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

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Considering this new site set up by Gary is far more user friendly, I too would opt to migrate all our data from Yahoo to the new site.

However, the security will have to be tight and we’ll need a back up of the data on a daily basis.

From non techie me…


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, Amel Super Maramu 007



On 6 Jan 2016, at 01:17, gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

www dot amelowners dot net  ... it's a proof of concept right now.  If it comes to pass that 


a) folks like the new format
b) I can figure out how to transfer data from the old to the new format
c) I can find a couple of helpers to moderate the board

then I think we should consider wandering over to this kind of forum.

Gary W.
SM 209 "Adagio"






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: thru hull maintenance

karkauai
 

Yes, Bill,
It's a two-person job.  One person has to be ready to turn the engine off if you can't keep up pouring the BB into the chest.

One gallon of Barnacle Buster is diluted in 4 gallons of water.  It's easier to pour from smaller 1-2gal jugs than from a 5 gal bucket.  I use 5 gal for each engine and 2 1/2 gal for the A/C pump.

Kent


On Jan 5, 2016, at 9:26 PM, william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks for all the suggestions!!! Just to be clear, there is minimum to no growth in the sea chest itself. The growth (and blockage) is below the seacock. When I do clean this I have to open the seacock and scrub below the ball valve to open it up. After it opens up seawater refills the sea chest and I have to shut it off to avoid overflow when it is unclogged and the cover is removed. Now, I know why the previous owner kept a toilet brush in the engine room. 


Just a quick question, is it okay to run the engine while the cover is off the sea chest while I am trying to run BB through the raw water systems? 

Thanks,

Bill Maffei
SM #195
It's all Good 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: thru hull maintenance

william_maffei@...
 

Thanks for all the suggestions!!! Just to be clear, there is minimum to no growth in the sea chest itself. The growth (and blockage) is below the seacock. When I do clean this I have to open the seacock and scrub below the ball valve to open it up. After it opens up seawater refills the sea chest and I have to shut it off to avoid overflow when it is unclogged and the cover is removed. Now, I know why the previous owner kept a toilet brush in the engine room. 

Just a quick question, is it okay to run the engine while the cover is off the sea chest while I am trying to run BB through the raw water systems? 

Thanks,

Bill Maffei
SM #195
It's all Good 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: thru hull maintenance

karkauai
 

I've never had anything other than a little soft growth in my sea chest and manifold.  If I had a lot of hard growth, I'd try to suck the bulk of it out (after BB treatment) with a wet/dry vac in an effort to save my impellers.
Kent


On Jan 5, 2016, at 5:24 PM, william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Great!!! Should I be worried about all the crud that comes off flowing through the system after the BB has had time to work? 


Combination anchor tri color light

tango708@...
 

Does anyone know if the mast head combination anchor and tri colored light is 12 or 24 VDC on the SM? My anchor and tri color has stopped working and I am considering replacing the unit has anyone removed the combo light that could describe how it is attached at the masthead?

Thanks,

Will Stout
SM180
Anni Bea True
St Martin, FWI


Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

www dot amelowners dot net  ... it's a proof of concept right now.  If it comes to pass that 

a) folks like the new format
b) I can figure out how to transfer data from the old to the new format
c) I can find a couple of helpers to moderate the board

then I think we should consider wandering over to this kind of forum.

Gary W.
SM 209 "Adagio"



Re: Changes to Yahoo

seagasm
 

Where is this new site?

Kind Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171


Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

Greetings,

Email addresses are never exposed; that was set up from the beginning.  Whoever posted those messages was indeed unwelcome  but was annoying spam and not a security violation. Since there was no registration scheme in place requiring verification, as the whole site is still an experiment, it was open registration.

At this point I secured the site, ensured that the data is protected and instituted a registration and message post verification scheme.  It will be annoying for the first part (registration and your first ten posts) but will prevent any 'bots' from getting loose and posting more garbage like that. 

I also removed the accounts of anyone who registered after 1 January 2016 since they were not verifiable by IP search and did not leave boat model info when they registered. If that inconveniences anyone I am sorry, but it's best not to leave any back doors open. I may need to delete some others if I can't verify them as existing members here.

I left my wonderful world of Wi-Fi a few days ago and am back aboard Adagio. The good thing is that I'm back aboard, the bad thing is that I'm dependent on marina Wi-Fi where I can find it again.  Thankfully I can reach the beach bar's wifi and have locked down the registration process.  I don't ~think~ that will have any effect on current members, except you'll see the prompt to "verify you're a human" for your first ten posts.

Sorry for the care, I don't think anything is burning and I am glad I checked in today :)

Cheers,

Gary W.
SM 209 "Adagio"
BVI ... with a shiny new AIS transceiver today :) 





Re: thru hull maintenance

william_maffei@...
 

Great!!! Should I be worried about all the crud that comes off flowing through the system after the BB has had time to work? 


