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Condensation on bottom of freezer?

Duane Siegfri
 

I'm having a lot of condensation on the bottom of the freezer.  It's winter here in Georgia with humidity in the 60 to 85% range, and temperatures in the 50's and 60's.  Water temp is right there as well.  


Is this normal for the conditions or is there something else I should look for?  We're not running the air conditioning so it's not the condensate pan.


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Bow Thruster won't come up

Duane Siegfri
 

After taking the control box apart and tracing all the wires down, I finally figured out that we had two problems.  First the "UP" limit switch was dead.

But then after replacing it the actuator that raises and lowers the BT motor would work intermittently.  While testing it Peg and I discovered the positive battery connection to the Helm "ON" switch was corroded.  We replaced that crimp on connector and shined up the switch contact and "Voila!"  we're in business again.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Amel owner saying goodbye

Paul Osterberg
 

Very sad story, I hope  you find an other deram to live.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259


Re: Spurs Line cutter

Paul Osterberg
 

Alexandre
Wish I was in the Caribbean, but stuck in Lagos Portugal.Not to bad but longing back to Kerpa and sailing again 
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NIKIMAT Illustrations & Parts for sale (SWIM LADDER)

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Eamonn,
No worry about making a ladder in Greece!
Mine is only interesting for people that are in the Caribbean!
Definitely agree with you on the choice of aluminum!
I know about the 2 length available 2.9 or like mine 3.1 meter, but I did not know about the width!
Mine is 40 cm, I wonder if all 3.1 meter are 40 cm!
Also thanks for letting me know the price!

Enjoy your trip!!! Let me know if you come this side of the Atlantic, would love to meet you!
Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Wed, 2/14/18, eamonn.washington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NIKIMAT Illustrations & Parts for sale (SWIM LADDER)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 5:45 AM


 









Hi Alexander

I
commissioned the fabrication of an aluminum copy in Greece
in January, sorry about that.  I have seen some SM with
stainless steel replacement ladders, which are cheaper to
make but 3 times heavier, so I am sure other SM owners would
be interested in a lightweight original.  Also note, I
discovered that there are 2 different widths; older SM like
mine are 35cm wide, while newer ones are wider (40cm
maybe)?

By the way, it
costs 1050 euro plus VAT including anodising.  They
cannibalized the stainless steel parts from the damaged swim
ladder.

Eamonn
Washington
Travel Bug
SM
151
Cleopatra Marina


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spurs Line cutter

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Paul,

Here is the invoice for mine:
http://www.nikimat.com/factures/2015_03_18_spurs_2.jpg
Size “B” 1 1/2 “ (1.5 inch)

If you were in the Caribbean, you could purchase my spare for 80% of a new one, also have 5 annual service kit left.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Wed, 2/14/18, @Kerpa [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spurs Line cutter
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:39 AM


 









Hello!My
Spurs Line cutter is broken. I'm not on the boat and
need to know the measurement for ordering a new one,
probably enough with the shaft diameter. Does anyone know
that? Or if anyone know the article number of the
line cutter?
 
Paul on SY
Kerpa SAM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spurs Line cutter

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you Pat
Got the info 35 mm size B
Paul


Re: SM stern bumper paint

eljaroellinghoff@...
 

I try it in spring with folie
When it is reddy i will recomande
Best
Elja SM Balu 222


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spurs Line cutter

eljaroellinghoff@...
 

On SM Balu 222 the diameter is 35 mm


Amel owner saying goodbye

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

Dear friends AMEL owners

Probably this will be the last email that I send and I will withdraw from the group. 

The reason is that Hurricane Irma destroyed my Amel SM2k and it will be impossible for me to recover it.

The insurance will only pay a fraction of what it would cost me to buy an equal one. Deductibles and other reasons.

This situation not only destroyed my ship but my dreams. My dreams of living on board with my wife, my dreams of crossing the Atlantic to the East, my dreams of sailing the Mediterranean and perhaps other seas and finally returning to the beautiful South of Chile.


In this group I gained friends and knowledge and for that, I thank each and every one of you, especially Eric and Alexandre who from the beginning helped me with their advice.

If you sail to Chile you will have a friend here.

Greetings to all


Fair winds

Rafael

SM2k 246



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spurs Line cutter

Patrick McAneny
 

Paul, If someone does not provide the info you need, I can stop by your boat  sometime next week and take a measurement for you. 
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Wed, Feb 14, 2018 11:42 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spurs Line cutter

 
Hello!
My Spurs Line cutter is broken. I'm not on the boat and need to know the measurement for ordering a new one, probably enough with the shaft diameter. Does anyone know that? Or if anyone know the article number of the line cutter?
 

