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Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

A trick you can use is to place a child’s diaper under the pump; this works for the TMD22 on SM’s

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 10 Feb 2021, at 09:39, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Here is what I suggest:

Use your wet-vacuum when changing the impeller and not one drop of water will spill. When you can fill the hoses and engine with fresh water before you do this job.

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


On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 2:01 PM Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:
Doug,

Good plan on drip guard in plywood - I’m away from Carango - can you give me dimensions so i can prepare one here before going on board.

Peter Forbes
Carango A54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 9 Feb 2021, at 19:30, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:



My boat came with this piece of ¼ in plywood, and it is cable tied to the alternator positive cable.  You will notice the water stain on the wood from changing the impellor the first time and not catching all the water.

 

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Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

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Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Here is what I suggest:

Use your wet-vacuum when changing the impeller and not one drop of water will spill. When you can fill the hoses and engine with fresh water before you do this job.

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


On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 2:01 PM Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:
Doug,

Good plan on drip guard in plywood - I’m away from Carango - can you give me dimensions so i can prepare one here before going on board.

Peter Forbes
Carango A54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 9 Feb 2021, at 19:30, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:



My boat came with this piece of ¼ in plywood, and it is cable tied to the alternator positive cable.  You will notice the water stain on the wood from changing the impellor the first time and not catching all the water.

 

<image001.png>

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

<image001.png>


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Peter Forbes
 

Doug,

Good plan on drip guard in plywood - I’m away from Carango - can you give me dimensions so i can prepare one here before going on board.

Peter Forbes
Carango A54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 9 Feb 2021, at 19:30, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98@...> wrote:



My boat came with this piece of ¼ in plywood, and it is cable tied to the alternator positive cable.  You will notice the water stain on the wood from changing the impellor the first time and not catching all the water.

 

<image001.png>

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

<image001.png>


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Doug Smith
 

My boat came with this piece of ¼ in plywood, and it is cable tied to the alternator positive cable.  You will notice the water stain on the wood from changing the impellor the first time and not catching all the water.

 

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Matt Salatino
 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life

On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Ralph Heilig
 

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144


Re: Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

Michael & Robyn
 

Greetings!

Just a reminder for boats registered in certain nations putting an LED light bulb into a regular navigation light socket it looses its certification (BSH or Wheel) which might get one in trouble.
We replaced our Aqua Signal Tricolor/Anchor/Flash Light with a Series 34 Tricolor Anchor light and it did fit the existing socket.
The hint with the obstruction is something I will have to check next time up there.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417


Re: Where best to locate Raymarine Evolution Autopilot EV-1 Sensor Core on Santorin

Grant Starling
 

Hi Juan,

Good to hear that, thanks for the response.  I suspected it would be fine, but it’s always good to have confirmation from someone who has actually installed the EV-1 in the port-side position.

Enjoy Guadeloupe!  We have heavy snow and freezing weather at the moment in England...I know where I would rather be!!!

best
Grant

SN#42 - ALLONZEE


Re: SM gelcoat color match

Karen Smith
 

We had some extensive fiberglass work done on our deck.  The crew in Fort Lauderdale did an amazing job matching the color. It's as close to perfect as I can imagine.  I know where the repairs were done, and it can still be hard to pick out.

Downside of course, is the new gelcoat matches the old today, but over the long run they will age and fade in different directions.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: SM gelcoat color match

Craig Briggs
 

For a perfect match, go to boatworkstoday dot com, click on Videos, then click on Color Matching and watch the two part series on Gelcoat Color Matching. I have easily been able to match the the deck white, the hull white and the rub rail brown perfectly. This is far and away the most credible place to go for anything about repairing fiberglass.
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Updated Event: ZOOM - Possible but speaker not confirmed - Saturday, 13 February 2021 #cal-invite

 

I see where I used the wrong year in the Cancelation of the Feb 2021 zoom meeting. We will reschedule Jimmy Cornell for late 2021 for those crossing the Pacific in early 2022.

