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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thank you Erik,
I think I found it:
http://www.boatzincs.com/corrosion-reference-electrode-specs.html

Do you use it yourself?

Sincerely, Alexandre






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On Tue, 8/30/16, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 12:44 PM


 









The silver electrode is
available from boatzincs.com it is about $120-
US.  Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376  
 From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:34
PM
To:
amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners]
Degraded continuity    Alexandre, The number
900 refers to potential, which is also measured using a
multi meter , but you also have to have a silver cathode ,
expensive. It would probably be best for you to have a
marine electrician perform that measurement  if you are not
familiar with multi meters . It would not take them but a
few minutes. Just measuring that you have continuity , you
would just listen for the beep , the number will also change
from 0 to 1 or 1 to 0 ,I cannot remember , just listen for
the beep.Pat SM123

-----Original
Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar
uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 11:39 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded
continuity  Good morning Pat,

The way you describe it sounds
very simple… at the next haul it will do that and you
mentioned the number should be 900 (?)
Do
you have to check several items? quadrant then ground copper
strap in the bilge or 1 is enough?

Thanks again.
Sincerely,
Alexandre

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On Tue, 8/30/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel
Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:11 AM


 










Alexandre, Its pretty simple,
take a wire
and clip it onto the quadrant
where the ground wires
connect , or to the
copper ground strap in the bilge , then
connect the wire to one side of a multi meter ,
say the
black lead and then place the red
lead on the zincs on your
rudder . You of
course have to set your meter to the
continuity setting , its simple , have someone
that knows
how to use a meter show you or
follow instructions provided
with your
meter.If you have continuity your meter will beep
and the numbers change. While its vital that
you have
continuity , as I have just
learned , that does not mean
that you have
adequate continuity. While you are in the
water you can have the potential checked which
gives you a
better picture of the state of
protection. Don't ask me
to explain
potential , I only have a foggy idea of what it
means and could not put it into words.

Hope this helps,

Pat SM123







-----Original
Message-----

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar
uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:43
am

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht
Owners] Degraded continuity










 













Good morning
Pat,





Thanks for
sharing the information.





Please forgive my ignorance,
but how do you measure the
continuity…


I hate to
admit it, I didn’t know about it when I did the
last haul out in March 2015, I then read on the
forum and
the owner manual.


And will
definitely want to do it next year.


But how do you do it?
(pictures rather than words would be
so
nice)…





I assume you can only do it on land.





Sincerely,
Alexandre


SM2K #289 NIKIMAT


Club Nautico de San Juan,
Puerto Rico





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On Tue,
8/30/16, sailw32@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:





Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded
continuity


To: amelyachtowners@...


Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:51 AM








 





























Before my boat went into back
into the


water yesterday , I checked for continuity
between the


copper strap and the zincs and I did have
continuity.
Later


, I had two marine
electricians on the boat and they
checked


the potential
from the quadrant and found it to be only
560


, they tell me that they would expect to see
about 900.
900


would insure that the zincs
are protecting the metal
parts


of the boat.
We can only speculate that the connection


between the
quadrant wire and the zincs have been degraded
.


There may not be enough contact between the
zinc bolt
and


the strap inside  the rudder
, it would only be the


threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and
stainless
is


not the best metal as a
conductor . Bottom line is that
I


need more
zinc protection/contact. They suggested that
we


install a large zinc on the hull with two
bronze bolts (


better conductivity )through the hull , wired
directly
to


the strap in the bilge. I am
writing this to inform the


group , that just because you
have continuity , does
not


mean that you
have adequate contact/protection.


Pat SM123






































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

The silver electrode is available from boatzincs.com it is about $120- US.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

 

 

Alexandre, The number 900 refers to potential, which is also measured using a multi meter , but you also have to have a silver cathode , expensive. It would probably be best for you to have a marine electrician perform that measurement  if you are not familiar with multi meters . It would not take them but a few minutes. Just measuring that you have continuity , you would just listen for the beep , the number will also change from 0 to 1 or 1 to 0 ,I cannot remember , just listen for the beep.

Pat SM123

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 11:39 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

 

Good morning Pat,

The way you describe it sounds very simple… at the next haul it will do that and you mentioned the number should be 900 (?)
Do you have to check several items? quadrant then ground copper strap in the bilge or 1 is enough?

