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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Any members living in Japan?

Jean Boucharlat
 

Yes I do, although I am not currently an active member, having been boatless for the past few years to my great regret.

 

Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: jeudi 8 novembre 2018 07:41
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Any members living in Japan?

 

 

Hello all,

Just curious if there are any members from or living in Japan?

Trevor
SV Iris, SN27
Currently in North Borneo


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mounting of dual racor filters

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Alan

I cannot answer your question, so wait for those who are more qualified to provide the answer. However, in the interim let me say that we also swapped out our old single fuel filter system for a dual one, with quick flick over switch change over, plus a substantial automatic fuel polishing system..... and mounted these to that rear engine room wall before sailing into Indonesia where fuel problems are an ongoing problem. I simply used good sized large threaded 316 stainless wood screws, and they easily hold these units without "bottoming out" into any fibre glass or wires/pipes on the rear wall behind the timber under the rubber sound proofing. I am currently land touring in Sth Africa, away from the boat, so cannot remember or measure the screw lengths for you unfortunately. Others here will be able to give dimensions.

Tip, do not try to raise the height of that dual filter much higher than the low position at which the original one sat, despite how tempting it may seem to have it at eye level on that nice huge rear wall! We raised ours about 200mm and have had no fuel flow issues at all.

Colin Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM#332
RCYC, Cape Town, South Africa
After 16 wonderful months in the Indian Ocean we are about sail the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Sailing Island Pearl YT Channel

On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 2:04 AM bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi All, i am changing from the single racor filter to dual racor 500 series filters. 

When i removed the single filter it was mounted on a block of wood that had 2 bolts thru it which seem to be mounted thru the bulkhead.

1; i can't find where the bolt heads are. I do remember reading somewhere that the engine bay is double layer by that i mean the bulkhead then a layer of foam then more plywood then more foam which would explain why i can't find the bolt head.

Can anyone confirm that?

If it is the case then i should be able to screw into that wood to mount the new filter body frame which is considerably bigger with 3" thick mounting blocks which allows me to clear the drain water shutoff valve.

Can anyone confirm this?

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai  SM 406

Ft Lauderdale



--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


day fuel tank

michael winand
 

Hi everyone. I am interested in fitting a day fuel tank in a super maramu and wondering if anyone has ever done this before. I would like to set up a fuel polishing system going to the day tank that would gravity feed to the engine. I was hoping to get another 100 liters of fuel as well.
I am looking at mounting it behind the cockpit drain pipes attached to the aft wall of the engine room.
Feeding the tank with a fass fuel filter and pump.
Really appreciate any advice
Michael 251 sm


Any members living in Japan?

tfortner1975
 

Hello all,

Just curious if there are any members from or living in Japan?

Trevor
SV Iris, SN27
Currently in North Borneo


mounting of dual racor filters

Alan Grayson
 

Hi All, i am changing from the single racor filter to dual racor 500 series filters. 

When i removed the single filter it was mounted on a block of wood that had 2 bolts thru it which seem to be mounted thru the bulkhead.

1; i can't find where the bolt heads are. I do remember reading somewhere that the engine bay is double layer by that i mean the bulkhead then a layer of foam then more plywood then more foam which would explain why i can't find the bolt head.

Can anyone confirm that?

If it is the case then i should be able to screw into that wood to mount the new filter body frame which is considerably bigger with 3" thick mounting blocks which allows me to clear the drain water shutoff valve.

Can anyone confirm this?

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai  SM 406

Ft Lauderdale


Aft Head Hose

Duane Siegfri
 

I noticed that the hose that fills the tank has quite a bit of corrosion at the tank connection.  Shouldn't this copper tube have a bonding wire?  I posted a photo of it.


I noticed it while trying to unplug the toilet.  It won't empty.  I've already established the plug is not in the motor or macerator blade (which I replaced).  There was quite a bit of accretion in the elbow with the joker valve but not enough to cause the plug.  I reconnected and tested it anyhow after cleaning but no joy.  


I disconnected the 1" hose from the back of the toilet at the joker valve, and connected a four foot piece of 1" hose and filled it with vinegar.  Hopefully an overnight soak will do the job.


Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477   


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

Mike Ondra
 

Thanks for the heads up Paul.
Our slider also showed signs of cracking. See attached photo. As it happened we stopped in at Hampton over night to allow weather to moderate off Hatteras and the shop was only a 20 minute walk from the marina. Replacement piece very nicely done and powder-coated. Andre and Ashley Gilliam we're very nice even giving me a lift back to the boat. They have 5 more boom slides for anyone who is interested at $205.
We had one of our ballooner hookers break so I left it with him as a pattern to see if they could fabricate a new one out of aluminum. Will follow up with information as it becomes available.
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM240
Southbound to St. Augustine.

