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Re: Flexofold Prop

rossirossix4
 

VARIPROP--This is follow-up on the model, size and pricing information that I received back from the German company S.P.W. GmbH  .   The size used on our Redline SM was a DF-112, ø 22" x 16" pitch ahead x 14" pitch astern LH rotation for ISO 35.  The current pricing is €4.469,80.  I had asked them about other Amels and their response was "
Yes, we fit... mostly 4 blades onto AMEL Yachts. Some were smaller sizes, some same DF-112 types  as well, depends on the Yacht and engine details."

Hope this is helpful to anyone inquiring regarding the Variprop.  I do have their pdf price list if anyone needs it.

Bob, KAIMI SM429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

John Clark
 

Hi Duane,
   I got a rebuild kit along with a spare pump from Amel in Le Marin last winter.

John 
SV Annie. SM 37
Key West Florida

On Dec 6, 2017 10:17 AM, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I would be very interested in peoples experience in replacing the AMFA Marina bilge pump in terms of fit-up.  I plan to buy a spare and have it ready for the day the AMFA fails.


Some prior posts seem to indicate that parts for the AMFA Marina pump are no longer available, is that true?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Martinique.

Derick Gates
 

Hi all,

I will be sailing Brava from Antigua to Le Marin, Martinique in early January, arriving approximately January 15th, to get some work done for a few weeks. Will leave February 10th to go south to St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines before returning to Martinique February 21st.  I look forward to seeing you all in Le Marin.

Derick Gates
SM2K#400 Brava
Currently on the hard in Bailey's boatyard in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua


Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

Duane Siegfri
 

I would be very interested in peoples experience in replacing the AMFA Marina bilge pump in terms of fit-up.  I plan to buy a spare and have it ready for the day the AMFA fails.

Some prior posts seem to indicate that parts for the AMFA Marina pump are no longer available, is that true?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

Dan Carlson
 

Hi all, Lori and I also expect to arrive in Le Marin by early Jan until early Feb.

Dan Carlson,  sv BeBe, SM#387



On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 8:10 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

Hi Vladimir,

I will be on the dock January 18.

Please drop by and say hi.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.

I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

 

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Vladimir

 

On Dec 4, 2017 17:34, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

I usually start my letter stating that I am sorry that I do not speak French and then write in English. The marina  usually responds in English.

 

The bracket that supports the Genoa furler was straightened by the rigger Gaetan when they changed my rigging. The riggers there are amazing and have everything needed for an Amel. Their head Amel rigger has been doing Amels for 25 years. Good time to have them check and tune your rigging.

 

I also had my Genoa furler rebuilt by Amel. Fortunately since I had added grease ports, the  bronze gear and worm gear were in very good condition. They only replaced the wire, 9 bearings and 4 seals. They said it would be good for another 15 years if I kept adding grease.

 

Have you removed the shaft that connects the outhaul motor to the outhaul winch on the main boom? If it doesn’t come out , I would suggest that you have the rigger remove it . Twice a year I remove mine and cover it with anti-seize grease. I also removed a few thousands of an inch from the key in the shaft.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

?

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.


New Autoprop Specs

Dean Gillies
 

Hi all,

Having made the decision to order the Autoprop, I just wanted to check the relevant specs to make sure it fits ok. I am ordering the following from Bruntons:


H6-566mm 3 Blade Autoprop
Roller Bearing Propeller to suit Amel 54 with Volvo D3-110 Engine 110hp @ 3000rpm, with a 1.97:1 Gearbox Ratio 35mm Shaft Diameter, with LH Rotation. Serial Number:- AP10276


I am fairly confident that Bruntons know what is needed for the Amel 54, however the only two items I cannot confirm from the Amel documentation that I have are the Gearbox Ratio 1.97:1 and the shaft diameter 35mm.

The 1.97 is correct for the ZF transmission, so may I assume that the C-Drive is 1:1?


Stella is a 2010 model Amel 54.


Many thanks 

Dean (back in Sydney)

SY Stella

Amel 54 #154




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Easy Lock Companionway Slide [1 Attachment]

greatketch@...
 

Ryan,

Exactly what I was thinking.  I had the design in my head, and Bill R's design on the forum was certainly a better iteration of my thoughts,  but we all have our priorities...  Heck, it took Amel ten years to make the change!

If I had access to my workshop fabricating something would have been a fun and interesting project, but really hard to justify the time and effort when they are available for $12...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL


---In amelyachtowners@..., <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote :

Bill, I had the same idea when I first saw how the door worked :)  But I assumed I would need to fabricate my own cam, so that was way down the priority list.  This looks like a fantastic solution, and I just ordered one.  Thanks!

Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Easy Lock Companionway Slide [1 Attachment]

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

And, if you look in the photo section you will find a drawing of cam levers that I had made out of teak 12 years ago.


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Dec 5, 2017 17:54, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

When I first saw a Super Maramu, I thought that some kind of cam would be a much better solution to clamping the bar that locks the companionway than the fussy hand wheels that were used.  I gather that toward the end of the production run, Amel saw that light and started using them.


