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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bed for Rendezvous

Mike Ondra
 

Aletes will be arriving on Monday and I'd be happy to ferry folks with our dink. I'm sure others are willing as well. We'll have to set up an Amel Uber service.
Mike
Aletes SM #240
Rock Hall, MD


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On Sep 22, 2018 4:57 PM, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Brent.

Looks like Kristy will still be on the hard in Cambridge. The dink is on Kristy. We can either hitch a ride with somebody else, or I can bring the dink and outboard to StM in the truck.

Glad you’re coming, it’ll be great to see you again.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Sep 22, 2018, at 3:43 PM, Brent Cameron brentcameron61@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Alan. I managed to snag a room at the St Michael’s Inn with two doubles for $511 Canadian for the four nights I’m there. That works out to $395 USD or $49.38 per night each taxes in. Since you’re only there 3 nights that’s $148.25. O.K.? I am a Canuck who’s done 9 trips to NZ so I’m sure we’ll get along famously. I usually buy a SIM card when I’m in the US which changes my number but I will text you when I cross the border tomorrow. (I’m coming down from north of Toronto). I will have data so email would work anyway. I suspect we can hitch a ride out to the raft up with Dr Kent Robertson who I’ve sailed with a few times up and down the east coast. He wasn’t sure Kristy would be back in the water but he keeps his Dingy at the dock anyway.

Brent
On Sep 22, 2018, 12:05 PM -0400, bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>, wrote:

Hi Brent, that sounds fine with me. I’m a very well house trained Kiwi (New Zealander) who only snores when he has had too much to drink so I’ll try my best to be good.

Here is my ph # 830 353 1587

I'll probably be arriving in St Michaels around noon on the 1st. If you want to text me your number closer to the time we can find a way to hook up.

Regards

Alan


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass

Duane Siegfri
 

I'm going to be at the Amel rally, assuming we get there in time!  Would you be able to do it that week?  I gathered you're based nearby.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Q Sails Contact Info

Stephen Davis
 

Thanks a Jeff...appreciate the info. 

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Sep 22, 2018, at 9:42 AM, JEFFREY KRAUS jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve,
You can email the owner/manager direct, at emrahoge@...
I plan to order a new genoa and main shortly.
Bill has highly recommended their work and pricing.
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14


On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 02:29 PM, flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

We are planning to replace our very old ballooner which shredded on our last passage, and add a new Genoa to our inventory. Do any of you have the correct contact info for Q sails, and any comments regarding the quality and service you received from them.

Thanks for your help.

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bed for Rendezvous

karkauai
 

Hi Brent.
Looks like Kristy will still be on the hard in Cambridge.  The dink is on Kristy.  We can either hitch a ride with somebody else, or I can bring the dink and outboard to StM in the truck.

Glad you’re coming, it’ll be great to see you again.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Sep 22, 2018, at 3:43 PM, Brent Cameron brentcameron61@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Alan. I managed to snag a room at the St Michael’s Inn with two doubles for $511 Canadian for the four nights I’m there. That works out to $395 USD or $49.38 per night each taxes in. Since you’re only there 3 nights that’s $148.25. O.K.? I am a Canuck who’s done 9 trips to NZ so I’m sure we’ll get along famously. I usually buy a SIM card when I’m in the US which changes my number but I will text you when I cross the border tomorrow. (I’m coming down from north of Toronto). I will have data so email would work anyway. I suspect we can hitch a ride out to the raft up with Dr Kent Robertson who I’ve sailed with a few times up and down the east coast. He wasn’t sure Kristy would be back in the water but he keeps his Dingy at the dock anyway.

Brent
On Sep 22, 2018, 12:05 PM -0400, bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>, wrote:

Hi Brent, that sounds fine with me. I’m a very well house trained Kiwi (New Zealander) who only snores when he has had too much to drink so I’ll try my best to be good. 

Here is my ph # 830 353 1587

I'll probably be arriving in St Michaels around noon on the 1st. If you want to text me your number closer to the time we can find a way to hook up.

Regards

Alan


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

I will in the future and should have in the past carried a knife to cut away the halyard if a runaway situation presents itself. I was just up the mast using windless recently. I know you go up manually Duane. This is good info. Thx 

On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I was raising the anchor today and the windlass continued to pull chain after I let go of the button.  To turn the windlass off, I had to turn the off breaker (marked Jib/Windlass) in the fwd cabin.  The Windlass ON/OFF switch in the forward cabin did not turn the windlass off.  If I turn the breaker ON the Windlass runs no matter the position of the On/Off switch.


Using a continuity check, it appears the buttons on the windlass are operating normally.  


I thought that perhaps the switch at the helm was the issue, but after I disconnected all the wires to that Up/Down switch the windlass ran unless the breaker was turned off.


I removed and tested the On/Off switch in the fwd cabin and it appears to be operating normally.  It turns off both legs of the DC Circuit and there was no continuity from positive wire to positive wire with the switch Off, but there was continuity with the switch On.


I would truly appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.


Duane




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bed for Rendezvous

Brent Cameron
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Q Sails Contact Info

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: run away windlass

Duane Siegfri
 

Does anyone have a source for the Lofrans Control Box that matches the dimensions of the old one?

Thanks,
Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill and Eric,

You're right on the money!  I took the Lofrans control box out apart and one of the contactors was welded to the contacts.

So now I need to find a replacement part.  I'm going to try to repair the box in the meantime.

Best regards,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Q Sails Contact Info

Stephen Davis
 

We are planning to replace our very old ballooner which shredded on our last passage, and add a new Genoa to our inventory. Do any of you have the correct contact info for Q sails, and any comments regarding the quality and service you received from them.

