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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement Genoa furling motor electrical cable

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Steve,

I bet Amel (sav"at"amel.fr) has some of the exact cable because they have used it for many years.

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 1:48 PM, yachtmaccabee@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a source for the Genoa furling motor cable?  The closest I can find is three conductor yellow shorepower cable #6 AWG.  I haven't been able to find black.  UV resistance and flexibility is very important.


I may end up using yellow with a Sunbrella cover


Steve Leeds

Yacht MACCABEE

Sharki #121



Replacement Genoa furling motor electrical cable

Steve Leeds
 

Does anyone have a source for the Genoa furling motor cable?  The closest I can find is three conductor yellow shorepower cable #6 AWG.  I haven't been able to find black.  UV resistance and flexibility is very important.


I may end up using yellow with a Sunbrella cover


Steve Leeds

Yacht MACCABEE

Sharki #121


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rust on inox cable [1 Attachment]

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Dieter,

I saw your photo. 

Since water runs down the wire it will accumulate near the swage fitting and under the plastic. I believe that if you want to use plastic over the wire that there should be about 25mm from the end of the plastic and the swage fitting. This will help you two ways.
  1. Water will not accumulate and the wire-to-fitting area will dry completely
  2. It makes it easy to visually inspect this vulnerable area every time you pass by them.
I hope this helps.

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston Island

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 12:07 PM, inusbusch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from inusbusch@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

On my old rigging I had rust at the connection where the inox cable entered the terminals, caused by minimal water droplets there.


Now I have a new rigging from ACMO and want to protect this parts as much as possible. See attached pic. The answer from ACMO was

“You must wash with a plastic brush where you see the little rust, and you can apply some silicon.”


But I know that there are different types of silicon, so before applying silicon I wanted to ask the group what you are doing to avoid water there, maybe you grease the parts?


Dieter

FAL-LERA Sharki #135



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rust on inox cable [1 Attachment]

James Alton
 

Dieter,

   Here is what I do:  

1.  Wash/rinse (sometimes with soap if crusty)  the rigging and especially the lower terminals with freshwater to remove salt accumulation.

2.  At least once a year, polish all terminals and as much of the wire as I can reach with a fine metal polish.  (this seems to help a lot in reducing the eventual pitting that often occurs as the rigging ages) 

3.  Apply a coat of good marine wax which often contains silicone such as the Meguiars cleaner wax.  

Besides possibly extending the life of the stainless, this also helps to keep sails and lines clean that rub on the wire when tacking etc.

The idea of spraying the lower terminals/rusty areas with silicone is an interesting idea since it might help keep water from sitting in the terminal.  I will be curious to see what others have to say.  I am installing new ACMO rigging on my Maramu which replaces the original 29 year old wire and fittings that was still in serviceable shape.

Best of luck,

James Alton

SV Sueno
Amel Maramu #220

On Feb 28, 2017, at 1:07 PM, inusbusch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

[Attachment(s) from inusbusch@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

On my old rigging I had rust at the connection where the inox cable entered the terminals, caused by minimal water droplets there. 


Now I have a new rigging from ACMO and want to protect this parts as much as possible. See attached pic. The answer from ACMO was

“You must wash with a plastic brush where you see the little rust, and you can apply some silicon.”


But I know that there are different types of silicon, so before applying silicon I wanted to ask the group what you are doing to avoid water there, maybe you grease the parts?


Dieter

FAL-LERA Sharki #135




rust on inox cable

INUS - BUSCH
 

On my old rigging I had rust at the connection where the inox cable entered the terminals, caused by minimal water droplets there.


Now I have a new rigging from ACMO and want to protect this parts as much as possible. See attached pic. The answer from ACMO was

“You must wash with a plastic brush where you see the little rust, and you can apply some silicon.”


But I know that there are different types of silicon, so before applying silicon I wanted to ask the group what you are doing to avoid water there, maybe you grease the parts?


Dieter

FAL-LERA Sharki #135


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nav Instruments on SM

alainfeuillet@...
 

Peter, I did replace my Hydra330 FFD which had no NMEA In/output by an Hercules2000 FFD which has the NMEA connection. It is enough and it has been working fine for five years. I connected it to my NMEA network allowing in particular to sail to the wind with my ST7002 A/P and get magnetic heading from it as well .
If Tinley has no solution you can try at Myles Electronic who supllied mewith this Hercules.
Fair wind
Alain (S/V Pilgrim)


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

Peter,

Email Sarah Pidgley sarah@...

Tell her hi from Bill s/v BeBe.

