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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

Duane Siegfri
 

By the way I didn't mention the second halyard you attach the Prusik too should be cleated/static/unmoving.  You'll need help to get down, but you won't be a wet spot on the deck.

Duane
Wanderer, SM477

Soft rigging for voyaging - Ocean Navigator - September 2010

eric freedman
 

A friend of mine is rebuilding a Tartan for ocean sailing. He sent this article to me.

What are your opinions of this?

 

I was just on my friends Swan 66 with carbon fiber rigging on a 100+ foot mast.

Interestingly, to tighten the rigging there is a hydraulic jack at the base of the mast.

 


http://www.oceannavigator.com/July-August-2010/Soft-rigging-for-voyaging/

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

eric freedman
 

I was told by Olivier years ago that the ballooner halyard is not strong enough to hold up a sail. I have since

Changed it to Vectran and use it as a halyard sometimes.

The best Halyard to use to go up the mast  is the spinnaker halyard..

I had mine made long enough to reach the primary winches when Kimberlite was made..

I attach a block forward , run it through the genoa block near the winch and use the powerful electric winch.

I use the Balooner halyard as a safety.

That requires 3 people to do the work.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2015 3:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

 

 

I think it would be easier to use the windlass. Just take off the chain and dont put too many wraps on drum. Zips them right up! Better yet get somebody in chicken harbor to go up. Use spinnaker halyard, 

Ric

Bali Hai SN 24

Ric Gottschalk

Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc

Office 410-923-5800

Fax 410-923-5802


On Dec 20, 2015, at 1:57 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Joe,

 

On the main mast, I use the bosun chair and Cindy lifts me with an electric drill with a winch bit using the mast winches: http://www.winchbit.com . She will also tie off to a cleat every 6’ as she lifts. We prefer to use the halyard that runs internally inside the mast. This way my life is not dependant on a block attached to the top of the mast.

 

On the mizzen mast, I have no choice but to use the external halyard. I use a safety tether to attach to the cap shroud once above the spreaders. On this mast we use the power winch.

 

You can check to see if you have power to the mast by removing the panel outside of the forward head above the watertight bulkhead door. You should see everything labeled in there. If you have power to this point, you should have power to the socket.

 

Sorry, can help with the bulb size. But, if Bill Rouse said it, it’s most likely correct.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Green Turtle Cay, Abacos - Bahamas

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

 

 

Hello Amel Group,

 

Recently after a fairly rough crossing of the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas I lost my steaming light. I am now contemplating climbing the mast for my first time.  I have a regular bosun chair as well as a ATN Topclimber on board.  I am currently alone on board but in a marina and can get some help.

 

One of my questions is; Which of the halyards is best used for going up the mast?  I have two that I know of available.  If I have my halyards correct,,, one is the ballooner halyard I believe and the other is a spare halyard.  Again, if I have my halyards correct,,, the ballooner halyard disappears into the top of the mast on a pulley.  The spare halyard goes around a pulley that appears to be mounted & hanging on a stand off bracket.  I just had that line replaced in June and it would be my first choice however I'm not convinced of the strength of the bracket/pulley at the top.  The ballooner halyard seems a bet stretchy as well and is not new.

 

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Now, in an effort to go up the mast as few times as possible I'd like to verify the bulb used for the steaming light on a 2001 Super Maramu.  I see from an earlier post from Bill this information:

 

If you are asking about a Super Maramu...
Navigation and Anchor Bulbs: 
Special vertical tungsten filament with BAY 15d bayonet socket:
Masthead (Steaming Light) - 25 watt
Port, Starboard - 25 watt
Stern 10 watt
Anchor - 10 watt

 

Which tells me that I should take a 25 watt bulb with me as well as various tools.

 

And now I'll go backwards to where I should start (in case it isn't the bulb),,, down on the deck and in the boat. Can someone help me with where to start the trouble shooting process before I go up the mast? I'm not going to say it doesn't scare me to go up the mast,, but on the other hand I would like to go ahead and do it now in the safe haven of a marina in case I ever have to do it away from shore.

