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rapp.jeffrey <rapp.jeffrey@...>
 

I'm relatively new to the group, which I find very useful. However, I
find it cumbersome to read the same message over and over within a
message chain in my email. Also, this creates a much larger file than
is necessary. I tried to find an answer in "help" but for some reason,
I cannot connect to that page.
Is there a way to receive messages in a chain that does not involve
having to receive the same message many times? Does it have anything
to do with the way the replies are posted to begin with? Perhaps if we
all simply erased the original posting when we hit the reply button,
it would eliminate this (admittedly) small problem.
I obviously have too much time on my hands. No need to point it out.
Happy holidays to all.
Jeffrey Rapp
"Antares" SM2K378
Cartagena


Re: [Amel] deck finish

Ric <ric@...>
 

Had my 1990 santorin #24 "Bali Hai" completely painted, including
decks, KNJ in trinidad this summer. Used imron. "teak" was first
painted hull off white, then dark brown stripes,then strpes covered
with blue tapeand finally painted light brown for "teak". They
removed all lazerette hatches for to simplify the work. They did a
great job, but I am sure next time they will charge more.

On Dec 21, 2008, at 12:24 PM, "sailw32" <sailw32@aol.com> wrote:

The deck on my 1994 SM has a few areas where there is white showing
through the tan.Is the color of the decks the color of the gel coat or
were the decks painted tan ? If they were painted I may repaint, if
its
gel coat I'll leave it as is.


deck finish

Patrick McAneny
 

The deck on my 1994 SM has a few areas where there is white showing
through the tan.Is the color of the decks the color of the gel coat or
were the decks painted tan ? If they were painted I may repaint, if its
gel coat I'll leave it as is.


Want to buy a B&G Hydra 2 (or 2000) NMEA FFD

hrkaptajn <museum@...>
 

I want to interface my B&G installation to GPS etc. and need the B&G
Hydra 2 or the Hydra 2000 FFD with NMEA-interface.

If anyone have such a FFD for sale I am very interested. But ONLY the
NMEA FFD have my interest.

Please send mail to me og group with offers...

Regards
Lars
Salvagny
Santorin #79


Re: New Photos Posted

Howard Berger
 

Hi, Deb & John.

The paint is called ALEXSEAL Yacht Coatings
(http://www.alexseal.com/en/index.php), a polyurethane paint that our
boat yard prefers. It's similar to Awlgrip.

I'm sorry, but I don't have any drawings of the attachement fittings
for the solar panels. They were custom made for us by the yard. I
can ask to see if they have any drawings, but I suspect not. Sorry.

Warmest wishes to you for the holidays.

Howard Berger
s/v Jazz Maramu 144

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

Howard

Thanks for posting the pics they have been very useful and
intersting.
Just one or two questions .... what did you use as deck paint? We
do
intend to paint ours soon and would be intersted in knowing what
you
used... they are looking good. We are also just designing supports
for
our solar panels.. Kyocera ones like yourself do you have any
drawings
for the installation of the supports you have fitted? She is
starting
to look the business you must be pleased with how the work is going
Have a good christmas

Deb and John
Orion1 Maramu 1979



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

For those interested, I've posted pictures of our (continuing)
refit
of
Maramu #144. They're under the album s/v Jazz.

Best regards,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz


Re: [Amel] Brown rubbing strake damage

bootlegger@...
 

Murray

Very much appreciate your detailed response which I will certainly look
into with a view to implementing the reconnendation.

