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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor switch / joystick

pjn.mccallin@...
 

Thank you Alexandre, I met George this morning, it’s probably best if you contact him direct at
Startek.george@...,  his full name is George Bridget.

He asked if you had any other spares so you might like to send him your full list?

All the best Patrick

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Upwind advice please

Porter McRoberts
 

No. Hardly an expert. The crossing is different every time. Hence the request from the field of experts. Re Parker. Certainly a guru. I do get his spot forecasts, as already spending the 500 on predict wind which is really quite amazing. 
I appreciate your help Craig, and everyone’s insightful advice. 
Thanks again
Porter


On Nov 17, 2017, at 6:02 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Porter,


So I hope you subscribed to Chris Parker's Weather Service - then again, if you've made 12 of these crossings you are probably the uber expert! 

Fair winds,
Craig SN#68


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

Craig. Thank you brother!  Cemented the decision. 
Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Nov 17, 2017, at 11:49 AM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Porter,


Here is last night's forecast from Chris Parker, the weather guru in this part of the world - check out his website and you can subscribe to his service (that's a free plug for Chris, to make up for inappropriately sharing his info). It does look like there is a motoring window overnight Saturday. And since you will just be a trawler-with-sticky-up-things it won't make much difference if you leave from Lake Worth vs. Ft La-dee-da. Since you're post was marked Ft Lauderdale, just leave from there and save the schlep north to Palm Beach, which will be a nasty ride into that NE wind, anyway.

Since you want to go all the way to the Berry's it seems you'll be at great risk of catching the Sunday afternoon Front while you're still underway. Unless you're on a forced march, you should definitely take Jeff's advice #3 and select the weevil on the right.

Cheers, Craig, SN#68

CROSSING:

Travel not recommended thru Fri17 due to NE winds.. W-bound travel gradually improves Sat18 with sailing

N&S ROUTE: NE@15-20g26/7-9' thru overnight; NNE-NE@17-22g28
Sun19 evening-overnight; NE


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

Good Morning Porter,
A couple things, (and I'm making some assumptions):
1. It looks like the wind has been blowing out of the northerd  rather freshly , or a little east of north. Considering the strong northerly push of the gulf stream, it's a recipe for a short steep wind swell, from the north.
If the wind on Saturday is on your nose, and you can't sail her, and have to rely on motoring, you will be in for a very uncomfortable run. 
2. In your boat, the question isn't whether you can do it, but how much of a beating you want to take. Personally, an uncomfortable stretch motoring isn't something I enjoy. 
3. If you have the time, (and what's a day in the life of a sailor?), wait for more favorable conditions (or the lesser of 2 weevils...any O'Brien fans out there?)
4. If your friend wants to go, tell him you'll catch up with him. 
Have fun!
Regards,
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14



On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 01:26 PM, portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Hello Amelians,

 

We are a 54 heading out likely Saturday or Sunday to cross the gulfstream to the Bahamas.  Forecast is 5-6ft waves period 6-7 sec on Sat. and 3-4 feet period 6-7 on Sunday.  Out of the Northeast to east.  With a dying breeze on Sunday.  Weather and seas essentially on the nose.

 

I write as we have sailed and motored quite a bit upwind over the summer.  It’s hard for me to estimate the exact size of oncoming waves, but the boat slams and it seems were taking green water over the nose with anything around 4 or up.  Unusual? 

 

The boat’s boot-stripe is about 3-4 inches above waterline on the nose, and 1 inch above water line at the aft.  I’ve tried to move as much weight forward, taking off the air compressor, moving dive-tanks to the port lazarette etc, but I can’t get the nose any lower than above.  (The Nance and Underwood riggers think were trim and just that the bootstripe has been painted in such upward fashion.)

 

My question to you guys is how comfortable is the 54 and SM going up weather- and most specifically into the waves?  How should I trim for the best trip?

 

Were crossing with some folks on a new Leopard 45.  (They want to cross Saturday) Who will have the rougher trip given the same (into the seas) conditions?

 

How would an angle from Palm Beach as opposed to Fort Lauderdale change things for a crossing towards the Berrys?  I’d see a shift to the beam for the waves- but current more on the nose.    Any thoughts?  

 

I know the boat will handle most anything, and I’ve sailed a good 5000 miles in the last 6 months, but a lot of downwind, and minimal upwind in heavier seas.  I’d be obliged to know your thoughts!

