Date   

Re: Crew to NY.

eric freedman
 

Hi Tom.

I will leave as soon as the government of SXM allows me to go to Kimberlite.

I have been trying to land on the island for 6 weeks.

I will be in touch as soon as I hear from the government.

I will let you know about crew at that time.



Thank you for the offer.

My email is kimberlite@...

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376









From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 7:56 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] How I plan to get to St Maarten.



Hi Eric when are you planning on going? In March I was going to stop and
leave my boat in Saint Martin but ended up selling all the way back to
Georgia depending on when you go and if you’re interested in crew

On May 18, 2020, at 6:55 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:



Hi Tom,



I am working with the government of St Maarten to take Kimberlite out of the
island.

I will fly into St Thomas and enter St Maarten either via private plane of
chartered motor boat.

I would then sail over to St Thomas to fuel up , provision , and sail back
to NY.



I might have to single hand to NY.

It looks like the government might have a plan for a number of people to
arrive via private conveyance

and sail away.



Is there anyone else in the group trying to get to St Maarten?

If so we could share the cost of the trip from St Thomas to St Maarten.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376







From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 8:35 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes



She is at Club Nautico in San Juan. I will be flying down as soon as I can
be sure that I won’t have to spend 2 weeks in quarantine at the airport
hotel. Even though there’s more square feet in most hotel rooms than on a
Super Maramu, I think I would go certifiably nuts in a hotel.





On Apr 20, 2020, at 8:04 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:



Hi Tom,

Do you have any Idea when you will attempt to get back to your boat? Where
is she?

I might be flying into STT to get to SXM.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376





From: <mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [ <mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 2:36 PM
To: <mailto:main@amelyachtowners.groups.io> main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes



Hi Eric,



No idea. Need to be on more intimate terms with the governor. I heard today
from the dockmaster in the marina where Aletes is that a captain of a mega
yacht flew in, told the authorities that he was going to quarantine on his
boat. They told him no way, and he is now spending 14 days at the airport
hotel. Not what he had planned.






On Apr 19, 2020, at 8:50 PM, eric freedman <
<mailto:kimberlite@...> kimberlite@...> wrote:



Hi Tom,

Have you heard when they are lifting the quarantine on puerti Rico?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376





From: <mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [ <mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:13 PM
To: <mailto:main@amelyachtowners.groups.io> main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes



My only thought is like others, make certain that there is no chlorine.
Obviously, there shouldn’t be if all you do is make RO water. Do you ever
put water in the tank from the marina? We often have both RO and shore
water, tough to tell how much chlorine, although you can buy test strips. I
will sometimes flush with a couple of gallons of RO water drawn from the
control panel tap, rather than flush with water from the tank.



Assuming the above is useless advice, you might try looking at
<https://www.genesysro.com/uploads/docs/STUDY%20OF%20THE-PHYSICAL-AND-CHEMIC
AL-DAMAGE-ON-REVERSE-OSMOSIS-MEMBRANES-DETECTED-BY-AUTOPSIES-NURIA.pdf>
https://www.genesysro.com/uploads/docs/STUDY%20OF%20THE-PHYSICAL-AND-CHEMICA
L-DAMAGE-ON-REVERSE-OSMOSIS-MEMBRANES-DETECTED-BY-AUTOPSIES-NURIA.pdf



This details some of what can go wrong, including post-mortem pictures.
Interestingly, there are several causes for physical damage to the membranes
(as opposed to chemical) that might have some bearing on your issue.



Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes, San Juan PR

Waiting to fly back down to PR next month



On Apr 18, 2020, at 8:21 PM, Mark Erdos < <mailto:mcerdos@...>
mcerdos@...> wrote:



I need a little help with water maker usage and maintenance, please.



Cream Puff has a 24v D60 water-maker. My problem is we seem to be going
through membranes at the rate of a pair a year. I have read where others
have used the same set of membranes for years and still get drinkable water.
This is not the case with us. We are in our 5th year of full time cruising
and are now on our 6th set of membranes.



