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Re: Always check your contractors' work

Scott SV Tengah
 

Kent,

I know it's Martinique, but I have had good experience with Caraibe Marine in Le Marin. They generally know Amels quite well. I had them redo my standing rigging and while all was not perfect, they fixed the problems without so much as a complaint. They really take pride in their work. I still had to double check everything but found far fewer problems than with other contractors.

They do almost everything through their different "divisions" and while there's an argument that a monopoly is not good, having everything under the Caraibe umbrella means they can't point fingers at other contractors when something goes wrong.

They have a decent relationship with and are very close to the Amel office down there. The Amel guys are very busy and don't do everything, but will gladly give technical advice to Caraibe Marine. The Amel guys aren't perfect at English so it's good that everyone is French. :)

Let's just say I am literally sailing all the way back to Martinique for a few more items before heading through the Canal.
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com

Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi to the group,
I bought a spare Pump and rubber kit 3 months ago.
Try www.vdm-reya.com  .service kit9 is REF 219424
Greetings Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 in the way to Boston




Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

I think its worth to rebuild the original Pump as long as the housing has no bad cracks.

The AMFA pump is a very robust one. I even replaced the motor and gearbox when mine broke. Used Bosch truck wiper motor with similar rpm.

Most newer pumps look like toys, compared to AMFA.

As I said before truck tire tube is perfect replacement for flaps and diaphragma.

Oliver from Vela Nautica

A54#39

Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit
From: "Mike Johnson via Groups.Io"
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Hi Herbert,

I’ve contacted the pump manufacturer and the pump is no longer in production and they have ceased producing serving kits.

I’m also interested in a source for the flap valve but am now looking at a pump replacement option.

Very best wishes

Mike & Peta

Solitude
SM2K 461

On 20 Aug 2019, at 14:11, Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...> wrote:

Hi Herbert

What about changing the pump for the electric Lavac Vacuum Toilet Pump? Available for 12v and 24v.
See Lavac spare parts here: https://blakesandtaylors.co.uk/lavac-spares-42-c.asp

I have the Lavac toilet with hand pump only and so cannot say the electric pump will be good.
However the toilet works since 30 years without any maintenance.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: Always check your contractors' work

karkauai
 

Good Grief!!!  I’m glad you found the problems before much damage occurred.  I hope you told the electrician what you found, and disparaged his lineage.  There’s nothing wrong with giving a bad review on google, yelp, or on this  or any other website.  Otherwise, they never learn.

I’ve also had experiences like this, and unfortunately didn’t know enough to realize the errors before my CDrive was irreparably damaged by electrolysis when a charger/inverter failed.  It was a 6 month $30,000 disaster by the time it was all repaired.  I have since gotten a good handle on the Amel isolated ground and found a few other issues with other installations.  Now my zincs are lasting over a year, instead of 4-6 months.

I echo your advice to study up on what is to be done, or only have work done where other Amels have had excellent service.

That said, wouldn’t it be nice if there was an Amel service center on the US midEastern seaboard?  Martinique is a bit far to go if you have significant problems.  I think they have since changed hands, but Deltaville Boat Yard on the Chesapeake wanted to do just that.  They contacted Amel a few times but never even got a reply.

Could we poll the membership to see where they have gotten excellent service and try to encourage a centrally-placed boatyard to specialize in Amel systems?


Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM243

On Aug 20, 2019, at 10:44 AM, Scott SV Tengah <sv.tengah@...> wrote:

Like many, I have used contractors to do work on our A54 that we either don't have the time, skills nor tools to do ourselves. This is simply delegation and leveraging our time because we don't want to spend our lives working on the boat full time. We bought the boat to go sailing, not become boat technicians!

However, as I've been reminded again and again, always know what they are doing, why they're doing it and check to make sure they did it right.

This is a bit of a venting post because I had some electricians work on Tengah in southern Spain and they literally did almost everything wrong. And the work was far from free. I won't name them publicly, but if you're in southern Spain and considering electrical work, feel free to private message me and I'll let you know whether you should avoid that particular electrician.

A partial list:

1) They refused to read posts from this forum that I provided to them about the Amel isolated ground system. Their response, "I've been doing this for years, I don't need to read that." Well, installing the solar panels, they connected the solar panel negative to the arch, causing the Amel electrical leak detector to go nuts. Luckily I caught it before too much corrosion occurred.

