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Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Gary Wells
 

Robin and I have been at Hartge's Yacht Harbor in Galesville for three "summers" and have been hauled three times. Dockage is less than in Annapolis proper. 

They have a 50MT lift, and the operators are expert.  If you have an Arch, their lift isn't quite big enough.

They can do the blasting/nibbling, have a full up paint shop and rigging shop as well. 

It's shallow back here, so we are kind of slaves to the tides but I really enjoy the peace and quiet and hurricane hole aspect. 

Gary W
s/v Adagio, SM 209
Galesville, MD


Re: Topping lift bungee replacement A54

ULRICH DANGELMEYER
 

Hi David,

we had the same issue on main and mizzen boom.
On the main boom you must remove the cover from outhaul motor under the boom, so you get access to the bungee attachments. But take care, this cover is fixed by some nylon screws, they will be hardened over the time and will break in small pieces if you turn with an screwdriver. So you will need new ones. can also ordered by Maud accordingly you will order a new set of original bungees, which I recommend. Best, you will seal the cover after your works has finished with white plastic sealing , it also covers and protects the new screws from UV.
The original bungees are ready to mount, correct length and power and in OEM quality. No big adventure.

Hope this will help. Stay safe.

Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ / A54#088
<>

Am 03.09.2020 um 10:18 schrieb David Crisp <david@...>:

I need to renew the bungee cord in the main boom on my A54.  Can someone explain the technique please.  The only opening which gives access to the bungee is at the leech end of the boom and that’s pretty limited. There is is no opening at the mast end of the boom.
--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Paul Osterberg
 

Danny why is it breaking in the first place? If one forgot to take down the halyard and then furl, something will brake.! Have you inspect the groove at the top? I ones forgot it and the lashing between the hoke and the halyard broke I was sure I had broken the hook but it came down when sending upp the release slider. 
Paul 


Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Dirk,

 

I just had the same problem. Connecting an external gauge the pressure is normal, so I’m getting a new sensor. Note also that you cannot use a normal Volvo sensor, you must get the specially modified one that takes the bonding connection from Gwen Marine Service in France - €78.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff
Sent: 02 September 2020 12:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

 

Hi all,

 

since yesterday I have an oil pressure problem on my AMEL 54#96.

When I go from normal speed to idle, the oil alarm starts.

Of course, this doesn´t happen in the port but between the islands in Croatia.

My German Volvo expert suspects that the oil is too thin.

Diesel has probably gotten into the oil.

That´s why I changed the oil. More than 7 liters of very thin oil came out.

Then the engine ran again without an oil pressure alarm.

But today, when I switched back to idle, the alarm went on again.

I appreciate any advice or experiences.

Thanks a lot,



Dirk



AMEL 54#96 PÉNÉLOPE

Currently Croatia close to Dubrovnik







 

Am 01.09.2020 um 16:21 schrieb Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...>:

 

You need a Puller it's much safer

but if push comes to shove I hammered mine out with a blank and mini sledge

-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive.

It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced.

Problem;

Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out.

Does anyone have a better idea?

Nick

S/Y Amelia

Leros.

AML 55-019

 

 

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Topping lift bungee replacement A54

David Crisp
 

I need to renew the bungee cord in the main boom on my A54.  Can someone explain the technique please.  The only opening which gives access to the bungee is at the leech end of the boom and that’s pretty limited. There is is no opening at the mast end of the boom.
--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Ian Townsend
 

We are hauling out for paint, regular servicing and insurance survey at Chesapeake Boat Works in Deltaville late October. 

We are using Trinidad Pro. 


Ian Townsend
Loca Lola II
SM153


On Sep 2, 2020, at 2:51 PM, Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:


Hi Paul,  

Lori and I will be at Harrington Harbor N from 22 Sept until early October. 

We plan relaunch on 7 Oct and will have our bottom paint done by then. 

Maybe we will see you somewhere around there.

Best regards Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe SM#387.



On Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 1:32 PM Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Aras, Bert Jabins looks like a very capable yard.

Mark M, thanks for reaching out to me.  The information you provided was very helpful

Mrk G, Severn Yachting Center looks like a very good option.  Thank you for your reply.

Craig, thanks for your input.  We love City Island!  Fortunately, Harlem YC is open.  We think they serve some of the best food on the Island.  We dine there whenever we get the chance.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY
 
www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Bill

Danny

On 03 September 2020 at 02:06 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

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


On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 3:37 AM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

After breaking two I had one made in aluminium.

Regards

Danny

SM 299\Ocean Pearl

Mangonui 

New Zealand

On 02 September 2020 at 12:14 "James Cromie via groups.io" <jamescromie= yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello everyone - 
I would like to ask if anyone can recommend a US source for a replacement plastic ballooner halyard hook (for hoisting).  This would be for a Super Maramu 2000.  
Alternatively, I'll contact Sav.amel.

Thank you!

James C
Soteria SM2K 347
Petersburg, AK

 

 


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Paul,

I dont know if that is the case but now my hook is alloy it doesnt break and there has been no damage to the profile.

