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Re: Genoa Chain Plate bolts Leaking in aft hanging closet

James Cromie
 

Hi Ken.  
Sounds like a good plan.  
I have found that 5200 on the threads doesn’t present any great difficult in removing the hardware down the road if needed.  The greater challenge is avoiding getting that gooey marshmellow on everything else!

I have found simple contact cement  or some version of that works just fine for reapplying loose edges of headliner.  

Use acetone instead of alcohol - better for removing all residue from surfaces prior to applying adhesive.  Just be careful not to get it on any plexiglass in the process.

Best,
James
Soteria
SM2K 347, Anacortes

On Oct 13, 2020, at 23:30, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Hi Erik,

Here are some photos of the job at hand!  I talked with some local boaties here at Krabi Boat Lagoon, and they suggested 5200.  It has been raining for 5 days straight, and looks like it will continue for the next 6 days. I am thinking once it stops for a day or two, I will do the following.

1.  Remove 1 or 2 of the bolts.  Not to remove the entire chainplate.
2.  Clean hole and bolt with alcohol.
3.  Put good amount of 5200 into hole.
4. Replace bolt or bolts and try to get as much of the 5200 off the treads.  So that I don't glue the nut onto the bolt.
      I am told that this will not be a problem, any thoughts? 
5.  Repeat until finished with all the bolts.  Except, I am only planing to do the 4 bottom bolts under the rub rail, not the single bolt in the middle of the chainplate.  This bolt does not show signs of leaking, and even if it did, the leak should be at most, minor, due to the location.  Unlike the 4 bottom bolts which could submersed in water for extended periods of time.  And thoughts about this decision?
6. Glue interior back together.  Still wondering what adhesive to use to re-attach the interior lining.   It's like Humpty Dumpty, just hope I don't need all the Kings Horses, and all the Kings men.
7. Replace Rub Rail rubber piece.

Anyone have thoughts about my intended procedure?

Ken
Aquarius SM2K#262
In Krabi Boat Lagoon, Thailand <DSC08697.JPG><DSC08698.JPG><DSC08691.JPG><DSC08684.JPG>


Re: Genoa Chain Plate bolts Leaking in aft hanging closet

eric freedman
 

Hi Ken,
Thanks for the photos.
I would prefer to use 4200 over 5200. 5200 is very permanent. Is there a reason you want to use a strong adhesive versus a strong sealant?
The bolts are doing the adhesion, I think you just need to waterproof the bolt holes. The area around the holes might be rotten and the bolts might be corroded due to anaerobic corrosion. I had this happen on another boat of mine. I was on one side of a chain plate with a wrench on the bolt. I asked my friend to turn the bolt. He said he was turning it. nothing was happening on my end.
The bolt was completely corroded through .
Fair Winds,
Eric

On October 14, 2020 at 2:30 AM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Hi Erik,

Here are some photos of the job at hand!  I talked with some local boaties here at Krabi Boat Lagoon, and they suggested 5200.  It has been raining for 5 days straight, and looks like it will continue for the next 6 days. I am thinking once it stops for a day or two, I will do the following.

1.  Remove 1 or 2 of the bolts.  Not to remove the entire chainplate.
2.  Clean hole and bolt with alcohol.
3.  Put good amount of 5200 into hole.
4. Replace bolt or bolts and try to get as much of the 5200 off the treads.  So that I don't glue the nut onto the bolt.
      I am told that this will not be a problem, any thoughts? 
5.  Repeat until finished with all the bolts.  Except, I am only planing to do the 4 bottom bolts under the rub rail, not the single bolt in the middle of the chainplate.  This bolt does not show signs of leaking, and even if it did, the leak should be at most, minor, due to the location.  Unlike the 4 bottom bolts which could submersed in water for extended periods of time.  And thoughts about this decision?
6. Glue interior back together.  Still wondering what adhesive to use to re-attach the interior lining.   It's like Humpty Dumpty, just hope I don't need all the Kings Horses, and all the Kings men.
7. Replace Rub Rail rubber piece.

Anyone have thoughts about my intended procedure?

Ken
Aquarius SM2K#262
In Krabi Boat Lagoon, Thailand

 


Re: Genoa Chain Plate bolts Leaking in aft hanging closet

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Hi Erik,

Here are some photos of the job at hand!  I talked with some local boaties here at Krabi Boat Lagoon, and they suggested 5200.  It has been raining for 5 days straight, and looks like it will continue for the next 6 days. I am thinking once it stops for a day or two, I will do the following.

