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Re: Super Maramu graphics for use on clothing

Alex R.H. D.
 

Hi Mawgan,

I sent you a messenger not so long ago after identifying you were sailing on SM here in Hong Kong thanks to the Amel Yacht Owner Group on Facebook. 

If after 5 years you are still looking for some crewmen to do some sailing, I would love to join you. Buying an SM2000 and do some serious cruising is my dream (to start in 3/4 years) , getting to know one would be really fantastic opportunity to progress.

Hope this message will find it's way to you.

Happy sailing
Alex


Flushing the water maker with fresh water

Joerg Esdorn
 

My boat is sheltering in place on the hard and the water maker has been pickled since November 2019.  Dessalator instructions say that the maximum period of pickling is 6 months.  After that, they say, you need to flush with fresh water once a month.  Since I'm away from the boat, I've asked the boat yard to do the flush and it appears that only a little water is flushing through - a trickle rather than a stream.  Much less than if the water maker is operating.  I'm satisfied the yard did everything correctly in accordance with the instructions.  So I wonder whether this is normal or whether there could be a blockage of some kind?  Do I have to keep flushing until I see a solid stream coming out?  I figure it makes sense that there will be a lot less flow than if the water maker's high pressure pump is working, but how much?  How many liters does the system contain - I don't think there's been more than 5 liters flushed through.  Any help would be much appreciated.   Cheers Joerg 

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
On the hard in Vigo, Spain


Re: Parasailor on A54

Joerg Esdorn
 

Good questions, Scott.  Here are my answers:

1.  I've not seen any chafe and I know literally thousands of boats use the Tacker for their cruising chutes.  I know because my father had one in 1987!  So I think it's going to be fine but I've only had it up maybe a total of 24 hours so I can't speak authoritatively on chafe.
2.  It does ok but most of the time in moderate winds the apparent wind moves aft quickly.  But it strikes me that your setup may be better for dead downwind passages in trade wind conditions - 20 knots or so.  I figure you can trim the windward sheet so that the clew is close to the pole, opening up the bottom of the sail more than if the clew were fixed at the forestay.  But I spoke to a A55 owner a while ago who said that it works great even dead downwind - the sail is simply sitting out on the leeward side rather than more toward the centerline.  
3.  Yes, I have the standard sheet which is taking most of the load of the sail.  The windward sheet and guy each have small loops at their ends.  I run a soft shackle through those loops and through the bottom of a snap shackle which connects sheet and guy to the sail.  The snap shackle on the Tacker is hooked into that same soft shackle.  I crank in the sheet with the windward winch to reduce the amount of load taken by the forestay.  The guy prevents the ATN from moving up the forestay.    If I get a sudden gust, I can trip the snap shackle and the sail will fly out.  Just like you blow the guy on a conventional chute.   But it probably will be better to let the leeward sheet go and pull down the sock.  I've done that a bunch of times.  
4.  Not an issue I've encountered but I don't sail dead downwind in light air.  That's slow.  135 degrees true wind angle is the way to go below about 11 knots, then you can fall off more.    Once a racer, always a racer I guess.
5. I will give it a try once I'm on a long downwind.  That's not anytime soon since I just postponed my trip to Irland, Scotland and the Faroe Islands to next year.  

I love the wind generator.  Zero noise in the aft cabin; it has a special mount that prevents vibrations passing through to the mast.  It's no good in light air downwind, but if the apparent wind is at like 120 AWA or less, it adds to the solar nicely.  And at anchor, of course.  Remember they work 24 hours/day, so the fact that it may output 1.5A per hour only, still results in it inputting 36 AH over the day.  If the winds are fresh, I expect it to do 50Ah or more.  It's not very cost efficient, of course, but I'm a great proponent of using alternative energy when possible.  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
On the hard in Vigo, Spain 


Re: Parasailor on A54

Scott SV Tengah
 

Joerg,

A few questions for you:

1) So you've not seen any chafing on the Genoa from the ATN? It seems like you're saying that the ATN may not be good for ocean crossings?
2) How does it do at 150-180 degrees?
3) Do you have any lines on the windward side? Or is the sole attachment/control the ATN? My concern would be sudden squalls that produce 30+ knots and the lifting force that the ATN/Genoa would have to endure. When it hit 30+ at night, we simply left the sail up - I would rather lose the sail than a crew member. Turns out the Parasailor did completely fine.
4) Any issues with the Parasailor rubbing on the Genoa? The first time we deployed the Parasailor, it rubbed the Genoa and, well, you can see all the little repairs we had to do on the foot area! The sail does collapse when you're flying in light winds as intended and the wind goes <5 knots apparent - so I want to be sure we don't damage the ultralight fabric again!
5) I would suggest you try the pole in rolly seas and see if it helps reduce rolling. I think the ability of the sail to move a bit allows the sail to "absorb the rolling" vs transmitting it to the boat.
Overall, I actually like a bit of movement.

That said, the setup of the pole is a pain and it would be great if I could eliminate that.


As an aside - how do you like your mizzen mounted wind generator? How is the noise in the aft cabin? Any idea how many amp hours a day it averages?

