Date   
Dessalator watermaker diaphragm accumulator

Sv Garulfo
 


Hi Amelians,

The high pressure diaphragm accumulator on our dessalator duo 100 failed due to rust. Amazing for a supposedly stainless steel device 5mm thick. 

Did anybody else experience that issue?

I'm struggling to find an exact replacement from Hydac, their current catalog does not feature the same attachments ends. 
( ref is SB0210 - 0,16 E2/302 U - 210HK030)
Does anybody have a suitable alternative?


Fair winds and fresh water to all!

Thomas
GARULFO 
Amel 54#122
Barbados

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

greatketch@...
 

James,

There are three seals involved:

-The "outer" seals which do the primary sealing when the thruster is lifted underway, 
-The "inner" seal which seals when the thruster is lowered, and 
-The lip seal which keeps water out while moving in between "up" and "down".

The "inner seal" (the one you can see inside the cabin), is not really doing any meaningful sealing while the thruster is in the raised position, only when it is down for operation.

If your seals are relatively new and are leaking a bit while underway, you can probably fix it by raising the thurster's pinned position a few millimeters and compressing the seals more. You might want to try this before you replace the seals.  The foam gaskets that make the lower seal take a bit of a "set" when they are first compressed, so need a bit more compression to stay sealed for the long term.

Once you drop the thruster lower unit and lift it up on deck, it is a simple matter to replace the "lower" seals, as well as the others.

A general comment from the last service I did on our thruster:

The shaft tube was "furry" with glass fibers.  They would have torn up the lip seal in very short order, so I ran 800 grit sand paper over the shaft to be sure it was smooth, and then liberally greased it with waterproof silicon grease. 

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
North Bimini, Bahamas


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

Thanks for the replies regarding the bow thruster. It was service only a year Ago and had new seals installed, though I noted some water seepage around the inside donut while under sail.  It would be nice to change just the inner seals, but I’m concerned that the compression fit of the outer seals may be part of the problem. 

As far as changing the name, I haven’t gone through the ritual of changing the nam yet ... so everything is still “la Bella Vita “ until that time... 
James


On Jan 9, 2018, at 6:25 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning James,

I saved mine (and it is for sale).
I might be (50% chance) in Martinique on the 15 and can bring it if you want to borrow (or buy) it. But having so many Amel there I am sure you can borrow one much sooner.

How come La Bella Vita will become Soteria? Selling your? Or haven’t you changed the name since you purchase her?

Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 1/8/18, jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:47 PM


 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Marinas

greatketch@...
 


Brown's shore power is the last piece of the hurricane damage to be repaired.  The new power pylons are all in place, and they are wiring them up.  Should be back shortly...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
North Bimini, Bahamas





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

What happened to the shore power at Brown’s? They had power when we were there a couple of years back.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 8:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

 

 

John,

 

We'll second the vote for Browns. The only downside is that right now they don't have shore power on the docks, so if that is important to you, Bimini Big Game might be the better choice.  They are working on it...on island time. Everything else is in very good shape. Bimini Big Game looks nice on a walk through, although this time of year (between fishing seasons) everything here is really quiet. Right now there are three boats in Brown's, maybe a half dozen in Bimini Big Game.  Might change for the weekend, there is a big wahoo fishing tournament.

 

If you do come to Brown's and you want the restaurants and bars at Bimini Big Game, they are just a short walk away.

 

We're pulling out of Brown's tomorrow, and anchoring in Nixons Harbor for a day or two, then heading up to Freeport, then to the Berry Islands... then south... Watch for us on AIS!

 

All the marinas here have a very strong tidal current that runs through more or less parallel to the slips, so be ready for it.  The entrance channel has plenty of water, and the buoys are in place and correctly mark the channel, although they don't match the chart exactly. Trust the buoys more than the chart. Except...there was one errant red nun that was sitting right on top of the sand bar that wasn't on the chart at all, and looked to have drifted in from somewhere else.

 

Enjoy!

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

North Bimini, Bahamas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Coppercoat?

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

I’ve got copper coat on Eleuthera.  Works good against Barnacles… bit less efficient against the green stuff.

