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Re: [Amel] RE: Cleaning the fresh water tanks

karkauai
 

Thanks, Stephanie, I'll try anything at this point.
Kent



From: Stephanie DiBelardino
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2013 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] RE: Cleaning the fresh water tanks

 
Have you tried hydrogen peroxide (min 3% solution, available in any drug store?  Spray it on full strength.  Let it work, then rinse.  If it is still there, try again.  Also Borax might work -- 1 cup to 1 gal. Water.

Good luck with this job!
Stephanie

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Oct 19, 2013, at 5:30 PM, <karkauai@...> wrote:

 
Hi again,
I'm stuck.  I've filled the tanks with 2 gallons of household bleach and let it sit overnight.  I've brushed with a stiff brush on a pole.  At Bill's suggestion,  I've purchased an 1800psi pressure and spent an hour on the middle tank.  There are still numerous globs of mold adhered to the walls of the tank.  If I can reach them I can knock the bulk of a glob off with my fingernail, but it still leaves a black spot and blacker ring that I can't knock off with the pressure sprayer.

Sooo, anyone have any ideas about what else I can do?  How much bleach is enough?  How much is too much?

Thanks for any and all suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Brunswick GA USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi again, gang.
I'm cleaning my fresh water tanks for the first time, don't know if the previous owner ever did it.  I've accessed the center tank (under the galley sole) and the aft tank (under the galley fridge).  There are a fair amount of mildew/mold spots that are tightly adhered to the inside of the tank, and after filling the tank with a fairly potent bleach mixture I'm still finding it impossible to get it cleaned off.  Is there any kind of chemical that can be used other than bleach that would work better and be safe?  Given the difficult access and impossibility of getting good pressure with a stiff brush, I'm running out of ideas.
 
I tried to access old files and photos (used Bill's suggestions) and can't seem to get them.  Also still can't reply to an existing thread (nothing happens when I click on "reply")
 
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Brunswick, GA, USA



Re: [Amel] RE: Cleaning the fresh water tanks

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Have you tried hydrogen peroxide (min 3% solution, available in any drug store?  Spray it on full strength.  Let it work, then rinse.  If it is still there, try again.  Also Borax might work -- 1 cup to 1 gal. Water.

Good luck with this job!
Stephanie

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Oct 19, 2013, at 5:30 PM, <karkauai@...> wrote:

 

Hi again,

I'm stuck.  I've filled the tanks with 2 gallons of household bleach and let it sit overnight.  I've brushed with a stiff brush on a pole.  At Bill's suggestion,  I've purchased an 1800psi pressure and spent an hour on the middle tank.  There are still numerous globs of mold adhered to the walls of the tank.  If I can reach them I can knock the bulk of a glob off with my fingernail, but it still leaves a black spot and blacker ring that I can't knock off with the pressure sprayer.


Sooo, anyone have any ideas about what else I can do?  How much bleach is enough?  How much is too much?


Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Kent

SM243 Kristy

Brunswick GA USA



---In amelyachtowners@..., <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi again, gang.
I'm cleaning my fresh water tanks for the first time, don't know if the previous owner ever did it.  I've accessed the center tank (under the galley sole) and the aft tank (under the galley fridge).  There are a fair amount of mildew/mold spots that are tightly adhered to the inside of the tank, and after filling the tank with a fairly potent bleach mixture I'm still finding it impossible to get it cleaned off.  Is there any kind of chemical that can be used other than bleach that would work better and be safe?  Given the difficult access and impossibility of getting good pressure with a stiff brush, I'm running out of ideas.
 
I tried to access old files and photos (used Bill's suggestions) and can't seem to get them.  Also still can't reply to an existing thread (nothing happens when I click on "reply")
 
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Brunswick, GA, USA


Re: Cleaning the fresh water tanks

karkauai
 

Hi again,

I'm stuck.  I've filled the tanks with 2 gallons of household bleach and let it sit overnight.  I've brushed with a stiff brush on a pole.  At Bill's suggestion,  I've purchased an 1800psi pressure and spent an hour on the middle tank.  There are still numerous globs of mold adhered to the walls of the tank.  If I can reach them I can knock the bulk of a glob off with my fingernail, but it still leaves a black spot and blacker ring that I can't knock off with the pressure sprayer.


Sooo, anyone have any ideas about what else I can do?  How much bleach is enough?  How much is too much?


Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Kent

SM243 Kristy

Brunswick GA USA



---In amelyachtowners@..., <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi again, gang.
I'm cleaning my fresh water tanks for the first time, don't know if the previous owner ever did it.  I've accessed the center tank (under the galley sole) and the aft tank (under the galley fridge).  There are a fair amount of mildew/mold spots that are tightly adhered to the inside of the tank, and after filling the tank with a fairly potent bleach mixture I'm still finding it impossible to get it cleaned off.  Is there any kind of chemical that can be used other than bleach that would work better and be safe?  Given the difficult access and impossibility of getting good pressure with a stiff brush, I'm running out of ideas.
 
I tried to access old files and photos (used Bill's suggestions) and can't seem to get them.  Also still can't reply to an existing thread (nothing happens when I click on "reply")
 
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Brunswick, GA, USA


Re: [Amel] Perkins Diesel M50 Prima in 1993 Santorin

nezih nezih
 

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:14 PM, Stephanie DiBelardino wrote:
 
Hi Chris!  Hi Mike!

Thank you for your input.  The engine is in good condition.  But, Ezio being as particular as he is ( more like someone from Northern Europe, than from the Med!), he is having some preventive maintenance done.  At this time, there is no need to repower but I did read that this particular Perkins model had been taken over by Volvo.  

Many thanks for your input.
Fair winds, whether on land or sea!
Stephanie

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Oct 19, 2013, at 10:20 AM, Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...> wrote:

 
Hi,
We   Reengined our Amel with a Volvo . On the faithfully Perkins the timing belt broke and damaged the top end of the engine. After 6 months searching in USA  and Europe we used D B Marine to send the engine to Phuket.
Richard Abadee
D. B. International Limited
Cookham Bridge
Cookham on Thames
Berkshire SL6 9SN
 
Tel:  +44 (0)1628 526032
Fax: +44 (0)1628 520564
email: parts@...
 
www.dbmarine.co.uk
 
Contact them for Perkins  spares

Chris and Mike    Santorin 023

On 19 Oct 2013, at 08:52, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:

 
Does anyone have experience in sourcing parts for this engine? I know about TAD in Hayes, VA but is there any place in FL?

Many thanks and fair winds!

Stephanie DiBelardino



Re: AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO

Tadej MEZEK
 

Hi All,

 

Thank you for your inputs. Regarding Nirvana rigging it seems that two spreaders mast can be associated with in mast furling only.

Yesterday I was on Mango # 66/87 which is for sale. It is nice, clean and maintained unit with original cover fabrics, running rigging, sails and electronics.

I liked the vessel very much, but I can see in addition to purchase price around 50k € costs to outfit the boat for blue water cruising – to bring it up to date. As the boat is on sale for over 2 years and owner is fixed with the price, I am wondering whether cca 150k € purchase price (170k € set price) + outfit costs aren’t too much for a 25 y.o. boat where plenty of gizmo’s is up to be expected. I.e. Yesterday on the test, during the engine startup its vibrations did break the main power cable tired clamp on the Battery bank so the boat lost the power source completely. Owner, his friend and I did locate a problem and did fix this within 20 minutes, what I like to do very much; but the question remains …

 

Thank you for your help so far,

 

T 



---In amelyachtowners@..., <paolopepere@...> wrote:

Dear friend, look at this link on the french website of Amel's owners:

http://www.forum-voiliers-amel.net/dossiers/heimana.pdf.

It regards a Mango owned by mr Amel personnaly and with he sailed the last years of his life.

Paolo s/y "Ilarica"

Sharki nr 174





---In amelyachtowners@..., <yachtakwaaba@...> wrote:

Another suggestion, look at Amel Santorin.
fair winds
Mike & Chris s/v Akwaaba, santorin sloop no023


On 18 Oct 2013, at 10:06, "hanspeter.baettig@..." <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tadej
as a long time SM owner (since 1995 same boat) and several atlantic crossing, I'm glad to give you my input concerning your question:

"Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?" Not so much, specially with the genua and balloner rolled out with the two poles the boat is well stabilized.

