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Re: Membrane Tube end caps

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Just after buying Aquarius I had new membranes installed, and the white nylon end caps were no good, so I had them replaced them with brand new black ones from Dessalator.  Two years later in New Zealand I had to get one new one custom made because the high pressure connector that goes between the two end caps was leaking.  The end cap had several cracks at that connection.  Anyway, I think there has to be a better solution for the end caps and the tubes to hold the membranes, but the high pressure pumps from Dessalator are amazing!
Just one opinion.

Aquarius 
SM2K #262 
Still stuck in Phuket Thailand

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

 

Peter,

I added you. You need to cast the vote yourself. I cannot do that for you. CLICK HERE TO VOTE: Vote Now
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 7:37 PM Peter Jaeger via groups.io <mallamok=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill
Please put me on the list. I like this idea of an virtual event.
Schedule is fine for me, Topics 2 and 6 are my favourites.
Thx
Peter 
SM 003 / Neustadt i.H.

(Sent from mobile device)

Am 21.04.2020 um 17:39 schrieb CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>:



[Edited Message Follows]

A poll has been updated:

We would like to ask you which Topics you prefer to be discussed during the ZOOM meeting and if you are OK with the Tentative Schedule.

The following is the Tentative Schedule for the ZOOM meeting. By selecting GMT at 2000 hours, we can include members worldwide:

Country GMT +/- Scheduled Time Scheduled Date
(GMT) 0 2000 4/25/2020
UK Summer Time 100 2100 4/25/2020
NZ 1200 800 4/26/2020
AU Queensland 1000 600 4/26/2020
Tahiti -1000 1000 4/25/2020
USA West -700 1300 4/25/2020
USA East -400 1600 4/25/2020
USA Central -600 1400 4/25/2020
Martinique -400 1600 4/25/2020
Germany 200 2200 4/25/2020
Central EU Summer Time 200 2200 4/25/2020
Note: The above was checked with: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/time-zone-converter/
You can select multiple answers.

We plan a 30-minute ZOOM meeting with 15 minutes to discuss each of 2 Topics. We currently have 35 members that have expressed the wish to participate. I have a list of those members and will send an email to you today.

1. I am OK with the Tentative Schedule
2. Sourcing parts
3. SM & SN furler maintenance (Genoa & Main)
4. Hard Dodger plexiglass replacement
5. Galley Upgrades
6. Standing Rigging
7. Navigation Equipment Upgrades from B&G Hydra and B&G 3000

Vote Now

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B&G LED Replacement

Mark Erdos
 

Does anyone have a source for a replacement LED for a B&G Hydra 2000 8-button display?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

Re: tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

Teun BAAS
 

To all, non-AUSTRALIAN, AMEL owners planning to bring major parts, equipment into AUSTRALIA tax-free under the international customary “YACHTS IN TRANSIT” schedule.

 

Following up on my earlier messages on the forum of my problems of importing “tax free” parts into AUSTRALIA under “YACHT IN TRANSIT” below are the Emails I exchanged with Bob WALLACE several weeks ago.

Bob gave me explicit permission to share our Emails on the AYOG Forum. I highlighted the essential part in yellow.

 

QUOTE

 

Sure no worries

You can get the dty gst back but not until you left Australia

With the smaller consignments you can use the under$1000 rule and get in without duty and gst and all the drama. So if you had say an order of $2000 you could get the supplier to pack them in 2 packages and send by airmail on different days and when they got here they would just be delivered to your address as long as they declared each package has a value of goods under A$1000

 

 

regards

 

Bob Wallace

Managing Director

Wallace International Pty Ltd

07 32127233     0419748522

 

 

 

From: Teun BAAS [mailto:teun@...]
Sent: Friday, 3 April 2020 2:52 PM
To: Bob Wallace
Cc: SHED i16; info@...
Subject: RE: BIMS 73579-2019 - Reporting position SV AMELIT/HOMEAFFAIRS [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Hi Bob,

 

Hope all is well with your family, staff and you in these trying times.

