Date   
Re: Sailing /Rowing dinghy

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, I agree with you, we have not needed to use our dinghy to propel us yet,but review how we would do that,in case we need to deploy in an emergency. I also have rescued a sailboat just before it was going up on a reef on the south coast of Grenada with my rib and its 18 hp two stroke. We also dinghy miles to snorkel and get groceries . Our 10.5 aluminum rib only weighs 98 lbs. ,we love it and it can do 25 to 30 mph in flat water ,just measured by my brother next to me on his jet ski the other day. BTW, we store two six gal. fuel tanks tied to the stanchions ,one is normally in the dinghy.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sailing /Rowing dinghy

One downside is that what you have will not propel your boat to safety when necessary. If you have considered this and are OK with it, fine. But, if you haven't considered this, you need to re-think. You are going to places that you will need to self-rescue, and/or move your boat when you have no wind and no motor. It is hard to beat all of the advantages of a traditional RIB with a 10-20hp 2 cycle motor. I know of 2 SMs which were moved away from dangerous situations with a dinghy lashed to the stern quarter.

Best,

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



On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 10:48 AM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,
Last year we built a 11.5 ft sailing/rowing dinghy in hopes that it would work as a tender instead of carrying gasoline and gasoline motor(s).  RIBs are nearly impossible to row, can’t sail them, but they are very stable and carry 4 people easily.

The Dink we built is a Chesapeake Light Craft PassageMaker design that was originally sold as a nesting hull.  It’s 11.5 ft LOA , rows easily, and sails well.  When both parts are bolted together it only weighs ~95 lbs.  Sounds great so far, eh?

Here are the down sides:
*It doesn’t truly nest.  So we’re now storing 11.5ft of hull in two parts.  The bigger aft part sets nicely on the aft deck,  we weren’t comfortable lashing the bow section on the forward deck, so it ended up on the aft deck over the lazarette...so we can’t access the lazarette at sea without moving it.

*It is so lightly built that it bounces around pretty violently when alongside Kristy in any kind of chop.  It is also under built and we had to add strength to the bulkheads where the pieces bolt together because of cracks that developed at the joint between planks and bulkheads.

*The rig is a gunter style Marconi sloop with a small jib.  It takes about 45 min to rig and derig.  It sails well but can’t be reefed as currently set up.  With the gunter spar it would take a major overhaul to rig for reefing and it would be an involved process, not something that would be easy and quick. When rigged and not sailing the boom is in the way of rowing.  

*It will carry 4 adults, but doing that and sailing would be impossible, I think.

We bought a Torqeedo electric outboard which pushes her along adequately, but it isn’t built tough enough for daily use in salt water.

i guess we will have to go back to the RIB and gas outboard.  Hoping someone out there has experience with a great nesting dinghy that’s truly built for use as a cruising tender.  There are a couple others that look better than the CLC PassageMaker but probably have many of the same issues.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

Re: Petrol questions/survey

Mark Erdos
 

I often see world cruisers with cans lashed to stanchions. It seems many of the boats on which I observe this have a set up not as solid as Amel. I have never once heard of a large wave causing damage due to cans lashed. Improperly lashed, maybe. But not damage just because of the location. So I have to ask the question, has this ever happened?

 

We NEVER have anything lashed to the stanchions.
One decent wave and it would be gone and damage the stanchions.”

(my 2¢) My school of thought is I would rather repair stanchion damage due to a freak wave (if this is possible) than to file an insurance claim because the back end of my boat blow up from gasoline fumes. In my lazarette there are several items that could spark highly explosive gas fumes such as a short in the SSB antenna tuner, outlets or power supplies. Plastic gas cans are not immune to leakage and the threat of a leak can be amplified by abrasion during passages. Gasoline fumes are highly explosive (and heavier than air) and should never be stored in an area not adequately vented.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Alan Leslie
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 1:42 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Petrol questions/survey

 

1. 10 litre 
2. External outboard motor tank
3. Lazarette - the tank doesn't leak
4. No and I wouldn't do that

We NEVER have anything lashed to the stanchions.
One decent wave and it would be gone and damage the stanchions.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Furuno Weather Fax

karkauai
 

Mine has never worked.  I use Iridium and have an old iridium phone as backup.  But...before we cross the Pacific I’m going to get the SSB and Weatherfax working and learn how to use it in case the Iridium fails.

Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

On Jun 17, 2019, at 1:35 AM, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Used it once just to see how it worked. Never used it again, de-installed it and put in a cupboard !
We use the fax decoder that comes with the Airmail client for Sailmail on a laptop connected to the SSB. It works very well.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Gears of bow thruster worn out after 12 times of use, two questions

Willem Kroes
 

Dear Amelians,

After installing a new kit with gears and bearings from Amel last October and after using the bow thruster not more than 12 times the gears are worn out like in October.

