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Re: Lee Sails or equivalent

 

Miles,

Some people who have had experience with Lee Sails may give a favorable answer because the Lee Sails they received were much better than the worn sails they replaced and the sails the Lee Sails were cheaper than anything else they could buy. However, that experience is no basis for comparison to other sails made by other sailmakers. Regarding Lee Sails, I have seen their sails installed on 2 SMs. They were not only cut the wrong size, but they were the worst made new sails I have ever seen...and I have seen plenty. 

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 2:16 PM smiles bernard via Groups.Io <smilesbernard=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello

Does anyone have any experience of Lee Sails?

We are considering them as an almost half price alternative for UK manufactured sails.

Normally we get what we pay to a degree  but the price difference is enough for me to pause and consider.

Our Maramu has the single spreader isomat masts without furler ( just slab reefing ) so reasonably simple sails

I am being quoted for fully battened with cars that go into the mast luff box - we have them currently and they work ok.

Any thoughts or experience most welcome

Many thanks

Miles
Maramu 162



Lee Sails or equivalent

smiles bernard
 

Hello

Does anyone have any experience of Lee Sails?

We are considering them as an almost half price alternative for UK manufactured sails.

Normally we get what we pay to a degree but the price difference is enough for me to pause and consider.

Our Maramu has the single spreader isomat masts without furler ( just slab reefing ) so reasonably simple sails

I am being quoted for fully battened with cars that go into the mast luff box - we have them currently and they work ok.

Any thoughts or experience most welcome

Many thanks

Miles
Maramu 162

Re: Dual Pre Filters for Fuel

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Alan,

I have the same mechanics and installed twin 7550.

Work very well.

Jean-Pierre , Eleuthera,  SM007



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Alan "Woody" Wood" <woody@...>
Date: 19/03/2019 00:46 (GMT+12:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Dual Pre Filters for Fuel

Hi guys..
I have a SM'97 with a TMD22-B 
and MDKDP 6,5 KW genset and would like to change the single pre-filter for a (Racor?) dual filter.  I have no idea what the flow rate is or how to calculate it so was wondering what model of dual filter you have switched to and if you mounted the unit higher on the bulkhead to create more space below for drainage? If so, was there a problem with fuel flow from the tank or priming after changing filters?
Thanks in advance.. 
Woody 

Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

Courtney Gorman
 

Looks the same as my 54


On Mar 18, 2019, at 1:29 AM, s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Is the A54 lining same as the one in the picture below?

If yes, Amel is still using the same lining on the A50... In which case, I would like to find a way to slow down or prevent deterioration. Also, they probably used the same on the A55 and A64.

s/v Paloma
2019 A50, #18

Re: Anode wear

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks to all for your good advice - I will check at the next haulout.

--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Gas pipe size - SM

Ian Park
 

Santorin is 8mm. 5/16”. Presume SM is same.

Gas pipe size - SM

David Cummane
 

Hi

Can someone advise the (copper) gas pipe size feeding into the gas locker on a SM?  I am sizing the fittings for the suggested Burkert solenoid valve (6013/125301)  but am not on board to measure the pipe.  I assume it is 1/4 inch.

Many thanks

David
SM #101

Re: Dual Pre Filters for Fuel

amelforme
 

The Racor Duplex 500 works. Amel placed the filters low specifically to make it easy to prime/bleed with even minimum fuel in the tank without the need of a electric prime pump. Pumps that get used infrequently often get atrophy and fail prematurely.
JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Mar 18, 2019, at 7:46 AM, Alan Woody Wood <woody@...> wrote:

Hi guys..
I have a SM'97 with a TMD22-B 
and MDKDP 6,5 KW genset and would like to change the single pre-filter for a (Racor?) dual filter.  I have no idea what the flow rate is or how to calculate it so was wondering what model of dual filter you have switched to and if you mounted the unit higher on the bulkhead to create more space below for drainage? If so, was there a problem with fuel flow from the tank or priming after changing filters?
Thanks in advance.. 
Woody 

Re: Dual Pre Filters for Fuel

Stefano Biffi
 

Hi woody I did same last year: rancor double filter. I am far from the boat to tell you exactly the data. Same engine, position behind the two alternators, no problem in the last 85 hours last year.
Where are you and hull number?
Stefano
N’EVEREST sm 185 in Italy 

Il giorno 18 mar 2019, alle ore 14:46, Alan Woody Wood <woody@...> ha scritto:

Hi guys..
I have a SM'97 with a TMD22-B 
and MDKDP 6,5 KW genset and would like to change the single pre-filter for a (Racor?) dual filter.  I have no idea what the flow rate is or how to calculate it so was wondering what model of dual filter you have switched to and if you mounted the unit higher on the bulkhead to create more space below for drainage? If so, was there a problem with fuel flow from the tank or priming after changing filters?
Thanks in advance.. 
Woody 

Dual Pre Filters for Fuel

Alan "Woody" Wood
 

Hi guys..
I have a SM'97 with a TMD22-B 
and MDKDP 6,5 KW genset and would like to change the single pre-filter for a (Racor?) dual filter.  I have no idea what the flow rate is or how to calculate it so was wondering what model of dual filter you have switched to and if you mounted the unit higher on the bulkhead to create more space below for drainage? If so, was there a problem with fuel flow from the tank or priming after changing filters?
Thanks in advance.. 
Woody 

Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

Theo s/v Paloma
 
Edited

Is the A54 lining same as the one in the picture below?

