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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: rigg of santorin when should it be changed?

antonio scipioni
 

Hi christof, 
I bought two years ago my santorin (1994) and he was rigged with original standing rig. I sailed for 500 miles in very strong conditions and in Gulf of Lion with 25/30 knots. All was ok and without problems. Anyway I changed the rig and repaint the masts, I bought the rig in France by acmo and I did myself the installation and the dismounting/remounting. If you have experience and time is the better way to know your boat. If you want I can do this job for you in Rome in the Nautilus Marina on the river, I can send you a quote about. I can say that is no so difficult but you need tools and patience. 
Br 
Antonio
Santorin 108 Vagabundo

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Il giorno 13 apr 2017, alle ore 15:30, biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

Hi Paul,
I just had rigging replaced in Le Marin by Caraibe for 10,500 Euro. They are the shop that Amel employs in Martinique and uses all original ACMO hardware.

They were working on a SM when I got my quote and I followed another SM into the work pier. As we were leaving another Amel was pulling in, so they are quite experienced with Amel rigs.
It was three days work, they handled everythIng.

Gatean was the fellow I talked to, he can speak english.

Regards. John

John Clark
Vent de Soleil SM 37
Great Bay, Sint Maarten


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Chlorine Removal with Carbon Filter

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi,
comment on both these threads. Carbon filters. Having seen the limitations, I have one installed but it would be 5 or 6 years since we put any water in our tank. Exclusively we fill with the water maker. Bilge pump warning light. We have a light, and have added a warning buzzer when the main pump is running. Irritating perhaps but the best warning, day or night, asleep or awake.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 18 April 2017 at 05:41 "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mark,

One of the things I had on my list to add to BeBe, but failed to get to, was two add two LED pilot lights near the B&G Boat Speed Gauge. A Blue one for fresh water pump and a red one for gray water bilge pump. It would be a simple job to do.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:16 PM, mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

This discussion of an extra carbon filter between the fresh water pump and the water maker flush reminds me of an incident on my SM last summer.  On an overnight cruise, my wife noticed the bilge pump was on when she went to the head and was also on when she returned.  She checked the bilge pump counter (Aqualarm Bilge Pump Cycle Counter, thanks for the recommendation Eric!) and it revealed there had been many bilge cycles.  I looked in the engine room and found that the 10 inch filter cartridge housing had split and fresh water was gushing out.  This was not the Amel/Dessalator housing supplied with the watermaker but one that I had added.  I lost one-half a tank of fresh water.  


The housing was about 6 years old and either had a defective weakness since manufacture, or the heat of the engine room caused it to weaken.  I am replacing it with a Pentek 158319 1/2" #10 High Temperature Slim Line Black Housing tha t is rated for 160 degrees Fahrenheit.  Standard housings are made from styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) and are rated for 125 degrees.  That gets close to engine room temperatures when the ambient temperature is high.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM#419, Carloforte, Italy

 



 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Chlorine Removal with Carbon Filter

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

One of the things I had on my list to add to BeBe, but failed to get to, was two add two LED pilot lights near the B&G Boat Speed Gauge. A Blue one for fresh water pump and a red one for gray water bilge pump. It would be a simple job to do.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:16 PM, mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

This discussion of an extra carbon filter between the fresh water pump and the water maker flush reminds me of an incident on my SM last summer.  On an overnight cruise, my wife noticed the bilge pump was on when she went to the head and was also on when she returned.  She checked the bilge pump counter (Aqualarm Bilge Pump Cycle Counter, thanks for the recommendation Eric!) and it revealed there had been many bilge cycles.  I looked in the engine room and found that the 10 inch filter cartridge housing had split and fresh water was gushing out.  This was not the Amel/Dessalator housing supplied with the watermaker but one that I had added.  I lost one-half a tank of fresh water.  


