Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632


Rick Grimes
 

After going as high as my bosun's chair can get me, I am able to get above the mast to work by tying loops on each end of a ten foot strap to create stirrups, looping one end over the top of the mast, putting one foot in each stirrup, and standing up. Of course I never leave the bosun's chair. It is cinched tight to my butt so I can't fall out.  I hang on for dear life with one hand and work with the other...

Done this twice now and feel reasonably safe.  

Rick Grimes
S/V Rascal
Soper's Hole, Tortola

609-932-2307 (direct line)
Sent on the run from my iPhone

On Nov 14, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I've tried it at the boat show , the demo is only about a 6 ft. climb, I found it to be hard to do. You must have strong legs and start each morning doing 100 leg squats , or maybe I am a wimp that needs to lose a few pounds. Pat
 
 
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From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 10:36 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

 
I also use the Mastclimber and recommend it.
In my case I use it on a 2nd halyard (backup) which is spinnaker halyard when I climb

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Great Exumas, Bahamas

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On Sat, 11/14/15, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@...
Cc: gear@...
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:17 AM


 









Do a web search for ATN top climber. Several of my
clients have purchased and used these and all are pleased
with the result. One added benefit, it is operated by the
person going to the masthead, no assistance needed. Also, no
protracted negotiations with the person working the windlass
on deck about the cost of a ‘safe’ return from the
masthead. The fellow who makes them/owns the company is
Etienne ( ATN, get it? ) Giore. He will give you my discount
if you mention that I sent you along. Not much but better
than nothing. He also makes a Gale Sail that works. I have
used it and it seems bulletproof. All the stuff on his
website is clever and useful, probably because he is a
thoughtful and experienced offshore sailor. He is not my
brother in law and I get nothing out of this referral other
than helping him stay productively busy so he can make good
things for cruisers.



All the Best, Joel



Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC



THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY



954 462 5869 office



954 812 2485 cell



From: amelyachtowners@...
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Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:44 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, I've to the top many times , but always seemed too
low to work on the top. My boson chair may have a higher
attachment point , making me lower. I think adding a couple
steps may be the solution such as Paul on Nomad just posted
. Neither my anchor or tri is working so I need to replace
the old unit . Should have done it a few years ago when I
had the mast down to paint . Thanks ,Pat



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From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
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To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Hi Pat,



I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair.
The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is
about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within
about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of
the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast.
It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try
to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting
around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little
challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate.
I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc.
in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up
there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the
boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.



I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his
boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps
for a more upright position. Very clever.



With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000



Hull #275



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL



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Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM

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Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high
enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install
a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did
you position yourself high enough to work . Pat



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Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Alexandre,



If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast
top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of
silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of
contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in
the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you
really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the
mast top for the new installation.



I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender
assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few
issues.



With best regards,



Mark



Skipper



Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



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Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM

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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Good morning Mark,



Yes I hope we meet!

I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.

Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of
December.

Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months



Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old
base?

I didn’t see screw when I was up there.

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html



Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…




Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre



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On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

To: amelyachtowners@...
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Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM



Hi Alexandre,

I hope you are doing well. I see you

are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I

hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and

working our way from North to South.

When we purchased Cream Puff, it had

the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15

years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit

crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It
was

also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a

comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer
making

lights. We replaced the unit with one I

purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor
light

Series 34 LED model 34706-7
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738%3e>;
&id=2113738>; &id=2113738

This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel

switch to these units on later models when they installed

the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used

the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I
cut

back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I
had

to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved

drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes
for

stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the
top

of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the
anchor

light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are
connected

to the new base and the light unit plugs into the

base. The unit I purchased failed within a

couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid

shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the

replacement has been trouble free.

Hope this

helps. With best

regards, Mark Super Maramu

2000Hull

#275www.creampuff.usCurrently

cruising: St Augustine FL



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