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Re: Rudder Stuffing Box Packing Material

 

Stephan,

My thoughts:

Generally, when the packing begins to leak it is because the nut needs to further compress the packing, and/or the packing has been compressed several times by tightening the nut and requires replacing because there is no compression flexibility left in the packing material.

And generally, water will leak through this packing when the boat is moving bow to stern while sailing. The more the stern moves up and down when sailing, the higher the water pressure is on the packing.

The top of the rudder post gland is normally above the waterline, but I have seen at least one SM so overloaded at the stern that it was likely close to the waterline.

Leaving her in a marina for 6 months with packing that needs replacing is probably a low-risk issue, mitigated to almost no-risk with someone checking on her.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 12:54 PM Stephan Regulinski via groups.io <stephreg=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Paul, et al.,

Great thread! And very timely: I just found 8 ozs of water in area next to rudder post.  We are just about to depart Panama for the US. What to do?

1. Leave repair until I return in six (ish) months, which gives me time to get a Palmetto tool, sched 80 plastic pipe, packing material, etc.; or,

2. Stop press, change flight dates and do repair now using locally sourced materials and tools.

S/V Hanalei is vintage 1999, so the stuffing material will be old. When we depart, she will be in a marina under watchful eye of experienced mechanic, and boat caretaker.

Has anyone had success with tightening the packing nut on old packing material?

Thanks in advance for thoughts.

Stephan G. Regulinski 
S/V Hanalei SM #266


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box Packing Material

Stephan Regulinski
 

Paul, et al.,

Great thread! And very timely: I just found 8 ozs of water in area next to rudder post.  We are just about to depart Panama for the US. What to do?

1. Leave repair until I return in six (ish) months, which gives me time to get a Palmetto tool, sched 80 plastic pipe, packing material, etc.; or,

2. Stop press, change flight dates and do repair now using locally sourced materials and tools.

S/V Hanalei is vintage 1999, so the stuffing material will be old. When we depart, she will be in a marina under watchful eye of experienced mechanic, and boat caretaker.

Has anyone had success with tightening the packing nut on old packing material?

Thanks in advance for thoughts.

Stephan G. Regulinski 
S/V Hanalei SM #266


Re: Another secret question...

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hi,

Being rather new to Amel, i am also interested to know were this could be: eloi.bamberg@...

thanks,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion 


Re: Another secret question...

Mark Garver
 

Great answer Mark! The USCG was doing an inspection on our boat and they asked :)

Mark Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM #105

On Apr 1, 2021, at 9:27 AM, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:

After a scientifically designed poll and an equally well executed analysis thieves in the southern hemisphere were only slightly more interested in the Secret Spot than the northern hemisphere.  Thieves preferred the hundreds of dollars of kit available in the cockpit plus the easily available goodies in the cabin.  Customs Inspectors were interested but rather nonchalant; the prevailing comment was “we have dogs & saws – we will find the Secret Spot if necessary.

--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Another secret question...

Porter McRoberts
 

Best answer yet Mark!  I probably should have rephrased my question thus: 
As folks have sailed around the world and encountered the myriad cultures and attitudes of customs officials, did any display the level of interest and fortitude to apply the amount of time and effort required to find a secret spot?  This is the kind of chat that gets bantered about late at night in anchorages.  In Cuba for example, we were thoroughly searched. Dogs etc. In the interior of the boat. Not one exterior lazarette was considered.  Surely we couldn’t fit a Cuban in the aft lazarette!  Or sail locker!  And that’s true around the world thus far. Or the engine room.   Etc etc etc.   Just asking, as we’re looking into starting an import export business!!  

PM
S/V “AISBROKE”


On Apr 1, 2021, at 3:27 AM, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:



After a scientifically designed poll and an equally well executed analysis thieves in the southern hemisphere were only slightly more interested in the Secret Spot than the northern hemisphere.  Thieves preferred the hundreds of dollars of kit available in the cockpit plus the easily available goodies in the cabin.  Customs Inspectors were interested but rather nonchalant; the prevailing comment was “we have dogs & saws – we will find the Secret Spot if necessary.


--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: A54 Main Sail furling foil weak point

 

Martin,

Many people never recognize the extra strain on the furling motor caused directly or indirectly by the battens. In my experience, the issue at the collar of the foil is almost always caused by the battens. It can be mitigated by carefully and properly furling the sail. However, when sudden weather conditions occur, the same careful and proper furling is usually "gone with the wind." 

I am a believer in preparing a cruising boat to mitigate the problems with sudden and unplanned conditions, especially when those conditions might occur 1000 miles from shore.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 4:32 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
That's very helpful Arno. Thank you.

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 6:19 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Hi Scott,

I made a quick sketch with all information required.

Regards,

Arno


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


More on logos

william reynolds
 

Here are the production files from Bill Davison that you can give to your local graphics person  or you can contact  Bill
directly at 
SIGNS OF PROGRESS INC.
126 10th St, Lake Park, FL
p: 561-845-0080
e: bill@...
He can produce and send them to you. 

Bill R
Cloudstreet


Re: Another secret question...

