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Re: Drawings and/or Schematic of Sharki fuel tank

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hi Cameron.
I do not have a drawing of the tank but I have a great deal of other useful info on the Sharki.
If you would like to copies let me know by email.

Graham Sharki 181

boom and mizzen bungee ropes replacement

ulrich michael dangelmeyer
 

Hello and good morning to all in the Group, I´m new in the group and happy to be with you on seven seas.

I appreciate your advise and recommendation on following issue:

We own a 9 years young wonderful Amel 54 and get problems furling out the main and mizzen sail. From an other Amel owner we were advised to exchange the bungee ropes inside the booms, because they are too sloopy and unable to run as topping lift and to position the boom up to the right angle. Lifted manually everything will run properly.
If not under sails, there is the practical recommendation, to release both sheets to untighten the bungees inside, this will keep lifetime much longer. But no advice im the manual, mhm.

So we ordered from Amel 2 bungees as original spare parts. so far so fine. To replace the mizzen bungee, this is not a great deal: open the forward shakkle and exchange the lines afterwards.
But in the main boom?? There is no service hole in front, because there is the out hole motor under fixed? My thought: must this motor first to be detached and remounted to open the boom or is there an other way to proceed?

This topic is not an issue in the owner manual and a service / repair manual for Amel boats until now is not known by me. Service advise by the yard I also didm´t received, only the spare parts as well.

Any recommendations and advise are very appreciated Thanks in advance.

Best Regards and wishes

Ulrich Michael
"Soleil Bleu"

To all of you a very happy New year 2018, fair winds and always two fingers high of Port in the bilge.

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trouble Shooting an older TechPro Battery Charger.

Alan Leslie
 

Just my 2 cents worth.....
In the Amel manual on my boat it tells us to first turn on the 100A charger then after it has stabilised turn on the smaller charger (in our case 30A)...
I don't see what the problem would be running two chargers at the same time...we do that with our solar panels and wind generator..
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trouble Shooting an older TechPro Battery Charger.

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Bill;
 
I cannot offer any useful hints on your actual issue as I am unfamiliar with your unit. However, when Olivier was surveying our 54 he mentioned that the two chargers should not be run simultaneously. I do not know if this has anything to do with your issue, but thought a good side note to keep in mind.
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trouble Shooting an older TechPro Battery Charger.

 

Our battery charging system consists of a shiny new Victron Multiplus 24/3000/70 which works a treat, and a Techpro 50Amp charger which was part of the original install at the factory in 1996 and has done yeoman duty for 21 years.  We use both of them when running the genset to bulk charge the house batteries with 100+ amps.


Unfortunately the Techpro has stopped outputting charging current.


So far I have confirmed that there is both 220VAC and 24VDC at the circuit boards inside the charger. The battery charge status lights on the front panel are not lit. No obvious mechanical problems.  I haven't pulled the unit out yet, but there are no obvious internal circuit breakers or fuses.


Anybody have any experience/suggestions/hints on what to try next on one of these vintage units?


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Key West, FL


Trouble Shooting an older TechPro Battery Charger.

greatketch@...
 

Our battery charging system consists of a shiny new Victron Multiplus 24/3000/70 which works a treat, and a Techpro 50Amp charger which was part of the original install at the factory in 1996 and has done yeoman duty for 21 years.  We use both of them when running the genset to bulk charge the house batteries with 100+ amps.


Unfortunately the Techpro has stopped outputting charging current.


So far I have confirmed that there is both 220VAC and 24VDC at the circuit boards inside the charger. The battery charge status lights on the front panel are not lit. No obvious mechanical problems.  I haven't pulled the unit out yet, but there are no obvious internal circuit breakers or fuses.


Anybody have any experience/suggestions/hints on what to try next on one of these vintage units?


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Key West, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge maintenance

Porter McRoberts
 

Miles. What’s in this magic “ aqua clean?”
Thanks
Porter. 
54-152



On Dec 28, 2017, at 11:26 AM, 'Miles Bidwell' milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

To preserve fresh water in the tank, I use a product called “Aqua Clean”.  It is said to kill bad marine organisms and to preserve the water for 6 months.  Best is that it does not contain chlorine and so will not hurt the membranes when you back-flush, and it has no taste.  It is widely available everywhere except in the USA. 

 

Miles  Ladybug, sm 216 , Martinique    

Re: Quick Question about size of tube

Arno Luijten
 

Great! Thanks for the speedy response.