When I last change membranes in Colombia, this was about March 2019. Our
current membranes are just over a year old. The PPMs are starting to creep
up a bit now and we have gone from the 300 range to the 500 range. We notice
a change in drinking quality over 600 PPMs. This is when we usually change
the membranes.



We run the water-maker at least once a week when in a marina, flush it with
the fresh water rinse. I have a double charcoal filter set up for the tank
rinse. When on anchor it is run just about every day. I am careful to watch
the pressure and water making float gauge. I normally set it at 55 liters
per hour and this put the pressure in lower side of the green range.



Any ideas why our membranes are not lasting or why our PPMs creep up?





With best regards,



Mark



Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

<http://www.creampuff.us/> www.creampuff.us


Re: Mizzen furler gearbox, A54 peculiarity?

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Thomas;

 

Unfortunately, we are not on board, so I cannot definitively answer your question. However, I do recall holding the gear box in my hands and wondering how to get into it. If there was a screw cap, it would have drawn my attention to it. That plus a lack of time, led me to just spray the CorosionX inside. So, I’m guessing that ours looks more like yours, without a cap.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sv Garulfo via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 4:52 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler gearbox, A54 peculiarity?

 

Hi Randall & Mohammad,

 

In Randall’s picture, i noticed the gearbox housing is consistent with the drawing in Gary Silver’s document. 

 

My gearbox appears slightly different, at least from the outside. It doesn’t have a screwed top lid. 

 

Mohammad, 

what is your gearbox like? Mine or Randall’s? 

Does it have straight through drain holes?

 

 

Randall,

Did you have to apply great force to unscrew the bottom part? How much leverage does your tool have? How long is the handle?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Thomas

A54-122

Tahuata, French Polynesia 

 

 

 

On Sat, 16 May 2020 at 02:13, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Thomas,

 

There were 2 sets of Delrin bearings 1st set just under the bottom cap and the other in the top. My furler took 2 hands and great force to turn.

Just like in the Delos video. If you look at the one picture you can see the place where the Delrin bushings in the cranking shaft with the gear, has eroded and that is where all of the stiffness is coming from.

I can only say that the 2 holes in my furler bottom go all the way through.

I intend to make a start to finish video of this. It was incredibly simple and now the furler moves like new.

 

Cheers,

Randall

 

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 7:21 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:

Thanks Randall,

 

I will attempt to watch the video but I doubt the bandwidth here will allow that...

 

Further to Mohammad’s question, did you find a bearing inside or delrin balls like Gary described? 

As far as I can see through the horizontal shaft opening, there is a vertical element (consistent with the diagram in Gary’s document) that is supposed to be on a set of derlin balls at the bottom of the housing, but mine does not rotate at all. 

 

Clearly the gearing housing is not waterproof and without drains it will inevitably fill with dirt and water up to the attachment bolts. The bushing is then halfway soaked in that and the aluminium/stainless steel interface between the gearshaft and the winch handle socket attachment will corrode. The oxidation on the aluminium shaft will slowlly increase the friction to the bushing. The gears are moving freely otherwise. 

 

So, drill for drain or not? 

 

 

Thanks

Thomas

 

GARULFO 

A54-122

Tahuata, French Polynesia 

 

 

 

 

On Thu, 14 May 2020 at 10:11, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Thomas,

I removed disassembled and cleaned my mizzen outhaul last fall. You don't need to drop sail. The issue will be in the Delrin bushings that become very stiff. I have attached 2 pictures of my work. The bearings are not to be lubed/greased. I used a cheap homemade tool to unscrew the bottom. 2cm square bar 2 drill holes straight through, put the drill bits in so the solid end goes into the bottom of the furler, with furler in a vice. Worked great. 

I finished and put on a video from a fellow Amel owner who did the same job. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB67b2hK-kA&t=657s

They do the job at 8.02 of the video. If you need more info let me know. Use the bar not the saw.

