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Re: Portable freezer

Slavko Despotovic
 

Hello Paul,

on my previous boat there was no freezer. I installed small 12V unit, portable, the one you would use in car or camper. Installed it in 2003 and was working well in 2020 when I sold a boat. I sailed with it all Med, 2 crossing of Atlantic and 2 seasons in Caribbean. No problem whatsoever. I can not  remember the brand but I will try to find tomorrow in my old notes.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Thank you all for the information. Good winds!
Victor 


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Slavko Despotovic
 

What is back up plan in event of dead starter battery? On my previous boat it happened  that starter battery was dead, but I had two separate 12V starter batteries. One for engine and second one for generator. What is your set up? 
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Portable freezer

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!
Preparing for our next extended trip, and thinking of an additional portable freezer. We have the front opens fridge, the top opens fridge freezer, used as a fridge under the salon sofa, and a custom built freezer where the dish washer used to be +/- 35 liters. On a long trip far away from supermarkets a large freezing capacity would be handy. I can turn the small freezer (dishwasher place) to a fridge and then use the top opening fridge freezer as fridge, but that would give rather limited fridge capacity. Has anyone experience using a portable freezer in tropical climate? Does it works,  any recommendations? were did you store it?
Paul on AY Kerpa SM#259, Lagos Portugal


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Joel'I love your three things you have learned

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 15 April 2021 at 03:13 amelforme <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Hello Nicolas. I have never had a need to contact or work with ACMO but I know plenty of people who have who praise them uniformly with the possible exception of the time it takes to get an order fulfilled. Good people are always the busiest…

 

I know that ACMO offers mechanical end fittings at a substantial markup over swages. In my opinion they are more than worth  it. I have never seen or heard of a mechanical fitting that failed without outside provocation.

 

As I have mentioned, I used to be a rigger as a teenager and qualified for the job only because I weighed 75 LBS. and I could be put up to the masthead easier than anyone else. I was too young to know I would die one day so I fearlessly/stupidly engaged in antics that could have brought that moment in time sooner rather than later. I did learn a lot from very experienced adults in the shop. I have a great appreciation for riggers that know their stuff and practice it professionally.

 

I have been providing clients to Roger and Nance and Underwood rigging here in Fort Lauderdale almost since I sold my first Amel 40 years ago. I echo the praise they get on this owners group because they deeply deserve it. I have never had a dissatisfied customer that Nance and Underwood assisted. They are not the ones for you as they are an ocean away.

 

As you search for solutions to your rigging challenges, talk to everyone who will listen to you. Find a group of professional riggers who earn your confidence and have buckets full of people who recommend them. In my more than four decades of selling offshore cruising yachts exclusively, I have learned many of the most important things to keep in mind. First, keep the water on the outside of the boat. All of it. Second, don’t ever lose your steering. Ever. Third, having your rig come down will wreck your day and might even kill you.

 

Good luck with your rigging.

 

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nicolas Klene via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] ACMO and mechanical end fittings

 

Hello Joel
As my boat is already 16yo (2005) I’m actively looking at re rigging it.I will certainly follow Bill’s advice to use ACMO but having had a look at your link on mechanical end fittings from « Stalok » , I would like to ask you if they can be fitted to ACMO rigging . When ordering the rigging one would have to mention that one is using it’s own fittings ? How would it work then ?
best regards
Nick 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille

 



 


 


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Jason,

Depending on where the batteries are shipping, is the difference between getting a good deal and a great deal.  I paid slightly less than $3500 for the two batteries including shipping.  That was a killer deal.  There were several other boats that bought the same batteries when I bought.  Plus, there was one boat that bought from Lithium Valley 5 years prior.  And he loved his batteries.  If you are in Thailand there is no tax, or duty, on Chinese electronics shipped into Thailand.  And, the other thing that makes them cheap in Thailand.... You can ship from China to Thailand via Train.  Paid, about $300 for shipping.  

Best Regards,

Ken Powers
Aquarius 
SM2K#262


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Philippe Chatton
 

Victor 
The company is reliable.  The name of the company is new but not the company itself which has been active on the market for decades (Russo Yachting).
Mr Russo retired 1 or 2 years ago.
Philippe

Le mer. 14 avr. 2021 à 18:16, VICTOR MOLERO <victor.moleroxx@...> a écrit :
Hello all.
I plan to have a rigging survey and probably its replacement in the coming months. I contacted Amel in Hyers (South France) and they told me that they do not do this type of job anymore, recommending me a company called Seanergies. Does anyone know the company? Is it reliable? I am concerned because when I asked Bill Rouse he told me that he didn't know them, and that's not a good sign...
Any comments or recommendations will be very welcome.
Victor 
SM314 Alendoy


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 
Edited

Slavko,

The previous (also the only previous) owner moved the starter battery into the engine room.   I kind of think it's a good idea to have the engine start battery in the engine room, so I left it there.  Shorter high current cables are, the better.  