1.  Remove 1 or 2 of the bolts.  Not to remove the entire chainplate.
2.  Clean hole and bolt with alcohol.
3.  Put good amount of 5200 into hole.
4. Replace bolt or bolts and try to get as much of the 5200 off the treads.  So that I don't glue the nut onto the bolt.
      I am told that this will not be a problem, any thoughts? 
5.  Repeat until finished with all the bolts.  Except, I am only planing to do the 4 bottom bolts under the rub rail, not the single bolt in the middle of the chainplate.  This bolt does not show signs of leaking, and even if it did, the leak should be at most, minor, due to the location.  Unlike the 4 bottom bolts which could submersed in water for extended periods of time.  And thoughts about this decision?
6. Glue interior back together.  Still wondering what adhesive to use to re-attach the interior lining.   It's like Humpty Dumpty, just hope I don't need all the Kings Horses, and all the Kings men.
7. Replace Rub Rail rubber piece.

Anyone have thoughts about my intended procedure?

Ken
Aquarius SM2K#262
In Krabi Boat Lagoon, Thailand


Re: Genoa Chain Plate bolts Leaking in aft hanging closet

eric freedman
 

Hi Ken
Do you have any photos?
Fair Winds
Eric
Sm 376 Kimberlite

On October 13, 2020 at 11:33 PM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello All,

I pulled the rub rail up from aft to the chainplate, and now can see the nuts.  Does anyone have a procedure how to reseal the chainplate bolt holes?  Should I remove the entire chainplate, or just remove each bolt and fill the hole with sealant?  What type of sealant is best for this job?

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K#262
Thailand

 


Re: Genoa Chain Plate bolts Leaking in aft hanging closet

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 
Edited

Hello All,

I pulled the rub rail up from aft to the chainplate, and now can see the nuts.  Does anyone have a procedure how to reseal the chainplate bolt holes?  Should I remove the entire chainplate, or just remove each bolt and fill the hole with sealant?  What type of sealant is best for this job?

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K#262
Thailand


Leather steering wheel cover install

Thomas Kleman
 

So, with eyes wide open from the mixed reviews we've heard on this site and from non-Amel friends (yes, we have a few) we bought the boat leather.com kit. Truth be told, it fits perfectly. The only issue seems to be the connection of the spoke covers to the wheel cover. Does it go under or over ? And how is it attached and in what sequence ? Anyone have a pic of their install ? Thanks.

Tom and Kirstin
SM2K 422 SV L'ORIENT
Oahu


Re: Genoa Chain Plate bolts Leaking in aft hanging closet

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 
Edited

Hello Paul,

Thanks for the response.  Are there nuts under the rub rail, because the bolt heads are in the closet?  Or, are the bolts threaded into the chainplate somehow?  Other questions...  There is also one bolt head holding the chainplate to the side of the boat for the outside.  This single bolt head is near the middle of the chain plate facing out.  Is this bolt treaded into a nut embedded in fiberglass, or will I have to find the nut on the inside of the boat.  I can't see at this time where the nut would be.  Also, anyone that has had the problem know the correct way to repair the leak?  I am worried about putting on a bunch of sealant on the stainless steel which may promote the stainless steel to corrode.

Thanks for the help.

Ken
Aquarius SM2K#262
Currently in Thailand


Re: If you missed Jimmy Cornell

JOHN HAYES
 

Thanks very much Bill. Absolutely under stand the pressure he will be under
Best


On 14/10/2020, at 10:43 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


John,

I spoke to Jimmy Cornell. He has no time to do it before he departs on his next circumnavigation.

He and I discussed him doing a Pacific Crossing ZOOM while he is actually crossing the Pacific.

Hopefully, it will work out!

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


On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 11:09 AM Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
John. 
Great Question!!

Thanks


Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152 Moorea
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206

On Oct 11, 2020, at 12:50 PM, JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:



Many thanks for setting this up Bill and also to Tilo for putting it on UTube.

 

Wonder if at some point Jimmy might do a chapter  from Panama into the Pacific and beyond to the west

 

Best

 

John Hayes

Nga Waka

 

Wellington NZ

 

 

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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] If you missed Jimmy Cornell

 

The quality of your reception is based on your internet connection, and each of the participants. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

 

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020, 12:07 AM Harry and Mora Thompson via groups.io <HarryT1952=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Bill

When I try to listen to it, the audio is broken up.

But thanks for taking the time to put it together. 

