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Re: Amel decal

Craig Briggs
 

I had these vinyl decals made last week at a boat lettering shop near Palm Beach, Fl and they came out great.

If anyone still needs them I can send them to you at $65 for a set of two (port and starboard) plus $8.05 for USPS Priority Legal Flat Rate Envelop (2-day). Call it $75 total. 

I just checked with sav and they do have them in stock at 90€ for a set of two plus their estimate of 40€ for Fedex to USA. 130€ is about $145US. 

If interested DO NOT REPLY HERE - send a private email to CraigBriggs001@... (that's CraigBriggs001 at gmail dot com) and I'll put the order together.
Here's a picture of mine.


Re: Bonding Strap

eric freedman
 

If you search back in the archives about 15 years ago there was a post of the measurements and bends of the strap. The thicker the better for that strap.
I cut off the top of the corroded strap with wires connected and soldered and bolted the top of the old strap to the new one. It has been good now for 15 years.
It is easiest to use blue tape to connect the extension bars for the socket wrench and also tape the nut of the keel bolt to the 30 mm socket.
Eric SM Kimberlite

On June 2, 2020 at 10:12 AM "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Oliver, I found a 2" x 1./8"  X 60 " long flat copper bar at McMaster Carr for like $85 ,which should do the job nicely.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 9:14 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonding Strap

Hello, 

It might be better to oversize the new strap.

A flattened 1" plumming copper pipe will do the job.

I would also install the upper end where you fix the bonding cables 10" higher so that they are less likly touched by any water. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 07:00 Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32= aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to purchase a copper strap to replace the original bonding strap. I looked in the files but could not find the original size used by Amel. Could someone provide me the width ,thickness and length of the strap.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

 


Re: SM Anodes especification #replacement

Ryan Meador
 

Hi Jose,

If yours are the same as ours, they're 125 mm diameter with a hole for an M10 bolt (11 mm hole).  In the US, they're available from BoatZincs, where for some reason they're marketed specifically for Azimut boats, but they're the perfect size for us.  The R5 is almost the right size as well, but being imperial, the hole is slightly too small and must be drilled out -- lots of people do this, but it's a pain when you can just get the right ones.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:47 AM JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hi Amelians,

It's my first time to change the anodes in my SM.
I couldn't find the specification on Amel manual.
Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: Bonding Strap

Patrick McAneny
 

Oliver, I found a 2" x 1./8"  X 60 " long flat copper bar at McMaster Carr for like $85 ,which should do the job nicely.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 9:14 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonding Strap

Hello, 

It might be better to oversize the new strap.

A flattened 1" plumming copper pipe will do the job.

I would also install the upper end where you fix the bonding cables 10" higher so that they are less likly touched by any water. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 07:00 Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to purchase a copper strap to replace the original bonding strap. I looked in the files but could not find the original size used by Amel. Could someone provide me the width ,thickness and length of the strap.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Bonding Strap

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello, 

It might be better to oversize the new strap.

A flattened 1" plumming copper pipe will do the job.

I would also install the upper end where you fix the bonding cables 10" higher so that they are less likly touched by any water. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 07:00 Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to purchase a copper strap to replace the original bonding strap. I looked in the files but could not find the original size used by Amel. Could someone provide me the width ,thickness and length of the strap.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Bonding Strap

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, That is just what I needed ,I did not think to look in the photo section. 
Much Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 8:35 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonding Strap

Pat,
 
I think the picture that you are looking for is in the Photos section of the forum, not the Files section.  Look in the folder called "Bonding System - Bilge Ground Strap"  and you will find the pictures that Judy Rouse uploaded years ago including the one with the dimensions.  Here is a direct link to that album:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84439 

Make sure you have some long extensions and a 30mm socket to undo the top nut on the keel bolt that secure the strap. 

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Bonding Strap

Mark McGovern
 
Edited

Pat,
 
I think the picture that you are looking for is in the Photos section of the forum, not the Files section.  Look in the folder called "Bonding System - Bilge Ground Strap"  and you will find the pictures that Judy Rouse uploaded years ago including the one with the dimensions.  Here is a direct link to that album:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84439 

Make sure you have some long extensions and a 30mm socket to undo the top nut on the keel bolt that secure the strap. 

I made my replacement strap from a 2" wide x 1/8" thick x 48" long piece of copper.  You can get the copper at www.onlinemetals.com or www.speedymetals.com.

