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Re: Thanks for the ZOOM!

michael winand
 

Likewise !!  early Sunday  morning. For a change  
Best  Elaine  Michael  nebo  sm  251


On Sun, 26 Apr 2020 at 10:37, Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io
<sangaris@...> wrote:
Bill,
Thanks for the Zoom get together. Great to see the AMEL Owner's gang!
Craig


Re: Rigging tension gauge

Gerhard Mueller
 

It is much cheaper to use the method introduced by Selden.



--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: Rigging tension gauge

Diego de Miguel (Sailing Living Lab) Amel Sharki
 

Hi Ryan,
I am going to test this one.
The vivration frecuency (musical note) os a string depends on the tension. More tension = higer frecuency.
Thus, why not to try with a bass guitar tuner? :-)
All the Best,

Diego de Miguel
Sharky 52



Re: would someone please explain how this works?

Mark Erdos
 

I dunno. But, now I need one!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:24 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] would someone please explain how this works?

 

https://biggeekdad.com/2010/11/turbo-encabulator/

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 


would someone please explain how this works?

eric freedman
 

https://biggeekdad.com/2010/11/turbo-encabulator/

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Rigging tension gauge

eric freedman
 

In Martinique and St Thomas they use a type of hydraulic tension measuring device with a digital readout.

I am sure many of the bigger Brewer yards around Boston use these gauges. I am also sure that yards in Newport can measure wire well over 12 mm. My friend had his boat rerigged and the capstays were over 18 mm.

 

I have the Loos pt3M gauge on board which goes up to 10 mm. I really only need it when I drop the mizzen backstays to get into a smaller travel lift.

Over the 16 years that I owned kimberlite before changing the rigging I found very little to no stretch in the cable.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kelly Ran
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:28 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rigging tension gauge

 

Aras,

 

This tool will set you back $3k

 

 

Kelly + Ryan

Iteration 

 

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 18:16 Aras <aras.grinius@...> wrote:

I wonder how big they are and they're coat

Aras

Sharki #163 1988

 

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 5:37 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

On the Zoom call this evening, Ian asked if anyone uses a tension gauge when tuning their standing rigging.  Here in the Northeastern USA, it seems that none of the professional riggers use them (I even had one tell me no such thing exists for wires as large as our rigging).

 

But down in Martinique, Caraïbe Gréement (the Amel-affiliated rigging company) uses an elevator cable strain gauge for this purpose.  I've attached a photo I snapped while Gaëtan's crew was working on our boat.  It made quick work of the process.  I'm tempted to buy one for my own use.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 


Thanks for the ZOOM!

Craig Briggs
 

Bill,
Thanks for the Zoom get together. Great to see the AMEL Owner's gang!
Craig


Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Stefan and Anne Deerberg
 

Thank you Steve!
That’s a great documentary of your work. Very useful. That encourages me to tackle the job myself.
It’s reminds me of my times when I build Aircraft many years ago.

Stefan

SV Voyageur
SM 373 Martinique


New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

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Re: Rigging tension gauge

Kelly Ran
 

Aras,

This tool will set you back $3k


Kelly + Ryan
Iteration 

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 18:16 Aras <aras.grinius@...> wrote:
I wonder how big they are and they're coat
Aras
Sharki #163 1988

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 5:37 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Hi all,

On the Zoom call this evening, Ian asked if anyone uses a tension gauge when tuning their standing rigging.  Here in the Northeastern USA, it seems that none of the professional riggers use them (I even had one tell me no such thing exists for wires as large as our rigging).

But down in Martinique, Caraïbe Gréement (the Amel-affiliated rigging company) uses an elevator cable strain gauge for this purpose.  I've attached a photo I snapped while Gaëtan's crew was working on our boat.  It made quick work of the process.  I'm tempted to buy one for my own use.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: Rigging tension gauge

Aras Grinius
 

I wonder how big they are and they're coat
Aras
Sharki #163 1988

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 5:37 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Hi all,

On the Zoom call this evening, Ian asked if anyone uses a tension gauge when tuning their standing rigging.  Here in the Northeastern USA, it seems that none of the professional riggers use them (I even had one tell me no such thing exists for wires as large as our rigging).

But down in Martinique, Caraïbe Gréement (the Amel-affiliated rigging company) uses an elevator cable strain gauge for this purpose.  I've attached a photo I snapped while Gaëtan's crew was working on our boat.  It made quick work of the process.  I'm tempted to buy one for my own use.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: 𝗭𝗢𝗢𝗠 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿

 

Laurie,

I apologize. I was in the zoom meeting when I received your email asking how to attend the zoom meeting. I quickly pressed a button to send you a form email for the zoom meeting, but accidentally pressed the wrong button and sent an email about my Amel Book. I am an idiot and I am very sorry about that. I see that Tilo also responded by sending you a link to the YouTube simulcast. I hope that you were able to view it.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 2:59 PM Laurie McCall <laurie.mcreid@...> wrote:
is  there  a meeting id?

thanks,

Laurie


Rigging tension gauge

Ryan Meador
 

Hi all,

On the Zoom call this evening, Ian asked if anyone uses a tension gauge when tuning their standing rigging.  Here in the Northeastern USA, it seems that none of the professional riggers use them (I even had one tell me no such thing exists for wires as large as our rigging).

