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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fakir heater replacement

jsrogers@...
 

Hello Steve and Liz Davis.  Regarding your recent upgrades, what did you use for navigation equipment? and what model Yanmar did you install?  Thank you.

John Rogers
SM #105


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

karkauai
 

Hi, Gary,
This looks like a real step in the right direction.
While looking around, I found a few of your posts that had no "Reply" option.  How does one reply if that's not an option?
Thanks for taking this on, I know you've spent a lot of time already just thinking about it before you actually started working on it.

Merry Christmas,
Kent
SM243
Kristy




From: "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 6:38 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

 
Gary,
Thank you,
Looks like the start of a great website.
I am glad to see you liked the BVI’S.
We spent 5 winters there in the 90’s.
Do you still need long pants in the dining room of Peter Island?
 
Where did you leave your boat?
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 6:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo
 
 
OK, since I was fighting a cold I put up a Forum.
www.amelowners.net works. It is an "alpha" which means I don't expect everything to work and I know there's more to do to get functionality and security up to speed (Google's already been sniffing around indexing it :)

If you wish to have a look please feel free to peruse the board.

It is not a functional repository for data or messages yet so don't put anything up that you can't afford to see deleted if I start over.

Feel free to register, post, upload, attach and fool around with it. I've put up a 'suggestions" topic under the Information header and will welcome feedback, ideas, bug reports and volunteers.

The board's email function is currently off.

Like I said, this is a first crack at it and I'm skirting the edge of my geek skill set, but I'm still learning.

Gary W.
SM 209 "Adagio"



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Eric Freedman
 

Gary,

Thank you,

Looks like the start of a great website.

I am glad to see you liked the BVI’S.

We spent 5 winters there in the 90’s.

Do you still need long pants in the dining room of Peter Island?

 

Where did you leave your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 6:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

 

 

OK, since I was fighting a cold I put up a Forum.
www.amelowners.net works. It is an "alpha" which means I don't expect everything to work and I know there's more to do to get functionality and security up to speed (Google's already been sniffing around indexing it :)

If you wish to have a look please feel free to peruse the board.

It is not a functional repository for data or messages yet so don't put anything up that you can't afford to see deleted if I start over.

Feel free to register, post, upload, attach and fool around with it. I've put up a 'suggestions" topic under the Information header and will welcome feedback, ideas, bug reports and volunteers.

The board's email function is currently off.

Like I said, this is a first crack at it and I'm skirting the edge of my geek skill set, but I'm still learning.

Gary W.
SM 209 "Adagio"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

OK, since I was fighting a cold I put up a Forum.
www.amelowners.net works. It is an "alpha" which means I don't expect everything to work and I know there's more to do to get functionality and security up to speed (Google's already been sniffing around indexing it :)

If you wish to have a look please feel free to peruse the board.

It is not a functional repository for data or messages yet so don't put anything up that you can't afford to see deleted if I start over.

Feel free to register, post, upload, attach and fool around with it. I've put up a 'suggestions" topic under the Information header and will welcome feedback, ideas, bug reports and volunteers.

The board's email function is currently off.

Like I said, this is a first crack at it and I'm skirting the edge of my geek skill set, but I'm still learning.

Gary W.
SM 209 "Adagio"


Copper tube at bottom of holding tank

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Hi all,


I have just replaced the copper tube at the bottom of the forward holing tank with a pvc pipe (40mm OD).  It fit the outflow hose perfectly but had to be sanded down by about a mm to fit into the bottom of the holding tank.  The silicone sealant I used going into the holding tank actually made it easier to insert the new pipe.


I am not sure why Amel used copper pipe both here and on the entry to the holding tank - it seems like a poor choice of material.


I will post a picture of the pipe that failed.