 

Thanks for your Email – really a lot of work you put into this and wondering if it is worth the hassle as this time I can really substantially reduce/avoid bringing parts in. I am only glad that I had about USD150K worth of parts (VOLVO engine; sails; custom built dinghy; electric furlers; complete new navigation equipment etc.) imported in NEW CALEDONIA and VANUATU and not AUSTRALIA!!!

 

Would you be OK if I shared your information on the AMEL YACHT OWNERS GROUP Forum as that other AMEL owners are aware what to expect when they come to AUSTRALIA?

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Best Regards Teun

April 2, 2020 21:50:49

 

From: Bob Wallace <rwallace@...>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 21:04
To: Teun BAAS <teun@...>
Cc: SHED i16 <info@...>; info@...
Subject: RE: BIMS 73579-2019 - Reporting position SV AMELIT/HOMEAFFAIRS [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Hi Teun,

I have taken this as high as it goes in Canberra and I am afraid that none of the them want to commit to a decision and they have disregarded the correspondence written by Officer Smith as he is not the person that has the authority to advise you of this’

However I still strongly believe that we can apply section 162 for these goods on arrival which allows for goods to be imported by a temporary resident under security that the goods will be exported within 12 months or such time as the ABF allows. This is similar to the Control Permit which applies to your yacht and you MUST report these goods and identify them when you leave the country with the yacht.

Australian Border Force (ABF) have advised that the goods MAY fall under section 162 but they will not give me specific permission in your case until the goods actually arrive. They are not committing on this as the wording under section 162 is the MAY give permission to enter under section 162. Technically this means that each case is judicated on arrival and as I don’t have an actual shipment they wont give me a decision.

So what we need to do is for you to order your shipment and get an invoice and a list of all the components you wish to order and get a copy of that invoice to me. Can you also get them to advise approximately the weights and measurements of the package that it would be shipped in. Once we have that then we can then see exactly the best way to deal with this.

I would think in the current climate you are going to have problems with your supplier due to lockdowns in Europe. There is also a large shortage of aircraft carrying cargo to Australia and the courier companies such as FEDEX etc are price gouging so you may have to put on hold for while anyway. The other way to send them is by Parcels Post if your supplier is prepared to do  but that will depend on the size and weight of the goods. The limitation of Parcels Post is 20 kg per carton and in most cases its more economic with around a 9 day delivery time.

We can discus this after you have advised exactly what you are going to consign etc. as we may be able to suggest other ways to get around the ABF provisions.

 

I realise that the way the world is at the moment that you may not be able to even get any response out of Europe and will wait for your response

 

Kind regards

 

 

Bob Wallace

Managing Director

Wallace International Pty Ltd

Ph   07-32127233

FAX 07-33996722

Mobile 0419 748522

Web : http//www.wallaceintl

 

UNQUOTE

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

Currently on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 21, 2020 17:50:27

 

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 Teun BAAS via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 20:03
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Cc: SHED i16 <info@...>; info@...; Carol Laisure Pool <clp@...>; 'CHANTIERS AMEL S.A. (sav@...)' <sav@...>; sales@...
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

 

Evening Penny & Bob,

 

Just called WALLACE International as you suggested.

 

Asked for Bob and after being screened by 2 people  who were clearly not very keen to let me talk to Bob 😊until I mentioned your names and then I was transferred immediately to Bob; like the Red Sea parted for Moses.

 

Bob agreed completely that what I was looking for was NO problem and was surprised that Ryan KNAGGS (who works in the same building as he does) informed me otherwise.

 

Problem solved & thanks for the help in getting my AMEL parts into AUSTRALIA.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

On the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

March 4, 2020 20:01:14

 

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 Teun BAAS via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 19:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

 

Hi Penny & Bob,

 

Greatly appreciate your help. I will try to get in touch with Bob WALLACE as my exchange with:

 

Ryan Knaggs

 

Wallace International

130 Riverside Place

Morningside QLD 4170

PO BOX 678 Bulimba QLD 4171

Ph: +61 7 3212 7233

 

was fruitless. I am not sure but believe that Ian MACKENZIE (the broker in my marina/yard who referred me to WALLACE International) told me that Bob retired recently?