But down in Martinique, Caraïbe Gréement (the Amel-affiliated rigging company) uses an elevator cable strain gauge for this purpose.  I've attached a photo I snapped while Gaëtan's crew was working on our boat.  It made quick work of the process.  I'm tempted to buy one for my own use.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: 𝗭𝗢𝗢𝗠 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿

Tilo Peters
 

Hi there,

The Youtube Live link is https://youtu.be/9wAs2lOQTtY

Best,

Tilo

On 25Apr, 2020, at 21:59, Laurie McCall <laurie.mcreid@...> wrote:

is  there  a meeting id?

thanks,

Laurie


Re: 𝗭𝗢𝗢𝗠 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿

Laurie McCall
 

is  there  a meeting id?

thanks,

Laurie


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Barry,

I would not worry too much about the size difference. Do make sure you are looking at the medium size profile series as opposed to the Ocean series and the low-profile series.

Word of advice; also order new hinge pins as you are likely forced to break the existing ones out when removing the hatch. Lewmar did not put anti-seize paste on the hinge-pins (stainless pin in alloy hole). Also the small grub-screws holding the two halves of the frame together may prove a pig to remove. When replacing the lens most definitely also replace the seal that holds the lens, you will get leaks otherwise.
I had all the hatches done last year, but did not require new lenses. Only the seals were replace because of leakage.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Hi Berry,
I had my hatch glass done here in Le Marin. They take the hatch and bring it back. 

Caraïbe Menuiserie

I have not done the windshield yet but Alban says 

Incidences Sails is the place for that. Sorry for the cut and paste. 


Chuck 
Joy SM 388
 

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 1:51 PM Barry Connor via groups.io <connor_barry=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,
 No, not UV damage. The boat yard workers in Monastir, Tunisia sprayed/spilt a liquid all over my topside. The deck polished out OK but all the acrylic hatches, port lights and widescreens need replacement. When we bought in 2015 all windows were perfect no signs of any marks or UV affects, now we have streaks and blotches everywhere.
I don’t know if any Amel 54 owners have had to replace the acrylics before. If anyone has any experience with replacement of the acrylics I would really appreciate any advise. This is becoming a challenge. A have had some traders wanting to cut out and replace, don’t know what quality acrylic I might get. I only want the genuine supply from manufacturers.
Would appreciate any advise that anyone has.
Best

Barry and Penny Connor
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 


On Apr 25, 2020, at 12:17, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

I’m curious as to why they need replacing – UV damage? Should I be concerned about mine?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 15:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

I need to replace all my Lewmar arcylic lens on the 7 Lewmar hatches. I have measured the outside and they tally with Lewmar specs for the size 50,54,60,and 70.
I measure the actual lens size and the size does not match the Lewmar specification for the actual lens.
Example:
Lewmar size 50: My overall outer measurements, 448x578mm. Same as Lewmar spec. 
Lewmar size 50 lens: Lewmar specification measurement for lens is 377x507mm. My measurement of Lens inside the seal 387x517.

Can anyone put me straight on this?
These acrylic lenses do not seem difficult to install after looking at the Lewmar video, don't want to order the wrong size.

Thanks

Barry and Penny Connor
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: 𝗭𝗢𝗢𝗠 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿

mr_hermanns
 

Im IN!
--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
Marina Del Rey, CA


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi Paul,
 No, not UV damage. The boat yard workers in Monastir, Tunisia sprayed/spilt a liquid all over my topside. The deck polished out OK but all the acrylic hatches, port lights and widescreens need replacement. When we bought in 2015 all windows were perfect no signs of any marks or UV affects, now we have streaks and blotches everywhere.
I don’t know if any Amel 54 owners have had to replace the acrylics before. If anyone has any experience with replacement of the acrylics I would really appreciate any advise. This is becoming a challenge. A have had some traders wanting to cut out and replace, don’t know what quality acrylic I might get. I only want the genuine supply from manufacturers.
Would appreciate any advise that anyone has.
Best

Barry and Penny Connor
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 


On Apr 25, 2020, at 12:17, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

I’m curious as to why they need replacing – UV damage? Should I be concerned about mine?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 15:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

I need to replace all my Lewmar arcylic lens on the 7 Lewmar hatches. I have measured the outside and they tally with Lewmar specs for the size 50,54,60,and 70.
I measure the actual lens size and the size does not match the Lewmar specification for the actual lens.
Example:
Lewmar size 50: My overall outer measurements, 448x578mm. Same as Lewmar spec. 
Lewmar size 50 lens: Lewmar specification measurement for lens is 377x507mm. My measurement of Lens inside the seal 387x517.

Can anyone put me straight on this?
These acrylic lenses do not seem difficult to install after looking at the Lewmar video, don't want to order the wrong size.

Thanks

Barry and Penny Connor
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: ZOOM Meeting Technical Questions: #ZOOM

 

A Group member asks, "...how are we planning to facilitate questions?"
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