Ian of Pen Azen mentioned that amazing passage.
With respect to the ground strap, I was not the first to discover the
problem. It runs along the forward end of the wet bilge and is bolted to the
keel bolt in the bottom of the wet bilge. There is a great photo with
dimensions posted in the photos by JJrouse2000. I believe this rotted out
strap caused my manifold failure, I had one made in stainless in St Martin
for $300- US. I plan to install it next week. It looks like a simple job.
The only thing that was rotted in the manifold was the A/C pump tap. . It
looked like Swiss cheese when I cleaned it up. I would check it.
If you do, make sure you have some epoxy putty handy. Otherwise, no A/c, no
watermaker, and no salt water flush on the heads. We used the shower.
Where are you?
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of asm283
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 11:15 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Grounding strap jrjrjrrouse
How are you. I read with intrest about this grounding strap in the
bildge. I did not know that it was even there. I will need to check
and see what condition its in. What did you look for and how can you
tell if it needs replacement. Does Amel sell a replacement?
By the way to the surprise of most people who make the Panama to
Galapagos trip its a windward bash as the prevailing winds are on the
nose. But the trip from The Galapagos to the Marquesas can be
magical. Wanderer in 2005 had steady trade winds from the SE at 15 to
25 knots the entire way, got up to 35 for the last day. I did use the
mizzen staysail quite a bit on that trip. Not only did it add a knot
of boat speed but it steadied the boat and virtually stopped the
rolling. With that sail up we crossed from Isabella island to Hiva Oa
in 16 1/2 days. A time not matched by any other similar size boat
that I know of.
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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Grounding strap jrjrjrrousebit
in the hole to enlarge it. The new strap is 1/8" copper and drillswill
have an all copper connection.Galapagos
tomorrow...If there is anything else, let me know today as I will be