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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

Howard Berger
 

Deb,

Thanks for the info on Hydrovane; looks like a good product. I will
check them out. I also plan to speak with Scanmar, who make the
Monitor as well as a windvane similar to the Hydrovane (auto-helm)
and another vane called the Saye's Rig. Hans always goes to the
Annapolis Boat show and he'll also be in your neck of the woods -- at
least hemisphere -- at the Southampton Boat show in September.

I'm also a believer in non-power solutions to self-steering. It
always possible to have something go terribly wrong and lose all your
batteries and electronics. A second autopilot won't be much good in
that situation.

Howard
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:

Howard

We have been researching wind vane steering. I personally will only
fit a steering system that provides a seperate rudder. I have used
Sailomat in the past with a water driven servo arm and its own
rudder.Recently have discovered the Hydrovane system
www.hydrovane.com. This British/Canadian company appears to provide
a
reliable system that does not require much adjustment take a look
at
the website and let us know what you think. I think you could use
it
from the cockpit although the lines would be long its one simple
endless line.
I am a believer in non power solutions to self steering if possible
and the extra rudder could be useful.

Deb
Orion1 Maramu#42

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@> wrote:

We'd also be interested as well in hearing owners' wind vane
solutions.

Our previous boat, a Caliber 40 LRC, was fitted with a Monitor
wind
vane, a servo pendulum device. The Monitor "saved our bacon"
when
the Autohelm autopilot broke our first night out of Bermuda and
the
wind vane steered us all the way to the Azores. I don't see how
we
would have completed our crossing, with only my wife and myself
aboard, without it.

The Caliber is an aft cockpit boat so the runs for control lines
to
the wheel were short, not the case in a center cockpit vessel.
The
vane also needs "futzing", i.e., small adjustments that one makes
directly on it to keep it zeroed in, but I don't know how to
accomplish this from our Maramu (my arm's not long enough to
reach
to
the transom). We're planning to cruise extensively in the next
few
years after our refit is done and this is a nagging problem for
us.
Do many of you just carry a spare autopilot control and drive
unit
as
Joel noted?

Best regards,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz, Maramu 144
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:

I do not want to labour the point but I wonder if anyone in the
group
has fitted wind vane it would be good to hear how you found it

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:


Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had
wind
vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a
second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will
have
to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a
client
put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it
is
a
good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have
circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be
a
lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord
through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trinidad-A/C Units

S/Y MELMAR Y - marc <newsgroup@...>
 

hi gary

we have our maramu now the second hurricane season in a row in trinidad due to unforseen longer 'homeleave' - well rather a 'babyleave'. our MELMAR Y is on the hard at power boats, more or less between coral cove and peaks. we didn't opt for an A/C but for a dehumidifier. last summer we had one onboard from power boats, they put the whole set inside (no open hatches for thiefs), close to a drain (for us on the galley sink). they also have a look every now and then to check if the condense-water doesn't stay somewhere inside. it worked fine up to one floor board which started to bend, for us not serious but you can still see it. i heard from others about broken wooden tables and more due to a high degree of dehumidifying. anyway i'd recommend, and i will do it for this summer, not to set the dehumidifier to a too dry setting. i also heard about condensation problems due to a too low temperature inside because of using an A/C... once in trinidad get the boater's directory and/or call into the chagaurama's cruiser's net, every morning at 0800 and you'll get plenty of possibilities to rent an A/C. on the net there will also be others which can give you their opinion.

chaga is a great place to leave and/or work on the boat. don't forget to do some excursions on the island, there's a lot to see. say hello to Jesse James from marc & melanie of MELMAR Y!

marc, maramu #89, S/Y MELMAR Y, www.melmar.ch


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Howard

We have been researching wind vane steering. I personally will only
fit a steering system that provides a seperate rudder. I have used
Sailomat in the past with a water driven servo arm and its own
rudder.Recently have discovered the Hydrovane system
www.hydrovane.com. This British/Canadian company appears to provide a
reliable system that does not require much adjustment take a look at
the website and let us know what you think. I think you could use it
from the cockpit although the lines would be long its one simple
endless line.
I am a believer in non power solutions to self steering if possible
and the extra rudder could be useful.

