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Re: [Amel] Crew available in San Diego California

ldesalvo@...
 

Hello Harry and Mora, we have had our Super Maramu for eight years
and left Seattle three years ago. We have been sailing in Pacific
Mexico the last three seasons and are returning for a fourth season
on November 20th. We are currently in Long Beach Ca. and will leave
Sunday Nov 10th for San Diego. We plan on being in San Diego from
November 15th to the 20th. We would be happy to meet with you and
talk about our wonderful Amel experiences. If you are interested in
getting together give us a call at 206 650-3901.

Jim and Linda
s/v Liebling, SM # 207

---- Original Message ----
From: harryt1952@yahoo.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Crew available in San Diego California
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:58:27 -0700

We are a healthy active couple who are refitting our Westsail 39 in
San Diego. We are home and business owners and natives of San Diego.
For several years now we have been admiring Amels but have yet to
sail on one. Any owners passing thru San Diego are welcome to call or
email me with help of rides, repair, provisioning, local tips etc. in
exchange for maybe an afternoon sail.
Thanks!
Harry and Mora Thompson
s/v Whitecap
San Diego, California



Sent from my iPad


Re: [Amel] RE: Engine room hatch bulge - Super Maramu

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

Some of us are experiencing a slight bulge in the lid of the engine room hatch where the gas strut connects to the hatch. The strut has a backing plate that I believe is too small.

Locate the spot where each strut connects to the bottom of the engine room hatch. Is there a bulge on the top of your hatch at that poit?

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387


On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 5:49 AM, <kimberlite@...> wrote:
 

Hi,
I dont seem to understand the problem. could someone explain it to me ?
Fair winds
 
eric sm 376 Kimberlite


----- Original Message -----
From: Bill & Judy Rouse
Date: Friday, November 8, 2013 11:44 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] RE: Engine room hatch bulge - Super Maramu
To: "amelyachtowners@..."

> I have asked Emek Marine (Amel rep for sales and service in
> Turkey to
> design and make a reinforcement piece out of stainless that can
> be added to
> what we have.
>
> When it is complete I will let you know...I believe it is
> something that
> Emek can mail (post) to anyone needing it.
>
> Best,
>
> Bill
> BeBe, Sm2k, #387
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM, wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > I have the same thing on the port side only. The previous
> owner said
> > that it had been referred to Amel, who said something to the
> effect of "it
> > happens" and they did not have a cause, or a solution, short
> of replacing
> > the engine room cover entirely.
> >
> >
> >
> > Derick Gates
> >
> > Brava, SM 400
> >
> >
> > ---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote:
> >
> > Yes, we have the same. The bulge is not visible, but you can
> feel it. We
> > have not changed the struts.
> > Don't know for how long we have hade it but a cuple of years
> and it has
> > been worse.
> >
> > /Ann-Sofie
> > S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232
> >
> > Skickat från min iPad
> >
> > 7 nov 2013 kl. 04:25 skrev jamiectelfer@...:
> >
> >
> >
> > Bill,
> >
> > Bamboozle has been developing the same problem bulge problem
> in our engine
> > room hatch/cockpit floor over the last 12 months and
> interestingly we are
> > SM hull number 388 so just one after Bebe.
> >
> > We still have the original struts. It was initially barely
> perceptible> but it is now clearly visible (st side more so than pt).
> >
> > I would also be interested to hear if anyone has dealt with
> this or has
> > any bright ideas.
> >
> > Jamie Telfer
> >
> > Bamboozle SM 2k #388
> >
> > Hauraki Gulf, NZ
> >
> >
> > ---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote:
> >
> > Trevor,
> >
> > Thanks for the reply.
> >
> > I have one original strut and one replacement strut that I got from
> > Amel...same...same.
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM, wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi Bill,
> >
> > Could it be the you changed the gas struts and the
> new ones are
> > stronger than the originals?
> >
> > I replaced mine last years and was surprised to find out just
> how powerful
> > they are.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Trevor
> >
> > Seafever SM 425
> >
> > Ireland
> >
> >
> > ---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote:
> >
> > I should have stated that the bulge is on the top of the
> engine room
> > hatch cover. The faux teak is bulging up slightly.
> >
> > Bill
> > BeBe
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 12:11 PM, wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Over the past year I have noticed a slight bulging in a small
> area of the
> > fiberglass on both sides of the engine room hatch. The
> location of the
> > bulge is at the point where the gas struts attach to the
> engine hatch cover.
> >
> > As anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do
> about it.
> >
> > Bill
> > BeBe, SM2k, #387
> > Currently Fethiye, Turkey for the winter
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>



