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Re: Wind generators

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Alan, no I cant, I don't have that capability. My system has an ammeter that shows amps net of input and out put.

Regards

Danny

On 30 August 2021 at 09:50 Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Hi Danny,

So can you tell us how many actual amps you see  at those different wind speeds?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Wind generators

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Danny,

So can you tell us how many actual amps you see  at those different wind speeds?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Black box

 

Pat,

Check & Check!


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 3:27 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, You will understand my concern about isolation after my alternator fiasco .New one installed ,no neg. leak,check one off the long list.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 29, 2021 12:42 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Black box

Pat,

does the box need to be electrically isolated from the engine?

No, it does not.


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 8:45 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Kent , They don't state if the bolts go all the way thru , my concern is or my question is , does the box need to be electrically isolated from the engine? It has been very hot and humid for weeks ,but starting today the temps are going down,next weekend I saw the high only being 68.,so it may be safe to return. Stop and drop a hook on your return ,we would love to have you and Iris up to the house for drinks & dinner.
Thanks,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River, Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai via groups.io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 28, 2021 6:13 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Black box

Hi Pat.  You can get any style you want at McMaster-Carr. If the bolt goes all the way through the rubber bushing, it wouldn't offer much vibration dampening.
Hi to Diane
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Still in Maine, starting our hop South.

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Black box

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, You will understand my concern about isolation after my alternator fiasco .New one installed ,no neg. leak,check one off the long list.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 29, 2021 12:42 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Black box

Pat,

does the box need to be electrically isolated from the engine?

No, it does not.


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

On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 8:45 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Kent , They don't state if the bolts go all the way thru , my concern is or my question is , does the box need to be electrically isolated from the engine? It has been very hot and humid for weeks ,but starting today the temps are going down,next weekend I saw the high only being 68.,so it may be safe to return. Stop and drop a hook on your return ,we would love to have you and Iris up to the house for drinks & dinner.
Thanks,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River, Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai via groups.io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 28, 2021 6:13 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Black box

Hi Pat.  You can get any style you want at McMaster-Carr. If the bolt goes all the way through the rubber bushing, it wouldn't offer much vibration dampening.
Hi to Diane
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Still in Maine, starting our hop South.

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: main outhaul

 

Eloi, 

This was made originally by Alban LEROY with Amel in Martinique. It has been made by more than one of my clients using a local machine shop.

If you noticed this card in the file I previously attached, Scotty Robinson<wescon13@...> made several sets of these and I believe have them in stock.
image.png


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 9:34 AM Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hello Bill,
As You know, I own your great book. At the moment I only have a jaw puller. Where can I buy one of those axel pullers, I didn`t find anything similar.

regards,
Eloi


Re: Black box

 

Pat,

does the box need to be electrically isolated from the engine?

No, it does not.


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

On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 8:45 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Kent , They don't state if the bolts go all the way thru , my concern is or my question is , does the box need to be electrically isolated from the engine? It has been very hot and humid for weeks ,but starting today the temps are going down,next weekend I saw the high only being 68.,so it may be safe to return. Stop and drop a hook on your return ,we would love to have you and Iris up to the house for drinks & dinner.
Thanks,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River, Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai via groups.io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 28, 2021 6:13 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Black box

Hi Pat.  You can get any style you want at McMaster-Carr. If the bolt goes all the way through the rubber bushing, it wouldn't offer much vibration dampening.
Hi to Diane
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Still in Maine, starting our hop South.

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: main outhaul

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hello Bill,
As You know, I own your great book. At the moment I only have a jaw puller. Where can I buy one of those axel pullers, I didn`t find anything similar.

regards,
Eloi


Re: Black box

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, So the box does not need to be isolated ,good to know. I will then order the bushings. 
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 28, 2021 11:41 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Black box

Pat,

Those studs are for vibration isolation. They do isolate electrically, but that is incidental. Like you we replaced ours when the old ones gave up.  The studs do not connect through.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD


Re: Black box

Patrick McAneny
 

Kent , They don't state if the bolts go all the way thru , my concern is or my question is , does the box need to be electrically isolated from the engine? It has been very hot and humid for weeks ,but starting today the temps are going down,next weekend I saw the high only being 68.,so it may be safe to return. Stop and drop a hook on your return ,we would love to have you and Iris up to the house for drinks & dinner.
Thanks,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River, Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 28, 2021 6:13 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Black box

Hi Pat.  You can get any style you want at McMaster-Carr. If the bolt goes all the way through the rubber bushing, it wouldn't offer much vibration dampening.
Hi to Diane
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Still in Maine, starting our hop South.

