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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wood trim around Vee berth windows

karkauai
 

Here’s a pic of the wood panel in question:


Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

Wood trim around Vee berth windows

karkauai
 

Here I am...again!
I’m going to wait on the cabintop hatches until I can get some help. Regluing the headliner seems like more than I want to tackle.

Sooo, I’m on to my next project. I want to remove and revarnish (I think it originally had a clear spar urethane, anyone know for sure?) all the wood trim around the hatches and port lites. It has held up well for nearly 20 years, but now the sun has taken it’s toll.

Jeez, nothing’s ever as easy as it seems it should be, is it?
Or is it just me? I guess it’d be easier if I knew how things were put together originally.

Started in the Vee berth, removed the small trim above and below the port lite. There are through bolts around the portlite and wood screws that go through the stainless trim outside and into the back (outboard) side of the larger panel around the portlite. I’ve removed them and the panel is still stuck fast around the portlite. Has anyone removed/revarnished these panels? Is there something else besides sealant holding them?

As usual, thank you for any insight, suggestions, duhs, or encouragement.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy
St Michaels MD.

Re: Sonic Speed transducer repair/replacement - how?

Jose Venegas
 

Oliver, 

Can you let me know which type of sensor was fitted to my SM200 # 278  ?

Jose
Ipanema SM 2K  #278
Boston MA










Re: Sonic Speed transducer repair/replacement - how?

Jose Venegas
 

Hi, Trevor,  
Too bad I had ordered the transducers without specifying the type.  I still need to know which one is in my boat SM 278, which seems to be just about the time the straight sensors were introduced.
Jose

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sonic Speed transducer repair/replacement - how?

Jose Venegas
 

Thank you, Ian and Bill, for the info.
Now I need to find out if the sensors I bought are the ones on my boat (the cable coming out straight vs at an angle which is what I was sold.  I hope it is straight because it sounds a lot easier to replace.  If it is with the cable on the side, I don't know how easy it is going to be to extract them, and worse, to mount them properly allingned

Jose

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LEWMAR AA500C Anchor rode counter and windlass control

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Robins,
what exactly did you put in for 30% less?? Are dimensions the same?
Thanks, Alex

Am Mi., Mai 23, 2018 at 9:38 schrieb Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]
:
 

Dear Amelians,
My cockpit anchor windlass control didn't count the rode anymore ca. 2 months ago. We changed the magnets at the windlass, but that didn't help. Now I can't even operate theb windlass/anchor chain from the cockpit and I'm afraid I have to replace the original Lewmar AA500C cockpit control unit. I can't find that model anymore and I believe the successor is the AA560.
If anyone can confirm or add his experience in that matter, I'd be really gald.
Fair winds,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54 #15

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Try http;//fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/gs/averages. 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

The two links that you sent to me do not work.

 

 

From: sailormon [mailto:kimberlite@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:20 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

Rick,

Were you referring to this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

https://ecowatch.ncddc.noaa.gov/JAG/Navy/

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:50 AM
To:
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

HEric

The best site is Johns Hopkins APL oceans sensing (http://jhuapl.edu/avhrr). There is also NOAA Marine  forecast and NOAA  ocean prediction Center (http://opc.ncep.noaa.gov/atl) under headings  Atlantic and Atlantic high seas. The navy has sites.  There isn’t much information on the Labrador current that I am familiar with.

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 11:01 PM
To:
amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has some links to Gulf Stream data

for Northeast USA.

I have a few links but would like more.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

The two links that you sent to me do not work.

 

 

From: sailormon [mailto:kimberlite@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:20 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

Rick,

Were you referring to this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

https://ecowatch.ncddc.noaa.gov/JAG/Navy/

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

HEric

The best site is Johns Hopkins APL oceans sensing (http://jhuapl.edu/avhrr). There is also NOAA Marine  forecast and NOAA  ocean prediction Center (http://opc.ncep.noaa.gov/atl) under headings  Atlantic and Atlantic high seas. The navy has sites.  There isn’t much information on the Labrador current that I am familiar with.

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 11:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has some links to Gulf Stream data

for Northeast USA.

I have a few links but would like more.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: LEWMAR AA500C Anchor rode counter and windlass control

robin hutter
 

I had the same problem and put a new Quick in - does the same job for approx. 30 % less.

fair winds
Robin

Amel 54 #54
Carré d‘As
Mallorca

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pure Magic

Peter Killen
 

Many thanks indeed Bill.

Best wishes,

Peter

On 23 May 2018, at 14:46, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Peter,

I hope that you enjoy your "retirement" from PURE MAGIC.

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, May 23, 2018 at 8:28 AM, Peter Killen peterkillen@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Fellow Amel owners,

Having owned Pure Magic for fourteen years, and having covered over eighty thousand thoroughly enjoyable miles on her, we have now passed her on to a new owner who hopefully will enjoy her as much as we.
Many thanks to all who have made the forum so very useful. I have picked up countless valuable tips over the years, which have made minding PM so much easier, and indeed, enabled me to anticipate problems before they become an issue.
I wish everyone continued safe sailing in the future and fair winds.

