Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Easy and novel way to remove membrane end caps.



You could improve on your method by adding one of Eric's steps...the beer.


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On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 6:47 AM Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Alternatively.....take a short piece of webbing and make a loop, trapping the ends of the loop onto the end cap with a jubilee clip.  Sit down in the cockpit with a beer. Put the loop over a cleat on the mizzen mast and give the tube a sharp tug.  Bingo! (  only two hands needed and you don't get wet ! )

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece

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Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Easy and novel way to remove membrane end caps.

Nice method 

On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 at 12:46, eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]

Once you have the membrane assembly apart disconnect the membranes from each other. Put a 1/2 inch tubing over the hose nipple with a hose clamp. This is connected to a water supply, dock or boat water, turn on the water. Let the air escape and then put your finger over the hole where the water is escaping. 

Hold the hole closed with your finger. As the water pressurizes the vessel  the end caps will slide out due to water pressure . Just hold the loosest end cap  in place until the second one comes out.
Easiest way yet to remove the end caps. 3 hands is helpful.

Oh don't forget new O rings.
Fair Winds,
Sm 376 Kimberlite

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 05:33 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... 

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