Date   
Re: Lubricant Oil for the z drive

 

Paolo,

About 4-5 years ago Amel revised the type of oil for the Amel C-Drive to 80/90 Gear Oil
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 7:31 AM PAOLO CUNEO <pc43ge@...> wrote:
hi all,
locked down home and out of reach of the boat, currently on the dry, and of my owner’s manual, I must instruct a technician about the change of oil of the Amel Z drive. Can anybody remind me the grade or type of oil and quantity?
Many thanks in advance
Paolo  Cuneo
SM 454 Whisper
Genoa, Italy

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF Maybe Gary Silver will respond

Gary Silver
 

Hi Bill & All: 

Mark at Borel returned my phone call yesterday afternoon.  I told him of my long favorable use of his product aboard my boat and the renewed interest in the pump run-on alarm.  

He has retired and no longer manufactures his products.  I told him there might be an expanded market for the product due to publication of its utility.  He indicated he would not restart production.  I further inquired if he would be willing to sell the production rights etc. and he expressed no interest in doing so.  

Darn it,  I guess we will have to look elsewhere for a 28 VDC pump run-on alarm.

Gary Silver 
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335
Farmington, UT

Re: Replacement of carpets in SM

Gary Wells
 

Alexander, I am of no help in France but we made our own replacements without too much trouble.

We made a template.from large wrapping paper then bought a "remnant" piece from a big-box store. 

Cutting it with a box cutter was not too hard, just have to be careful.

Once we had the pieces cut out we took them to a real "Carpeting and Flooring" store and asked them to "Bind" the edges which they did nicely in only a couple of days.

We learned that the "Binding" process adds a small amount of extra material to the edges so our pieces were just a tiny bit too big but still fit ok. 

I think we will do it again this summer as the first attempt was mostly an experiment anyway.  It was not very expensive overall. 

Best wishes!

Gary W
SM 209, Adagio
Georgia, USA

Lubricant Oil for the z drive

PAOLO CUNEO
 

hi all,
locked down home and out of reach of the boat, currently on the dry, and of my owner’s manual, I must instruct a technician about the change of oil of the Amel Z drive. Can anybody remind me the grade or type of oil and quantity?
Many thanks in advance
Paolo  Cuneo
SM 454 Whisper
Genoa, Italy

RE : [Special] [AmelYachtOwners] ZOOM Meeting - Presentation of the Amel 50 from La Rochelle #IMPORTANT #ZOOM

ESTELLER
 

Hi Bill

Thank you and congratulations for this initiative.

I plan to participate in the meeting, although I know the 50 for having visited it at CANNES. In addition I have as a pontoon neighbor an AMEL 50, unfortunately confined because its owner lives more than 100 KM from the marina

 

Best regards

 

José Esteller

Expert à la Cour d’Appel de Montpellier (Honoraire)

Expert près la Cour Administrative d’Appel de Marseille

Professeur à l’ICH Montpelier

 

De : CW Bill Rouse
Envoyé le :lundi 11 mai 2020 16:09
À : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Objet :[Special] [AmelYachtOwners] ZOOM Meeting - Presentation of the Amel 50 from La Rochelle #IMPORTANT #ZOOM

 

Re: Confirmation of Amel 50 ZOOM Meeting: Saturday, May 16th at 20:00 UTC.

This Saturday at 2000 hours GMT, we will have a presentation of a new Amel 50. Group members Matt & Cindy Salatino will present their brand new Amel 50 #27 "Speed of Life" from the Amel pontoon in La Rochelle. Matt and Cindy will give us a virtual tour during this presentation and answer your questions at the end of the presentation. Tilo Peters will administer the ZOOM meeting and I suspect that things will run smoothly and be enjoyed by all attending. Tilo may record this on YouTube and also may do a YouTube simulcast, but your best experience will be with ZOOM. Tilo will update you on what he will do with YouTube.

 

   Direct link to Join the 16 May at 20:00 UTC - ZOOM Meeting https://epfl.zoom.us/j/98523568530

   Meeting ID: 985 2356 8530

   Join by SIP 98523568530@...

 

If you missed our first ZOOM meeting, you can view it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Mm1bbL-PaA. The first meeting was a test to understand the process. We did not have an expert guest speaker but we plan to have an expert guest speaker for most future meetings. I am currently working to line up experts for:
   Standing Rigging
   Sails 
   Refrigeration
   And more

Times for participation around the world.

