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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carrying spare rigging ?

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Peter,
A bulldog clip in American English is a paper clip. 
What's the translation from English English?
Cheers,  Craig


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

Hi,

We took two 4ft lengths of 20mm rigging wire with turn buckle eye at each end and 20 bulldog clips. We had aft lower failure (or broken strands to be exact) and used this scheme to jury rig repair until we got to Fiji.

Peter Forbes
Carango
Amel 54 #035
St Lucia - Marigot Bay 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carrying spare rigging ?

Peter Forbes
 

Hi,

We took two 4ft lengths of 20mm rigging wire with turn buckle eye at each end and 20 bulldog clips. We had aft lower failure (or broken strands to be exact) and used this scheme to jury rig repair until we got to Fiji.

Peter Forbes
Carango
Amel 54 #035
St Lucia - Marigot Bay 


On 28 Nov 2017, at 03:58, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello there

I'd value this groups thoughts on carrying spare rigging on long journeys - to allow for repairs on passage or in remote locations.

What supplies do you carry ?

My 1985 isomat masted (single spreader) maramu is pretty new to me and I've yet to see the masthead and the rigging terminals up there but the aft lowers have a ball and cup system that then locates into he spreader -to- mast attachment. In my experience aft lowers seem to take a lot of working on ocean crossings I was going to see about sourcing a spare to allow basic at sea repairs.

Anyway it'd be great to hear people's approach!

I wonder people dyneema based options for a 'get me home' jury rig and any mast / turnbuckle attachments these require?

All the best

Miles
Maramu 1985



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Eric,

I bought mine from Marine Beam, but when I look at their web site, they don’t seem to have it.
http://www.nikimat.com/factures/2015_04_14_marine_beam.jpg

http://www.nikimat.com/light.html
looks the same as the link you show.

I had the 60 degree angle for both, and it was ok on the forward spreader, but I think the narrower angle you had was better.

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Mon, 11/27/17, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, November 27, 2017, 4:24 PM


 









   From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 5:23
PM
To:
amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast
Deck Flood Lights    This might be the
lamp.http://www.lunasealighting.com/products/detail/spreader-foredeck-led-light-bulb/led-flood-lightsIf it is not ot looks
like this.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376  From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 5:09
PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast
Deck Flood Lights   Hi,I believe Alexandre
posted the model of a very effective LED deck light.
Unfortunately I do not
remember where I bought it. I bought the narrow beam one for
the foredeck, and the wide beam for the
cockpit.It fits into the Aqua
Signal deck light fixtures. They are heavier than the glass
light bulb. I would strongly suggest reinforcing the fixture
or put silicone around the LED due to its
weight.They are amazingly
bright.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376  From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 3:36
PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck
Flood Lights   Good morning crew, I would
like to replace the Main Mast Deck Flood Light, preferably
an LED. Has anyone got a contact where to obtain these and
in 24Volt. There is such an array of options available,
it's exhausting and I would like to stick with something
close to the original. Best
RegardsBarry & RobynTradewinds III SM
#171


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Depth of life raft locker

Ian Park
 

James
We have a Viking Ocean self righting Liferaft. Bought specifically for that attribute.
Our Santorin already had the liferaft mounted on the aft deck, jest behind the mizzen mast. I thought of moving it to the rail like the 54, but decided that if the worst happened then we would be awash in the cockpit in the best place to deploy it.
I didn’t consider the life raft locker. I didn’t fancy the juggle on the side deck to extricate it.
I can still store my dinghy over the liferaft (the transom slots in between the mast and the raft! But I do have to deflate the front tube to keep it out of the way of the mizzen mainsheet. It only goes there on long passages to keep the foredeck clear.

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96



On 27 Nov 2017, at 23:58, James Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Do any of you own a viking raft?  The off-shore version weighs in at 80 lbs.  Though I could lift this out, I doubt my wife could do that if I were incapacitated… However, it appears to be the only self-righting raft out there .


James
On Nov 27, 2017, at 2:00 AM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Congratulations Mark on your new Amel.  I can't tell you the depth of the locker as I am not on the boat, but it is close to 4 feet.  I just bought a 6-man Switlik that weighs about 60 lbs and is a considerably smaller package than my old Datrex raft.  I'm 70 years old now and don't think I'd have any problem yanking it out with adrenaline pumping.  It is very close to the extra mizzen halyard if necessary.
I don't like having large equipment hanging outside the lifelines.
Kent
SN243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 48galley

Ian Park
 

I haven’t been on board a Maramu, but it sounds the same as the Santorin. We’ve never had a problem in rough weather in the galley. We have a belt for the cooker which we have never used. I use it at the chart table seat instead.

