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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks everyone, I think I’ve got it now !

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: Long term storage options in southern Caribbean

James Cromie
 

Giorgio - Thank you so much for the info!  I will definitely contact Daniella.  I have heard that there is some concern of piracy / theft when sailing between Trinidad and Grenada or near the Venezuela coast in that region. I believe that air and sea travel has been suspended on the border of Trinidad and Venezuela based on the UK.gov website.. 

-James

On Mar 23, 2019, at 5:11 PM, Giorgio Ardrizzi <giorgio.ardrizzi@...> wrote:

Hi James, I left for the second year my Amel Sharki from Peake Shipyard in Chaguaramas Bay Trinidad.
The shipyard works like a Swiss watch and all the staff is very helpful.
The prices compared to the various marinas on the islands are much lower and the service it's great.
They have a shipchandler inside and various technicians capable of performing any kind of work.
In addition, Trinidad is practically at the lower end of the hurricane belt and is an event that occurred 3 or 4 times in a century.
In this moment there are 4 Amel in the yard.
Write an email to Daniella, the person responsible for the reservations and get a quote for your boat.
The address is: reservations@...

If you want more info I am at your disposal.
Good luck.
Giorgio Ardrizzi
Saudade III - Sharki #1


Il Sab 23 Mar 2019, 21:19 James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io> ha scritto:
I'd like to ask the forum for recommendations on safe and affordable locations for storing our boat for 3 - 4 months.  
Martinique is a great option, but there are perhaps better locations for getting work manual labor type jobs done at more affordable rates.  
Grenada seems to be historically a popular place, but I wonder about the current situation with more instability in nearby Venezuela.

Any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated!

Best,
James Cromie
SV Soteria #347
Culebra




Re: SM main furler motor

Ian Townsend
 

Thanks Mark, EXACTLY what I needed to know. I owe you a tube of Molykote to put the cover back on!

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Exumas, Bahamas

On Mar 23, 2019, at 12:33 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Ian,

 

A few years ago, I burned out the furling motor. I ordered a new one from Amel and keep the old one to repair one day. I just had it repaired in Colombia at an electric motor shop (US$60 – Gotta love Colombia). Here are the pictures of the original. Perhaps this will help.

 

Furling motor.JPG

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 5:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor

 

Thx Bill. I have done so, just awaiting response. I know the gearbox model/specs and have ordered it from the distributor in the US. Last time I communicated with Maude they did not have any stock. I'm really looking for the RPM and HP/KW and can match to the using dimensions I have from the Bonfiglioli catalog. I think it must be a fairly standard electric motor otherwise it would likely be sold together with the gearbox. But maybe I am wrong about this. 

Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 

SM153

Exumas, Bahamas


On Mar 22, 2019, at 5:34 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Ian, 

 

I think you should ask SAV. Over the years, I believe there was more than one Bonfiglioli gearbox used by for Amel.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

<image001.jpg>

 

 

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 3:02 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

I have a new Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox on order for our mainsail furler. Does anyone know the proper motor that goes with this? I've searched the database and can only find information on the SN with a different gearbox. 

Thanks all.

Ian
SM153
Loca Lola II 
Exumas, Bahamas


Re: Ballooner

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi again Pat,

just an extension to my previous to emphasize to value of following the wind.

On one voyage from New Zealand to Fiji, around 1200 miles we set off in wind just aft of the beam. We set big headsail, main, mizzen and mizzen staysail and put the auto helm on wind steer. The wind varied to port around 20 degrees and the auto helm followed, about 24 hours later it varied 20 degrees back to starboard for about 24 hours and so it was all the way. We never adjusted sheets the whole way. wind varied from 8 to 20 knots and we averaged 200 miles a day.

Now that I call a dream run.

But the dream came from going with the wind rather than holding the rhumb line. If we had followed the rhumb line we would have been adjusting and changing sails all the way.

Cheers

Danny

SM 299 Ocean pearl

On 24 March 2019 at 06:52 Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi Pat,

you can get 15 to 20 degrees either side. 20 can be tricky and you need to play with sheet tensions. The Amel owners manual say reef if the true wind gets above 20 knots at which time the apparent would be 10 to 12 as you would be exceeding 8 knots and over 10 at times. If the wind does shift on you on a long passage, just go with it for some hours, it is quite likely to change back again and the deviation from the rhumb line wont cost you much in time.And if it doesn't change back you will have got yourself on to a good reach as you come back up on course. win win.  Another tip. If you get a sudden change that brings you on to a reach you can just drop the windward sail across to lie inside the other. You can carry on like that for some time. Another tip. The swivel at the top of the fore stay has a small locating tongue going into the track. This has a habit of wearing through. Without it it is near impossible to get the latch to hold the ballooner up. We are enjoying your face book posts

