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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Bimini [1 Attachment]

 

I would recommend Amel. The original Amel bimini will probably outlast anything else. I spoke to Maud this week and she told me that Amel has a complete SM2k bimini kit in stock. It includes: bimini, 2 side panels, and bimini cover. email SAV at Amel.fr

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:27 AM jamestim@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from jamestim@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

Hi everyone!


Thanks once again for the amazing resource and wealth of info here. As a new owner, I feel very fortunate.


Regarding bimini replacement, I know it's been discussed at length and I will of course go for the new style with a clear panel to see the sails.. much like SY KERPA..


Can anyone recommend a good supplier in the med? We are in Valencia now and will winter in Barcelona. So France/Spain  would be best bet. I imagine there would be many French suppliers who have had experience with modifying the original design..


Unfortunately my present cover won't last any decent blow, so it's rather urgent.. 


Much appreciated! Attached is a drone pic from our first sail! A quick 170NM shakedown to Ibiza and back without a stop..


James & Louise


SV TITANIUM

SM2K #260

Valencia Yacht port





Re: Amel Rendezvous PARTY AND DRONE PICS

karkauai
 

I only have one other boat interested in drone pics of their boat. If anyone else is interested, please contact me personally at
karkauai “at” yahoo dot “com”

Kent
SM 243
Kristy
St Michaels MD


New Bimini

James
 

Hi everyone!


Thanks once again for the amazing resource and wealth of info here. As a new owner, I feel very fortunate.


Regarding bimini replacement, I know it's been discussed at length and I will of course go for the new style with a clear panel to see the sails.. much like SY KERPA..


Can anyone recommend a good supplier in the med? We are in Valencia now and will winter in Barcelona. So France/Spain  would be best bet. I imagine there would be many French suppliers who have had experience with modifying the original design..


Unfortunately my present cover won't last any decent blow, so it's rather urgent.. 


Much appreciated! Attached is a drone pic from our first sail! A quick 170NM shakedown to Ibiza and back without a stop..


James & Louise


SV TITANIUM

SM2K #260

Valencia Yacht port





Re: selling Amel, Maramu 48'

Miles
 

Hello Maramus,

 

For anyone with a Maramu 48, I still have the new Q Sails mainsail.   It is of Hydanet cloth, tri-radial with spectra webbing.  Q Sails is asking $2860 for the sail and might entertain offers.  The sail is at my house in RI.  Anyone interested can contact me at milesbid at gmail.com, or can contact Q Sails directly at  “info at qsails.com”.

 

Ogemar Sails & Marine Equipment Ltd.

Eski Havaalanı Caddesi  No: 188/3  A.O.S.B 

35620 Cigli / Izmir-TURKEY

 

T:  +90 232 3281228

F:  +90 232 3281177

 www.qsails.com 

 

Miles

s/y Ladybug, sm216,  Newport harbor, Rhode Island

 

 

 


Re: Santorin spinnaker question

Alan Leslie
 

Hallo Herbert

we have an Sm with an additional halyard for a gennaker, which we use a lot in light winds.
There is a block at the top of the main mast with a halyard for hoisting the gennaker.
When it stops raining, I will put the long lense on the camera and take a photo of it for you so you can see where it is...we have the gennaker hoisted right now, furled and outside the genoa.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse 
SM437
Homo Bay
Ile Pentecote
Vanuatu


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Chain twisted in the locker after using some times

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Dean
I think you have the correct gypsy if not replaced by former owner. It is market 203, this is correct for a 10mm ISO chain. So the Gypsy is not making the problem.
If you say you have the twist as well, then I guess the problem comes from the horizontal Winch who is turning the chain. 
BTW: 
Meanwhile I have a galvanized Rocna as well and different dissimilar metals with the SS chain. I'm still investigating how the different metals does make re galvanic corrosion.
C u soon in Preveza
Cheers, Ruedi


On 18 Aug 2018, at 11:01, Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ruedi, I have had exactly the same problem with my chain since we bought the boat.

I have the ISO chain with 30mm inside dimension and the WASI powerball, now fitted to my gal Rocna. (Yes, I now have a different dissimilar metals problem than before :-)

I’ve reached the conclusion that it’s just another feature of the boat. I tend to lay shorter chain with the Rocna, so the problem happens less frequently for me.

