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Re: Dessalator Service Agent Norfolk VA

Gaffney, Drew <drew.gaffney@...>
 

Over the years, Martin has been incredibly knowledgeable and responsive. It's been awhile since I've spoken with him. He's fluent in Fr, Sp, and En.
His email is "spain"at"dessalator"dot"com
Good luck.
Drew
SY Revelation #390
Norfolk VA

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat, 30 years ago I put a solar panel on my then 30 foot yacht. At anchor in moonlight it produced enough current to make the bulb in a circuit tester light glow softly. 
Cheers
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, 20 October 2015 8:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

 
Hanspeter, Please read my post again, slowly. I stated that I had a wind generator and that it contributed some amps at night. Do not be so eager to point out other's perceived  errors, for haste can lead you to err .
 
Pat
Shenanigans SM #123
 
 
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners Sent: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 12:21 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

 
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@gmail..com [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] Dessalator Service Agent Norfolk VA

Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...>
 

You might want to give Dessalator in the south of France a call. The woman who deals with repairs/parts/service enquiries speaks perfect english. She will put you in touch with their technician - a south african who lives in Spain. This all sounds a bit convoluted, but I had a problem with my unit and he helped me diagnose a failed pulley on my HP pump. I then ordered the part and the technician talked me through fitting it myself - all on Skype so the call cost was next to nothing.

Hope this helps,

Tony Robinson - Catriona R, Amel 54 #102



From: "ronheyselaar@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 10:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Service Agent Norfolk VA

 
Hi All, 

Anybody knows a good service agent for dessalator in the Norfolk VA area? 

My dessalator unit decided to call it quits. Nothing will start. Changed capacitors etc. all to no effect so now need a professional to look at. Called the USA agent in Portland ME but no recommendation from him. 

Thanks, Ron.
SY Lily Amel 54 # 157


Dessalator Service Agent Norfolk VA

ronheyselaar@...
 

Hi All, 


Anybody knows a good service agent for dessalator in the Norfolk VA area? 


My dessalator unit decided to call it quits. Nothing will start. Changed capacitors etc. all to no effect so now need a professional to look at. Called the USA agent in Portland ME but no recommendation from him. 


Thanks, Ron.

SY Lily Amel 54 # 157

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail storage

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Aldo best to take them down and store them for the winter. Storage either inside the boat or at the sail loft that's going to wash and coat them. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Oct 20, 2015, at 07:13, Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you all who responded on solutions to restrain foil banging inside mast.
I am changing the heading of the chain to invite replies to Bob's question regarding sail ( winter ) storage:  is it advisable to remove them or it is just OK to let them furled up ?

Aldo


On Oct 19, 2015, at 4:04 PM, bob Sarff bob.sarff@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I've used this method and it has worked fine.

Will sails be damaged if left furled inside the mast firing storage?

Bob
Maramu 173


On Oct 20, 2015, at 7:02 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Aldo, It does make quite a racket. I think I have tied a line around the foil and pulled it tight against the mast and tied it off. Pat SM #123
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 10:44 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Foil banging inside the mainmast

 
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] Bilge pump hose connection

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Eric,

 

Thanks for the pointer. I checked out Vetus and it seems they too only have 1” or 1 ¼” hose pillars. The adapter they sell would work but will also require multiple connections (two adaptors to each side of the pump) where I think one connection would be best.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Hampton VA

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge pump hose connection

 

 

Hi Vetus makes adapters that will allow you to change hose size. They are gray PVC and cover a range of sizes. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All

Capt Richard 

RP Yacht Brokerage

Newport RI 

We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's

Cell 603 767 5330


On Oct 19, 2015, at 15:38, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I purchased a new bilge pump from Reya. The new pump shipped with different size hose barbs than the original pump. It shipped with 1 ¼” Barbed × 1” Male NPT Threaded. The barb end is too big for the existing hose. I purchase the next size down 1” Barbed × 1” Male NPT. This is too small for the existing hose. Does anyone know where I can source a 1” Male NPT to 1 1/8” hose barb / 28mm? All I can find is 1” or 11/4” hose barbs. There does not seem to be a size in-between.

 

I could take the barbs off the original pump but I was hoping to rebuild it as keep it as a spare (it just needs new bearings). Also, the adaptors appeared to be glued in. Most likely I will damage them if I try to remove.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Hampton VA

 

Sail storage

Aldo Roldan
 

Thank you all who responded on solutions to restrain foil banging inside mast.
I am changing the heading of the chain to invite replies to Bob's question regarding sail ( winter ) storage:  is it advisable to remove them or it is just OK to let them furled up ?

Aldo


On Oct 19, 2015, at 4:04 PM, bob Sarff bob.sarff@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I've used this method and it has worked fine.

Will sails be damaged if left furled inside the mast firing storage?

