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Re: Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution

karkauai
 

Thanks, Craig, I'm going to give this a try. Will let you all know how it works.
Kent
Kristy- SM243


Maintenance on the Jib furler

ladyannila <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi,
we have a SM #232 and I am looking at servicing the jib furler. Has anybody any experience of servicing that specific furler?

Jonas on Lady Annila


[Amel] Re:Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution

Craig Briggs
 

I just did a quick "Google" on Muriatic Acid and it seems it's just another name for Hydrocloric Acid.

I'm buying it for 80 eurocents a liter at the grocery store here in Sicily and it's labeled: "Contiene: Tra 5-15% ACIDO CLORIDRICO." Don't know the "Tra 5" part, but I'd guess it's a 15% solution of hydrocloric acid.

And I do just pour it in full strength, although it certainly mixes a bit with the water in the toilet and hose and becomes somewhat more diluted.

I've also gotten it inexpensively in hardware stores where it's sold as "brick cleaner".

It, of course, is strong stuff with bad fumes to be used with caution - I'm reminded of the old ditty: "Johnny was a chemist's son, now Johnny is no more; what Johnny thought was H2O was H2SO4."

Ciao, Craig
aboard "Sangaris" - Santorin #68


Super Maramu alongside Volvo Ocean Race fleet off Rotterdam

marinmeccanica <marinmeccanica@...>
 

Check out the photo in 'VOR' album; wonder if the owner is a member here with details/photos of sailing alongside the Volvo 70s off Rotterdam.
KR


Eno Cooker delivery tubing

icampbell90 <i-campbell@...>
 

Thanks Dave and David

I contacted the local Calor Gas shop who were very helpfull and supplied the part at £25. Apparantley in Chandleries they cost £70,

Ivan Campbell


Re: [Amel] 2 Burner Eno cooker

Dave_Benjamin
 

Rather than replace the metal tubing perhaps you can convert to flexible hose? We got rid of the Eno completely in favor of a new Force 10. On an unrelated not I never understood the propane arrangement on the Maramu. There is a tiny spot for a tank in a locker outside the galley. The space is so small as to be useless. The previous owner had thrown away the tank so we had to start from scratch anyway. We put a tank in the stern locker.

--- On Thu, 6/11/09, icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinternet.co.uk> wrote:

From: icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinternet.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] 2 Burner Eno cooker
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2009, 2:26 AM

















Hi All



I have a leak in my metal delivery tubing to my Eno 2 burner cooker. I am in the UK now but the boat is in the Med. Can someone let me know the tube bore diameter. My boat Ocean Hobo is a Santorin built in 1994.

Also where can I get a replacement in UK?



Thanks



Ivan Campbell




























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Re: [Amel] Stainless Steel Lifeline Tubing

David Mackintosh <dlm48@...>
 

Welding should work fine but you should internally sleeve the junctions and
find a quality SS welder.

regards

David

2009/6/11 Mr D <dshkipin@gmail.com>



Has anyone replaced sections of the s.s. lifeline tubing by cutting and
welding in new pieces in place? I have several sections with bent tubing
that is gotta go and curious if welding method will work well or not.

Thanks!



Re: [Amel] 2 Burner Eno cooker

dlm48@...
 

CALOR...........http://www.calor.co.uk/

regards

David

-----Original Message-----
From: icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinternet.co.uk>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:26 am
Subject: [Amel] 2 Burner Eno cooker































Hi All



I have a leak in my metal delivery tubing to my Eno 2 burner cooker. I am in the UK now but the boat is in the Med. Can someone let me know the tube bore diameter. My boat Ocean Hobo is a Santorin built in 1994.

Also where can I get a replacement in UK?



Thanks



Ivan Campbell


2 Burner Eno cooker

icampbell90 <i-campbell@...>
 

Hi All

I have a leak in my metal delivery tubing to my Eno 2 burner cooker. I am in the UK now but the boat is in the Med. Can someone let me know the tube bore diameter. My boat Ocean Hobo is a Santorin built in 1994.
Also where can I get a replacement in UK?

