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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lifeline Stanchion Removal

John Clark
 

Hi Bill,  they screw into a plate molded into the hull.  

Regards John

SV Annie SM37
St. Maarten 

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 10:02 AM pacificcool@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have a 1995 Super Maramu and I need to remove one of the stanchions near the back of the boat. The stanchion has a bracket welded to the bottom which attaches to the deck by a horizontal and a vertical bolt.  I cannot reach underside of the bolts to determine if there is a nut or they are screwed into some kind of heli-coil.  If it's a heli-coil I can theoretically remove the bolts and then reinstall them assuming the heli-coil is still in place.  Does anyone know how these bolts are attached and/or has anyone removed them to remove a stanchion.  I need to remove it to weld a crack in the base. 


Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool

Currently in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Re: Stanchion Base Plate Mounting Screws

pacificcool@...
 

Hi,
Your message says that the stanchion base plate mounting screws attach to an embedded back plate.  I need to remove one of my stanchions to weld a crack.  Can you confirm that I can unscrew the countersunk bolts and then be able to screw them back in again.  Access to the underside is virtually impossible.  I'm writing to you specifically because I figured you had removed the stanchion and know the answer.  Thanks for any help.

Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool (#141 from 1995)
Currently in Fort Lauderdale

Lifeline Stanchion Removal

pacificcool@...
 

I have a 1995 Super Maramu and I need to remove one of the stanchions near the back of the boat. The stanchion has a bracket welded to the bottom which attaches to the deck by a horizontal and a vertical bolt.  I cannot reach underside of the bolts to determine if there is a nut or they are screwed into some kind of heli-coil.  If it's a heli-coil I can theoretically remove the bolts and then reinstall them assuming the heli-coil is still in place.  Does anyone know how these bolts are attached and/or has anyone removed them to remove a stanchion.  I need to remove it to weld a crack in the base. 


Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool

Currently in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Slowing down in increasing winds

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Pat

Yes, we use P.Wind professional package with currents etc via an Iridium Go unlimited package. Bit pricey but well worth the money for our Indian Ocean crossing (and Sth Atlantic next too) as currents have been awesome.

Winds are good but were over estimated for most of our north Indian Ocean crossing (Thail -Maldives) and then under estimated by 5-10 kts for our Sth Indian Ocean crossing so far which everyone warned us about.

Currents have been exceptional and will be even more important soon as we intend to go back up around tge top of Madagascar after Mauritius and Reunion then down the notorious Mozambique channel with all its currents often hard to find.

PW gives 4 different weathet models and we always average tgem out and look for where they agree. With all this info you really do have a fair amount of control which we like.

I should also add we are also using a well known local Sth African weather routing expert ( Des Carlson) so tend to take all that info but always make our own decisions in the end and hence occasionally get it wrong such as this trip whete PW route would have been more direct and missed the worst of the weather we hit.... but that is life. You take a decision... win some...lose some etc.

Colin
SV Island Pearl II
Amel SM#332
Rodrigues


 


On Mon, 11 Jun. 2018, 02:36 Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners], <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Colin, Sounds like a boisterous passage, I am sure exciting ,yet good to be done with , well done.What forecasting service do you use , is it not Predict Wind ? If so did you find it accurate , worthwhile.

Fair Winds ,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sun, Jun 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Slowing down in increasing winds

 
We just did the Chagos to Rodrigues leg of South Indian Ocean passage, with 5 of 9 days in sustained 35 kts with lots of 40+kts and the wind speed pegged on max over 50kts on occasions.

The seas started at 3.5m swells but were well over 5m for two days and a very angry and unpredictable 6m or more at the peak for approx 24 hrs.

I can report rhat the SM handled this with ease. We had fortunately anticipated this, and hence made our southing from Chagos early in 25-30kts (ie upwind sailing), so by the time we hit the strong 35+ winds and big seas, we could bear off to a point where the wind was just behind the beam, making things far easier running down waves which would be near impossible to go upwind and over without launching into mid air and slamming down.

