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Re: Salon Light Fixtures

 

Paul,

The switch is made by: www.bjb.com
There are two pieces to the switch

An email contact is Spence, Crystall (BJB Electric) <Crystall.Spence@...>

The above contact says that they have 1,000 piece minimum order, but several of us were able to get a "Sample Order" of about 10-20 pieces. Dan Carlson probably has more than he needs in his spares.

I hope that this helps.

Best,

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



On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 1:07 PM Paul Stascavage via Groups.Io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good day fellow Amelians,

Does anyone know where I can purchase new fixtures or replacement switches for the salon lights in the attached photos?

Thank you in advance for any and all assistance.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising Bahamas

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Watermaker

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Craig;

We do all systems flush when decommissioning for Winter. About 10 minutes per individual system. Anchor wash, AC, refrigeration, generator and engine.

We just serviced the heat exchanger on both the generator and engine, and rhe after cooler on the engine after 10 years and they were in pretty good condition and would have probably not needed service for another 5 years..

I would consider daily fresh water flush excessive an unnecessary for our Maintenace procedures.

Respectfully;


Mohammad Shirloo
323-633-2222 Cell
310-454-3148 Fax

On Jun 5, 2019, at 5:53 PM, Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris@...> wrote:

Bob and Suzanne,
    Just out of curiosity, what's your procedure for flushing your engines' (main & generator) sea water circuits after use? I know some people swear by it, but it seems quite a chore if you're doing it, say, twice a day for the generator and another time for the propulsion engine. Do you, perhaps, have a valve arrangement so you can switch quickly from sea water to fresh?
    I only flush mine if I'm decommissioning the boat on the hard. I remove the intake hose from the strainer, stick that in a bucket of fresh water and run the engine until the water is gone, adding antifreeze if in northern climate.
Craig - SN68 Sangaris


Salon Light Fixtures

Paul Stascavage
 

Good day fellow Amelians,

Does anyone know where I can purchase new fixtures or replacement switches for the salon lights in the attached photos?

Thank you in advance for any and all assistance.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising Bahamas

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Watermaker

david bruce
 

Hi Craig, 

 On Liesse we have a simple T ball valve with a hose bib, on the intake side of the raw water inlet.  Super easy to connect a hose and run either  the engine or genset on the hard as long as needed.  I also only flush on decommissioning but if one were so inclined it would be easy enough to run a fresh water hose from the boats tank to flush, but I have enough trouble keeping up with all the mandatory maintenance as it is to consider doing this routinely on shutdown, although in an ideal world…..

Best, Dave

Liesse SN006


On May 28, 2019, at 9:15 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Ian and Judy,
 
The tap is available in most hardware stores for under $5
 
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With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Panama
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:21 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Watermaker
 
Hi all,
 
 We have the 60 lph Dessalator which has nearly 3,200 hours on it in 19 years. Really pleased with its performance.
 However, one weakness is the chrome tap on the control board, because its cock depends on a rubber washer which perishes too easily and I haven't found a way to replace the washer so have had to buy new taps from Dessalator. I think we are now on our fourth.
 
 We use the tap regularly  to test the quality of the water with a handheld gadget.
 
What has now happened is that the pipe to the tap has become blocked, so that even with a new tap fitted no water comes out when the tap is opened.
 
When you switch off the w/m , if you leave the tap open you will hear a sucking noise as air is sucked into the tap.  I think what must have happened is that when the last washer perished a piece of the washer broke off and was sucked into the pipe and now blocks is.
 
I have tried blowing and sucking but to no avail. The next step would be to insert a wire very gently to see if I can dislodge the obstruction, but I am reluctant to do this is there is a safer way.
 
Has anyone else had this problem ? Any solutions ?
 
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Lavrion, Greece



Re: Watermaker

Craig Briggs
 

Bob and Suzanne,
    Just out of curiosity, what's your procedure for flushing your engines' (main & generator) sea water circuits after use? I know some people swear by it, but it seems quite a chore if you're doing it, say, twice a day for the generator and another time for the propulsion engine. Do you, perhaps, have a valve arrangement so you can switch quickly from sea water to fresh?
    I only flush mine if I'm decommissioning the boat on the hard. I remove the intake hose from the strainer, stick that in a bucket of fresh water and run the engine until the water is gone, adding antifreeze if in northern climate.
Craig - SN68 Sangaris


Re: Microwave - general comments

David Vogel
 

Greetings Stefano,

When we ‘updated’ the unit on-board when we purchased, we replaced it with an LG brand microwave with fan-forced resistive heater, but the microwave part of it was not able to run on the inverter. And it was unwise to use the conventional / fan-forced oven side of things, because the clearance around the unit were not big enough to provide adequate airflow, and the woodwork on the right-hand-side of the unit (plus behind), got uncomfortably hot. So we never used it in conventional/fan-forced mode. It was a waste of money to pay for the extra functionality. And then we accidentally fried it when we ran it for too long on 60Hz shore-power – fine for 60 seconds for coffee, but not 12 minutes for rice.