Thanks

Ivan Campbell


Re: Self- Steering Wind Vanes

horst.puddleduck <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

I fitted a Windpilot Pacific II on my Maramu, it works great unless the boat is overpowered in heavy gusts.

Horst

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

We have a Monitor Windvane on our Mango & it fits nicely on the transom. I still run the Neco system as I have so many spare parts for it but, would prefer the self steering on long runs.

Does your new quadrant still allow for the emergency tiller?

Redundant systems are great and having an AP behind the wheel, another on the quadrant plus a windvane sounds like triple protection from manning the wheel!

Bob & Robin
Ces't La Vie
Mango #31




--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, anniemno1 <no_reply@> wrote:

Has anyone installed a self-steering wind vane on an AMEL?

We are rebuilding a Mango (Annie M, Hull #1) and installing a Simrad RMD 300 with an AP 16 to replace the Neco system.

We would also like a secondary auto pilot but the aft end configuration of the Mango makes it somewhat difficult to install a hydraulic or linear drive system.

In addition, we would like to have a backup system that did not require electrical (or hydraulic) power.

By the way, we have had a new, one-piece, steering post quadrant designed and fabricated to replace the clamp-on fixture. We have the design in CAD format which allowed us to have the part water jet machined. Our cost was expensive (about $400) but it works great. Please let me know if you would like our CAD file and pictures (gratis).

Regards,



John and Annie
Annie M
Mango #1


Stainless Steel Lifeline Tubing

Mr D
 

Has anyone replaced sections of the s.s. lifeline tubing by cutting and welding in new pieces in place? I have several sections with bent tubing that is gotta go and curious if welding method will work well or not.

Thanks!


Re: [Amel] Re:Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution

Eric Freedman
 

Hi do you use full strength Muriatic Acid?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Craig & Katherine
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:28 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re:Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and
vinegar as a solution








Hi Kent,
Yes, muriatic acid is the answer! We pour about a liter in each head evry
couple or three weeks. Let it bubble up nice and brown - overnight is best -
then just flush it down. We are now 8 years on our hoses and no problemo!
Ciao, Craig


Re: Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution

karkauai
 

Hi Craig. Hope you two are well and enjoying the eastern Med. I'm "stuck" in Charleston until I can get enough time off to get her on up to the Chesapeake. Charleston's not a bad place to get stuck, tho.

Do you just use muriatic acid as it comes off the shelf or dilute it? What's the final concentration of what you pour into the head?

Thanks and Aloha to Katherine.
Kent
Kristy SM243

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Craig & Katherine" <sangaris@...> wrote:

Hi Kent,
Yes, muriatic acid is the answer! We pour about a liter in each head evry couple or three weeks. Let it bubble up nice and brown - overnight is best - then just flush it down. We are now 8 years on our hoses and no problemo!
Ciao, Craig


Re: Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Kent,
Yes, muriatic acid is the answer! We pour about a liter in each head evry couple or three weeks. Let it bubble up nice and brown - overnight is best - then just flush it down. We are now 8 years on our hoses and no problemo!
Ciao, Craig


Re: [Amel] Re:Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution

karkauai
 

I'll look at that again, Richard, but the joker valve points up into the hose, right?  Not sure how the elbow into the bowl would affect that?  I'm not on the boat now, but will check again when I get back to her.
Kent
Kristy SM243

--- On Tue, 6/9/09, richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re:Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 8:08 PM









HI, When you changed the joker valve did you clean out the 90 deg. elbow of salt? The build up of salt/cake in the elbow will not allow the joker valve to close tight. We use baby oil to keep the hose clear and we us silicon grease on the ID of the elbow for easy cleaning later.. It works for a while but the salt always builds up over time. So every 18 months or so we change the hose. We keep two meters of 1.5 inch hose as a spare all the time... We also ask guess to put their used paper in the trash pale.. if you don't eat it fisrt it does not go in the head.. we buy brown paper lunch bags as trash can liners..
Fairwinds to all. We are now in Annapolis.
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209
-- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "karkauai" <karkauai@.. .> wrote:

