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Re: Parasailor on A54

Craig Briggs
 

"a professional is someone who gets paid for his work - it doesn't mean they are competent."


Re: Parasailor on A54

Scott SV Tengah
 

Thanks for all the answers, Joerg. Very helpful.

Last question - what's your procedure for taking down the Parasailor. Specifically, what AWA do you use, do you use the main to blanket the Parasailor and where do you run the snuffer line? After experiencing a lot of trouble getting it down in 35 knots true, I've settled on pulling out the main (not easy in 35 knots!) leading the snuffer line to the aft part of the leeward pulpit rail and then back to the windward side main mast winch. When I release the leeward sheet, the Parasailor flies forward and by doing this with the snuffer line, the snuffer more closely matches angle of the luffing Parasailor. All is easy when it's 15 knots true or less, but when a squall hits, things get much harder!

As an aside, I just checked the MPPT a few days ago and noticed that the positive wire leading to the battery was heating up a lot. Turns out, it was yet another thing done during our nightmare experience with some marine electricians (nearly everything they touched, I had to re-do). The wire connection was loose and when I checked the MPPT, noticed that when charger output got above say 25amps, output hit a wall and dropped suddenly - probably because of the loose wire! Moreover, the plastic around the terminal was sooty and had melted a bit, probably from all the arcing and overheating.

After tightening the connection, the solar panels output more yesterday than they've ever output in the last 2 years I've had it - 265AH. Another reminder to always check during/after you pay someone to do something!

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Flushing the water maker with fresh water

Joerg Esdorn
 

Yes, but many thanks.  Good thing to check.  Cheers. Joerg 


Re: Ral Nr. for the red boat stripe on A54

Nicolas Klene
 

Thank you Bill 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Flushing the water maker with fresh water

 

Joerg,

I am sure you know this. The pressure knob on the control panel should be 100% anti-clockwise when flushing.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 6:37 PM Joerg Esdorn via groups.io <jhe1313=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
My boat is sheltering in place on the hard and the water maker has been pickled since November 2019.  Dessalator instructions say that the maximum period of pickling is 6 months.  After that, they say, you need to flush with fresh water once a month.  Since I'm away from the boat, I've asked the boat yard to do the flush and it appears that only a little water is flushing through - a trickle rather than a stream.  Much less than if the water maker is operating.  I'm satisfied the yard did everything correctly in accordance with the instructions.  So I wonder whether this is normal or whether there could be a blockage of some kind?  Do I have to keep flushing until I see a solid stream coming out?  I figure it makes sense that there will be a lot less flow than if the water maker's high pressure pump is working, but how much?  How many liters does the system contain - I don't think there's been more than 5 liters flushed through.  Any help would be much appreciated.   Cheers Joerg 

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
On the hard in Vigo, Spain


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Teun BAAS
 

Hi Barry,

 

Sorry for late reply.

 

As soon as I have a copy of the policy I will send you the requested information.

However, so far nothing. This is the latest feedback I have from the agent:

 

QUOTE

 

I called GYC several times yesterday but the office was not open because of the 8th of May day.

Trust I will receive the policy today.

So sorry, I know you need  the certificate for the marina.

Will revert shortly.

 

 

UNQUOTE

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

On the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 9, 2020 09:52:33

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:20
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Teun and Mohammad,

Teun, I have an Australian friend who is having trouble getting insurance. Can you give me the broker that you went with, maybe the NZ broker as well. They just lost cover that they took out 2 months ago through a Caribbean crook. If anyone wants to know who the company was, please ask.

 

Mohammad, when the lock down is eased I am visiting Oliver who is anchored in front of me. I will be doing the same as your plan and designing the new lithium battery system. I will let you know what I find out as I progress. Things are getting better and easier every year.

Can you imagine what this lockdown is doing to people. In nearly 40 years Penny and I have never gone for a month without shopping or spending any money.

 

Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 



On May 5, 2020, at 16:08, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



Hi Teun;

 

Can you please forward your Victron Contact if you think they would be helpful in design and selection.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 12:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Teun,

You're using the VEConfig software to adjust the inverter low voltage cutoff? I have successfully changed that on the Inverter tab "DC input low shut-down". Then you have to "Send Settings" to the Quattro otherwise it won't save them.

If you are still having problems, I have a contact with Victron that is quite responsive. Maybe Dutch people don't like other Dutch people? ;) We've had over 30 emails back and forth. FYI he suggested 20v as the input low voltage cutoff and 21.5v as the input low restart.

Additionally, try here. This may be even better. They're almost as helpful as the AYOG :)

https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Racor Dual Fuel Filter

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Bernd;

 

We always use ours on an individual filter setting. We change out the used filter, when we service the engine and generator annually. We currently put about 200 hours on the engine annually, so once a year is sufficient.

 

When we change the used filter, we switch to the other unused filter, mark the dates of install and change on a blue tape on the filter housing. We generally do not have any issues during the year. The one time that we did have the engine stall, as entering a tight anchorage, a quick change of the filter selection level, fixed the problem.

