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Re: Dessslator HP hoses

eric freedman
 

Oliver, you can get the JIC fittings at any good hydraulic shop.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Dessslator HP hoses

 

Hi All,
I ran into same problem and the hose from high pressure pump came off before i could change my hoses.
Does anybody know how these terminals are caled? What kind of connector is that?
Since I learned here that the end fittings are reusable i will order the hoses in France.
Dessalator did not give a hint that I can reuse the fittings.

Oliver A54#39
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Dessslator HP hoses
From: "Aldo Roldan via Groups.Io"
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Alan.  Would you please provide the Dessalator US rep information? I was not aware they had one.  Thank you . Aldo

 

A55- Araucaria 


On Jul 23, 2019, at 11:46 AM, Alan Grayson <bazgrayson@...> wrote:

Hi All, im about to order new HP hoses from the dessalator rep in the US. The end fittings are reusable and so you only need to buy the hose unless like me one of your ends are damaged.
There are 2 options for this.
1: buy the hose from France and any ends that you need. Hose $40 fittings $93.00 each, shipping $70
2: buy new hose and ends from the US. the hose is different and the fittings are slightly different with the same threaded ends. They are not interchangeable. Cost of 2 new hoses $472.00
I'm buying the hose and 1 end fitting from France.
If anyone else wants to buy either hoses or fittings from France and add to my order please let me know by Thurs 25th by noon eastern time. The order will be shipping to me in Annapolis and i'll forward from here if you pay shipping to your destination.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai
Annapolis, MD

Re: Watermaker motor

eric freedman
 

Hi Gary,

Automotive solenoids are not usually isolated ground solenoids. I would

check it. Automotive solenoids usually have the negative side connected internally to the mounting ears. If this is the case you defeat the isolated ground on your boat.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Wells
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:28 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Watermaker motor

 

Similar scenario while we were underway.  I managed to get that DC motor free and on to the cockpit floor.  There were four little hard rubber covers that held the brushes in place and when I pried them open the black dust that came out was phenomenal. 

I used a spray-air can (duster) and some spray electrical contact cleaner to clean it up and it worked fine for a couple of weeks until I could get it to a re-builder in St. Thomas(USVI).

One note; if you take it to a re-builder they may try to sell you a new relay.  At least in my case the fellow was a skilled auto mechanic but didn't understand why the unit wouldn't work when case-grounded so he wired up a whole new automotive type solenoid.  I didn't get too far trying to explain it to him, but eventually he let me take the motor back and didn't charge me for the relay. I wired the thing back up properly (take pictures!) and it's worked perfectly since then (about a year now).

Gary W.
sv Adagio, SM 209
Maryland, USA

Re: Panama Crime on the Caribe Side

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

I thought the Pearl Islands was a much better cruising ground than the
San Blas Islands. The big problem is that cruisers don't have a nice
and cheap marina like Shelter Bay on the South side of Panama. But,
dropping the hook, and paying the dinghy fee at La Playita is the
best/cheapest way to go once you're through the canal. Don't stay in
Balboa YC for more than a few nights, if at all! The working boats
will drive you nuts, and one of them crashed into Aquarius causing
some damage. They had to haul Aquarius out in Flamenco Marina at a
high cost to repair.

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K#262
Currently in Indonesia

On 7/21/19, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:
I have to admit, we have been cruising in this area the past 6 months and
the recent uptick in crime has me spooked. The fact that there seems to be
no police response is more than alarming. When added to the recent attacks
north of San Andres off Nicaragua it paints a grim picture. I'm now
considering pushing forward my Canal transit since it's easier than mounting
an 88 mm Flak gun on a Super Maramu.

Thomas Kleman
SM2K 422
Shelter Bay Marina



Re: Dessslator HP hoses

 

Yes, the Dessalator High pressure fittings are "3/8 inch JIC stainless steel fittings". JIC fittings are a type of flare fitting which is machined with a 37-degree flare seating surface.  

Best,

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



On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 10:37 AM Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:
Hi All,
I ran into same problem and the hose from high pressure pump came off before i could change my hoses.
Does anybody know how these terminals are caled? What kind of connector is that?
Since I learned here that the end fittings are reusable i will order the hoses in France.
Dessalator did not give a hint that I can reuse the fittings.

