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Re: [Amel] Re: New hydrophilic spray product

karkauai
 

Thanks, Bill.  I've read your earlier posts about CorrosionX and have used it extensively in my engine room.  Just thought this looks like an impressive product that may be effective in the marine environment.
Kent




________________________________
From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 2:57 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: New hydrophilic spray product



 
Kent,

Microscopic corrosion on low voltage electronics will kill the item. I have revived, from the dead, about $10,000 worth of electronic gear by coating the electronics, boards, and everything with CorrosionX. Not all of these things were mine. I have 2 working Toshiba laptops on the boat. They are 10 years old. I let the grandkids go crazy with them. Each of these have been coated with CorrosionX. I know it works. I also use it to coat working electronics. I resurrected, from the dead, a 12 volt DC computer 5 years ago by coating all connections like RAM, cables, PC board, processor, etc. with CorrosionX.

This stuff works for all sorts of corrosion. It is not flammable and not conductive, but it increases the conductivity of a switch/circuit. CorrosionX people have a portable TV submerged in a glass tank CorrosionX. It has been on and running for years. CorrosionX was developed to control corrosion on aircraft.

www.corrosionx.com

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Kent" <karkauai@...> wrote:

I've seen a commercial on TV about this product now distributed by RustOleum. It's really impressive on TV. I thought treating electrical and electronic equipment might help prevent corrosion. There's a video on this link showing how to treat your cell phone so it can be dunked in water without damage.

http://laughingsquid.com/rust-oleum-neverwet-superhydrophobic-coating-that-makes-everyday-materials-repel-liquid/

Any thoughts?
Kent
SM243 KRISTY
Brunswick GA USA



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Re: New hydrophilic spray product

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent,

Microscopic corrosion on low voltage electronics will kill the item. I have revived, from the dead, about $10,000 worth of electronic gear by coating the electronics, boards, and everything with CorrosionX. Not all of these things were mine. I have 2 working Toshiba laptops on the boat. They are 10 years old. I let the grandkids go crazy with them. Each of these have been coated with CorrosionX. I know it works. I also use it to coat working electronics. I resurrected, from the dead, a 12 volt DC computer 5 years ago by coating all connections like RAM, cables, PC board, processor, etc. with CorrosionX.

This stuff works for all sorts of corrosion. It is not flammable and not conductive, but it increases the conductivity of a switch/circuit. CorrosionX people have a portable TV submerged in a glass tank CorrosionX. It has been on and running for years. CorrosionX was developed to control corrosion on aircraft.

www.corrosionx.com

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Kent" <karkauai@...> wrote:

I've seen a commercial on TV about this product now distributed by RustOleum. It's really impressive on TV. I thought treating electrical and electronic equipment might help prevent corrosion. There's a video on this link showing how to treat your cell phone so it can be dunked in water without damage.

http://laughingsquid.com/rust-oleum-neverwet-superhydrophobic-coating-that-makes-everyday-materials-repel-liquid/

Any thoughts?
Kent
SM243 KRISTY
Brunswick GA USA


Preparing for Maintenance.

eric <ericmeury@...>
 

We are heading to the boat in early October after a trip to visit my future father in law in Budapest.

Since my Marina is in the middle of NoWhere Virginia with virtually no stores in close driving distance I am putting together a list of jobs big and small.
Bob Rossi – put together an excellent list and I am using that as a base, just want to get some other ideas and suggestions as I went along. The bow thruster seals were done when I bought the boat.
Here is my todo list

Replace anemometer bearing

Change Engine Oil

Replace hose attached to thermostat housing

Has Anybody replaced the Drain Plug for the Engine coolant with a Valve of some kind. Changing the fluid is a real mess and I would think a valve there of some kind would be useful as I could just attach a hose to a barb fitting on the end when I drained it next time?

I am missing the "stick" that goes in the fuel filler – any ideas on replacement

Open the genoa furler gear/motor case and grease it - Suggestion on a grease people like…anybody think INOX MX4 or INOX 8 is overkill…

I read that some have put a zerk fitting, I can only find stainless one and can't find aluminum. (housing is aluminum) Any suggestion on a source.?

I am replacing the batteries - going to replace with exactly the same size and brand that is currently in the boat

Anybody know what t model the PSA is on the Santorin. I know it is a Motorola - which model.


New hydrophilic spray product

karkauai
 

I've seen a commercial on TV about this product now distributed by RustOleum. It's really impressive on TV. I thought treating electrical and electronic equipment might help prevent corrosion. There's a video on this link showing how to treat your cell phone so it can be dunked in water without damage.

http://laughingsquid.com/rust-oleum-neverwet-superhydrophobic-coating-that-makes-everyday-materials-repel-liquid/

Any thoughts?
Kent
SM243 KRISTY
Brunswick GA USA


Re: Rudder cables

bent_jyllinge
 

I just finished servicing the cables on our -87 Mango. At the rudder the bushings were filled with a white powder, that I asume is from some kind of corrosion. At the wheel end, the grease in the racks and the bushings were dried all out.
After cleaning and greasing it runs a lot smoother. I am glad to learn that it is standard cables though, and I will probably exchange them in a few years time.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...> wrote:

On my Mango  51, the cables lasted 19 years...
I hope that with the thin film lubrication that I have started, the cables will never break, but in addition when I touch the helm, I have a real feel for the pressure on the rudder. In fact I felt this immediately after the first lubrication made 5 years after the intallation of the new cables. That, in itself, was and remains a good reason for this lubrication..
 
Serge V/ opera


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De : mikon18084 <mkbiz@...>
À : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com 
Envoyé le : lundi 15 octobre 2012 6h44
Objet : [Amel] Re: Rudder cables
/

 

Hello Graham,

that is good to know. But is there any statement about the expected lifetime of the cables ?

Michael

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Graham Johnston <grahamjohnston42@> wrote:

Dave,
I have a reply from Ultraflex regarding lubrication of the steering cable which confirms what I thought. By the way the same applies to the engine control cables, lubrication is not recommended.
 