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 24 March 2019 at 00:26 "Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

I have never had an opportunity to sail down wind using the ballooner other than a couple of short hops years ago. I may have an opportunity to use it between the BVIs and Bahamas. A couple of questions . How many degrees either side of downwind can you sail with the ballooner and at what apparent wind would you begin to reef sails ?
Thanks ,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Virgin Gorda,BVI


 


 


Re: Long term storage options in southern Caribbean

Giorgio Ardrizzi
 

Hi James, I left for the second year my Amel Sharki from Peake Shipyard in Chaguaramas Bay Trinidad.
The shipyard works like a Swiss watch and all the staff is very helpful.
The prices compared to the various marinas on the islands are much lower and the service it's great.
They have a shipchandler inside and various technicians capable of performing any kind of work.
In addition, Trinidad is practically at the lower end of the hurricane belt and is an event that occurred 3 or 4 times in a century.
In this moment there are 4 Amel in the yard.
Write an email to Daniella, the person responsible for the reservations and get a quote for your boat.
The address is: reservations@...

If you want more info I am at your disposal.
Good luck.
Giorgio Ardrizzi
Saudade III - Sharki #1


Il Sab 23 Mar 2019, 21:19 James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io> ha scritto:
I'd like to ask the forum for recommendations on safe and affordable locations for storing our boat for 3 - 4 months.  
Martinique is a great option, but there are perhaps better locations for getting work manual labor type jobs done at more affordable rates.  
Grenada seems to be historically a popular place, but I wonder about the current situation with more instability in nearby Venezuela.

Any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated!

Best,
James Cromie
SV Soteria #347
Culebra


Re: Long term storage options in southern Caribbean

Mark Erdos
 

Grenada is not impacted by the Venezuela instability, neither are the ABC’s.

 

The passage from Grenada to Trinidad and Tobago has become a little dodgy. The Coast Guard is asking for float plans of vessels making the passage so they can keep an eye on them. When passage making to the ABCs it is best to give Venezuela a wide berth by departing from a higher island. We departed Guadeloupe for Bonaire. You will also have better winds with this angle.

 

Grenada offers affordable haul outs as does Curacao Marine in the ABCs. Rates for work done on these islands are equivalent to USA prices. You will not really see lower rates unless you are willing to go to Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia or Central America.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:20 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Long term storage options in southern Caribbean

 

I'd like to ask the forum for recommendations on safe and affordable locations for storing our boat for 3 - 4 months.  
Martinique is a great option, but there are perhaps better locations for getting work manual labor type jobs done at more affordable rates.  
Grenada seems to be historically a popular place, but I wonder about the current situation with more instability in nearby Venezuela.

Any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated!

Best,
James Cromie
SV Soteria #347
Culebra


Re: Mark

eric freedman
 

I forgot to mention, when I bought Kimberlite I had Amel sell me a roll of carpet material, She also put the edging on the carpet and attached the Velcro.

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:59 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mark

 

James,

I flew a seamstress that I know from Medellin to Santa Marta to do the work.

The aft cabin cost $250 plus a cheap hotel and material.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:16 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mark

 

Eric - 

Have you had this work done on your boat in Colombia?  If so, would you be able to recommend anyone?  

 

I am looking to have upholstery, bimini, and cockpit enclosure updated / replaced.  

 

If anyone else has recommendations for the most economical options out there between Martinique and Panama, I’d be interested to know.  

 

Thanks!

James

SV Soteria #347

Culebra

On Mar 23, 2019, at 2:39 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

If you will be in Colombia for a bit more, It is a phenomenal place to have  your upholstery or curtains replaced.

In Colombia it is normal to negotiate the price for work etc. Bear in mind that the salary for a worker for 50+

hours a week is 700,000 pesos or about 230 Us dollars for an entire month.

Do you speak Spanish?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Erdos
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:31 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor

 

Ian,

 

A few years ago, I burned out the furling motor. I ordered a new one from Amel and keep the old one to repair one day. I just had it repaired in Colombia at an electric motor shop (US$60 – Gotta love Colombia). Here are the pictures of the original. Perhaps this will help.

 

<image003.jpg>

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 5:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor

 

Thx Bill. I have done so, just awaiting response. I know the gearbox model/specs and have ordered it from the distributor in the US. Last time I communicated with Maude they did not have any stock. I'm really looking for the RPM and HP/KW and can match to the using dimensions I have from the Bonfiglioli catalog. I think it must be a fairly standard electric motor otherwise it would likely be sold together with the gearbox. But maybe I am wrong about this. 

Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 

SM153

Exumas, Bahamas


On Mar 22, 2019, at 5:34 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Ian, 

 

I think you should ask SAV. Over the years, I believe there was more than one Bonfiglioli gearbox used by for Amel.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

<image004.jpg>

 

 

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 3:02 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

I have a new Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox on order for our mainsail furler. Does anyone know the proper motor that goes with this? I've searched the database and can only find information on the SN with a different gearbox. 

Thanks all.

Ian
SM153
Loca Lola II 
Exumas, Bahamas 

 


Re: Mark

eric freedman
 

James,

I flew a seamstress that I know from Medellin to Santa Marta to do the work.

The aft cabin cost &250 plus a cheap hotel and material.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:16 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mark

 

Eric - 

Have you had this work done on your boat in Colombia?  If so, would you be able to recommend anyone?  

 

I am looking to have upholstery, bimini, and cockpit enclosure updated / replaced.  

 

If anyone else has recommendations for the most economical options out there between Martinique and Panama, I’d be interested to know.  

 

Thanks!

James

SV Soteria #347

Culebra

On Mar 23, 2019, at 2:39 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

If you will be in Colombia for a bit more, It is a phenomenal place to have  your upholstery or curtains replaced.

In Colombia it is normal to negotiate the price for work etc. Bear in mind that the salary for a worker for 50+

hours a week is 700,000 pesos or about 230 Us dollars for an entire month.

Do you speak Spanish?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Erdos
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:31 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor

 

Ian,

 

A few years ago, I burned out the furling motor. I ordered a new one from Amel and keep the old one to repair one day. I just had it repaired in Colombia at an electric motor shop (US$60 – Gotta love Colombia). Here are the pictures of the original. Perhaps this will help.

 

<image003.jpg>

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 5:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor

 

Thx Bill. I have done so, just awaiting response. I know the gearbox model/specs and have ordered it from the distributor in the US. Last time I communicated with Maude they did not have any stock. I'm really looking for the RPM and HP/KW and can match to the using dimensions I have from the Bonfiglioli catalog. I think it must be a fairly standard electric motor otherwise it would likely be sold together with the gearbox. But maybe I am wrong about this. 

Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 

SM153

Exumas, Bahamas


On Mar 22, 2019, at 5:34 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Ian, 

 

I think you should ask SAV. Over the years, I believe there was more than one Bonfiglioli gearbox used by for Amel.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

<image004.jpg>

 

 

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 3:02 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

I have a new Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox on order for our mainsail furler. Does anyone know the proper motor that goes with this? I've searched the database and can only find information on the SN with a different gearbox. 

Thanks all.

Ian
SM153
Loca Lola II 
Exumas, Bahamas 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Alan,
On our SN the eye bolt has a nut and washer on the end. It was difficult to find as it was buried under some hull lining which we had to cut open. We discovered it because the eye bolt just kept turning and not coming out - we were able to get a socket on it after cutting the lining open.
Craig SN68 Sangaris


Long term storage options in southern Caribbean

James Cromie
 

I'd like to ask the forum for recommendations on safe and affordable locations for storing our boat for 3 - 4 months.  
Martinique is a great option, but there are perhaps better locations for getting work manual labor type jobs done at more affordable rates.  
Grenada seems to be historically a popular place, but I wonder about the current situation with more instability in nearby Venezuela.

Any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated!

Best,
James Cromie
SV Soteria #347
Culebra


Re: Mark

James Cromie
 

Eric - 
Have you had this work done on your boat in Colombia?  If so, would you be able to recommend anyone?  

I am looking to have upholstery, bimini, and cockpit enclosure updated / replaced.  

If anyone else has recommendations for the most economical options out there between Martinique and Panama, I’d be interested to know.  

Thanks!
James
SV Soteria #347
Culebra

On Mar 23, 2019, at 2:39 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Mark,
If you will be in Colombia for a bit more, It is a phenomenal place to have  your upholstery or curtains replaced.
In Colombia it is normal to negotiate the price for work etc. Bear in mind that the salary for a worker for 50+
hours a week is 700,000 pesos or about 230 Us dollars for an entire month.
Do you speak Spanish?
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Erdos
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:31 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor
 
Ian,
 
A few years ago, I burned out the furling motor. I ordered a new one from Amel and keep the old one to repair one day. I just had it repaired in Colombia at an electric motor shop (US$60 – Gotta love Colombia). Here are the pictures of the original. Perhaps this will help.
 