The diagnosis of the mechanic with some experience with Amel boats is that there was too much play between the vertical and horizontal gears and that spacers or shims are needed add to the bearings in order to set the gear wheels in a proper fixed position.

First question: is Amel selling a set of shims with different thickness (0.10 to 0.50 mm)?

Second question: What is your opinion about what the mechanic told me?

Best regards,

Willem Kroes

SM#351  KAVANGA

Now at anchor near the Aktio marina close to Preveza in Greece 

Re: supplemental downwind sailing configuration for Super Maramu

Joerg Esdorn
 

James, my Code Zero is 100 m2 and the cloth is relatively light so it be used only up to 14 knots of apparent wind.  I chose the code zero because it is I am able to use it closer to the wind than a standard asym and I have a Parasailor as well for downwind work.  In light air, the apparent wind angle moves forward dramatically when the boat gets going.  So if I want to sail at a true wind angle of 90 because my course over the ground is in that direction, the apparent wind angle could be something like 60 degrees.  I also use the Code 0 in light running conditions because the Parasailor is no good in less than 7 Knots (and because the Code zero is much easier to set up than the Parasailor.  It really depends on how you would use the spinnaker.  I tend to sail rather than motor even in the very light stuff if I can get a sail to draw without banging.  If you always motor in below, say, 8 knots of true wind, just get a AP asym or a parasailor.  The Genoa will be fine in those conditions for reaching.  I hope that helps.   

Re: Petrol questions/survey

Alan Leslie
 

1. 10 litre 
2. External outboard motor tank
3. Lazarette - the tank doesn't leak
4. No and I wouldn't do that

We NEVER have anything lashed to the stanchions.
One decent wave and it would be gone and damage the stanchions.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Furuno Weather Fax

Alan Leslie
 

Used it once just to see how it worked. Never used it again, de-installed it and put in a cupboard !
We use the fax decoder that comes with the Airmail client for Sailmail on a laptop connected to the SSB. It works very well.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Furuno Weather Fax

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

James,   
They make OK dinghy anchors.
Then again, they are kind of bullet proof as legacy technology should you not have newer replacements and DIY weather forecasting is kind of cool if you're into that.
This is why they make chocolate and vanilla. 
Craig

Furuno Weather Fax

James Cromie
 

Hello everyone - 

I'd like to ask of those on the forum who uses their Weatherfax units?  I don't even know to use the one on my boat.  It seems to me that it may be a legacy item and no longer serves much use because of newer and less bulky technology.

I'd like to know how many of you use this!

Thanks!
James
Soteria SM347.  Le Marin

Re: Petrol questions/survey

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

On Nikimat (since you are new on the forum, will add lost during Hurricane Irma), I always store the gasoline “on” the deck (secure to the stanchions) never in the below storages (because of the gravity of the gasoline fume which would stay below and would risk to explode without using a blower).
Personally (but keep in mind I tend to overkill anything due to my little experience) I had 2 x 24 liter (almost 6 gallon) and 1 x 16 liter 2 cycle outboard tanks for my 15 hp 2 cycle Yamaha (I am sure this is more fuel than most other).
Just like Mark did, I also made Sunbrella cover for my 3 petrol tanks to protect from the sun.
Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Sun, 6/16/19, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Petrol questions/survey
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12:55 PM


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#1 – We have three
5-gallon containers in addition to the 6
gallon container in the dinghy. This has proven to be ample
supply even in the
most remote areas.

#2 – Gas cans
are lashed on the starboard rail just aft of the forward
sail locker forward of
the pole. I made canvas covers since the cans are not UV
protected

#3 – In plastic
gas cans

#4 – I wouldn’t
dare drill extra holes in the hull. Not even a minor
consideration.

 

 

 

With best
regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently
cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us


 



From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
[mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Chuck_Kim_Joy

Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:38 AM

To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Petrol
questions/survey



 

Greetings All,

When I purchased my boat there were petrol/gasoline jugs in
the life boat
locker (life boat is on the stern). I thought this was
normal protocol and
stayed with it until now. After some reading and discussion
I now realize this
is not the safest way to store petrol. I have a 3gal in the
dinghy and a 6gal
stored to refill. I must say that a season in the Caribbean
I saw many many
Amels. Few had any fuel lashed to the stanchions. Would it
be okay to store
petrol in locker while on passage then crack the lid, prop
it up a bit and let
it vent while at anchor or get it out of there pronto! Now
the survey.



