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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main sheet boom slider broken

 

I believe that the SM boom changed during the SM production. A close comparison and accurate measurements need to be made to be assured that one size fits all. 

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

On Wed, May 9, 2018, 14:02 Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I found my invoice from N&U and I paid 480 to have the flange made. It is 36” long and has stainless inserts in the attachment holes and holes drilled in the underside to screw to the track after you slide the T-track on. I would imagine Houston’s rate would go down if several were prepared at the same time. I am very pleased with it. 


Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Hilton Head, SC



On May 9, 2018, at 2:26 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve,

That is a perfect solution. I wonder if N&U could make that and ship it anywhere. At the age of many SMs this is going to happen more often. 

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


On Tue, May 8, 2018, 11:31 Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Stephen Morrison included below]

Hi Kent, 


I had the same crack when I bought TouRai and had it separate from the boom entirely on my first move from Lauderdale to Brunswick, GA. I had Houston from Nance and Underwood in Lauderdale make a new fitting that put all three attachment points on a single, much more substantial fitting. It slides in to the original T-track and has several screws that hold it in place along the track like the originals. I am very happy with it and have tremendously more confidence in it that the original separate fittings. I brought them my boom as there was damage to my track, but I suspect he could make one for you remotely as well. 

All the best,
Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Hilton Head, SC

image1.jpeg


On May 8, 2018, at 12:11 PM, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,
I just discovered that the main sheet connector at the boom is cracked/broken. The “T” has broken from the vertical part. Pics attached. Does anyone know who makes this part, size or part number?

What is it called?

Thanks, as usual, for any help.
Kent
SN 243
KRISTY

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat, we want be there but remember st Michaels well. We were there in October 2009. It poured with rain for days, we froze but had multiple wifi sites which made things a bit better. Despite the rain and the cold it was beautiful.

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl


On 10 May 2018 at 04:48 "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Joel I agree , rather than clog up this site , if anyone thinking they will attend would email me when they could not come, and when would be best for them ,I will see if there is a common date that seems to work ,at least for the majority. I think St Micheals is still probably the best area , its fairly central , plenty of anchorage and a beautiful village. 

Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, May 9, 2018 9:35 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

 
 
Hello Everybody. The sooner some foresighted member picks a time and place, the better equipped we will all be to arrange our calendars around the date. Last time was fun.
 
All The Best, Joel
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954 462 5869 office
954 812 2485 cell
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 7:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?
 
 
Diane and I would enjoy getting together again , the last one was fun , I think we had about seven or eight boats. 
Pat
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Peacock peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, May 9, 2018 6:58 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?
 
Hi to all,
 
Aletes is also back from Martinique, to be in the Chesapeake for the summer, Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. We would certainly be up for a get together..
 
Tom Peacock
Aletes SM #240
 
On May 9, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
We are interested in getting together this Summer.
Our boat is on a hard in Herrington Harbor now.
 
Vladimir 
SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"
 
On Tue, May 8, 2018, 21:28 Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Sounds like a good product, Pat.
 
Let’s get together.  Anybody else on the Chesapeake (or anywhere else) want to have an Amel Rendezvous this Summer?
Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM243
karkauai at yahoo.com
828-234-6819
St Michaels MD

On May 8, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Kent, I have been following your exploits and Diane picked up your AIS on Marine traffic when you left the Carolina's. The ColorWheelz  still looks brand new after at least eight years ,and we never cover it , other than the bimini . I wish I had the hand rail done . It probably provides electrical protection as well as good grip and looks great. I had the center hub of the wheel done , but its made from wood and I had a friend fabricate it out of aluminum , they can't cover wood.
Welcome Back,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, May 8, 2018 12:52 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steerring Wheel Cover
 
Hi Pat,
How is your ColorWheelzs helm wheel cover holding up? Do you keep it covered when not in use?

I’m thinking I’d like to do this to my wheel and the companionway hand rail.

Thanks and Hi to Diane.

I’m back inSt M, on a mooring in LeedsCteek until I can get my new anchor/chain delivered.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main sheet boom slider broken [1 Attachment]

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

I found my invoice from N&U and I paid 480 to have the flange made. It is 36” long and has stainless inserts in the attachment holes and holes drilled in the underside to screw to the track after you slide the T-track on. I would imagine Houston’s rate would go down if several were prepared at the same time. I am very pleased with it. 

Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Hilton Head, SC



On May 9, 2018, at 2:26 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve,

That is a perfect solution. I wonder if N&U could make that and ship it anywhere. At the age of many SMs this is going to happen more often. 

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


On Tue, May 8, 2018, 11:31 Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Stephen Morrison included below]

Hi Kent, 


I had the same crack when I bought TouRai and had it separate from the boom entirely on my first move from Lauderdale to Brunswick, GA. I had Houston from Nance and Underwood in Lauderdale make a new fitting that put all three attachment points on a single, much more substantial fitting. It slides in to the original T-track and has several screws that hold it in place along the track like the originals. I am very happy with it and have tremendously more confidence in it that the original separate fittings. I brought them my boom as there was damage to my track, but I suspect he could make one for you remotely as well. 

All the best,
Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Hilton Head, SC




On May 8, 2018, at 12:11 PM, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,
I just discovered that the main sheet connector at the boom is cracked/broken. The “T” has broken from the vertical part. Pics attached. Does anyone know who makes this part, size or part number?

What is it called?

Thanks, as usual, for any help.
Kent
SN 243
KRISTY

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Prop Shaft Seal direction and Bush***RESPONSE TO *** IMPORTANT RESPONSE***

Porter McRoberts
 

We just did the seals in Martinique with Amel. 
And placed them as mentioned below. Two outer seals facing water, inner facing oil. 
Porter 
54-152


On May 9, 2018, at 12:25 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Jose, see my original post under your question below.  Bottom line from the SKF engineer, inner seal facing oil, two outer ones facing the water. Use MUCH harder metal for the bearing than Amel used.
Cheers, Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Ft. Pierce, FL
---In amelyachtowners@...,
Thank you, Craig,
That makes sense.  What did the SFK expert tell you about the orientation of the seals?
Good winds
Jose

As we've all experienced, the bronze "wearing-out bushing" (as Amel refers it) gets, well, worn out and grooved from the lip seals. Then water leaks into the oil and we see the tell-tale "chocolate milk" colored oil that says it's time to haul out and replace the seals (cheap) and the "wearing-out bushing" (typically dear in price if supplied by Amel.)
I've had two thoughts on this: switch to a harder bushing of stainless steel and/or try a new (to me) lip seal design by SKF called the Wave Seal. It has the lip in a sinusoidal pattern that spreads the wearing area on the bushing. (SKF is "the world leader in bearing technology.")
I ran this by SKF's engineering department who were most responsive. Here's what their take was on the issue:
"Craig, 
My educated guess is that the seals are not an issue in this application. The problem is with the Bronze bushing that is being used as a sealing surface. Bronze is generally quite soft and might not have the required hardness of Rockwell C 30 or higher. You have a few options to solve this issue:
• You can put SKF speedi-sleeve gold on the shaft (P/N 99830). You will probably have to install multiple sleeves as you have 3 seals next to each other.
• You can replace the bronze bushing with a hardened wear sleeve for better abrasion resistance. We can offer you a custom wear sleeve if needed.
• You can plate your bushing with a harder material (Chrome, ceramic, etc) to make it wear resistant.
Essentially, the harder the shaft is, the less grooving it will see. I also suggest you to make sure that you grease pack the area between the seals to make sure that the seals not in contact with the oil are well lubricated. A lack of lubrication can cause the seal and surface to wear quicker. Finally I would arrange the seals with 2 facing the water and one facing the oil as long as there is no pressure difference. 
Best regards, Jaydeep Laljani, Application Engineer, SKF USA