<image003.jpg>
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 5:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor
 
Thx Bill. I have done so, just awaiting response. I know the gearbox model/specs and have ordered it from the distributor in the US. Last time I communicated with Maude they did not have any stock. I'm really looking for the RPM and HP/KW and can match to the using dimensions I have from the Bonfiglioli catalog. I think it must be a fairly standard electric motor otherwise it would likely be sold together with the gearbox. But maybe I am wrong about this. 

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Exumas, Bahamas


On Mar 22, 2019, at 5:34 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Ian, 
 
I think you should ask SAV. Over the years, I believe there was more than one Bonfiglioli gearbox used by for Amel.
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970
<image004.jpg>
 
 
On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 3:02 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:
I have a new Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox on order for our mainsail furler. Does anyone know the proper motor that goes with this? I've searched the database and can only find information on the SN with a different gearbox. 

Thanks all.

Ian
SM153
Loca Lola II 
Exumas, Bahamas 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Allan

Attached is a cross section of the rub rail showing genoa track machine screwed to mild steel backer plate that has given some rust problems to some Amelians. On Aletes, age 15 or so, turning off the eye bolt at the forward end of the track to replace the genoa car resulted in shearing off the bolt. We had to drill it out (cobalt drill bit) and re-tap the hole for a new bolt.  We also had to move the stanchion out of the way as Danny relates. Good luck!

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:31 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

 

Hi Allan, yes that eye bolt comes out. I approached it with trepidation but it came free quite easily. Take care it doesnt wring off. This still doesnt give enough room to get the car off. I removed the screws from the staunchon base and pushed it sideways. Some others have cut the sides off the track to get it off.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 24 March 2019 at 00:20 Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

So,in view of no comment on this issue, I assume that it is possible to remove the block at the FWD end of the genoa track to allow the car to be removed.
I can barely turn the eye bolt that goes through the axis of the the pulley block.
Could one of you at least confirm that is how it is removed...is there a nut under the gunwale, or does it screw into a steel plate ....or.....
AND what about the aft bolt on that block ....what's that connected to .... if anything ??
Thanks for advice
Cheers
Alan
Elyse Sm437


Mark

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

If you will be in Colombia for a bit more, It is a phenomenal place to have  your upholstery or curtains replaced.

In Colombia it is normal to negotiate the price for work etc. Bear in mind that the salary for a worker for 50+

hours a week is 700,000 pesos or about 230 Us dollars for an entire month.

Do you speak Spanish?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Erdos
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:31 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor

 

Ian,

 

A few years ago, I burned out the furling motor. I ordered a new one from Amel and keep the old one to repair one day. I just had it repaired in Colombia at an electric motor shop (US$60 – Gotta love Colombia). Here are the pictures of the original. Perhaps this will help.

 

Furling motor.JPG

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 5:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor

 

Thx Bill. I have done so, just awaiting response. I know the gearbox model/specs and have ordered it from the distributor in the US. Last time I communicated with Maude they did not have any stock. I'm really looking for the RPM and HP/KW and can match to the using dimensions I have from the Bonfiglioli catalog. I think it must be a fairly standard electric motor otherwise it would likely be sold together with the gearbox. But maybe I am wrong about this. 

Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 

SM153

Exumas, Bahamas


On Mar 22, 2019, at 5:34 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Ian, 

 

I think you should ask SAV. Over the years, I believe there was more than one Bonfiglioli gearbox used by for Amel.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

Image removed by sender.

 

 

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 3:02 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

I have a new Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox on order for our mainsail furler. Does anyone know the proper motor that goes with this? I've searched the database and can only find information on the SN with a different gearbox. 

Thanks all.

Ian
SM153
Loca Lola II 
Exumas, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi again Alan,

I see I only answered one question. I believe it goes into an embedded plate. The other nut, I forget (i'm not on board) but it was not an issue.

Regards

Danny 

On 24 March 2019 at 00:20 Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

So,in view of no comment on this issue, I assume that it is possible to remove the block at the FWD end of the genoa track to allow the car to be removed.
I can barely turn the eye bolt that goes through the axis of the the pulley block.
Could one of you at least confirm that is how it is removed...is there a nut under the gunwale, or does it screw into a steel plate ....or.....
AND what about the aft bolt on that block ....what's that connected to .... if anything ??
Thanks for advice
Cheers
Alan
Elyse Sm437


Re: Ballooner

Patrick McAneny
 

Danny, That is everything I wanted to know and then some. Thanks for the extra tips at no extra charge. Glad you are enjoying the pics,that’s Diane’s doing . 
Thanks again,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
The Baths, BVIs