I put that thought aside, never actually looking for a solution until I was on Steve's TouRai this past week which had been retro fitted with cam levers... "Hey! Where did you get those?"  He pointed me in the right direction. Turns out what I thought was a very clever idea might well be clever, but is not exactly original.


There is one company in Germany, Kipp, that makes a wide variety of various goodies, including an assortment of cam levers.  The ones that I needed were M8, internal thread, cam levers.  They are available in an assortment of materials, coated steel, aluminum, plastic, and stainless.  Pic the look you like, and pick your price (from US$12 to US$80 each)


These are the ones we installed: http://amzn.to/2BL5AOM


If you adjust them so the levers hang straight down when open they don't turn, and stay adjusted as you want them.  Just lift the handle, and the bar looks down. Quite slick.  


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

 



DEKA Batteries

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Anyone with DEKA freedom style batteries...

Pull the plastic label off and check the water level. You will certainly be adding distilled water.

Check them monthly.


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Easy Lock Companionway Slide [1 Attachment]

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

 

Very clever, I think I understand how it works.

 

Bill Rouse had something he posted quite a few years ago on the forum. He made some very clever handles out of wood. He posted the specs somewhere on this site. He gave them to other Amel owners he met along their journey. But alas, he ran out of them long before we bought our Amel.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:54 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Easy Lock Companionway Slide [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

When I first saw a Super Maramu, I thought that some kind of cam would be a much better solution to clamping the bar that locks the companionway than the fussy hand wheels that were used.  I gather that toward the end of the production run, Amel saw that light and started using them.

 

I put that thought aside, never actually looking for a solution until I was on Steve's TouRai this past week which had been retro fitted with cam levers... "Hey! Where did you get those?"  He pointed me in the right direction. Turns out what I thought was a very clever idea might well be clever, but is not exactly original.

 

There is one company in Germany, Kipp, that makes a wide variety of various goodies, including an assortment of cam levers.  The ones that I needed were M8, internal thread, cam levers.  They are available in an assortment of materials, coated steel, aluminum, plastic, and stainless.  Pic the look you like, and pick your price (from US$12 to US$80 each)

 

These are the ones we installed: http://amzn.to/2BL5AOM

 

If you adjust them so the levers hang straight down when open they don't turn, and stay adjusted as you want them.  Just lift the handle, and the bar looks down. Quite slick.  

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Hi Olaf,

Good. I will fid you.

Vladimir
202 258 1916

On Dec 5, 2017 16:47, "'Olaf Bauer MIA-AMARA at Yahoo' olaf_renos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Vladimir,

 

I will be back in Martinique on 18th of Dec and will stay there for around 4-6 weeks.

 

My Santorin is currently at dock 5.

 

Will be happy to meet you and other AMELians in person in LeMarin, Martinique.

 

Fair winds

Olaf

 

MIA-AMARA, SN No. 135, Martinique

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: 05 December 2017 00:55


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.

I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

 

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Vladimir



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Easy Lock Companionway Slide [1 Attachment]

Ryan Meador
 

Bill, I had the same idea when I first saw how the door worked :)  But I assumed I would need to fabricate my own cam, so that was way down the priority list.  This looks like a fantastic solution, and I just ordered one.  Thanks!

Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 4:53 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

When I first saw a Super Maramu, I thought that some kind of cam would be a much better solution to clamping the bar that locks the companionway than the fussy hand wheels that were used.  I gather that toward the end of the production run, Amel saw that light and started using them.


I put that thought aside, never actually looking for a solution until I was on Steve's TouRai this past week which had been retro fitted with cam levers... "Hey! Where did you get those?"  He pointed me in the right direction. Turns out what I thought was a very clever idea might well be clever, but is not exactly original.


There is one company in Germany, Kipp, that makes a wide variety of various goodies, including an assortment of cam levers.  The ones that I needed were M8, internal thread, cam levers.  They are available in an assortment of materials, coated steel, aluminum, plastic, and stainless.  Pic the look you like, and pick your price (from US$12 to US$80 each)


These are the ones we installed: http://amzn.to/2BL5AOM


If you adjust them so the levers hang straight down when open they don't turn, and stay adjusted as you want them.  Just lift the handle, and the bar looks down. Quite slick.  


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

 



Easy Lock Companionway Slide

greatketch@...
 

When I first saw a Super Maramu, I thought that some kind of cam would be a much better solution to clamping the bar that locks the companionway than the fussy hand wheels that were used.  I gather that toward the end of the production run, Amel saw that light and started using them.


I put that thought aside, never actually looking for a solution until I was on Steve's TouRai this past week which had been retro fitted with cam levers... "Hey! Where did you get those?"  He pointed me in the right direction. Turns out what I thought was a very clever idea might well be clever, but is not exactly original.


There is one company in Germany, Kipp, that makes a wide variety of various goodies, including an assortment of cam levers.  The ones that I needed were M8, internal thread, cam levers.  They are available in an assortment of materials, coated steel, aluminum, plastic, and stainless.  Pic the look you like, and pick your price (from US$12 to US$80 each)


These are the ones we installed: http://amzn.to/2BL5AOM


If you adjust them so the levers hang straight down when open they don't turn, and stay adjusted as you want them.  Just lift the handle, and the bar looks down. Quite slick.  