2) From the MPPT controller, they connected both positive and negative directly to the batteries. For negative, this bypassed the shunt, so the battery monitor completely ignored the solar power output! Worse, for the positive, they wired it to ONE of the batteries. At the time, I had no idea you're supposed to connect charger positive to the load and not the batteries, and especially not one of the batteries. Luckily I caught that before too much damage occurred.

3) Yesterday, I noticed significantly reduced power output from my panels. I have a nearly 1kw array and the MPPT controller was outputting around 250w at midday into lithium batteries that were at 50% SOC. I spent a few hours checking everything, frustrated as hell because solar is just supposed to work without much maintenance. Turns out the culprit was that the electricians put bare wires into and out of the MPPT. So they either were too lazy or did not have the tools to put ferrules on the bare wire ends, which then slowly corroded enough to eventually limit power output. Moreover, one of the positive wire strands was very very close to shorting out!

4)  I asked for a neg/pos pair of wires on the arch from the 24v batteries so I could install a wifi extender in the near future. They provided those wires and two weeks later I was ready to install my wifi extender. For kicks, I put the multimeter to the wires and saw 35 volts! Turns out they connected those wires to the panels and not our 24v battery system. If I didn't check, the panels would have fried the wifi extender. And if they didn't, the wifi extender would have mysteriously turned off at night.

5) Finally, they put the MPPT into the enclosed space where the main battery switches are. With nearly 1000 watts flowing into the charge controller, it certainly heats up. By 4pm, that enclosed space gets over 50c! Now I have to find a way to move and re-wire the MPPT to a location with more ventilation.

I'm sure you have all either had or will have this experience. It almost seems that it takes more time to hire someone to do work on your boat than to do it yourself. But it's a necessary evil, so going forward, I generally educate myself about what they're doing before they're doing it and watch every step of the way to make sure they do it right. Easy for those of you with engineering backgrounds, a bit harder for those of us from the business world. :)

/End Venting


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

Re: Amel is going lithium

Scott SV Tengah
 

I guess this is a reminder that I still owe the group my writeup. :)

Oliver, how do you vent the compartment where you've installed the Victron 24/5000/120 inverter/charger? I mounted mine in the engine compartment (connected with the recommended 2x pair of 50mm2 wires - not 95mm2 as I previously mentioned) in the same location as the old Dolphin 100amp charger, with the same ventilation from outside as the original Amel setup. 

Even then, the charger/inverter gets damn hot especially when we are cooking and the induction, microwave and boiler are drawing tons of current. Or when it's charging at the full 120 amps.

Part of the reason I ask is that the electricians installed the Victron 150/35 MPPT in the same compartment where you installed your charger/inverter (where the main battery switches are) and I'm getting very high temperatures in that closed compartment after a full day's charging. If you've figured out a good cooling solution, I'd rather implement that than try to move my MPPT!

I was considering adding a little timer controlled 24v fan on the vent in the battery compartment and connecting the two compartments, but haven't for two reasons: (1) Amel kept the two compartments isolated. I am loathe to violate that as they probably did that for a reason (2) The fan is just another part to fail and I have enough things to keep up with already! 


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

Re: Amel is going lithium

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Yes, ofcourse, we are anchored behind Culatra Island in the Faro destrict. Algarve

You can eMail us by using our address from our page.

VelaNautica.org

Oliver from Vela Nautica

A54#39

Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium
From: Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CC:


Oliver,

 

This is very interesting. We are presently just across the Guadiana River near Ayamonte in Spain, so if you are in the south of Portugal would it be possible to meet up so we can learn more from you?

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
Sent: 20 August 2019 11:11
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium

 

Hello,

I went lithium with my A54 and use it since about 10 month now.
Its an 100% improvement to our Vela Nautica since we live long term on her and most times anchored.
Since then our generator times decreased to 25% compared to before lithium times while we use more energy.
Since then we live like having shore power all the time.
I started to describe the process on:

https://velanautica.org/vela-nautica-goes-lithium/

Since its to much to show it here.

Shortly I am going to show more details about every single unit we needed to change to get the most out of it.

As a resumee I must say its one of the best things to do if you liveaboard but there are many pitfalls. There are not many competent partners to help and most sell standard equipment and you wont get the best.

Oliver from Vela Nautica

A54#39

Portugal



Sent from my Huawei Mobile



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium
From: CW Bill Rouse
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Everyone,

 

You know how cationary I have been regarding Lithium based electrical systems onboard an Amel. I had one client who had serious issues because the source he used failed to install all needed devices and failed to correctly setup the devices installed.

