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Re: A54 Main Sail furling foil weak point

Scott SV Tengah
 

That's very helpful Arno. Thank you.


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

I made a quick sketch with all information required.

Regards,

Arno


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


Re: A54 Main Sail furling foil weak point

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi Bill,

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

Regards

Martin

Mago del Sur 54#40     


Re: Steering wheel removal

Slavko Despotovic
 

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


Re: Another secret question...

Slavko Despotovic
 

Hello, I am aware of secret switch for engine, but not aware of secret space. If there is one I would be grateful for info on my email slavko@....

Thank you.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: Another secret question...

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi, I’d be interested in this too.

 

Paul.dowd@...

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Another secret question...

CARINA HAMMARLUND
 

Hi all,
Can you please share this information with us too by sending me an email?
Really appreciate this secret information.
syultimo@...

Many thanks and wish you all a happy eastern!
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165


Re: C-Drive drain plug

Ryan Meador
 

We also just did our C drive maintenance yesterday and discovered that the crush washer (we have one) and O-ring that Maud sent us are too big for our drain plug.  I contacted her earlier today about this, will let you know what she says.  Two years ago when we did this, we just reused the old washer and O-ring because we didn't have spares.  No leaks -- our oil level never changed, and the stuff that came out yesterday looked so pure I was tempted to put it back in again.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Salem, MA, USA


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 12:08 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, You are forgiven, I once thought I made a mistake, but I was mistaken !
Thanks Again,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 10:45 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C-Drive drain plug

My mistake, but the drain bolt also came with a washer
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 9:35 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, I don't have the V notch plug , maybe that plug is a larger diameter ,which explains the oversized O ring. I have had little to no seepage of oil and I put a little grease on the o-ring,so should be fine. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 10:00 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C-Drive drain plug

Pat, yes, but in my experience, 100% of the sealing is done by the O Ring. I believe that whether or not you need a washer depends on the vertical alignment of the V notch bolt.

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:36 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I ordered a bunch of parts from Maude ,including an O ring for the C-Drive drain plug. It came in a pouch with a crush washer ,the O ring was to large for some reason ,but my question is. Is there supposed to be a crush washer on the drain plug? There never has been since I bought the boat. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

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Re: Original inverter on SM 2000

Stephan Regulinski
 

All, when we bought SM 303 “Delos” new in 2000, it had a “convertisseur” factory installed in the engine room with a switch below the speaker in the galley. We did not supply this inverter, it was either standard equipment or a standard option. I recall it being of European, if not French manufacture. It was wired to all outlets, and powerful enough to run the microwave as long as you didn’t try to use the grilling element. I believe it was 1200 watts, but am not sure. 

We eventually sold Delos (to some guy who makes YouTube videos) and later bought SM 266 “Hanalei” which also had a factory installed convertisseur, but this was wired to separate outlets that were placed in the galley, both heads and the nav station, above and below the chart table. However, Hanalei is unusual in many regards, not the least of which is:

Unretouched photo of fiberglass locker lids that aren’t blue!


Anyway, Hanalei has a 1200 watt Solo inverter:



I believe this is the same as originally on Delos.

However, all of this equipment, on our boat and all other SMs of similar vintage, is now 20ish years old and either has been or needs to be replaced. Our Solo inverter recently announced that it would no longer cooperate with us and attempts to negotiate a temporary operation agreement have been only marginally successful. Sigh. 

 

So, thanks to all you who have posted detailed descriptions of your experience with installing new, and more modern inverters.

Stephan G. Regulinski SM 266


Re: C-Drive drain plug

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, You are forgiven, I once thought I made a mistake, but I was mistaken !
Thanks Again,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 10:45 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C-Drive drain plug

My mistake, but the drain bolt also came with a washer
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 9:35 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, I don't have the V notch plug , maybe that plug is a larger diameter ,which explains the oversized O ring. I have had little to no seepage of oil and I put a little grease on the o-ring,so should be fine. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 10:00 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C-Drive drain plug

Pat, yes, but in my experience, 100% of the sealing is done by the O Ring. I believe that whether or not you need a washer depends on the vertical alignment of the V notch bolt.

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


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:36 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I ordered a bunch of parts from Maude ,including an O ring for the C-Drive drain plug. It came in a pouch with a crush washer ,the O ring was to large for some reason ,but my question is. Is there supposed to be a crush washer on the drain plug? There never has been since I bought the boat. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: C-Drive drain plug

Ian Townsend
 

Same experience with us. I used grease and a smaller o-ring. No leakage after 6 months. 

Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
SM153

On Mar 31, 2021, at 10:35 AM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:


Bill, I don't have the V notch plug , maybe that plug is a larger diameter ,which explains the oversized O ring. I have had little to no seepage of oil and I put a little grease on the o-ring,so should be fine. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 10:00 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C-Drive drain plug

Pat, yes, but in my experience, 100% of the sealing is done by the O Ring. I believe that whether or not you need a washer depends on the vertical alignment of the V notch bolt.