The housing was about 6 years old and either had a defective weakness since manufacture, or the heat of the engine room caused it to weaken.  I am replacing it with a Pentek 158319 1/2" #10 High Temperature Slim Line Black Housing tha t is rated for 160 degrees Fahrenheit.  Standard housings are made from styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) and are rated for 125 degrees.  That gets close to engine room temperatures when the ambient temperature is high.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM#419, Carloforte, Italy

 



Re: Chlorine Removal with Carbon Filter

Mark Pitt
 

This discussion of an extra carbon filter between the fresh water pump and the water maker flush reminds me of an incident on my SM last summer.  On an overnight cruise, my wife noticed the bilge pump was on when she went to the head and was also on when she returned.  She checked the bilge pump counter (Aqualarm Bilge Pump Cycle Counter, thanks for the recommendation Eric!) and it revealed there had been many bilge cycles.  I looked in the engine room and found that the 10 inch filter cartridge housing had split and fresh water was gushing out.  This was not the Amel/Dessalator housing supplied with the watermaker but one that I had added.  I lost one-half a tank of fresh water.  

The housing was about 6 years old and either had a defective weakness since manufacture, or the heat of the engine room caused it to weaken.  I am replacing it with a Pentek 158319 1/2" #10 High Temperature Slim Line Black Housing that is rated for 160 degrees Fahrenheit.  Standard housings are made from styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) and are rated for 125 degrees.  That gets close to engine room temperatures when the ambient temperature is high.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM#419, Carloforte, Italy

 


Re: Chlorine Removal with Carbon Filter

greatketch@...
 

One of the things you find is that different watermaker manufacturers have different worries about what will impact the membranes.  Strange, because they are all using the same FilmTec membranes.  Just as an example, Spectra (for example) worries a lot about biological fouling, and is rather blasé about chorine.  Dessalator is exactly the other way around.

A good industrial carbon block filter (probably not one you get at Home Depot!), used at its rated flow rate typically is specified at 90% removal of free Chlorine in one pass.  When I fill my tanks from the tap, I filter it through a carbon filter.  When the water goes comes out of the fresh water pumps, it runs through another filter.  The branch line that goes to the water maker has ANOTHER carbon filter in it. If you are counting, that's (theoretically) 99.9% removal of chlorine. I do not worry about chlorine getting into my membranes.

When I bought the boat the previous owner had the "no tap water in the tank" rule.  They had added a pressure reducer and plumbed a shore water fitting into the pressure side of the water system so they could use dock water without adding it to the tanks.  I never use this connection.  

I have seen three boats sink at the dock because of broken freshwater hoses.  To take a boat with watertight bulkheads and very limited underwater through-hulls and then attach an infinite supply of water into the hull just seems the very antithesis of the Amel design philosophy. On those relatively rare times these days when we need to take on dock water I fill the tank when needed--then turn off the dock water and put the hose away until the next time.  

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Culebra, P.R


Re: Chlorine Removal with Carbon Filter

Alan Leslie
 

We use a combination 5u/ carbon filter in the filter housing when in a marina...but try NEVER to put marina water in the water tank.
At sea we use just a standard 5u filter.
We have a fresh water valve and also a sea water valve from the sea chest...never had any problem with these Italian ball valves..
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Chlorine Removal with Carbon Filter

rossirossix4
 

Hi Mark,
Your comment about having a carbon filter reminded me of something. Like you, I have a 10" carbon filter to prevent chlorine from damaging the desalination membranes. We also use one when filling our tank with (verified) dock water. I noticed on a sticker that it was rated at 2 gpm. I did some research to discover that these are rated at 1, 2, or 3 gpm depending on what a manufacturer claims. More Googlerian research revealed that chlorine removal is dependent on the length of time water is exposed to the carbon as it flows through. These are not high rates

Anyway, it seems that when filling your tank or flushing the water maker that slower is better....1 gpm is slow. When we have the luxury of time we use this rate to fill out tanks.

