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Re: Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

Matt Salatino
 

Garhauer’s customer service has been continuously excellent over many years.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Apr 6, 2020, at 5:43 AM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have used Garhauer blocks, vangs, and other products  on my boats for over 25 years. They are bulletproof, extremely well made, extraordinarily strong and have a 10 year unconditional guarantee. In addition they are ½ the price of almost all name brand blocks, and are made in the USA . The stainless in not made in China.

 

I carry a complete set of replacement Garhauer blocks for every block on Kimberlire.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://www.garhauermarine.com/products

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stephen Davis
Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2020 10:49 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

 

Hi Ryan,

I recently replaced my genoa blocks with new Antal blocks supplied by Euro Marine. The blocks that came with our boats are now out of production. I'm attaching a picture of the blocks I purchased for $350 each. They attach with webbing or dynema, and I actually like them more than the originals. If you are interested in these, contact Siebe Noordzy at Euro Marine . He is knowledgeable, and will help you to find something that will work.

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

siebe@...

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Re: Headroom

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Oliver

At 6Ft 4, I am 1.94m not as tall as you, but even so, still found all Amel bunks just marginally too short (at 2.0m in length each) for good night sleep. Our solution was to convert the rear cabin bed to turn sideways (as noted by another member in this thread) which provides a wonderful HUGE Super King size bed, just as comfortable as our King bed at home! We had a custom made innerspring mattress & Latex top made for that bed which was great, and also provided the benefit of being able to sleep in either direction depending on what tack you were sailing. Although you are left a downside of less cabin floor space, we found this a small price to pay, and still rate this is one of the most necessary adjustments we made on Island Pearl II. The inner sprung mattress was zipped into 3 sections to still provide easy access to the rudder stock under in an emergency.

Also, another suggestion for you is regarding the walkthrough area "hot-bed" above the battery compartment. Here we cut a section out of the end timber panel (at bed top height) between the bunk and the adjoining clothing cupboard and placed a removable cushion at bed height in the lower section of the cupboard, and this cavity was nicely finished off with matching timber edging so it looked like a factory alteration, and nobody ever noticed it. This other small necessary alteration to the Amel made it possible for me to sleep on the hotbed too during ocean crossing passages, with my feet through into the wardrobe, which provided peace of mind when crossing oceans alone with my wife as she could easily alert and communicate with me through the little window to the cockpit.

With these two changes, as well as memory foam toppers custom fitted to all bunks, the Amel SM becomes the perfect "tall persons'" long term ocean cruising yacht!

Best regards

Colin Streeter
previous "Island Pearl II" owner #332
Brisbane, Australia

 


On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 9:02 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Oliver,

Where are you located?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Oliver Biederbeck
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2020 10:22 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Headroom

 

Hi Amel owners,

I'm in the early phase of buying a boat on which my wife and I will spend up to 5 years, maybe more. Due to my body height of 2,02 metres (6"8), I have some special requirements towards boat size. Minimum headroom is 2m The Maramu, Super Maramu and the Amel 54 are on our radar because of their overall bluewater qualities but we never had the chance getting onboard of one of the older models. To be shortlisted, a boat must have at least 2 metres of headroom in the galley and in the salon.

So I would like to ask you as proud owners: What is the actual headroom

  • in the galley,
  • the salon,
  • the aft cabin and
  • in the cockpit under the boom?

Would be great to get some figures for my further evaluation. And please, save your time and avoid sentences like "I'm 1,90m and don't have a problem". Believe, me, being >2m is a complete different story - even at home ;-)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers
Oliver



--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445

Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

scentstone
 

Hi Bill,

Thank you again for your efforts for the community.
As you know ScentStone has completed her first RTW in August :

"SM2K #375 ScentStone 2019 Fred"

F.

Re: Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

eric freedman
 

I have used Garhauer blocks, vangs, and other products  on my boats for over 25 years. They are bulletproof, extremely well made, extraordinarily strong and have a 10 year unconditional guarantee. In addition they are ½ the price of almost all name brand blocks, and are made in the USA . The stainless in not made in China.

