Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Ian you are a Genius

ianjenkins1946 <>

Thanks, Eric,

 Sorry you missed out on the beer. I will have one for you--here in Brazil where we have just been in the Pantanal, swimming in rivers full of cayman and piranhas. Amazingly, they keep their distance but the piranhas are easily caught with a line, any hook and a lump of meat. Not much flesh on them but they do make good sushi.

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece

From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 21 September 2018 04:40:21
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Ian you are a Genius

I had to take the end caps off again today. I thought i would try your method. It is absolutely
the best !!!

No more vises
no more water pressure
no more strap wrenches.
Beer was not necessary.
I didn't think it would be so easy--absolutely amazing.
Thank You !!
Sm 376 Kimberlite

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 07:46 AM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [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

From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of michael winand mfw642000@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 23 August 2018 06:21:08
To: amelyachtowners@...
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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