Whilst it was wild and sometimes white out conditions, never did we feel unsafe, and with mostly just a very small amount of all 3 sails out, the boat stayed in control at all times, and mainly under 7kts speed without any need for a drougue.

Hope we have no more 50+ kts on the balance of our Indian Ocean crossing, but it sure is nice to know and experience the amazing capability of these Amels when one is thousands of miles from anywhere.

Colin Streeter
SV Island Pearl II
SM #332, Rodrigues



On Wed, 6 Jun. 2018, 17:28 greatketch@... [amelyachtowners], <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hans-Peter,

The mizzen boom on my boat most certainly can hit the twin backstays. I just went on deck to confirm.

The Main boon can hit the main mast back stay, but only IF the permanent fixed vang was not installed.

Hope that makes it clear..

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9EH - Sea water pump specs.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Usually the Calpeda B-CM20E pump can be rebuilt
you can google specs: https://www.colglo.co.uk/product.php?product=CALPB-CM20
I believe it is a high quality pump that should be rebuilt.
I purchased the kit (M3335H) from Coastal Climate Control (actually have some left).
Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Mon, 6/11/18, Donato Valente ing.d.valente@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9EH - Sea water pump specs.
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, June 11, 2018, 3:06 AM


 









Hi
Apparently the sea water pump in our
AC Climma needs tone changed.Unfortunately the
label on the pump is rusted and can't read the
specs.The boat is a SM 2000 year 2005 Hull 468,
now at Fiji and there's no other chance that find a
similar pump.I'm going to ask to Amel, but
meanwhile is there anyone who can give me details about this
pump ?
Thanks in
advanceDonato 
SM 2000 Hull 468 Ocean
Birdnow at Fiji


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel SM 2000 stability data

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Congratulations, you will enjoy her. May see you at Opua.

Regards

Danny

On 11 June 2018 at 13:53 "alin1923@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everyone. I am the proud owner of Wanderer, a SM 2000, hull 283. Also, I am pleased to be part of such a select and like minded group of people. I wanna put the vessel into charter in NZ, as a skippered day sailer . The naval architect needs stability data or a stability booklet. Also detailed electrical diagrams. Is there anybody that can help me?
Anything I can get regarding stability data would be helpful. Same with electric.
Thank you.
Best regards from Alin Misescu.


 


 

Climma Compact 9EH - Sea water pump specs.

Donato Valente
 

Hi

Apparently the sea water pump in our AC Climma needs tone changed.
Unfortunately the label on the pump is rusted and can't read the specs.
The boat is a SM 2000 year 2005 Hull 468, now at Fiji and there's no other chance that find a similar pump.
I'm going to ask to Amel, but meanwhile is there anyone who can give me details about this pump ?

Thanks in advance
Donato 

SM 2000 Hull 468 
Ocean Bird
now at Fiji



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Climma Compact 9EH Troubleshooting tips?

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Hi Duane. I wish I could give you a step by step guide. My solution is embarrassingly simple. I called coastal climate. They handed me over to the British guy. He asked if I was getting a click on the thermostat. I said no. He said turn the slot screw on the back slowly while testing for the click. No click then thermostat is no good. $35 later and easy install it works now. 
Hope your fix is easy and best wishes to Peg. 


On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 3:07 PM sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Chuck,

How did you come to the conclusion that it was the thermostat? I would love to hear how to diagnose the problem.

Duane

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Climma Compact 9EH Troubleshooting tips?

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Duane:  

I had a similar symptom on one of my units.  I tested and checked, as you have done, yet the compressor would not start.  I replaced the thermostat at the suggestion of the folks in Anapolis and the compressor started and ran normally.  It was way cheaper than replacing the compressor.  In my case it was just parts swapping and not actual troubleshooting so I can't comment on how to troubleshoot the thermostat without some research.  Perhaps you could swap a known good thermostat from one of the other units.