Thanks again.
Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Tue, 8/30/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:11 AM


 










Alexandre, Its pretty simple, take a wire
and clip it onto the quadrant where the ground wires
connect , or to the copper ground strap in the bilge , then
connect the wire to one side of a multi meter , say the
black lead and then place the red lead on the zincs on your
rudder . You of course have to set your meter to the
continuity setting , its simple , have someone that knows
how to use a meter show you or follow instructions provided
with your meter.If you have continuity your meter will beep
and the numbers change. While its vital that you have
continuity , as I have just learned , that does not mean
that you have adequate continuity. While you are in the
water you can have the potential checked which gives you a
better picture of the state of protection. Don't ask me
to explain potential , I only have a foggy idea of what it
means and could not put it into words.

Hope this helps,

Pat SM123







-----Original
Message-----

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:43 am

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity










 













Good morning Pat,





Thanks for sharing the information.





Please forgive my ignorance, but how do you measure the
continuity…


I hate to admit it, I didn’t know about it when I did the
last haul out in March 2015, I then read on the forum and
the owner manual.


And will definitely want to do it next year.


But how do you do it? (pictures rather than words would be
so nice)…





I assume you can only do it on land.





Sincerely, Alexandre


SM2K #289 NIKIMAT


Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico





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


On Tue, 8/30/16, sailw32@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:





Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity


To: amelyachtowners@...


Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:51 AM








 





























Before my boat went into back into the


water yesterday , I checked for continuity between the


copper strap and the zincs and I did have continuity.
Later


, I had two marine electricians on the boat and they
checked


the potential from the quadrant and found it to be only
560


, they tell me that they would expect to see about 900.
900


would insure that the zincs are protecting the metal
parts


of the boat. We can only speculate that the connection


between the quadrant wire and the zincs have been degraded
.


There may not be enough contact between the zinc bolt
and


the strap inside  the rudder , it would only be the


threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and stainless
is


not the best metal as a conductor . Bottom line is that
I


need more zinc protection/contact. They suggested that
we


install a large zinc on the hull with two bronze bolts (


better conductivity )through the hull , wired directly
to


the strap in the bilge. I am writing this to inform the


group , that just because you have continuity , does
not


mean that you have adequate contact/protection.


Pat SM123






































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Pat,

So what is the bilge ground strap connected to? I suppose the iron keel?  Should we be looking at the continuity between the keel and the zincs?

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:41 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

 

 

Alexandre, Sorry I missed the second part of your question. I would check it at the strap in the bilge , that way it also confirms that you have continuity between the strap and the quadrant connection . That's actually what its all about , confirming contact between the ground strap in the bilge and the zincs on your rudder.

Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 11:39 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

 

Good morning Pat,

The way you describe it sounds very simple… at the next haul it will do that and you mentioned the number should be 900 (?)
Do you have to check several items? quadrant then ground copper strap in the bilge or 1 is enough?

Thanks again.
Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 8/30/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:11 AM


 










Alexandre, Its pretty simple, take a wire
and clip it onto the quadrant where the ground wires
connect , or to the copper ground strap in the bilge , then
connect the wire to one side of a multi meter , say the
black lead and then place the red lead on the zincs on your
rudder . You of course have to set your meter to the
continuity setting , its simple , have someone that knows
how to use a meter show you or follow instructions provided
with your meter.If you have continuity your meter will beep
and the numbers change. While its vital that you have
continuity , as I have just learned , that does not mean
that you have adequate continuity. While you are in the
water you can have the potential checked which gives you a
better picture of the state of protection. Don't ask me
to explain potential , I only have a foggy idea of what it
means and could not put it into words.

Hope this helps,

Pat SM123







-----Original
Message-----

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:43 am

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity










 













Good morning Pat,





Thanks for sharing the information.





Please forgive my ignorance, but how do you measure the
continuity…


I hate to admit it, I didn’t know about it when I did the
last haul out in March 2015, I then read on the forum and
the owner manual.


And will definitely want to do it next year.


But how do you do it? (pictures rather than words would be
so nice)…





I assume you can only do it on land.