 ' The cables are designed to have a lifetime grease with no additional lubrication required.'
 
Regards
Graham


________________________________
From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 6 October 2012, 20:05
Subject: Re: [Amel] Rudder cables

 
Graham,

Thank you for responding. I thought the same thing but the owner's manual I have for the boat mentions periodic lubrication. Maybe it was lost in translation?

Cheers,
Dave

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "GrahamJohnston42" <grahamjohnston42@> wrote:

Hi Dave,
Although it is a very long time since I used to install Teleflex steering systems I seem to recall that the cables are sealed for life and have a plastic/teflon type liner and lubrication was not recommended as mineral oils would damage the liner. There are no obvious lubrication points on our Ultraflex cables, so perhaps the same applies. I could be wrong though it is over 25 years since I last worked with them!

Regards
Graham




--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@> wrote:

Since we're discussing rudder cables again, I'm hoping someone can offer clues on lubrication points on a Maramu. I have not figured out how to lube the system.

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "svbebe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:

Dave,

I believe Graham's explanation is very accurate and very clear. I would add to check quadrant tightness to the rudder post.

On Super Maramu #387, the quadrant is attached to the rudder post with a clamp and two bolts. We found that slightly loose bolts/nuts on the quadrant clamp allowed for 2-3" of helm movement.

How this helps you.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey



--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Graham Johnston <grahamjohnston42@> wrote:

Hi Dave,
We had similar play in our system when we bought Zephyr. The cables are just standard Teleflex type steering cables, in our case Ultraflex M53 19ft F53, and are easily adjusted. At the rudder end of each cable you will find that the cable is mounted in the bulkhead with a circular threaded flange. Simply use a pair of pipe grips to rotate the tubular metal end fitting and adjust both cables equally to remove most of the play. If you go too far the steering with become stiff. We have less than an inch play and the steeering is smooth and free.
 
I hope that I have explained this well enough if not let me know and I will send some photos.
 
Regards
Graham


________________________________
From: spritoaffine <captaingrey@>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 21:01
Subject: [Amel] Rudder cables



 

Hello All
I have been reading old posts with regard to rudder cables hoping to find some information on the adjustment process. I have about 4 or 5 inches of free movement at the wheel rim before the rudder moves and this seems to me to be excessive

The Neco autopilot which I'm sure does not have the most sophisticated electronics by today's standards is easily confused by anything other than a smooth sea state and I wonder whether the aforementioned play is a contributory factor. Your thoughts please

I was happy to read in the posts of the system being able to work on one cable, let's hope it's never needed

David Worthington
Sharki148 Spirito Affine
Preveza Greece




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Re: AUSTRALIA DRY STORAGE

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

More than happy to help Giovanni. We are currently in Townsville and are intending to head to Morton Bay Brisbane for the summer, but we will just cruise around the bay as there are so many great anchorages and handy shopping spots that you can easily spend a few months there. Then we will head back north for the winter. Hope to catch up 
 
Conn Williamson
Amel Mango, Jasmyn


Re: AUSTRALIA DRY STORAGE

sbmesasailor
 

We left Libertad on the hard at the Bundaberg Port Marina from Nov 2012 to June 2013.  All boats on hardstand survived the cyclone/flooding of that season with no damage. Boats in the marina were not as fortunate.  We had to request an exception for insurance coverage while there as Bundaberg is north of 24 degrees S.  Don't know if our insurance company would grant us the same exception now since the cyclone of last season...  I was told that Bundaberg hardstand is less expensive than Brisbane but I did not get quotes to compare.


We were generally pleased with the Bundaberg Port Marina as the staff is very friendly and helpful.  There is a chandlery at the marina and they happily make an effort to get you whatever you need but you may be astounded by the high cost (double to triple what we would pay in the USA).  The one complaint we had was the lack of services. There is no rigger in Bundaberg, so rigging work must be sent to Brisbane.  There is only one sail loft and because of that their prices are unreasonable.  General services (bottom paint, fibreglass repair, etc.) provided by the boatyard are performed by workers who are not as highly skilled as we've previously experienced so you should do the work yourself or carefully direct/monitor work being done.

Bundaberg town is 35-45 minutes from the marina but the marina offers a shuttle into town Monday-Saturday but you need to catch a bus back and this limits your shopping flexibility.

Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Maramu #121
Maumere, Indonesia

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AUSTRALIA DRY STORAGE

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Conn & Colin,
sorry for delay, we are sailing Vanuatu and internet coverage is somewhere very poor.
Any way thanks so much for infos. May be next future I'll contact you for direct informations, please.
For now all the best and thanks so much
Ciao
Gianni&Marina
Sv Eutikia SM 428
Port Vila
Vanuatu


Outhaul Motor Help

Scott
 

Hi. Our outhaul motor was being temperamental. When opened up, one of the motor magnets was surprisingly found to be fragmented into several pieces, and beyond repair. We now need a replacement motor, or perhaps a housing with two intact magnets that we can slide the arbor and brushes into. We are in Mexico, with friends on their way from the US in two weeks. It is not easy to receive parts here via shipping and customs, nor to find a local electrical guy to repair the motor. Suggestions for where we can order a replacement motor or motor housing in the US is greatly appreciated. Also, I've been told that the motor is a fairly common truck starter motor, so with more perseverance we maybe can alternatively find one here. Or perhaps someone has a motor with a broken arbor, yet good housing and magnets, that they wish to remove and donate from their spares inventory? Thanks for all help and advice.

Scott and Diane

SV Ati
Amel Super Maramu #202


Re: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.. Capacitors

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Climma fan capacitors in the US are around $12 each. Contact info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Anne and John Hollamby " <annejohnholl@...> wrote:

Hi Alexandre, Yes, of course it is OK to use my name. By the way buy the replacement capacitor in an electronics shop for €4 or 5 or get the same one from a Climma agent or other aircon mechanic and it will cost €65. If you look on Google for electric motor capacitor you will probably learn a lot. I did and I will go back for more.
For example capacitors may be attached to a motor to act as a start capacitor or they may be a run capacitor as in this case!! The construction is the same but the spec. is different and it seems that the motor decides what it wants to use it for.

