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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Porter,

 

The reason I made an separate circuit is because the water-maker is connected to the sea-chest. I wanted the ability to isolate the Barnacle Buster from this. I flushed the AC units with fresh water after cleaning with BB and then reconnected to the AC seawater pump and sea-chest.  Not sure if I am being over cautious but I didn’t feel like buying new membranes if I made an error.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

An additional idea. 

I love Barnacle buster. Saved my heat exchanger. I filled the circuit with B.B. and then turned off systems for a few hours. My thought I’d get some litmus paper. Continuous pour into the Seachest and until the ph rises at the circuit exit and then stop..   Mark’s observations are also my own: wow does a lot of junk come out!!!  

 

Mark is obviously more capable and determined than I am with the tubing to complete the circuit. I thinking this might be a cheat. 

 

 

Porter. 

Ibis

54-152

 

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 


On Mar 13, 2018, at 8:28 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thomas,

 

Barnacle Buster (BB) is good (if you can get it). I am not sure of the main ingredient but I assume it is some type of acid. It works well.

 

I would treat your anchor wash circuit much as I would the AC system. Use a piece of water hose, a bucket and a pump to make a continuous circuit. Put the BB in the bucket and circulate the fluids for a couple of hours. I do this with the AC periodically.

 

While you are cleaning you anchor wash hose, you may as well do the air conditioning system on the same day since you can use the BB again and again.

 

Here are a couple of hints to help. I took an old 50’ water hose and cut it to how I needed it. From the bucket have a piece of hose go to the pump intake. From the pump output, connect to whatever system you are trying to clean. You will need a couple of hose connectors and clamps. At the other end of the system you are cleaning attached the return hose. Circulate the BB back to the bucket but be sure to put some sort of straining devise on the bucket end of the hose so you do not re-circulate the debris. A cheesecloth or fine mesh bag will work well. It is amazing how much crap you will find in the strainer. I let the pump run for at least 3 hours.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

Seckin Barlas
 

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Porter McRoberts
 

An additional idea. 
I love Barnacle buster. Saved my heat exchanger. I filled the circuit with B.B. and then turned off systems for a few hours. My thought I’d get some litmus paper. Continuous pour into the Seachest and until the ph rises at the circuit exit and then stop.   Mark’s observations are also my own: wow does a lot of junk come out!!!  

Mark is obviously more capable and determined than I am with the tubing to complete the circuit. I thinking this might be a cheat. 


Porter. 
Ibis
54-152


Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Mar 13, 2018, at 8:28 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thomas,

 

Barnacle Buster (BB) is good (if you can get it). I am not sure of the main ingredient but I assume it is some type of acid. It works well.

 

I would treat your anchor wash circuit much as I would the AC system. Use a piece of water hose, a bucket and a pump to make a continuous circuit. Put the BB in the bucket and circulate the fluids for a couple of hours. I do this with the AC periodically.

 

While you are cleaning you anchor wash hose, you may as well do the air conditioning system on the same day since you can use the BB again and again.

 

Here are a couple of hints to help. I took an old 50’ water hose and cut it to how I needed it. From the bucket have a piece of hose go to the pump intake. From the pump output, connect to whatever system you are trying to clean. You will need a couple of hose connectors and clamps. At the other end of the system you are cleaning attached the return hose. Circulate the BB back to the bucket but be sure to put some sort of straining devise on the bucket end of the hose so you do not re-circulate the debris. A cheesecloth or fine mesh bag will work well. It is amazing how much crap you will find in the strainer. I let the pump run for at least 3 hours.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

mfmcgovern@...
 

Seckin,

After you've had a look at the boat to make sure that you want to proceed in the buying process and get a survey, I would suggest that you contact Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht Survey to conduct a survey for you.  http://atlanticyachtsurvey.com/;  olivierbeaute at gmail.com; +33 674 028 243

Search his name on this forum and you will see his many contributions as well as the glowing reviews and endorsements.   This is what I wrote about Olivier on this forum after I purchased my SM:

I have employed Olivier on two separate occasions to survey two different Super Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well written report with pictures with Olivier's survey services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise that you do), you will get an education on the boat and it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my English speaking friends concerned about communication using a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all concerned.  Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the survey.

Good luck with your search!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA
 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <seckinbar@...> wrote :

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

Mark Erdos
 

Seckin Barlas,

 

You should contact a good surveyor (one who knows Amels), depending on where you are would make a difference for recommendations.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

 

 

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Mark Erdos
 

Thomas,

 

Barnacle Buster (BB) is good (if you can get it). I am not sure of the main ingredient but I assume it is some type of acid. It works well.

 

I would treat your anchor wash circuit much as I would the AC system. Use a piece of water hose, a bucket and a pump to make a continuous circuit. Put the BB in the bucket and circulate the fluids for a couple of hours. I do this with the AC periodically.

 

While you are cleaning you anchor wash hose, you may as well do the air conditioning system on the same day since you can use the BB again and again.

 

Here are a couple of hints to help. I took an old 50’ water hose and cut it to how I needed it. From the bucket have a piece of hose go to the pump intake. From the pump output, connect to whatever system you are trying to clean. You will need a couple of hose connectors and clamps. At the other end of the system you are cleaning attached the return hose. Circulate the BB back to the bucket but be sure to put some sort of straining devise on the bucket end of the hose so you do not re-circulate the debris. A cheesecloth or fine mesh bag will work well. It is amazing how much crap you will find in the strainer. I let the pump run for at least 3 hours.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Eric,

I tried the pump independently of the hose and it appeared ok with nice flow and pressure so I think that part is fine. 

