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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fie on Fi

 

Nowhere else in the world except Martinique have I had problems. It has been on/off. There is no alternative. All carriers rely on local towers. Martinique is the worst that I know of. If you had a local SIM, it is sometimes better because the local carrier gives preference, but I found it impossible as a non-French citizen to get. 

Can you imagine what we did and what it cost in the Caribbean before GoogleFI? And, what about everywhere else?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Jan 8, 2019, 12:11 paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

I just want to send out a word of caution to anyone considering switching to Google Fi for cellular telephone and internet.  I think many are interested because of the advertised  "seamless coverage in 147 countries."  Well the old adage that if something seems too good to be true it probably is holds true here.


My wife, son and I all have Google Fi for our carrier, and it was wonderful down here in the eastern Caribbean until recently.  We had good coverage everywhere we went, including Martinique, and then all of a sudden in the middle of cruising with our sons, we lost all coverage, phone and data, while in Martinique.  Since we had no phone or internet and were on the hook we couldn't get support.  When we got to a wifi cafe, we chatted with Google and after many stock interventions, still had no service (this was 2 weeks ago).  They said there was nothing they could do, it wasn't their problem, it was the local carriers.  When we got Dominica service resumed but when we reached Guadeloupe (France again) it was gone again.  Again I found some wifi and contacted customer support (not technical support, they don't seem to have that, only customer support).  They had me do the same interventions which again didn't work.  Again they said sorry nothing they could do and gave me a credit of $20.   We are now back in Martinique and there is still no Google Fi service with no indication it will ever resume.


We were using cellular internet for many things, including weather and email  and phone was critical for organizing the numerous contractors working on my boat.  Very inconvenient to say the least.  We just got back from the local Digicel office where we bought a new plan and have put Google Fi on "pause."


Can't speak for other parts of the world but it appears the whole google fi system hinges on the local carriers in the various countries, and the customer support person actually told me they had "no authority" to contact those carriers??!  So feels like a house of cards to me and suggest you beware.


Any one with lost coverage elsewhere in this watery world?


Paul C.

SM 238 "Maracuya"

Martinique


Fie on Fi

paul.cooper74@...
 

I just want to send out a word of caution to anyone considering switching to Google Fi for cellular telephone and internet.  I think many are interested because of the advertised  "seamless coverage in 147 countries."  Well the old adage that if something seems too good to be true it probably is holds true here.


My wife, son and I all have Google Fi for our carrier, and it was wonderful down here in the eastern Caribbean until recently.  We had good coverage everywhere we went, including Martinique, and then all of a sudden in the middle of cruising with our sons, we lost all coverage, phone and data, while in Martinique.  Since we had no phone or internet and were on the hook we couldn't get support.  When we got to a wifi cafe, we chatted with Google and after many stock interventions, still had no service (this was 2 weeks ago).  They said there was nothing they could do, it wasn't their problem, it was the local carriers.  When we got Dominica service resumed but when we reached Guadeloupe (France again) it was gone again.  Again I found some wifi and contacted customer support (not technical support, they don't seem to have that, only customer support).  They had me do the same interventions which again didn't work.  Again they said sorry nothing they could do and gave me a credit of $20.   We are now back in Martinique and there is still no Google Fi service with no indication it will ever resume.


We were using cellular internet for many things, including weather and email  and phone was critical for organizing the numerous contractors working on my boat.  Very inconvenient to say the least.  We just got back from the local Digicel office where we bought a new plan and have put Google Fi on "pause."


Can't speak for other parts of the world but it appears the whole google fi system hinges on the local carriers in the various countries, and the customer support person actually told me they had "no authority" to contact those carriers??!  So feels like a house of cards to me and suggest you beware.


Any one with lost coverage elsewhere in this watery world?


Paul C.

SM 238 "Maracuya"

Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] VHF issues

greatketch@...
 

It is a good idea to pick up an inexpensive (~US$50) SWR/power meter to help trouble shoot radio transmitting trouble due to bad cabling and/or bad antennas.  The digital ones will confirm the radio is transmitting at proper power, and on the right frequency as well as measuring the efficiency of the antenna system.

