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Re: Lithium Batteries / Insurnace

 

This: "...full records are to be kept. Ha! What is the definition of "full?" Probably something different from what you have.

If you have Lithium batteries, that policy, and probably any claim, look for a denial.

Bill



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 12:26 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

This was just added to our insurance policy update:

 

8.3 Lithium Batteries

It is a condition of this insurance that the use and maintenance of lithium batteries is carried out in strict accordance with the manufacturers recommendations and full records are to be kept

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Lithium Batteries / Insurnace

Brent Cameron
 

That sounds very reasonable. It allows for DYI but requires a decent BMS with logging capabilities and presumably a well documented installation following best practices. That’s about as good as could’ve been hoped for. Which insurance company was that Mark?  

Brent

On Feb 14, 2022, 12:27 PM -0600, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...>, wrote:

This was just added to our insurance policy update:

 

8.3 Lithium Batteries

It is a condition of this insurance that the use and maintenance of lithium batteries is carried out in strict accordance with the manufacturers recommendations and full records are to be kept

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Lithium Batteries / Insurnace

Mark Erdos
 

This was just added to our insurance policy update:

 

8.3 Lithium Batteries

It is a condition of this insurance that the use and maintenance of lithium batteries is carried out in strict accordance with the manufacturers recommendations and full records are to be kept

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila <ann-sofie@...>
 

Absolute, I’ll arrange some photos tomorrow.

Regards
Ann-Sofie


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14/02/2022 kl. 16:04 skrev Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...>:


Hello,
Ann-Sofie, is it possible to show your setup in pictures?  Salt water is an issue. Working toward better setups will save money and the need to flush lines.

Randall
A54#56

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 9:55 AM Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila <ann-sofie@...> wrote:
Bill,
I agree with you that a water cooled system for the freezer and fridges are the best solution. But I don’t agree on using sea water. It will cause a lot of trouble with barnacles in the water inlet and hoses.
It is much better to use the fresh water tank as the cooling source. Not only that you get rid of the barnacle problem, you can also run the fridges and freezer when on the hard. The additional warmth in the fresch water tank is so small that you can’t messure it. Meaning less than 0,5 degrees C.
We have had this system on S/Y Lady Annila since 2007 and have never had any problems with the cooling system or the quality of the water.
Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


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14/02/2022 kl. 14:14 skrev CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>:


Tom,

It is true that top-loading fridges and freezers are more efficient because front opening doors suck more than half of the cold air out of a fridge when you open the door. I suggest that efficiency is NOT the only measure of what is best for you and your Amel. As an example using circulating seawater is more efficient than air to transfer heat in the refrigeration condensing process, but as everyone who has this will tell you, circulating seawater in the tropics is problematic. And with the power available on most Amels, following the efficiency rule, in this case, is NOT the right thing to do. 

Probably the number one factor will be what will fit correctly.

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 4:44 AM Tom Crosbie <tpcrosbie@...> wrote:
Thanks Ian - the Isotherm Cruise Drinks Fridge seems a very suitable as a direct replacement for the original fridge. I wanted to also explore whether there are other options out there as the previous owners of Saol Eile (who spent 6 years aboard circumnavigating) say that maybe a top loading fridge is best for tropical climes - they always felt that opening the door on the side hinged fridge lets all the cold out and is very hard on batteries. I guess I will take my time and do more research.

Thanks also to Trevor and Peter for making contact


Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

amel46met
 

I built a custom refrigerator and freezer box with R 52 Vacuum  panels and store bought double seal doors E 10 epoxy panels for the liners I use my freshwater tank for cooling if I was to do it again I would put one of the bronze shoes in the water tank and eliminate all of the water cooling system and with two Dan Foss refrigeration pumps BD 50s in the cockpit locker Tom Aphrodite 125 


On Feb 14, 2022, at 10:04 AM, Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:


Hello,
Ann-Sofie, is it possible to show your setup in pictures?  Salt water is an issue. Working toward better setups will save money and the need to flush lines.