Oliver A54#39
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Dessslator HP hoses
From: "Aldo Roldan via Groups.Io"
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Alan.  Would you please provide the Dessalator US rep information? I was not aware they had one.  Thank you . Aldo

A55- Araucaria 

On Jul 23, 2019, at 11:46 AM, Alan Grayson <bazgrayson@...> wrote:

Hi All, im about to order new HP hoses from the dessalator rep in the US. The end fittings are reusable and so you only need to buy the hose unless like me one of your ends are damaged.
There are 2 options for this.
1: buy the hose from France and any ends that you need. Hose $40 fittings $93.00 each, shipping $70
2: buy new hose and ends from the US. the hose is different and the fittings are slightly different with the same threaded ends. They are not interchangeable. Cost of 2 new hoses $472.00
I'm buying the hose and 1 end fitting from France.
If anyone else wants to buy either hoses or fittings from France and add to my order please let me know by Thurs 25th by noon eastern time. The order will be shipping to me in Annapolis and i'll forward from here if you pay shipping to your destination.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai
Annapolis, MD

Re: Dessslator HP hoses

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hi All,
I ran into same problem and the hose from high pressure pump came off before i could change my hoses.
Does anybody know how these terminals are caled? What kind of connector is that?
Since I learned here that the end fittings are reusable i will order the hoses in France.
Dessalator did not give a hint that I can reuse the fittings.

Oliver A54#39
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Dessslator HP hoses
From: "Aldo Roldan via Groups.Io"
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Alan.  Would you please provide the Dessalator US rep information? I was not aware they had one.  Thank you . Aldo

A55- Araucaria 

On Jul 23, 2019, at 11:46 AM, Alan Grayson <bazgrayson@...> wrote:

Hi All, im about to order new HP hoses from the dessalator rep in the US. The end fittings are reusable and so you only need to buy the hose unless like me one of your ends are damaged.
There are 2 options for this.
1: buy the hose from France and any ends that you need. Hose $40 fittings $93.00 each, shipping $70
2: buy new hose and ends from the US. the hose is different and the fittings are slightly different with the same threaded ends. They are not interchangeable. Cost of 2 new hoses $472.00
I'm buying the hose and 1 end fitting from France.
If anyone else wants to buy either hoses or fittings from France and add to my order please let me know by Thurs 25th by noon eastern time. The order will be shipping to me in Annapolis and i'll forward from here if you pay shipping to your destination.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai
Annapolis, MD

Re: washing machine and dryer for Amel 54

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Lior,

We have an SM but changed from the small size units the SM’s were fitted with to the “Euro standard sized Siemens IQ500.”  It is a washer/dryer; we rarely use the drier function but it has come in handy at times.  Also means you can rid yourself of the drier unit and have a large locker instead and a weight reduction.

Very good machine which should fit directly into your present washing machine emplacement.

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007
Fiji

On 31 Jul 2019, at 21:58, Lior Keydar via Groups.Io <sharona246@...> wrote:

Hi all

I am thinking about replacing the washing machine and dryer on my A54.
Did anyone replaced it? can I ask to what model?
There are also combined washing/dryer machine. What do you think about this option?
The main issue here is for sure the size of the machine.

Thanks in advance for your comments
Lior

I saw for example this type: 

Candy GVSW40464TWC-S

https://www.nettoshop.ch/Haushalt-Grossger%C3%A4te/Waschen-und-Trocknen/Waschtrockner-Kombiger%C3%A4t/Candy-GVSW40464TWC-S-Slim-Waschtrockner-Kombiger%C3%A4t-weiss-links/p/IP095229



Th






Re: Watermaker motor

Gary Wells
 

Similar scenario while we were underway.  I managed to get that DC motor free and on to the cockpit floor.  There were four little hard rubber covers that held the brushes in place and when I pried them open the black dust that came out was phenomenal. 

I used a spray-air can (duster) and some spray electrical contact cleaner to clean it up and it worked fine for a couple of weeks until I could get it to a re-builder in St. Thomas(USVI).

One note; if you take it to a re-builder they may try to sell you a new relay.  At least in my case the fellow was a skilled auto mechanic but didn't understand why the unit wouldn't work when case-grounded so he wired up a whole new automotive type solenoid.  I didn't get too far trying to explain it to him, but eventually he let me take the motor back and didn't charge me for the relay. I wired the thing back up properly (take pictures!) and it's worked perfectly since then (about a year now).