Peter Killen

SM Pure Magic 433




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Eric

That one is a bit different, but the Navy has changed things, even restricted some sites.. I have patted myself on the back when a cold eddie moved me faster than thru  Hell’s gate and the next time sailed 8 ½ knots for 24 hours with 0 SOG. Guess that’s the fun of the gulf stream

Enjoy the ride, By the way, saw an old Tarzan movie and the Leopard woman who found kimberlite. Dang!

Ric

Bali Hai SN 24

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

Rick,

Were you referring to this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

https://ecowatch.ncddc.noaa.gov/JAG/Navy/

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

HEric

The best site is Johns Hopkins APL oceans sensing (http://jhuapl.edu/avhrr). There is also NOAA Marine  forecast and NOAA  ocean prediction Center (http://opc.ncep.noaa.gov/atl) under headings  Atlantic and Atlantic high seas. The navy has sites.  There isn’t much information on the Labrador current that I am familiar with.

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 11:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has some links to Gulf Stream data

for Northeast USA.

I have a few links but would like more.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pure Magic

 

Peter,

I hope that you enjoy your "retirement" from PURE MAGIC.

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, May 23, 2018 at 8:28 AM, Peter Killen peterkillen@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Fellow Amel owners,

Having owned Pure Magic for fourteen years, and having covered over eighty thousand thoroughly enjoyable miles on her, we have now passed her on to a new owner who hopefully will enjoy her as much as we.
Many thanks to all who have made the forum so very useful. I have picked up countless valuable tips over the years, which have made minding PM so much easier, and indeed, enabled me to anticipate problems before they become an issue.
I wish everyone continued safe sailing in the future and fair winds.

Peter Killen

SM Pure Magic 433


LEWMAR AA500C Anchor rode counter and windlass control

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Dear Amelians,
My cockpit anchor windlass control didn't count the rode anymore ca. 2 months ago. We changed the magnets at the windlass, but that didn't help. Now I can't even operate theb windlass/anchor chain from the cockpit and I'm afraid I have to replace the original Lewmar AA500C cockpit control unit. I can't find that model anymore and I believe the successor is the AA560.
If anyone can confirm or add his experience in that matter, I'd be really gald.
Fair winds,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54 #15

Pure Magic

Peter Killen
 

Fellow Amel owners,

Having owned Pure Magic for fourteen years, and having covered over eighty thousand thoroughly enjoyable miles on her, we have now passed her on to a new owner who hopefully will enjoy her as much as we.
Many thanks to all who have made the forum so very useful. I have picked up countless valuable tips over the years, which have made minding PM so much easier, and indeed, enabled me to anticipate problems before they become an issue.
I wish everyone continued safe sailing in the future and fair winds.

Peter Killen

SM Pure Magic 433

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] clean the sea water intake

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

thanks everyone for the responses. Got it fixed based on your valuable information!


On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:47:43 PM GMT-4, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]


 

EASY.  Close the Through hull.  Use a manual bilge pump/wet and dry vacuum cleaner and empty the pipe.


Then fill the pipe with household white vinegar.. let stand 24 hours and reopen the through hull.

Watch all the scum flow out.

Good luck,

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia

On 10 May 2018, at 15:10, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Cear amelians,
what is the best tool / method to clean the WHOLE pipe that goes from the sea water filter all the way down to the sea water intake in the hull (while boat is in water)?

Thanks for your advice,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sonic Speed transducer repair/replacement - how?

Porter McRoberts
 

This is a really helpful post. Removes a lingering question mark as to how to do that when it will need to be done. 
Thank you Ian and Judy
Porter and Helen
S/V Ibis 54-152
Colon, Panama



On May 22, 2018, at 5:42 AM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Jose,

We had our sensors changed in Martinique. As with everything on an Amel, what may look daunting turned out to be straightforward.

Disconnect the inboard end of the cables.  Undo all the cable ties that secure the cables inside the hull.
Pull the sensors out -- from memory, you may need to tap in a screw to the sensor to give you some purchase, then work the sensor out by rotating it  gently while pulling. Ours came out easily.

Don't pull the whole cable out -- you will need the old cables as messenger lines for the new cables.

Having pulled out a foot or so, cut the sensor off and solder the old and new cables end to end. Make absolutely sure that the connection is secure. Then get someone inside the boat to gently pull the new cables into the boat.

From memory the sensors fit snugly in place. I think the guy who did the job may only have used grease to seal them rather than a mastic.

That was 9 years ago.