We think it is very difficult to control the flush rate by cracking the, 3 way. When flushing our membranes I turn off our water pump and let the accumulator tank run out of pressure. Then I open the flushing valve fully and control flow by short pushes on the water pump breaker. I keep water flowing for the 3 minutes of recommended flush time. You can monitor the flow pressure on your Dessalator panel.

BTW Seagull filters are also rated at just over 1 gpm based on the same constraint. They even sell kits for restricting the gpm to 1.

Bob, KAIMI SM 427


Re: Onan Generator strange issue

rossirossix4
 

Glad to hear it came out well for you. After several of your posts I became more and more convinced it was the flush valve. A good example of how even with a good diesel mechanic, Amel owners might have the right answer!

Bob , KAIMI S&M(hehe) 429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator Flooded with Fresh Water

rossirossix4
 

Hi Vladimir,
You could use 2 way valves. I like the combination of the 2 way from manifold to desalination feed and the 3way at the LP pump because it gives backup protection for a hard to detect leak. In any case a valve between the salt water manifold lets you change filters or work on your desalination system shut off from sea water--also operating the diesel or generator if you do have a leak in your desalination loop. There is one more advantage--you can leave the hose between the manifold and the desalination in fresh water vs salt water.

But, yes, you can accomplish the same thing with 2 ways that are operated in combinations.

Let me add another thing to the post. In some Amels there may be another potential source for a fresh water leak into the manifold--a 3 way or double 2 way valve to the a anchor wash pump output that allowed fresh water chain washing. I think I remember some owners posting that they had this feature.

Bob, KAIMI SM429
Sipan Island, Croatia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St Maartn AMEL Get Together- this coming week.

Symphony
 

hi Eric,
I will be stopping to see you and Moshe in SXM if something breaks on the catamaran I am delivering.  But I also have good news about a cheap weather routing service via text message!

I have been working with the developer of https://FastSeas.com - the free weather routing site.  Fantastic and easy to use.

I have a Garmin InReach device with a tracking map page and unlimited text messages.  my family loves seeing my delivery trips and I like having unlimited messages for $69 per month.  But the weather reports included by InReach are terrible.  That's why I contacted Jeremy at FastSeas. He is very responsive and quick to solve syntax problems, and he is a sailor.

FastSeas previously required email or web service for updates - but as of yesterday it now responds to queries from an InReach text.  FastSeas will respond in minutes, and if the route/ report exceeds 160 characters it will send multiple text messages.  FastSeas will react to ocean currents, wind, waves, motoring, etc.  you can create a polar for your boat as complex or simple as you want.  And you no longer need a satellite internet or PACTOR modem to get the report -- just a simple InReach.  

You can have 5 route requests per month for free.  Or for $30 per year you can have unlimited route requests. I have no financial interest in FastSeas, but I think it is a fantastic site to use and support, whether or not you are going offshore.

Richard
formerly Tartan 4100 "Symphony" 

I'll be departing Martinique for Annapolis in 48 hours.




On Saturday, April 15, 2017, 8:06:26 PM EDT, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Hi,

There seems to be a bunch of us on St Marten this week coming. I will be on Kimberlite , Simpson bay Marina, Mimberlite is on the main Dock  about slip C12. I arrive on board  the 18 th about 4 Pm and will be on island for a week or so, changing the engine mounts. Please drop by if you are around .

USA cell  -Wi fi stinks at the marina  1 -631-398-9990 text is best.

Just drop by. We will be definitely on board the 19th an 20 for most of the day.

Fair Winds

Eric Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I dont think it is the same engine as mine Isolated ground on a Yanmar

karkauai
 

This is the wiring diagram that Amel sent to me with the "kit" for isolating the Yanmar 4JH4HTE 110HP

The components were mounted to a fiberglass board which was mounted to the outboard L-beam which supports the engine, at its forward end.