Mark

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Cleaning Water Heater

Gerhard Mueller
 

Kent

See the picture of a new heater for a Quick boiler.
There is an U-shaped pipe with the heater element, a straight pipe for the thermostat and the thicker item is the zinc element.



I do not see any zinc element at your picture. Probabely you will need a hew one.

--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Bonding Strap

Patrick McAneny
 

I would like to purchase a copper strap to replace the original bonding strap. I looked in the files but could not find the original size used by Amel. Could someone provide me the width ,thickness and length of the strap.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


SM Anodes especification #replacement

JOSE PRIETO
 

Hi Amelians,

It's my first time to change the anodes in my SM.
I couldn't find the specification on Amel manual.
Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: Genoa Swivel - position + binding connection to the genoa top loop - Amel 54

Laurens Vos
 

Hi Arno,

You mean that on can rise and lower the ballooner separate from the genoa ? Which mean that when the genoa is up and flying. 
On our Mango we used the ballooner on ocean crossings but we used the same halyard so needed to rise and bring them down together. 
I only can't figure out how the way you describe it. 

Best regards
Laurens 

Amel 54 - Fun@Sea 



Re: IALA buoy system warning

Jean Boucharlat
 

The French Carribean islands, as well as French Polynesia, are under the American buoyage system. It's a legacy of the American "occupation" of these French territories during the Second World War.

 

Jean Boucharlat

1-22-3-704 Nishi Waseda

Shinjuku-ku

169-0051 Tokyo - Japan

Fixed line +81 (0)3 64 57 35 03

Cell phone : +81 (0)80 78 56 09 86

(Formerly SM 232)

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: lundi 1 juin 2020 19:58
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] IALA buoy system warning

 

I thought red right return was only in America.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 01 June 2020 at 18:59 "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Not in Europe

~~~ ⛵️~~~ Matt


On Jun 1, 2020, at 3:30 AM, Courtney Gorman via groups.io < Itsfun1@...> wrote:

Red Right Return 

Cheers 

 



On May 30, 2020, at 10:58 AM, Matt Salatino via groups.io < helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Terrible!

He must have been very tired......

~~~ ⛵️~~~ Matt


On May 30, 2020, at 3:32 PM, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica < oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,

 

Warning according to an incident yesterday in le Marin, Martinique. 

 

We observed an AMEL super maramu full sail up entering the bay. The captain left a green buoy at his starboard side and ended up shipwracked on the reef.

 

We do not know all details of this incident. 

 

But be warned, here is the IALA buoy sytem B used opposite to europe with IALA system A. 

 

All european scippers need to pay attention. 

 

IALA A is used by countries in Africa, most of Asia, Australia, Europe and India. IALA B is used by countries in North, Central and South America, Japan, Korea and the  Philippines .

 

By mixing up the different color code you my end up on the reef. 

 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 

Martinique 


 


 


Re: Cleaning Water Heater

Craig Briggs
 

Former housekeeper's lemma, "If you can't see it, it's clean."


Re: Cleaning Water Heater

Matt Salatino
 

The isotemp unit is supposed to be the best. I didn’t want to spend the money on my previous boat, so installed a new superstore hot water heater. 19 years later, it’s still working fine, with its new owner. I’m amazed.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jun 1, 2020, at 10:04 PM, Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:

Hi Kent,

I would not pursue things further. Just “Google” pictures of what the inside of most water heaters look like after a few years. As my kids say, “Don’t go there”.

That’s one reason why it is recommend not to drink or cook from the hot water tap. Lots of minerals, but obviously sterile. Most water heaters, marine or domestic, only last several years. 

All in all, if your tank is old, I would just consider replacing it. Or let it go kaput in the middle of nowhere.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay

On Jun 1, 2020, at 12:29 PM, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Thanks Gerhard,
I'm afraid I probably understated the condition of the zinc and heating element.  Here's a pic. I also got a better look inside the tank today, and it's pretty nasty. I have to clean it, but can't get my big paw through the hole. It's either a brush or power washer, I think.  Anybody else? 
Thanks again,
Kent
Kristy SM243

On Jun 1, 2020 6:50 AM, "Gerhard Mueller via groups.io" <carcode@...> wrote:
If the zinc is OK you should do nothing more as inspection. The thin coating (film) works as a protection and will soon come back when you remove it. Only rinse the tank. That is sufficient.

--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

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Re: Dessalator DUO 100 - Watermaker HP hose/pipe

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello

Thanks for your responses.
We managed to source an equivalent of the pipe locally.

The one sold and installed by dessalator is made by zec.