I think that Sarah is the best one to answer specific questions, but I thought that even early model FFDs had NEMA 0183 OUT & IN. Sarah will tell you. Tinley will repair many B&G components and sometimes has refurbished components for sale. In my experience, Raymarine is great for autopilots, but I believe they are outclassed in most other categories. 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
+1(832) 380-4970

On Feb 27, 2017 19:17, "Peter Jaeger mallamok@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank you Bill, that's realy briliant.

Now, my only speed indication is SOG from GPS and that is good enough. For the Ultra Sonic Speed from NKE, I would have to drill a new hole the get SOW. I think I am quite happy with SOG, even with some log-errors with strong curents. I will contact Tinley. What's the best contact, Sarah was her name?

If I want to upgrade my Hydra System to NMEA, would it be good enough to upgrade ONE FFD or do I have to do that with all components (2xFFD plus Processor)?

Peter

SY Wilson, SM#003, La Rochelle



Replacing a 22 year old Onan

Graham Boyd
 

It looks like Sula's Onan MDKDP 6.5 generator engine is either up for a major overhaul or complete replacement.


For those of you who have replaced this same unit on your boats what did you go for?


The closest that Onan now manufactures, the 7.5/6.0  MDKBJ?...or something else?


Any comments/ advice?


Graham

Sula SM140

Hong Kong

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nav Instruments on SM

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Peter,

Email Sarah Pidgley sarah@...

Tell her hi from Bill s/v BeBe.

I think that Sarah is the best one to answer specific questions, but I thought that even early model FFDs had NEMA 0183 OUT & IN. Sarah will tell you. Tinley will repair many B&G components and sometimes has refurbished components for sale. In my experience, Raymarine is great for autopilots, but I believe they are outclassed in most other categories. 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
+1(832) 380-4970

On Feb 27, 2017 19:17, "Peter Jaeger mallamok@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank you Bill, that's realy briliant.

Now, my only speed indication is SOG from GPS and that is good enough. For the Ultra Sonic Speed from NKE, I would have to drill a new hole the get SOW. I think I am quite happy with SOG, even with some log-errors with strong curents. I will contact Tinley. What's the best contact, Sarah was her name?

If I want to upgrade my Hydra System to NMEA, would it be good enough to upgrade ONE FFD or do I have to do that with all components (2xFFD plus Processor)?

Peter

SY Wilson, SM#003, La Rochelle



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Am Montag, Februar 27, 2017, 23:26 schrieb 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>:

 

Peter,

It sounds like you may be looking for another option...

One option is to display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Bill
BeBe 387


On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 2:55 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi everybody

Since one year I am refitting a older SM in La Rochelle (1989, SM #3).

I am quite happy, the old Lady is pretty again.

I installed a new Radar (Simrad 4G), an NAIS 400 and both are connected to a Lowrance HDS10 1 Gen. Works excellent. The B&G equippment is the original one, a Hydra 330, with 4 analog Instruments in the Cockpit (no NMEA), one Hydra330 FFD at the Chart table and one Hydra2 FFD, both none NMEA:

The sonic Speed is not working correctly anymore, the is Speed, but never more than 2 knots, regardless of the SOG on the GPS. Since there are no spares anymore for the Sonic Speed from B@G, Stephane from Pochon recommend a Ultra Sonic Speed Sensor from NKE, which should be compatible with my Hydra, good News but.... it is about 1000 Euro!

My dream is to have the Hydra upgraded to NMEA Protocoll, to have wind and Autopilot connected (also an old Autohelm ST700, Type300, Rotary Drive Type2).

What do you experienced guys recommend, shall I keep/upgrade my old Equipment (I already replaced the wind 321 when I bought my boat) or shall I replace the old ones with a Triton or Raymarine System. One reason why I am asking: I like the analoge Instruments in the Cockpit more than digital ones. But I am afraid that upgrading is much more expensive. Good advices are very wellcome.

Cheers

Peter

SY Wilson, SM#003, La Rochelle


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Nav Instruments on SM

Peter Jaeger
 




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Am Dienstag, Februar 28, 2017, 01:20 schrieb svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] :

 

Bill's solution is brilliant.  That's what I would do.


We never had beautiful B&G analogues, as hull #350 came from the factory with an all-Raytheon cockpit (and an all-Furuno nav table).  So in 2013 we replaced the Raytheon instruments with B&G Triton displays.  The Tritons are amazing, from displaying "analog" gauges, to 10, 20, 30 min historicals, to doing most of what a chart plotter usually does.