80 hp enough ? Yes ! Speed in flat water, no head wind, clean bottom and fix prop: 8.4 kn with 2800 rpm, 7.5 kn with 2300 rpm, 6 kn with 1900 rpm
( Max speed anyway: 2.43 * SQR 12.60 = 8.6 kn )
Hope that helps
regards
Hanspeter
SM # 16 Tamango 2
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Betreff : [Amel] AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO






Hi all,
I am looking for some data over the older model AMEL MANGO and would like to get as much information as possible; there is quite scarcity of data on internet available.
I found a nice page http://amelsupermaramu.blogspot.com/ on which there is an old 45 minutes long video of factory tour (must be from 80-ties) - and Mango shown on production line.
Can anyone advise me on the Nirvana rigging; I found some Mango models for sale which have two spreaders main mast as well as some with single spreader mast. I found some old posts regarding this but they were never properly answered. Is there a difference also in sail size or?
If anyone can share data about their Mango would be glad to receive it (manual, polar diagram etc.);
I am wondering why such a renowned boat yar
d does not have all the data available on their homepage. The only yard to my knowledge with all the data online is Hallberg Rassy.
Some questions:
- Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?
- Is the installed 80HP Perkins too weak for today's standards? Can anyone suggest what are the actual cruising speeds at given RPM with clean boat with original propeller and with some other type if installed (I've read on older posts that original propeller is 1" too small).
Thank you very much for your inputs.
Cheers, T





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Re: [Amel] Perkins Diesel M50 Prima in 1993 Santorin

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Hi Chris!  Hi Mike!

Thank you for your input.  The engine is in good condition.  But, Ezio being as particular as he is ( more like someone from Northern Europe, than from the Med!), he is having some preventive maintenance done.  At this time, there is no need to repower but I did read that this particular Perkins model had been taken over by Volvo.  

Many thanks for your input.
Fair winds, whether on land or sea!
Stephanie

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Oct 19, 2013, at 10:20 AM, Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...> wrote:

 

Hi,
We   Reengined our Amel with a Volvo . On the faithfully Perkins the timing belt broke and damaged the top end of the engine. After 6 months searching in USA  and Europe we used D B Marine to send the engine to Phuket.
Richard Abadee
D. B. International Limited
Cookham Bridge
Cookham on Thames
Berkshire SL6 9SN
 
Tel:  +44 (0)1628 526032
Fax: +44 (0)1628 520564
email: parts@...
 
www.dbmarine.co.uk
 
Contact them for Perkins  spares

Chris and Mike    Santorin 023

On 19 Oct 2013, at 08:52, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have experience in sourcing parts for this engine? I know about TAD in Hayes, VA but is there any place in FL?

Many thanks and fair winds!

Stephanie DiBelardino


Perkins 4154 consumation

JP Mans
 

Hi All
My maramu has a Perkins 4154 (3500h) and has a consumtion of ± 5,5l/h when I am at 2000RPM. I have been told that this is really too much.
Do some of other amel owners with the same motor have an advice about it?
Regards
Jean-Paul


Re: [Amel] Perkins Diesel M50 Prima in 1993 Santorin

Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
 

Hi,
We   Reengined our Amel with a Volvo . On the faithfully Perkins the timing belt broke and damaged the top end of the engine. After 6 months searching in USA  and Europe we used D B Marine to send the engine to Phuket.
Richard Abadee
D. B. International Limited
Cookham Bridge
Cookham on Thames
Berkshire SL6 9SN
 
Tel:  +44 (0)1628 526032
Fax: +44 (0)1628 520564
email: parts@...
 
www.dbmarine.co.uk
 
Contact them for Perkins  spares

Chris and Mike    Santorin 023

On 19 Oct 2013, at 08:52, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have experience in sourcing parts for this engine? I know about TAD in Hayes, VA but is there any place in FL?

Many thanks and fair winds!

Stephanie DiBelardino


Anyone near Rome?

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Ezio and I are currently at our apt in Nettuno just SW of Rome. Are any of you receiving this e-mail nearby? If so, we would like to invite you to join us one afternoon or evening for "pranzo,". "cena," or whatever fits your schedule. Or, we have a car and can drive to meet you if you are elsewhere along the coast, between Naples and Livorno.

Fair winds!

Stephanie DiBelardino


Perkins Diesel M50 Prima in 1993 Santorin

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Does anyone have experience in sourcing parts for this engine? I know about TAD in Hayes, VA but is there any place in FL?

Many thanks and fair winds!