 

I carry a complete set of replacement Garhauer blocks for every block on Kimberlire.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://www.garhauermarine.com/products

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stephen Davis
Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2020 10:49 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

 

Hi Ryan,

I recently replaced my genoa blocks with new Antal blocks supplied by Euro Marine. The blocks that came with our boats are now out of production. I'm attaching a picture of the blocks I purchased for $350 each. They attach with webbing or dynema, and I actually like them more than the originals. If you are interested in these, contact Siebe Noordzy at Euro Marine . He is knowledgeable, and will help you to find something that will work.

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

siebe@...

Re: Broken water level dipstick

Eamonn Washington
 

Hi Kent

thanks for bringing me a selection of dowels!  (Kent’s boat Kristy is anchored beside me.)

The pipe walls are 1mm thick, the inside diameter is 12mm so a 10mm dowel is perfect for the job.  I might epoxy it in.

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently locked down in Antigua..

Re: Headroom

eric freedman
 

Hi Oliver,

Where are you located?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Oliver Biederbeck
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2020 10:22 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Headroom

 

Hi Amel owners,

I'm in the early phase of buying a boat on which my wife and I will spend up to 5 years, maybe more. Due to my body height of 2,02 metres (6"8), I have some special requirements towards boat size. Minimum headroom is 2m The Maramu, Super Maramu and the Amel 54 are on our radar because of their overall bluewater qualities but we never had the chance getting onboard of one of the older models. To be shortlisted, a boat must have at least 2 metres of headroom in the galley and in the salon.

So I would like to ask you as proud owners: What is the actual headroom

  • in the galley,
  • the salon,
  • the aft cabin and
  • in the cockpit under the boom?

Would be great to get some figures for my further evaluation. And please, save your time and avoid sentences like "I'm 1,90m and don't have a problem". Believe, me, being >2m is a complete different story - even at home ;-)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers
Oliver

Re: Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hallo JP

Can you sent me the Address, I am in New Zealand in Whangarei in the moment.

Thank You

 

Heinz, SM 2000, 292

heinz@...

 

Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von Germain Jean-Pierre
Gesendet: Sonntag, 5. April 2020 18:02
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

 

Hello Ryan and Kelly,

 

I refurbished my original turning blocks by replacing both the needle bearings and the race bearings.  Works like new.  These were sourced in NZ and total. Cost was less than NZ$300… 

 

Best of luck,

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua, NZ.

Jean-Pierre Germain

 

 



On 5 Apr 2020, at 04:53, Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,

 

As we prepare for the sailing season this spring, we've noticed our genoa sheet blocks are in pretty bad shape.  Some of the ball bearings are cracked or crushed.  At the very least, I think the bearings need to be replaced.  I wouldn't be opposed to replacing the whole blocks.

 

Does anyone know where I can get replacements?  I've looked around on the Antal website and they don't seem to make this exact model anymore (they still make it in larger sizes though).  This block is the closest I've been able to find, but it looks like the shackle can only be at 90 degree angles (the existing blocks have the shackle set at about 45 degrees and it doesn't seem possible to rotate).  Would it work?  That shackle angle seems pretty important to me.  I also discovered this replacement sheave which looks like it might fit our existing blocks, but I'd probably have to contact Antal to confirm.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 

 

Re: Does anybody have a source for the Dirupter 60 Amp breaker?

Wolfgang Weber
 

I used the carlingtech mechanichydraulic disruptor  to replace the one of the watermaker in the engineroom and it worked very good.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162

Re: Headroom

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Oliver,

the the actual headroom on our boat (AMEL 54):

  • in the galley - 2,00 to 2,05m
  • the salon - appr. 2,05m in the passage way (16cm step up left and right - the chairs, table etc.)
  • the aft cabin - appr. 1,94m in front of the bed
  • in the cockpit under the boom - appr. 2,06m
I hope this helps.