Best wishes, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319, Marina di Ragusa
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.


Just added some pictures to: http://nikimat.com/engine_room_fans.html

John, let me know if this is ok to mention your name.

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 8/22/13, Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 8:19 AM


























John,



I want to thank you for pointing out the 2 mfd capacitor on
the 220V exhaust fan. I had a feeling this exhaust fan was
turning slower, so I check the cap and yes it was out of
spec. I replaced it with the exact capacitor which is used
on the Climma Fan Motor. I had some spares.



And yes, the fan is blowing better now.



Photo at Photo Albums > Onan MDKVA - OR, link to it here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1489622282/pic/793800192/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc



Hope this helps anyone with a slowing exhaust fan.



Bill

BeBe, SM2k, #387

Turkey, having the solar arch installed by Emek Marine



--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com,
"Anne and John Hollamby " <annejohnholl@>
wrote:

Hello Alexandre, The first company I went to could not
do it, the second was a big commercial galvaniser used by
manufacturers of all sizes of iron goods and so their hot
dip tank must have been huge length and depthwise. If I was
unable to find such a company I think that I would wait
until I could or buy a new chain. I mentioned in several
previous posts that we have bolted some zinc anodes on to
the chain next to the anchor and this may be why the
galvanising is long lasting.

I too would like to know where your photos of the
engine room fans are located . I have found the fuse and
also a 2 mfd capacitor beside it and wonder whether that
capacitor is partly defective thus causing the fan to run
slowly. Certainly my engine room gets very hot when both
engines are running. I am procrastinating over replacing the
capacitor as it is in a hard place to get at and am not sure
that the fan is not running at it’s full speed.

Best wishes, Anne and John,
Bali Hai, SM 319, Licata

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:50 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

Haven't done anything yet.
I thought I could have it sandblasted, then do a cold
galvanized spay, then paint it.

I am open to suggestion!
Sincerely, Alexandre
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On Tue, 8/20/13, Sailorman
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 5:42 PM
What did you do with the spade anchor?
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
_____
From: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
[mailto:mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Alexandre Uster von
Baar
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:47 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

Good morning Anne and John,
One of my anchor (Spade) has a lot of rust and was
told

twice it needs to be
regalvanized, since the galvanizing company have a
minimum

order/weight, I
thought I would bring everything... The first company
couldn't do the chain,
becausethey didn't had the basket to
"centrifuge

the chain. The second
company had the basket, but as I mentionned too small.

Alexandre
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On Tue, 8/20/13, Anne and John Hollamby
<mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com

<mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com> > wrote:
Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:46 AM
Hello Alex, Why did you think it needed
regalvanising and why did they think you were wrong?
We had our 80 mtr chain hot dip galvanised in Spain
about

four years ago and it is still perfect but only used
for

2/3
months of the year. To do it they did not have a tank
81

metres deep so they made a number of hooks out of
strong

wire and looped the chain so that was shorter than the
tank.
It was very hot when it came out!
Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319, Licata
From: Alex
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 10:25 PM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Chain too long to be regalvanized...
Thought I would share my experience.
So yesterday, spend the whole day removing my 2 anchors
and

2 chains, bringing my ski boat under, etc.
The longest one at 90 meter (300 ft) which weight 200
kg /

450 LBS. So was prety physical...
Early this morning arrived at K T Galvanizing (in
Katy,

near
Houston, so about 1.5 hours from the Marina) and they
told

me my chain was too long for their equipment!!!
But good news, they said I don't need to
regalvanized

the chain.
They said easily 10 more years.
Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA
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Yanmar elbow

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

I received the price for the custom made Yanmar mixing elbow in 316 polished ss. I bought one and it is installed on BeBe. Photos of the part are here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1897410048/pic/list

300 Euros is what I paid and is the best price I can get for anyone in this group.

Contact Riza at Emek Marine at cagdas"at"emekmarin.com tell him you are interested in a Yanmar mixing elbow just like he made for BeBe.

Bill
BeBe


Re: [Amel] Solar panels for Amel Super Maramu 53

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, Your arch looks great ! I have a very talented friend with a machine
shop and welds stainless quite well. I would very much like to fabricate a
arch this winter. Could you provide the specs on the tubing, dia., guage,
wall thickness,etc. I have always thought the front supports would have to be
placed approx. three feet forward of where you mounted yours.Yours does not
clutter the deck or conflict with the hand rail, much cleaner, so thanks for
the photos.

Thanks,

Pat SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel] Solar panels for Amel Super Maramu 53

karkauai
 

Thanks, Bill.  Nice!
Kent


________________________________
From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2013 1:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Solar panels for Amel Super Maramu 53



 
Kent, they were not rigged when that photo was taken. They are rigged now and work well to raise the dinghy and also the passerelle.

Regarding the weight, it did not seem to make a noticeable difference.

Bill
BeBe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi, Bill,
I don't see any lines for davits.  Is your arch a dinghy davit as well?  If it's not, why didn't you add that capability?  I would like to have davits for most island hopping and anchoring out, but would tie the dink down on the deck for passages.  I was thinking I'd like an arch similar to yours that could be used for both solar panels and davits.  The extra weight aft would certainly make her even more stern-low in the water.
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Brunswick, GA USA




________________________________
From: Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Solar panels for Amel Super Maramu 53



 
Bill,

Your arch looks terrific - good investment I think.

I hope you will still be there on 5th Sept when I'm back in Goçek.

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@...

On 22 Aug 2013, at 14:40, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

I just posted photos of the Emek Marine solar arch installation which is about 90% complete. 3 X 140 Kyocera panels.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1515064489/pic/102870028/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Gocek, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:

Stefano,

No drawings, just a photograph. The unique design was made by Emek Marine in Turkey. Possibly Emek will sell you enough information to duplicate it, but since the design is unique, I doubt that they will.

