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Re: Storage Hatch gaskets

 

Pat,

Compression set and set memory were the biggest issues with the D profile gasket I bought to replace the original gasket, and the original had the same issue, except it didn't happen as quickly as the replacement.

My guess is the foam density was the issue, with the Amel OEM being denser. 

Knowing what I know, and  based on my experience with the OEM and a US substitute, I believe I would go with the new gasket used on the Amel 50 and source it from Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 8:41 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, That gasket looks like it would really provide a good seal. My concern about the height of the gasket was concerning the gasket on the hinge side of a hatch. While closing the hatch it would seem that if the gasket was too high ,that the side of the gasket would first come into contact with the frame as you close it, dislodging the gasket as there is only a fraction of an inch space when closed ,between the hatch and frame. That is why I wanted confirmation that it is 1" in height before ordering it. 
Enjoy your time on the 50 ,I am sure it is fun to sail and points well.
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River, Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 17, 2021 5:05 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Storage Hatch gaskets

Pat,

I really like what Amel is currently using on the Amel 50. It's the best thing I've seen. Photo attached. 

I am training a crew the week on a brand new 50. It is an amazing Amel.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 7:56 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill ,Just want to double check the size of the gasket. I had a look at mine and they are 1" wide ,but where they are not depressed ,at the edges they appear to only be about 1/2" in height and in the center that bears the weight they are depressed down to about  a 1/4" ,maybe 3/8' . I just wanted to make sure that they might not have been 1/2 or 3/4" in height originally .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jun 11, 2021 4:57 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Storage Hatch gaskets

Pat,

They are "D Profile: and 25mm, or 1" I think the following will work for you:

image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 2:37 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to replace the gaskets on all the storage hatches ,they are compressed and leaking somewhat. Does anyone know the dimensions and a source in the US. to buy them. I wonder if they have an adhesive backing or applied with contact cement, a backing would be less messy and easier.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Storage Hatch gaskets

Randall Walker
 

Hello Bill,
Do you think these seals on the 50 would be usable on my 54 ? I know some seals come in a roll and others are custom moulded. Thanks

Randall
A54#56
Grenada

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 17:05 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Pat,

I really like what Amel is currently using on the Amel 50. It's the best thing I've seen. Photo attached. 

I am training a crew the week on a brand new 50. It is an amazing Amel.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 7:56 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill ,Just want to double check the size of the gasket. I had a look at mine and they are 1" wide ,but where they are not depressed ,at the edges they appear to only be about 1/2" in height and in the center that bears the weight they are depressed down to about  a 1/4" ,maybe 3/8' . I just wanted to make sure that they might not have been 1/2 or 3/4" in height originally .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jun 11, 2021 4:57 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Storage Hatch gaskets

Pat,

They are "D Profile: and 25mm, or 1" I think the following will work for you:

image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 2:37 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to replace the gaskets on all the storage hatches ,they are compressed and leaking somewhat. Does anyone know the dimensions and a source in the US. to buy them. I wonder if they have an adhesive backing or applied with contact cement, a backing would be less messy and easier.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Storage Hatch gaskets

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, That gasket looks like it would really provide a good seal. My concern about the height of the gasket was concerning the gasket on the hinge side of a hatch. While closing the hatch it would seem that if the gasket was too high ,that the side of the gasket would first come into contact with the frame as you close it, dislodging the gasket as there is only a fraction of an inch space when closed ,between the hatch and frame. That is why I wanted confirmation that it is 1" in height before ordering it. 
Enjoy your time on the 50 ,I am sure it is fun to sail and points well.
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River, Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 17, 2021 5:05 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Storage Hatch gaskets

Pat,

I really like what Amel is currently using on the Amel 50. It's the best thing I've seen. Photo attached. 

I am training a crew the week on a brand new 50. It is an amazing Amel.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 7:56 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill ,Just want to double check the size of the gasket. I had a look at mine and they are 1" wide ,but where they are not depressed ,at the edges they appear to only be about 1/2" in height and in the center that bears the weight they are depressed down to about  a 1/4" ,maybe 3/8' . I just wanted to make sure that they might not have been 1/2 or 3/4" in height originally .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jun 11, 2021 4:57 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Storage Hatch gaskets

Pat,

They are "D Profile: and 25mm, or 1" I think the following will work for you:

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


On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 2:37 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to replace the gaskets on all the storage hatches ,they are compressed and leaking somewhat. Does anyone know the dimensions and a source in the US. to buy them. I wonder if they have an adhesive backing or applied with contact cement, a backing would be less messy and easier.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Mastervolt / XANTRAX Battery Monitor -

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Ulrich

 

As promised a while ago (excuse the delay) here the settings I have.

I changed 2 years ago from standard lead acid to AGM and just changed one or two parameter according to the battery specifications.

 

According to the Xantrex Manual:

For most battery systems, adjusting the values of Functions F01, F02, F03, F07, F08 should be sufficient.

“It is recommended not to change F04, F05, F06, F09, F10 – F20 when in doubt”.

 

All *marked Values are default settings by Xantrax. The other parameter I have changed over time by gaining more experience and confident.

 

F01        600AH                  (I have 12x 100AH AGM)

F02        27.2V                    according to the AGM Specs I have installed

F03        1 %

F04        *4 min

F05        *50 %

F06        *80%

F07        23.8V

F08        29.8V

F09        *AU

F10        *1.25

F11        25V

F12        *0.5%

F13        *3min.

F14        *0.0A

F15        *C

F16        *1-1

F17        60 S

F18        *NO

F19        1.13

F20        *OFF

 

Hope this helps for you Ulrich. I will call you sometime today on whatsup.

Best regards

Ruedi Waldispuehl

WASABI A54. #55

E-MAIL: 

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Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Samstag, 27. Februar 2021 um 15:46
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mastervolt Batery Monitor

 

Servus Ulrich

 

Our XANTREX Akku Monitor on WASABI A54#55 does have 20 settings (Parameters). I played around with it last year and found out it is more a monitoring and alarming systems. So the settings are for example to set low/high voltage threshold, etc. The manual says that there are parameters which should be kept as default, and some important one can/should be adapted. 

 

I’m back on WASABI by mid of March and can send you the settings which I have on our AMEL-54. We can even talk on whatsup or Skype if you like. 

 

Best regards

Ruedi 

 

Ruedi & Sabina Waldispuehl

"SY WASABI“ - Amel 54. #55

E-Mail: mail@... 

Currently in ALMERIMAR

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Montag, 22. Februar 2021 um 17:07
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mastervolt Batery Monitor

 

Hi Bill, Servus Wolfgang,

 

THX for your quick response. But our´s square housing shaped Xantrex is in the product data sheet only as "Xantrex Akku Monitor" named. No "Link , Link Pro, Link Lite" or so.

 

I found in the Web the same manual as we have obviously on board, but the listing of values to adjust is little different as Wolfgang mentioned, regarding his LinkLite.

May be I can match these settings over on ours? It´s a Monitor, not a charging management, mhm?

 

If there is anybody in the Group who’s is familiar with same type of monitor, he is able to sent me the correct adjustments (24V), very much appreciated. 

 

THX for help.

Best wishes and stay safe.

 

Ulrich.

<> 

 

 

 

Am 22.02.2021 um 16:49 schrieb CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>:



There were 2 different versions of the Xantrex battery monitor used on 54s. 

 

I believe the Link 10 was used on early 54s, the LinkPro on mid-build 54s, and if I am not mistaken, Mastervolt on the last 54s.

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

  

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 9:29 AM Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Hello Wolfgang, and other related Amelians,

 

your hint and listing of the Xantrex values are very interesting and important for me. we also have the Xantrex battery monitor on "Soleil Bleu" #088, as I'm sure many other 54s do. However, in the operator's manual I find a different listing of the positions as you describe. I have always wanted to readjust our Xantrex, also because we installed a complete AGM bank with Victrons 110 Ah last year, but I don't know the correct basic settings in the Xantrex for Amel 54. Do you perhaps have a newer Xantrex than we do? The manual I have just called up on the net is from Oct 2004. We took over the setting from the previous owner, with classic lead-acid batteries. Surely there are differences? 

 

Thank you for your much appreciated recommendations.

 

Fair finds and stay safe.

Ulrich

#

 

 



Amel 54 #162 came with XANTREX Batteriecheck

Original Programm for 630 Ah wet-cell :

F1  : 630 Ah                   F7 :   1,75                 r.b. : off

F2  :  27,3 V                   F 8  :  500 A              f.f.  : off

F3  :  7,0 %                      F9  :     30 A

F4  :  70 %                      F10 :  none

F5  :  23,5 V                    F11:  - - -

F6 :   80 %                       F12 :  off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Steering Wheel Dimensions for new leather cover - AMEL Sharki?

Johannes Schmidt
 

Dear Greg,

I did receive your fabulous message and replied to say thanks a lot - didn't you get this?

Please look up your Junk folders too - I recently got messages that I get (false positively) suspected.

Thanks again for your help!

Johannes 


Re: VHF antennas

ngtnewington Newington
 

I have now found the antenna cable end; it was connected to my ICOM SSB, I guess the DSC receiving, anyhow I have put it on my new AIS and all works.

There is one more stubby antenna on top the mizzen?
 Anyone know what that one is?