Best regards
Stefan
AMEL 54 N°119 Lady Charlyette, currently trapped in Guadeloupe

Re: Does anybody have a source for the Dirupter 60 Amp breaker?

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Hi Karen, 

Sorry for the late reply,  Check out https://www.carlingtech.com/thermal-cb-clb-series ; this is not a direct replacement, no manual trip, but it is a disruptor style circuit breaker.  Hope this helps, the data sheet is attached below.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

 

I don't think you are an idiot, but I KNOW YOU ARE VERY FUNNY!😀
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar
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On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 9:50 AM Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:
I figured I was an idiot, and it turns out I was correct :) 

Re: Headroom

Davi Rozgonyi
 
Edited

Oooo, Doug reminded me of something (you might like this too, doug).... Our SM aft cabin was modified brilliantly into a wall-to-wall bed. It has some custom foam inserts around the four sides about 12 inches deep (perfect for throwing your book or reading light or bottle of water), and the bed itself uses two stock standard mattresses of any sort you like, bringing it to king size. With the same-height foam inserts, a 6'6 person could easily sleep stretched out. In our case, there are three of us back there, with loads of room to spare. I'll see if I can put up a pic...

https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/244313/0?p=Created,,,20,2,0,0

Re: Headroom

Doug Smith
 

Oliver,

I am 6’6”, so I guess that equals about 1,95m.  And I was equally concerned about this.  The areas you mention are not a concern.  The boom is not really a factor in the cockpit on the 54.  The salon, galley and aft cabin are plentiful in the headroom.  The areas I was most concerned with as well were the aft bed, and shower space.  On my 54, I can stand in the shower and take a shower without crouching, and I can almost lay fully stretched out on the aft berth.  Similar sizing to most hotel beds, that are considered a queen or full size.

Additionally, the area I was most impressed by was the two starboard side chairs in the main settee area of the cabin.  I haven’t found a more comfortable spot to relax on the inside of the boat.  The chairs fit a longer frame and there are support areas to place your legs both underway and bouncing around on passage, as well as when at anchorage. 

The engine room has abundant room even for guys our height, but the area where the watermaker and inverters are, might need a smaller frame to get back and work on those areas.

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Currently Gibraltar, Queensway Quay Marina

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Oliver Biederbeck <oliver.biederbeck@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 10:29 AM
To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Headroom

 

Hi Amel owners,

I'm in the early phase of buying a boat on which my wife and I will spend up to 5 years, maybe more. Due to my body height of 2,02 metres (6"8), I have some special requirements towards boat size. Minimum headroom is 2m The Maramu, Super Maramu and the Amel 54 are on our radar because of their overall bluewater qualities but we never had the chance getting onboard of one of the older models. To be shortlisted, a boat must have at least 2 metres of headroom in the galley and in the salon.

So I would like to ask you as proud owners: What is the actual headroom

  • in the galley,
  • the salon,
  • the aft cabin and
  • in the cockpit under the boom?

Would be great to get some figures for my further evaluation. And please, save your time and avoid sentences like "I'm 1,90m and don't have a problem". Believe, me, being >2m is a complete different story - even at home ;-)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers
Oliver

Re: Broken water level dipstick

karkauai
 

Could you insert and glue a dowel into the broken ends?

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Apr 4, 2020, at 8:58 PM, Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...> wrote:

Hi

I bent the water level dipstick with 900 liters in the tank, so near the bottom of the dipstick.  (I was running the watermaker, stumbled going down the companionway and grabbed anything.)  It is 90% broken through.

I tried self amalgamating tape for a temporary solution, but it is too thick to drop down into the tank.

I believe I need to install a new pipe.  I guess I will have to take out the dishwasher and empty the tank, but i have never seen the float and don’t know how easy it will be to install a new pipe in it.  Any ideas?  Also, what material is the  pipe made from?  It did not seem to be a normal pipe from a hardware shop; it is lightweight and brittle.