Harry

 



On Oct 10, 2020, at 3:38 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:



The entire session is recorded here on YouTube: 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar


Re: If you missed Jimmy Cornell

 

John,

I spoke to Jimmy Cornell. He has no time to do it before he departs on his next circumnavigation.

He and I discussed him doing a Pacific Crossing ZOOM while he is actually crossing the Pacific.

Hopefully, it will work out!

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


On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 11:09 AM Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
John. 
Great Question!!

Thanks


Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152 Moorea
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206

On Oct 11, 2020, at 12:50 PM, JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:



Many thanks for setting this up Bill and also to Tilo for putting it on UTube.

 

Wonder if at some point Jimmy might do a chapter  from Panama into the Pacific and beyond to the west

 

Best

 

John Hayes

Nga Waka

 

Wellington NZ

 

 

From: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Reply to: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Monday, 12 October 2020 at 1:41 AM
To: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] If you missed Jimmy Cornell

 

The quality of your reception is based on your internet connection, and each of the participants. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

 

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020, 12:07 AM Harry and Mora Thompson via groups.io <HarryT1952=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Bill

When I try to listen to it, the audio is broken up.

But thanks for taking the time to put it together. 

Harry

 



On Oct 10, 2020, at 3:38 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:



The entire session is recorded here on YouTube: 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar


Re: Sq. footage of hull

 

Pat,

I can tell you that the many times we painted the bottom, it took most of a 20-liter pale (available in most parts of the world). We painted 2 full coats and a 3rd on the waterline, keel, skeg, and rudder.

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


On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Pat,

 

I don’t know the sq ft but, I have always estimated 4 gallons for three coats. Also, I add an extra gallon for extra paint at the water-line and downward about one foot. Total: 5 gallons.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

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Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:08 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Sq. footage of hull

 

I am buying Interprotect 2000 and I want to order the correct number of gallons to do three coats. Does anyone know how many sq. feet the hull is on a SM ? If I ever knew I have forgotten. 
Thanks, 
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Kent--The Onan switches are here.

eric freedman
 

 

Thanks Eric,

Ive had two go bad in the last year. Please order three for me.

 

We'll be coming down from Maine in late Sept.  Will you be home then?

Thanks.

Kent & Iris

Kristy

SM 243

 

On Jul 28, 2020 8:37 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have broken a few of these switches over the years. I have done this by reaching over the generator to retrieve something stored behind the genset.

I received a quote from my Onan dealer and on Amazon for around $90- plus tax which is ridiculous.

I tracked down the OEM manufacturer and the cost is about $23- plus a one time set up fee of about $50- I plan on ordering 2 of these. They stated that they make this for ONAN. If anyone is interested please let me know and I can order them for you $33- each plus USPS of about $8.00.

I will order the switches within a week.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite 

 


Re: Sq. footage of hull

Mark Erdos
 

Pat,

 

I don’t know the sq ft but, I have always estimated 4 gallons for three coats. Also, I add an extra gallon for extra paint at the water-line and downward about one foot. Total: 5 gallons.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

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Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:08 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Sq. footage of hull

 

I am buying Interprotect 2000 and I want to order the correct number of gallons to do three coats. Does anyone know how many sq. feet the hull is on a SM ? If I ever knew I have forgotten. 
Thanks, 
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Sq. footage of hull

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

Hi Pat we are about to antifoul our SM2K and we did the calculations as follows:

To paint a 14.5 (lwl) x 4.6 x 2.1 fin-keeled-racing, with 3 coats

You'll need 14 litres 


Regards

Ross and Donna

SV Intrepid Kiwi

SM2K #356

Currently in Turkey



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On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 9:07 pm, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:

I am buying Interprotect 2000 and I want to order the correct number of gallons to do three coats. Does anyone know how many sq. feet the hull is on a SM ? If I ever knew I have forgotten. 
Thanks, 
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Genoa Chain Plate bolts Leaking in aft hanging closet

Paul Osterberg
 

You will find the bolts under the rub rail, we had our rub rail removed a few yeas ago when repainting. 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Sq. footage of hull

Patrick McAneny
 

I am buying Interprotect 2000 and I want to order the correct number of gallons to do three coats. Does anyone know how many sq. feet the hull is on a SM ? If I ever knew I have forgotten. 
Thanks, 
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Genoa Chain Plate bolts Leaking in aft hanging closet

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Hello Amelians, 

Aquarius has sprung a leak in the aft closet.   I have traced it back to one of the 4 bolts holding the Genoa chainplate in place.  Has anyone else had this problem, and are there any secrets to removing these 4 bolts and repairing the leak?   I can only see the bolt heads in the closet, and can't get to whatever these bolts are threaded into.   Looks like they are somehow threaded into the bottom of the Genoa chainplate which is under the rub rail.