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


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Re: ZOOM Meeting future meetings: #ZOOM #IMPORTANT

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Fantastic initiative, Bill, well done to all those involved!

 

I look forward to joining the next Zoom meeting!

 

Kind regards,

 

Guillaume

s/v Carpathia III – SM2K #293

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: vendredi 8 mai 2020 15:55
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [AmelYachtOwners] ZOOM Meeting future meetings: #ZOOM #ZOOM #IMPORTANT

 

All,

If you missed our first ZOOM meeting, you can view it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Mm1bbL-PaA The first meeting was a test to understand the process. We did not have an expert guest speaker but plan to have an expert guest speaker for most future meetings.

 

We are planning the next ZOOM meeting for Saturday, May 16th, 2020 20:00 to 21:00​ (UTC+00:00) UTC. Tilo Peters will be the ZOOM administrator and thanks Tilo for a great job in our first meeting. I expect that we will do a YouTube simulcast, but your best experience will be with ZOOM. I will confirm everything in a day or two.


Direct link to Join the 16 May 20:00 UTC ZOOM Meeting https://epfl.zoom.us/j/98523568530

Meeting ID: 985 2356 8530

Join by SIP 98523568530@...

I am not 100% sure of the 16 May guest speaker, but it will be 1 of the following guest speakers:

Standing Rigging
Amel representative – Amel 50 

Sails

Refrigeration

Lithium Batteries


We will likely have a ZOOM meeting every month. We will try to have breakout meetings by groups at the end of the regular meeting. I envision the groups being:
Older than SM
SM & 54
55
50 & 60
 

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: mainsail and Genoa halyards length for AMEL SM

 

Jarek,

Maybe I can help. Bill Rouse <brouse@...>. I would be happy to answer any of your questions.

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


On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 9:11 AM Jarek Zemlo via groups.io <noa_blue=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

I have question regarding the length of halyards for mainsail, mizzen sail and genoa sail. I saw the specification in the fine folder (running rigging specs) but have my doubt and due to the travel restrictions can not go to my boat.

Thanks in advance for help and clarification.
All the best
Jarek Zemlo
NOA BLUE
AMEL SM #201


mainsail and Genoa halyards length for AMEL SM

Jarek Zemlo
 

Hello,

I have question regarding the length of halyards for mainsail, mizzen sail and genoa sail. I saw the specification in the fine folder (running rigging specs) but have my doubt and due to the travel restrictions can not go to my boat.

Thanks in advance for help and clarification.
All the best
Jarek Zemlo
NOA BLUE
AMEL SM #201


Interested to purchase A-55 of 2013-2017 in replacement of my A-54 2011. #replacement

greg greg
 

all suggestions are welcome to 41greg.marine@...

Thanks

Greg 


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ZOOM Meeting future meetings: #ZOOM #IMPORTANT

 

All,

If you missed our first ZOOM meeting, you can view it on YouTube: 
https://youtu.be/7Mm1bbL-PaA The first meeting was a test to understand the process. We did not have an expert guest speaker but plan to have an expert guest speaker for most future meetings.

 

We are planning the next ZOOM meeting for Saturday, May 16th, 2020 20:00 to 21:00​ (UTC+00:00) UTC. Tilo Peters will be the ZOOM administrator and thanks Tilo for a great job in our first meeting. I expect that we will do a YouTube simulcast, but your best experience will be with ZOOM. I will confirm everything in a day or two.


Direct link to Join the 16 May 20:00 UTC ZOOM Meeting 
https://epfl.zoom.us/j/98523568530
Meeting ID: 985 2356 8530
Join by SIP 98523568530@...

I am not 100% sure of the 16 May guest speaker, but it will be 1 of the following guest speakers:

Standing Rigging
Amel representative – Amel 50 

Sails

Refrigeration

Lithium Batteries


We will likely have a ZOOM meeting every month. We will try to have breakout meetings by groups at the end of the regular meeting. I envision the groups being:
Older than SM
SM & 54
55
50 & 60
 

 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Furuno GPS Navigator GP-90

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Oliver,
No battery in the antenna, it is a passive device.
BTW the GP-90 will run with a dead battery. The battery is only there to remember waypoints and the startup location.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Ral Nr. for the red boat stripe on A54

 

Nick,

If your "red" rub rail and waterline paint is unchanged, it is very likely that the color is the same as the 54.

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


On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 4:09 PM NICOLAS KLENE via groups.io <n.klene=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Ameliens

I am very interested in your discussion about the red strip exact reference .
However I am on an SM2K (#471) ! would the color be the same ?
Thank you in advance for any info
Nick
Sv DarNico
Confined in Marseille




Re: Ral Nr. for the red boat stripe on A54

NICOLAS KLENE <n.klene@...>
 

Hello Ameliens

I am very interested in your discussion about the red strip exact reference .
However I am on an SM2K (#471) ! would the color be the same ?
Thank you in advance for any info
Nick
Sv DarNico
Confined in Marseille


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Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Arno Luijten
 

Thanks Oliver,

Two other things if I may:
Can I recommend you add the expression "Amel 54" in the description of your videos? In all my YouTube searches I did (quite a few during this stupid lockdown!) I never saw any of your videos popping up. Only when searching specifically for Vela Nautica they pop up.
You website seems to have some trouble "www.velanautica.org" throws the error message "There has been a critical error on your website." on every page.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
Saint Martin FWI


Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

You get these magnetic freezer seals custom made to your required size by any refrigeration supplier.
On the counter part of the gascet you will need 20x1mm magnetic!! Stainless stripes. I sanded them from the back side and fixed them with contact Clement. 