 

Many thanks—

 

Porter


Porter McRoberts
S/V Ibis: Amel 54-#152
Ft. Lauderdale
www.fouribis.com
portermcroberts@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Duane,
I “had” the Calpeda B CM 20E pump on the boat (now under water).
But I still have many parts for the whole air conditioning system: calpeda rebuilt kit, capacitors, etc.

Here is the inventory of the Parts for Sale (but it is incomplete):
http://www.nikimat.com/parts_for_sale/index.html

Here is originally the link for the spare parts (also incomplete):
http://www.nikimat.com/spare_parts.html

The next few days, I must focus on getting all the documents to my insurance.
But I hope to be able to resume the parts for sale mid week.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Fri, 11/17/17, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017, 4:24 PM


 









Alexandre,
Do
you have the Calpeda B CM 20E pump?  I thought I had a link
to your spare parts inventory but I can't find it
now...  
I'm in
the USA, and will be leaving in the next few weeks, can you
check and see what you have?
Thanks,Duane

Re: Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

scentstone
 

Hi Alan,

I've just seen your picture on the FB page and would like to thank you for sharing your experience at fitting the Airmar CS4500 Ultrasonic speed transducer in the depth sounder  location while adding a through hull depth sounder and then connect all the stuff to the B&G Hydra 2000… Well done and congratulations ;-)

Would you mind to share your detailed process, precise references and perhaps some additional technical pictures in order to prepare a "how -to" available for everyone and make them able to thank you instead of bothering as I'm currently doing ;-)

Thanks again

Fred
S/V ScentStone
SM2K #375
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Replacing Sonic Speed Log

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Strangely our original Amel fitted B&G sonic speed unit worked perfectly till our boat became marina bound for 5 years, with just occasional weekend short sails.

Now that the boat is used daily again cruising, the B&G sonic works perfectly and accurately again for more than 4500 n.m.! 

We intended to replace it but now no need. Very odd how it fixed itself once the boat was in frequent use again!

Colin Streeter
SV Island Pearl II Amel53 #332
Anchored outside Telago Marina
Langkawi. Malaysia.



Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S6 on the Telstra Mobile Network

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From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 18/11/17 04:01 (GMT+08:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Replacing Sonic Speed Log

 

Thanks, Alan. I have been waiting for this report.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

sailor63109@...
 

Thanks Eric, I'll check with them.

Duane

Re: Replacing AMFA Fresh Water System by Jabsco

sailor63109@...
 

Thanks Bill, glad to hear you're back in the water!

Duane

Re: Yanmar 100HP Fuel Pump maintenance-free?

greatketch@...
 

The number that several experienced mechanics have given me is that a well cared for (key words, there) marine diesel will get to the point it needs an over haul between 6 and 12 thousand hours.  That's a HUGE range, and that is not too surprising since it is a very "fuzzy", yes even philosophical, kind of answer.  An overhaul really is a performance based criteria, not something that has an expiration date.

Our 21 year old Volvo has 7,500 hours on it, and runs like a top.  Putting out power at the same rate as it always has based on boat speed and rpm at full throttle.  Based on the criteria above, it might run without a full overhaul for another 15 years...  or it might need one in 5...

An injection pump is a VERY fussy piece of equipment.  There is a reason that they have "tamper-proof" seals on so many of the adjustments.  Overhauling one is a job for true specialists, not the average diesel mechanical shop.  Clearances and settings are extremely small, and the test equipment needed to be sure it is running well is very expensive.  On the positive side, they can run a very, very long time without a problem, and they are very rarely the cause of problems.

In general, if the engine is coming apart anyway, you can send the injection pump (and injectors) out for testing.  If they test well, an overhaul is not needed.


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

Hello Bill and Craig,

Yes, the question is about the fuel injection pump.  On the Yanmar, it is a ZEXEL NP - VE - 4 / 12 F 1900 R NP1995.

Craig, interesting that you had the pump rebuilt at 4,000 hrs... we are not there yet, and at our current average, will reach 4,000 hrs in about 2 years.  Just like you had the pump rebuilt at engine overhaul time, the Yanmar manual seems to implicate that the pump is to be overhauled at the same time as the engine itself...

... so along these lines... is 4,000 hrs perhaps the horizon for an engine overhaul on an Amel... ???

Yeah, kind of a philosophical question!

