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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailing Caribbean to US

Wolfgang Weber
 

Thank you Alexandre, just returned from Frankfurt with the Visa .
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailing Caribbean to US

 

Wolfgang,

There are a lot of birds in Deltaville and will surely find your beautiful 54. Other than that, it is a safe place.

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



On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 3:22 PM webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello to the group,
The first days of january I will start the atlantic crossing from Lanzarote via Cape Verde. We hope to sail upnorth to Virginia from the Caribbean sea and leave the boat in Deltaville? From the middle of May  until beginning of August.Then starting upnorth to Newengland or Nova Scotia and return back to Virginia in October, waiting for the next season in the Caribbean sea.
Any recommendations or advices,  safe place to leave the boat ?

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailing Caribbean to US

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Wolfgang,

Just making sure you know that if you are not a US Citizen, you must have a Tourist B Visa to enter the US (with a private vessel or aircraft) - ESTA is not enough.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Mon, 11/5/18, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailing Caribbean to US
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:23 PM


 









Hello to the group,The first
days of january I will start the atlantic crossing from
Lanzarote via Cape Verde. We hope to sail upnorth to
Virginia from the Caribbean sea and leave the boat in
Deltaville? From the middle of May  until beginning of
August.Then starting upnorth to Newengland or Nova Scotia
and return back to Virginia in October, waiting for the next
season in the Caribbean sea.Any recommendations
or advices,  safe place to leave the boat ?
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54
#162


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolation transformer

 

I would also ask the marina why the voltage is that high. 


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 Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 08:12 bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi All, i am just installing a Victron Isolation transformer. My input voltage from the pedestal is 245V and my output voltage from the transformer 259.5Volts 60hz.

Is this ok to run thru the boat? It seems a lot high in fact getting 240v from the pedestal surprised me.

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai  SM 406

Ft Lauderdale


Sailing Caribbean to US

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hello to the group,
The first days of january I will start the atlantic crossing from Lanzarote via Cape Verde. We hope to sail upnorth to Virginia from the Caribbean sea and leave the boat in Deltaville? From the middle of May  until beginning of August.Then starting upnorth to Newengland or Nova Scotia and return back to Virginia in October, waiting for the next season in the Caribbean sea.
Any recommendations or advices,  safe place to leave the boat ?

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 


---------- Original Message ----------


Hi,

I wonder if the addition of a grease nipple to this ala furler drive gearboxes would be an option. For the main also. Just need to know where to drill into a void. I,m referring to the gearbox, not the input shaft. 
Regards

Danny

SM 299 

Ocean Pearl 

On 05 November 2018 at 02:24 "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

What would be the preventive maintenance procedure for this gearbox?  


From what I understood of this chain:
1) remove the black ring
2) unscrew the outer casing of the horizontal shaft from the vertical gearbox
3) remove the horizontal shaft from the outer casing by pulling forward
4) clean both , removing surface rust and polish
5) lubricate and reinstall

Is it that simple if it is functioning normally?  

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

 


 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolation transformer

Mark Erdos
 

Alan,

 

I would think the answer depends on the electronic equipment you are running aboard with this current and the rating of the equipment. I do not think there would be a blanket answer of yes or no to your question. You will need to check the acceptable input voltages of the AC units, battery charges, water heater, etc. and determine if they can run with the higher voltages. Most equipment has a label with the acceptable range on it.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2018 9:30 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolation transformer

 

 

Hi All, i am just installing a Victron Isolation transformer. My input voltage from the pedestal is 245V and my output voltage from the transformer 259.5Volts 60hz.

Is this ok to run thru the boat? It seems a lot high in fact getting 240v from the pedestal surprised me.

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai  SM 406

Ft Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolation transformer

Stephen Davis
 

I’m no expert, but I think you are on the edge of where some electronic components may be damaged by long term exposure to that much voltage. For example, my Mastervolt battery charger has a max input voltage of 265V. You seem like you are getting very close to that.  

Regards
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Hawaii

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Nov 5, 2018, at 3:30 AM, bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi All, i am just installing a Victron Isolation transformer. My input voltage from the pedestal is 245V and my output voltage from the transformer 259.5Volts 60hz.

Is this ok to run thru the boat? It seems a lot high in fact getting 240v from the pedestal surprised me.

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai  SM 406

Ft Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolation transformer

 

That is a really good question. I am not sure, but in places like Malaysia and others, you will find shore power at 260VAC 50htz. My experience is that around the world 50htz power will normally vary from 220 to 260. Of course, I also saw voltages as low as 180 in Greece.

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



On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 8:12 AM bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi All, i am just installing a Victron Isolation transformer. My input voltage from the pedestal is 245V and my output voltage from the transformer 259.5Volts 60hz.

