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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub rail rubber gutter

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Mike,

It has not shrunk... It is meant that way to let the water exit below the gutter, clear of the hull line.. No lines on your hull.

The exit point is under the gutter about 30 cms forward of the "shrink hole". Check the hole for free flow; I use my hose pointed inside the gutter from the bottom

JP
ELEUTHERA,SM007


On 2 Mar 2016, at 13:26, 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

What has been the relative success rate in removing and reinstalling the rubber gutter on the top of the rub rail.  Do they lose their elasticity and become too stiff to reinstall. And at what age was it when this was successfully or unsuccessfully done. Our 15 year old gutter has shrunk about an inch (at the stern). We would like to remove it to paint the rub rail, and then reinstall. Perhaps an impossible mission.

 

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grounding

danielmfrey63@...
 

Hi Ian
My Santorin Nr. 64 has the SSB ground plates in the skeg.
Best - Daniel


SY Heureka
Kuşadası, Turkey


Rub rail rubber gutter

Mike Ondra
 

What has been the relative success rate in removing and reinstalling the rubber gutter on the top of the rub rail.  Do they lose their elasticity and become too stiff to reinstall. And at what age was it when this was successfully or unsuccessfully done. Our 15 year old gutter has shrunk about an inch (at the stern). We would like to remove it to paint the rub rail, and then reinstall. Perhaps an impossible mission.

 

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a LED lights supplier & part number (to fit SM2000 existing internal fittings)?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

correction for the record, boatlamps.co.uk (not boatlamps.uk)

Colin Streeter #332

On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 9:47 PM, colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

copied here to keep this under the LED conversation for future reference...


Jean-Pierre and all


Many thanks for the tips on where to source LED's for the internal light fittings on our SM2000. Just been browsing though the boatlamps.uk site in particular and it has everything we were looking for. Happy days.. :) 

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332
Brisbane

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Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

Feb 26 (5 days ago)
to amelyachtowners
 

We have all LED incl deck lights, engine room, NAV lights.  

We bought from boatlamps dot co dot uk.  Good quality and stock.

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera SM007






--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a LED lights supplier & part number (to fit SM2000 existing internal fittings)?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

copied here to keep this under the LED conversation for future reference...

Jean-Pierre and all


Many thanks for the tips on where to source LED's for the internal light fittings on our SM2000. Just been browsing though the boatlamps.uk site in particular and it has everything we were looking for. Happy days.. :) 

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332
Brisbane

______________________________________________________________________________

Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

Feb 26 (5 days ago)
to amelyachtowners
 

We have all LED incl deck lights, engine room, NAV lights.  

We bought from boatlamps dot co dot uk.  Good quality and stock.

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera SM007




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

Bill <greatketch@...>
 

If you have a newer SSB (e.g., Icom 802) with a dedicated DSC receiver, the triatic would be good for that as well.

Bill Kinney
S/V Harmonie
SM #160
Hollywood Florida

On Mar 2, 2016, at 00:09, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

HI,

You just use the core of the coax n use the triatic for navtex or weather fax.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 9:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

 

 

Thanks Eric, the insulated part of triatic is not a dipole. Well, the copper core of the coaxial is connected to the insulated  part of the triatic, but WHERE do I connect the shielding braid? A building site has replaced the triatic without reconnecting cables........ 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries - What type house batteries to use & what voltage charge from Solar/Wind?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Jean-Pierre and all

Many thanks for the tips on where to source LED's for the internal light fittings on our SM2000. Just been browsing though the boatlamps.uk site in particular and it has everything we were looking for. Happy days.. :) 

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332
Brisbane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grounding

Paul Osterberg
 

Kent
I guess so. there are one stud with YG cables and I assume it,s the thick YG cable to disconnect none of the YG are labeled only the +/- are labeled BLU
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Vuda Point

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks bob. 
Really appreciate your information.
It is a remarkable marina made more so by the dedicated staff.
Regards
Danny


Sent from Samsung Mobile


-------- Original message --------
From: "bob Sarff bob.sarff@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date:02/03/2016 13:55 (GMT+12:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Vuda Point

 

Hi Danny.  The boats in the water did mostly fine.  A lot of rocking and minor dings but nothing major.   There were 4 I believe boats on stands that had damage from falling off their stands.  All things considered it could have beef a lot worse.