Ian ‘Ocean Hobo’ SN96


On 27 Nov 2017, at 20:49, Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Is the Maramu 48 galley functional? Looks like it’s just open to the salon and doesn’t have a good place for bracing?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights

seagasm
 

Thank you everyone for your response, I will look into all your suggestions. I appreciated your help.

Best Regards

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM # 171


Carrying spare rigging ?

smiles bernard
 

Hello there

I'd value this groups thoughts on carrying spare rigging on long journeys - to allow for repairs on passage or in remote locations.

What supplies do you carry ?

My 1985 isomat masted (single spreader) maramu is pretty new to me and I've yet to see the masthead and the rigging terminals up there but the aft lowers have a ball and cup system that then locates into he spreader -to- mast attachment. In my experience aft lowers seem to take a lot of working on ocean crossings I was going to see about sourcing a spare to allow basic at sea repairs.

Anyway it'd be great to hear people's approach!

I wonder people dyneema based options for a 'get me home' jury rig and any mast / turnbuckle attachments these require?

All the best

Miles
Maramu 1985


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu 2000 Cleat Brand

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Gary,

these cleats are made by Plastimo. They seem to be available. Have a look at the website www.plastimo.fr
Find the dimensions and the ones on the toe rail are called "taraudes" which means "tapped". There are also the "fraises" which means "drilled".

Good luck 

Olivier


On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:53 AM, amelliahona wrote:


 
Does anyone know the manufacturer of the toe-rail 10 inch cleats on the Super Maramu 2000 (my hull number 335).  Maud tells me matching ones aren't available from Amel any longer.   I had a couple damaged during Hurricane Maria and would like to find matching ones if possible.
Thanks, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona






Super Maramu 2000 Cleat Brand

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the toe-rail 10 inch cleats on the Super Maramu 2000 (my hull number 335).  Maud tells me matching ones aren't available from Amel any longer.   I had a couple damaged during Hurricane Maria and would like to find matching ones if possible.

Thanks, 


Gary S. Silver

s/v Liahona





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Depth of life raft locker

James Cromie
 

Do any of you own a viking raft?  The off-shore version weighs in at 80 lbs.  Though I could lift this out, I doubt my wife could do that if I were incapacitated… However, it appears to be the only self-righting raft out there .

James

On Nov 27, 2017, at 2:00 AM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Congratulations Mark on your new Amel.  I can't tell you the depth of the locker as I am not on the boat, but it is close to 4 feet.  I just bought a 6-man Switlik that weighs about 60 lbs and is a considerably smaller package than my old Datrex raft.  I'm 70 years old now and don't think I'd have any problem yanking it out with adrenaline pumping.  It is very close to the extra mizzen halyard if necessary.
I don't like having large equipment hanging outside the lifelines.
Kent
SN243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: topics that will create tons of correspondence

eric freedman
 

yup

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 10:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: topics that will create tons of correspondence

 

 

Eric,

 

Don't forget monohulls vs catamarans!

 

Bill Kinney



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

Having been on a number of sailing websites over the years I find it interesting that certain topics create endless correspondence. I mean nothing negative by this. I just find it interesting.

 

Sail Cloth

Deck shoes

Anchors,

Propellers

Varnish and paint

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: topics that will create tons of correspondence

greatketch@...
 

Eric,

Don't forget monohulls vs catamarans!

Bill Kinney


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

Having been on a number of sailing websites over the years I find it interesting that certain topics create endless correspondence. I mean nothing negative by this. I just find it interesting.

 

Sail Cloth

Deck shoes

Anchors,

Propellers

Varnish and paint

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Flexofold Prop

greatketch@...
 


James,

There are so many variables... there are always exceptions to the simple rules...

If I wanted to design a boat with as little prop walk as possible I would put the prop deep on a horizontal shaft (like an SM) so the slipstream stayed as far away from the hull as possible.  I would put the prop as far back from a very narrow keel as I could to give the slip stream time to lose energy before it interacted with the hull.  Kind of like some of the ocean racing monohulls that use saildrives.

