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Re: Source of double lipped seals in the EU

rossirossix4
 

Are the dimensions the same for 54s and SMs?  Are they double lipped?
Bob, KAIMI SM 429


Re: Source of double lipped seals in the EU

Craig Briggs
 

Hey Arno,
Perhaps on the 54 but not on earlier SM's, SN's etc. Do you also have an engine air intake filter? Not on the earlier models. Maybe global warming is causing more dust in the air such that engine rooms are now like farm fields. :-)
-Cheers, 
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Mango VDO Fuel sensor replacement

Arlo
 

Hello fellow Mango owners. My port side fuel sensor has finally given up the ghost and died. I did all the troubleshooting and narrowed it down to the sensor. Has any of the Mango owners on here replaced their sensors yet? If so what make/model did you go back in with?


Re: Does the faux teak prevent one From seeing damage before it is too late? #solution

Bill Kinney
 

Daniel,

Damage to the gelcoat is not what leads directly to damaged core.  Under the gelcoat is the actual structural layer of fiberglass reinforced resin laminate.  The kind of long term sun damage we see on older Amel "brown" decks is certainly unappealing, and causes other problems, but by itself is not going to lead to waterlogged core.  That comes from problems with hardware installation, or by an impact strong enough to actually crack the laminate.  In the later case, I think it is very unlikely to be missed by even a casual inspection.

After twenty-five years, our boat is coming to the point where the surface layer of gelcoat is showing enough UV damage that we are on the look-out for a repair that will be robust, attractive and long-lived enough to be worth doing, without being so pricey it pulls a year's expenses out of the cruising kitty!  We have yet to see a single option that checks all our boxes, although many have been good choices with good outcomes.  I am know a diligent search of this group's archives will find LOTS of examples and discussions.

A blue painted deck is not to my personnel taste, but works for others.  Once the deck needs work, it really depends on how bad it is. A bit of color fading can be covered with minor prep work.  If the existing gelcoat is cracking and chipping, nothing short of sanding it down to a solid substrate will keep things together.  I think what ever you end up putting on top of the repair is a matter of taste.  I am betting there are very few buyers of 40 year old Mangos who are just DYING to have faux teak decks, and that is the real reason they want an Amel.  Do a good job with any repair, and document it well, and you'll keep the value of your boat up.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA



Re: Pilot bulb bilge pump

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hallo Bill,
Thank you for your answer. Good idea to replace with an LED in a 8mm housing. I didn't found this hint in my version of your great book.
regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426, Red Lion


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

Bill Kinney
 

Kathy,  

We replaced ONLY the liner fabric.  No special brand, just a standard curtain-liner, UV resistant, opaque fabric, from the local sewing store. The price was right! All the hardware was either left in place, or reinstalled as needed.  So we have no useful information on replacement hardware.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Pilot bulb bilge pump

 

I am fairly sure that the red cover was glued in place with something. When I had to replace the bulb, I bought an LED bulb and 8mm fixture. See below info.

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 12:44 PM Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hallo,
I had to replace the pilot bulb of the bilge pump on the 24v panel. The red cover was fixed with some silicon like stuff. What is the correct way to fix this cover? It is not staying in place without any 'help'.

regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426, Red Lion


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

Denise McGovern
 

I bought wrinkle tape and hooks from Curtain Tracks.  The hooks are Recmar 4140 https://www.curtain-tracks.com/recmar-4140-plastic-wrinkle-band-curtain-hook.html 

Denise
s/v CARA SM 440


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

 

Kathy,

I bought some "Curtain Carriers Eyelet Style" from Sailrite that worked. This is what I am 99% sure I bought: https://www.sailrite.com/search?keywords=Curtain%20Carriers%20Eyelet%20Style

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 11:29 AM Richard May via groups.io <airwisrich2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Karen. So you just replaced the liner? Are you still using the original wrinkle band and the bean shaped curtain clips?
Bill Rouse speaks the truth, I have the blue and yellow cotton type fabric that has some mold in places. I am probably going to go with a polyester/polypropylene fabric: https://www.sailrite.com/Covington-SD-Tide-Pool-Isle-Waters-54-Fabric?t=1614533071774
I plan to get the same UV liner that Bill suggested: https://www.sailrite.com/Europatex-Eclipse-White-55-Blackout-Drapery-Fabric-Fabric?t=1614533133325
The only bean sprout curtain hooks that Sailrite has are metal and not well rated. I am unsure about reusing the 16 year old plastic hooks. Anyone know where to find new plastic ones of the same size?

Much thanks,

Kathy
SM 477, Avogato


Pilot bulb bilge pump

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hallo,
I had to replace the pilot bulb of the bilge pump on the 24v panel. The red cover was fixed with some silicon like stuff. What is the correct way to fix this cover? It is not staying in place without any 'help'.

regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426, Red Lion


Re: Group Insurance questionnaire

Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...>
 

Ken, I just joined the group.  I am looking to buy an A54.  Do you know any owners in the US who might want to sell theirs?

 

Richard Dallett

484-431-4040

dallettrichard@...

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Group Insurance questionnaire

 

Hello All,

The more input we (Amel Owners) provide, the better chance for a successful Amel Owners Group insurance solution.  

If you have not filled out the questionnaire, please do so. 

All the best,

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262
 


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

Richard May
 

Thank you Karen. So you just replaced the liner? Are you still using the original wrinkle band and the bean shaped curtain clips?
Bill Rouse speaks the truth, I have the blue and yellow cotton type fabric that has some mold in places. I am probably going to go with a polyester/polypropylene fabric: https://www.sailrite.com/Covington-SD-Tide-Pool-Isle-Waters-54-Fabric?t=1614533071774
I plan to get the same UV liner that Bill suggested: https://www.sailrite.com/Europatex-Eclipse-White-55-Blackout-Drapery-Fabric-Fabric?t=1614533133325
The only bean sprout curtain hooks that Sailrite has are metal and not well rated. I am unsure about reusing the 16 year old plastic hooks. Anyone know where to find new plastic ones of the same size?

Much thanks,

Kathy
SM 477, Avogato


Re: Group Insurance questionnaire

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Hello All,

The more input we (Amel Owners) provide, the better chance for a successful Amel Owners Group insurance solution.  

If you have not filled out the questionnaire, please do so. 

All the best,

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262
 


Re: Does the faux teak prevent one From seeing damage before it is too late? #solution

Matt Salatino
 

I’ve seen 2 or 3 SMS having their decks gelcoated, usually in off white, in Guatemala. The one I examined closely, looked very good, and was cool enough to walk barefoot on in the tropical sun. The marina used a rolled out, molding technique that created a diamond pattern in the gelcoat.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Feb 28, 2021, at 12:19 PM, Daniel Alexander Thompson <Thompson.Xander@...> wrote:

If the white sub teak gel coat gets damaged, can the faux teak prevent one from seeing the problem before one has saturated balsa core?

Is there a horrendous argument for just doing away with the faux teak and painting the deck blue like a westerly 33?

Would this dramatically lower the resale value of a forty year old Mango?

Blessings from Panama


Does the faux teak prevent one From seeing damage before it is too late? #solution

Daniel Alexander Thompson
 
Edited

If the white sub teak gel coat gets damaged, can the faux teak prevent one from seeing the problem before it is "too late" and one is subject to a saturated balsa core?

Is there a horrendous argument for just doing away with the faux teak and painting the deck blue like a westerly 33?

Would this dramatically lower the resale value of a forty year old Mango?

Blessings from Panama


Re: Group Insurance questionnaire

JB Duler
 

Courtney, no need to fill the questionnaire again. Kent was reminding people to fill out the questionnaire.

We had a lot of answers, but the more the better.
Thank you to all who have answered already.
--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: Group Insurance questionnaire

Courtney Gorman
 

I believe this was sent before and I already replied.  Are you wanting us to fill it out again?


On Feb 27, 2021, at 6:12 PM, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Please let us know your thoughts, what ever they are, regarding a possible Amel owners group policy.

Here is a beief survey to assess interest. It only tajes a few minutes and will determine if there is enough interest to continue.
Thanks,

https://kivfinance.typeform.com/to/weCULvfW
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Source of double lipped seals in the EU

Arno Luijten
 

Well, not saying what you say is not true but the fact is that Amel uses a double lip seal in the ingoing shaft for the C-drive according to the drawing. Who am I to argue with the people that designed the C-Drive. 

Just my two cents.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

karkauai
 

Hi Eloi,
I will post a few pics when all is completed, probably in 2-3 weeks.
The seat was raised enough to add the pull-out trays where cushions are placed.
Kent and Iris
SM 243
Kristy

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Group Insurance questionnaire

karkauai
 
Edited

Please let us know your thoughts, what ever they are, regarding a possible Amel owners group policy.

Here is a beief survey to assess interest. It only takes a few minutes and will determine if there is enough interest to continue.
Thanks,

https://kivfinance.typeform.com/to/weCULvfW
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243

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