1. How much petrol do you store

2. Where do you store it

3. How do you store it

4. Has anyone made a capped vent hole in lifeboat locker
similar to propane
locker



Best Regards and thanks for your time.

Chuck

Joy #388

In Grenada W.I (what a season)!

Re: Petrol questions/survey

Mark Erdos
 

#1 – We have three 5-gallon containers in addition to the 6 gallon container in the dinghy. This has proven to be ample supply even in the most remote areas.

#2 – Gas cans are lashed on the starboard rail just aft of the forward sail locker forward of the pole. I made canvas covers since the cans are not UV protected

#3 – In plastic gas cans

#4 – I wouldn’t dare drill extra holes in the hull. Not even a minor consideration.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chuck_Kim_Joy
Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:38 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Petrol questions/survey

 

Greetings All,
When I purchased my boat there were petrol/gasoline jugs in the life boat locker (life boat is on the stern). I thought this was normal protocol and stayed with it until now. After some reading and discussion I now realize this is not the safest way to store petrol. I have a 3gal in the dinghy and a 6gal stored to refill. I must say that a season in the Caribbean I saw many many Amels. Few had any fuel lashed to the stanchions. Would it be okay to store petrol in locker while on passage then crack the lid, prop it up a bit and let it vent while at anchor or get it out of there pronto! Now the survey.

1. How much petrol do you store
2. Where do you store it
3. How do you store it
4. Has anyone made a capped vent hole in lifeboat locker similar to propane locker

Best Regards and thanks for your time.
Chuck
Joy #388
In Grenada W.I (what a season)!

Re: Petrol questions/survey

Alan Grayson
 

I have  6gal for the dinghy and 5gal for refill. When at anchor the 6 gal is stored in the dinghy and the 5 gal is tied to lifelines. When underway the dinghy is lashed to the aft cabin top and the cans are lashed under the dinghy. I lash the cans to the transom of the dinghy before totally lowering the dinghy. I also remove the plug of the dinghy to allow any vapors to escape.
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai SM 406
Washington DC
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...>
Sent: Sunday, 16 June 2019 1:38:28 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Petrol questions/survey
 
Greetings All,
When I purchased my boat there were petrol/gasoline jugs in the life boat locker (life boat is on the stern). I thought this was normal protocol and stayed with it until now. After some reading and discussion I now realize this is not the safest way to store petrol. I have a 3gal in the dinghy and a 6gal stored to refill. I must say that a season in the Caribbean I saw many many Amels. Few had any fuel lashed to the stanchions. Would it be okay to store petrol in locker while on passage then crack the lid, prop it up a bit and let it vent while at anchor or get it out of there pronto! Now the survey.

1. How much petrol do you store
2. Where do you store it
3. How do you store it
4. Has anyone made a capped vent hole in lifeboat locker similar to propane locker

Best Regards and thanks for your time.
Chuck
Joy #388
In Grenada W.I (what a season)!

Re: Sailing /Rowing dinghy

ngtnewington Newington
 

I have a Caribe rib with 15hp, actually I have two 15’s and one 5. I want to sell one of the 15’s as that is crazy. So anyone interested let me know.
I have to say that over the years I have had a number of tenders. On my first boat it was a very solid GRP rowing dinghy. I was young and very strong then and would think nothing of rowing a mile each way. However since those days when I cruised on a shoestring I have a different horizon and expectations. 
I worked commercially running quite big vessels mostly with ribs and 25 hp Yamaha outboards. These boats are incredible work horses.

On an Amel  I would consider a solid rib with a 15 hp two stroke to be a formidable tool that can cope with quite a bit of weather and may well save your boat or your life and if you venture far it will pay for itself over and over. It is the family station wagon, it is the four wheel drive Landrover, the pick up truck. 
Do not skimp on a good dinghy if you go adventuring.

Nick

Amelia AML54-019 anchored off Corfu town


On 16 Jun 2019, at 19:16, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

One downside is that what you have will not propel your boat to safety when necessary. If you have considered this and are OK with it, fine. But, if you haven't considered this, you need to re-think. You are going to places that you will need to self-rescue, and/or move your boat when you have no wind and no motor. It is hard to beat all of the advantages of a traditional RIB with a 10-20hp 2 cycle motor. I know of 2 SMs which were moved away from dangerous situations with a dinghy lashed to the stern quarter.

Best,

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



On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 10:48 AM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,
Last year we built a 11.5 ft sailing/rowing dinghy in hopes that it would work as a tender instead of carrying gasoline and gasoline motor(s).  RIBs are nearly impossible to row, can’t sail them, but they are very stable and carry 4 people easily.

