Fw: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 54 main mast seal
To: Bob Hodkins
Amel 54. #31
Hope this gets to you as the old site stopped.
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From: Barry Connor <connor_barry@...>
To: Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 7:46:35 PM GMT+2
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 54 main mast seal
Thank's for all the detail regarding having your mast pad replaced in Martinique. I bought the pad from Sonja at Amel Hyeres and was planning to have it done this year when passing by Hyeres on my way to my staging area in the Canaries before crossing.
I might wait until I get to Martinique to get it done as they seem to have good system. Could be better than having a crane lift the mast whilst the boat is alongside a dock.
Can yo tell me how much they charged to jack up the mast with hydraulic jacks and change the pad?
We have just had Desolator technicians come on the boat at Vauban marina Antibes to change my 14 year old membranes which were less than 400 hours and install the repaired control board. I can not say how happy I am that I decided to let them do the work on the boat and not try to do it half hearted myself. My membranes looked horrible and really needed to be replaced even though they still worked, would not have lasted very much longer. They checked everything and tightened up and replaced some of my tubing for my fresh water after wash system which leaked sometimes, Ruedi on Amel 54 "Wasabi" will remember how this original installed tubing section does leak.. Stopped the salt water drip from the controller panel knob. The Dessalator factory technician was training a new French distributor agent to look after their systems. What I really noticed was that the system starts and changes quickly to "Good Quality" very quickly, less than 1 minute - it was taking about 5 minutes before I got "Good Quality". This could be an indication to other owners when to realize that you need to change your membranes.
Barry and Penny
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel. 54. #17
On Monday, August 6, 2018, 6:26:54 PM GMT+2, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
This makes it easy to understand, I will only seal the outside edges with my 5200 which I believe will hold the pad together for awhile, I will be in the Caribbean in a year or so and would like to get the experts to do this for me.
Did they replace with an original pad?
I understand Amel are on August holiday, so I will inquire to get a pad when they are back.
Thank's again to all for the help and advise.
Barry and Penny
S/V Lady Penelope II
Amel 54. #17
On Monday, August 6, 2018, 6:45:28 AM EDT, Bob Hodgins bobh@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
Posted by: Barry Connor <connor_barry@...>
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