Re: [Amel] RE: Engine room hatch bulge - Super Maramu

Eric Freedman
 


Re: [Amel] RE: Engine room hatch bulge - Super Maramu

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I have asked Emek Marine (Amel rep for sales and service in Turkey to design and make a reinforcement piece out of stainless that can be added to what we have.

When it is complete I will let you know...I believe it is something that Emek can mail (post) to anyone needing it.

Best,

Bill
BeBe, Sm2k, #387


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM, <derickgates@...> wrote:
 

 I have the same thing on the port side only.  The previous owner said that it had been referred to Amel, who said something to the effect of "it happens" and they did not have a cause, or a solution, short of replacing the engine room cover entirely. 

 

Derick Gates

Brava, SM 400



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

Yes, we have the same. The bulge is not visible, but you can feel it. We have not changed the struts.
Don't know for how long we have hade it but a cuple of years and it has been worse.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

7 nov 2013 kl. 04:25 skrev jamiectelfer@...:

 

Bill,

Bamboozle has been developing the same problem bulge problem in our engine room hatch/cockpit floor over the last 12 months and interestingly we are SM hull number 388 so just one after Bebe.

We still have the original struts.  It was initially barely perceptible but it is now clearly visible (st side more so than pt).

I would also be interested to hear if anyone has dealt with this or has any bright ideas.

Jamie Telfer

Bamboozle SM 2k #388

Hauraki Gulf, NZ



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

Trevor,

Thanks for the reply.

I have one original strut and one replacement strut that I got from Amel...same...same.

Bill


On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM, <seafeverofcuan@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

         Could it be the you changed the gas struts and the new ones are stronger than the originals?

I replaced mine last years and was surprised to find out just how powerful they are.

Best regards,

Trevor

Seafever SM 425

Ireland



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

I should have stated that the bulge is on the top of the engine room hatch cover. The faux teak is bulging up slightly.

Bill
BeBe


On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 12:11 PM, <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
 

Over the past year I have noticed a slight bulging in a small area of the fiberglass on both sides of the engine room hatch. The location of the bulge is at the point where the gas struts attach to the engine hatch cover.


As anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do about it.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey for the winter 




Re: Engine room hatch bulge - Super Maramu

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

 I have the same thing on the port side only.  The previous owner said that it had been referred to Amel, who said something to the effect of "it happens" and they did not have a cause, or a solution, short of replacing the engine room cover entirely. 

 

Derick Gates

Brava, SM 400

 

Bill,

Bamboozle has been developing the same problem bulge problem in our engine room hatch/cockpit floor over the last 12 months and interestingly we are SM hull number 388 so just one after Bebe.

We still have the original struts.  It was initially barely perceptible but it is now clearly visible (st side more so than pt).

I would also be interested to hear if anyone has dealt with this or has any bright ideas.

Jamie Telfer

Bamboozle SM 2k #388

Hauraki Gulf, NZ



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

Trevor,

Thanks for the reply.

I have one original strut and one replacement strut that I got from Amel...same...same.

Bill


On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM, <seafeverofcuan@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

         Could it be the you changed the gas struts and the new ones are stronger than the originals?

I replaced mine last years and was surprised to find out just how powerful they are.

Best regards,

Trevor

Seafever SM 425

Ireland



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

I should have stated that the bulge is on the top of the engine room hatch cover. The faux teak is bulging up slightly.

Bill
BeBe


On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 12:11 PM, <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
 

Over the past year I have noticed a slight bulging in a small area of the fiberglass on both sides of the engine room hatch. The location of the bulge is at the point where the gas struts attach to the engine hatch cover.


As anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do about it.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey for the winter 



Re: [Amel] What to use to treat the interior of the Bow Thruster?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alex,


Everything you see as yellow in the photo should be antifouled.


Bill, BeBe, #387


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:
 


I completely put apart the bow thruster (will post pictures when I am done)
Once I put it back together, what should I use to treat the interior of the Bow Thruster?
Should it be just the same antifooling I have on the rest of the hull? Or something else?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA



Re: [Amel] What to use to treat the interior of the Bow Thruster?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Alexandre
 
On Island Pearl II I have put the normal Micron 66 antifoul into this area too, ie same as bottom paint. This last time I had some special  "Propspeed"  left over after completing the prop service so tried that instead. Will see how that went at next haul out but the normal Micron 66 always works very well indeed in the bow thruster inside cavity.
Fair winds
Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II SM2K #332 - Mackay, QLD Australia


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 6:10 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:
 


I completely put apart the bow thruster (will post pictures when I am done)
Once I put it back together, what should I use to treat the interior of the Bow Thruster?
Should it be just the same antifooling I have on the rest of the hull? Or something else?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

Patrick McAneny
 

Kent, I was just speaking with Richard yesterday and he suggested to mix the chemicals with the pink, potable antifreeze meant for water systems to keep the membranes from freezing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:20 am
Subject: Re: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

 
I don't remember who it was, but someone on this forum recommended the pink environmentally friendly engine coolant that is also used to winterized recreational vehicles.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Nov 7, 2013, at 7:33 AM, Patrick Mcaneny <sailw32@...> wrote:

 
Bill, Thanks for the info. I do not to use something caustic if I can help it. Is there any alternative, something not caustic ? I have to pickle it as it will be below freezing here soon and I need to pump the water out and winterize the plumbing including the membranes.
                                                                                                                                                                    & nbsp;                                                     Thanks Much,
                                                                                                                                                                    & nbsp;                                                          Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: yahoogroups <yahoogroups@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 2:03 am
Subject: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

 
Pat,


4 pound package for less than $20: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281001169092?lpid=82

There are a number of us that do not recommend using Sodium Metabisulfite because it is very caustic.

The last time I checked the Dessalator website I believe that they were recommending rinsing with fresh water unless you were going to be absent for 6 months.

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe


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

Richard, I' am not looking for a site to tell me how to pickle, but for a good source of chemicals to pickle. Someone not long ago mentioned somewhere that membranes and chemicals could be purchased at a reasonable price. Good to see you at the boat show. Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard03801
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2013 10:42 am
Subject: Re: [Amel] Pickling watermaker

 
Pat Google pickle water makers or Little wonder and you'll find how to pickle and winterize. 

Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Nov 5, 2013, at 8:31, <sailw32@...> wrote:

 
I could not access the old messages on this new site format. I remember someone posted a good and reasonable source to buy chemicals to pickle the membranes, Could someone remind me of the name of source in the U.S. I too, as others have posted, would be willing to contribute towards the development of a better website for this group.
                                                                                     Thanks,
              ;                                                                Pat McAneny
                                                                          SM Shenanigans
                     &nbs p;                                                   Sassafras River, MD.


