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Re: Silicone BT seals

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

JP, I think this is good advice. Especially because it's the foam seals that really keep the water out, not the vertical shaft seal. Do you have a foolproof method to remember to put the pin in place while at sea/underway? That's the only risk I my opinion.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
Opua, NZ

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 3:40 PM Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
FWIW... my seals are good for years. 

My trick is to release the pin whenever we are in a harbour/ anchorage. The pin is in only during offshore passages. Saves the crush on the seals

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ


On 6/11/2020, at 2:33 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



To all,

 

We had constant issues with our bow thruster and a small amount of water coming in. I followed the directions for the service to the letter and for a few months it would be dry. Then, slowly the drips began and over time would slowly get worse. I found myself having to change the seals every 6-months to a year.

 

I changed Jose’s seals in Galapagos before crossing tp French Polynesia. So far, the area is bone dry! 6 months now.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of david bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Silicone BT seals

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

FWIW... my seals are good for years. 

My trick is to release the pin whenever we are in a harbour/ anchorage. The pin is in only during offshore passages. Saves the crush on the seals

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ


On 6/11/2020, at 2:33 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



To all,

 

We had constant issues with our bow thruster and a small amount of water coming in. I followed the directions for the service to the letter and for a few months it would be dry. Then, slowly the drips began and over time would slowly get worse. I found myself having to change the seals every 6-months to a year.

 

I changed Jose’s seals in Galapagos before crossing tp French Polynesia. So far, the area is bone dry! 6 months now.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of david bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Galley sink plug.

michael winand
 

Thanks Mark. I was hoping that the original version would be available. 
Looks like I may have to change the plugs out. 
Michael  Nebo  sm251 


On Fri, 6 Nov 2020 at 11:36 am, Mark Erdos
<mcerdos@...> wrote:

The sink plugs are somewhat standard. You can remove the drain assembly and replace it with a kit from any local hardware store. I opted for a nice stainless set with stainless mesh filters.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of michael winand via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:09 PM
To: Amel Owners
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley sink plug.

 

Hi, we would like to source some new plugs for the galley sink. These are for a sm2000  with the original sink. I have searched the website and not found any information. 

I did hear a mention awhile ago that these sinks are still available in the French Islands of the south pacific. 

We are located in Australia. 

Thanks  Michael and Elaine  Nebo  sm251. 


Re: Galley sink plug.

Mark Erdos
 

The sink plugs are somewhat standard. You can remove the drain assembly and replace it with a kit from any local hardware store. I opted for a nice stainless set with stainless mesh filters.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of michael winand via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:09 PM
To: Amel Owners
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley sink plug.

 

Hi, we would like to source some new plugs for the galley sink. These are for a sm2000  with the original sink. I have searched the website and not found any information. 

I did hear a mention awhile ago that these sinks are still available in the French Islands of the south pacific. 

We are located in Australia. 

Thanks  Michael and Elaine  Nebo  sm251. 


Re: Silicone BT seals

Mark Erdos
 

To all,

 

We had constant issues with our bow thruster and a small amount of water coming in. I followed the directions for the service to the letter and for a few months it would be dry. Then, slowly the drips began and over time would slowly get worse. I found myself having to change the seals every 6-months to a year.

 

I changed Jose’s seals in Galapagos before crossing tp French Polynesia. So far, the area is bone dry! 6 months now.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of david bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Silicone BT seals

 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Bali Hai

Ian Shepherd
 

I met with Bali Hai in Malta some years ago. She was a SM owned by John Hollemby, who used to be an active member of this group. The last I heard from John was that the yacht was up for sale, and as that was several years ago, I can only presume that she has new owners.

A sad event, and I wonder why they did not heave to being so far offshore? I had to do this for almost two days off Nova Scotia whilst the wind blew at over 50 Kts, and my SM dealt with the situation without fuss and I was able to complete my voyage from Bermuda to Newfounland.

Whatever, we don't yet know the full facts. I hope that Bali Hai is also rescued when the weather subsides.

Good luck to all.