 

Completely agree with your “You can do free clearance for personal  boat in transit, pleasure craft.

 

Will let you know how it worked out. Thanks again for the help.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

March 4, 2020 19:41:02

 

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 PENELOPE CONNOR via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 17:26
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

 

Hi Teun,

I have just got back online after crossing and see you are wanting to get some bits for boat in transit in Queensland.

Ask to speak to “Bob Wallace” at Wallace International in Bris. If he does not look after you let me know, I will call him!  Bob knows all about imports into QLD for everything, he started the business in the 70’s. You can do free clearance for personal  boat in transit, pleasure craft.

Best Regards 

 

Barry and Penny Connor

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Le MARIN anchorage. Martinique 

 

 

On Mar 4, 2020, at 13:55, Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:



Hi Alan,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Agree that NEW CALEDONIA is NO problem at all. I sailed for about 18 months around NC (still own a mooring there 😊); during 2018 had a bunch of AMEL parts come in and even imported a complete new VOLVO D3 engine w/o the slightest problem. Even in VANUATU things went flawless when I imported parts from USA, all new sails from TURKEY as well as the OCTender from NEW ZEALAND, But, so far, AUSTRALIA is a complete different experience.

 

The frustrating part is that the AUSTRALIAN authorities (ABF) agree with the YACHT IN TRANSIT concept but I have yet to find a custom broker experienced with this procedure.

 

On another topic, but still related, if any foreign owned boat considers selling or even have the boat listed for sale (on the internet or overseas) when calling or sailing in AUSTRALIAN waters you will have to pay the import duty REGARDLESS if the boat will ultimately be sold to another non AUSTRALIAN and/or leaves AUSTRALIAN waters; and AUSTRALIA reinforces this vigorously and have officers checking websites for any boats for sale. ABF will ask you several times, when they come on board during clearance, if you plan to sell the vessel; this is also one of the reasons they want you to report the position of the boat every 3 months. I had heard this from other sailors in NEW CAL as well as in VANUATU and although I have no intention of selling AMELIT it was reconfirmed when a fellow A54 owner intended to sail to AUSTRALIA and sell his A54. We were planning to buddy boat to AUSTRALIA until I suggested him to verify this information; he did and then changed his destination to NEW ZEALAND.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

March 4, 2020 10:50:04

 

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 Alan Leslie via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 22:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

 

Hi Teun,

I can't help you with Customs Broker in Brisbane, but I would think that pretty much any customs broker would be able to do it for you.

Just FYI, in New Caledonia, when you arrive and  clear customs (they never come to the boat) in Port Moselle, you complete the customs declaration and the Capitainnerie fax off the form to Customs and if you don't hear anything within a few hours then you are cleared in. If you want to get your imported items for the boat in duty and tax free, you need to ask the Capitainnerie to ask customs to send back an IFT number...they never send it without being asked...and often you need to ask a few times.....basically its the customs form you filled in with their reference number on it. Presenting that form to Fedex, DHL or whoever will ensure you don't pay tax or duty on items imported for the yacht in transit.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

Peter Jaeger
 

Hi Bill
Please put me on the list. I like this idea of an virtual event.
Schedule is fine for me, Topics 2 and 6 are my favourites.
Thx
Peter 
SM 003 / Neustadt i.H.

(Sent from mobile device)

Am 21.04.2020 um 17:39 schrieb CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>:



[Edited Message Follows]

A poll has been updated:

We would like to ask you which Topics you prefer to be discussed during the ZOOM meeting and if you are OK with the Tentative Schedule.

The following is the Tentative Schedule for the ZOOM meeting. By selecting GMT at 2000 hours, we can include members worldwide:

Country GMT +/- Scheduled Time Scheduled Date
(GMT) 0 2000 4/25/2020
UK Summer Time 100 2100 4/25/2020
NZ 1200 800 4/26/2020
AU Queensland 1000 600 4/26/2020
Tahiti -1000 1000 4/25/2020
USA West -700 1300 4/25/2020
USA East -400 1600 4/25/2020
USA Central -600 1400 4/25/2020
Martinique -400 1600 4/25/2020
Germany 200 2200 4/25/2020
Central EU Summer Time 200 2200 4/25/2020
Note: The above was checked with: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/time-zone-converter/
You can select multiple answers.