I wrote back and said:
"Many thanks for your analysis. Frankly, I have wondered why the manufacturer used Bronze in the first place and not stainless - they actually call it a "wearing-out bushing" (but then they do charge a lot for replacements :-). 
Next month I'm returning to the boat, which is in Turkey, and I can easily have a local shop turn a new bushing in 316 Stainless (the same material as the shaft and propeller, so no electrolysis issues.) I think that would solve the problem without going to sleeves or plating. 
As for the orientation of the seals, I like your suggestion of two facing the water and will do that the next time I change the seals. After all, we're really trying to keep the water out more than keeping the oil in. And, yes, indeed, I always pack the seals with a good water-proof grease and that helps, I'm sure. "

Jaydeep replied with:
"I think you might not get as much life as you want with 316 SS as it is still not up to the required hardness. If you want to go Stainless I recommend 17-4 Stainless steel which is harder. If you are going with the 316 SS I would recommend you to passivate it to improve corrosion resistance. "

So that's the story which I thought might be of interest to the group. I hauled last year and only haul every three years, plus the new seals I put on then only have 300 hours and are not yet leaking so I'll report back in 2015 when I haul again and install a new 17-4 Stainless Steel "Not Wearing-Out Bushing" with two seals facing out!

Cheers, Craig Briggs
s/v SANGARIS, 1992 Santorin #68, Didim Turkey

PS; Update in 2018; never did get around to the 17-4 SS bearing, but used SKF speedie sleeves with inconclusive results; Next tried centrifugal rebabitting of the WOB; again, not much difference. Just last week installed a new Amel bronze bearing, "by-the-book" with two seals toward oil and one toward water. We'll see.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main sheet boom slider broken [1 Attachment]

 

Steve,

That is a perfect solution. I wonder if N&U could make that and ship it anywhere. At the age of many SMs this is going to happen more often. 

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


On Tue, May 8, 2018, 11:31 Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Stephen Morrison included below]

Hi Kent, 


I had the same crack when I bought TouRai and had it separate from the boom entirely on my first move from Lauderdale to Brunswick, GA. I had Houston from Nance and Underwood in Lauderdale make a new fitting that put all three attachment points on a single, much more substantial fitting. It slides in to the original T-track and has several screws that hold it in place along the track like the originals. I am very happy with it and have tremendously more confidence in it that the original separate fittings. I brought them my boom as there was damage to my track, but I suspect he could make one for you remotely as well. 

All the best,
Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Hilton Head, SC




On May 8, 2018, at 12:11 PM, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,
I just discovered that the main sheet connector at the boom is cracked/broken. The “T” has broken from the vertical part. Pics attached. Does anyone know who makes this part, size or part number?

What is it called?

Thanks, as usual, for any help.
Kent
SN 243
KRISTY

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor chain for Amel 54

 

Nick,

Grade 4 (40).

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


On Wed, May 9, 2018, 10:59 kwzy6vgkpvtfohjddjsrotobzwf2pjeafjwalhur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

This is a question for Bill mostly but anyones opinion welcome:

I want to replace the original 10mm chain provided by Amel. I do not know if it is Grade 4 or 7. Maud does not know, but the original chain was made by Chaineries Limousines in France. They make both grades. Does anyone know what grade was supplied? Or what are the general views on what I should buy. The breaking strain on Grade 4 or Grade 40 as it is also known is about 5.3 metric tons whilst the Grade 70 would be near double that.


Nick

Amelia (54)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor chain for Amel 54

ngtnewington Newington
 

thanks Joel, it going to be the G7 then.

Nick

On 9 May 2018, at 17:21, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

On my Amel 54 #14, it was G7. Not sure if all Amel 54 were so equipped but on my boat, also our demonstrator for North America, all the “ included at base price outfitting “ was to be representative of what the prospective client would receive on a new order. So, probably all the standard (not extra cost optional stainless steel chain) chain was G7.


JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On May 9, 2018, at 10:36 AM, kwzy6vgkpvtfohjddjsrotobzwf2pjeafjwalhur@...[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

This is a question for Bill mostly but anyones opinion welcome:

I want to replace the original 10mm chain provided by Amel. I do not know if it is Grade 4 or 7. Maud does not know, but the original chain was made by Chaineries Limousines in France. They make both grades. Does anyone know what grade was supplied? Or what are the general views on what I should buy. The breaking strain on Grade 4 or Grade 40 as it is also known is about 5.3 metric tons whilst the Grade 70 would be near double that.


Nick

Amelia (54)





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

Patrick McAneny
 

Joel I agree , rather than clog up this site , if anyone thinking they will attend would email me when they could not come, and when would be best for them ,I will see if there is a common date that seems to work ,at least for the majority. I think St Micheals is still probably the best area , its fairly central , plenty of anchorage and a beautiful village. 
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Wed, May 9, 2018 9:35 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

 
Hello Everybody. The sooner some foresighted member picks a time and place, the better equipped we will all be to arrange our calendars around the date. Last time was fun.
 
All The Best, Joel
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954 462 5869 office
954 812 2485 cell
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 7:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?
 
 
Diane and I would enjoy getting together again , the last one was fun , I think we had about seven or eight boats. 
Pat
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Peacock peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, May 9, 2018 6:58 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?
 
Hi to all,
 
Aletes is also back from Martinique, to be in the Chesapeake for the summer, Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. We would certainly be up for a get together.
 
Tom Peacock
Aletes SM #240
 
On May 9, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
We are interested in getting together this Summer.
Our boat is on a hard in Herrington Harbor now.
 
Vladimir 
SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"
 
On Tue, May 8, 2018, 21:28 Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Sounds like a good product, Pat.
 
Let’s get together.  Anybody else on the Chesapeake (or anywhere else) want to have an Amel Rendezvous this Summer?
Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM243
karkauai at yahoo.com
828-234-6819
St Michaels MD

On May 8, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Kent, I have been following your exploits and Diane picked up your AIS on Marine traffic when you left the Carolina's. The ColorWheelz  still looks brand new after at least eight years ,and we never cover it , other than the bimini . I wish I had the hand rail done . It probably provides electrical protection as well as good grip and looks great. I had the center hub of the wheel done , but its made from wood and I had a friend fabricate it out of aluminum , they can't cover wood.
Welcome Back,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, May 8, 2018 12:52 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steerring Wheel Cover
 
Hi Pat,
How is your ColorWheelzs helm wheel cover holding up? Do you keep it covered when not in use?

I’m thinking I’d like to do this to my wheel and the companionway hand rail.

Thanks and Hi to Diane.

I’m back inSt M, on a mooring in LeedsCteek until I can get my new anchor/chain delivered.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
 
 
 
 

Re: SM Prop Shaft Seal direction and Bush***RESPONSE TO *** IMPORTANT RESPONSE***

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Hi Jose, see my original post under your question below.  Bottom line from the SKF engineer, inner seal facing oil, two outer ones facing the water. Use MUCH harder metal for the bearing than Amel used.
Cheers, Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Ft. Pierce, FL
---In amelyachtowners@..., <jvenegas@...> wrote :
Thank you, Craig,
That makes sense.  What did the SFK expert tell you about the orientation of the seals?
Good winds
Jose
---In amelyachtowners@..., <sangaris@...> wrote :