Regards

Danny Simms

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

Mangonui New Zealand

On 03 September 2020 at 00:02 Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Isn't that the idea to break the hook and not destroy the profile?
Paul on sykerpa SM 259 


Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Dan Carlson
 

Hi Paul,  

Lori and I will be at Harrington Harbor N from 22 Sept until early October. 

We plan relaunch on 7 Oct and will have our bottom paint done by then. 

Maybe we will see you somewhere around there.

Best regards Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe SM#387.



On Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 1:32 PM Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Aras, Bert Jabins looks like a very capable yard.

Mark M, thanks for reaching out to me.  The information you provided was very helpful

Mrk G, Severn Yachting Center looks like a very good option.  Thank you for your reply.

Craig, thanks for your input.  We love City Island!  Fortunately, Harlem YC is open.  We think they serve some of the best food on the Island.  We dine there whenever we get the chance.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY
 
www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Paul Stascavage
 

Thank you Aras, Bert Jabins looks like a very capable yard.

Mark M, thanks for reaching out to me.  The information you provided was very helpful

Mrk G, Severn Yachting Center looks like a very good option.  Thank you for your reply.

Craig, thanks for your input.  We love City Island!  Fortunately, Harlem YC is open.  We think they serve some of the best food on the Island.  We dine there whenever we get the chance.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY
 
www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Arno Luijten
 

Smell the oil. If it has a clear diesel scent you are in trouble. In that case the oil level should also raise.
Else the sensor itself may very well be the problem. Also if they used full synthetic oil for the change it may appear thinner then classic oil.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Ralph Heilig
 

I had the same. In my case it was a faulty Oil sensor switch. When you order a new one look for the right connection. There seem to be two differnt types for the D3 110. My one was part number 863169.


Volvo Part Nr.: 863169

Ralph
A54#144, Santa Isabella


Re: Amel 54 2008 Hull 102 for sale in South France

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Congratulations Tony. That is a great deal for the new owners. We were also tempted to buy our second 54. You can never have enough spares. Lol.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of tony wells via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 1:56 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 2008 Hull 102 for sale in South France #Amel_For_Sale

 



Well, Peter, you were almost correct....it didn’t quite take one day but just a few days to agree the sale of Balthazar! 

 

There was a lot of interest from wonderful folk around the world and I was about to start arranging viewings in Toulon.

 

Then one couple took the plunge and committed to buying Balthazar unseen, subject to survey of course and wired a deposit. They won’t be disappointed and it’s an absolute pleasure working with them to agree a handover. 

 

Bill Rouse might blush, but there is naturally a ‘circle of trust’ in that the new owners and I are both clients of his. Thank you Bill for ‘oiling the wheels’ - well, Corrosion X’ing them in your case :)

 

David Crisp (A54 Wilna Grace) deserves a special note of thanks too, for introducing me to Antoine Hutter of Nautiplus Yacht Services, here in Toulon (+33 6 12 66 58 20) - he is hugely experienced in Amel and has been superb at welcoming us to France and rapidly making survey lift out and winter arrangements - he even tracked us on AIS on passage from Corsica, phoned me as we entered the harbour and took our lines for us! Wow. (Side note - I haven’t had an invoice yet....!). 

 

All interested buyers of Balthazar have been advised by me personally of the sale - I was sorry to disappoint them on this occasion and wish them all well in their search for a fabulous 54. Whilst COVID has created challenges in all walks of life, it’s evident that sailors everywhere - and none more so than the “famille Amel” -  have a resilient and especially ingenious and pragmatic DNA! 

 

Enough effusive ‘gushing’ from me. Thanks to All on the forum and Facebook for the good wishes and I look forward to introducing Balthazar’s new owners when the sale closes. 

 

Tony Wells

Balthazar A54 #102 (2008)

Toulon, S France 

 



On 24 Aug 2020, at 18:51, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

Tony,

 

So sorry you are leaving us - that is a superb deal at €400k.

 

That will sell in a day if anyone has any sense.

 

Peter

Peter Forbes

The Old Rectory 

Farnham

Blandford

DT11 8 DE

00447836 209730

07836 209730



On 24 Aug 2020, at 16:35, tony wells via groups.io <tony.wells@...> wrote:



Amel expert and principal of Yacht School, Bill Rouse, was onboard in May 2019 and commented “Balthazar’s condition is in the top 10% of Amel 54’s that I have seen”.


We have only owned Balthazar since October 2018 and hugely appreciate her extraordinary qualities. However our plans have changed and we’re now offering her for sale in impeccable condition, at an attractive price, initially to the Amel community. Significantly discounted price for private sale €400k (vat paid in France from new, UK flagged now). This will likely be increased to circa €440k if offered via broker.

Balthazar was originally specified with the Comfort Plus Pack in addition to the Opacmare hydraulic passerelle & Dessalator 24/240v 100 litre per hour water maker.

