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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Boom track bolts

karkauai
 

I'll see what I can do on Monday.
Kent


On Jul 2, 2016, at 12:29 PM, eamonn.washington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi

No I still do not know the size of the bolts.  I heard they are about 8mm.  But I did not realize that there were different sizes on the 2 booms.  It would be great if you could figure out the size or type from a hardware store.

Thanks
Eamonn

Re: Boom track bolts

eamonn.washington@...
 

Hi

No I still do not know the size of the bolts.  I heard they are about 8mm.  But I did not realize that there were different sizes on the 2 booms.  It would be great if you could figure out the size or type from a hardware store.

Thanks
Eamonn

Re: Amel solar panels

eamonn.washington@...
 

Hi

I recharge the electric outboard indirectly from the solar panels, meaning from the boat's AGM batteries.  I have both the 12V charger and the 220V charger.  With an inflatable zodiac dinghy, and 2 persons in it, we purred along at 4 knots.  The daily recharge time was about an hour, but obviously it depends on how low the outboard battery was. 

The Torqeedo can also be directly charged from solar panels, bought from Torqeedo, but that is not worth it with the setup we have on Travel Bug.

Regards
Eamonn

SM #151 Travel Bug

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Solar panels for SM

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello Alexandre
We have an Victron MPPT 150/35 for the 450 w on the Arc
and 100/30 for the rail mounted panels
The controller there are only one model called MPPT control it's rather new been out less than a year I believe
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SAM#259

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM re-rigging plus mast painting

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi Stefano
Russo is the best in the Med to make your rigging perfect. I liked his proposal. The same price like you and 6 weeks. Unfortunataly I stayed in Turkey and Emek did it for me. My fault; ok; less cheaper but instead of the offerd 3 week it was 3 month and I had to pay the marina fees. I had to adjust my rigg on mayself, because the company made no seatrail. It was subcontracted to a North rep in Göcek ???The two brother Russo are keen Sailer . France Champions on the 470´s 20 years ago; and Amel Hyeres recommend Russo, basta
Good sailing
Hanspeter
Tamango 2, SM 16

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 02.07.2016 um 16:35 schrieb Stefano Biffi cptbiffi@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hallo everybody, my Lady is ready to be re-rigged, I'm in contact in France with Russo yachting. They offer me the full painting of the masts and bomas done as new: sanding priming and 3 hands painting for around, not yet finalized, 26K and 6 weeks of work.
Re-rigging with BSI terminals for around 4000, still waiting a new offer with ACMO as I requested.
I also gave a call in Malta to a rigger who already work for Bill, waiting for his offer.
Now my question is :anybody knows a place in Italy, will be closer for me, where You suggest to ask a price forecast?
Thanks for you time and ciao

Stefano
N'EVEREST SM185
now Cagliari Italy

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gaz electronic shut off

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Barry,

I thought 54 #17 was a different Amel 54.

I know nothing about your boat. 

Continue to have fun!

CW Bill Rouse,
Yacht BeBe hull 387

+1832-380-4970 Global VoiceMail
Currently Trinidad

On Jul 2, 2016, at 8:27, "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

>  

>
>  
> Hi Bill,
> We are the third owner bought May 2015.
> First - Peter and Nicole Mills bought Jan 2006 name "Top Gun"
> Second - Pierre Brenet bought Aug 2007 name "Diablo Citron II"
> We think we have a reasonable history of the boat. Anything that anyone can give is appreciated. We know the boat sailed to US in 2006 after delivery, then back to France in 2007 by new owner. Then sailing along French Med and around Corsica. This is what the original chart plotter shows.
>
> Best Regards
>
> Barry and Penelope Connor
> "Lady Penelope II"
> Amel 54   #17
> Sailing French Med.
>
>
> On Saturday, July 2, 2016 8:06 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>
>
>  
> Barry,
> What was the previous name of your boat?
> Bill Rouse
> BeBe Amel 53 #387
> Sent from my tablet
> +1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail
> On Jul 2, 2016 7:57 AM, "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

>>

>>  
>> Hi Bill and Steve,
>> Thank's for that I will invest in one of those laser thermometers. The replaced unit did get too hot to touch. This new replacement is now not left on, 
>> I did buy the original 24v replacement. In the meantime I will continue to turn on at the bottle and switch and not leave on after use.
>> You have for now put my mind at rest. We have now started sailing, just left Marseille after spending 12 months checking and fixing things after buying last May 2015.
>>
>> Best Regards
>> Barry and Penny Connor
>> "Lady Penelope II"
>> Amel 54   #17
>> Sailing French Med.
>>
>>
>> On Saturday, July 2, 2016 7:42 AM, "Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>  
>> All gas solenoids get very hot when they have been on for a while. After a few minutes of being on, you cant touch it. If I remember correctly, it does not matter which way the wires are connected for a solenoid.
>>
>> Steve Davis
>> Aloha SM 72
>> Grenada
>>
>> On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 6:09 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

