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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] what type of product to put on bolt attaching the windlass to deck?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Bill, James and Kent and thanks for your replies

The Never Seez is on its way, I was going to keep it for high temperature applications.

Kent, glad the waterproof grease is working for you.

I think I have tea gel, if not will use waterproof grease.

I am now stuck: can not unscrew the “things” that hold the brushes in the electric motor…
There was lots of rust on the case, I am afraid they are stuck for good…
Which is pretty sad as when I run out of brushes, will likely need a new motor…

Which leads me to another question:

How many of you and have changed the brushes on the windlass electric motor? How long did they last for those who anchor a lot.

Thanks again for your input!

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








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On Tue, 9/6/16, Bill greatketch@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] what type of product to put on bolt attaching the windlass to deck?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 10:04 AM


 









If your intent is to take it
apart every two or three years to clean salt build up from
between the deck and the windlass housing as recommended by
Lofrans, pretty much anything will probably work.
 
I assume the deck
plate is stainless, as well as the bolts, so in this case
you are protecting against two issues, galvanic corrosion
and "galling" or "cold welding".
 
Most kinds of
stainless steel can exist in two forms "active"
and "passive" depending on the availability of
free oxygen.  These two forms are quite far apart on the
galvanic scale.  When stainless on stainless threads are
wet it sets up a good environment for active and passive
forms to exist close to each other and potentially cause
issues.  For this reason using a product that excludes
water from the joint is a good idea. Lanocote, tef-gel,
Never-Seez, or standard waterproof greases would all do this
for a least a couple years. 
A simple way to think about
stainless galling is that under very high pressures the
protective surface oxide layer rubs off, the
"pure" metal underneath "melts" into
itself and the parts become welded together.  In preventing
this, in my experience, Lanocote is good, Tef-Gel and
Never-Seez are better.  Some greases are good, some not so
much, at this.
So...
 All told my recommendation would be either tef-gel or
never-seez, and I'd know I could get them apart at any
time in the future with no problems. On my boat I'd most
likely use tef-gel only because it lives in my rigging tool
bag, while the never-seez lives in the engine
room!
Bill
KinneySM#160 HarmonieNarragansett Bay,
RI, USA



On Sep 6,
2016, at 09:37, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Good morning,



To make story short, I removed the windlass, etc.



What type of product would you put on the bolts attaching
the windlass to the deck?

Lanocote? Marine grease?



one was extremely difficult to remove (4 hours) and i would
prefer avoid that in the future…



Thanks in advance,

Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico
























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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] what type of product to put on bolt attaching the windlass to deck?

Bill <greatketch@...>
 

If your intent is to take it apart every two or three years to clean salt build up from between the deck and the windlass housing as recommended by Lofrans, pretty much anything will probably work.  

I assume the deck plate is stainless, as well as the bolts, so in this case you are protecting against two issues, galvanic corrosion and "galling" or "cold welding".  

Most kinds of stainless steel can exist in two forms "active" and "passive" depending on the availability of free oxygen.  These two forms are quite far apart on the galvanic scale.  When stainless on stainless threads are wet it sets up a good environment for active and passive forms to exist close to each other and potentially cause issues.  For this reason using a product that excludes water from the joint is a good idea. Lanocote, tef-gel, Never-Seez, or standard waterproof greases would all do this for a least a couple years. 

A simple way to think about stainless galling is that under very high pressures the protective surface oxide layer rubs off, the "pure" metal underneath "melts" into itself and the parts become welded together.  In preventing this, in my experience, Lanocote is good, Tef-Gel and Never-Seez are better.  Some greases are good, some not so much, at this.

So...  All told my recommendation would be either tef-gel or never-seez, and I'd know I could get them apart at any time in the future with no problems. On my boat I'd most likely use tef-gel only because it lives in my rigging tool bag, while the never-seez lives in the engine room!

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Narragansett Bay, RI, USA




On Sep 6, 2016, at 09:37, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning,

To make story short, I removed the windlass, etc.

What type of product would you put on the bolts attaching the windlass to the deck?
Lanocote? Marine grease?

one was extremely difficult to remove (4 hours) and i would prefer avoid that in the future…

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

Mike Ondra
 

Most LED lights I have been seeing lately are rated at 10-30v. This was confirmed by an LED vendor. Hopefully that is becoming the manufacturing standard and would allow the range of voltages found on our vessels during normal operations. It does beg the question about equalizing the batteries at over 30v. If that is the case, perhaps lighting circuits should be turned off during equalization.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 8:31 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

 

 

Hi Pat,

It's my understanding that the new LED bulbs are much more tolerant to changes in voltage. When we charge our 24 V battery banks, absorption charge is usually in the 28.8 V range, when we equalize it is significantly over 30 V. If the bank is down in the mid-24 V range and we run a large winch or windless, the voltage may drop significantly below 24 V for a short time. Make sure that you check the voltage tolerances of the fixture/bulbs that you purchase.


