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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator charging question

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

Thank you Mohammad. I am hoping to hear something much as you recall, an explanation as to why this should be avoided, or why, under certain circumstances perhaps, it might be fine. It would obviously reduce charging time, and therefor generator run time. 

All the best, 
Steve Morrison


On Jan 8, 2018, at 9:39 PM, '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

Mohammad Shirloo
 

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

Mainsail Drop

johnericmorton@...
 

We noticed a horizontal rip in our Super Maramu 2000 Mainsail about a metre down from the top of the mast.


It seems to be at a horizontal sail fabric joint/stitched seam.   Perhaps the fabric is thicker at that point and it has been slowly chafing / rubbing over a 5 year period of light use.


I thought it would be a "five minute job" to release at the winch and allow the mainsail to slide down the groove in the shaft.


I untied near the bottom gearbox but despite furling in and out several times and then pulling hard at the bottom with the sail fully unfurled the mainsail is stuck solid.  Any clues?


I plan to climb up the mast next week to take a look.  Maybe its jammed in the groove near the top or????


Any guidance / tips from the experts would be appreciated.


John and Mali Morton


Wanderer SM


Auckland NZ.

bow thruster shaft removal tool

James Cromie
 

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


Generator charging question

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

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] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

As a Bimini option I would throw out Bimini Sands on South Bimini. It was simple to get in and out, has nice floating docks, doesn’t have a tide running through it, and has a resident cluster of Bull Sharks that meander about as we discovered while our daughters were on their paddle boards. There is power and water at the dock and customs was a short taxi over to the airport and back. I think we paid 1.50/ft. 

Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Hope Town, Abaco

On Jan 8, 2018, at 7:43 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

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] Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

greatketch@...
 

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@..., <mcerdos@...> 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] Side Windows loose screws

James Alton
 

JPG,

   You mentioned removing the balsa.  So the cabin sides of the SM are cored with balsa as opposed to being just one solid laminate?  It would be nice to know the construction since window replacement is on my short list as well. Actually if there is core in there I am going to move it to the top of the list!   I used to use cut down  allen wrenches shaped and sharpened to form cutting edges (in place of the bent nail) to cut out a core but found a better solution.  You can get small saw blades for your dremel and these make core removal fast and you can also use the blades to abrade the inside edges of the glass to give your epoxy a good bond.  It’s a bit of a pain but you can extract essentially all of the water that entered the holes by using vacuum. You can use the same basic supplies and set up that is normally used for vacuum bagging,  just add a good water separator to protect your pump.  It is always better to get the water out before sealing things up if at all possible.  Kept completely dry, balsa lasts pretty much forever, good stuff.

   I hope that you are having a great time in the Bahamas!

Best,

James

SV Sueño,  Maramu #220

On Jan 8, 2018, at 4:48 PM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello Herbert,


I encountered the same problem on my SM when I recaulked the side windows.  

First option: The screws are not long enough to traverse into the wood trim on the inside of the cabin.  Procure various length M6 screws and drill through to the inside.  Pack with lots of Sikaflex and finish the work with a nice looking ball nut on the wood trim.  

Other option: this is what I did.  Make the hole bigger, but no larger in diameter than the width of the SS strip (about 14 MM if memory serves me right), clean out the wet balsa with a nail bent to 90 degrees on the end of your drill, fill with epoxy then drill a pilot hole where needed and reuse the original hardware.

Good luck,



Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM007
Shelter Bay Marina


On 8 Jan 2018, at 16:03, herbert@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Many of the screws that hold the stainless frame of the side windows are loose on our Santorin and some are not holding good enough to allow tightening. It looks as they ar e just screwed through to wooden panel that is used as a packing plate at the inside. Did anyone replace these screws already? What is the best solution to fix that? 


thx, Herbert

SN120 KALI MERA, Shelter Bay, Panama





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

Mark Erdos
 

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

 

On Jan 8, 2018 12:24 PM, "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

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter Replacement

James Studdart
 

Just to join in with the chorus. We also have a Victron Multiplus 24/3000/70 and it’s awesome. We’ve had it for a couple of years and so far not a single issue. I’ve networked it with a Color Control GX which also shows the solar (Victron mppt with two 330w Panasonic panels) and battery state.