Derick


SM2K#400 Brava

Currently at Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Administrative Question

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

  1. Go to the Group at: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/info
  2. Click on Membership in the top right corner (you may have to sign in)
  3. Select Edit Membership
  4. Go to Subscription and click on the pencil to edit
Same process for any change

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 8:24 PM, jeff wingfield ki4jde@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

How do I shift the mode of my incoming Amel User Group messages from full text of every message to a digest format?  I am trying to reduce volume while we are en route.

Then how do I shift back?

Thank you,

Jeff
LAST TANGO



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

Eric Freedman
 

Thanks Kent,

Happy holidays,

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:53 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I'm working on this Eric. It won't be posted til after Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all!

Kent

SM 243

Kristy


On Dec 19, 2015, at 12:34 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,

Would you mind summarizing the steps you have taken to measure your ”problem”

and your findings?

 

What do you perceive is wrong? Is it the fact that there is voltage between the bonding and the 24 volt battery negative.

 

As an additional thought, there is a battery shunt behind the outboard side of the battery bank “tub”.

The negative for the entire battery bank is connected to one side of the shunt an the DC for the boat is connected to the other side.

Did you inspect it to see if there is some type of short between it and the bonding.

 

My second thought is possibly the battery monitor has some connection to the bonding somewhere.

On the shunt there are some small wires to operate the battery monitor. Did you try  disconnecting all of them,  let them hang and try to see if you still have a connection between the bonding and the DC negative?

Don’t forget to mark them as to where they go.  Leave the big negative cables connected to the shunt otherwise you will have no DC on the boat.

 

You did check the bonding between  the DC negative and the case of the battery charger ?

Also the inverter.  Did you isolate these items?

 

Really grabbing at straws here.

However you have peaked my interest and I can’t wait to get back to Kimberlite and see what I find.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

Did you open and remove the fuse behind the battery switches?

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 12:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Hi Eric,

Yes, there are two cables and one small wire on the (+) and (-) poles on the battery side of the 24v switch.

*Battery cable

*24v charger cable

*"Permanent " wire for the 

24->12v converter that powers the radio and retains its memory.

 

I have the same issue whether the charger and Permanent are connected or not.

 

I had an electrician come to the boat today from Savannah who does mostly galvanic/electrolytic surveys for a living. He spent several hours on the boat with me and checked everything thoroughly.  While he couldn't identify the source of the 24vDC between the battery (+) and the bonding system, he was convinced that it has nothing to do with my zincs disappearing too quickly.  There is no change in hull potential when this is present (battery switch on) versus absent(battery switch off).

Although the 24vDC does light a 2.5 watt bulb, there is infinite resistance when checking the battery (-) to bonding system.

 

He says most 53' boats with all the systems we have use 2-3 times as much zinc as we do.

 

While I don't like the fact that I don't have a clear explanation, I don't know of anything else to do but keep a close watch on my zincs and hull potential.

 

I'll keep posting as I learn more or find new issues that shed light on this.

 

Merry Christmas!

Kent

SM243

Kristy 



On Dec 18, 2015, at 7:20 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

Possibly I do not remember correctly, but I thought there was an inline fuse just hanging from some a wire

behind the battery switches. I think that has to do with memory of the cd changer/radio. Just a memory from 13 years ago at the Amel introductory class. I wish I was on board to check it for you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2015 4:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Thanks, John.  That's what I've decided to do with my 220AC system.

 

Now chasing down a connection between 24v DC (+) main cable (that goes from the main battery switch to the lug on the foreword bulkhead in the engine room...disconnected from all other cables at the lug) and the bonding system.  When checking resistance, it is a solid (no resistance) connection that carries enough amps to light a test bulb when the main battery switch is on and all 24v breakers are off (including the ones in the engine room, passageway, and foreword port locker).  When the switch is off it has no voltage, but still shows a no resistance connection.  If I disconnect battery + cable in the battery compartment, the connection disappears.  The negative side shows no connection or voltage with the switch either on or off.

 

The only 24v equipment that is connected to the battery side of the main switch is the Charles 60 Amp charger, and the "Permanent " 24->12V Sailor transformer under the Nav station.

