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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Bill.  I think I'll forego the flattener as well

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jul 13, 2017, at 5:43 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

For what it is worth, I did not use flattener, and had to thin the paint slightly.

Bill Rouse
BeBe

On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Ben Driver joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

John 
I'm using exactly the paint and tool but with flattener.  My need to forgo the flattener.  

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jul 13, 2017, at 4:09 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

 

Do you think an accelerator would help? https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=98105&familyName=Quantum+99+Urethane+Accelerator

 

I am not sure you need to thicken the paint. It sounds like you need less of it on the application wheel. Are you using the tool so the barrel stays below the wheel? The tool should not be used upright. Ideally when using a pinstripe tool you want to illuminate as much gravity as you can. This will put less paint on the wheel. Also, if you put the non-paint end of the tool in the groove on the deck, it will help keep your line straight as you pull/push the tool to apply paint. Try this technique on a some paper first, it may be all you need.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

Hi Mark

I'm painting deck stripes using Beugler tool

Ben 

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM #347

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Ben

 

Are you painting the deck stripes or boot stripes?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2k #347

Le Marin 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

greatketch@...
 

I'd avoid the accelerator.  

Mixing chemistries in polyurethane paints is a bad idea.  Accelerators are used in two part polyurethanes, not single part products--which are very different animals.  The formulations for these paints are very fussy and mixing from one system or manufacturer to another has a very high chance of failure

Unless you really know coating chemistry, you risk creating a real mess that is hard to clean up.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Mark
I'm using white - specifically Hatteras off white 1990 from Interlux.  It's close to what Bill R used.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jul 13, 2017, at 5:31 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

 

I think you are onto something that will work.

 

What color are you using to paint the deck striping?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

Mark

Not sure about accelerator but maybe a possibility.  I am using tool improperly per your comments.  I'm holding it closer to vertical than horizontal.  This is causing paint to drip out.  I'll try technique you suggest.  Also per 
Dave I may leave can open a while covered with mesh to allow some evaporation which will thicken paint.

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On Jul 13, 2017, at 4:09 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

 

Do you think an accelerator would help? https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=98105&familyName=Quantum+99+Urethane+Accelerator

 

I am not sure you need to thicken the paint. It sounds like you need less of it on the application wheel. Are you using the tool so the barrel stays below the wheel? The tool should not be used upright. Ideally when using a pinstripe tool you want to illuminate as much gravity as you can. This will put less paint on the wheel. Also, if you put the non-paint end of the tool in the groove on the deck, it will help keep your line straight as you pull/push the tool to apply paint. Try this technique on a some paper first, it may be all you need.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

Hi Mark

I'm painting deck stripes using Beugler tool

Ben 


Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM #347

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben

 

Are you painting the deck stripes or boot stripes?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2k #347

Le Marin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ben,

For what it is worth, I did not use flattener, and had to thin the paint slightly.

Bill Rouse
BeBe

On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Ben Driver joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

John 
I'm using exactly the paint and tool but with flattener.  My need to forgo the flattener.  

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jul 13, 2017, at 4:09 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

 

Do you think an accelerator would help? https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=98105&familyName=Quantum+99+Urethane+Accelerator

 

I am not sure you need to thicken the paint. It sounds like you need less of it on the application wheel. Are you using the tool so the barrel stays below the wheel? The tool should not be used upright. Ideally when using a pinstripe tool you want to illuminate as much gravity as you can. This will put less paint on the wheel. Also, if you put the non-paint end of the tool in the groove on the deck, it will help keep your line straight as you pull/push the tool to apply paint. Try this technique on a some paper first, it may be all you need.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

Hi Mark

I'm painting deck stripes using Beugler tool

Ben 

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM #347

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Ben

 

Are you painting the deck stripes or boot stripes?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2k #347

Le Marin 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

Mark Erdos
 

Ben,

 

I think you are onto something that will work.

 

What color are you using to paint the deck striping?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

Mark

Not sure about accelerator but maybe a possibility.  I am using tool improperly per your comments.  I'm holding it closer to vertical than horizontal.  This is causing paint to drip out.  I'll try technique you suggest.  Also per 
Dave I may leave can open a while covered with mesh to allow some evaporation which will thicken paint.