Kent
SM243
Kristy



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Generator strange issue

Mark Erdos
 

Duane,

 

This is incredible. As I think about it, it is the only possible solution for your Onan filling with fresh water. You certainly titled the post correctly “strange issue”

 

When we next haulout, I will check the valve. Thanks for all the details. This was quite enlightening.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 6:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Generator strange issue

 

 

Mark,

 

It was most definitely the flush valve at the watermaker pre-filter.  I verified it this way:  

 

Do this overnight so there are minimal other factors such as use of the freshwater system.

1.On the hard so no ocean to complicate things 

2. Empty seachest and remove seachest lid 

3. Close seachest thru-hull valve and leave the freshwater pump ON

4. Ensure watermaker flush valve set to provide seawater to watermaker

5. In the morning if the seachest has freshwater in it, the flush valve is leaking.  Mine was half full in the morning.

 

This will also work if you are in the water and are sure the seachest thru-hull is not leaking.  You could empty the seachest and wipe it down with freshwater (so you can check the salinity) to be sure.  For a double check, the next night do the same process but in #3 leave the freshwater pump OFF.  If no water the second night you are absolutely sure it's the flush valve leaking.

 

I will be adding a ball valve between the freshwater pump and the watermaker flush valve.  There is no danger from the freshwater leak thru the watermaker flush valve as long as one of the following conditions are met:

 

A. Seachest thru-hull valve is open (any freshwater pressure will go to the sea before the genny), or;

B. Seachest lid is removed so the freshwater leaking past will spill into the bilge (recommended if you are hauled out and living aboard with the freshwater pump on).

 

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Onan Generator strange issue

greatketch@...
 

Duane,

You certainly convinced me, and I admit I was skeptical!

In in the freshwater flush line to my watermaker I had added a carbon block filter to the fresh water feed line to remove any last traces of chorine from dock water that might be in the tank, so I already have one ball valve in line to isolate that from the pressure water system, and the previous owner had already installed another ball valve just before the Dessalator three way valve. That makes two...  

If I keep them all shut during normal operation, I expect to never see the problem...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Culebra, P.R.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailor63109@...> wrote :

Mark,

It was most definitely the flush valve at the watermaker pre-filter.  I verified it this way:  

......


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator Flooded with Fresh Water

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Bob,

Did you consider just using 2 twoway valves?

I am considering that and I would like to know your opinion.

Vladimir
202 258 1916

On Apr 14, 2017 3:05 AM, "rossidesigngroup@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Duane,


I promised Bill and Duane I would post a summary of the problem and have changed the subject line for better results in searches.  I emailed Duane rather than posting, hoping to sort things out instead of having a flurry of back and forth posts and bounced ideas off of Bill while we were confirming the problem.

When I saw Duane's post evolving I emailed him to suggest a possible cause--a slow (bypass) leak from the desalination 3-way valve between the freshwater to the saltwater systems and offered a simple test: observe the water level in the strainer with the seacock (sea intake ball valve) closed and the fresh water system pressured up.  If it rises over time--even slowly--it is a problem.  Even with a very slow leak it will continue to push water into the sea water manifold.  It seems that the generator loop is the way out for this water.  The diesel engine raw water loop (fortunately) and the desalination filters are higher and for some reason the water does not escape through the AC loop  (I am guessing it has something to do with the way salt water is selectively diverted to the 3 AC units).  Of course, if the seacock to the strainer is open (either on-land or in the water) pressure will not build up and cause a problem.

I had had the same problem but happened to catch it quickly as I was trouble shooting for the source of the fresh water leak.   Because the bypass leak can be very, very small (and still cause major problems over time) it can be difficult to detect by noticing excessive freshwater pump cycling.  Like Duane, I had heard my fresh water pump cycle just once in the middle of the night.  Also, difficulty cranking the generator can be a sign of a full lift muffler.  It is probably only after the muffler and exhaust hose fills that water will back into the generator.

