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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Moorings near Manhattan

Paul Osterberg
 

Eric
Thank you
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A few questions

eric freedman
 

Hi,

The bulbs on Kimberlite were standard GE aircraft bulbs. With their long life I switched them to LED lights.

 

They are very bright. I bought a narrow beam LED for the main mast and a broad beam for the mizzen mast.

I am sure someone else in the group can suggest a source as I received the source from the group.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A few questions

 

 

Hi Chris,

 

Got both of my deck floodlight bulbs (one on each mast) from Boatlamps… but the bases were good and quite specific to Amel.  Two lateral lips hold the bulb in place.  I recall they were 80W and coincidentally… £80 +… each.

 

Cheers,

 

 

JP

 

 

On 18 Jul 2017, at 20:40, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

 

Thank you so much Jean-Pierre,

 

Perfect.  

 

Would you also happen to know the mast flood lights?  I know that I definitely need one of these, it is not install.  What is the type of light and fixture?  I am hoping that the fixture is somewhere onboard. 

 

Chris


On 19 Jul 2017, at 10:11 AM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Greetings Chris,

 

I have the SH cockpit repeater as well and they work fine together.  I consider the cockpit repeater a wise addition.  I sail single handed most time so having to rush below to  answer a radio call is not very practical or safe.

 

Not sure of fitting type as I am not on the boat at this time… I recall 15D perhaps… https://boatlamps.co.uk/collections/led-lamps/products/ba15d-18-smd-5050-led-lamp  Don’t forget the mast floodlights… makes a huge difference. 

 

I added some lights so I may be off on the count for your boat: count 11 overheads and 7 lamps.  On my boat, I changed all fixtures to a modern SS design and they all have the same 15D bulbs.  Buy 3-4 extras for each type. 50000 hours is not quite factual… My first ones failed lots; the new ones from boatlamps are great. (Your kids are unlikely to leave the lights on… wont reach most switches! :-)

 

Regarding your Goiot hatches, they are “Tradition” and you should contact them for a replacement acrylic. The forward head hatch is frosted to avoid peeping Toms…

 

Good luck.

 

 

Jean-Pierre Germain,

SY Eleuthera, SM 007

 

 

 

On 18 Jul 2017, at 08:49, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Thank you for the responses, I think you are correct, the radio is really a personal choice, I think I should look for one with a few more features and a remote station.

 

What type of fittings are the light bulbs, Bayonet?  Festoon?

How many main overhead lights? 

How many lamps?

I think it would be crazy not to preorder my LED lights, I can foresee the kids always leaving the lighey are the traditionts on.

 

Anyone know what size the fwd bathroom hatch dimensions are, I would like to order a new lens, I do not know any reliable sources of Lexan in Thailand, let alone getting someone to cut it to shape without cracking it. 

 

 

Chris



---In amelyachtowners@..., <jgermain@...> wrote :

Hi Chris,

 

All my lights are now LED.  

 

1.         Consult https://boatlamps.co.uk/ for a vast selection of high quality.  Typically, the cheap LEDs fail quickly.

 

2.         Cut out the old Lexan and cut one to size.  No point buying a new hatch.

 

3.         Not sure of gauge.

 

4.         I bought a Standard Horizon 2200 E.  Has integral GPS, (displays course and speed on screen)AIS (A only) and as its DSC, you can input a MMSI number for safety while bounding the waves and send DSC messages.  I find it handy.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

 

Jean-Pierre Germain,

SY Eleuthera, SM 007

 

 

On 17 Jul 2017, at 08:50, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

 

Very soon we shall be flying to our new (to us) Super Maramu after only seeing it for a couple of days in Thailand last month..........excited!!!!

 

I know that some of these topics have been addressed previously, however I am having trouble finding specifics of what info I need.

 

Could someone please advise on the following info that I need.

 

1.  LED lighting in the interior.  What types of light fittings (bulb type) are they and number of bulbs lights that I require?  

 

2.  Our fwd head, overhead hatch has a crack and needs new lexan/plastic cover/lens I believe that this is a Goiot brand hatch, what size is the hatch?  Are these easy to fit and where to order from?

 

3.  Bow thruster electrical wires cable size/gauge, I noticed one cable was damaged. 

 

4.  Suggestions of a good VHF radio, the original Simrad  base station is failing and feel that it would be best to replace and upgrade than repair.  What are good features to have, good brands etc.  Is it worth paying more for features?

 

Thank you in advance 

 

Chris

SM224

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A few questions

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Hi Chris,

Got both of my deck floodlight bulbs (one on each mast) from Boatlamps… but the bases were good and quite specific to Amel.  Two lateral lips hold the bulb in place.  I recall they were 80W and coincidentally… £80 +… each.