Best,

Peregrinus
SM2K N. 350 (2002)

Re: Replacing AMFA Fresh Water System by Jabsco

greatketch@...
 

They work fine together with the separate control units.

I find that when any source opens up and the pressure falls, both pumps kick on.  If the demand can be satisfied by one pump, then the other stops pretty quickly and doesn't come back on until the demand calls for it.  On our boat, that usually means two shower heads wide open.

We dispensed with the pressure accumulator when we installed these.  With the variable speed pump it did not seem to add any value.  

So far, with a year's service, they have that perfect attribute for a piece of mechanical equipment on a cruising boat:  we never think about them!

Bill Kinney
Floating again... still at LMC
Fort Lauderdale, FL




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

Bill,

I'm wondering if you had to do anything special to put two of the Marco UP2/E pumps in parallel?  The reason I ask is the control unit, will both pumps run correctly when in parallel but with separate control units?

Thanks,
Duane

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Upwind advice please

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Hi Porter,

So I hope you subscribed to Chris Parker's Weather Service - then again, if you've made 12 of these crossings you are probably the uber expert! 

Fair winds,
Craig SN#68


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

Craig. Thank you brother!  Cemented the decision. 
Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Nov 17, 2017, at 11:49 AM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Porter,


Here is last night's forecast from Chris Parker, the weather guru in this part of the world - check out his website and you can subscribe to his service (that's a free plug for Chris, to make up for inappropriately sharing his info). It does look like there is a motoring window overnight Saturday. And since you will just be a trawler-with-sticky-up-things it won't make much difference if you leave from Lake Worth vs. Ft La-dee-da. Since you're post was marked Ft Lauderdale, just leave from there and save the schlep north to Palm Beach, which will be a nasty ride into that NE wind, anyway.

Since you want to go all the way to the Berry's it seems you'll be at great risk of catching the Sunday afternoon Front while you're still underway. Unless you're on a forced march, you should definitely take Jeff's advice #3 and select the weevil on the right.

Cheers, Craig, SN#68

CROSSING:

Travel not recommended thru Fri17 due to NE winds.. W-bound travel gradually improves Sat18 with sailing<motoring. Brief but primary motoring window for all travel may be late Sat18-Sun19 afternoon before cold FRONT arrives. 

N&S ROUTE: NE@15-20g26/7-9' thru overnight; NNE-NE@17-22g28<NE-ENE@14-18g23k/8-12'<7-9' Fri17; ENE@12-16g21<SE-S@4-8k/4-6'<1-2' Sat18; WNW-NW@7-13/2-3' Sun19 morning-afternoon, then N-NNE@17-23g30/9-12' as FRONT passes 
Sun19 evening-overnight; NE<E@17-23g30k/9-12'<6-8' Mon20... Stray showers/squalls +5k thru Fri17 and to 20-25k Sat18-Sun19 afternoon; Isolated squalls/t-strms to 30-40k Sun19 evening-Mon20


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

Good Morning Porter,
A couple things, (and I'm making some assumptions):
1. It looks like the wind has been blowing out of the northerd  rather freshly , or a little east of north. Considering the strong northerly push of the gulf stream, it's a recipe for a short steep wind swell, from the north.
If the wind on Saturday is on your nose, and you can't sail her, and have to rely on motoring, you will be in for a very uncomfortable run. 
2. In your boat, the question isn't whether you can do it, but how much of a beating you want to take. Personally, an uncomfortable stretch motoring isn't something I enjoy. 
3. If you have the time, (and what's a day in the life of a sailor?), wait for more favorable conditions (or the lesser of 2 weevils...any O'Brien fans out there?)
4. If your friend wants to go, tell him you'll catch up with him. 
Have fun!
Regards,
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14



On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 01:26 PM, portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Hello Amelians,

 

We are a 54 heading out likely Saturday or Sunday to cross the gulfstream to the Bahamas.  Forecast is 5-6ft waves period 6-7 sec on Sat. and 3-4 feet period 6-7 on Sunday.  Out of the Northeast to east.  With a dying breeze on Sunday.  Weather and seas essentially on the nose.

 

I write as we have sailed and motored quite a bit upwind over the summer.  It’s hard for me to estimate the exact size of oncoming waves, but the boat slams and it seems were taking green water over the nose with anything around 4 or up.  Unusual? 