Jean-Pierre
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
Panama

On 9 Jan 2018, at 10:11, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello there
I’d be interested if n group members thoughts and ideas experience with coppercoat
Assuming the hull is dry and well prepared etc
All the best for the new year
Miles
Maramu 



Coppercoat?

smiles bernard
 

Hello there
I’d be interested if n group members thoughts and ideas experience with coppercoat
Assuming the hull is dry and well prepared etc
All the best for the new year
Miles
Maramu

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

I have had very slow leak. I applied heavy grease on the shaft and it stopped the leake.

Vladimir 
SM 345 LIFE IS GOOD
Curently on Martinique waiting to get to LA Marine 


On Jan 9, 2018 09:16, "Leo Hauer leopold.hauer@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Yes, i have it. I am on Ponton 5 592 SM YinYang


Leo


Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 09.01.2018 um 01:47 schrieb jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>:

 

Hello everyone - I'm directing this email to Amel owners in Martinique - 

I need to change out lip seals on my bow thruster and I'd like to remove the lower unit with the boat in the water.  To do so, I would need the wooden shaft that attaches to the lower unit to lower it out of the hull.  


Does anyone have one on hand that I could borrow for a day or two?  I will be in Le Marin between 1/9 and 1/16.  


Good evening to you all. 


James

La Bella Vita (soon to be Soteria) 

SM347

Le Marin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

John Clark
 

Thanks for the heads up Mark.  We will take a look at Browns before we head out.

On Jan 8, 2018 6:48 PM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

John, ref: Bimini Big Game Marina – wouldn’t recommend it. It has gone way down-hill since Guy Harvey sold his interest in it, really not worth the money. I would suggest Browns. Easy in and out, not at all fancy but the price is right. You will find most cruisers stop at Browns. From Browns it is a 5 min walk to Immigration at BBGM and then Customs is a litter further up the road in the pink building (police station).

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

 

 

Hi Bill,  we are planning  to leave St.. Augustine later this week and head to Bimini, then slow cruise thru Bahamas...continuing south.  

 

We are planning on checking in at Bimini Big Game Marina and staying for a day or two.

 

John

 

On Jan 8, 2018 12:24 PM, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Colin,

 

We actually use the second battery charger much of the time when we are charging with the genset. Our new batteries can easily take over 100 amps of charging current for much of the charge cycle.  Adding another 50 amps to the 70 the Victron makes, just makes things faster.



Anything we can do to reduce the genset duty cycle make our lives more enjoyable and the boat more self-sufficient.



So far our solar installation, charger upgrade, and switching battery types has dropped us from about three hours a day, down to an average of a bit less than one hour a day, with many days of none at all. Which should drop even further as the sun returns to the northern hemisphere :)

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

North Bimini, Bahamas

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

Leopold Hauer
 

Yes, i have it. I am on Ponton 5 592 SM YinYang


Leo


Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 09.01.2018 um 01:47 schrieb jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello everyone - I'm directing this email to Amel owners in Martinique - 

I need to change out lip seals on my bow thruster and I'd like to remove the lower unit with the boat in the water.  To do so, I would need the wooden shaft that attaches to the lower unit to lower it out of the hull.  


Does anyone have one on hand that I could borrow for a day or two?  I will be in Le Marin between 1/9 and 1/16.  


Good evening to you all. 


James

La Bella Vita (soon to be Soteria) 

SM347

Le Marin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello James,

In my case, I noted that that after motoring (bow thruster down) over 2.5 kt this is when the leak would start to appear. I thought it was from the shaft pushing and bending the seal (but never sure).
As much as I tried not to motor bow thruster down, some time were unavoidable (Turks & Caicos or Nassau with +2kt current)…

Sincerely, Alexandre




--------------------------------------------

On Tue, 1/9/18, James Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6:12 AM


 









Thanks for the replies regarding the bow thruster.
It was service only a year Ago and had new seals installed,
though I noted some water seepage around the inside donut
while under sail.  It would be nice to change just the
inner seals, but I’m concerned that the compression fit of
the outer seals may be part of the problem. 
As far as changing the name, I
haven’t gone through the ritual of changing the nam yet
... so everything is still “la Bella Vita “ until that
time... James
Sent from my
iPhone
On Jan 9,
2018, at 6:25 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






Good morning James,



I saved mine (and it is for sale).

