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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Knob tops for genoa and Main Furler switch

eric freedman
 

Thanks Bill

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 12:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Knob tops for genoa and Main Furler switch

 

 

Eric,

 

I checked with Caroline at AMEL CARAIBES. She has those knobs. I asked her to hold 1 of each for my arrival in Jan 2016..if you need them, I will in a year or so. You can email her at amel.caraibes"at"amel.fr. The prices from Martinique are 30% higher than France, but the shipping and the VAT seem to almost balance things out...and if you pick it up from Martinique, it can actually be cheaper than ordering it from France.

 

I hope this helps you.

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 4:09 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The flat knob top on the furling switch disintegrated. Anyone have an Idea as to how to make another?

It is a silly little thing but I can’t believe how used to it I was.

I was thinking of just whittling it out of a piece of nylon.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

hanspeter baettig
 

Dear Pat
Thats new for me . You even get some Amps at Night from your Kyrocera Solar Panels ??
May I ask you a question? Where do you sail? In the nordic ?
Hanspeter 
Tamango 2
SM 16

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 19.10.2015 um 17:18 schrieb "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

I have a shaft driven alternator on my SM ,I disconnected it when I installed three 140 watt Kyrocera solar panels and a wind gen., before we sailed to the Caribbean . I felt I would not need it, and I did not, and did not want the drag . In six months ,I do not remember ever starting the genset  to charge the batteries , only to run the watermaker or washing machine. We had one fridge one freezer lights ,tv. ,etc. and never did the batteries need charging . The solar panels produced far more power than the wind generator ,although at night it did contribute some amps.
Pat SM #123
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sun, Oct 11, 2015 6:28 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

 
We crossed the Atlantic in January. The battery bank was 100% when we started and remained 100% until we got to Barbados, all due to Henri fitting a prop shaft alternator on the Santorin. But when we anchor we rely on our solar panels to keep the fridge running.
I would agree that solar us the way to go unless your boat already has a water powered generation system.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Knob tops for genoa and Main Furler switch

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I checked with Caroline at AMEL CARAIBES. She has those knobs. I asked her to hold 1 of each for my arrival in Jan 2016..if you need them, I will in a year or so. You can email her at amel.caraibes"at"amel.fr. The prices from Martinique are 30% higher than France, but the shipping and the VAT seem to almost balance things out...and if you pick it up from Martinique, it can actually be cheaper than ordering it from France.

I hope this helps you.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 4:09 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The flat knob top on the furling switch disintegrated. Anyone have an Idea as to how to make another?

It is a silly little thing but I can’t believe how used to it I was.

I was thinking of just whittling it out of a piece of nylon.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Foil banging inside the mainmast

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Aldo,

You can have any sailloft make you a triangle with about 1 meter on each side...have a "sail boltrope" attached to one side and grommets in each of the 3 corners.

Connect the main halyard to the top corner, a spare line to the other two corners. hoist this with the main halyard about half way up...furl it into the mast...tightly tie off the other two lines.

Bill
BeBe #387



On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 3:05 PM, Giovanni Testa gtesta23@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Aldo,
twist a rope inside ( from the top) and fix/tension a short line/rope, as high as possible, from foil to boom.
ciao
Giovanni TESTA
sv EUTIKIA SM 428

Il 19/10/2015 14.44, Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] ha scritto:
 

We are taking main down for winter storage and foils is banging loudly and furiously inside the mainmast hollow. Any suggestions on how to minimize noise and wear and tear? Thank you all

Aldo



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Foil banging inside the mainmast

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Aldo,
twist a rope inside ( from the top) and fix/tension a short line/rope, as high as possible, from foil to boom.
ciao
Giovanni TESTA
sv EUTIKIA SM 428

Il 19/10/2015 14.44, Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] ha scritto:

We are taking main down for winter storage and foils is banging loudly and furiously inside the mainmast hollow. Any suggestions on how to minimize noise and wear and tear? Thank you all

Aldo


Foil banging inside the mainmast

Aldo Roldan
 

We are taking main down for winter storage and foils is banging loudly and furiously inside the mainmast hollow. Any suggestions on how to minimize noise and wear and tear? Thank you all

