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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deck running lights

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Most welcome Paul,

Well that is a long story in itself.
In short no: while the insurance totally agreed I was at zero fault, they wanted me to accept 50% responsibility as it was “not worth” for them to hire a lawyer and defend the case… I argued for 8 months, then gave up, so out of the $20k I paid 10 then 4 years later still asking the remaining 3 of the 10 k.

Good luck with your installation!

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Fri, 10/5/18, paul.cooper74@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deck running lights
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:54 AM


 









Thank for the pics, Alexandre and I am sorry to see
the damage that was done to your bow.  I hope your repair
was satisfactory and covered by insurance.
I will definitely have a SS plate
made and welded in place just like your installation. 
 Very nice.  I will look for the smallest possible LED
lights with the required brightness (2 nm), and I think
there are some now that are completely round with no edges
that a line could get caught on.
Paul C.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Willem,

Yes it is possible.
Back then, I took pictures (which you saw at the bottom of the 1st link) and show them on the forum and people were unanimous (in my case) the spines were fine.

In my case, was the gears. I hope it is the same for you (and not the connection between the shaft and electric motor).

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Fri, 10/5/18, 'Willem J. Kroes' kavanga@outlook.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:31 PM


 













Good afternoon
Alexandre,
 
Thank you so much for your advice
and explanation.
 
I noticed that in your case the
bearings in the foot were worn out. But is it also possible
that the problem can be with the connection between the
shaft and
the electric motor? It seems the ‘screaming noise’ is
coming from the top, because it is so loud.
 
Kind regards,
 
Willem
 
 
 
 
 


Van: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>


Verzonden: vrijdag 5 oktober 2018 13:10

Aan: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Onderwerp: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming
noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop
anymore


 
 



Good morning William,



When it happened to me (same thing: propeller still on bow
thruster - but no movement and screaming sound) it was the
bearing inside the foot that were worn out.


Here are pictures: http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_spin.html



You will need from Amel Part 1110 (Mecanism Pied de
Propulseur SM) the price varies a lot if you purchase it
from Martinique (977 Euro) or La Rochelle (582 Euro)

scroll down to 1110 to see the part:

http://www.nikimat.com/spare_parts_bow_thruster.html



NOTE: Make sure you order with the Tufnol shaft and not the
bearing by themselves as the size of that shaft has changed
(look at the last picture on:
http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_lost_propeller.html
)



NOTE 2: when you receive the 1110 - the small open space to
receive the key on the small gear will have to be machined a
little as it is not thick enough.


If you look at the 2nd picture on
http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_spin.html

You will see where the key goes has not be machine as much
as on the old gear.

You have a good view on picture 6.



Wood luck, sincerely, Alexandre



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On Fri, 10/5/18, kavanga@outlook.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from
the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018, 4:03 AM





 



















Hello fellow Amel

owners,

I just moored my boat in

the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the

bow thruster did not function anymore and made a
screaming

noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost

without any resistance.

Any idea what can be wrong

and how to repair is very much

welcome.

Best

regards,

Willem

Kroes

SM #351

KAVANGA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Emergency tiller cap O Ring

smiles bernard
 

Could I ask how peoples emergency tiller cap is attached to the boat?
Mine cap has a stainless eyebolt protruding from its top but it’s not attached by this to anything. 
I presume it is supposed to be lashed to a fixed point somewhere but can’t see an obvious place. 

Many thanks in advance 

Miles
Maramu 162


On 5 Oct 2018, at 03:44, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alan,


A second vote for Florida Bearings as an O-ring supplier.  Bearings and lip seals too.  They don't always stock the metric sizes, but can order them in quickly.

On our boat we found that cap to be an annoying leak source.  For reasons not at all clear to me, there were a great many fine gelcoat cracks right across the O-ring sealing surface, or what SHOULD have been the O-ring sealing surface. We had two choices, carefully fix every one of the fine crazing cracks,  and prep the area back to a standard suitable for an o-ring seal--or something else.  

We did... something else and used a little silicone sealant to glue down the cover.  Nothing that a screwdriver (or desperate fingernails) couldn't remove posthaste in an emergency.  Leaks no more.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shock from windlass

Stephen Davis
 

Hey Kent,

Had a similar problem on Aloha a few years ago. It was a part of the nav light wire which had brittle insulation and exposed wire was making contact with inside of rail. It would give you a mild DC shock. 