 

Joel,, which halyard did Paul use for the survey?

 

Thanks so much,

 

Currently at Marsh Harbour Marina, Bahamas

 

Joe Nance

S/V CloudStreet

SM2000 hull #331

970-213-0331

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gas Struts for engine cover

eric freedman
 

Hi Alexandre,

I seem to have missed the post where you mentioned the source for the gas struts.

Would you mind posting it again.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2015 11:37 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gas Struts for engine cover

 

 

Thanks for this, Alexandre,
I just ordered them from Bansbach and they are now in stock and $74US each plus shipping.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

Duane Siegfri
 

One safety precaution you can take is pretty simple, and could save your life.  Have a second halyard in place and tie a Prusik Knot to it and then to your bosun chair (better yet to a separate climbing harness).  Google Prusik Knot and there are tons of videos on how to tie it.  You only need a small diameter chord (relative to the halyard), 5 or 6mm is good.  It's so simple you can't tie it wrong, it slides easily on the halyard as long as there is no weight on it, but as soon as you put weight on it it locks up.

Some people use an "ascender" which is a device that has teeth that grab the halyard.  The downside is this can damage the halyard over time.  It's also about $100, where the Prusik is nearly free.

When going up the mast always assume: 1. the halyard will break; or 2. the person belaying you up will make a mistake.  With a second halyard and a Prusik you'll be safe.

Duane
Wanderer, SM477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

Joe Nance
 

Thanks Mark & Ric,

I appreciate the help!


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

I think it would be easier to use the windlass. Just take off the chain and dont put too many wraps on drum. Zips them right up! Better yet get somebody in chicken harbor to go up. Use spinnaker halyard, 
Ric
Bali Hai SN 24

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Dec 20, 2015, at 1:57 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Joe,

 

On the main mast, I use the bosun chair and Cindy lifts me with an electric drill with a winch bit using the mast winches: http://www.winchbit.com . She will also tie off to a cleat every 6’ as she lifts. We prefer to use the halyard that runs internally inside the mast. This way my life is not dependant on a block attached to the top of the mast.

 

On the mizzen mast, I have no choice but to use the external halyard. I use a safety tether to attach to the cap shroud once above the spreaders. On this mast we use the power winch.

 

You can check to see if you have power to the mast by removing the panel outside of the forward head above the watertight bulkhead door. You should see everything labeled in there. If you have power to this point, you should have power to the socket.

 

Sorry, can help with the bulb size. But, if Bill Rouse said it, it’s most likely correct.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Green Turtle Cay, Abacos - Bahamas

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

 

 

Hello Amel Group,

 

Recently after a fairly rough crossing of the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas I lost my steaming light. I am now contemplating climbing the mast for my first time.  I have a regular bosun chair as well as a ATN Topclimber on board.  I am currently alone on board but in a marina and can get some help.

 

One of my questions is; Which of the halyards is best used for going up the mast?  I have two that I know of available.  If I have my halyards correct,,, one is the ballooner halyard I believe and the other is a spare halyard.  Again, if I have my halyards correct,,, the ballooner halyard disappears into the top of the mast on a pulley.  The spare halyard goes around a pulley that appears to be mounted & hanging on a stand off bracket.  I just had that line replaced in June and it would be my first choice however I'm not convinced of the strength of the bracket/pulley at the top.  The ballooner halyard seems a bet stretchy as well and is not new.

 

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Now, in an effort to go up the mast as few times as possible I'd like to verify the bulb used for the steaming light on a 2001 Super Maramu.  I see from an earlier post from Bill this information:

 

If you are asking about a Super Maramu...
Navigation and Anchor Bulbs: 
Special vertical tungsten filament with BAY 15d bayonet socket:
Masthead (Steaming Light) - 25 watt
Port, Starboard - 25 watt
Stern 10 watt
Anchor - 10 watt

 

Which tells me that I should take a 25 watt bulb with me as well as various tools.