Contact: cagdas"at"emekmarin.com

Bill
BeBe


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Stefano Biffi <cptbiffi@> wrote:

Hi and tks for the suggestion. Do you already have drawings for a SM installation. I'm looking also to have the airgen at the same location. Any suggestion closer to me today (italy)?

Stefano on board N'EVEREST
SM185 in Bocca di Magra

Il giorno 17/ago/2013, alle ore 11:41, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@> ha scritto:

Tony,

The best looking design that I have seen is made in Gocek, Turkey. It is a multi-functional solar arch. See the photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1515064489/pic/2126077749/view?picmode=large&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

If you are in the Med, I suggest you get one in Turkey.

Also, Peter Forbes s/v Carango just had one of these installed and we are getting a version of it for BeBe (SM).

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Gocek, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@> wrote:

Hi everyone.

Has anybody fitted solar panels to their Amel 54 ? I would welcome any thoughts/recommendations. I had two 50W panels on my last boat - an OVNI 435 - and I thought they were the best bit of kit on the boat. The batteries were kept topped up throughout the winter and with 4/5 amps being delivered for most of the day in summer they provided a useful supplement to the other means of charging i.e. the engine.

Tony Robinson - Catriona R Amel 54Â no.102



________________________________
From: Duncan <wdhagemeyer@>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:44 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Battery Plan for Amel 54



Â
Hi Richard,

Mine is 009. And has a 12 battery/12V bank.

Do you have any suggestions regarding inverters, or smart control panels? I am learning from my cabin experience that there are many types.

Duncan

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Battry Plan for Amel 54

Battery size for the later boats is size 31.

Regards
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 7, 2013, at 13:36, "wdhagemeyer" <wdhagemeyer@ <mailto:wdhagemeyer%40gmail.com> > wrote:

I would like any input on a new battery plan for the A54 I have just started a solar program for a cabin and I have been advised that 6 volt 200 ah Trojans are the way to go for this off grid mountain cabin. The vendor is telling me these are low maintenance and will withstand even -30F temps. It would seem that this might be a good choice for the boat as well? I do not recall the size of the 12V batteries. I searched for a file or link to other posts that would also cover all aspects of the boats electrical system. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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Re: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.. Capacitors

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hi Alexandre, and Bill,
Yes, of course it is OK to use my name. Thanks for the pics, now I will have to wrap my old bones round the gen set and make the replacement.
By the way buy the replacement capacitor in an electronics shop for €4 or 5 or get the same one from a Climma agent or other aircon mechanic and it will cost €65. If you look on Google for electric motor capacitor you will probably learn a lot. I did and I will go back for more.
For example capacitors may be attached to a motor to act as a start capacitor or they may be a run capacitor as in this case!! The construction is the same but the spec. is different and it seems that the motor decides what it wants to use it for.

Best wishes, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319, Marina di Ragusa

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.


Just added some pictures to: http://nikimat.com/engine_room_fans.html

John, let me know if this is ok to mention your name.

Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 8/22/13, Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 8:19 AM


























John,



I want to thank you for pointing out the 2 mfd capacitor on
the 220V exhaust fan. I had a feeling this exhaust fan was
turning slower, so I check the cap and yes it was out of
spec. I replaced it with the exact capacitor which is used
on the Climma Fan Motor. I had some spares.



And yes, the fan is blowing better now.



Photo at Photo Albums > Onan MDKVA - OR, link to it here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1489622282/pic/793800192/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc



Hope this helps anyone with a slowing exhaust fan.



Bill

BeBe, SM2k, #387

Turkey, having the solar arch installed by Emek Marine



--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com,
"Anne and John Hollamby " <annejohnholl@...>
wrote:

Hello Alexandre, The first company I went to could not
do it, the second was a big commercial galvaniser used by
manufacturers of all sizes of iron goods and so their hot
dip tank must have been huge length and depthwise. If I was
unable to find such a company I think that I would wait
until I could or buy a new chain. I mentioned in several
previous posts that we have bolted some zinc anodes on to
the chain next to the anchor and this may be why the
galvanising is long lasting.

I too would like to know where your photos of the
engine room fans are located . I have found the fuse and
also a 2 mfd capacitor beside it and wonder whether that
capacitor is partly defective thus causing the fan to run
slowly. Certainly my engine room gets very hot when both
engines are running. I am procrastinating over replacing the
capacitor as it is in a hard place to get at and am not sure
that the fan is not running at it’s full speed.

Best wishes, Anne and John,
Bali Hai, SM 319, Licata

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:50 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

Haven't done anything yet.
I thought I could have it sandblasted, then do a cold
galvanized spay, then paint it.

I am open to suggestion!
Sincerely, Alexandre
--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 8/20/13, Sailorman
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 5:42 PM
What did you do with the spade anchor?
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
_____
From: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
[mailto:mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Alexandre Uster von
Baar
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:47 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

Good morning Anne and John,
One of my anchor (Spade) has a lot of rust and was
told

twice it needs to be
regalvanized, since the galvanizing company have a
minimum

order/weight, I
thought I would bring everything... The first company
couldn't do the chain,
becausethey didn't had the basket to
"centrifuge

the chain. The second
company had the basket, but as I mentionned too small.

Alexandre
--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 8/20/13, Anne and John Hollamby
<mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com

<mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com> > wrote:
Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:46 AM
Hello Alex, Why did you think it needed
regalvanising and why did they think you were wrong?
We had our 80 mtr chain hot dip galvanised in Spain
about

four years ago and it is still perfect but only used
for

2/3
months of the year. To do it they did not have a tank
81

metres deep so they made a number of hooks out of
strong

wire and looped the chain so that was shorter than the
tank.
It was very hot when it came out!
Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319, Licata
From: Alex
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 10:25 PM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Chain too long to be regalvanized...
Thought I would share my experience.
So yesterday, spend the whole day removing my 2 anchors
and

2 chains, bringing my ski boat under, etc.
The longest one at 90 meter (300 ft) which weight 200
kg /

450 LBS. So was prety physical...
Early this morning arrived at K T Galvanizing (in
Katy,

near
Houston, so about 1.5 hours from the Marina) and they
told

me my chain was too long for their equipment!!!
But good news, they said I don't need to
regalvanized

the chain.
They said easily 10 more years.
Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA
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Re: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.. Capacitors

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hi Alexandre, Yes, of course it is OK to use my name. By the way buy the replacement capacitor in an electronics shop for €4 or 5 or get the same one from a Climma agent or other aircon mechanic and it will cost €65. If you look on Google for electric motor capacitor you will probably learn a lot. I did and I will go back for more.
For example capacitors may be attached to a motor to act as a start capacitor or they may be a run capacitor as in this case!! The construction is the same but the spec. is different and it seems that the motor decides what it wants to use it for.