Paul on SY Kerpa SAM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spurs Line cutter

eric freedman
 

It is a B size  just mention the name of my boat.

They have it on file at the factory in florida.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spurs Line cutter

 

 

Hello!

My Spurs Line cutter is broken. I'm not on the boat and need to know the measurement for ordering a new one, probably enough with the shaft diameter. Does anyone know that? Or if anyone know the article number of the line cutter?

 

 

Paul on SY Kerpa SAM#259

 


Re: An update on our Firefly Batteries.

greatketch@...
 

Since people asked for an update on our experience with our Firefly batteries, here is a link to what we have seen so far:


In summary, they are behaving pretty much as expected.  

The key question about their ability to resist significant sulfation when held partial charged for long periods will not be known until I have a feel for their lifespan.  Hopefully, that will take a long time to answer!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Freeport, Bahamas


Spurs Line cutter

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!

My Spurs Line cutter is broken. I'm not on the boat and need to know the measurement for ordering a new one, probably enough with the shaft diameter. Does anyone know that? Or if anyone know the article number of the line cutter?

 


Paul on SY Kerpa SAM#259



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NIKIMAT Illustrations & Parts for sale (SWIM LADDER)

eamonn.washington@...
 

Hi Alexander

I commissioned the fabrication of an aluminum copy in Greece in January, sorry about that.  I have seen some SM with stainless steel replacement ladders, which are cheaper to make but 3 times heavier, so I am sure other SM owners would be interested in a lightweight original.  Also note, I discovered that there are 2 different widths; older SM like mine are 35cm wide, while newer ones are wider (40cm maybe)?

By the way, it costs 1050 euro plus VAT including anodising.  They cannibalized the stainless steel parts from the damaged swim ladder.

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
SM 151
Cleopatra Marina


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Track Plugs

eric freedman
 

Vladimir,

Thank You,

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Track Plugs

 

 

Eric,

 

The plugs have the  following dimensions:

Big OD 17 mm,

Small OD 13 mm,

Length 25 mm

Cut it to 6 or 6.5 mm length..

I thoroughly cleaned the cavities, applied grease on the screw head, and then plugged it. It works good. 

 

I don't have PN now. I will try to get PN when I have good WiFi connection. I am in D'Arlet, Martinique now.

 

Vladimir
202 258 1916

 

On Feb 12, 2018 09:49, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Alexandre,

The one that AMEL sent me are too big for my track.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 8:29 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...


Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Track Plugs

 

 

Good morning Eric,

They cost 0.10 Euro from Amel
http://www.nikimat.com/factures/2015_10_amel_facture.pdf

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Mon, 2/12/18, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Track Plugs
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:46 AM


 









Vladimir,Do you have the part
number?Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376    From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 6:57
AM
To:
amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib
Track Plugs    I used back rubber plugs. I
cut them shorter. I installed them 2 years ago. I see no
problem yet. You can buy them from McMaster
very inexpensive.Vladimir
SM
345 "LIFE IS GOOD"  On Feb 10, 2018 16:13,
"greatketch@...
[amelyachtowners]
" <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:   
 Last year we replaced all the plugs
that keep water from sitting in the recesses around the
bolts that attach the jib track to the rail.  We ordered
them from Amel, and I was disappointed to find that they
were natural white polyethylene—not something I expected
to have a reasonable lifespan in sunlight.  Sure enough, a
year later they are all crumbling
away.
 Has
anybody found a better alternative?  Maybe black plastic?
 or anything else better able to handle sunlight? I
haven’t been able to track anything
down..
 In
the absence of a better alternative, I am thinking of
plugging the holes with silicone sealant.  Yes, it would be
something of a pain (but not impossible) to extract if I
ever needed to, but I really don’t want these bolts
soaking in salt water constantly.
 Bill KinneySM160, HarmonieFreeport,
Bahamas.
 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Track Plugs

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Eric,
I just checked my McMaster order.
The plug part number: 9545K115
Description on McMaster page:
Size 0 ; 17/32" x 21/32" OD
Without Holes.

Dimensions that I provided before are as measured. Dimensions above are nominal.

Vladimir
SM345 "LIFE IS DOOD"

On Feb 13, 2018 13:06, "Vladimir Sonsev" <sonsev52@...> wrote:
Eric,

The plugs have the  following dimensions:
Big OD 17 mm,
Small OD 13 mm,
Length 25 mm
Cut it to 6 or 6.5 mm length.
I thoroughly cleaned the cavities, applied grease on the screw head, and then plugged it. It works good. 

I don't have PN now. I will try to get PN when I have good WiFi connection. I am in D'Arlet, Martinique now.

Vladimir
202 258 1916

On Feb 12, 2018 09:49, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi Alexandre,

The one that AMEL sent me are too big for my track.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@...m [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 8:29 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...m


Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Track Plugs

 

 

Good morning Eric,

They cost 0.10 Euro from Amel
http://www.nikimat.com/factures/2015_10_amel_facture.pdf

Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 2/12/18, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Track Plugs
To: amelyachtowners@...m
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:46 AM


 









Vladimir,Do you have the part
number?Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376    From: amelyachtowners@...m
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 6:57
AM
To:
amelyachtowners@...m
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib
Track Plugs    I used back rubber plugs. I
cut them shorter. I installed them 2 years ago. I see no
problem yet. You can buy them from McMaster
very inexpensive.Vladimir
SM
345 "LIFE IS GOOD"  On Feb 10, 2018 16:13,
"greatketch@...
[amelyachtowners]
" <amelyachtowners@...om>
wrote:   
 Last year we replaced all the plugs
that keep water from sitting in the recesses around the
bolts that attach the jib track to the rail.  We ordered
them from Amel, and I was disappointed to find that they
were natural white polyethylene—not something I expected
to have a reasonable lifespan in sunlight.  Sure enough, a
year later they are all crumbling
away.
 Has
anybody found a better alternative?  Maybe black plastic?
 or anything else better able to handle sunlight? I
haven’t been able to track anything
down..
 In
the absence of a better alternative, I am thinking of
plugging the holes with silicone sealant.  Yes, it would be
something of a pain (but not impossible) to extract if I
ever needed to, but I really don’t want these bolts
soaking in salt water constantly.
 Bill KinneySM160, HarmonieFreeport,
Bahamas.
 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 54 TV lift

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Alex
By bench did you mean the one at the back of the table on the port side?  I removed the panels behind the cushions and could not find the box?
Thanks
Courtney 
Trippin Amel 54 #101


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-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Feb 13, 2018 01:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 54 TV lift


 

Hi,
there is a small metal box containing four fuses behind the bench. You'll have to remove the wooden cover. In my case it was just a fuse that didn't work anymore.
Best Regards,
Alex
AMEL54 #15
NO STRESS
On Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:34:13 AM GMT-4, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

Inverter under navtable is on?






Re: 24v Dessalator motor stops under pressure

ya_fohi
 

Thanks to all who made suggestions. It turns out that it was in fact the pulley wheel. Strange that it should break gradually.
Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu: Location for watermaker

David Wallace
 

Miles,

One thing to add re installing you RO system. My low pressure feed pump is a Johnson Pumps CM30P7.  The pump is almost totally silent, but does need to be mounted below the waterline. It feeds the HP pump for my system that makes 35 gl/hr. It’s located in the engine room and has suffered no problems due to the heat, and has been in service for 5-6 years. I use the same model Johnson pump to feed the cooling circuit for our refrigeration, and it’s also in the engine room, and that pump has been in service for 16 years (knock on wood)! So that’s an option to consider.

Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104
Sea of Cortez, Mx

On Feb 13, 2018, at 12:33 AM, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Many thanks for that idea David

I’ll have a look at that when I’m next onboard

I was actually thinking I’d mount the reverse osmosis unit on the fibreglass tray behind the toilet but you have made me think that I could instead extend the shelves above the tray an place the unit in there

I suspect the lower the unit the better as the pump will have less work to do but perhaps the shelf would be a good option

All the very best

Miles


On 8 Feb 2018, at 18:35, David Wallace svairops@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If you decide to place the unit outboard of the aft toilet, you can make more space by moving the shelf facing panel inboard such that it sits on the fiberglass base behind the toliet. We did this in both the forward and aft heads, extending the shelves about four inches, giving us quite a bit of more storage space with no interference with the toilet.


Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104
Sea of Cortez, Mx

On Feb 7, 2018, at 11:17 AM, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Thanks for this Michael 

I’ll have a look at that option 
My engine bay is flanked with batteries 
One side is service and starter
The other has a big battery for windlass and furler 
Plus I’ve 3 alternators  perhaps we all have. 
So not that much space for cat swinging 

But in many ways the engine bay would work well. 
Perhaps I could make a removable platform 

I’m not close to the boat at the mo but still curious about the option of between the aft toilet and the hull. Perhaps just for the RO unit 

I’ll send a few photos once I’ve settled on a good spot but very helpful to hear others experience so many thanks to those who responded 

Fair winds
M


On 4 Feb 2018, at 10:42, 'Michael Konz' mkbiz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

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