Any help appreciated!

Thanks All!

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262


Re: Sea Chest

Thomas Kleman
 

Hey Bill- great pics of your tidy work with your sea chest. By hull #422 (our boat) Amel was installing a ball valve ahead of the 5 port manifold. You could be running the engine or genset and cut off raw water to the AC, anchor wash, heads, and watermaker (only as a group). I've been going back and forth on adding 5 ball valves as in 10 years of ownership and work on each pump using sea water, it's never been a huge need to isolate a port in this way. Maybe a bit less cleanup but no big deal.

On the material used for the manifold, obviously I'm looking for strength.. although anyone swinging a 5 lb hammer in the engine room is usually asked to leave....not sure how much weight I attach to bronze's fire retardant properties as when you look around the engine room at all the plastic (ie sea chest itself) and hosing it's hard to imagine a fire where your bronze fitting saved your boat. Maybe if your AC pump capacitor underneath it went Chernobyl ?

These posts are so incredibly valuable to me. Great to see people's approaches, problems, and choices......definitely copying some of yours. Thanks.

Thomas Kleman
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422
Oahu


Re: Tender Amel 54

Dirk Hooff
 

Hi Mohammad,
the Highfield CL 360 fits almost perfectly to the Simpson davits. There is only a difference of approx. 4 cm inbetween the pick-up points on the tender and the rollers on the davits.
But you could also adjust this perfectly with small changes to the dinghy.
The CL 360 will certainly start to plane with a 20 HP outboard motor and 4 people in the boat.
With six people on board, we were very quickly with the new Yamaha 25PS ...
At the stern there are also two attachment points for toys or other things to pull.
We have had many dinghies from Zodiac and other manufacturers ... the Highfield seems to be better in processing than many similarly priced boats... especially the aluminum hull.
I know some blue water sailors who have changed to a Highfield and are very enthusiastic.
Currently we stay for the winter period in the northern Adriatic sea. There and in many places in the Mediterranean we had to moore with stern first. Sometimes it´s not easy... you have to be careful with the dinghy. But it doesn´t matter if the dinghy is 3,40 or 3,60 long.
Hopefully that helped… 

All the best and stay healthy!

Dirk
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AMEL 54#96


Am 06.10.2020 um 18:32 schrieb Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>:

Hi Dirk;
 
Thanks for the input. Did you have to make any modifications to the lifting points to be able to lift the dinghy on the Davits or was it just plug and play? We currently have a 20HP Yamaha 4-stroke. Do you think this will plane with 4 people? We’d also like to be able to pull surfboards and other toys behind. Are there attachments at the transom for ski ropes and do you see any issues pulling with this tender?
 
Not sure where you are currently cruising, but do you have to moor stern to? If so, does the CL360 interfere with adjacent yachts when leaving the dock in a cross breeze?
 
Happy Sailing;
 
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099
 
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To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54
 
Hi Mohammad,
 
this year we bought a Highfield CL360 in Hypalon. It fits perfectly on the AMEL davits (Cooney Simpson).
Hypalon should be chosen if the dinghy has been in salt water for a longer period and is exposed to strong sunlight.
We have a powerful outboard motor (Yamaha 25PS) with which the CL 360 can drive perfectly over long distances, even with several people. The aluminum hull is very light (the CL360 weighs only approx. 70kg) and thanks to the good V-shape it drives very well over the waves, even at higher speeds.
Incidentally, the new Yamaha 25PS still fits in the aft locker on the outboard motor bracket ... a perfect place for the outboard motor for longer sea passages or winter storage.
In addition, the CL360 fits perfectly (upside down) on the aft deck ... also for longer sea passages or winter storage.
We are very happy with this dinghy choice.
 
Many greetings and thanks again for your help regarding the oil pressure sensor this summer!
 
