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Re: Silicone BT seals

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi Mark,

I'm referring to these external neoprene seals (two glued together). They should be slightly compressed when the locking pin is in, creating a watertight seal. Photo is from Nikimat ( https://nikimat.com/bow_thruster_overhaul.html ). An improved shaft seal, like the flexible silicone one, would only help in the effort to keep water out - so no problems there. Just saying the neoprene seals and proper tensioning/positioning of the locking pin hole is critical.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
Opua, NZ


On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 4:03 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I don’t see how the main seal is pressured by the thruster assembly? Nothing touches it when the bow thruster is in the up position.

 

 

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 Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:41 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

FWIW... my seals are good for years. 

 

My trick is to release the pin whenever we are in a harbour/ anchorage. The pin is in only during offshore passages. Saves the crush on the seals

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 6/11/2020, at 2:33 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



To all,

 

We had constant issues with our bow thruster and a small amount of water coming in. I followed the directions for the service to the letter and for a few months it would be dry. Then, slowly the drips began and over time would slowly get worse. I found myself having to change the seals every 6-months to a year.

 

I changed Jose’s seals in Galapagos before crossing tp French Polynesia. So far, the area is bone dry! 6 months now.

 

 

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 david bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Cleaning fresh water tank on my SM2K

James Cromie
 

Great source of Iron!

On Nov 6, 2020, at 09:34, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

It is difficult to get you head around this but to set your expectations maybe you should try to see the inside of your local municipal water tank. Here is a real photo:
<image.png>

As for strange solutions, when we were at Bonaire in the Caribbean, we visited a house that was being built for some American cruising friends who had successfully immigrated to Bonaire.  Residents of Bonaire collect rainwater for their primary freshwater source. Freshwater can also be delivered by truck to the residents. Judy and I were amazed that the locals place a certain type of fish in the tanks to keep the "growth" to a minimum. I wish I could remember the name of the fish. 

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


On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 10:36 AM James Alton via groups.io <lokiyawl2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
David,

   We cleaned the tanks in our Maramu and they were much worse than your, in fact we even had live snails living in there!  There was also significant amount of sediment in the aft low end of the tank.  I just used the bleach version of Soft scrub and a medium deck type brush with an extension handle to clean our tank followed by lots of flushing and pumping.  I was concerned that the abrasive powder in the Soft Scrub might be abrasive so I used a portable diaphragm pump to remove the water and debris instead of the ships water system. Obviously rinse the tank from forward to aft to flush things downhill.    Maybe be a little careful with the putty knife in case you encounter some loose gel coat, some came loose on my boat just from the scrubbing.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Nov 6, 2020, at 10:07 AM, David Kurtz via groups.io <Davidwkurtz@...> wrote:

Good morning all!  I tried cleaning my fresh water tank using Bill’s alternate method (fill with bleach solution, let sit for 48 hours, drain, flush, etc.) and did not get the desired results.  The attached photo shows what I am dealing with.  Seems to be a couple varieties of mold that was not killed off by the bleach solution.  Now that I am opening up all three access ports I want to clean it with something that works, but doesn’t poison my whole family 😳.  What have some of you used for cleaning?<214D1856-A9F4-4713-BDFD-CA75CE8E2004.jpeg>
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan






Re: Cleaning fresh water tank on my SM2K

 

It is difficult to get you head around this but to set your expectations maybe you should try to see the inside of your local municipal water tank. Here is a real photo:
image.png

As for strange solutions, when we were at Bonaire in the Caribbean, we visited a house that was being built for some American cruising friends who had successfully immigrated to Bonaire.  Residents of Bonaire collect rainwater for their primary freshwater source. Freshwater can also be delivered by truck to the residents. Judy and I were amazed that the locals place a certain type of fish in the tanks to keep the "growth" to a minimum. I wish I could remember the name of the fish. 