Bob
Maramu 173


On Oct 20, 2015, at 7:02 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Aldo, It does make quite a racket. I think I have tied a line around the foil and pulled it tight against the mast and tied it off. Pat SM #123
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 10:44 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Foil banging inside the mainmast

 
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] Bilge pump hose connection

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Vetus makes adapters that will allow you to change hose size. They are gray PVC and cover a range of sizes. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Oct 19, 2015, at 15:38, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I purchased a new bilge pump from Reya. The new pump shipped with different size hose barbs than the original pump. It shipped with 1 ¼” Barbed × 1” Male NPT Threaded. The barb end is too big for the existing hose. I purchase the next size down 1” Barbed × 1” Male NPT. This is too small for the existing hose. Does anyone know where I can source a 1” Male NPT to 1 1/8” hose barb / 28mm? All I can find is 1” or 11/4” hose barbs. There does not seem to be a size in-between.

 

I could take the barbs off the original pump but I was hoping to rebuild it as keep it as a spare (it just needs new bearings). Also, the adaptors appeared to be glued in. Most likely I will damage them if I try to remove.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Hampton VA

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spreader cracks

Peter Killen
 

Hi Olivier,
What is your business email address?  I hope to have "Pure Magic" based in La Rochelle next winter and would like to contact you.

Kind regards,

Peter

SM 433 

On 20 Oct 2015, at 08:28, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Good morning Jamie,

talking about mast setting and rigging tuning, once tuned, the mast should be straight sideways, and from front to aft, but showing a permanent (while not sailing) slight bend with the masthead a little aft of the mast foot, and the mid mast a little bit in front.
Then, checking at sea, the mast head should not bend forward of the second spreaders.

While tuning the rigging, the intermediate shroud U-bolts (at first spreaders) should be loosened. The boomerangs should not be installed before final tuning.

Have a good day.

Olivier.



On Monday, October 19, 2015 11:56 PM, "jamiectelfer@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Alain,

We might have a slight angle on the shroud at the spreader as you suggest although it is quite hard to see. With the rigger we are going to loosen everything off and "start again" on the whole rig making sure everything is in the right plane, angle and tautness.  He also does not think the mast shape is not quite right so we will address all of this to make sure we have everything as it should be. Having inspected the area very closely he thinks we caught this very early and the cracking really was just in the paint. With the paint removed from the area there is absolutely no evidence of cracking in the spreader or damage to the weld and he thinks it isn't necessary to penetration dye test the area. There was obviously some movement to crack the paint (very very minor on the port side) but I (and he!) think we caught it early enough to avoid any real issues.
I am going to completely retune the rig, re-paint the area and watch it VERY closely. 

Thank you Alain for your extremely helpful information and input and indeed everyone who contributed on the subject.  Finding it was so unexpected I hope I may have got a bit over excited when I put "Spreader Cracks" as the subject at the start of the thread!

Cheers

Jamie
Bamboozle 388




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spreader cracks

Beaute Olivier
 

Good morning Jamie,

talking about mast setting and rigging tuning, once tuned, the mast should be straight sideways, and from front to aft, but showing a permanent (while not sailing) slight bend with the masthead a little aft of the mast foot, and the mid mast a little bit in front.
Then, checking at sea, the mast head should not bend forward of the second spreaders.

While tuning the rigging, the intermediate shroud U-bolts (at first spreaders) should be loosened. The boomerangs should not be installed before final tuning.

Have a good day.

Olivier.



On Monday, October 19, 2015 11:56 PM, "jamiectelfer@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Alain,

We might have a slight angle on the shroud at the spreader as you suggest although it is quite hard to see. With the rigger we are going to loosen everything off and "start again" on the whole rig making sure everything is in the right plane, angle and tautness.  He also does not think the mast shape is not quite right so we will address all of this to make sure we have everything as it should be. Having inspected the area very closely he thinks we caught this very early and the cracking really was just in the paint. With the paint removed from the area there is absolutely no evidence of cracking in the spreader or damage to the weld and he thinks it isn't necessary to penetration dye test the area. There was obviously some movement to crack the paint (very very minor on the port side) but I (and he!) think we caught it early enough to avoid any real issues.
I am going to completely retune the rig, re-paint the area and watch it VERY closely. 

Thank you Alain for your extremely helpful information and input and indeed everyone who contributed on the subject.  Finding it was so unexpected I hope I may have got a bit over excited when I put "Spreader Cracks" as the subject at the start of the thread!

Cheers

Jamie
Bamboozle 388


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

hobie_ind@...
 

When I saw the different knob tops, I just assumed that someone in the Amel world was a pilot.  It's a very common feature on more complex aircraft and there's actually some level of standardization in the industry for it.  

Regards,
Mark
SV Amelie IV - SM#128

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Well, at least its not dragging shark bait or fetching up Sargasso or kelp like a some systems. Fact is, Amels are floating power generators with sails attached. Gotta love it.

