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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
 

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  

Climma Compact 9 Capacitors

James Cromie
 

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: Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54

amelfango
 

Thanks all for your various advice.  I have the unit reassembled.  As my milling machine is in Dublin I used my timber thicknesser, which I have here in France.  I removed about 1.3mm and this gave just enough clearance.  This means that compared to as assembled when new the amount of swelling that has occurred is nearly 4mm.  I removed 1.25mm this I can say with a fair degree of accuracy as it was on a metal working mill.  On reassembly I had to leave out the 1mm shims that were fitted when new.  I now with the thicknesser removed about 1.3mm.  This lot comes to over 3.5mm.  When you look at the dimensions of the slider this represents a very large effect.

The only way I can suggest an explanation for this is as follows.  The swelling is way beyond any figures given for the effects of water on nylon.  The nylon must be expanded in a sort of a way beyond its elastic limit with water take up.  It dries but does not dimensionally recover.  It then takes up water and expands again.  It is probably due to the structure of Nylon which I have seen described as partially crystalline.

As an anecdote I understand that Nylon shirts were killed off by the fact that in taking up perspiration they also absorbed body odours but these would not wash out resulting in clean but still smelly shirts after washing!  These two issues might well be associated.

I will look at getting the four sliders made from an alternative material.  I will with the various advice settle on the one that looks best.  Thanks all again.

Rob

Maramu: Location for watermaker

smiles bernard
 

Hi there
I have recently ordered a schenka watermaker.
It comes in two parts. The pump and the Reverse Osmosis unit.
The pump needs to be <2m from the skin fitting and the RO unit closeish and lowish to the pump.
I was wondering if other had fitted watermakers and if so where.
I’m going to try and keep it out of the engine room as it’s crowded already with batteries /alternators etc. None of which like Water!
So considering either or a combination of low in the port cockpit locker (under a removable false floor perhaps) and or behind the aft heads (between the heads and the port hull side)

Any thoughts and experience most welcome!

Fair winds
Miles

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54

INUS - BUSCH
 

Sorry, but my last response was a mistake!
I should not have pressed the send button.
It seems I‘m getting too old for a fast reply.
All the best
Dieter
Sharki #135 Fal-lera

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 03.02.2018 um 17:43 schrieb Gregory Shea gmshea@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 


Rob, 

Take a look at  UHMW (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene). It is readily available and easy to work. It is commonly used for sliding applications industrially. One of its fairly rigorous applications is the sliding contact under the work platforms of JLG scissor lifts. 


Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles



From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of rob.molly@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 3:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54
 
 

Thanks Hank,


Yes you're right all the technical papers that I've found show equilibrium for the most common Nylons i.e. Nylon 6, Nylon 66 and Nylon 610 at 50%/60% humidity. The equilibrium is achieved after more than 100 days There is no information when the humidity is frequently over 80% plus exposure to salt water, as it is in La Rochelle where the boat has spent a lot of time and where it's moored today with the humidity at 88%.  The figure appears to be more than 5% water take-up but, and this is the most annoying part that, it continues to swell with a unit that has previously been machined.

The fact is that swelling has happened repeatedly showing that it is a continuing process.  The swelling must stretch the material and it does not appear to recover original dimensions on drying then swelling again later.

HDPE and moulded PTFE are contenders and maybe use the old fashion solution of Lignum Vitae.  Some tangible cooperation from Opacmare would be helpful.  They haven't even advised which Nylon they use  and clearly not considered at all an alternative.

All this bother with a product that cost the price of a good small car when new!

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54

INUS - BUSCH
 

Sehr geehrter Herr Ertl,

Vielen Dank für die Antwort, damit kann ich was anfangen.
Und noch ein schönes Restwochenende.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Busch

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 03.02.2018 um 17:43 schrieb Gregory Shea gmshea@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 


Rob, 

Take a look at  UHMW (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene). It is readily available and easy to work. It is commonly used for sliding applications industrially. One of its fairly rigorous applications is the sliding contact under the work platforms of JLG scissor lifts. 


Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles



From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of rob.molly@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 3:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54
 
 

Thanks Hank,


Yes you're right all the technical papers that I've found show equilibrium for the most common Nylons i.e. Nylon 6, Nylon 66 and Nylon 610 at 50%/60% humidity. The equilibrium is achieved after more than 100 days There is no information when the humidity is frequently over 80% plus exposure to salt water, as it is in La Rochelle where the boat has spent a lot of time and where it's moored today with the humidity at 88%.  The figure appears to be more than 5% water take-up but, and this is the most annoying part that, it continues to swell with a unit that has previously been machined.

The fact is that swelling has happened repeatedly showing that it is a continuing process.  The swelling must stretch the material and it does not appear to recover original dimensions on drying then swelling again later.

HDPE and moulded PTFE are contenders and maybe use the old fashion solution of Lignum Vitae.  Some tangible cooperation from Opacmare would be helpful.  They haven't even advised which Nylon they use  and clearly not considered at all an alternative.

All this bother with a product that cost the price of a good small car when new!

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54

Gregory Shea
 


Rob, 

Take a look at  UHMW (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene). It is readily available and easy to work. It is commonly used for sliding applications industrially. One of its fairly rigorous applications is the sliding contact under the work platforms of JLG scissor lifts. 


Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles



From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of rob.molly@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 3:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54
 
 

Thanks Hank,


Yes you're right all the technical papers that I've found show equilibrium for the most common Nylons i.e. Nylon 6, Nylon 66 and Nylon 610 at 50%/60% humidity. The equilibrium is achieved after more than 100 days There is no information when the humidity is frequently over 80% plus exposure to salt water, as it is in La Rochelle where the boat has spent a lot of time and where it's moored today with the humidity at 88%.  The figure appears to be more than 5% water take-up but, and this is the most annoying part that, it continues to swell with a unit that has previously been machined.

The fact is that swelling has happened repeatedly showing that it is a continuing process.  The swelling must stretch the material and it does not appear to recover original dimensions on drying then swelling again later.

HDPE and moulded PTFE are contenders and maybe use the old fashion solution of Lignum Vitae.  Some tangible cooperation from Opacmare would be helpful.  They haven't even advised which Nylon they use  and clearly not considered at all an alternative.

All this bother with a product that cost the price of a good small car when new!