We reverted to a ‘basic’ microwave-only unit from Panasonic, which as it’s own internal inverter, and it works fine on the boat’s inverter. Model: NN-ST651W, although we would have preferred the NN-ST651B (B for black) model , which is what we thought we’d ordered.

David&Leanne
Perigee, SM#396, Panama

On 3/6/19, 5:14 am, "Stefano Biffi" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io on behalf of cptbiffi@...> wrote:

Dear all, after 20 years my microwave ARTHUR MARTIN ELECTROLUX MG2012 gave up. Thanks to excellent service I need to find a new one. Any suggestion for a quality model available in Europe?
Ciao

Stefano
N’EVEREST Super Maramu 185
Italy


Re: Watermaker

rossirossix4
 

Hi Davi,
Not sure about the other tap ad ours does not have one but....We plumbed in a plastic 3 way just before the tubing enters the tank fill fitting--all you need is a length of hose to do your testing.  We also use this to collect the first production into a plastic jug....we collect about 8+ liters of initial water production to flush the generator when we are done making water.  This water is a bit higher in PPM and if there is any odor it would be in this water.  We think it is a good idea to flush your diesel or generator with fresh water after use.  We think it is the dried up salt water in the generator impellor that causes impeller breakage problems.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flair-It-3-Way-Valve-1-2-x-1-2-x-1-2-RV-Marine-Pex-Polybutylene/112658583861?epid=1634386533&hash=item1a3af99135:g:6AIAAOxydUJTMaJk:sc:USPSFirstClass!33125!US!-1  
Bob and Suzanne, KAIMI SM 429 
Aruba


Re: Watermaker

Davi Rozgonyi
 

That's what the tap is for??? :D I was told to open it when making water and close after. Nothing comes out but a sucking sound :)  I manually pull the tank fill hose each time (super easy right under my feet) and take a shot glass of water to test each time from there.... so I should at the very least keep that tap closed? It doesn't seem to make any difference to my watermaking....


Re: Mystery piece! #Yahoo

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Behind the area where the original radar would have sat? Yes alot of wires. Doesn't look like it would fit. It has two rubber dampening pads plus a threaded knob lock. Seems like it would sit horizontal. A true mystery. 

On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 5:51 PM Gary Wells <gary@...> wrote:

hmmm... my first thought was that it might be the cover that sits up to hide the wiring behind the shelf just aft of the Nav Station.  Mine is 'sorta' that shape .. and a different color .. but it's the only place I can think of where a thin piece like that is set. ...

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio

Maryland, USA


Re: Mystery piece! #Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

hmmm... my first thought was that it might be the cover that sits up to hide the wiring behind the shelf just aft of the Nav Station.  Mine is 'sorta' that shape .. and a different color .. but it's the only place I can think of where a thin piece like that is set. ...

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio

Maryland, USA


Re: Mystery piece! #Yahoo

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

equally good guess but no enchilada. Thanks for playing and your time. Keep em coming. 
Regards 
Chuck 

On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 1:49 PM Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:
I'll bite!  Is it the piece that holds the Climma control box circled in RED in the picture* below:



*Picture courtesy of Alex from Nikimat.


--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: mildew / mold in cabinets on white fabric liner

Gary Wells
 

Ours were kind of rough when we bought Adagio, and it took some experimenting before I found a good option.  I say 'good' but it's still a.fair amount of work.
Folex brand stain and mildew remover was the first assault.  Spray it on heavily, let it soak for several (10-15) minutes then scrub with a bristle brush.  
Next, I use a "Green Machine" miniature carpet cleaner with a mix of pet stain/odor removing carpet shampoo and hot water. Using this, I soak, scrub and wet-vac until it looks pretty good.
Finally, I again used the Green Machine with water and about 3%-5% bleach and it really made it look nice.  
I did only a couple of cabinets at a time so I could use portable fans to make sure they dried out nice and quickly.

I was worried that all this chemical attacking would possibly loosen the adhesive, but so far so good after about 5 years.

