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Re: Ice makers - Looks good, but where do you place it? it's gonna heat the saloon tremendously generating the ice inside?

greg greg
 

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 01:03 PM, Symphony wrote:
Icerette from Raritan


Alternator to house bank charging

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

Hi Team,

We have recently replaced our house batteries with 12 x Victron 110amp Gel batteries to give us 660amp capacity.

We have Solar set up through a Victron MPPT with 3 x 200w panels

We ultimately want to change to Lithium in the future and are making changes to our charging system and to protect the Gel batteries in the meantime. We have recently installed a Victron Skylla i100amp charger as the old Dolphin 100amp could not be programmed to charge Gel batteries. The 30amp shore power charger does have a switch to charge Gel batteries, so we will keep with that for the moment unless any of you advise that we should change that also. 

The other change we will need to look at is replacing the Lecce-Neville 175amp house alternator as this could potentially overcharge the Gel Batteries. We are looking at different options that would suit the charging of the Gel batteries and also be suitable for charging a Lithium set up in the future. 

A Balmar alternator has been recommended by one company in New Zealand and we are currently doing some research on this alternator. Ideally we want something that will do the job now and in the future with minimum adjustment to the current alternator bracket and belt system.

We are also looking at a Balmar MC614 Max charge regulator so as to regulate the charge to the Gel batteries. Lastly because we kept the Lead acid start battery we will look at installing a Balmar Digital Duo charge to regulate the charge between the two battery types.

Has anyone out there done a similar set up or have any advise on best alternator for our system and future compatibility to Lithium.

Any advise would be appreciated.

Kind regards
Ross & Donna
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K 365
Currently in Turkey


locked Re: Batteries starting to get weak - MMM - What to do -

Denis Foster
 

Hello Ken,

Great vidéo informative and entertaining.

I understood you went for 12V Lifepo. On the chat it was advised to go for 24V Lifepo that would better balance the cells by the integrated BMS.

But then you can’t use it for emergency start of the engine (or the generator) without a 24V to 12V transformer which has added cost and something more to not work when needed the most.

is this correct ?

Thank s

Denis 
Meltem 32


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

Patrick McAneny
 

Jose, It sounds as though you think it may be a matter of sensors giving you a false reading ,yet you said the exhaust was steaming ,was there other signs of overheating ,like antifreeze  or steam pushing past the radiator cap. To bad you don't have a infrared gun, I have two to take readings to make sure they agree . I have not read any mention of the heat exchanger, have you cleaned it ? If it is clogged your temps can be normal at low RPMs and go up quickly with an increase in the RPM. What engine do you have ? If it is a Volvo than I had a overheating issue like I just described and discovered it was a rubber ring/gasket in the H/E . You should find a previous post describing the issue in detail. If you have a Volvo and you cannot find my previous post ,let me know and I will explain about this ring and its function and how if it is missing , your temps rise with the rpms.
Good Luck,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Jose Venegas via groups.io <josegvenegas@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Sep 4, 2020 12:09 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

Thank you for the suggestions.  I know that both thermostats are OK, they open before the water boils.  I will make the test of the sensor/gauge with boiling water to see if it is a measurement problem.  I like the idea of having a second measurement available and perhaps the infrared thermometer is the best because it can be used in other parts like the generator or the batteries.  

Craig, the thermostat does two things.  Open the outlet towards the heat exchanger and closes the pathway for recirculation.  Removing the thermostat opens the outlet to the heat exchanger but leaves the path for recirculation open.  Yes this should reduce the temperature in the sensor but may still leave the engine hotter by allowing recirculation. 
It is a good temporary solution when you have no spare thermostat. 

Unfortunately, Bonaire is full and they are not allowing any more boats.  Now is even worse since Curaçao has developed a second wave of Covid19. Onle 32 cases but   still increasing. We are awaiting for Cartagena to open but that may be more than a month away.  Still, I hope our paths will cross soon. 

Jose Venegas
Ipanema SM 2K 278
Seru Boca Marina, Curaçai


locked Re: Batteries starting to get weak - MMM - What to do -

Philippe Belloir
 

hello 
thank you sharing your expériences, ans for yourvideos too...
i see lifepo4 battery 12v 100a straight from China 350 to 500 euros. 

https://m.fr.aliexpress.com/item/33035357191.html?spm=a2g0n.productlist.0.0.7d5229a0oXm49j

any opinion, experience....

best,


Philippe Belloir  
+33 781 709 791


-------- Message d'origine --------
De : Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
Date : 05/09/2020 05:27 (GMT+01:00)
À : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Objet : [AmelYachtOwners] Batteries starting to get weak - MMM - What to do -

I am currently stuck in Thailand, and as many of you know Zivile and I have a YouTube channel about our circumnavigation.  Sailing Aquarius.  Over a Year ago I did a video about batteries, and the video made the case for buying LiFePO4 batteries.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcWBiDnB794
I think this has a lot of good information about the LiFePO4 batteries, and the systems on a SM.