Best wishes, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319, Marina di Ragusa
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.


Just added some pictures to: http://nikimat.com/engine_room_fans.html

John, let me know if this is ok to mention your name.

Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 8/22/13, Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 8:19 AM


























John,



I want to thank you for pointing out the 2 mfd capacitor on
the 220V exhaust fan. I had a feeling this exhaust fan was
turning slower, so I check the cap and yes it was out of
spec. I replaced it with the exact capacitor which is used
on the Climma Fan Motor. I had some spares.



And yes, the fan is blowing better now.



Photo at Photo Albums > Onan MDKVA - OR, link to it here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1489622282/pic/793800192/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc



Hope this helps anyone with a slowing exhaust fan.



Bill

BeBe, SM2k, #387

Turkey, having the solar arch installed by Emek Marine



--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com,
"Anne and John Hollamby " <annejohnholl@...>
wrote:

Hello Alexandre, The first company I went to could not
do it, the second was a big commercial galvaniser used by
manufacturers of all sizes of iron goods and so their hot
dip tank must have been huge length and depthwise. If I was
unable to find such a company I think that I would wait
until I could or buy a new chain. I mentioned in several
previous posts that we have bolted some zinc anodes on to
the chain next to the anchor and this may be why the
galvanising is long lasting.

I too would like to know where your photos of the
engine room fans are located . I have found the fuse and
also a 2 mfd capacitor beside it and wonder whether that
capacitor is partly defective thus causing the fan to run
slowly. Certainly my engine room gets very hot when both
engines are running. I am procrastinating over replacing the
capacitor as it is in a hard place to get at and am not sure
that the fan is not running at it’s full speed.

Best wishes, Anne and John,
Bali Hai, SM 319, Licata

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:50 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

Haven't done anything yet.
I thought I could have it sandblasted, then do a cold
galvanized spay, then paint it.

I am open to suggestion!
Sincerely, Alexandre
--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 8/20/13, Sailorman
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 5:42 PM
What did you do with the spade anchor?
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
_____
From: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
[mailto:mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Alexandre Uster von
Baar
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:47 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

Good morning Anne and John,
One of my anchor (Spade) has a lot of rust and was
told

twice it needs to be
regalvanized, since the galvanizing company have a
minimum

order/weight, I
thought I would bring everything... The first company
couldn't do the chain,
becausethey didn't had the basket to
"centrifuge

the chain. The second
company had the basket, but as I mentionned too small.

Alexandre
--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 8/20/13, Anne and John Hollamby
<mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com

<mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com> > wrote:
Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:46 AM
Hello Alex, Why did you think it needed
regalvanising and why did they think you were wrong?
We had our 80 mtr chain hot dip galvanised in Spain
about

four years ago and it is still perfect but only used
for

2/3
months of the year. To do it they did not have a tank
81

metres deep so they made a number of hooks out of
strong

wire and looped the chain so that was shorter than the
tank.
It was very hot when it came out!
Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319, Licata
From: Alex
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 10:25 PM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Chain too long to be regalvanized...
Thought I would share my experience.
So yesterday, spend the whole day removing my 2 anchors
and

2 chains, bringing my ski boat under, etc.
The longest one at 90 meter (300 ft) which weight 200
kg /

450 LBS. So was prety physical...
Early this morning arrived at K T Galvanizing (in
Katy,

near
Houston, so about 1.5 hours from the Marina) and they
told

me my chain was too long for their equipment!!!
But good news, they said I don't need to
regalvanized

the chain.
They said easily 10 more years.
Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA
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Re: [Amel] Solar panels for Amel Super Maramu 53

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent, they were not rigged when that photo was taken. They are rigged now and work well to raise the dinghy and also the passerelle.

Regarding the weight, it did not seem to make a noticeable difference.

Bill
BeBe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi, Bill,
I don't see any lines for davits.  Is your arch a dinghy davit as well?  If it's not, why didn't you add that capability?  I would like to have davits for most island hopping and anchoring out, but would tie the dink down on the deck for passages.  I was thinking I'd like an arch similar to yours that could be used for both solar panels and davits.  The extra weight aft would certainly make her even more stern-low in the water.
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Brunswick, GA USA




________________________________
From: Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Solar panels for Amel Super Maramu 53



 
Bill,

Your arch looks terrific - good investment I think.

I hope you will still be there on 5th Sept when I'm back in Goçek.

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@...

On 22 Aug 2013, at 14:40, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

I just posted photos of the Emek Marine solar arch installation which is about 90% complete. 3 X 140 Kyocera panels.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1515064489/pic/102870028/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Gocek, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:

Stefano,

No drawings, just a photograph. The unique design was made by Emek Marine in Turkey. Possibly Emek will sell you enough information to duplicate it, but since the design is unique, I doubt that they will.

Contact: cagdas"at"emekmarin.com

Bill
BeBe


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Stefano Biffi <cptbiffi@> wrote:

Hi and tks for the suggestion. Do you already have drawings for a SM installation. I'm looking also to have the airgen at the same location. Any suggestion closer to me today (italy)?

Stefano on board N'EVEREST
SM185 in Bocca di Magra

Il giorno 17/ago/2013, alle ore 11:41, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@> ha scritto:

Tony,

The best looking design that I have seen is made in Gocek, Turkey. It is a multi-functional solar arch. See the photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1515064489/pic/2126077749/view?picmode=large&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

If you are in the Med, I suggest you get one in Turkey.