 

Does any of this suggest to anyone where the connection is?

 

I'm in the Jacksonville FL area, does anyone know of a good...make that Great...marine electrician nearby?

 

Thanks again everyone for your patience and help.

Kent 

SM243

Kristy 

Fernandina Beach FL



On Dec 5, 2015, at 7:22 PM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Is this a case of PREVIOUSLY the risk was so small, and the disandvatages significant, that the AC generator ground - neutral connection was not made, whereas nowadays, with readily available galvanic isolators and a more litiginous society the small risk overcomes the disadvantages and it should be connected. So it would be sensible to modify older designs that may have been correct at the time where circumstances have moved on. Amels have always evolved so modifying an older Amel to mirror a newer Amel's systems seems totally in order and not messing with Cpt Henry's concepts.

 

John

Maramu #91 1981


Administrative Question

jeff wingfield <ki4jde@...>
 

How do I shift the mode of my incoming Amel User Group messages from full text of every message to a digest format?  I am trying to reduce volume while we are en route.

Then how do I shift back?

Thank you,

Jeff
LAST TANGO


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] BNG windinstrument mistake

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Leo,

Merry Christmas to you also. The B&G Masthead unit has two sensors in the
unit...one for speed and one for wind direction. They can be easily
replaced. If you replace the wind speed, be sure to replace the wind
cup-wheel which will be deteriorated by UV.

I uploaded a file that might help you test. Remember, it could also be the
connection of the 213 to the wire at the masthead...use some of that
CorrosionX I gave you...and it could be the wire that needs replacing.

You should be able to download the file I uploaded by clicking on this link:
https://xa.yimg.com/df/amelyachtowners/B%26G+213+masthead+unit+tests.pdf?token=OImmDwlJW1VVdJqQBtMe38ZIF6eEKn7-1mStWMs5fUe3l14KU2pWUXCz_omCvNySiYU0dInqcRL3_n5pzY33bMJgqW-FA426GDiSvcgbQNU6XC7rKNHASswxe83QXfh5VuMeSgGjzD8&type=download

I also CC'd you with the file...you will get is as an attachment, but
everyone else will have to go to the link.

Merry Christmas to you and Margaret.

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 2:08 PM, leopold.hauer@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



Hi experts,

we are having a problem with the B&G windspeed:

Last summer it stopped worrking suddenly and I checked the cables and
contacts in the junction box on the board above the front cabin door. Then
it worked again for several weeks until we went home.


Coming back to the boat now it worked fine again at first, even after
connecting it to the NMEA multiplexer it showed all data correctly over the
WIFI.

Then it suddenly stopped to display the correct windspeed. It shows the
direction but not the speed, also when it is disconnected from the NMEA
multiplexer. It shows 1,1 kts after turning it on and after 15 seconds the
speed drops to 0,8 then 0,3 then 0,1 and then 0,0 where it maintains.

The wheel on the mast is turning.

Does anyone know a procedure to analyse this fail function?


I thought that it might be the the connection on the mast unit.

Is it possible to measure this from the junction box in the cabin?


Which colour of the cables should I use for measuring and what should they
show?

Has anyone ever resolved this problem and how?


Season's greetings from Monastir to all members of the forum, especially
to Bill and Judy, Bob Rossi, Julia&Hajo and Herbert&Tadeja.


Leo and Margaret

Yin Yang SM 69



New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

amelyachtowners@...
 

Hello,


This email message is a notification to let you know that
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 303 Protectant - Recommendations?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I use 303 on the Hypalon dinghy. I think it works well...reapply every 2 or 3 months.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 2:57 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I've heard that "303 Aerospace Protectant" by 303 Products is very good at prohibiting UV damage to the decks.  I would be interested to hear about your experience if you have used it.

I don't have any connection with the company or experience with the product.