Cheers,
James.
SeaBean, SM344
Moorea, French Polynesia.

On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 16:40 svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Duane,


Our Prosine was also installed by Lean Marine in 2013.  I guess we are fortunate ours is OK, despite some abuse.

Best of luck with the replacement!

Peregrinus
SM2K #350


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



We also installed the Xantrex Prosine 1800i.

It lasted one year and quit.  The error code was "contact the factory".  Xantrex replaced it promptly without waiting for the old one to come back, they just asked me to remove the serial number from it before we put it in the trash.  

So factory support was excellent, but I don't have much faith in it now.  It was installed by an electrician recommended by Joel Potter (Lean Marine in Ft. Lauderdale), so I don't think that was the issue.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

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

John Clark
 

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@...> 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] Side Windows loose screws

Herbert Lackner
 

Thx JP, will visit you on your boat to check that :-) 

Herbert, Dock D

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Side Windows loose screws

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

Hello Herbert,

I encountered the same problem on my SM when I recaulked the side windows.  

First option: The screws are not long enough to traverse into the wood trim on the inside of the cabin.  Procure various length M6 screws and drill through to the inside.  Pack with lots of Sikaflex and finish the work with a nice looking ball nut on the wood trim.  

Other option: this is what I did.  Make the hole bigger, but no larger in diameter than the width of the SS strip (about 14 MM if memory serves me right), clean out the wet balsa with a nail bent to 90 degrees on the end of your drill, fill with epoxy then drill a pilot hole where needed and reuse the original hardware.

Good luck,



Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM007
Shelter Bay Marina


On 8 Jan 2018, at 16:03, herbert@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Many of the screws that hold the stainless frame of the side windows are loose on our Santorin and some are not holding good enough to allow tightening. It looks as they are just screwed through to wooden panel that is used as a packing plate at the inside. Did anyone replace these screws already? What is the best solution to fix that? 


thx, Herbert

SN120 KALI MERA, Shelter Bay, Panama



Side Windows loose screws

Herbert Lackner
 

Many of the screws that hold the stainless frame of the side windows are loose on our Santorin and some are not holding good enough to allow tightening. It looks as they are just screwed through to wooden panel that is used as a packing plate at the inside. Did anyone replace these screws already? What is the best solution to fix that?


thx, Herbert

SN120 KALI MERA, Shelter Bay, Panama

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haul out southern Sicily or Malta

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

M,

Please forward a bounced email to brouse"at"gmail dot com, and you can use the gmail address anytime

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com



On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 3:15 PM, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill.
 
My e-mails still bounce back. It may be something on our end. Do you have an alternate e-mail I could try?
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099


From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2018 12:44 PM

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haul out southern Sicily or Malta

 

M&A,

That email, Bill"at"AmelSchool.com, is working. I just tried it. 

I worked with both of the following people there:
Andrew Wilson - Commercial Manager awilson@yachtyard-malta.com
Joanne Mifsud - Executive Secretary jmifsud@... 
MIYY LTD | Manoel Island | Gzira | MALTA

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 12:32 PM, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill. Since we are currently wintering in Licata Sicily, this was our first choice. Good to know you had a good experience with them. Any contact people at the boat yard?
 
I tried sending you an e-mail to Bill@... and the e-mail was bounced back. What is a good e-mail for you now?
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 


From: amelyachtowners@...m [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:29 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...m
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haul out southern Sicily or Malta

 

I would choose Manoel Island Boatyard, Malta over di Ragusa, and did in 2013. Larger assortment of parts/material, more experience, and less price. 



On Jan 4, 2018 00:35, "mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Hi everyone;


We need to haul out in May 2018 for our bottom paint, bow Thruster and C-drive  service. We also need to change out our batteries and possibly install an arch and solar. Looking for recommendation of yards and outfits that you have worked with and can recoomend in southern Sicily, Malta area. I have read most of the discussions on battery selection on the forum. Would appreciate recommended suppliers in the med or other areas that can ship to the med.