Also, Peter Forbes s/v Carango just had one of these installed and we are getting a version of it for BeBe (SM).

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Gocek, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@> wrote:

Hi everyone.

Has anybody fitted solar panels to their Amel 54 ? I would welcome any thoughts/recommendations. I had two 50W panels on my last boat - an OVNI 435 - and I thought they were the best bit of kit on the boat. The batteries were kept topped up throughout the winter and with 4/5 amps being delivered for most of the day in summer they provided a useful supplement to the other means of charging i.e. the engine.

Tony Robinson - Catriona R Amel 54Â no.102



________________________________
From: Duncan <wdhagemeyer@>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:44 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Battery Plan for Amel 54



Â
Hi Richard,

Mine is 009. And has a 12 battery/12V bank.

Do you have any suggestions regarding inverters, or smart control panels? I am learning from my cabin experience that there are many types.

Duncan

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Battry Plan for Amel 54

Battery size for the later boats is size 31.

Regards
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 7, 2013, at 13:36, "wdhagemeyer" <wdhagemeyer@ <mailto:wdhagemeyer%40gmail.com> > wrote:

I would like any input on a new battery plan for the A54 I have just started a solar program for a cabin and I have been advised that 6 volt 200 ah Trojans are the way to go for this off grid mountain cabin. The vendor is telling me these are low maintenance and will withstand even -30F temps. It would seem that this might be a good choice for the boat as well? I do not recall the size of the 12V batteries. I searched for a file or link to other posts that would also cover all aspects of the boats electrical system. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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Re: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Just added some pictures to: http://nikimat.com/engine_room_fans.html

John, let me know if this is ok to mention your name.

Sincerely, Alexandre


--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 8/22/13, Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 8:19 AM
















 









John,



I want to thank you for pointing out the 2 mfd capacitor on
the 220V exhaust fan. I had a feeling this exhaust fan was
turning slower, so I check the cap and yes it was out of
spec. I replaced it with the exact capacitor which is used
on the Climma Fan Motor. I had some spares.



And yes, the fan is blowing better now.



Photo at Photo Albums > Onan MDKVA - OR, link to it here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1489622282/pic/793800192/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc



Hope this helps anyone with a slowing exhaust fan.



Bill

BeBe, SM2k, #387

Turkey, having the solar arch installed by Emek Marine



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
"Anne and John Hollamby " <annejohnholl@...>
wrote:

>

> Hello Alexandre, The first company I went to could not
do it, the second was a big commercial galvaniser used by
manufacturers of all sizes of iron goods and so their hot
dip tank must have been huge length and depthwise. If I was
unable to find such a company I think that I would wait
until I could or buy a new chain. I mentioned in several
previous posts that we have bolted some zinc anodes on to
the chain next to the anchor and this may be why the
galvanising is long lasting.

> I too would like to know where your photos of the
engine room fans are located . I have found the fuse and
also a 2 mfd capacitor beside it and wonder whether that
capacitor is partly defective thus causing the fan to run
slowly. Certainly my engine room gets very hot when both
engines are running. I am procrastinating over replacing the
capacitor as it is in a hard place to get at and am not sure
that the fan is not running at it’s full speed.

>

> Best wishes, Anne and John,
Bali Hai, SM 319, Licata

>

>

>

> From: Alexandre Uster von Baar

> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:50 AM

> To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com


> Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

>

>

> Haven't done anything yet.

> I thought I could have it sandblasted, then do a cold
galvanized spay, then paint it.

> I am open to suggestion!

> Sincerely, Alexandre

>

> --------------------------------------------

> On Tue, 8/20/13, Sailorman
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> wrote:

>

> Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

> To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

> Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 5:42 PM

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> What did you do with the spade anchor?

>

>

>

> Fair Winds

>

>

>

> Eric

>

>

>

> Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

>

>

>

> _____

>

>

>

> From: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

>

> [mailto:mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com]

> On Behalf Of Alexandre Uster von

>

> Baar

>

> Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:47 AM

>

> To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

>

> Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

>

>

>

> Good morning Anne and John,

>

>

>

> One of my anchor (Spade) has a lot of rust and was
told

> twice it needs to be

>

> regalvanized, since the galvanizing company have a
minimum

> order/weight, I

>

> thought I would bring everything... The first company

> couldn't do the chain,

>

> becausethey didn't had the basket to
"centrifuge

> the chain. The second

>

> company had the basket, but as I mentionned too small.


>

>

>

> Alexandre

>

>

>

> --------------------------------------------

>

> On Tue, 8/20/13, Anne and John Hollamby
<mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com

>

> <mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com> > wrote:

>

>

>

> Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

>

> To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

>

> <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

>

> Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:46 AM

>

>

>

> Hello Alex, Why did you think it needed

>

> regalvanising and why did they think you were wrong?

>

>

>

> We had our 80 mtr chain hot dip galvanised in Spain
about

>

> four years ago and it is still perfect but only used
for

> 2/3

>

> months of the year. To do it they did not have a tank
81

>

> metres deep so they made a number of hooks out of
strong

>

> wire and looped the chain so that was shorter than the

> tank.

>

> It was very hot when it came out!

>

>

>

> Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319, Licata

>

>

>

> From: Alex

>

>

>

> Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 10:25 PM

>

>

>

> To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

>

> <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

>

>

>

> Subject: [Amel] Chain too long to be regalvanized...

>

>

>

> Thought I would share my experience.

>

>

>

> So yesterday, spend the whole day removing my 2 anchors
and

>

> 2 chains, bringing my ski boat under, etc.

>

>

>

> The longest one at 90 meter (300 ft) which weight 200
kg /

>

> 450 LBS. So was prety physical...

>

>

>

> Early this morning arrived at K T Galvanizing (in
Katy,

> near

>

> Houston, so about 1.5 hours from the Marina) and they
told

>

> me my chain was too long for their equipment!!!

>

>

>

> But good news, they said I don't need to
regalvanized

>

> the chain.

>

>

>

> They said easily 10 more years.