Good luck sorting out the problem. 

Steve 
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Oct 5, 2018, at 09:02, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Amelians,

I just heard from the yard where I am having work done on Kristy.
One of the guys in the yard guy a shock while operating the windlass by the switch on the windlass and at the same time touching the lifeline rail.

They don’t have any clue about the Amel “ floating ground” and want to blame the shock on the floating ground. I assured them that this was highly unlikely, but I am not sure what is going on here.

Both the windlass and lifeline rail are exposed to sea water.
Are the lifeline rails connected to the bonding system? If so, where is the connection?
Is the windlass connected to the bonding system? If so, where?

Does anyone have an idea of how I should go about trouble-shooting this “shocking” problem?

The yard worker was using the button switch that raises the anchor, which is working as it should. The button switch that lowers the chain works only intermittently, and the up and down toggle switch at the helm works correctly. There was no shock when touching the windlass and rail unless the up switch was activated. The windlass did bring the chain up.

This sounds like a potentially dangerous situation, so I am anxious to find the problem and get it repaired.

Thank you for any advice. I will report what I find.

Happy sailing, Fair Winds, and Respect de la Mer.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


Shock from windlass

karkauai
 

Hello Amelians,

I just heard from the yard where I am having work done on Kristy.
One of the guys in the yard guy a shock while operating the windlass by the switch on the windlass and at the same time touching the lifeline rail.

They don’t have any clue about the Amel “ floating ground” and want to blame the shock on the floating ground. I assured them that this was highly unlikely, but I am not sure what is going on here.

Both the windlass and lifeline rail are exposed to sea water.
Are the lifeline rails connected to the bonding system? If so, where is the connection?
Is the windlass connected to the bonding system? If so, where?

Does anyone have an idea of how I should go about trouble-shooting this “shocking” problem?

The yard worker was using the button switch that raises the anchor, which is working as it should. The button switch that lowers the chain works only intermittently, and the up and down toggle switch at the helm works correctly. There was no shock when touching the windlass and rail unless the up switch was activated. The windlass did bring the chain up.

This sounds like a potentially dangerous situation, so I am anxious to find the problem and get it repaired.

Thank you for any advice. I will report what I find.

Happy sailing, Fair Winds, and Respect de la Mer.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

Sv Garulfo
 

Courtney, Dean,

Ok, this is resolved; the wires go the foot of the mast and are used for optional spreader lights. 

Thanks all for your contributions


Thomas

GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 

On Fri, 5 Oct 2018 at 13:10, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas yes we have both switches and need both on for our propane to work.  I do not know if it is because we have both Butane and Propane but that is how Trippin works.

Cheers
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 5, 2018 9:03 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

 
Hi Courtney,

Thanks for your reply 

We have another dedicated switch for the gaz solenoid, labelled “electrovane gaz” and located just below the bilge pump button on the 24VDC panel. 
Do you have a switch that has no specific use on your panel?

Cheers!
Thomas

GARULFO
A54-122
Curaçao 



On Fri, 5 Oct 2018 at 08:36, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
on our boat Tripinn' #101 amel 54 we must use that switch when we are using our Propane tanks to cook. 
Hope this helps
Courtney



-----Original Message-----
From: 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: Yahoo Group Amel <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 2:45 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

 
Hi all,

On our A54 24V panel (port column, lowest position), there is a breaker labelled  “divers” (miscellaneous in French) that i would like to use for a new piece if equipment in the engine room. 
Does anyone know when the cables for that breaker go?

Thanks a bunch!

Fair winds

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls PAUL on KERPA

Paul Cooper <paul.cooper74@...>
 

You can use plcbluebird at geemaildotcom.  Thanks!

On Fri Oct 05 2018 14:17:41 GMT+0000 (GMT), karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Hi Paul,
I need a private email address for communications about the drawer pulls.

Please contact me at:
karkauai "at" yahoo "dot" com

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

Paul Cooper <paul.cooper74@...>
 

Thank you, Bill Kinney, for that information.  It is very helpful.  i will give a follow up once I have completed the installation.