Deb
Orion1 Maramu#42

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@...> wrote:

We'd also be interested as well in hearing owners' wind vane
solutions.

Our previous boat, a Caliber 40 LRC, was fitted with a Monitor wind
vane, a servo pendulum device. The Monitor "saved our bacon" when
the Autohelm autopilot broke our first night out of Bermuda and the
wind vane steered us all the way to the Azores. I don't see how we
would have completed our crossing, with only my wife and myself
aboard, without it.

The Caliber is an aft cockpit boat so the runs for control lines to
the wheel were short, not the case in a center cockpit vessel. The
vane also needs "futzing", i.e., small adjustments that one makes
directly on it to keep it zeroed in, but I don't know how to
accomplish this from our Maramu (my arm's not long enough to reach
to
the transom). We're planning to cruise extensively in the next few
years after our refit is done and this is a nagging problem for
us.
Do many of you just carry a spare autopilot control and drive unit
as
Joel noted?

Best regards,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz, Maramu 144
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:

I do not want to labour the point but I wonder if anyone in the
group
has fitted wind vane it would be good to hear how you found it

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:


Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had wind
vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a
second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will have
to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a
client
put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it is
a
good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have
circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be a
lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord
through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

Howard Berger
 

We'd also be interested as well in hearing owners' wind vane
solutions.

Our previous boat, a Caliber 40 LRC, was fitted with a Monitor wind
vane, a servo pendulum device. The Monitor "saved our bacon" when
the Autohelm autopilot broke our first night out of Bermuda and the
wind vane steered us all the way to the Azores. I don't see how we
would have completed our crossing, with only my wife and myself
aboard, without it.

The Caliber is an aft cockpit boat so the runs for control lines to
the wheel were short, not the case in a center cockpit vessel. The
vane also needs "futzing", i.e., small adjustments that one makes
directly on it to keep it zeroed in, but I don't know how to
accomplish this from our Maramu (my arm's not long enough to reach to
the transom). We're planning to cruise extensively in the next few
years after our refit is done and this is a nagging problem for us.
Do many of you just carry a spare autopilot control and drive unit as
Joel noted?

Best regards,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz, Maramu 144
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:

I do not want to labour the point but I wonder if anyone in the
group
has fitted wind vane it would be good to hear how you found it

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:


Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had wind
vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a
second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will have
to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a client
put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it is a
good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have
circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be a
lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord
through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@





prop shaft alternator - maramu

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Does anyone have a part number or supplier information for the flat
ridged belt that drives the prop shaft alternator? I am disconnecting
the shaft from the gearbox to replace the old stuffing box with new
ceramic disc seal and will replace the old belt and leave a second
available tied down around the seal for easy installation if/when
required.I cannot find part number anywhere and hope that someone might
be able to help me out!

Cheers
Deb
Orion1 Maramu#42


mizzen staysail

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

We currently do not have a mizzen staysail at the moment and are
looking to sort that. Does anyone have the size or sizes of any sails
flown from the top of the mizzen (staysail, chute.. whatever). This
would be really helpful

Deb and John
Orion1 (Maramu#42)


Re: Anchor winch and chain, boom outhaul gearbox and grounding strap

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Anne & John:

Glad to hear that I wasn't the only one who had a hard time getting the outhaul drive shaft
out. I used a two pound sledge for several hours with no success. I too found no corrosion
holding things together, just encrusted grease and grit. It is good to hear that the fit is
relatively light once it is cleaned up. I think I will add removal of this shaft and lubrication of
the Anderson Winch bearings to my annual service.

I did some research to try and find a puller, similar to the one the machine shop used to such
great effect, that I could purchase for future application to this job. It seems that this type of
puller is called a straight jaw puller. It worked extremely well and avoided all the hammering
with attendant worries of metal fatigue in the aluminum boom and mounting bracket.
However, they are hard to find. There are several on Amazon. If I get one I will post about
how it works.

Gary


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

I do not want to labour the point but I wonder if anyone in the group
has fitted wind vane it would be good to hear how you found it

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:


Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had wind vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will have to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a client
put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it is a
good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be a
lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord
through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Thanks Ian and Judy

You are right we have noticed that when on anchor the wheel can move
a little particularly in a swell we will give your suggestion a
try... we think the Maramu is a lovely boat too!

