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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wind generator

Mark Garver
 

Paul,

Ours is also midway up the Mizzenmast and we find it to be quite effective and really haven’t noticed vibrations or noise from vibrations. Only problem is we can’t really fly the Mizzen Ballooner due to fear of it tearing on the wind generator.

Best,

Mark
S/V It’s Good
Amel SM #105


On Feb 5, 2018, at 10:55 AM, Siviero Attilio attilio.siviero@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Paul,

I had, for some years a Silentwind on top of mizzenmast. Installation was not easy, with a SS mast and a SS plate with 16 bolts and silentblocks. Electric brake did not work properly and noise was not an issue, but vibration due to length of mast was an issue in the aft cabin. After a couple of years silent blocks failed (black rubber pieces exposed to light all the time) and the windgen was hanging to power cables. I reinstalled but again very noisy due to the fact that seagulls or other birds took pieces of the blades - carbon - so the unit was unbalanced and the bearing had to be replaced, along with blades. That time I decided to move the unit with a SS cantilever at mid mast, much more manageable and less vibration inducer.
Lesson lernt: on top of mizzen mast windgen is a source of issues, better on appropriate cantilever at mid mast.
Also, Silentwind is not very silent, maybe D400, with 5 blades, is better even if more expensive and heavy, but much more silent and less vibrating.
If I start over I think I buy D400
Hope it helps
Attilio 
SY Sisila Amel SN#84 in Leros-Greece

Il giorno 05 feb 2018, alle ore 17:30, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:


We plan to install a wind generator probably a Rutland 1200 on top of the mizzen mast.


We are currently not at the boat (Georgetown Maryland) and wonder if someone know how the top of the mizzenmast look like? Measures? Is it easy access to put nuts and bolts through the top to bolt the wind generator? Any advise from someone who have made that before would be appreciated. There is a mounting kit in aluminium available for 499 $ looks expensive to me, thinking of having one made in 316 SS would probably be less cost. Weight a loft is of course an issue.


Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos Portugal




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wind generator

Siviero Attilio <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Hi Paul,
I had, for some years a Silentwind on top of mizzenmast. Installation was not easy, with a SS mast and a SS plate with 16 bolts and silentblocks. Electric brake did not work properly and noise was not an issue, but vibration due to length of mast was an issue in the aft cabin. After a couple of years silent blocks failed (black rubber pieces exposed to light all the time) and the windgen was hanging to power cables. I reinstalled but again very noisy due to the fact that seagulls or other birds took pieces of the blades - carbon - so the unit was unbalanced and the bearing had to be replaced, along with blades. That time I decided to move the unit with a SS cantilever at mid mast, much more manageable and less vibration inducer.
Lesson lernt: on top of mizzen mast windgen is a source of issues, better on appropriate cantilever at mid mast.
Also, Silentwind is not very silent, maybe D400, with 5 blades, is better even if more expensive and heavy, but much more silent and less vibrating.
If I start over I think I buy D400
Hope it helps
Attilio 
SY Sisila Amel SN#84 in Leros-Greece

Il giorno 05 feb 2018, alle ore 17:30, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:


We plan to install a wind generator probably a Rutland 1200 on top of the mizzen mast.


We are currently not at the boat (Georgetown Maryland) and wonder if someone know how the top of the mizzenmast look like? Measures? Is it easy access to put nuts and bolts through the top to bolt the wind generator? Any advise from someone who have made that before would be appreciated. There is a mounting kit in aluminium available for 499 $ looks expensive to me, thinking of having one made in 316 SS would probably be less cost. Weight a loft is of course an issue.


Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos Portugal




Wind generator

Paul Osterberg
 

We plan to install a wind generator probably a Rutland 1200 on top of the mizzen mast.

We are currently not at the boat (Georgetown Maryland) and wonder if someone know how the top of the mizzenmast look like? Measures? Is it easy access to put nuts and bolts through the top to bolt the wind generator? Any advise from someone who have made that before would be appreciated. There is a mounting kit in aluminium available for 499 $ looks expensive to me, thinking of having one made in 316 SS would probably be less cost. Weight a loft is of course an issue.


Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos Portugal


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow Thruster won't come up

Bob Grey
 

It’s a changeover reed switch, 3 contacts NO / COM / NC 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Monday, February 5, 2018, 20:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Excellent Duanne,

Glad it was as simple as the sensor !!!

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Sun, 2/4/18, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow Thruster won't come up
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 11:56 AM


 









A fellow Amel owner here in GA loaned me one of his
spare sensor and bingo!  The sensor was the problem and now
I'm looking for replacements.  Maud on Friday said she
would let me know on Monday if they have any in
stock.
These sensors are
unusual because they are "normally closed" (NC)
reed switches, based on the diagram on the sensor. 
I've looked a lot of places and have not found an NC
reed switch with a 20W and 0.3A rating.  If it's an NC
switch then it's a 10W switch, or a 0.1A rating. 
Frustrating.  Also, most don't have an LED
light.
Any thoughts on
a company to check with?Duane



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow Thruster won't come up

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Excellent Duanne,

Glad it was as simple as the sensor !!!

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Sun, 2/4/18, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow Thruster won't come up
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 11:56 AM


 









A fellow Amel owner here in GA loaned me one of his
spare sensor and bingo!  The sensor was the problem and now
I'm looking for replacements.  Maud on Friday said she
would let me know on Monday if they have any in
stock.
These sensors are
unusual because they are "normally closed" (NC)
reed switches, based on the diagram on the sensor. 
I've looked a lot of places and have not found an NC
reed switch with a 20W and 0.3A rating.  If it's an NC
switch then it's a 10W switch, or a 0.1A rating. 
Frustrating.  Also, most don't have an LED
light.
Any thoughts on
a company to check with?Duane

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Aft Cabin Hatch Holder [1 Attachment]

Ian Townsend
 

Thanks Bill for the photo and everyone for the suggestions.

Ian Townsend 
Loca Lola II 
SM153
George Town, Exuma


On Feb 4, 2018, at 5:07 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ian,

Attached


Best,

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

On Feb 4, 2018 14:52, "smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have been told there is a special AMEL device/fixture that will prop the aft cabin hatch open. We can't find one on board so we would like to make one. Would anyone have a photo?


Ian Townsend

Loca Lola II 

SM 153

George Town, Exumas, Bahamas


Re: Maramu: Location for watermaker

sbmesasailor
 

Hi Miles,

We mounted the reverse osmosis and the high pressure pump in the engine compartment.  We located the feed pump in the port cockpit lazarette, down by the fresh water heater.  We had to locate the feed pump outside the engine compartment because it would overheat.

Wherever you end up locating it, because it draws seawater, I recommend the location has direct drain to the bilge in case of a broken connection.

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu #121 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Aft Cabin Hatch Holder

greatketch@...
 

Our boat came with a "custom made" hatch prop.  A 1"x2"x10" piece of unfinished teak.  Inserted longwise it held the hatch wide open, edgewise just a bit open, and laid flat just a crack.

Even though it was "stored" just laid on the after deck outside the hatch, it somehow survived TWO circumnavigations just fine.  We had it wash overboard after a year. Bummer.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Great Guana Cay, Bahamas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Aft Cabin Hatch Holder

karkauai
 

I made 3 different-length props with pvc pipe and rubber table leg ends 5/8" dia.  A second set for the dodger window allows me to crack it open for air when the traveler is moved to port.

I don't remember who now, but another member showed me this several years ago.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Feb 4, 2018, at 15:51, smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I have been told there is a special AMEL device/fixture that will prop the aft cabin hatch open. We can't find one on board so we would like to make one. Would anyone have a photo?


Ian Townsend

Loca Lola II 

SM 153

George Town, Exumas, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Aft Cabin Hatch Holder

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian,

Attached


Best,

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

On Feb 4, 2018 14:52, "smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have been told there is a special AMEL device/fixture that will prop the aft cabin hatch open. We can't find one on board so we would like to make one. Would anyone have a photo?


