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Webasto thermopro question

Billy Newport
 

I'm living on my 55 right now which is in the water in jersey city, nj. I was away visiting family over christmas. I have a raspberry pi on my boat running the usual IOT stack (RTL433/Influxdb/telegraf/grafana/vncserver). This PI is connected to a wifi hotspot on the boat for remote access. It captures all NMEA data and temperatures (cheap 433mhz temp/humidity sensors distributed around the boat), room temps, fridge freezer temps, frigobaot compressor temps, engine room temps and so on, stores it in a database and uses grafana to look at data which is super handy to figure out what the hell just happened.

I noticed saturday (logged in to the raspberry from Ohio using vncserver) evening that on Friday at 8pm the temp in the boat started dropping. Heater issue. So I drove 8 hours back to the boat arriving about 4am. I got the heater working again yesterday so we're toasty again.

The heater appears to have no display or even LED that I can see so I can't see why it stopped. Does anyone have a display on theirs or is there a way to do a wifi type situation where it can be checked remotely or restarted remotely?

Billy (55#56)


Re: Mastervolt installation help

Billy Newport
 

Hi Arno,
I have everything hooked up now and want to upgrade everythings firmware which appears to need the installer password. If you can email it to me at billy at billynewport dot com I'd be grateful.

THanks
Billy (55#56)


Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Justin Maguire
 

Super nice solution – well though out, well made.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Stefan Schaufert <mail@...>
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 6:16:42 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54
 
Here is another suggestion.

The two Vacuum-Epoxy-Lightweight-Parts where made in Le Marin by ALIZE COMPOSITES (Manu).
It is the same company made the not any longer existing mold for the hardtop.
All other (small) modifications/ materials came also from the yard in Le Marin.
The rest was a lot of manual work by ourselves.

The old bimini frame is still used.  A very functional and economical variant.  It carries 680W solar, collects rainwater, allows a very good all-round view, has an integrated grip edge and the sails can also be visually checked from the armchair.  My wife just uploaded a video about this at:
https://youtu.be/7GIHQd4l3FI

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas


Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Stefan Schaufert
 

Here is another suggestion.

The two Vacuum-Epoxy-Lightweight-Parts where made in Le Marin by ALIZE COMPOSITES (Manu).
It is the same company made the not any longer existing mold for the hardtop.
All other (small) modifications/ materials came also from the yard in Le Marin.
The rest was a lot of manual work by ourselves.

The old bimini frame is still used.  A very functional and economical variant.  It carries 680W solar, collects rainwater, allows a very good all-round view, has an integrated grip edge and the sails can also be visually checked from the armchair.  My wife just uploaded a video about this at:
https://youtu.be/7GIHQd4l3FI

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas


Re: Deck

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

International Reps I spoke to advised that Brightside has been discontinued and now replaced by Toplac which is why you will see that sites like Amazon have it listed as CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE and not sure if it will be available in future.

We found Toplac polyurethane paint easy to use and looks great. Time will tell with regards to durability. 

Regards

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, 11:45 pm, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:


https://www.amazon.com/Interlux-Y4218-QT-Polyurethane-Fluid_Ounces/dp/B000XBD3RI?th=1&psc=1



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond via groups.io" <southernadventurer@...>
Date: 2021-01-24 15:34 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck

We used International Toplac Ivory with about 10% Toplac Cream as international no longer make Brightside. The mix was a very good max. We brought the Beugler tool but didn’t use it as we felt we got a much straighter line using masking tape and once it was masked it was very easy to paint two coats using an artist brush. 

Whole job took about 100hrs and used 200 rolls of tape and 750ml paint for two coats.

We are very happy with the job.

Regards
Ross and Donna
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey



Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, 8:43 pm, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

Ww used Interlux Brightsides Hatteras White with a flattening agent. Very close match. Two coats. Looks great after three years. About 40 hours per coat. Be careful with the striping tool. Despite many attempts to thicken it, dwe found the paint still gets runny coming out of the chamber and onto the wheel. Good luck!



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Date: 2021-01-24 12:32 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck

Dear all,

I finally made it to get my Beugler striping tool. Not easy since the California Branch does not even answer emails and the European branch is in the UK. So nowadays outside Europe....