We plan a 30-minute ZOOM meeting with 15 minutes to discuss each of 2 Topics. We currently have 35 members that have expressed the wish to participate. I have a list of those members and will send an email to you today.

1. I am OK with the Tentative Schedule
2. Sourcing parts
3. SM & SN furler maintenance (Genoa & Main)
4. Hard Dodger plexiglass replacement
5. Galley Upgrades
6. Standing Rigging
7. Navigation Equipment Upgrades from B&G Hydra and B&G 3000

Vote Now

Do not reply to this message to vote in the poll. You can vote in polls only through the group's website.

Re: Membrane Tube end caps

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi, I echo the call to be careful when dismissing the equipment Amel has installed.

while everyone has their own experiences of a variety of Amel systems and equipment it must always be remembered that few of us are perfect, I certainly am not and our poor experience could be operator error. I have had many of those myself over the years. The water-maker is an item that we pull apart and reassemble ourselves. There are multiple chances of error. eg the 0 rings used, the 0 ring installation, the tension on the through bolts, too tight too loose, uneven. poor installation of the pipe work. over tightened, under tightened wrong flushing technique, wrong chemicals used, chemicals use in the wrong way, in my experience any chemical is unnecessary. The list of possibilities is almost endless. Even installation of the membranes the wrong way round. When we got our SM in 2008 I was terrified of the water-maker.

I took advice from the wise heads on the forum and found it quite simple and am no longer frightened of it but still approach it with caution because there are many chances of error.. However many other people on other forums have created an almost mystical aura on the subject. 

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl



On 22 April 2020 at 10:58 hanspeter baettig <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

Jean-Pierre
I think it‘s unfair to broadcast such negative things about Desal, . Amel is still installing Desal Watermakers and I had very good experiances with SAV Dessalator. Mr Wagner jun. and his team is helpful and have a amazing knowledge about H2O makers.
So pls. we know us , be specific what was your problem with SAV. Maybe I can help you, cause I have a very good contact with Wagner
best
en confinité à St. Martin
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM16

------ Original Nachricht ------
Am Montag, 20. Apr, 2020 um 20:55, Germain Jean-Pierre schrieb:

Hi Bill,

Thanks.  I also took the entire holder to the shop… to verify the interior measurements.  I suspect the new ones will be made to a closer tolerance.

Dessalator after sales service has been non existent. 

Cheers,


Jean-Pierre Germain



On 21 Apr 2020, at 06:51, CW Bill Rouse < brouse@...> wrote:

FYI, Dessalator originally made the membrane tube end caps out of white nylon. Emek copied Dessalator. Dessalator's choice of Nylon proved to be the wrong choice. Dessalator later made end caps from a harder material which was black. I am not sure of what the black material is, but, in my experience is that there have been very few issues with the Dessalator black end caps.
--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

</jp.germain45@...>
 

Re: Membrane Tube end caps

Porter McRoberts
 

Expensive. But I’ve had nothing but top notch support froM desalator as well. Weekends, evenings in France doesn’t matter. And fast delivery. 
Porter
A54-152


On Apr 21, 2020, at 6:59 PM, hanspeter baettig <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

Jean-Pierre
I think it‘s unfair to broadcast such negative things about Desal, . Amel is still installing Desal Watermakers and I had very good experiances with SAV Dessalator. Mr Wagner jun. and his team is helpful and have a amazing knowledge about H2O makers.
So pls. we know us , be specific what was your problem with SAV. Maybe I can help you, cause I have a very good contact with Wagner
best
en confinité à St. Martin
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM16

------ Original Nachricht ------
Am Montag, 20. Apr, 2020 um 20:55, Germain Jean-Pierre schrieb:

Hi Bill,

Thanks.  I also took the entire holder to the shop… to verify the interior measurements.  I suspect the new ones will be made to a closer tolerance.

Dessalator after sales service has been non existent. 