Thanks

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently locked down in Antigua.

Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Davi Rozgonyi
 

I figured I was an idiot, and it turns out I was correct :) 

Re: Headroom

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey Oliver! Good call on looking at Amels, for hundreds of reasons. Headroom is defo one of them... I just measured for ya, our SM has 208 cm in the galley and saloon, and 200 cm in the head and entrance to the forecabin. The corridor to the aft cabin of course is gonna make ya stoop, I do, and I'm "only" 6'1. But you won't have an issue in the main part of the boat. 
Cheers!
Davi
SM56
Wake

Headroom

Oliver Biederbeck
 

Hi Amel owners,

I'm in the early phase of buying a boat on which my wife and I will spend up to 5 years, maybe more. Due to my body height of 2,02 metres (6"8), I have some special requirements towards boat size. Minimum headroom is 2m The Maramu, Super Maramu and the Amel 54 are on our radar because of their overall bluewater qualities but we never had the chance getting onboard of one of the older models. To be shortlisted, a boat must have at least 2 metres of headroom in the galley and in the salon.

So I would like to ask you as proud owners: What is the actual headroom
  • in the galley,
  • the salon,
  • the aft cabin and
  • in the cockpit under the boom?
Would be great to get some figures for my further evaluation. And please, save your time and avoid sentences like "I'm 1,90m and don't have a problem". Believe, me, being >2m is a complete different story - even at home ;-)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers
Oliver

Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

 

Yes, that breaker is for the 24 volt windlass and genoa furler. Maybe your meter is set wrong or you didn't use the 24 volt negative. Check again. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 12:05 AM Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:
Hey all, so thanks to Bill's advice to remove the whole panel via the knob (which I really should have noticed but there were clothes packed into the second-most forward cubby), I yanked it and replaced the breaker. Great success! :D Everything works. 

One surprise to me: I measured the breaker having 12 volts running through it. Is this normal? I would have thought it would be 24, like the rest of the system.... The windlass/furler work fine, just wondering.... shouldn't that hefty 100a breaker be on the 24volt circuit? Or is that only covering the solenoids or something? Or did I miss something simple? 

Sorry for the dumb@ss question.... my field of expertise (VWs) only had one voltage :D 

Re: Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Ryan and Kelly,

I refurbished my original turning blocks by replacing both the needle bearings and the race bearings.  Works like new.  These were sourced in NZ and total. Cost was less than NZ$300… 

Best of luck,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua, NZ.
Jean-Pierre Germain



On 5 Apr 2020, at 04:53, Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi all,

As we prepare for the sailing season this spring, we've noticed our genoa sheet blocks are in pretty bad shape.  Some of the ball bearings are cracked or crushed.  At the very least, I think the bearings need to be replaced.  I wouldn't be opposed to replacing the whole blocks.

Does anyone know where I can get replacements?  I've looked around on the Antal website and they don't seem to make this exact model anymore (they still make it in larger sizes though).  This block is the closest I've been able to find, but it looks like the shackle can only be at 90 degree angles (the existing blocks have the shackle set at about 45 degrees and it doesn't seem possible to rotate).  Would it work?  That shackle angle seems pretty important to me.  I also discovered this replacement sheave which looks like it might fit our existing blocks, but I'd probably have to contact Antal to confirm.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey all, so thanks to Bill's advice to remove the whole panel via the knob (which I really should have noticed but there were clothes packed into the second-most forward cubby), I yanked it and replaced the breaker. Great success! :D Everything works. 

One surprise to me: I measured the breaker having 12 volts running through it. Is this normal? I would have thought it would be 24, like the rest of the system.... The windlass/furler work fine, just wondering.... shouldn't that hefty 100a breaker be on the 24volt circuit? Or is that only covering the solenoids or something? Or did I miss something simple? 

Sorry for the dumb@ss question.... my field of expertise (VWs) only had one voltage :D