Date   
Re: SM - Aft Deck Cushion

Alan Leslie
 

Seems it's not available from Amazon anymore, and this is why :
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/cvb-recalls-lucid-folding-mattress-sofas-due-to-violation-of-federal-mattress

Pity, I thought it was a good idea !

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Mastervolt alternator overcharging

Aldo Roldan
 

Regarding my previous post. My problem was much like the one described below by Bill. If wire connections are loose, when they flick the Mastercolt restart itself initializing it with a higher initial voltage charge. Hence, the additional charge

On Jul 3, 2019, at 2:13 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Joerg,

That's what I thought when you first started having overheat alarms in your 55 battery area. The Mastervolt alternator is continuing to charge, already charged batteries, causing heat in the battery area. Pochon's suggestion to change the regulator is logical, but I am surprised that they did not check the voltage at the bank and at the regulator to ensure that they were the same.

I am not an electrician: My guess is that either the regulator settings are wrong, the regulator is defective, or there is resistance in the wire and connections between the actual battery bank and the regulator, which is lowering the voltage "seen" by the regulator and "fooling" the regulator to continue charging. 

My non-electrician suggestion: It will be a tedious process checking between both. I believe that you will find the most likely connections near and on the excite relay for the alternator. loosen each connection and use CorrosionX before retightening. Make sure that any crimp connectors are done correctly and have crimped the entire wire, replace any suspects. Check voltage often during the process so that you'll know when you have found and corrected the resistance problem.

As an alternative and temporary patch, maybe you could lower the charged voltage setting at the regulator by 2.5 volts.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970 (If I do not have your number in My Contacts, you will go to VoiceMail. Text me in advance with your number and I'll white list it.)



On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 12:25 PM Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
On my 55, I have a 110A/24v Mastervolt alternator for the house bank and the alpha pro regulator.  I’ve had the battery temp alarm come on several times now because the regulator does not switch from Bulk to absorption.  On my voltmeter on the panel, voltage is 30-31V and charge rate goes up and down quickly from 10-40A, all with the batteries full after days on shore charger.   I checked out the regulator with the Masteradjust software and the sense and battery voltage was just below the 28.5V for the switch to absorption.   So the regulator is seeing 2-2.5V less than what the batteries have - I checked the voltmeter with my multitester.   At the suggestion of Pochon, I just replaced the regulator but that wasn’t the problem. 
Any idea what could be wrong would be much app!   

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
just left Barcelona for Valencia

Re: Mastervolt alternator overcharging

Aldo Roldan
 

Had a related problem once. It was blamed on the Mastervolt regulator. Replaced it. Problem continued. It was later determined that wire connections had become loose after 1200 miles passage.

On Jul 3, 2019, at 1:25 PM, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

On my 55, I have a 110A/24v Mastervolt alternator for the house bank and the alpha pro regulator.  I’ve had the battery temp alarm come on several times now because the regulator does not switch from Bulk to absorption.  On my voltmeter on the panel, voltage is 30-31V and charge rate goes up and down quickly from 10-40A, all with the batteries full after days on shore charger.   I checked out the regulator with the Masteradjust software and the sense and battery voltage was just below the 28.5V for the switch to absorption.   So the regulator is seeing 2-2.5V less than what the batteries have - I checked the voltmeter with my multitester.   At the suggestion of Pochon, I just replaced the regulator but that wasn’t the problem. 
Any idea what could be wrong would be much app!   

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
just left Barcelona for Valencia

SM - Aft Deck Cushion

Ian Townsend
 

For those SM owners interested in an aft deck cushion, we purchased this three years ago. It is left outside all the time and is still in good condition. Lies flat, folds up. It fits almost perfectly. The corners just need to be trimmed. 
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Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
US East Coast

On Jul 8, 2019, at 5:35 PM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

We also had a Sunbrella cover made, and went one further having a teak frame made to measure as a base to keep it all off the deck hence allowing it to stay dry. This has worked perfectly and we have not had to remove the cushions except when leaving the boat for hurricane season.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io
Sent: 08 July 2019 21:16
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sunbed upholstery for AMEL 54 2009 / cleaning the watertank

 

Stefan. 

We were in the same position about eight months ago – all these beautiful cushions seemed to do was take up space!