Cheers,


JP


On 18 Jul 2017, at 20:40, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you so much Jean-Pierre,

Perfect.  

Would you also happen to know the mast flood lights?  I know that I definitely need one of these, it is not install.  What is the type of light and fixture?  I am hoping that the fixture is somewhere onboard. 

Chris


On 19 Jul 2017, at 10:11 AM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Greetings Chris,


I have the SH cockpit repeater as well and they work fine together.  I consider the cockpit repeater a wise addition.  I sail single handed most time so having to rush below to  answer a radio call is not very practical or safe.

Not sure of fitting type as I am not on the boat at this time… I recall 15D perhaps… https://boatlamps.co.uk/collections/led-lamps/products/ba15d-18-smd-5050-led-lamp  Don’t forget the mast floodlights… makes a huge difference. 

I added some lights so I may be off on the count for your boat: count 11 overheads and 7 lamps.  On my boat, I changed all fixtures to a modern SS design and they all have the same 15D bulbs.  Buy 3-4 extras for each type. 50000 hours is not quite factual… My first ones failed lots; the new ones from boatlamps are great. (Your kids are unlikely to leave the lights on… wont reach most switches! :-)

Regarding your Goiot hatches, they are “Tradition” and you should contact them for a replacement acrylic. The forward head hatch is frosted to avoid peeping Toms…

Good luck.


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


 
On 18 Jul 2017, at 08:49, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you for the responses, I think you are correct, the radio is really a personal choice, I think I should look for one with a few more features and a remote station.


What type of fittings are the light bulbs, Bayonet?  Festoon?
How many main overhead lights? 
How many lamps?
I think it would be crazy not to preorder my LED lights, I can foresee the kids always leaving the lighey are the traditionts on.

Anyone know what size the fwd bathroom hatch dimensions are, I would like to order a new lens, I do not know any reliable sources of Lexan in Thailand, let alone getting someone to cut it to shape without cracking it. 


Chris


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Hi Chris,

All my lights are now LED.  

1. Consult https://boatlamps.co.uk/ for a vast selection of high quality.  Typically, the cheap LEDs fail quickly.

2. Cut out the old Lexan and cut one to size.  No point buying a new hatch.

3. Not sure of gauge.

4. I bought a Standard Horizon 2200 E.  Has integral GPS, (displays course and speed on screen)AIS (A only) and as its DSC, you can input a MMSI number for safety while bounding the waves and send DSC messages.  I find it handy.

Enjoy!!!


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 17 Jul 2017, at 08:50, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Very soon we shall be flying to our new (to us) Super Maramu after only seeing it for a couple of days in Thailand last month..........excited!!!!

I know that some of these topics have been addressed previously, however I am having trouble finding specifics of what info I need.


Could someone please advise on the following info that I need.

1.  LED lighting in the interior.  What types of light fittings (bulb type) are they and number of bulbs lights that I require?  

2.  Our fwd head, overhead hatch has a crack and needs new lexan/plastic cover/lens I believe that this is a Goiot brand hatch, what size is the hatch?  Are these easy to fit and where to order from?

3.  Bow thruster electrical wires cable size/gauge, I noticed one cable was damaged. 

4.  Suggestions of a good VHF radio, the original Simrad  base station is failing and feel that it would be best to replace and upgrade than repair.  What are good features to have, good brands etc.  Is it worth paying more for features?

Thank you in advance 

Chris
SM224












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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Anchor Wash Pump

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you,
We might keep Kerpa up in the Sassafras river for the winter, in that case we will be back, and we will be happy to visit you. We where by your boat but no one aboard.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM #259


Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

eric freedman
 

I put a triple cigarette lighter outlet in a cabinet in the V berth. I used a step down converter to supply 12 volts and have 3 cigarette lighter UBS plugs and cables for my guests. That keeps their electronic stuff off my nav station. I installed an inline fuse and hooked up to the reading lamp over the starboard bunk.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:49 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

 

 

Bill,

 

Good point about the guests!

 

We don't use anything on the boat that is 110 only, so that's not an issue for us...all of our appliances are 230V/50hz.  All the battery operated equipment is 110-240V and 50 or 60hz.  The outlets and microwave are full time 220V 50hz thanks to the inverter that powers that breaker.  I decided to do it that way so we wouldn't have to stop and think about what was powering the outlets.

 

We have lots of EU to USA adapters, it's more just convenience to have a power strip with multiple outlets to charge computers and cell phones all in one place.

 

Thanks for your thoughts and keep 'em coming!