I might be (50% chance) in Martinique on the 15 and can
bring it if you want to borrow (or buy) it. But having so
many Amel there I am sure you can borrow one much sooner.




How come La Bella Vita will become Soteria? Selling your?
Or haven’t you changed the name since you purchase her?




Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 1/8/18, jamescromie@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal
tool

To: amelyachtowners@...

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:47 PM





 



















Hello everyone - I'm directing this

email to Amel owners in Martinique - I need to

change out lip seals on my bow thruster and I'd like
to

remove the lower unit with the boat in the water.  To
do

so, I would need the wooden shaft that attaches to the
lower

unit to lower it out of the hull.  

Does anyone have one on hand that I

could borrow for a day or two?  I will be in Le Marin

between 1/9 and 1/16.  

Good

evening to you all. 

JamesLa Bella Vita (soon to be

Soteria) SM347Le Marin

Re: Mainsail Drop

Ian Park
 

My mainsail halliard was stuck after 18 months out of the water, so I couldn’t put the mainsail on. At Le Marin the AMEL lads got it moving by hauling down hard while turning the furl in motor back and forward so there was movement between the foil and the roller. This unstuck it. The top furler has a delrin core bearing which had got stuck. They weren’t sure whether it had deformed in the heat, but after spraying it with silicone spray it moved freely and was fine to use. I guess it probably got a lot of dust washed down between the bearing and the foil.

We also sprayed the bolt rope with silicone spray and it made the hoist very easy.

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN 96 - Antigua

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

James Cromie
 

Thanks for the replies regarding the bow thruster. It was service only a year Ago and had new seals installed, though I noted some water seepage around the inside donut while under sail.  It would be nice to change just the inner seals, but I’m concerned that the compression fit of the outer seals may be part of the problem. 

As far as changing the name, I haven’t gone through the ritual of changing the nam yet ... so everything is still “la Bella Vita “ until that time... 
James


On Jan 9, 2018, at 6:25 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning James,

I saved mine (and it is for sale).
I might be (50% chance) in Martinique on the 15 and can bring it if you want to borrow (or buy) it. But having so many Amel there I am sure you can borrow one much sooner.

How come La Bella Vita will become Soteria? Selling your? Or haven’t you changed the name since you purchase her?

Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 1/8/18, jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:47 PM


 









Hello everyone - I'm directing this
email to Amel owners in Martinique - I need to
change out lip seals on my bow thruster and I'd like to
remove the lower unit with the boat in the water.  To do
so, I would need the wooden shaft that attaches to the lower
unit to lower it out of the hull.  
Does anyone have one on hand that I
could borrow for a day or two?  I will be in Le Marin
between 1/9 and 1/16.  
Good
evening to you all. 
JamesLa Bella Vita (soon to be
Soteria) SM347Le Marin




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Marinas

Mark Erdos
 

What happened to the shore power at Brown’s? They had power when we were there a couple of years back.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 8:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

 

 

John,

 

We'll second the vote for Browns. The only downside is that right now they don't have shore power on the docks, so if that is important to you, Bimini Big Game might be the better choice.  They are working on it...on island time. Everything else is in very good shape. Bimini Big Game looks nice on a walk through, although this time of year (between fishing seasons) everything here is really quiet. Right now there are three boats in Brown's, maybe a half dozen in Bimini Big Game.  Might change for the weekend, there is a big wahoo fishing tournament.

 

If you do come to Brown's and you want the restaurants and bars at Bimini Big Game, they are just a short walk away.

 

We're pulling out of Brown's tomorrow, and anchoring in Nixons Harbor for a day or two, then heading up to Freeport, then to the Berry Islands... then south... Watch for us on AIS!

