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AmelYachtOwners: Interior textiles SM

Alexander Schenk
 

Hallo,

A question out of curiosity. We are planning to redo our interior textiles and are wondering if the design as shown is the original for a SM or SM2K, see photo attached.

Best regards
Alexander Schenk

SY Antinea #

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Re: Passerelle

Slavko D.
 

Hello,

this is how is done on my Amel SM 2000.

regards,

slavko


Re: Lubrication of the Mechanism That Drives The Main Sail Furling Unit

scentstone
 

Hi Bill and all experienced sailors who shared about lubricating the manual main sail furler on SMs.

After servicing it with all brand new seals etc. I was said by a former Amel employee to grease inside (I wasn't sure that he already serviced this part so I went through the recommended Omala S4 WE320 which I was able to source in UK ;-)

Once the system was re-installed, the lubricating oil started to leak from the cover (where the handle inserts) even with a brand new seal and a lot of precaution at installing it… (even after trying to glue it for better sealing)

Can you please confirm that I made some mistakes and that none of you had leaks with this lighter than grease oil?
Or is it because I placed too much oil in the furler and that it'll stop soon or late …

Thanks a lot in advance for all insight about that before trying to remove (and replace) it again ;-)

Fred

S/V ScentStone

SM2K #375


Re: Passerelle

Randall
 

Lasi heard Eirie Pennsylvania.

Randall
A54#56 

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 6:22 PM Craig & Katherine Briggs via groups.io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Vic,
There are some "standard" teak steps available that have non-slip grooves on one side. You may have to trim them a bit.  You can also cut grooves in a flat board with a table saw.
The steps screw onto the tabs of your ladder from the bottom side. When you install them, first put the passerelle plywood in place, turn it upside down and then lay in the steps so they will support the plywood along its length after they are fastened. (The end ones, in particular, need to be spaced so the plywood can slip into its retaining structure.)
Hope this helps.
By the way, where is Moon Dog locarted.
-- Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Passerelle

eric freedman
 

I purchased Plasteak material (google it). They sold it to me with grooves cut into it. It is almost the same width of the swim ladder steps, same thickness and has been on board in the sun for about 12 years and has not faded. I think it was 12 feet long so they shipped it cut in half. . I looks exactly like teak. boat ran into my ladder years ago and broke a few steps.
I just wish Amel used this on everything wood outside the cabin.
Fair winds,
Eric
sm376 kimberlite

On August 6, 2020 at 11:41 AM Vic Fryzel <vic.fryzel@...> wrote:

Also, have folks had the steps/platform redone on their passerelle? Mine are missing. Just curious if anyone has any advice there too.

Thanks!
- Vic


On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 8:38 AM Vic Fryzel via groups.io <vic.fryzel= gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is really great info. Will try all of this out! Thanks!

-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 6:40 PM eric freedman < kimberlite@...> wrote:
There are a number of other things for the passerelle.
Attached to my starboard backstay is a tubular rod that swings down and goes into a ring welded to the starboard side of the passarelle.
This prevents the passerelle from swinging back and forth.
The starboard halyard on the mizzen is connected to a piece of bungee cord. It attaches to the the stern most port loop on the top of the passerelle. If you adjust the tension correctly the passerelle will not touch the dock and to enter or exit you just pull the bungee cord down to the dock. Lastly there are 2 stainless poles with a thick line connecting them. The shackle attaches to the same spot as the bungee cord, then a stainless pole into a hole in the passarelle, more line and then the second pole into the passarelle. Finally there is a thinner line that ties to the middle stanchion on the stern. This makes a nice hand rail to balance while entering or exiting the boat.
You will find that this setup works best in the lower hole in the dstep on the stern
Fair Winds,'Eric
sm 376 Kimberlite

On August 5, 2020 at 3:48 PM Denise McGovern < Mcgovern.denise@...> wrote:

Vic, 

On ours, the wheel side goes on the dock and the boat side has a short pole that goes into one of two available corresponding holes on the stern (one on deck and one on the top step). This allows the passerelle to pivot.