Nick
Amelia AML54-019 Leros

On 17 Jun 2021, at 22:48, NICK NEWINGTON <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hey Mark,
That would have been Jonathan.
We had a great passage to the Azores.
Yes it is a small world. I am nostalgic just thinking about all the  ocean  passages. Some easy and others not so, but  every one of them left me feeling fulfilled and perhaps thinking that the world is actually quite large, at least from the deck of a small boat.

Nick
SY Amelia 
AML54-019
Leros


On 17 Jun 2021, at 19:23, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Nick,

On the Super Maramu there is a removable panel in the aft head on the upper, inboard side of the forward bulkhead that give us access to the cables coming down the Mizzen mast including the AIS Antenna, Radar, Weather Fax, and Cockpit Light.  I don't know if it is the same on the 54.

I think I met your mate Kevin(?)  a few weeks back at Herrington Harbor North Marina in Deale, Maryland USA.  It's about 20 miles south of Annapolis.  He says he helped you sail Amelia across the Atlantic.  What a small world we live in!

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


Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Patrick,

 

Thank you , that looks great

 

Rgrds

Eric & Els Opdeweegh

Sv Abayomi #SM158

Sailing along the Sardinian Coast towards Menorca

 

 

 

 

Van: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Namens Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Verzonden: donderdag 17 juni 2021 02:04
Aan: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

 

Attached are a few pictures. 



On Jun 6, 2021, at 2:59 PM, EricOpdeweegh <sv.abayomi@...> wrote:

Thanks Pat, 

Sounds great. Looking forward to some photos of the final result.

Happy Sailing
Eric
sv Abayomi SM 158 


Re: VHF antennas

Dominique Sery
 

Hello, in my 54 (16) there is a vhf antenna on the mizzen mast.  The aerial cable has a connection in the aft cabin shower with another cable which goes to the chart table.  At the chart table, the cable is on hold (coiled up and not connected, there is no plug at the end).  There is a label (mizzen link) indicating its function.
Dominique
Irko A54-16 Schinousa (Greece)


Re: Leece Neville alternator

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Eloi
The excitation is +ve. You need to disable the internal regulator, and on our boats with isolated negative, where in the Wakespeed manual it says connect to the alternator ground, in our case this should be alternator output negative....not the alternator case or mounting bolt.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Bow thruster does not work in one direvtion

Alan Leslie
 

This thread has gone off topic .....but ......
There seems to be a bit of confusion between short high current demand and deep cycle capacity.
480A for 10 seconds has little relationship to 300Ah deep cycle capacity.
Bowthruster consuming 480A for 10 seconds is only 1.33 Ah, 2 seconds only 0.267 Ah, so battery capacity is not the issue.
Providing your cabling is big enough to handle the instantaneous current, and the CCA capacity of your battery bank is high enough (ours is around 3000 CCA) it should be no issue for Lead Acid batteries - think truck starter motors etc
However, I believe that high current draw can be an issue for LiFePO4 batteries under certain conditions.
We have a 7.5kVA Onan and run both the 100A charger and the 30A charger when using the bowthruster, as well as the 175A alternator on the main engine, just to try to reduce the demands on the battery bank.

Our 12 balanced AGM batteries are now 6 years old and show no signs of deterioration as yet.
We are not big electrical energy consumers - the frig and  freezers are our main continuous consumers, we use gas for cooking.
We generally don't daily discharge below 85% capacity and with our 600W solar array, wind generator, and short use of the Onan we get our battery bank to 100% every day.
On the dock, the Victron Skylla 100A charger is always on.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: VHF antennas

Porter McRoberts
 

The Mizzen cable access is behind the light in the main head shower.  

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On Jun 18, 2021, at 7:49 AM, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hey Mark,
That would have been Jonathan.
We had a great passage to the Azores.
Yes it is a small world. I am nostalgic just thinking about all the  ocean  passages. Some easy and others not so, but  every one of them left me feeling fulfilled and perhaps thinking that the world is actually quite large, at least from the deck of a small boat.

Nick
SY Amelia 
AML54-019
Leros


On 17 Jun 2021, at 19:23, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Nick,

On the Super Maramu there is a removable panel in the aft head on the upper, inboard side of the forward bulkhead that give us access to the cables coming down the Mizzen mast including the AIS Antenna, Radar, Weather Fax, and Cockpit Light.  I don't know if it is the same on the 54.

I think I met your mate Kevin(?)  a few weeks back at Herrington Harbor North Marina in Deale, Maryland USA.  It's about 20 miles south of Annapolis.  He says he helped you sail Amelia across the Atlantic.  What a small world we live in!

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


Re: Storage Hatch gaskets

 

Pat,

I really like what Amel is currently using on the Amel 50. It's the best thing I've seen. Photo attached. 

I am training a crew the week on a brand new 50. It is an amazing Amel.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 7:56 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill ,Just want to double check the size of the gasket. I had a look at mine and they are 1" wide ,but where they are not depressed ,at the edges they appear to only be about 1/2" in height and in the center that bears the weight they are depressed down to about  a 1/4" ,maybe 3/8' . I just wanted to make sure that they might not have been 1/2 or 3/4" in height originally .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jun 11, 2021 4:57 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Storage Hatch gaskets

Pat,

They are "D Profile: and 25mm, or 1" I think the following will work for you:

image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 2:37 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to replace the gaskets on all the storage hatches ,they are compressed and leaking somewhat. Does anyone know the dimensions and a source in the US. to buy them. I wonder if they have an adhesive backing or applied with contact cement, a backing would be less messy and easier.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: VHF antennas

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hey Mark,
That would have been Jonathan.
We had a great passage to the Azores.
Yes it is a small world. I am nostalgic just thinking about all the  ocean  passages. Some easy and others not so, but  every one of them left me feeling fulfilled and perhaps thinking that the world is actually quite large, at least from the deck of a small boat.

Nick
SY Amelia 
AML54-019
Leros


On 17 Jun 2021, at 19:23, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Nick,

On the Super Maramu there is a removable panel in the aft head on the upper, inboard side of the forward bulkhead that give us access to the cables coming down the Mizzen mast including the AIS Antenna, Radar, Weather Fax, and Cockpit Light.  I don't know if it is the same on the 54.

I think I met your mate Kevin(?)  a few weeks back at Herrington Harbor North Marina in Deale, Maryland USA.  It's about 20 miles south of Annapolis.  He says he helped you sail Amelia across the Atlantic.  What a small world we live in!

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


Re: Amel 54, For those who do not really like the entrance hatch locking system

Jose Venegas
 

Hi Arno, I realize that with your modification, the point at which you can attach the line to the door is further away from the wall than in my case. where I simply attached it to the cross wood and tt is perhaps for that reason that the balance weight created more friction.  I think that if you extend the point of attachment to the right, the friction will be substantially reduced.  For this you may need to fabricate a plate to extend the point of attachment of the door towards the wall.

Jose Venegas
Ipanama  SM 278


Re: Amel 54, For those who do not really like the entrance hatch locking system

Jose Venegas
 

Hi Arno,
To avoid the weight from sloshing around I used the track that I mentioned to guide the weight along the vertical direction.  It is very smooth because it runs in roller bearings.  With this, the weight could only slush when the vertical acceleration of the boat is greater than 1G,  which should never happen.  It is true that the pull from one side of the door creates some friction but still much less than the weight of the door.  Also, that friction prevents a rapid fall of the door.  I am not sure that the weight of the 54's door is the same as that of the SM but there is still some room to increase the size of the weight if you need to.  Worth testing before making the counterweight

Jose Venegas
Ipanema SM278


Re: AML 54 mizzen antennas

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Nick 
yes BLU stands for Bande Laterale Unique 
ie SSB !
voila !

--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: VHF antennas

Mark McGovern
 

Nick,

On the Super Maramu there is a removable panel in the aft head on the upper, inboard side of the forward bulkhead that give us access to the cables coming down the Mizzen mast including the AIS Antenna, Radar, Weather Fax, and Cockpit Light.  I don't know if it is the same on the 54.

I think I met your mate Kevin(?)  a few weeks back at Herrington Harbor North Marina in Deale, Maryland USA.  It's about 20 miles south of Annapolis.  He says he helped you sail Amelia across the Atlantic.  What a small world we live in!

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


Re: VHF antennas

ngtnewington Newington
 

Thanks Arno,
There never was an AIS system on the boat. I am installing a receiver now. For the moment I am using the main VHF to test it and it all works.
Now I just have to find the cable from the mizzen VHF antenna and we are done…
Nick
Amelia 
AML54-019
Leros

On 17 Jun 2021, at 16:51, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

The VHF antenna on the Mizzen is for your AIS system.


Re: AML 54 mizzen antennas

Arno Luijten
 

See here:

https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/BLU

BLU => Bande Latérale Unique (French: Single-Side Band)

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121


Re: Amel 54, For those who do not really like the entrance hatch locking system

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Jose,

I really like your idea. Very clever. I used to live in a house that had that system for the sliding windows.
For the boat it seems to have some additional challenges.
- How do you prevent the weight from sloshing around when the boat is in motion?
- I tried to support the weight of the hatch on one side but the hatch has the tendency to rotate slightly and prevent a smooth motion upwards as a result. What did you do to prevent that?

Cheers,

Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121

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