Gary W.
sv Adagio, SM 209
Maryland, USA

Re: problem with the Climma

Paul Stascavage
 

Glad to hear that fixed your problem. It is awesome when the fix is a simple one. Chuck on S/V Joy taught me about the adjustment pot on the rear side of the control panel.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Exploring City Island NY

Re: washing machine and dryer for Amel 54

Lior Keydar <sharona246@...>
 

well, I have SHARONA since 7 year and never used the dryer.
Now we are in Montenegro and it is first time that we had (in spring) many rainy days and everything was wet for days... in such a case it would be nice to have a dryer.
But yes, until then I never needed a dryer but it is "nice to have"

Lior


On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 05:07 AM, Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg wrote:
ed the dryer. Your laundry drues faster outside in the wind, and the do the ironing for you as well.

Re: washing machine and dryer for Amel 54

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

You don’t need the dryer. Your laundry drues faster outside in the wind, and the do the ironing for you as well.

Hälsningar/regards
Ann-Sofie Svanberg
S/Y Lady Annila SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

31 juli 2019 kl. 10:58 skrev Lior Keydar via Groups.Io <sharona246@...>:

Hi all

I am thinking about replacing the washing machine and dryer on my A54.
Did anyone replaced it? can I ask to what model?
There are also combined washing/dryer machine. What do you think about this option?
The main issue here is for sure the size of the machine.

Thanks in advance for your comments
Lior

I saw for example this type: 

Candy GVSW40464TWC-S

https://www.nettoshop.ch/Haushalt-Grossger%C3%A4te/Waschen-und-Trocknen/Waschtrockner-Kombiger%C3%A4t/Candy-GVSW40464TWC-S-Slim-Waschtrockner-Kombiger%C3%A4t-weiss-links/p/IP095229



Th





washing machine and dryer for Amel 54

Lior Keydar <sharona246@...>
 

Hi all

I am thinking about replacing the washing machine and dryer on my A54.
Did anyone replaced it? can I ask to what model?
There are also combined washing/dryer machine. What do you think about this option?
The main issue here is for sure the size of the machine.

Thanks in advance for your comments
Lior

I saw for example this type: 

Candy GVSW40464TWC-S

https://www.nettoshop.ch/Haushalt-Grossger%C3%A4te/Waschen-und-Trocknen/Waschtrockner-Kombiger%C3%A4t/Candy-GVSW40464TWC-S-Slim-Waschtrockner-Kombiger%C3%A4t-weiss-links/p/IP095229



Th





Re: Propane Conversion

Ryan Meador
 

Trident Marine makes adapters that go from US to European fittings and the other way around.  They're available through Defender.  I don't know if that would get your US tank filled, but if you had to buy a European tank you could use one of these adapters to connect it to your boat.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 9:29 PM Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
Hi gang,

We have EU fibreglass bottles.  No problem getting gas anywhere except NZ...

We also have a « adapter kit » to connect our tanks to any fitting.

Cheers from Fiji 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM 007.


On 30 Jul 2019, at 06:36, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Porter, et al,

Judy and I filled our US bottles each time we attempted to, around the world. It seems there is always a "guy." I know some EU boat with GAZ bottles that could not say the same.
Best,

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



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:57 AM Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mark. We have not had an issue refilling with our US fiberglass bottles in Nuku Hiva or Tahiti, or Galapagos for that matter. We have both French fittings and US fittings to the gas line but haven’t used the French fitting since Martinique. Haven’t even seen a French bottle out there. 

We’re a little low on the grill bottle so will try to have that filled either here in Raiatea or Bora Bora. I’ll let you know. 

Several buddies got conversion kits. But haven’t  used them. 

Hope this helps. 

Porter
S/V Ibis, A54-152
Raiatea 



Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 29, 2019, at 5:21 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

Cream Puff was converted to a USA propane fitting long before our ownership. In getting ready for the Pacific, I understand we will not have access to propane nor USA fittings since most of the islands are French.

 

Can anyone recommend where and what to buy that would enable us to convert cooking gas to the French system. (I probably should have thought about this while in Martinique). We currently have access to Amazon (USA) as we have a guest (aka mule) arriving who can tote stuff for us to Panama. Or, we can just order from Amazon/eBay Europe

 

I am thinking this might work but not having a French tank to look at I am unsure: https://www.ebay.com/p/Tank-Adapter-ACME-Propangas-Gasflasche-Campingflasche-LPG-Autogas-Camping/18006219633?iid=272888174834&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=272888174834&targetid=474173630789&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=2840&poi=&campaignid=1669934834&mkgroupid=65058350339&rlsatarget=pla-474173630789&abcId=1139296&merchantid=6296724&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsvrpBRCsARIsAKBR_0IOdmlLIs7msQF0NVSSsq_paqcVHY1jmMe7oi6RpC4ZYq3TE031dsUaAjS8EALw_wcB

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Do I also need to replace the regulator?