Is this ok to run thru the boat? It seems a lot high in fact getting 240v from the pedestal surprised me.

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai  SM 406

Ft Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Helm station light

Craig Briggs
 

Mark,
My pleasure - it was just a stab in the dark but I'm  glad it worked! 
Craig


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

Hi Craig,

  In the end, I took your suggestion.  There was just a small nub of wire available and it was impossible to pull the cable to make more wire available.  However, I was still able to connect a new wire to the nub of unused wire protruding from the cable, and now my helm lights works again.  Thanks.

  Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM #419, Lanzarote, Canary Islands


On 10/29/2018 8:56 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
Hi Mark,
Do either of the two cut off wires have 0 resistance, such that you could use that for the negative?
Cheers, Craig Briggs, SN68


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

The dome light at the helm station of Sabbatical III no longer works.  My multi-meter shows only 18 volts and there is substantial resistance on the positive (blue) wire but none on the negative (black) wire.  So I need to pull a new wire.  The existing (original) wire is a grey, round cable containing four wires, two of which are cut off at each end.  It is easy to find in the ceiling space revealed by the sliding ceiling panel just forward of the autopilot locker in the galley.  It disappears by itself into a hole and then apparently comes up in the center section of the hard dodger.  There seems to be a rubber gland where this part of the dodger sits on the deck.  I guess that the electrical cable goes through that gland.


My question is:  Do I have to remove the dodger in order to replace this electrical cable? I have pulled on this cable with only moderate force and it did not budge.  I wish to avoid removing the dodger at this point in time.  Has any one replaced this cable?  Thanks.


   Mark Pitt

   Sabbatical III, SM#419, Lanzarote, Canary Islands




Isolation transformer

Alan Grayson
 

Hi All, i am just installing a Victron Isolation transformer. My input voltage from the pedestal is 245V and my output voltage from the transformer 259.5Volts 60hz.

Is this ok to run thru the boat? It seems a lot high in fact getting 240v from the pedestal surprised me.

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai  SM 406

Ft Lauderdale


Re: Marinas / harbours in Hawaii

Herbert Lackner
 

Thx Brent and Steve.  I watched the videos and will meet Steve in Hawaii :-)

herbert


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Helm station light

Mark Pitt
 

Hi Craig,

  In the end, I took your suggestion.  There was just a small nub of wire available and it was impossible to pull the cable to make more wire available.  However, I was still able to connect a new wire to the nub of unused wire protruding from the cable, and now my helm lights works again.  Thanks.

  Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM #419, Lanzarote, Canary Islands


On 10/29/2018 8:56 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
Hi Mark,
Do either of the two cut off wires have 0 resistance, such that you could use that for the negative?
Cheers, Craig Briggs, SN68


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

The dome light at the helm station of Sabbatical III no longer works.  My multi-meter shows only 18 volts and there is substantial resistance on the positive (blue) wire but none on the negative (black) wire.  So I need to pull a new wire.  The existing (original) wire is a grey, round cable containing four wires, two of which are cut off at each end.  It is easy to find in the ceiling space revealed by the sliding ceiling panel just forward of the autopilot locker in the galley.  It disappears by itself into a hole and then apparently comes up in the center section of the hard dodger.  There seems to be a rubber gland where this part of the dodger sits on the deck.  I guess that the electrical cable goes through that gland.


My question is:  Do I have to remove the dodger in order to replace this electrical cable? I have pulled on this cable with only moderate force and it did not budge.  I wish to avoid removing the dodger at this point in time.  Has any one replaced this cable?  Thanks.


   Mark Pitt

   Sabbatical III, SM#419, Lanzarote, Canary Islands




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Sv Garulfo
 

Hey Duane,

I’m not sure what the best preventive maintenance would be. 

But to dismantle the gearbox, i would advise to remove it whole from the back of the mizzen mast. That’s a matter of removing the furler tube from the gearbox (2x size 13mm bolts), suspending the furler through the hole. 
Then undo the 2 13mm bolts to detach the gearbox from the mast. 

Then from there you can unscrew the horizontal element and have a look inside the gearbox. The horizontal element is in two parts with an hex bolt. If you detach the 2 parts, you should be able to then slide the gear shaft out of the outer tube and check for smoothness. 

The gearbox bottom is screwed on but it looks like it takes a special tool with 2 pins to unscrew it (or a large band wrench). It would be useful to further clean the box and replace the grease but that can also be done through the opening of the horizontal element. 


Hope that helps. We uploaded the gearbox diagram. 

Cheers 

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Aruba 


On Sun, 4 Nov 2018 at 09:36, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

What would be the preventive maintenance procedure for this gearbox?  