I bought the Victron AGM batteries (8x110AH 12V) 3 1/2 years ago, and they were starting to get tired.  When new I had 440AH at 24V, thus about 220AH of usable.  After 3.5 years of sailing, and using the bow thruster, and picking up the anchor all without the Genset running, my batteries were giving me about 110AH of usable power.  Every morning I was getting closer and closer to 24.6V, and hit it a few times.  

Being in Thailand, I could not expect BattleBorn to be competitive with no one in Thailand, so I started doing research.  

I am currently doing a video about the batteries I ended up with, and should release it next week.  But, I found that in Thailand I was able to get a custom made LiFePO4 battery 24V 300AH for about $1800.  I bought 2, and made them sized so that 3 will fit in the SM.  That means you could get 3 batteries for slightly more than I paid for Victron AGMs and you would have 900AH at 24V.  This was a game changer - I can run the AC with my 600AH battery pack for 3 hours a night without running the Genset.

I will release the video next week.  But this was a game changer!

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K 262


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Gang,

I agree with you Ken.  :-)

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ




On 5 Sep 2020, at 15:34, Bryce Procter via groups.io <Balibryce@...> wrote:


Hi Ken,

From what I can gather you are still in Thailand and on possibly in Port Takola Marina Krabi.
My SM is currently laying in Pangkor Marina and I'm stuck in Perth Australia waiting for the borders to reopen. I'm planning on dropping the masts for repainting while replacing the standing rigging and electronics either in Malaysia or heading to Phuket/Krabi. Do you have any thoughts or recommendations on marinas and services in the area?

Cheers

Bryce
SM Seamaster ll




On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 11:11 AM +0800, "Ken Powers SV Aquarius" <ken@...> wrote:

In my humble opinion, I would never use an aluminum halyard hook.  The possibility of breaking more than a halyard hook is just too great.  Instead of breaking a hook, at the price of MAX $80, you could end up with a few thousand $$ in damage.  Amel had a reason for making the hook the sacrificial lamb, and this is one part I would NOT change.  I broke one, and very happy it broke and didn't take down my rig!  I left the halyard on the hook and started to furl, and most of you that broke a hook did the same.  I have never had a problem with a hook, unless I F'd up, and with everything that is going on when you are deploying or retrieving your ballooner..... "There is a possibility of making a mistake!".  So, don't change the hook material!

I ordered 3 Hooks from Maud last year, and though Amel dosen't keep them in stock, I believe you can get them in a few months.  I carry 3 aboard Aquarius.  This way if I meet a friend that needs one, I still have a spare.  That's the good things about the Amel SM...there are about 480 of us that use very similar parts.  If I have something that another Amelian needs to keep going, I am happy to help.  JP needed a filter on SM#007, and after a few beers, he talked me out if!  I think most of Amelians are the same, we help each other.  That's one of the biggest reason I like the Amel SM!

Best to All.

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262
Still in Thailand...


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Hello Bryce,

Too bad you can't get back to SM Seamaster II.  Just heard that Malaysia is closed until "at the earliest" December 31st.  Hope this changes, but that was the latest today.  There are several boats in Thailand trying to get down to Malaysia, but as you know the boarders are all closed.  A friend left Thailand 10 days ago headed to Australia.  He got permission to stop for fuel in Malaysia, and in Indonesia.  They stopped in Langkawi where they got fuel (30% cheaper than fuel in Thailand) also also arranged to pick up some Alcohol, and a SIM card for data while sailing near Malaysia.  Next stop was Belitung Indonesia, where they got fuel (slightly overpriced) and arranged to get some fresh veggies and a SIM card for data while sailing through Indonesia.  

They may, or may not stop in Lombok, where Ray (Owner of Marina Del Ray) sez ALL boat welcome to stop and stay out of the weather!!!  Then when they get to Australia they may have to to the 14 day Q!   