Cheers,


Jean-Pierre Germain



On 21 Apr 2020, at 06:51, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

FYI, Dessalator originally made the membrane tube end caps out of white nylon. Emek copied Dessalator. Dessalator's choice of Nylon proved to be the wrong choice. Dessalator later made end caps from a harder material which was black. I am not sure of what the black material is, but, in my experience is that there have been very few issues with the Dessalator black end caps.
--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: Membrane Tube end caps

Mohammad Shirloo
 

I would highly recommend Martin Dee Jon of Dessalator. He can be reached at +34-637-890-333 or +33-607-346-511. We have always found him to be responsive and knowledgeable in the past 5 years.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ian Townsend via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:39 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Membrane Tube end caps

 

I have tried to use the Florida Dessalator service company called Multi-Tech. For those of us in North America, I would not recommend them at all. Did not return several calls or emails. Finally, I went to their location at Lauderdale Marine Center. I talked to a staff member and never got any follow-up or return call. Waste of time. 



Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 

SM153

Bahamas


On Apr 21, 2020, at 6:58 PM, hanspeter baettig <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

Jean-Pierre
I think it‘s unfair to broadcast such negative things about Desal, . Amel is still installing Desal Watermakers and I had very good experiances with SAV Dessalator. Mr Wagner jun. and his team is helpful and have a amazing knowledge about H2O makers.
So pls. we know us , be specific what was your problem with SAV. Maybe I can help you, cause I have a very good contact with Wagner
best
en confinité à St. Martin
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM16

------ Original Nachricht ------
Am Montag, 20. Apr, 2020 um 20:55, Germain Jean-Pierre schrieb:

Hi Bill,

 

Thanks.  I also took the entire holder to the shop… to verify the interior measurements.  I suspect the new ones will be made to a closer tolerance.

 

Dessalator after sales service has been non existent. 

 

Cheers,

 

 

Jean-Pierre Germain

 

 

 

On 21 Apr 2020, at 06:51, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

 

FYI, Dessalator originally made the membrane tube end caps out of white nylon. Emek copied Dessalator. Dessalator's choice of Nylon proved to be the wrong choice. Dessalator later made end caps from a harder material which was black. I am not sure of what the black material is, but, in my experience is that there have been very few issues with the Dessalator black end caps.
--

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School

720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

Re: Membrane Tube end caps

Ian Townsend
 

I have tried to use the Florida Dessalator service company called Multi-Tech. For those of us in North America, I would not recommend them at all. Did not return several calls or emails. Finally, I went to their location at Lauderdale Marine Center. I talked to a staff member and never got any follow-up or return call. Waste of time. 


Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Bahamas

On Apr 21, 2020, at 6:58 PM, hanspeter baettig <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

Jean-Pierre
I think it‘s unfair to broadcast such negative things about Desal, . Amel is still installing Desal Watermakers and I had very good experiances with SAV Dessalator. Mr Wagner jun. and his team is helpful and have a amazing knowledge about H2O makers.
So pls. we know us , be specific what was your problem with SAV. Maybe I can help you, cause I have a very good contact with Wagner
best
en confinité à St. Martin
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM16

------ Original Nachricht ------
Am Montag, 20. Apr, 2020 um 20:55, Germain Jean-Pierre schrieb:

Hi Bill,

Thanks.  I also took the entire holder to the shop… to verify the interior measurements.  I suspect the new ones will be made to a closer tolerance.

Dessalator after sales service has been non existent. 

Cheers,


Jean-Pierre Germain



On 21 Apr 2020, at 06:51, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

FYI, Dessalator originally made the membrane tube end caps out of white nylon. Emek copied Dessalator. Dessalator's choice of Nylon proved to be the wrong choice. Dessalator later made end caps from a harder material which was black. I am not sure of what the black material is, but, in my experience is that there have been very few issues with the Dessalator black end caps.
--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: Membrane Tube end caps

John Clark
 

Han, I had end caps made out of delrin in St Martin.  The machine shop is E&Msc.  It is behind Lagoonies.  The machinist made a few changes to beef them up.  I have run them now for two years with no issues.  

