Re: Bonding Strap

eric freedman

On June 2, 2020 at 11:02 AM eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

If you search back in the archives about 15 years ago there was a post of the measurements and bends of the strap. The thicker the better for that strap.
I cut off the top of the corroded strap with wires connected and soldered and bolted the top of the old strap to the new one. It has been good now for 15 years.
It is easiest to use blue tape to connect the extension bars for the socket wrench and also tape the nut of the keel bolt to the 30 mm socket.
Eric SM Kimberlite

On June 2, 2020 at 10:12 AM "Patrick McAneny via" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Oliver, I found a 2" x 1./8"  X 60 " long flat copper bar at McMaster Carr for like $85 ,which should do the job nicely.
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 9:14 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonding Strap


It might be better to oversize the new strap.

A flattened 1" plumming copper pipe will do the job.

I would also install the upper end where you fix the bonding cables 10" higher so that they are less likly touched by any water. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 07:00 Patrick McAneny via <sailw32=> wrote:
I would like to purchase a copper strap to replace the original bonding strap. I looked in the files but could not find the original size used by Amel. Could someone provide me the width ,thickness and length of the strap.
Thank You,
SM Shenanigans



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