Aldo

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

Patrick McAneny
 

I have a shaft driven alternator on my SM ,I disconnected it when I installed three 140 watt Kyrocera solar panels and a wind gen., before we sailed to the Caribbean . I felt I would not need it, and I did not, and did not want the drag . In six months ,I do not remember ever starting the genset  to charge the batteries , only to run the watermaker or washing machine. We had one fridge one freezer lights ,tv. ,etc. and never did the batteries need charging . The solar panels produced far more power than the wind generator ,although at night it did contribute some amps.
Pat SM #123
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Oct 11, 2015 6:28 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

 
We crossed the Atlantic in January. The battery bank was 100% when we started and remained 100% until we got to Barbados, all due to Henri fitting a prop shaft alternator on the Santorin. But when we anchor we rely on our solar panels to keep the fridge running.
I would agree that solar us the way to go unless your boat already has a water powered generation system.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Would you buy all electric no diesel Amel?

Douglas E Knapp DEK
 

This has to be one of the worst and most unfriendly emails I have ever received on ANY list.
You should be proud of yourself.

I in fact do not own an Amel yet. I am looking into buying one. It is my dream.

Ya, I studied TCM. It has nothing to do with anything here. It is just my default signature on every email I send out to anyone. It is my official title, it IS part of my name. Sorry you don't like it. As for advertising, what do you think the chances are that someone here on this list lives close to me and will become my pt? I can tell you right now that I have a better chance of winning the lotto that I don't buy.

I have been dreaming of putting in an electric motor on a super maramu. That is why I posted here. As I said, it is a thought experiment. It is a bit beyond me why you find this so offensive. I also wish to to thank those that were involved in that thread. I learned a lot! As you pointed out by my title, I don't sell or make anything to do with boats.

And a last thought, I did help someone here by posting about their lighting problem.  Just because I don't own does not mean I can't help.

I am also here to learn.

As far as reviewing my application? That is just plain nuts. If admin does not like a post then they can remove it and send me a warning email. I would be shocked if these things happened.

I truly hope you are on a normal Amel owner!

Best,

PS I am sorry the rest of you have to read this post. I find it quite objectionable but you can't let negative PR like this go unchallenged.

-- 
Douglas E Knapp, MSAOM, LAc.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ST7000 Autopilot started beeping and showing Low Battery

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks Bill, I forwarded to Terry, sincerely, Alexandre



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On Sat, 10/17/15, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ST7000 Autopilot started beeping and showing Low Battery
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:40 AM


 









The Raymarine Autopilot Amel
installed on BeBe #387 is a 400G AST Autopilot Computer
E12092 with a 7001+ E12099 Control head. These are 24VDC.
There is no 24VDC to 12VDC step-down transformer involved.
There is a 24VDC to 12VDC step-down transformer for the
Hydra 2000 instruments.
Regardless of whether he has a 12VDC
or a 24VDC system, the voltage is probably low. Check the
battery bank voltage with all charging OFF. What is the
voltage? These electronic sensors are sometimes fooled by a
single battery that has died. Each one of the battery bank
should be load-checked and preferably with a digital battery
load-check device.
It
would help me and others help if Terry would verify the
Course Computer part number and the actual voltage at the
course computer.
BillBeBe
387
On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at
12:17 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 











Good morning,



I am posting this question ob behalf Terry on SV Libby SM2K
#196 (who is currently in the Pacific and only has Satellite
access).



...something strange just happen with our Autopilot.

We are curently sailing down the East side of Fakarava with
the Autopilot on.



The pilot started beeping and Low Battery is being displayed
and the Autopilot disengaged it self.

In the Manual it states that this will happen if the Control
box sees voltage less than 11.0 VDC for ore than 20
seconds.



I can't start digging until I get to our anchorage in
the South Pass which is still 15 miles away.

Guessing I need toncheck the output of the DC to DC
converter first. I will then check to DC voltage to the
Control box.



We have an ST7000 installed.

Have you heard of any such issue?



Terry



On behalf of Terry, thanks in advance, Alexandre



































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Would you buy all electric no diesel Amel?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Douglas E Knapp, MSAOM, LAc.