Some AIS boxes have a built in SWR meter that you can access via the computer interface.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
North Bimini, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] VHF issues

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Thomas;

 

Our issues were almost identical to yours. We had our entire cabling and antenna transmission/reception tested by three different techs at different ports. They all had the proper equipment to test cabling and antenna power transmission from the back of the VHF to the top of the antenna. All of their initial suspicion was the Antenna. However, testing would always show almost perfect transmission power. So, we always assumed an intermittent faulty connection somewhere, even though all connections looked brand new, or an intermittent fault in the Antenna since it is now 10 years old.

 

We ran into an old tech shop in Malta while hauled out. He pulled the VHF, took it to his shop and came back the next day and said that it was a filter within the radio, he had the part, replace it and it is now fixed.

 

We have not had any issues, that we know of, since. Had we not ran into the tech in Malta, our plans were to replace the antenna, then the radio followed by cabling, if necessary, to resolve the issue. It is not a good feeling to be out of cell range, without a reliable VHF.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 5:49 AM
To: Yahoo Group Amel <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] VHF issues

 

 

Hello,

we have also been experiencing intermittent transmission and reception issues with our main VHF iCom IC-M505, as we noticed that we had a better range with the portable one.

We have conducted several inconclusive tests (with main and cockpit speaker, without phone/wifi interference), checked the wiring at the chart table, and the antenna ends. All connections look healthy.

 

Any other suggestions for additional troubleshooting? 

Any recommendations on how to switch to the mizzen antenna? (do you swap antennas with the AIS)

 

@Mohammad: how did your issue get resolved?

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Thomas

GARULFO A54-122

San Blas, Panama

Previous related thread: "Raymarine Ray240 VHF"   here

 

On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at 01:51, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Duane;

 

We are also experiencing intermittent issues with the VHF. Our issue is reception, we seem to be transmitting fine. So when we have issue we transmit on the main VHF with the mast mounted antenna and receive on the handheld.

 

We have done numerous power and transmission tests and get intermittent results. We are going to replace the antenna at this year's haul out.

 

Does any one have a good recommendation for an antenna for a 54?

 

Respectfully;

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 2:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Ray240 VHF

 

Our VHF has a history of not working for completely inexplicable reasons.  It will receive but will not send, even at very close ranges.  It will work for a time and then not work for a time.  Thank goodness I bought a handheld for a backup.



It doesn't seem like it could be the antenna.  We listened to the USCG Charleston SC when we were at the FL/GA border, almost two hundred miles away (they must have a very tall antenna)

 

I'm planning on replacing it (after all, it's 12 years old), but thought I would see if there was a simple repair answer.

 

If you replaced it, what did you pick? 

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] what's the best line for my mainsail boom?

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Bill,
thank you  for the informatin and no, I don't have your procedure on how to correctly righ the outhaul. Thanks a lot in case you want to send it to me.

Best regards,
Alex

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, 1:05:35 PM GMT-5, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]


 

Alex,

Originally on early 54s the line was 10mm kevlar core, polyester sheath.

Amel now recommends 12mm. You probably will not find kevlar. Use a core fiber that has the less stretch.

Do you know how to correctly rig the outhaul? Do you have my procedures?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Sun, Jan 6, 2019, 10:51 Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Dear Amelians, 

I had all lines of my 54 replaced two years ago in Florida. It turns out that the line in the boom which is pulling the mainsail ,doesn't hold the sail in its position, even if the sail is under normal pressure. In relatively light winds already, the line slides around the pullies and the sail looses the desired shape.

Can anyone tell me what the original line was that AMEL used or what your best practices and experience is in case you also replaced that line?