If yes, Amel is still using the same lining on the A50... In which case, I would like to find a way to slow down or prevent deterioration. Also, they probably used the same on the A55 and A64.

s/v Paloma
2019 A50, #18

Re: New Member - Amel Mango Hull #63-Is there an electronic Owners Manual in existence

Ian Bone
 

Thanks sincerely...much appreciated.
Ian

On Sun, Mar 17, 2019, 10:45 PM Ian Bone via Groups.Io <auscaptain=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello all,
I've recently purchased Hull #63 Mango. 
I'm in the process of reviewing documentation and wondered if there was an electronic Owners Manual for the Amel Mango available.

Ian

Re: K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

Jamie Wendell
 

Thanks Olivier, I see that on the original schematics. I never had the inverter or the transformer, but I do see what you are saying. I installed a 4kVA inverter and switch it through a manual switch. That allows me to have 50hz power to the wall plugs and microwave when I am using US shore power (60hz) for the battery chargers and the AC units. I also installed an isolation transformer, which does the same function as the plug you are referencing through a dedicated receptacle on the transom, and it also isolates the ground to prevent galvanic corrosion from faulty shore power supplies.
Jamie

Re: K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

Faial Livingston
 

Thank you all for the very quick answer! 

@Bill: Yes I did look at the drawings and have made pictures of these. Which would you like? From the pictures you have uploaded ours is rather different, have uploaded to the link you supplied.

@Olivier: Ok that is the one then! I have found it but did not know it was it, attached is the image of what we have and there is nothing connected to it. Do not know when and which electrician has circumvented it. The original inverter has been replaced with a Victron unit. 

@Jamie: We have the converter too! As seen on the image.

Next actions: Will have a look in the coming days and see if the GE has too been rewired to somewhere else. 

Re: K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Jamie,

in the original AMEL option for a 2.5kVA inverter, K2 is allowing the inverter to feed the 230V circuits only if generator is OFF and shore power cord is disconnected.

In case a 120V/230V step up transformer is installed, its 230V is not delivered through an automatic relay but through a big plug located at top front bulkhead of the engine room. You change the plug (feeding K1) from "230V quai" outlet to "230V transformer" outlet.

Olivier


On Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4:58:37 PM GMT+1, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


I uploaded 2 photos that will help you at: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=87146
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

 

I uploaded 2 photos that will help you at: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=87146
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

Jamie Wendell
 

Faial, you probably have only the K1 switch. It is located in a white box mounted on the wall behind the generator. On my 54, K1 automatically switches between shore power and generator feed. K2 is installed if you have a 120V transformer for use in the US.
Hope that helps.
Jamie
Phantom A54

Re: K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Faial,

these automatic relays are located in a grey box, at aft top portside of the engine room, behind the 230V blower cooling the genset. The box is labeled "QUAI/GE/CONVERTISSEUR"
If you don't have the option of a 2.5kVA inverter feeding the 230V outlets network, then there is only one relay, and the box is labeled "QUAI/GE"

Good luck in your search.

Olivier

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, 3:57:55 PM GMT+1, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Did you look at electrical drawings of the 54 in APPENDIX 4 of your manual. I don't have a copy of this...do you?

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 9:29 AM Faial Livingston <flivingston@...> wrote:
Hello,

I've been trying to find where K1 & K2 are located on the Amel 54.

Unfortunately I am unable to do the check by finding the sound they make when switching off shore power and neither the second option with the Generator.

Could someone please share where exactly these automatic switches are in the Engine Room!

Best regards,
Faial Livingston
Cataya - 046 - Amel 54

Re: Olivier goes to TRINIDAD

 

Olivier,

I have a client in Trinidad who really needs to meet with you and his SM. I will put him in touch with you.
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

 

Did you look at electrical drawings of the 54 in APPENDIX 4 of your manual. I don't have a copy of this...do you?

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 9:29 AM Faial Livingston <flivingston@...> wrote:
Hello,

I've been trying to find where K1 & K2 are located on the Amel 54.

Unfortunately I am unable to do the check by finding the sound they make when switching off shore power and neither the second option with the Generator.

Could someone please share where exactly these automatic switches are in the Engine Room!

Best regards,
Faial Livingston
Cataya - 046 - Amel 54