>

>

>

> Alexandre

>

>

>

> SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

>

>

>

> Seabrook, Texas, USA

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> _____

>

>

>

> I am using the Free version of SPAMfighter <http://www.spamfighter.com/len>

>

> .

>

> SPAMfighter has removed 1887 of my spam emails to
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>

>

>

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>

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>


Re: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Mine was out of range as well.
Just changed it, but will start the genset next week.
I am prety sure it will be the same result as Bill!


--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 8/22/13, Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Engine room fans 220V Fan above Onan.
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 8:19 AM
















 









John,



I want to thank you for pointing out the 2 mfd capacitor on
the 220V exhaust fan. I had a feeling this exhaust fan was
turning slower, so I check the cap and yes it was out of
spec. I replaced it with the exact capacitor which is used
on the Climma Fan Motor. I had some spares.



And yes, the fan is blowing better now.



Photo at Photo Albums > Onan MDKVA - OR, link to it here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1489622282/pic/793800192/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc



Hope this helps anyone with a slowing exhaust fan.



Bill

BeBe, SM2k, #387

Turkey, having the solar arch installed by Emek Marine



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
"Anne and John Hollamby " <annejohnholl@...>
wrote:

>

> Hello Alexandre, The first company I went to could not
do it, the second was a big commercial galvaniser used by
manufacturers of all sizes of iron goods and so their hot
dip tank must have been huge length and depthwise. If I was
unable to find such a company I think that I would wait
until I could or buy a new chain. I mentioned in several
previous posts that we have bolted some zinc anodes on to
the chain next to the anchor and this may be why the
galvanising is long lasting.

> I too would like to know where your photos of the
engine room fans are located . I have found the fuse and
also a 2 mfd capacitor beside it and wonder whether that
capacitor is partly defective thus causing the fan to run
slowly. Certainly my engine room gets very hot when both
engines are running. I am procrastinating over replacing the
capacitor as it is in a hard place to get at and am not sure
that the fan is not running at it’s full speed.

>

> Best wishes, Anne and John,
Bali Hai, SM 319, Licata

>

>

>

> From: Alexandre Uster von Baar

> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:50 AM

> To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com


> Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

>

>

> Haven't done anything yet.

> I thought I could have it sandblasted, then do a cold
galvanized spay, then paint it.

> I am open to suggestion!

> Sincerely, Alexandre

>

> --------------------------------------------

> On Tue, 8/20/13, Sailorman
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> wrote:

>

> Subject: RE: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

> To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

> Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 5:42 PM

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> Fair Winds

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>

> Eric

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> Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

>

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> _____

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> From: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

>

> [mailto:mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com]

> On Behalf Of Alexandre Uster von

>

> Baar

>

> Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:47 AM

>

> To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

>

> Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

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>

> Good morning Anne and John,

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>

> One of my anchor (Spade) has a lot of rust and was
told

> twice it needs to be

>

> regalvanized, since the galvanizing company have a
minimum

> order/weight, I

>

> thought I would bring everything... The first company

> couldn't do the chain,

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> becausethey didn't had the basket to
"centrifuge

> the chain. The second

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> company had the basket, but as I mentionned too small.


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> Alexandre

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> On Tue, 8/20/13, Anne and John Hollamby
<mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com

>

> <mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com> > wrote:

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>

> Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain too long to be
regalvanized...

>

> To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

>

> <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

>

> Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:46 AM

>

>

>

> Hello Alex, Why did you think it needed

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> regalvanising and why did they think you were wrong?

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> We had our 80 mtr chain hot dip galvanised in Spain
about

>

> four years ago and it is still perfect but only used
for

> 2/3

>

> months of the year. To do it they did not have a tank
81

>

> metres deep so they made a number of hooks out of
strong

>

> wire and looped the chain so that was shorter than the

> tank.

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> It was very hot when it came out!

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> Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319, Licata

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> From: Alex

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> Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 10:25 PM

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> To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com

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> Subject: [Amel] Chain too long to be regalvanized...

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> Thought I would share my experience.

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> So yesterday, spend the whole day removing my 2 anchors
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> Early this morning arrived at K T Galvanizing (in
Katy,

> near

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told

>

> me my chain was too long for their equipment!!!

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>

> But good news, they said I don't need to
regalvanized

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> the chain.

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> They said easily 10 more years.

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> Alexandre

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> SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

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> Seabrook, Texas, USA

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Re: [Amel] Re: Glue for vinyl headlining

Amel Salvagny
 

I have with great success used a glue named Eurocol 322


It is a kind of a water-based rubber glue that is very easy to apply. You need only to apply on one side, wait for 10-20 minutes and then press together.


I have re-glued most of my Santorin by now and nothing has fallen off yet. The glue is holding as should and I can highly recommend this product.


Best regards

Lars

Salvagny, Santorin #79

Currently lying in Copenhagen, Denmark




Fra: Fisher, Thomas W.
Sendt: ‎mandag‎, ‎12‎. ‎august‎ ‎2013 ‎14‎:‎19
Til: 'amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com'





Hi Phil,

I have run into the same problem! Very frustrating indeed!!! Could you please be more specific as to which sikaflex product you used. There are a great number of them so the exact brand number you used successfully would be a great help.

Thanks!!

Tom Fisher
"Sheila" Sharki #142
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Tom Fisher RRT
Research Coordinator
Asthma Research Unit,
Queen's University
102 Stuart St.
Kingston,ON., K7L 2V6
613-549-6666 ext 2798
P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

________________________________
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of phil.berghmans
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2013 03:26
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Glue for vinyl headlining

Hello,

We have redone our headlining four years ago on my santorin 94.Took off the old vinyl cleaned it properly with brush and vacume cleaner.Started with a 3m spray kind of glue they use for carpets and stuff.Was very expensive and fell off after one month in the heat of the med ans canaries.Redone the whole thing with a cheap polyurethane sikaflex . One applieing with the gun the other spreading the stuff pieces of half a meter no more .Then reglueing the vinyl and hold/support for couple off minutes and done! You get more handy in it ass you go along.Now after three years in the tropics (cabo verde,carib) everything is still ok .Cheap and good solution.Iff you want more info .Send me a message.