Deb and John
Orion1

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Ian & Judy Jenkins
<ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Hi Deb, When we had a Maramu ( wonderful boat!) we fitted a U bolt
just to the right of the wheel so that we could clip our harness on
whist still below. If you position the U bolt at the height of the
centre of the wheel then its a simple job to tie a piece of webbing
through the U bolt and the wheel and lock it off that way. We use a
short piece of webbing which ends in velcro--easy to take off in a
hurry.
We have done the same on our Supermaramu and use it to fix the
helm when at anchor.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302


http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/msnnkmgl0010000004ukm/direct/01/

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had wind vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will have to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@...> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a client put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it is a good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be a lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@...



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Deb, When we had a Maramu ( wonderful boat!) we fitted a U bolt just to the right of the wheel so that we could clip our harness on whist still below. If you position the U bolt at the height of the centre of the wheel then its a simple job to tie a piece of webbing through the U bolt and the wheel and lock it off that way. We use a short piece of webbing which ends in velcro--easy to take off in a hurry.
We have done the same on our Supermaramu and use it to fix the helm when at anchor.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302


http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/msnnkmgl0010000004ukm/direct/01/


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trinidad-A/C Units

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Gary, We are onshore at Peakes, next door to Coral Cove. Everone recommended an aircon unit as a means to avoid mildew etc ( the rainy season is from now till Xmas, apparently). We have put one on, using Rafael from Cosmos Yacht Services who came highly recommended by some other yotties. ( he also grows his own vegetables which are very tasty). His no is 362 7877 or 723 6579. He charges US$91 pm and there will also be an electricity charge, The unit fits on the main hatch in the saloon and runs 24/7. This does mean that someone could just move the unit and enter your boat! We have Pen Azen in the "secure" part of Peakes, where even owners are not allowed and they have guard dogs loose at night ( actually when we checked there was one, a nice old pooch, fast asleep. He was a Rottweiler, which counts for something, but my brother in law, who has only recently left Harare in Zimbabwe, had a Rottweiler called Fud. The U stood for Useless, the D for dog, and I leave you to work out the F for yourself. Fud was as big a lap dog as you could find, so I have never made any assumptions about the effectiveness of Rottweilers...
But , I digress. We will only know in November whether we have wasted our money on aircon .Very good friends of ours, who have a wooden boat and therefore are concerned about the aircon drying the boat out, have chosen not to have it. They are in the same yard and we will compare notes in November.
Cheers, Ian and Judy. Pen Azen, SM 302
http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/msnnkmgl0010000007ukm/direct/01/


Steering locks and autopilots

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

I agree with Joel, for a circumnavigation two drive units are highly
desirable as they work very hard and may fail. See my previous posts
and take spares as well. A spare computer for the autopilot is
desirable but generally they are now much more reliable.
Amel made up a steering lock for me. It was a very simple and elegant
solution. It is a piece of stainless strip metal in the shape of an E.
The distance between two of the legs is just enough to hook on to a
spoke of the wheel and the space between the centre and third leg is
sufficient to slot on to the raised section of the instrument panel.
This part is lined with 'leather' and has a hole drilled to take a pin
which goes through the raised section. The pin is fixed to the E on a
short bit of light chain. Perhaps none of this is possible on earlier
models.

Best wishes, John, SM 319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

amelforme
 

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a client put one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it is a good thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have circumnavigated(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be a lock and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord through the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@att.net


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

David Wallace
 

Deb

I had my Perkins 4.154 rebuilt last September and the mechanic when asked told me there was no sacrificial anode on the engine or cooling system. I have an engine manual and could find no reference in it either.

Can't help on the wheel lock, except there is a friction adjusting knob directly under the wheel shaft housing, but can't say if it can be tightened enough to lock the wheel in place.

I traded emails with John last fall when he provided some very helpful advice on installing a bow thruster on Air Ops. Please tell him that I ended up having a Sidepower SP95Ti installed, the largest one (8HP) with a 7.5 inch tunnel. We did not put a battery in the bow but rather ran 4/0 cable, which was an easy task actually. We also bought the radio remote control unit, which is connected at the bow end to also run the windlass. That'sbeen a great feature when raising the anchor after anchoring in sea grass. It all works great and was well worth the investment.