 

All the marinas here have a very strong tidal current that runs through more or less parallel to the slips, so be ready for it.  The entrance channel has plenty of water, and the buoys are in place and correctly mark the channel, although they don't match the chart exactly. Trust the buoys more than the chart. Except...there was one errant red nun that was sitting right on top of the sand bar that wasn't on the chart at all, and looked to have drifted in from somewhere else.

 

Enjoy!

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

North Bimini, Bahamas

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

John, ref: Bimini Big Game Marina – wouldn’t recommend it. It has gone way down-hill since Guy Harvey sold his interest in it, really not worth the money. I would suggest Browns. Easy in and out, not at all fancy but the price is right. You will find most cruisers stop at Browns. From Browns it is a 5 min walk to Immigration at BBGM and then Customs is a litter further up the road in the pink building (police station).

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

 

 

Hi Bill,  we are planning  to leave St.. Augustine later this week and head to Bimini, then slow cruise thru Bahamas...continuing south.  

 

We are planning on checking in at Bimini Big Game Marina and staying for a day or two.

 

John

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

Mark Erdos
 

James,

 

You only need to use the special tool to replace the foam seals and lower lip seal. This usually only needs to be done at haul out. This requires fully removing the bow thruster. If you only wish to replace the upper lip seal and foam donut ring to stop any leaking, this can be done without fully removing the bow thruster. I have found that the upper lip seal (inside the boat) wearing out it the most often cause of any leaking.

 

To replace the upper seals, fasten a large hose clamp on the shaft to prevent the unit from falling out of the boat. Place the clamp about half way down the shaft. Disconnect the shaft from the motor and allow the unit to drop to the clamp sitting on the old seal. Slip a new foam and lip seal over the shaft at the top. Refasten the shaft to the motor and then remove the clamp. Remove the old lip foam and lip seals but cutting them in half. Clean the area. Then, slide down the new foam and lip seals. Secure them in place.

 

If you need some help, you know where to find me.

 

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 9:48 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

 

 

Hello everyone - I'm directing this email to Amel owners in Martinique - 

I need to change out lip seals on my bow thruster and I'd like to remove the lower unit with the boat in the water.  To do so, I would need the wooden shaft that attaches to the lower unit to lower it out of the hull.  

 

Does anyone have one on hand that I could borrow for a day or two?  I will be in Le Marin between 1/9 and 1/16.  

 

Good evening to you all. 

 

James

La Bella Vita (soon to be Soteria) 

SM347

Le Marin

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning James,

I saved mine (and it is for sale).
I might be (50% chance) in Martinique on the 15 and can bring it if you want to borrow (or buy) it. But having so many Amel there I am sure you can borrow one much sooner.

How come La Bella Vita will become Soteria? Selling your? Or haven’t you changed the name since you purchase her?

Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 1/8/18, jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:47 PM


 









Hello everyone - I'm directing this
email to Amel owners in Martinique - I need to
change out lip seals on my bow thruster and I'd like to
remove the lower unit with the boat in the water.  To do
so, I would need the wooden shaft that attaches to the lower
unit to lower it out of the hull.  
Does anyone have one on hand that I
could borrow for a day or two?  I will be in Le Marin
between 1/9 and 1/16.  
Good
evening to you all. 
JamesLa Bella Vita (soon to be
Soteria) SM347Le Marin

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator charging question

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi, The SM owners manual instructs in the use of both chargers when using the gen set and only the smaller when connected to shore power. If I remember correctly you are to turn the larger on first and after a pause, the smaller. Not on the boat so can't check the manual for the order but certain of the two charger instruction.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 09 January 2018 at 15:39 "'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello Steve;
 
On our 54 during the survey, we were told by Olivier not to turn both chargers on at the same time. He may have have shared the reason but I do not recall. May be Olivier can jump in and clarify. Not sure of the 54 and the SM are wired the same, but I would think that the same logic would apply.
 
Respectfully;
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 5:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator charging question

 
 

If I am running the generator just to charge the batteries, meaning I have no other load on the generator, is there a downside to engaging both the 100 amp and the 30 amp dolphin chargers? As an example, tonight I was at 88% (-71 amps) and when I engaged the “battery Gen” charger, I was putting in 45 amps, but when I added “battery shore”, I was putting in 70 amps.