What to use to treat the interior of the Bow Thruster?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I completely put apart the bow thruster (will post pictures when I am done)
Once I put it back together, what should I use to treat the interior of the Bow Thruster?
Should it be just the same antifooling I have on the rest of the hull? Or something else?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA


Crew available in San Diego California

Harry Thompson <harryt1952@...>
 

We are a healthy active couple who are refitting our Westsail 39 in San Diego. We are home and business owners and natives of San Diego. For several years now we have been admiring Amels but have yet to sail on one. Any owners passing thru San Diego are welcome to call or email me with help of rides, repair, provisioning, local tips etc. in exchange for maybe an afternoon sail.
Thanks!
Harry and Mora Thompson
s/v Whitecap
San Diego, California


Re: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

karkauai
 

I don't remember who it was, but someone on this forum recommended the pink environmentally friendly engine coolant that is also used to winterized recreational vehicles.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Nov 7, 2013, at 7:33 AM, Patrick Mcaneny <sailw32@...> wrote:

 

Bill, Thanks for the info. I do not to use something caustic if I can help it. Is there any alternative, something not caustic ? I have to pickle it as it will be below freezing here soon and I need to pump the water out and winterize the plumbing including the membranes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks Much,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: yahoogroups <yahoogroups@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 2:03 am
Subject: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

 
Pat,


4 pound package for less than $20: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281001169092?lpid=82

There are a number of us that do not recommend using Sodium Metabisulfite because it is very caustic.

The last time I checked the Dessalator website I believe that they were recommending rinsing with fresh water unless you were going to be absent for 6 months.

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe


---In amelyachtowners@...,
Richard, I' am not looking for a site to tell me how to pickle, but for a good source of chemicals to pickle. Someone not long ago mentioned somewhere that membranes and chemicals could be purchased at a reasonable price. Good to see you at the boat show. Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard03801
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2013 10:42 am
Subject: Re: [Amel] Pickling watermaker

 
Pat Google pickle water makers or Little wonder and you'll find how to pickle and winterize. 

Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Nov 5, 2013, at 8:31, <sailw32@...> wrote:

 
I could not access the old messages on this new site format. I remember someone posted a good and reasonable source to buy chemicals to pickle the membranes, Could someone remind me of the name of source in the U.S. I too, as others have posted, would be willing to contribute towards the development of a better website for this group.
                                                                                     Thanks,
              ;                                                                Pat McAneny
                                                                          SM Shenanigans
                     &nbs p;                                                   Sassafras River, MD.


Re: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, Thanks again ,I wish I knew nothing about freezing, or preparing for freezing conditions, alas I have been winterizing my sailboats for 30 some years, but never a watermaker. I cracked the glass vial in my old watermaker. This should be our last winter , heading south next fall.
                                                                                                                                                        Thanks Again,
 
                                                                                                                                                              Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill & Judy Rouse
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 7:43 am
Subject: Re: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

 
Pat,

I know little about prepping for a winter freeze, but I would think that the small amount of Sodium Metabisulfite used with fresh water would not keep the solution from freezing.

This is what Dessalator says:

How to winterize your watermaker:

Several solutions are possible:

  1. If someone regularly comes on board, rinsing with the three-way valve on the pre pump will be sufficient; this should be carried out while the watermaker is idle.
  2. For extended periods (5 to 6 months) of storage, we have developed a sterilizing cartridge (see the page sterilizing cartridge).
  3. FREEZING CONDITIONS: If the boat stays in a very cold region, please take a bucket containing 8 litres of warm fresh water mixed with one glycerine litre (you will find it in a drugstore) and let the seawater inlet hose suck up the mixture by starting the watermaker without pressure. You should then empty the flow meter tube on the control panel by blowing into the blue hose connected to the membranes. In normal winter conditions, only empty the flow meter tube and use the sterilizing cartridge ST2.
I bought a 24 volt timer and a 24 volt valve that I plan to install to rinse the membranes when I am away for longer than 1 month.

Other than that, I am not able to help.

Bill
BeBe


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Patrick Mcaneny <sailw32@...> wrote:
 
Bill, Thanks for the info. I do not to use something caustic if I can help it. Is there any alternative, something not caustic ? I have to pickle it as it will be below freezing here soon and I need to pump the water out and winterize the plumbing including the membranes.
                                                                                                                                                                    & nbsp;                                                     Thanks Much,
                                                                                                                                                                    & nbsp;                                                          Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: yahoogroups <yahoogroups@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 2:03 am
Subject: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

 
Pat,


4 pound package for less than $20: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281001169092?lpid=82

There are a number of us that do not recommend using Sodium Metabisulfite because it is very caustic.