Good luck and keep us up to date with what you find. 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335

Re: Amel SM 2000 stability data

Alan Leslie
 

Hello Alin,
Congratulations on your purchase.
I have no stability information.
Electrical..does this help :

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

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Amel SM 2000 stability data

Alin SM 283
 

Hello everyone. I am the proud owner of Wanderer, a SM 2000, hull 283. Also, I am pleased to be part of such a select and like minded group of people. I wanna put the vessel into charter in NZ, as a skippered day sailer . The naval architect needs stability data or a stability booklet. Also detailed electrical diagrams. Is there anybody that can help me?
Anything I can get regarding stability data would be helpful. Same with electric.
Thank you.
Best regards from Alin Misescu.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Slowing down in increasing winds

Patrick McAneny
 

Colin, Sounds like a boisterous passage, I am sure exciting ,yet good to be done with , well done.What forecasting service do you use , is it not Predict Wind ? If so did you find it accurate , worthwhile.
Fair Winds ,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Jun 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Slowing down in increasing winds

 
We just did the Chagos to Rodrigues leg of South Indian Ocean passage, with 5 of 9 days in sustained 35 kts with lots of 40+kts and the wind speed pegged on max over 50kts on occasions.

The seas started at 3.5m swells but were well over 5m for two days and a very angry and unpredictable 6m or more at the peak for approx 24 hrs.

I can report rhat the SM handled this with ease. We had fortunately anticipated this, and hence made our southing from Chagos early in 25-30kts (ie upwind sailing), so by the time we hit the strong 35+ winds and big seas, we could bear off to a point where the wind was just behind the beam, making things far easier running down waves which would be near impossible to go upwind and over without launching into mid air and slamming down.

Whilst it was wild and sometimes white out conditions, never did we feel unsafe, and with mostly just a very small amount of all 3 sails out, the boat stayed in control at all times, and mainly under 7kts speed without any need for a drougue.

Hope we have no more 50+ kts on the balance of our Indian Ocean crossing, but it sure is nice to know and experience the amazing capability of these Amels when one is thousands of miles from anywhere.

Colin Streeter
SV Island Pearl II
SM #332, Rodrigues



On Wed, 6 Jun. 2018, 17:28 greatketch@... [amelyachtowners], <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hans-Peter,

The mizzen boom on my boat most certainly can hit the twin backstays. I just went on deck to confirm.

The Main boon can hit the main mast back stay, but only IF the permanent fixed vang was not installed.

Hope that makes it clear..

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Climma Compact 9EH Troubleshooting tips?

Duane Siegfri
 

Chuck,

How did you come to the conclusion that it was the thermostat? I would love to hear how to diagnose the problem.

Duane

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Climma Compact 9EH Troubleshooting tips?

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

OK my turn Duane. This just happened to us on Joy. It was the thermostat. $35  at coastal climate. Tune the dial in the back and I was back in business. 
Chuck 


On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 1:05 PM Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Coastal Climate Control is in Annapolis.  You can stop on your way N if you want them to take a look at it.

I replaced the complete units, not sure about compatibility of parts with your other two units if you do replace it.  That’s on my list of things to check this Summer.

That’s your call, Duane.  They are pretty bulletproof and it might have some good years left in it.  They’re expensive, heavy and bulky.  I don’t think I’d want to carry a spare, but if you do change it out, I’d try to find a place for the old one if it’s compatible with the new controller, etc.

I’m of the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” school.  Others are more aggressive about replacing equipment as it starts to age.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243
St Michaels, MD

Duane wrote:

Hi Kent,


We are in West Palm headed for Maine. Our boat and ac are 2005.

For a 13 year old AC, if it needs a compressor I wonder if it's not better to replace it? The same reasoning you use for a car with lots of miles.

Duane
Wanderer, SM477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Climma Compact 9EH Troubleshooting tips?

karkauai
 

Coastal Climate Control is in Annapolis.  You can stop on your way N if you want them to take a look at it.

I replaced the complete units, not sure about compatibility of parts with your other two units if you do replace it.  That’s on my list of things to check this Summer.