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


On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 10:36 AM James Alton via groups.io <lokiyawl2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
David,

   We cleaned the tanks in our Maramu and they were much worse than your, in fact we even had live snails living in there!  There was also significant amount of sediment in the aft low end of the tank.  I just used the bleach version of Soft scrub and a medium deck type brush with an extension handle to clean our tank followed by lots of flushing and pumping.  I was concerned that the abrasive powder in the Soft Scrub might be abrasive so I used a portable diaphragm pump to remove the water and debris instead of the ships water system. Obviously rinse the tank from forward to aft to flush things downhill.    Maybe be a little careful with the putty knife in case you encounter some loose gel coat, some came loose on my boat just from the scrubbing.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Nov 6, 2020, at 10:07 AM, David Kurtz via groups.io <Davidwkurtz@...> wrote:

Good morning all!  I tried cleaning my fresh water tank using Bill’s alternate method (fill with bleach solution, let sit for 48 hours, drain, flush, etc.) and did not get the desired results.  The attached photo shows what I am dealing with.  Seems to be a couple varieties of mold that was not killed off by the bleach solution.  Now that I am opening up all three access ports I want to clean it with something that works, but doesn’t poison my whole family 😳.  What have some of you used for cleaning?<214D1856-A9F4-4713-BDFD-CA75CE8E2004.jpeg>
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan



Re: Cleaning fresh water tank on my SM2K

James Alton
 

David,

   We cleaned the tanks in our Maramu and they were much worse than your, in fact we even had live snails living in there!  There was also significant amount of sediment in the aft low end of the tank.  I just used the bleach version of Soft scrub and a medium deck type brush with an extension handle to clean our tank followed by lots of flushing and pumping.  I was concerned that the abrasive powder in the Soft Scrub might be abrasive so I used a portable diaphragm pump to remove the water and debris instead of the ships water system. Obviously rinse the tank from forward to aft to flush things downhill.    Maybe be a little careful with the putty knife in case you encounter some loose gel coat, some came loose on my boat just from the scrubbing.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Nov 6, 2020, at 10:07 AM, David Kurtz via groups.io <Davidwkurtz@...> wrote:

Good morning all!  I tried cleaning my fresh water tank using Bill’s alternate method (fill with bleach solution, let sit for 48 hours, drain, flush, etc.) and did not get the desired results.  The attached photo shows what I am dealing with.  Seems to be a couple varieties of mold that was not killed off by the bleach solution.  Now that I am opening up all three access ports I want to clean it with something that works, but doesn’t poison my whole family 😳.  What have some of you used for cleaning?<214D1856-A9F4-4713-BDFD-CA75CE8E2004.jpeg>
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan



Re: Cleaning fresh water tank on my SM2K

James Cromie
 

Hi Dave.  I’m familiar with this view!  Last year, I opened up all of the ports, and found mold balls on the walls of the water tank.  I flushed our tanks with bleach solution as described elsewhere, but this will not remove the adherent growth.  You will need to mechanically clean the surfaces, which is a bit tedious.   I did this by using a soft putty knife attached to the end of a broomstick or similar.   I let everything sit in a bleach solution for 2 days, which likely helped to loosen a great deal of the residual material.  Once removing all of the adherent material with the scraper, I repeated the process with a scrub brush attached on an extension.   

I then sprayed water and used a portable pump with a long hose extension to suction out all of the particulate material.   This was repeated numerous times until all debris was evacuated.  Finally, I fully filled the tank again with a dilute bleach solution, let sit overnight, and then drained completely.   One lide of the tank was kept accessible so that I could easily use the portable pump to drain the water quickly.  (I used a high capacity Parmax puppy pump (50 gal / min) that I keep on board as an auxillary bilge pump if I needed to evacuate water from the cabin for any reason.  

For simplicity, I simply wire it onto my gray water bilge pump switch and used that as a temporary means of supplying the 24V power for the pump. 

Perhaps someone else out there has a better idea than what I felt I needed to do to clean the tanks  completely… 

James Cromie
SV Soteria
SM2K 347
Anacortes,WA


On Nov 6, 2020, at 07:07, David Kurtz via groups.io <Davidwkurtz@...> wrote:

Good morning all!  I tried cleaning my fresh water tank using Bill’s alternate method (fill with bleach solution, let sit for 48 hours, drain, flush, etc.) and did not get the desired results.  The attached photo shows what I am dealing with.  Seems to be a couple varieties of mold that was not killed off by the bleach solution.  Now that I am opening up all three access ports I want to clean it with something that works, but doesn’t poison my whole family 😳.  What have some of you used for cleaning?<214D1856-A9F4-4713-BDFD-CA75CE8E2004.jpeg>
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan



Re: Cleaning fresh water tank on my SM2K

Thomas Peacock
 

We have a similar appearing tank. I also shocked it with chlorine, with little cosmetic improvement. 
My sense is that it is classic mildew. Even if you kill the fungus, the dark stains will persist unless vigorously scrubbed.
I drink it nevertheless. As my mother told me, everyone has to eat a pound of dirt in their life. 

Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay

with its tiny keyboard

On Nov 6, 2020, at 10:07 AM, David Kurtz via groups.io <Davidwkurtz@...> wrote:

Good morning all!  I tried cleaning my fresh water tank using Bill’s alternate method (fill with bleach solution, let sit for 48 hours, drain, flush, etc.) and did not get the desired results.  The attached photo shows what I am dealing with.  Seems to be a couple varieties of mold that was not killed off by the bleach solution.  Now that I am opening up all three access ports I want to clean it with something that works, but doesn’t poison my whole family 😳.  What have some of you used for cleaning?
<214D1856-A9F4-4713-BDFD-CA75CE8E2004.jpeg>

--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan


--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Cleaning fresh water tank on my SM2K

David Kurtz
 

Good morning all!  I tried cleaning my fresh water tank using Bill’s alternate method (fill with bleach solution, let sit for 48 hours, drain, flush, etc.) and did not get the desired results.  The attached photo shows what I am dealing with.  Seems to be a couple varieties of mold that was not killed off by the bleach solution.  Now that I am opening up all three access ports I want to clean it with something that works, but doesn’t poison my whole family 😳.  What have some of you used for cleaning?
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan


Re: Silicone BT seals

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Mike,

I’m very methodical in my checks before sailing away ... retired airline pilot.. and it involves all systems internally, in the engine room and on deck. Covers all bases. 

Takes 10 minutes

Cheers,

Jean-Pierre Germain,Eleuthera,SM007, NZ


On 6/11/2020, at 3:55 PM, Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:


JP, I think this is good advice. Especially because it's the foam seals that really keep the water out, not the vertical shaft seal. Do you have a foolproof method to remember to put the pin in place while at sea/underway? That's the only risk I my opinion.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
Opua, NZ

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 3:40 PM Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
FWIW... my seals are good for years. 

My trick is to release the pin whenever we are in a harbour/ anchorage. The pin is in only during offshore passages. Saves the crush on the seals

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ


On 6/11/2020, at 2:33 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



To all,

 

We had constant issues with our bow thruster and a small amount of water coming in. I followed the directions for the service to the letter and for a few months it would be dry. Then, slowly the drips began and over time would slowly get worse. I found myself having to change the seals every 6-months to a year.

 

I changed Jose’s seals in Galapagos before crossing tp French Polynesia. So far, the area is bone dry! 6 months now.

 

 

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 david bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Galley sink plug.

Mark Erdos
 

It’s a very easy job – less than an hour.

 

 

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 michael winand via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:37 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley sink plug.

 

Thanks Mark. I was hoping that the original version would be available. 

Looks like I may have to change the plugs out. 

Michael  Nebo  sm251 

 

On Fri, 6 Nov 2020 at 11:36 am, Mark Erdos

<mcerdos@...> wrote:

The sink plugs are somewhat standard. You can remove the drain assembly and replace it with a kit from any local hardware store. I opted for a nice stainless set with stainless mesh filters.

 

 

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 michael winand via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:09 PM
To: Amel Owners
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley sink plug.

 

Hi, we would like to source some new plugs for the galley sink. These are for a sm2000  with the original sink. I have searched the website and not found any information. 

I did hear a mention awhile ago that these sinks are still available in the French Islands of the south pacific. 

We are located in Australia. 

Thanks  Michael and Elaine  Nebo  sm251. 


Re: Silicone BT seals

Mark Erdos
 

I don’t see how the main seal is pressured by the thruster assembly? Nothing touches it when the bow thruster is in the up position.

 

 

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 Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:41 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

FWIW... my seals are good for years. 