Ian Townsend

Loca Lola II 

SM 153

George Town, Exumas, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Aft Cabin Hatch Holder

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

or use chop sticks 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Aft Cabin Hatch Holder

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

No need for a special holder; just tighten the large Allen key situated on… opinion… the port side of the hinge.  Works like a champ.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 4 Feb 2018, at 15:51, smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have been told there is a special AMEL device/fixture that will prop the aft cabin hatch open. We can't find one on board so we would like to make one. Would anyone have a photo?


Ian Townsend

Loca Lola II 

SM 153

George Town, Exumas, Bahamas




SM Aft Cabin Hatch Holder

Ian Townsend
 

I have been told there is a special AMEL device/fixture that will prop the aft cabin hatch open. We can't find one on board so we would like to make one. Would anyone have a photo?


Ian Townsend

Loca Lola II 

SM 153

George Town, Exumas, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9 Capacitors

eric freedman
 

I could not find the small capacitors with leads attached, also the other two need to fit in the white box. They are round, most of the ones I have seen on the market are oval or are of a different size and do not fit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2018 12:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9 Capacitors

 

 

JAMES,

 

Capacitors are generic items and there is no reason to buy them from Climma. Check capacitors ratings. It should be written on the capacitors. Order online in any electronics supply distributer.

 

On Feb 3, 2018 21:25, "jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everyone.  

Can anyone recommend a source for replacement capacitors for the Climma Compact 9 AC units on the SM2000?



Thanks!

James



Soteria

SM2000 #347  

 

Re: Bow Thruster won't come up

Duane Siegfri
 

A fellow Amel owner here in GA loaned me one of his spare sensor and bingo!  The sensor was the problem and now I'm looking for replacements.  Maud on Friday said she would let me know on Monday if they have any in stock.

These sensors are unusual because they are "normally closed" (NC) reed switches, based on the diagram on the sensor.  I've looked a lot of places and have not found an NC reed switch with a 20W and 0.3A rating.  If it's an NC switch then it's a 10W switch, or a 0.1A rating.  Frustrating.  Also, most don't have an LED light.

Any thoughts on a company to check with?
Duane

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9 Capacitors

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

JAMES,

Capacitors are generic items and there is no reason to buy them from Climma. Check capacitors ratings. It should be written on the capacitors. Order online in any electronics supply distributer.

On Feb 3, 2018 21:25, "jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello everyone.  

Can anyone recommend a source for replacement capacitors for the Climma Compact 9 AC units on the SM2000?


Thanks!

James


Soteria

SM2000 #347  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9 Capacitors

Porter McRoberts
 

I also just bought a Clima 12 there. Amazing price. And great service. 
Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Feb 4, 2018, at 5:45 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

That is also where I bought mine.

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Sat, 2/3/18, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9 Capacitors
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7:58 PM


 









In the USA Coastal
Climate Controlinfo@...
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376    From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2018 8:25
PM
To:
amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma
Compact 9 Capacitors    Hello everyone.  Can
anyone recommend a source for replacement capacitors for the
Climma Compact 9 AC units on the SM2000?

Thanks!James

SoteriaSM2000
#347  




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9 Capacitors

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

That is also where I bought mine.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Sat, 2/3/18, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9 Capacitors
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7:58 PM


 









In the USA Coastal
Climate Controlinfo@...
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376    From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2018 8:25
PM
To:
amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma
Compact 9 Capacitors    Hello everyone.  Can
anyone recommend a source for replacement capacitors for the
Climma Compact 9 AC units on the SM2000?

Thanks!James

SoteriaSM2000
#347

Re: Maramu: Location for watermaker

Michael Konz <mkbiz@...>
 

I installed an Aquabase watermaker in the engine room. The pump went on a
small platform besides the battery compartment and the main unit is wall
mounted at the port side of the engine room as far forward as possible.
So I still have enough place in the engine room to do all the works.

Good luck
Michael

[Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9 Capacitors

eric freedman
 

In the USA Coastal Climate Control

info@...

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2018 8:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Compact 9 Capacitors

 

 

Hello everyone.  

Can anyone recommend a source for replacement capacitors for the Climma Compact 9 AC units on the SM2000?



Thanks!

James



Soteria

SM2000 #347