However my wife, being the ingenious one, suggested we cover the cushions in a waterproof Sunbrella covering.   We did so in Panama and now keep the cushions on 100% of the time even if we have the dinghy on the deck and now we have a fantastic star viewing platform at all times!

Regardless of weather the cushions stay nice and clean. We often just use the Sunbrella covering itself as the functional covering of the cushions, and now rarely take the cover off as it looks so good and is so easy to clean with a spritz. 

I offer this to you because I was ready to get rid of what I considered a nuisance and now they’ve become one of the things we enjoy most on the boat. 

 

 

Best of luck!

 

Porter. (And Helen, the brains)

 

A54-152 S/V IBIS 

Moorea, FP

 

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 


On Jul 7, 2019, at 9:21 PM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Dear AMEL Group/ Owners,

 

I want to sell my sunbed cushions/ upholstery for the sun deck (above the aft cabin) on my AMEL 54 - seen on the pictures.

They are in a very good condition, like new. 

I guess they were never used.

 

If anyone is interested, please send me an offer or visit us on board.

We are still in La Rochelle for a few days.


No news from cleaning the watertank so far, but Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartements, means 4 accesses ... :-)
Good to know.

 

Best regards

Stefan

A54 / 119/ LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle

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--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Sunbed upholstery for AMEL 54 2009 / cleaning the watertank

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

We also had a Sunbrella cover made, and went one further having a teak frame made to measure as a base to keep it all off the deck hence allowing it to stay dry. This has worked perfectly and we have not had to remove the cushions except when leaving the boat for hurricane season.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io
Sent: 08 July 2019 21:16
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sunbed upholstery for AMEL 54 2009 / cleaning the watertank

 

Stefan. 

We were in the same position about eight months ago – all these beautiful cushions seemed to do was take up space!

However my wife, being the ingenious one, suggested we cover the cushions in a waterproof Sunbrella covering.   We did so in Panama and now keep the cushions on 100% of the time even if we have the dinghy on the deck and now we have a fantastic star viewing platform at all times!

Regardless of weather the cushions stay nice and clean. We often just use the Sunbrella covering itself as the functional covering of the cushions, and now rarely take the cover off as it looks so good and is so easy to clean with a spritz. 

I offer this to you because I was ready to get rid of what I considered a nuisance and now they’ve become one of the things we enjoy most on the boat. 

 

 

Best of luck!

 

Porter. (And Helen, the brains)

 

A54-152 S/V IBIS 

Moorea, FP

 

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 


On Jul 7, 2019, at 9:21 PM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Dear AMEL Group/ Owners,

 

I want to sell my sunbed cushions/ upholstery for the sun deck (above the aft cabin) on my AMEL 54 - seen on the pictures.

They are in a very good condition, like new. 

I guess they were never used.

 

If anyone is interested, please send me an offer or visit us on board.

We are still in La Rochelle for a few days.


No news from cleaning the watertank so far, but Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartements, means 4 accesses ... :-)
Good to know.

 

Best regards

Stefan

A54 / 119/ LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle

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--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Sunbed upholstery for AMEL 54 2009 / cleaning the watertank

Courtney Gorman
 

We do the same as Porter however we did not recover our cushions we just leave them on the deck all the time we’re on the boat great place for people like good breezes great views
Cheers 
Courtney 
svTrippin
54 #101
Secret Harbour Grenada 


On Jul 8, 2019, at 3:15 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Stefan. 
We were in the same position about eight months ago – all these beautiful cushions seemed to do was take up space!

However my wife, being the ingenious one, suggested we cover the cushions in a waterproof Sunbrella covering.   We did so in Panama and now keep the cushions on 100% of the time even if we have the dinghy on the deck and now we have a fantastic star viewing platform at all times!

Regardless of weather the cushions stay nice and clean. We often just use the Sunbrella covering itself as the functional covering of the cushions, and now rarely take the cover off as it looks so good and is so easy to clean with a spritz. 

I offer this to you because I was ready to get rid of what I considered a nuisance and now they’ve become one of the things we enjoy most on the boat. 


Best of luck!

Porter. (And Helen, the brains)

A54-152 S/V IBIS 
Moorea, FP

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 7, 2019, at 9:21 PM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Dear AMEL Group/ Owners,
 
I want to sell my sunbed cushions/ upholstery for the sun deck (above the aft cabin) on my AMEL 54 - seen on the pictures.
They are in a very good condition, like new. 
I guess they were never used.
 
If anyone is interested, please send me an offer or visit us on board.
We are still in La Rochelle for a few days.


No news from cleaning the watertank so far, but Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartements, means 4 accesses ... :-)
Good to know.
 
Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119/ LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle

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Re: Sunbed upholstery for AMEL 54 2009 / cleaning the watertank

Porter McRoberts
 

Stefan. 
We were in the same position about eight months ago – all these beautiful cushions seemed to do was take up space!

However my wife, being the ingenious one, suggested we cover the cushions in a waterproof Sunbrella covering.   We did so in Panama and now keep the cushions on 100% of the time even if we have the dinghy on the deck and now we have a fantastic star viewing platform at all times!

Regardless of weather the cushions stay nice and clean. We often just use the Sunbrella covering itself as the functional covering of the cushions, and now rarely take the cover off as it looks so good and is so easy to clean with a spritz. 

I offer this to you because I was ready to get rid of what I considered a nuisance and now they’ve become one of the things we enjoy most on the boat. 


Best of luck!

Porter. (And Helen, the brains)

A54-152 S/V IBIS 
Moorea, FP

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 7, 2019, at 9:21 PM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Dear AMEL Group/ Owners,
 
I want to sell my sunbed cushions/ upholstery for the sun deck (above the aft cabin) on my AMEL 54 - seen on the pictures.
They are in a very good condition, like new. 
I guess they were never used.
 
If anyone is interested, please send me an offer or visit us on board.
We are still in La Rochelle for a few days.


No news from cleaning the watertank so far, but Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartements, means 4 accesses ... :-)
Good to know.
 
Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119/ LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle

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Re: Sterilize the watermaker

karkauai
 

Hi Gary, thanks for setting the record straight that it was you, not Danny who first installed the membrane flush timer.  My mistake.

Congrats on your retirement!

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243


On Jul 8, 2019, at 2:38 PM, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

Hi all:

In my early years of ownership of Liahona (Amel SM #335, purchased new July 2001), I would faithfully pickle the membranes with Sodium Metabisulfite (SMB).  Since I was working back then I would often have the membranes pickled for 6 months at a time.  Within a few years I had the bobbin that interconnects the two membranes and the shaft of the low pressure feed pump fail from corrosion.  I discovered that SMB is a acid when mixed with water, see  https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Sodium-metabisulfite . After that I developed my own automatic timer to flush my membranes with product water when the boat is un-attended (pictured here https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84483/27?p=Name,,timer,20,1,0,0 ).  I used a 24 volt fish feeding timer wired to a 24 volt relay and tied into the pressurized water system wiring of Liahona.  When I leave the boat, I set the timer to run for 2 minutes every other day, actuate the flush valve at the low pressure pump, and as the pressurized water pump starts to run in it's automatic mode I switch the timer on, thereupon the relay goes to it non-actualized state (open) and the pressure pump power is cut. When the timer commands it, the relay closes and supplies power to the pressurized water pump to flush the membranes for the two minutes.  I measured the amount of water used and in two minutes with the flush valve set to flush, about 4 liters of water goes thru the membranes.  My membranes have been in tip top condition every since, I haven't had to fiddle with pickling solution and I have never replaced another component for corrosion. This along with the continuous salinity measuring system with 110 decibel alert and manual "save vs discard" function have been the best modifications I have made to the Dessalator 160l/min water maker aboard Liahona.  It is a shame Dessalator didn't include these features as standard equipment.  I think I paid $20 US for the timer, $10, for the relay, and a couple of hours time to fabricate and install.  The continuous salinity measurement system was a couple of hundred $US.  I have promised for some time to draw up schematics and parts lists for these projects and now, having retired, perhaps I will do that in the next few days.  Will announce when I post them. 

In the meantime, I recommend you have your boat caretaker manually flush your membranes with product water (water from your Amel tanks) at least once a week and avoid the pickling process.