Frank Newton

Bootlegger of Mann
SM 2000 No 321

I would suggest that you sand off all the strip in the rubstrake, paint

with primer and then 2 coats of a hard excellent fiberglass paint, then
cut starboard into long pieces that fit the space, roputer the edges, make
it thick enough to stick out 3/8 inches beyond the rubstrake, and use
stainless screws which are countersunk. We used Awl Grip in beautiful
blue on SUNDANCE sm349, and made boot top a bright red. A perfect re-white
and blue combo. The starboard is a great rub rail. Indestructible. Can
sanded smooth if you scar it and want it to feel perfectly smooth. It is
ultra high moleculat weight polyethylene. Same material used for bearing
surfaces for total knee replacements. It had made the boat even more
beuatiful, Whole boat rubrail coat less than 1000 dollars to do and save
the boat. Murray Seidel sm349
----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Newton
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 8:03 AM
Subject: [Amel] Brown rubbing strake damage




I have just received some rubbing strake damage on my otherwise well
maintained
and preserved SM 2000; specifically a small section where the brown
surface
coating has chipped off completely revealing the bare fibre glass
moulding
as well as long abrasions, some of which penetrate the outer brown
coating.

Can anyone please advise me a) can the surface covering be abrasions be
polished out?
b) how best to repair the chipped off area to achieve the same brown
finish?
c) is there a specific color reference for this brown? Together with any

other advice. Such would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Newton
Bootlegger of Mann
# 321










Re: [Amel] Brown rubbing strake damage

bootlegger@...
 

Thanks for your response Pat, appreciated.

If you can see the bare glass than it can't be polished out. Last spring I

had to do major glass repair to my rub rail and than painted the entire
rail.It
sounds as though you are probably going to have to color match the gel
coat
and repair the dings. I often wonder why Amel did'nt put a proper rub
rail on
these boats. Pat


In a message dated 12/18/2008 8:05:23 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
bootlegger@mailasail.com writes:






I have just received some rubbing strake damage on my otherwise well
maintained
and preserved SM 2000; specifically a small section where the brown
surface
coating has chipped off completely revealing the bare fibre glass
moulding
as well as long abrasions, some of which penetrate the outer brown
coating.

Can anyone please advise me a) can the surface covering be abrasions be
polished out?
b) how best to repair the chipped off area to achieve the same brown
finish?
c) is there a specific color reference for this brown? Together with any

other advice. Such would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Newton
Bootlegger of Mann
# 321

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Re: New Photos Posted

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Howard

Thanks for posting the pics they have been very useful and intersting.
Just one or two questions .... what did you use as deck paint? We do
intend to paint ours soon and would be intersted in knowing what you
used... they are looking good. We are also just designing supports for
our solar panels.. Kyocera ones like yourself do you have any drawings
for the installation of the supports you have fitted? She is starting
to look the business you must be pleased with how the work is going
Have a good christmas

Deb and John
Orion1 Maramu 1979



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

For those interested, I've posted pictures of our (continuing) refit
of
Maramu #144. They're under the album s/v Jazz.

Best regards,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz


Re: Seeking Opinions on Euros

phil.berghmans <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "airbus4russ"
Hello russ,

I saw your pictures .It's no big deal i think.Concerning the picture
off the hull paint it looks to me like thats the result off to many
different layers off primer en paint put on top off each other.

Take everything off and you can mesure the hull for moisture to be
sure you have no osmosis i would do this first and let the boat dry
for a couple off months.Then apply seven layers off gelshield 2000
from international.I treated my previous boat a beneteau that way and
sold her ofter beeing 10 years in the med(warm and saltea sea)the
surveyor who checked the boat(13y) mesured the hull and she had a
moisture percentage off 2% wich is better then new.I was very
satisfied with this treatment its a lot off work but it pays off in
the long run.

Concerning the keel for a boat from the seventies i think she still
looks ok i think.You have to sandblast the keel and see what comes
out.Then epoxy or expoy primer the keal and you should be fine.

Lots off work but its part off a restoration job isn't it? Anyway the
level off moisture in the hull also depends iff the boat has been in
the water for long time?Many cruisers think that plastic boats can
stay in the water forever without ever hauling out and let the boat
dry out for a couple off months.And are surprised iff the
boat gets humed or gets osmosis.I saw brandnew boats (7Y old) who had
been in the water(med) all the time winter and summer.They where full
off moisture and had starting osmosis problems.Many cruisers will not
agree with me but my stategy paid off on my previuos boat.Apply the
gelsshield and let her rest every couple off years on the hard and you
will cruise for a very long time.

