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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 24v Dessalator motor stops under pressure

ya_fohi
 

Thanks Alex, I might do that if I can't fix it by then. You on VHF68?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: dinghy on deck during passages

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

What dinghy do you have?

What engine do you use?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: dinghy on deck during passages

 

 

Dinghy storage options are always a source of "discussion" with sailors.  My personal feeling is that davits are not a reliable storage method underway--even for short day sails.  There is just too much to go wrong, and the weight is put in the worst possible place. Lots of people do it all the time (mostly) without serious problems. On the other hand, we saw a boat come into Newport RI inbound from Block Island that had been carrying a dinghy on davits when they were pooped.  Everything on the back of the boat was totally pretzeled. A real mess. Must have been terrifying at the time.

 

When we added an arch for our solar panels, we skipped adding the optional davits--and have never regretted it. When at anchor we found that lifting the dinghy to the rail with a halyard was just as fast, as easy, and as secure as any davits I ever used.

 

We have a 10.5 foot folding RIB that we can deflate, fold, and zip into its storage bag in no more than 10 minutes. The bag is tied down on the aft cabin deck where it is totally out of the way both physically and visually.  The folded size is less than 4' x 4' x 2'. For serious passages, we take the time to drop it in the lazarette, and we then have totally clear decks.

 

It took a lot of searching, but we finally found an electric inflator pump that is easy to use, well built, and puts air into the dinghy in a jiffy. Most of the ones we looked at were built to a very low price point and seemed fragile and fussy.

 

Our solution is not to everyone's taste, but we feel it is the best for us.

 

On my old boat, a 40 foot ketch, I had a hard dinghy that was tied down forward of the mast with custom padeyes.  It was a workable solution, although it did restrict visibility quite a bit.


Bill Kinney

SM#160,  Harmonie

Great Guana Cay, Bahamas

 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <Stella.AmelSM359@...> wrote :

Hello again,

 

I am looking at recommendations regarding storing the dinghy on deck for longer passages.  I have seen various options and photos with the dinghy forward or aft on the sundeck but would like to get recommendation from your experiences while crossing.  

 

Stella has original davits but they look flimsy and I am not comfortable for them to be used offshore, (I plan to use them to take the dinghy out while at anchorage at night. or short good weather sailing)

 

Stella SM359

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Support for Liferaft on rails

eric freedman
 

I once had a switlik raft and they told me that the raft had to be mounted horizontally. Check with your raft manufacturer.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 7:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Support for Liferaft on rails

 

 

Hello,

 

I would like to add an elegant support for the liferaft on the rails, any body has a recommendation for this?  

The idea is;

- to make it easier to launch in case of emergency.  (I find that going into the locker is rather unpleasant event during an emergency!

- to save the locker for other types of storage


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 24v Dessalator motor stops under pressure

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Hi Paul,
I'll have Carib Marine to refurbish my unit next Tuesday, Feb13th (IF carneval doesn't strike the workers to hard..). You may want to come aboard and have a look, ask a question?

Cheers, Alex
NO STRESS at all


On Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:52:24 PM GMT-4, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Paul,


By the way, to check if it's the pulley wheel, put it back together and stay next to the high pressure pump.  When the grating noise starts you'll be able to tell if it's the bendix bearing.  Your symptoms sound exactly like my issue, which was solved by changing to a solid pulley (no bearing).  

Another way to check if it's the bearing:  take the pulley off the HP pump that the 240V motor drives and compare how it rotates in both directions to the one from the 24 V motor.  It should turn freely in one direction (holding the inside hub still and rotating the outer wheel), and lock up in the opposite direction.  Be sure to have the direction of rotation correct when you remount the pulleys.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wind generator

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Ann-Sofie, you said "can't see what make you have on the wind gen". If you are asking the make of our wind gen it is Super Wind, German made.