 

BUT, as technology evolves, so should opinions.

 

Although I am proceeding cautiously, I am currently working with several recommended marine power supply companies that not only supply lithium-ion batteries, but also supply all  the other devices, which must be changed in an Amel, coupled with expert support. One of these is located in Europe another in the USA, and the third in the Caribbean. 

 

My hope is to within 30 days have a basic package assorted and spect'd and to have optional add-ons like different sized Victron charger/inverters and possibly electric cooking devices. The future is exciting.

 

When the above sourcing and specifications project is completed, I will release the package here on the AYOG. I will also separately notify my Amel Yacht School clients via email of preferential ordering and support.

 

I want to especially thank Scott Nguyen, Amel 54 TENGAH Hull#69, for the research he shared with me 3 months ago.

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:31 PM ofer magen <ofermagen@...> wrote:

Hi Joerg, 

Can you please send a photo of the installation of the super wind? 

Thanks, 

Ofer Magen

Alba A54 160 

Datcha area Turkey 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Herbert,

I’ve contacted the pump manufacturer and the pump is no longer in production and they have ceased producing serving kits.

I’m also interested in a source for the flap valve but am now looking at a pump replacement option.

Very best wishes

Mike & Peta

Solitude
SM2K 461

On 20 Aug 2019, at 14:11, Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...> wrote:

Hi Herbert

What about changing the pump for the electric Lavac Vacuum Toilet Pump? Available for 12v and 24v.
See Lavac spare parts here: https://blakesandtaylors.co.uk/lavac-spares-42-c.asp

I have the Lavac toilet with hand pump only and so cannot say the electric pump will be good.
However the toilet works since 30 years without any maintenance.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: Amel is going lithium

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hi Oliver

Lots of interesting and useful information- you hinted in your video about the reasoning of using a single battery management system rather than each battery having an integrated BMS I am keen to understand more about this.

Andrew
Ronpische 
SM472

Canet-en-Roussillon 


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:10 am
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium
 
Hello,

I went lithium with my A54 and use it since about 10 month now.
Its an 100% improvement to our Vela Nautica since we live long term on her and most times anchored.
Since then our generator times decreased to 25% compared to before lithium times while we use more energy.
Since then we live like having shore power all the time.
I started to describe the process on:

https://velanautica.org/vela-nautica-goes-lithium/

Since its to much to show it here.

Shortly I am going to show more details about every single unit we needed to change to get the most out of it.

As a resumee I must say its one of the best things to do if you liveaboard but there are many pitfalls. There are not many competent partners to help and most sell standard equipment and you wont get the best.

Oliver from Vela Nautica

A54#39

Portugal



Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium
From: CW Bill Rouse
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Everyone,

You know how cationary I have been regarding Lithium based electrical systems onboard an Amel. I had one client who had serious issues because the source he used failed to install all needed devices and failed to correctly setup the devices installed.

BUT, as technology evolves, so should opinions.

Although I am proceeding cautiously, I am currently working with several recommended marine power supply companies that not only supply lithium-ion batteries, but also supply all  the other devices, which must be changed in an Amel, coupled with expert support. One of these is located in Europe another in the USA, and the third in the Caribbean. 

My hope is to within 30 days have a basic package assorted and spect'd and to have optional add-ons like different sized Victron charger/inverters and possibly electric cooking devices. The future is exciting.

When the above sourcing and specifications project is completed, I will release the package here on the AYOG. I will also separately notify my Amel Yacht School clients via email of preferential ordering and support.

I want to especially thank Scott Nguyen, Amel 54 TENGAH Hull#69, for the research he shared with me 3 months ago.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:31 PM ofer magen <ofermagen@...> wrote:
Hi Joerg, 
Can you please send a photo of the installation of the super wind? 
Thanks, 

Ofer Magen
Alba A54 160 
Datcha area Turkey 

Always check your contractors' work

Scott SV Tengah
 

Like many, I have used contractors to do work on our A54 that we either don't have the time, skills nor tools to do ourselves. This is simply delegation and leveraging our time because we don't want to spend our lives working on the boat full time. We bought the boat to go sailing, not become boat technicians!

However, as I've been reminded again and again, always know what they are doing, why they're doing it and check to make sure they did it right.