Sincerely, Alexandre


SM2K #289 NIKIMAT


Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico





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


On Tue, 8/30/16, sailw32@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:





Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity


To: amelyachtowners@...


Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:51 AM








 





























Before my boat went into back into the


water yesterday , I checked for continuity between the


copper strap and the zincs and I did have continuity.
Later


, I had two marine electricians on the boat and they
checked


the potential from the quadrant and found it to be only
560


, they tell me that they would expect to see about 900.
900


would insure that the zincs are protecting the metal
parts


of the boat. We can only speculate that the connection


between the quadrant wire and the zincs have been degraded
.


There may not be enough contact between the zinc bolt
and


the strap inside  the rudder , it would only be the


threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and stainless
is


not the best metal as a conductor . Bottom line is that
I


need more zinc protection/contact. They suggested that
we


install a large zinc on the hull with two bronze bolts (


better conductivity )through the hull , wired directly
to


the strap in the bilge. I am writing this to inform the


group , that just because you have continuity , does
not


mean that you have adequate contact/protection.


Pat SM123






































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks for all the information Pat, including the silver cathode.
I heard Kent mentioning this, but was not sure of the use.
Sincerely, Alexandre


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

On Tue, 8/30/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 11:41 AM


 










Alexandre, Sorry I missed the second part of
your question. I would check it at the strap in the bilge ,
that way it also confirms that you have continuity between
the strap and the quadrant connection . That's actually
what its all about , confirming contact between the ground
strap in the bilge and the zincs on your rudder.

Pat







-----Original
Message-----

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 11:39 am

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity










 













Good morning Pat,





The way you describe it sounds very simple… at the next
haul it will do that and you mentioned the number should be
900 (?)


Do you have to check several items? quadrant then ground
copper strap in the bilge or 1 is enough?





Thanks again.


Sincerely, Alexandre





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


On Tue, 8/30/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:





Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity


To: amelyachtowners@...


Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:11 AM








 
































Alexandre, Its pretty simple, take a wire


and clip it onto the quadrant where the ground wires


connect , or to the copper ground strap in the bilge ,
then


connect the wire to one side of a multi meter , say the


black lead and then place the red lead on the zincs on
your


rudder . You of course have to set your meter to the


continuity setting , its simple , have someone that
knows


how to use a meter show you or follow instructions
provided


with your meter.If you have continuity your meter will
beep


and the numbers change. While its vital that you have


continuity , as I have just learned , that does not
mean


that you have adequate continuity. While you are in the


water you can have the potential checked which gives you
a


better picture of the state of protection. Don't ask
me


to explain potential , I only have a foggy idea of what
it


means and could not put it into words.





Hope this helps,





Pat SM123























-----Original


Message-----





From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...


[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>





To: amelyachtowners


<amelyachtowners@...>





Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:43 am





Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
































 









































Good morning Pat,

















Thanks for sharing the information.

















Please forgive my ignorance, but how do you measure the


continuity…








I hate to admit it, I didn’t know about it when I did
the


last haul out in March 2015, I then read on the forum
and


the owner manual.








And will definitely want to do it next year.








But how do you do it? (pictures rather than words would
be


so nice)…

















I assume you can only do it on land.

















Sincerely, Alexandre








SM2K #289 NIKIMAT








Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico

















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








On Tue, 8/30/16, sailw32@...


[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>


wrote:

















Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity








To: amelyachtowners@...








Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:51 AM


























 

























































































Before my boat went into back into the








water yesterday , I checked for continuity between the








copper strap and the zincs and I did have continuity.


Later








, I had two marine electricians on the boat and they


checked








the potential from the quadrant and found it to be only


560








, they tell me that they would expect to see about 900.


900








would insure that the zincs are protecting the metal


parts








of the boat. We can only speculate that the connection








between the quadrant wire and the zincs have been
degraded


.








There may not be enough contact between the zinc bolt


and








the strap inside  the rudder , it would only be the








threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and stainless


is








not the best metal as a conductor . Bottom line is that


I








need more zinc protection/contact. They suggested that


we








install a large zinc on the hull with two bronze bolts
(








better conductivity )through the hull , wired directly


to








the strap in the bilge. I am writing this to
inform the








group , that just because you have continuity , does


not








mean that you have adequate contact/protection.