 

The boat’s boot-stripe is about 3-4 inches above waterline on the nose, and 1 inch above water line at the aft.  I’ve tried to move as much weight forward, taking off the air compressor, moving dive-tanks to the port lazarette etc, but I can’t get the nose any lower than above.  (The Nance and Underwood riggers think were trim and just that the bootstripe has been painted in such upward fashion.)

 

My question to you guys is how comfortable is the 54 and SM going up weather- and most specifically into the waves?  How should I trim for the best trip?

 

Were crossing with some folks on a new Leopard 45.  (They want to cross Saturday) Who will have the rougher trip given the same (into the seas) conditions?

 

How would an angle from Palm Beach as opposed to Fort Lauderdale change things for a crossing towards the Berrys?  I’d see a shift to the beam for the waves- but current more on the nose.    Any thoughts?  

 

I know the boat will handle most anything, and I’ve sailed a good 5000 miles in the last 6 months, but a lot of downwind, and minimal upwind in heavier seas.  I’d be obliged to know your thoughts!

 

Many thanks—

 

Porter


Porter McRoberts
S/V Ibis: Amel 54-#152
Ft. Lauderdale
www.fouribis.com
portermcroberts@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

eric freedman
 

Re: Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

sailor63109@...
 

I did find an email from Bill Rouse for the Calpeda.
===========================================================

Eric and all,

I just spoke with Maureen at Coastal Climate Control.

She gave me this information:
M3335H - Seal Kit for Calpeda pump B-CM20E (Climma part #M67270x) –currently in stock -$73.50

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
================================================================

Re: Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

sailor63109@...
 

Alexandre,

Do you have the Calpeda B CM 20E pump?  I thought I had a link to your spare parts inventory but I can't find it now...  

I'm in the USA, and will be leaving in the next few weeks, can you check and see what you have?

Thanks,
Duane

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

eric freedman
 

Re: Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

sailor63109@...
 

Eric,

I googled Applied Automation and:


Applied Automation Is Now Closed To New Business

 

Ever since Applied Automation was formed in February 1990 we have worked tirelessly to provide the best service to our loyal customers.

After 27 years and 6,739 jobs in 73 countries it is now time to close the door and set off on new adventures.

Our spare parts stock and repair activities have been acquired by Classic Automation, who will be able to supply the full range of parts and service previously offered by us.

Software services and project engineering will be provided by Clan Engineering, who are fully approved Eaton Moeller ASPs

We’d like to say a big thanks to everyone we’ve met along the way!


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

eric freedman
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor switch / joystick

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Patrick,

Ok putting it aside.
I am asking for 80% of what I paid.
From memory (and I will check on my invoice from Amel) it was the same as the Bow Thruster joystick.
For small invoice PayPal is fine, US check is also ok.

Busy week, haven’t had much time to read the forum, been putting together all the invoice (maintenance) for the insurance… they want the proof that my boat was maintained.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Fri, 11/17/17, pjn.mccallin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor switch / joystick
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:43 PM


 









Thank you Alexandre, I recall George telling me
they are the same basic switch. On his behalf will you
please put it to one side till I contact him tomorrow, can
it be sent to Antigua?I guess he will ask me your
price and how can he pay you?
Hope you are coping in very
difficult conditions
Patrick &Elaine Caramelle.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Duane,
I have many rebuilt kit for the Calpeda, but I don’t know the specs.
Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Fri, 11/17/17, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:42 PM


 









If anyone has ordering information for the
mechanical shaft seal for the Calpeda air conditioning
seawater pump (B CM 20E), or the AMFA domestic water pump
(Ai 88i), I would appreciate it.
I have email Coastal Climate Control to
see if they have it.
Thanks,DuaneWanderer,
SM#477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor switch / joystick

pjn.mccallin@...
 

Thank you Alexandre, I recall George telling me they are the same basic switch. On his behalf will you please put it to one side till I contact him tomorrow, can it be sent to Antigua?
I guess he will ask me your price and how can he pay you?

Hope you are coping in very difficult conditions

Patrick &Elaine Caramelle.

Mechanical Shaft Seal source for water pumps

sailor63109@...
 

If anyone has ordering information for the mechanical shaft seal for the Calpeda air conditioning seawater pump (B CM 20E), or the AMFA domestic water pump (Ai 88i), I would appreciate it.


I have email Coastal Climate Control to see if they have it.


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477