Thanks as always;



Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099









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--
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

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

greatketch@...
 

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: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

greatketch@...
 

All properly designed marine battery chargers and inverters will use an isolation transformer to do the voltage step up/down.  This keeps the DC Negative separate from the AC Neutral.

A connection between AC Neutral and DC Negative from poorly designed equipment is potential corrosion problem on an Amel, and a serious disaster waiting to happen on any boat. If it is connected to a shore power plug that has reverse polarity (Hot and Neutral swapped) the entire DC system is now charged with AC Power. I am not sure what would go wrong first, but it wouldn't be pretty! If you haven't come across a marina with wiring like this, keep traveling, you eventually will!

It is always good to have to think about these things carefully enough to write them out... 

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
North Bimini, Bahamas

Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

John Clark
 

Bill, I just opened up the genset and found she is wired as in column "C" with T2 and T3 connected to ground.  I traced the ground strap to the frame of the genset and the Amel bonding system.  So you were correct that the generator is connected to ground.  

Based on this, I still want to think about it more, but it seems that it might be ok to connect the inverter neutral to the bonding system.  I think I read that the raw inverter output is passed first though an isolation transformer before leaving the unit.  If this is the case then a DC leakage current is unlikely....

Thanks for the brain help Bill!

Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

John Clark
 

Yes I agree the thread was getting confusing.  I pasted the part I am focusing at the moment below:

 

Bill: When the generator is running, it connects the AC Safety Ground and Neutral together inside the generator. 

 

John:  RIGHT AND NOW THAT YOU REMIND ME I NEED TO VERIFY THE CONDUCTIVITY BETWEEN THE AC NEUTRAL (BLUE) AND AMEL BONDING (GREEN/YELLOW) WHILE THE GENERTOR IS RUNNING.  WHEN OFF THE TRANSFER SWITCH REVERTS TO SP.  SO WHEN I CHECKED IT I WAS READING RESISTANCE OF THE SP CABLE  UNPLUGGED. 

 

Bill: It can be a little tough to measure by resistance, since you have to measure with the generator running, and small voltages can make the ohm-meter nuts. I checked voltage readings with the generator running between hot and neutral (220V) and between Hot and Safety Ground (220V) and then between Neutral and Safety Ground (~0V) which is what I'd expect.

 

John: This morning I fired up the generator and checked the voltages, here is what I got with no loads energized:

 

Hot(brown) to neutral(blue)  226VAC  as expected

Hot(brown) to ground(green/yellow)  113vAC

Neutral(blue) to ground(green/yellow) 113vAC

 

My interpretation is the generator is internally wired internally as split phase(115/230) but connected to the boat only at the two hots(L1&L2 yielding 230) as in column C of the drawing attached below.  As far as the question, is it grounded, we cannot tell from voltage readings because we are just seeing the voltage across the working generator field windings.   I will have to open up the generator control head to see exactly how it is wired. 

 

I am not inclined at this point to tinker with the internal connections as the genset has been in service like this without issues for ten years.    My receipts indicate the unit was installed in France where the 230/50hz power scheme should be well understood.   

 

More cogitating.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Any owner with a Rocna 40?

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

I have Rocna 40. It works well.

SM 345
"LIFE IS GOOD"
Vladimir


On Jan 8, 2018 08:35, "Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ditto here!

Great anchor
The S/S did fail us a couple of times. Hence the switch. 
Porter
54-152


On Jan 7, 2018, at 9:56 PM, Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hi Alexandra
Although the nice big Amel factory supplied s/s CQR type anchor never ever failed us, we replaced that on Island Pearl II with the Rocna 40 (galvanised steel version) for 2 years now and love it. I now sleep well every night and have never yet dragged when many with us here have dragged many times in big storms. We keep the original anchor as a spare with chain and rope ready to deploy in front port side locker.
Regards
Colin
Amel53 #332, Phuket

On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 7:45 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 


For those who own a Rocna 40, could you please contact me.
uster@...
uster "at" rocketmail "dot" com

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Lost on September 6 during Hurricane Irma at
IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445