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Re: Lithium Batteries under Consideration

Randall Walker
 

Hello Arno,
I am in the process of replacing mine, What is the price range you have?

Cheers,
Randall

Virus-free. www.avg.com


On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 6:03 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
For those in the vicinity and that also think Lithium is still too much complication for their needs, we are currently doing a group-purchase of Firefly Carbon Foam batteries on St. Maarten in the Caribbean.

If interested, let me know as the more we buy the better the price will be.

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: NIKIMAT spare parts

Patrick McAneny
 

Eric, That makes more sense , Alex said you were sailing back in a few weeks , May sounds about right, that would be great ,I have a cardboard tube I will Fed Ex you. Enjoy the winter . 
Thanks,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans 


-----Original Message-----
From: eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io; Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] NIKIMAT spare parts

Hi Pat,
I will be sailing back to n]NY mid May.
I could bring it with me and tghen UPS it to you.
Best,
Eric

On November 19, 2020 at 6:44 PM "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Alex, Did you mean , fly back, he just sailed down ,it was 28 degrees here this morning ! I would still like to buy the dipstick .
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io <uster@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] NIKIMAT spare parts

Eric on Kimberlite is currently in Sint Maarten and will sail back to the US in 5 or 6 weeks.  

If anyone is interested by some of the parts I have left, this would be a good opportunity to save on shipping.  

http://supermaramu2000.com/parts_for_sale/

Sincerely, Alexandre

 


Re: Adjusting Ultraflex steering cables?

Scott SV Tengah
 

Thank you Olivier! Exactly what I was looking for.
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: NIKIMAT spare parts

eric freedman
 

Hi Pat,
I will be sailing back to n]NY mid May.
I could bring it with me and tghen UPS it to you.
Best,
Eric

On November 19, 2020 at 6:44 PM "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Alex, Did you mean , fly back, he just sailed down ,it was 28 degrees here this morning ! I would still like to buy the dipstick .
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io <uster@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] NIKIMAT spare parts

Eric on Kimberlite is currently in Sint Maarten and will sail back to the US in 5 or 6 weeks.  

If anyone is interested by some of the parts I have left, this would be a good opportunity to save on shipping.  

http://supermaramu2000.com/parts_for_sale/

Sincerely, Alexandre

 


Re: Lithium Batteries under Consideration

Arno Luijten
 

For those in the vicinity and that also think Lithium is still too much complication for their needs, we are currently doing a group-purchase of Firefly Carbon Foam batteries on St. Maarten in the Caribbean.

If interested, let me know as the more we buy the better the price will be.

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: NIKIMAT spare parts

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Excellent!

My email is:  uster at rocketmail dot com

sincerely, Alexandre


On Friday, November 20, 2020, 10:51:35 AM CST, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:


Hi Alexandre;

 

I’m interested in a couple of the items you had listed. What is a good e-mail to contact you on?

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] NIKIMAT spare parts

 

Eric on Kimberlite is currently in Sint Maarten and will sail back to the US in 5 or 6 weeks.  

 

If anyone is interested by some of the parts I have left, this would be a good opportunity to save on shipping.  

 

http://supermaramu2000.com/parts_for_sale/

 

Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: NIKIMAT spare parts

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Alexandre;

 

I’m interested in a couple of the items you had listed. What is a good e-mail to contact you on?

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] NIKIMAT spare parts

 

Eric on Kimberlite is currently in Sint Maarten and will sail back to the US in 5 or 6 weeks.  

 

If anyone is interested by some of the parts I have left, this would be a good opportunity to save on shipping.  

 

http://supermaramu2000.com/parts_for_sale/

 

Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: Adjusting Ultraflex steering cables?

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Scott,

in order to tension the cables' sheaths, you need to turn the threaded tubes clockwise when looking to portside.
Before this, you need to undo the big nut of each cable while you hold firmly the threaded tube with plyers.
Once released, mark the tubes with a blade in order to know how much you turn. Both tubes must be turned of the same amount, usually between 1 and 2 turns.
The best way to assess how much you need to turn is to have someone at the helm and someone at the quadrant.
Turn the wheel of a quarter of a turn, watch the quadrant and mark the position, then turn the wheelslowly the other way until the person at the quadrant says STOP as soon as he sees the quadrant move. Then you knwo how much slack you have on the wheel circumference. 5 cm is acceptable and necessary. 10 cm and more is too much.
Your goal is to turn the tubes until you have only 5 cm slack on the wheel.

Hope this is clear.

it's just like when you adjust the tension on your bicycle brake cable sheath.

Olivier

On Friday, November 20, 2020, 08:25:21 AM GMT+1, Scott SV Tengah <scott.nguyen@...> wrote:


Hi all,

I have Ultraflex M61 ft 25 82 steering cables on my A54 and they're in need of adjustment. I believe these are the same cables in the SM. There's a bit too much play and well, Olivier's purchase survey stated that I should tighten them. Additionally when using the linear AP, there's a bit of a clunk that I've isolated to the steering quadrant end of the cables. The steering rack end is totally quiet.

Has anyone successfully tightened these cables? If I try to turn the large bronze nut, entire assembly rotates and it seems the cable does seem to tighten a bit momentarily.  But because black jacketed portion of the steering cable also rotates, once I remove my wrench from the large bronze nut, the entire assembly rotates back to the previous position.

I took the steering quadrant off and tried to rotate the end "toggle" that attaches to the quadrant, but that too will rotate back to the previous position if I try to tighten it.

Any help appreciated!



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


Re: NIKIMAT spare parts

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Pat, 

noted for the fuel stick

Eric just arrived, he suggested he could bring some parts back when he goes back (I understood in 6 weeks - wil ask him again this afternoon). 

alexandre



On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 05:45:05 PM CST, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:


Alex, Did you mean , fly back, he just sailed down ,it was 28 degrees here this morning ! I would still like to buy the dipstick .
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io <uster@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] NIKIMAT spare parts

Eric on Kimberlite is currently in Sint Maarten and will sail back to the US in 5 or 6 weeks.  

If anyone is interested by some of the parts I have left, this would be a good opportunity to save on shipping.  

http://supermaramu2000.com/parts_for_sale/

Sincerely, Alexandre


Adjusting Ultraflex steering cables?

Scott SV Tengah
 

Hi all,

I have Ultraflex M61 ft 25 82 steering cables on my A54 and they're in need of adjustment. I believe these are the same cables in the SM. There's a bit too much play and well, Olivier's purchase survey stated that I should tighten them. Additionally when using the linear AP, there's a bit of a clunk that I've isolated to the steering quadrant end of the cables. The steering rack end is totally quiet.

Has anyone successfully tightened these cables? If I try to turn the large bronze nut, entire assembly rotates and it seems the cable does seem to tighten a bit momentarily.  But because black jacketed portion of the steering cable also rotates, once I remove my wrench from the large bronze nut, the entire assembly rotates back to the previous position.

I took the steering quadrant off and tried to rotate the end "toggle" that attaches to the quadrant, but that too will rotate back to the previous position if I try to tighten it.

Any help appreciated!



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


Re: NIKIMAT spare parts

Patrick McAneny
 

Alex, Did you mean , fly back, he just sailed down ,it was 28 degrees here this morning ! I would still like to buy the dipstick .
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io <uster@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] NIKIMAT spare parts

Eric on Kimberlite is currently in Sint Maarten and will sail back to the US in 5 or 6 weeks.  

If anyone is interested by some of the parts I have left, this would be a good opportunity to save on shipping.  

http://supermaramu2000.com/parts_for_sale/

Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: SM 2000 autopilot

Rob Smith
 

Thanks for the speedy reply. Some photos would be great. 


On Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 21:38 Germain Jean-Pierre, <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
Hi Rob,

I installed a Raymarine ACP 400 with hydraulic drive through Lecomte & Schmidt hydraulic rams. Works superbly and has been my primary AP for the last 5 years. My 7000 is a backup only. Hydraulic is far smoother. 

One small limitation... due to restrictions of space, the rams only give 22 degrees steering angle to bot P & S. In reality, had no effect on operations. 

I can perhaps send photos...

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 20/11/2020, at 10:05 AM, Rob Smith <robfromcornwall.1966@...> wrote:


Hello I am somebody can help me, I have a Sm #152 and I would like to fit another autopilot directly onto the quadrant. Can anybody help with this? I'd like to know what systems are used on the SM2000.

Regards

Rob Smith
S/Y FORESIGHT 
SM #152


Re: SM 2000 autopilot

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Rob,

I installed a Raymarine ACP 400 with hydraulic drive through Lecomte & Schmidt hydraulic rams. Works superbly and has been my primary AP for the last 5 years. My 7000 is a backup only. Hydraulic is far smoother. 