Anyhow my Q is... Which kind of paint did you use for the deck stripes and how did you dilute it etc. I find many pics in the gallery, but thats it. Thanks
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Deck

Ian Townsend
 


https://www.amazon.com/Interlux-Y4218-QT-Polyurethane-Fluid_Ounces/dp/B000XBD3RI?th=1&psc=1



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond via groups.io" <southernadventurer@...>
Date: 2021-01-24 15:34 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck

We used International Toplac Ivory with about 10% Toplac Cream as international no longer make Brightside. The mix was a very good max. We brought the Beugler tool but didn’t use it as we felt we got a much straighter line using masking tape and once it was masked it was very easy to paint two coats using an artist brush. 

Whole job took about 100hrs and used 200 rolls of tape and 750ml paint for two coats.

We are very happy with the job.

Regards
Ross and Donna
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey



Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, 8:43 pm, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

Ww used Interlux Brightsides Hatteras White with a flattening agent. Very close match. Two coats. Looks great after three years. About 40 hours per coat. Be careful with the striping tool. Despite many attempts to thicken it, dwe found the paint still gets runny coming out of the chamber and onto the wheel. Good luck!



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Date: 2021-01-24 12:32 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck

Dear all,

I finally made it to get my Beugler striping tool. Not easy since the California Branch does not even answer emails and the European branch is in the UK. So nowadays outside Europe....

Anyhow my Q is... Which kind of paint did you use for the deck stripes and how did you dilute it etc. I find many pics in the gallery, but thats it. Thanks
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Deck

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

We used International Toplac Ivory with about 10% Toplac Cream as international no longer make Brightside. The mix was a very good max. We brought the Beugler tool but didn’t use it as we felt we got a much straighter line using masking tape and once it was masked it was very easy to paint two coats using an artist brush. 

Whole job took about 100hrs and used 200 rolls of tape and 750ml paint for two coats.

We are very happy with the job.

Regards
Ross and Donna
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, 8:43 pm, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

Ww used Interlux Brightsides Hatteras White with a flattening agent. Very close match. Two coats. Looks great after three years. About 40 hours per coat. Be careful with the striping tool. Despite many attempts to thicken it, dwe found the paint still gets runny coming out of the chamber and onto the wheel. Good luck!



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Date: 2021-01-24 12:32 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck

Dear all,

I finally made it to get my Beugler striping tool. Not easy since the California Branch does not even answer emails and the European branch is in the UK. So nowadays outside Europe....

Anyhow my Q is... Which kind of paint did you use for the deck stripes and how did you dilute it etc. I find many pics in the gallery, but thats it. Thanks
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: The maintenance fuel bladders

eric freedman
 

We have had a 200 liter fuel bladder made by nauta for many years. they made two types. The better one which we have has a nylon outer coating , brass connectors and hold down straps. We fill it and drain it with a pump through one 5/8 inch hose. When we are done with itn we hold it up so the drain is at the bottom , and the roll it up. Th tank stays in the port locker for 6 months at a time. when we fill it up again we add Howes fuel treatment to the fuel. We have never had a problem.

Fair Winds,

Eric 

SM 376 Kimberlite

On January 24, 2021 at 8:51 AM "Courtney Gorman via groups.io" <Itsfun1@...> wrote:

14 days and 10 Jerry Cans should be more than plenty but I agree bladder should be fine.  If you’re really concerned fill it with 10 gallons and move shake and squish vigorously then dump you should be good to go 
Cheers 
Safe travels 
Courtney 
Trippin 
54 #101

 

On Jan 24, 2021, at 1:50 AM, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

I’d have to guess cleaning would not be necessary. The problems emanate from moist air getting in the tank. I imagine your bladder isn’t vented, and flattens as it empties? If so, there isn’t a daily air exchange, so moisture should not condense inside, so nothing to feed the creepy crawlies that grow in fuel.
My 2¢....
~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino, A50#27, Speed of Life

On Jan 23, 2021, at 10:30 PM, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:

Many/most of us have a COVID related "change of plans" story, but ours included 28 days nonstop Panama to Nuku Hiva, 8 days in Nuku, then 14 days Nuku to Hawaii. We had been Caribbean based our first 9 years of cruising so the distances in the Pacific intimidated us enough to buy a 100 liter fuel bladder to supplement our 10 jerry cans. Of course we used about 20 pct of all this fuel - the first fuel used being from the bladder so I could get it off the cabin top behind the mizzen. That was 8 months ago. I got all the fuel out of it (I hope) and stored it nicely folded back in it's nifty plastic bag. I did nothing to clean it as I had no idea how to and other priorities emerged like finding a place which would take us.