Regards

Danny

On 08 February 2018 at 22:34 "Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Wow. We have a SilentWind 400 and even though the manufacturer said the same, no noice, no vibration. There are. Most enoying is the resonance and that we have to adjust the blades at least once a season.
Can't see what make you have on the wind gen.

Skickat från min iPad

6 feb. 2018 kl. 09:34 skrev Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

 

Hi Ann-Sofie. I am repeating myself here. The super wind has no noise and no vibration, and in nine years I have not once had any adjustments to make or service needed. Probably why they are twice the price of alternatives.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 06 February 2018 at 22:04 "Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

We hade similar plans, to install the wind gen on top of the mizzen. But now we are glad we glad didn't. The blades needs to be adjusted very often, and it is not that fun to climb the mast. Also, the resonance through the mast can be very enoying, unless you find a solution for it.

/Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998

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5 feb. 2018 kl. 16:31 skrev osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

 

We plan to install a wind generator probably a Rutland 1200 on top of the mizzen mast.

 

We are currently not at the boat (Georgetown Maryland) and wonder if someone know how the top of the mizzenmast look like? Measures? Is it easy access to put nuts and bolts through the top to bolt the wind generator? Any advise from someone who have made that before would be appreciated. There is a mounting kit in aluminium available for 499 $ looks expensive to me, thinking of having one made in 316 SS would probably be less cost. Weight a loft is of course an issue.


Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos Portugal


 

 


 

 

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu: Location for watermaker

David Wallace
 

If you decide to place the unit outboard of the aft toilet, you can make more space by moving the shelf facing panel inboard such that it sits on the fiberglass base behind the toliet. We did this in both the forward and aft heads, extending the shelves about four inches, giving us quite a bit of more storage space with no interference with the toilet.

Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104
Sea of Cortez, Mx

On Feb 7, 2018, at 11:17 AM, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Thanks for this Michael 

I’ll have a look at that option 
My engine bay is flanked with batteries 
One side is service and starter
The other has a big battery for windlass and furler 
Plus I’ve 3 alternators  perhaps we all have. 
So not that much space for cat swinging 

But in many ways the engine bay would work well. 
Perhaps I could make a removable platform 

I’m not close to the boat at the mo but still curious about the option of between the aft toilet and the hull. Perhaps just for the RO unit 

I’ll send a few photos once I’ve settled on a good spot but very helpful to hear others experience so many thanks to those who responded 

Fair winds
M


On 4 Feb 2018, at 10:42, 'Michael Konz' mkbiz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I installed an Aquabase watermaker in the engine room. The pump went on a 
small platform besides the battery compartment and the main unit is wall 
mounted at the port side of the engine room as far forward as possible.
So I still have enough place in the engine room to do all the works.

Good luck
Michael




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Guadeloupe

Courtney Gorman
 

thanks I appreciate the heads up!


-----Original Message-----
From: thomas.kleman
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Feb 8, 2018 10:07 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Guadeloupe

 
If I could throw in my two cents on Deshaies, my wife and I have been cruising the area since 2014 pretty continually. We stopped in Deshailles to check in last week and enjoyed probably the most rolly evening ever on our boat (middle of the harbor).  Crash, bang, and no sleep. The non-rolly part of that harbor is the extreme north end along the shore and there is intense competition for this space (we arrived too late). Good luck.

Tom and Kirstin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Guadeloupe

thomas.kleman <no_reply@...>
 

If I could throw in my two cents on Deshaies, my wife and I have been cruising the area since 2014 pretty continually. We stopped in Deshailles to check in last week and enjoyed probably the most rolly evening ever on our boat (middle of the harbor).  Crash, bang, and no sleep. The non-rolly part of that harbor is the extreme north end along the shore and there is intense competition for this space (we arrived too late). Good luck.