Bob 
SV Chara

On Mar 2, 2016, at 12:41 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bob,
as a Vuda point regular I was concerned to see how they had fared. So the pit boats were OK. How did the ones in the water and on the hardstand fare.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl


From: "bob Sarff bob.sarff@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2016 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

 
Thanks Alan for the quick reply.  I do have an automatic tuner and wondered if tuning to the longer physical length by adding in the triatic would be an advantage. 

In at in a pit at Vuda Marina and we were spared the worst of the cyclone.  I came back to check the condition myself and found Chara in the same condition as I left her.  Much relieved!

There are three other Amels here and all look good.

Thanks again,    Bob 

On Mar 2, 2016, at 12:24 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi Bob,
If you have an automatic tuner there would be no advantage in connecting the triatic to your backstay. The tuner tunes the frequency to the length of the antenna automatically.
If you don't have an auto tuner then you need to be aware of the length of your antenna relative to the frequencies you want to use. Some will work well, others hardly at all.
Where in Fiji are you ?
You survived WINSTON ok ?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse
SM437



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

HI,

You just use the core of the coax n use the triatic for navtex or weather fax.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 9:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

 

 

Thanks Eric, the insulated part of triatic is not a dipole. Well, the copper core of the coaxial is connected to the insulated  part of the triatic, but WHERE do I connect the shielding braid? A building site has replaced the triatic without reconnecting cables........ 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grounding

Alan Leslie
 

The BLU wire is only connected to the sintered SSB ground plate. Once you disconnect it from the connector block at the cart tabke it is not connected to anything else.
Are you sitting in salt water when you make the measurement between the bonding wire and the BLU ground ?
If so there will be a circuit through the salt water from the SSB ground plate to the zincs.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse
SM437.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Cheers

On Mar 2, 2016, at 3:27 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bob,


Good to know they are all OK...I saw a photo of Reve de Lune and Amelit in the cyclone pits and they are both apparently OK.

I doubt its worth the trouble with the triatic stay, good ground is more important.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Bob,

Good to know they are all OK...I saw a photo of Reve de Lune and Amelit in the cyclone pits and they are both apparently OK.

I doubt its worth the trouble with the triatic stay, good ground is more important.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grounding

karkauai
 

Glad you're making progress, Paul.  I haven't looked into the connection from the SSB plates yet.  Does anyone else know how the antenna system is connected to the ground plates?
Paul, have you found the stud behind the nav station where other bonding wires are attached?  Make sure that your BLU wire to the ground plate doesn't go through that.
Kent



From: "osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grounding

 
Hello again Kent!
Did some late night work and tanks to your input I found the wire from the zink and connected that to the bilge ground strap, so now there is no resistance between the Zink and the rudder post or the zink and the prop shaft everything seams to be alright, but still with the BLU disconnected at the chart table it is still full contact between the cooper strap in the aft lazaret and the ground strap and bye that also the zink. So still not solved my original problem! to get the sintered plates disconnected from the zink. But know much more about the ground system and can now label a few wires, which i did not know where they went

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Vuda Point

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Hi Danny.  The boats in the water did mostly fine.  A lot of rocking and minor dings but nothing major.   There were 4 I believe boats on stands that had damage from falling off their stands.  All things considered it could have beef a lot worse.

Bob 
SV Chara

On Mar 2, 2016, at 12:41 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bob,
as a Vuda point regular I was concerned to see how they had fared. So the pit boats were OK. How did the ones in the water and on the hardstand fare.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl


From: "bob Sarff bob.sarff@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2016 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

 
Thanks Alan for the quick reply.  I do have an automatic tuner and wondered if tuning to the longer physical length by adding in the triatic would be an advantage. 

