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Re: A54 lewmar chain counter setup: check yours!

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Thomas,

Actually I found out the very same thing when I replaced the chain counter. Mine was getting pretty bad with the the LCD readout. So when I replaced it I found the same issue. One of those thing easily missed during commissioning of a yacht I guess.
But It's better then the other way around, thinking you set out 30 meter and only doing 20!

Cheers,

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121

BTW I'm having great results with the replacement of the Buegel with a Spade 35 kg. It grabs very fast and sits much better on the bow.


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Download this file from the FILES section of the group's website: 
This new revision includes mainmast intermediates which were accidentally left out of the upload of 4-26-2020...also a few other minor changes. 

Go to page 3 for the graphic 
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 6:32 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:
Hi Ken!
Hope you both feeling good looked down there.

Here a link with a better photo and more rigging details:


All the best 

Stefan 
SM 373, Voyageur, Martinique 



Stefan Deerberg 

Geschäftsführer 
Deerberg GmbH 
Unternehmer/ Entrepreneur

Velgen 35
29582 Hanstedt 
Germany

Mobil: +49 172 7757444



On 28. Apr 2020, at 22:28, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Stefan and Anne Deerberg
 

Hi Ken!
Hope you both feeling good looked down there.

Here a link with a better photo and more rigging details:


All the best 

Stefan 
SM 373, Voyageur, Martinique 



Stefan Deerberg 

Geschäftsführer 
Deerberg GmbH 
Unternehmer/ Entrepreneur

Velgen 35
29582 Hanstedt 
Germany

Mobil: +49 172 7757444
stefan.deerberg@...
www.deerberg.de



On 28. Apr 2020, at 22:28, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hallo Wolfgang,

Vielen dank fur diese Tip. I habe die Bestellung gemacht.

Gruss,

Arno


A54 lewmar chain counter setup: check yours!

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

I got a bit red faced the other day when I realised the lewmar chain counter was still using factory default parameters, including a 300mm chain per revolution. I measured the reality: ~450mm ...

No wonder we never drag anchor...

Best,

Thomas 
GARULFO 
A54-122
Locked down in Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia 




Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi Arno,
It was www.foliencenter24.com


Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162



Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Wolfgang,

Thanks for the information. Do you remember where you bought that stuff? I have trouble finding an online store that sells this stuff in boat-size quantities instead of sky-scraper sizes...

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

 

Kent,

I talked to Steve about it. There were some errors in the file that were made by Steve's contractor. That file was removed from the files section.

This file may help you. It is everything that was in Steve's file with some added things. It is available to you through my website at CLIENT ACCESS>>Book Supplements>>Product Information>>Part 1 Deck & Hull>>Engine Hatch Bulge Repair. There are some other files at that location, including another hatch repair method. 


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


On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 6:24 PM karkauai via groups.io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill

I can't find the file uploaded by Steve Bell for engine room hatch repair. I clicked on the link in the notification email which took me to Files, but I can't find it.

Help!
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Apr 25, 2020 6:30 PM, "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification" <main+notification@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> wrote:

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that the following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io group.

Uploaded By: steve b <stevect@...>

Description:
Repair of engine hatch bulges

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team



Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

karkauai
 

Bill

I can't find the file uploaded by Steve Bell for engine room hatch repair. I clicked on the link in the notification email which took me to Files, but I can't find it.

Help!
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Apr 25, 2020 6:30 PM, "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification" <main+notification@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> wrote:

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that the following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io group.

Uploaded By: steve b <stevect@...>

Description:
Repair of engine hatch bulges

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team



Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Jamie Wendell
 

Scott, congratulations on your crossing to Hawaii. Sorry you had to cancel the world tour - maybe another chance next year?

I converted to Coastal digital controls and use the top-loader as a very cold refrigerator. I keep it just about -1 degree C all the time to keep drinks and vegetables mostly.
I get very little water inside over time, but I do get some ice buildup on the evaporator plates given my colder settings. Every few weeks I shut down and defrost and find mostly vegetable remains in the bottom.

It never smells, but as I read in a response to another email about the hydraulic strut for the lid, I had to replace the strut (through Amel in La Rochelle). It is too powerful, and I have the larger lid. I intend to replace again with the one recommended in the posting.

Safe travels or is Hawaii your POC for now?

Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

I was so annoyed by the fridge freezer that I took it into parts and replaced the humid insulation. You can see me doing this job in my video on our youtube. 
But its a hell of a job. 
In our case the stainless was watertight, build #39. Where its not watertight and water gets under it is at the hole for the cooling pipes.

What I would suggest as a minimal efford with huge effect is to replace the seal. 
We remouved the old seal. 
I got stripes of magnetic stainless and glued it on the topegdge of the stainless bassin where the old seal was.
We ordered a custum sized, screw fixed freezer seal. (cheap its about 40 euros)
This seal is fixed with screws (dipped in sikaflex) to the top lid. 

When the seal is fixed on the top, like on any comercial product, it does not move. 
Additional the comercial standard magnetic seal produces and airtight seal. 
The only moment when humidity enters is when we open the lid. 

Hope that helps. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Mon, Apr 27, 2020, 16:02 Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Except for the seal movement (need to check when I am back on the boat) my experience is the same as Arno. I also have the raised “grill” type platform on the bottom & agree with his analysis on the cause of the water accumulation.

I have the small opening.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 27, 2020 13:02:23

 

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 Arno Luijten via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 12:50
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

 

Hi Scott,

We use our galley-top-fridge/freezer as fridge 100% of the time. It does accumulate water on the bottom, because of this ours has a raised bottom with holes in it to keep stuff dry. Every time you open the box, humid air will get into it and eventually end up as condensation at the bottom. We have some problems with the seals, specifically the one in the back because the lid tries to push it away (to the back) when you close it. At some point the seal will detach from the fridge-box. I replaced the double-sided sticky-tape to re-attach it and I'm now using some Vaseline on the seal so the lid can slide over the seal more easy when it's closing.
Apart from this every few weeks I remove the collected water from the bottom. As far as I can detect the box itself is waterproof so water does not leak into the insulation. I have no annoying smells from the fridge.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Teun BAAS
 

Except for the seal movement (need to check when I am back on the boat) my experience is the same as Arno. I also have the raised “grill” type platform on the bottom & agree with his analysis on the cause of the water accumulation.

I have the small opening.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 27, 2020 13:02:23

 

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 Arno Luijten via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 12:50
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

 

Hi Scott,

We use our galley-top-fridge/freezer as fridge 100% of the time. It does accumulate water on the bottom, because of this ours has a raised bottom with holes in it to keep stuff dry. Every time you open the box, humid air will get into it and eventually end up as condensation at the bottom. We have some problems with the seals, specifically the one in the back because the lid tries to push it away (to the back) when you close it. At some point the seal will detach from the fridge-box. I replaced the double-sided sticky-tape to re-attach it and I'm now using some Vaseline on the seal so the lid can slide over the seal more easy when it's closing.
Apart from this every few weeks I remove the collected water from the bottom. As far as I can detect the box itself is waterproof so water does not leak into the insulation. I have no annoying smells from the fridge.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Scott,

We use our galley-top-fridge/freezer as fridge 100% of the time. It does accumulate water on the bottom, because of this ours has a raised bottom with holes in it to keep stuff dry. Every time you open the box, humid air will get into it and eventually end up as condensation at the bottom. We have some problems with the seals, specifically the one in the back because the lid tries to push it away (to the back) when you close it. At some point the seal will detach from the fridge-box. I replaced the double-sided sticky-tape to re-attach it and I'm now using some Vaseline on the seal so the lid can slide over the seal more easy when it's closing.
Apart from this every few weeks I remove the collected water from the bottom. As far as I can detect the box itself is waterproof so water does not leak into the insulation. I have no annoying smells from the fridge.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: would someone please explain how this works?

 

Thanks Gary,

He mentioned the "differential girdle spring" on the upper end of the grammeters. This must be an early video because the differential girdle spring was found to be a problem and later replaced by the non-differential version of the same spring.

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


On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 1:20 PM Gary Wells <gary@...> wrote:
Rockwell did an in depth training video on their new and improved "RetroEncabulator".  I think you'll find all your questions answered ...  here: 
.
https://youtu.be/RXJKdh1KZ0w
.
.Cheers!  