I had the same problem of backflow into the bowl, replaced the hoses and joker valve but still had backflow into the bowl. I added a valve to the line and shut it off whenever I leave the boat. Interestingly it fills the bowl but never overflows the bowl when the boat's not rocking...I guess there's just enough in the hose to fill the bowl. Seems like the leak has finally quit and I'm not sure I need the valve any more, but I'm still going to close it off when I'm gone.

A marine head service guy told me that vinegar and oil was good for preventative maintenance, but not for clearing out clogged lines. He said some people use muriatic acid. Has anyone done that? Any luck?
Thanks,
Kent
SM243 "Kristy"


Re: Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution

richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

HI, When you changed the joker valve did you clean out the 90 deg. elbow of salt? The build up of salt/cake in the elbow will not allow the joker valve to close tight. We use baby oil to keep the hose clear and we us silicon grease on the ID of the elbow for easy cleaning later.. It works for a while but the salt always builds up over time. So every 18 months or so we change the hose. We keep two meters of 1.5 inch hose as a spare all the time... We also ask guess to put their used paper in the trash pale.. if you don't eat it fisrt it does not go in the head.. we buy brown paper lunch bags as trash can liners..
Fairwinds to all. We are now in Annapolis.
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

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

I had the same problem of backflow into the bowl, replaced the hoses and joker valve but still had backflow into the bowl. I added a valve to the line and shut it off whenever I leave the boat. Interestingly it fills the bowl but never overflows the bowl when the boat's not rocking...I guess there's just enough in the hose to fill the bowl. Seems like the leak has finally quit and I'm not sure I need the valve any more, but I'm still going to close it off when I'm gone.

A marine head service guy told me that vinegar and oil was good for preventative maintenance, but not for clearing out clogged lines. He said some people use muriatic acid. Has anyone done that? Any luck?
Thanks,
Kent
SM243 "Kristy"


Re: [Amel] Sharki Amel

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

If it is cable operated like the SM the cables may be getting stiff and need replacing. To test disconect them at the rudder head and swing the rudder by hand to see how free it is.
Danny SM 299

----- Original Message -----
From: lodmichel
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 7:49 PM
Subject: [Amel] Sharki Amel





Hi,

About Sharki.

1 Has anybody an idea why the rudder could be more hard to steer with the time? How to remedy?

2 How to process to dismantle the rudder? How much distance to be left under the rudder to have it slipping out?

3 Any address to find the originals taps from the shower?

Any help welcome. Thanks

DMichelLod


Re: Important Spare Parts for SM

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jose,

I uploaded the excel workbook to the Files section of this group website. Believe I named it "BeBe Spares."

Bill
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, José Gabriel Venegas <jgvenegas@...> wrote:

Dear Bill,
Thank you for your prompt replay. As I am preparing for a prolonged cruise, I would very much appreciate if you could send me a copy of the exel workbook.

My e-mail is JGVENEGAS@...

Fair winds

Jose
Ipanema, SM2 #278
Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA


Sharki Amel

lodmichel <lodmichel@...>
 

Hi,

About Sharki.

1 Has anybody an idea why the rudder could be more hard to steer with the time? How to remedy?

2 How to process to dismantle the rudder? How much distance to be left under the rudder to have it slipping out?

3 Any address to find the originals taps from the shower?

Any help welcome. Thanks

DMichelLod


Re: Important Spare Parts for SM

José Gabriel Venegas <jgvenegas@...>
 

Dear Bill,
Thank you for your prompt replay. As I am preparing for a prolonged cruise, I would very much appreciate if you could send me a copy of the exel workbook.

My e-mail is JGVENEGAS@comcast.net

Fair winds

Jose
Ipanema, SM2 #278
Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA