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Re: Companionway screen

Rick Grimes
 

Here’s our solution: Stitched a weighty stainless steel chain into no-see-em screen...(Did the same for all hatches.) Works great; easy to store away.


SV Rascal ASM2K #404



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S/V Rascal ( http://svrascal.com/rascal-listing )
2003 ASM2K #404

Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Thomas,
Since your current requirement is negligible you could steal 12V from one of the 12V instruments, but that is a really messy solution in my opinion.

Like others, I installed a 24/12 DCDC Converter module in that cupboard and used it to power 12V outlets.  I used the Victron Orion TR 24-12-5 (60W) module. This is non-isolated, but that’s probably not an issue for your requirement.

Dean
SY Stella
A54-154

 

Re: Rudder seal

Paul Brown
 

Your a champ Bill, thanks

I must mention, this is a great community and forum, very very helpful and kind - excellent 

Regards Paul 


On 3 Oct 2019, at 7:51 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

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Same from my files...be sure to check internal batteries often and change maybe every year.




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On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 11:09 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Thanks Joerg 

I will purchase the same 

Regards Paul 


On 3 Oct 2019, at 5:44 pm, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Yes, Paul I have an alarm.  See pic. <912F20F9-0240-49B1-BFCA-A690DB64B35F.jpeg>

Re: Rudder seal

 

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Same from my files...be sure to check internal batteries often and change maybe every year.




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


On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 11:09 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Thanks Joerg 

I will purchase the same 

Regards Paul 


On 3 Oct 2019, at 5:44 pm, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Yes, Paul I have an alarm.  See pic. <912F20F9-0240-49B1-BFCA-A690DB64B35F.jpeg>

Re: Companionway screen

Arlo
 

Why not just use a two piece screen (2 screens that are 1/2 the companionway height ) with or without a hinge?

Re: Companionway screen

Mark Pitt
 

Will do tomorrow.

On 10/3/2019 12:39 PM, Denise McGovern wrote:
Sound good.  Can you post a photo?
 
Denise McGovern
CARA, SM440, Chesapeake Bay

Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Mark Pitt
 

The cleanest way to make up a pig tail for the 24 volt outlets is to buy a molded Italian Type L wire and cut off one end.  The last one I made up used this from ebay:

DELL 6FT 3-PRONG TYPE L 10A 220V ITALY CHILE AC POWER ADAPTER CORD CABLE 23322

that costs only $5.39 including shipping.  It cheaper than a Btinico Italian Type L plug and because the plug is molded to the wire, there is no issue with moisture.  The cigarette lighter plugs are easy to find everywhere,  I have purchased 12 volt extensions and cut off the male plug ends so both ends of the pig tail are molded and weatherproof.

Mark Pit
"Sabbatical III" SM419, Wickford, Rhode Island

Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Mark Pitt
 

I use the Anker PowerDrive 5 USB chargers with 5 ports and 24  volt capabiliiy (actually 12-30 volts).  They come with a 2 foot wire connecting the charger and cigarette plug so it reaches further.  I am not sure if there are sold any longer.  But Jelley Comb has a 6 port charger with the same input voltages on Amazon for $12.74. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0141Y4IRG/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?pd_rd_i=B0141Y4IRG&pd_rd_w=Gx6Q4&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=qYZqq&pf_rd_r=K3H3Q1GQ5W51A7A3XPSC&pd_rd_r=18e903f5-e704-47de-a951-5131590be64a&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExNDVaR0E3T0tROEZRJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDYwOTU2M0s4ODUzUlVBMFpYSiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTE4Njg0M0lMR1UxTzZJV1RTTyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1

Mark

"Sabbatical III" SM419, Wickford, Rhode Island


On 10/3/2019 12:54 PM, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io wrote:
We found these, that work on 12 or 24 volt input (8-30).
The lowest price I saw was on eBay.
https://www.ravpower.com/p/ravpower-24w-4.8a-dual-usb-car-adapter.html

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 3, 2019, at 12:11 PM, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

I often hang a light-sensitive David Megalight 6 feet above the cockpit while at anchor.  I provide the 12 volts required with this item from Amazon:

"24V to 12V Step Down Converter,60W 5A BUENNUS 24V DC to DC 12V Power Transformer Turn 24V Trucks Cigarette Lighter Male Plug to 12V Female Socket Adapter for 12V" ($25.99)

This step down converter has a 24V male cigarette lighter (banana) plug an one end and a 12 volt female cigarette lighter plug at the other.  You can cut off the male end and replace it with an Italian 3-pin Type L plug so it fits into the fan outlets and the outlets at the nav station and adjacent to the companionway stairs.  I just use a Italian 3-pin to cigarette lighter pig tail that I made up.  With this I can use 12 volt accessories anywhere in the boat where there is a 24 volt outlet.