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader


On 05/11/2020 00:10, Mark Garver via groups.io wrote:
Fellow Amelians,

I am not sure who the current owners of Bali Hai are, but on Nov. 2 they abandoned her off Cape Hatteras as they were rescued by the US Coast Guard after their engine apparently failed.

Here is the article, also the USCG recently posted a Navigation Hazard report and stated the EPIRB is still pinging from the vessel as of this morning 11/4. They state it is a 52’, but as I recall Bali Hai is a Santorin.

UPDATE 0800 HRS WEDNESDAY, 04 NOV 2020: The USCG RCC Norfolk advised the EPIRB aboard the S/V BALI HAI is still pinging. As of 1246 Hrs UTC, 04 NOV 2020 the vessel was located in position 36 08.33 N / 071 26.67 W. This vessel should be considered a hazard to navigation and may not have any lights on at night.
CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from their 52-foot sailing vessel approximately 172 miles east of Cape Hatteras, Monday afternoon, 02 NOV 2020.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard's 5th District Command Center received a relayed notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center regarding two boaters in distress aboard the sailing vessel Bali Hai.
The captain of the sailing vessel initially informed IERCC watchstanders that he had activated his emergency position indicating radio beacon after the vessel's engines had lost power and was concerned about staying aboard due to rough weather and high seas.
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City C-130J Hercules aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews were launched to the scene to assist the crewmembers of the disabled vessel.
Once on scene, the Jayhawk aircrew successfully hoisted both boaters from the vessel and safely transported them back to Air Station Elizabeth City.
No injuries were reported.


I just thought the group would want to know.

Godspeed Bali Hai!

Mark Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM #105
Gloucester Point, VA


Re: Bali Hai

Mark Garver
 

Picture posted by the USCG confirm is a SM so unfortunate!


On Nov 4, 2020, at 6:54 PM, Aras <aras.grinius@...> wrote:


The Bali Hai from MD vis a Santorin sloop.  Ric Gottschalk boat.

On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 5:57 PM Ruslan Osmonov <rosmonov@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

From the forum search looks like there is SM319 and SN24 Bali Hai 


On Nov 4, 2020, at 5:20 PM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:
Mark, There is another Bali Hai that is a SM , not sure which one it is ,an SN or SM.
Pat
SM Shenanigans



--
Aras Grinius


Re: Just completed a 2900nm tough passage - two little switches almost ruined my month: Bilge Float Switch and Volvo D3-110C auxiliary stop

Jamie Wendell
 

Scott and Mia, I am very happy to hear of your safe arrival. As always, your postings have helped us all, and this latest one is no exception.
Congratulations on your successful journey. I too have similar stories to tell, but maybe not as consequential.
I connected my bilge high-water alarm to my Maretron system, but as you noted that will not work all the time unless you monitor the inside of the bilge pump tube. I also keep a count and timing on the bilge pump running through my Maretron system.
How did you install the level sensor?
I now have a Volvo D3-150, so I cannot comment directly on the issues you had with the D3-110, but again a good reminder to all to check the condition of all of the engine controls. Corrosion will eventually get you if you do not keep a close watch on these systems.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


Re: Bali Hai

Aras Grinius
 

The Bali Hai from MD vis a Santorin sloop.  Ric Gottschalk boat.


On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 5:57 PM Ruslan Osmonov <rosmonov@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

From the forum search looks like there is SM319 and SN24 Bali Hai 


On Nov 4, 2020, at 5:20 PM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:
Mark, There is another Bali Hai that is a SM , not sure which one it is ,an SN or SM.
Pat
SM Shenanigans



--
Aras Grinius


Re: Bali Hai

Ruslan Osmonov
 
Edited

From the forum search looks like there is SM319 and SN24 Bali Hai 


On Nov 4, 2020, at 5:20 PM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:
Mark, There is another Bali Hai that is a SM , not sure which one it is ,an SN or SM.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Bali Hai

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks for this Mark,

from the video it seems the sea was very turbulent and they would have been seriously uncomfortable. Sad they had to abandon their boat but only those on board know the full story.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 05 November 2020 at 11:10 "Mark Garver via groups.io" <mgarver@...> wrote:

Fellow Amelians,

I am not sure who the current owners of Bali Hai are, but on Nov. 2 they abandoned her off Cape Hatteras as they were rescued by the US Coast Guard after their engine apparently failed.