Paul C.
Maracuya, 

On Fri Oct 05 2018 17:18:33 GMT+0000 (GMT), 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Hi,

In the USA you can only use the tricolor while sailing. It is not used while motoring or motor sailing.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2018 9:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

 

 

Hi Paul,

   congrats on the new boat.  My older SM #37 had rail mounted lights but they failed at some point before I bought the boat.  A previous owner switched to using a trcolor mast head light in place of the deck level lighting.  If you don't have the wiring already run for deck lights the tricolor may be the quickest way to get into compliance.  A note, I think Joel Potter said that at one point  the deck lights were an "option" but all boats were wired for them.  Check around in the forward lockers and see if you can find wires going toward the forward tooe rail.

 

                Regards,  John

 

SV Annie SM #37

Prickly Bay 

 

On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 8:05 AM paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello all.  My new to me SM2K hull # 238 was built for a French customer (named Henri Amel incidentally) and was built with no deck-level running lights.  Apparently they are /were not required in France at that time and no subsequent owners felt they needed to uprade to be in compliance with COLREGS. 

 

Obviously I need them since international COLREGs require them when steaming.  And common sense says they are necessary when steaming, especially in close quarters.

 

I do not know how to search this forum for old posts so I apologize if I am rehashing an old thread, but I would love to hear if any others have had this problem and how they dealt with it.   Specifically, the problem is getting wire into the bow pulpit when it wasn't constructed with wire access.  There is no hole between the sail locker and the inside of the angled bow pulpit stanchion.    Also, the best location and mounting hardware for the bow lights and any problems with aftermarket installations.  The stern light should not be difficult-- I am thinking of putting the stern light on the solar arch rather than the stern railing.

 

I will be in Martinique in a few weeks.  Do you know if the yard there has specifically dealt with this retrofit on a SM?

 

Thanks in advance for any advice.

 

Paul Cooper

SM2K #238 "Maracuya"

Grenada

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Roller Removal...

John Clark
 

Bill can I forward your email to another Amel owner who recently replaced his bow roller.  He has an older SM.

 John


On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 11:58 AM greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Anybody have some insight into the the anchor roller axle is secured?  On most boats these have nuts on threaded ends, but what I see on my bow roller is not giving me any insight on how to removed it!


This is the original Super Maramu bow fitting, not the one used on the 2K boats.


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

Willem Kroes
 

Good afternoon Alexandre,

 

Thank you so much for your advice and explanation.

 

I noticed that in your case the bearings in the foot were worn out. But is it also possible that the problem can be with the connection between the shaft and the electric motor? It seems the ‘screaming noise’ is coming from the top, because it is so loud.

 

Kind regards,

 

Willem

 

 

 

 

 

Van: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Verzonden: vrijdag 5 oktober 2018 13:10
Aan: amelyachtowners@...
Onderwerp: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

 

 

Good morning William,

When it happened to me (same thing: propeller still on bow thruster - but no movement and screaming sound) it was the bearing inside the foot that were worn out.
Here are pictures: http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_spin.html

You will need from Amel Part 1110 (Mecanism Pied de Propulseur SM) the price varies a lot if you purchase it from Martinique (977 Euro) or La Rochelle (582 Euro)
scroll down to 1110 to see the part:
http://www.nikimat.com/spare_parts_bow_thruster.html

NOTE: Make sure you order with the Tufnol shaft and not the bearing by themselves as the size of that shaft has changed (look at the last picture on: http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_lost_propeller.html )

NOTE 2: when you receive the 1110 - the small open space to receive the key on the small gear will have to be machined a little as it is not thick enough.
If you look at the 2nd picture on http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_spin.html
You will see where the key goes has not be machine as much as on the old gear.
You have a good view on picture 6.

Wood luck, sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------

On Fri, 10/5/18, kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018, 4:03 AM


 









Hello fellow Amel
owners,
I just moored my boat in
the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the
bow thruster did not function anymore and made a screaming
noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost
without any resistance.
Any idea what can be wrong
and how to repair is very much
welcome.
Best
regards,
Willem
Kroes
SM #351
KAVANGA  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

eric freedman
 

Hi,

In the USA you can only use the tricolor while sailing. It is not used while motoring or motor sailing.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2018 9:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

 

 

Hi Paul,

   congrats on the new boat.  My older SM #37 had rail mounted lights but they failed at some point before I bought the boat.  A previous owner switched to using a trcolor mast head light in place of the deck level lighting.  If you don't have the wiring already run for deck lights the tricolor may be the quickest way to get into compliance.  A note, I think Joel Potter said that at one point  the deck lights were an "option" but all boats were wired for them.  Check around in the forward lockers and see if you can find wires going toward the forward tooe rail.