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: main outhaul

 

Yes.

The following file is from my Amel Book Supplemental Files, and is what will make that job simple:


This is another puller that will also work. The below image is a snippet of one-half of a page from my Amel Book.

image.png


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 5:17 AM Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hello,
My main outhaul gearbox looks rather "used". I tried to remove the shaft to replace it. But it seems impossible with my straight jaw puller. I put on the max force I can but it doesn't move. Any idea/hint what to do to loosen it up?

Eloi,
SM2K 426 RedLion 


main outhaul

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hello,
My main outhaul gearbox looks rather "used". I tried to remove the shaft to replace it. But it seems impossible with my straight jaw puller. I put on the max force I can but it doesn't move. Any idea/hint what to do to loosen it up?

Eloi,
SM2K 426 RedLion 


Re: Wind generators

Ron Hynes
 

John Hayes
Good point regarding their controller being the problem…will check it out once again. 

Silent Wind was all the rage a few years ago when I bought mine. I certainly wasn’t being economical as it was over $2500 as I recall.  A feature i particularly liked was that it was 3-phase with the rectifier near the batteries so comparatively light wiring was required. As I recall the unit was designed and manufactured in Portugal and the support was minimal. Another unique feature was the blades..they were very quiet and efficient. In fact, at the time the D400 offered their blades as a $100 option.  I did the wind generator and solar panels at the same time and perhaps the solar improvement was so dramatic that it was easy to forget about the wind generator. I think I’m going to revisit that area and see if I can improve the performance.

Ron Hynes
954.319.0944

On Aug 28, 2021, at 7:16 PM, JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:

Hi Ron 

I brought a y tool of the line  silent wind unit 3 years ago. Though new on a trip through the pacific I eventually realised it’s output was negligible 

I returned its brain box it to the agent  who replaced it at no charge (against instructions we had pulled it apart and could see a transistor had failed ). Since replacing the brain the unit has worked perfectly, plenty of generation and almost no noise…….maybe helped by Nga Waka’s berth in windy Wellington 

Best

John Hayes

Nga Waka SN 61

Wellington NZ


On 29/08/2021, at 10:25 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:



Hi Ron and all. Wind generators are not created equal. There are low price models that are what you pay for. Noisy, fragile and unable to cope with high winds. There is one the Duo 400 which is not cheap but very heavy and has a crude and awkward metbod of feathering in strong wins. I have seen people say it's the best. But then the same people say wind generators are rubbish. Many types require tethering in strong winds. Others throw off blades. Some are very noisy and are hated in marinas and anchorages. Others are noisy and vibrate shockingly sending vibrations throughout the boat. One model has many and very long blades, and has the best low wind output but throws off blades in high winds. Get the picture. If you are going wind select carefully. I got lucky and chose the Super Wind 350. Totally silent, nil vibration. Designed for remote locations to run for years with nil maintenance. Geared feathering blades that feather progressively as the wind increases. Total feathering over 40.knots. However, under 10 knots of apparent wind output is neglible. This applies to almost all wind generators. 15 knots apparent. Quite good. Over 20 knots apparent. "Cooking with gas"as the saying goes. In all things serious off shore you need redundancy. Wind solar and diesel covers the spectrum. 

But if you want to wind. Only one place to go. Super wind. Cost me twice what others were but good choice.

Da NY

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 21 August 2021 at 02:18 Ron Hynes <riffhynes@...> wrote:

I installed a silent wind generator about four years ago and have never been happy with it. The output is minimal and it is anything but silent! At the same time I put on Solara panels and have been extremely pleased with their performance and durability. I only have 300 watts so the maximum output it’s close to 12 A where three or four hours at maximum sun. 

Ron Hynes
954.319.0944

On Aug 20, 2021, at 9:55 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Wind - I always recommend solar. 

I tried for years to get real-life data on any wind generator and found no actual useable data to construct a cost/benefit model. Sure I got the reports like, "one day a month ago we got XXX amps from the wind." Or, "it is always turning."