As we've all experienced, the bronze "wearing-out bushing" (as Amel refers it) gets, well, worn out and grooved from the lip seals. Then water leaks into the oil and we see the tell-tale "chocolate milk" colored oil that says it's time to haul out and replace the seals (cheap) and the "wearing-out bushing" (typically dear in price if supplied by Amel.)
I've had two thoughts on this: switch to a harder bushing of stainless steel and/or try a new (to me) lip seal design by SKF called the Wave Seal. It has the lip in a sinusoidal pattern that spreads the wearing area on the bushing. (SKF is "the world leader in bearing technology.")
I ran this by SKF's engineering department who were most responsive. Here's what their take was on the issue:
"Craig, 
My educated guess is that the seals are not an issue in this application. The problem is with the Bronze bushing that is being used as a sealing surface. Bronze is generally quite soft and might not have the required hardness of Rockwell C 30 or higher. You have a few options to solve this issue:
• You can put SKF speedi-sleeve gold on the shaft (P/N 99830). You will probably have to install multiple sleeves as you have 3 seals next to each other.
• You can replace the bronze bushing with a hardened wear sleeve for better abrasion resistance. We can offer you a custom wear sleeve if needed.
• You can plate your bushing with a harder material (Chrome, ceramic, etc) to make it wear resistant.
Essentially, the harder the shaft is, the less grooving it will see. I also suggest you to make sure that you grease pack the area between the seals to make sure that the seals not in contact with the oil are well lubricated. A lack of lubrication can cause the seal and surface to wear quicker. Finally I would arrange the seals with 2 facing the water and one facing the oil as long as there is no pressure difference. 
Best regards, Jaydeep Laljani, Application Engineer, SKF USA

I wrote back and said:
"Many thanks for your analysis. Frankly, I have wondered why the manufacturer used Bronze in the first place and not stainless - they actually call it a "wearing-out bushing" (but then they do charge a lot for replacements :-). 
Next month I'm returning to the boat, which is in Turkey, and I can easily have a local shop turn a new bushing in 316 Stainless (the same material as the shaft and propeller, so no electrolysis issues.) I think that would solve the problem without going to sleeves or plating. 
As for the orientation of the seals, I like your suggestion of two facing the water and will do that the next time I change the seals. After all, we're really trying to keep the water out more than keeping the oil in. And, yes, indeed, I always pack the seals with a good water-proof grease and that helps, I'm sure. "

Jaydeep replied with:
"I think you might not get as much life as you want with 316 SS as it is still not up to the required hardness. If you want to go Stainless I recommend 17-4 Stainless steel which is harder. If you are going with the 316 SS I would recommend you to passivate it to improve corrosion resistance. "

So that's the story which I thought might be of interest to the group. I hauled last year and only haul every three years, plus the new seals I put on then only have 300 hours and are not yet leaking so I'll report back in 2015 when I haul again and install a new 17-4 Stainless Steel "Not Wearing-Out Bushing" with two seals facing out!

Cheers, Craig Briggs
s/v SANGARIS, 1992 Santorin #68, Didim Turkey

PS; Update in 2018; never did get around to the 17-4 SS bearing, but used SKF speedie sleeves with inconclusive results; Next tried centrifugal rebabitting of the WOB; again, not much difference. Just last week installed a new Amel bronze bearing, "by-the-book" with two seals toward oil and one toward water. We'll see.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor chain for Amel 54

amelforme
 

On my Amel 54 #14, it was G7. Not sure if all Amel 54 were so equipped but on my boat, also our demonstrator for North America, all the “ included at base price outfitting “ was to be representative of what the prospective client would receive on a new order. So, probably all the standard (not extra cost optional stainless steel chain) chain was G7.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On May 9, 2018, at 10:36 AM, kwzy6vgkpvtfohjddjsrotobzwf2pjeafjwalhur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

This is a question for Bill mostly but anyones opinion welcome:

I want to replace the original 10mm chain provided by Amel. I do not know if it is Grade 4 or 7. Maud does not know, but the original chain was made by Chaineries Limousines in France. They make both grades. Does anyone know what grade was supplied? Or what are the general views on what I should buy. The breaking strain on Grade 4 or Grade 40 as it is also known is about 5.3 metric tons whilst the Grade 70 would be near double that.


Nick

Amelia (54)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Hi all,

Count me in for some SWAG again. We had over 20 people for the last Chesapeake Rendezvous

 

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 7:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

 

 

Diane and I would enjoy getting together again , the last one was fun , I think we had about seven or eight boats. 

Pat

SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Peacock peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, May 9, 2018 6:58 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

 

Hi to all,

 

Aletes is also back from Martinique, to be in the Chesapeake for the summer, Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. We would certainly be up for a get together.