>>>

>>>  
>>> I replaced my gas valve and solonoid as the original was getting very hot when turned on.
>>> The new replacement seems to also get hot.
>>> Can anyone advise regarding this?
>>> Have I mixed the 24v wires?
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Barry and Penny Connor
>>> "Lady Penelope II'
>>> Amel 54    #17
>>> Sailing French Med
>>>  
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>

Re: SM re-rigging plus mast painting

Craig & Katherine Briggs
 

Hi Stefano,
You don't mention where in Italy you want to be located, but if Monfalcone works for you I would highly recommend Nautec Mare. Their painting is exceptional - we did not have any done but inspected many other boats, They have a large building and paint inside that. We had ACMO ship our new rigging to the marina, and, although we did the installation work ourselves, the yard could easily have done it, if that's what you want.  I think pricing is competitive. The labor force in Monfalcone is excellent as the entire area is about shipbuilding and yachts.
Ciao, Craig SN#68 Sangaris

---In amelyachtowners@..., <cptbiffi@...> wrote :

Hallo everybody, my Lady is ready to be re-rigged, I'm in contact in France with Russo yachting. They offer me the full painting of the masts and bomas done as new: sanding priming and 3 hands painting for around, not yet finalized, 26K and 6 weeks of work.
Re-rigging with BSI terminals for around 4000, still waiting a new offer with ACMO as I requested.
I also gave a call in Malta to a rigger who already work for Bill, waiting for his offer.
Now my question is :anybody knows a place in Italy, will be closer for me, where You suggest to ask a price forecast?
Thanks for you time and ciao

Stefano
N'EVEREST SM185
now Cagliari Italy

Re: Solar panels for SM

eamonn.washington@...
 

Hi

I just replied to a parallel conversation, "Amel Solar panels".  Details are there, but I installed two Panasonic N330 panels (thats 330W each) in April 2016.  Together with a TriStar MPPT 60 controller, they make for an eco friendly boat.  Tons of power.  The N330 are the most compact for the power they provide, when I researched this during in the Spring.

Regards
Eamonn

SM #151 Travel Bug, Cleopatra Marina

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel solar panels

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks for the info Eamonn, interesting how you can use your solar panel to recharge your Torqueedo electric outboard!!!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico




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On Sat, 7/2/16, eamonn.washington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel solar panels
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016, 9:22 AM


 









Hi

Solar panels: I
did a lot of research, including in this forum to find out
how much power is required (about 140Ah a day).  So I opted
for the most powerful panels with the smallest footprint,
that being the Panasonic N330.  Two of these deliver 660W
in theory.  I got up to 590W peak in the first month. 
They are roughly 3m2 for 2, about 2.1m wide when side by
side, and 1.59m long.  Most other brands are closer to 4m2
for the same power with monocrystalline cells.  Installed
flat on an arch over the transom.  I also took advantage to
install LED lights with an outside switch over the
transom.

The Voc is 69.7
and Isc 6.07.  Allowing for 25% more in extreme conditons
(eg very cold and sunny), I opted for the Morning Star
Tristar MPPT 60 controller.  It's an overkill, but the
MPPT 30 and 45 were out of stock and this was only slightly
more expensive with better features (eg Ethernet connection
to browse performance history).  Each of the 2 panels has 4
zones, so if any zone is in shadow then the other 3 continue
to work at full power.

By
the way, a great place to locate the MPPT is the hanging
space just before the battery bank.  Remove the false cover
to reveal a shelf.  The outer tube is a direct connection
from the lazerette to the chart table, so I broke into it
for the wiring.  I installed 2 breakers, 16A from the
panels and 32A from the batteries. If battery circuit
breaker is triggered then the solar panel is also triggered,
to avoid damaging the MPPT.

Together with new AGM batteries I have a power
transformation.  I used the Generator just for 1h in 5
weeks, thus saving diesel.  I reduced gas cooking by
running an induction plate and microwave off the invertor. 
I added a Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard, which is
also charged indirectly form the solar panels, and saving
petrol costs.  On sunny days the batteries were always 99%+
charged after about 11am, even when running autopilot,
making tea, etc.