The last time I checked the Dessalator website I believe that they were recommending rinsing with fresh water unless you were going to be absent for 6 months.

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe


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

Richard, I' am not looking for a site to tell me how to pickle, but for a good source of chemicals to pickle. Someone not long ago mentioned somewhere that membranes and chemicals could be purchased at a reasonable price. Good to see you at the boat show. Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard03801
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2013 10:42 am
Subject: Re: [Amel] Pickling watermaker

 
Pat Google pickle water makers or Little wonder and you'll find how to pickle and winterize. 

Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Nov 5, 2013, at 8:31, <sailw32@...> wrote:

 
I could not access the old messages on this new site format. I remember someone posted a good and reasonable source to buy chemicals to pickle the membranes, Could someone remind me of the name of source in the U.S. I too, as others have posted, would be willing to contribute towards the development of a better website for this group.
                                                                                     Thanks,
              ;                                                                Pat McAneny
                                                                          SM Shenanigans
                     &nbs p;                                                   Sassafras River, MD.


Re: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Pat,

I know little about prepping for a winter freeze, but I would think that the small amount of Sodium Metabisulfite used with fresh water would not keep the solution from freezing.

This is what Dessalator says:

How to winterize your watermaker:

Several solutions are possible:

  1. If someone regularly comes on board, rinsing with the three-way valve on the pre pump will be sufficient; this should be carried out while the watermaker is idle.
  2. For extended periods (5 to 6 months) of storage, we have developed a sterilizing cartridge (see the page sterilizing cartridge).
  3. FREEZING CONDITIONS: If the boat stays in a very cold region, please take a bucket containing 8 litres of warm fresh water mixed with one glycerine litre (you will find it in a drugstore) and let the seawater inlet hose suck up the mixture by starting the watermaker without pressure. You should then empty the flow meter tube on the control panel by blowing into the blue hose connected to the membranes. In normal winter conditions, only empty the flow meter tube and use the sterilizing cartridge ST2.
I bought a 24 volt timer and a 24 volt valve that I plan to install to rinse the membranes when I am away for longer than 1 month.

Other than that, I am not able to help.

Bill
BeBe


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Patrick Mcaneny <sailw32@...> wrote:
 

Bill, Thanks for the info. I do not to use something caustic if I can help it. Is there any alternative, something not caustic ? I have to pickle it as it will be below freezing here soon and I need to pump the water out and winterize the plumbing including the membranes.
                                                                                                                                                                    & nbsp;                                                     Thanks Much,
                                                                                                                                                                    & nbsp;                                                          Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: yahoogroups <yahoogroups@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 2:03 am
Subject: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

 
Pat,


4 pound package for less than $20: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281001169092?lpid=82

There are a number of us that do not recommend using Sodium Metabisulfite because it is very caustic.

The last time I checked the Dessalator website I believe that they were recommending rinsing with fresh water unless you were going to be absent for 6 months.

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe


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

Richard, I' am not looking for a site to tell me how to pickle, but for a good source of chemicals to pickle. Someone not long ago mentioned somewhere that membranes and chemicals could be purchased at a reasonable price. Good to see you at the boat show. Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard03801
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2013 10:42 am
Subject: Re: [Amel] Pickling watermaker

 
Pat Google pickle water makers or Little wonder and you'll find how to pickle and winterize. 

Regards 
Richard Piller

On Nov 5, 2013, at 8:31, <sailw32@...> wrote:

 
I could not access the old messages on this new site format. I remember someone posted a good and reasonable source to buy chemicals to pickle the membranes, Could someone remind me of the name of source in the U.S. I too, as others have posted, would be willing to contribute towards the development of a better website for this group.
                                                                                     Thanks,
              ;                                                                Pat McAneny
                                                                          SM Shenanigans
                     &nbs p;                                                   Sassafras River, MD.