 

                Regards,  John

 

SV Annie SM #37

Prickly Bay 

 

On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 8:05 AM paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello all.  My new to me SM2K hull # 238 was built for a French customer (named Henri Amel incidentally) and was built with no deck-level running lights.  Apparently they are /were not required in France at that time and no subsequent owners felt they needed to uprade to be in compliance with COLREGS. 

 

Obviously I need them since international COLREGs require them when steaming.  And common sense says they are necessary when steaming, especially in close quarters.

 

I do not know how to search this forum for old posts so I apologize if I am rehashing an old thread, but I would love to hear if any others have had this problem and how they dealt with it.   Specifically, the problem is getting wire into the bow pulpit when it wasn't constructed with wire access.  There is no hole between the sail locker and the inside of the angled bow pulpit stanchion.    Also, the best location and mounting hardware for the bow lights and any problems with aftermarket installations.  The stern light should not be difficult-- I am thinking of putting the stern light on the solar arch rather than the stern railing.

 

I will be in Martinique in a few weeks.  Do you know if the yard there has specifically dealt with this retrofit on a SM?

 

Thanks in advance for any advice.

 

Paul Cooper

SM2K #238 "Maracuya"

Grenada

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Thomas yes we have both switches and need both on for our propane to work.  I do not know if it is because we have both Butane and Propane but that is how Trippin works.
Cheers
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Oct 5, 2018 9:03 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

 
Hi Courtney,

Thanks for your reply 

We have another dedicated switch for the gaz solenoid, labelled “electrovane gaz” and located just below the bilge pump button on the 24VDC panel. 
Do you have a switch that has no specific use on your panel?

Cheers!
Thomas

GARULFO
A54-122
Curaçao 



On Fri, 5 Oct 2018 at 08:36, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
on our boat Tripinn' #101 amel 54 we must use that switch when we are using our Propane tanks to cook. 
Hope this helps
Courtney



-----Original Message-----
From: 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: Yahoo Group Amel <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 2:45 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

 
Hi all,

On our A54 24V panel (port column, lowest position), there is a breaker labelled  “divers” (miscellaneous in French) that i would like to use for a new piece if equipment in the engine room. 
Does anyone know when the cables for that breaker go?

Thanks a bunch!

Fair winds

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 


Anchor Roller Removal...

greatketch@...
 

Anybody have some insight into the the anchor roller axle is secured?  On most boats these have nuts on threaded ends, but what I see on my bow roller is not giving me any insight on how to removed it!


This is the original Super Maramu bow fitting, not the one used on the 2K boats.


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: Deck running lights

greatketch@...
 


Paul,

It always mystified me how French built vessels get a CE certification for ocean crossing with lights that were not in compliance with international norms. I first ran into this with some of the catamarans built in France.

I have a couple ideas for you.

First, on the stern light, do as you are thinking and install it on the arch.  If you have it on the rail, the arch will interfere with it's visibility and the reflections off the arch tubing back toward the cockpit will drive you crazy in the dark. 

Up high, centered on the arch, is a clean installation look if your solar panel frames allow it.  We ended up with a bracket further down and to one side.

Several people have noticed that the wire openings in the stanchions promotes/causes more serious corrosion and leaks around the machine screws securing them to the bulwarks.  If you go that route, be sure that you seal up the hole up high on the stanchion as much as possible, and make sure there is a path out the bottom for any seawater that does manage to find its way in!

I don't have a simple "best" answer, but just some thoughts to throw at you.  
  • The red/green sidelight don't NEED to go on the pulpit, of course. They can go lower down and/or further back. 
  • I have seen some nice mast mounted bi-color lights, but the downside of those is the genoa can screen them pretty  severely.
  • Wiring up the forward center of the pulpit to a combined bi-color lantern might be easiest, since the pulpit fits into a socket there and removing the pulpit would make threading the wire simple (or at least simpler!)
Enjoy your new boat!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

---In amelyachtowners@..., <paul.cooper74@...> wrote :

Hello all.  My new to me SM2K hull # 238 was built for a French customer (named Henri Amel incidentally) and was built with no deck-level running lights.  Apparently they are /were not required in France at that time and no subsequent owners felt they needed to uprade to be in compliance with COLREGS. 