Yes I
opted for the more expensive ACMO rigging, including all new

turnbuckels etc.  It was rigged in France by Gremco.  I
had also
contacted Amel to do it, but they no longer use ACMO on SMs.
Although
Amels quote was less, I thought it better to go with ACMO. 
However,
within a week I noticed rust appearing on the 12mm ACMO
swages.  The
others were OK.  I hope that between Gremco and ACMO that
they will sort
that out.

Regards
Eamonn

#151 SM
Travel Bug, Cleopatra Marina









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Re: Amel solar panels

eamonn.washington@...
 

Hi

Solar panels: I did a lot of research, including in this forum to find out how much power is required (about 140Ah a day).  So I opted for the most powerful panels with the smallest footprint, that being the Panasonic N330.  Two of these deliver 660W in theory.  I got up to 590W peak in the first month.  They are roughly 3m2 for 2, about 2.1m wide when side by side, and 1.59m long.  Most other brands are closer to 4m2 for the same power with monocrystalline cells.  Installed flat on an arch over the transom.  I also took advantage to install LED lights with an outside switch over the transom.

The Voc is 69.7 and Isc 6.07.  Allowing for 25% more in extreme conditons (eg very cold and sunny), I opted for the Morning Star Tristar MPPT 60 controller.  It's an overkill, but the MPPT 30 and 45 were out of stock and this was only slightly more expensive with better features (eg Ethernet connection to browse performance history).  Each of the 2 panels has 4 zones, so if any zone is in shadow then the other 3 continue to work at full power.

By the way, a great place to locate the MPPT is the hanging space just before the battery bank.  Remove the false cover to reveal a shelf.  The outer tube is a direct connection from the lazerette to the chart table, so I broke into it for the wiring.  I installed 2 breakers, 16A from the panels and 32A from the batteries. If battery circuit breaker is triggered then the solar panel is also triggered, to avoid damaging the MPPT.

Together with new AGM batteries I have a power transformation.  I used the Generator just for 1h in 5 weeks, thus saving diesel.  I reduced gas cooking by running an induction plate and microwave off the invertor.  I added a Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard, which is also charged indirectly form the solar panels, and saving petrol costs.  On sunny days the batteries were always 99%+ charged after about 11am, even when running autopilot, making tea, etc.

Yes I opted for the more expensive ACMO rigging, including all new turnbuckels etc.  It was rigged in France by Gremco.  I had also contacted Amel to do it, but they no longer use ACMO on SMs. Although Amels quote was less, I thought it better to go with ACMO.  However, within a week I noticed rust appearing on the 12mm ACMO swages.  The others were OK.  I hope that between Gremco and ACMO that they will sort that out.

Regards
Eamonn

#151 SM Travel Bug, Cleopatra Marina

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Solar panels for SM

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Paul,

Could you please tell me which model of Victron Mppt regulators and Victron MPPT Control units you have?

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico




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On Sat, 7/2/16, @Kerpa [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Solar panels for SM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016, 9:02 AM


 









Barry and Penny!I'm fare from an
expert on solar panelsBut hear is my
thought's so fare.We have three 150 w panels
in serie on the Arc, they are Turkish origin, and so fare we
are very pleased with them. The two on the rail are from
Sunbeam (Germany I believe) light weight panels also in
serie, they give compared with the one on the arc fare less,
they give on average 15% of my total solar energy but
nominal it should give 31 % if everything equal, but they
come more often in the shadow from the mizzen boom, We have
two Victron Mppt regulators, and two Victron MPPT Control
units, and I have the feeling that the MPPT for the rail
panels "reads" what's coming in from the
larger solar system and reduce out puts. I have the same
issue with the two Battery charger I have, if I run them
both when on shore power at the same time the smaller
charger does not contribute after a few minutes. I guess it
could be the same with more than one solar charger,
especially if the charge rate for my batteries are high say
+95%, but that is not a big deal, they looks giving OK when
battery around 90%.Our thoughts was to have two
light weight panels on our Bimin in serie with the rail
panels, but the canvas man told us it's not a good idea,
as they will chafe, "destroy" they shape of the
bimin and that it will collect moist between the panels and
the canvas. So we decided not to put them there, but I'm
considering to put them there anyway, to put chafe
protection, the shape I'm less concerned about, then we
have the issue with moister, but our Bimini is not very
large and to replace it now and then is not a major
cost.Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259 en route to
Sicily
 