See you in Preveza soon. Cheers Dean

X


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

Alan Leslie
 

That's all there is to it....we need to paint the boom.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Homo Bay
Ile Pentecote
Vanuatu


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

karkauai
 

Thanks, Alan.  Do you have pics of your new setup?

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Aug 21, 2018, at 3:30 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,


After breaking two of those slider thingys, we had fabricated a solid aluminium piece with a slot in it and had it welded to the boom. We connected the mainsheet block to it with dyneema.
I've noticed that older Maramus actually have the mainsheet attachment welded to the boom, as does the 54.
I wonder why Amel decided to go with that slider idea, which seems rather Mickey Mouse to me ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Loltong Bay, Pentecote Is, Vanuatu


Santorin spinnaker question

Herbert Lackner
 

when we purchased KALI MERA in 2013 she was equipped with a Parasailor instead of the Amel balooner. An additional block was mounted on the top of the mast and the halyard for the balooner was fed up to the new block. We built it back to the original setup, ordered a new balooner and have been very happy using the twin-sail configuration on the atlantic crossing. twin sail worked excellent up to 30 degrees in front of the wind.

Now pacific crossing is the next trip and with the light wind and not always from the back we are thinking of using the Parasail again, but do not want to change the halyards for the original configuration. Did anyone installed an additional halyard for a spinnaker? there has to be an additional block that is mounted above the forestay, can someone post a foto of the setup?


thx, herbert, SN120 KALI MERA



Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

SV Perigee
 

re: Vesper & B&G V50 VHF

Great info, and insights.

Thanks.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] selling Amel, Maramu 48'

spritoaffine
 

Hi Judy

End of an era eh? A sad but necessary thing to do. Good luck with the sail, Hazel and I look forward to hearing you have sold her

Our best wishes

Hazel and David

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Kenneth Coats coatskenneth1@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 3:56:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] selling Amel, Maramu 48'
 
 

Hello, My name is Judith Golden an I am selling our 1985 that is equipped with the Amel furling mast and headsail. Joel Potter sold us the boat and we took ownership in 1999 and sailed for several great years. With age knocking on our door we decided to sell. My husband Ken and I were in the process of getting Golden Daze ready for market when he became ill and passed away before we were able to complete the work. Ken started projects that he always wanted to do while the engine was out to enhance the accessibility of pumps and other equipment in order to make things easier for everyone. Ken was a man unable to let something go unless it was done right and to his liking. Our boat is a project but when said and done it will be a sound sailing boat once again.                                                      
 
Joel Potter is again our broker and has sold this boat to everyone who has owned it and knows it well. He has deeply inspected the boat and will be able to answer almost any question you might have.  
                                             Judy Golden
 
                                                 


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

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Kent,

After breaking two of those slider thingys, we had fabricated a solid aluminium piece with a slot in it and had it welded to the boom. We connected the mainsheet block to it with dyneema.
I've noticed that older Maramus actually have the mainsheet attachment welded to the boom, as does the 54.
I wonder why Amel decided to go with that slider idea, which seems rather Mickey Mouse to me ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Loltong Bay, Pentecote Is, Vanuatu


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

karkauai
 

Hi Joel,
I was going to look into having a 3-hole boom slider made, too.  I was also told they couldn’t do it without the boom.  Are all SM booms the same?  If so, or if Kristy (SM2K #243) is the right vintage, I’d like him to build one for me, too.
Thanks, I hope you’re coming to the Rendezvous!
Kent

On Aug 20, 2018, at 4:32 PM, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mark , I have an SM 53 Millennium he can pattern on. I’ll call him tomorrow.


All The Best , Joel 

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

On Aug 20, 2018, at 3:17 PM, isaac_02906@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

All-

Just an FYI:  I contacted Nance and Underwood to have a boom slider fabricated (I'm within a few hull numbers of Steve).  Roger told me this would not be possible if they did not have the boom in house.  Apparently, they did not retain enough information on the job to be able to do this remotely.  He did say he may be able to pattern off a local SM.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
South Freeport, Maine


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

amelforme
 

Mark , I have an SM 53 Millennium he can pattern on. I’ll call him tomorrow.

All The Best , Joel 

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

On Aug 20, 2018, at 3:17 PM, isaac_02906@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

All-

Just an FYI:  I contacted Nance and Underwood to have a boom slider fabricated (I'm within a few hull numbers of Steve).  Roger told me this would not be possible if they did not have the boom in house.  Apparently, they did not retain enough information on the job to be able to do this remotely.  He did say he may be able to pattern off a local SM.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
South Freeport, Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor swivel

 

Mark,

We don't know what load caused the deformation, nor do we know what loads the design will tolerate at specific angles of load. The design load at specific angles is probably much different than a shackle. 