The Dink we built is a Chesapeake Light Craft PassageMaker design that was originally sold as a nesting hull.  It’s 11.5 ft LOA , rows easily, and sails well.  When both parts are bolted together it only weighs ~95 lbs.  Sounds great so far, eh?

Here are the down sides:
*It doesn’t truly nest.  So we’re now storing 11.5ft of hull in two parts.  The bigger aft part sets nicely on the aft deck,  we weren’t comfortable lashing the bow section on the forward deck, so it ended up on the aft deck over the lazarette...so we can’t access the lazarette at sea without moving it.

*It is so lightly built that it bounces around pretty violently when alongside Kristy in any kind of chop.  It is also under built and we had to add strength to the bulkheads where the pieces bolt together because of cracks that developed at the joint between planks and bulkheads.

*The rig is a gunter style Marconi sloop with a small jib.  It takes about 45 min to rig and derig.  It sails well but can’t be reefed as currently set up.  With the gunter spar it would take a major overhaul to rig for reefing and it would be an involved process, not something that would be easy and quick. When rigged and not sailing the boom is in the way of rowing.  

*It will carry 4 adults, but doing that and sailing would be impossible, I think.

We bought a Torqeedo electric outboard which pushes her along adequately, but it isn’t built tough enough for daily use in salt water.

i guess we will have to go back to the RIB and gas outboard.  Hoping someone out there has experience with a great nesting dinghy that’s truly built for use as a cruising tender.  There are a couple others that look better than the CLC PassageMaker but probably have many of the same issues.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

Re: Sailing /Rowing dinghy

 

One downside is that what you have will not propel your boat to safety when necessary. If you have considered this and are OK with it, fine. But, if you haven't considered this, you need to re-think. You are going to places that you will need to self-rescue, and/or move your boat when you have no wind and no motor. It is hard to beat all of the advantages of a traditional RIB with a 10-20hp 2 cycle motor. I know of 2 SMs which were moved away from dangerous situations with a dinghy lashed to the stern quarter.

Best,

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



On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 10:48 AM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,
Last year we built a 11.5 ft sailing/rowing dinghy in hopes that it would work as a tender instead of carrying gasoline and gasoline motor(s).  RIBs are nearly impossible to row, can’t sail them, but they are very stable and carry 4 people easily.

The Dink we built is a Chesapeake Light Craft PassageMaker design that was originally sold as a nesting hull.  It’s 11.5 ft LOA , rows easily, and sails well.  When both parts are bolted together it only weighs ~95 lbs.  Sounds great so far, eh?

Here are the down sides:
*It doesn’t truly nest.  So we’re now storing 11.5ft of hull in two parts.  The bigger aft part sets nicely on the aft deck,  we weren’t comfortable lashing the bow section on the forward deck, so it ended up on the aft deck over the lazarette...so we can’t access the lazarette at sea without moving it.

*It is so lightly built that it bounces around pretty violently when alongside Kristy in any kind of chop.  It is also under built and we had to add strength to the bulkheads where the pieces bolt together because of cracks that developed at the joint between planks and bulkheads.

*The rig is a gunter style Marconi sloop with a small jib.  It takes about 45 min to rig and derig.  It sails well but can’t be reefed as currently set up.  With the gunter spar it would take a major overhaul to rig for reefing and it would be an involved process, not something that would be easy and quick. When rigged and not sailing the boom is in the way of rowing.  

*It will carry 4 adults, but doing that and sailing would be impossible, I think.

We bought a Torqeedo electric outboard which pushes her along adequately, but it isn’t built tough enough for daily use in salt water.

i guess we will have to go back to the RIB and gas outboard.  Hoping someone out there has experience with a great nesting dinghy that’s truly built for use as a cruising tender.  There are a couple others that look better than the CLC PassageMaker but probably have many of the same issues.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

Sailing /Rowing dinghy

karkauai
 

Hi all,
Last year we built a 11.5 ft sailing/rowing dinghy in hopes that it would work as a tender instead of carrying gasoline and gasoline motor(s).  RIBs are nearly impossible to row, can’t sail them, but they are very stable and carry 4 people easily.

The Dink we built is a Chesapeake Light Craft PassageMaker design that was originally sold as a nesting hull.  It’s 11.5 ft LOA , rows easily, and sails well.  When both parts are bolted together it only weighs ~95 lbs.  Sounds great so far, eh?

Here are the down sides:
*It doesn’t truly nest.  So we’re now storing 11.5ft of hull in two parts.  The bigger aft part sets nicely on the aft deck,  we weren’t comfortable lashing the bow section on the forward deck, so it ended up on the aft deck over the lazarette...so we can’t access the lazarette at sea without moving it.

*It is so lightly built that it bounces around pretty violently when alongside Kristy in any kind of chop.  It is also under built and we had to add strength to the bulkheads where the pieces bolt together because of cracks that developed at the joint between planks and bulkheads.

*The rig is a gunter style Marconi sloop with a small jib.  It takes about 45 min to rig and derig.  It sails well but can’t be reefed as currently set up.  With the gunter spar it would take a major overhaul to rig for reefing and it would be an involved process, not something that would be easy and quick. When rigged and not sailing the boom is in the way of rowing.  

*It will carry 4 adults, but doing that and sailing would be impossible, I think.

We bought a Torqeedo electric outboard which pushes her along adequately, but it isn’t built tough enough for daily use in salt water.

i guess we will have to go back to the RIB and gas outboard.  Hoping someone out there has experience with a great nesting dinghy that’s truly built for use as a cruising tender.  There are a couple others that look better than the CLC PassageMaker but probably have many of the same issues.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

Re: Petrol questions/survey

karkauai
 

6 gallon tank in dinghy (15HP 2-stroke Yamaha), tied to lifeline/stanchion by the s boarding ladder on passage.
3gal stored in starboard aft cockpit locker.  No special vent.

Hoping to find the right sailing/ rowing dinghy to eliminate gasoline and gasoline engines altogether.  Nesting with simple rig easy to set up and break down.  I’ll post a question about this under an appropriate topic name.

 Bought a Torqeedo electric outboard, but not really built for heavy cruiser use on a tender in our opinion.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Jun 16, 2019, at 9:58 AM, Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris@...> wrote:

1. 6 gal. when full. 2. any locker but usually aft; in dinghy when it's not on deck. 3. in the tank, which does not leak. 4. nope

Re: supplemental downwind sailing configuration for Super Maramu

James Cromie
 

Thanks for your input Joerg.  
Do you happen to know how many square meters your cruising code zero is?  
What factors  led you to choose a code zero versus an asymmetrical spinnaker? 

Thanks again, 
James

On Jun 16, 2019, at 7:24 AM, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

On my 55, i have a cruising code zero on a Factor 4500 top down furler.   It is not necessary to have a bow sprit for this sail.  It attaches to the anchor fitting.  It’s just enough forward of the genoa that it does not interfere with it but it often touches it.  Top down furlers are temperamental beasts.  It takes some tweaking. You have to have A LOT of halyard tension to furl- otherwise it will not furl properly.  I tighten the halyard with my Harken 46 winch in slow gear - the more I lean on it the better.  You have to have a good system that prevents the furling line from running free.  I have a Selden double cam block which works great.   But still, it’s tricky to make it work.  Yesterday the lazy sheet rapped around the furler.  I had to unfurl and start again.  But it’s worth it to have the sail -  it will get the boat going in swells and create apparent wind - I would get it again only maybe a bit bigger.  

Re: TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

Doug Green
 

Another sure fire way is a CO2 fire extinguisher aimed generally in the direction of the air intake. Advantages are you don’t have to get too close ( in case of a runaway engine there is a chance it will throw a connecting rod) and the engine will be completely recoverable as only gas has entered the air intake/turbo etc.

Doug
Prospective owner SM 1997-2003

On 16 Jun 2019, at 04:39, Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris@...> wrote:

I found the plastic Amel logo coffee cups work perfectly for blocking off the air intake.
I am certain Captain Henri designed them that way. 
Cheers, Craig SN68 Sangaris

Re: Petrol questions/survey

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

1. 6 gal. when full. 2. any locker but usually aft; in dinghy when it's not on deck. 3. in the tank, which does not leak. 4. nope

Petrol questions/survey

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Greetings All,
When I purchased my boat there were petrol/gasoline jugs in the life boat locker (life boat is on the stern). I thought this was normal protocol and stayed with it until now. After some reading and discussion I now realize this is not the safest way to store petrol. I have a 3gal in the dinghy and a 6gal stored to refill. I must say that a season in the Caribbean I saw many many Amels. Few had any fuel lashed to the stanchions. Would it be okay to store petrol in locker while on passage then crack the lid, prop it up a bit and let it vent while at anchor or get it out of there pronto! Now the survey.

1. How much petrol do you store
2. Where do you store it
3. How do you store it
4. Has anyone made a capped vent hole in lifeboat locker similar to propane locker

Best Regards and thanks for your time.
Chuck
Joy #388
In Grenada W.I (what a season)!