 

 

 

 

Country

GMT +/-

Scheduled Time

Scheduled Date

(GMT)

0

2000

5/16/2020

UK Summer Time

100

2100

5/16/2020

NZ

1200

800

5/17/2020

AU Queensland

1000

600

5/17/2020

Tahiti

-1000

1000

5/16/2020

USA West DST

-700

1300

5/16/2020

USA East DST

-400

1600

5/16/2020

USA Central DST

-500

1500

5/16/2020

Martinique

-400

1600

5/16/2020

Germany

200

2200

5/16/2020

Central EU Summer Time

200

2200

5/16/2020

Note: The above was checked with: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/time-zone-converter/

 

Best,

Bill

 

 

--

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

 

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF

greg greg
 

there are no simple solutions. the leakage can appear anywhere in the system. the discharge can be fast or slow, it can be regular or occur in specific condition (of temperature for example).
the timer is not the solution as it can cut the water when you are just second or third taking shower.
the only way is to implement AI to distinguish leakage loss from normal water consumption.
kind of analysis of presence of crew, times of running for FW and bilge pumps etc.

the only reasonable way is to switch it off when needn't and, when on,  watch FW and bilge pumps indicators as you must do for all other things as a responsible sailor under COLREG-72.

Replacement of carpets in SM

Alexander Schenk
 

Hello,

We are looking at replacing our carpets (al cleaning efforts did not pay out) and would like to know if anybody has any good tips on this. Preferably a supplier in Northern France, as our boat is currently located in Roscoff, Britany.

Best
Alexander Schenk
SM #231 - Antinea
,_

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Steve
I like your safety minded approach ! I am not electronically   inclined In any way unfortunately ,but I would like to follow your progress and participate if I can .
Nick
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF Maybe Gary Silver will respond

Arno Luijten
 

I've had this Square D switch with safety feature for some time now. The added safety is good but if a hose starts leaking it will do nothing to prevent pumping your fresh water tank empty unless the leak is massive and close to the pump. The main objective of the safety is to prevent the pump from running when the tank is empty.

Our pump never runs continuously when using the taps or the showers. Only for the toilets the demand exceeds the pump-supply capacity. In all other cases the pump supplies more water then requested, causing the pressure vessel to fill up. At some point the pressure exceeds the shut off pressure (even when the tap is still running) and the pumps stops for a short while until the pressure vessel has lost enough pressure to re-activate the pump. In other words in many cases the pressure drop will not be enough to activate the safety feature on the Sqare D switch.
So when, let's say the shower tape starts leaking it will happily empty out the watertank even with the Square D safety feature.

The most simple way to secure the system is obviously switching off the pump when you leave. A timer may work but with a big leak you can pump quite a lot of water out of the system in an hour so the question becomes at what duration the time should be set.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF Maybe Gary Silver will respond

Robert Giroux
 

Pardon me if this is a stupid question but how does the pressure switch know the difference between a leak and an open running faucet?

 

 

Regards,

Robert Giroux

Future Amel Owner

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Clanton
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 3:06 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF Maybe Gary Silver will respond

 

The 55 has the same Square D pressure switch.  If the pressure drops below a certain level, one must manually engage, and hold, the pressure switch (by way of a small lever on the lower, right side of the Square D unit) until a minimum pressure is achieved.  This is typically only a few seconds.

 

I always turn the pressure pump breaker off when I leave, but never considered do so at night.  It makes sense.

 

 

John Clanton

S/V Devereux

Antibes, France

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF Maybe Gary Silver will respond

John Clanton <jclanton@...>
 

The 55 has the same Square D pressure switch.  If the pressure drops below a certain level, one must manually engage, and hold, the pressure switch (by way of a small lever on the lower, right side of the Square D unit) until a minimum pressure is achieved.  This is typically only a few seconds.

 

I always turn the pressure pump breaker off when I leave, but never considered do so at night.  It makes sense.

 

 

John Clanton

S/V Devereux

Antibes, France

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF

Thomas Kleman
 

We went with the SOP solution; keep the breaker off. Additionally, the fresh water pump LED goes green when the breaker is pushed in vs when the pump is active.....it helps me remember to turn it off.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
Cruising Oahu, Hawaii

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF Maybe Gary Silver will respond

 

Gary,

If Borell happens to be out of production, tell them that I will promote this alarm in my book, my website, and here. 