Here is the article, also the USCG recently posted a Navigation Hazard report and stated the EPIRB is still pinging from the vessel as of this morning 11/4. They state it is a 52’, but as I recall Bali Hai is a Santorin.

UPDATE 0800 HRS WEDNESDAY, 04 NOV 2020: The USCG RCC Norfolk advised the EPIRB aboard the S/V BALI HAI is still pinging. As of 1246 Hrs UTC, 04 NOV 2020 the vessel was located in position 36 08.33 N / 071 26.67 W. This vessel should be considered a hazard to navigation and may not have any lights on at night.
 
 
 
CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from their 52-foot sailing vessel approximately 172 miles east of Cape Hatteras, Monday afternoon, 02 NOV 2020.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard's 5th District Command Center received a relayed notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center regarding two boaters in distress aboard the sailing vessel Bali Hai.
The captain of the sailing vessel initially informed IERCC watchstanders that he had activated his emergency position indicating radio beacon after the vessel's engines had lost power and was concerned about staying aboard due to rough weather and high seas.
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City C-130J Hercules aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews were launched to the scene to assist the crewmembers of the disabled vessel.
Once on scene, the Jayhawk aircrew successfully hoisted both boaters from the vessel and safely transported them back to Air Station Elizabeth City.
No injuries were reported.
 


I just thought the group would want to know.

Godspeed Bali Hai!

Mark Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM #105
Gloucester Point, VA

 
 
 


 


 


Re: Bali Hai

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, There is another Bali Hai that is a SM , not sure which one it is ,an SN or SM.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Bali Hai

Mark Garver
 

Fellow Amelians,

I am not sure who the current owners of Bali Hai are, but on Nov. 2 they abandoned her off Cape Hatteras as they were rescued by the US Coast Guard after their engine apparently failed.

Here is the article, also the USCG recently posted a Navigation Hazard report and stated the EPIRB is still pinging from the vessel as of this morning 11/4. They state it is a 52’, but as I recall Bali Hai is a Santorin.

UPDATE 0800 HRS WEDNESDAY, 04 NOV 2020: The USCG RCC Norfolk advised the EPIRB aboard the S/V BALI HAI is still pinging. As of 1246 Hrs UTC, 04 NOV 2020 the vessel was located in position 36 08.33 N / 071 26.67 W. This vessel should be considered a hazard to navigation and may not have any lights on at night.
CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from their 52-foot sailing vessel approximately 172 miles east of Cape Hatteras, Monday afternoon, 02 NOV 2020.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard's 5th District Command Center received a relayed notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center regarding two boaters in distress aboard the sailing vessel Bali Hai.
The captain of the sailing vessel initially informed IERCC watchstanders that he had activated his emergency position indicating radio beacon after the vessel's engines had lost power and was concerned about staying aboard due to rough weather and high seas.
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City C-130J Hercules aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews were launched to the scene to assist the crewmembers of the disabled vessel.
Once on scene, the Jayhawk aircrew successfully hoisted both boaters from the vessel and safely transported them back to Air Station Elizabeth City.
No injuries were reported.


I just thought the group would want to know.

Godspeed Bali Hai!

Mark Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM #105
Gloucester Point, VA


Re: Just completed a 2900nm tough passage - two little switches almost ruined my month: Bilge Float Switch and Volvo D3-110C auxiliary stop

Sv Garulfo
 


All,

Scott said:
« this switch is not sealed and is in the path of the engine room intake fan »

We discussed the orientation of the PVC elbow that blows air into the engine room. On Garulfo (A54-122), it’s pointing to the C drive. On Tengah, it’s pointing to the engine air intake. 