Good luck!

phil
from 2 Miles ahead
Santorin 101
<russ.roberts.va@...> wrote:

I am considering purchase of a 1971 Euros for restoration. I have
posted two photos under "Euros Opinions." Look at them, please, and
comment on the condition of the bottom paint (is there a bottom
problem or is it just too many coats of paint?) and the rust streaks
on the keel (is there a problem?). I appreciate any opinions.
Thanks.

Also, does anyone know a source for the rubber rub rail material
used
on the early Amels?


Rép. : [Amel] Seeking Opinions on Euros

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Russ,
 
While, as a lawyer I do not purport to provide legal advice, as a longtime sailor and Amel owner, I strongly suggest you have the whole boat examined by a reputable independant(not paid for by the vendor) surveyor. Not many surveyors are very good, but they usually know more than many of us, and may provide wise advice.
 
"The captain" as Mr Amel was referred to by his staff and co-worker, initiated polyester resin/fiberglass construction of sailboats in France, but it took more than a decade before it was found that some resin polyesters are very sensitive to osmosis. Many, if not most pre- nineties Amel  hulls, had to be treated for osmosis (generally epoxy coatings replacing the original gelcoat).
 
As for for rust on the keel. Amel has used sacificial zincs to absorb electrolisis corrosion. When the connection is lost between equipment and the zinc or if the zinc anode is corroded, the protection of the equipment is lost, and when they are not correctly connected to the zincs, the bolts holding the keel start to rust.
 
Serge
 
Opera, Mango #51 

--- En date de : Ven, 19.12.08, airbus4russ <russ.roberts.va@gmail.com> a écrit :

De: airbus4russ <russ.roberts.va@gmail.com>
Objet: [Amel] Seeking Opinions on Euros
À: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: vendredi 19 Décembre 2008, 22 h 54






I am considering purchase of a 1971 Euros for restoration. I have
posted two photos under "Euros Opinions." Look at them, please, and
comment on the condition of the bottom paint (is there a bottom
problem or is it just too many coats of paint?) and the rust streaks
on the keel (is there a problem?). I appreciate any opinions. Thanks.

Also, does anyone know a source for the rubber rub rail material used
on the early Amels?
















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Seeking Opinions on Euros

airbus4russ <russ.roberts.va@...>
 

I am considering purchase of a 1971 Euros for restoration. I have
posted two photos under "Euros Opinions." Look at them, please, and
comment on the condition of the bottom paint (is there a bottom
problem or is it just too many coats of paint?) and the rust streaks
on the keel (is there a problem?). I appreciate any opinions. Thanks.

Also, does anyone know a source for the rubber rub rail material used
on the early Amels?


Re: [Amel] Brown rubbing strake damage

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

I would suggest that you sand off all the strip in the rubstrake, paint with primer and then 2 coats of a hard excellent fiberglass paint, then cut starboard into long pieces that fit the space, roputer the edges, make it thick enough to stick out 3/8 inches beyond the rubstrake, and use stainless screws which are countersunk. We used Awl Grip in beautiful blue on SUNDANCE sm349, and made boot top a bright red. A perfect re-white and blue combo. The starboard is a great rub rail. Indestructible. Can sanded smooth if you scar it and want it to feel perfectly smooth. It is ultra high moleculat weight polyethylene. Same material used for bearing surfaces for total knee replacements. It had made the boat even more beuatiful, Whole boat rubrail coat less than 1000 dollars to do and save the boat. Murray Seidel sm349

----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Newton
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 8:03 AM
Subject: [Amel] Brown rubbing strake damage




I have just received some rubbing strake damage on my otherwise well
maintained
and preserved SM 2000; specifically a small section where the brown
surface
coating has chipped off completely revealing the bare fibre glass
moulding
as well as long abrasions, some of which penetrate the outer brown
coating.

Can anyone please advise me a) can the surface covering be abrasions be
polished out?
b) how best to repair the chipped off area to achieve the same brown
finish?
c) is there a specific color reference for this brown? Together with any

other advice. Such would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Newton
Bootlegger of Mann
# 321


Re: Problem with rear state room head holding tank

drdavegoodman
 

I had the same problem with both holding tanks. Is probably is a
result of galvanic corrosion. I repaired my pipes with plumber's
putty and haven't had a problem since. Using a metal weld putty
material, preferably one that is compatible with the copper pipes,
should work well.


Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Kent

Perhaps we could meet after Christmas in Texas ----I have saved most
if not all my receipts-----they are very helpful in answering questions
properly. In any case give me a call anytime during the work day.
Best Jim

________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 9:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails



Thanks for the offer, Jim. I'm actually in Hickory, NC. Will take the
boat to S.FL this winter, sail her in keys and Bahamas till hurricane
season, then up to Chesapeake and north for the Summer. I will be going
to TX after Christmas in hopes of getting her ready to go south by the
first week in Jan.

I'm all ears about what you've done to improve Pao-San. Anything you'd
care to share by internet or phone would be great. Would you rather I
call you? When's a good time?

Thanks,
Kent

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com
<mailto:jim.dernehl%40operatingtech.com> > wrote:

From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com
<mailto:jim.dernehl%40operatingtech.com> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 10:30 AM

Dear Kent

I assume you live in the North Texas area-----I have owned a Super
Maramu (Pao-San) #88 since 1999 and live in Arlington Texas. If you wish
to get together some time mutually acceptable I will be pleased to share
with you what I know about the boat. Since I purchased it, I have sailed
about 30,000. miles and invested in substantial improvements to the
boat. Presently the boat is in Norfolk Virginia getting prepared for a
year long trip to the Med. in May 2009.
My office number is 817 288-2600.
Best Jim Dernehl

____________ _________ _________ __

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:43 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought 1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying to get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks Sails Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail ~110% for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering if those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu' s are using this configuration and what you
think of it. If you're using something else, what?, and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something more like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while, you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson


Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails

karkauai
 

Thanks for the offer, Jim.  I'm actually in Hickory, NC.  Will take the boat to S.FL this winter, sail her in keys and Bahamas till hurricane season, then up to Chesapeake and north for the Summer.  I will be going to TX after Christmas in hopes of getting her ready to go south by the first week in Jan.
 
I'm all ears about what you've done to improve Pao-San.  Anything you'd care to share by internet or phone would be great.  Would you rather I call you?  When's a good time?
 
Thanks,
Kent

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com> wrote:


From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 10:30 AM






Dear Kent

I assume you live in the North Texas area-----I have owned a Super
Maramu (Pao-San) #88 since 1999 and live in Arlington Texas. If you wish
to get together some time mutually acceptable I will be pleased to share
with you what I know about the boat. Since I purchased it, I have sailed
about 30,000. miles and invested in substantial improvements to the
boat. Presently the boat is in Norfolk Virginia getting prepared for a
year long trip to the Med. in May 2009.
My office number is 817 288-2600.
Best Jim Dernehl

____________ _________ _________ __

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:43 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought 1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying to get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks Sails Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail ~110% for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering if those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu' s are using this configuration and what you
think of it. If you're using something else, what?, and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something more like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while, you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson

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Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Dear Kent

I assume you live in the North Texas area-----I have owned a Super
Maramu (Pao-San) #88 since 1999 and live in Arlington Texas. If you wish
to get together some time mutually acceptable I will be pleased to share
with you what I know about the boat. Since I purchased it, I have sailed
about 30,000. miles and invested in substantial improvements to the
boat. Presently the boat is in Norfolk Virginia getting prepared for a
year long trip to the Med. in May 2009.
My office number is 817 288-2600.
Best Jim Dernehl