Kent

SM243

Kristy 


On Sep 6, 2016, at 8:21 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

An electrician thinking it was only a converter just last week removed mine and installed 24v bulbs . He did not realize it stabilized voltage and I always wondered what it was , now I know. If he still has it , I could ask him to reinstall it , but he would also have to go back up to change the bulb back to a 12v bulb. Is it worth it . If I went with a  LED tri-color would I need it?

Pat SM123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

luvkante
 

Hi Alexandre,

Thank you so much for your fantastic photo-maintenance-guides!

I collect them, just in case........

Please keep on providing them!


Martin
AMEL 54 #149MCHIARA
currently Benalmadena,
on my way to Gibraltar, Algarve, Madeira, Lancarote, St Lucia


Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 06.09.2016 um 13:17 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Good afternoon,

Do you have the Hypalon Velcro Paddle holder available?
http://www.abinflatablesusa.com/product/velcro-paddle-holder-dg/

If yes, how much are they and how much would be the shipping for San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sincerely, Alexandre

Windlass, Bill advice: White Lithium grease

Good morning Ben,

Mine is located in the forward passage/closet, near the forward bathroom.
Where the main mast is bolted.

Here is a picture
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_8.jpg

Or you can look at the whole process I did to trouble shot.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_2.html

Note: for now I removed my voltage stabilizer, as it was burn and I could not find the replacement parts.
I am using LED tricolor and anchor light, but this was just changed 3 months ago, so not enough data to know if the bulb will last.

On the 54 I would guess, situated near where the mast is bolt on and the wires go through.

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

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On Mon, 9/5/16, Martin K luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 2:10 PM


 









Alexandre,
Where is your
voltage-stabilizer box located?
MartinAMEL 54 #149
"CHIARA"Currently
BenalmadenaOn my way to Lanzarote
and Caribbean

Von meinem
iPad gesendet
Am 05.09.2016 um
18:04 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:
















 






Good afternoon Ben,



What type of 24 Volt bulb do you use?

LED?



Do you have (adjustable) voltage-stabilizers?



Here are pictures from when I did not what they were.

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection.html



Mark (SM #275 Creampuff) told me they were DXE VR200 voltage
regulator.



Wish I could help more.



Alexandre



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On Mon, 9/5/16, joedoakes66@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

To: amelyachtowners@...

Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:22 AM





 



















Since we bought our SM last year (Feb 2015)

we've  replaced the anchor light bulb 5 times.
 The

boat was little used - fewer than 800 hours on engine
and

generator - and we've  had only the usual
maintenance

issues which makes this issue most perplexing.
 We're

trying to determine what could cause premature bulb

failures.  I've suspected a bad batch of bulbs; a
surge

in the electrical when running the generator; or perhaps

corroded fitting causing an on/off for the bulb thereby

shortening their life. 

Has anyone had a similar experience?

 Also it would wonderful to have a source for high
quality

bulbs.

ThanksBen and

GayleLa Bella VitaSM

347Port Louis, Grenada



















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] what type of product to put on bolt attaching the windlass to deck?

karkauai
 

Hi Alex,
Since the first time I removed the winch and broke off two bolts, I've been using a waterproof grease and have had no further problems.
Kent
SM243
Kristy 


On Sep 6, 2016, at 9:37 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning,

To make story short, I removed the windlass, etc.

What type of product would you put on the bolts attaching the windlass to the deck?
Lanocote? Marine grease?

one was extremely difficult to remove (4 hours) and i would prefer avoid that in the future…

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] what type of product to put on bolt attaching the windlass to deck?

James Alton
 

Alexandre,
   I think I would use Never Seez for that application.  Congratulations on getting your bolts out.  

James
Sueno, Maramu #220


Sent from Samsung Mobile



-------- Original message --------
From: "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 09-06-2016 10:37 AM (GMT-04:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] what type of product to put on bolt attaching the windlass to deck?


 

Good morning,

To make story short, I removed the windlass, etc.

What type of product would you put on the bolts attaching the windlass to the deck?
Lanocote? Marine grease?

one was extremely difficult to remove (4 hours) and i would prefer avoid that in the future…

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


[Amel Yacht Owners] what type of product to put on bolt attaching the windlass to deck?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning,

To make story short, I removed the windlass, etc.