The problem is solved by installing a new 3-way valve.  I am sure that Dessalator and Amel used a good valve, but after 10 years of exposure to salt water, a bit of electrolysis, etc, and perhaps lack of being worked it can develop a very slow leak that potentially could lead to a very big problem.  I think that 3 way valves may be more susceptible to these kinds of problems than 2 way ball valves because the openings are closer. 

I did not post at the time because I thought I had just made a procedural error.  I have a 2 way ball valve between the salt water manifold and 3 way.  Had I closed that during non-use of the Dessalator there would not have been a problem.  I have just learned that it is not standard on Amels.  I would, however suggest considering the valve and it is pretty easy to add if you are replacing your 3-way.  If you have a leak in the filters or somewhere else in your desalination system you can still operate your engine and generator and it is handy when working on your system.  It also prevents a potentially expensive problem if the 3 way valve develops a bypass leak over time.  Occasionally I will forget to open it before making water but immediately see no low water pressure--I always look for this because I am also checking to make sure the low pressure feed pump is operating.  Checking the oil in your generator before every operation is not a bad idea.

Bob, KAIMI SM 429
Cavtat, Croatia




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Ann-Sofie

Thank you for this information, very helpful. We have ordered the same tool as Bill advised.

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

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Collin and Laureen
We are in the middle of re-painting the stripes and have noticed that the width of the stripes varies between 4,5 and 5,5 mm. So meassure on several places. In the cockpit there is most variations.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM2, 1998

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16 apr. 2017 kl. 01:25 skrev Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>:

 

Hi Bill

Once again thank you for your incredibly kind assistance. We will measure the stripe gaps today and order the same tool and equipment. 

Best regards

Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM#332
Brisbane

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 1:23 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Colin,


There are others available...google "striping tool"

Hint, 
  1. Sand the gaps and wipe with a dry lint free cloth
  2. Select a roller that is 1/2 to 2/3rds the size of the gap between the faux teak boards.
  3. Mix about 25cl of the paint using about 5% thinner...you may need more thinner later, but start with about 5%
  4. Use a tiny funnel to fill the paint reservoir on the tool. 
  5. With the roller against the left side of the gap, roll forward about 1/2 meter, or what ever is comfortable to reach
  6. With the roller against the right side of the gap, roll back toward you
  7. Repeat until you have finished all gaps in that section...now, it will likely be time to fill the paint reservoir on the tool. 
Also:
  1. You should start where you will least see your work because your quality will improve after about an hour. 
  2. If you have direct sunlight, have someone else hold something to shade you and the immediate work area
  3. Have lacquer thinner to clean mistakes and to clean the tool...soaking it overnight, then rinsing with paint thinner and drying before use again.
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550







--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Onan Generator strange issue

Duane Siegfri
 

Mark,

It was most definitely the flush valve at the watermaker pre-filter.  I verified it this way:  

Do this overnight so there are minimal other factors such as use of the freshwater system.
1.On the hard so no ocean to complicate things 
2. Empty seachest and remove seachest lid 
3. Close seachest thru-hull valve and leave the freshwater pump ON
4. Ensure watermaker flush valve set to provide seawater to watermaker
5. In the morning if the seachest has freshwater in it, the flush valve is leaking.  Mine was half full in the morning.

This will also work if you are in the water and are sure the seachest thru-hull is not leaking.  You could empty the seachest and wipe it down with freshwater (so you can check the salinity) to be sure.  For a double check, the next night do the same process but in #3 leave the freshwater pump OFF.  If no water the second night you are absolutely sure it's the flush valve leaking.

I will be adding a ball valve between the freshwater pump and the watermaker flush valve.  There is no danger from the freshwater leak thru the watermaker flush valve as long as one of the following conditions are met:

A. Seachest thru-hull valve is open (any freshwater pressure will go to the sea before the genny), or;
B. Seachest lid is removed so the freshwater leaking past will spill into the bilge (recommended if you are hauled out and living aboard with the freshwater pump on).