Re: Yanmar Engine issue

rossirossix4
 

On checking other connections for the cooling water. A specialist in Malta who supplied me with a spare transmission cooler told me that these coolers almost never fail unless the hose connectors are over-tightened, cracking the solder.
Bob KAIMI SM429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] thru hull maintenance

karkauai
 

Once a year I flush the sea chest, Yanmar, Onan, and A/C pump with Barnacle Buster.  It takes 2 1/2 gallons which are diluted per their instructions.  The sea chest stopcock is closed and the BB poured into the chest while the engine or pump is running.  When it starts coming out the discharge port, the engine/pump is shut down and the BB allowed to sit for 12-24 hours.  Open the seacock and run as usual.
 I've never had any significant growth.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jan 5, 2016, at 3:41 PM, william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Just wondering if anyone can provide some pointers or methods used that they practice to maintain thru hulls. Particularly, the main sea strainer in the engine room. Had some growth that was restricting water flow and I had to clear out a bunch of mussels and jellies. I got really technical and used a dowel I had laying around. Flow was restored however it brings this issue to mind. No big deal, just wondering if anyone had any trick they use to prevent grow or remove when necessary. 


Many thanks,


Bill Maffei

SM #195

It's all Good


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] thru hull maintenance

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 8:41 PM, william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Just wondering if anyone can provide some pointers or methods used that they practice to maintain thru hulls. Particularly, the main sea strainer in the engine room. Had some growth that was restricting water flow and I had to clear out a bunch of mussels and jellies. I got really technical and used a dowel I had laying around. Flow was restored however it brings this issue to mind. No big deal, just wondering if anyone had any trick they use to prevent grow or remove when necessary. 


Many thanks,


Bill Maffei

SM #195

It's all Good



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] thru hull maintenance

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

I use a bit of HCL, close the sea cock and pour a small quantity in the basket. Wait 15 minutes open the sea cock and.. the growth should be gone...

GL


On 5 Jan 2016, at 21:41, william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Just wondering if anyone can provide some pointers or methods used that they practice to maintain thru hulls. Particularly, the main sea strainer in the engine room. Had some growth that was restricting water flow and I had to clear out a bunch of mussels and jellies. I got really technical and used a dowel I had laying around. Flow was restored however it brings this issue to mind. No big deal, just wondering if anyone had any trick they use to prevent grow or remove when necessary. 


Many thanks,


Bill Maffei

SM #195

It's all Good


thru hull maintenance

william_maffei@...
 

Just wondering if anyone can provide some pointers or methods used that they practice to maintain thru hulls. Particularly, the main sea strainer in the engine room. Had some growth that was restricting water flow and I had to clear out a bunch of mussels and jellies. I got really technical and used a dowel I had laying around. Flow was restored however it brings this issue to mind. No big deal, just wondering if anyone had any trick they use to prevent grow or remove when necessary. 


Many thanks,


Bill Maffei

SM #195

It's all Good


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft stuck

karkauai
 

Thanks Bill.  Pretty simple tool that could be easily made by any machine shop.
Kent


On Jan 5, 2016, at 12:33 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent & Derick,


Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 3:57 PM, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Derick,

As usual I'm having trouble finding the pic of the bow thruster removal tool.  Do you know where to find it?

Mine has always come apart easily, but it sounds like something it would be nice to have aboard.
Thanks,
Kent



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft stuck

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Magnificent, How very Amel. As with all pullers, when its loaded up tapping with a hammer helps the release.

 Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 6 January 2016 6:43 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft stuck

 
Bill,
Looks pretty simple to make.
Eric
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 12:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft stuck
 
 
Kent & Derick,
 
 
Bill
BeBe 387
 
On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 3:57 PM, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hi Derick,
As usual I'm having trouble finding the pic of the bow thruster removal tool.  Do you know where to find it?
 
Mine has always come apart easily, but it sounds like something it would be nice to have aboard.
Thanks,
Kent
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft stuck

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Yes, any machine shop should be able to make this.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 5:43 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

Looks pretty simple to make.

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 12:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft stuck

 

 

Kent & Derick,

 

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 3:57 PM, k arkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Derick,

As usual I'm having trouble finding the pic of the bow thruster removal tool.  Do you know where to find it?

 

Mine has always come apart easily, but it sounds like something it would be nice to have aboard.

Thanks,

Kent

 



Re: Changes to Yahoo

alainfeuillet@...
 

URGENT
Gary, I am very sad because I asked you to protect the new website and, as this was not done, have a look to  the las posts. Moreover all our mail adresses can be taken and spammed please close it urgently
It IS BURNING


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft stuck

eric freedman
 

Bill,

Looks pretty simple to make.

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 12:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft stuck

 

 

Kent & Derick,

 

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 3:57 PM, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Derick,

As usual I'm having trouble finding the pic of the bow thruster removal tool.  Do you know where to find it?

 

Mine has always come apart easily, but it sounds like something it would be nice to have aboard.

Thanks,

Kent

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft stuck

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent & Derick,


Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 3:57 PM, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Derick,

As usual I'm having trouble finding the pic of the bow thruster removal tool.  Do you know where to find it?

Mine has always come apart easily, but it sounds like something it would be nice to have aboard.
Thanks,
Kent