Tom and Kirstin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Furler Drum

thomas.kleman <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks Bill/Mark- I apologize for not being more clear in my statement of the problem. I had my standing rigging completely renewed by Caraibe Greement (Philipe and Gaetan in LeMarin) last March. My furling motor was declared fine and they straightened the stainless steel motor mount (ironically, they seem to tell everyone that they've never seen it bent before, even though this is not uncommon in our discussion group). It's only the two piece furling drum that I'm talking about regarding corrosion, so I'm encouraged that this can just be separated and taken off, if my understanding is correct. I was envisioning a long re-install with my wife hoisting the genoa halliard and putting upward pressure on the foil while I cursed and tried to line up the bolts...........and the subsequent icy stares at dinner.

I just got an estimate of $1260 for this drum from Maud (sticker shock) and had visions of somehow the casting breaking while I took it off, or the clutch pin not going back in. I think I will wait til I'm in Martinique (two stops from now) and give it a shot myself.

As far as the powder coating, are you aware of anyone in LeMarin that does this ? I would probably take them the casting as well as my main outhaul and furling gearboxes as well, but I haven't ever seen someone there who did this.

Thanks again. This site continues to embolden me in repairs I can now do myself, and saves all of us tons of money.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
Iles Des Saintes


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM2K clothes washing machine

thomas.kleman <no_reply@...>
 

Mark- a thousand thank yous. We are dedicating our first load of wash to you and your boat !!!

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Guadeloupe

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks 



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-------- Original message --------
From: "parkianj@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 2/8/18 4:23 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Guadeloupe

 

Agree. Barbuda is all but deserted at present. Daishaies in the NW is the easiest clearing in port approaching Guagaloupe. Used to be all mooring buoys (free) but Irma seems to have removed most of them and it is back to the good old anchor (usually good space on left hand side and good holding). Then a day trip down to the Saintes.
We are currently in Bas du Fort marina until middle of March but not on the boat. It is a good marina (water and electricity free) but if you go, book ahead as space can be tight. It's 4.5 miles from the airport - taxi €23.

Have a good trip.

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: Wind generator

ericmeury@...
 

We have an Amp Air mid way up the mizzen.  It is silent but produces so little.  I also have a fourwinds that i want to install.  I had chris parkers old choey lee and that had a fourwinds on top the mizzen.  The fourwinds really produces and has a brake that is used in high wind that is automatic (is is mechanical not electric) and the brake can be used manually as well with a long line attached to it and run down the length of the mast.

that said we are planning to do an Arch with davits to pull up a portaboat at anchor, but i'm half way wondering if davits are worth it.  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] dinghy on deck during passages

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

This is how we always store the dingy. 



/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998. 

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7 feb. 2018 kl. 13:29 skrev Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

sideways on the rear deck works great, even in VERY heavy seas!

Cheers
Courtney
Trippin' Amel 54 #101 PR

-----Original Message-----
From: Stella.AmelSM359@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Feb 6, 2018 8:23 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] dinghy on deck during passages

 
Hello again,

I am looking at recommendations regarding storing the dinghy on deck for longer passages.  I have seen various options and photos with the dinghy forward or aft on the sundeck but would like to get recommendation from your experiences while crossing.  

Stella has original davits but they look flimsy and I am not comfortable for them to be used offshore, (I plan to use them to take the dinghy out while at anchorage at night. or short good weather sailing)

Stella SM359


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wind generator

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Wow. We have a SilentWind 400 and even though the manufacturer said the same, no noice, no vibration. There are. Most enoying is the resonance and that we have to adjust the blades at least once a season.
Can't see what make you have on the wind gen.

Skickat från min iPad

6 feb. 2018 kl. 09:34 skrev Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Ann-Sofie. I am repeating myself here. The super wind has no noise and no vibration, and in nine years I have not once had any adjustments to make or service needed. Probably why they are twice the price of alternatives.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 06 February 2018 at 22:04 "Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

We hade similar plans, to install the wind gen on top of the mizzen. But now we are glad we glad didn't. The blades needs to be adjusted very often, and it is not that fun to climb the mast. Also, the resonance through the mast can be very enoying, unless you find a solution for it.

/Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998

Skickat från min iPad

5 feb. 2018 kl. 16:31 skrev osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

 

We plan to install a wind generator probably a Rutland 1200 on top of the mizzen mast.

 

We are currently not at the boat (Georgetown Maryland) and wonder if someone know how the top of the mizzenmast look like? Measures? Is it easy access to put nuts and bolts through the top to bolt the wind generator? Any advise from someone who have made that before would be appreciated. There is a mounting kit in aluminium available for 499 $ looks expensive to me, thinking of having one made in 316 SS would probably be less cost. Weight a loft is of course an issue.


Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos Portugal


 

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] raise water line

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi
We raised the waterline on Lady Annila. In total 10 cm. We started mid ship with 0 cm and then raised 1 cm/meter going aft. We then re-painted the line in chili red with International 2-components polyurtainian paint.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998

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6 feb. 2018 kl. 15:44 skrev pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello,

We would like to raise the waterline of PITU.

Once I saw on this forum a picture or drawing about this subjet and the colors...

Can someone advice me about this? 


Thank you in advance


Maria Geiger

SY PITU


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Guadeloupe

Ian Park
 

Agree. Barbuda is all but deserted at present. Daishaies in the NW is the easiest clearing in port approaching Guagaloupe. Used to be all mooring buoys (free) but Irma seems to have removed most of them and it is back to the good old anchor (usually good space on left hand side and good holding). Then a day trip down to the Saintes.
We are currently in Bas du Fort marina until middle of March but not on the boat. It is a good marina (water and electricity free) but if you go, book ahead as space can be tight. It's 4.5 miles from the airport - taxi €23.

Have a good trip.

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] dinghy on deck during passages

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent, adding to the below. the 2850mm is 9ft4.2 inches and it wont plane with 4 adults

Danny

On 08 February 2018 at 15:34 Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi Kent, not sure if your question was directed to me but our Caribe is 2850mm over all from the bow to the end of the point on the back of the pontoon. A feature of the Caribe is the fat pontoons which I guess contributes to the dry ride.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 08 February 2018 at 12:07 "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

How big is your Dink? (Not getting personal.)

I used to put my 10.5 ft AB rib on the foredeck.  It rode fine there, but was difficult to see ahead without looking around the dodger.  I traded that Dink in for a 9.5 ft AB With aluminum hull.  It fits on the aft deck and can still move the mizzen traveler from side to side.  And it only weighs 100 lb. My old 10.5 was fiberglass and weighed almost 200lb.  The 9.5 is plenty big for 4 adults, is still a fairly dry ride, but won't plane with 4 adults.

Kent
Kristy
SM243
 

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] dinghy on deck during passages

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent, not sure if your question was directed to me but our Caribe is 2850mm over all from the bow to the end of the point on the back of the pontoon. A feature of the Caribe is the fat pontoons which I guess contributes to the dry ride.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 08 February 2018 at 12:07 "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

How big is your Dink? (Not getting personal.)

I used to put my 10.5 ft AB rib on the foredeck.  It rode fine there, but was difficult to see ahead without looking around the dodger.  I traded that Dink in for a 9.5 ft AB With aluminum hull.  It fits on the aft deck and can still move the mizzen traveler from side to side.  And it only weighs 100 lb. My old 10.5 was fiberglass and weighed almost 200lb.  The 9.5 is plenty big for 4 adults, is still a fairly dry ride, but won't plane with 4 adults.

Kent
Kristy
SM243
 

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Furler Drum

karkauai
 

Mark is right, it is a big job...but straightforward.  You can drill out the rivets that attach it to the foil if you want to take it in for powder coating.

Kent
Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib Furler Drum

karkauai
 

A couple years ago I removed the furler and took it apart.  It was a straightforward project.  The gears were all in new condition.
  I had painted it a couple of times over the previous 5 years and each time after a few months it started flaking off.  While I had it apart I had it powder coated.  It still looks like new 2+ years later.

Kent
Kristy
SM243