Or...  make the keel so big, deep and broad that the momentum transfer was the same on both sides.  I drove a Tayana 37 that was like this. Full keel, prop in an aperture between the keel hung rudder and keel.  Prop walk was not really noticeable. 

Some boats that have a reputation for very limited propwalk actually just have very large and responsive spade rudders that get a good bite at low speeds and overwhelm the walk as soon as the boat starts moving.

This is one of the reasons that twin screw boats almost always have counter rotating props: All the off axis yaw forces cancel out.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL

---In amelyachtowners@..., <lokiyawl2@...> wrote :

Bill,

  That is the most reasonable explanation that I have ever heard for why props walk.    You have knack for explaining things in an understandable form.  So if i have processed the information correctly, the only way to have a single prop that does not walk is to have infinite draft so that the two slip streams fully cancel?  If I am on the right track, does this also explain  the reason that the more shallow draft boats that I have handled seem to have more prop walk than the deeper keeled ones?  I always just thought that this was due to difference in the force required to move more lateral plane sideways but now you have me rethinking this…   

Best,

James
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Flexofold Prop

greatketch@...
 

That's how I taught people to do it for almost ten years.  For most beginning big boat skippers it was the most intimidating of the lessons.  Putting an expensive 40 foot boat into a space less than 50 feet wide, and requiring them spin it on its axis to get out of the dead end. Certainly terrifying to start but very rewarding when they figured it out!

One of the main reasons we spent so much time on the "back and fill" lessons was to give the novice skippers the idea that prop walk doesn't have to be a bug, it can be a feature if you know how to take advantage of it!  

I have helmed full keel boats with keel hung rudders that had poor steering in reverse, and almost no prop walk.  They were truly nightmares in reverse. Almost brownian motion. Give me moderate, predictable prop walk any day!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL


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

Hi Bill,

I can't disagree with your input but I offer my thoughts. When a boat is stationary, or changing from forward to reverse initially the prop is turning in the water and the linear flow of water over the blades has not established the propeller just acts like a wheel and walks through the water. That's why prop walk is most pronounced when reverse is engaged from forward, (and on fishing boats with huge diameter props). Then as the flow settles down over the blades the effect diminishes. The auto prop has much less walk than other props because of its free blades adopting optimum angle for the forces applied, torque, rpm, load etc. Not so like a wheel. That's my reasoning anyway.

That aside. If you want to turn a super maramu  on her axis try this. At idling speed forward put your helm hard to port. Apply full throttle fast. As the boat gets forward momentum, cut the throttle, click to neutral, click to reverse. Apply full throttle in reverse.  The bow will swing fast to port. As it slows, cut throttle and click click through to forward, again apply full throttle fast. The helm is held hard to port all the time and you must allow her to move a bit forward and reverse before you change gear.

Repeat the process until you have turned to where you want. This method won't overcome a strong cross wind but works very well.

The spectators are always very impressed.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl



topics that will create tons of correspondence

eric freedman
 

Having been on a number of sailing websites over the years I find it interesting that certain topics create endless correspondence. I mean nothing negative by this. I just find it interesting.

 

Sail Cloth

Deck shoes

Anchors,

Propellers

Varnish and paint

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Flexofold Prop

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bill,

I can't disagree with your input but I offer my thoughts. When a boat is stationary, or changing from forward to reverse initially the prop is turning in the water and the linear flow of water over the blades has not established the propeller just acts like a wheel and walks through the water. That's why prop walk is most pronounced when reverse is engaged from forward, (and on fishing boats with huge diameter props). Then as the flow settles down over the blades the effect diminishes. The auto prop has much less walk than other props because of its free blades adopting optimum angle for the forces applied, torque, rpm, load etc. Not so like a wheel. That's my reasoning anyway.

That aside. If you want to turn a super maramu  on her axis try this. At idling speed forward put your helm hard to port. Apply full throttle fast. As the boat gets forward momentum, cut the throttle, click to neutral, click to reverse. Apply full throttle in reverse.  The bow will swing fast to port. As it slows, cut throttle and click click through to forward, again apply full throttle fast. The helm is held hard to port all the time and you must allow her to move a bit forward and reverse before you change gear.

Repeat the process until you have turned to where you want. This method won't overcome a strong cross wind but works very well.

The spectators are always very impressed.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 28 November 2017 at 09:07 "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

There have been many explanations for prop walk written over the years.  The best that can be said about most of them is that they are "creative."