 

Tom Peacock

Aletes SM #240

 

On May 9, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

We are interested in getting together this Summer.

Our boat is on a hard in Herrington Harbor now.

 

Vladimir 

SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

 

On Tue, May 8, 2018, 21:28 Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Sounds like a good product, Pat.

 

Let’s get together.  Anybody else on the Chesapeake (or anywhere else) want to have an Amel Rendezvous this Summer?

Kent Robertson

S/V Kristy SM243

karkauai at yahoo.com

828-234-6819

St Michaels MD


On May 8, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, I have been following your exploits and Diane picked up your AIS on Marine traffic when you left the Carolina's. The ColorWheelz  still looks brand new after at least eight years ,and we never cover it , other than the bimini . I wish I had the hand rail done . It probably provides electrical protection as well as good grip and looks great. I had the center hub of the wheel done , but its made from wood and I had a friend fabricate it out of aluminum , they can't cover wood.

Welcome Back,

Pat & Diane

SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, May 8, 2018 12:52 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steerring Wheel Cover

 

Hi Pat,
How is your ColorWheelzs helm wheel cover holding up? Do you keep it covered when not in use?

I’m thinking I’d like to do this to my wheel and the companionway hand rail.

Thanks and Hi to Diane.

I’m back inSt M, on a mooring in LeedsCteek until I can get my new anchor/chain delivered.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

 

 

 

 

Anchor chain for Amel 54

kwzy6vgkpvtfohjddjsrotobzwf2pjeafjwalhur@...
 

This is a question for Bill mostly but anyones opinion welcome:

I want to replace the original 10mm chain provided by Amel. I do not know if it is Grade 4 or 7. Maud does not know, but the original chain was made by Chaineries Limousines in France. They make both grades. Does anyone know what grade was supplied? Or what are the general views on what I should buy. The breaking strain on Grade 4 or Grade 40 as it is also known is about 5.3 metric tons whilst the Grade 70 would be near double that.


Nick

Amelia (54)


Re: SM Prop Shaft Seal direction and Bush***RESPONSE TO *** IMPORTANT RESPONSE***

Jose Venegas
 

Thank you, Craig,
That makes sense.  What did the SFK expert tell you about the orientation of the seals?

Good winds

Jose

Re: Frigoboat AV35F

Miles
 

HI John,

I just replaced one of my under seat units.  If was easy just like Mark said it was.  I did have someone in Le Marin do the bending with a jig he had used before.  In my case, I replaced the original with an Italian one, a Vitrifrigo model ND50.  It work perfectly.

Regards,

Miles

s/y Ladybug  sm216 anchored off Anse Arlet, Martinique.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

amelforme
 

Hello Everybody. The sooner some foresighted member picks a time and place, the better equipped we will all be to arrange our calendars around the date. Last time was fun.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 7:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

 

 

Diane and I would enjoy getting together again , the last one was fun , I think we had about seven or eight boats. 

Pat

SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Peacock peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, May 9, 2018 6:58 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

 

Hi to all,

 

Aletes is also back from Martinique, to be in the Chesapeake for the summer, Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. We would certainly be up for a get together.

 

Tom Peacock

Aletes SM #240

 

On May 9, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

We are interested in getting together this Summer.

Our boat is on a hard in Herrington Harbor now.

 

Vladimir 

SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

 

On Tue, May 8, 2018, 21:28 Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Sounds like a good product, Pat.

 

Let’s get together.  Anybody else on the Chesapeake (or anywhere else) want to have an Amel Rendezvous this Summer?

Kent Robertson

S/V Kristy SM243

karkauai at yahoo.com

828-234-6819

St Michaels MD


On May 8, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, I have been following your exploits and Diane picked up your AIS on Marine traffic when you left the Carolina's. The ColorWheelz  still looks brand new after at least eight years ,and we never cover it , other than the bimini . I wish I had the hand rail done . It probably provides electrical protection as well as good grip and looks great. I had the center hub of the wheel done , but its made from wood and I had a friend fabricate it out of aluminum , they can't cover wood.