Here's what's bad about the Tritons: at night, you set them to night mode: red light on a black background, but the red, which is direct lighting, will still negatively impact your night vision.  So you lower the brightness.  The problem is that when you dim them as much as you need, then you can't really read them!

There are now Triton2 instruments which may have better screens.  Something to consider.

Peregrinus
Venice

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nav Instruments on SM

Peter Jaeger
 

Thank you Bill, that's realy briliant.
Now, my only speed indication is SOG from GPS and that is good enough. For the Ultra Sonic Speed from NKE, I would have to drill a new hole the get SOW. I think I am quite happy with SOG, even with some log-errors with strong curents. I will contact Tinley. What's the best contact, Sarah was her name?

If I want to upgrade my Hydra System to NMEA, would it be good enough to upgrade ONE FFD or do I have to do that with all components (2xFFD plus Processor)?

Peter

SY Wilson, SM#003, La Rochelle



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Am Montag, Februar 27, 2017, 23:26 schrieb 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] :

 

Peter,

It sounds like you may be looking for another option...

One option is to display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Bill
BeBe 387


On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 2:55 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi everybody

Since one year I am refitting a older SM in La Rochelle (1989, SM #3).

I am quite happy, the old Lady is pretty again.

I installed a new Radar (Simrad 4G), an NAIS 400 and both are connected to a Lowrance HDS10 1 Gen. Works excellent. The B&G equippment is the original one, a Hydra 330, with 4 analog Instruments in the Cockpit (no NMEA), one Hydra330 FFD at the Chart table and one Hydra2 FFD, both none NMEA:

The sonic Speed is not working correctly anymore, the is Speed, but never more than 2 knots, regardless of the SOG on the GPS. Since there are no spares anymore for the Sonic Speed from B@G, Stephane from Pochon recommend a Ultra Sonic Speed Sensor from NKE, which should be compatible with my Hydra, good News but.... it is about 1000 Euro!

My dream is to have the Hydra upgraded to NMEA Protocoll, to have wind and Autopilot connected (also an old Autohelm ST700, Type300, Rotary Drive Type2).

What do you experienced guys recommend, shall I keep/upgrade my old Equipment (I already replaced the wind 321 when I bought my boat) or shall I replace the old ones with a Triton or Raymarine System. One reason why I am asking: I like the analoge Instruments in the Cockpit more than digital ones. But I am afraid that upgrading is much more expensive. Good advices are very wellcome.

Cheers

Peter

SY Wilson, SM#003, La Rochelle


Re: Nav Instruments on SM

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Bill's solution is brilliant.  That's what I would do.

We never had beautiful B&G analogues, as hull #350 came from the factory with an all-Raytheon cockpit (and an all-Furuno nav table).  So in 2013 we replaced the Raytheon instruments with B&G Triton displays.  The Tritons are amazing, from displaying "analog" gauges, to 10, 20, 30 min historicals, to doing most of what a chart plotter usually does.

Here's what's bad about the Tritons: at night, you set them to night mode: red light on a black background, but the red, which is direct lighting, will still negatively impact your night vision.  So you lower the brightness.  The problem is that when you dim them as much as you need, then you can't really read them!

There are now Triton2 instruments which may have better screens.  Something to consider.

Peregrinus
Venice

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nav Instruments on SM

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Peter,

It sounds like you may be looking for another option...

One option is to display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Bill
BeBe 387


On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 2:55 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi everybody

Since one year I am refitting a older SM in La Rochelle (1989, SM #3).

I am quite happy, the old Lady is pretty again.

I installed a new Radar (Simrad 4G), an NAIS 400 and both are connected to a Lowrance HDS10 1 Gen. Works excellent. The B&G equippment is the original one, a Hydra 330, with 4 analog Instruments in the Cockpit (no NMEA), one Hydra330 FFD at the Chart table and one Hydra2 FFD, both none NMEA:

The sonic Speed is not working correctly anymore, the is Speed, but never more than 2 knots, regardless of the SOG on the GPS. Since there are no spares anymore for the Sonic Speed from B@G, Stephane from Pochon recommend a Ultra Sonic Speed Sensor from NKE, which should be compatible with my Hydra, good News but.... it is about 1000 Euro!

My dream is to have the Hydra upgraded to NMEA Protocoll, to have wind and Autopilot connected (also an old Autohelm ST700, Type300, Rotary Drive Type2).

What do you experienced guys recommend, shall I keep/upgrade my old Equipment (I already replaced the wind 321 when I bought my boat) or shall I replace the old ones with a Triton or Raymarine System. One reason why I am asking: I like the analoge Instruments in the Cockpit more than digital ones. But I am afraid that upgrading is much more expensive. Good advices are very wellcome.