The idea that it was caused by the angle of the prop shaft was a popular one that has appeared in a number of popular sailing books and instructional materials. If that was the reason for why we have prop walk then an Amel SM, with its horizontal prop shaft, would have none.  But of course it does.  Not a lot compared to some boats, but enough to prove that explanation is just plain wrong or, at the very least, incomplete.

Here is how I explained it to my students when I was teaching big boat maneuvering:
An ideal propeller in a perfect universe would move through the water like a screw moves into a wood plank. A propeller with a 14" pitch would move a boat forward 14" for every turn.  But there are no perfect propellers, we do not live in a perfect universe, and water is not wood, so propellers "slip".  A propeller with a 14" pitch will move a boat (very roughly) 10" forward for every turn, and some water will be thrown in the opposite direction.  This is the "slipstream."

Because a propeller is spinning, its slipstream is also rotating as it move away from the prop.  Now comes the hard part without drawing on the napkin...  

Imagine you are behind a boat in reverse. the prop is spinning counterclockwise as you look forward. The slipstream is moving forward, and while it moves forward, it also is spinning counterclockwise.

The top of the slipstream is moving from your right to your left while moving forward.  It hits the hull and/or keel. Very close to 100% of its horizontal momentum is transferred to the boat, pushing the stern to your left (the boat's port).

The bottom of the slipstream hits your boat hull and/or keel moving from left to right.  Less than 100% of its momentum gets transferred to the boat because some of it escapes by going under the hull and/of keel.  It does push the boat somewhat to the right (starboard) but it is less efficient, so the stern of the boat experiences a net push to port.
There are probably other things going on here too, but this model seems to explain all the variations I see.  For example, when  you first shift into reverse, the boat is not moving.  Slip is close to 100%, and prop walk can be dramatic. As soon as the boat begins to move, slip decreases, and prop walk decreases even if you don't correct at all with the rudder.  Maybe you could argue that this is the time you are most concerned with and the YM test is a reasonable model.  I would argue I prefer to know if the boat can be steered once it starts moving, because that is more important to me.  So...  maybe I was a bit harsh to say "almost useless" :-)  At least I didn't write "totally useless!"

In a typical sailboat propeller installation the slip is about 30%.  Yes, it will be higher in reverse, but close enough for argument.  The way YM ran their tests the boat was tied down and could not move.  So the slip must be 100%.  The slipstream is roughly 2 to 3 times stronger than it would normally be.  The difference between the amount of propwalk in the real world (where boats actually move)  with different props is caused by the changing ratio of thrust to slip. The test they ran takes that completely out of the equation. In the test as they ran it the prop that moves more water will always show more propwalk.  

There are so many variables, that I would hesitate to ever predict the differences in prop walk magnitude between two different boats. But I'll say this, if there is a difference between a Maramu and a Super Maramu, it is not because of the angle of the prop shaft.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL

---In amelyachtowners@..., <lokiyawl2@...> wrote :

Bill,

   A great post!  Your points about the problem of load matching a particular prop to various conditions is on point I think.  I was thinking about what you said about the fixed bollard test and prop walk possibly being almost useless data and am wondering if that is always correct?  I thinking this because generally when I shift into reverse, the boat will usually have little or no forward motion so there will be a period of time where there is almost no flow over the hull in either direction.  So in effect would this period of reversing when the boat is reversing direction not be quite similar to being tied to a bollard?   

   Can you tell me if there is a significant difference in the amount of prop walk (sideways) between a prop shaft that is angled such as on my Maramu versus the shaft on the SM which appears to be in line with the WL?  

   Again, interesting discourse, thanks!

Best,

James
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights

eric freedman
 

Mark,

If you are talking about the foredeck light half way up the mast. I bought one last year at Budget Marine in St Maarten. It is a stock item.

24 volts just means you have to change the lamps from 12 to 24 volts.

Easy install with ¼ inch pop rivets.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights

 

 

I believe that Barry's email is referring to a light fixture not merely a bulb.  In my case, the fixture had lost the retaining ring/cap and was otherwise in poor shape.  I could not find a replacement fixture for a 24 volt Aqua-Signal incandescent fixture anywhere online in Europe. I am not sure that one can find them in the US.  Only the 12 volt versions of the incandescent fixture seem to be available.  So if you want to stay with Aqua-Signal ("stay close to the original" as Barry said) and require 24 volts, as we do, then the pricey Aqua-Signal Series 43 LED combi light seems to be the only way to go. It's a "drop in" replacement.