What type of product would you put on the bolts attaching the windlass to the deck?
Lanocote? Marine grease?

one was extremely difficult to remove (4 hours) and i would prefer avoid that in the future…

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Oline,
How is your trip going?
Any plan to sail on the Caribbean?
Alexandre



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

On Tue, 9/6/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@aol.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:21 AM


 










An electrician thinking it was only a
converter just last week removed mine and installed 24v
bulbs . He did not realize it stabilized voltage and I
always wondered what it was , now I know. If he still has it
, I could ask him to reinstall it , but he would also have
to go back up to change the bulb back to a 12v bulb. Is it
worth it . If I went with a  LED tri-color would I need
it?

Pat SM123







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

From: Kent Robertson karkauai@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 3:53 pm

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not
last










 















Mine is in the passageway from the salon to the forward
cabin above the water tight bulkhead door, by the
connections for the masthead lights.

Kent

SM 243

Kristy 
































































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

karkauai
 

Hi Pat,
It's my understanding that the new LED bulbs are much more tolerant to changes in voltage. When we charge our 24 V battery banks, absorption charge is usually in the 28.8 V range, when we equalize it is significantly over 30 V. If the bank is down in the mid-24 V range and we run a large winch or windless, the voltage may drop significantly below 24 V for a short time. Make sure that you check the voltage tolerances of the fixture/bulbs that you purchase.

Kent
SM243
Kristy 

On Sep 6, 2016, at 8:21 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

An electrician thinking it was only a converter just last week removed mine and installed 24v bulbs . He did not realize it stabilized voltage and I always wondered what it was , now I know. If he still has it , I could ask him to reinstall it , but he would also have to go back up to change the bulb back to a 12v bulb. Is it worth it . If I went with a  LED tri-color would I need it?
Pat SM123



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

Patrick McAneny
 

An electrician thinking it was only a converter just last week removed mine and installed 24v bulbs . He did not realize it stabilized voltage and I always wondered what it was , now I know. If he still has it , I could ask him to reinstall it , but he would also have to go back up to change the bulb back to a 12v bulb. Is it worth it . If I went with a  LED tri-color would I need it?
Pat SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 3:53 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

 
Mine is in the passageway from the salon to the forward cabin above the water tight bulkhead door, by the connections for the masthead lights.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy 



Re: DC ground leak

Walter
 

Hi Alan,
to be more precise: the optocoupler is between the seriell cable from the pactor and the usb to seriell converter from the laptop. Our SCS Pactor III has seriell connections on both sides, SSB is an Icom 710. The standard setup for mail, fax, rtty.

Regards,
Walter (Noa, Sm2K 436)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks Francisco,

When you have the chance, could you please take a picture and approximate measurement? (cm or inch)

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre



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

On Mon, 9/5/16, svperegrinus@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 3:12 PM


 









Hello Allexandre,
There are no other marks in the box,
so I have no idea what model it is.
Cheerio,
PeregrinusSM2K
Nr. 350 (2002)At anchor, Ponza (Pontine
Islands)









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

Do you have the Hypalon Velcro Paddle holder available?
http://www.abinflatablesusa.com/product/velcro-paddle-holder-dg/

If yes, how much are they and how much would be the shipping for San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sincerely, Alexandre


Windlass, Bill advice: White Lithium grease


Good morning Ben,

Mine is located in the forward passage/closet, near the forward bathroom.
Where the main mast is bolted.

Here is a picture
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_8.jpg

Or you can look at the whole process I did to trouble shot.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_2.html

Note: for now I removed my voltage stabilizer, as it was burn and I could not find the replacement parts.
I am using LED tricolor and anchor light, but this was just changed 3 months ago, so not enough data to know if the bulb will last.

On the 54 I would guess, situated near where the mast is bolt on and the wires go through.

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




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On Mon, 9/5/16, Martin K luvkante@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 2:10 PM


 









Alexandre,
Where is your
voltage-stabilizer box located?
MartinAMEL 54 #149
"CHIARA"Currently
BenalmadenaOn my way to Lanzarote
and Caribbean

Von meinem
iPad gesendet
Am 05.09.2016 um
18:04 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>:
















 






Good afternoon Ben,



What type of 24 Volt bulb do you use?

LED?



Do you have (adjustable) voltage-stabilizers?



Here are pictures from when I did not what they were.

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection.html



Mark (SM #275 Creampuff) told me they were DXE VR200 voltage
regulator.



Wish I could help more.