Duane
Wanderer, SM477




303 Protectant - Recommendations?

Duane Siegfri
 

I've heard that "303 Aerospace Protectant" by 303 Products is very good at prohibiting UV damage to the decks.  I would be interested to hear about your experience if you have used it.

I don't have any connection with the company or experience with the product.

Duane
Wanderer, SM477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

karkauai
 

I'm working on this Eric. It won't be posted til after Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all!
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Dec 19, 2015, at 12:34 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,

Would you mind summarizing the steps you have taken to measure your ”problem”

and your findings?

 

What do you perceive is wrong? Is it the fact that there is voltage between the bonding and the 24 volt battery negative.

 

As an additional thought, there is a battery shunt behind the outboard side of the battery bank “tub”.

The negative for the entire battery bank is connected to one side of the shunt an the DC for the boat is connected to the other side.

Did you inspect it to see if there is some type of short between it and the bonding.

 

My second thought is possibly the battery monitor has some connection to the bonding somewhere.

On the shunt there are some small wires to operate the battery monitor. Did you try  disconnecting all of them,  let them hang and try to see if you still have a connection between the bonding and the DC negative?

Don’t forget to mark them as to where they go.  Leave the big negative cables connected to the shunt otherwise you will have no DC on the boat.

 

You did check the bonding between  the DC negative and the case of the battery charger ?

Also the inverter.  Did you isolate these items?

 

Really grabbing at straws here.

However you have peaked my interest and I can’t wait to get back to Kimberlite and see what I find.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

Did you open and remove the fuse behind the battery switches?

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 12:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Hi Eric,

Yes, there are two cables and one small wire on the (+) and (-) poles on the battery side of the 24v switch.

*Battery cable

*24v charger cable

*"Permanent " wire for the 

24->12v converter that powers the radio and retains its memory.

 

I have the same issue whether the charger and Permanent are connected or not.

 

I had an electrician come to the boat today from Savannah who does mostly galvanic/electrolytic surveys for a living. He spent several hours on the boat with me and checked everything thoroughly.  While he couldn't identify the source of the 24vDC between the battery (+) and the bonding system, he was convinced that it has nothing to do with my zincs disappearing too quickly.  There is no change in hull potential when this is present (battery switch on) versus absent(battery switch off).

Although the 24vDC does light a 2.5 watt bulb, there is infinite resistance when checking the battery (-) to bonding system.

 

He says most 53' boats with all the systems we have use 2-3 times as much zinc as we do.

 

While I don't like the fact that I don't have a clear explanation, I don't know of anything else to do but keep a close watch on my zincs and hull potential.

 

I'll keep posting as I learn more or find new issues that shed light on this.

 

Merry Christmas!

Kent

SM243

Kristy 



On Dec 18, 2015, at 7:20 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

Possibly I do not remember correctly, but I thought there was an inline fuse just hanging from some a wire

behind the battery switches. I think that has to do with memory of the cd changer/radio. Just a memory from 13 years ago at the Amel introductory class. I wish I was on board to check it for you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2015 4:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Thanks, John.  That's what I've decided to do with my 220AC system.

 

Now chasing down a connection between 24v DC (+) main cable (that goes from the main battery switch to the lug on the foreword bulkhead in the engine room...disconnected from all other cables at the lug) and the bonding system.  When checking resistance, it is a solid (no resistance) connection that carries enough amps to light a test bulb when the main battery switch is on and all 24v breakers are off (including the ones in the engine room, passageway, and foreword port locker).  When the switch is off it has no voltage, but still shows a no resistance connection.  If I disconnect battery + cable in the battery compartment, the connection disappears.  The negative side shows no connection or voltage with the switch either on or off.

 

The only 24v equipment that is connected to the battery side of the main switch is the Charles 60 Amp charger, and the "Permanent " 24->12V Sailor transformer under the Nav station.

 

Does any of this suggest to anyone where the connection is?

 

I'm in the Jacksonville FL area, does anyone know of a good...make that Great...marine electrician nearby?

 

Thanks again everyone for your patience and help.