I know from personal experience that German-based Wasi customer service is very un-American, and certainly will not live up to our American expectations. You received an experience similar to mine. I suspect it is partially national culture and partially company culture. I didn't discount the product because of the culture. When a company works very hard to design and produce a product that they believe is better and different than the competition, it is difficult to reason with them because they have a lot invested in reaching their goal. Sometimes this is good, sometimes not, and most of the time taken as arrogance by others, including you and me. I continue to believe the product is better and different than anything offered, but I do not have specific engineering proof to back that up.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 1:59 PM brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

 

Not sure about the load that caused the deformation on the WASI, I inherited it from the prior owner.  It is hard to see in the photograph but there is additional deformation at the head of the shaft where the bell meets the top and of the shackle.  I believe the WASI was near a critical failure point as the stress increased due to the angle of the pull.  Additionally, I had contacted the US distributor for WASI to see if parts were available.  After multiple phone calls with no return contact I concluded their customer service had reached its failure point.  That is when I purchased the replacement swivel from Mantus.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous St Michaels, MD Oct 1-4 2018

Patrick McAneny
 

Paul, My email is : sailw32@... , are you thinking of coming,you would make 18 boats ?
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous St Michaels, MD Oct 1-4 2018

 
Pat,

What comes after the @ for your direct email contact?

Thanks

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising New England

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Long block failure on a Volvo D3-110 Amel 54-152

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Dean,

Your East Coast experience is a salutary lesson to us all. Seek out the simple first. When I was a teenager with an aged Norton Dominator twin 500 cc motorcycle my father gave me some sage advice:. "If you think you need an engine overhaul change the spark plug first" Good principle. The amount of oil you are seeing it wont be fatal in a hurry so take time to seek it out. While we are on oil I would mention that I had some warranty work done on my new Volvo D2 75. It was to do with the turbo and the symptoms included slight oil loss with a hard to trace oil leak. They fitted a new turbo after months of argument. They had suggested the sump may have been overfilled causing excessive oil vapor out of the breather which is routed to the turbo. They thought it possible the dip stick was incorrectly marked so did a careful oil change measuring the amount rather than trusting the dip stick.It was correct and the new turbo fixed the problem. That's just an example. Not suggesting that is your problem.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl


On 21 August 2018 at 01:50 "Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Danny, That’s a good point you make. The bottom of the bellhousing is the lowest point, maybe it’s just collecting there. However, I can’t see any track marks, but maybe that’s not so unusual. The only other significant oil leak I’ve experienced was cruising the East coast of Australia. Motored into Yamba, did an engine check – big pool of oil on the floor, with no obvious leakage point at all. Local engineer looked at it sagely, shaking his head and suggesting we probably need a new engine. I called my regular engineer in Sydney, who asked a few questions, and diagnosed the problem in a couple of minutes. It was a minuscule split in the rubber cap of the oil evacuation tube. No sign whatsoever of any leakage from it, however one new rubber cap and one cable tie later, problem sorted.

We had been motor-sailing on a heel. The leaking oil was vapour and simply condensed on the floor of the engine bay. No drips, no tell-tale signs at all on the engine.

I will look more closely at the turbocharger as you suggest.

Motoring at 1650 today was very gentlemanly! Not much sea, 8knots, quiet engine, good economy. Such a shame it’s bad for the motor!

Cheers Dean

X

 


 


 


Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

Mark Isaac
 

All-

Just an FYI:  I contacted Nance and Underwood to have a boom slider fabricated (I'm within a few hull numbers of Steve).  Roger told me this would not be possible if they did not have the boom in house.  Apparently, they did not retain enough information on the job to be able to do this remotely.  He did say he may be able to pattern off a local SM.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
South Freeport, Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor swivel [2 Attachments]

Ian Park
 

No chain between swivel and anchor. All the force goes sideways through the neck of the ball joint.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Kimberlite

Paul Stascavage
 

Eric,

I have tried to reach out to you via email a couple times last month and my emails went unanswered.  I think maybe they went to your spam folder?

Please shoot me an email at your earliest convenience paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising New England

www.RitaKathryn.com


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