Stephanie DiBelardino


Re: [Amel] Brothers of the Coast

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Brothers of the coast is a loosely organized, international group of sailors with "tables" in many ports.

A very close friend of ours, Bernard LeFevre, is very active in this organization and has always encouraged us to join.  Now that we are back to having a sailboat, I think we will do just that!

Fair winds!
Stephanie





On Oct 19, 2013, at 5:33 AM, Sailorman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Stephanie,

What is this organization?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Stephanie DiBelardino
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel] Brothers of the Coast

 

 

Are there members in the AMEL group that are also members of Brothers of the Coast?

Fair winds,
Stephanie

Stephanie DiBelardino


Eric Forsyth

Eric Freedman
 

My Friend Eric Forsyth is heading to the Antarctic again at age 82 . He
started from long island and sailed solo from the Azores to Brazil before
finding crew.
He is a fascinating sailor and person.

I know this has nothing to do with Amels but after logging 250,000 I thought
you might like to visit his website www.Yachtfiona.com

Here is today's post

Capt. Forsyth reports--
Another day spent loading and storing supplies for the Antarctic leg. We are
stocking up for four men, sailing for 12 weeks without resupply. There is a
generous margin on most supplies beyond the 12 weeks, although the variety
may shrink. Water will be tight; the allowance will be two quarts per
person, per day, including cooking and cleaning. Cleaning will not take
priority. We will attempt to supplement water with rain and ice. But we have
plenty of rum.

Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


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Re: [Amel] Cleaning the fresh water tanks

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent there are 3 access ports. If you have mold and do not get them all,
you will not get rid of the mold.

Let me know if you receive the attached files.

Bill
BeBe


On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 3:04 AM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

**


Hi again, gang.
I'm cleaning my fresh water tanks for the first time, don't know if the
previous owner ever did it. I've accessed the center tank (under the
galley sole) and the aft tank (under the galley fridge). There are a
fair amount of mildew/mold spots that are tightly adhered to the inside of
the tank, and after filling the tank with a fairly potent bleach mixture
I'm still finding it impossible to get it cleaned off. Is there any kind
of chemical that can be used other than bleach that would work better and
be safe? Given the difficult access and impossibility of getting good
pressure with a stiff brush, I'm running out of ideas.

I tried to access old files and photos (used Bill's suggestions) and can't
seem to get them. Also still can't reply to an existing thread (nothing
happens when I click on "reply")

Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Brunswick, GA, USA



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Re: [Amel] Brothers of the Coast

Eric Freedman
 

Stephanie,

What is this organization?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Stephanie DiBelardino
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel] Brothers of the Coast

 

 

Are there members in the AMEL group that are also members of Brothers of the Coast?

Fair winds,
Stephanie

Stephanie DiBelardino


Cleaning the fresh water tanks

karkauai
 

Hi again, gang.
I'm cleaning my fresh water tanks for the first time, don't know if the previous owner ever did it.  I've accessed the center tank (under the galley sole) and the aft tank (under the galley fridge).  There are a fair amount of mildew/mold spots that are tightly adhered to the inside of the tank, and after filling the tank with a fairly potent bleach mixture I'm still finding it impossible to get it cleaned off.  Is there any kind of chemical that can be used other than bleach that would work better and be safe?  Given the difficult access and impossibility of getting good pressure with a stiff brush, I'm running out of ideas.
 
I tried to access old files and photos (used Bill's suggestions) and can't seem to get them.  Also still can't reply to an existing thread (nothing happens when I click on "reply")
 
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Brunswick, GA, USA


Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

karkauai
 

Wow, I had no idea it would be that much.
Kent


On Oct 18, 2013, at 4:39 AM, "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

 

Ann-Sofie
Yes you can search messages in a Facebook group and it works well, but you cannot search photo names. We can overcome that by having pre-determined photo album names.

Kent, 
I agree with what you say, but the reality is that we would need 500 members paying $100 a year to have a minimal budget. We would also have to have someone make the decisions because with 500 people making decisions, we would need a serious budget and staff.

All,
The issue is that we are a group of Amel owners loosely tied together and unless somebody does something like Closereach did when he started this group, nothing will happen.

I encourage anyone to do something. I am going to put together a FaceBook Group. As much as I dislike FaceBook, its Group structure has most of the things we need. My plan is to be up and running by early December with a lot, if not all, of the information in photos and files migrated to the new Group. I will not be able to migrate messages, but the Amel Group messages will be where they are now for searching until Yahoo makes another change...by then, it may not make a difference.

