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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator membrane Alternative

niels.hauerslev@...
 

Hi, I believe this is the correct size used for the Dessalator 60;


BR Niels


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

eric freedman
 

Hi Dan and Lori,

Congratulations!  There will be many Amel owners in the Carib at the time you take ownership.

Enjoy a wonderful boat.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 11:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

 

 

I especially want to thank Bill and Judy for helping Lori and I become Amel owners.    We were well on our way to buying an Amel when much to our surprise and delight we learned of the opportunity to buy sv BeBe.  

 

Lori and I first came across Bill and Judy's blog several years ago when we started getting serious about our exit strategy from the full time workforce and family raising.   Bill and I had a great conversation about the boats shortly after that and then about a year ago I joined the Amel owners group to begin to get a better knowledge of the boats and the community that owns and cares for them.   And we also spent a very educational day with Joel Potter this spring (whom we had also met 20 years ago when we made a first attempt at cutting the lines).  All that came quickly to a head when we heard that Bill and Judy were thinking about swallowing the anchor. 

 

We had four intense days aboard BeBe in Trinidad where we agreed on the purchase and we are looking forward to two weeks of on-boarding with Bill and Judy when we close on the boat in January down in the USVI.  We will then be looking forward to meeting more of you as we are out and about and will begin to interact more through this forum as we undoubtedly run into questions.  

 

Best Regards  Dan & Lori Carlson 

Soon to be owners SM #387

 

 

 

 


Re: BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

Dan Carlson
 

I especially want to thank Bill and Judy for helping Lori and I become Amel owners.    We were well on our way to buying an Amel when much to our surprise and delight we learned of the opportunity to buy sv BeBe.  

Lori and I first came across Bill and Judy's blog several years ago when we started getting serious about our exit strategy from the full time workforce and family raising.   Bill and I had a great conversation about the boats shortly after that and then about a year ago I joined the Amel owners group to begin to get a better knowledge of the boats and the community that owns and cares for them.   And we also spent a very educational day with Joel Potter this spring (whom we had also met 20 years ago when we made a first attempt at cutting the lines).  All that came quickly to a head when we heard that Bill and Judy were thinking about swallowing the anchor. 

We had four intense days aboard BeBe in Trinidad where we agreed on the purchase and we are looking forward to two weeks of on-boarding with Bill and Judy when we close on the boat in January down in the USVI.  We will then be looking forward to meeting more of you as we are out and about and will begin to interact more through this forum as we undoubtedly run into questions.  

Best Regards  Dan & Lori Carlson 
Soon to be owners SM #387





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator membrane Alternative

seagasm
 

Yes I have tried to download the PDF but have access forbidden, from what I can see so far, the membrane is  Membrane type 25.21 (30 to 100 L/H range) (100015)

But not sure without contacting manufacturer direct.

 

Kind Regards

Barry Ferguson

 

Email: seagasm@...

Mobile/cell: +61 477 652 046

PO Box 1339

Hervey Bay Qld 6455

Australia

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, 23 July 2016 11:40
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator membrane Alternative

 

 

I noticed that I gave you the wrong number for the 160. It ia SW302540, but you have the 60. I don't know the number for the membranes for the 60.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

 

On Jul 22, 2016 7:33 PM, "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Oh, and if it is the 160 liter the membranes are Filmtec SW30-2521

 

Bill

 

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:29 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Barry & Robyn,

 

There is one manufacturer of membranes in the world. It is FilmTec, a DOW company.

 

If you know the size of your membranes, you can buy Filmtec membranes from anyone. But be careful as they have a shelf life of 6-12 months depending on temperature.

 

What water maker do you have? If it is a Dessalator 160 liter it takes 2 membranes. If it is this water maker and has white plastic looking end caps, you will need the membranes, end caps and a O ring kit.

 

Get back to me and I can point you to sources when I know what you have.

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:53 PM, seagasm@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning, does anyone know of an alternative membrane that is compatible with the Dessalator watermaker. I am looking for a supplier in Australia.

 

Kind Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM #171

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator membrane Alternative

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I noticed that I gave you the wrong number for the 160. It ia SW302540, but you have the 60. I don't know the number for the membranes for the 60.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Jul 22, 2016 7:33 PM, "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
Oh, and if it is the 160 liter the membranes are Filmtec SW30-2521

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:29 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
Barry & Robyn,

There is one manufacturer of membranes in the world. It is FilmTec, a DOW company.

If you know the size of your membranes, you can buy Filmtec membranes from anyone. But be careful as they have a shelf life of 6-12 months depending on temperature.

What water maker do you have? If it is a Dessalator 160 liter it takes 2 membranes. If it is this water maker and has white plastic looking end caps, you will need the membranes, end caps and a O ring kit.

Get back to me and I can point you to sources when I know what you have.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:53 PM, seagasm@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning, does anyone know of an alternative membrane that is compatible with the Dessalator watermaker. I am looking for a supplier in Australia.


Kind Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM #171




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator membrane Alternative

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Oh, and if it is the 160 liter the membranes are Filmtec SW30-2521

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:29 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
Barry & Robyn,

There is one manufacturer of membranes in the world. It is FilmTec, a DOW company.

If you know the size of your membranes, you can buy Filmtec membranes from anyone. But be careful as they have a shelf life of 6-12 months depending on temperature.

What water maker do you have? If it is a Dessalator 160 liter it takes 2 membranes. If it is this water maker and has white plastic looking end caps, you will need the membranes, end caps and a O ring kit.

Get back to me and I can point you to sources when I know what you have.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:53 PM, seagasm@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning, does anyone know of an alternative membrane that is compatible with the Dessalator watermaker. I am looking for a supplier in Australia.