Thanks for your help.

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass

 

Duane,

Take a look at the attached page from my book.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I was raising the anchor today and the windlass continued to pull chain after I let go of the button.  To turn the windlass off, I had to turn the off breaker (marked Jib/Windlass) in the fwd cabin.  The Windlass ON/OFF switch in the forward cabin did not turn the windlass off.  If I turn the breaker ON the Windlass runs no matter the position of the On/Off switch.


Using a continuity check, it appears the buttons on the windlass are operating normally.  


I thought that perhaps the switch at the helm was the issue, but after I disconnected all the wires to that Up/Down switch the windlass ran unless the breaker was turned off.


I removed and tested the On/Off switch in the fwd cabin and it appears to be operating normally.  It turns off both legs of the DC Circuit and there was no continuity from positive wire to positive wire with the switch Off, but there was continuity with the switch On.


I would truly appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.


Duane




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass

 

Duane,

First, let me tell you what I tell all of my Amel School Clients. "When you have an electrical emergency, ALWAYS turn OFF the main battery switches. Also, explain this rule to all guests."

As you likely know, solenoid switches have a low amp side which activates the high amp switch. The Lofranz Control Box has 2 solenoid switches inside. When you turned OFF the command breaker on your 24 volt panel, you turned OFF the low amp side of the control box solenoid. When you turned OFF the windlass switch, you turned OFF the low amp side of the control box solenoid. When you turned OFF the breaker nearby, you turned OFF the HIGH AMP side of that control box.

Almost always, a runaway windlass or winch is caused by HIGH AMP side of the control solenoid sticking, sometimes welding together.

You can open the Lofranz control box and observe what I have described above. BUT, do not attempt to clean the HIGH AMP contacts because once they have failed like you describe, they need replacing.

AND, BTW, use the Amel Thumb Screw near the breaker in the forward portside cabinet to remove the entire board that the control box is mounted on. If I were you, I would only buy the Lofranz 24VDC control box, not something else...you will see that the geometry of the mount is "tight."

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I was raising the anchor today and the windlass continued to pull chain after I let go of the button.  To turn the windlass off, I had to turn the off breaker (marked Jib/Windlass) in the fwd cabin.  The Windlass ON/OFF switch in the forward cabin did not turn the windlass off.  If I turn the breaker ON the Windlass runs no matter the position of the On/Off switch.


Using a continuity check, it appears the buttons on the windlass are operating normally.  


I thought that perhaps the switch at the helm was the issue, but after I disconnected all the wires to that Up/Down switch the windlass ran unless the breaker was turned off.


I removed and tested the On/Off switch in the fwd cabin and it appears to be operating normally.  It turns off both legs of the DC Circuit and there was no continuity from positive wire to positive wire with the switch Off, but there was continuity with the switch On.


I would truly appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.


Duane




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass

eric freedman
 


Re: Bed for Rendezvous

Alan Grayson
 

Hi Brent, that sounds fine with me. I’m a very well house trained Kiwi (New Zealander) who only snores when he has had too much to drink so I’ll try my best to be good. 

Here is my ph # 830 353 1587

I'll probably be arriving in St Michaels around noon on the 1st. If you want to text me your number closer to the time we can find a way to hook up.

Regards

Alan


run away windlass

Duane Siegfri
 

I was raising the anchor today and the windlass continued to pull chain after I let go of the button.  To turn the windlass off, I had to turn the off breaker (marked Jib/Windlass) in the fwd cabin.  The Windlass ON/OFF switch in the forward cabin did not turn the windlass off.  If I turn the breaker ON the Windlass runs no matter the position of the On/Off switch.


Using a continuity check, it appears the buttons on the windlass are operating normally.  


I thought that perhaps the switch at the helm was the issue, but after I disconnected all the wires to that Up/Down switch the windlass ran unless the breaker was turned off.


I removed and tested the On/Off switch in the fwd cabin and it appears to be operating normally.  It turns off both legs of the DC Circuit and there was no continuity from positive wire to positive wire with the switch Off, but there was continuity with the switch On.


I would truly appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.


Duane




Re: At postage costs to have AIS receiver

SV Perigee
 

Hi Arno,

We'll take it (FA-30, RX only),  We in Curacao, Curacao Marine marina, so we can save teh postage.

BTW, haven't seen you around.  We just splashed back after 10 days on the hard.

Looking forward to meet up sometime soon.

David
SV Perigee, SM#396
Slip 13



Barnacle Buster Alternative--Hammerhead Marine Descaler

rossirossix4
 

I have not used Hammerhead Marine Descaler but a friend who is a boat mechanic recommended it to me saying that it will not attack metals or pose a hazard to skin and eyes.  Literature states " By binding only with calcium, remaining minerals and deposits held by the calcium are released to rinse free without harm to equipment. Hammerhead Marine Descaler does not oxidize, corrode or attack metals found in water systems. When used as directed, it is safe for copper, rubber, gasket materials, steel, iron glass and various materials used in conventional heat exchangers, condensers, evaporators and other water operated equipment"  He also told me that Yanmar recommends it but I can find no such statement using Google.  Maybe someone in our group is familiar with it.  We only use frequent fresh water flushes (when docked or anchored more than 3 days) and a Salt-A-Way mixture.  Anyway, maybe someone in the group has used it or knows more about it.


 


At postage costs to have AIS receiver

Arno Luijten
 

Hi All,

I've replaced my AIS receiver with a transponder. If someone wants the receiver (Furuno FA-30) I can send to you at the cost of postage. I'm on Curacao so not sure if that makes it worthwhile to any of you.


Regards,

Arno Luijten

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