Re: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, Thanks for the info. I do not to use something caustic if I can help it. Is there any alternative, something not caustic ? I have to pickle it as it will be below freezing here soon and I need to pump the water out and winterize the plumbing including the membranes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks Much,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: yahoogroups
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 2:03 am
Subject: [Amel] RE: Pickling watermaker

 
Pat,


4 pound package for less than $20: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281001169092?lpid=82

There are a number of us that do not recommend using Sodium Metabisulfite because it is very caustic.

The last time I checked the Dessalator website I believe that they were recommending rinsing with fresh water unless you were going to be absent for 6 months.

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe


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

Richard, I' am not looking for a site to tell me how to pickle, but for a good source of chemicals to pickle. Someone not long ago mentioned somewhere that membranes and chemicals could be purchased at a reasonable price. Good to see you at the boat show. Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard03801
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2013 10:42 am
Subject: Re: [Amel] Pickling watermaker

 
Pat Google pickle water makers or Little wonder and you'll find how to pickle and winterize. 

Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Nov 5, 2013, at 8:31, <sailw32@...> wrote:

 
I could not access the old messages on this new site format. I remember someone posted a good and reasonable source to buy chemicals to pickle the membranes, Could someone remind me of the name of source in the U.S. I too, as others have posted, would be willing to contribute towards the development of a better website for this group.
                                                                                     Thanks,
              ;                                                                Pat McAneny
                                                                          SM Shenanigans
                     &nbs p;                                                   Sassafras River, MD.


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

The bumpers belongs to us and Amber of Ljungen. We renovated them last winter (2012-2013). Ambers bumber had only lost here paint so that one was just sanded and then painted.

Ours was more damaged, cracks that we filled with Sikaflex (one that is both possible to sand and paint don't remember the number) and underneath there was a big piece missing. That hole was filled with a piece from a flat-fender, glued into place with Sikaflex. 

After sanding the bumpers were painted with Ovatrol Deco. They became as good as new. If you look close at ours you can see where the repairs was done, but not many comes that close.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232


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7 nov 2013 kl. 08:36 skrev "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...>:

 

While looking at your hard bimini, I noticed a photo of two Super Maramu bumpers.

Can you tell me the story about these?

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:23 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

Look at our hard bimini and closure. Pictures in the album Lady Annila.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila
SM 232
In Las Palmas.

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6 nov 2013 kl. 19:21 skrev "pepinoamel" <no_reply@...>:

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I just put photos of my cockpit enclosure.  We use it all winter and in summer we leave the top from the bimini to the mizzen bar up as well to have better shade.  I'm looking to have a fibreglass hardtop made as it gets hot underneath and would be the ideal for solar panels.

 

Gerhard Hoffmann

SM 381

Lefkas, Greece



Super Maramu rear bumper

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

While looking at your hard bimini, I noticed a photo of two Super Maramu bumpers.

Can you tell me the story about these?

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:23 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

Look at our hard bimini and closure. Pictures in the album Lady Annila.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila
SM 232
In Las Palmas.

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6 nov 2013 kl. 19:21 skrev "pepinoamel" <no_reply@...>:

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I just put photos of my cockpit enclosure.  We use it all winter and in summer we leave the top from the bimini to the mizzen bar up as well to have better shade.  I'm looking to have a fibreglass hardtop made as it gets hot underneath and would be the ideal for solar panels.

 

Gerhard Hoffmann

SM 381

Lefkas, Greece



Re: [Amel] RE: Engine room hatch bulge - Super Maramu

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Yes, we have the same. The bulge is not visible, but you can feel it. We have not changed the struts.
Don't know for how long we have hade it but a cuple of years and it has been worse.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232

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7 nov 2013 kl. 04:25 skrev jamiectelfer@...:

 

Bill,

Bamboozle has been developing the same problem bulge problem in our engine room hatch/cockpit floor over the last 12 months and interestingly we are SM hull number 388 so just one after Bebe.