Fair winds,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54 #15



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] VHF issues

Thomas Peacock
 

We had a similar issue on our SM. Limited distances in terms of transmission (less than a mile), as well as reception. I assumed it had to be the antenna, but after much trouble-shooting, we figured out it was the radio itself (a Simrad, about 15 years old). A new radio fixed the problem.
One other place to check the antenna, however, is at the base of the main mast. I don’t know if the 54 is the same as a SM, but there is a connection there between the coax coming down the mast, and the coax coming from the VHF. Ours was somewhat corroded. However, fixing that did not help much.
We bought a Garmin 300 and have been very happy. It has an “active” speaker that goes in the cockpit (a volume knob on the speaker), so that the helmsman can hear transmissions, but those below can sleep in relative silence. There is also a remote handheld unit that pairs with the nav station VHF for use without having to go below.
Tom Peacock
Aletes SM 240
St Augustine, Florida


[Amel Yacht Owners] VHF issues

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,
we have also been experiencing intermittent transmission and reception issues with our main VHF iCom IC-M505, as we noticed that we had a better range with the portable one.
We have conducted several inconclusive tests (with main and cockpit speaker, without phone/wifi interference), checked the wiring at the chart table, and the antenna ends. All connections look healthy.

Any other suggestions for additional troubleshooting? 
Any recommendations on how to switch to the mizzen antenna? (do you swap antennas with the AIS)

@Mohammad: how did your issue get resolved?

Thanks for your help,

Thomas
GARULFO A54-122
San Blas, Panama
Previous related thread: "Raymarine Ray240 VHF"   here

On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at 01:51, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Duane;
 
We are also experiencing intermittent issues with the VHF. Our issue is reception, we seem to be transmitting fine. So when we have issue we transmit on the main VHF with the mast mounted antenna and receive on the handheld.
 
We have done numerous power and transmission tests and get intermittent results. We are going to replace the antenna at this year's haul out.
 
Does any one have a good recommendation for an antenna for a 54?
 
Respectfully;
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 2:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Ray240 VHF

 

Our VHF has a history of not working for completely inexplicable reasons.  It will receive but will not send, even at very close ranges.  It will work for a time and then not work for a time.  Thank goodness I bought a handheld for a backup.


It doesn't seem like it could be the antenna.  We listened to the USCG Charleston SC when we were at the FL/GA border, almost two hundred miles away (they must have a very tall antenna)


I'm planning on replacing it (after all, it's 12 years old), but thought I would see if there was a simple repair answer.


If you replaced it, what did you pick? 


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] VHF issues

Mark Erdos
 

Thomas,

 

We still have the original Shipmate VHF installed so not sure how much help this thought is; we experienced similar issues a couple of years ago. We noticed in the Bahamas a vessel anchored within a few yards of us hailed the Exuma Land and Sea Park about 15 miles away and got a response. When we hailed the park couldn’t hear us (boats near us could hear our transmission).

 

After going through the same process as you checking all connections etc. I eventually replaced the antenna on top of the mast. This solved our problem.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:49 AM
To: Yahoo Group Amel
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] VHF issues

 

 

Hello,

we have also been experiencing intermittent transmission and reception issues with our main VHF iCom IC-M505, as we noticed that we had a better range with the portable one.

We have conducted several inconclusive tests (with main and cockpit speaker, without phone/wifi interference), checked the wiring at the chart table, and the antenna ends. All connections look healthy.

 

Any other suggestions for additional troubleshooting? 

Any recommendations on how to switch to the mizzen antenna? (do you swap antennas with the AIS)

 

@Mohammad: how did your issue get resolved?

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Thomas

GARULFO A54-122

San Blas, Panama

Previous related thread: "Raymarine Ray240 VHF"   here

 

On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at 01:51, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Duane;

 

We are also experiencing intermittent issues with the VHF. Our issue is reception, we seem to be transmitting fine. So when we have issue we transmit on the main VHF with the mast mounted antenna and receive on the handheld.

 

We have done numerous power and transmission tests and get intermittent results. We are going to replace the antenna at this year's haul out.

 

Does any one have a good recommendation for an antenna for a 54?

 

Respectfully;

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 2:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Ray240 VHF

 

Our VHF has a history of not working for completely inexplicable reasons.  It will receive but will not send, even at very close ranges.  It will work for a time and then not work for a time.  Thank goodness I bought a handheld for a backup.



It doesn't seem like it could be the antenna.  We listened to the USCG Charleston SC when we were at the FL/GA border, almost two hundred miles away (they must have a very tall antenna)

 

I'm planning on replacing it (after all, it's 12 years old), but thought I would see if there was a simple repair answer.

 

If you replaced it, what did you pick? 