Cheers.

 

Randall

A54 #56

Gibraltar

 

 

 

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 6:50 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

In the great document by Gary Silver about the overhaul of the SM Mizzen furler gearbox (thanks Arno for sending us a low bandwidth friendly version), it is mentioned that the bottom part of the gearbox housing is drilled with 2 holes that are used to both unscrew that part (with great efforts) and drain the gearbox of liquids. 

 

As our gearbox got stiffer recently, I removed it and it appears that those 2 holes are not through openings.. thus not acting as drains. And the gearbox was full of rainwater up to the attachment bolts. Arno tells me he saw the same. 

So the teflon bushing got very dirty and stiff with all sorts of deposits. 

 

Does anybody know why the drains are no longer machined through? Is it an A54 “innovation”? 

It doesn’t really make sense and I’m thinking of drilling those holes all the way through to reinstate the drain. Any word of advice against that idea?

 

Thanks for your input

 

Best, 

 

 

Thomas

GARULFO 

A54-122

Tahuata, French Polynesia 

 

 


Crew to NY.

eric freedman
 

Hi Tom.

I will leave as soon as the government of SXM allows me to go to Kimberlite.

I have been trying to land on the island for 6 weeks.

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 7:56 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] How I plan to get to St Maarten.

 

Hi Eric when are you planning on going?  In March I was going to stop and leave my boat in Saint Martin but ended up selling all the way back to Georgia depending on when you go and if you’re interested in crew 



On May 18, 2020, at 6:55 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:



Hi Tom,

 

I am working with the government of St Maarten to take Kimberlite out of the island.

I will fly into St Thomas and enter St Maarten either via private plane of chartered motor boat.

I would then sail over to St Thomas to fuel up , provision , and sail back to NY.

 

I might have to single hand to NY.

It looks like the government might have a plan for a number of people to arrive via private conveyance

and sail away. 

 

Is there anyone else in the group trying to get to St Maarten?

If so we could share the cost of the trip from St Thomas to St Maarten.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 8:35 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes

 

She is at Club Nautico in San Juan. I will be flying down as soon as I can be sure that I won’t have to spend 2 weeks in quarantine at the airport hotel. Even though there’s more square feet in most hotel rooms than on a Super Maramu, I think I would go certifiably nuts in a hotel.




On Apr 20, 2020, at 8:04 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tom,

Do you have any Idea when you will attempt to get back to your boat? Where  is she?

I might be flying into STT to get to SXM.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 2:36 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes

 

Hi Eric,

 

No idea. Need to be on more intimate terms with the governor. I heard today from the dockmaster in the marina where Aletes is that a captain of a mega yacht flew in, told the authorities that he was going to quarantine on his boat. They told him no way, and he is now spending 14 days at the airport hotel. Not what he had planned.





On Apr 19, 2020, at 8:50 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tom,

Have you heard when they are lifting the quarantine on puerti Rico?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:13 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes

 

My only thought is like others, make certain that there is no chlorine. Obviously, there shouldn’t be if all you do is make RO water. Do you ever put water in the tank from the marina? We often have both RO and shore water, tough to tell how much chlorine, although you can buy test strips. I will sometimes flush with a couple of gallons of RO water drawn from the control panel tap, rather than flush with water from the tank.

 

 

This details some of what can go wrong, including post-mortem pictures. Interestingly, there are several causes for physical damage to the membranes (as opposed to chemical) that might have some bearing on your issue.

 

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes, San Juan PR

Waiting to fly back down to PR next month

 

On Apr 18, 2020, at 8:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

I need a little help with water maker usage and maintenance, please.

 

Cream Puff has a 24v D60 water-maker. My problem is we seem to be going through membranes at the rate of a pair a year. I have read where others have used the same set of membranes for years and still get drinkable water. This is not the case with us. We are in our 5th year of full time cruising and are now on our 6th set of membranes. 