 

My trick is to release the pin whenever we are in a harbour/ anchorage. The pin is in only during offshore passages. Saves the crush on the seals

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 6/11/2020, at 2:33 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



To all,

 

We had constant issues with our bow thruster and a small amount of water coming in. I followed the directions for the service to the letter and for a few months it would be dry. Then, slowly the drips began and over time would slowly get worse. I found myself having to change the seals every 6-months to a year.

 

I changed Jose’s seals in Galapagos before crossing tp French Polynesia. So far, the area is bone dry! 6 months now.

 

 

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 david bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Silicone BT seals

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

JP, I think this is good advice. Especially because it's the foam seals that really keep the water out, not the vertical shaft seal. Do you have a foolproof method to remember to put the pin in place while at sea/underway? That's the only risk I my opinion.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
Opua, NZ

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 3:40 PM Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
FWIW... my seals are good for years. 

My trick is to release the pin whenever we are in a harbour/ anchorage. The pin is in only during offshore passages. Saves the crush on the seals

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ


On 6/11/2020, at 2:33 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



To all,

 

We had constant issues with our bow thruster and a small amount of water coming in. I followed the directions for the service to the letter and for a few months it would be dry. Then, slowly the drips began and over time would slowly get worse. I found myself having to change the seals every 6-months to a year.

 

I changed Jose’s seals in Galapagos before crossing tp French Polynesia. So far, the area is bone dry! 6 months now.

 

 

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 david bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Silicone BT seals

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

FWIW... my seals are good for years. 

My trick is to release the pin whenever we are in a harbour/ anchorage. The pin is in only during offshore passages. Saves the crush on the seals

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ


On 6/11/2020, at 2:33 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



To all,

 

We had constant issues with our bow thruster and a small amount of water coming in. I followed the directions for the service to the letter and for a few months it would be dry. Then, slowly the drips began and over time would slowly get worse. I found myself having to change the seals every 6-months to a year.

 

I changed Jose’s seals in Galapagos before crossing tp French Polynesia. So far, the area is bone dry! 6 months now.

 

 

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 david bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Galley sink plug.

michael winand
 

Thanks Mark. I was hoping that the original version would be available. 
Looks like I may have to change the plugs out. 
Michael  Nebo  sm251 


On Fri, 6 Nov 2020 at 11:36 am, Mark Erdos
<mcerdos@...> wrote:

The sink plugs are somewhat standard. You can remove the drain assembly and replace it with a kit from any local hardware store. I opted for a nice stainless set with stainless mesh filters.

 

 

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 michael winand via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:09 PM
To: Amel Owners
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley sink plug.

 

Hi, we would like to source some new plugs for the galley sink. These are for a sm2000  with the original sink. I have searched the website and not found any information. 

I did hear a mention awhile ago that these sinks are still available in the French Islands of the south pacific. 

We are located in Australia. 

Thanks  Michael and Elaine  Nebo  sm251. 


Re: Galley sink plug.

Mark Erdos
 

The sink plugs are somewhat standard. You can remove the drain assembly and replace it with a kit from any local hardware store. I opted for a nice stainless set with stainless mesh filters.

 

 

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 michael winand via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:09 PM
To: Amel Owners
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley sink plug.

 

Hi, we would like to source some new plugs for the galley sink. These are for a sm2000  with the original sink. I have searched the website and not found any information. 

I did hear a mention awhile ago that these sinks are still available in the French Islands of the south pacific. 

We are located in Australia. 

Thanks  Michael and Elaine  Nebo  sm251. 


Re: Silicone BT seals

Mark Erdos
 

To all,

 

We had constant issues with our bow thruster and a small amount of water coming in. I followed the directions for the service to the letter and for a few months it would be dry. Then, slowly the drips began and over time would slowly get worse. I found myself having to change the seals every 6-months to a year.

 

I changed Jose’s seals in Galapagos before crossing tp French Polynesia. So far, the area is bone dry! 6 months now.

 

 

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 david bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Bali Hai

Ian Shepherd
 

I met with Bali Hai in Malta some years ago. She was a SM owned by John Hollemby, who used to be an active member of this group. The last I heard from John was that the yacht was up for sale, and as that was several years ago, I can only presume that she has new owners.