One small limitation... due to restrictions of space, the rams only give 22 degrees steering angle to bot P & S. In reality, had no effect on operations. 

I can perhaps send photos...

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 20/11/2020, at 10:05 AM, Rob Smith <robfromcornwall.1966@...> wrote:


Hello I am somebody can help me, I have a Sm #152 and I would like to fit another autopilot directly onto the quadrant. Can anybody help with this? I'd like to know what systems are used on the SM2000.

Regards

Rob Smith
S/Y FORESIGHT 
SM #152


SM 2000 autopilot

Rob Smith
 

Hello I am somebody can help me, I have a Sm #152 and I would like to fit another autopilot directly onto the quadrant. Can anybody help with this? I'd like to know what systems are used on the SM2000.

Regards

Rob Smith
S/Y FORESIGHT 
SM #152


NIKIMAT spare parts

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Eric on Kimberlite is currently in Sint Maarten and will sail back to the US in 5 or 6 weeks.  

If anyone is interested by some of the parts I have left, this would be a good opportunity to save on shipping.  

http://supermaramu2000.com/parts_for_sale/


Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: Sea Chest

Chris Doucette
 

Bill, 

I am looking at doing this same project. The elbow out of the sea strainer, what challenges did you encounter with it and what size Nipple did you get to fit into there.. If you also had a size / part breakdown of the two manifold sections you made it would be a fantastic time saver!

Chris


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

1. My brushless pump motors are a lot more efficient than the very basic brushed flowjet motors. Additional the frigoboat box applies PWM to the old brushed motor to convert 24 volts for a 12 volt pump, that adds even more unefficiency to the old system.

2. Reliability: brushless motors are used in places where reliability and 100% duty is required. Like atomic power plants, industry aso. With my conversion we get rid of most of the wear. At Scott we had to use a simple brushless motor because COVID-19 prevented us from shipping our new designed motors with advanved 100% duty marine bearings. 

3. For the boats using RAWwater for cooling, I created a pump version that flushes the tube system automaticaly to prevent silt. 

4. Scott measured 5 liter per minute at 25% motor speed. As the speed is free to adjust, the flowrate can be adjusted to the optimized rate. I run the pump at 30% and higher in flush mode. 

As we are going to convert an other Boat to the new system we will get more data about the energy savings. 

Kingd regards
Oliver from Vela Nautica 
A54#39 


On Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 23:23 Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Second update: I measured the pump flow rate on the original flojet with a hose and bucket and it was 6.5 liters per minute. 

I measured the flow rate on the brushless set at 25% duty cycle and it was a bit over 5 liters per minute. That lower flow rate probably explains some, but not all of the 60% energy savings I am seeing vs. the brushed motor.

Frigoboat literature states that you need to supply 3.8 liters per minute, so even at my lower flow rate, I'm well over the requirement.

What is really odd is that the fridges seem to run better in that they're running less and use less energy. I surmise there may be some truth in Craig Briggs explanation about how warmer water results in more efficient compressor operation. My freezer, which gets cooling water that has been warmed by the first and second fridges, seems to be drawing less energy. Overall, I have a daily power surplus that is greater than the water pump energy savings (with solar output accounted for) can explain.

So far so good. Now let's see if it lasts!



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


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Scott SV Tengah
 
Edited

I asked my technical / warranty contact at Xylem but he couldn't answer because he was working at home. I'll try again as that was 6 months ago. 
 
The software associated with my brush less pump says it's running at 6000rpm but that must be an error. I can still read the text on the spinning motor body and I know my eyes aren't that good! 

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 07:10 Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:
Does anyone know the rpm of the Flojet pump?
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

 

 


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


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Does anyone know the rpm of the Flojet pump?
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Lithium Batteries under Consideration

Grant Starling
 

Dean,

Yes, both are 12v, I have a Santorin which runs a 12v system, I guess if you are running a 24v house bank that would complicate it some, but there is probably a solution out there.

Scott,

It is a lot of capacity but I converted the entire boat to electric, no gas, so we do have a larger capacity need as we are running a convection oven/microwave combo and 2 plate induction hobb, plus toaster, kettle etc etc.  I have a victory multiplus 3000w inverter charger running the show.  I will eventually have 800w solar on arch and hardtop and a decent wind generator which should mean little if any generator requirement.

Of course until I am actually out on anchor for an extended period I won’t know for sure.  But can add components as required to properly balance the system.  I took the decision to err on the side of caution capacity wise.

best
Grant

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