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


On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 12:28 PM Gary Silver via groups.io <garysilver=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is a good discussion.  I have had three forays into this arena:
1.  I once manually set my Dessalator fresh water flush valve to the flush position, got distracted and pumped 800 liters of "flush" water thru my membranes.  This while motoring into Providencialis in the Turks and Caicos (the lesser draft may have aided in this circumstance).  Only when I investigated why my water tank was empty, did I discover my forgetfulness induced error. In this instance my fresh water was pumped overboard while coming into port, so no major issues.

2.  Once while under sail and running the water maker, I was surprised to hear the bilge water-level alarm go off,  I raised the engine compartment cover to see water sloshing about just around the feet of the Calpeda  AC seawater pump.  A quick finger lick proved it to be salt water and investigation revealed it was coming from the seal of the low pressure Dessalator feed pump.  I assume my bilge pump had been operating for some time until it was overwhelmed.

3.  While sailing from Grenada to Carriacou one boisterous day I overheard a one sided MayDay discussion and noted we were only about 5 miles away from the lat-long of a vessel that was sinking.  We arrived first on scene about 20 minutes after the 4 folks took to their life-raft and watched their home disappear into 11,000 ft of water 2 days before Christmas.   Getting them and their life-raft aboard in 25+ knots and 8 ft seas was quite an adventure. They were sailing along, when the wife decided to go below and get something to eat only to find the floor boards floating.  All attempts to find the site of the water intrusion were futile as the water was already too deep.  Early warning may have helped them save their boat. 

This got me to remembering my first offshore sail training aboard the Orange Coast College vessel Alaska Eagle en-route from Costa Rica to San Diego via Clipperton Atoll.  When standing watch we manually pumped the bilge every hour and logged it.  Able then to deal with any increase in bilge level.  At any rate, after one or more of the above episodes, I purchased a bilge pump run-on alarm from Borel Manufacturing of California.  Wired into the bilge pump circuit, if that circuit runs for more than 2 minutes it sounds a 110 dB sonalert that will awaken the dead.  Once the pump stops momentarily it resets the solid state timer of the run-on alarm.  When aboard I test it daily by switching the bilge pump to the manual position for more than 2 minutes.  

A similar alarm could be utilized on the fresh water pressure pump.  It would only activate if the pressure pump (Amfa or otherwise) ran for more than 2 minutes.  

I checked the Borel Mfg. web site just now and don't see this alarm offered currently, however, I have a call into the owner to inquire about its status.  

I do like the idea of switching the pressure pump power off at night or when off the boat and I plan to incorporate that into my routine.

Thanks for the discussion.  I'll post as soon as I hear from Borel Mfg.

Gary S. Silver, M.D. (retired)
Amel SM 2000 Hull #  335
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico 

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF Maybe Gary Silver will respond

Matt Salatino
 

I think the Amel 50 has the safety cutoff switch. I go, weekly to a friend’s boat while they’re out of country and fresh water flush the watermaker. I have to turn on 24 volts. The pump will not come on, I assume now, as the pressure is low. I have to flip a lever on the pressure switch to start the pump. Once the pressure builds, it works fine after that. I thought it was a problem with the switch until this thread, when the lightbulb went off...(above my head). Amel finally figured it out....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On May 11, 2020, at 6:54 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Ryan & Kelly,

Great find!

I did not know that Square D offered this. This will work perfectly for any Amel with the OEM pump installed, but will not work for fans of Jabsco and others. That said, if I remember correctly, Gary Silver added an automatic cut-off switch that turned OFF the freshwater pump if it ran continuously for X minutes. Maybe Gary will respond.

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


On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 10:08 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
On my last boat, I had exactly the scenario you suggest happen: a hose let go while I was away from the boat, the entire water supply was pumped into the bilge, and the pump's diaphragm failed.