Dirk

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Am 06.10.2020 um 08:47 schrieb Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>:
 

We are looking for a new tender, as our existing 12 year old Zodiac Classic foldable with aluminum floor planks that came with our Amel, is starting to have some of the glue joints fail. It has been a great stable ride that planes with a 20HP with 4 people. We have been considering the Highfield line and will not be onboard prior to ordering, Therefore, we would appreciate comments on the following issues:

  1. How does the CL310 or CL340 fit on the Davits?
  2. PVC or Hypalon? We will most likely be in the Med for another 3 years and then onto the Caribbean. AT this point our ongoing plan is to continue sailing West. about 6 months every year.
  3. Our existing 3.5 Meter Zodiac, does present some challenge trying to leave the dock, while Med Moored in a cross wind, if we have yachts at both sides. The tender is about 18-24 inches wider than the stern, therefore the bow on the tender can get caught in the stanchions of the adjacent yacht. In extreme conditions, we lower the tender and tow behind until we are clear of the dock and then bring the tender up on Davits. Does anyone have a better solution?
  4. What is your general impression of the quality, ride and longevity of the highfield line?
  5. What other tender lines have you used that you could recommend?
Thanks in advance for all input.

Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099 
 



Re: Sea Chest

Karen Smith
 

Must be an epidemic of manifold rebuilds!  We are in the process of redoing ours. While I LOVE the idea of a seachest, the original Amel implementation on our Super Maramu (#160) always bothered me a bit since there were no valves other than the main seacock.  The ability to isolate the individual circuits either in an emergency or for routine maintenance while in the water always seemed an oversight.

A crusty old sailor who has surely forgotten more about boats than I'll ever know had a strong opinion about raw water systems.  You should be able to hit it with a 5 pound sledge, or stand on it with your full weight, or hit it with a torch, and not worry about it ever breaking or leaking.  Feeling that was a pretty good approach, I have always looked askance on any raw water system made of PVC parts which tend to be brittle and fragile to external impact.  Marelon is strong and resilient. PVC--not so much.  Also, PVC is very susceptible to the heat of even a small fire.  Even if the fire gets extinguished, you could lose your boat from flooding due to melted plastic plumbing.  

We installed a system made of solid bronze pipe fittings. Certainly more expensive than plastic, but much, much stronger. You get what you pay for.

The engine is fed directly with a connection directly off the strainer, and a tee with a reenforced 1 1/4" hose carries water over to the "pump pad".





If you are changing your manifold, whatever material your chose, be sure that the piping runs DOWNHILL continuously to any centrifugal pump.  ANY place that air can get trapped will result in difficulty of the pumps priming.  I have always used check valves on the discharge of each AC pump since these centrifugal pumps offer no resistance to back flow and would allow air to be pulled back into the system. The engine, generator, and RO system are all positive displacement pumps (more or less!) that offer significant resistance to reverse flow and do not need separate check valves.

In most cases, I have found that 35mm and 1.25 inch hose and hose fittings are pretty much interchangeable.

Bill Kinney (and Karen Smith)
Annapolis, MD, USA
Harmonie, SM#160
http://fetchinketch.net


Re: Sea Chest

Mark Erdos
 

Porter,

 

Thanks for that very kind safety net offer.

 

I think I have this figured out. I am going to use a 1-1/2” hose barb and sand down the edges of the barb. I should then be able to warm the hose enough to get it over the fitting. We are only taking 3mm here so 1.5mm all around should do the trick.

 

I just place my order at McMaster for the entire assembly. Fingers crossed.

 

 

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 Porter McRoberts via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 9:40 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sea Chest

 

This is the kind of project I would not undertake unless within walking distance to a great chandlery ripe with plumbing options. My adventure down this rabbit hole was complicated even with one close. 

Mark if you get in a bind I have a extra stainless manifold. 

 

Porter

Porter McRoberts 

S/V IBIS A54-152, Moorea

WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206

Www.fouribis.net



On Oct 12, 2020, at 9:18 AM, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98@...> wrote:

Could you take an appropriate sized plastic pipe fitting to a plumbing or machine shop and have them cut the threads into the plastic?

Thanks, Doug Smith

 

Amel 54-113, Aventura

Deltaville, VA USA

Dugsmith98@...



On Oct 12, 2020, at 2:09 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I heard back from US Plastics. This fitting is not one they make. Also, not available from Banjo or McMaster.  I am at a complete loss for this fitting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Plastic 1¼” male pipe thread to a 35mm ( or, 1 3/8”)  hose barb

 

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With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

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Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 6:00 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sea Chest

 

Thanks Tom. I send them a note seems I can’t find it on their site.

 

I have also check the Banjo catalog and McMaster. Not much luck.

 

 

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 Thomas Kleman
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2020 9:45 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sea Chest

 

Mark- you might go with 1-3/8 for the 35mm side and try US Plastics. 

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