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Re: Teak Companionway "Cam Latches" replace the plastic thumb nuts

Ag Av8ter
 

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We were aboard Security and saw the cam latches. My first thought
was, "Why didn't I think of that?" Mine are made and our SM will be a
joy to open and close!!! Thanks Judy and Bill.


-- In amelyachtowners@..., "jrjrjrouse2000"
<sailingjudy@...> wrote:

How many times have you turned and turned the campanionway plastic
thumb nuts to open and close the campanionway?

We have posted some photos of a solution that we really like. The
idea did not originate with us. Another Amel owner made a prototype
and we believe that we have perfected it.

See the photos and drawings we posted in a new album
titled "Campanionway Latches."

Regards,

Bill & Judy Rouse
SECURITY SM2 387


Re: Teak Companionway "Cam Latches" replace the plastic thumb nuts

abulerhum <dji314@...>
 

EXCELLENT!
How could have we been leaving without it before? I'll make it right away!
Georges Pellegrini

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "jrjrjrouse2000" <sailingjudy@...> wrote:

How many times have you turned and turned the campanionway plastic
thumb nuts to open and close the campanionway?

We have posted some photos of a solution that we really like. The
idea did not originate with us. Another Amel owner made a prototype
and we believe that we have perfected it.

See the photos and drawings we posted in a new album
titled "Campanionway Latches."

Regards,

Bill & Judy Rouse
SECURITY SM2 387


Re: Teak Companionway "Cam Latches" replace the plastic thumb nuts

Judy Rouse
 

The point is that you open the companionway by one simple flip of
each wrist, rather than turning and turning and turning and
turning.....

Judy

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Alex Paquin"
<alex.paquin@...> wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "jrjrjrouse2000"
<sailingjudy@> wrote:

How many times have you turned and turned the campanionway
plastic
thumb nuts to open and close the campanionway?

We have posted some photos of a solution that we really like.
The
idea did not originate with us. Another Amel owner made a
prototype
and we believe that we have perfected it.

See the photos and drawings we posted in a new album
titled "Campanionway Latches."

Regards,

Bill & Judy Rouse
SECURITY SM2 387
Looks interesting but I don't seem to get the point!

Alex Paquin
Simpatico Maramu #94


Re: Teak Companionway "Cam Latches" replace the plastic thumb nuts

Alejandro Paquin
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "jrjrjrouse2000"
<sailingjudy@...> wrote:

How many times have you turned and turned the campanionway plastic
thumb nuts to open and close the campanionway?

We have posted some photos of a solution that we really like. The
idea did not originate with us. Another Amel owner made a
prototype
and we believe that we have perfected it.

See the photos and drawings we posted in a new album
titled "Campanionway Latches."

Regards,

Bill & Judy Rouse
SECURITY SM2 387
Looks interesting but I don't seem to get the point!

Alex Paquin
Simpatico Maramu #94


Teak Companionway "Cam Latches" replace the plastic thumb nuts

Judy Rouse
 

How many times have you turned and turned the campanionway plastic
thumb nuts to open and close the campanionway?

We have posted some photos of a solution that we really like. The
idea did not originate with us. Another Amel owner made a prototype
and we believe that we have perfected it.

See the photos and drawings we posted in a new album
titled "Campanionway Latches."

Regards,

Bill & Judy Rouse
SECURITY SM2 387


Google Earth marine application(s)

Zanareva
 

Check out what this French company is doing:

* shipwrecks plotted off the French coastline
* coastal aerial photos (of French Atlantic and Med) tie to Google maps
* raster nautical charts overlaid on Google maps (technology demo)
* tide predictions around the world
and more

http://www.justmagic.com/GM-GE.html

Heck, once broadband connectivity is available thru out the oceans of
the world (read cheaply) imagine how that will change navigation.

Richard


Re: Cockpit locker

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks John for your efforts on my behalf, corrections noted.

Gary

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "John and Anne on Bali Hai" <annejohn@...>
wrote:

Hello again Gary,
I have just had a look at my message of yesterday and seen that I gave
you a wrong dimension. The depth of the forward end of the locker from
the cockpit to the vent pipes is 127 cms.

My apologies for this silly slip, John SM 319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Disinfecting water

peter pappas <pjppappas@...>
 

Thanks Gary, Can you give me more information on the charcoal filters that you have enstalled and use. Peter

amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote: Peter Pappas Callisto SM 369 wrote:
" I am traveling in Mexico and disinfect any water that I receive from
domestic sources with ¼ teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water. My
question is should I also be treating the water made with the water
maker. Will chlorinated water affect the membranes if used to back
wash the system?"

YES Peter, even this small amount of chlorine will destroy you water
maker membranes. After disinfecting your water system (sanitizing it
with larger concentrations of liquid chlorine bleach and pumping
it through all the piping except that to the water maker flush system,
you should discard all that water and fill your tanks only with water
that has either been chlorinated and then filtered through a charcoal
filter or water that comes from the watermaker.