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On Oct 31, 2018 8:59 PM, "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Paul,

There have indeed been quite a number boats with failures of this item. Two things to consider when having one made. First, not all aluminum is created equal. Be sure to quiz the fabricator as to the correct grade. Second, consider making it longer, say twice as long to make it more robust.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 

Ocean Pearl 

On 01 November 2018 at 10:33 "pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good day fellow sailors.

I didn’t pay too much attention to this topic when I read it as I didn’t think we had the problem.  However, a week or so ago, when Chuck and Kim on S/V Joy stopped by, Chuck had me take a close look and sure enough, we had some cracks in our block.  Chuck’s was in worse shape than ours.  He removed his and found a local fabricator here in Hampton, VA to make a new one.  I jumped on board and had one made for myself as well. 

Chuck instructed the fabricator to make the new one larger in the hopes that it would be stronger.  We were both happy with the finished product (see pics).

The fabricator made a bunch of extras (I think 6) if anyone is interested in obtaining one.  The cost out the door was $205.00.

The fabricator can be contacted at:

Gilliam Welding
757-727-0773
Metals at GilliamWelding dot com
www.GilliamWelding.com

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising US East Coast


 


 


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

Danny Simms
 

Hi Gary,
I have no problem with my mizzen furler. Works perfectly. Just considering prevention rather than cure. Are you saying a water flush would go through and rinse salt out internally? The person (sorry, name escapes me) who just fitted a new gearbox commented it felt heavier than the old one and asked if it was full of grease. Also on my main furler there was a trickle of oil coming out of the input shaft so I replaced the seal. The two gearboxes look much the same. I am a great believer in lubrication and feel  uncomfortable I've done nothing with these.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

On Wed, 7 Nov 2018 at 05:05, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

DANNY:

Do NOT add a grease nipple to the mizzen furling gearbox. The box is designed to run with minimal grease and adding more will accrete salt & dirt accumulations. I undertook a laborious complete overhaul of my gearbox (better termed a gear cannister as it is all cylindrical), and came away impressed with it’s elegant simplicity and lack of need for lube. Also came away with knowledge that my teardown wasn’t needed. Thirough and frequent rinsing with fresh water is the best maintenance. I will write up a complete teardown and re-build article shortly. In the meantime, just start rinsing the shaft area with fresh water, also run fresh water into the gap at the top of the cylinder, it will flush the delrin bearings and drain out the two drain holes on the bottom of the cannister. If your gearbox is frozen it is almost assuredly at the winch handle shaft. The shaft is two pieces and rides within teflon or HDPE sleeves. Binding is due to salt & dirt accretions. Hence the need for copious fresh water rinsing. Again, DO NOT add grease, More soon.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
AMEL SM 2000 # 335
On the hard, Puerto Del Rey
Puerto Rico


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

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

DANNY:

Do NOT add a grease nipple to the mizzen furling gearbox. The box is designed to run with minimal grease and adding more will accrete salt & dirt accumulations. I undertook a laborious complete overhaul of my gearbox (better termed a gear cannister as it is all cylindrical), and came away impressed with it’s elegant simplicity and lack of need for lube. Also came away with knowledge that my teardown wasn’t needed. Thirough and frequent rinsing with fresh water is the best maintenance. I will write up a complete teardown and re-build article shortly. In the meantime, just start rinsing the shaft area with fresh water, also run fresh water into the gap at the top of the cylinder, it will flush the delrin bearings and drain out the two drain holes on the bottom of the cannister. If your gearbox is frozen it is almost assuredly at the winch handle shaft. The shaft is two pieces and rides within teflon or HDPE sleeves. Binding is due to salt & dirt accretions. Hence the need for copious fresh water rinsing. Again, DO NOT add grease, More soon.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
AMEL SM 2000 # 335
On the hard, Puerto Del Rey
Puerto Rico


Re: Sailing Caribbean to US

Ian Park
 

Hi Wolfgang,
We met briefly in Port Napoleon 4 or 5 years ago.
Cape Verde Islands are worth exploring. If there is any swell in Mindelo your boat is safer and more comfortable in the anchorage. There are no piles on the pontoons and the movement of the pontoons in a swell can be very destructive to your boat.
From Mindelo the ferry across to Sao Antao is a good day out if you take a taxi up to the crater at the top and walk down the spectacular ( but very safe) path back down through the rain forest. Also Sao Nicolau is a lovely island, very welcoming people.
Don’t know what your destination is, but we crossed to Barbados which is an awkward island to get to from anywhere else. Glad we didn’t miss it out.

Have a great trip

Ian and Linda

Ocean Hobo SN96 (back in UK now).


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailing Caribbean to US

Wolfgang Weber
 

Thank you Bill,
I will try my plastik raven.
Wolfgang 






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