This is a bit of a venting post because I had some electricians work on Tengah in southern Spain and they literally did almost everything wrong. And the work was far from free. I won't name them publicly, but if you're in southern Spain and considering electrical work, feel free to private message me and I'll let you know whether you should avoid that particular electrician.

A partial list:

1) They refused to read posts from this forum that I provided to them about the Amel isolated ground system. Their response, "I've been doing this for years, I don't need to read that." Well, installing the solar panels, they connected the solar panel negative to the arch, causing the Amel electrical leak detector to go nuts. Luckily I caught it before too much corrosion occurred.

2) From the MPPT controller, they connected both positive and negative directly to the batteries. For negative, this bypassed the shunt, so the battery monitor completely ignored the solar power output! Worse, for the positive, they wired it to ONE of the batteries. At the time, I had no idea you're supposed to connect charger positive to the load and not the batteries, and especially not one of the batteries. Luckily I caught that before too much damage occurred.

3) Yesterday, I noticed significantly reduced power output from my panels. I have a nearly 1kw array and the MPPT controller was outputting around 250w at midday into lithium batteries that were at 50% SOC. I spent a few hours checking everything, frustrated as hell because solar is just supposed to work without much maintenance. Turns out the culprit was that the electricians put bare wires into and out of the MPPT. So they either were too lazy or did not have the tools to put ferrules on the bare wire ends, which then slowly corroded enough to eventually limit power output. Moreover, one of the positive wire strands was very very close to shorting out!

4)  I asked for a neg/pos pair of wires on the arch from the 24v batteries so I could install a wifi extender in the near future. They provided those wires and two weeks later I was ready to install my wifi extender. For kicks, I put the multimeter to the wires and saw 35 volts! Turns out they connected those wires to the panels and not our 24v battery system. If I didn't check, the panels would have fried the wifi extender. And if they didn't, the wifi extender would have mysteriously turned off at night.

5) Finally, they put the MPPT into the enclosed space where the main battery switches are. With nearly 1000 watts flowing into the charge controller, it certainly heats up. By 4pm, that enclosed space gets over 50c! Now I have to find a way to move and re-wire the MPPT to a location with more ventilation.

I'm sure you have all either had or will have this experience. It almost seems that it takes more time to hire someone to do work on your boat than to do it yourself. But it's a necessary evil, so going forward, I generally educate myself about what they're doing before they're doing it and watch every step of the way to make sure they do it right. Easy for those of you with engineering backgrounds, a bit harder for those of us from the business world. :)

/End Venting


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

Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

 

Herbert,

I believe that SAV at Amel has the flaps and diaphragm.
 
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 5:11 AM Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Herbert

What about changing the pump for the electric Lavac Vacuum Toilet Pump? Available for 12v and 24v.
See Lavac spare parts here: https://blakesandtaylors.co.uk/lavac-spares-42-c.asp

I have the Lavac toilet with hand pump only and so cannot say the electric pump will be good.
However the toilet works since 30 years without any maintenance.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: Maramu locker door mishap

smiles bernard
 

Thanks very much for this folks
I’ll hunt the rubber insert when next on board but I’ve not seen it yet. I’ve also failed to spot any section that allows a lift to remove 
I’ll double check this weekend and let you know what I find 
Thanks again
Miles 


On 13 Aug 2019, at 17:07, Wade Shikoski via Groups.Io <n2everythg@...> wrote:

Rainer is correct.
on the 83 maramu  the slider rails are both glued and finish nailed to the facing which is 8 mm veneered ply. Dont try to remove the rails or you will deface the laminate..... 
on the 83 as rainer stated there are small rubber hose in the slot of the runner. You must remove the rubber hose then carefully lift the sliding door out. then there are 2 screws on the back of the sliding door to remove the handle. 
best of luck. 
Ask me how I know.. I learned the hard way.. 

Re: Amel is going lithium

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Oliver,

 

This is very interesting. We are presently just across the Guadiana River near Ayamonte in Spain, so if you are in the south of Portugal would it be possible to meet up so we can learn more from you?

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
Sent: 20 August 2019 11:11
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium

 

Hello,

I went lithium with my A54 and use it since about 10 month now.
Its an 100% improvement to our Vela Nautica since we live long term on her and most times anchored.
Since then our generator times decreased to 25% compared to before lithium times while we use more energy.
Since then we live like having shore power all the time.
I started to describe the process on:

https://velanautica.org/vela-nautica-goes-lithium/

Since its to much to show it here.