I will let you know when I have it ready. Hopefully, someone else will do something also, and frankly I hope it is better than what I put together...that way we can choose the best.

Bill
BeBe


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

I don't think that you can make search for info in a FB group. At least you can't search in a normal FB account

/Ann-Sofie
Sy Lady Annila. Sm 232

Skickat från min iPad

17 okt 2013 kl. 09:39 skrev yahoogroups@...:

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387




Re: [Amel] ICW east cost

Eric Freedman
 

I bought a tartan 37 in Tampa Florida and went into the ICW with the centerboard up near Key largo.

We drew 4 feet and I went aground 4 times in the channel before heading out at Palm Beach.

Forget the ICW.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of agennai@...
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 6:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] ICW east cost

 

 

Hi friends,

Now me and my family  are in Miami and in June we're planning to sail up to the US east cost and coming back in september.

in september sailing south it could be useful stay in the ICW:  does anyone have any experience about that  option?

 

thanks and  fair winds

alessandro lucetta e blu

GRAND CRU Supermaramu 2k #443

Miami


Re: [Amel] ICW east cost

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi the results you've gotten are very true. The ICW is no place for a SM given depths and mast height/ bridges. And while parts are very interesting it takes a long time as night travel is not such a great idea given the twisters and turns of the and distances between lighted marks. 

Regards
Capt Richard Piller

On Oct 18, 2013, at 18:06, <agennai@...> wrote:

 

Hi friends,

Now me and my family  are in Miami and in June we're planning to sail up to the US east cost and coming back in september.
in september sailing south it could be useful stay in the ICW:  does anyone have any experience about that  option?

thanks and  fair winds
alessandro lucetta e blu
GRAND CRU Supermaramu 2k #443
Miami


Re: [Amel] ICW east cost

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Ciao Alessandro!

Ezio and I have done the ICW from Norfolk, VA, to Palm Beach, Fl and return many, many times since 2002 -- but never in an AMEL.  What is your draft and your height from waterline to top of the mast?  Your first challenge will be bridge clearance and the second challenge will be shoaling, especially in Georgia and certain areas of North Carolina, but, other than that, it is a wonderful trip.  You may find it easier in some areas to do day hops along the coast. Do you have bicycles aboard to explore some of the little towns along the way?

The largest sail boat that we traversed the waterway with was a 43' Nauticat motorsailer.  Our draft was 6', and the mast was 65', so, whenever we went under bridges it was like a fire drill!  Ezio, my husband, left the starboard side water and fuel tanks empty.  Then on the port side, we had oblong bladders filled with water -- so, we did have a bit of a port lean at all times.  When we approached a bridge he swung out the boom to port. To the end of the boom was attached a water bag in the shape of a drogue, but closed with a valve at the bottom.  He had this hooked up to a hose that pumped sea water.  So, the boat leaned even more to port -- I forget the exact degree lean.  In this manner, we were able to clear ICW bridges without a problem. After clearing the bridge, he brought the boom in close enough to open the valve.  What a trip that was!  

There is a website that is dedicated to at least weekly updates on the waterway.  i will look for the link and send to you.

Fair winds!
Stephanie


Stephanie DiBelardino

On Oct 18, 2013, at 3:06 PM, <agennai@...> wrote:

 

Hi friends,

Now me and my family  are in Miami and in June we're planning to sail up to the US east cost and coming back in september.
in september sailing south it could be useful stay in the ICW:  does anyone have any experience about that  option?

thanks and  fair winds
alessandro lucetta e blu
GRAND CRU Supermaramu 2k #443
Miami


Re: [Amel] ICW east cost

karkauai
 

You'll have a difficult time in the ICW.  Too shallow many places and 65ft clearance at bridges.  Better to stay outside and come in for sightseeing and bad weather where it's deep enough.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Brunswick GA USA



On Oct 18, 2013, at 6:06 PM, <agennai@...> wrote:

 

Hi friends,

Now me and my family  are in Miami and in June we're planning to sail up to the US east cost and coming back in september.
in september sailing south it could be useful stay in the ICW:  does anyone have any experience about that  option?

thanks and  fair winds
alessandro lucetta e blu
GRAND CRU Supermaramu 2k #443
Miami