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On Jul 13, 2017, at 4:09 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

 

Do you think an accelerator would help? https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=98105&familyName=Quantum+99+Urethane+Accelerator

 

I am not sure you need to thicken the paint. It sounds like you need less of it on the application wheel. Are you using the tool so the barrel stays below the wheel? The tool should not be used upright. Ideally when using a pinstripe tool you want to illuminate as much gravity as you can. This will put less paint on the wheel. Also, if you put the non-paint end of the tool in the groove on the deck, it will help keep your line straight as you pull/push the tool to apply paint. Try this technique on a some paper first, it may be all you need.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

Hi Mark

I'm painting deck stripes using Beugler tool

Ben 


Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM #347

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben

 

Are you painting the deck stripes or boot stripes?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2k #347

Le Marin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Mark
Not sure about accelerator but maybe a possibility.  I am using tool improperly per your comments.  I'm holding it closer to vertical than horizontal.  This is causing paint to drip out.  I'll try technique you suggest.  Also per 
Dave I may leave can open a while covered with mesh to allow some evaporation which will thicken paint.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jul 13, 2017, at 4:09 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

 

Do you think an accelerator would help? https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=98105&familyName=Quantum+99+Urethane+Accelerator

 

I am not sure you need to thicken the paint. It sounds like you need less of it on the application wheel. Are you using the tool so the barrel stays below the wheel? The tool should not be used upright. Ideally when using a pinstripe tool you want to illuminate as much gravity as you can. This will put less paint on the wheel. Also, if you put the non-paint end of the tool in the groove on the deck, it will help keep your line straight as you pull/push the tool to apply paint. Try this technique on a some paper first, it may be all you need.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

Hi Mark

I'm painting deck stripes using Beugler tool

Ben 

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM #347

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben

 

Are you painting the deck stripes or boot stripes?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2k #347

Le Marin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

John 
I'm using exactly the paint and tool but with flattener.  My need to forgo the flattener.  

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jul 13, 2017, at 4:09 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

 

Do you think an accelerator would help? https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=98105&familyName=Quantum+99+Urethane+Accelerator

 

I am not sure you need to thicken the paint. It sounds like you need less of it on the application wheel. Are you using the tool so the barrel stays below the wheel? The tool should not be used upright. Ideally when using a pinstripe tool you want to illuminate as much gravity as you can. This will put less paint on the wheel. Also, if you put the non-paint end of the tool in the groove on the deck, it will help keep your line straight as you pull/push the tool to apply paint. Try this technique on a some paper first, it may be all you need.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

Hi Mark

I'm painting deck stripes using Beugler tool

Ben 

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM #347

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben

 

Are you painting the deck stripes or boot stripes?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2k #347

Le Marin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Ben,

 

Do you think an accelerator would help? https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=98105&familyName=Quantum+99+Urethane+Accelerator

 

I am not sure you need to thicken the paint. It sounds like you need less of it on the application wheel. Are you using the tool so the barrel stays below the wheel? The tool should not be used upright. Ideally when using a pinstripe tool you want to illuminate as much gravity as you can. This will put less paint on the wheel. Also, if you put the non-paint end of the tool in the groove on the deck, it will help keep your line straight as you pull/push the tool to apply paint. Try this technique on a some paper first, it may be all you need.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

Hi Mark

I'm painting deck stripes using Beugler tool

Ben 

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM #347

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Ben

 

Are you painting the deck stripes or boot stripes?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2k #347

Le Marin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Hi Mark
I'm painting deck stripes using Beugler tool
Ben 


Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM #347
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Ben

 

Are you painting the deck stripes or boot stripes?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2k #347

Le Marin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

Mark Erdos
 

Ben

 

Are you painting the deck stripes or boot stripes?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

 

 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2k #347

Le Marin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

John Clark
 

Hi Ben,  I'm using Interlux Brightside one step polyurethane with just a tiny bit of thinner.  It works great in the Beugler tool. I did purchase flattening agent but am only using it for the touch up on the tan portions.  Is the flattening agent thinning you out?  My interlux flattener seems to be same viscosity as the paint.

John Clark
SV Annie. SM 37
Charleston SC.



On Jul 13, 2017 2:55 PM, "joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.