I tried to fill this Feb zoom meeting with an Amel specialists Broker, presenting how to work with a broker in selling or buying an Amel, but was not successful.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 7:24 AM main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

ZOOM - Possible but speaker not confirmed

When:
Saturday, 13 February 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Organizer: Bill Rouse BROUSE@... 4093563221

Description:

29 Jan Update - Canceled - this will be rescheduled later in 2001 for those exiting the Pananama Canal in early 2002

Jimmy Cornell is joining our group again for another Ocean passage briefing.
This event will be the Pacific Voyage Planning. The Atlantic Voyage Planning meeting we had in October has been viewed by over 1219 Amel Owners and Amel enthusiasts.

Jimmy Cornell has influenced the contemporary cruising scene more than any other sailor. An accomplished sailor, public speaker, and author, he has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica and the Northwest Passage.

Thousands of sailors have fulfilled their dream of blue water cruising with the help of Jimmy Cornell’s books, among them the international bestseller World Cruising Routes. Now in its 8th edition, and with over 200,000 copies sold to date, this is one of the best selling nautical publications in the world.

As the founder of the highly successful ARC transatlantic rally, Jimmy Cornell is credited with having devised the offshore cruising rally concept. In the last four decades, Jimmy Cornell has organized 38 transatlantic rallies, five round the world rallies, and one round the world race, with over 3,000 boats and 15,000 sailors having participated in his sailing events.

From my perspective, the first Jimmy Cornell seminar that Judy and I attended was after we had sailed most of the world and had over 20 years of sailing experience. We learned a lot!

We are very pleased that Jimmy has taken time out of his very busy schedule to give a special ZOOM presentation to the Amel Yacht Owners Group. I encourage you to RSVP soon for this meeting.




Re: Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

Matt Salatino
 

Scott, you point out the single weakness of LED replacement bulbs:
The socket of the original fixture.
It’s great that you’re having good luck, but occasionally, for those not paying attention as you did, corrosion and wear can provoke a trip up the mast to “jiggle” the bulb. LED fixtures are hard wired, with no suspect connections......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:27 AM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

On A54 #69, I installed this replacement bulb:

https://store.marinebeam.com/indexed-bayonet-tri-color-led-bulb-for-aqua-signal-series-40/

Works like a charm and far brighter than the original LEDs. I did the test for noise, which involves turning your VHF on, with LED off, and adjusting squelch to the point where it eliminates background noise. Then I turn on the LED to see if noise shows up through the previously set squelch setting. If it does, the LED generates noise that the VHF can pick up. For this bulb, it did not. No other deleterious effects that I have noticed.

For the anchor light, I also installed this bulb:

https://store.marinebeam.com/dusk-to-dawn-automatic-photocell-led-anchor-light-bulb/

It's worked great for 2 years already. When we anchor, I just leave the 24v mooring light switch "on" and the light turns on/off automatically as advertised. 

I would suggest bending the tabs a bit on the light fixture and adding some silicone grease. Our tabs were a bit "tired" and also had some very very light surface corrosion.


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


Updated Event: ZOOM - Possible but speaker not confirmed - Saturday, 13 February 2021 #cal-invite

main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

ZOOM - Possible but speaker not confirmed

When:
Saturday, 13 February 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Organizer: Bill Rouse BROUSE@... 4093563221

Description:

29 Jan Update - Canceled - this will be rescheduled later in 2001 for those exiting the Pananama Canal in early 2002

Jimmy Cornell is joining our group again for another Ocean passage briefing.
This event will be the Pacific Voyage Planning. The Atlantic Voyage Planning meeting we had in October has been viewed by over 1219 Amel Owners and Amel enthusiasts.

Jimmy Cornell has influenced the contemporary cruising scene more than any other sailor. An accomplished sailor, public speaker, and author, he has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica and the Northwest Passage.

Thousands of sailors have fulfilled their dream of blue water cruising with the help of Jimmy Cornell’s books, among them the international bestseller World Cruising Routes. Now in its 8th edition, and with over 200,000 copies sold to date, this is one of the best selling nautical publications in the world.

As the founder of the highly successful ARC transatlantic rally, Jimmy Cornell is credited with having devised the offshore cruising rally concept. In the last four decades, Jimmy Cornell has organized 38 transatlantic rallies, five round the world rallies, and one round the world race, with over 3,000 boats and 15,000 sailors having participated in his sailing events.

From my perspective, the first Jimmy Cornell seminar that Judy and I attended was after we had sailed most of the world and had over 20 years of sailing experience. We learned a lot!