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Piraeus


On 22 May 2018, at 01:06, jvenegas@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

My sonic speed started acting up last season and I ordered the transducers from England.  Not cheap but they look like those from the user's manual left in Ipanema from its previous owners.  
As the boat went out, I was getting ready to change them but I noticed that there was fouling on the forward sensor and thought that cleaning it would take care of it.  Unfortunately, with my happiness, I did not tell the yard's employee that was doing the hull cleaning to be careful with the sensors and he managed to strip the rubber protection of the aft sensor.  I saw that but hoped that it had not damaged the sensor.  Sadly, my fears were confirmed 30 minutes after launching it, too late to go back.  After arriving back to Boston I followed the instructions of testing the system with the new sensors connecting them to a water-filled tube and the test was OK, So I am now forced to replace the sensors since I know is not the electronics.

Has anybody done it or seen it done?  Any suggestions about how to take to old sensors.  My boat is a 2000 vintage but likely built in 1999 and, because of the drawings on the user manual, I am almost sure it does not have the straight sensors mounted on tubes but I will check with france to be sure.

I know that the alternative option is to change it for a paddle one but I hope to avoid that given the great experience I had with the sensor since I bought her  7 years ago.
Thanks  in advance,

Jose Venegas
Ipanema SM200 278
Boston

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deck hatches

karkauai
 

Thanks Dan, I was going to try something like that and see if I can work through a small access hole.  The hole saw is a good idea, not much repair work replacing the hole that was cut out.
Kent

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On May 22, 2018, at 3:34 PM, Dwentworth dwentworth@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,


You might consider locating the nuts precisely and using a hole saw with the centering drill bit removed. This gives you access and leaves far less of a repair.

Best,

Dan

-------- Original message --------
From: "karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 5/22/18 13:48 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deck hatches

 

Here’s what I discovered, thanks to Brent’s tickling my thoughts. I thought that the bolts weren’t long enough to go through the base built into the cabin top.

The base that is built into the cabin top is apparently not solid. I removed the wood trim under the hatch, peeled back the headliner, and found what appears to be a ceiling made of particle board. There are no through bolts showing underneath.

Now it looks as though I’ll have to remove the headliner and particle board ceiling to access the nuts on the bottom of the bolts.

Ugh! Please tell me there’s an easier way!

Kent
SM 243
Kristy
St Michaels, ND

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

eric freedman
 

The two links that you sent to me do not work.

 

 

From: sailormon [mailto:kimberlite@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:20 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

Rick,

Were you referring to this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

https://ecowatch.ncddc.noaa.gov/JAG/Navy/

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

HEric

The best site is Johns Hopkins APL oceans sensing (http://jhuapl.edu/avhrr). There is also NOAA Marine  forecast and NOAA  ocean prediction Center (http://opc.ncep.noaa.gov/atl) under headings  Atlantic and Atlantic high seas. The navy has sites.  There isn’t much information on the Labrador current that I am familiar with.

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 11:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has some links to Gulf Stream data

for Northeast USA.

I have a few links but would like more.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

eric freedman
 

Rick,

Were you referring to this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

https://ecowatch.ncddc.noaa.gov/JAG/Navy/

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

HEric

The best site is Johns Hopkins APL oceans sensing (http://jhuapl.edu/avhrr). There is also NOAA Marine  forecast and NOAA  ocean prediction Center (http://opc.ncep.noaa.gov/atl) under headings  Atlantic and Atlantic high seas. The navy has sites.  There isn’t much information on the Labrador current that I am familiar with.

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 11:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gulf Stream

 

 

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has some links to Gulf Stream data

for Northeast USA.

I have a few links but would like more.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gulf Stream

Teun BAAS
 

Or read his book:  An Inexplicable Attraction: My Fifty Years of Ocean Sailing

 

Best Regards Teun

AMELIT 54  #128

NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA

May 23, 2018   09:47:52

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:35 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gulf Stream

 

 

Bill,

Thank you for the compliment. 

The gulf stream is such an odd thing with the eddies cold and hot and the eddies that are not on any chart far south of the stream.

 

If you really want to see a very incredible sailor take a look at my very good friend Eric Forsyth.

A CCA Blue Water Medal recipient.

He lives about 25 miles from me when he is not at sea.

He has now sailed 325,000 miles on his home made boat Fiona.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDTU5tNcdW0

He just returned from a circumnavigation of the Atlantic at age 86.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gulf Stream

 

 

Eric,

 

It is a pleasure and of great value to have someone with your experience in our Group. I am sure that few people have encountered the Gulf Stream on north/south/north passages from NY to the Caribbean as many times as you have. Wow, over 40!

 

AND, what is even better is, you still want to know if there is more to know. How refreshing! 

 

Thanks for being you.

 

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 Tue, May 22, 2018 at 3:44 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,

I already have that, but I am looking for a more in depth analysis. I have been through the stream over 40 times and there always seems to be some odd currents quite south of the stream..

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gulf Stream

 

 

Hi Eric. You can get a good idea of where the stream is and eddies are on passageweather.com. If you pay for the PredictWind package that includes current data you should get a more complete complete picture (I haven’t personally tried it).
Kent
SM243
Kristy
StMichaels, MD