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Re: Solar panels for SM

Paul Osterberg
 

Barry and Penny!
I'm fare from an expert on solar panels
But hear is my thought's so fare.
We have three 150 w panels in serie on the Arc, they are Turkish origin, and so fare we are very pleased with them. The two on the rail are from Sunbeam (Germany I believe) light weight panels also in serie, they give compared with the one on the arc fare less, they give on average 15% of my total solar energy but nominal it should give 31 % if everything equal, but they come more often in the shadow from the mizzen boom, We have two Victron Mppt regulators, and two Victron MPPT Control units, and I have the feeling that the MPPT for the rail panels "reads" what's coming in from the larger solar system and reduce out puts. I have the same issue with the two Battery charger I have, if I run them both when on shore power at the same time the smaller charger does not contribute after a few minutes. I guess it could be the same with more than one solar charger, especially if the charge rate for my batteries are high say +95%, but that is not a big deal, they looks giving OK when battery around 90%.
Our thoughts was to have two light weight panels on our Bimin in serie with the rail panels, but the canvas man told us it's not a good idea, as they will chafe, "destroy" they shape of the bimin and that it will collect moist between the panels and the canvas. So we decided not to put them there, but I'm considering to put them there anyway, to put chafe protection, the shape I'm less concerned about, then we have the issue with moister, but our Bimini is not very large and to replace it now and then is not a major cost.
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259 en route to Sicily

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Solar panels for SM

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Paul,     Thanks for this. I think we may have seen you in Vlikho recently, but didn't have time to come over and chat.
Next time !

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Cleopatra.


On 1 Jul 2016, at 20:40, 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Paul
whow you can get 8.3 A continious during lets say 10 h in Greek with the Emek Solar installation. This is your calculation with 2.05 KWh/ day. and how you can dived kwh/day ??? Hours/day??? And pls its not 450 W our solar panel! its 450 PW. ( Peak Watt). Googel it and then maybe you understand
kind regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 SM 16
Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 01.07.2016 um 19:22 schrieb osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello Ian and Judy
We have 450 W fitted by Emek. On Average in June we got 2.05 KWh/day, which I convert to about 83 Ah a day. We have been in the Ionian the whole of June. The lowest reading was 0,97 KWh or 39 Ah. A rather rainy day but some spell of sunshine. Max was 116 Ah
Ww also have 200 W on the rail but they more often come into shadow. They gave on average in June 16 Ah. Peak 23 Ah, lowest was 9 Ah
Paul on SYKerpa SM 259

SM re-rigging plus mast painting

Stefano Biffi
 

Hallo everybody, my Lady is ready to be re-rigged, I'm in contact in France with Russo yachting. They offer me the full painting of the masts and bomas done as new: sanding priming and 3 hands painting for around, not yet finalized, 26K and 6 weeks of work.
Re-rigging with BSI terminals for around 4000, still waiting a new offer with ACMO as I requested.
I also gave a call in Malta to a rigger who already work for Bill, waiting for his offer.
Now my question is :anybody knows a place in Italy, will be closer for me, where You suggest to ask a price forecast?
Thanks for you time and ciao

Stefano
N'EVEREST SM185
now Cagliari Italy

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gaz electronic shut off

Barry Connor
 

 
Hi Bill,
We are the third owner bought May 2015.
First - Peter and Nicole Mills bought Jan 2006 name "Top Gun"
Second - Pierre Brenet bought Aug 2007 name "Diablo Citron II"
We think we have a reasonable history of the boat. Anything that anyone can give is appreciated. We know the boat sailed to US in 2006 after delivery, then back to France in 2007 by new owner. Then sailing along French Med and around Corsica. This is what the original chart plotter shows.

Best Regards

Barry and Penelope Connor
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54   #17
Sailing French Med.


On Saturday, July 2, 2016 8:06 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Barry,
What was the previous name of your boat?
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail
On Jul 2, 2016 7:57 AM, "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hi Bill and Steve,
Thank's for that I will invest in one of those laser thermometers. The replaced unit did get too hot to touch. This new replacement is now not left on, 
I did buy the original 24v replacement. In the meantime I will continue to turn on at the bottle and switch and not leave on after use.
You have for now put my mind at rest. We have now started sailing, just left Marseille after spending 12 months checking and fixing things after buying last May 2015.

Best Regards
Barry and Penny Connor
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54   #17
Sailing French Med.


On Saturday, July 2, 2016 7:42 AM, "Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
All gas solenoids get very hot when they have been on for a while. After a few minutes of being on, you cant touch it. If I remember correctly, it does not matter which way the wires are connected for a solenoid.

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Grenada

On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 6:09 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
I replaced my gas valve and solonoid as the original was getting very hot when turned on.
The new replacement seems to also get hot.
Can anyone advise regarding this?
Have I mixed the 24v wires?

Regards

Barry and Penny Connor
"Lady Penelope II'
Amel 54    #17
Sailing French Med
 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gaz electronic shut off

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Barry,

What was the previous name of your boat?