This group was founded by its owner for "owners of yachts built by Chantiers Amel in La Rochelle." Which model Amel do you own?

Also, this group specifically asks that members "...refrain from broadcasting your professional activity." I notice that you prefer to sign your postings with Douglas E Knapp, MSAOM, LAc. which stands for "Advanced Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine."  It appears that you are posting in the Amel Group in order to find "Advanced Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine" patients. Either that, or as your Subject Line states, you want to know if we would buy an electric Amel.

While we all dream, I do not think that your dreams interest most of us, and they have absolutely nothing to do with Amel Yachts. There are 238 opinions on the subject that you inquire about on Cruisers Forum. I earlier suggested that you pose your question there because there are many resident experts on CF. For a link to your question, go here: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f48/electrical-propulsion-vs-diesel-propulsion-76555.html

I am simply a member of this group, but I am asking the owner/moderator to review your application.

Bill
BeBe #387







On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 9:41 AM, Knapp magick.crow@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

So, first of all, I am not going to kill (not that swapping out a motor is killing it anyway) a wonderful Amel ship without a gaining a big advantage. At this point it is an interesting thought experiment only. 

It is true that oil has a high energy density but it can also be quite hard to get at some ports and costs a lot at others. We are often looking at over 1000$ just to tank up. It also runs out as we don't have huge tanks on the ship.

Mr. Bill Rouse, I think he might have made one had the tech been good enough during his life but it was not. It is only in the last few years that motors, batteries and solar panels have improved enough to even be considered. I feel that he would have build one, if it improved the capabilities of his design.

I can't make a champagne maker but how about a bubbly water maker and an alcohol still? Or carbonated water and wine? Would that do?

The basics of the idea are simple loose the diesel engine, tank (or just reduce it for a hybrid design) and lead batteries and add the solar panels, the motor and light battery. It is not like you are doing any real damage to the ship. It could all be put back without to much work. Might need to find some low wattage appliances or lose others.


--
Douglas E Knapp, MSAOM, LAc.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Knob tops for genoa and Main Furler switch

eric freedman
 

Last time I asked Maud she did not have any.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 1:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Knob tops for genoa and Main Furler switch

 

 

Eric,

 

I have long suspected that The Captain did this "different knob thing" because he was blind. It does help when I am not looking at the switches.

I googled "switch knobs for the blind" and found a number of interesting things. Here is one of them:

 

I would want to get the exact ones and I bet Amel may have them.

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

 

 

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 4:09 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The flat knob top on the furling switch disintegrated. Anyone have an Idea as to how to make another?

It is a silly little thing but I can’t believe how used to it I was.

I was thinking of just whittling it out of a piece of nylon.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Knob tops for genoa and Main Furler switch

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I have long suspected that The Captain did this "different knob thing" because he was blind. It does help when I am not looking at the switches.

I googled "switch knobs for the blind" and found a number of interesting things. Here is one of them:

I would want to get the exact ones and I bet Amel may have them.

Bill
BeBe 387



On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 4:09 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The flat knob top on the furling switch disintegrated. Anyone have an Idea as to how to make another?

It is a silly little thing but I can’t believe how used to it I was.

I was thinking of just whittling it out of a piece of nylon.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Knob tops for genoa and Main Furler switch

eric freedman
 

The flat knob top on the furling switch disintegrated. Anyone have an Idea as to how to make another?

It is a silly little thing but I can’t believe how used to it I was.

I was thinking of just whittling it out of a piece of nylon.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dessalator D60 red light

karkauai
 

Glad to hear it was a relatively simple fix, Alan.  Same thing happened to mine after the hi pressure hose fitting failed and sprayed salt water all over the place.  I doused everything good with Corrosion X but within a month or two it died.  I was able to tap on it to get it going a few times before that failed too.

Steady as she goes.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Charleston SC, heading South


On Oct 18, 2015, at 7:47 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

OK, its all done....it was the solenoid on the DC motor.

