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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iridium Go

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

You have to by an externel Adapter in Germany is 59 Euro

 

 

Fare Winds Heinz

Von: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 14. November 2017 14:54
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Betreff: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iridium Go

 

 

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?

Cheers

Courtney

 


Iridium Go

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?
Cheers
Courtney




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Steering

smiles bernard
 

Hello 

Does this group recommend greasing the morse cables?

my boats previous owner said not to but i had always assumed you should grease these kind of red sheathed cables?

I'd be good to hear thoughts

All the best
Miles

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 10:51:00 AM GMT, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Hi David,

the original steering cables and rack-and-pinion system was made by MORSE Cables, which seems to be owned now by HINDLE Controls.
Have a look on the internet.

You could also try at AMEL La Rochelle and ask them if they still have these systems (or some parts like the splined shaft) in stock (tell them RED Housings cables) at sav at amel dot fr

Good luck.


On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:48 AM, "lexmarine.asia@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi,

I have a Maramu hull 91 and need information on the steering system.

The shaft that the steering wheel connects to has twisted at the pinion gear. I assume during her lifetime someone has backed her into a bank, I don't thing you could twist the shaft by hand. 

I cant find any branding. Does anyone know where i can purchase a new shaft? The square rack gear is made of a bronze material and appears to be fine. 

I'm a marine engineer with a machine shop but i cant cut the gear on the shaft. I just thought if parts are available it might be an easier option.

Thanks

David  
Maramu "Popeye" #91



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Steering

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi David,

the original steering cables and rack-and-pinion system was made by MORSE Cables, which seems to be owned now by HINDLE Controls.
Have a look on the internet.

You could also try at AMEL La Rochelle and ask them if they still have these systems (or some parts like the splined shaft) in stock (tell them RED Housings cables) at sav at amel dot fr

Good luck.


On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:48 AM, "lexmarine.asia@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi,

I have a Maramu hull 91 and need information on the steering system.

The shaft that the steering wheel connects to has twisted at the pinion gear. I assume during her lifetime someone has backed her into a bank, I don't thing you could twist the shaft by hand. 

I cant find any branding. Does anyone know where i can purchase a new shaft? The square rack gear is made of a bronze material and appears to be fine. 

I'm a marine engineer with a machine shop but i cant cut the gear on the shaft. I just thought if parts are available it might be an easier option.

Thanks

David  
Maramu "Popeye" #91



Maramu Steering

David Baddiley
 

Hi,


I have a Maramu hull 91 and need information on the steering system.


The shaft that the steering wheel connects to has twisted at the pinion gear. I assume during her lifetime someone has backed her into a bank, I don't thing you could twist the shaft by hand. 


I cant find any branding. Does anyone know where i can purchase a new shaft? The square rack gear is made of a bronze material and appears to be fine. 


I'm a marine engineer with a machine shop but i cant cut the gear on the shaft. I just thought if parts are available it might be an easier option.


Thanks


David  

Maramu "Popeye" #91


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

Peter Forbes
 

I got replacements from Amel there is a Top one and s bottom one - note carefully their positions before removing. I just sent a photo to Amel and asked for two.

Peter

On 14 Nov 2017, at 01:53, sharongbrown@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Peter,

Thanks. It looks like the small unit attached to the pole has corrosion. Would you know if this is reparable or will I need to get a replacement from Amel? See photo below.

Cheers,
Paul




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

ya_fohi
 

I have attacehd the photo as it did not appear in my last post.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

ya_fohi
 

Peter,

Thanks. It looks like the small unit attached to the pole has corrosion. Would you know if this is reparable or will I need to get a replacement from Amel? See photo below.

Cheers,
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Hi, based on the input from the forum, I decided to stay with the existing cooler.
I however had to change the waterpump and installed a filter because the tubes were congested. Some of the comments from the communicty helped me to better understand what's critical and what's not when coolling down things. Thanks for that!
Cheers, Alex
AMEL54 #15
NO STRESS, Grenada


On Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5:14:58 PM GMT-4, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Thomas,


How did the install go?