 

When I last change membranes in Colombia, this was about March 2019. Our current membranes are just over a year old. The PPMs are starting to creep up a bit now and we have gone from the 300 range to the 500 range. We notice a change in drinking quality over 600 PPMs. This is when we usually change the membranes. 

 

We run the water-maker at least once a week when in a marina, flush it with the fresh water rinse. I have a double charcoal filter set up for the tank rinse. When on anchor it is run just about every day. I am careful to watch the pressure and water making float gauge. I normally set it at 55 liters per hour and this put the pressure in lower side of the green range. 

 

Any ideas why our membranes are not lasting or why our PPMs creep up? 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

 

 

 

 


Re: Self Insurance

David Kurtz
 

I like the idea of a pooled self-insurance program.  There are any number of ways to go about it.  We could self-administer or find an individual or company that specializes in setting up these programs.  They exist out there.  Two early questions come to mind, among many more to follow.  1.  Some of us are buying insurance to allow cruising in a certain locale, such as the Mediterranean or Caribbean.  Others are purchasing policies to allow circumnavigations or in riskier areas such as the Arabian Sea.  The point being that we are homogeneous on some aspects (very seaworthy vessels and generally solid cruising experience), but not so homogeneous on others (home ports in hurricane zones vs. the Great Lakes, for example).  The actuary has to assess the various risks and price individual policies accordingly.  If done properly we should still see significant savings over a for-profit insurer.  2.  Even within the Amel owners we may wish to pre-qualify applicants to a group insurance program.  (And I say this as a new owner who just purchased an SM2000 as his first cruising boat of any size.  I might not qualify myself! ).  Regardless, you are by definition a limited number of participants, so there should probably be some basic qualifications required if you wish to attract a solid re-insurer such as Lloyd's of London.  My two cents worth....
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan


Re: How I plan to get to St Maarten.

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Eric when are you planning on going?  In March I was going to stop and leave my boat in Saint Martin but ended up selling all the way back to Georgia depending on when you go and if you’re interested in crew 


On May 18, 2020, at 6:55 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:



Hi Tom,

 

I am working with the government of St Maarten to take Kimberlite out of the island.

I will fly into St Thomas and enter St Maarten either via private plane of chartered motor boat.

I would then sail over to St Thomas to fuel up , provision , and sail back to NY.

 

I might have to single hand to NY.

It looks like the government might have a plan for a number of people to arrive via private conveyance

and sail away. 

 

Is there anyone else in the group trying to get to St Maarten?

If so we could share the cost of the trip from St Thomas to St Maarten.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 8:35 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes

 

She is at Club Nautico in San Juan. I will be flying down as soon as I can be sure that I won’t have to spend 2 weeks in quarantine at the airport hotel. Even though there’s more square feet in most hotel rooms than on a Super Maramu, I think I would go certifiably nuts in a hotel.



On Apr 20, 2020, at 8:04 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tom,

Do you have any Idea when you will attempt to get back to your boat? Where  is she?

I might be flying into STT to get to SXM.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 2:36 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes

 

Hi Eric,

 

No idea. Need to be on more intimate terms with the governor. I heard today from the dockmaster in the marina where Aletes is that a captain of a mega yacht flew in, told the authorities that he was going to quarantine on his boat. They told him no way, and he is now spending 14 days at the airport hotel. Not what he had planned.




On Apr 19, 2020, at 8:50 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tom,

Have you heard when they are lifting the quarantine on puerti Rico?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:13 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes

 

My only thought is like others, make certain that there is no chlorine. Obviously, there shouldn’t be if all you do is make RO water. Do you ever put water in the tank from the marina? We often have both RO and shore water, tough to tell how much chlorine, although you can buy test strips. I will sometimes flush with a couple of gallons of RO water drawn from the control panel tap, rather than flush with water from the tank.