Turned it on checked there is power to the solenoid and power to the solenoid coil, but no go.
Disconnected the power cables from the solenoid and connected together - it runs.
Took off the solenoid, all the connectors were corroded. Measured across the coil connections -Megohms- took it apart and inside one of the coil wires had broken off the connector.
Cleaned everything, re-soldered the coil wires, replaced all the connectors on the wires leading to the solenoid. Put it all back on and it runs !!
Note the solenoid is held on the motor with two bolts and nuts through the end cap, easy to get off, but impossible to put back on without removing the end cap, which is also not possible without removing the motor. I reassembled it to the motor with large self tapping screws and Loctite thread locker.
I will source another 24VDC solenoid to replace this rusty thing and mount it somewhere else.
Photos uploaded of the watermaker and the disassembled solenoid for your interest. 
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Dessalator D60 red light

Alan Leslie
 

OK, its all done....it was the solenoid on the DC motor.
Turned it on checked there is power to the solenoid and power to the solenoid coil, but no go.
Disconnected the power cables from the solenoid and connected together - it runs.
Took off the solenoid, all the connectors were corroded. Measured across the coil connections -Megohms- took it apart and inside one of the coil wires had broken off the connector.
Cleaned everything, re-soldered the coil wires, replaced all the connectors on the wires leading to the solenoid. Put it all back on and it runs !!
Note the solenoid is held on the motor with two bolts and nuts through the end cap, easy to get off, but impossible to put back on without removing the end cap, which is also not possible without removing the motor. I reassembled it to the motor with large self tapping screws and Loctite thread locker.
I will source another 24VDC solenoid to replace this rusty thing and mount it somewhere else.
Photos uploaded of the watermaker and the disassembled solenoid for your interest. 
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shore power

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

If it is the water heater heating element, it will work one day and start popping the breaker the next...then it might go for two days before it pops the breaker again. Water seeping in the pinhole is what causes the ground fault.

My guess would be that it is more likely that it is the water heating element, than a weak breaker, but, it is a boat...and you know the rest of the story.

BTW, one of the things I installed shortly after buying BeBe is a Volt/Amp/Htz meter so that I can tell how many amps I am using, what the shore power voltage is before I turn anything on, and the Frequency. It is one meter from CruzPro. I really recommend it. http://www.cruzpro.com/vaf110.html 

Bill
BeBe

On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 3:47 PM, william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

This is useful information I will look and let you know. Just a side note... I have been using the water heater all summer long with no problems and now this is happening when used in conjunction with the AC/heating system. Guessing this would point to the breaker? 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shore power

william_maffei@...
 

This is useful information I will look and let you know. Just a side note... I have been using the water heater all summer long with no problems and now this is happening when used in conjunction with the AC/heating system. Guessing this would point to the breaker? 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shore power

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

What is the size of the breaker?

I would check the size of the breaker and measure the amp load. 

Just guessing the load:
2 Reverse Cycle Cooling/Heating units 10 amps
Water Heater 3 amps
Battery charger 3 amps
Total: 16 amps

The breaker might be 25-30 amps and weak and need replacing...

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The heating element in the water heater has developed a pinhole and is causing the breaker which is probably a ground fault breaker to open. The heating element in your water heater has a life of about 3-5 years before this pin-hole will develop. When you buy the heating element, be sure to buy a gasket, or be prepared to make one.

Hope this helps you.

Bill
BeBe 387
Rabat, Morocco




On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 3:21 PM, william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Everyone - 


Just wanted some input on a shore power problem I have been experiencing... While running heat (2 out of 3 units) and the hot water heater at the same time my 220v breaker has been tripping in the engine room. If I run just the heat no problems at all but about 15-20 mins after turning the H2O heater on at the same time the breaker will trip itself on occasion. Nothing seems out of the ordinary or hot. Suggestions? 


Bill M

SM #195

It's all Good 


Shore power

william_maffei@...
 

Hi Everyone - 


Just wanted some input on a shore power problem I have been experiencing... While running heat (2 out of 3 units) and the hot water heater at the same time my 220v breaker has been tripping in the engine room. If I run just the heat no problems at all but about 15-20 mins after turning the H2O heater on at the same time the breaker will trip itself on occasion. Nothing seems out of the ordinary or hot. Suggestions? 


Bill M

SM #195

It's all Good 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stray current

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you!
I will soon lay up for the season and will have time to seek for faulty circuts

Paul SY Kerpa SM#259