In 18 months, we've only been away from the boat for a 4 month period and we did rinse the raw water system with fresh water as part of the winterisation. Having said that, the previous owner didn't live aboard and I'm not sure he was applying the procedure. Also, in the med we haven't had much use for the anchor wash, so it would have been stagnant. 

I'll have a play with the endoscope too, One of my favourite tools onboard. 

I was reading online about preventive solutions and came accross the Merus ring. Anyone with practical knowledge of that device?

Thanks


Thomas


On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 00:27, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thomas,

I am very surprised you have such problems on such a new boat.

When you are away from the boat for any length of time do you run fresh water through, the genset, engine, Ac, the anchor wash, and the 2 heads?

 

Possibly you can use a garden hose and a vane pump and circulate barnacle buster through the anchor wash for a while and see what happens.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Thomas

 

 

On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

eric freedman
 

Thomas,

Did you also try changing out the pump?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Thomas

 

 

On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

eric freedman
 

Thomas,

I am very surprised you have such problems on such a new boat.

When you are away from the boat for any length of time do you run fresh water through, the genset, engine, Ac, the anchor wash, and the 2 heads?

 

Possibly you can use a garden hose and a vane pump and circulate barnacle buster through the anchor wash for a while and see what happens.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Thomas

 

 

On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Eric, 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.


Thanks for the tip!


Thomas


On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

eric freedman
 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

Did you receive my winch photos?

I would try squirting PB blaster on the shaft of the motor , it will be messy, but hopefully it will

eventually seep down to the keyway.

 

Where are you attaching the gear puller?

 

Do you have bolts on the bottom of the gearbox?

If so I would try taking the gearbox apart.

 

Did you remove the bolts on the top of the mounting disk that holds the motor to the base plate.

The bolts on the bottom of the disk cannot be removed from the baseplate with the motor in place.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 9:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

 

 

Thanks much for the photos.  They me to visualize what is stuck on what.  Unfortunately, even with a 6,000 pound hydraulic puller left on overnight, the gearbox would not come loose.  The pin from the winch is obviously galvonically seized on the gearbox.  Thanks again for sending the pics.

 

Regards,

Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool

Clogged anchor wash pipe

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?).

Thanks in advance


Thomas 
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic

ya_fohi
 

Eric,

No it didn't. I've since been told by the Dessalator guy in Spain that it was a brass plug that just screws in to block the hole. It's probably in case you want to connect the supply from the other side. The brass has corroded and I just need to replace it.

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Recommended Sailmaker in The Bahamas?

Patrick McAneny
 

Isaac,You may be able to feed the tack /bolt rope into the furler's slot below the cutout .That would support the tack from being pulled aft by the outhaul.
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: isaac_02906@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Mar 12, 2018 3:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Recommended Sailmaker in The Bahamas?

 
The luff is tight, but the sail seems to be unacceptably close to the boom when fully raised.  Perhaps better stated, the sail extends below the cutout in the foil where one feeds the bolt rope when hoisting the sail.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Recommended Sailmaker in The Bahamas?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

In my experience with at least 40 SMs, the foot of the mainsail is normally about 6" +/- 1" from the boom when the sail head and the halyard are rigged to the swivel correctly. In all cases that I have seen where the foot is not 6" +/- 1" above the boom, it was because either the head or the halyard were rigged wrong. 

If your mainsail is rigged correctly at the head, the halyard is correctly attached to the swivel, and the sail foot is still 1-2" above the boom, I do not have enough knowledge to tell you that performance is impacted, but I do know that Amel did NOT cut the sail to where the foot was 1-2" above the boom. It could be OK...I simply do not know.

I hope that this helps you.

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


On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:01 PM, isaac_02906@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The luff is tight, but the sail seems to be unacceptably close to the boom when fully raised.  Perhaps better stated, the sail extends below the cutout in the foil where one feeds the bolt rope when hoisting the sail.




--

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: new Genoa

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

David,

I think that you agree that the most important thing about a genoa for the SN, SM, 54, 55, & 64 is that the sail fit the downwind pole system, unique to each model.

I have read all of this discussion and I do not believe that I saw mention of that.

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

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:18 PM, Dave Benjamin dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

None of the genoas in the Amel sailplans are 150%. The overlap percentage is calculated by this equation - LP/J. LP is a line forming a 90 degree angle with the luff and terminating at the clew. Most Amel genoas exceed 160% using the measurements on the factory sailplans. 




--
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

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Recommended Sailmaker in The Bahamas?

Mark Isaac
 

Craig and Pat,  thanks for the info on the Amel way of purposefully rigging short halyards.  I did know that about the main and should have thought to check if the mizzen was the same way before dropping it...lesson learned.

Mark

Re: Recommended Sailmaker in The Bahamas?

Mark Isaac
 

Thanks Stephanie.

Re: Recommended Sailmaker in The Bahamas?

Mark Isaac
 

The luff is tight, but the sail seems to be unacceptably close to the boom when fully raised.  Perhaps better stated, the sail extends below the cutout in the foil where one feeds the bolt rope when hoisting the sail.