I'm very cautious about fuel; straining everything first, Biobor, changing filters neurotically, etc.) I've read accounts on this site regarding various fuel goblins and problems of that nature and don't want these issues on L'ORIENT. Should I be worried about using this bladder for my return trip to FP from Hawaii (14 days); can/should it be cleaned ? If so, how ? I just have no experience using this a second time.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422
Oahu


 


 


Re: novice problem

Matti Lohikoski
 

Hi Dan,
thank you for the info your structure looks great.
Would  you kindly send the phots directly to my email.  matti.lohikoski@...

When I try to download from the site, I get only 71k which is too small to forward to Nacho.

Best regards
Matti
Borador #398

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Dan Wilcox via groups.io <dwilcox123@...>
Sent: Sunday, 24 January 2021 20:08
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] novice problem
 

I uploaded photos of our canvas to the Photos section.

Thanks, Dan
Feierabend SM #86

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, 04:28:57 AM PST, JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:


Last year I received this sketch from Amel SAV.

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: novice problem

Dan Wilcox
 

I uploaded photos of our canvas to the Photos section.

Thanks, Dan
Feierabend SM #86

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, 04:28:57 AM PST, JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:


Last year I received this sketch from Amel SAV.

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: Deck

Ian Townsend
 

Ww used Interlux Brightsides Hatteras White with a flattening agent. Very close match. Two coats. Looks great after three years. About 40 hours per coat. Be careful with the striping tool. Despite many attempts to thicken it, dwe found the paint still gets runny coming out of the chamber and onto the wheel. Good luck!



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Date: 2021-01-24 12:32 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck

Dear all,

I finally made it to get my Beugler striping tool. Not easy since the California Branch does not even answer emails and the European branch is in the UK. So nowadays outside Europe....

Anyhow my Q is... Which kind of paint did you use for the deck stripes and how did you dilute it etc. I find many pics in the gallery, but thats it. Thanks
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Deck

Bernd Spanner
 
Edited

Dear all,

I finally made it to get my Beugler striping tool. Not easy since the California Branch does not even answer emails and the European branch is in the UK. So nowadays outside Europe....

Anyhow my Q is... Which kind of paint did you use for the deck stripes and how did you dilute it etc. I find many pics in the gallery, but thats it.
Please also let me know if its better to use Owatrol/Polytrol with a brush or cloth.
Thanks
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: The maintenance fuel bladders

Courtney Gorman
 

14 days and 10 Jerry Cans should be more than plenty but I agree bladder should be fine.  If you’re really concerned fill it with 10 gallons and move shake and squish vigorously then dump you should be good to go 
Cheers 
Safe travels 
Courtney 
Trippin 
54 #101


On Jan 24, 2021, at 1:50 AM, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

I’d have to guess cleaning would not be necessary. The problems emanate from moist air getting in the tank. I imagine your bladder isn’t vented, and flattens as it empties? If so, there isn’t a daily air exchange, so moisture should not condense inside, so nothing to feed the creepy crawlies that grow in fuel.
My 2¢....
~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino, A50#27, Speed of Life

On Jan 23, 2021, at 10:30 PM, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:

Many/most of us have a COVID related "change of plans" story, but ours included 28 days nonstop Panama to Nuku Hiva, 8 days in Nuku, then 14 days Nuku to Hawaii. We had been Caribbean based our first 9 years of cruising so the distances in the Pacific intimidated us enough to buy a 100 liter fuel bladder to supplement our 10 jerry cans. Of course we used about 20 pct of all this fuel - the first fuel used being from the bladder so I could get it off the cabin top behind the mizzen. That was 8 months ago. I got all the fuel out of it (I hope) and stored it nicely folded back in it's nifty plastic bag. I did nothing to clean it as I had no idea how to and other priorities emerged like finding a place which would take us.