Kind Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM #171




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator membrane Alternative

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Barry & Robyn,

There is one manufacturer of membranes in the world. It is FilmTec, a DOW company.

If you know the size of your membranes, you can buy Filmtec membranes from anyone. But be careful as they have a shelf life of 6-12 months depending on temperature.

What water maker do you have? If it is a Dessalator 160 liter it takes 2 membranes. If it is this water maker and has white plastic looking end caps, you will need the membranes, end caps and a O ring kit.

Get back to me and I can point you to sources when I know what you have.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:53 PM, seagasm@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning, does anyone know of an alternative membrane that is compatible with the Dessalator watermaker. I am looking for a supplier in Australia.


Kind Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM #171



Re: BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

Jim Anderson
 

Bill,

I enthusiastically second Kent's remarks. Your contributions to our group have been enormous, thorough, helpful, understandable, sensible and easy to understand.It would not be unreasonable to consider you, alongside Joel and Oliver, one of the the Dali Lamas of Super Maramu. Thank you for all of your contributions over the years.
Jim
SM 384 Sirena Azul
Fiords National Monument Wilderness, Alaska


Re: BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

Thank you for all of your contributions to this forum, and to Peg and I in particular.  You will be sorely missed.

I liked your comment about having our boats in condition for inspection!  I'm a perfectionist at heart (but stand ready to accept reality) and it seems like I'm in good company!

Best regards to you and Judy,
Duane & Peg
Wanderer SM#477


Re: BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Bill,

Many thanks for all your sage advice over the years and know that for both of us it was a highlight and an honor to have had a chance to meet Judy and you in Barcelona last Summer.

Warmest regards,


Peregrinus
SM2K n. 350
At anchor, Arno river (Pisa)


Dessalator membrane Alternative

seagasm
 

Good morning, does anyone know of an alternative membrane that is compatible with the Dessalator watermaker. I am looking for a supplier in Australia.


Kind Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM #171


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: In the market for a late model SM 2000

James Alton
 

I purchased my Amel through Michel Charpentier in France.  He knew the history of my boat from the beginning and is the most knowledgeable and honest broker that I have ever met.  With the USD up, there are some good buys overseas currently.  The primary reason I purchased overseas however was to start cruising in the Med right away.  I quickly also discovered that the Med climate is not as hard on the finish and metals as Florida.  Best of luck with your search and I hope you find your perfect boat.  James


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From: "francesringley@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 07-22-2016 6:34 PM (GMT-04:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: In the market for a late model SM 2000


 

And to be clear, Joel is THE man when it comes to knowing about Amels.



Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153


Re: In the market for a late model SM 2000

francesringley@...
 

And to be clear, Joel is THE man when it comes to knowing about Amels.


Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000

francesringley@...
 

In addition to Joel who is both knowledgeable and generous with his expertise, I would also recommend JP Bahuaud of Caraibe Yachts. We purchased Loca Lola II in 2014 and have been very satisfied. That being said, you've come to the right place. The forum is a great way to get to know about the boat which is key to make a successful purchase. Good luck!

Ian Townsend
Loca Lola II
SM153


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

karkauai
 

Any chance you could regalvanize it instead of buying new chain?  If it just looks rusty without loss of diameter, that might save quite a bit.  There are a couple of threads about this in the last few years.  Search Conversations for chain regalvanize.
Kent

On Jul 22, 2016, at 11:56 AM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Your gypsy should be marked to specify chain size.  If not, take your gypsy with you and confirm the chain size.  Even 1-2 mm per link can make a significant difference.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jul 22, 2016, at 10:32 AM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

thank you Bill, very helpful.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

karkauai
 

Your gypsy should be marked to specify chain size.  If not, take your gypsy with you and confirm the chain size.  Even 1-2 mm per link can make a significant difference.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jul 22, 2016, at 10:32 AM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

thank you Bill, very helpful.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

If you go for G70, you can reduce the size to 8mm without any compromise on strength

Check out Vyv Cox website; I know him personally and his knowledge is priceless. 

GL

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera SM007


On 22 Jul 2016, at 14:47, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

eric freedman
 

Peter,

If you are in the USA, McMaster Carr has it in stock.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 8:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

 

 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Peter Jaeger
 

thank you Bill, very helpful.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Oh, good to know that you are in La Rochelle. You could also ask Amel for a chain supplier recommendation. 

Grade 40 chain was an ACCO grade only and may not be available. ACCO has conformed to other chain makers and now makes Grade 43 rather than 40. Either is good for your Amel. Grade 43 is better and stronger than 40...both are considered High Test. Grade 70 has a gold tint and is stronger, but overkill and possibly overweight for your bow.

I believe that in France you will see chain rated by strength category, however what you want is 10mm High Test chain with ISO4565 specifications, unless if your gypsy has been changed to 10mm with DIN 766 specifications. The difference between DIN and ISO is the "pitch" of the chain. Take a look at this photo. If this is the windlass you have, you have, it is ISO. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/1454030119/lightbox/848353597?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/848353597

You should also download Anchor Chain, Galvanized dimensions and calibration.pdf from the Files section of the Amel Owners Group website. 
This link may work for that: 

I recommend that you buy French Made 10mm ISO High Test, beware that you may find Chinese made chain in France so be careful of super low prices and buy only from reputable sources.

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:55 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The boat in La Rochelle

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On Fri, 7/22/16, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016, 12:47 PM

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@...
[amelyachtowners] <
amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:

>
>
> Hi there
>
> I have to replace my
rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL
> guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or
Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght
> 80m,
Size 10.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peter
>
> SM 003, SY WILSON
>
>
>