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Re: Super Maramu length of the Long Pole

Dan Wilcox
 

Bill,  

So is there a recommendation to shorten a long pole to be the shorter length for better storage and functionality?

Thanks, Dan
Feierabend SM #86

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, 02:53:54 AM PDT, Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:


It is 467cm on Bonne Anse. End to end. The long pole.
-
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: LiFePO4 Batteries, what they can do for you.

Dan Carlson
 

Good question Geoff,

We have not observed any impact, however, we've primarily used it at anchor, and only underway under very benign conditions as it is not secure. Although it seems to gimbal on the stovetop ok.

The instructions recommend that you not set it directly on metal stove top burners? So we put a cutting board in between. 

It generates a high frequency oscillating magnetic field, and a pan must be on it. If you lift the pan off to store or ?? It will beep and reduce power until pan is replaced. 

So the magnetic field decreases exponentially based on the distance.  

Our helm compass is about 2 meters away from the cooktop and the autopilot compass is even further.

This is not my area of expertise but I have worked with several different applications of magnetic fields and proximity was always the key. 

Best regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe


On Mon, May 10, 2021, 6:39 AM Regards Geoff Kidd - Hopefully on track to sign as SV KEYDAH Merchant <gwk13@...> wrote:
Dan.

May I ask please whether your Induction Cooktop has any adverse effect on your main compass or your autopilot when you are cooking on it?


Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

Arno Luijten
 

If no one is going to do it I’ll do it for the community:

Thanks (again) Bill for putting in all this effort to make our Amels better en more reliable. Much appreciated!

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna 


Re: Spinnaker pole strut mast fitting ball joint replacement? #replacement

Chris Doucette
 

Sparecraft doesnt show the ball and socket style in their catalog, however they show a cylindrical style with a socket-  it seems to me that if one were to buy these- replacing both the joining ends of the two poles you would end up with a desired result.  


On May 10, 2021, at 6:29 AM, Jean Boucharlat <jean.boucharlat@...> wrote:



Hello,

 

It in fact http://www.sparcraft.fr

 

All the best,

 

Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nicolas Klene via groups.io
Sent: lundi 10 mai 2021 12:02
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Spinnaker pole strut mast fitting ball joint replacement? #replacement

 

Hello Bill
You might want to check the web site address (typo error ?) ,”spacecraft.fr” doesn’t exist but “sparecraft.fr” is still in activity but no sign of the poll ends there....
Kindest regards
Nick
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: LiFePO4 Batteries, what they can do for you.

Regards Geoff Kidd - Hopefully on track to sign as SV KEYDAH Merchant
 

Dan.

May I ask please whether your Induction Cooktop has any adverse effect on your main compass or your autopilot when you are cooking on it?


Re: Spinnaker pole strut mast fitting ball joint replacement? #replacement

Jean Boucharlat
 

Hello,

 

It in fact http://www.sparcraft.fr

 

All the best,

 

Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nicolas Klene via groups.io
Sent: lundi 10 mai 2021 12:02
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Spinnaker pole strut mast fitting ball joint replacement? #replacement

 

Hello Bill
You might want to check the web site address (typo error ?) ,”spacecraft.fr” doesn’t exist but “sparecraft.fr” is still in activity but no sign of the poll ends there....
Kindest regards
Nick
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Spinnaker pole strut mast fitting ball joint replacement? #replacement

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Bill
You might want to check the web site address (typo error ?) ,”spacecraft.fr” doesn’t exist but “sparecraft.fr” is still in activity but no sign of the poll ends there....
Kindest regards
Nick
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Isolation of hull inside Amel54 or AmelSM - and hatches etc.

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Ian 
I like the idea of an electric blanquet , is yours AC or DC ?
Nick
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: LiFePO4 Batteries, what they can do for you.

Dan Carlson
 

Jose, we purchased a Tefal IH2108 in Martinique. We can set it on the dishwasher, counter or on top of a curting board in the stove top. Nothing special about it. We just wanted something to try.
It has 7 power levels that go up to 2100 watts. 

For rice in the pressure cooker we start at power level 4 for about four minute to bring it up to pressure and then reduce to level 2 for two to three more minutes, then off. Set the pressure cooker to the side for about 15 minutes while you stir fry some meat and veggies and when that's done you have dinner. All uses about 10-20 AH of 24v energy. 