Even tiny amounts of chlorine in the flush water will greatly
shorten the life (or promptlly destroy) your membranes. For more
information you can consult the web site for Filmtec (the makers of
the Dessalator water maker membranes). Go to:
www.dow.com/liquidseps/service/lm_clean.htm
There are multiple technical bulletins at this site all related to the
care and feeding of your FilmTec Membranes.

I installed a dedicated charcoal filter in the fresh water flush line
so that there is a final charcoal filter in any water that goes to
flush my membranes. In addition, any water that I fill the tanks
with from the marina is passed through a charcoal filter as well.

Among other things that Dessalator does a poor job of is giving
their customers robust product manuals that cover all of this.

There is a host of material on the Dow site about all aspects of
watermaker service.

Regards, Gary Silver Amel SM2000 Hull # 335






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Re: Disinfecting water

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Peter Pappas Callisto SM 369 wrote:
" I am traveling in Mexico and disinfect any water that I receive from
domestic sources with ¼ teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water. My
question is should I also be treating the water made with the water
maker. Will chlorinated water affect the membranes if used to back
wash the system?"

YES Peter, even this small amount of chlorine will destroy you water
maker membranes. After disinfecting your water system (sanitizing it
with larger concentrations of liquid chlorine bleach and pumping
it through all the piping except that to the water maker flush system,
you should discard all that water and fill your tanks only with water
that has either been chlorinated and then filtered through a charcoal
filter or water that comes from the watermaker.

Even tiny amounts of chlorine in the flush water will greatly
shorten the life (or promptlly destroy) your membranes. For more
information you can consult the web site for Filmtec (the makers of
the Dessalator water maker membranes). Go to:
www.dow.com/liquidseps/service/lm_clean.htm
There are multiple technical bulletins at this site all related to the
care and feeding of your FilmTec Membranes.

I installed a dedicated charcoal filter in the fresh water flush line
so that there is a final charcoal filter in any water that goes to
flush my membranes. In addition, any water that I fill the tanks
with from the marina is passed through a charcoal filter as well.

Among other things that Dessalator does a poor job of is giving
their customers robust product manuals that cover all of this.

There is a host of material on the Dow site about all aspects of
watermaker service.

Regards, Gary Silver Amel SM2000 Hull # 335


Watermaker winterizing

itacknjibe
 

Just to formalize the issue, here is my question and the response
from Dessalator regarding the use of propylene glycol antifreeze in
the unit.
Good winter to all,
Bill and Cathy Nation
Sogno di Mare
SM2K #404


Dear Sir,

We thank you very much for your inquiry.

Of course, you can use propylene glycol.

Please do not forget to empty your flowmeter tube on the control
panel by disconnecting the production hose and blowing into or
injecting air into the hose in freezing conditions (this tube is in
glass, it is medical equipment and very expansive to replace).

We stay at your disposal for any further question.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

We remain

Yours faithfully

Secretary Dessalator
Rosyne Castino



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De : Bill Nation [mailto:itacknjibe@...]
Envoyé : mardi 17 octobre 2006 17:04
À : contact@...
Objet : winterizing


Hello,

I have a 230 V, 160 litre/hr model factory installed in my Amel
sailboat.
Can I use propylene glycol potable antifreeze in my watermaker for
winterizing? It will be sitting for six months in the NE United
States.

Thanks for your help,

Bill Nation


Cockpit locker

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Hello again Gary,
I have just had a look at my message of yesterday and seen that I gave
you a wrong dimension. The depth of the forward end of the locker from
the cockpit to the vent pipes is 127 cms.

My apologies for this silly slip, John SM 319


Cockpit locker

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hi Gary,
Thanks for your message, I was hoping that one of the other of the many members would give you the dimensions! I have been down to Bali Hai and got the sizes for you. This is much easier on my boat because I scrapped the Amel seat and put in a swivel seat on a pedestal and the seat can be lifted off giving great access to the locker. I did the same thing with the nav seat and when the seat is lifted off it is easy to access the lockers under the chart table.
The clearance into the locker is 51cm and the total depth hull to cockpit is 148cms. The fore and aft measurement from the ply cover to the watermaker parts to the partition in the locker is 100cms but there are two vent pipes for the exhaust hot air from the engine room which are 70 cms from the partition and reduce the depth of the cockpit locker at the forward end to 148 cms. In case it of any help we store stuff in four cheap plastic boxes which are 57x42x35cms high and the lids at 42 cms wide are small enough to go into the locker on the level .
I hope this helps.

Very best wishes, John Sm319


Disinfecting water

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

I am traveling in Mexico and disinfect any water that I receive from
domestic sources with ¼ teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water. My
question is should I also be treating the water made with the water
maker. Will chlorinated water affect the membranes if used to back
wash the system? Thank you Peter Pappas Callisto SM 369


Re: Watermaker high pressure pump. and internet addresses

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

John:
Using "at" in the email address rather than the ampersand "@" seems
to work for conveying email address on Yahoo.