 

So, we only change the filter selection lever, if we run into an issue.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bernd Spanner via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2020 4:05 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Racor Dual Fuel Filter

 

Hi! How do you use your Racor? Just installed it on my SN .

Meaning

-when do you use a single filter?

-when donyou use both?

-when do you switch from one to the other?

--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Flushing the water maker with fresh water

Joerg Esdorn
 

Thanks very much, Gary!


Re: Racor Dual Fuel Filter

Matt Salatino
 

If your asking me, I have a caucus gauge on a T on the output of both filters. When the gauge reaches a certain vacuum reading, I switch filters. Also, if on a long motor passage, there is a sudden drop in engine RPM, I switch to the other filter.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On May 9, 2020, at 1:04 PM, Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...> wrote:

Hi! How do you use your Racor? Just installed it on my SN .
Meaning
-when do you use a single filter?
-when donyou use both?
-when do you switch from one to the other?
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Racor Dual Fuel Filter

Bernd Spanner
 

Hi! How do you use your Racor? Just installed it on my SN .
Meaning
-when do you use a single filter?
-when donyou use both?
-when do you switch from one to the other?
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Flushing the water maker with fresh water

Gary Silver
 
Edited

Hi Joerg:

The video you posted appears to be about right of flush water.  My flush system (the automatic timer one I built over a decade ago for my Dessalator 160 l/hr factory system, so as to never have to pickle my water maker again) uses the original Amel Amfa fresh water pump to do the flush and operates automatically every third day.  The timer runs the pump for 2 minutes, during which it consumes about 3 liters of water.  

Remember that you are pushing water thru (in my case) three water filters (a carbon block filter, and the two in series Amel supplied pre-filters) before it reaches the membranes so you won't see a steady stream of water coming out.
I hope this helps.

Gary S. Silver, M.D. 
s/v Liahona
Amel Super Maramu 2000
Hull # 335
Puerto Del Rey - Puerto Rico


Re: Super Maramu graphics for use on clothing

Alex R.H. D.
 

Hi Mawgan,

I sent you a messenger not so long ago after identifying you were sailing on SM here in Hong Kong thanks to the Amel Yacht Owner Group on Facebook. 

If after 5 years you are still looking for some crewmen to do some sailing, I would love to join you. Buying an SM2000 and do some serious cruising is my dream (to start in 3/4 years) , getting to know one would be really fantastic opportunity to progress.

Hope this message will find it's way to you.

Happy sailing
Alex


Flushing the water maker with fresh water

Joerg Esdorn
 

My boat is sheltering in place on the hard and the water maker has been pickled since November 2019.  Dessalator instructions say that the maximum period of pickling is 6 months.  After that, they say, you need to flush with fresh water once a month.  Since I'm away from the boat, I've asked the boat yard to do the flush and it appears that only a little water is flushing through - a trickle rather than a stream.  Much less than if the water maker is operating.  I'm satisfied the yard did everything correctly in accordance with the instructions.  So I wonder whether this is normal or whether there could be a blockage of some kind?  Do I have to keep flushing until I see a solid stream coming out?  I figure it makes sense that there will be a lot less flow than if the water maker's high pressure pump is working, but how much?  How many liters does the system contain - I don't think there's been more than 5 liters flushed through.  Any help would be much appreciated.   Cheers Joerg 

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
On the hard in Vigo, Spain


Re: Parasailor on A54

Joerg Esdorn
 

Good questions, Scott.  Here are my answers:

1.  I've not seen any chafe and I know literally thousands of boats use the Tacker for their cruising chutes.  I know because my father had one in 1987!  So I think it's going to be fine but I've only had it up maybe a total of 24 hours so I can't speak authoritatively on chafe.
2.  It does ok but most of the time in moderate winds the apparent wind moves aft quickly.  But it strikes me that your setup may be better for dead downwind passages in trade wind conditions - 20 knots or so.  I figure you can trim the windward sheet so that the clew is close to the pole, opening up the bottom of the sail more than if the clew were fixed at the forestay.  But I spoke to a A55 owner a while ago who said that it works great even dead downwind - the sail is simply sitting out on the leeward side rather than more toward the centerline.  
3.  Yes, I have the standard sheet which is taking most of the load of the sail.  The windward sheet and guy each have small loops at their ends.  I run a soft shackle through those loops and through the bottom of a snap shackle which connects sheet and guy to the sail.  The snap shackle on the Tacker is hooked into that same soft shackle.  I crank in the sheet with the windward winch to reduce the amount of load taken by the forestay.  The guy prevents the ATN from moving up the forestay.    If I get a sudden gust, I can trip the snap shackle and the sail will fly out.  Just like you blow the guy on a conventional chute.   But it probably will be better to let the leeward sheet go and pull down the sock.  I've done that a bunch of times.  
4.  Not an issue I've encountered but I don't sail dead downwind in light air.  That's slow.  135 degrees true wind angle is the way to go below about 11 knots, then you can fall off more.    Once a racer, always a racer I guess.
5. I will give it a try once I'm on a long downwind.  That's not anytime soon since I just postponed my trip to Irland, Scotland and the Faroe Islands to next year.  

