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Updated Event: Zoom meeting - QSails owner/manager will present sails for Amels - Saturday, 12 September 2020 #cal-invite

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Zoom meeting - QSails owner/manager will present sails for Amels

When:
Saturday, 12 September 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) UTC

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:

Time will be 2000 UTC.

Over 60 Amel owners have purchased sails from QSails, Izmir, Turkey. QSails has shipped these sails worldwide. Emrah Oge, owner, manager, and avid sailor will present how sails are made and some key points to be aware of in the selection of sails for your Amel. 

QSails offers very fast shipments of sails for many Amel models. In fact, many Amel sails are actually shipped from pre-made stock at QSails.

To ensure that you get the best quality and the best price, QSails and Amel owners have designed 3 simple choices for you of Good, Better, and Best:

GOOD - CrossCut AP Dacron is a quote for budget-minded Super Maramu owners who would like a Dacron polyester cross-cut sail similar to what Doyle Sails provides.
BETTER - TriRadial Cut Pro Radial Dimension/Polyant Dacron is a quote for those owners wanting a very high-quality Dacron Polyester fiber sailcloth from the German company Dimension-Polyant. It is cut and assembled in a TriRadial configuration. This is a slightly higher quality sail with the same TriRadial construction that your Super Maramu had when new.
BEST
- HydraNet TriRadial Cut is a quote for TriRadial Cut HydraNet from the German company Dimension-Polyant. I consider Dimension-Polyant the best sailcloth manufacturer in the world, and HydraNet the best sailcloth...it will not stretch.

Zoom link for the meeting:

Topic: AYOG Monthly Zoom Meeting: QSails

Time: Sep 12, 2020 20:00 Greenwich Mean Time

Join Zoom Meeting

https://epfl.zoom.us/j/94687396754

Meeting ID: 946 8739 6754

Link for the Youtube stream: https://youtu.be/nQob9dJu3RE

 


Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Paul,
It may give you more choices in yards not to limit it to soda blasting as conventional sand blasting is fine on the keel, masking off adjacent fiberglass,

Enjoy City Island - we sailed out of the Harlem YC for 20 years (I think they're still closed for Covid, though) and, Mark, Butch Ulmer made several sets of sails for us over the years, including the first set on our Santorin (well, Tommy Nye did those) - small world.

Cheers, Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Mark Garver
 

Paul,

In the southern Chesapeake we have used Severn Yachting Center for most all of our repairs including haul outs. Not sure how many Amel’s besides ours they have worked on, but I will say they are very familiar with ours. The yard is located just off Mobjack Bay, off the York River, you can find them on Active Captain.

Mark Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM #105
Gloucester, VA


On Sep 1, 2020, at 12:05 PM, Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003@...> wrote:

Good day all,

We need to haul the RK in the near future for an insurance survey and while out we want to repaint the bottom.  In case we need to re-epoxy the cast iron keel this time around, I want to haul in a yard which has soda blasting capabilities. 

We will be in the Chesapeake come October and thought this would be a good place to get this done.  However, I am not familiar with any of the yards there.

Mark McGovern recommended Herrington Harbour in one of his earlier postings, but thought I would ask the community for some additional recommendations.  This will be our third time out of the water and the first in the US.  It is always stressful, but a bit easier if you have confidence in the yard and the staff that will be handling your home.

Mark, if you should see this post, please email me paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com as I have a few questions if you don’t mind. 

Thanks in advance for your replies.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Main furling motor and gear on 54

James Alton
 

Nick,

   Assuming that the worm gear and the shaft are both metal...  I would try heating the component  ( I assume this is the worm gear) with the hole to expand it while cooling the other part (the shaft) using ice or whatever you have.   Some gentle tapping might be ok. 

Best of luck,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220


-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive.
It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced.
Problem;
Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out.
Does anyone have a better idea?
Nick
S/Y Amelia
Leros.
AML 55-019



Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Mark McGovern
 

Paul,

Saw your  message and shot you an email. 