We are very pleased that Jimmy has taken time out of his very busy schedule to give a special ZOOM presentation to the Amel Yacht Owners Group. I encourage you to RSVP soon for this meeting.




Re: Tips appreciated: Major frustration trying to pull cable through Mizzen.

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi
this pic shows the problem of the original mounting position on the mast top. The lights are masked at certain angles (vertically and horizontally) by the aluminum structure and the base of the wind sensor both in front of the Hella tricolor light. Its a good idea to add a short support to rise the position of the light.
We were called by German coastguard several times because of "insufficent mast top lights" before we added a support

Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40.
.  


Re: Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

David Crisp
 

Thanks for all the input.  FYI I've gone ahead and bought from this UK sight (they ship internationally) https://boatlamps.co.uk/. Their product is 12-30V rated so no problem with over voltage and they seem conscious of the need for minimising EMI. 

--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

Scott SV Tengah
 

On A54 #69, I installed this replacement bulb:

https://store.marinebeam.com/indexed-bayonet-tri-color-led-bulb-for-aqua-signal-series-40/

Works like a charm and far brighter than the original LEDs. I did the test for noise, which involves turning your VHF on, with LED off, and adjusting squelch to the point where it eliminates background noise. Then I turn on the LED to see if noise shows up through the previously set squelch setting. If it does, the LED generates noise that the VHF can pick up. For this bulb, it did not. No other deleterious effects that I have noticed.

For the anchor light, I also installed this bulb:

https://store.marinebeam.com/dusk-to-dawn-automatic-photocell-led-anchor-light-bulb/

It's worked great for 2 years already. When we anchor, I just leave the 24v mooring light switch "on" and the light turns on/off automatically as advertised. 

I would suggest bending the tabs a bit on the light fixture and adding some silicone grease. Our tabs were a bit "tired" and also had some very very light surface corrosion.


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


Re: Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

Matt Salatino
 

Several years ago, on our previous boat, we installed an OGM LED combo anchor/tricolor mast head light. OGM was supplying to the military, who subsequently put out a warning about LED navigation lights creating radio interference.
Whenever the anchor light came on (photocell controlled), we had to squelch the VHF radio, quite a bit. The LEDs made quite the racket on the VHF, significantly reducing its range. 
We had this problem until we replaced it with  Signalmate unit. It was radio silent. 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life

On Feb 8, 2021, at 10:20 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

If there is any noticeable RFI caused by an LED, a snap on ferrite at each end of the power source should do the trick. If possible buy only LED’s with a FCC Part 18 compliance rating. It is worth noting a few year ago, ARRL published a white paper on RFI and bulbs. It was found “bulbs have generally not proven to be a significant source of RFI”

 

 

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 CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 4:51 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

 

This is what I installed in Aqua Signal 40. It is from Dr LED and I believe that it overcomes most if not all of the issues that Bill K described.

<image001.png>

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 6:47 PM Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I know people do it all the time, but it is generally a bad idea to install LEDs into red and green navigation light fixtures designed for incandescent bulbs, like the Aqua Signal Series 40.

LEDs retrofitted into these fixtures typically do not give the designed brightness with the colored lenses.  "White" LEDs are not truly broad spectrum white light, but actually produce a series of narrow cut frequencies that, when averaged together by our eyes, appear to be white.  The problem is that these bands do not necessarily line up well with the colored lenses that are used to filter the light from an incandescent bulb, so less light, sometimes a LOT less, gets out of the lens than would be true with an incandescent bulb of the same nominal brightness.

You will rarely get the hoped for designed life out of an LED retrofitted into a fixture that is not hermetically sealed.  Lastly, there is the issue of VHF radio interference that is frequently poorly controlled with retrofit bulbs.

If you want to go to LED bulbs, and that is certainly a very good idea for a lot of reasons, it is far better to switch to a fixture designed for them.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Tips appreciated: Major frustration trying to pull cable through Mizzen.

Chris Doucette
 

There are some white lines tied at the top.  If not, they have been sun rotted and you may just be still in the channel. In this case access them from the wire ports in the bottom of the mast via the wire port.  


On Feb 8, 2021, at 10:14 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Thanks! That’s a good tip. Where at the top of the mast is the other end of the cable with foam bits? What is it tied off to?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Doucette
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 4:03 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tips appreciated: Major frustration trying to pull cable through Mizzen.

 

I removed all the wires and mouse lines from my mast this summer. There was lots of silt that made removal of the mouse lines with foam tricky.  They got stuck and twisted in the existing cables.  Once i got one wire out (and pulled more mouse cables) it went well.  Dump 50/50 mixture of dish soap and water down the mast wire chase for some added lube ;) 



On Feb 8, 2021, at 8:52 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Thanks Mark!

 

That explains a lot. So, it was the mouse line with the foam dampers you had trouble removing? Is the line with the foam dampers marked in some way? I am assuming I reach it via the removable panel on the side of the mast?

 

 

 

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 Mark McGovern
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 5:58 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tips appreciated: Major frustration trying to pull cable through Mizzen.

 

Mark,

The foam dampers are attached to a separate mouse line, NOT to the VHF cable or any other cable. 

The idea is that when you need to run a new cable up inside the mast, you:

1.  Tie a new "plain" mouse line to the bottom of the "foam damper" mouse line
2.  Pull the "foam damper" mouse line out the top of the mast
3.  Pull the new cable(s) in the now clear cable chase
4.  Pull the "foam damper" mouse line back in 

Mark

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

Mark Erdos
 

One more note on this. If you are replacing an incandescent bulb with an LED be sure to use the correct color to avoid the filtering effect Bill K. mentions. i.e. A red LED goes into a portside light with a red lens (do not use the white LED). This will help keep the light bright.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Erdos via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 5:21 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

 

If there is any noticeable RFI caused by an LED, a snap on ferrite at each end of the power source should do the trick. If possible buy only LED’s with a FCC Part 18 compliance rating. It is worth noting a few year ago, ARRL published a white paper on RFI and bulbs. It was found “bulbs have generally not proven to be a significant source of RFI”

 

 

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 CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 4:51 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

 

This is what I installed in Aqua Signal 40. It is from Dr LED and I believe that it overcomes most if not all of the issues that Bill K described.

image.png

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 6:47 PM Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I know people do it all the time, but it is generally a bad idea to install LEDs into red and green navigation light fixtures designed for incandescent bulbs, like the Aqua Signal Series 40.

LEDs retrofitted into these fixtures typically do not give the designed brightness with the colored lenses.  "White" LEDs are not truly broad spectrum white light, but actually produce a series of narrow cut frequencies that, when averaged together by our eyes, appear to be white.  The problem is that these bands do not necessarily line up well with the colored lenses that are used to filter the light from an incandescent bulb, so less light, sometimes a LOT less, gets out of the lens than would be true with an incandescent bulb of the same nominal brightness.

You will rarely get the hoped for designed life out of an LED retrofitted into a fixture that is not hermetically sealed.  Lastly, there is the issue of VHF radio interference that is frequently poorly controlled with retrofit bulbs.

If you want to go to LED bulbs, and that is certainly a very good idea for a lot of reasons, it is far better to switch to a fixture designed for them.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Tips appreciated: Major frustration trying to pull cable through Mizzen.

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks! That’s a good tip. Where at the top of the mast is the other end of the cable with foam bits? What is it tied off to?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Doucette
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 4:03 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tips appreciated: Major frustration trying to pull cable through Mizzen.

 

I removed all the wires and mouse lines from my mast this summer. There was lots of silt that made removal of the mouse lines with foam tricky.  They got stuck and twisted in the existing cables.  Once i got one wire out (and pulled more mouse cables) it went well.  Dump 50/50 mixture of dish soap and water down the mast wire chase for some added lube ;) 



On Feb 8, 2021, at 8:52 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Thanks Mark!

 

That explains a lot. So, it was the mouse line with the foam dampers you had trouble removing? Is the line with the foam dampers marked in some way? I am assuming I reach it via the removable panel on the side of the mast?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 5:58 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tips appreciated: Major frustration trying to pull cable through Mizzen.

 

Mark,

The foam dampers are attached to a separate mouse line, NOT to the VHF cable or any other cable. 

The idea is that when you need to run a new cable up inside the mast, you:

1.  Tie a new "plain" mouse line to the bottom of the "foam damper" mouse line
2.  Pull the "foam damper" mouse line out the top of the mast
3.  Pull the new cable(s) in the now clear cable chase
4.  Pull the "foam damper" mouse line back in 

Mark

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