Regards Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe SM#387




On Sun, May 9, 2021, 10:24 AM Jose Venegas via groups.io <josegvenegas=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Daniel
Did you mount it on top of the gas stove or did you replace it like delos did?  What brand and model?
Thanks
José Gabriel Venegas
Ipanema SM2k 278






Re: LiFePO4 Batteries, what they can do for you.

Jose Venegas
 

Hi Daniel
Did you mount it on top of the gas stove or did you replace it like delos did? What brand and model?
Thanks
José Gabriel Venegas
Ipanema SM2k 278


Re: Super Maramu length of the Long Pole

Slavko Despotovic
 

It is 467cm on Bonne Anse. End to end. The long pole.
-
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: Spinnaker pole strut mast fitting ball joint replacement? #replacement

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

With you on that Ken.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 09 May 2021 at 14:10 Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

To all,

First thing, everyone that had the ball breaking problem with their pole systems, had their poles where they didn't belong (no pun intended).  My previous owner also blew out a ball on the Pacific Crossing in 2001 (that was when the boat was only 2 years old).  This tells me it's not just a problem your balls not having the proper sun protection.  What it really sez to me,  your balls are the systems weak link. 

As someone else kind-of mentioned.  Henri Amel was a pretty good sailor, and had some pretty good engineers designing his yachts.  Just like the mouse you use to lock your ballooner to the top of the forestay, if you make the weak link out of a stronger material you may just change the breakage POINT, but still have a failure.  The question is... Where is that next failure point?  Could it be your entire rig (that would be a failure of your biggest pole, and an impatient boat entering port may deflate your ego for a very.. very.... long.... time)?  Really, I don't think anyone knows where the next failure point would be, if not for the balls.

Be very careful when changing the material of the systems weak link.  Don't change your mouse to aluminum, because if you make a mistake (AGAIN), it ain't goin' to be pretty!  I don't know where the next week-link in the pole system would be, but, me,  I don't want to find out.  

Just something to think about,

Ken Powers
Sailing Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: watertight doors

karkauai
 

On Kristy, SM 243, the watertight door gaskets are hollow and could not be pared down. 
Kent

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Spinnaker pole strut mast fitting ball joint replacement? #replacement

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 
Edited

To all,

First thing, everyone that had the ball breaking problem with their pole systems, had their poles where they didn't belong (no pun intended).  My previous owner also blew out a ball on the Pacific Crossing in 2001 (that was when the boat was only 2 years old).  This tells me it's not that your balls got too much sun without the proper protection (I think the Aussie's say it best, Slip-Slop-Slap, or something like that.).  What it really sez to me,  your balls are the systems weak link. 

As someone else kind-of mentioned.  Henri Amel was a pretty good sailor, and had some pretty good engineers designing his yachts.  Just like the mouse you use to lock your ballooner to the top of the forestay, if you make the weak link out of a stronger material you may just change the breakage POINT, but still have a failure.  The question is... Where is the next failure point?  Could it be your entire rig (that would be a failure of your biggest pole, and an impotent boat entering port may deflate your ego for a very.. very.... long time)?  

Be very careful when changing the material of the systems weak link.  Don't change your mouse to aluminum, because if you make a mistake (AGAIN), it ain't goin' to be pretty!  I don't know where the next weak-link in the pole system would be, but, me,  I don't want to find out.  

Just something to think about,

Ken Powers
Sailing Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: Tender Amel 54

Teun BAAS
 

Mohammad,

 

Not really doing too well; after leaving AMELIT 1st week December 2019 I have not been able to get back AND I read a couple of days ago that the OZZIE Finance Ministry Simon BIRMINGHAM announced that AUSTRALIA FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is unlikely to reopen the border until the END of 2022 (TwentyTWO) at least!!!!

 

Kind of a bummer as I had hoped for Sep/Oct this year.

 

360 HIGHFIELD: I didn’t check any of that; when I bought the dinghy I knew it was only for 2 or 3 weeks until I got my OCTENDER. Just needed a dinghy to go ashore in MARE, TANA and the other islands until the OCT arrived but good enough to sell quickly w/o losing too much money when I sold it in VANUATU. I managed losing no money at all as I saved the buyer the VANUATU import duty & sales taxes.

 

NEW CAL main to MARE and then TANA and between the VANUATU islands as well as NEW CAL to AUSTRALIA are short passages. For longer/serious crossings I also have the tender upside down across the aft cabin deck.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In Storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 8, 2021 16:36:53

 

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: Saturday, May 8, 2021 16:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54

 

HI Teun;

 

Hope you’re doing well. Thanks for the input and I’m in complete agreement with the geometry being correct. Our dealer will make custom installation of the pickup points to match the Davits.

 

Our plan for ocean passages, is to stow on the aft sundeck. Were you able to stow the CL360 on the aft deck, or do you know if it can be, without interference with the mizzen traveler and mizen furler and outhaul winches?

 

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: Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: FW: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54

 

Hi Aty & Mohammad,

 

Hope you guys are well.

 

In reference to below I suggest you make sure that there is no variance at all between the pick-up points of the dinghy and the rollers. Even using a correct length horizontal line between the 2 hoisting lines forcing them in the right (directly down) angle to the rollers I still experienced with a (temporary – you know my dinghies saga) brand-new 360 HIGHFIELD, in rough seas (over 35knts wind) & in open ocean, the stern davit line break due to chafing and, inexplicably, the dinghy was able to worm itself out the additional (2 crossed under the hull as well as 1 each directly from P to SB on bow and stern) safety straps causing the stern hanging almost into the water.

 

Of course late afternoon/early evening with still some daylight but I wonder if we would have noticed if this happened during the night.

Can assure you NOT a fun experience!!!

 

This was crossing from MARE (NEW CALEDONIA) to TANNA (VANUATU).

 

Best Regards Teun

May 8, 2021 14:35:47

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 8, 2021 14:13
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad

I used to have the 10’ 6” Highfield and loved it you can put it longways with the rear pontoons on either side of the shower hatch or across either way fits.  If using the winter enclosure must be placed across does partially block part of the deck but really no issue.

Cheers 

Courtney 

Trippin 

Carriacou Quarantine 

 

On May 8, 2021, at 3:44 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



Hi Dirk;

 

Thanks for sharing your experience.

 

We are getting ready to make our final selection of our new tender. We intend to carry the tender on the aft sundeck and was wondering if the tender interferes with the Mizzen traveler, or any other operational items on the boat. when stowed on the aft sundeck? Did you get any of the options and if so, which ones would you recommend?

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

+1-323-633-2222  Cell

+1-424-644-0908  Fax

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:10 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad,

the Highfield CL 360 fits almost perfectly to the Simpson davits. There is only a difference of approx. 4 cm inbetween the pick-up points on the tender and the rollers on the davits.

But you could also adjust this perfectly with small changes to the dinghy.

The CL 360 will certainly start to plane with a 20 HP outboard motor and 4 people in the boat.

With six people on board, we were very quickly with the new Yamaha 25PS ...

At the stern there are also two attachment points for toys or other things to pull.

We have had many dinghies from Zodiac and other manufacturers ... the Highfield seems to be better in processing than many similarly priced boats... especially the aluminum hull.

I know some blue water sailors who have changed to a Highfield and are very enthusiastic.

Currently we stay for the winter period in the northern Adriatic sea. There and in many places in the Mediterranean we had to moore with stern first. Sometimes it´s not easy... you have to be careful with the dinghy. But it doesn´t matter if the dinghy is 3,40 or 3,60 long.

Hopefully that helped… 

 

All the best and stay healthy!

 

Dirk

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Am 06.10.2020 um 18:32 schrieb Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>:

 

Hi Dirk;

 

Thanks for the input. Did you have to make any modifications to the lifting points to be able to lift the dinghy on the Davits or was it just plug and play? We currently have a 20HP Yamaha 4-stroke. Do you think this will plane with 4 people? We’d also like to be able to pull surfboards and other toys behind. Are there attachments at the transom for ski ropes and do you see any issues pulling with this tender?

 

Not sure where you are currently cruising, but do you have to moor stern to? If so, does the CL360 interfere with adjacent yachts when leaving the dock in a cross breeze?

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:14 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad,

 

this year we bought a Highfield CL360 in Hypalon. It fits perfectly on the AMEL davits (Cooney Simpson).

Hypalon should be chosen if the dinghy has been in salt water for a longer period and is exposed to strong sunlight.

We have a powerful outboard motor (Yamaha 25PS) with which the CL 360 can drive perfectly over long distances, even with several people. The aluminum hull is very light (the CL360 weighs only approx. 70kg) and thanks to the good V-shape it drives very well over the waves, even at higher speeds.

Incidentally, the new Yamaha 25PS still fits in the aft locker on the outboard motor bracket ... a perfect place for the outboard motor for longer sea passages or winter storage.

In addition, the CL360 fits perfectly (upside down) on the aft deck ... also for longer sea passages or winter storage.

We are very happy with this dinghy choice.

 

Many greetings and thanks again for your help regarding the oil pressure sensor this summer!

 

Dirk

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Am 06.10.2020 um 08:47 schrieb Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>:

 

We are looking for a new tender, as our existing 12 year old Zodiac Classic foldable with aluminum floor planks that came with our Amel, is starting to have some of the glue joints fail. It has been a great stable ride that planes with a 20HP with 4 people. We have been considering the Highfield line and will not be onboard prior to ordering, Therefore, we would appreciate comments on the following issues:

  1. How does the CL310 or CL340 fit on the Davits?
  2. PVC or Hypalon? We will most likely be in the Med for another 3 years and then onto the Caribbean. AT this point our ongoing plan is to continue sailing West. about 6 months every year.
  3. Our existing 3.5 Meter Zodiac, does present some challenge trying to leave the dock, while Med Moored in a cross wind, if we have yachts at both sides. The tender is about 18-24 inches wider than the stern, therefore the bow on the tender can get caught in the stanchions of the adjacent yacht. In extreme conditions, we lower the tender and tow behind until we are clear of the dock and then bring the tender up on Davits. Does anyone have a better solution?
  4. What is your general impression of the quality, ride and longevity of the highfield line?
  5. What other tender lines have you used that you could recommend?

Thanks in advance for all input.

Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099 

 

 


Re: LiFePO4 Batteries, what they can do for you.

Dan Carlson
 

Hi Ken, we bought an induction job and we are starting to like it for certain things. Especially in hot climates as there is so much less wasted heat in the galley.  Start with the job and see how you like it. 

Best regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387

On Fri, May 7, 2021, 2:21 AM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello Justin,

No I don't use an electric stove.  1) I like to use gas, 2) I probably will buy a portable induction stove top in the future for redundancy.  

If the electric goes down for some reason, I want to be able to make a cup of hot tea if I want it.

Ken Powers,
Aquarius SM2K#262
Thailand


Re: Spinnaker pole strut mast fitting ball joint replacement? #replacement

Steve Bell
 

I was also advised to  ensure I use Monel rivets when replacing the part.

Regards

Steve
Dusk S/M 378


Re: Spinnaker pole strut mast fitting ball joint replacement? #replacement

Steve Bell
 

Hi
     We had two made up by sparcraft in South Africa  when our pole was damaged kept one as  spare,   we just gave them the broken one and they replicated it their machine shop in a couple of hours .

Regards

Steve
Dusk S/M 378


Re: Tender Amel 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

HI Teun;

 

Hope you’re doing well. Thanks for the input and I’m in complete agreement with the geometry being correct. Our dealer will make custom installation of the pickup points to match the Davits.

 

Our plan for ocean passages, is to stow on the aft sundeck. Were you able to stow the CL360 on the aft deck, or do you know if it can be, without interference with the mizzen traveler and mizen furler and outhaul winches?

 

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: Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: FW: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54

 

Hi Aty & Mohammad,

 

Hope you guys are well.

 

In reference to below I suggest you make sure that there is no variance at all between the pick-up points of the dinghy and the rollers. Even using a correct length horizontal line between the 2 hoisting lines forcing them in the right (directly down) angle to the rollers I still experienced with a (temporary – you know my dinghies saga) brand-new 360 HIGHFIELD, in rough seas (over 35knts wind) & in open ocean, the stern davit line break due to chafing and, inexplicably, the dinghy was able to worm itself out the additional (2 crossed under the hull as well as 1 each directly from P to SB on bow and stern) safety straps causing the stern hanging almost into the water.

 

Of course late afternoon/early evening with still some daylight but I wonder if we would have noticed if this happened during the night.

Can assure you NOT a fun experience!!!

 

This was crossing from MARE (NEW CALEDONIA) to TANNA (VANUATU).

 

Best Regards Teun

May 8, 2021 14:35:47

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 8, 2021 14:13
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad

I used to have the 10’ 6” Highfield and loved it you can put it longways with the rear pontoons on either side of the shower hatch or across either way fits.  If using the winter enclosure must be placed across does partially block part of the deck but really no issue.

Cheers 

Courtney 

Trippin 

Carriacou Quarantine 

 

On May 8, 2021, at 3:44 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



Hi Dirk;

 

Thanks for sharing your experience.

 

We are getting ready to make our final selection of our new tender. We intend to carry the tender on the aft sundeck and was wondering if the tender interferes with the Mizzen traveler, or any other operational items on the boat. when stowed on the aft sundeck? Did you get any of the options and if so, which ones would you recommend?

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

+1-323-633-2222  Cell

+1-424-644-0908  Fax

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:10 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad,

the Highfield CL 360 fits almost perfectly to the Simpson davits. There is only a difference of approx. 4 cm inbetween the pick-up points on the tender and the rollers on the davits.

But you could also adjust this perfectly with small changes to the dinghy.

The CL 360 will certainly start to plane with a 20 HP outboard motor and 4 people in the boat.

With six people on board, we were very quickly with the new Yamaha 25PS ...

At the stern there are also two attachment points for toys or other things to pull.

We have had many dinghies from Zodiac and other manufacturers ... the Highfield seems to be better in processing than many similarly priced boats... especially the aluminum hull.

I know some blue water sailors who have changed to a Highfield and are very enthusiastic.

Currently we stay for the winter period in the northern Adriatic sea. There and in many places in the Mediterranean we had to moore with stern first. Sometimes it´s not easy... you have to be careful with the dinghy. But it doesn´t matter if the dinghy is 3,40 or 3,60 long.

Hopefully that helped… 

 

All the best and stay healthy!

 

Dirk

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SY PÉNÉLOPE   AMEL 54#96

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Am 06.10.2020 um 18:32 schrieb Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>:

 

Hi Dirk;

 

Thanks for the input. Did you have to make any modifications to the lifting points to be able to lift the dinghy on the Davits or was it just plug and play? We currently have a 20HP Yamaha 4-stroke. Do you think this will plane with 4 people? We’d also like to be able to pull surfboards and other toys behind. Are there attachments at the transom for ski ropes and do you see any issues pulling with this tender?

 

Not sure where you are currently cruising, but do you have to moor stern to? If so, does the CL360 interfere with adjacent yachts when leaving the dock in a cross breeze?

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dirk Hooff via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:14 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad,

 

this year we bought a Highfield CL360 in Hypalon. It fits perfectly on the AMEL davits (Cooney Simpson).

Hypalon should be chosen if the dinghy has been in salt water for a longer period and is exposed to strong sunlight.

We have a powerful outboard motor (Yamaha 25PS) with which the CL 360 can drive perfectly over long distances, even with several people. The aluminum hull is very light (the CL360 weighs only approx. 70kg) and thanks to the good V-shape it drives very well over the waves, even at higher speeds.

Incidentally, the new Yamaha 25PS still fits in the aft locker on the outboard motor bracket ... a perfect place for the outboard motor for longer sea passages or winter storage.

In addition, the CL360 fits perfectly (upside down) on the aft deck ... also for longer sea passages or winter storage.

We are very happy with this dinghy choice.

 

Many greetings and thanks again for your help regarding the oil pressure sensor this summer!

 

Dirk

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SY PÉNÉLOPE   AMEL 54#96





Am 06.10.2020 um 08:47 schrieb Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>:

 

We are looking for a new tender, as our existing 12 year old Zodiac Classic foldable with aluminum floor planks that came with our Amel, is starting to have some of the glue joints fail. It has been a great stable ride that planes with a 20HP with 4 people. We have been considering the Highfield line and will not be onboard prior to ordering, Therefore, we would appreciate comments on the following issues:

  1. How does the CL310 or CL340 fit on the Davits?
  2. PVC or Hypalon? We will most likely be in the Med for another 3 years and then onto the Caribbean. AT this point our ongoing plan is to continue sailing West. about 6 months every year.
  3. Our existing 3.5 Meter Zodiac, does present some challenge trying to leave the dock, while Med Moored in a cross wind, if we have yachts at both sides. The tender is about 18-24 inches wider than the stern, therefore the bow on the tender can get caught in the stanchions of the adjacent yacht. In extreme conditions, we lower the tender and tow behind until we are clear of the dock and then bring the tender up on Davits. Does anyone have a better solution?
  4. What is your general impression of the quality, ride and longevity of the highfield line?
  5. What other tender lines have you used that you could recommend?

Thanks in advance for all input.

Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099 

 

 


Re: LiFePO4 Batteries, what they can do for you.

Eric Meury
 

suggestions on where to add lithium on a santorin


On Fri, May 7, 2021, 3:49 PM Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal via groups.io <svrascal=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Justin, 

Like many algorithmic solutions pertaining to sailing the answer is very specific to ones own situation and needs. Worth mentioning that I sail solo so my consumption is specific to me and may not equate to your own situation. Unfortunately   I do not have a washing machine , so that forms no part in my assumptions or variables.  But with 800ah of lithium here in the West Indies  I am pretty sure I would only run the genset to balance the batteries. 

I can’t increase battery bank capacity without a huge investment which makes no sense , but if I was doing it again, I think this would make sense as per Ken’s observations. However I am pretty certain  that based off where I am currently sailing, and the current seasonal weather , if I added another 400-500 wts of efficient solar , the genset would be close to redundant or a back up only for consistently bad weather or MPPT failures etc 

When I leave Grenada in July and start making my way west, and my partner joins me ( hairdryers etc 🙄) the situation will no doubt change.

Nick
SV Rascal
SM 404
Grenada 

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On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 9:26 AM, Justin Maguire <justin_maguire@...> wrote:
Thank you nick - my goal with 1200watts of solar and 800ah of lithium was to run the gene set once a week... 

This would let me make water and do the wash, as well as give the gen set enough run time not to have its own issues from too little use! 


On May 7, 2021, at 05:36, Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal via groups.io <svrascal=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

 Rascal is all electric galley wise. I have a ceramic hob(not induction) with electric oven and an separate convection oven. All 230v . Battery bank is 600AmpH of Lithium (battleborn, and I have a Quattro 3KW inverter / charger ) I cook mostly on hob, or use my Instant pot. The only time I run the genset specifically for galley is if the batteries are around 35% because the weather hasn’t been kind to my solar / wind setup. Otherwise if the batteries are around the 50% mark I may occasionally run the genset if I’m baking something for longer than 30mins and even then I’ll try and coincide this with running water maker or hot water and very rarely aircon etc 

….. 

the lithium set up is for me an excellent solution especially on anchor here in West Indies, but you do need a strong, consistent  and reliable way to charge them. I use a combination of solar (1.3KW now and looking to add another 500-600wts and a Silent wind) I try and only use genset when it’s been very overcast / rainy for a few days and batteries are low, tends to be in the evenings for obvious reasons. 

If I do motor between anchorages then it’s possible that i don’t run the genset for weeks as long as the weather has been kind. On average  I probably run the genset once a week for around 60mins. Once A month I have to balance the batteries, so will run the genset to fully charge the battery bank, which according to BB balances the bank efficiently, but I tend to try and do that if I’m in a Marina or having to motor for whatever reason. 

I would like a hydro generator for longer passages, especially the Wattamdsea Pod 600… but I don’t think the cost / efficiency/ hassle to to fit algorithm  makes sense right now. 

I think I would question the validity of the investment for Lithium if one spends a great deal of time on shore power. 

Nick
SV Rascal
SM 404
Grenada

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On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 2:20 AM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
Hello Justin,

No I don't use an electric stove.  1) I like to use gas, 2) I probably will buy a portable induction stove top in the future for redundancy.  

If the electric goes down for some reason, I want to be able to make hot a cup of hot tea if I want it.

Ken Powers,
Aquarius SM2K#262
Thailand 




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