Randall
A54#56

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 9:55 AM Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila <ann-sofie@...> wrote:
Bill,
I agree with you that a water cooled system for the freezer and fridges are the best solution. But I don’t agree on using sea water. It will cause a lot of trouble with barnacles in the water inlet and hoses.
It is much better to use the fresh water tank as the cooling source. Not only that you get rid of the barnacle problem, you can also run the fridges and freezer when on the hard. The additional warmth in the fresch water tank is so small that you can’t messure it. Meaning less than 0,5 degrees C.
We have had this system on S/Y Lady Annila since 2007 and have never had any problems with the cooling system or the quality of the water.
Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


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14/02/2022 kl. 14:14 skrev CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>:


Tom,

It is true that top-loading fridges and freezers are more efficient because front opening doors suck more than half of the cold air out of a fridge when you open the door. I suggest that efficiency is NOT the only measure of what is best for you and your Amel. As an example using circulating seawater is more efficient than air to transfer heat in the refrigeration condensing process, but as everyone who has this will tell you, circulating seawater in the tropics is problematic. And with the power available on most Amels, following the efficiency rule, in this case, is NOT the right thing to do. 

Probably the number one factor will be what will fit correctly.

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 4:44 AM Tom Crosbie <tpcrosbie@...> wrote:
Thanks Ian - the Isotherm Cruise Drinks Fridge seems a very suitable as a direct replacement for the original fridge. I wanted to also explore whether there are other options out there as the previous owners of Saol Eile (who spent 6 years aboard circumnavigating) say that maybe a top loading fridge is best for tropical climes - they always felt that opening the door on the side hinged fridge lets all the cold out and is very hard on batteries. I guess I will take my time and do more research.

Thanks also to Trevor and Peter for making contact


Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

Randall Walker
 

Hello,
Ann-Sofie, is it possible to show your setup in pictures?  Salt water is an issue. Working toward better setups will save money and the need to flush lines.

Randall
A54#56

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 9:55 AM Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila <ann-sofie@...> wrote:
Bill,
I agree with you that a water cooled system for the freezer and fridges are the best solution. But I don’t agree on using sea water. It will cause a lot of trouble with barnacles in the water inlet and hoses.
It is much better to use the fresh water tank as the cooling source. Not only that you get rid of the barnacle problem, you can also run the fridges and freezer when on the hard. The additional warmth in the fresch water tank is so small that you can’t messure it. Meaning less than 0,5 degrees C.
We have had this system on S/Y Lady Annila since 2007 and have never had any problems with the cooling system or the quality of the water.
Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

14/02/2022 kl. 14:14 skrev CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>:


Tom,

It is true that top-loading fridges and freezers are more efficient because front opening doors suck more than half of the cold air out of a fridge when you open the door. I suggest that efficiency is NOT the only measure of what is best for you and your Amel. As an example using circulating seawater is more efficient than air to transfer heat in the refrigeration condensing process, but as everyone who has this will tell you, circulating seawater in the tropics is problematic. And with the power available on most Amels, following the efficiency rule, in this case, is NOT the right thing to do. 

Probably the number one factor will be what will fit correctly.

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 4:44 AM Tom Crosbie <tpcrosbie@...> wrote:
Thanks Ian - the Isotherm Cruise Drinks Fridge seems a very suitable as a direct replacement for the original fridge. I wanted to also explore whether there are other options out there as the previous owners of Saol Eile (who spent 6 years aboard circumnavigating) say that maybe a top loading fridge is best for tropical climes - they always felt that opening the door on the side hinged fridge lets all the cold out and is very hard on batteries. I guess I will take my time and do more research.