Maybe it does not matter much but we wonder what the intended orientation is. 

How does it look on your amel?


Thanks

Thomas 
GARULFO 
A54-122
Moorea 


Re: Hatch door repair

william reynolds
 

   There is another solution to the Hatch Door problem. If you lift the door and cut it off with a Fein tool at 20 inches, the lower section will come right out. Then you square off the cut on a table saw and epoxy thin teak faces on the cuts. Rejoin the two halves with a SS piano hinge  (on the inside face) and add a thin gasket between the two halves. The hatch now can be removed for refinishing or repair anytime with no fuss. You simply lift the door 20 inches, pivot the top section forward and remove the door. If additional security is desired, an additional  SS backing plate can be  installed in the inside of the door.  Now the hatch can be removed for painting or repair and replaced at any time.
 Bill Reynolds.
Cloudstreet SM2K 331


Re: Silicone BT seals

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

Hi David 

Just a question do you have the bow thruster  shaft lip seal, 29x42x8 as we are struggling to obtain these in Turkey?

Kind regards

Ross Hickey
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM 2K 356


On Wed, 4 Nov 2020 at 8:32, david bruce
<davidcbruce57@...> wrote:
Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Re: Hatch door repair

Jarek Zemlo
 

Slavko Hi,

I replaced my companionway door this August with a brand new made by boat carpenter. There was no problem with lifting the hard dodger and putting it back. You need 1 person to help you with lifting the dodger.
Jarek Zemlo
S/Y NOA BLUE


Silicone BT seals

david bruce
 

Hello All, 
I am ordering 10 pr (min order size) of the silicone BT seals pioneered by Jose Venegas a while back. Although I have not used them myself they are apparently quite effective and I am anxious to install them on Liesse (if I ever manage to see her again).   I will have an extra 4 pr at USD 81.00/pr. plus shipping for anyone that would like a pair or two.  If you have specific questions about them I would refer you to the archives.  Private message me if you are interested.  Thanks. 
Best regards, 
David Bruce
Liesse
SN006


Galley sink plug.

michael winand
 

Hi, we would like to source some new plugs for the galley sink. These are for a sm2000  with the original sink. I have searched the website and not found any information. 
I did hear a mention awhile ago that these sinks are still available in the French Islands of the south pacific. 
We are located in Australia. 
Thanks  Michael and Elaine  Nebo  sm251. 


Re: Hatch door repair

Karen Smith
 

This topic come around about every year, I think!

Actually, the companionway vertical door most certainly can be removed, and without raising the dodger.  Ours is out right now for renewal of its varnish. Once you make a minor modification to the woodwork, removing it for maintenance is easy from then on.  For me, any reveneering  or even just refinishing job, done without removing the door from its tracks would be a half job.  Here is how it is done:

Using a very fine saw (a fine tooth blade in an oscillating multi tool like a Fein works well) cut off the inside of the track on the starboard side. Once the track is opened, the door can easily be removed for proper veneering or painting, or varnish, or whatever.  If this step is beyond your woodworking tools or skills, it’s worth hiring a good marine carpenter to do it for you.

Before cutting, remove  the screws that go into the wood from the cockpit, or you’ll have to cut through them. Not impossible, but annoying.

This part of the door track can be reattached with spacers of wood, plastic or metal to make up for the saw kerf. We installed ours with flush flat head screws we left visible on the inside, but you certainly could countersink and plug them if you wanted them hidden.  To keep the hatch as waterproof as it started you can run a bead of brown colored silicone to seal the saw kerf as you put it back together.  Although short of filling the cockpit with water, it would not make much difference.  Done with a bit of care, the whole process ends up being quite invisible to any but the most fastidious inspection.

We had a post about this some time ago with pictures. Here is a relink to it: https://fetchinketch.net/boat-projects/refinishing-and-repairing-the-super-maramu-companionway/

Giving credit where credit is due, this way of dealing with the companionway came as a suggestion from Joel Potter.

Bill Kinney
SM#160
Harmonie
Annapolis MD.

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