Hope this helps. Someone will likely have a photo for you soon.

Denise McGovern
S/V CARA 
SM 440
Chesapeake Bay

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 3:40 PM Vic Fryzel < vic.fryzel@...> wrote:
Hi,

Can folks please link me to any resources in terms of actually attaching the passerelle to the stern? I've found a couple of photos, but mostly in the photos it seems as though folks are just tying it to a stanchion and/or davit, and it's otherwise free to roll. Is that correct assuming I set the appropriate springs?

Thanks!
-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


 


 


Re: Original wall lights A54

Teun BAAS
 

Arno,

I send you a message.

T

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Arno Luijten via groups.io" <arno.luijten@...>
Date: 8/6/20 16:36 (GMT-06:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Original wall lights A54

Dear Forum,

At cost of postage I have some original wall lights for most of the Amel 54's at offer.
I replaced all of my lights as several of them were getting pretty ugly. I still have 6 in good shape and 4 in reasonable state that should come out well once polished. The glass is still clear for all of them. I threw away the ones were the glass was stained by the heat.
Let me know if you are interested.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


 


Amel 55 feedback

JB Duler
 

Hello Amel 55 owners!

I had a great chat with Jose Alegria who was nice enough to give me feedback on his 55.

I am actively looking at several 55s in different parts of the world (travel is a challenge for an American from San Francisco).

Any of you would like to share their experience?  This is a more complex Amel than the SM and I have heard stories of multiple m
echanical and electrical repairs/failures leading to expensive bills. Of course there are various levels of experience in the group.

So I thought that best way is to hear it straight from the horse's mouth.

Thanks a lot!

PS:
I sailed my first Amel 40 years ago but then drifted into racing for many years :-(

JB Duler


Re: Original wall lights A54

 

Bill, 

Are you sure that you have the lamps that were installed on a 54?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Thu, Aug 6, 2020, 6:19 PM Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:
Hi Arno,
I have two broken lamps as shown in your email.  If you have any left I'll take two.  Please let me know how I can send you the postage and any other costs associated with the shipping.  Thanks much for the offer.  I'd prefer to send my address via a private email and not through the group mailbox.  You can reach me at bill.shaproski@... or +1-206-375-2787.
Ciao
Bill Shaproski
Pacific Cool SM

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 2:36 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Dear Forum,

At cost of postage I have some original wall lights for most of the Amel 54's at offer.
I replaced all of my lights as several of them were getting pretty ugly. I still have 6 in good shape and 4 in reasonable state that should come out well once polished. The glass is still clear for all of them. I threw away the ones were the glass was stained by the heat.
Let me know if you are interested.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


 



--
Bill Shaproski
Cell:  +1-206-375-2787


Re: Original wall lights A54

Bill Shaproski
 

Hi Arno,
I have two broken lamps as shown in your email.  If you have any left I'll take two.  Please let me know how I can send you the postage and any other costs associated with the shipping.  Thanks much for the offer.  I'd prefer to send my address via a private email and not through the group mailbox.  You can reach me at bill.shaproski@... or +1-206-375-2787.
Ciao
Bill Shaproski
Pacific Cool SM

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 2:36 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Dear Forum,

At cost of postage I have some original wall lights for most of the Amel 54's at offer.
I replaced all of my lights as several of them were getting pretty ugly. I still have 6 in good shape and 4 in reasonable state that should come out well once polished. The glass is still clear for all of them. I threw away the ones were the glass was stained by the heat.
Let me know if you are interested.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


 



--
Bill Shaproski
Cell:  +1-206-375-2787


Re: A54 Engine Transmission (ZF25)

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Arno;

 

We had a Z25 manual on board, when we purchased Kokomo. The oil and filter change of the Z25 is a fairly simple process. Make sure you use the proper Automatic Transmission Oil. Going off memory, I believe it is a dexron III  or higher.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arno Luijten via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2020 12:19 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 Engine Transmission (ZF25)

 

Hi Mohammad,

You must be one of the few doing this with so much dedication! Which user manual are you referring to? It's the first time I've heard this as normally moist cannot enter the gearbox.
But I think it is about time I start refreshing the reverse-gear-oil...