 

 

This details some of what can go wrong, including post-mortem pictures. Interestingly, there are several causes for physical damage to the membranes (as opposed to chemical) that might have some bearing on your issue.

 

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes, San Juan PR

Waiting to fly back down to PR next month

 

On Apr 18, 2020, at 8:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

I need a little help with water maker usage and maintenance, please.

 

Cream Puff has a 24v D60 water-maker. My problem is we seem to be going through membranes at the rate of a pair a year. I have read where others have used the same set of membranes for years and still get drinkable water. This is not the case with us. We are in our 5th year of full time cruising and are now on our 6th set of membranes. 

 

When I last change membranes in Colombia, this was about March 2019. Our current membranes are just over a year old. The PPMs are starting to creep up a bit now and we have gone from the 300 range to the 500 range. We notice a change in drinking quality over 600 PPMs. This is when we usually change the membranes. 

 

We run the water-maker at least once a week when in a marina, flush it with the fresh water rinse. I have a double charcoal filter set up for the tank rinse. When on anchor it is run just about every day. I am careful to watch the pressure and water making float gauge. I normally set it at 55 liters per hour and this put the pressure in lower side of the green range. 

 

Any ideas why our membranes are not lasting or why our PPMs creep up? 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

 

 

 

 


Re: Mizzen furler gearbox, A54 peculiarity?

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Randall & Mohammad,

In Randall’s picture, i noticed the gearbox housing is consistent with the drawing in Gary Silver’s document. 

My gearbox appears slightly different, at least from the outside. It doesn’t have a screwed top lid. 

Mohammad, 
what is your gearbox like? Mine or Randall’s? 
Does it have straight through drain holes?


Randall,
Did you have to apply great force to unscrew the bottom part? How much leverage does your tool have? How long is the handle?



Thanks

Thomas
A54-122
Tahuata, French Polynesia 



On Sat, 16 May 2020 at 02:13, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:
Thomas,

There were 2 sets of Delrin bearings 1st set just under the bottom cap and the other in the top. My furler took 2 hands and great force to turn.
Just like in the Delos video. If you look at the one picture you can see the place where the Delrin bushings in the cranking shaft with the gear, has eroded and that is where all of the stiffness is coming from.
I can only say that the 2 holes in my furler bottom go all the way through.
I intend to make a start to finish video of this. It was incredibly simple and now the furler moves like new.

Cheers,
Randall

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 7:21 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Thanks Randall,

I will attempt to watch the video but I doubt the bandwidth here will allow that...

Further to Mohammad’s question, did you find a bearing inside or delrin balls like Gary described? 
As far as I can see through the horizontal shaft opening, there is a vertical element (consistent with the diagram in Gary’s document) that is supposed to be on a set of derlin balls at the bottom of the housing, but mine does not rotate at all. 

Clearly the gearing housing is not waterproof and without drains it will inevitably fill with dirt and water up to the attachment bolts. The bushing is then halfway soaked in that and the aluminium/stainless steel interface between the gearshaft and the winch handle socket attachment will corrode. The oxidation on the aluminium shaft will slowlly increase the friction to the bushing. The gears are moving freely otherwise. 

So, drill for drain or not? 


Thanks
Thomas

GARULFO 
A54-122
Tahuata, French Polynesia 




On Thu, 14 May 2020 at 10:11, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:
Thomas,
I removed disassembled and cleaned my mizzen outhaul last fall. You don't need to drop sail. The issue will be in the Delrin bushings that become very stiff. I have attached 2 pictures of my work. The bearings are not to be lubed/greased. I used a cheap homemade tool to unscrew the bottom. 2cm square bar 2 drill holes straight through, put the drill bits in so the solid end goes into the bottom of the furler, with furler in a vice. Worked great. 
I finished and put on a video from a fellow Amel owner who did the same job. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB67b2hK-kA&t=657s
They do the job at 8.02 of the video. If you need more info let me know. Use the bar not the saw.
Cheers.
 