 

And now I'll go backwards to where I should start (in case it isn't the bulb),,, down on the deck and in the boat. Can someone help me with where to start the trouble shooting process before I go up the mast? I'm not going to say it doesn't scare me to go up the mast,, but on the other hand I would like to go ahead and do it now in the safe haven of a marina in case I ever have to do it away from shore.

 

Joel,, which halyard did Paul use for the survey?

 

Thanks so much,

 

Currently at Marsh Harbour Marina, Bahamas

 

Joe Nance

S/V CloudStreet

SM2000 hull #331

970-213-0331

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] electrolysis on mast/boom connection

Wolfgang Weber
 

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

Mark Erdos
 

Joe,

 

On the main mast, I use the bosun chair and Cindy lifts me with an electric drill with a winch bit using the mast winches: http://www.winchbit.com . She will also tie off to a cleat every 6’ as she lifts. We prefer to use the halyard that runs internally inside the mast. This way my life is not dependant on a block attached to the top of the mast.

 

On the mizzen mast, I have no choice but to use the external halyard. I use a safety tether to attach to the cap shroud once above the spreaders. On this mast we use the power winch.

 

You can check to see if you have power to the mast by removing the panel outside of the forward head above the watertight bulkhead door. You should see everything labeled in there. If you have power to this point, you should have power to the socket.

 

Sorry, can help with the bulb size. But, if Bill Rouse said it, it’s most likely correct.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Green Turtle Cay, Abacos - Bahamas

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming light & mast climbing

 

 

Hello Amel Group,

 

Recently after a fairly rough crossing of the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas I lost my steaming light. I am now contemplating climbing the mast for my first time.  I have a regular bosun chair as well as a ATN Topclimber on board.  I am currently alone on board but in a marina and can get some help.

 

One of my questions is; Which of the halyards is best used for going up the mast?  I have two that I know of available.  If I have my halyards correct,,, one is the ballooner halyard I believe and the other is a spare halyard.  Again, if I have my halyards correct,,, the ballooner halyard disappears into the top of the mast on a pulley.  The spare halyard goes around a pulley that appears to be mounted & hanging on a stand off bracket.  I just had that line replaced in June and it would be my first choice however I'm not convinced of the strength of the bracket/pulley at the top.  The ballooner halyard seems a bet stretchy as well and is not new.

 

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Now, in an effort to go up the mast as few times as possible I'd like to verify the bulb used for the steaming light on a 2001 Super Maramu.  I see from an earlier post from Bill this information:

 

If you are asking about a Super Maramu...
Navigation and Anchor Bulbs: 
Special vertical tungsten filament with BAY 15d bayonet socket:
Masthead (Steaming Light) - 25 watt
Port, Starboard - 25 watt
Stern 10 watt
Anchor - 10 watt

 

Which tells me that I should take a 25 watt bulb with me as well as various tools.

 

And now I'll go backwards to where I should start (in case it isn't the bulb),,, down on the deck and in the boat. Can someone help me with where to start the trouble shooting process before I go up the mast? I'm not going to say it doesn't scare me to go up the mast,, but on the other hand I would like to go ahead and do it now in the safe haven of a marina in case I ever have to do it away from shore.

 

Joel,, which halyard did Paul use for the survey?

 

Thanks so much,

 

Currently at Marsh Harbour Marina, Bahamas

 

Joe Nance

S/V CloudStreet

SM2000 hull #331

970-213-0331

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] electrolysis on mast/boom connection

Paul Osterberg
 

Yes!
No major difference
with the main breakers on or off
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] electrolysis on mast/boom connection

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Paul,
I don't know whether connecting the elements together is only sensible if they are bonded but it was advice received and I had nothing else. Did you try your voltage reading with the main breakers off?
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
 



From: "osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, 20 December 2015 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] electrolysis on mast/boom connection