FYI, my wife Denise grew up on City Island.  She lived on Early Street and was friends with the Ulmer family who ran the Ulmer Sails sail loft before it became UK Sailmakers!

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Aras Grinius
 

Bert Jabins is also a very good spot.  They have handled quite a few Amels; Harmonie, Delos, and a few others.

Aras
Sharki #163 1989


On Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 12:05 PM Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good day all,

We need to haul the RK in the near future for an insurance survey and while out we want to repaint the bottom.  In case we need to re-epoxy the cast iron keel this time around, I want to haul in a yard which has soda blasting capabilities. 

We will be in the Chesapeake come October and thought this would be a good place to get this done.  However, I am not familiar with any of the yards there.

Mark McGovern recommended Herrington Harbour in one of his earlier postings, but thought I would ask the community for some additional recommendations.  This will be our third time out of the water and the first in the US.  It is always stressful, but a bit easier if you have confidence in the yard and the staff that will be handling your home.

Mark, if you should see this post, please email me paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com as I have a few questions if you don’t mind. 

Thanks in advance for your replies.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY

www.RitaKathryn.com



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Aras Grinius


Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Paul Stascavage
 

Good day all,

We need to haul the RK in the near future for an insurance survey and while out we want to repaint the bottom.  In case we need to re-epoxy the cast iron keel this time around, I want to haul in a yard which has soda blasting capabilities. 

We will be in the Chesapeake come October and thought this would be a good place to get this done.  However, I am not familiar with any of the yards there.

Mark McGovern recommended Herrington Harbour in one of his earlier postings, but thought I would ask the community for some additional recommendations.  This will be our third time out of the water and the first in the US.  It is always stressful, but a bit easier if you have confidence in the yard and the staff that will be handling your home.

Mark, if you should see this post, please email me paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com as I have a few questions if you don’t mind. 

Thanks in advance for your replies.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Anchor chain counter

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Having had an intermittently working chain counter for the past two years (it could not record properly the chain going down, but was OK on the chain going up), I share my two cents which worked in my case: I dismounted and opened the unit in the cockpit and sprayed it with « WD40 contact ». It worked like a charm since then. The same recipe worked on our Hydra 2000, which was acting and stopped working at times; I spread the contacts and all the electronic boards and all went back to 100%. Again, sure it doesn’t apply in all cases, but it worked in ours!

Guillaume 
Carpathia III, SM2K #293


Re: Main furling motor and gear on 54

Courtney Gorman
 

You need a Puller it's much safer
but if push comes to shove I hammered mine out with a blank and mini sledge


-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive.
It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced.
Problem;
Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out.
Does anyone have a better idea?
Nick
S/Y Amelia
Leros.
AML 55-019



Main furling motor and gear on 54

ngtnewington Newington
 

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive.
It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced.
Problem;
Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out.
Does anyone have a better idea?
Nick
S/Y Amelia
Leros.
AML 55-019


Re: Bilge pump

Arno Luijten
 

Alexis,

I'm not sure how the routing is for the SM but in the 54 the drain pipe for the primary pump goes in a curve up and then down to the central drain-hose that also connects the manual bilgepump, the drain for the fridges and the brine output of the watermaker. So I connected the drain of the second pump AFTER the curve to this drain hose using a T-piece. I've tested it and it works fine. I can even run both pumps together to evacuate the water at super-speed. The second bilgepump has a double one-way valve in the output so no water goes back via either pump.
Bill Rouse made a page in his book about this if I'm not mistaken.

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A44-121


Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi Oliver,

 

Thanks for that. Any idea where I can get one? I’ve contacted a couple of dealers but no reply so far.

 

The other thing is that I don’t actually know what the problem is other than that it stopped working. I just assume the sensor because, like you say, it is the most exposed component. It also was intermittent for a while before stopping completely. Wolfgang from Elise suggested it might be the magnet so I probably should get one of those too.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
Sent: 01 September 2020 07:17
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Hi Paul,

It is a simple reed contact, example Meeder. Costs like 99 cents. Better order some spare, as the windlass is quite exposed to saltwater. When connected to the wire, dip it in sikkaflex or epoxy.