Ben
Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2k #347
Le Marin 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Thickening polyurethane paint

david bruce
 

Hi Ben,  We just painted the rubbing strake on our Santorin Liesse using single part poly paint and the flattening additive, applied 3 coats by brush, since we changed the color and no drips but it was more work than anticipated. If you really want to roll I would tip w good quality badger hair or similar brush.  If I really wanted to thicken I might leave the can open w a protective mesh to avoid particulates and let evaporation of the solvent do the job.  Good luck.   Dave  Liesse, SN006

On Jul 13, 2017, at 11:55 AM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.


Ben
Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2k #347
Le Marin 



Thickening polyurethane paint

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

It's time to repaint my stripes. I'm using an available interlux poly-urethane paint. My problem is paint is too thin and dripping from roller on striper.  Can anyone recommend a thickening agent?  Current mixture is 50/50 Interlux Brightside single part enamel and Interlux flattening agent.  All suggestions welcome.

Ben
Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2k #347
Le Marin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wanted: Spinnakers

karkauai
 

Hi Jay,
I have a spinnaker you can have for the price of shipping.  Where are you?
Contact me personally at:

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM243
Currently St Michaels, MD, the spinnaker is in NC
karkauai at yahoo dot com
AC828-234 6819

On Jul 13, 2017, at 9:52 AM, J Wagamon jwagam@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Amel Owners,

I am looking for used spinnakers or code zeros for my mango. I am assuming that SM sails would also fit. If anyone is looking to sell sails please reach out to me. I am also wondering if anyone has tried a 155% Genoa as it looks like some shrouds might get in the way.

Until I go cruising, I am using Hobo Tiempo for local racing and we need to upgun our sails.

Thank you all,
Jay Wagamon
Hobo Tiempo
Mango #60


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat two speed fan not working

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Duane;
 
I'm not sure which model of the frigoboat you have. We had a similar issue a few days ago on one of our refrigerators. Ours is an FM W 50F model with variable speed compressor and water cooled. On ours, the compressors would continually start and stop after about 30 seconds. The following was the steps that we took to diagnose the problem:
 
  1. Check to see if the compressor is running. Keep in mind that the compressors are extremely quiet and you must physically put your hand on the compressor to know if it is running.
  2. If the compressor is not running or starts and then stops, you need to make sure that you have steady voltage at the power terminals of the compressor. To do this you must use an analog voltmeter (digital ones may be too slow) and attach it to the power terminals on DC volt setting. You have to monitor the voltage as the compressor is running and when it stops. If the voltage is not steady or drops below 21 volts, then you either have an issue with the batteries or more likely, a loose connection somewhere from the batteries or panel to the compressor.
  3. If the power is steady, on ours, the compressor control board has an output that you can connect an old style LED (with anode and cathode) and when the compressor stops, it will give a code from 1 to 5 with the number of blinks of the LED. In our case it was 3 blinks which once the voltage issue was ruled out, meant that the outside temperature was too high and the compressor RPMs needed to be reduced. After reducing the RPMs from 3500 (max) to 2000 (min) the issue was resolved. The lower RPMs means that it will just take a bit longer to get down to the temperature set by the thermostat.
If you can provide further details once you have checked out the above, then I may be able to provide additional information.
 
Mohammad and Aty
Amel 54 #099
B&B Kokomo
 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat two speed fan not working

 

We've been having higher temps in the Frigoboat refrigerator recently, over 50 degrees F.  

We have already pulled the unit out and cleaned the heat exchanger, and; made sure that all air supply spots are clear; and are now rearranging things inside to ensure interior air flow.  At first that seemed to remedy the situation, but now we're back to higher temps (just a few weeks in between).


My infrared thermometer has 32 deg. F at the coldplate so that doesn't seem to be the issue.


I'm going to order a new thermostat and see if that helps, is there anything else I should check?


While checking on these things, I've found the two speed fan is only working on one speed.  I know it worked in the past.  Is there a fan capacitor that might be the issue?


Thanks!

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Original Side Curtain Fasteners

James Alton
 

Greg Shea,

   Thanks so much for the information, this is a really big help to us.   We can now justify packing the tool and the Sailrite fasteners into our overstuffed luggage!

    It is interesting to know that the Sharki was being built in 1987,  thanks for that information.

Best,

James and Joann
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Jul 13, 2017, at 2:58 PM, Gregory Shea gmshea@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

James, 
We used Sailrite fasteners on the new side curtains on our Sharki of the same vintage as your Maramu. I had the same concerns as you but they worked fine.

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles
Ostia


From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:38:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Original Side Curtain Fasteners
 
 

Hello everyone,


   We are  replacing the side curtain clears on our 1987 Amel Maramu.   As the boat is in Sardinia and we are in Canada, we are trying to find out the correct size eyelets to install into the new side curtains.  We want these to fit the original twist turns that are fastened to the inside of the fibreglass dodger.   It appears that the US version of the eyelets might be too small to fit the original twist turns, but I cannot verify that.  Any help is appreciated.


Best to all Amel owners,


James and Joann Alton

SV Sueno,  Maramu #220





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat two speed fan not working

Mark Erdos
 

Duane,

 

We had a similar issue and found the door to be out of adjustment. Bill Rouse has posted about using a dollar bill to check the seal. I put our spotlight inside the fridge and closed the door. I could see light between the seal and the frame. Bill’s method: Close the door on the note at a variety of locations and try pulling the bill out. It should be snug when the door is closed. We found a couple of spots where it was obviously leaking cold air. It doesn’t take much of a gap to lose efficiency. I think our door was out of kilter due to me falling into it a couple of times while trying to get something out while underway.

 

The doors is adjustable and have three bolts that hold each top and bottom hinge. If you need to adjust the door loosen these until you can reposition the door. Tighten them a little bit. Find the best fit for the door and then fully tighten the bolts. You may also have to bend the catch a little bit to hold the door firmly shut. Others have posted this worked for them.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat two speed fan not working

 

 

We've been having higher temps in the Frigoboat refrigerator recently, over 50 degrees F.  

We have already pulled the unit out and cleaned the heat exchanger, and; made sure that all air supply spots are clear; and are now rearranging things inside to ensure interior air flow.  At first that seemed to remedy the situation, but now we're back to higher temps (just a few weeks in between).

 

My infrared thermometer has 32 deg. F at the coldplate so that doesn't seem to be the issue.

 

I'm going to order a new thermostat and see if that helps, is there anything else I should check?

 

While checking on these things, I've found the two speed fan is only working on one speed.  I know it worked in the past.  Is there a fan capacitor that might be the issue?

 

Thanks!

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Original Side Curtain Fasteners

Gregory Shea
 

James,
We used Sailrite fasteners on the new side curtains on our Sharki of the same vintage as your Maramu. I had the same concerns as you but they worked fine.

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles
Ostia
From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:38:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Original Side Curtain Fasteners
 
 

Hello everyone,


   We are  replacing the side curtain clears on our 1987 Amel Maramu.   As the boat is in Sardinia and we are in Canada, we are trying to find out the correct size eyelets to install into the new side curtains.  We want these to fit the original twist turns that are fastened to the inside of the fibreglass dodger.   It appears that the US version of the eyelets might be too small to fit the original twist turns, but I cannot verify that.  Any help is appreciated.


Best to all Amel owners,


James and Joann Alton

SV Sueno,  Maramu #220


Frigoboat two speed fan not working

Duane Siegfri
 

We've been having higher temps in the Frigoboat refrigerator recently, over 50 degrees F.  

We have already pulled the unit out and cleaned the heat exchanger, and; made sure that all air supply spots are clear; and are now rearranging things inside to ensure interior air flow.  At first that seemed to remedy the situation, but now we're back to higher temps (just a few weeks in between).


My infrared thermometer has 32 deg. F at the coldplate so that doesn't seem to be the issue.


I'm going to order a new thermostat and see if that helps, is there anything else I should check?


While checking on these things, I've found the two speed fan is only working on one speed.  I know it worked in the past.  Is there a fan capacitor that might be the issue?


Thanks!

Duane


Wanted: Spinnakers

J Wagamon <jwagam@...>
 

Hi Amel Owners,

I am looking for used spinnakers or code zeros for my mango. I am assuming that SM sails would also fit. If anyone is looking to sell sails please reach out to me. I am also wondering if anyone has tried a 155% Genoa as it looks like some shrouds might get in the way.

Until I go cruising, I am using Hobo Tiempo for local racing and we need to upgun our sails.

Thank you all,
Jay Wagamon
Hobo Tiempo
Mango #60