John Clark
SV Annie. SM 37
St Thomas USVI

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 6:59 PM hanspeter baettig <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:
Jean-Pierre
I think it‘s unfair to broadcast such negative things about Desal, . Amel is still installing Desal Watermakers and I had very good experiances with SAV Dessalator. Mr Wagner jun. and his team is helpful and have a amazing knowledge about H2O makers.
So pls. we know us , be specific what was your problem with SAV. Maybe I can help you, cause I have a very good contact with Wagner
best
en confinité à St. Martin
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM16

------ Original Nachricht ------
Am Montag, 20. Apr, 2020 um 20:55, Germain Jean-Pierre schrieb:

Hi Bill,

Thanks.  I also took the entire holder to the shop… to verify the interior measurements.  I suspect the new ones will be made to a closer tolerance.

Dessalator after sales service has been non existent. 

Cheers,


Jean-Pierre Germain



On 21 Apr 2020, at 06:51, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

FYI, Dessalator originally made the membrane tube end caps out of white nylon. Emek copied Dessalator. Dessalator's choice of Nylon proved to be the wrong choice. Dessalator later made end caps from a harder material which was black. I am not sure of what the black material is, but, in my experience is that there have been very few issues with the Dessalator black end caps.
--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: Membrane Tube end caps

hanspeter baettig
 

Jean-Pierre
I think it‘s unfair to broadcast such negative things about Desal, . Amel is still installing Desal Watermakers and I had very good experiances with SAV Dessalator. Mr Wagner jun. and his team is helpful and have a amazing knowledge about H2O makers.
So pls. we know us , be specific what was your problem with SAV. Maybe I can help you, cause I have a very good contact with Wagner
best
en confinité à St. Martin
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM16

------ Original Nachricht ------
Am Montag, 20. Apr, 2020 um 20:55, Germain Jean-Pierre schrieb:

Hi Bill,

Thanks.  I also took the entire holder to the shop… to verify the interior measurements.  I suspect the new ones will be made to a closer tolerance.

Dessalator after sales service has been non existent. 

Cheers,


Jean-Pierre Germain



On 21 Apr 2020, at 06:51, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

FYI, Dessalator originally made the membrane tube end caps out of white nylon. Emek copied Dessalator. Dessalator's choice of Nylon proved to be the wrong choice. Dessalator later made end caps from a harder material which was black. I am not sure of what the black material is, but, in my experience is that there have been very few issues with the Dessalator black end caps.
--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

 

Keith,

done, sent you a private email
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

Keith Tice
 

Hi Bill,
Please add me to the list, to Listen and to Watch.  
Thanks, Keith, SY Bikini, SM 282

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

 

Will do. You will receive a direct email. 

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 Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 3:31 PM Laurie McCall <laurie.mcreid@...> wrote:
Hi Bill 
Please add my husband and me at Laurie.mcreid@...

Future SM owners

Laurie & John
Ottawa, Ontario 

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 11:39 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

A poll has been updated:

We would like to ask you which Topics you prefer to be discussed during the ZOOM meeting and if you are OK with the Tentative Schedule.

The following is the Tentative Schedule for the ZOOM meeting. By selecting GMT at 2000 hours, we can include members worldwide:

Country GMT +/- Scheduled Time Scheduled Date
(GMT) 0 2000 4/25/2020
UK Summer Time 100 2100 4/25/2020
NZ 1200 800 4/26/2020
AU Queensland 1000 600 4/26/2020
Tahiti -1000 1000 4/25/2020
USA West -700 1300 4/25/2020
USA East -400 1600 4/25/2020
USA Central -600 1400 4/25/2020
Martinique -400 1600 4/25/2020
Germany 200 2200 4/25/2020
Central EU Summer Time 200 2200 4/25/2020
Note: The above was checked with: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/time-zone-converter/
You can select multiple answers.

We plan a 30-minute ZOOM meeting with 15 minutes to discuss each of 2 Topics. We currently have 35 members that have expressed the wish to participate. I have a list of those members and will send an email to you today.