In at in a pit at Vuda Marina and we were spared the worst of the cyclone.  I came back to check the condition myself and found Chara in the same condition as I left her.  Much relieved!

There are three other Amels here and all look good.

Thanks again,    Bob 

On Mar 2, 2016, at 12:24 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi Bob,
If you have an automatic tuner there would be no advantage in connecting the triatic to your backstay. The tuner tunes the frequency to the length of the antenna automatically.
If you don't have an auto tuner then you need to be aware of the length of your antenna relative to the frequencies you want to use. Some will work well, others hardly at all.
Where in Fiji are you ?
You survived WINSTON ok ?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse
SM437



Re: Vuda Point

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bob,
as a Vuda point regular I was concerned to see how they had fared. So the pit boats were OK. How did the ones in the water and on the hardstand fare.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl


From: "bob Sarff bob.sarff@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2016 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

 
Thanks Alan for the quick reply.  I do have an automatic tuner and wondered if tuning to the longer physical length by adding in the triatic would be an advantage. 

In at in a pit at Vuda Marina and we were spared the worst of the cyclone.  I came back to check the condition myself and found Chara in the same condition as I left her.  Much relieved!

There are three other Amels here and all look good.

Thanks again,    Bob 

On Mar 2, 2016, at 12:24 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi Bob,
If you have an automatic tuner there would be no advantage in connecting the triatic to your backstay. The tuner tunes the frequency to the length of the antenna automatically.
If you don't have an auto tuner then you need to be aware of the length of your antenna relative to the frequencies you want to use. Some will work well, others hardly at all.
Where in Fiji are you ?
You survived WINSTON ok ?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse
SM437



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Thanks Alan for the quick reply.  I do have an automatic tuner and wondered if tuning to the longer physical length by adding in the triatic would be an advantage. 

In at in a pit at Vuda Marina and we were spared the worst of the cyclone.  I came back to check the condition myself and found Chara in the same condition as I left her.  Much relieved!

There are three other Amels here and all look good.

Thanks again,    Bob 

On Mar 2, 2016, at 12:24 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bob,

If you have an automatic tuner there would be no advantage in connecting the triatic to your backstay. The tuner tunes the frequency to the length of the antenna automatically.
If you don't have an auto tuner then you need to be aware of the length of your antenna relative to the frequencies you want to use. Some will work well, others hardly at all.
Where in Fiji are you ?
You survived WINSTON ok ?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse
SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Bob,
If you have an automatic tuner there would be no advantage in connecting the triatic to your backstay. The tuner tunes the frequency to the length of the antenna automatically.
If you don't have an auto tuner then you need to be aware of the length of your antenna relative to the frequencies you want to use. Some will work well, others hardly at all.
Where in Fiji are you ?
You survived WINSTON ok ?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse
SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maintenance SSB antenna

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Alan, I have a Maramu and use the backstay as my SSB antenna.  It's been working well.  I was wondering if lengthening the antenna by  connecting my insulated triatic with gto-15 cable would improve reception/transmission.  

Thanks for any advise you can offer.
 
Bob
SV Chara
Currently in Fiji 

On Mar 2, 2016, at 7:45 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The insulated triatic is not useable as an SSB antenna.To answer the question though, the core of the coax is connected to the insulated triatic, the shiled is not connected to anything.

The triatic may work as a weatherfax receiver (its original intention) but as an SSB antenna it is useless...I know from experience.
I connected my antenna wire from the tuner to the main backstay and it worked well. WE now have an insulated backstay for our SSB antenna...insulated only to prevent shocking the crew...the Amel rig is not grounded.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Desallator Duo 60 220v problem -

chris2price@...
 

Many thanks for the advice.  I've been in touch with Dessolator & they say the same thing.  I'll buy a new capacitor !