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Moorings near Manhattan

eric freedman
 

Hi Paul,

Huntington is about 4 hours by boat from Hells Gate.

 

When you go through Hells Gate try to get there 1 hour after the tide heads south. Look behind you as there is a lot of big commercial traffic and it is a relatively small channel. Make sure you keep Roosevelt island to port when you get to the split in the channel. The east channel of Roosevelt island has a 40 foot bridge. Also do go through in daylight, there are often huge pieces of broken off docks floating just at the surface. Some are as big as telephone poles with big bolts sticking out.

 

 

I do not know about anchoring at the statue of liberty, I believe you can. I do not have charts at home. However there are places to anchor in Huntington and the adjoining harbor, Northport.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Moorings near Manhattan

 

 

We will probably sail to NY tomorrow and arrive friday evening. Plan to anchor behind statue of liberty according to active captain it should be OK, do you know if it is OK to anchor there?

Where is Huntington Yacht club? Can one anchor there or do we need to take a buy?

You can contact me on sykerpa@...

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A few questions

Chris Shiels <rettirc@...>
 

Thank you so much Jean-Pierre,

Perfect.  

Would you also happen to know the mast flood lights?  I know that I definitely need one of these, it is not install.  What is the type of light and fixture?  I am hoping that the fixture is somewhere onboard. 

Chris


On 19 Jul 2017, at 10:11 AM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Greetings Chris,


I have the SH cockpit repeater as well and they work fine together.  I consider the cockpit repeater a wise addition.  I sail single handed most time so having to rush below to  answer a radio call is not very practical or safe.

Not sure of fitting type as I am not on the boat at this time… I recall 15D perhaps… https://boatlamps.co.uk/collections/led-lamps/products/ba15d-18-smd-5050-led-lamp  Don’t forget the mast floodlights… makes a huge difference. 

I added some lights so I may be off on the count for your boat: count 11 overheads and 7 lamps.  On my boat, I changed all fixtures to a modern SS design and they all have the same 15D bulbs.  Buy 3-4 extras for each type. 50000 hours is not quite factual… My first ones failed lots; the new ones from boatlamps are great. (Your kids are unlikely to leave the lights on… wont reach most switches! :-)

Regarding your Goiot hatches, they are “Tradition” and you should contact them for a replacement acrylic. The forward head hatch is frosted to avoid peeping Toms…

Good luck.


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


 
On 18 Jul 2017, at 08:49, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you for the responses, I think you are correct, the radio is really a personal choice, I think I should look for one with a few more features and a remote station.


What type of fittings are the light bulbs, Bayonet?  Festoon?
How many main overhead lights? 
How many lamps?
I think it would be crazy not to preorder my LED lights, I can foresee the kids always leaving the lighey are the traditionts on.

Anyone know what size the fwd bathroom hatch dimensions are, I would like to order a new lens, I do not know any reliable sources of Lexan in Thailand, let alone getting someone to cut it to shape without cracking it. 


Chris


---In amelyachtowners@..., <jgermain@...> wrote :

Hi Chris,

All my lights are now LED.  

1. Consult https://boatlamps.co.uk/ for a vast selection of high quality.  Typically, the cheap LEDs fail quickly.

2. Cut out the old Lexan and cut one to size.  No point buying a new hatch.

3. Not sure of gauge.

4. I bought a Standard Horizon 2200 E.  Has integral GPS, (displays course and speed on screen)AIS (A only) and as its DSC, you can input a MMSI number for safety while bounding the waves and send DSC messages.  I find it handy.

Enjoy!!!


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 17 Jul 2017, at 08:50, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Very soon we shall be flying to our new (to us) Super Maramu after only seeing it for a couple of days in Thailand last month..........excited!!!!

I know that some of these topics have been addressed previously, however I am having trouble finding specifics of what info I need.


Could someone please advise on the following info that I need.

1.  LED lighting in the interior.  What types of light fittings (bulb type) are they and number of bulbs lights that I require?  

2.  Our fwd head, overhead hatch has a crack and needs new lexan/plastic cover/lens I believe that this is a Goiot brand hatch, what size is the hatch?  Are these easy to fit and where to order from?

3.  Bow thruster electrical wires cable size/gauge, I noticed one cable was damaged. 

4.  Suggestions of a good VHF radio, the original Simrad  base station is failing and feel that it would be best to replace and upgrade than repair.  What are good features to have, good brands etc.  Is it worth paying more for features?

Thank you in advance 

Chris
SM224










Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A few questions

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Greetings Chris,

I have the SH cockpit repeater as well and they work fine together.  I consider the cockpit repeater a wise addition.  I sail single handed most time so having to rush below to  answer a radio call is not very practical or safe.