1. I am OK with the Tentative Schedule
2. Sourcing parts
3. SM & SN furler maintenance (Genoa & Main)
4. Hard Dodger plexiglass replacement
5. Galley Upgrades
6. Standing Rigging
7. Navigation Equipment Upgrades from B&G Hydra and B&G 3000

Vote Now

Do not reply to this message to vote in the poll. You can vote in polls only through the group's website.

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

Laurie McCall
 

Hi Bill 
Please add my husband and me at Laurie.mcreid@...

Future SM owners

Laurie & John
Ottawa, Ontario 

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 11:39 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

A poll has been updated:

We would like to ask you which Topics you prefer to be discussed during the ZOOM meeting and if you are OK with the Tentative Schedule.

The following is the Tentative Schedule for the ZOOM meeting. By selecting GMT at 2000 hours, we can include members worldwide:

Country GMT +/- Scheduled Time Scheduled Date
(GMT) 0 2000 4/25/2020
UK Summer Time 100 2100 4/25/2020
NZ 1200 800 4/26/2020
AU Queensland 1000 600 4/26/2020
Tahiti -1000 1000 4/25/2020
USA West -700 1300 4/25/2020
USA East -400 1600 4/25/2020
USA Central -600 1400 4/25/2020
Martinique -400 1600 4/25/2020
Germany 200 2200 4/25/2020
Central EU Summer Time 200 2200 4/25/2020
Note: The above was checked with: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/time-zone-converter/
You can select multiple answers.

We plan a 30-minute ZOOM meeting with 15 minutes to discuss each of 2 Topics. We currently have 35 members that have expressed the wish to participate. I have a list of those members and will send an email to you today.

1. I am OK with the Tentative Schedule
2. Sourcing parts
3. SM & SN furler maintenance (Genoa & Main)
4. Hard Dodger plexiglass replacement
5. Galley Upgrades
6. Standing Rigging
7. Navigation Equipment Upgrades from B&G Hydra and B&G 3000

Vote Now

Do not reply to this message to vote in the poll. You can vote in polls only through the group's website.

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

 

Paul, I sent a private email to you
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

Paul Osterberg
 

I would be interested to participate
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259

Re: Switch on Bilge Float Tube

heinz@quetzal.berlin
 

Hallo

I am interested in your system with the

IDN Optical Bilge Sensors and the Control Board on the ACROBAT II can you tell me where I can buy them?

Fair winds

Heinz, SY Quetzal, SM 2000, 292 Whangarei New Zealand, Still in Lockdown

 

Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von Ian Townsend
Gesendet: Dienstag, 21. April 2020 23:18
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Switch on Bilge Float Tube

 

Gracias Diego. I think this must be an old high water alarm and will be removing it. If I find it is something different then I will post on the forum. 

 

I installed a separate system next to the AC pump last year (per Bill Rouse's photo). 



Ian

Loca Lola II 

SM153

Fort Lauderdale, FL


On Apr 21, 2020, at 4:44 AM, Diego de Miguel (Sailing Living Lab) Amel Sharki <diegodemiguelmurillo@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello Ian,

I also had problems with that system in my Sharki.
At present I am testing a new tech from one of my tech partners. It is an optical based on diodes.
I have installed 2 optical sensors into the bilge. One is for activeting the pump Instaled in the lower part of the bilge) and the other one is for the alarm (instaled at half part of the bilge)
You can see the system in this video. I speak in spanish. promise to add english subtitles soon :-)
If you are interested I can send  you technical and commercial information.


All the best

Diego de Miguel
Sailing Living Lab

ACROBAT II, Sharki 52

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, Diane just signed me up with zoom, would not mine trying it out,but it sounds as though its getting a little crowded , add me only if there is room,otherwise I will gladly wait til the next go at it.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 21, 2020 11:52 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] ZOOM Meeting of Members #zoom

M,

Thanks. I only hope that it isn't a fiasco. We have between 60 & 70 signed up....GULP!
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 10:45 AM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:
Nice work Bill. Very organized and thorough.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
A54 #099

Re: ZOOM Meeting of Members #ZOOM #poll

 

M,

Thanks. I only hope that it isn't a fiasco. We have between 60 & 70 signed up....GULP!
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 10:45 AM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:
Nice work Bill. Very organized and thorough.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
A54 #099