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" SM419, Wickford, Rhode Island

Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Matt Salatino
 

We found these, that work on 12 or 24 volt input (8-30).
The lowest price I saw was on eBay.

On Oct 3, 2019, at 12:11 PM, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

I often hang a light-sensitive David Megalight 6 feet above the cockpit while at anchor.  I provide the 12 volts required with this item from Amazon:

"24V to 12V Step Down Converter,60W 5A BUENNUS 24V DC to DC 12V Power Transformer Turn 24V Trucks Cigarette Lighter Male Plug to 12V Female Socket Adapter for 12V" ($25.99)

This step down converter has a 24V male cigarette lighter (banana) plug an one end and a 12 volt female cigarette lighter plug at the other.  You can cut off the male end and replace it with an Italian 3-pin Type L plug so it fits into the fan outlets and the outlets at the nav station and adjacent to the companionway stairs.  I just use a Italian 3-pin to cigarette lighter pig tail that I made up.  With this I can use 12 volt accessories anywhere in the boat where there is a 24 volt outlet.

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" SM419, Wickford, Rhode Island

Re: Companionway screen

Denise McGovern
 

Sound good.  Can you post a photo?
 
Denise McGovern
CARA, SM440, Chesapeake Bay

Companionway screen

Mark Pitt
 

The problem with inserting an insect screen into the vertical companionway slider is that the solid dodger impedes insertion and removal of a hull height screen.  I recently ordered and received a custom screen that has sufficient flex that it easily bends backwards to clear the dodger. The frame is made from "spring steel."  I ordered it from https://flexscreen.us/.  You need to send them your measurements (up to the 1/16th of an inch).  In my SM, the companionway is a bit narrower at the bottom than at the top.  So make an allowance for that.  The track for the slider is sufficiently deep that the screen still fits snugly. The screen is easy to remove from inside or outside the boat.  Its not cheap ($75) but a second screen is 20% off.

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III", SM419, Wickford, Rhode Island, USA

Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Matt Salatino
 

Good idea!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 3, 2019, at 12:11 PM, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

I often hang a light-sensitive David Megalight 6 feet above the cockpit while at anchor.  I provide the 12 volts required with this item from Amazon:

"24V to 12V Step Down Converter,60W 5A BUENNUS 24V DC to DC 12V Power Transformer Turn 24V Trucks Cigarette Lighter Male Plug to 12V Female Socket Adapter for 12V" ($25.99)

This step down converter has a 24V male cigarette lighter (banana) plug an one end and a 12 volt female cigarette lighter plug at the other.  You can cut off the male end and replace it with an Italian 3-pin Type L plug so it fits into the fan outlets and the outlets at the nav station and adjacent to the companionway stairs.  I just use a Italian 3-pin to cigarette lighter pig tail that I made up.  With this I can use 12 volt accessories anywhere in the boat where there is a 24 volt outlet.

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" SM419, Wickford, Rhode Island

Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Mark Pitt
 

I often hang a light-sensitive David Megalight 6 feet above the cockpit while at anchor.  I provide the 12 volts required with this item from Amazon:

"24V to 12V Step Down Converter,60W 5A BUENNUS 24V DC to DC 12V Power Transformer Turn 24V Trucks Cigarette Lighter Male Plug to 12V Female Socket Adapter for 12V" ($25.99)

This step down converter has a 24V male cigarette lighter (banana) plug an one end and a 12 volt female cigarette lighter plug at the other.  You can cut off the male end and replace it with an Italian 3-pin Type L plug so it fits into the fan outlets and the outlets at the nav station and adjacent to the companionway stairs.  I just use a Italian 3-pin to cigarette lighter pig tail that I made up.  With this I can use 12 volt accessories anywhere in the boat where there is a 24 volt outlet.

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" SM419, Wickford, Rhode Island

Re: Rudder seal

Paul Brown
 

Thanks Joerg 

I will purchase the same 

Regards Paul 


On 3 Oct 2019, at 5:44 pm, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Yes, Paul I have an alarm.  See pic. <912F20F9-0240-49B1-BFCA-A690DB64B35F.jpeg>

Re: Rudder seal

Joerg Esdorn
 

Yes, Paul I have an alarm.  See pic. 

Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Gary Wells
 

I had to run some 12v wiring on my SM.  It's not difficult but will require a bit of patience and a good work light :).
I would definitely recommend that you tap  power from a converter and not from the starter battery. 
At least in my experience it was a frustrating chase to find a current leak in the starter circuit due to an accessory failure that the previous owner had installed.  A dead starter battery is not a high problem, but it is a nuisance.
 At any rate, I would keep the starter circuit dedicated  and isolated to the one task. 
Just my €0.018275 (current exchange rate notwithstanding) worth :
Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Annapolis, MD

Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Thomas,

No there is not. I actually mounted one of those DC-DC (24-12 Volt) converters on the inside wall where the fresh water gauge sits on the other side (inside the locker below the ceiling). I put a small DC-distribution thing with fuses next to it and a negative busbar to supply all kind of stuff that I put there.
It is supplied via the big 24 Volt point that sits at the bottom of the locker.
Originally there was a DC-DC (24-24 Volt) converter there used to dim the cabin lights but that did not work anymore because of the LED light replacement. So I also replaced the dimmer button with a push button that now operates the engine-bay illumination so you can light up the engine-bay before entering it.
The feed cable form the engine-bay lights can be isolated from the other lights at the circuit-breaker switch for the "middle of the boat" lights.

Regards,

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: 12V supply near 24V panel on Amel 54

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Thomas,

I have few of these cheap converters on Elyse for uses like that....24V in and adjust for 12v out...easy !

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DC-DC-Converter-Step-up-down-5V-12V-24V-Adjustable-Voltage-Power-Supply-Module-/112425670929

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 


On 03 October 2019 at 19:48 Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi,

Salt is all pervasive. It is gritty stuff. If you are minimal sailing with regular rainfall it is not usually too much of a problem. However major passages in the tropics puts gritty salt every where. Including the furler spinners at the top of the sails. Thorough washing with fresh water of all blocks travelers and cars and dropping all sails to wash out  the spinners will save a lot of grief. After the wash and allowing time to dry spray silicone. 

You may be amazed at the results. This includes the mizzen furler gearbox.

Danny

Sm 299

Ocean Pearl

On 03 October 2019 at 15:53 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Thanks Thomas 

 

On 3 Oct 2019, at 2:48 am, Sv Garulfo < svgarulfo@...> wrote:

Paul, 
You may want to check the block at the end of the boom too, mine and others’ were a bit seized. We cleaned it up and also ordered a replacement from Amel, as it seems to be specially adapted from the stock items. 


Best,
Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Rangiroa, French Polynesia 

On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 06:20, Paul Brown < feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Thank you Olivier, I will slacken off a little.

I was wondering if this was causing my slow blow boom fuse to open earlier than it should, as it seems to open often 

Regards Paul 

 

On 2 Oct 2019, at 6:13 pm, Beaute Olivier via Groups.Io < atlanticyachtsurvey@...> wrote:

Hello Paul,

originally, this line is rather tight, indeed as Bill says, in order to prevent slipage. But with time, UV and salt, this Vectran-core line tends to shrink and gets tighter and tighter which puts more load than necessary on the motor itself. You should loosen a bit the small line tackle at one end of the traveller's line.

Olivier

 

 


 


 


 

Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi,

Salt is all pervasive. It is gritty stuff. If you are minimal sailing with regular rainfall it is not usually too much of a problem. However major passages in the tropics puts gritty salt every where. Including the furler spinners at the top of the sails. Thorough washing with fresh water of all blocks travelers and cars and dropping all sails to wash out  the spinners will save a lot of grief. After the wash and allowing time to dry spray silicone. 

You may becamazed at the results. Thiscincludescthe 

On 03 October 2019 at 15:53 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

Thanks Thomas 

 

On 3 Oct 2019, at 2:48 am, Sv Garulfo < svgarulfo@...> wrote:

Paul, 
You may want to check the block at the end of the boom too, mine and others’ were a bit seized. We cleaned it up and also ordered a replacement from Amel, as it seems to be specially adapted from the stock items. 


Best,
Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Rangiroa, French Polynesia 

On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 06:20, Paul Brown < feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Thank you Olivier, I will slacken off a little.

I was wondering if this was causing my slow blow boom fuse to open earlier than it should, as it seems to open often 

Regards Paul 

 

On 2 Oct 2019, at 6:13 pm, Beaute Olivier via Groups.Io < atlanticyachtsurvey@...> wrote:

Hello Paul,

originally, this line is rather tight, indeed as Bill says, in order to prevent slipage. But with time, UV and salt, this Vectran-core line tends to shrink and gets tighter and tighter which puts more load than necessary on the motor itself. You should loosen a bit the small line tackle at one end of the traveller's line.

Olivier