Thanks,

Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121


Original wall lights A54

Arno Luijten
 

Dear Forum,

At cost of postage I have some original wall lights for most of the Amel 54's at offer.
I replaced all of my lights as several of them were getting pretty ugly. I still have 6 in good shape and 4 in reasonable state that should come out well once polished. The glass is still clear for all of them. I threw away the ones were the glass was stained by the heat.
Let me know if you are interested.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


 


YouTube link set up for the live stream included below ZOOM Meeting with Battle Born LiFePO4 Lithium Batteries - Sat, 08/08/2020 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

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Reminder: YouTube link set up for the live stream included below ZOOM Meeting with Battle Born LiFePO4 Lithium Batteries

When: Saturday, 8 August 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT+00:00) UTC

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description: If you are interested in Lithium batteries for your Amel, you should attend this presentation by Battle Born Batteries. Many of you know that Battle Born LiFePO4 Lithium batteries were installed in s/y DELOS. They have since been installed in several other Amels. 

I encourage you to RSVP early for this presentation.

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Join by SIP
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From Tilo Peters: I just got the YouTube link set up for the live stream:
 

 

It’s on the AYOG channel and I uploaded the last two meetings on there as well.


Re: A54 Engine Transmission (ZF25)

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Mohammad,

You must be one of the few doing this with so much dedication! Which user manual are you referring to? It's the first time I've heard this as normally moist cannot enter the gearbox.
But I think it is about time I start refreshing the reverse-gear-oil...

Thanks,

Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: File /disk brake A54 slipping shaky.mov uploaded

 

Ralph,

No need to apologize. I was adding clarity for other owners who probably need to check this.

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


On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 12:42 PM Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:
sorry for my english, i meant the bushing when I wrote bolt. And I meant the bolt when I wrote screw.

the bolt (screw) is perfect. Also the other caliper arm is ok. the bushing is only worn where it hold the weight...


Re: File /disk brake A54 slipping shaky.mov uploaded

Ralph Heilig
 

There is a simple test if the bushing is ok. Just try to move the whole brakecylinder up (as in my video). If you can move it up 1or 2 cm like in my video, it look's like the bushing is worn. If you cant move it, all should be fine. I could move mine very easy with 2 fingers.


Re: File /disk brake A54 slipping shaky.mov uploaded

Ralph Heilig
 
Edited

sorry for my english, i meant the bushing when I wrote bolt. And I meant the bolt when I wrote screw.

the bolt (screw) is perfect. Also the other caliper arm is ok. the bushing is only worn where it hold the weight...

So here is the corrected version:

The primary source was the aluminum bushing between the holding bolt and the caliper. As you can see, the bushing is worn on the caliper arm, that holds all the weigth of the brake system.  Also the holes of this caliper arm are expanded / outworn (short before cracking). The outer arm of the caliper is fine. Also no damage on the bushing where it holds the outer arm. 


Re: File /disk brake A54 slipping shaky.mov uploaded

 

The bushing is what wore out first, then the worn bushing caused the holes in the caliper to wear. 
image.png

The bolt you mentioned retains the bushing in place:
image.png

I am very surprised at this bushing wear. I would suggest that other SM and 54 owners inspect this bushing.


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


On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Here the feedback of the source of my shaky (no more working) brake problem.




The primary source was the aluminum bolt between the holding screw and the caliper. As you can see, the bolt is worn on the caliper arm, that holds all the weigth of the brake system.  Also the holes of this caliper arm are expanded / outworn (short before cracking). The outer arm of the caliper is fine. Also no damage on the bolt. 