Welcome Back,

Pat & Diane

SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, May 8, 2018 12:52 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steerring Wheel Cover

 

Hi Pat,
How is your ColorWheelzs helm wheel cover holding up? Do you keep it covered when not in use?

I’m thinking I’d like to do this to my wheel and the companionway hand rail.

Thanks and Hi to Diane.

I’m back inSt M, on a mooring in LeedsCteek until I can get my new anchor/chain delivered.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

 

 

 

 

Re: ChesapeakeRendezvous?

mfmcgovern@...
 

Denise and I would love to join in.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA  

Re: ChesapeakeRendezvous?

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Hi Kent,
Sounds good - we'll be up late Sept after we get back form Borneo.
Cheers,
Craig and Katherine - hi to Captn Iris!

Re: ChesapeakeRendezvous?

Duane Siegfri
 

We are planning to be there in mid summer and would be interested in a Rendezvous.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

Patrick McAneny
 

Diane and I would enjoy getting together again , the last one was fun , I think we had about seven or eight boats. 
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Peacock peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Wed, May 9, 2018 6:58 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

 
Hi to all,

Aletes is also back from Martinique, to be in the Chesapeake for the summer, Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. We would certainly be up for a get together.

Tom Peacock
Aletes SM #240

On May 9, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


We are interested in getting together this Summer.
Our boat is on a hard in Herrington Harbor now.

Vladimir 
SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

On Tue, May 8, 2018, 21:28 Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Sounds like a good product, Pat.

Let’s get together.  Anybody else on the Chesapeake (or anywhere else) want to have an Amel Rendezvous this Summer?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM243
karkauai at yahoo.com
828-234-6819
St Michaels MD

On May 8, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Kent, I have been following your exploits and Diane picked up your AIS on Marine traffic when you left the Carolina's. The ColorWheelz  still looks brand new after at least eight years ,and we never cover it , other than the bimini . I wish I had the hand rail done . It probably provides electrical protection as well as good grip and looks great. I had the center hub of the wheel done , but its made from wood and I had a friend fabricate it out of aluminum , they can't cover wood.
Welcome Back,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, May 8, 2018 12:52 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steerring Wheel Cover

 
Hi Pat,
How is your ColorWheelzs helm wheel cover holding up? Do you keep it covered when not in use?

I’m thinking I’d like to do this to my wheel and the companionway hand rail.

Thanks and Hi to Diane.

I’m back inSt M, on a mooring in LeedsCteek until I can get my new anchor/chain delivered.
Kent
SM243
Kristy




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ChesapeakeRendezvous?

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi to all,

Aletes is also back from Martinique, to be in the Chesapeake for the summer, Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. We would certainly be up for a get together.

Tom Peacock
Aletes SM #240

On May 9, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


We are interested in getting together this Summer.
Our boat is on a hard in Herrington Harbor now.

Vladimir 
SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

On Tue, May 8, 2018, 21:28 Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Sounds like a good product, Pat.


Let’s get together.  Anybody else on the Chesapeake (or anywhere else) want to have an Amel Rendezvous this Summer?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM243
karkauai at yahoo.com
828-234-6819
St Michaels MD

On May 8, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, I have been following your exploits and Diane picked up your AIS on Marine traffic when you left the Carolina's. The ColorWheelz  still looks brand new after at least eight years ,and we never cover it , other than the bimini . I wish I had the hand rail done . It probably provides electrical protection as well as good grip and looks great. I had the center hub of the wheel done , but its made from wood and I had a friend fabricate it out of aluminum , they can't cover wood.

Welcome Back,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, May 8, 2018 12:52 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steerring Wheel Cover

 
Hi Pat,
How is your ColorWheelzs helm wheel cover holding up? Do you keep it covered when not in use?

I’m thinking I’d like to do this to my wheel and the companionway hand rail.

Thanks and Hi to Diane.

I’m back inSt M, on a mooring in LeedsCteek until I can get my new anchor/chain delivered.
Kent
SM243
Kristy