Lightly used in the Med, renowned Amel surveyor, Olivier Beaute, concludes his survey of October 2018, stating “a good boat”. Since then we have invested in comfort, safety & preventative maintenance improvements, listed in the attached document and including a full Nav technology B&G upgrade & additional autopilot in July 2020.

 

There’s a spec sheet attached in the subgroup post at https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/yachtforsale  and please contact me by email tony.wells@... for more information including photos which I will send to you via Whatsapp 

Thanks

Tony Wells

Amel 54 - 102 (2008)

Balthazar

Cruising Corsica, heading north to South France


Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Dirk;

 

We had a similar symptom, but did not have the thin oil that you are experiencing. So, I do not believe your issue would be the same. As others have suggested, a potential source of diesel in the oil would explain the low viscosity.

 

In our case, it was the oil pressure switch (sensor). I would recommend removing the oil pressure switch and installing a temporary pressure guage, so you can eliminate the possibility of a bad switch. I believe at idle, you should maintain 1 bar of oil pressure.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 3:44 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

 

Hi all,

 

since yesterday I have an oil pressure problem on my AMEL 54#96.

When I go from normal speed to idle, the oil alarm starts.

Of course, this doesn´t happen in the port but between the islands in Croatia.

My German Volvo expert suspects that the oil is too thin.

Diesel has probably gotten into the oil.

That´s why I changed the oil. More than 7 liters of very thin oil came out.

Then the engine ran again without an oil pressure alarm.

But today, when I switched back to idle, the alarm went on again.

I appreciate any advice or experiences.

Thanks a lot,



Dirk



AMEL 54#96 PÉNÉLOPE

Currently Croatia close to Dubrovnik







 

Am 01.09.2020 um 16:21 schrieb Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...>:

 

You need a Puller it's much safer

but if push comes to shove I hammered mine out with a blank and mini sledge

-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive.

It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced.

Problem;

Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out.

Does anyone have a better idea?

Nick

S/Y Amelia

Leros.

AML 55-019

 

 

 


Re: Super Maramu Repower

Arno Luijten
 

You may not be "allowed" to put that into a boat. However I doubt if anyone will ever notice it though.
What you may need to consider is the weight of these things. Although virtually indestructible that comes at a weight penalty. Also many of those industrial beasts are direct injection. That makes them very fuel efficient but noisy as hell as well. So if you do extensive motoring at times, just to get to you destination (most of us do) then think about the noise. It is a very personal thing but for me engine noise is really annoying. Vibration may be up as well simply because of the way the diesel ignites in the cylinder.

Indirect injected engines are much more quiet, unless you go common rail and electronic injection. This is the main reason why the world changed to common rail diesel: you get good efficiency of the direct injected and the noise of a indirect injected. Added bonus is less emissions especially with exhaust gas afer-treatment as commonly done in cars now.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

 

Paul, perfect comment!

Danny, I would recommend the use aluminum because of the risk to the foil if you make a mistake...Paul is correct.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 7:03 AM Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Isn't that the idea to break the hook and not destroy the profile?
Paul on sykerpa SM 259 


Re: Super Maramu Repower

Kevin Schmit
 

I’ve had good first hand dealings with Stan at Beta on my previous boat.  He definitely knows his stuff, is quite helpful and was very responsive to get out a comprehensive written quote.  It would be nice to share with the group what he quotes you for a “drop in replacement” of the Volvo Penta engine.

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Denis Foster
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:04 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Super Maramu Repower

 

Hello,

Looking at beta I saw a Beta 90 3,6L 4 cylinder aspirated mechanical diesel for commercial use. Would this be suitable or the EPA compliancy issues to complicated?

Regards

Denis
ex Meltem #32


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

 

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


On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 3:37 AM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

After breaking two I had one made in aluminium.

Regards

Danny

SM 299\Ocean Pearl

Mangonui 

New Zealand

On 02 September 2020 at 12:14 "James Cromie via groups.io" <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello everyone - 
I would like to ask if anyone can recommend a US source for a replacement plastic ballooner halyard hook (for hoisting).  This would be for a Super Maramu 2000.  
Alternatively, I'll contact Sav.amel.

Thank you!

James C
Soteria SM2K 347
Petersburg, AK


Re: Super Maramu Repower

 

Denis, I was told, no. But I was told the Beta 85 does meet EPA standards.

You should get first-hand information by contacting Beta US:
US Toll-Free 877 227 2473
stan@...
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 9:03 AM Denis Foster <deniswfoster@...> wrote:
Hello,

Looking at beta I saw a Beta 90 3,6L 4 cylinder aspirated mechanical diesel for commercial use. Would this be suitable or the EPA compliancy issues to complicated?

Regards

Denis
ex Meltem #32


Re: Super Maramu Repower

Denis Foster
 

Hello,

Looking at beta I saw a Beta 90 3,6L 4 cylinder aspirated mechanical diesel for commercial use. Would this be suitable or the EPA compliancy issues to complicated?

Regards

Denis
ex Meltem #32