All the best,

Ric Bali Hai

Stuck still in Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 4:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

 

 

Ric, I assume while you are producing electric from the alternator ,it is inducing more drag than the prop freewheeling not producing electric. If you are saying that I did not need to remove it , just not turn the key and engage it , I agree. I did not intend to use it and the alt. needed to be rebuilt so I removed it. It can quickly be back in business if someone ever wants to use it, its a slick idea. If I had not gone solar, I would have used it.

Thanks, Pat

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: 'amelyachtowners@...' <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 3:39 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

 

Pat, There isn’t any reason to disconnect the shaft driven alternator. You must have a fixed prop and that is free wheeling, hence no more drag than the prop. Mine is set so that the ignition key must be removed and inserted in the shaft alternator switch. This is to prevent charging the batteries from two sources. Works great.

Ric

SN24 Bali Hai

Annapolis

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 12:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

 

 

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] Spreader cracks

bamboozle388
 

Alain,

We might have a slight angle on the shroud at the spreader as you suggest although it is quite hard to see. With the rigger we are going to loosen everything off and "start again" on the whole rig making sure everything is in the right plane, angle and tautness.  He also does not think the mast shape is not quite right so we will address all of this to make sure we have everything as it should be. Having inspected the area very closely he thinks we caught this very early and the cracking really was just in the paint. With the paint removed from the area there is absolutely no evidence of cracking in the spreader or damage to the weld and he thinks it isn't necessary to penetration dye test the area. There was obviously some movement to crack the paint (very very minor on the port side) but I (and he!) think we caught it early enough to avoid any real issues.
I am going to completely retune the rig, re-paint the area and watch it VERY closely. 

Thank you Alain for your extremely helpful information and input and indeed everyone who contributed on the subject.  Finding it was so unexpected I hope I may have got a bit over excited when I put "Spreader Cracks" as the subject at the start of the thread!

Cheers

Jamie
Bamboozle 388

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

Douglas E Knapp DEK
 

This thread was inactive for a week and it has done it job. I got great answers and learned a lot.
I  want to thank those that were so nice and helpful.

Clearly the conversion is doable but the benefits don't seem to be more than the cons.

All this new unpleasantness is uncalled for and not helpful. Just let the thread RIP.

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 10:08 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Agree also, this discussion is going nowhere. Cruisers Forum is a much better avenue for dreamers.

Alan BO and bar
Elyse SM437  




--
Douglas E Knapp, MSAOM, LAc.

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

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Bill also gets my support.

There is enough to do to keep a Super Maramu well maintained.
In my case, the diesel cost is negligible compare to the cost of owning the vessel.

Alexandre
SM2K $289 NIKIMAT
Emerald Bay Marina, Exumas, Bahamas



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On Mon, 10/19/15, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Would you buy all electric no diesel Amel?
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, October 19, 2015, 3:08 PM


 









Agree also, this discussion is going nowhere.
Cruisers Forum is a much better avenue for
dreamers.Alan BO and barElyse SM437
 









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

Patrick McAneny
 

Ric, I assume while you are producing electric from the alternator ,it is inducing more drag than the prop freewheeling not producing electric. If you are saying that I did not need to remove it , just not turn the key and engage it , I agree. I did not intend to use it and the alt. needed to be rebuilt so I removed it. It can quickly be back in business if someone ever wants to use it, its a slick idea. If I had not gone solar, I would have used it.
Thanks, Pat
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Sent: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 3:39 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

 
Pat, There isn’t any reason to disconnect the shaft driven alternator. You must have a fixed prop and that is free wheeling, hence no more drag than the prop. Mine is set so that the ignition key must be removed and inserted in the shaft alternator switch. This is to prevent charging the batteries from two sources. Works great.
Ric
SN24 Bali Hai
Annapolis
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 12:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator
 
 
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] hydro generator

Patrick McAneny
 

Hanspeter, Please read my post again, slowly. I stated that I had a wind generator and that it contributed some amps at night. Do not be so eager to point out other's perceived  errors, for haste can lead you to err .
 
Pat
Shenanigans SM #123
 
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 12:21 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hydro generator

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

Alan Leslie
 

Agree also, this discussion is going nowhere. Cruisers Forum is a much better avenue for dreamers.
Alan BO and bar
Elyse SM437  

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

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

I've used this method and it has worked fine.

Will sails be damaged if left furled inside the mast firing storage?

Bob
Maramu 173


On Oct 20, 2015, at 7:02 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Aldo, It does make quite a racket. I think I have tied a line around the foil and pulled it tight against the mast and tied it off. Pat SM #123
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 10:44 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Foil banging inside the mainmast

 
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

Stephen Davis
 

Aldo,

We have the small triangle of sail for our mizzen and main as suggested by Bill. It was inexpensive, and cuts down on most of the noise.

Steve
Aloha SM72

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 12:31 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Aldo,

I take a long thicker line and tie it to the Main halyard swivel.

I raise the halyard to the top of the mast and furl it standing as far aft as possible.

This wraps the foil in a heavy line and acts as a bumper.

I then tie it off to the boom putting a little tension on it.

It works great.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 11:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Foil banging inside the mainmast

 

 

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