Re: Ballooner

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat,

you can get 15 to 20 degrees either side. 20 can be tricky and you need to play with sheet tensions. The Amel owners manual say reef if the true wind gets above 20 knots at which time the apparent would be 10 to 12 as you would be exceeding 8 knots and over 10 at times. If the wind does shift on you on a long passage, just go with it for some hours, it is quite likely to change back again and the deviation from the rhumb line wont cost you much in time.And if it doesn't change back you will have got yourself on to a good reach as you come back up on course. win win.  Another tip. If you get a sudden change that brings you on to a reach you can just drop the windward sail across to lie inside the other. You can carry on like that for some time. Another tip. The swivel at the top of the fore stay has a small locating tongue going into the track. This has a habit of wearing through. Without it it is near impossible to get the latch to hold the ballooner up. We are enjoying your face book posts

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 24 March 2019 at 00:26 "Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

I have never had an opportunity to sail down wind using the ballooner other than a couple of short hops years ago. I may have an opportunity to use it between the BVIs and Bahamas. A couple of questions . How many degrees either side of downwind can you sail with the ballooner and at what apparent wind would you begin to reef sails ?
Thanks ,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Virgin Gorda,BVI


Re: SM main furler motor

Mark Erdos
 

Ian,

 

A few years ago, I burned out the furling motor. I ordered a new one from Amel and keep the old one to repair one day. I just had it repaired in Colombia at an electric motor shop (US$60 – Gotta love Colombia). Here are the pictures of the original. Perhaps this will help.

 

Furling motor.JPG

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 5:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor

 

Thx Bill. I have done so, just awaiting response. I know the gearbox model/specs and have ordered it from the distributor in the US. Last time I communicated with Maude they did not have any stock. I'm really looking for the RPM and HP/KW and can match to the using dimensions I have from the Bonfiglioli catalog. I think it must be a fairly standard electric motor otherwise it would likely be sold together with the gearbox. But maybe I am wrong about this. 

Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 

SM153

Exumas, Bahamas


On Mar 22, 2019, at 5:34 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Ian, 

 

I think you should ask SAV. Over the years, I believe there was more than one Bonfiglioli gearbox used by for Amel.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

Image removed by sender.

 

 

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 3:02 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

I have a new Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox on order for our mainsail furler. Does anyone know the proper motor that goes with this? I've searched the database and can only find information on the SN with a different gearbox. 

Thanks all.

Ian
SM153
Loca Lola II 
Exumas, Bahamas


Re: SM main furler motor

Mark Erdos
 

Ian,

 

A few years ago, I burned out the furling motor. I ordered a new one from Amel and keep the old one to repair one day. I just had it repaired in Colombia at an electric motor shop (US$60 – Gotta love Colombia). Here are the pictures of the original. Perhaps this will help.

 

Furling motor.JPG

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 5:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor

 

Thx Bill. I have done so, just awaiting response. I know the gearbox model/specs and have ordered it from the distributor in the US. Last time I communicated with Maude they did not have any stock. I'm really looking for the RPM and HP/KW and can match to the using dimensions I have from the Bonfiglioli catalog. I think it must be a fairly standard electric motor otherwise it would likely be sold together with the gearbox. But maybe I am wrong about this. 

Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 

SM153

Exumas, Bahamas


On Mar 22, 2019, at 5:34 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Ian, 

 

I think you should ask SAV. Over the years, I believe there was more than one Bonfiglioli gearbox used by for Amel.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

Image removed by sender.

 

 

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 3:02 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

I have a new Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox on order for our mainsail furler. Does anyone know the proper motor that goes with this? I've searched the database and can only find information on the SN with a different gearbox. 

Thanks all.

Ian
SM153
Loca Lola II 
Exumas, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Allan, yes that eye bolt comes out. I approached it with trepidation but it came free quite easily. Take care it doesnt wring off. This still doesnt give enough room to get the car off. I removed the screws from the staunchon base and pushed it sideways. Some others have cut the sides off the track to get it off.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 24 March 2019 at 00:20 Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

So,in view of no comment on this issue, I assume that it is possible to remove the block at the FWD end of the genoa track to allow the car to be removed.
I can barely turn the eye bolt that goes through the axis of the the pulley block.
Could one of you at least confirm that is how it is removed...is there a nut under the gunwale, or does it screw into a steel plate ....or.....
AND what about the aft bolt on that block ....what's that connected to .... if anything ??
Thanks for advice
Cheers
Alan
Elyse Sm437


Re: Med Berth

Gerhard Mueller
 

Steve

Majorca is one of the most expensive places in the Med. Better look in Spain or Italy or Greece. Even the French Cote d'Azur is cheaper than Majorca.
The cheapiest place is however Tunisia e.g. Monastir where I got all services done for a very low price.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

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