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Re: Panama Crime on the Caribe Side

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Hi Mark,

We didn't get down to Vista Mar Marina, and heard a few good things
about it. The downside was the distance from the city. Not sure that
is an issue for you, but it was for my wife.

$425.... That's nice...

We liked Isla Contadora 08 37.4385 N 079 01.7287 W or 08 37.2347 N
079 02.2394 W

Isla Chapera 08 35.0010 N 079 01.2745 W

Isla Viveros 08 27.4795 N 078 59.8949 W

We also anchored in Isla Del Ray close to the small river which was
pretty cool.
This was our vid regarding the Pearl Islands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNDXsgPjtzU

Best Ken

On 8/1/19, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
Ken,

Can you recommend any specific spots? We are looking to spend a little time
going between the marina and the Pearls.

We are currently in Vista Mar Marina. It is just about 50 miles west of the
Panama Canal on the pacific side. The rates here a incredibly low. We are
paying about $425 per month. And, the marina is top notch.




With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff
www.creampuff.us


-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:22 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Panama Crime on the Caribe Side

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

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Eric, thanks,
It turned out to become a problem here in Faro, Portugal. JIC looks like its not so available in europe?

Oliver from Vela Nautica
A54#39
Faro, Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Dessslator HP hoses
From: eric freedman
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CC:


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: Dessslator HP hoses

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Thanks, the info about high pressure fittings helped to locate the type. In the end I ordered from Dessalator bcs of time issues.
But the original fittings on my D100 duo are worst. The are 316 inside but come with brass screw on for the outer part. If some saltwater (very likly on a watermaker) enters from the backside into the fitting it works as electrolyte between 316ss and brass part and eats it up until the hose slips out. There are pure 316 ss fittings on the market...
Lets see what they send my now?

Oliver from Vela Nautica
A54#39

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Dessslator HP hoses
From: CW Bill Rouse
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


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: Bimini detail

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

Here is the solution on Lady Annila

image1.jpeg

image2.jpeg

Hälsningar/Regards

Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

1 aug. 2019 kl. 04:35 skrev James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...>:

Kent - yes!  Please post photos.  I am also seeking a new design for replacing our bimini. 

Best,
James

On Jul 31, 2019 23:26, "karkauai via Groups.Io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Mike,
After considering a plan similar to yours, we just replaced the old cockpit enclosure with a semi-permanent fabric Bimini-like top raised a few inches above the dodger.  It’s attached to the dodger and to the forward mizzen shrouds.  It has two large windows to see sail trim, houses two large flexible solar panels, and is high enough that I can see all the way around standing up straight.  The side and aft panels make a very dry and warm cockpit. We spent two days hove-to in 35kts with gusts to 45 and the new enclosure held up great and kept us nice and dry.

It’s been a total game-changer for me, being able to stand up and see all around...even when it’s raining cats and dogs.

Craig and Katherine on Sangaris (SN) did something similar, but theirs stops a bit farther aft and allows them to step into the cockpit without bending over.

I’d be happy to send you some pics of mine (or post them) if you’d like.

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

On Jul 31, 2019, at 10:41 PM, Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...> wrote:

We are about to have a new Bimini made and would like to incorporate into it a zip open panel above the Helmsman’s seat so he can stand and poke his head above the Bimini for better visibility during close in maneuvering. Has anyone tried this and found a successful detail to maintain waterproofness at the zipper?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM 240








Re: Bimini detail

James Cromie
 

Kent - yes!  Please post photos.  I am also seeking a new design for replacing our bimini. 

Best,
James

On Jul 31, 2019 23:26, "karkauai via Groups.Io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Mike,
After considering a plan similar to yours, we just replaced the old cockpit enclosure with a semi-permanent fabric Bimini-like top raised a few inches above the dodger.  It’s attached to the dodger and to the forward mizzen shrouds.  It has two large windows to see sail trim, houses two large flexible solar panels, and is high enough that I can see all the way around standing up straight.  The side and aft panels make a very dry and warm cockpit. We spent two days hove-to in 35kts with gusts to 45 and the new enclosure held up great and kept us nice and dry.