We still have the original struts.  It was initially barely perceptible but it is now clearly visible (st side more so than pt).

I would also be interested to hear if anyone has dealt with this or has any bright ideas.

Jamie Telfer

Bamboozle SM 2k #388

Hauraki Gulf, NZ



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

Trevor,

Thanks for the reply.

I have one original strut and one replacement strut that I got from Amel...same...same.

Bill


On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM, <seafeverofcuan@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

         Could it be the you changed the gas struts and the new ones are stronger than the originals?

I replaced mine last years and was surprised to find out just how powerful they are.

Best regards,

Trevor

Seafever SM 425

Ireland



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

I should have stated that the bulge is on the top of the engine room hatch cover. The faux teak is bulging up slightly.

Bill
BeBe


On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 12:11 PM, <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
 

Over the past year I have noticed a slight bulging in a small area of the fiberglass on both sides of the engine room hatch. The location of the bulge is at the point where the gas struts attach to the engine hatch cover.


As anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do about it.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey for the winter 



Re: [Amel] Cockpit enclosure

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Look at our hard bimini and closure. Pictures in the album Lady Annila.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila
SM 232
In Las Palmas.

Skickat från min iPad

6 nov 2013 kl. 19:21 skrev "pepinoamel" <no_reply@...>:

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I just put photos of my cockpit enclosure.  We use it all winter and in summer we leave the top from the bimini to the mizzen bar up as well to have better shade.  I'm looking to have a fibreglass hardtop made as it gets hot underneath and would be the ideal for solar panels.

 

Gerhard Hoffmann

SM 381

Lefkas, Greece


Re: Pickling watermaker

yahoogroups@...
 

Pat,


8 oz package for less than $2: http://labelpeelers.com/sodium-metabisulfite-8-oz-p-3768.html?zenid=6g5ka1ckfq0khvi48kbsckh6s1


4 pound package for less than $20: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281001169092?lpid=82


There are a number of us that do not recommend using Sodium Metabisulfite because it is very caustic.


The last time I checked the Dessalator website I believe that they were recommending rinsing with fresh water unless you were going to be absent for 6 months.


Hope this helps.


Bill

BeBe



---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote:

Richard, I' am not looking for a site to tell me how to pickle, but for a good source of chemicals to pickle. Someone not long ago mentioned somewhere that membranes and chemicals could be purchased at a reasonable price. Good to see you at the boat show. Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2013 10:42 am
Subject: Re: [Amel] Pickling watermaker

 
Pat Google pickle water makers or Little wonder and you'll find how to pickle and winterize. 

Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Nov 5, 2013, at 8:31, <sailw32@...> wrote:

 
I could not access the old messages on this new site format. I remember someone posted a good and reasonable source to buy chemicals to pickle the membranes, Could someone remind me of the name of source in the U.S. I too, as others have posted, would be willing to contribute towards the development of a better website for this group.
                                                                                     Thanks,
              ;                                                                Pat McAneny
                                                                          SM Shenanigans
                     &nbs p;                                                   Sassafras River, MD.


Re: [Amel] RE: Engine room hatch bulge - Super Maramu

pepinoamel <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Bill and Jamie,

 

I have the same bulges appearing on my engine room cover. Looks like the fibreglass is not thickened enough in the area where the struts are attached. My boat is number 381.

 

Gerhard Hoffmann

Pepino SM 2000 #381

Lefkas, Greece

On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM, <seafeverofcuan@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

         Could it be the you changed the gas struts and the new ones are stronger than the originals?

I replaced mine last years and was surprised to find out just how powerful they are.

Best regards,

Trevor

Seafever SM 425

Ireland



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

I should have stated that the bulge is on the top of the engine room hatch cover. The faux teak is bulging up slightly.

Bill
BeBe


On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 12:11 PM, <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
 

Over the past year I have noticed a slight bulging in a small area of the fiberglass on both sides of the engine room hatch. The location of the bulge is at the point where the gas struts attach to the engine hatch cover.


As anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do about it.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey for the winter