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

Olaf Bauer MIA-AMARA at Yahoo <olaf_renos@...>
 

Hi Vladimir,

 

I will be back in Martinique on 18th of Dec and will stay there for around 4-6 weeks.

 

My Santorin is currently at dock 5.

 

Will be happy to meet you and other AMELians in person in LeMarin, Martinique.

 

Fair winds

Olaf

 

MIA-AMARA, SN No. 135, Martinique

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: 05 December 2017 00:55
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.

I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

 

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Vladimir


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Manual mainsail furler

Patrick McAneny
 

Duane, I appreciate the suggestion, I will take it off and have a look. I am hoping it just needs a good cleaning , if not I may ask where you accessed the bearing , seals ,etc.
Thanks Again,
Pat 
SM SHenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 12:41 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Manual mainsail furler

 
Pat,

If you need to remove the top tapered bearing, put the top part of the case with the bearing (cleaned of oils and grease of course) in your oven as high as it will go.  When you take it out, immediately try tapping the bearing out from the top of the case.  Mine came out pretty easy this way.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

Mark Erdos
 

Look for us

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 7:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.

I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

 

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Vladimir

 

On Dec 4, 2017 17:34, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

I usually start my letter stating that I am sorry that I do not speak French and then write in English. The marina  usually responds in English.

 

The bracket that supports the Genoa furler was straightened by the rigger Gaetan when they changed my rigging. The riggers there are amazing and have everything needed for an Amel. Their head Amel rigger has been doing Amels for 25 years. Good time to have them check and tune your rigging.

 

I also had my Genoa furler rebuilt by Amel. Fortunately since I had added grease ports, the  bronze gear and worm gear were in very good condition. They only replaced the wire, 9 bearings and 4 seals. They said it would be good for another 15 years if I kept adding grease.

 

Have you removed the shaft that connects the outhaul motor to the outhaul winch on the main boom? If it doesn’t come out , I would suggest that you have the rigger remove it . Twice a year I remove mine and cover it with anti-seize grease. I also removed a few thousands of an inch from the key in the shaft.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

?

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks John, the electric make sense now.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark and Cindy,

   We were in Le Marin last winter when we purchased our SM. The previous owners signed a 6 month lease for a slip on Pontoon #4, just before we bought the boat.  We took over the lease with an agreement from the marina.     Our lease said electric was "included to 4%."    We were plugged in and ran everything except the air conditioners.  When we left there was no charge for electric and a modest charge for the water usage.   Last year the water was billed at 9 euro per cubic meter, or per 1000L.  

 

Martinique is great,  try the restaurant on the side of the road in St. Anne called Otantik, you will be impressed..    In the marina we found Oble Noir and Kokorum, were very friendly,  not so much L'Annex unless you speak French...well.

 

    Regards,   John

 

SV Annie  SM 37

Key West, Florida

 


Re: Manual mainsail furler

Duane Siegfri
 

Pat,

If you need to remove the top tapered bearing, put the top part of the case with the bearing (cleaned of oils and grease of course) in your oven as high as it will go.  When you take it out, immediately try tapping the bearing out from the top of the case.  Mine came out pretty easy this way.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Hi Eric,

I will be happy see you and meet you in person, but I am not sure if I will stay in Martinique that long. We plan to be in Bequia by January 18. There is a music festival in Bequia at that time.

Vladimir 
SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

On Dec 4, 2017 20:10, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Vladimir,

I will be on the dock January 18.

Please drop by and say hi.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:55 PM


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.

I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

 

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Vladimir

 

On Dec 4, 2017 17:34, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

I usually start my letter stating that I am sorry that I do not speak French and then write in English. The marina  usually responds in English.

 

The bracket that supports the Genoa furler was straightened by the rigger Gaetan when they changed my rigging. The riggers there are amazing and have everything needed for an Amel. Their head Amel rigger has been doing Amels for 25 years. Good time to have them check and tune your rigging.

 

I also had my Genoa furler rebuilt by Amel. Fortunately since I had added grease ports, the  bronze gear and worm gear were in very good condition. They only replaced the wire, 9 bearings and 4 seals. They said it would be good for another 15 years if I kept adding grease.

 

Have you removed the shaft that connects the outhaul motor to the outhaul winch on the main boom? If it doesn’t come out , I would suggest that you have the rigger remove it . Twice a year I remove mine and cover it with anti-seize grease. I also removed a few thousands of an inch from the key in the shaft.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Manual mainsail furler

Patrick McAneny
 

Duane, I should have thought to look at the photo section, it answered my questions.
Thanks Much,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 9:00 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Manual mainsail furler

 
If it is turning with difficulty, you likely have a rusted bearing, probably the top one.  I posted a series of photos on how to disassemble the manual furler.  Go to "Photos" and search for "Manual Furler Gearbox".  That should help you with the overhaul.  You will have to source new bearings and O-rings.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477