 
Danny
Have the same corrosion issue.
After your posting a measured the volt between the vertical bolt and the mast and I have ca 0.4 v, between the horisontal bolt and the boom or mast was below 0.1 v. I assume connecting them al together only make sense if they the are bonded? 
I'm as well are very interested to have forums visdom to solve the problem
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM #259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] electrolysis on mast/boom connection

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Paul, I'm on a mooring so no shore power but I didn't try turning the main breakers off.
Danny SM 299 Ocean Pearl
 



From: "osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, 20 December 2015 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] electrolysis on mast/boom connection

 
Further either disconnecting the shore power line or the main battery breakers did any effekt on the voltage reading
Paul 
S/Y Kerpa SM #259



Steaming light & mast climbing

Joe Nance
 

Hello Amel Group,

Recently after a fairly rough crossing of the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas I lost my steaming light. I am now contemplating climbing the mast for my first time.  I have a regular bosun chair as well as a ATN Topclimber on board.  I am currently alone on board but in a marina and can get some help.

One of my questions is; Which of the halyards is best used for going up the mast?  I have two that I know of available.  If I have my halyards correct,,, one is the ballooner halyard I believe and the other is a spare halyard.  Again, if I have my halyards correct,,, the ballooner halyard disappears into the top of the mast on a pulley.  The spare halyard goes around a pulley that appears to be mounted & hanging on a stand off bracket.  I just had that line replaced in June and it would be my first choice however I'm not convinced of the strength of the bracket/pulley at the top.  The ballooner halyard seems a bet stretchy as well and is not new.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Now, in an effort to go up the mast as few times as possible I'd like to verify the bulb used for the steaming light on a 2001 Super Maramu.  I see from an earlier post from Bill this information:

If you are asking about a Super Maramu...
Navigation and Anchor Bulbs: 
Special vertical tungsten filament with BAY 15d bayonet socket:
Masthead (Steaming Light) - 25 watt
Port, Starboard - 25 watt
Stern 10 watt
Anchor - 10 watt


Which tells me that I should take a 25 watt bulb with me as well as various tools.

And now I'll go backwards to where I should start (in case it isn't the bulb),,, down on the deck and in the boat. Can someone help me with where to start the trouble shooting process before I go up the mast? I'm not going to say it doesn't scare me to go up the mast,, but on the other hand I would like to go ahead and do it now in the safe haven of a marina in case I ever have to do it away from shore.

Joel,, which halyard did Paul use for the survey?

Thanks so much,

Currently at Marsh Harbour Marina, Bahamas

Joe Nance
S/V CloudStreet
SM2000 hull #331
970-213-0331

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gas Struts for engine cover

karkauai
 

Thanks for this, Alexandre,
I just ordered them from Bansbach and they are now in stock and $74US each plus shipping.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Speed

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jay,

You are not going to find (m)any racers in the Amel Yacht Owners Group. Most people that buy Amels don't race them, but it is a wonderful downwind boat for crossing oceans.

Has Captain Pillar left Grenada in your newly acquired Mango?

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 8:15 PM, J Wagamon jwagam@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 


Anybody know the PHRF and max hull speed on the Amel Mango? US Sailing does not list it.

Thanks
Jay


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TV

Stefano Biffi
 

Thanks ALL for the tips. I'll work for a new Tv.
Stefano

Il giorno 20/dic/2015, alle ore 12:03, "'Jacques Paulus' jacquesetannick.paulus@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

We live on board. So, TV is important for us.

We installed 2 TVs with DVD readers. That’s the easy part. For an easy installation, you just need to look for TVs you can connect on the 12V circuit of the boat.

The difficult part was to find a good solution to catch TV everywhere (there are some places where it is really very hard).

The first antenna is an omnidirectionnal antenna from Glomex, installed on top of the mizzen mast. It is connected to a splitter to distribute the signal to the 2 TVs. Good results, particularly when the boat is moving, at anchor for example. This is the minimal installation you can see everywhere.

For difficult places, we also installed a directional antenna on the arch supporting the solar panels. But the boat may not move è excellent results in marinas but you catch only local TV chains.