A sad event, and I wonder why they did not heave to being so far offshore? I had to do this for almost two days off Nova Scotia whilst the wind blew at over 50 Kts, and my SM dealt with the situation without fuss and I was able to complete my voyage from Bermuda to Newfounland.

Whatever, we don't yet know the full facts. I hope that Bali Hai is also rescued when the weather subsides.

Good luck to all.

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader


On 05/11/2020 00:10, Mark Garver via groups.io wrote:
Fellow Amelians,

I am not sure who the current owners of Bali Hai are, but on Nov. 2 they abandoned her off Cape Hatteras as they were rescued by the US Coast Guard after their engine apparently failed.

Here is the article, also the USCG recently posted a Navigation Hazard report and stated the EPIRB is still pinging from the vessel as of this morning 11/4. They state it is a 52’, but as I recall Bali Hai is a Santorin.

UPDATE 0800 HRS WEDNESDAY, 04 NOV 2020: The USCG RCC Norfolk advised the EPIRB aboard the S/V BALI HAI is still pinging. As of 1246 Hrs UTC, 04 NOV 2020 the vessel was located in position 36 08.33 N / 071 26.67 W. This vessel should be considered a hazard to navigation and may not have any lights on at night.
CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from their 52-foot sailing vessel approximately 172 miles east of Cape Hatteras, Monday afternoon, 02 NOV 2020.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard's 5th District Command Center received a relayed notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center regarding two boaters in distress aboard the sailing vessel Bali Hai.
The captain of the sailing vessel initially informed IERCC watchstanders that he had activated his emergency position indicating radio beacon after the vessel's engines had lost power and was concerned about staying aboard due to rough weather and high seas.
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City C-130J Hercules aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews were launched to the scene to assist the crewmembers of the disabled vessel.
Once on scene, the Jayhawk aircrew successfully hoisted both boaters from the vessel and safely transported them back to Air Station Elizabeth City.
No injuries were reported.


I just thought the group would want to know.

Godspeed Bali Hai!

Mark Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM #105
Gloucester Point, VA


Re: Bali Hai

Mark Garver
 

Picture posted by the USCG confirm is a SM so unfortunate!


On Nov 4, 2020, at 6:54 PM, Aras <aras.grinius@...> wrote:


The Bali Hai from MD vis a Santorin sloop.  Ric Gottschalk boat.

On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 5:57 PM Ruslan Osmonov <rosmonov@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

From the forum search looks like there is SM319 and SN24 Bali Hai 


On Nov 4, 2020, at 5:20 PM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:
Mark, There is another Bali Hai that is a SM , not sure which one it is ,an SN or SM.
Pat
SM Shenanigans



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Aras Grinius


Re: Just completed a 2900nm tough passage - two little switches almost ruined my month: Bilge Float Switch and Volvo D3-110C auxiliary stop

Jamie Wendell
 

Scott and Mia, I am very happy to hear of your safe arrival. As always, your postings have helped us all, and this latest one is no exception.
Congratulations on your successful journey. I too have similar stories to tell, but maybe not as consequential.
I connected my bilge high-water alarm to my Maretron system, but as you noted that will not work all the time unless you monitor the inside of the bilge pump tube. I also keep a count and timing on the bilge pump running through my Maretron system.
How did you install the level sensor?
I now have a Volvo D3-150, so I cannot comment directly on the issues you had with the D3-110, but again a good reminder to all to check the condition of all of the engine controls. Corrosion will eventually get you if you do not keep a close watch on these systems.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


Re: Bali Hai

Aras Grinius
 

The Bali Hai from MD vis a Santorin sloop.  Ric Gottschalk boat.


On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 5:57 PM Ruslan Osmonov <rosmonov@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

From the forum search looks like there is SM319 and SN24 Bali Hai 


On Nov 4, 2020, at 5:20 PM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:
Mark, There is another Bali Hai that is a SM , not sure which one it is ,an SN or SM.
Pat
SM Shenanigans



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Aras Grinius


Re: Bali Hai

Ruslan Osmonov
 
Edited

From the forum search looks like there is SM319 and SN24 Bali Hai 


On Nov 4, 2020, at 5:20 PM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:
Mark, There is another Bali Hai that is a SM , not sure which one it is ,an SN or SM.
Pat
SM Shenanigans

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