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi Collin and Laureen
We are in the middle of re-painting the stripes and have noticed that the width of the stripes varies between 4,5 and 5,5 mm. So meassure on several places. In the cockpit there is most variations.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM2, 1998

Skickat från min iPad

16 apr. 2017 kl. 01:25 skrev Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Bill

Once again thank you for your incredibly kind assistance. We will measure the stripe gaps today and order the same tool and equipment. 

Best regards

Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM#332
Brisbane

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 1:23 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Colin,


There are others available...google "striping tool"

Hint, 
  1. Sand the gaps and wipe with a dry lint free cloth
  2. Select a roller that is 1/2 to 2/3rds the size of the gap between the faux teak boards.
  3. Mix about 25cl of the paint using about 5% thinner...you may need more thinner later, but start with about 5%
  4. Use a tiny funnel to fill the paint reservoir on the tool. 
  5. With the roller against the left side of the gap, roll forward about 1/2 meter, or what ever is comfortable to reach
  6. With the roller against the right side of the gap, roll back toward you
  7. Repeat until you have finished all gaps in that section...now, it will likely be time to fill the paint reservoir on the tool. 
Also:
  1. You should start where you will least see your work because your quality will improve after about an hour. 
  2. If you have direct sunlight, have someone else hold something to shade you and the immediate work area
  3. Have lacquer thinner to clean mistakes and to clean the tool...soaking it overnight, then rinsing with paint thinner and drying before use again.
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550







--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Replacing AMFA Fresh Water System by Jabsco

greatketch@...
 

In my experience Jabsco pumps work, but have a fairly short lifetime in the kind of use they get on a boat where people live full time.  They are cheap enough that you can get two and keep a spare if you like them.

My OEM fresh water pump had been changed to a Jabsco long before I bought Harmonie, and it was time to replace it again.  I ended up with pumps made by an Italian company, Marco.  They are gear pumps with a variable speed controller. Quiet, and smooth flow.  Very few moving parts.  Medium priced.  Check back with me in 10 years and I'll let you know how they last!

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Culebra, P.R.
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Bill

Once again thank you for your incredibly kind assistance. We will measure the stripe gaps today and order the same tool and equipment. 

Best regards

Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM#332
Brisbane

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 1:23 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Colin,


There are others available...google "striping tool"

Hint, 
  1. Sand the gaps and wipe with a dry lint free cloth
  2. Select a roller that is 1/2 to 2/3rds the size of the gap between the faux teak boards.
  3. Mix about 25cl of the paint using about 5% thinner...you may need more thinner later, but start with about 5%
  4. Use a tiny funnel to fill the paint reservoir on the tool. 
  5. With the roller against the left side of the gap, roll forward about 1/2 meter, or what ever is comfortable to reach
  6. With the roller against the right side of the gap, roll back toward you
  7. Repeat until you have finished all gaps in that section...now, it will likely be time to fill the paint reservoir on the tool. 
Also:
  1. You should start where you will least see your work because your quality will improve after about an hour. 
  2. If you have direct sunlight, have someone else hold something to shade you and the immediate work area
  3. Have lacquer thinner to clean mistakes and to clean the tool...soaking it overnight, then rinsing with paint thinner and drying before use again.
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550







--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


St Maartn AMEL Get Together- this coming week.

eric freedman
 

Hi,

There seems to be a bunch of us on St Marten this week coming. I will be on Kimberlite , Simpson bay Marina, Mimberlite is on the main Dock  about slip C12. I arrive on board  the 18 th about 4 Pm and will be on island for a week or so, changing the engine mounts. Please drop by if you are around .

USA cell  -Wi fi stinks at the marina  1 -631-398-9990 text is best.

Just drop by. We will be definitely on board the 19th an 20 for most of the day.

Fair Winds

Eric Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376