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

Patrick McAneny
 

Alexandre, Sorry I missed the second part of your question. I would check it at the strap in the bilge , that way it also confirms that you have continuity between the strap and the quadrant connection . That's actually what its all about , confirming contact between the ground strap in the bilge and the zincs on your rudder.
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 11:39 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

 
Good morning Pat,

The way you describe it sounds very simple… at the next haul it will do that and you mentioned the number should be 900 (?)
Do you have to check several items? quadrant then ground copper strap in the bilge or 1 is enough?

Thanks again.
Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 8/30/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:11 AM


 










Alexandre, Its pretty simple, take a wire
and clip it onto the quadrant where the ground wires
connect , or to the copper ground strap in the bilge , then
connect the wire to one side of a multi meter , say the
black lead and then place the red lead on the zincs on your
rudder . You of course have to set your meter to the
continuity setting , its simple , have someone that knows
how to use a meter show you or follow instructions provided
with your meter.If you have continuity your meter will beep
and the numbers change. While its vital that you have
continuity , as I have just learned , that does not mean
that you have adequate continuity. While you are in the
water you can have the potential checked which gives you a
better picture of the state of protection. Don't ask me
to explain potential , I only have a foggy idea of what it
means and could not put it into words.

Hope this helps,

Pat SM123







-----Original
Message-----

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:43 am

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity










 













Good morning Pat,





Thanks for sharing the information.





Please forgive my ignorance, but how do you measure the
continuity…


I hate to admit it, I didn’t know about it when I did the
last haul out in March 2015, I then read on the forum and
the owner manual.


And will definitely want to do it next year.


But how do you do it? (pictures rather than words would be
so nice)…





I assume you can only do it on land.





Sincerely, Alexandre


SM2K #289 NIKIMAT


Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico





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


On Tue, 8/30/16, sailw32@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:





Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity


To: amelyachtowners@...


Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:51 AM








 





























Before my boat went into back into the


water yesterday , I checked for continuity between the


copper strap and the zincs and I did have continuity.
Later


, I had two marine electricians on the boat and they
checked


the potential from the quadrant and found it to be only
560


, they tell me that they would expect to see about 900.
900


would insure that the zincs are protecting the metal
parts


of the boat. We can only speculate that the connection


between the quadrant wire and the zincs have been degraded
.


There may not be enough contact between the zinc bolt
and


the strap inside  the rudder , it would only be the


threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and stainless
is


not the best metal as a conductor . Bottom line is that
I


need more zinc protection/contact. They suggested that
we


install a large zinc on the hull with two bronze bolts (


better conductivity )through the hull , wired directly
to


the strap in the bilge. I am writing this to inform the


group , that just because you have continuity , does
not


mean that you have adequate contact/protection.


Pat SM123






































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

Patrick McAneny
 

Alexandre, The number 900 refers to potential, which is also measured using a multi meter , but you also have to have a silver cathode , expensive. It would probably be best for you to have a marine electrician perform that measurement  if you are not familiar with multi meters . It would not take them but a few minutes. Just measuring that you have continuity , you would just listen for the beep , the number will also change from 0 to 1 or 1 to 0 ,I cannot remember , just listen for the beep.
Pat SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 11:39 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

 
Good morning Pat,

The way you describe it sounds very simple… at the next haul it will do that and you mentioned the number should be 900 (?)
Do you have to check several items? quadrant then ground copper strap in the bilge or 1 is enough?

Thanks again.
Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 8/30/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:11 AM


 










Alexandre, Its pretty simple, take a wire
and clip it onto the quadrant where the ground wires
connect , or to the copper ground strap in the bilge , then
connect the wire to one side of a multi meter , say the
black lead and then place the red lead on the zincs on your
rudder . You of course have to set your meter to the
continuity setting , its simple , have someone that knows
how to use a meter show you or follow instructions provided
with your meter.If you have continuity your meter will beep
and the numbers change. While its vital that you have
continuity , as I have just learned , that does not mean
that you have adequate continuity. While you are in the
water you can have the potential checked which gives you a
better picture of the state of protection. Don't ask me
to explain potential , I only have a foggy idea of what it
means and could not put it into words.