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rough engine at idle

smiles bernard
 

Thanks for this Gary
I have an older Maramu 
Not Super but still superb ;) 
My exhaust parts are clear from any potential knocking but good one to check 👍

I’ll definitely get someone more knowledgeable than me to have a look at the mounts. The Perkins M65 I have has more standard rubber block mounts - no donuts etc sounds like the SMS have

For group info re the contact Bill gave for a diesel mechanic in Le Marin Martinique: Dedier

He is still available and if that’s our next stop we will use him and see if he can help

Many thanks all

Miles
#162 Maramu


On 6 Jan 2019, at 19:06, Gary Wells gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I can't say about the actual rough idle, but I ~thought~ I had a rough idle.  Turned out that the metal exhaust muffler was just touching, and therefore rattling, on the engine room floor.  A new piece of insulating pad solved that.
Second, I just had the visually 'ok' looking motor mounts on Adagio changed out in Martinique.  The mechanic threw everything ounce of his weight into the motor to check the mounts, and I was surprised how far he got the engine to wiggle.  After that, he said 'the mounts are good' so, it takes heroic effort to get the motor to move around :).
We did find one point that was weeping a tiny bit of oil, so I opted to swap them all (6).  Also changed out the donuts in the coupler and the vibration dampener on the flywheel.
The results, while I wouldn't say 'dramatic', were quite noticeable at idle and it really does run more smoothly overall now. I have to learn the new sounds :)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sludge in fuel tank

ya_fohi
 

Eric,

I do use a fuel additive to prevent bugs and indeed have never had one.  also use a 10 micron promaty filter. There are inspection ports but not very accessible. I think I'm going to wait until a haul out for this.

Cheers,
Paul



---In amelyachtowners@..., <kimberlite@...> wrote :

Hi Paul,

Do you use a fuel conditioner in your diesel tank?

Do you have inspection ports that are accessible in the tank?

With a contaminate in the tank I would suggest using a finer racor filter. I believe that a 10 micron is recommended. I have always used a 2 micron.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sludge in fuel tank

 

 

Bill,

Thanks, that is quite reassuring. The "sludge" is very sticky - I only noticed it when I went to lift the gauge rod up and I could feel it sticking to the bottom of the tank. What I found on the end was some dark brown very sticky residue. I have never had a problem with dirty or watery fuel, so I do believe that what I am seeing is not an urgency. It doesn't strike me as a DIY job though, so as you suggest, next time we're in a reasonably up to date location, we'll call an expert.

Cheers,

Paul

Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Book About Amel Circumnavigation

bernard lawson
 

Thank you. I ordered book instantly for pleasurable hours to come. 


On Mon, Jan 7, 2019, 17:17 Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Well said Mark !

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 1/7/19, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Book About Amel Circumnavigation
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, January 7, 2019, 3:03 PM


 

















Julie,


 

Regretfully, I
have removed your recent posts to the Yahoo Amel Forum. I
would imagine your
book is a good read. However, the group is not designed for
self promotion but
rather helping other Amel owners. Should you wish to
contribute to the forum in
other ways, you are welcome to do so as long as the postings
meet the
guidelines of the group.

 



 

With best
regards,

 

Mark

 



 





From:
amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 5:31 PM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Book About Amel
Circumnavigation





 

 









My husband and I have owned a Maramu
and Super Maramu, and I
believe all Amel sailors will enjoy my recently published
book, Escape
from the Ordinary, an account of our sailing
circumnavigation
adventures on land and sea.  Amel provided the cover
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Escape
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https://www.amazon.com/Escape-Ordinary-JULIE-BRADLEY/dp/1732918406/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1546876609&sr=1-1

 

My
writing has been featured in the sail press in New Zealand
and the
United States to include Cruising World, Boating New
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Latitude 38, and newspaper travel sections.  While serving
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a regular contributor to the New Zealand sail press.  My
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I
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C'est Assez  

 

 


























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Re: Galapagos

Maria Geiger
 

I went in April 2018 to Galapagos. Our agent was Ricardo Arenas that has people in San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela taking care of you boat entrance.
Everything went well with the autografo that allow you to stop in these 3 islands.
You boat should be clean

You can contact me if you have questions,


Maria Geiger
SY PITU


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

Mark Erdos
 

Mark,

 

This is exactly what I was thinking about. There are some very good pics and diagrams. Thanks!