Generally, we leave cabinet doors open if it's reasonably do-able just to keep some airflow going.  

It's a tough scenario with such a tight boat.  Good problem to have, actually :). 

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Maryland, USA


Re: Mystery piece! #Yahoo

 

Mark

I think you are right. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Tue, Jun 4, 2019, 12:49 PM Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:
I'll bite!  Is it the piece that holds the Climma control box circled in RED in the picture* below:



*Picture courtesy of Alex from Nikimat.


--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Mystery piece! #Yahoo

Mark McGovern
 

I'll bite!  Is it the piece that holds the Climma control box circled in RED in the picture* below:



*Picture courtesy of Alex from Nikimat.


--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Mystery piece! #Yahoo

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

The piece of wood is not finished for show (like cabinet doors). Utility piece I believe. 

On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 1:30 PM Chuck_Kim_Joy via Groups.Io <clacey9=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
good guess but that piece is in place. 
Thanks 
Chuck 
Joy #388
Carriacou 

On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 1:26 PM tfortner1975 <tfortner1975@...> wrote:
Is that the piece that sits on the forward bulkhead just aft of the bow thruster? On the Santorin there is a small piece of wood similar to that, we remove it to gain better access to the thruster area. 

On Jun 4, 2019, at 9:09 AM, Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...> wrote:

Greetings all,
I have put this to you in the past but will try again with the new members. I had some work done on the bow thruster when I first bought the boat. This was left behind in the forward cabin upon my return a few months later. You will notice a brass threaded hole to accommodate plastic knob of which I have a few extra. Thanks for your time. 
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Re: Mystery piece! #Yahoo

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

good guess but that piece is in place. 
Thanks 
Chuck 
Joy #388
Carriacou 

On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 1:26 PM tfortner1975 <tfortner1975@...> wrote:
Is that the piece that sits on the forward bulkhead just aft of the bow thruster? On the Santorin there is a small piece of wood similar to that, we remove it to gain better access to the thruster area. 

On Jun 4, 2019, at 9:09 AM, Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...> wrote:

Greetings all,
I have put this to you in the past but will try again with the new members. I had some work done on the bow thruster when I first bought the boat. This was left behind in the forward cabin upon my return a few months later. You will notice a brass threaded hole to accommodate plastic knob of which I have a few extra. Thanks for your time. 
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Re: Mystery piece! #Yahoo

tfortner1975
 

Is that the piece that sits on the forward bulkhead just aft of the bow thruster? On the Santorin there is a small piece of wood similar to that, we remove it to gain better access to the thruster area. 

On Jun 4, 2019, at 9:09 AM, Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...> wrote:

Greetings all,
I have put this to you in the past but will try again with the new members. I had some work done on the bow thruster when I first bought the boat. This was left behind in the forward cabin upon my return a few months later. You will notice a brass threaded hole to accommodate plastic knob of which I have a few extra. Thanks for your time. 
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Re: mildew / mold in cabinets on white fabric liner

Jarek Zemlo
 

Bill

Thank you very much 

Best,
--
Jarek Zemlo


Mystery piece! #Yahoo

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Greetings all,
I have put this to you in the past but will try again with the new members. I had some work done on the bow thruster when I first bought the boat. This was left behind in the forward cabin upon my return a few months later. You will notice a brass threaded hole to accommodate plastic knob of which I have a few extra. Thanks for your time. 


Re: mildew / mold in cabinets on white fabric liner

 


Jarek,

That fabric is made from a synthetic yarn named Draylon. Draylon is an acrylic fiber. These fibers will not attract mold, but when dust accumulates on the fibers, mold can adhere to the dust. The cabinets should be vacuumed on an annual basis.

I have successfully used a product called MicroBan (https://www.microban.com) to kill mold and mildew. It will take 2 applications and about 2 weeks. Once that is done, you should vigorously vacuum the fabric to remove any residue. Once that is complete, if you still see signs of staining, you may want to shampoo the fabric with water and mild liquid soap (a weak mixture). Rinse using a sponge...then use a wet vac to remove as much moisture as possible. Getting all of the moisture out as soon as possible is very important...use fans to dry the fabric completely and leave the doors open for a week to ensure the fabric is dry.

You will find that this fabric is very durable and the fiber used to make this fabric is the best in the world.

I hope this helps you.

Best,

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



On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 6:31 AM Jarek Zemlo <zemlo.jarek@...> wrote:
Dear Judy  & Ian,
thanks for the reply and advice.

Kind regards
--
Jarek Zemlo