 

Thanks!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

Re: Watermaker motor

 

OK that indicates a problem with the motor, connections to the motor, or possibly a pulley gear issue. I think that if the one-way pulley gear was frozen you would see some jerky movement when you attempt to start, followed by a breaker opening and cutting off power to the motor. If you think this is the issue, you will need to replace the part. The part I am describing is the DUO 60 24 volt V Belt pulley with a one-way bearing (clutch bearing). If this part is frozen, it probably needs replacing. If you need to order the DUO 60 24 volt V Belt pulley with a one-way bearing (clutch bearing)  from Dessalator, this person speaks/writes English and French:

Nicolas Bouffartigue <contact"at"dessalator.comSecrétariat Dessalator http://www.dessalator.fr/ Tel : +33 (0)4 93 95 04 55


Use this photo, or make a photo yourself:

image.png

MOST LIKELY: If you have current on the motor side of the relay when the system is turned ON, it is more likely a bad connection to the motor, or a failed motor. Check the positive and negative connections to the motor. Are they tight and clean? If there is no connection or wiring issue, the motor has probably failed and needs to be taken to a DC motor repair shop, shipped to Dessalator for repair (if available) or a new motor purchased from Dessalator. Dessalator <contact"at"dessalator.com>

Best,

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



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:43 PM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Same both sides of the relay Bill, as I’m charging it’s 26.2


On 29 Jul 2019, at 8:34 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

What is the voltage reading on the motor side of the relay when the Dessalator panel is turned ON for 24V?

Best,

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



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I think that’s what I said happened and whilst I’m not an electrical engineer I understand the basics and will probably be able to fix a simple problem. I am after some guidance about what to check to find the problem.

As you are the only one in the group who has ever answered any query I’ve posted, I look forward to some further input from your extensive knowledge (hopefully!)

Catch up, Den


On 29 Jul 2019, at 3:23 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

When the two smaller wires energizes the relay, positive power should pass from one side to the other when the electromagnet closes the circuit. The switch essentially connects the two large wires on the relay. If you don't understand this, seek expert help. 

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019, 12:12 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill for replying.

When I switch ‘on’ at the panel the relay clicks in and supplies positive power to the junction box on top of the motor, so I assume it’s OK.

What do you think?


On 28 Jul 2019, at 6:33 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Is the relay working?

<image.png>
Best,

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



On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The 24v motor Om my Duo D100 has stopped working, still has power going to it and it turns OK but that’s it. The water maker is working fine on the 220v motor.

Any suggestions on how to trace the fault would be appreciated.

Den and Julie
Aventura A54
Manfredonia

Re: problem with the Climma

Lior Keydar <sharona246@...>
 

Dear Paul

Thank you so much for your advice. I could adjust it and now it is working perfect :-)

Thanks again
Lior

Re: Watermaker motor

Denis Elborn
 

Same both sides of the relay Bill, as I’m charging it’s 26.2


On 29 Jul 2019, at 8:34 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

What is the voltage reading on the motor side of the relay when the Dessalator panel is turned ON for 24V?

Best,

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



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I think that’s what I said happened and whilst I’m not an electrical engineer I understand the basics and will probably be able to fix a simple problem. I am after some guidance about what to check to find the problem.

As you are the only one in the group who has ever answered any query I’ve posted, I look forward to some further input from your extensive knowledge (hopefully!)

Catch up, Den


On 29 Jul 2019, at 3:23 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

When the two smaller wires energizes the relay, positive power should pass from one side to the other when the electromagnet closes the circuit. The switch essentially connects the two large wires on the relay. If you don't understand this, seek expert help. 

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019, 12:12 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill for replying.

When I switch ‘on’ at the panel the relay clicks in and supplies positive power to the junction box on top of the motor, so I assume it’s OK.

What do you think?


On 28 Jul 2019, at 6:33 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Is the relay working?

<image.png>
Best,

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



On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The 24v motor Om my Duo D100 has stopped working, still has power going to it and it turns OK but that’s it. The water maker is working fine on the 220v motor.

Any suggestions on how to trace the fault would be appreciated.

Den and Julie
Aventura A54
Manfredonia

Re: Companionway locker for SM2K

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

You can probably rebuild it, as I did. Probably just a loose screw.