My question is, why is this a bad idea? Is it a bad idea? Are there negative trade-offs to running both? Thoughts?

All the best,
Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Hope Town, Abaco

 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator charging question

Alan Leslie
 

The SM manual says :
- when running the generator, start the big charger, wait until it settles then turn on the smaller charger.
- when on shore power only use the smaller charger. don;t use both chargers or you will trip the breaker on the slip.
I would think that would be the same for the 54.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Bill

Good point, I have never tried running two at the same time. We have just taken our solar from 540w to 850w so bringing the genset runnning times down a fair bit. Yesterday, a nice sunny one here in Phuket we ran 3 loads of washing (full 1.5+ hrs cycle each) pretty much all afternoon just on solar via inverter, no generator or shore power.

Unfortunately our worst enemy is our own bad habits of preferring to use the electric kettle, electric toaster etc etc on board (just like at home) instead of gas so still doing one hour in morning and one hour late at night of genset. We have often left the boat for a week or more (even when cloudy) with one freezer and fridge running with the previous 540w. Going into the Indian Ocean now for 9 months, and needing to carry so much extra food, I am hoping to be able to do this with two freezers running, hence the increase to 840w. (Tried to fit 1kw but not enough space on our boat!). I should add we have 2 x latest generation Rutland 1200 wind generators and have seen 10amps x 26.4v on each of them sometimes in high winds, so they are absolutely a fantastic addition.

Never ending goal of trying to run the boat completely on nature! Unfortunately here in Asia there has been a high need to use the motor. Normally we sail everywhere so looking forward to getting into the Indian Ocean in the next 4 weeks.

Best regards

Colin
SV Island Pearl II, aMEL53 #332


On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 3:23 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Colin,


We actually use the second battery charger much of the time when we are charging with the genset. Our new batteries can easily take over 100 amps of charging current for much of the charge cycle.  Adding another 50 amps to the 70 the Victron makes, just makes things faster.

Anything we can do to reduce the genset duty cycle make our lives more enjoyable and the boat more self-sufficient.

So far our solar installation, charger upgrade, and switching battery types has dropped us from about three hours a day, down to an average of a bit less than one hour a day, with many days of none at all. Which should drop even further as the sun returns to the northern hemisphere :)

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
North Bimini, Bahamas





--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator charging question

greatketch@...
 

A reason not to run both chargers at the dock on shore power is that together they can draw a good deal more than the 16 amp rating of the shore power supply.

This only happens if the batteries are drained enough to be able to accept that much current.  But even the 100 amp charger by itself can draw over 13 amps if it is really pushing out a full rated 100 amps at 28 volts.  That doesn't give you a lot of room to run anything else. If the water heater comes on, you'll trip the breaker, for example. Hence, the reason for the smaller charger for use on shore power. 

Most of our generators have the "oomph" to run both chargers, and more.  

But remember, as the batteries start to get over about 80% charged, the rate at which they can accept amps starts to decline pretty quickly.  If your 100 amp charger is not putting out 100 amps, adding a second charger really won't help.

A lot of these problems have gone by the wayside with newer, smarter inverter/chargers which are clever enough to reduce the charging current if other things need the power.


Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
North Bimini, Bahamas

Re: Mainsail Drop

greatketch@...
 

When this happened to us, I had to climb the mast to manually unroll the sail above the tear.


Bill Kinney
SM160,  Harmonie
North Bimini, Bahamas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

James 
You have that tool stowed forward under starboard bunk.  It’s actually a  kit  with several pieces.  

Ben Driver
6S


On Jan 8, 2018, at 6:47 PM, jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everyone - I'm directing this email to Amel owners in Martinique - 

I need to change out lip seals on my bow thruster and I'd like to remove the lower unit with the boat in the water.  To do so, I would need the wooden shaft that attaches to the lower unit to lower it out of the hull.  


Does anyone have one on hand that I could borrow for a day or two?  I will be in Le Marin between 1/9 and 1/16.  


Good evening to you all. 


James

La Bella Vita (soon to be Soteria) 

SM347

Le Marin