And, last but not least, we also have a parabolic satellite antenna to put on a fixed part on earth for wintering in marinas. This request also a satellite decoder, working on 220V, available in the marinas or via an inverter. Excellent results in marinas, with hundreds of TV chains from all over the world, depending on the contract you choose to work with the decoder.

 

Jacques et Annick Paulus

 

rue de Saint-Ghislain 15 B207                              Bateau Paranos

1348 Louvain-la-Neuve                                          Capitainerie de Saint-Mandrier
Mobile Jacques: +32 495 20 10 54                      2, quai Séverine

Mobile Annick: +32 498 52 78 31                        83430 Saint-Mandrier

Mobile en France: 06 10 57 02 90                       France

Mail: jacquespaulus@...                       

           

 

De : amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Envoyé : dimanche 20 décembre 2015 11:25
À : amelyachtowners@...
Objet : Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TV

 

 

We just have a 20" LED TV screen with inbuilt DVD player, in the place of the old TV...we don't watch TV

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TV

Jacques Paulus <jacquesetannick.paulus@...>
 

We live on board. So, TV is important for us.

We installed 2 TVs with DVD readers. That’s the easy part. For an easy installation, you just need to look for TVs you can connect on the 12V circuit of the boat.

The difficult part was to find a good solution to catch TV everywhere (there are some places where it is really very hard).

The first antenna is an omnidirectionnal antenna from Glomex, installed on top of the mizzen mast. It is connected to a splitter to distribute the signal to the 2 TVs. Good results, particularly when the boat is moving, at anchor for example. This is the minimal installation you can see everywhere.

For difficult places, we also installed a directional antenna on the arch supporting the solar panels. But the boat may not move è excellent results in marinas but you catch only local TV chains.

And, last but not least, we also have a parabolic satellite antenna to put on a fixed part on earth for wintering in marinas. This request also a satellite decoder, working on 220V, available in the marinas or via an inverter. Excellent results in marinas, with hundreds of TV chains from all over the world, depending on the contract you choose to work with the decoder.

 

Jacques et Annick Paulus

 

rue de Saint-Ghislain 15 B207                              Bateau Paranos

1348 Louvain-la-Neuve                                          Capitainerie de Saint-Mandrier
Mobile Jacques: +32 495 20 10 54                      2, quai Séverine

Mobile Annick: +32 498 52 78 31                        83430 Saint-Mandrier

Mobile en France: 06 10 57 02 90                       France

Mail: jacquespaulus@...                       

           

 

De : amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Envoyé : dimanche 20 décembre 2015 11:25
À : amelyachtowners@...
Objet : Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TV

 

 

We just have a 20" LED TV screen with inbuilt DVD player, in the place of the old TV...we don't watch TV

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TV

Alan Leslie
 

We just have a 20" LED TV screen with inbuilt DVD player, in the place of the old TV...we don't watch TV
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TV

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

If you can use your PC as a TV reciever, there are programs for it, and then  connect    the PC to a LED projector. Use one of the drawers on the portside for the projector and the hooks in the seling on the starboard side for the screen.
We have a set up like that, works pefectly. But we have skipped the TV since we never used it, was to much of a struggel finding channels after each time we have moved the boat. 

Regards
Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998

Skickat från min iPad

19 dec. 2015 kl. 21:05 skrev Schiccherona schiccherona@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Steve,
I'll may give you some ideas on this topic. Send me an e-mail on my personal address. 


Andrea

Schiccherona SM 441

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 19 dic 2015, alle ore 12:03, Stefano Biffi cptbiffi@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

Hallo everybody crossing or docking! My on board tv, 24 volt with DVD usb... has gone, no way to repair. I need to replace but no idea what is boarding now Amel; any advice?
Thanks

Stefano
N'EVEREST SM185 Bocca Di Magra

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] electrolysis on mast/boom connection

Paul Osterberg
 

Further either disconnecting the shore power line or the main battery breakers did any effekt on the voltage reading
Paul 
S/Y Kerpa SM #259