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

 

WDI is the German supplier of stainless steel wire to ACMO. More info here:

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 1:27 PM Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hello Victor,
I had the same answer from Amel in Hyeres. Seanergie is the new name of a company named "Rousseau" before. They are well known round here and I think they did a lot of Amels. After some phone calls with them I decided to go with them (appointment in July) . They use Acmo hardware and do there own crimping with cables from WDI from Germany. 

regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion 


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hello Victor,
I had the same answer from Amel in Hyeres. Seanergie is the new name of a company named "Rousseau" before. They are well known round here and I think they did a lot of Amels. After some phone calls with them I decided to go with them (appointment in July) . They use Acmo hardware and do there own crimping with cables from WDI from Germany. 

regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion 


Re: Attention Victor Molero - Super Maramu Cockpit Closing

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Hello Elja.
Sorry that I haven't been able to answer you before. 
Do you have plans to come to Corfú? The closing is quite heavy and I don't have a car to take it to the post office...
Victor 

El sáb, 10 abr 2021 a las 17:15, Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222 (<Bijorka@...>) escribió:
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SM Balu
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Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Hello all.
I plan to have a rigging survey and probably its replacement in the coming months. I contacted Amel in Hyers (South France) and they told me that they do not do this type of job anymore, recommending me a company called Seanergies. Does anyone know the company? Is it reliable? I am concerned because when I asked Bill Rouse he told me that he didn't know them, and that's not a good sign...
Any comments or recommendations will be very welcome.
Victor 
SM314 Alendoy


Re: Unknown Item

Jean Boucharlat
 

Tom and Bill,

 

Ir is indeed a voltage regulator intended to protect filament bulbs (particularly the tricolor) mounted on the mast. I had the exactly same installation on my SM 232.

 

Jean Boucharlat

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: mercredi 14 avril 2021 17:16
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Unknown Item

 

Tom,

 

Is it possibly a voltage regulator someone installed for LED mast lighting?

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 9:39 AM Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:

Hi all,
While putting in a new VHF antenna I noticed this electrical black box at the base of the mast. It seems to have cooling fins, with five wires coming in from the mast. Is it a remnant of the old B&G instrument system?

Thanks as always. 
--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

 

Nick,

If you specify mechanical fittings with ACMO, they will make your rigging kit with mechanical fittings where possible. You will find that mechanical fittings are not possible at all terminations. This is probably another reason to use ACMO to supply the rigging kit.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 8:26 AM Nicolas Klene via groups.io <laixoi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Joel
As my boat is already 16yo (2005) I’m actively looking at re rigging it.I will certainly follow Bill’s advice to use ACMO but having had a look at your link on mechanical end fittings from « Stalok » , I would like to ask you if they can be fitted to ACMO rigging . When ordering the rigging one would have to mention that one is using it’s own fittings ? How would it work then ?
best regards
Nick 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Unknown Item

 

Tom,

Is it possibly a voltage regulator someone installed for LED mast lighting?

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 9:39 AM Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:

Hi all,
While putting in a new VHF antenna I noticed this electrical black box at the base of the mast. It seems to have cooling fins, with five wires coming in from the mast. Is it a remnant of the old B&G instrument system?

Thanks as always. 
--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

amelforme
 

Hello Nicolas. I have never had a need to contact or work with ACMO but I know plenty of people who have who praise them uniformly with the possible exception of the time it takes to get an order fulfilled. Good people are always the busiest…

 

I know that ACMO offers mechanical end fittings at a substantial markup over swages. In my opinion they are more than worth  it. I have never seen or heard of a mechanical fitting that failed without outside provocation.

 

As I have mentioned, I used to be a rigger as a teenager and qualified for the job only because I weighed 75 LBS. and I could be put up to the masthead easier than anyone else. I was too young to know I would die one day so I fearlessly/stupidly engaged in antics that could have brought that moment in time sooner rather than later. I did learn a lot from very experienced adults in the shop. I have a great appreciation for riggers that know their stuff and practice it professionally.

 

I have been providing clients to Roger and Nance and Underwood rigging here in Fort Lauderdale almost since I sold my first Amel 40 years ago. I echo the praise they get on this owners group because they deeply deserve it. I have never had a dissatisfied customer that Nance and Underwood assisted. They are not the ones for you as they are an ocean away.

 

As you search for solutions to your rigging challenges, talk to everyone who will listen to you. Find a group of professional riggers who earn your confidence and have buckets full of people who recommend them. In my more than four decades of selling offshore cruising yachts exclusively, I have learned many of the most important things to keep in mind. First, keep the water on the outside of the boat. All of it. Second, don’t ever lose your steering. Ever. Third, having your rig come down will wreck your day and might even kill you.

 

Good luck with your rigging.

 

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nicolas Klene via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] ACMO and mechanical end fittings

 

Hello Joel
As my boat is already 16yo (2005) I’m actively looking at re rigging it.I will certainly follow Bill’s advice to use ACMO but having had a look at your link on mechanical end fittings from « Stalok » , I would like to ask you if they can be fitted to ACMO rigging . When ordering the rigging one would have to mention that one is using it’s own fittings ? How would it work then ?
best regards
Nick 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Unknown Item

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi all,
While putting in a new VHF antenna I noticed this electrical black box at the base of the mast. It seems to have cooling fins, with five wires coming in from the mast. Is it a remnant of the old B&G instrument system?

Thanks as always. 
--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Slavko Despotovic
 

Hi Ken,

thank you for video. Did I miss it, where is starting battery for engine and generator? 
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Jason Rutledge
 

Ken,

Thank you for the video.  I sent them an email asking for a quote.  I appreciated seeing how you had everything connected, very informative. 

--
Jason Rutledge
SV Liahona
SM 335


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Courtney Gorman
 

Yes they can for between 100 and 200 euros


-----Original Message-----
From: Nicolas Klene via groups.io <laixoi@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 14, 2021 9:25 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Hello Joel
As my boat is already 16yo (2005) I’m actively looking at re rigging it.I will certainly follow Bill’s advice to use ACMO but having had a look at your link on mechanical end fittings from « Stalok » , I would like to ask you if they can be fitted to ACMO rigging . When ordering the rigging one would have to mention that one is using it’s own fittings ? How would it work then ?
best regards
Nick 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille

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