From what I understood of this chain:
1) remove the black ring
2) unscrew the outer casing of the horizontal shaft from the vertical gearbox
3) remove the horizontal shaft from the outer casing by pulling forward
4) clean both , removing surface rust and polish
5) lubricate and reinstall

Is it that simple if it is functioning normally?  

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi,

I wonder if the addition of a grease nipple to this ala furler drive gearboxes would be an option. For the main also. Just need to know where to drill into a void. I,m referring to the gearbox, not the input shaft. 
Regards

Danny

SM 299 

Ocean Pearl 

On 05 November 2018 at 02:24 "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

What would be the preventive maintenance procedure for this gearbox?  


From what I understood of this chain:
1) remove the black ring
2) unscrew the outer casing of the horizontal shaft from the vertical gearbox
3) remove the horizontal shaft from the outer casing by pulling forward
4) clean both , removing surface rust and polish
5) lubricate and reinstall

Is it that simple if it is functioning normally?  

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Marinas / harbours in Hawaii

Stephen Davis
 

Hello Tadeja and Herbert,

We sailed from Panama to Hawaii in January 2018, and are currently in Hawaii until next year. Why don’t you email me at flyboyscd at gmail dot com, and we can talk about your options. Also, my wife and I are currently the Port Officers for Hawaii with OCC. If you are members, take a look at the Port Officer site, and I have a little background info there. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii

On Nov 4, 2018, at 05:02, herbert@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,

on our way from Panama to Alaska (starting beginning of 2019) we want to stop for ~ 2-3 months in Hawaii (March- May). Has anyone some recommendations where to stay with the boat? Is it necessary to reserve a berth? any experience, contact, info?

all infos are very welcome

thx, Tadeja and Herbert
SN 120 KALI MERA, still on the hard in Shelter Bay







Re: Marinas / harbours in Hawaii

Brent Cameron
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Kelly Ran
 

When we opened our failed gearbox assembly...the bevel gears were really worn down. Any metal dust from gear grinding would contribute to seizing the horizontal bushing (that got stuck for us). I'd recommend ensuring that you are head to wind when you furl, as much as you can, to decrease loads on the gear teeth. 

Maybe also ensure that the seal between the foil attachment and the upper part of the gearbox is intact and that water ingress is prevented. Our old seal was completely shot. 

Cheers
kelly + ryan
SM233 Iteration
Bermuda 


On Sun, Nov 4, 2018, 10:51 Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I'm wary of step 2.  I'm afraid if I unscrew the tube, I won't get it back in correctly.  It appears the only thing that prevents it from unscrewing during normal furling operation is the extra friction it requires to unscrew vs spin the inner shaft.  That must mean it's on there really tightly.  Also, I think the alignment of the locking pin vs the furler extrusion is probably set by their relative positions when you screw the tube in, and it would require trial and error to get that right.

They seem to last about 20 years with minimal maintenance (really just a fresh water rinse), which isn't a bad lifetime for such a mechanism.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
St George's, Bermuda


On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 8:36 AM sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

What would be the preventive maintenance procedure for this gearbox?  


From what I understood of this chain:
1) remove the black ring
2) unscrew the outer casing of the horizontal shaft from the vertical gearbox
3) remove the horizontal shaft from the outer casing by pulling forward
4) clean both , removing surface rust and polish
5) lubricate and reinstall

Is it that simple if it is functioning normally?  

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Marinas / harbours in Hawaii

Herbert Lackner
 

Hi all,

on our way from Panama to Alaska (starting beginning of 2019) we want to stop for ~ 2-3 months in Hawaii (March- May). Has anyone some recommendations where to stay with the boat? Is it necessary to reserve a berth? any experience, contact, info?

all infos are very welcome

thx, Tadeja and Herbert
SN 120 KALI MERA, still on the hard in Shelter Bay







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Ryan Meador
 

I'm wary of step 2.  I'm afraid if I unscrew the tube, I won't get it back in correctly.  It appears the only thing that prevents it from unscrewing during normal furling operation is the extra friction it requires to unscrew vs spin the inner shaft.  That must mean it's on there really tightly.  Also, I think the alignment of the locking pin vs the furler extrusion is probably set by their relative positions when you screw the tube in, and it would require trial and error to get that right.

They seem to last about 20 years with minimal maintenance (really just a fresh water rinse), which isn't a bad lifetime for such a mechanism.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
St George's, Bermuda


On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 8:36 AM sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

What would be the preventive maintenance procedure for this gearbox?  


From what I understood of this chain:
1) remove the black ring
2) unscrew the outer casing of the horizontal shaft from the vertical gearbox
3) remove the horizontal shaft from the outer casing by pulling forward
4) clean both , removing surface rust and polish
5) lubricate and reinstall

Is it that simple if it is functioning normally?  

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477