Ken on Aquarius.

On 7/23/19, Olaf Bauer <@olaf_the_snowman> wrote:
Hi AMELians,

Does anyone know where to buy the companionway locker for a SM2K or a
similar one? The original one from AMEL France should cost EUR 575.00 pls
taxes and fees :-o

Hope to get a similiar or original one significantly more favourable

Fair winds

Olaf

S/V Katchopine, SM2K 392



Re: Watermaker looses pressure

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Also check to make sure your water maker is not sucking in Air.

Ken

On 7/25/19, Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
Hi Carina & Conny,

I have a Duo 100 as well and have had this exact issue from time to time.

I deal with it as follows:
- I let the pressure vary and if the system goes to overpressure (OP), it
shuts down anyways.
- If the problem stated above occurs, I go to the filter clean valve and
clean the filters because in OP, the automatic clean function does not
occur.
- Use it a lot… it will stabilise after about 15 hours of production.

Mohammed’s suggestion is spot on; Martijn De Jong is top caliber (I think he
is the creator/eengineer of the Duo 60 & 100)

GL and big hugs,

Jean-Pierre & Julie, Eleuthera SM007



On 25 Jul 2019, at 17:29, CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:

Hi,
We have a Dessalator Duo 100 onboard and have just changed all three
membranes. After this it worked fine for a couple of weeks but lately the
pressure vary - anyone know why and how to deal with the problem?
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165



Re: Propane Conversion

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi gang,

We have EU fibreglass bottles.  No problem getting gas anywhere except NZ...

We also have a « adapter kit » to connect our tanks to any fitting.

Cheers from Fiji 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM 007.


On 30 Jul 2019, at 06:36, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Porter, et al,

Judy and I filled our US bottles each time we attempted to, around the world. It seems there is always a "guy." I know some EU boat with GAZ bottles that could not say the same.
Best,

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



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:57 AM Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mark. We have not had an issue refilling with our US fiberglass bottles in Nuku Hiva or Tahiti, or Galapagos for that matter. We have both French fittings and US fittings to the gas line but haven’t used the French fitting since Martinique. Haven’t even seen a French bottle out there. 

We’re a little low on the grill bottle so will try to have that filled either here in Raiatea or Bora Bora. I’ll let you know. 

Several buddies got conversion kits. But haven’t  used them. 

Hope this helps. 

Porter
S/V Ibis, A54-152
Raiatea 



Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 29, 2019, at 5:21 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

Cream Puff was converted to a USA propane fitting long before our ownership. In getting ready for the Pacific, I understand we will not have access to propane nor USA fittings since most of the islands are French.

 

Can anyone recommend where and what to buy that would enable us to convert cooking gas to the French system. (I probably should have thought about this while in Martinique). We currently have access to Amazon (USA) as we have a guest (aka mule) arriving who can tote stuff for us to Panama. Or, we can just order from Amazon/eBay Europe

 

I am thinking this might work but not having a French tank to look at I am unsure: https://www.ebay.com/p/Tank-Adapter-ACME-Propangas-Gasflasche-Campingflasche-LPG-Autogas-Camping/18006219633?iid=272888174834&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=272888174834&targetid=474173630789&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=2840&poi=&campaignid=1669934834&mkgroupid=65058350339&rlsatarget=pla-474173630789&abcId=1139296&merchantid=6296724&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsvrpBRCsARIsAKBR_0IOdmlLIs7msQF0NVSSsq_paqcVHY1jmMe7oi6RpC4ZYq3TE031dsUaAjS8EALw_wcB

<image001.jpg>

 

Do I also need to replace the regulator?

 

Thanks!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

Re: problem with the Climma

Paul Stascavage
 

Lior,

Not sure if your thermostat is the same as mine, but on mine you can tune or adjust the temperature setting. My adjustment screw is on the back side of the control panel that is mounted on the wall. It is possible that your thermostat is good but needs to be adjusted.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Exploring City Island NY

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

karkauai
 

We are stocking up on spare parts for our S Pacific cruise.  I am wondering about shelf life of the packing for the rudder stuffing box.  In 10 years I have only had to tighten the nut about 1/8 turn to stop a small leak.  It’s 20 years old so I want to be prepared if I need to change it.  Will this packing last indefinitely?  What if I vacuum seal it?

How much would you carry for a 5-10 year cruise?

As usual, thanks in advance for any thoughts.
Kent & Iris