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 2, 2016 7:57 AM, "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill and Steve,
Thank's for that I will invest in one of those laser thermometers. The replaced unit did get too hot to touch. This new replacement is now not left on, 
I did buy the original 24v replacement. In the meantime I will continue to turn on at the bottle and switch and not leave on after use.
You have for now put my mind at rest. We have now started sailing, just left Marseille after spending 12 months checking and fixing things after buying last May 2015.

Best Regards
Barry and Penny Connor
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54   #17
Sailing French Med.


On Saturday, July 2, 2016 7:42 AM, "Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
All gas solenoids get very hot when they have been on for a while. After a few minutes of being on, you cant touch it. If I remember correctly, it does not matter which way the wires are connected for a solenoid.

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Grenada

On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 6:09 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
I replaced my gas valve and solonoid as the original was getting very hot when turned on.
The new replacement seems to also get hot.
Can anyone advise regarding this?
Have I mixed the 24v wires?

Regards

Barry and Penny Connor
"Lady Penelope II'
Amel 54    #17
Sailing French Med
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gaz electronic shut off

Barry Connor
 

Hi Bill and Steve,
Thank's for that I will invest in one of those laser thermometers. The replaced unit did get too hot to touch. This new replacement is now not left on, 
I did buy the original 24v replacement. In the meantime I will continue to turn on at the bottle and switch and not leave on after use.
You have for now put my mind at rest. We have now started sailing, just left Marseille after spending 12 months checking and fixing things after buying last May 2015.

Best Regards
Barry and Penny Connor
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54   #17
Sailing French Med.


On Saturday, July 2, 2016 7:42 AM, "Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
All gas solenoids get very hot when they have been on for a while. After a few minutes of being on, you cant touch it. If I remember correctly, it does not matter which way the wires are connected for a solenoid.

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Grenada

On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 6:09 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
I replaced my gas valve and solonoid as the original was getting very hot when turned on.
The new replacement seems to also get hot.
Can anyone advise regarding this?
Have I mixed the 24v wires?

Regards

Barry and Penny Connor
"Lady Penelope II'
Amel 54    #17
Sailing French Med
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gaz electronic shut off

Stephen Davis
 

All gas solenoids get very hot when they have been on for a while. After a few minutes of being on, you cant touch it. If I remember correctly, it does not matter which way the wires are connected for a solenoid.

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Grenada

On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 6:09 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I replaced my gas valve and solonoid as the original was getting very hot when turned on.
The new replacement seems to also get hot.
Can anyone advise regarding this?
Have I mixed the 24v wires?

Regards

Barry and Penny Connor
"Lady Penelope II'
Amel 54    #17
Sailing French Med
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gaz electronic shut off

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Barry,

Please allow me to help, somewhat.

The electromagnet in the valve will work with the wires reversed. When electromagnetic solenoids are engaged (energized), they will get hot. The cooking gas solenoid is a "normally closed" 24VDC solenoid valve.

A 12VDC valve is the most common valve available and if you installed a 12VDC rather than a 24VDC valve the heat you notice is the electromagnet slowly burning up.

"Hot" is a relative term. How hot is hot?

Questions like yours are better answered with more information. If I were you, I would buy a less than $50 hand-held laser thermometer. You will have more uses for it than I can list. Turn on the valve for 5 minutes and measure the temperature. Then come back here and post your question with the additional information. Either I or someone else will take our laser thermometer, check our valve and get back with a comparison.

I hope that you continue to enjoy your 54.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 2, 2016 6:09 AM, "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I replaced my gas valve and solonoid as the original was getting very hot when turned on.
The new replacement seems to also get hot.
Can anyone advise regarding this?
Have I mixed the 24v wires?

Regards

Barry and Penny Connor
"Lady Penelope II'
Amel 54    #17
Sailing French Med
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Boom track bolts

karkauai
 

Hi again Eamonn,
Did you ever get the correct sizes and threads for the boom track aluminum bolts?
If not, I will take them out and try to get correct sizes for you.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jun 29, 2016, at 12:37 PM, eamonn.washington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi

when I had the standing rigging replaced in April, which involved removing the 2 masts, I also requested that the masts and booms be treated and painted. My problem is that when they reinserted the outhaul tracks on the two booms they used new stainless steel bolts, since they lost/discarded the original aluminium bolts.  I am far away from the boat currently.  Could someone please tell me the specification of these bolts, or let me know where I can buy them?  Also how many are required?  About 32 I think?


Many Thanks

Eamonn Washington


SM #151 Travel Bug, Cleopatra Marina, Greece