Are you aboard Bali Hai? Would you mind taking the measurements
that I have requested in my previous post and emailing them to me at:
agceagle at comcast.net.

Thanks, Gary

PS I couldn't locate the SAE 30/40 oil in the Caribbean and only had
SAE 15/40 engine oil. Olivier Beaute from Amel told me that would
be just fine. So far so good.


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "John and Anne on Bali Hai" <annejohn@...>
wrote:

I have a set of instructions from Desalateur which say that the oil
for the cat pump is 0.75ltr. of SAE 30/40 engine oil and that it is
important not to mix different oils.
I think it is possible to get round Yahoo removing part of an Email
address by putting at in instead of @. Lets try,my old address was
hollambyatcompuserve.com and I gave it up because of the shoals of
spam mostly offering to restore my virility to its level of some sixty
years ago!!

Regards, John Bali Hai SM 319


Watermaker high pressure pump. and internet addresses

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

I have a set of instructions from Desalateur which say that the oil
for the cat pump is 0.75ltr. of SAE 30/40 engine oil and that it is
important not to mix different oils.
I think it is possible to get round Yahoo removing part of an Email
address by putting at in instead of @. Lets try,my old address was
hollambyatcompuserve.com and I gave it up because of the shoals of
spam mostly offering to restore my virility to its level of some sixty
years ago!!

Regards, John Bali Hai SM 319


SM 2000 Port Cockpit Lazarette Measurement Question

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hello fellow Amel owners,

I am not currently on my boat, yet I need to know a couple of dimension
for the port side cockpit lazarette.
1. I need to know (cm or inches ok) the height of the lazarette, near the
forward portion of the lazarette, from the floor to the bottom lip of the
seat scupper (as if you were going to slide a box into the most port aspect
of the lazarette).
2. Also I need to know the depth of the lazarette from the port outboard wall
to the inboard wall at the forward portion of the lazarette. If someone on
a SM 2000 would take a minute to measure that for me I would be most
grateful.

Thanks in advance, Gary Silver Amel SM2000 Hull # 335


Re: Requesting information on SM insurance

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

"Out of the hurricane box. Boat will be in NZ AU for some time
and then sailed back to the US."

I am insured thru Offshore Risk Management, William J. Coates, broker,
(305) 743-7711 or (800) 773-0105, or Google up their web site. He
has handled my insurance for 5 years including my needs in Europe,
on a transatlantic and in the Caribbean and east coast of the US. Perhaps
Pentanius (spelling) insurance is available in Australian and New Zeland.
They are a German company that is high rated and quite cheap but they
will not insure boats in US waters because of our litigenous society here.

My basic insurance annual premium has run about 1.2% of the hull value
insured plus about 15% of that premium added on for keeping the boat
in the hurricane box (currently in Antigua). I am not sure where the
hurricane box is for the southern hemisphere.

I have been pleased with Bill's service and knowledge. Give him a call
and let him know I sent you.

Best regards, Gary

PS If you put an email address in the body of the post it will be truncated
and not show up in the post. However, if you put your email in your
profile then responses on the site will be sent to that email address.
At least that is my understanding.


Re: Requesting information on SM insurance

drew_gaffney <drew.gaffney@...>
 

Gary,

Thanks. Out of the hurricane box. Boat will be in NZ AU for some time
and then sailed back to the US.

I'm confused about how Yahoo handles reply addresses> I've set my
preferences to show my address and I put my non-Yahoo email in the body
of the email. I've gotten replies directly to the vanderbilt.edu
domain...

Drew
--- In amelyachtowners@..., amelliahona <no_reply@...>
wrote:

Drew: Yahoo trunkates all email addresses so I have to respond this
way. Where are you located? Will the boat be kept in or out of the
hurricane box? These items will greatly influence insurance decisions.
Regards, Gary Silver SM 2000 Hull # 335 s/v Liahona

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "drew_gaffney"
drew.gaffney@ wrote:

Am in the process of purchasing an Amel SM 2000; would appreciate
any
info and recommendations regarding insurance. Please respond to my
email drew.gaffney@
Thanks


Re: Requesting information on SM insurance

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Drew: Yahoo trunkates all email addresses so I have to respond this
way. Where are you located? Will the boat be kept in or out of the
hurricane box? These items will greatly influence insurance decisions.
Regards, Gary Silver SM 2000 Hull # 335 s/v Liahona

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "drew_gaffney"
<drew.gaffney@...> wrote:

Am in the process of purchasing an Amel SM 2000; would appreciate any
info and recommendations regarding insurance. Please respond to my
email drew.gaffney@...
Thanks


Requesting information on SM insurance

drew_gaffney <drew.gaffney@...>
 

Am in the process of purchasing an Amel SM 2000; would appreciate any
info and recommendations regarding insurance. Please respond to my
email drew.gaffney@...
Thanks