Marinas in Phuket -
Ao Po - Expensive ( About $75US per night for a SM). Plus Elec, and Water.  Nice facilities, but not really the place to get your boat serviced)
Yacht Haven - Expensive (About $75US per night for a SM). Plus Elec, and Water.  Nice facilities). We got some work done here - but was not happy with the work
done by an American "electrician?".  There are some good trades here, but found most trades to be expensive.  They do have a good person to do upholstery here.  This is also far from most of the places that sell boat parts.  You will have to rent a car 800 B per day, which is a great deal.
Phuket Boat Lagoon - VERY EXPENSIVE If you have to ask the price, you don't want to be here.  But, they have all the shops for Marine Equipment here.  Most of the services are based here.  But, over priced!
There is also a Marina in Chalong Pier - Don't know the price, but kind of a dump.  Should just anchor off the pier when you arrive, and dinghy into the Marina to check in to Thailand.  Depending on the weather when you arrive, anchor off the small island Ko Lon, or Next to Cloud 19 Panwa and just a short Dinghy ride to the pier.   Then, don't go to a marina unless you have to.  Anchor off Yacht Haven and meet up with everyone!!!  

Krabi Downtown Marina - This is the Budget Marina - If you need a marina, and you want to be next to a small town, this is it.  Cheap (about$25 per night), but it's a dump of a marina!!!  If you are going to be there for more than 7 nights, better to pay the 5000 baht to become a member.  50% off.....  Power is expensive without the 50% off!

Krabi Boat Lagoon - This is where I am now.  We are getting the bottom completely sanded to Gel Coat, keel down to metal, 2 coats of epoxy barrier coat for the fiberglass, 2 coats of epoxy coat for the metal keel, 2 coats of epoxy primer, 3 coats of ablative antifoul.  Also, they are going to re-coat my boot stripe with Gel Coat, not paint.  Also, getting the Rub Rail re-gel-coated.  Including some other Gel Coat on the hull to make it look new.  This will all cost about $5500.  I have found this to be a nice place, but out of the way.  Cost right not is reasonable because of a 40% discount due to Covid.  About $30 per night...  

There are a few other marinas, but these are the ones that I know.

If you have any questions, let me know!  If you have whatsApp - call me +1 six one9, two18, one7Five three.
   


Volvo D3 intercooler

ngtnewington Newington
 

Yesterday I discovered a pin hole in the intercooler.
That is it was blowing out air from this tiny hole, to be clear the turbo blows hot compressed air through the intercooler to cool it on its way to combustion. The intercooler is located just below the secondary fuel filter on the starboard side of the engine as mounted in the Amel 54.
I increased rpm to get boost pressure and then it really hissed out.
The intercooler is cast aluminium, so I have temporarily fixed it with some epoxy weld.
I tested it this morning but to only 0.2 bar on the boost pressure so about 1600 rpm and it held.

The engine is Volvo D3 110i-A
I am after the replacement part number 888513.
Does anyone have one to sell?

Has anyone experienced this before?
Is this a common problem?

Does anyone know how potentially serious this problem could be?

The turbo is very much a double edged sword, a naturally aspirated engine is just so less complex and costly...if I ever repower

Nick
Amelia
About to haul out Leros
AML 54-019


Re: Water maker Questions

Mark Barter
 

This is a really useful thread. 


Nunky is fitted with a Dessalator D100. We assumed that the green light meant it was working well. When it became apparent that it wasn’t we had a tank full of brine. I now know that the green light means nothing. I actually tested the output against sea water and somehow it was worse.

I have no idea when the water maker was last used but my guess is months and months before we bought the boat. Due to various issues including Covid we were then away from the boat for months. I didn’t know about pickling and regular flushing at that stage so it’s hardly surprising that the water maker isn’t working properly.

I am going to clean the membranes to see if that helps but if it doesn’t it’s either 3 new membranes at £500 each or a new system with proper quality control. 

Has anybody managed to successfully resurrect a system from this state? If so, how?


--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Bryce Procter
 

Hi Ken,

From what I can gather you are still in Thailand and on possibly in Port Takola Marina Krabi.
My SM is currently laying in Pangkor Marina and I'm stuck in Perth Australia waiting for the borders to reopen. I'm planning on dropping the masts for repainting while replacing the standing rigging and electronics either in Malaysia or heading to Phuket/Krabi. Do you have any thoughts or recommendations on marinas and services in the area?

Cheers

Bryce
SM Seamaster ll




On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 11:11 AM +0800, "Ken Powers SV Aquarius" <ken@...> wrote:

In my humble opinion, I would never use an aluminum halyard hook.  The possibility of breaking more than a halyard hook is just too great.  Instead of breaking a hook, at the price of MAX $80, you could end up with a few thousand $$ in damage.  Amel had a reason for making the hook the sacrificial lamb, and this is one part I would NOT change.  I broke one, and very happy it broke and didn't take down my rig!  I left the halyard on the hook and started to furl, and most of you that broke a hook did the same.  I have never had a problem with a hook, unless I F'd up, and with everything that is going on when you are deploying or retrieving your ballooner..... "There is a possibility of making a mistake!".  So, don't change the hook material!