I recently had to replace the pressure switch on our SM's AMFA water pump, which is a standard Square D switch.  Rather than exact replacement, I used the FSG2J24M4BP, which has a low-pressure cut off.  If a hose lets go, the pressure drops to such an extent that the pump will turn off and not turn on again until you manually flip the switch.  This should prevent the worst of this type of problem, but it won't protect against slow leaks.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 8:04 AM Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:
On my last vessel  51 footer I used wall mounted timer from.McMaster carr that you could turn the dial from 15 to 120 minutes and then it would open the contacts electrically thereby turning off the water pump electric. It was placed by the galley sink. It worked flawlessly with daily use for 10 years. The reason we installed it was to ensure when we left the vessel that the water was turned off. On my Mango my SOP is simply turn off the water when I leave the boat. We have a bilge alarm when the water gets high for when we are onboard. 

Re: Updated Event: Zoom Meeting Presentation of the Amel 50 from La Rochelle - Saturday, 16 May 2020 #cal-invite

Tilo Peters
 

Thanks for setting this up, Bill!

As mentioned, the best experience is via Zoom link (https://epfl.zoom.us/j/98523568530, Meeting ID: 985 2356 8530), as it will give you the best output and you will see things as they are transmitted. So far, I have been amazed at how well zoom performs over relatively low-bandwidth connections. I especially recommend using the app that you can download for free at zoom.us.

I have also created a YouTube Live stream: https://youtu.be/Ffks9eEkGG4

This stream may be a bit off, as it seems to show my control view and not the speaker view that is normally transmitted via Zoom. After the meeting I will upload the Zoom recording to YouTube and send out that link as well, but these days Zoom is taking 48-72 hours to process the videos.

See you Saturday (or Sunday, depending upon what part of the world you’re in)!

Tilo
Zurich, Switzerland


On 11May, 2020, at 17:19, main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> wrote:

Zoom Meeting Presentation of the Amel 50 from La Rochelle

When:
Saturday, 16 May 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Where:
From La Rochelle, France aboard Amel 50 SPEED OF LIFE

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:

Group members Matt & Cindy Salatino will present their brand new Amel 50 #27 "Speed of Life" from the Amel pontoon in La Rochelle. Matt and Cindy will give us a virtual tour during this presentation and answer your questions at the end of the presentation. Tilo Peters will administer the ZOOM meeting and I suspect that things will run smoothly and be enjoyed by all attending. Tilo may record this on YouTube and also may do a YouTube simulcast, but your best experience will be with ZOOM. Tilo will update you on what he will do with YouTube.
 
   Direct link to Join the 16 May at 20:00 UTC - ZOOM Meeting https://epfl.zoom.us/j/98523568530
   Meeting ID: 985 2356 8530
   Join by SIP 98523568530@...

If you missed our first ZOOM meeting, you can view it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Mm1bbL-PaA. The first meeting was a test to understand the process. We did not have an expert guest speaker but we plan to have an expert guest speaker for most future meetings. I am currently working to line up experts for:
   Standing Rigging
   Sails 
   Refrigeration
   And more

Times for participation around the world.

       
Country GMT +/- Scheduled Time Scheduled Date
(GMT) 0 2000 5/16/2020
UK Summer Time 100 2100 5/16/2020
NZ 1200 800 5/17/2020
AU Queensland 1000 600 5/17/2020
Tahiti -1000 1000 5/16/2020
USA West DST -700 1300 5/16/2020
USA East DST -400 1600 5/16/2020
USA Central DST -500 1500 5/16/2020
Martinique -400 1600 5/16/2020
Germany 200 2200 5/16/2020
Central EU Summer Time 200 2200 5/16/2020
Note: The above was checked with: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/time-zone-converter/

<Mail Attachment.ics><invite.ics>

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF Maybe Gary Silver will respond

Gary Silver
 

This is a good discussion.  I have had three forays into this arena:
1.  I once manually set my Dessalator fresh water flush valve to the flush position, got distracted and pumped 800 liters of "flush" water thru my membranes.  This while motoring into Providencialis in the Turks and Caicos (the lesser draft may have aided in this circumstance).  Only when I investigated why my water tank was empty, did I discover my forgetfulness induced error. In this instance my fresh water was pumped overboard while coming into port, so no major issues.

2.  Once while under sail and running the water maker, I was surprised to hear the bilge water-level alarm go off,  I raised the engine compartment cover to see water sloshing about just around the feet of the Calpeda  AC seawater pump.  A quick finger lick proved it to be salt water and investigation revealed it was coming from the seal of the low pressure Dessalator feed pump.  I assume my bilge pump had been operating for some time until it was overwhelmed.