Not sure of fitting type as I am not on the boat at this time… I recall 15D perhaps… https://boatlamps.co.uk/collections/led-lamps/products/ba15d-18-smd-5050-led-lamp  Don’t forget the mast floodlights… makes a huge difference. 

I added some lights so I may be off on the count for your boat: count 11 overheads and 7 lamps.  On my boat, I changed all fixtures to a modern SS design and they all have the same 15D bulbs.  Buy 3-4 extras for each type. 50000 hours is not quite factual… My first ones failed lots; the new ones from boatlamps are great. (Your kids are unlikely to leave the lights on… wont reach most switches! :-)

Regarding your Goiot hatches, they are “Tradition” and you should contact them for a replacement acrylic. The forward head hatch is frosted to avoid peeping Toms…

Good luck.


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


 

On 18 Jul 2017, at 08:49, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you for the responses, I think you are correct, the radio is really a personal choice, I think I should look for one with a few more features and a remote station.


What type of fittings are the light bulbs, Bayonet?  Festoon?
How many main overhead lights? 
How many lamps?
I think it would be crazy not to preorder my LED lights, I can foresee the kids always leaving the lighey are the traditionts on.

Anyone know what size the fwd bathroom hatch dimensions are, I would like to order a new lens, I do not know any reliable sources of Lexan in Thailand, let alone getting someone to cut it to shape without cracking it. 


Chris


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Hi Chris,

All my lights are now LED.  

1. Consult https://boatlamps.co.uk/ for a vast selection of high quality.  Typically, the cheap LEDs fail quickly.

2. Cut out the old Lexan and cut one to size.  No point buying a new hatch.

3. Not sure of gauge.

4. I bought a Standard Horizon 2200 E.  Has integral GPS, (displays course and speed on screen)AIS (A only) and as its DSC, you can input a MMSI number for safety while bounding the waves and send DSC messages.  I find it handy.

Enjoy!!!


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 17 Jul 2017, at 08:50, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Very soon we shall be flying to our new (to us) Super Maramu after only seeing it for a couple of days in Thailand last month..........excited!!!!

I know that some of these topics have been addressed previously, however I am having trouble finding specifics of what info I need.


Could someone please advise on the following info that I need.

1.  LED lighting in the interior.  What types of light fittings (bulb type) are they and number of bulbs lights that I require?  

2.  Our fwd head, overhead hatch has a crack and needs new lexan/plastic cover/lens I believe that this is a Goiot brand hatch, what size is the hatch?  Are these easy to fit and where to order from?

3.  Bow thruster electrical wires cable size/gauge, I noticed one cable was damaged. 

4.  Suggestions of a good VHF radio, the original Simrad  base station is failing and feel that it would be best to replace and upgrade than repair.  What are good features to have, good brands etc.  Is it worth paying more for features?

Thank you in advance 

Chris
SM224










Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Anchor Wash Pump

Patrick McAneny
 

Paul , Diane and I were about to dinghy out this afternoon , when you pulled anchor and left. Next your on the Sassafras anchor by us and come up to our house for drinks and dinner. There is a dinghy dock at the big pier and we are about 50 yards up the hill . Sorry we missed you.
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 2:55 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Anchor Wash Pump

 
Do not know what is wrong, but we just changed to a jabsco pump par 5, 6 gallon  70 psi works great did cost less than 200 usd.  So no problem to have a spare 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM #259 Sassafras river.


Re: Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

Good point about the guests!

We don't use anything on the boat that is 110 only, so that's not an issue for us...all of our appliances are 230V/50hz.  All the battery operated equipment is 110-240V and 50 or 60hz.  The outlets and microwave are full time 220V 50hz thanks to the inverter that powers that breaker.  I decided to do it that way so we wouldn't have to stop and think about what was powering the outlets.

We have lots of EU to USA adapters, it's more just convenience to have a power strip with multiple outlets to charge computers and cell phones all in one place.

Thanks for your thoughts and keep 'em coming!
Duane


Re: Moorings near Manhattan

Paul Osterberg
 

We will probably sail to NY tomorrow and arrive friday evening. Plan to anchor behind statue of liberty according to active captain it should be OK, do you know if it is OK to anchor there?
Where is Huntington Yacht club? Can one anchor there or do we need to take a buy?
You can contact me on sykerpa@...
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Moorings near Manhattan

eric freedman
 

Hi,

I am a member of the Huntington Yacht Club. If anyone is heading to Manhattan it is a very safe anchorage . Huntington is a 1 hour train trip to Manhattan. We have many moorings and possibly a slip available. Just contact me.

,Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

OCC CCA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Anchor Wash Pump

Paul Osterberg
 

Kent
Yes it was us, transiting the canal tomorrow and heading for "The Big Apple", then further North to Main. we will probably leave Kerpa somewhere in The Chesapeake Bay for the winter so we will be back in late september, glad to have a glass or two then and exchanging experience 
Paul on SyY Kerpa SM #259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Anchor Wash Pump

karkauai
 

Thanks, Bill.  It was never a problem with the old pump and the same nozzle.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Jul 18, 2017, at 3:41 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, 

Your problem is caused by you using a nozzle. Your original pump cannot take any back pressure. I can't remember where I read this, either the pump specs or the Amel Manual. 


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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Anchor Wash Pump

karkauai
 

Thanks, I'm on it!

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy


On Jul 18, 2017, at 3:14 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

An overheating motor and high amp draw (tripping the breaker) is usually a sign of low voltage at the motor.  Carefully check the connections on the wires to the motor and the voltage supply WHEN RUNNING.  I'll bet you find a high resistance connection somewhere in the circuit.


Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Beverly, Mass


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Anchor Wash Pump

karkauai
 

Hi Paul, you're just N of me in St Michaels.  I was out of town when you were here (My girlfriend said there was another Amel anchored here, I guess that was you.)  Will you be coming back this way?  I'd like to meet you and have a beer/wine/rum some time.

Kent

S/V Kristy
karkauai at yahoo dot com
828-234-6819

On Jul 18, 2017, at 2:55 PM, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Do not know what is wrong, but we just changed to a jabsco pump par 5, 6 gallon  70 psi works great did cost less than 200 usd.  So no problem to have a spare 

Paul on SY Kerpa SM #259 Sassafras river.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Duane,

we have a car type cigarette lighter socket at the nav station and at the helm, both on 12 v. Using a plug into this with a USB port we use these to charge phones, ipads and camera batteries, saves the power draw of running the inverter when at sea. For our NZ purchased lap top (230v) the charger works OK off 110v. 

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 19 July 2017 at 02:59 "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

I'd like to plug in a power strip to the outlets behind the Nav Desk on our SM to charge phones and computers.  

It seems to me (an admitted amateur electrician) that using a 110V power strip to handle 230V sounds like a bad idea at first glance.  However, the wattage (W = V x A) would be the same for the appliances plugged in, and the power strip would have larger wire than needed at 230V, it should work and not be a hazard.  It also makes getting one easier...


Any thoughts on why this would be a bad idea?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Anchor Wash Pump

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent, 

Your problem is caused by you using a nozzle. Your original pump cannot take any back pressure. I can't remember where I read this, either the pump specs or the Amel Manual. 


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 Jul 18, 2017 12:44, "karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I forgot to add that it runs fine if I don't use the nozzle to increase pressure of the water stream. It's the same nozzle I used on the old pump without problems. I guess I could just leave the nozzle off and use my thumb intermittently to knock off stubborn mud. It that what others are doing?

Per Bill R's tip, I purchased a 12v model cheap on EBay which is very similar, but has inlet and output fittings on one side (instead of one on each end). I haven't tried yet, but I'm pretty sure the 24v motor will mount easily on the 12v model's pump housing without modification.

Thanks again for any thoughts on this.

Kent



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, I thought the two button would be the way to go , didn't see the need for a light . The port locker seems like a good place to mount it , I will go with that.
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 9:07 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

 
We used the two button one.  We thought about the one with the light, but decided to pass.

We mounted the socket for the connection on the aft bulkhead in the port side bow locker, since that is usually open anyway when we are anchoring to access washdown hose, snubber, etc.  Other people have mounted remotes in the forward cabin.  I'd rather not have to open that hatch if it was raining out, but I don't see one choice as a lot better than the other.

In any case, keep the socket pins coated with CorrosionX or other suitable material.  The way Amels are wired the control circuit is powered up all the time when you are sailing.  If it gets damp, stray currents can cause the pins to corrode.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Beverly, Mass

---In amelyac htowners@..., wrote :

Bill, I have wanted to add a remote for the windlass . I looked at your link to Quick , one question or two . Which remote did you buy , two buttons , led ? Did you mount a connection outside on the deck for the remote or install it down below and pass it up through the hatch ?
Thanks,
Pat SM #123




Re: SM Anchor Wash Pump

greatketch@...
 

An overheating motor and high amp draw (tripping the breaker) is usually a sign of low voltage at the motor.  Carefully check the connections on the wires to the motor and the voltage supply WHEN RUNNING.  I'll bet you find a high resistance connection somewhere in the circuit.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Beverly, Mass