Kent 

SM243

Kristy 

Fernandina Beach FL



On Dec 5, 2015, at 7:22 PM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Is this a case of PREVIOUSLY the risk was so small, and the disandvatages significant, that the AC generator ground - neutral connection was not made, whereas nowadays, with readily available galvanic isolators and a more litiginous society the small risk overcomes the disadvantages and it should be connected. So it would be sensible to modify older designs that may have been correct at the time where circumstances have moved on. Amels have always evolved so modifying an older Amel to mirror a newer Amel's systems seems totally in order and not messing with Cpt Henry's concepts.

 

John

Maramu #91 1981


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Listen Mizzen"

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Here is a link that might help.

http://icdept.cgaux.org/pdf_files/English-French-Glossary-Nautical-Terms.pdf

Ecoute is in English "Sheet".

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Blue Haven Marina, Turks & Caicos



--------------------------------------------

On Tue, 12/22/15, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Listen Mizzen"
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 7:34 AM


 









Hi
Rick,
the mizzen
sheet's translation in french is "ecoute
d'artimon". Ecoute in french means also listen (as
when you listen to music). So, obviously a bad translation
from French to English.
Merry
Christmas.
Olivier



On Tuesday, December
22, 2015 1:07 AM, "rickgrimes1@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners]"
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



 











I'm
reviewing the list of running rigging published on the Amel
Forum
("Measures of Super Maramu") and mostly have it
figured out.  But there is reference after the Mizzen
halyard to a "Listen mizzen" and later, a
"point remote
listening mizzen> truck: 28cm" and later
"Listening to bulge."

 

In a word search of the
Forum, no one seems to have asked this question or used
this term and when
I Google "listening mizzen", the only thing that
comes up is...the
Amel forum "Measures of..."  Is this a uniquely
Amel term? A misspelling? A poor English
translation of a French word? Happy to have one of
those "oh, duh" moments but right now I'm
flummoxed...
Rick
Grimes"Rascal" SM2k
(#404)
























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BNG windinstrument mistake

Leopold Hauer
 

Hi experts,

we are having a problem with the B&G windspeed:

Last summer it stopped worrking suddenly and I checked the cables and contacts in the junction box on the board above the  front cabin door. Then it worked again for several weeks until we went home.


Coming back to the boat now  it worked fine again at first, even after connecting it to the NMEA multiplexer it showed all data correctly over the WIFI.

Then it suddenly stopped to display the correct windspeed. It shows the direction but not the speed, also when it is disconnected from the NMEA multiplexer. It shows 1,1 kts after turning it on and after 15 seconds  the speed drops to 0,8 then 0,3 then 0,1 and then 0,0 where it maintains.

The wheel on the mast is turning.

Does anyone know a procedure to analyse this fail function?


I thought that it might be the the connection on the mast unit.

Is it possible to measure this from the junction box in the cabin?


Which colour of the cables should I use for measuring and what should they show?

Has anyone ever resolved this problem and how?


Season's greetings from Monastir to all members of the forum, especially to Bill and Judy, Bob Rossi, Julia&Hajo and Herbert&Tadeja.


Leo and Margaret

Yin Yang SM 69


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Listen Mizzen"

Olivier Beaute
 

Hi Rick,

the mizzen sheet's translation in french is "ecoute d'artimon". Ecoute in french means also listen (as when you listen to music). So, obviously a bad translation from French to English.

Merry Christmas.

Olivier


On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 1:07 AM, "rickgrimes1@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I'm reviewing the list of running rigging published on the Amel Forum ("Measures of Super Maramu") and mostly have it figured out.  But there is reference after the Mizzen halyard to a "Listen mizzen" and later, a "point remote listening mizzen> truck: 28cm" and later "Listening to bulge."
 
In a word search of the Forum, no one seems to have asked this question or used this term and when I Google "listening mizzen", the only thing that comes up is...the Amel forum "Measures of..."  Is this a uniquely Amel term? A misspelling? A poor English translation of a French word? Happy to have one of those "oh, duh" moments but right now I'm flummoxed...