I love the wind generator.  Zero noise in the aft cabin; it has a special mount that prevents vibrations passing through to the mast.  It's no good in light air downwind, but if the apparent wind is at like 120 AWA or less, it adds to the solar nicely.  And at anchor, of course.  Remember they work 24 hours/day, so the fact that it may output 1.5A per hour only, still results in it inputting 36 AH over the day.  If the winds are fresh, I expect it to do 50Ah or more.  It's not very cost efficient, of course, but I'm a great proponent of using alternative energy when possible.  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
On the hard in Vigo, Spain 


Re: Parasailor on A54

Scott SV Tengah
 

Joerg,

A few questions for you:

1) So you've not seen any chafing on the Genoa from the ATN? It seems like you're saying that the ATN may not be good for ocean crossings?
2) How does it do at 150-180 degrees?
3) Do you have any lines on the windward side? Or is the sole attachment/control the ATN? My concern would be sudden squalls that produce 30+ knots and the lifting force that the ATN/Genoa would have to endure. When it hit 30+ at night, we simply left the sail up - I would rather lose the sail than a crew member. Turns out the Parasailor did completely fine.
4) Any issues with the Parasailor rubbing on the Genoa? The first time we deployed the Parasailor, it rubbed the Genoa and, well, you can see all the little repairs we had to do on the foot area! The sail does collapse when you're flying in light winds as intended and the wind goes <5 knots apparent - so I want to be sure we don't damage the ultralight fabric again!
5) I would suggest you try the pole in rolly seas and see if it helps reduce rolling. I think the ability of the sail to move a bit allows the sail to "absorb the rolling" vs transmitting it to the boat.
Overall, I actually like a bit of movement.

That said, the setup of the pole is a pain and it would be great if I could eliminate that.


As an aside - how do you like your mizzen mounted wind generator? How is the noise in the aft cabin? Any idea how many amp hours a day it averages?

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


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Re: ZOOM Meeting future meetings: #ZOOM #IMPORTANT

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Fantastic initiative, Bill, well done to all those involved!

 

I look forward to joining the next Zoom meeting!

 

Kind regards,

 

Guillaume

s/v Carpathia III – SM2K #293

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: vendredi 8 mai 2020 15:55
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [AmelYachtOwners] ZOOM Meeting future meetings: #ZOOM #ZOOM #IMPORTANT

 

All,

If you missed our first ZOOM meeting, you can view it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Mm1bbL-PaA The first meeting was a test to understand the process. We did not have an expert guest speaker but plan to have an expert guest speaker for most future meetings.

 

We are planning the next ZOOM meeting for Saturday, May 16th, 2020 20:00 to 21:00​ (UTC+00:00) UTC. Tilo Peters will be the ZOOM administrator and thanks Tilo for a great job in our first meeting. I expect that we will do a YouTube simulcast, but your best experience will be with ZOOM. I will confirm everything in a day or two.


Direct link to Join the 16 May 20:00 UTC ZOOM Meeting https://epfl.zoom.us/j/98523568530

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Join by SIP 98523568530@...

I am not 100% sure of the 16 May guest speaker, but it will be 1 of the following guest speakers:

Standing Rigging
Amel representative – Amel 50 

Sails

Refrigeration

Lithium Batteries


We will likely have a ZOOM meeting every month. We will try to have breakout meetings by groups at the end of the regular meeting. I envision the groups being:
Older than SM
SM & 54
55
50 & 60
 

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: mainsail and Genoa halyards length for AMEL SM

 

Jarek,

Maybe I can help. Bill Rouse <brouse@...>. I would be happy to answer any of your questions.

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 9:11 AM Jarek Zemlo via groups.io <noa_blue=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

I have question regarding the length of halyards for mainsail, mizzen sail and genoa sail. I saw the specification in the fine folder (running rigging specs) but have my doubt and due to the travel restrictions can not go to my boat.

Thanks in advance for help and clarification.
All the best
Jarek Zemlo
NOA BLUE
AMEL SM #201


mainsail and Genoa halyards length for AMEL SM

Jarek Zemlo
 

Hello,

I have question regarding the length of halyards for mainsail, mizzen sail and genoa sail. I saw the specification in the fine folder (running rigging specs) but have my doubt and due to the travel restrictions can not go to my boat.

Thanks in advance for help and clarification.
All the best
Jarek Zemlo
NOA BLUE
AMEL SM #201


Interested to purchase A-55 of 2013-2017 in replacement of my A-54 2011. #replacement

greg greg
 

all suggestions are welcome to 41greg.marine@...

Thanks

Greg