Thanks also to Trevor and Peter for making contact


Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila <ann-sofie@...>
 

Bill,
I agree with you that a water cooled system for the freezer and fridges are the best solution. But I don’t agree on using sea water. It will cause a lot of trouble with barnacles in the water inlet and hoses.
It is much better to use the fresh water tank as the cooling source. Not only that you get rid of the barnacle problem, you can also run the fridges and freezer when on the hard. The additional warmth in the fresch water tank is so small that you can’t messure it. Meaning less than 0,5 degrees C.
We have had this system on S/Y Lady Annila since 2007 and have never had any problems with the cooling system or the quality of the water.
Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

14/02/2022 kl. 14:14 skrev CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>:


Tom,

It is true that top-loading fridges and freezers are more efficient because front opening doors suck more than half of the cold air out of a fridge when you open the door. I suggest that efficiency is NOT the only measure of what is best for you and your Amel. As an example using circulating seawater is more efficient than air to transfer heat in the refrigeration condensing process, but as everyone who has this will tell you, circulating seawater in the tropics is problematic. And with the power available on most Amels, following the efficiency rule, in this case, is NOT the right thing to do. 

Probably the number one factor will be what will fit correctly.

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 4:44 AM Tom Crosbie <tpcrosbie@...> wrote:
Thanks Ian - the Isotherm Cruise Drinks Fridge seems a very suitable as a direct replacement for the original fridge. I wanted to also explore whether there are other options out there as the previous owners of Saol Eile (who spent 6 years aboard circumnavigating) say that maybe a top loading fridge is best for tropical climes - they always felt that opening the door on the side hinged fridge lets all the cold out and is very hard on batteries. I guess I will take my time and do more research.

Thanks also to Trevor and Peter for making contact


Re: Updating the Furuno GP-150

 

Ralph,

You can find it here:
Bill


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 4:35 AM Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:
Hallo Arno, hallo Bill,

I'm traveling to my boat end of the week. Now I want to prepare all for the FA-50 and GP-150 Update.

First: Thank you for your instruction! I will try to get the cable.

Where can I find the Software from Bill Rouse? I could not find it here...

Thanks,
Ralph 
Santa Isabella
A54-144



Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

 

Tom,

It is true that top-loading fridges and freezers are more efficient because front opening doors suck more than half of the cold air out of a fridge when you open the door. I suggest that efficiency is NOT the only measure of what is best for you and your Amel. As an example using circulating seawater is more efficient than air to transfer heat in the refrigeration condensing process, but as everyone who has this will tell you, circulating seawater in the tropics is problematic. And with the power available on most Amels, following the efficiency rule, in this case, is NOT the right thing to do. 

Probably the number one factor will be what will fit correctly.

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 4:44 AM Tom Crosbie <tpcrosbie@...> wrote:
Thanks Ian - the Isotherm Cruise Drinks Fridge seems a very suitable as a direct replacement for the original fridge. I wanted to also explore whether there are other options out there as the previous owners of Saol Eile (who spent 6 years aboard circumnavigating) say that maybe a top loading fridge is best for tropical climes - they always felt that opening the door on the side hinged fridge lets all the cold out and is very hard on batteries. I guess I will take my time and do more research.

Thanks also to Trevor and Peter for making contact


Re: Maramu 1985 Jib Electric Furler

Gregory Shea
 

Graham, 
I think I received this E mail in  error, wrong Greg. Do you have any words of wisdom to add to the string. You can comment directly or if you would prefer, I could pass on your comments.

Greg 

On Feb 13, 2022, at 3:14 PM, Bob Worboys <robin.worboys1@...> wrote:

Hi Greg.. I've got the same problem on a 1988 Maramu. The lever moves freely but doesn't disengage for manual furling . Difficult to see how the lever acts.. does the segment act on something?

Help/experience much appreciated.

Robin


Re: Updating the Furuno GP-150

Gerhard Mueller
 

You may look at:
https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/61662

--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently North Sea, Germany


Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

Tom Crosbie
 

Thanks Ian - the Isotherm Cruise Drinks Fridge seems a very suitable as a direct replacement for the original fridge. I wanted to also explore whether there are other options out there as the previous owners of Saol Eile (who spent 6 years aboard circumnavigating) say that maybe a top loading fridge is best for tropical climes - they always felt that opening the door on the side hinged fridge lets all the cold out and is very hard on batteries. I guess I will take my time and do more research.

Thanks also to Trevor and Peter for making contact


Re: Updating the Furuno GP-150

Ralph Heilig
 

Hallo Arno, hallo Bill,

I'm traveling to my boat end of the week. Now I want to prepare all for the FA-50 and GP-150 Update.