Rick Grimes
"Rascal" SM2k (#404)




"Listen Mizzen"

rickgrimes1@...
 

I'm reviewing the list of running rigging published on the Amel Forum ("Measures of Super Maramu") and mostly have it figured out.  But there is reference after the Mizzen halyard to a "Listen mizzen" and later, a "point remote listening mizzen> truck: 28cm" and later "Listening to bulge."

 

In a word search of the Forum, no one seems to have asked this question or used this term and when I Google "listening mizzen", the only thing that comes up is...the Amel forum "Measures of..."  Is this a uniquely Amel term? A misspelling? A poor English translation of a French word? Happy to have one of those "oh, duh" moments but right now I'm flummoxed...


Rick Grimes

"Rascal" SM2k (#404)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Must Have" spares and preparations

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Sorry for the late reply Eamonn, finally getting to read all the Forum email since I arrived in TCI.

I have 2 “Swiss Bike” (X-70 and Paratrooper), they have full size wheel (26”) and fold, they are both in the Lazarrette for crossing, but 1 is usually on the deck in case of day sail.
For info, when I was in the Bahamas, I had more tyre failure than anticipated (also had patches to fix the tube), then I think the sun start to make damages.
So now on the tyre, I put a UV protection and also cover the bike(s) when they are not in the Lazarette.

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Sun, 11/29/15, eamonn.washington@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Must Have" spares and preparations
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2015, 11:00 AM


 









Wow

I am
overwhelmed with the advice, great stuff.  I never heard of
racor filters or antal car and did not know I should vacuum
pack spares, etc.

I
considered adding a folding bicycle but am stunned by the
spares list from Alexandre, including 14 spare tubes & 6
tires?  Was your bike on deck the whole time?

I am taking all the advice on
board, including the sensible get to know the boat better in
local waters for some of the improvements I was thinking
of.  Also now I am questioning the wisdom of fresh water
for the chain; just leave the sea water to do the work.  I
might add a second cockpit water connection instead with a
longer hose than the deck shower for cleaning the deck ... a
much cheaper option.

My
plans are in 2016 to move the boat from St Raphael to
somewhere else in the Mediterranean, and take 2 months (May
& June) time out for that.  Besides a few weeks more in
2016, my real plans start in 2017 where I intend to live
aboard for 4 to 6 months every year for the foreseeable
future (10+ years).  2018 should see us around
Ireland/Scotland and probably also cross the Atlantic from
the Canaries via the Cape Verde islands later the same
year.  Depending on how well that goes, maybe return to
Europe after a season in the Caribbean or start a slow
odyssey across the Pacific, maybe even living longer per
year aboard.  Adding a SCUBA compressor before the
Caribbean is also on the list.

I am still in 2 minds about replacing what
appears to be good standing rigging, but yes if it should be
done while I am the boat custodian then rather sooner than
later.  I'll think about it for a year.

I printed out the 7 pages and
am going through every suggestion in detail, and learning a
lot along the way.  Many thanks for dedicating some time to
guide me.  I hope to be able to repay it some day!

By the way, I have 80m chain
that is 10mm, plus another 8m 10mm chain for the second
anchor.  I'll keep the CQR as a stern anchor when
necessary.  And I'll probably not buy a storm sail; a
bit of genoa and mizzen should do it from the safety of the
cockpit.

Eamonn
SM #151 Travel Bug









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

Joe Nance
 

Thank you guys for the great information,,, Much appreciated!!


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

Eric Freedman
 

I have used a grease like substance that hardens with age called Duralac. It is available on ebay.

It is amazing stuff. I have been using it on boats since 1995.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2015 11:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] electrolysis on mast/boom connection

 

 

Yes I v heard about it and will try, will also try to put a ground wire to the bolt
Paul SY KERPA SM 259