Randall
A54 #56
Gibraltar



On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 6:50 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hi all,

In the great document by Gary Silver about the overhaul of the SM Mizzen furler gearbox (thanks Arno for sending us a low bandwidth friendly version), it is mentioned that the bottom part of the gearbox housing is drilled with 2 holes that are used to both unscrew that part (with great efforts) and drain the gearbox of liquids. 

As our gearbox got stiffer recently, I removed it and it appears that those 2 holes are not through openings.. thus not acting as drains. And the gearbox was full of rainwater up to the attachment bolts. Arno tells me he saw the same. 
So the teflon bushing got very dirty and stiff with all sorts of deposits. 

Does anybody know why the drains are no longer machined through? Is it an A54 “innovation”? 
It doesn’t really make sense and I’m thinking of drilling those holes all the way through to reinstate the drain. Any word of advice against that idea?

Thanks for your input

Best, 


Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Tahuata, French Polynesia 



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

eric freedman
 

Thanks Bill,

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

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Re: Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

eric freedman
 

Teun,

You can buy a regular pencil zinc and shorten it . It is much cheaper than the Onan factory zinc.

Save the brass cap fitting that the zinc fits into . You can then reuse the cap and buy zincs without the brass cap.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

 

Teun,

 

To the back of the Onan heat exchanger

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On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 11:19 AM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Hi Alexander,

 

I am aware of all the anodes you mention but, maybe a dumb question, where is the anode on the ONAN Generator?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 18, 2020 09:18:17

 

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 Alexander Hofmann via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 23:57
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

 

Bonjour Olivier, hello Rudi and Scott,

I want to add my observations of some years: The zinc anode of the Spurs line cutter is completely away after a year, if you do not have the zinc anode on the nose of (in my case folding) propeller. This means, the protection of the big 2 anodes on the rudder blade is most seemingly not enough to protect the line cutter (and the propeller I believe) from corrosion.
After installing the zinc anode on the propeller (instead of the 'red nose plastic' - as Olivier says), which by the way is quite easy also in diving, I detect no corrosion anymore at the zinc anode of the Spurs line cutter.
I am happy now with a full set of zinc anodes from bow to aft, on (1) the bow thruster, (2) the Onan Generator, (3) the spurs line cutter, (4) the nose of the Propeller and (5) the 2 big ones at the rudder blade.

This should last and avoid any corrosion easily a year!

Best regards
Alexander Hofmann, SY Oceanica I, Amel 54#156


Re: Whole Boat Permanent Inverter for 220VAC 50Hz

eric freedman
 

Hi Michael,

A transformer can only change a voltage not the frequency.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of michael winand via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Whole Boat Permanent Inverter for 220VAC 50Hz

 

Hi Scott, I haven't yet installed the isolation transformer,  at present we don't have a need for one, I  may have  misunderstood the victron information, I  thought the largest one's could adjust the  hrtz.

Regards Michael winand  nebo sm251

 

On Mon, 18 May 2020 at 8:25 am, Scott SV Tengah

<Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

Michael,

Have you used the VE-Config software, or other means, to check the output hz on your system when connected to 60hz shorepower? Does it show that you're getting 50hz output?

When I was designing my system, the Victron tech I talked to stated that the Victron Isolation Transformer is flexible in that it can accept 50/60hz but will not adjust a 60hz input to 50hz or vice versa. The data sheet seems to imply the same.
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


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

 

Eric,

I am uploading parts and service manual for MDKAV
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 3:43 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

HI Gary,

Would you please send the phone number of Cummins.

I need a manual for my MDKAV.

I believe it is very similar to the generator that is in the manual.

Is there a step by step listing for removing the bearing?

I wonder how tight the bearing is on theshaft.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

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How I plan to get to St Maarten.

eric freedman
 

Hi Tom,

 

I am working with the government of St Maarten to take Kimberlite out of the island.