Shortly I am going to show more details about every single unit we needed to change to get the most out of it.

As a resumee I must say its one of the best things to do if you liveaboard but there are many pitfalls. There are not many competent partners to help and most sell standard equipment and you wont get the best.

Oliver from Vela Nautica

A54#39

Portugal



Sent from my Huawei Mobile



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium
From: CW Bill Rouse
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Everyone,

 

You know how cationary I have been regarding Lithium based electrical systems onboard an Amel. I had one client who had serious issues because the source he used failed to install all needed devices and failed to correctly setup the devices installed.

 

BUT, as technology evolves, so should opinions.

 

Although I am proceeding cautiously, I am currently working with several recommended marine power supply companies that not only supply lithium-ion batteries, but also supply all  the other devices, which must be changed in an Amel, coupled with expert support. One of these is located in Europe another in the USA, and the third in the Caribbean. 

 

My hope is to within 30 days have a basic package assorted and spect'd and to have optional add-ons like different sized Victron charger/inverters and possibly electric cooking devices. The future is exciting.

 

When the above sourcing and specifications project is completed, I will release the package here on the AYOG. I will also separately notify my Amel Yacht School clients via email of preferential ordering and support.

 

I want to especially thank Scott Nguyen, Amel 54 TENGAH Hull#69, for the research he shared with me 3 months ago.

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:31 PM ofer magen <ofermagen@...> wrote:

Hi Joerg, 

Can you please send a photo of the installation of the super wind? 

Thanks, 

Ofer Magen

Alba A54 160 

Datcha area Turkey 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Gerhard Mueller
 

Hi Herbert

What about changing the pump for the electric Lavac Vacuum Toilet Pump? Available for 12v and 24v.
See Lavac spare parts here: https://blakesandtaylors.co.uk/lavac-spares-42-c.asp

I have the Lavac toilet with hand pump only and so cannot say the electric pump will be good.
However the toilet works since 30 years without any maintenance.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: Amel is going lithium

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

I went lithium with my A54 and use it since about 10 month now.
Its an 100% improvement to our Vela Nautica since we live long term on her and most times anchored.
Since then our generator times decreased to 25% compared to before lithium times while we use more energy.
Since then we live like having shore power all the time.
I started to describe the process on:

https://velanautica.org/vela-nautica-goes-lithium/

Since its to much to show it here.

Shortly I am going to show more details about every single unit we needed to change to get the most out of it.

As a resumee I must say its one of the best things to do if you liveaboard but there are many pitfalls. There are not many competent partners to help and most sell standard equipment and you wont get the best.

Oliver from Vela Nautica

A54#39

Portugal



Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium
From: CW Bill Rouse
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Everyone,

You know how cationary I have been regarding Lithium based electrical systems onboard an Amel. I had one client who had serious issues because the source he used failed to install all needed devices and failed to correctly setup the devices installed.

BUT, as technology evolves, so should opinions.

Although I am proceeding cautiously, I am currently working with several recommended marine power supply companies that not only supply lithium-ion batteries, but also supply all  the other devices, which must be changed in an Amel, coupled with expert support. One of these is located in Europe another in the USA, and the third in the Caribbean. 

My hope is to within 30 days have a basic package assorted and spect'd and to have optional add-ons like different sized Victron charger/inverters and possibly electric cooking devices. The future is exciting.

When the above sourcing and specifications project is completed, I will release the package here on the AYOG. I will also separately notify my Amel Yacht School clients via email of preferential ordering and support.

I want to especially thank Scott Nguyen, Amel 54 TENGAH Hull#69, for the research he shared with me 3 months ago.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:31 PM ofer magen <ofermagen@...> wrote:
Hi Joerg, 
Can you please send a photo of the installation of the super wind? 
Thanks, 

Ofer Magen
Alba A54 160 
Datcha area Turkey 

Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello Herbert,

I needed to replace my flap valves as well but did not have any spares.
I found out you dont need any kit.
I used an truck tire tube, thickness similar to the flaps.
Take the old ones as template.
Cut yourself new ones.
Mine last now more than a year without problems.
Or you go to a rubber store and get a sheet of similar rubber.
I guess the tube is good choice because its soft and elastic.