Hope this helps,

Pat SM123







-----Original
Message-----

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:43 am

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity










 













Good morning Pat,





Thanks for sharing the information.





Please forgive my ignorance, but how do you measure the
continuity…


I hate to admit it, I didn’t know about it when I did the
last haul out in March 2015, I then read on the forum and
the owner manual.


And will definitely want to do it next year.


But how do you do it? (pictures rather than words would be
so nice)…





I assume you can only do it on land.





Sincerely, Alexandre


SM2K #289 NIKIMAT


Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico





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


On Tue, 8/30/16, sailw32@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:





Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity


To: amelyachtowners@...


Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:51 AM








 





























Before my boat went into back into the


water yesterday , I checked for continuity between the


copper strap and the zincs and I did have continuity.
Later


, I had two marine electricians on the boat and they
checked


the potential from the quadrant and found it to be only
560


, they tell me that they would expect to see about 900.
900


would insure that the zincs are protecting the metal
parts


of the boat. We can only speculate that the connection


between the quadrant wire and the zincs have been degraded
.


There may not be enough contact between the zinc bolt
and


the strap inside  the rudder , it would only be the


threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and stainless
is


not the best metal as a conductor . Bottom line is that
I


need more zinc protection/contact. They suggested that
we


install a large zinc on the hull with two bronze bolts (


better conductivity )through the hull , wired directly
to


the strap in the bilge. I am writing this to inform the


group , that just because you have continuity , does
not


mean that you have adequate contact/protection.


Pat SM123






































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Pat,

The way you describe it sounds very simple… at the next haul it will do that and you mentioned the number should be 900 (?)
Do you have to check several items? quadrant then ground copper strap in the bilge or 1 is enough?

Thanks again.
Sincerely, Alexandre



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

On Tue, 8/30/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:11 AM


 










Alexandre, Its pretty simple, take a wire
and clip it onto the quadrant where the ground wires
connect , or to the copper ground strap in the bilge , then
connect the wire to one side of a multi meter , say the
black lead and then place the red lead on the zincs on your
rudder . You of course have to set your meter to the
continuity setting , its simple , have someone that knows
how to use a meter show you or follow instructions provided
with your meter.If you have continuity your meter will beep
and the numbers change. While its vital that you have
continuity , as I have just learned , that does not mean
that you have adequate continuity. While you are in the
water you can have the potential checked which gives you a
better picture of the state of protection. Don't ask me
to explain potential , I only have a foggy idea of what it
means and could not put it into words.

Hope this helps,

Pat SM123







-----Original
Message-----

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:43 am

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity










 













Good morning Pat,





Thanks for sharing the information.





Please forgive my ignorance, but how do you measure the
continuity…


I hate to admit it, I didn’t know about it when I did the
last haul out in March 2015, I then read on the forum and
the owner manual.


And will definitely want to do it next year.


But how do you do it? (pictures rather than words would be
so nice)…





I assume you can only do it on land.





Sincerely, Alexandre


SM2K #289 NIKIMAT


Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico





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


On Tue, 8/30/16, sailw32@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:





Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity


To: amelyachtowners@...


Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:51 AM








 





























Before my boat went into back into the


water yesterday , I checked for continuity between the


copper strap and the zincs and I did have continuity.
Later


, I had two marine electricians on the boat and they
checked


the potential from the quadrant and found it to be only
560


, they tell me that they would expect to see about 900.
900


would insure that the zincs are protecting the metal
parts


of the boat. We can only speculate that the connection


between the quadrant wire and the zincs have been degraded
.


There may not be enough contact between the zinc bolt
and


the strap inside  the rudder , it would only be the


threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and stainless
is


not the best metal as a conductor . Bottom line is that
I


need more zinc protection/contact. They suggested that
we


install a large zinc on the hull with two bronze bolts (


better conductivity )through the hull , wired directly
to


the strap in the bilge. I am writing this to inform the


group , that just because you have continuity , does
not


mean that you have adequate contact/protection.