________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of karkauai
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:43 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails



Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought 1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying to get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks Sails Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail ~110% for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering if those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu's are using this configuration and what you
think of it. If you're using something else, what?, and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something more like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while, you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson


Re: [Amel] Brown rubbing strake damage

Patrick McAneny
 

If you can see the bare glass than it can't be polished out. Last spring I
had to do major glass repair to my rub rail and than painted the entire rail.It
sounds as though you are probably going to have to color match the gel coat
and repair the dings. I often wonder why Amel did'nt put a proper rub rail on
these boats. Pat

In a message dated 12/18/2008 8:05:23 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
bootlegger@mailasail.com writes:






I have just received some rubbing strake damage on my otherwise well
maintained
and preserved SM 2000; specifically a small section where the brown
surface
coating has chipped off completely revealing the bare fibre glass
moulding
as well as long abrasions, some of which penetrate the outer brown
coating.

Can anyone please advise me a) can the surface covering be abrasions be
polished out?
b) how best to repair the chipped off area to achieve the same brown
finish?
c) is there a specific color reference for this brown? Together with any

other advice. Such would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Newton
Bootlegger of Mann
# 321

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New Set of Sails

karkauai
 

Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought 1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying to get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks Sails Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail ~110% for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering if those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu's are using this configuration and what you
think of it. If you're using something else, what?, and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something more like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while, you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson


Re: {Disarmed} [Amel] Brown rubbing strake damage

Frank Newton <bootlegger@...>
 

John

Many thanks for yours. Presently in Martinique and getting anyone
to do anything here at present is impossible with it being start of
local sailing season. The local specialist in this field did'nt want
to know when approached. Advice neverthless appreciated.

Best regards,

Frank Newton
Bootlegger of Mann
#321

-----Original Message-----
From: John and Anne Hollamby [mailto:annejohn@melita.net.mt]
Sent: 18 December 2008 13:17
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: {Disarmed} [Amel] Brown rubbing strake damage


Hello Frank,
Just to say that here in Malta there is a small specialist company which
does perfect repairs. I imagine there are such companies in most
yachting centres and DIY is unlikely to give a perfect result.

Happy Christmas from Anne and John SM 319
----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Newton
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 2:03 PM
Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel] Brown rubbing strake damage




I have just received some rubbing strake damage on my otherwise well
maintained
and preserved SM 2000; specifically a small section where the brown
surface
coating has chipped off completely revealing the bare fibre glass
moulding
as well as long abrasions, some of which penetrate the outer brown
coating.

Can anyone please advise me a) can the surface covering be abrasions
be
polished out?
b) how best to repair the chipped off area to achieve the same brown
finish?
c) is there a specific color reference for this brown? Together with
any

other advice. Such would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Newton
Bootlegger of Mann
# 321








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Problem with rear state room head holding tank

linda.desalvo <linda.desalvo@...>
 

Hello All:

I'm having a problem with a leak in my rear state room head holding
tank.

The aft head holding tank is leaking into the boat and when I
checked it out I determined that it was coming from a leak in the
pipe at the bottom of the fiberglass holding tank just above where
the flexible hose from below is connected to the pipe. The pipe is
brass I think.

There is a green wire (I assume from the zinks) that was pressed
against the pipe with a hose clamp just below the fiberglass holding
tank. About ¼" of wire was stripped and pressed against the pipe.
On either side of the wire vertical slits/holes have developed a
trough threw the pipe causing the leak. The slits were wide enough
to fit a pin into them and move it up at down. I am brainstorming
ideas as to how to seal the slits but I was wondering how this could
happen and maybe I should be checking other similar type connections
elsewhere on the boat.

Has anyone else had a similar problem and what do you suggest as a
corrective measure?

Jim and Linda DeSalvo, SM 207