In one of these posts I uploaded a picture and how to fix them. 

Yes, we got only a fridge and the top load freezer. 

No seate cooler. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 


On Thu, May 7, 2020, 08:19 Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Hi Oliver,

I was amazed with your gutsy move to re-insulate the fridge-freezer in the galley. Impressive. For later Amel 54s this is much more complicated as these only have a half-lid on top of the fridge/freezer. I do like the replacement of the seal you did as I suffer the same problem with the poor closure of the seal. As we use this cabinet only as fridge the problem is not so bad as it was for you, but it is still annoying. Where did you get those seals from?

Quick question; am I correct in assuming you have no freezer below the settee in the main cabin? In your video you only talk about two cooling installations.

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Teun;

 

Thanks for the clarification.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:04 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Mohammad,

 

I think you meant to sent this question to Scott who has a direct connection with a Dutch VICTRON person.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

Currently on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 7, 2020 10:03:58

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mohammad Shirloo via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 13:08
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Teun;

 

Can you please forward your Victron Contact if you think they would be helpful in design and selection.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 12:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Teun,

You're using the VEConfig software to adjust the inverter low voltage cutoff? I have successfully changed that on the Inverter tab "DC input low shut-down". Then you have to "Send Settings" to the Quattro otherwise it won't save them.

If you are still having problems, I have a contact with Victron that is quite responsive. Maybe Dutch people don't like other Dutch people? ;) We've had over 30 emails back and forth. FYI he suggested 20v as the input low voltage cutoff and 21.5v as the input low restart.

Additionally, try here. This may be even better. They're almost as helpful as the AYOG :)

https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Barry;

 

Keep us informed. Lithium is definitely the way to go and offers tremendous upside to lead acid.. Addressing safety concerns, is our biggest design criteria and challenge. I have many years of experience with Lithium technology in other hobbies and have seen what lithium is capable of and its associated dangers.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:20 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Teun and Mohammad,

Teun, I have an Australian friend who is having trouble getting insurance. Can you give me the broker that you went with, maybe the NZ broker as well. They just lost cover that they took out 2 months ago through a Caribbean crook. If anyone wants to know who the company was, please ask.

 

Mohammad, when the lock down is eased I am visiting Oliver who is anchored in front of me. I will be doing the same as your plan and designing the new lithium battery system. I will let you know what I find out as I progress. Things are getting better and easier every year.

Can you imagine what this lockdown is doing to people. In nearly 40 years Penny and I have never gone for a month without shopping or spending any money.

 

Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 



On May 5, 2020, at 16:08, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



Hi Teun;

 

Can you please forward your Victron Contact if you think they would be helpful in design and selection.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 12:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Teun,

You're using the VEConfig software to adjust the inverter low voltage cutoff? I have successfully changed that on the Inverter tab "DC input low shut-down". Then you have to "Send Settings" to the Quattro otherwise it won't save them.

If you are still having problems, I have a contact with Victron that is quite responsive. Maybe Dutch people don't like other Dutch people? ;) We've had over 30 emails back and forth. FYI he suggested 20v as the input low voltage cutoff and 21.5v as the input low restart.

Additionally, try here. This may be even better. They're almost as helpful as the AYOG :)

https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Barry Connor
 

Hi Teun and Mohammad,
Teun, I have an Australian friend who is having trouble getting insurance. Can you give me the broker that you went with, maybe the NZ broker as well. They just lost cover that they took out 2 months ago through a Caribbean crook. If anyone wants to know who the company was, please ask.

Mohammad, when the lock down is eased I am visiting Oliver who is anchored in front of me. I will be doing the same as your plan and designing the new lithium battery system. I will let you know what I find out as I progress. Things are getting better and easier every year.
Can you imagine what this lockdown is doing to people. In nearly 40 years Penny and I have never gone for a month without shopping or spending any money.

Best

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



On May 5, 2020, at 16:08, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



Hi Teun;

 

Can you please forward your Victron Contact if you think they would be helpful in design and selection.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 12:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Teun,

You're using the VEConfig software to adjust the inverter low voltage cutoff? I have successfully changed that on the Inverter tab "DC input low shut-down". Then you have to "Send Settings" to the Quattro otherwise it won't save them.

If you are still having problems, I have a contact with Victron that is quite responsive. Maybe Dutch people don't like other Dutch people? ;) We've had over 30 emails back and forth. FYI he suggested 20v as the input low voltage cutoff and 21.5v as the input low restart.

Additionally, try here. This may be even better. They're almost as helpful as the AYOG :)

https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com