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

After a scientifically designed poll and an equally well executed analysis thieves in the southern hemisphere were only slightly more interested in the Secret Spot than the northern hemisphere.  Thieves preferred the hundreds of dollars of kit available in the cockpit plus the easily available goodies in the cabin.  Customs Inspectors were interested but rather nonchalant; the prevailing comment was “we have dogs & saws – we will find the Secret Spot if necessary.


--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Davi Rozgonyi
 

I might be interested, shipped to Greece. Price for 35 and 45kg please? 


Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

Always welcome 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 14:44, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ Δημήτρη!

Thank you very much Dimitris!

Ulrich.
<>

Yes swivel as well and 10 mm inox chain 80 meters is excellent

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:47, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Kalimera! Dimitris,

you stated, the 45 kg anchor fits with the 54 bow roller arrangement. Did you fitted it together with the UM swivel and on a10 mm chain. all together matched fine?

THX for your experienced response, very appreciated.

Best

Ulrich
S/y SoleilBleu A54#088
<>
Am 01.04.2021 um 12:43 schrieb Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkrasopoulos@...>:

What is the price of the 45kg. I just bought it. I tested it 5 days ago. It fits excellent on the 54 anchor arrangement. If you can refer also my name I will appreciate 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:06, jlm@... wrote:

Hello AMEL owners .....Since I have CottonBay (Super Maramu 2000 hull number 316) I find that the boat at anchor skids too easily.....
On this forum I am not the only one to think that the original anchor (articulated) is not terrible. I will therefore replace it with an Ultra Marine anchor of 35 or 45kg which on this forum gives great satisfaction.
The company Ultra Marine offers me a particularly attractive price for a group purchase of 10 anchors.

If you are interested in this anchor, I suggest you join this group purchase on http: // www.cottonbay.fr/U_a.php

I specify that the commercial relationship will be between you and Ultramarine, I am only offering this possibility of group purchase here.
 

Jean Luc Mertz

CottonBay SM 3156



Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Chris Doucette
 

I wish this was available for the US. Thank you irrespective.  

Chris


On Apr 1, 2021, at 7:44 AM, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ Δημήτρη!

Thank you very much Dimitris!

Ulrich.
<>

Yes swivel as well and 10 mm inox chain 80 meters is excellent

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:47, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Kalimera! Dimitris,

you stated, the 45 kg anchor fits with the 54 bow roller arrangement. Did you fitted it together with the UM swivel and on a10 mm chain. all together matched fine?

THX for your experienced response, very appreciated.

Best

Ulrich
S/y SoleilBleu A54#088
<>
Am 01.04.2021 um 12:43 schrieb Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkrasopoulos@...>:

What is the price of the 45kg. I just bought it. I tested it 5 days ago. It fits excellent on the 54 anchor arrangement. If you can refer also my name I will appreciate 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:06, jlm@... wrote:

Hello AMEL owners .....Since I have CottonBay (Super Maramu 2000 hull number 316) I find that the boat at anchor skids too easily.....
On this forum I am not the only one to think that the original anchor (articulated) is not terrible. I will therefore replace it with an Ultra Marine anchor of 35 or 45kg which on this forum gives great satisfaction.
The company Ultra Marine offers me a particularly attractive price for a group purchase of 10 anchors.

If you are interested in this anchor, I suggest you join this group purchase on http: // www.cottonbay.fr/U_a.php

I specify that the commercial relationship will be between you and Ultramarine, I am only offering this possibility of group purchase here.
 

Jean Luc Mertz

CottonBay SM 3156



Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
 

Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ Δημήτρη!

Thank you very much Dimitris!

Ulrich.
<>

Yes swivel as well and 10 mm inox chain 80 meters is excellent

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:47, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Kalimera! Dimitris,

you stated, the 45 kg anchor fits with the 54 bow roller arrangement. Did you fitted it together with the UM swivel and on a10 mm chain. all together matched fine?

THX for your experienced response, very appreciated.

Best

Ulrich
S/y SoleilBleu A54#088
<>
Am 01.04.2021 um 12:43 schrieb Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkrasopoulos@...>:

What is the price of the 45kg. I just bought it. I tested it 5 days ago. It fits excellent on the 54 anchor arrangement. If you can refer also my name I will appreciate 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:06, jlm@... wrote:

Hello AMEL owners .....Since I have CottonBay (Super Maramu 2000 hull number 316) I find that the boat at anchor skids too easily.....
On this forum I am not the only one to think that the original anchor (articulated) is not terrible. I will therefore replace it with an Ultra Marine anchor of 35 or 45kg which on this forum gives great satisfaction.
The company Ultra Marine offers me a particularly attractive price for a group purchase of 10 anchors.

If you are interested in this anchor, I suggest you join this group purchase on http: // www.cottonbay.fr/U_a.php

I specify that the commercial relationship will be between you and Ultramarine, I am only offering this possibility of group purchase here.
 

Jean Luc Mertz

CottonBay SM 3156



Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

Yes swivel as well and 10 mm inox chain 80 meters is excellent

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:47, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Kalimera! Dimitris,

you stated, the 45 kg anchor fits with the 54 bow roller arrangement. Did you fitted it together with the UM swivel and on a10 mm chain. all together matched fine?

THX for your experienced response, very appreciated.

Best

Ulrich
S/y SoleilBleu A54#088
<>
Am 01.04.2021 um 12:43 schrieb Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkrasopoulos@...>:

What is the price of the 45kg. I just bought it. I tested it 5 days ago. It fits excellent on the 54 anchor arrangement. If you can refer also my name I will appreciate 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:06, jlm@... wrote:

Hello AMEL owners .....Since I have CottonBay (Super Maramu 2000 hull number 316) I find that the boat at anchor skids too easily.....
On this forum I am not the only one to think that the original anchor (articulated) is not terrible. I will therefore replace it with an Ultra Marine anchor of 35 or 45kg which on this forum gives great satisfaction.
The company Ultra Marine offers me a particularly attractive price for a group purchase of 10 anchors.

If you are interested in this anchor, I suggest you join this group purchase on http: // www.cottonbay.fr/U_a.php

I specify that the commercial relationship will be between you and Ultramarine, I am only offering this possibility of group purchase here.
 

Jean Luc Mertz

CottonBay SM 3156


Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Vladan SV PAME
 
Edited

I fitted yesterday Ultra 45 kg + Ultra swivel + 100 m @ 10 mm chain. It fits perfectly on bow roller and you can keep Wasi 30 kg on port side roller.
--
Vladan

A54 #157 PAME


Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
 

Kalimera! Dimitris,

you stated, the 45 kg anchor fits with the 54 bow roller arrangement. Did you fitted it together with the UM swivel and on a10 mm chain. all together matched fine?

THX for your experienced response, very appreciated.

Best

Ulrich
S/y SoleilBleu A54#088
<>
Am 01.04.2021 um 12:43 schrieb Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkrasopoulos@...>:

What is the price of the 45kg. I just bought it. I tested it 5 days ago. It fits excellent on the 54 anchor arrangement. If you can refer also my name I will appreciate 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:06, jlm@... wrote:

Hello AMEL owners .....Since I have CottonBay (Super Maramu 2000 hull number 316) I find that the boat at anchor skids too easily.....
On this forum I am not the only one to think that the original anchor (articulated) is not terrible. I will therefore replace it with an Ultra Marine anchor of 35 or 45kg which on this forum gives great satisfaction.
The company Ultra Marine offers me a particularly attractive price for a group purchase of 10 anchors.

If you are interested in this anchor, I suggest you join this group purchase on http: // www.cottonbay.fr/U_a.php

I specify that the commercial relationship will be between you and Ultramarine, I am only offering this possibility of group purchase here.
 

Jean Luc Mertz

CottonBay SM 3156


Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

What is the price of the 45kg. I just bought it. I tested it 5 days ago. It fits excellent on the 54 anchor arrangement. If you can refer also my name I will appreciate 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:06, jlm@... wrote:

Hello AMEL owners .....Since I have CottonBay (Super Maramu 2000 hull number 316) I find that the boat at anchor skids too easily.....
On this forum I am not the only one to think that the original anchor (articulated) is not terrible. I will therefore replace it with an Ultra Marine anchor of 35 or 45kg which on this forum gives great satisfaction.
The company Ultra Marine offers me a particularly attractive price for a group purchase of 10 anchors.

If you are interested in this anchor, I suggest you join this group purchase on http: // www.cottonbay.fr/U_a.php

I specify that the commercial relationship will be between you and Ultramarine, I am only offering this possibility of group purchase here.

 

Jean Luc Mertz

CottonBay SM 3156


group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Hello AMEL owners .....Since I have CottonBay (Super Maramu 2000 hull number 316) I find that the boat at anchor skids too easily.....
On this forum I am not the only one to think that the original anchor (articulated) is not terrible. I will therefore replace it with an Ultra Marine anchor of 35 or 45kg which on this forum gives great satisfaction.
The company Ultra Marine offers me a particularly attractive price for a group purchase of 10 anchors.

If you are interested in this anchor, I suggest you join this group purchase on http: // www.cottonbay.fr/U_a.php

I specify that the commercial relationship will be between you and Ultramarine, I am only offering this possibility of group purchase here.

 

Jean Luc Mertz

CottonBay SM 3156


Re: A54 Main Sail furling foil weak point

Scott SV Tengah
 

That's very helpful Arno. Thank you.


On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 6:19 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Hi Scott,

I made a quick sketch with all information required.

Regards,

Arno


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: A54 Main Sail furling foil weak point

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi Bill,

did you ever hear of problems with full batten sails? The main and the mizzen of Mago del Sur are full batten sails. Up to know we had no problems furling them in and out no matter what conditions we met.
But we registered play at the fixing bolts at the bases of both foils of main and mizzen. The size of both foils is 35 mm. Up to now they are not reinforced with this aluminum profiles. We plan to do this during the next days.

Regards

Martin

Mago del Sur 54#40     


Re: Steering wheel removal

Slavko Despotovic
 

Old, new. Project closed. Thanks to all for useful advice.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz

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