I ordered 3 Hooks from Maud last year, and though Amel dosen't keep them in stock, I believe you can get them in a few months.  I carry 3 aboard Aquarius.  This way if I meet a friend that needs one, I still have a spare.  That's the good things about the Amel SM...there are about 480 of us that use very similar parts.  If I have something that another Amelian needs to keep going, I am happy to help.  JP needed a filter on SM#007, and after a few beers, he talked me out if!  I think most of Amelians are the same, we help each other.  That's one of the biggest reason I like the Amel SM!

Best to All.

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262
Still in Thailand...


locked Batteries starting to get weak - MMM - What to do -

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

I am currently stuck in Thailand, and as many of you know Zivile and I have a YouTube channel about our circumnavigation.  Sailing Aquarius.  Over a Year ago I did a video about batteries, and the video made the case for buying LiFePO4 batteries.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcWBiDnB794
I think this has a lot of good information about the LiFePO4 batteries, and the systems on a SM.

I bought the Victron AGM batteries (8x110AH 12V) 3 1/2 years ago, and they were starting to get tired.  When new I had 440AH at 24V, thus about 220AH of usable.  After 3.5 years of sailing, and using the bow thruster, and picking up the anchor all without the Genset running, my batteries were giving me about 110AH of usable power.  Every morning I was getting closer and closer to 24.6V, and hit it a few times.  

Being in Thailand, I could not expect BattleBorn to be competitive with no one in Thailand, so I started doing research.  

I am currently doing a video about the batteries I ended up with, and should release it next week.  But, I found that in Thailand I was able to get a custom made LiFePO4 battery 24V 300AH for about $1800.  I bought 2, and made them sized so that 3 will fit in the SM.  That means you could get 3 batteries for slightly more than I paid for Victron AGMs and you would have 900AH at 24V.  This was a game changer - I can run the AC with my 600AH battery pack for 3 hours a night without running the Genset.

I will release the video next week.  But this was a game changer!

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K 262


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 
Edited

In my humble opinion, I would never use an aluminum halyard hook.  The possibility of breaking more than a halyard hook is just too great.  Instead of breaking a hook, at the price of MAX $80, you could end up with a few thousand $$ in damage.  Amel had a reason for making the hook the sacrificial lamb, and this is one part I would NOT change.  I broke one, and very happy it broke and didn't take down my rig!  I left the halyard on the hook and started to furl, and most of you that broke a hook did the same.  I have never had a problem with a hook, unless I F'd up, and with everything that is going on when you are deploying or retrieving your ballooner..... "There is a possibility of making a mistake!".  So, don't change the hook material!

I ordered 3 Hooks from Maud last year, and though Amel dosen't keep them in stock, I believe you can get them in a few months.  I carry 3 aboard Aquarius.  This way if I meet a friend that needs one, I still have a spare.  That's the good things about the Amel SM...there are about 480 of us that use very similar parts.  If I have something that another Amelian needs to keep going, I am happy to help.  JP needed a filter on SM#007, and after a few beers, he talked me out it!  I think most of Amelians are the same, we help each other.  That's one of the biggest reason I like the Amel SM!

Best to All.

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262
Still in Thailand...


Re: Ice makers

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks Richard 


On Sep 4, 2020, at 2:03 PM, Symphony via groups.io <richardgard@...> wrote:

i got an Icerette from Raritan this year.  they have both 110v and 220v models.  it is fantastic and makes delicious ice very fast.  we keep it off and empty most of the time, then turn it on, first cubes are up in 15 minutes, fills the bucket in an hour.    you can also use it as a freezer if you stop the ice maker and remove the bucket.  made in New Jersey.

Richard
New Haven, CT


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Gary Wells
 

Does Amel not stock these? I'd think that if they have them you could probably have a new one to you in a week or so. 
I've not asked about it, but it's certainly seems worth asking Maud about it :)

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Galesville, MD


Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

Giovanni TESTA
 

Jan, ...for few days, grrr ! We are at Milos sailing Westbound to Cleopatra Marina Preveza.  Let us see next year, you never know ;-))
Buon Vento
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 19:49 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Giovanni, we are arriving in Kilada on 11th, hope to launch on 17th and be afloat until 20th October, sailing at first in the Northern Cyclades and then wherever the wind takes us. Maybe our wakes will cross?
Ciao,
Ian