 

James,

 

When you undertake this project, the best advice I can give you is to label EVERYTHING. When it comes time to put the membranes in and put it all back together, it can get very confusing very quickly.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 2:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

 

 

Mark/James,


I'm not aware of the PDF you are referring to but there is a folder in the Photos section of the forum that has a bunch of great pics from Gary Silver and Bill Rouse called "Dessalator Water Maker Service" found here:  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/1219017177

 

This forum is a treasure trove of great information.  It's just not always easy to find!

 

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Cara

Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

mfmcgovern@...
 

Mark/James,

I'm not aware of the PDF you are referring to but there is a folder in the Photos section of the forum that has a bunch of great pics from Gary Silver and Bill Rouse called "Dessalator Water Maker Service" found here:  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/1219017177

This forum is a treasure trove of great information.  It's just not always easy to find!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

Mark Erdos
 

James,

 

You’re welcome. I also failed to mention Gary Silver did a very detailed pdf about changing membranes. I do not recall where it is on the forum (perhaps someone else can provide a link/location). He includes very detailed pictures. I like pictures.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 9:57 AM
To: Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners]
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

 

 

Thanks Mark!  I did not realize the extent of the online library on the owners group!

 

-James

On Jan 7, 2019, at 7:49 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

James,

 

In the FILES section of the forum there are very detailed instructions. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/files/Dessalator%20Technical%20Info/

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@...[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 9:17 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

 

  

Hello Friends - 

 

I am about to embark on changing the two membranes in my Dessalator Duo 60 (160L/hr).  I have Super Maramu 2000, #347.  

 

I am interested to hear of the experience others have had changing the membranes, any tips, difficulties, etc.  

I cannot seem to find any step by step instructions for membrane change elsewhere.  

 

Thank you!

 

James

SV Soteria

SM2K 347

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

James Cromie
 

Thanks Mark!  I did not realize the extent of the online library on the owners group!

-James

On Jan 7, 2019, at 7:49 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


James,

 

In the FILES section of the forum there are very detailed instructions. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/files/Dessalator%20Technical%20Info/

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@...[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 9:17 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

 

  

Hello Friends - 

 

I am about to embark on changing the two membranes in my Dessalator Duo 60 (160L/hr).  I have Super Maramu 2000, #347.  

 

I am interested to hear of the experience others have had changing the membranes, any tips, difficulties, etc.  

I cannot seem to find any step by step instructions for membrane change elsewhere.  

 

Thank you!

 

James

SV Soteria

SM2K 347




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

mfmcgovern@...
 

Mike,

No problem.  I plan to keep a few sets of completed pulleys "in stock" so if those don't work out I will have some.  And just to be clear my machine shop is actually MY machine shop.  I own a company that makes automotive parts. 

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Changing Dessalator membranes

James Cromie
 

Hello Friends - 


I am about to embark on changing the two membranes in my Dessalator Duo 60 (160L/hr).  I have Super Maramu 2000, #347.  


I am interested to hear of the experience others have had changing the membranes, any tips, difficulties, etc.  

I cannot seem to find any step by step instructions for membrane change elsewhere.  


Thank you!


James

SV Soteria

SM2K 347


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

Mark Erdos
 

James,

 

In the FILES section of the forum there are very detailed instructions. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/files/Dessalator%20Technical%20Info/

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 9:17 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing Dessalator membranes

 

 

Hello Friends - 

 

I am about to embark on changing the two membranes in my Dessalator Duo 60 (160L/hr).  I have Super Maramu 2000, #347.  

 

I am interested to hear of the experience others have had changing the membranes, any tips, difficulties, etc.  

I cannot seem to find any step by step instructions for membrane change elsewhere.  

 

Thank you!

 

James

SV Soteria

SM2K 347


!986 Amel Sharki 'JOSS' for sale

Willem Kroes
 

For those visiting this website looking for an older model Amel, I uploaded a file with all the details and pictures of a 1986 Sharki named JOSS. I am helping the owner (not commercially) to sell his boat. 


If interested, don't hesitate to contact me.


Willem Kroes


SM # 351 KAVANGA