Obviously I need them since international COLREGs require them when steaming.  And common sense says they are necessary when steaming, especially in close quarters.


I do not know how to search this forum for old posts so I apologize if I am rehashing an old thread, but I would love to hear if any others have had this problem and how they dealt with it.   Specifically, the problem is getting wire into the bow pulpit when it wasn't constructed with wire access.  There is no hole between the sail locker and the inside of the angled bow pulpit stanchion.    Also, the best location and mounting hardware for the bow lights and any problems with aftermarket installations.  The stern light should not be difficult-- I am thinking of putting the stern light on the solar arch rather than the stern railing.


I will be in Martinique in a few weeks.  Do you know if the yard there has specifically dealt with this retrofit on a SM?


Thanks in advance for any advice.


Paul Cooper

SM2K #238 "Maracuya"

Grenada



Re: Deck running lights

paul.cooper74@...
 

Thank for the pics, Alexandre and I am sorry to see the damage that was done to your bow.  I hope your repair was satisfactory and covered by insurance.

I will definitely have a SS plate made and welded in place just like your installation.   Very nice.  I will look for the smallest possible LED lights with the required brightness (2 nm), and I think there are some now that are completely round with no edges that a line could get caught on.

Paul C.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls PAUL on KERPA

John Clark
 

Hi Kent,  are we still on for this project?


On Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 10:17 AM karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Paul,
I need a private email address for communications about the drawer pulls.

Please contact me at:
karkauai "at" yahoo "dot" com

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls

karkauai
 

Hi again, all,

I have sent private emails to those who ordered.

I have the first batch of drawer pulls, and am ready to send them to those who ordered first.  There is another batch being made, so if you are interested but haven't ordered, there is still time.  Please contact me directly by email (karkauai "at" yahoo "dot" com)

The pulls are made of black ABS plastic, with a matte finish and can be painted, but the printer said that the chrome paint would not give a mirror finish.

I am attaching a photo.

He has designed and made a prototype of the 3-part mechanism at his own cost and will make the mechanism for $10 not including spring (I cut a stainless steel safety pin to fit a few years ago and it still works fine)

Please contact me immediately if you want any of these handles or mechanisms.  I will be sailing South in another month or so and want this to be in my wake before I leave.

I will send a handle and mechanism to Maud so that she can purchase them directly from the 3-D printer if Amel chooses to do so.  Future orders of just a few at a time will cost significantly more.

Fair Winds, Have Fun, Respect de la Mer.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

paul.cooper74@...
 

Thank you, John.  We have a nice LED masthead tricolor but that does not put us in compliance with COLREGs for steaming.  I have done a little research.   FWIW,  the international rules actually state that deck level lights should be standard and the masthead nav lights optional, but some boatmakers, including Jeanneau, are still selling boats the opposite way--masthead standard and deck lights "optional".  Hard to believe.

Anyway, I checked in the forward lockers and there are neither wires nor an entrance for wires into the bow stanchion.

I don't think it will be too difficult to drill a hole but it will require going through the deck and then through the SS base of the stanchion.  Then of course wires will need to be brought back to the breaker panel.

So I am still interested to know if anyone has drilled such a hole and if they encountered any difficulties.

Paul C.
Maracuya, SM #238
Grenada


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mail and package forwarding while cruising

Ralph Caruso
 

I used SBI for 7 years, while we lived in France.  They give you a US address in Florida, and are very good at handling mail and even packages.  They sort out the junk, and make sure you get the stuff that you need.

Since they are in Florida, you can get a Florida drivers license and domicile, which can be important for tax and other financial purposes.  The local officials also seem to understand what is going on, and do not summon you to sit on juries when you are 4000 miles away...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 24VDC “misc” breaker

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Dean,

Thanks for the pictures! Yes there is a wire connected to it on Garulfo, with a indecipherable inscription on it, maybe « fleche » (in what i suspect is the same handwriting as everywhere else but on the boat, so probably the yard’s).
But i can’t find what it would control and where it leads, for now... « Flèche » could be spreaders lights but we don’t have those. 

Thanks 

Thomas 
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 
 


On Fri, 5 Oct 2018 at 09:08, trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,
This may not help, but on Stella, that breaker has no connection made to it. I have a pic of the wiring which I will email to you. (Still have not worked out how to post images here)
Have you checked if you have a wire connected there?
Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54 #154

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