I will fly into St Thomas and enter St Maarten either via private plane of chartered motor boat.

I would then sail over to St Thomas to fuel up , provision , and sail back to NY.

 

I might have to single hand to NY.

It looks like the government might have a plan for a number of people to arrive via private conveyance

and sail away. 

 

Is there anyone else in the group trying to get to St Maarten?

If so we could share the cost of the trip from St Thomas to St Maarten.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 8:35 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes

 

She is at Club Nautico in San Juan. I will be flying down as soon as I can be sure that I won’t have to spend 2 weeks in quarantine at the airport hotel. Even though there’s more square feet in most hotel rooms than on a Super Maramu, I think I would go certifiably nuts in a hotel.



On Apr 20, 2020, at 8:04 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tom,

Do you have any Idea when you will attempt to get back to your boat? Where  is she?

I might be flying into STT to get to SXM.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 2:36 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes

 

Hi Eric,

 

No idea. Need to be on more intimate terms with the governor. I heard today from the dockmaster in the marina where Aletes is that a captain of a mega yacht flew in, told the authorities that he was going to quarantine on his boat. They told him no way, and he is now spending 14 days at the airport hotel. Not what he had planned.




On Apr 19, 2020, at 8:50 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tom,

Have you heard when they are lifting the quarantine on puerti Rico?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:13 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Excessive usage of water maker membranes

 

My only thought is like others, make certain that there is no chlorine. Obviously, there shouldn’t be if all you do is make RO water. Do you ever put water in the tank from the marina? We often have both RO and shore water, tough to tell how much chlorine, although you can buy test strips. I will sometimes flush with a couple of gallons of RO water drawn from the control panel tap, rather than flush with water from the tank.

 

 

This details some of what can go wrong, including post-mortem pictures. Interestingly, there are several causes for physical damage to the membranes (as opposed to chemical) that might have some bearing on your issue.

 

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes, San Juan PR

Waiting to fly back down to PR next month

 

On Apr 18, 2020, at 8:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

I need a little help with water maker usage and maintenance, please.

 

Cream Puff has a 24v D60 water-maker. My problem is we seem to be going through membranes at the rate of a pair a year. I have read where others have used the same set of membranes for years and still get drinkable water. This is not the case with us. We are in our 5th year of full time cruising and are now on our 6th set of membranes. 

 

When I last change membranes in Colombia, this was about March 2019. Our current membranes are just over a year old. The PPMs are starting to creep up a bit now and we have gone from the 300 range to the 500 range. We notice a change in drinking quality over 600 PPMs. This is when we usually change the membranes. 

 

We run the water-maker at least once a week when in a marina, flush it with the fresh water rinse. I have a double charcoal filter set up for the tank rinse. When on anchor it is run just about every day. I am careful to watch the pressure and water making float gauge. I normally set it at 55 liters per hour and this put the pressure in lower side of the green range. 

 

Any ideas why our membranes are not lasting or why our PPMs creep up? 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

 

 

 

 


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Re: Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

 

Teun,

To the back of the Onan heat exchanger
image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 11:19 AM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Hi Alexander,

 

I am aware of all the anodes you mention but, maybe a dumb question, where is the anode on the ONAN Generator?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 18, 2020 09:18:17

 

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 Alexander Hofmann via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 23:57
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

 

Bonjour Olivier, hello Rudi and Scott,

I want to add my observations of some years: The zinc anode of the Spurs line cutter is completely away after a year, if you do not have the zinc anode on the nose of (in my case folding) propeller. This means, the protection of the big 2 anodes on the rudder blade is most seemingly not enough to protect the line cutter (and the propeller I believe) from corrosion.
After installing the zinc anode on the propeller (instead of the 'red nose plastic' - as Olivier says), which by the way is quite easy also in diving, I detect no corrosion anymore at the zinc anode of the Spurs line cutter.
I am happy now with a full set of zinc anodes from bow to aft, on (1) the bow thruster, (2) the Onan Generator, (3) the spurs line cutter, (4) the nose of the Propeller and (5) the 2 big ones at the rudder blade.