3.  While sailing from Grenada to Carriacou one boisterous day I overheard a one sided MayDay discussion and noted we were only about 5 miles away from the lat-long of a vessel that was sinking.  We arrived first on scene about 20 minutes after the 4 folks took to their life-raft and watched their home disappear into 11,000 ft of water 2 days before Christmas.   Getting them and their life-raft aboard in 25+ knots and 8 ft seas was quite an adventure. They were sailing along, when the wife decided to go below and get something to eat only to find the floor boards floating.  All attempts to find the site of the water intrusion were futile as the water was already too deep.  Early warning may have helped them save their boat. 

This got me to remembering my first offshore sail training aboard the Orange Coast College vessel Alaska Eagle en-route from Costa Rica to San Diego via Clipperton Atoll.  When standing watch we manually pumped the bilge every hour and logged it.  Able then to deal with any increase in bilge level.  At any rate, after one or more of the above episodes, I purchased a bilge pump run-on alarm from Borel Manufacturing of California.  Wired into the bilge pump circuit, if that circuit runs for more than 2 minutes it sounds a 110 dB sonalert that will awaken the dead.  Once the pump stops momentarily it resets the solid state timer of the run-on alarm.  When aboard I test it daily by switching the bilge pump to the manual position for more than 2 minutes.  

A similar alarm could be utilized on the fresh water pressure pump.  It would only activate if the pressure pump (Amfa or otherwise) ran for more than 2 minutes.  

I checked the Borel Mfg. web site just now and don't see this alarm offered currently, however, I have a call into the owner to inquire about its status.  

I do like the idea of switching the pressure pump power off at night or when off the boat and I plan to incorporate that into my routine.

Thanks for the discussion.  I'll post as soon as I hear from Borel Mfg.

Gary S. Silver, M.D. (retired)
Amel SM 2000 Hull #  335
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico 

Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF Maybe Gary Silver will respond

 

Ryan & Kelly,

Great find!

I did not know that Square D offered this. This will work perfectly for any Amel with the OEM pump installed, but will not work for fans of Jabsco and others. That said, if I remember correctly, Gary Silver added an automatic cut-off switch that turned OFF the freshwater pump if it ran continuously for X minutes. Maybe Gary will respond.

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


On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 10:08 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
On my last boat, I had exactly the scenario you suggest happen: a hose let go while I was away from the boat, the entire water supply was pumped into the bilge, and the pump's diaphragm failed.

I recently had to replace the pressure switch on our SM's AMFA water pump, which is a standard Square D switch.  Rather than exact replacement, I used the FSG2J24M4BP, which has a low-pressure cut off.  If a hose lets go, the pressure drops to such an extent that the pump will turn off and not turn on again until you manually flip the switch.  This should prevent the worst of this type of problem, but it won't protect against slow leaks.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 8:04 AM Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:
On my last vessel  51 footer I used wall mounted timer from.McMaster carr that you could turn the dial from 15 to 120 minutes and then it would open the contacts electrically thereby turning off the water pump electric. It was placed by the galley sink. It worked flawlessly with daily use for 10 years. The reason we installed it was to ensure when we left the vessel that the water was turned off. On my Mango my SOP is simply turn off the water when I leave the boat. We have a bilge alarm when the water gets high for when we are onboard. 

Updated Event: Zoom Meeting Presentation of the Amel 50 from La Rochelle - Saturday, 16 May 2020 #cal-invite

main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Zoom Meeting Presentation of the Amel 50 from La Rochelle

When:
Saturday, 16 May 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Where:
From La Rochelle, France aboard Amel 50 SPEED OF LIFE

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:

Group members Matt & Cindy Salatino will present their brand new Amel 50 #27 "Speed of Life" from the Amel pontoon in La Rochelle. Matt and Cindy will give us a virtual tour during this presentation and answer your questions at the end of the presentation. Tilo Peters will administer the ZOOM meeting and I suspect that things will run smoothly and be enjoyed by all attending. Tilo may record this on YouTube and also may do a YouTube simulcast, but your best experience will be with ZOOM. Tilo will update you on what he will do with YouTube.