That’s your call, Duane.  They are pretty bulletproof and it might have some good years left in it.  They’re expensive, heavy and bulky.  I don’t think I’d want to carry a spare, but if you do change it out, I’d try to find a place for the old one if it’s compatible with the new controller, etc.

I’m of the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” school.  Others are more aggressive about replacing equipment as it starts to age.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243
St Michaels, MD

Duane wrote:

Hi Kent,


We are in West Palm headed for Maine. Our boat and ac are 2005.

For a 13 year old AC, if it needs a compressor I wonder if it's not better to replace it? The same reasoning you use for a car with lots of miles.

Duane
Wanderer, SM477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Slowing down in increasing winds

Alan Leslie
 

Well done Colin, couldn't have been in a better boat. Our experience from NZ to Tahiti in 2014 was similar. Never felt out of control.
Cheers
Alan 
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Slowing down in increasing winds

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

well done Colin. Very good seamanship. Thank you for the detail  of wind waves and sail. It confirms my experience of the SMs supreme ability as an off shore sailing vessel. Pleased you didn't hobble her by dragging stuff behind. Plan, prepare and have the right amount of sail up and she will look after you.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 11 June 2018 at 04:27 "Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

We just did the Chagos to Rodrigues leg of South Indian Ocean passage, with 5 of 9 days in sustained 35 kts with lots of 40+kts and the wind speed pegged on max over 50kts on occasions.

The seas started at 3.5m swells but were well over 5m for two days and a very angry and unpredictable 6m or more at the peak for approx 24 hrs.

I can report rhat the SM handled this with ease. We had fortunately anticipated this, and hence made our southing from Chagos early in 25-30kts (ie upwind sailing), so by the time we hit the strong 35+ winds and big seas, we could bear off to a point where the wind was just behind the beam, making things far easier running down waves which would be near impossible to go upwind and over without launching into mid air and slamming down.

Whilst it was wild and sometimes white out conditions, never did we feel unsafe, and with mostly just a very small amount of all 3 sails out, the boat stayed in control at all times, and mainly under 7kts speed without any need for a drougue.

Hope we have no more 50+ kts on the balance of our Indian Ocean crossing, but it sure is nice to know and experience the amazing capability of these Amels when one is thousands of miles from anywhere.

Colin Streeter
SV Island Pearl II
SM #332, Rodrigues



On Wed, 6 Jun. 2018, 17:28 greatketch@... [amelyachtowners], < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hans-Peter,


The mizzen boom on my boat most certainly can hit the twin backstays. I just went on deck to confirm.

The Main boon can hit the main mast back stay, but only IF the permanent fixed vang was not installed.

Hope that makes it clear..

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

 

 

 


 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Old B&G electronics for sale

Paul Osterberg
 

Paul
The depth and speed transducer was installed by the yard, but I have done it before with a high quality hole saw it should be no problem. The mast was down so easy to pull out the old unit and at the same time pull a mono filament line all the way to pull the new cable. we then pulled all the three transducer cables to the instruments above the pentry space, but if I did it again I would probably buy an ITC5 box and connect all transducers at the base of the mast and only pull a NMEA backbone cable to the instruments, one cable instead of three. The it was very easy install and connect the instruments. >>The new electronics for the Autopilot needs the new rudder indicator transducer, I kept the old one for the old system and installed the new one it was a little bit tricky, I can send you a picture if you want se how I did it.
Else it was rather easy installation after ripping out and rearrange most cables in the space were the rotary drive is. >>I had problem to find space for both the old and the new electronics for the autopilot.
the EV1 unit we placed in the cupboard beside the starboard sofa.

The cost for the Instrument with thre displays was ca 1300 USD at Annapolis boat show last Oktober. we bought from THE GPS store and we did not need to pay any tax.

We the added three more instruments. close hauled, and two I 70 displays one in the cockpit for navigation data to be able to utilize the full screen for charts on the chart plotter and one i 70 display at the nav table.
the instruments are just  north of 400  each, the close hauled we found a good price at Defender.com.
the full cost including the new AP electronics was ca 5000$

PAUL on sykerpa.com SM#259