   Mark

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Spain

 

On 11/27/2017 7:06 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

OMG – You paid $610 for a light bulb?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – St Lucia, the crime island

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights

 

 

Hi Barry & Robyn,

   I recently installed the Aqua Signal Series 43 LED Masthead / Foredeck Combi-Light.  Fits exactly where the original incandescent Aqua-Signal light was.  Runs at 12 and 24 volts.  You can buy it everywhere.  I got mine at svb24.com in Germany but defender has it for $610 in the US.

  Best regards,

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419,  currently in Spain

 

On 11/27/2017 3:35 PM, seagasm@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Good morning crew, I would like to replace the Main Mast Deck Flood Light, preferably an LED. Has anyone got a contact where to obtain these and in 24Volt. There is such an array of options available, it's exhausting and I would like to stick with something close to the original.

 

Best Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM #171

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights

Ryan Meador
 

I replaced my mizzen/cockpit lightbulb with this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWWB5LM

It has served me well since August, and is probably the least expensive boat maintenance I've ever done.  They also make a spotlight version which I intend to install on the mainmast first thing in the spring.

Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 8:01 PM, Mark Pitt mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I believe that Barry's email is referring to a light fixture not merely a bulb.  In my case, the fixture had lost the retaining ring/cap and was otherwise in poor shape.  I could not find a replacement fixture for a 24 volt Aqua-Signal incandescent fixture anywhere online in Europe. I am not sure that one can find them in the US.  Only the 12 volt versions of the incandescent fixture seem to be available.  So if you want to stay with Aqua-Signal ("stay close to the original" as Barry said) and require 24 volts, as we do, then the pricey Aqua-Signal Series 43 LED combi light seems to be the only way to go. It's a "drop in" replacement.

   Mark

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Spain


On 11/27/2017 7:06 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

OMG – You paid $610 for a light bulb?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – St Lucia, the crime island

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights

 

 

Hi Barry & Robyn,

   I recently installed the Aqua Signal Series 43 LED Masthead / Foredeck Combi-Light.  Fits exactly where the original incandescent Aqua-Signal light was.  Runs at 12 and 24 volts.  You can buy it everywhere.  I got mine at svb24.com in Germany but defender has it for $610 in the US.

  Best regards,

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419,  currently in Spain

 

On 11/27/2017 3:35 PM, seagasm@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Good morning crew, I would like to replace the Main Mast Deck Flood Light, preferably an LED. Has anyone got a contact where to obtain these and in 24Volt. There is such an array of options available, it's exhausting and I would like to stick with something close to the original.

 

Best Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM #171

 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights

Mark Pitt
 

I believe that Barry's email is referring to a light fixture not merely a bulb.  In my case, the fixture had lost the retaining ring/cap and was otherwise in poor shape.  I could not find a replacement fixture for a 24 volt Aqua-Signal incandescent fixture anywhere online in Europe. I am not sure that one can find them in the US.  Only the 12 volt versions of the incandescent fixture seem to be available.  So if you want to stay with Aqua-Signal ("stay close to the original" as Barry said) and require 24 volts, as we do, then the pricey Aqua-Signal Series 43 LED combi light seems to be the only way to go. It's a "drop in" replacement.

   Mark

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Spain


On 11/27/2017 7:06 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

OMG – You paid $610 for a light bulb?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – St Lucia, the crime island

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Deck Flood Lights

 

 

Hi Barry & Robyn,

   I recently installed the Aqua Signal Series 43 LED Masthead / Foredeck Combi-Light.  Fits exactly where the original incandescent Aqua-Signal light was.  Runs at 12 and 24 volts.  You can buy it everywhere.  I got mine at svb24.com in Germany but defender has it for $610 in the US.

  Best regards,

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419,  currently in Spain

 

On 11/27/2017 3:35 PM, seagasm@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Good morning crew, I would like to replace the Main Mast Deck Flood Light, preferably an LED. Has anyone got a contact where to obtain these and in 24Volt. There is such an array of options available, it's exhausting and I would like to stick with something close to the original.

 

Best Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM #171

 



48galley

james Hosford
 

Is the Maramu 48 galley functional? Looks like it’s just open to the salon and doesn’t have a good place for bracing?