I'm very cautious about fuel; straining everything first, Biobor, changing filters neurotically, etc.) I've read accounts on this site regarding various fuel goblins and problems of that nature and don't want these issues on L'ORIENT. Should I be worried about using this bladder for my return trip to FP from Hawaii (14 days); can/should it be cleaned ? If so, how ? I just have no experience using this a second time.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422
Oahu


Re: novice problem

JOSE PRIETO
 

Last year I received this sketch from Amel SAV.

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: Foredeck alarm

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks to all for your advice, I have asked my boat sitter to trip them.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Gillies
Sent: 23 January 2021 21:49
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Foredeck alarm

 

Paul,
This happened to me during my first winter storage. It wasn't flat batteries, and I couldn't put my finger on exactly what caused it. The boatyard reported some electrical storm activity around the time, so that could be related.

Anyway, now I always turn off the breakers when storing the boat and it hasn't happened again! 🤔

Dean
SV Stella A54-154


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Super Maramu wall lamp shades

VICTOR MOLERO
 

We refit ours. Easy and cheap. They look good.
Victor 
SM314 Alendoy


Re: The maintenance fuel bladders

Matt Salatino
 

I’d have to guess cleaning would not be necessary. The problems emanate from moist air getting in the tank. I imagine your bladder isn’t vented, and flattens as it empties? If so, there isn’t a daily air exchange, so moisture should not condense inside, so nothing to feed the creepy crawlies that grow in fuel.
My 2¢....
~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino, A50#27, Speed of Life

On Jan 23, 2021, at 10:30 PM, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:

Many/most of us have a COVID related "change of plans" story, but ours included 28 days nonstop Panama to Nuku Hiva, 8 days in Nuku, then 14 days Nuku to Hawaii. We had been Caribbean based our first 9 years of cruising so the distances in the Pacific intimidated us enough to buy a 100 liter fuel bladder to supplement our 10 jerry cans. Of course we used about 20 pct of all this fuel - the first fuel used being from the bladder so I could get it off the cabin top behind the mizzen. That was 8 months ago. I got all the fuel out of it (I hope) and stored it nicely folded back in it's nifty plastic bag. I did nothing to clean it as I had no idea how to and other priorities emerged like finding a place which would take us.

I'm very cautious about fuel; straining everything first, Biobor, changing filters neurotically, etc.) I've read accounts on this site regarding various fuel goblins and problems of that nature and don't want these issues on L'ORIENT. Should I be worried about using this bladder for my return trip to FP from Hawaii (14 days); can/should it be cleaned ? If so, how ? I just have no experience using this a second time.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422
Oahu


The maintenance fuel bladders

Thomas Kleman
 

Many/most of us have a COVID related "change of plans" story, but ours included 28 days nonstop Panama to Nuku Hiva, 8 days in Nuku, then 14 days Nuku to Hawaii. We had been Caribbean based our first 9 years of cruising so the distances in the Pacific intimidated us enough to buy a 100 liter fuel bladder to supplement our 10 jerry cans. Of course we used about 20 pct of all this fuel - the first fuel used being from the bladder so I could get it off the cabin top behind the mizzen. That was 8 months ago. I got all the fuel out of it (I hope) and stored it nicely folded back in it's nifty plastic bag. I did nothing to clean it as I had no idea how to and other priorities emerged like finding a place which would take us.

I'm very cautious about fuel; straining everything first, Biobor, changing filters neurotically, etc.) I've read accounts on this site regarding various fuel goblins and problems of that nature and don't want these issues on L'ORIENT. Should I be worried about using this bladder for my return trip to FP from Hawaii (14 days); can/should it be cleaned ? If so, how ? I just have no experience using this a second time.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422
Oahu


Re: Fresh Water Pump

Karen Smith
 

Jérémy,

I'll second Bill R.'s opinion, that TF Marine pump is top notch. Very expensive, and lasts forever.

Replacing the original pump is usually done because fo the difficulty in parts sourcing. Diaphragm pumps are usually cheaper than other types of similar capacity. I have had poor luck with them--but have not used every brand by any means.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Foredeck alarm

Dean Gillies
 

Paul,
This happened to me during my first winter storage. It wasn't flat batteries, and I couldn't put my finger on exactly what caused it. The boatyard reported some electrical storm activity around the time, so that could be related.

Anyway, now I always turn off the breakers when storing the boat and it hasn't happened again! 🤔

Dean
SV Stella A54-154

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