Full specs below

www.zecspa.com




Best
Soraya


Re: Cleaning Water Heater

Mohammad Shirloo
 

I second Tom’s opinion. When our element went out in 2016 (8 year old water heater), we decided to change for new. It was a 4 hour job, but hopefully don’t have to deal with this issue for another 8. There were signs of rust on other electrical components on the old tank.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2020 1:04 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cleaning Water Heater

 

Hi Kent,

 

I would not pursue things further. Just “Google” pictures of what the inside of most water heaters look like after a few years. As my kids say, “Don’t go there”.

 

That’s one reason why it is recommend not to drink or cook from the hot water tap. Lots of minerals, but obviously sterile. Most water heaters, marine or domestic, only last several years. 

 

All in all, if your tank is old, I would just consider replacing it. Or let it go kaput in the middle of nowhere.

 

Tom Peacock

SM #240 Aletes

Chesapeake Bay



On Jun 1, 2020, at 12:29 PM, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Gerhard,

I'm afraid I probably understated the condition of the zinc and heating element.  Here's a pic. I also got a better look inside the tank today, and it's pretty nasty. I have to clean it, but can't get my big paw through the hole. It's either a brush or power washer, I think.  Anybody else? 

Thanks again,

Kent

Kristy SM243

 

On Jun 1, 2020 6:50 AM, "Gerhard Mueller via groups.io" <carcode@...> wrote:

If the zinc is OK you should do nothing more as inspection. The thin coating (film) works as a protection and will soon come back when you remove it. Only rinse the tank. That is sufficient.

--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

 

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Re: Cleaning Water Heater

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi Kent,

I would not pursue things further. Just “Google” pictures of what the inside of most water heaters look like after a few years. As my kids say, “Don’t go there”.

That’s one reason why it is recommend not to drink or cook from the hot water tap. Lots of minerals, but obviously sterile. Most water heaters, marine or domestic, only last several years. 

All in all, if your tank is old, I would just consider replacing it. Or let it go kaput in the middle of nowhere.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay

On Jun 1, 2020, at 12:29 PM, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Thanks Gerhard,
I'm afraid I probably understated the condition of the zinc and heating element.  Here's a pic. I also got a better look inside the tank today, and it's pretty nasty. I have to clean it, but can't get my big paw through the hole. It's either a brush or power washer, I think.  Anybody else? 
Thanks again,
Kent
Kristy SM243

On Jun 1, 2020 6:50 AM, "Gerhard Mueller via groups.io" <carcode@...> wrote:
If the zinc is OK you should do nothing more as inspection. The thin coating (film) works as a protection and will soon come back when you remove it. Only rinse the tank. That is sufficient.

--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

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Re: Cleaning Water Heater

karkauai
 

Thanks Gerhard,
I'm afraid I probably understated the condition of the zinc and heating element.  Here's a pic. I also got a better look inside the tank today, and it's pretty nasty. I have to clean it, but can't get my big paw through the hole. It's either a brush or power washer, I think.  Anybody else? 
Thanks again,
Kent
Kristy SM243

On Jun 1, 2020 6:50 AM, "Gerhard Mueller via groups.io" <carcode@...> wrote:
If the zinc is OK you should do nothing more as inspection. The thin coating (film) works as a protection and will soon come back when you remove it. Only rinse the tank. That is sufficient.

--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: IALA buoy system warning

Ruslan Osmonov
 

On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 2:57 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

I thought red right return was only in America.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 01 June 2020 at 18:59 "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Not in Europe

~~~ ⛵️~~~ Matt

On Jun 1, 2020, at 3:30 AM, Courtney Gorman via groups.io < Itsfun1@...> wrote:

Red Right Return 
Cheers 

 

On May 30, 2020, at 10:58 AM, Matt Salatino via groups.io < helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Terrible!
He must have been very tired......

~~~ ⛵️~~~ Matt

On May 30, 2020, at 3:32 PM, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica < oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,

Warning according to an incident yesterday in le Marin, Martinique. 

We observed an AMEL super maramu full sail up entering the bay. The captain left a green buoy at his starboard side and ended up shipwracked on the reef.

We do not know all details of this incident. 

But be warned, here is the IALA buoy sytem B used opposite to europe with IALA system A. 

All european scippers need to pay attention. 

IALA A is used by countries in Africa, most of Asia, Australia, Europe and India. IALA B is used by countries in North, Central and South America, Japan, Korea and the  Philippines .

By mixing up the different color code you my end up on the reef. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 


 


 

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