Dave
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: woodsdeborah_56@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:43:12 +0000
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel






















We have a Maramu which we are currently refitting and I have two

queries which I would really appreciate some feedback on if possible.

Could anyone tell me if there is a sacrificial anode in the cooling

system in the Perkins engine, ours is a Perkins 60 hp.



Also, has anyone fitted a locking system for the helm? We are looking

to install wind vane steering in preparation for a circumnavigation and

any thoughts/experiences would be really useful.



Deb

Orion1 (Maramu #42)
























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Locking companionway cover

Zanareva
 

In an effort to add a little better security to the existing
companionway, I've built a fiberglass cover that locks into installed
u-bolts on either side of the companionway. About 9 layers of
fiberglass were laid up over an aluminum tube for this cover and I
epoxied and glassed in several pieces of stainless steel stock on the
underside for additional protection from someone attempting to cut
into the cover. Cover is very stiff, especially the top curved
section, yet still pretty light. Photos posted in my album "1989 Super
Maramu"

Richard Tate
SM #5 "Spice"


sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

We have a Maramu which we are currently refitting and I have two
queries which I would really appreciate some feedback on if possible.
Could anyone tell me if there is a sacrificial anode in the cooling
system in the Perkins engine, ours is a Perkins 60 hp.

Also, has anyone fitted a locking system for the helm? We are looking
to install wind vane steering in preparation for a circumnavigation and
any thoughts/experiences would be really useful.

Deb
Orion1 (Maramu #42)


Anchor winch and chain, boom outhaul gearbox and grounding strap

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

When we were buying a new winch from the manufacturer in New Zealand
he insisted that we returned to the boat to cut off a foot or 30cms
of chain to wrap around the gypsy on the new winch to be absolutely
certain that it was the right size.

To remove the gearbox we tied the ballooner halyard around the boom
to take the weight and then removed the bolt holding the boom to the
gooseneck so that we could turn the boom upside down before replacing
the bolt. I then spent a long time hammering the shaft out using a
heavy club hammer using a long shaft socket to fit the bolt(13mm I
think) as a drift to slowly drive the shaft out aided by penetrating
fluid although perhaps kerosene would have been better because the
shaft was seized into the gearbox with congealed grease and dirt,
there was no rust at all. Once removed and cleaned off the shaft and
key fit very freely into the gearbox. I smeared the shaft with a very
thin coating of anti seize compound before refitting. The deep socket
was trashed by all the hammering but nothing else was damaged.

I used a 2inch wide copper grounding strap one eighth of an inch
thick but had a machine shop drill the 22mm hole for the keel bolt
and also to bend it. This was quite hard even for them as they had to
aneal the strap at the bending points and then use quite a lot of
strength to start the bend and then they finished the bend with a
lead faced hammer. It would have been easier if the strap was only an
inch and a half wide and if they had had a bending press. I also
bought a half inch square section of mild steel four feet long to use
with a 30mm socket taped on at one end and another socket to size
taped on at the other end to take my wrench. There is a second nut
under the strap so there is no danger of the keel dropping in the
process. The wet and dry vacuum was a great tip for emptying the
water and deposits at the bottom of the pit. I also dropped a spanner
in the pit but used a magnet to get it out. I then fitted some
plastic elbows on short lenths of tubing into the three drains so
that the effluent from the dishwasher etc does not squirt straight
out onto the new strap which will now see me out, I hope.

Best wishes, Anne and John SM319


Re: Trinidad-A/C Units

Naegels Patrick <naegels@...>
 

Hi Gary,

I invite you to hire an air conditionning system during wintering.
Chaguaramas is particularly wet. Moreover, you have to consider a
weekly deck cleaning to bird's "gifts" which are several and very
marking on GRP.

Patrick - Caramel - SM2000#329


Trinidad-A/C Units

gwollenberg <bozocinq@...>
 

I am going to Trinidad for the first time and will be mooring my AMEL
@Coral Cove Marina during the hurricane season. ON the moorage
information sheet they offer a portable air conditioning/humidifier
unit. Can anyone enlighten or educate me as to whether I should
consider something like this??
Thank you,
Gary
Bozo Cinq