This should last and avoid any corrosion easily a year!

Best regards
Alexander Hofmann, SY Oceanica I, Amel 54#156


Re: A54 top loading fridge /freezer strut

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Paul,
Thanks for sharing those details.
I wonder if the lid of the top loading fridge/freezer being heavier, would not require a stronger strut. Any thoughts?
Thanks


Re: Whole Boat Permanent Inverter for 220VAC 50Hz

michael winand
 

Hi Scott, I haven't yet installed the isolation transformer,  at present we don't have a need for one, I  may have  misunderstood the victron information, I  thought the largest one's could adjust the  hrtz.
Regards Michael winand  nebo sm251


On Mon, 18 May 2020 at 8:25 am, Scott SV Tengah
<Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Michael,

Have you used the VE-Config software, or other means, to check the output hz on your system when connected to 60hz shorepower? Does it show that you're getting 50hz output?

When I was designing my system, the Victron tech I talked to stated that the Victron Isolation Transformer is flexible in that it can accept 50/60hz but will not adjust a 60hz input to 50hz or vice versa. The data sheet seems to imply the same.
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: A54 top loading fridge /freezer strut

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Soraya,

I don't know about the original, but I got the attached. Haven't fitted it
yet as I'm away from the boat. Its for the under seat fridge in the saloon.

Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Sv Garulfo
Sent: 18 May 2020 18:15
To: Amel Yacht owners Group <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 top loading fridge /freezer strut

Hello

Could anyone please confirm the details for the strut of the top loading
fridge/freezer of the AMEL 54? And suggest a provider/ website?

Thanks for your help
Best
Soraya


Garulfo A54-122
Tahuata, French Polynesia



--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Hot Water Heater Power Consumption

eric freedman
 

Or it could be a cold - to warm water heater.

Just Kidding around.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 7:22 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hot Water Heater Power Consumption

 

Thanks, Eric ... and good point Ken - guess it is a "Hot Water Heater" after all!
We don't have any solar, so the Hot Water Heater heats either from the engine coolant (which may also be a misnomer - "hotant?") or from the genset, which adds a nice electrical load to that.


Re: Prisoner in St Maarten

eric freedman
 

Sorry St Maarten.

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 5:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Prisoner in St Maarten

 

Hi,

Does anyone have a boat in St Marten and are trying to get to the island to sail out of the Hurricane zone?

 

Kimberlite is in St Marten, I am in New York. I have been working with people in the government to allow me to arrive and sail out.

It is a huge bureaucracy.

I hope to get the go ahead in the next two weeks—which means I will have no insurance till I get back to NY.

I will also probably have to sail home single handed.

 

If I get the go ahead to land on the Island, I will sail over to St Thomas,  fuel, provision and leave asap.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Prisoner in St Maarten

eric freedman
 

Hi,

Does anyone have a boat in St Marten and are trying to get to the island to sail out of the Hurricane zone?

 

Kimberlite is in St Marten, I am in New York. I have been working with people in the government to allow me to arrive and sail out.

It is a huge bureaucracy.

I hope to get the go ahead in the next two weeks—which means I will have no insurance till I get back to NY.

I will also probably have to sail home single handed.

 

If I get the go ahead to land on the Island, I will sail over to St Thomas,  fuel, provision and leave asap.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 


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

eric freedman
 

HI Gary,

Would you please send the phone number of Cummins.

I need a manual for my MDKAV.

I believe it is very similar to the generator that is in the manual.

Is there a step by step listing for removing the bearing?

I wonder how tight the bearing is on theshaft.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

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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.

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Description:
Two Current Onan Genset service manuals: #1- Master Service Manual and #2- Parts Manual (latest and greatest i.e. current as of May 2020) as forwarded to me by Onan Service Rep. G. Silver, sv Liahona

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