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


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:36 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I ordered a bunch of parts from Maude ,including an O ring for the C-Drive drain plug. It came in a pouch with a crush washer ,the O ring was to large for some reason ,but my question is. Is there supposed to be a crush washer on the drain plug? There never has been since I bought the boat. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
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Re: C-Drive drain plug

 

My mistake, but the drain bolt also came with a washer
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 9:35 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, I don't have the V notch plug , maybe that plug is a larger diameter ,which explains the oversized O ring. I have had little to no seepage of oil and I put a little grease on the o-ring,so should be fine. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 10:00 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C-Drive drain plug

Pat, yes, but in my experience, 100% of the sealing is done by the O Ring. I believe that whether or not you need a washer depends on the vertical alignment of the V notch bolt.

image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:36 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I ordered a bunch of parts from Maude ,including an O ring for the C-Drive drain plug. It came in a pouch with a crush washer ,the O ring was to large for some reason ,but my question is. Is there supposed to be a crush washer on the drain plug? There never has been since I bought the boat. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: C-Drive drain plug

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, I don't have the V notch plug , maybe that plug is a larger diameter ,which explains the oversized O ring. I have had little to no seepage of oil and I put a little grease on the o-ring,so should be fine. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 10:00 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C-Drive drain plug

Pat, yes, but in my experience, 100% of the sealing is done by the O Ring. I believe that whether or not you need a washer depends on the vertical alignment of the V notch bolt.

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


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:36 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I ordered a bunch of parts from Maude ,including an O ring for the C-Drive drain plug. It came in a pouch with a crush washer ,the O ring was to large for some reason ,but my question is. Is there supposed to be a crush washer on the drain plug? There never has been since I bought the boat. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: C-Drive drain plug

 

Pat, yes, but in my experience, 100% of the sealing is done by the O Ring. I believe that whether or not you need a washer depends on the vertical alignment of the V notch bolt.

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


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:36 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I ordered a bunch of parts from Maude ,including an O ring for the C-Drive drain plug. It came in a pouch with a crush washer ,the O ring was to large for some reason ,but my question is. Is there supposed to be a crush washer on the drain plug? There never has been since I bought the boat. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


C-Drive drain plug

Patrick McAneny
 

I ordered a bunch of parts from Maude ,including an O ring for the C-Drive drain plug. It came in a pouch with a crush washer ,the O ring was to large for some reason ,but my question is. Is there supposed to be a crush washer on the drain plug? There never has been since I bought the boat. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Attention Autohelm ST7000 Gurus!

Marcel Tromp
 

Hi Ian 0.05 sounds like neclectable when arriving at an atoll somewhere, I wish mine would be that accurate.
Marcel


On Tue, 30 Mar 2021 at 4:09 am, eric freedman
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

I had that same problem with my autopilot course computer. Lee at Raymarine had me

Do a compass deviation correction while he was on the phone. I did it over and over again , and he kept saying that I was doing something wrong.

We finally agreed to have him check it out. Come to find out there was a loose resistor on the circuit board.

Unfortunately, I do not believe that they will fix an old course

computer currently.

Lee is the Guru of autopilots at Raymarine.

For that reason, I keep a spare on board.

When I need old Raymarine equipment I get it from eBay.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2021 12:34 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Attention Autohelm ST7000 Gurus!

 

When I choose “Navigate” to a waypoint, the pilot steers the boat until it gets a 0.05 nm to 0.10 nm  XTE to port every time. Then it course corrects by heading to starboard until it gets back on the rhumb line. Takes about 5-10 minutes depending on the wind speed. Anyone with the same experience? Would it have to do with compass deviation? I am using a Raymarine E Series chartplotter.  Pilot is a rotary drive type.


Grazie tutti!

Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153


Re: Another secret question...

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey hey, good looking out, but yes, full time liveaboard past 3 years, SM Hull 56, Wake. 


Re: Another secret question...

Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
 

Hi Davi,


where are you from and are you a regular Amel owner, so please give us your boat signature below. THX.
Forum rules are asking your hull number and type of your Amel boat are very appreciated?

We should not, as Bill already recommends, not discuss about such essential issues in semi-public? Right?
Or, are you interested to guide the way on interested people. This is a very secret Amel detail, I believe really unique. and should be so further.

Best
Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ A54#088

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Am 31.03.2021 um 07:26 schrieb Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...>:

Would any one mind emailing me the answer please??! Where is the secret spot?

davi.rozgonyi@...


Re: Another secret question...

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Would any one mind emailing me the answer please??! Where is the secret spot?

davi.rozgonyi@...


Re: Another secret question...

Arno Luijten
 

Well, I found it without any help from outside. So given time anyone can find it. But your average thief will not spend enough time in the boat to find it.
But the strongbox under the bed is also a big delay for anyone that want to steal stuff.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Another secret question...

 

As far as I know, it is still a secret, but we should not discuss where it is.🙈🙊🐒
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 4:46 PM Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
There exists a secret spot for hiding all that you don’t want found. I think it’s in the same spot on most Amels. My question is can anyone think of a time when it was found or breached?  How secure is this spot?  It’s it known among any customs folks?  

Many thanks!!

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206

On Mar 30, 2021, at 10:41 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


Look on the other side, mine was on the starvoard side.  I have seen some on the port side (when you open the hatch for the auto-pilot);\



On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 02:59:04 PM CDT, Jeff Williams <jeff99williams@...> wrote:


Is this on all SMs?    I can’t see it on my boat.  
Jeff
S/V Spruzzo SM#379

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:44 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Its a kill switch flip it then no one can steel your boat.

Only issue is if you forget to turn it back on then need to start your engine in a hurry
Ceers
Courtney
svTrippin
54#101
St thomas


-----Original Message-----
From: Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] unknown switch

Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?
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regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion

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