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver, M.D.
s/v Liahona   
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Del Rey Marina - On the hard for the hurricane season

Re: Sterilize the watermaker

Gary Silver
 

Hi all:

In my early years of ownership of Liahona (Amel SM #335, purchased new July 2001), I would faithfully pickle the membranes with Sodium Metabisulfite (SMB).  Since I was working back then I would often have the membranes pickled for 6 months at a time.  Within a few years I had the bobbin that interconnects the two membranes and the shaft of the low pressure feed pump fail from corrosion.  I discovered that SMB is a acid when mixed with water, see  https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Sodium-metabisulfite . After that I developed my own automatic timer to flush my membranes with product water when the boat is un-attended (pictured here https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84483/27?p=Name,,timer,20,1,0,0 ).  I used a 24 volt fish feeding timer wired to a 24 volt relay and tied into the pressurized water system wiring of Liahona.  When I leave the boat, I set the timer to run for 2 minutes every other day, actuate the flush valve at the low pressure pump, and as the pressurized water pump starts to run in it's automatic mode I switch the timer on, thereupon the relay goes to it non-actualized state (open) and the pressure pump power is cut. When the timer commands it, the relay closes and supplies power to the pressurized water pump to flush the membranes for the two minutes.  I measured the amount of water used and in two minutes with the flush valve set to flush, about 4 liters of water goes thru the membranes.  My membranes have been in tip top condition every since, I haven't had to fiddle with pickling solution and I have never replaced another component for corrosion. This along with the continuous salinity measuring system with 110 decibel alert and manual "save vs discard" function have been the best modifications I have made to the Dessalator 160l/min water maker aboard Liahona.  It is a shame Dessalator didn't include these features as standard equipment.  I think I paid $20 US for the timer, $10, for the relay, and a couple of hours time to fabricate and install.  The continuous salinity measurement system was a couple of hundred $US.  I have promised for some time to draw up schematics and parts lists for these projects and now, having retired, perhaps I will do that in the next few days.  Will announce when I post them. 

In the meantime, I recommend you have your boat caretaker manually flush your membranes with product water (water from your Amel tanks) at least once a week and avoid the pickling process.

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver, M.D.
s/v Liahona   
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Del Rey Marina - On the hard for the hurricane season

Re: Sterilize the watermaker

karkauai
 

Others have posted a belief that treating the membranes can damage the metal parts. Is it Sodium Metabisulfite that is the culprit? Because of these postings, I have had someone check on Kristy once or twice a week and flush the membranes when I am gone. I believe it was Danny who put a timer on his that automatically flushed the membranes when he’s away. I’ll do that at some point...great idea.

Kent & Iris
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Jul 8, 2019, at 7:51 AM, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Hi,

A package (dose) is 100 gram. You did wise buying the stuff in bulk. Desallator charges about 5 times more for the same quantity.

Regards,

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: Bow Thruster lip seal

Craig & Katherine Briggs
 
Edited

Duane, 
SOG is the manufacturer (SO Giant Oil Seal Co, Taiwan - a major supplier) and I'd guess whoever got that spare erred in getting one without a totally embedded metal insert.
SKF is another major manufacturer and you might try their HMS5 RG style that is nitrile covered with a single lip. Need to specify stainless steel garter spring. Try Florida Bearings or Miller Bearing near Ft Lauderdale. SOG also has a totally covered style. These are commodity items with many manufacturers. Mrs. Google will help.
Cheers, Craig
PS They also have a style with the garter spring encased.

Re: Bow Thruster lip seal

Mark McGovern
 

Duane,

I purchased my 60x80x12 oil seal for the bowthruster tunnel here:  https://www.theoringstore.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=7ad56cfd50cade74b1beb97a630c80db&keyword=60X80X12TC

However, the spring is made from zinc-plated carbon steel, not stainless steel as I could not find a metric seal of that size with a stainless steel garter spring.  However, since you grease the seal when you install it with a waterproof grease like Super Lube or Molykote 111, I don't think that it will be an issue.  I guess I will find out in ~2 years when I do my next bowthruster service.  Or perhaps sooner if the springs rusts out and causes the seal to fail!   

By the way, https://www.theoringstore.com is also a great site to find hard to find metric o-rings.  They have a huge selection of them in stock.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: Sterilize the watermaker

Arno Luijten
 

Hi,

A package (dose) is 100 gram. You did wise buying the stuff in bulk. Desallator charges about 5 times more for the same quantity.

Regards,

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: AMEL 54 watertank compartments - access to clean

Stefan Schaufert
 

No news so far.
But Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartments, means 4 accesses.
Good to know and not motivating :-).

Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119 / LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle

Sunbed upholstery for AMEL 54 2009 / cleaning the watertank

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear AMEL Group/ Owners,
 
I want to sell my sunbed cushions/ upholstery for the sun deck (above the aft cabin) on my AMEL 54 - seen on the pictures.
They are in a very good condition, like new. 
I guess they were never used.
 
If anyone is interested, please send me an offer or visit us on board.
We are still in La Rochelle for a few days.


No news from cleaning the watertank so far, but Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartements, means 4 accesses ... :-)
Good to know.
 
Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119/ LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle

Re: Sterilize the watermaker

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Duane,

 

I use 30ml Sodium Metabisulphite in 7.2l water (1 bucket).

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io
Sent: 07 July 2019 14:35
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Sterilize the watermaker

 

I have the Duo60 watermaker, and we're getting ready to leave the boat for 3 months in Grenada.  I planned on sterililzing the watermaker with Sodium Metabisulfite (SM).  I also have the sterilizing cartridge.

The problem is I don't know how much of the SM to put in the cartridge.  The Dessalator instructions say to put the whole package in, but the SM I have is from a bulk supplier, so this is not a Dessalator package.

The instructions on the package of SM I have says to use 2 oz per gallon of water to sanitize.  The Dessalator instructions (for the bucket method) says to combine the package of SM with 8 litres of water (about 2 gallons).  So if it's only a math problem there should be about 4 oz of SM in the package...which means I should put 4 oz in the sterililzing cartridge.  

Does this sound correct to those of you who have done this deed?

Thanks for the help!
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Sterilize the watermaker

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Duane,
That sounds about right, we use 100g give or take a bit and it always seems to work OK.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse Sm437

Re: Tom Peacock

eric freedman
 

Hi Tom,

If you wish you could pick up a mooring at the Huntington Yacht Club. It would be a nice place to overnight on your way to Southold

Please contact me at Kimberlite@... we could get together for dinner or drinks.

 

I will be heading South again probably round October 28. That is my usual planned date to leave.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2019 3:25 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tom Peacock

 

Hi Eric,

We are hanging out at Liberty Landing for three days. Doing the NYC thing. 

We will be coming up into LI Sound to visit friends in Southold, then up to Boston. 

Hope to get back to Martinique this winter. Will you be south?

Tom


On Jul 6, 2019, at 9:43 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Tom,

Kimberlite is in Huntington. Do you ever get out this way?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 2:59 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Wheel Leather

 

Thanks to all for your suggestions for wheel enhancements. I’m torn between ordering a leather kit from boat leather, versus proceeding along the lines of Annsofie’s decorative braiding. Annsofie, how long have you had it? Does it hold up well?

We did a similar project on our companionway handrail. 

Thanks as always

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes

New York Harbor


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On Jul 5, 2019, at 10:11 PM, Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...> wrote:

This is how we did on Lady Annila.

This one is to mark ”0”

And this is the other two


Regards
Ann-Sofie
on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone



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Re: Tom Peacock

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi Eric,
We are hanging out at Liberty Landing for three days. Doing the NYC thing. 
We will be coming up into LI Sound to visit friends in Southold, then up to Boston. 
Hope to get back to Martinique this winter. Will you be south?
Tom


On Jul 6, 2019, at 9:43 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Tom,

Kimberlite is in Huntington. Do you ever get out this way?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 2:59 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Wheel Leather

 

Thanks to all for your suggestions for wheel enhancements. I’m torn between ordering a leather kit from boat leather, versus proceeding along the lines of Annsofie’s decorative braiding. Annsofie, how long have you had it? Does it hold up well?

We did a similar project on our companionway handrail. 

Thanks as always

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes

New York Harbor


<image001.jpg>


On Jul 5, 2019, at 10:11 PM, Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...> wrote:

This is how we did on Lady Annila.

This one is to mark ”0”

And this is the other two


Regards
Ann-Sofie
on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone


<image1.jpeg>

<image2.jpeg>

Bow Thruster lip seal

Duane Siegfri
 

The large lip seal that is glued in from inside and seals the thruster vertical shaft is marked "SOG 60 80 12".  The one I had in my spares has rusted along the outer ring where the plastic has gaps on the inside diameter.  I assume this is no longer useable, and I'm surprised it rusted in a zip lock bag!  what would have happened to it exposed to salt water?  I want to source this in the USA when I'm back.  Can someone direct me to the proper type?  I assume the metal needs to be stainless...

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477