Kind regards

phil

miles ahead
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>, "ullaroo" <roo@...> wrote:




Hello,

We are in process of replacing the headliner in our 35 year old Euros. After consultation with our foam backed vinyl supplier Hawke House we also found the 3M 80 neoprene based spray glue the closest match to the glue they have successfully used in England. We ended up using the 3M 80 spray on foam backed vinyl and 3M 1300L brushed on fiberglass. Up to now we have finished the fore cabin and result looks satisfactory. One catch is that both these glues are pretty fast drying so you have to work fast especially with larger surfaces and in higher temperatures. Truth will come out in few years.

Regards,
Roo & Ullar on Euros41 #250

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>, "jjjk12s" <jjjk12s@> wrote:

There were some posts recently about spray adhesive for fixing vinyl headlining. Hopefully the following links are useful for those with headlining problems and trying to find the right glue.

Although some different ones may work, choosing the best one is not easy (some shops seem to just recommend what they have in stock as the perfect one).

I have previously used 3M General Trim Adhesive 08088 (was recommended) but it needs redoing in a few areas after a very hot summer. This adhesive is not listed on the brochure link below, I think due to using different marketing for auto and industrial markets. That adhesive seems to have worked fine on Naugasoft but not as well on a different brand of vinyl (maybe different types of plasticisers?) Another 3M auto adhesive is Super Trim Adhesive 08090 which is promoted as having resistance to plasticisers. This one sounds the same as 3M 90 High Strength.

According to the 3M links below Rubber and Vinyl 80 looks best. It has better heat resistance when the deck gets hot compared to High Strength Adhesive.

John, Maramu #91

Link for brochure showing different 3M spray adhesives

http://solutions.3m.com.au/3MContentRetrievalAPI/BlobServlet?lmd=1266458338000&locale=en_AU&assetType=MMM_Image&assetId=1258562304068&blobAttribute=ImageFile

Link for 3M spray adhesive 80

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Products/~/3M-Rubber-And-Vinyl-80-Spray-Adhesive-Yellow-24-fl-oz-Aerosol-Net-weight-19-oz-6-cans-per-case?N=4294933057+5000130&Nr=AND%28hrcy_id%3AN23ZLBTF6Hgs_Z6P37PTRPV_N2RL3FHWVK_GPD0K8BC31gv%29&rt=d

Link for 3M Super Trim Adhesive brochure

http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawebserver?mwsId=SSSSSufSevTsZxtUnxm9mY_ZevUqevTSevTSevTSeSSSSSS--&fn=STA08090_Instruc_Feature.pdf&cshift_ck=null&client_id=752nw09202


Re: [Amel] Solar panels for Amel Super Maramu 53

karkauai
 

Hi, Bill,
I don't see any lines for davits.  Is your arch a dinghy davit as well?  If it's not, why didn't you add that capability?  I would like to have davits for most island hopping and anchoring out, but would tie the dink down on the deck for passages.  I was thinking I'd like an arch similar to yours that could be used for both solar panels and davits.  The extra weight aft would certainly make her even more stern-low in the water.
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Brunswick, GA USA




________________________________
From: Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@gmail.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Solar panels for Amel Super Maramu 53



 
Bill,

Your arch looks terrific - good investment I think.

I hope you will still be there on 5th Sept when I'm back in Goçek.

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@gmail.com

On 22 Aug 2013, at 14:40, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote:

I just posted photos of the Emek Marine solar arch installation which is about 90% complete. 3 X 140 Kyocera panels.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1515064489/pic/102870028/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Gocek, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Stefano,

No drawings, just a photograph. The unique design was made by Emek Marine in Turkey. Possibly Emek will sell you enough information to duplicate it, but since the design is unique, I doubt that they will.

Contact: cagdas"at"emekmarin.com

Bill
BeBe


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Stefano Biffi <cptbiffi@> wrote:

Hi and tks for the suggestion. Do you already have drawings for a SM installation. I'm looking also to have the airgen at the same location. Any suggestion closer to me today (italy)?

Stefano on board N'EVEREST
SM185 in Bocca di Magra

Il giorno 17/ago/2013, alle ore 11:41, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@> ha scritto:

Tony,

The best looking design that I have seen is made in Gocek, Turkey. It is a multi-functional solar arch. See the photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1515064489/pic/2126077749/view?picmode=large&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

If you are in the Med, I suggest you get one in Turkey.

Also, Peter Forbes s/v Carango just had one of these installed and we are getting a version of it for BeBe (SM).

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Gocek, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@> wrote:

Hi everyone.

Has anybody fitted solar panels to their Amel 54 ? I would welcome any thoughts/recommendations. I had two 50W panels on my last boat - an OVNI 435 - and I thought they were the best bit of kit on the boat. The batteries were kept topped up throughout the winter and with 4/5 amps being delivered for most of the day in summer they provided a useful supplement to the other means of charging i.e. the engine.

Tony Robinson - Catriona R Amel 54Â no.102



________________________________
From: Duncan <wdhagemeyer@>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:44 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Battery Plan for Amel 54



Â
Hi Richard,

Mine is 009. And has a 12 battery/12V bank.

Do you have any suggestions regarding inverters, or smart control panels? I am learning from my cabin experience that there are many types.

Duncan

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Battry Plan for Amel 54

Battery size for the later boats is size 31.

Regards
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 7, 2013, at 13:36, "wdhagemeyer" <wdhagemeyer@ <mailto:wdhagemeyer%40gmail.com> > wrote:

I would like any input on a new battery plan for the A54 I have just started a solar program for a cabin and I have been advised that 6 volt 200 ah Trojans are the way to go for this off grid mountain cabin. The vendor is telling me these are low maintenance and will withstand even -30F temps. It would seem that this might be a good choice for the boat as well? I do not recall the size of the 12V batteries. I searched for a file or link to other posts that would also cover all aspects of the boats electrical system. I would appreciate any suggestions.








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