Pat SM123






































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

Patrick McAneny
 

Alexandre, Its pretty simple, take a wire and clip it onto the quadrant where the ground wires connect , or to the copper ground strap in the bilge , then connect the wire to one side of a multi meter , say the black lead and then place the red lead on the zincs on your rudder . You of course have to set your meter to the continuity setting , its simple , have someone that knows how to use a meter show you or follow instructions provided with your meter.If you have continuity your meter will beep and the numbers change. While its vital that you have continuity , as I have just learned , that does not mean that you have adequate continuity. While you are in the water you can have the potential checked which gives you a better picture of the state of protection. Don't ask me to explain potential , I only have a foggy idea of what it means and could not put it into words.
Hope this helps,
Pat SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:43 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

 
Good morning Pat,

Thanks for sharing the information.

Please forgive my ignorance, but how do you measure the continuity…
I hate to admit it, I didn’t know about it when I did the last haul out in March 2015, I then read on the forum and the owner manual.
And will definitely want to do it next year.
But how do you do it? (pictures rather than words would be so nice)…

I assume you can only do it on land.

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

--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 8/30/16, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:51 AM


 









Before my boat went into back into the
water yesterday , I checked for continuity between the
copper strap and the zincs and I did have continuity. Later
, I had two marine electricians on the boat and they checked
the potential from the quadrant and found it to be only 560
, they tell me that they would expect to see about 900. 900
would insure that the zincs are protecting the metal parts
of the boat. We can only speculate that the connection
between the quadrant wire and the zincs have been degraded .
There may not be enough contact between the zinc bolt and
the strap inside  the rudder , it would only be the
threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and stainless is
not the best metal as a conductor . Bottom line is that I
need more zinc protection/contact. They suggested that we
install a large zinc on the hull with two bronze bolts (
better conductivity )through the hull , wired directly to
the strap in the bilge. I am writing this to inform the
group , that just because you have continuity , does not
mean that you have adequate contact/protection.
Pat SM123












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Re: Reya Bilge Pump

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Barry and Robyn,
This is an easy DIY fix. See my posts on the subject. It was several years ago and the pump is still going strong . Basically you'll drill 3 or 4 small holes through the gear ring into the center disc and insert small nails (or just break off the drill bit leaving the broken part in place).  Space the pins evenly around the perimeter.
Good luck with it. 
Craig Briggs Sn68 Sangaris


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternator-to-battery charger

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

I installed the Universal Advanced Digital Alternator Regulator Pro Reg DW (waterproof) PDARW a couple of years ago and wrote this up and published it on the forum in the documents area. The regulator has worked so far well and supports AGM batteries. The separate remote control however stopped working within a few months and is not very good quality so I would not recommend that.

 

Andrew

Ronpische

SM472

Canet en Roussillon

 

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Reply-To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2016 at 16:33
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternator-to-battery charger

 

 

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Pat,

Thanks for sharing the information.

Please forgive my ignorance, but how do you measure the continuity…
I hate to admit it, I didn’t know about it when I did the last haul out in March 2015, I then read on the forum and the owner manual.
And will definitely want to do it next year.
But how do you do it? (pictures rather than words would be so nice)…

I assume you can only do it on land.

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



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

On Tue, 8/30/16, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:51 AM


 









Before my boat went into back into the
water yesterday , I checked for continuity between the
copper strap and the zincs and I did have continuity. Later
, I had two marine electricians on the boat and they checked
the potential from the quadrant and found it to be only 560
, they tell me that they would expect to see about 900. 900
would insure that the zincs are protecting the metal parts
of the boat. We can only speculate that the connection
between the quadrant wire and the zincs have been degraded .
There may not be enough contact between the zinc bolt and
the strap inside  the rudder , it would only be the
threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and stainless is
not the best metal as a conductor . Bottom line is that I
need more zinc protection/contact. They suggested that we
install a large zinc on the hull with two bronze bolts (
better conductivity )through the hull , wired directly to
the strap in the bilge. I am writing this to inform the
group , that just because you have continuity , does not
mean that you have adequate contact/protection.
Pat SM123












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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternator-to-battery charger

rossienio@...
 

Good morning Bill, the product is alternator-to-battery-chargers up to 130A or up 400A in http://www.sterling-power.com

 

or USA Location information - USA.com

Regards.
Rossienio
SN122
Italy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternator-to-battery charger

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Can you supply a model number or maybe a webpage link to the part you are considering? 