Alexandre



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

On Mon, 9/5/16, joedoakes66@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:22 AM





 



















Since we bought our SM last year (Feb 2015)

we've  replaced the anchor light bulb 5 times.
 The

boat was little used - fewer than 800 hours on engine
and

generator - and we've  had only the usual
maintenance

issues which makes this issue most perplexing.
 We're

trying to determine what could cause premature bulb

failures.  I've suspected a bad batch of bulbs; a
surge

in the electrical when running the generator; or perhaps

corroded fitting causing an on/off for the bulb thereby

shortening their life. 

Has anyone had a similar experience?

 Also it would wonderful to have a source for high
quality

bulbs.

ThanksBen and

GayleLa Bella VitaSM

347Port Louis, Grenada



















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Re: DC ground leak

Walter
 

Hi Alan,
your SSB is probably connected to the laptop via pactor and seriell to usb converter.
What happens when you plug and unplug the usb cable at the laptop?
We experienced a leak/the lamp on - although the SSB has an isolation transformer. Difficult to explain (there is something "funny" with the usb shield) but we fixed it with a seriell optocoupler. It works like a galvanic seperation and seperates the computer from the SSB. You can get them as a seriell plug with male on one and female on the other side, so it fits between the seriell cable (from the SSB) and the "seriell to usb" converter cable from the computer.

Regards,
Walter (Noa, SM2K436)


Re: DC ground leak

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Walter,
It came on again today when motor sailing but now at anchor its off again.
The SSB has an isolated power supply.
The laptop is powered from a Mastervolt inverter under the nav station.
It is connected to the SSB, GPS, AIS and a NMEA multiplexer...none of which have ground connections except the SSB, but the laptop is isolated from the DC circuit by its own power supply and the SSB also has an isolated power supply.
The leak is very small, barely noticeable on the lamp, so it must be some "device" that has both a 24V-ve and ground connection
I will try disconnecting things when the Masse- light comes on, but right now it's off.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Ile Puen, Baie de St Vincent, New Caledonia
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

luvkante
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

karkauai
 

No, it's a gadget that keeps the voltage in very tight parameters, preventing dips and spikes.
Kent

Kent Robertson
828-234-6819 voice/text

On Sep 5, 2016, at 4:07 PM, svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, 


Is a voltage stabiliser the same as a DC-DC converter?

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K 350
At anchor, Ponza


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I had a similar problem several years ago when I switch to LED bulbs. It turned out that I needed a voltage stabilizer, which prevents both spikes and drops in voltage. The LED bulbs first came out, they were much more sensitive than they are now two changes in voltage.   Since I installed the stabilizer, I have not had a problem.
Kent 
SM 243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
828-234-6819 voice/text

On Sep 5, 2016, at 10:22 AM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Since we bought our SM last year (Feb 2015) we've  replaced the anchor light bulb 5 times.  The boat was little used - fewer than 800 hours on engine and generator - and we've  had only the usual maintenance issues which makes this issue most perplexing.  We're trying to determine what could cause premature bulb failures.  I've suspected a bad batch of bulbs; a surge in the electrical when running the generator; or perhaps corroded fitting causing an on/off for the bulb thereby shortening their life. 


Has anyone had a similar experience?  Also it would wonderful to have a source for high quality bulbs.

Thanks
Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM 347
Port Louis, Grenada


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello Allexandre,

There are no other marks in the box, so I have no idea what model it is.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K Nr. 350 (2002)
At anchor, Ponza (Pontine Islands)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Kent, 

Is a voltage stabiliser the same as a DC-DC converter?

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K 350
At anchor, Ponza


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

I had a similar problem several years ago when I switch to LED bulbs. It turned out that I needed a voltage stabilizer, which prevents both spikes and drops in voltage. The LED bulbs first came out, they were much more sensitive than they are now two changes in voltage.   Since I installed the stabilizer, I have not had a problem.
Kent 
SM 243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
828-234-6819 voice/text

On Sep 5, 2016, at 10:22 AM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Since we bought our SM last year (Feb 2015) we've  replaced the anchor light bulb 5 times.  The boat was little used - fewer than 800 hours on engine and generator - and we've  had only the usual maintenance issues which makes this issue most perplexing.  We're trying to determine what could cause premature bulb failures.  I've suspected a bad batch of bulbs; a surge in the electrical when running the generator; or perhaps corroded fitting causing an on/off for the bulb thereby shortening their life. 


Has anyone had a similar experience?  Also it would wonderful to have a source for high quality bulbs.

Thanks
Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM 347
Port Louis, Grenada


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

karkauai
 

Mine is in the passageway from the salon to the forward cabin above the water tight bulkhead door, by the connections for the masthead lights.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy