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Plastimo Magnetic Compass Light

Sv Garulfo
 

Dear Amelians,


Has anyone had to replace the light of their Plastimo Magnetic Compass?

- is that done through the front or back of the compass?

- do you know what bulb is required?


With thanks in advance,

Soraya


GARULFO
Amel 54 #122

Cap d'Agde, France



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug [1 Attachment]

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alex, it is common for bugs' eggs to hatch inside dried pasta, especially in the tropics. Get yourself a good vacuum sealer machine and vacuum-seal pasta and all other grains, cereals and flours that are not consumed within 3 weeks. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On May 29, 2017 13:17, "Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Alex Ramseyer included below]

Dear Amelians,
I found this bug (attached picture)  in several pastas on my boat. They were even inside sealed plastic spaghetti packages that were inside a separate plastic box. It's not the first time I see them, but I have no clue where they come from and how they grow. They only seem to like pasta...
Does anyone of you know what it is and how to avoid them?
Fair winds,
Alex, SY NOSTRESS
AMEL54#15, Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Thomas,
The MPPT only gets warm when working hard, not hot.
We do get heat from the dump resistors of the wind generator when it is working hard (not often), but we have a heat shield to protect anything from getting burnt !
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

Sv Garulfo
 


Thanks Alan, that's a good idea; we have the same locker there. Hopefully the wiring is rather simple to manage.

Do you find the regulator produces a lot of heat?

Cheers

Thomas

-- 
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France

On 29 May 2017 at 20:58, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,


We have an arch with 3 panels (600W)on it and a D400 wind generator.
The Victron 150-35 MPPT is mounted on the aft facing wall of the aft cabin hanging locker along with the regulator for the wind generator.
Not sure if the 54 is the same as the 53 in that area.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437  




--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Dean, 

the arch is not built yet but the design is to use a halfway solution, as seen on another 54, whereby the forward posts rest on the toerail at the junction of the deck and transom, while the back posts are welded onto the davits. I've also seen pictures of an arch welded on the davitts only, but the other design seems safer as the length of the fixed part of the davitts is a bit short to ensure good rigidity of the structure. That's the owner's opinion and the boat has been around the world so it has been tested.

We'll provide pictures when the work is done on Garulfo,

Good luck with the search

cheers
Thomas

-- 
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France

On 29 May 2017 at 20:33, Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,
Sorry can't help with the installation details - still looking at Amel 54's to buy.

I'm very interested to know If you fitted a solar arch/gantry to your Simpson Davits or have you built a separate solar arch. 

Cheers
Dean
Amel 54#TBD






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Thomas,

We have an arch with 3 panels (600W)on it and a D400 wind generator.
The Victron 150-35 MPPT is mounted on the aft facing wall of the aft cabin hanging locker along with the regulator for the wind generator.
Not sure if the 54 is the same as the 53 in that area.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Thomas,
Sorry can't help with the installation details - still looking at Amel 54's to buy.

I'm very interested to know If you fitted a solar arch/gantry to your Simpson Davits or have you built a separate solar arch. 

Cheers
Dean
Amel 54#TBD



On 29 May 2017, at 9:18 pm, SV Garulfo svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

yes, solar panels will be mounted aft on an arch. So there is enough space in the ceiling for yours? Is it a tight fit? Please let me know the model and I'll check the dimensions to see if we stand a chance to do the same.


Cheers
Thomas



On 29 May 2017 at 18:36, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas and Soraya,

 

I am not sure how close the 53 is to the 54 but it think you could do the same as I did. I am assuming you have the solar panels mounted aft on an arch? Is so, consider mounting the MPPT in the ceiling area above the mid-ship bunk in the passage way leading to the aft cabin (where there is access to the winches). It is easy to run cables through the aft lazarette though the cabinets in the aft stateroom into the fore mentioned area. Also, it is an easy run from this area down through the cabinet to the battery compartment.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

 

 

Hi Amel Solar users,

 

 

Where did you install your MPPT regulator? 

 

We are looking to get a MasterVolt "scm60-mppt-mb" that would work with 3*300W / 39V (Voc) panels in series but I'm concerned it is quite tall (400mm/15.7inch) and needs to be installed vertically.

On the plus side it is MasterBus compatible like the rest of our system, so easy to integrate and monitor.

 

Any advice on the best location inside an A54?

 

 

Fair winds,

 

Thomas & Soraya


 

--

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Cap d'Agde, France




--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug [1 Attachment]

Mike Johnson
 

Hi,

We have also had similar experience with weevils in pasta, rice and cereals.

We cured the problem by processing these items through the freezer for 24 hours prior to storage.

Very best wishes

Mike & Peta

Solitude

SM 2K 461

On 29 May 2017, at 18:17, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear Amelians,
I found this bug (attached picture)  in several pastas on my boat. They were even inside sealed plastic spaghetti packages that were inside a separate plastic box. It's not the first time I see them, but I have no clue where they come from and how they grow. They only seem to like pasta...
Does anyone of you know what it is and how to avoid them?
Fair winds,
Alex, SY NOSTRESS
AMEL54#15, Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Washing machine replacement Amel 54, Super Maramu 2000 plus others

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 



Skickat från min iPad

29 maj 2017 kl. 18:06 skrev Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Dear Bill,
thank you for sharing all your valuable information. The size of the washing machine is the same that you mentioned on the AMEL 53. So I think it comes down to finding a way to get it (currently in Martinique but in Grenada for the HS). I'm not in a hurry as this is not a critical part.
Best Regards,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NO STRESS, AMEL54,#15


On Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:14 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
The following will likely help you find a clothes washer replacement for either an Amel 54 or a Super Maramu 2000, and possibly other Amels since Amel has typically used house hold washers:

Here are links to some photos in the photo section of the Amel Owners Group. These photos are from an ad by www.unieuro.it

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/911367118/lightbox/876040189?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/876040189


The clothes washer in a SM2000 is a standard EU size which is 85X40X60cm (HxWxD). I have not seen a size for the front loading washer on the 54.

When we were in Barcelona Spain there were about 6 or 7 choices of brands/models that would fit perfectly. We bought a Bosch Series 4. The model number plate is attached to this email.

Here is a link to Unieuro's current washer offerings: 

I am sure that you can find a freight forwarder that can work with Unieuro, and you may be able to find the right size for an Amel 54...I wish I knew the size.

BTW, our clothes washer was working fine when we replaced it at 13 years old. We replaced it for two reasons: it was old and we were in a part of the world where replacement was easy. Consider this if you are in the EU and about to depart.

If someone is successful in arranging purchase and shipment using a freight forwarder from EU to North America or the Caribbean, please share the details with everyone here. Details like contact names, phone, costs, etc.

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug [1 Attachment]

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Everything that contain flour will sooner or later develop bugs. Their eggs will only die if you freeze the flour. Pasta is difficult to freez. So put a Baileaf inside the package and you are bug less. The diffucult thing is to put a bail leaf inside a fresh packet, so cut a hole big enough for the leaf and close thouroghly with some scotch.

You can do the same rhing with flour, rice and dried beans.

If you choose to freeze the flour, first re-pack it to a plastic container, seal it very carefully and then freeze it for 2-3 days. Take it out of the freeze and store it in a better place. You will still be able to bake with the flour. The freezeing doesn't affect it. The warmth is worse because it will dry the flour out, so when baking you need to use more liquid. I froze flour when we left Sweden in 2010, still have some left, yes I bought a lot 😊, and there is no bugs and I still use it for baking.

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

Skickat från min iPad

29 maj 2017 kl. 18:17 skrev Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Dear Amelians,
I found this bug (attached picture)  in several pastas on my boat. They were even inside sealed plastic spaghetti packages that were inside a separate plastic box. It's not the first time I see them, but I have no clue where they come from and how they grow. They only seem to like pasta...
Does anyone of you know what it is and how to avoid them?
Fair winds,
Alex, SY NOSTRESS
AMEL54#15, Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Mark,

yes, solar panels will be mounted aft on an arch. So there is enough space in the ceiling for yours? Is it a tight fit? Please let me know the model and I'll check the dimensions to see if we stand a chance to do the same.


Cheers
Thomas



On 29 May 2017 at 18:36, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas and Soraya,

 

I am not sure how close the 53 is to the 54 but it think you could do the same as I did. I am assuming you have the solar panels mounted aft on an arch? Is so, consider mounting the MPPT in the ceiling area above the mid-ship bunk in the passage way leading to the aft cabin (where there is access to the winches). It is easy to run cables through the aft lazarette though the cabinets in the aft stateroom into the fore mentioned area. Also, it is an easy run from this area down through the cabinet to the battery compartment.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

 

 

Hi Amel Solar users,

 

 

Where did you install your MPPT regulator? 

 

We are looking to get a MasterVolt "scm60-mppt-mb" that would work with 3*300W / 39V (Voc) panels in series but I'm concerned it is quite tall (400mm/15.7inch) and needs to be installed vertically.

On the plus side it is MasterBus compatible like the rest of our system, so easy to integrate and monitor.

 

Any advice on the best location inside an A54?

 

 

Fair winds,

 

Thomas & Soraya


 

--

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Cap d'Agde, France




--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: Mystery Pasta Bug

Brent Cameron
 

They aren't getting through the plastic... they're already inside! Not sure of the bug type but they like to lay their eggs by the glue holding the cardboard together. I never bring cardboard on the boat for that very reason.

Sent from my iPhone 7


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug [1 Attachment]

Mark Erdos
 

 

Hi Alex,

 

That looks like a grain weevil or wheat weevil. They can eat through plastic bags to get to food. They like pasta, rice and anything with flour.

 

Any type of household bug spray will kill them but it will take a few treatments since you probably some that are not yet hatched.

 

We store our pasta in plastic airtight containers: https://www.amazon.com/Biokips-Storage-Spaghetti-Noodle-Container/dp/B06VWPWQP9/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1496079860&sr=8-4&keywords=pasta+container

 

On the bright side, they are harmless and probably a good source of protein if digested.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 1:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Alex Ramseyer included below]

Dear Amelians,

I found this bug (attached picture)  in several pastas on my boat. They were even inside sealed plastic spaghetti packages that were inside a separate plastic box. It's not the first time I see them, but I have no clue where they come from and how they grow. They only seem to like pasta...

Does anyone of you know what it is and how to avoid them?

Fair winds,

Alex, SY NOSTRESS

AMEL54#15, Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I also heard they were a protein source, but I will seek it elsewhere…

Not sure if Alex’s bug are weevils, I had some they had wings, and actually came from the store (as since the rat I now store my food in air tight (Pelican) cases).


Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA




--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 5/29/17, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, May 29, 2017, 12:26 PM


 














Alex,



 Bad luck. We had them in Brasil. Probably weevils. One
magazine I read recently suggested that they can eat through
plastic bags.
 Just have to dump all the offending bags and go over
everything lots of times with a vacuum cleaner. The ones
that escaped used to get stuck in the fuzzy lining in our
lockers



Mind you, they do say that they do add useful protein to
a pesto sauce.....



Good luck !



Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa


From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of Alex
Ramseyer alexramseyer@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: 29 May 2017 17:17:00

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug [1
Attachment]
 



Dear
Amelians,
I
found this bug (attached picture)  in several pastas on my
boat. They were even inside sealed plastic spaghetti
packages that were inside a separate plastic box. It's
not the first time I see them,
but I have no clue where they come from and how they grow.
They only seem to like pasta...
Does
anyone of you know what it is and how to avoid them?
Fair
winds,
Alex,
SY NOSTRESS
AMEL54#15,
Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Thomas and Soraya,

 

I am not sure how close the 53 is to the 54 but it think you could do the same as I did. I am assuming you have the solar panels mounted aft on an arch? Is so, consider mounting the MPPT in the ceiling area above the mid-ship bunk in the passage way leading to the aft cabin (where there is access to the winches). It is easy to run cables through the aft lazarette though the cabinets in the aft stateroom into the fore mentioned area. Also, it is an easy run from this area down through the cabinet to the battery compartment.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] MPPT solar regulateur

 

 

Hi Amel Solar users,

 

 

Where did you install your MPPT regulator? 

 

We are looking to get a MasterVolt "scm60-mppt-mb" that would work with 3*300W / 39V (Voc) panels in series but I'm concerned it is quite tall (400mm/15.7inch) and needs to be installed vertically.

On the plus side it is MasterBus compatible like the rest of our system, so easy to integrate and monitor.

 

Any advice on the best location inside an A54?

 

 

Fair winds,

 

Thomas & Soraya


 

--

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug [1 Attachment]

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Alex,


 Bad luck. We had them in Brasil. Probably weevils. One magazine I read recently suggested that they can eat through plastic bags.

 Just have to dump all the offending bags and go over everything lots of times with a vacuum cleaner. The ones that escaped used to get stuck in the fuzzy lining in our lockers


Mind you, they do say that they do add useful protein to a pesto sauce.....


Good luck !


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 29 May 2017 17:17:00
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug [1 Attachment]
 
Dear Amelians,
I found this bug (attached picture)  in several pastas on my boat. They were even inside sealed plastic spaghetti packages that were inside a separate plastic box. It's not the first time I see them, but I have no clue where they come from and how they grow. They only seem to like pasta...
Does anyone of you know what it is and how to avoid them?
Fair winds,
Alex, SY NOSTRESS
AMEL54#15, Martinique


Mystery Pasta Bug

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Dear Amelians,
I found this bug (attached picture)  in several pastas on my boat. They were even inside sealed plastic spaghetti packages that were inside a separate plastic box. It's not the first time I see them, but I have no clue where they come from and how they grow. They only seem to like pasta...
Does anyone of you know what it is and how to avoid them?
Fair winds,
Alex, SY NOSTRESS
AMEL54#15, Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Washing machine replacement Amel 54, Super Maramu 2000 plus others [1 Attachment]

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Dear Bill,
thank you for sharing all your valuable information. The size of the washing machine is the same that you mentioned on the AMEL 53. So I think it comes down to finding a way to get it (currently in Martinique but in Grenada for the HS). I'm not in a hurry as this is not a critical part.
Best Regards,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NO STRESS, AMEL54,#15


On Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:14 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
The following will likely help you find a clothes washer replacement for either an Amel 54 or a Super Maramu 2000, and possibly other Amels since Amel has typically used house hold washers:

Here are links to some photos in the photo section of the Amel Owners Group. These photos are from an ad by www.unieuro.it

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/911367118/lightbox/876040189?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/876040189


The clothes washer in a SM2000 is a standard EU size which is 85X40X60cm (HxWxD). I have not seen a size for the front loading washer on the 54.

When we were in Barcelona Spain there were about 6 or 7 choices of brands/models that would fit perfectly. We bought a Bosch Series 4. The model number plate is attached to this email.

Here is a link to Unieuro's current washer offerings: 

I am sure that you can find a freight forwarder that can work with Unieuro, and you may be able to find the right size for an Amel 54...I wish I knew the size.

BTW, our clothes washer was working fine when we replaced it at 13 years old. We replaced it for two reasons: it was old and we were in a part of the world where replacement was easy. Consider this if you are in the EU and about to depart.

If someone is successful in arranging purchase and shipment using a freight forwarder from EU to North America or the Caribbean, please share the details with everyone here. Details like contact names, phone, costs, etc.

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550








MPPT solar regulateur

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Amel Solar users,


Where did you install your MPPT regulator? 

We are looking to get a MasterVolt "scm60-mppt-mb" that would work with 3*300W / 39V (Voc) panels in series but I'm concerned it is quite tall (400mm/15.7inch) and needs to be installed vertically.
On the plus side it is MasterBus compatible like the rest of our system, so easy to integrate and monitor.

Any advice on the best location inside an A54?


Fair winds,

Thomas & Soraya


--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

eric freedman
 

Bill,

Looks like the march AC pump will also work as the low pressure pump on the 160 lph watermaker.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 10:41 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

 

 

Eric,

 

"The specifications of the low pressure pump are : 300W 900l/h. 

Best regards Secretary Dessalator Rosyne Castino/Dessalator"

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy

Commander Emeritus

Amel School www.amelschool.com

720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970