 

   Direct link to Join the 16 May at 20:00 UTC - ZOOM Meeting https://epfl.zoom.us/j/98523568530
   Meeting ID: 985 2356 8530
   Join by SIP 98523568530@...

If you missed our first ZOOM meeting, you can view it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Mm1bbL-PaA. The first meeting was a test to understand the process. We did not have an expert guest speaker but we plan to have an expert guest speaker for most future meetings. I am currently working to line up experts for:
   Standing Rigging
   Sails 
   Refrigeration
   And more

Times for participation around the world.

       
Country GMT +/- Scheduled Time Scheduled Date
(GMT) 0 2000 5/16/2020
UK Summer Time 100 2100 5/16/2020
NZ 1200 800 5/17/2020
AU Queensland 1000 600 5/17/2020
Tahiti -1000 1000 5/16/2020
USA West DST -700 1300 5/16/2020
USA East DST -400 1600 5/16/2020
USA Central DST -500 1500 5/16/2020
Martinique -400 1600 5/16/2020
Germany 200 2200 5/16/2020
Central EU Summer Time 200 2200 5/16/2020
Note: The above was checked with: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/time-zone-converter/

Re: ZOOM Meeting - Presentation of the Amel 50 from La Rochelle #ZOOM #IMPORTANT

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Thanks to Bill and Tilo for taking the time to make these happen.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 7:05 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [AmelYachtOwners] ZOOM Meeting - Presentation of the Amel 50 from La Rochelle #IMPORTANT #ZOOM

 

Re: Confirmation of Amel 50 ZOOM Meeting: Saturday, May 16th at 20:00 UTC.

This Saturday at 2000 hours GMT, we will have a presentation of a new Amel 50. Group members Matt & Cindy Salatino will present their brand new Amel 50 #27 "Speed of Life" from the Amel pontoon in La Rochelle. Matt and Cindy will give us a virtual tour during this presentation and answer your questions at the end of the presentation. Tilo Peters will administer the ZOOM meeting and I suspect that things will run smoothly and be enjoyed by all attending. Tilo may record this on YouTube and also may do a YouTube simulcast, but your best experience will be with ZOOM. Tilo will update you on what he will do with YouTube.

 

   Direct link to Join the 16 May at 20:00 UTC - ZOOM Meeting https://epfl.zoom.us/j/98523568530

   Meeting ID: 985 2356 8530

   Join by SIP 98523568530@...

 

If you missed our first ZOOM meeting, you can view it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Mm1bbL-PaA. The first meeting was a test to understand the process. We did not have an expert guest speaker but we plan to have an expert guest speaker for most future meetings. I am currently working to line up experts for:
   Standing Rigging
   Sails 
   Refrigeration
   And more

Times for participation around the world.

 

 

 

 

Country

GMT +/-

Scheduled Time

Scheduled Date

(GMT)

0

2000

5/16/2020

UK Summer Time

100

2100

5/16/2020

NZ

1200

800

5/17/2020

AU Queensland

1000

600

5/17/2020

Tahiti

-1000

1000

5/16/2020

USA West DST

-700

1300

5/16/2020

USA East DST

-400

1600

5/16/2020

USA Central DST

-500

1500

5/16/2020

Martinique

-400

1600

5/16/2020

Germany

200

2200

5/16/2020

Central EU Summer Time

200

2200

5/16/2020

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Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF

Ryan Meador
 

On my last boat, I had exactly the scenario you suggest happen: a hose let go while I was away from the boat, the entire water supply was pumped into the bilge, and the pump's diaphragm failed.

I recently had to replace the pressure switch on our SM's AMFA water pump, which is a standard Square D switch.  Rather than exact replacement, I used the FSG2J24M4BP, which has a low-pressure cut off.  If a hose lets go, the pressure drops to such an extent that the pump will turn off and not turn on again until you manually flip the switch.  This should prevent the worst of this type of problem, but it won't protect against slow leaks.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 8:04 AM Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:
On my last vessel  51 footer I used wall mounted timer from.McMaster carr that you could turn the dial from 15 to 120 minutes and then it would open the contacts electrically thereby turning off the water pump electric. It was placed by the galley sink. It worked flawlessly with daily use for 10 years. The reason we installed it was to ensure when we left the vessel that the water was turned off. On my Mango my SOP is simply turn off the water when I leave the boat. We have a bilge alarm when the water gets high for when we are onboard.