It’s been a total game-changer for me, being able to stand up and see all around...even when it’s raining cats and dogs.

Craig and Katherine on Sangaris (SN) did something similar, but theirs stops a bit farther aft and allows them to step into the cockpit without bending over.

I’d be happy to send you some pics of mine (or post them) if you’d like.

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

On Jul 31, 2019, at 10:41 PM, Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...> wrote:

We are about to have a new Bimini made and would like to incorporate into it a zip open panel above the Helmsman’s seat so he can stand and poke his head above the Bimini for better visibility during close in maneuvering. Has anyone tried this and found a successful detail to maintain waterproofness at the zipper?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM 240








Re: Bimini detail

karkauai
 

Mike,
After considering a plan similar to yours, we just replaced the old cockpit enclosure with a semi-permanent fabric Bimini-like top raised a few inches above the dodger. It’s attached to the dodger and to the forward mizzen shrouds. It has two large windows to see sail trim, houses two large flexible solar panels, and is high enough that I can see all the way around standing up straight. The side and aft panels make a very dry and warm cockpit. We spent two days hove-to in 35kts with gusts to 45 and the new enclosure held up great and kept us nice and dry.

It’s been a total game-changer for me, being able to stand up and see all around...even when it’s raining cats and dogs.

Craig and Katherine on Sangaris (SN) did something similar, but theirs stops a bit farther aft and allows them to step into the cockpit without bending over.

I’d be happy to send you some pics of mine (or post them) if you’d like.

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

On Jul 31, 2019, at 10:41 PM, Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

We are about to have a new Bimini made and would like to incorporate into it a zip open panel above the Helmsman’s seat so he can stand and poke his head above the Bimini for better visibility during close in maneuvering. Has anyone tried this and found a successful detail to maintain waterproofness at the zipper?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM 240

Bimini detail

Mike Ondra
 

We are about to have a new Bimini made and would like to incorporate into it a zip open panel above the Helmsman’s seat so he can stand and poke his head above the Bimini for better visibility during close in maneuvering. Has anyone tried this and found a successful detail to maintain waterproofness at the zipper?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM 240

Re: Panama Crime on the Caribe Side

Mark Erdos
 

Ken,

Can you recommend any specific spots? We are looking to spend a little time going between the marina and the Pearls.

We are currently in Vista Mar Marina. It is just about 50 miles west of the Panama Canal on the pacific side. The rates here a incredibly low. We are paying about $425 per month. And, the marina is top notch.




With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:22 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Panama Crime on the Caribe Side

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: washing machine and dryer for Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

You will have fun finding a replacement. There are a few that you may be able to find with the same size. 

I saw this at some point:

Bosch WLT24440

and/or Siemens WS12K440/WS10K460/WS10K160/WS10K360

But I’m not sure if they are still available

Bear in mind that Amel added some bolt-holes in the bottom to secure the machine.

Apparently you can remove the washer as one unit. The dryer needs to be taken apart completely in situ as it is too big.

The dryer was modified quite a bit by Amel. Basically they cut the lower back right corner off the machine and rerouted the exhaust through the bottom. 

The dryer can still be obtained in the UK last time I checked:

White Knight C37AW 3 kg Dimensions  (H) 67 x (W) 50 x (D) 47cm (same machine, different brand)

White Knight C39AS 3.5 kg Dimensions: H67cm x W50cm x D47cm (bit more capacity because of reversing drum)

In my case I ended up replacing the heater element of the dryer as it was broken and repainting parts of both machines. They work fine now. 


Arno Luijten,

SV Luna, A54-121

Re: problem with the Climma

John Clark
 

Hi Lior,
   Good deal and congrats on the easy fix!

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 1:04 PM Lior Keydar via Groups.Io <sharona246=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi John

Thanks a lot for your replay. Maybe the reason why the compressor did not startet and popped the 220 V switch is really because I did not wait with stopping and starting the compressor. I did not  know it could be an issue. When I wait like you said, it start every time without a problem. I think that it must be a foult thermostat. If the sensor is warm enough (too much then it should), the compressor starts normal and it works fine. 

Thanks and regards
Lior


 

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



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