Waves

Oliver from Vela Nautica
A54#39
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit
From: Herbert Lackner
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CC:


Hi Amelians,

I know that has been already a topic...    I need to replace the "flaps" of the AMFA bilge pump (see foto) .  Does anyone know a source where I can order these (in Europe)?  Does anyone have a web-link to buy it?

thx, Herbert

KALI MERA, SN120, Mazatlan

AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Herbert Lackner
 

Hi Amelians,

I know that has been already a topic...    I need to replace the "flaps" of the AMFA bilge pump (see foto) .  Does anyone know a source where I can order these (in Europe)?  Does anyone have a web-link to buy it?

thx, Herbert

KALI MERA, SN120, Mazatlan

Re: KVH TracPhone V3 for sale

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Kent,

 

Many thanks for that. I may touch base with you nearer the time once I’m in a position to act on this, hopefully early in the new year.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of karkauai via Groups.Io
Sent: 19 August 2019 14:11
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] KVH TracPhone V3 for sale

 

Hi Paul,

I have an Iridium phone and their Axcess unit to connect my laptop, phone or iPad for data via Bluetooth.  The phone is good for voice and texts and can be grabbed quickly in the event of an emergency abandon ship situation.  It all works flawlessly with a dedicated antenna.  The connection from inside the boat isn’t always good enough to stay connected, even with their “hockey puck” antenna placed in the cockpit, so I highly recommend the fixed antenna.

Kent Robertson

S/V Kristy SM 243

 


On Aug 19, 2019, at 3:25 AM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I’m looking at changing my KVH TracPhone V3 for an Iridium system. If anyone is interested in taking the KVH please contact me on paul dot dowd at fgps.com.

 

I am also looking for recommendations for an Iridium system for general internet access and voice. The boat is currently in Grenada.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

 


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Re: Parasailor for Mango

Barry Connor
 

Hi Joerg,

Thank's for your info on the Parasailor.
I have attached a photo of my bowsprit. I would not have the light weight sail up when using the Parasailor. My thought is that if the Parasailor was straight ahead I would not have any issues with the lines but if the Parasailor was Port or Starboard then the lines coming in to the bowsprit would be touching my side rails at the bow.
I am looking at a 55 on the next dock and I think your bowsprit extends out further than mine.
I would like to hear from any 54's who have a Parasailor and how they get it to work?

Currently having my 14 year old Dessalator membranes replaced by the Antibes Desolator technician. Very helpful folk. My Dessalaotor control board blew and as it is no longer available they sent it to The Netherlands for repair. I am really putting in a plug to Nicholas the son of the Dessalator founder to accept "credit cards".

Best

Barry and Penny
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel. 54  #17
Antibes France


On Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11:56:15 PM GMT+2, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:


Hi Barry, there have been several Parasailor threads recently.  Please check out my posts on using the Parasailor with the "Tacker".  If you do, you won't need a bow sprit.  I don't find I need a bow sprit on the 55 even with the "standard" setup with 2 sheets and 2 guys.  I run the guys over rings attached to a shackle on the anchor fitting forward of the forestay.   I talked to a Swiss 55 owner before I ordered my Parasailor  who had initially gotten a bow sprit and ended up not needing it.  I believe your bow setup is identical to that on the 55.  So I would recommend not getting one, at least initially.  The boat sails fine with or without mizzen but you gain additional speed with the mizzen unless you're below 160 degrees AWA, when the mizzen will partially blanket the Parasailor.  It's not necessary to deploy the running backstays for the Parasailor.  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53
Kincsem
Currently parked in Almerimar

Re: KVH TracPhone V3 for sale

karkauai
 

Hi Paul,
I have an Iridium phone and their Axcess unit to connect my laptop, phone or iPad for data via Bluetooth.  The phone is good for voice and texts and can be grabbed quickly in the event of an emergency abandon ship situation.  It all works flawlessly with a dedicated antenna.  The connection from inside the boat isn’t always good enough to stay connected, even with their “hockey puck” antenna placed in the cockpit, so I highly recommend the fixed antenna.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM 243


On Aug 19, 2019, at 3:25 AM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I’m looking at changing my KVH TracPhone V3 for an Iridium system. If anyone is interested in taking the KVH please contact me on paul dot dowd at fgps.com.

 

I am also looking for recommendations for an Iridium system for general internet access and voice. The boat is currently in Grenada.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Recommendations for winter on the hard in S. Italy or Greece

Theo s/v Paloma
 

Hi all,

Thank you for the recommensations. I need to make a decision...

Theo.
s/v Paloma
Amel 50 #18.