A great New Year to you as well!

Arno

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Quick Question about size of tube

karkauai
 

Hi Arno.  Happy New Year!

On SM 243, the "lifelines" or "guardrails@ are 25mm dia.

Kent
S/V Kristy
Currently St Augustine FL, headed for Ft Lauderdale when the weather clears.

Re: SSB Grounding/Earthing

Alan Leslie
 

Hello Daniel,
-Sorry no pictures...
-I attached the fat wire to the tuner ground using a normal crimp terminal - yellow one with a small ring.
-Just a standard automotive relay - needs to be rated at least 30A. Wire the 12v-ve lead to one side of the Normally open contact and the 12v-ve to the  transceiver to the other side of that contact and power the coil from the 12+ve lead from the cct breaker.
I'll post a diagram.
12v -ve goes to 85 and 30
12v -ve to your transceiver to 87
12v +ve from the SSB cct breaker to 86
switch the cct breaker off when not using the SSB
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

New interior curtains

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Hi All!

Have tried to reach Amel in La Rochelle, both through their website and by e-mail to sav@... —all before Dec 15, and never received an answer. I want to buy a new rub rail for our SM 2000, hull 353, decals, and also see what they have as far as interior “curtains” so as to update the original “look.”. We have the blue floor hatch cover in the main salon. So, since we will be in Italy for 6 weeks starting Jan. 1, we have decided to make a side trip to La Rochelle— but not until I know they are open! Does anyone know the Amel factory schedule for the holidays?

The visit to La Rochelle will be a trip down memory lane for me. I lived there for 1 year in ‘62-63. On the Rue de la Paix, just two blocks back from the old port. After a few months in La Rochelle, I moved to a small apartment in a little town to the south, and close to the sea.

Fair winds,
Stephanie DiBelardino
SM 2000 353, Indecent
Lying behind our home on Grand Bahama Island.





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Quick Question about size of tube

Arno Luijten
 

Dear forum,

I wonder if anyone can tell me the exact diameter of the upper tube that runs as safety guard around the deck. I think the US word is Lifeline and the UK word is Guardrail.
I assume the Super Maramu and the 54/55 use the same diameter.

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten

Re: Predict Wind

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Finished up our trip to Brunswick and used predictwind along the way. I can verify that 12-15 miles out I got a signal with ATT. Using predictwind for updates was fun. The European model ECMF won the prediction although I need to sail better or adjust my polars as we got in behind the prediction time. They did call for some northerly wind but under predicted speed and wave height. Of course it turned a tad uncomfortable at night, all through the night. Overall a pleasant trip and our first overnight sail with just the two of us.
Happy New Year to All!

Chuck & Kim
SM2K #388 Joy

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I am just saying that to be on the safe side as, reading my insurance contrat, this is 1 think they mentioned.
Of course if you are only 2 and the boat is made for 8, this is lots of weight saving!



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On Thu, 12/28/17, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 12:14 PM


 









Thanks, Alexandre.  I won't exceed
the limits Olivier recommended.

Kent RobertsonS/V Kristy SM
243
On Dec 27, 2017, at
16:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






Also to add to Olivier’s comment: Helvetia/De
Lassee insurance contrat says that if the boat is overload
they will void the insurance…



Sincerely, Alexandre

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM

karkauai
 

Thanks, Alexandre.  I won't exceed the limits Olivier recommended.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM 243

On Dec 27, 2017, at 16:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Also to add to Olivier’s comment: Helvetia/De Lassee insurance contrat says that if the boat is overload they will void the insurance…

Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge maintenance

Thomas Peacock
 

Aqua Clean tablets do indeed contain chlorine in the form of Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate. This molecule allows for very slow release of chlorine into the water. Free chlorine can indeed be measured in water so treated. It seems to provide fairly good anti-microbial treatment without much chlorine taste, but since free chlorine can be be detected, I would not consider it to be safe for RO membranes. That said, you may get away with it, but I would not consider it to be bullet-proof.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua



On Dec 28, 2017, at 11:26 AM, 'Miles Bidwell' milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello all,

 

To preserve fresh water in the tank, I use a product called “Aqua Clean”.  It is said to kill bad marine organisms and to preserve the water for 6 months.  Best is that it does not contain chlorine and so will not hurt the membranes when you back-flush, and it has no taste.  It is widely available everywhere except in the USA.  