First: Thank you for your instruction! I will try to get the cable.

Where can I find the Software from Bill Rouse? I could not find it here...

Thanks,
Ralph 
Santa Isabella
A54-144



Re: Maramu 1985 Jib Electric Furler

Robin Worboys
 

Hi Greg.. I've got the same problem on a 1988 Maramu. The lever moves freely but doesn't disengage for manual furling . Difficult to see how the lever acts.. does the segment act on something?

Help/experience much appreciated.

Robin


Re: Fire in my cell phone

Matt Salatino
 

We buy longer, armored charging cords. We are not hard on them, but they seem designed to fail. I think they are a revenue source for the phone manufacturers….we keep several on board.


Re: Machining AMEL-specific tools in NZ (outhaul puller PLUS wrench for the rudder-post-packing nut)

David Vogel
 

Hi Alan,

Yes, thanks, the mails are coming through again. For the info of anyone else who finds themselves in a similar situation. I went through the process on the forum website, to stop the emails bouncing. I was also in dialogue with my ISP, to indicate that the IO/AMEL Forum point-of-origin for the emails was a "white" source, and not to be black-listed. I don’t know what changed, but something did, and the emails started to come through again.

I am now catching up with the backlog from the site.

ALAN: I'll put you on the list for both pieces.

ALL >>> STATUS update: YES, I can get the spanner/wrench made, no problem, but the only firm quote thus far gives a cost of over NZD150- (per unit, minimum of four pieces). Various other estimates are between $120- to $220- (each), but with no firm commitment - basically, metal workers here are not hungry for work, there is little competition, so can name their own terms. Anyway, I think $150- is simply untenable. So, I am continuing to try both bigger and smaller machine-shops, in order to find an improvement. I know I could make it myself, and it would be a simple thing, IF I had a workshop and metal working tools at my disposal (like I did when I had a land-base in my home town & country many years ago). All those who permanently live-aboard, or who are in an unfamiliar country, will appreciate that sometimes finding the right supplier can take a surprising amount of time and effort. But it is all the more worthwhile when you do finally 'crack the code'. Once I have something that is both tangible and reasonable, I'll repost an update to finalise numbers.

Best to all,

David
SM#396, Perigee


From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...>
Reply to: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, 12 February 2022 at 11:01 pm
To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Machining AMEL-specific tools in NZ (outhaul puller PLUS wrench for the rudder-post-packing nut)

David,
Are your mails sorted now?
Please put me on the list for a packing nut wrench as well as a boom shaft puller.
Thanks
Best
Alan
Elyse SM437, Opua NZ


Re: Fire in my cell phone

Eric Freedman <sailamel@...>
 

The phone end of the cord looked perfect.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Matt Salatino via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2022 8:41 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Fire in my cell phone

 

What did the phone end of the cord look like? Was it previously damaged from wear and handling? This is not an uncommon occurrence with damaged wiring…..


Re: Fire in my cell phone

Matt Salatino
 

What did the phone end of the cord look like? Was it previously damaged from wear and handling? This is not an uncommon occurrence with damaged wiring…..


Re: 𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

Alan Leslie
 

I also had a problem with him giving me incorrect banking details....two versions of the BIC....
The correct BIC for him is UBSWCHZH80A

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: 𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Thanks Alan,
This is what M.Vignando sent. 

I thought to myself there is no one living that would have 3 ch in their name. So your's is correct. Thanks for the clarify. 

Chuck 
Joy 388

On Sat, Feb 12, 2022 at 5:49 AM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Chuck,

I have (finally) had success by email with Alexei from Tremail

Alexei PARACHTCHEVINE | Responsable Import Export

Tel: +41 (0) 32 933 98 82 | Email: alexei.parachtchevine@...

 

 

 

TREMAIL Logistics SA

Rue de France 85A

CH-2400 Le Locle/Suisse

Site Web: http://www.tremail.com



Cheers

Alan
Elyse SM437

2821 - 2840 of 64846