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 14:12
To: AMEL GROUP <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
...perfect Ian ! In the while Alban from Amel Marin told me the same. Where are you ? We are saling Greek waters.
Ciao
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 17:01 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni , 

We took the sail off and disconnected the gearbox from the foil and then took the gearbox off the mast . 
This allowed the foil to drop down and the very bottom could then be gently pulled aft just enough to use a saw on it . 
Ian 


On 4 Sep 2020, at 14:27, Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:


Dear Jan & Judy, 
Do you remember  their procedure to do that ? (Sail removed, lift down gear ecc ?)
After a saling around the world always with trade winds from port side, wrong side for furling, this is the consequence even if with big caution.
Many thanks  for your prompt support.
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 14:04 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Ice makers

Symphony
 

i got an Icerette from Raritan this year.  they have both 110v and 220v models.  it is fantastic and makes delicious ice very fast.  we keep it off and empty most of the time, then turn it on, first cubes are up in 15 minutes, fills the bucket in an hour.    you can also use it as a freezer if you stop the ice maker and remove the bucket.  made in New Jersey.

Richard
New Haven, CT


Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

 

I recently discovered that Amel has a repair kit for foils. 

According to someone who knows there is enough foil at the top when your Amel was made to cut about 6-7cm off the end twice.

Now to the repair kits. You'll need to check with Amel, but I believe that these kits will fit the Main foil on all SMs.

Here are instructions for the repair you have discussed and images of the Amel Foil Repair Kit:
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 9:13 AM Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:
...perfect Ian ! In the while Alban from Amel Marin told me the same. Where are you ? We are saling Greek waters.
Ciao
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 17:01 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni , 

We took the sail off and disconnected the gearbox from the foil and then took the gearbox off the mast . 
This allowed the foil to drop down and the very bottom could then be gently pulled aft just enough to use a saw on it . 
Ian 


On 4 Sep 2020, at 14:27, Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:


Dear Jan & Judy, 
Do you remember  their procedure to do that ? (Sail removed, lift down gear ecc ?)
After a saling around the world always with trade winds from port side, wrong side for furling, this is the consequence even if with big caution.
Many thanks  for your prompt support.
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 14:04 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Giovanni, we are arriving in Kilada on 11th, hope to launch on 17th and be afloat until 20th October, sailing at first in the Northern Cyclades and then wherever the wind takes us. Maybe our wakes will cross?
Ciao,
Ian


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 14:12
To: AMEL GROUP <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
...perfect Ian ! In the while Alban from Amel Marin told me the same. Where are you ? We are saling Greek waters.
Ciao
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 17:01 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni , 

We took the sail off and disconnected the gearbox from the foil and then took the gearbox off the mast . 
This allowed the foil to drop down and the very bottom could then be gently pulled aft just enough to use a saw on it . 
Ian 


On 4 Sep 2020, at 14:27, Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:


Dear Jan & Judy, 
Do you remember  their procedure to do that ? (Sail removed, lift down gear ecc ?)
After a saling around the world always with trade winds from port side, wrong side for furling, this is the consequence even if with big caution.
Many thanks  for your prompt support.
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 14:04 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Water maker Questions

Porter McRoberts
 

Great intel. Thank you all!
Testing today. 
Porter 

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On Sep 4, 2020, at 2:00 AM, Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris@...> wrote:

Not sure what your "green zone" translates to in bars as I have a gauge with numbers and 60 bars +/- is where these operate (actually I usually get good tds at 850 psi / 58 bars). These pumps typically deliver up to 69 bars / 1000 psi, which would be a fine pressure at which to test.
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Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

Jose Venegas
 

Thank you for the suggestions.  I know that both thermostats are OK, they open before the water boils.  I will make the test of the sensor/gauge with boiling water to see if it is a measurement problem.  I like the idea of having a second measurement available and perhaps the infrared thermometer is the best because it can be used in other parts like the generator or the batteries.  

Craig, the thermostat does two things.  Open the outlet towards the heat exchanger and closes the pathway for recirculation.  Removing the thermostat opens the outlet to the heat exchanger but leaves the path for recirculation open.  Yes this should reduce the temperature in the sensor but may still leave the engine hotter by allowing recirculation. 
It is a good temporary solution when you have no spare thermostat. 

Unfortunately, Bonaire is full and they are not allowing any more boats.  Now is even worse since Curaçao has developed a second wave of Covid19. Onle 32 cases but   still increasing. We are awaiting for Cartagena to open but that may be more than a month away.  Still, I hope our paths will cross soon. 

Jose Venegas
Ipanema SM 2K 278
Seru Boca Marina, Curaçai