Cheers

Peter

SY Wilson, SM#003, La Rochelle


Nav Instruments on SM

Peter Jaeger
 

Hi everybody

Since one year I am refitting a older SM in La Rochelle (1989, SM #3).

I am quite happy, the old Lady is pretty again.

I installed a new Radar (Simrad 4G), an NAIS 400 and both are connected to a Lowrance HDS10 1 Gen. Works excellent. The B&G equippment is the original one, a Hydra 330, with 4 analog Instruments in the Cockpit (no NMEA), one Hydra330 FFD at the Chart table and one Hydra2 FFD, both none NMEA:

The sonic Speed is not working correctly anymore, the is Speed, but never more than 2 knots, regardless of the SOG on the GPS. Since there are no spares anymore for the Sonic Speed from B@G, Stephane from Pochon recommend a Ultra Sonic Speed Sensor from NKE, which should be compatible with my Hydra, good News but.... it is about 1000 Euro!

My dream is to have the Hydra upgraded to NMEA Protocoll, to have wind and Autopilot connected (also an old Autohelm ST700, Type300, Rotary Drive Type2).

What do you experienced guys recommend, shall I keep/upgrade my old Equipment (I already replaced the wind 321 when I bought my boat) or shall I replace the old ones with a Triton or Raymarine System. One reason why I am asking: I like the analoge Instruments in the Cockpit more than digital ones. But I am afraid that upgrading is much more expensive. Good advices are very wellcome.

Cheers

Peter

SY Wilson, SM#003, La Rochelle

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Incoming fuel filter

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Eric;
 
I tried sending you an e-mail (kimberlite@...) but came back as undeliverable. I would also be interested in seeing pictures of your tank pre-filter installation. I have been contemplating setting up a pre-filter and polishing system on board for a while. My e-mail address is mshirloo@....
 
Thank you
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Incoming fuel filter

eric freedman
 

Please send me your email and I will send the photo.

Eric

Fair Winds sm376 kimberlite

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Incoming fuel filter

 

 

I'd love to see a photo or photos of that!!!  Very cool. 

Great idea. 

Porter


On Feb 26, 2017, at 4:20 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I forgot to mention,

Thanks to Ian Jenkins (Pen Azen) he suggested I and a pre filter to my fuel system.

When Kimberlite was built I had Anel install this.

I provided the pump , Racor filter and housing.

Amel installed a “y” valve at the fuel fill.

When in the filter position, the fuel is pumped through a fuel Pump filter. It is huge, about a foot long and 4 inches in diameter. The filter housing has 1 or 1 ¼ inch fittings. The fuel is filtered through the filter and then pumped into the tank. This insures clen fuel in the tank.

Thanks Ian and Judy.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fuel tank clean-up

 

 

What, the Admiral left "piles of crud" in the fuel tank!     Just messing with you Bill  ;)

   Dan, that was a  smart way to clean it up.  My previous owner was adamant about fuel cleanliness and admonished me to keep the main tank as full as possible.  He provided a "baja filter"  and reported that he ran all the fuel in the tank through it.  He filled jerry-cans when he need to refuel and then loaded them through the baja to the tank.  Maybe tedious overkill but he says he never had a fuel issue after 16 years and two circumnavigations. 

 

With my small boat, in the US, I was caviler with fuel filling as the tank was only 10 gallons and was refilled frequently....but I have lots of memories of fuel issues with the Catalina over the years...so maybe he is onto something.

 

              Regards,   John

 

John Clark

Vent de Soleil  SM 037

Le Marin, Martinique

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Incoming fuel filter

Porter McRoberts <portermcroberts@...>
 

I'd love to see a photo or photos of that!!!  Very cool. 
Great idea. 
Porter


On Feb 26, 2017, at 4:20 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I forgot to mention,

Thanks to Ian Jenkins (Pen Azen) he suggested I and a pre filter to my fuel system.

When Kimberlite was built I had Anel install this.

I provided the pump , Racor filter and housing.

Amel installed a “y” valve at the fuel fill.

When in the filter position, the fuel is pumped through a fuel Pump filter. It is huge, about a foot long and 4 inches in diameter. The filter housing has 1 or 1 ¼ inch fittings. The fuel is filtered through the filter and then pumped into the tank. This insures clen fuel in the tank.