Duane
Wanderer, SM #477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

Barry Connor
 

Hi Paul,
I changed the contractor buttons for the up and down, (top and bottom) and then discovered that the connectors from the contact at the bottom was corroded at the joins. It was hard to see the bottom join. We hotwired at first to check that the motor worked, this was done by Olivier at the survey when I bought. When we did it manually by hotwiring we had the light and buzzer working.
I got the new buttons (contractors from RS in UK at about £7 each.
Hope this is some help.
Best Regards
Barry

Barry and Penelope
AMEL 54. #17
‘Lady Penelope II’
Marina di Ragusa
Sicily


On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:21 PM, sharongbrown@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I have an Amel 54 with sidepower bow thruster. The indicator light (and sound) for when it reaches the down position has stopped working. Would someone be able to tell me, or show me, exactly where the detector is on the unit so I can check it. I'm hoping its just a corroded connection.
Thanks in advance,
Paul
Ya Fohi
Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Non slip repair

Craig Briggs
 

There are excellent You-Tube DIY videos on Boatworkstoday.com. 
One is Making a Fiberglass Mold of Your Gelcoat Nonskid for Repair. 
That's followed by a second on using the mold for Gelcoat Nonskid Spot Repair.

Craig Briggs, SN#68


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

Peter Forbes
 

Paul,

The signal wires are two small black wires that attach to two sensors cables tied onto the silver coloured shaft up and down which the thruster motor slides. These black wires disappear into the little grey box on the aft wall of the bow locker to Port. 

I tried checking the wires connections into the grey box first could be corroded.

Try this first.

Peter
Carango -Amel 54 #035


On 13 Nov 2017, at 13:21, sharongbrown@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I have an Amel 54 with sidepower bow thruster. The indicator light (and sound) for when it reaches the down position has stopped working. Would someone be able to tell me, or show me, exactly where the detector is on the unit so I can check it. I'm hoping its just a corroded connection.
Thanks in advance,
Paul
Ya Fohi
Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Non slip repair

James Alton
 

Ian,

   In the case of really small areas, I have had some luck with filling the area with gelcoat, then penciling in the lines to be cut.  I then create  some simple custom tools to carve and shape the gelcoat.  Hacksaw blades for instance can be ground to approximately match the shape of the lines in the wood.  You can also carve the gel coat with some very sharp tools or files.  Once the lines are cut the proper depth to simulate the wood grain, some careful sanding with sandpaper can help blend things in.  

Best of luck,

James

On Nov 13, 2017, at 7:56 AM, Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

James
Thanks for the information.
I don’t have any big areas of damage to warrant the making of a mould, but it’s a useful description of the procedure should it happen. Mine are small areas, particularly the steps on the bathing platform which have taken a few knocks from the passarelle and other objects being brought aboard.
I have ground these out and attempted to recreate the non slip pattern by dripping wavy lines of gel coat. My artistic skills need more development!

All the best

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN 96 Grenada



Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

ya_fohi
 

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I have an Amel 54 with sidepower bow thruster. The indicator light (and sound) for when it reaches the down position has stopped working. Would someone be able to tell me, or show me, exactly where the detector is on the unit so I can check it. I'm hoping its just a corroded connection.
Thanks in advance,
Paul
Ya Fohi
Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Non slip repair

Ian Park
 

James
Thanks for the information.
I don’t have any big areas of damage to warrant the making of a mould, but it’s a useful description of the procedure should it happen. Mine are small areas, particularly the steps on the bathing platform which have taken a few knocks from the passarelle and other objects being brought aboard.
I have ground these out and attempted to recreate the non slip pattern by dripping wavy lines of gel coat. My artistic skills need more development!

All the best

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN 96 Grenada


Re: new anchor chain

greatketch@...
 

Alex,

We have only used galvanized chain on our Super Maramu.  There are times (usually after quite rough sailing) that the chain pile has fallen over and needs help coming out of the locker.  In every case the only help needed was to give it a pull--by hand--to help the windlass lift the chain out from the bottom of the pile.  

Stainless chain does pile more neatly, and is sure looks pretty.  Neither of those attributes would sell me on using it because it has a slightly lower breaking strength than G40 high test galvanized chain, and I have seen stainless parts fail in ways that are not obvious to visual inspection.  

Not to mention the very high cost premium! In the USA 100 meters of 3/8" (10mm) stainless will cost about US$7000 MORE than the same length of G40 galvanized.

If you do use stainless, 316L is the better choice.  With a higher molybdenum content it is much more resistant to chloride corrosion than 316.  Unfortunately it is slightly weaker...  (15,000 lb breaking for 316L vs 18,000 lb for 316, vs 20,500 for G40 galvanized).  Be sure the chain is fully electropolished after welding to help prevent crevice corrosion.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
On the hard at LMC,
Fort Lauderdale, FL

---In amelyachtowners@..., <alexramseyer@...> wrote :

Dear Amelians, my original stainless steel anchor chain that came with the boat in 2005 doesn't look good anymore. I want to replace it. Given the position of the anchor chain locker and the inability to access it immediately in case something is stuck, I believe it's a good idea to to buy a stainless steel chain again, given it's characteristic to drop nicely without building up piles.