Bill
 


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

On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 8:42 AM Paul Osterberg < osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Do not now about wind, but this year we replaced our 5 year old solar panels and replaced the with Sunpower maxium 3. 2x400 w is just a fraction larger surface that the old 3x150 w, A hug improvements. I often see peak watt close to 500w and occasionally around 540 w, During July we touched 3 Kwh for a full day each, yesterday as an example we reached 2,3 but the battery was full well before the end of the day and superhot (high temp reduce output)  We have litium and 1,4Kw of solar so do not need to run the panels constantly during a day, even though we cock food on induction, and make hot water through the inverter. But it is still summer and long day, sure I will need them all when days get shorter
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259, Gran Canaria.

 

 


 


 


Re: Black box

Bill Kinney
 

Pat,

Those studs are for vibration isolation. They do isolate electrically, but that is incidental. Like you we replaced ours when the old ones gave up.  The studs do not connect through.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD


Re: Wind generators

JOHN HAYES
 

Hi Ron 

I brought a y tool of the line  silent wind unit 3 years ago. Though new on a trip through the pacific I eventually realised it’s output was negligible 

I returned its brain box it to the agent  who replaced it at no charge (against instructions we had pulled it apart and could see a transistor had failed ). Since replacing the brain the unit has worked perfectly, plenty of generation and almost no noise…….maybe helped by Nga Waka’s berth in windy Wellington 

Best

John Hayes

Nga Waka SN 61

Wellington NZ


On 29/08/2021, at 10:25 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:



Hi Ron and all. Wind generators are not created equal. There are low price models that are what you pay for. Noisy, fragile and unable to cope with high winds. There is one the Duo 400 which is not cheap but very heavy and has a crude and awkward metbod of feathering in strong wins. I have seen people say it's the best. But then the same people say wind generators are rubbish. Many types require tethering in strong winds. Others throw off blades. Some are very noisy and are hated in marinas and anchorages. Others are noisy and vibrate shockingly sending vibrations throughout the boat. One model has many and very long blades, and has the best low wind output but throws off blades in high winds. Get the picture. If you are going wind select carefully. I got lucky and chose the Super Wind 350. Totally silent, nil vibration. Designed for remote locations to run for years with nil maintenance. Geared feathering blades that feather progressively as the wind increases. Total feathering over 40.knots. However, under 10 knots of apparent wind output is neglible. This applies to almost all wind generators. 15 knots apparent. Quite good. Over 20 knots apparent. "Cooking with gas"as the saying goes. In all things serious off shore you need redundancy. Wind solar and diesel covers the spectrum. 

But if you want to wind. Only one place to go. Super wind. Cost me twice what others were but good choice.

Da NY

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 21 August 2021 at 02:18 Ron Hynes <riffhynes@...> wrote:

I installed a silent wind generator about four years ago and have never been happy with it. The output is minimal and it is anything but silent! At the same time I put on Solara panels and have been extremely pleased with their performance and durability. I only have 300 watts so the maximum output it’s close to 12 A where three or four hours at maximum sun. 

Ron Hynes
954.319.0944

On Aug 20, 2021, at 9:55 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Wind - I always recommend solar. 

I tried for years to get real-life data on any wind generator and found no actual useable data to construct a cost/benefit model. Sure I got the reports like, "one day a month ago we got XXX amps from the wind." Or, "it is always turning."

Bill
 


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

On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 8:42 AM Paul Osterberg < osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Do not now about wind, but this year we replaced our 5 year old solar panels and replaced the with Sunpower maxium 3. 2x400 w is just a fraction larger surface that the old 3x150 w, A hug improvements. I often see peak watt close to 500w and occasionally around 540 w, During July we touched 3 Kwh for a full day each, yesterday as an example we reached 2,3 but the battery was full well before the end of the day and superhot (high temp reduce output)  We have litium and 1,4Kw of solar so do not need to run the panels constantly during a day, even though we cock food on induction, and make hot water through the inverter. But it is still summer and long day, sure I will need them all when days get shorter
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259, Gran Canaria.