Thanks Ian and Judy.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fuel tank clean-up

 

 

What, the Admiral left "piles of crud" in the fuel tank!     Just messing with you Bill  ;)

   Dan, that was a  smart way to clean it up.  My previous owner was adamant about fuel cleanliness and admonished me to keep the main tank as full as possible.  He provided a "baja filter"  and reported that he ran all the fuel in the tank through it.  He filled jerry-cans when he need to refuel and then loaded them through the baja to the tank.  Maybe tedious overkill but he says he never had a fuel issue after 16 years and two circumnavigations. 

 

With my small boat, in the US, I was caviler with fuel filling as the tank was only 10 gallons and was refilled frequently....but I have lots of memories of fuel issues with the Catalina over the years...so maybe he is onto something.

 

              Regards,   John

 

John Clark

Vent de Soleil  SM 037

Le Marin, Martinique

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fuel tank clean-up

Dan Carlson
 

Thanks Eric, and John,  

Bill left me with a Baja filter and a lighter duty filter he said that he used based on the quality of the source. With one of the most important factors being the volume of fuel that they moved.   

The reason I shared this is what I found as options for dealing with fuel was either a) tank and fuel cleaning/polishing, or b) relying on your fuel filtration system.   But since I saw this and it was small, I was able to easilly remove it. And thought it was worth sharing.

Eric, I will look into the fuel addititive you recommended as my bottle is running low.  

As for the gaskets; Rubbercal technical support recommended their commercial grade nitrile rubber product (   http://www.rubbercal.com/sheet-rubber/nitrile-rubber/nitrile-commercial-grade-black-60a.html. ) as providing the best resistence to diesel fuel.  I had also seen this analysis from other sources.  

Thanks and regards, Dan Carlson




On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 4:30 PM, biohead@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

What, the Admiral left "piles of crud" in the fuel tank!     Just messing with you Bill  ;)

   Dan, that was a  smart way to clean it up.  My previous owner was adamant about fuel cleanliness and admonished me to keep the main tank as full as possible.  He provided a "baja filter"  and reported that he ran all the fuel in the tank through it.  He filled jerry-cans when he need to refuel and then loaded them through the baja to the tank.  Maybe tedious overkill but he says he never had a fuel issue after 16 years and two circumnavigations. 

With my small boat, in the US, I was caviler with fuel filling as the tank was only 10 gallons and was refilled frequently....but I have lots of memories of fuel issues with the Catalina over the years...so maybe he is onto something.

              Regards,   John

John Clark
Vent de Soleil  SM 037
Le Marin, Martinique

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Nav Station Electronics

Thomas Peacock
 

Thanks as always, Olivier. 
One last observation as I further explored:
Indeed, under the pilot berth is an orange wire that can be disconnected, just as you said. What I then noticed is that the white wire that carries the "real" electricity to the FM/CD, also then loses it's power, so the radio doesn't work, even though the breaker is on. Not sure why that is, but I'm brain dead now after tracing wires. Bottom line, only disconnect the orange wire when leaving if the boat for a long time, as you stated. When you return, if the radio doesn't work, then reconnect it. 
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Saint Augustine, Florida 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown Amel Part

Thomas Peacock
 

Thanks as always, Joel. The unknown rack is too large for any of the galley cabinets. Certainly not mission critical, but I get curious sometimes. 
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Saint Augustine, Florida 


On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 6:01 PM 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Tom. That is probably the wine/liquor holders that were originally installed in the galley cabinet just outboard of the washer-dryer area in the forward island of the galley. If that doesn’t seem correct, send a picture where the entire object is shown, in its entirety edges to edges and I’ll hazard another guess.

 

All The Best, Joel

 

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:19 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown Amel Part [1 Attachment]

 

 

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While we have owned Aletes for several years, a few parts and their uses remain obscure to me. I was going through the forward bilge and again came across what seems to be a wine rack. We have three racks already: a built in one in the galley cabinet, one under the table, and one that sets into the table top. I can't see where this one would fit; note the one irregular corner. Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes 

Saint Augustine, Florida 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown Amel Part [1 Attachment]

Mark Erdos
 

Tom,

 

I think this is a fitting for one of your cabinets to hold glasses. We have a similar set up in the cupboard aft of the stove and in the cupboards under the galley countertop. However, I’m not sure where this particular fitting fits.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Staniel Cay – Exuma Islands, Bahamas

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:19 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown Amel Part [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

While we have owned Aletes for several years, a few parts and their uses remain obscure to me. I was going through the forward bilge and again came across what seems to be a wine rack. We have three racks already: a built in one in the galley cabinet, one under the table, and one that sets into the table top. I can't see where this one would fit; note the one irregular corner. Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes 

Saint Augustine, Florida