However, some sailors tell my stainless is a waste of money (because the maybe only real good stainless chain is from Walder in Germany and is VERY expensive and others aren't worth the investiment due to bad quality) and galvanized is the way to go. Can you share your experience?

Also, does any of you know which company was the AMEL OEM for stainless steel chains in 2005?
Thanks as always for your valuable input,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54 #15


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Non slip repair

James Alton
 

Ian,

   If you are dealing with a small area,  it is possible to lift a copy of the deck pattern using a mold which can be used to create a patch of gel coat that can be fitted into the deck.  It is fairly tricky work and you often end up with visible blend lines but if you want to keep the original deck this could be something to consider.  You will need gel coat that will match the existing deck AFTER it is cured/ ages and this can be one of the difficult steps.  If you match the gelcoat at the present time it usually ends up being too dark.  Most gelcoats also change colour after they cure so be sure to used cured samples when evaluating the colour.    In determining the colour to match, remove the oxidation of the area that you plan to repair and get to the base colour.  Your first step after obtaining the gel coat is usually to temporarily repair the damaged area and replicate as best you can the wood grain.  You can use something easy to machine like bondo since it is just temporary.    It might however  be worth first carefully looking over the deck to see if the simulated wood grain pattern repeats in other areas and if so you can lift your mold from an undamaged area without having to recreate the damaged area.  I have had the best luck in creating temporary molds for this kind of work using Epoxy rather than polyester since you can eliminate the shrinkage factor of about 3% which helps with matching things up.  The lifted mold would be prepared with a release agent such as Mequiars Mold release wax  a coating of PVA, or both.  The gel coat is applied to the mold, cured and followed with one layer of 3/4 ounce matt to make the gelcoat patch a bit stronger.  The area to be repaired on the deck would then need to be milled down so that the repair part is a good fit and bonded in place.  The gelcoat joints would need to be set in a matching gelcoat and later trimmed/sanded to make a good blend. Using a bit of a scarf at the ends will make the bond between the new and old gel coat a bit stronger.  The repair pc, of course needs to be set at exactly the correct height and position for all of the detail to match up.  Regular gelcoat is air inhibited to keep it tacky in a mold to help with the bond of the fibreglass to follow.  This is fine if you are applying the gelcoat to the temporary mold but if you apply gelcoat anywhere that the finished surface is exposed, you must seal off the air from the gelcoat to get a hard cure using PVA or adding wax.   A really good fibreglass guy should be able to handle this for you if you don’t want to go through the process yourself..there is a definite learning curve!   If the area to be repaired is really small, it might be possible to patch with gelcoat in the normal way and to then carve a pattern to match and blend into what is there.

Best of luck,

James

SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Nov 12, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Miles
I don’t know how to replicate the non slip pattern. It’s a great design cos it doesn’t hurt your feet. However the colour of the Santorin and probably every other Amel is an ivory - so you don’t get the glare off the deck. I got some gel coat from Amel in La Rochelle. I guess most of the Amel places around must keep some in stock.
If you find out how to replicate the pattern, please share!!

Good hunting

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN 96 - afloat at last Clarke’s Court, Grenada!



Re: Non slip repair

Ian Park
 

Miles
I don’t know how to replicate the non slip pattern. It’s a great design cos it doesn’t hurt your feet. However the colour of the Santorin and probably every other Amel is an ivory - so you don’t get the glare off the deck. I got some gel coat from Amel in La Rochelle. I guess most of the Amel places around must keep some in stock.
If you find out how to replicate the pattern, please share!!

Good hunting

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN 96 - afloat at last Clarke’s Court, Grenada!


Re: new anchor chain

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hello Alex,
There are only few or one? quality of stainless steel qualified  for saltwater ! with water temperature over 25 degree Celsius.  If the steel is not qualified you have cavities in the surface of the chain which will cause a sudden breaking  - the chain will still look good. 
I would not spend money for a stainless steel anchorchain. 

 Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162


Re: Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

Duane Siegfri
 

Thomas,

How did the install go?

Duane
Wanderer, SM #477