 

 


 


 


Re: Wind generators

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Ron and all. Wind generators are not created equal. There are low price models that are what you pay for. Noisy, fragile and unable to cope with high winds. There is one the Duo 400 which is not cheap but very heavy and has a crude and awkward metbod of feathering in strong wins. I have seen people say it's the best. But then the same people say wind generators are rubbish. Many types require tethering in strong winds. Others throw off blades. Some are very noisy and are hated in marinas and anchorages. Others are noisy and vibrate shockingly sending vibrations throughout the boat. One model has many and very long blades, and has the best low wind output but throws off blades in high winds. Get the picture. If you are going wind select carefully. I got lucky and chose the Super Wind 350. Totally silent, nil vibration. Designed for remote locations to run for years with nil maintenance. Geared feathering blades that feather progressively as the wind increases. Total feathering over 40.knots. However, under 10 knots of apparent wind output is neglible. This applies to almost all wind generators. 15 knots apparent. Quite good. Over 20 knots apparent. "Cooking with gas"as the saying goes. In all things serious off shore you need redundancy. Wind solar and diesel covers the spectrum. 

But if you want to wind. Only one place to go. Super wind. Cost me twice what others were but good choice.

Da NY

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 21 August 2021 at 02:18 Ron Hynes <riffhynes@...> wrote:

I installed a silent wind generator about four years ago and have never been happy with it. The output is minimal and it is anything but silent! At the same time I put on Solara panels and have been extremely pleased with their performance and durability. I only have 300 watts so the maximum output it’s close to 12 A where three or four hours at maximum sun. 

Ron Hynes
954.319.0944

On Aug 20, 2021, at 9:55 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Wind - I always recommend solar. 

I tried for years to get real-life data on any wind generator and found no actual useable data to construct a cost/benefit model. Sure I got the reports like, "one day a month ago we got XXX amps from the wind." Or, "it is always turning."

Bill
 


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

On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 8:42 AM Paul Osterberg < osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Do not now about wind, but this year we replaced our 5 year old solar panels and replaced the with Sunpower maxium 3. 2x400 w is just a fraction larger surface that the old 3x150 w, A hug improvements. I often see peak watt close to 500w and occasionally around 540 w, During July we touched 3 Kwh for a full day each, yesterday as an example we reached 2,3 but the battery was full well before the end of the day and superhot (high temp reduce output)  We have litium and 1,4Kw of solar so do not need to run the panels constantly during a day, even though we cock food on induction, and make hot water through the inverter. But it is still summer and long day, sure I will need them all when days get shorter
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259, Gran Canaria.

 

 


 


 


Re: Black box

karkauai
 

Hi Pat.  You can get any style you want at McMaster-Carr. If the bolt goes all the way through the rubber bushing, it wouldn't offer much vibration dampening.
Hi to Diane
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Still in Maine, starting our hop South.

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Deck restoring

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bill. Sorry for the lack of reply. Just found a stack of your messages in my spam folder. The product I used was Marine polytrol gel coat restorer. I have  given detailed product information in other replies. Likewise my experience in applying it. If you haven't seen these I will resend.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 22 August 2021 at 06:49 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Great job!

Is this the gel coat restorer?

Bill
 


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
 
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
 
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On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 1:19 PM Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia < charlesmatthewday@...> wrote:
Danny,

Beautiful job!

Do you have any before pictures?  What was the gelcoat restore product you used?

Matt 

SVTalia SM#209
Hampton, VA

 

 


Re: Lofrans Tigres windlass parts

JB Duler
 

Thanks all for the good tips to get those Lorans parts. I'll get on the phone Monday.

--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: Tonight’s supper…

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Good humor Bill

Danny

On 28 August 2021 at 15:06 Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:

I have see boats made of fiberglass, wood, steel, aluminum, even (shudder!) cement.  But a zucchini hull is a new one!  I have no doubt if it proves cheap enough to manufacture, Group Beneteau will find a way to sell them.

Bill Kinney
SM160,  Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Black box

Patrick McAneny
 

I have a Volvo TMD22a and there is a black box mounted on the front side of the engine that contains relays ,etc. The box is held in place with rubber bushings , three of my bushings have broken and all need to be replaced. Does the box need to be electrically isolated from the engine ? I have found bushings online with studs on both ends ,but I don't know if the studs go through the center and is one stud or two separate studs. It would not matter if the box does not need to be isolated .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

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