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Block Island, RI, USA
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Aug 30, 2016, at 07:23, rossienio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Good morning Ian, no problem at all, indeed thank you for your clarification, that, from now, I will use for ever. I need to charge AGM batteries but the engine alternator does not seem to haldle them. The problem would be solved by Sterling product specified in the object. But I do not know if this item is compatible with electrical system of santorin, which I think,there is similar to that of SM. Regards
Enio Rossi
Santorin 122 Earendil
Italy



[Amel Yacht Owners] toggle switch for jabsco 37047-1000 ?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning,

The toggle switch (bottom switch) of my Jabsco 37045 electric toilet is working intermittently.

jabsco part 37047-1000 is for the whole switch (and doesn't seem to be available).

I just need to replace the toggle switch (bottom black switch).

Any part number or advice?

Thanks in advance.

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


Degraded continuity

Patrick McAneny
 

Before my boat went into back into the water yesterday , I checked for continuity between the copper strap and the zincs and I did have continuity. Later , I had two marine electricians on the boat and they checked the potential from the quadrant and found it to be only 560 , they tell me that they would expect to see about 900. 900 would insure that the zincs are protecting the metal parts of the boat. We can only speculate that the connection between the quadrant wire and the zincs have been degraded . There may not be enough contact between the zinc bolt and the strap inside  the rudder , it would only be the threaded area of the bolt and the strap , and stainless is not the best metal as a conductor . Bottom line is that I need more zinc protection/contact. They suggested that we install a large zinc on the hull with two bronze bolts ( better conductivity )through the hull , wired directly to the strap in the bilge. I am writing this to inform the group , that just because you have continuity , does not mean that you have adequate contact/protection.

Pat SM123





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternator-to-battery charger

rossienio@...
 

Good morning Ian, no problem at all, indeed thank you for your clarification, that, from now, I will use for ever. I need to charge AGM batteries but the engine alternator does not seem to haldle them. The problem would be solved by Sterling product specified in the object. But I do not know if this item is compatible with electrical system of santorin, which I think,there is similar to that of SM. Regards
Enio Rossi
Santorin 122 Earendil
Italy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternator-to-battery charger

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Rossienio,

                            Forgive me if I sound pedantic, but not all Amel boats are the same. For that reason when messages are posted  on this site there is a very useful custom of adding your name, boat name, what model Amel it is, what number and where your boat is located.  You might be surprised to see how much easier it is to get an answer by adding that information.


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of rossienio@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 30 August 2016 10:03:16
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternator-to-battery charger
 
Good morning to all of you. Someone knows this item, multistate split-charge of  Sterling-power and know if it is suitable for Amel boats?



alternator-to-battery charger

rossienio@...
 

Good morning to all of you. Someone knows this item, multistate split-charge of  Sterling-power and know if it is suitable for Amel boats?



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] You can use a 50 amp USA plug on a 30 amp cable.

Bill <greatketch@...>
 

Tom,

Most (all?) SMs have a 32 amp breaker that will prevent drawing more than that into the AC system.  If you turn EVERYTHING on, you can exceed that, but then the onboard breaker trips.  That's why I wrote about that being the max draw for a normal system.

Without some significant rewiring, SMs are pretty much limited to 16 Amp draw from dockside at 220 volts.  I haven't felt limited by that much at the dock power, but I only have two AC units, and don't spend a lot of time tied to docks anyway.

Does anybody know if any were built with a higher capacity shore power system?

Bill Kinney




On Aug 29, 2016, at 17:06, peacock@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill,

I'm still trying to understand this. You state "It would not be possible to draw more than 30 amps of 220 volt power into an Amel SM, with everything working normally. " 
Does that mean that if you use all 3 AC's, a charger, hot water, etc, that you cannot draw 30 amps?
I have, on occasion, felt the 250V cord and it was quite warm. 
The "skinny" 220V cord on my Amel is certainly easy to handle, compared to standard US 250V/50A cords. However, even if I were to replace the power cord with a US version, I believe the cord going from the stern locker to the engine compartment would still be capable of only safely handling 16A, as per Olivier's previous statement.
Thanks in advance,
Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
Rock Hall, MD