A friend of mine  had the same problem. His AMEL 54 is nearly the same age as mine (2009).

Amel was very helpful and they send me the new caliper now. The new model already discussed here in the forum.

I hope it fit's into my caliper holding.

So it looks like it's something that will come up earlier or later on all 54's, since the aluminium bolt is not designed (or underdimensioned) to hold the weight of the braksystem a livetime....

I have 1.700 engine hours.

Ralph
AMEL 54, #144


Re: File /disk brake A54 slipping shaky.mov uploaded

Ralph Heilig
 
Edited

Here the feedback of the source of my shaky (no more working) brake problem.




The primary source was the aluminum bolt between the holding screw and the caliper. As you can see, the bolt is worn on the caliper arm, that holds all the weigth of the brake system.  Also the holes of this caliper arm are expanded / outworn (short before cracking). The outer arm of the caliper is fine. Also no damage on the bolt. 

A friend of mine  had the same problem. His AMEL 54 is nearly the same age as mine (2009).

Amel was very helpful and they send me the new caliper now. The new model already discussed here in the forum.

I hope it fit's into my caliper holding.

So it looks like it's something that will come up earlier or later on all 54's, since the aluminium bolt is not designed (or underdimensioned) to hold the weight of the braksystem a livetime....

I have 1.700 engine hours.

Ralph
AMEL 54, #144


Re: Passerelle

Craig Briggs
 
Edited

Vic,
There are some "standard" teak steps available that have non-slip grooves on one side. You may have to trim them a bit.  You can also cut grooves in a flat board with a table saw.
The steps screw onto the tabs of your ladder from the bottom side. When you install them, first put the passerelle plywood in place, turn it upside down and then lay in the steps so they will support the plywood along its length after they are fastened. (The end ones, in particular, need to be spaced so the plywood can slip into its retaining structure.)
Hope this helps.
By the way, where is Moon Dog locarted.
-- Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Passerelle

Vic Fryzel
 

Also, have folks had the steps/platform redone on their passerelle? Mine are missing. Just curious if anyone has any advice there too.

Thanks!
- Vic


On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 8:38 AM Vic Fryzel via groups.io <vic.fryzel=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is really great info. Will try all of this out! Thanks!

-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 6:40 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
There are a number of other things for the passerelle.
Attached to my starboard backstay is a tubular rod that swings down and goes into a ring welded to the starboard side of the passarelle.
This prevents the passerelle from swinging back and forth.
The starboard halyard on the mizzen is connected to a piece of bungee cord. It attaches to the the stern most port loop on the top of the passerelle. If you adjust the tension correctly the passerelle will not touch the dock and to enter or exit you just pull the bungee cord down to the dock. Lastly there are 2 stainless poles with a thick line connecting them. The shackle attaches to the same spot as the bungee cord, then a stainless pole into a hole in the passarelle, more line and then the second pole into the passarelle. Finally there is a thinner line that ties to the middle stanchion on the stern. This makes a nice hand rail to balance while entering or exiting the boat.
You will find that this setup works best in the lower hole in the dstep on the stern
Fair Winds,'Eric
sm 376 Kimberlite

On August 5, 2020 at 3:48 PM Denise McGovern <Mcgovern.denise@...> wrote:

Vic, 

On ours, the wheel side goes on the dock and the boat side has a short pole that goes into one of two available corresponding holes on the stern (one on deck and one on the top step). This allows the passerelle to pivot.

Hope this helps. Someone will likely have a photo for you soon.

Denise McGovern
S/V CARA 
SM 440
Chesapeake Bay

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 3:40 PM Vic Fryzel < vic.fryzel@...> wrote:
Hi,

Can folks please link me to any resources in terms of actually attaching the passerelle to the stern? I've found a couple of photos, but mostly in the photos it seems as though folks are just tying it to a stanchion and/or davit, and it's otherwise free to roll. Is that correct assuming I set the appropriate springs?

Thanks!
-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248