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi Teun,
Your boat "Amelit" has a fantastic sailing history. I followed the videos before we bought our 54 in 2015. I can imagine what the sun in the Pacific did to the rubbers, glad you were able to fix the seals.
I like the idea of putting a film over the lens, will look into that.
I have worked out the sizes, some traders are putting wrong lens sizes on the internet.
Lewmar grey and smoke grey lenses are what is confusing, the grey is what looks like on our boat as pink. Complete new hatches from Lewmar are not polished aluminum and are smoke grey.
By the time you add new pins, screw fittings to the replacement acrylic lens from Lewmar and then add the  labour cost you are at the complete hatch price. You can get the acrylic lens cut but then you still need the other bits, seal, pins, screws.
Looks like I will have some new base frames available if anyone on the forum might need them.

I thank all for the advise and information.

Best

Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique

On Monday, April 27, 2020, 1:47:13 PM EDT, Wolfgang Weber via groups.io <webercardio@...> wrote:


Hi Arno,
it is the  3M  Silver 15  exterior - see data attached. I bought 3,0 m x 0,914 m  for 76 € online. Years before I used  no-name product which was blind after 1 year. Especially the captains cabin got very hot before I made the 3M on the Lewmar Acrylic lens. It only reduces a little bit of light - see data.
Installation is easy- spray bottle with little soap. Before you polish the acrylic lens, handles etc screwed off, spray both - 3M and acrylic lens with watersprayer, with 4 hands put 3M on window, push away the water with creditcard. you will be better after 4 hatches.
Wolfgang SY Elise Amel 54 #162


Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Scott SV Tengah
 

Hi all,

Hope you're all doing well and staying healthy. Our A54 has a swing-door fridge (we replaced the original with a larger MS160 model with hidden evaporator plate), the galley top loading fridge/freezer and then the settee fridge/freezer.  My question is related to the galley top loading fridge/freezer.

Our normal M.O. is that we use all 3 of them. The 160l stainless one is used as a fridge, the settee unit is used as a freezer and the galley top loader we use as a "fruit and vegetable" fridge set on 3 of 9. The problem we're having is that the galley top loader accumulates a decent amount of water in the bottom as it doesn't have a drain and eventually smells REALLY bad. We've used the shop vac to dry it out, cleaned it in bleach, etc. but it appears the box is NOT waterproof in the sense that after flushing it out with bleach water, over the course of the next few hours, water appears to migrate INTO the stainless insides of the box. I presume that must mean the initial flush water flowed out through the corner seams (into the insulation!?!) and then is flowing back in through the corner seams. 

Does anyone else use it as a fridge?  We've tried to adjust the lid to seal it tighter, but the seal area still gets wet and water accumulation still occurs inside the box itself. Is it simply not designed to be used as a fridge?

As an aside: We just arrived in Hawaii from Panama (4848 nautical miles, 31 days!) after first abandoning our Galapagos plans and then abandoning our French Polynesia plans as country after country closed their borders. Our A54 performed admirably and despite very light winds for the first two weeks (much use of the code 0 and the Parasailor), we arrived with 600 liters of diesel! Our little tweaks to energy usage dropped our generator usage down a lot compared to our Atlantic crossing. We ran it 45 minutes every 2-3 days despite running 2 fridges and a freezer and the water maker. Nothing broke and we had a week where we covered between 170-195 miles per day. It was passages like this that make me love our Amel even more!

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


Re: would someone please explain how this works?

Gary Wells
 

Rockwell did an in depth training video on their new and improved "RetroEncabulator".  I think you'll find all your questions answered ...  here: 
.
https://youtu.be/RXJKdh1KZ0w
.
.Cheers!  


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi Arno,
it is the  3M  Silver 15  exterior - see data attached. I bought 3,0 m x 0,914 m  for 76 € online. Years before I used  no-name product which was blind after 1 year. Especially the captains cabin got very hot before I made the 3M on the Lewmar Acrylic lens. It only reduces a little bit of light - see data.
Installation is easy- spray bottle with little soap. Before you polish the acrylic lens, handles etc screwed off, spray both - 3M and acrylic lens with watersprayer, with 4 hands put 3M on window, push away the water with creditcard. you will be better after 4 hatches.
Wolfgang SY Elise Amel 54 #162


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Wolfgang,

What film did you use exactly? Where did you get it from? 3M has a huge selection of this kind of stuff but most seems to be unavailable to normal consumers.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121