 

Oliver from Vela Nautica 

A54#39 

Martinique 

 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020, 05:19 Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I believe I need to get a replacement anchor chain counter sensor. I’m away from the boat and cannot find anything on the Lewmar online store so I would much appreciate if someone could advise the part number. IFM5072 turned up in this forum but I can’t find anything online in English relating to it.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Bilge pump

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Yes that’s right, close the seacock for a while with the fridge running, so it fills the manifold. Careful not to keep it closed too long though.

 

 

Paul Dowd

Managing Director
FGPS International DWC LLC
UAE: +971 (0)567 841 061

UK: +44 (0)7710 466619

skype: pauldowd
www.fgps.com

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexis LETELLIER
Sent: 01 September 2020 09:02
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bilge pump

 

Thx Paul. this said, it sounds like a different issue as my pump was working well for many days and suddenly stopped. But maybe your procedure would solve it the same way.
What do you mean filling from the fridge? You close the seacock from the outside? 
cheers


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks, I never thought about that. But how can a magnet “break”?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wolfgang Weber via groups.io
Sent: 31 August 2020 21:14
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Mostly you need a new magnet in the gipsy to count the length on the counter

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 /162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

No worries, I’m on the right track with this now. Thanks all the same.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Leslie
Sent: 01 September 2020 00:21
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Ah....54...no sorry
I jumped the gun a bit there....you have a different windlass system to us.
I should be more careful, I only know about SMs
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Bilge pump

Alexis LETELLIER
 

Indeed Arno, this flap is not in a proper shape anymore, and is likely to create an air leak.
About your second pump, you connected the out hose to the primary one with something like a T junction? No risk to go down back to the bildge through the primary out hose/pump?
thx


Re: Bilge pump

Alexis LETELLIER
 

Thanks a lot Danny, interesting way to solve it, will keep that in mind. I just remember the hose was really hard to move and manipulate, not very flexible.


Re: Bilge pump

Alexis LETELLIER
 

Thx Paul. this said, it sounds like a different issue as my pump was working well for many days and suddenly stopped. But maybe your procedure would solve it the same way.
What do you mean filling from the fridge? You close the seacock from the outside? 
cheers


Re: Anchor chain counter

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hi Paul,
It is a simple reed contact, example Meeder. Costs like 99 cents. Better order some spare, as the windlass is quite exposed to saltwater. When connected to the wire, dip it in sikkaflex or epoxy.

Oliver from Vela Nautica 
A54#39 
Martinique 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020, 05:19 Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I believe I need to get a replacement anchor chain counter sensor. I’m away from the boat and cannot find anything on the Lewmar online store so I would much appreciate if someone could advise the part number. IFM5072 turned up in this forum but I can’t find anything online in English relating to it.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: SM2 Roller Reefer Guide Rods

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Dave,

True confession, I have twice furled the headsail with the ballooner halyard in place.  (I could say I was distracted by difficult “emergency” conditions, but that does not substitute for good seamanship.) Severed the halyard (that furling motor is powerful) AND bent over the guide rods. First time, utilizing some heat, simply bent them back straight. Second time, allowing for metal fatigue, decided to replace them. Picked up two 0.3125”x11” ss rods from OnlineMetals in CT for $2 ea ($7 shipping). Then threaded the end and used a pair of nuts and washers to secure to the swivel. Slipped some tubing over the exposed rod to soften the contact with the mast. Still works 4 years later.  

Mike

Aletes SM#240 Rock Hall, MD

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Kurtz via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:42 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM2 Roller Reefer Guide Rods

 

So... I returned to the boat to take a closer look at the roller furling swivel, which is down at deck level since the sail is not hoisted.  The swivel turns freely, with no sign of jamming.  And the ballooner has yet to be hoisted, so that’s not it.  I’m going to fabricate a couple of temporary guide rods (until I can get originals from Amel) and hoist the sail with those.  I still do not feel I have the answer to the bent rods.  I’m just going to watch them more closely.
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan