propane. The Stove is designed for butane but works fine with propane....the oven doesn't get as hot with propane compared with butane, but otherwise no problems.

 

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: 12 volt electric motor replacement

greatketch@...
 

Don,

If the motor has not failed due to water intrusion and corrosion, it can almost certainly be repaired.

We have had excellent results from Broward Armature in Fort Lauderdale.  I think a figure of $100 is a bit optimistic for a rebuild. That would be less than an hour of their shop time, and I think that's unrealistic for a repair.

In December we had our jib furling motor in with them for a check up and refurbishment.  $400 got us new brushes and bearings and the commutator turned down. They also washed and baked the windings to get the resistance up to spec. 

We also brought in the 24V motor that turns our RO pump.  We asked them to look at it with a $200 budget, since we knew we could buy a new one for $300.  They turned down the job, saying that they really couldn't do more than open it up and look for that price.

In the past, motor rebuilds there have run us between $300 and $600 (for the bow thruster drive motor).

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera, Bahamas


---In amelyachtowners@..., <donaldpatterson533@...> wrote :

One of the electric furling motors on my Amel Mango has failed.  Amel has advised that  they have replacement motors available.  Does anyone know of a possible replacement source that is compatible with the gear box or a rebuilder in Caribbean or the US for the motor. Thanks Don


Re: 12 volt electric motor replacement

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Don,
Just about any substantial auto generator / motor repair shop should easily rebuild yours. Do you know what is wrong with it?  If Ft Lauderdale is a possibility for you I've had Lauderdale Battery and Electric do good work, but there are many equally good options. Did Amel give you a price? A rebuild should be <$100.
Craig SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., <donaldpatterson533@...> wrote :

One of the electric furling motors on my Amel Mango has failed.  Amel has advised that  they have replacement motors available.  Does anyone know of a possible replacement source that is compatible with the gear box or a rebuilder in Caribbean or the US for the motor. Thanks Don


12 volt electric motor replacement

Donald Patterson
 

One of the electric furling motors on my Amel Mango has failed.  Amel has advised that  they have replacement motors available.  Does anyone know of a possible replacement source that is compatible with the gear box or a rebuilder in Caribbean or the US for the motor. Thanks Don


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

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)
To: amelyachtowners@...
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@... [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. 


Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail

Miles
 

Hi Oscar,

 

The ENO can use propane or butane.  The oven gas burner has an air ring adjustment for the different gas.  If it has been set up for butane, the oven will work better with a smaller air opening.  On my oven, the instruction manual calls for the gas ring to be set so that the air opening is 6mm for butane and 4mm for propane.

 

Your planned voyage sounds great.

 

Miles B

 

S/Y Ladybug,  sm 216, le Marin, Martinique


Re: Stern arch Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Congratulations on your Amel 54.
We are more or less in the same stage of the process.

I’ve ordered a Aluminium Arch that will be powder coated in the same color as the hull. It’s supplied via Atlantic Towers (www.atlantictowers.com). I’m in the middle of determining the dimensions and other stuff. It should be delivered to  the Caribbean next month or so.

Let me know if you need more information.

Arno Luijten
Luna,
A54-121


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@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail to Taiwan?

Porter McRoberts
 

Oscar. 
We’re in Panama. We use either. No issues. I converted on of the 2 gaz lines to AMERICAN (Panamanian fitting). Left one french. The French bottle rust. So keep them well painted.  

Gaz here is 4$ for 20lbs. We have fiberglass tanks which we refill, but many cruisers have bought the standard 20lb aluminum tank and then just refill that for the 4$. You can get a fitting to change in any hardware store. They are ubiquitous. 

Where in Panama are you?

Porter
S/V IBIS 
Amel 54-152
Vista Mar Marina



Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jan 18, 2019, at 8:01 AM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Oscar,

On our 11 year world trip to 58 countries we had American style gas bottles. We found liquified gas when we needed it, wherever we were. New Zealand required us the have the Aluminum tanks tested, certified and engraved with metric capacities before filling. A dive shop did that for us. All of the different liquified gas worked in the Eno stove, some we're hotter than others and one country's gas left black spot on pots. Basically, no big issues.

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, 4:52 AM divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hello Oscar,


Our SM was sailed from France through the Pacific with the original blue bottles which were not refillable in New Zealand.
We ditched the blue bottles and bought bottles that are more standard for the South Pacific. In some places we get Butane in others Propane. The Stove is designed for butane but works fine with propane.....the oven doesn't get as hot with propane compared with butane, but otherwise no problems.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stem fitting issue

JEFFREY KRAUS