 

Miles  Ladybug, sm 216 , Martinique    



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

Wolfgang Weber
 

Safe sailing to all of you in 2018.

I am just adding a small charger ( Mastervolt easycharge 4,3 A) to the starter battery. 
The original Freedom batteries are still on board. Do I have to set the charger to AGM or Wet-cell?
Thank you very much - especially Bill R. We are in Marina di Ragusa .
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel  54 #162

Re: Bilge maintenance

Miles
 

Hello all,

 

To preserve fresh water in the tank, I use a product called “Aqua Clean”.  It is said to kill bad marine organisms and to preserve the water for 6 months.  Best is that it does not contain chlorine and so will not hurt the membranes when you back-flush, and it has no taste.  It is widely available everywhere except in the USA. 

 

Miles  Ladybug, sm 216 , Martinique    

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Help- Where do I find...

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Mark,

Many thanks.  This will do indeed.  

Happy NY to you

Jean-Pierre



On 28 Dec 2017, at 10:22, mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Jean-Pierre,


Check out Alex at Nikimats website: http://nikimat.com/
Specifically these pages:

If you search "Outhaul" in the files section you will find a few documents but they do not appear to be Bonfiglioli specific.  Here is a link to the one from Gary Silver:  https://xa.yimg.com/df/amelyachtowners/Outhaul+Service.pdf?token=3w5OoME8zOs2P42ke14EU474ZS52L2lyz91CWewf2GEytAvvZ_Mgggg7kByC_2l5ctvR8nfYsdQIkiA6x3gXIFz_MDlpPo5xHRAfkDF6wNOpf2dFYvJhH-bbqKBQo6KtIpk&type=download

I'm sure that Maud at Amel can get you the correct part numbers for the bearings and seals:   sav@... (s a v @ amel dot fr).  

Hope that helps and Happy New Year to you.

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA



 


Re: Help- Where do I find...

mfmcgovern@...
 

Jean-Pierre,

Check out Alex at Nikimats website: http://nikimat.com/
Specifically these pages:

If you search "Outhaul" in the files section you will find a few documents but they do not appear to be Bonfiglioli specific.  Here is a link to the one from Gary Silver:  https://xa.yimg.com/df/amelyachtowners/Outhaul+Service.pdf?token=3w5OoME8zOs2P42ke14EU474ZS52L2lyz91CWewf2GEytAvvZ_Mgggg7kByC_2l5ctvR8nfYsdQIkiA6x3gXIFz_MDlpPo5xHRAfkDF6wNOpf2dFYvJhH-bbqKBQo6KtIpk&type=download

I'm sure that Maud at Amel can get you the correct part numbers for the bearings and seals:   sav@... (s a v @ amel dot fr).  

Hope that helps and Happy New Year to you.

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA



 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Atlantic Tower Arch Installation, Alternate Method

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, I was the first one to install an Atlantic arch on an Amel several years ago , and I don't remember them having an installation video. So I don't know what they show , but what you describe sounds like the correct steps. You would need to preload it just to get it to fit between the gunnels , and would need to place it in position to mark the hole locations. I remember they had a range of inches to preload , like between 2 to 6 inches , so I loaded it at 4 , midway , if I did it again I would have loaded it slightly more , maybe an additional inch. One benefit of these arches are , that if you needed to , say to fit on a travel lift , you could unbolt the front legs in a couple of minutes and swivel the arch back and down over the transom. I thought the arch was taller than it needed to be , so I cut several inches off the legs, I am 6'1" and still have plenty of headroom .  I think it looks better and reduces the leverage arm , especially with the dinghy on the davits.
Good Luck,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: isaac_02906@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 8:23 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Atlantic Tower Arch Installation, Alternate Method

 
Hello All,

I watched the installation video on AT's website and read everything I could find on the Owner's group regarding the installation of the arch.  After sleeping on it, it occurred to me that it may be easier (given the manpower) and more forgiving (easy to make adjustments before drilling) if I assemble and pretension the arch, lift it in place, adjust to my preference, mark mounting holes, remove arch, drill, pot the deck, re-drill, bed and install.  Dos anyone see any reason why this wouldn't work, or problems with the method?  When they open for the day, I'll call the company for their feedback as well.

Mark
S/V Lulu
SM #391
Ft. Lauderdale