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Re: BT seals

Leopold Hauer
 

Could you please add me to the list too, 2 sets delivered to Austria.
Would be great, thank you so much.

Leopold Hauer
Yin Yang
SM 69

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Am 05.06.2021 um 08:33 schrieb scentstone <scentstone@...>:



Thank you  Jose Venegas for the design and sharing knowledge
Thank you Ken Powers for maintaining the list
Thank you Biil Rouse for review and approval

Please could you add me for 2 sets with delivery to France.

I was wondering how to avoid bothering somebody at asking or waiting for the payment…
Maybe, when order time will be closed coud you post a summary indicating actual prices and shipping costs + credit card payment contact etc.

 

Thank you again

Fred S/V ScentStone SM2K #375 

Jun


Re: BT seals

Dominique Sery
 

Hello Ken,

I would also be interested for two sets, shipped to Europe (France).

Thanks

Dominique

Irko A54#16


Re: BT seals

scentstone
 

Thank you  Jose Venegas for the design and sharing knowledge
Thank you Ken Powers for maintaining the list
Thank you Biil Rouse for review and approval

Please could you add me for 2 sets with delivery to France.

I was wondering how to avoid bothering somebody at asking or waiting for the payment…
Maybe, when order time will be closed coud you post a summary indicating actual prices and shipping costs + credit card payment contact etc.

 

Thank you again

Fred S/V ScentStone SM2K #375 

Jun


Re: BT seals

Vladan SV PAME
 

Hi Ken,

I would like to order 2 sets, shipped to Turkey.

Thanks.


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Re: BT seals

Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Hi Ken,


2 pieces shipped to Europe please.


Stefan Jeukendrup SM2K#348 sv Malaka Queen in Turkey



Thank you so much for this initative.


Stefan Jeukendrup

sv Malaka Queen

sm2k#348 @Gulluk,Turkey



Op 04-06-2021 om 05:15 schreef Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal via groups.io:

Nick Fowle Rascal US 
Nick Fowle Rascal US 

Sent from ProtonMail for iOS


On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 3:46 PM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
Updated List for the 20 units Bow Thruster Seals----

1.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU

2.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
3.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
4.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
5.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
6.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
7.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
8.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
9.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
10.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
11.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
12.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
13.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
14.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
15.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
16.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
17.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
18.  Chuck Lacey sv Joy #388
19.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
20.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
21.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey
22.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey

Please add yourself quickly as we only have a few more days to up the order.

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262



Re: Solar installation and Link10 Battery Monitor

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thank you also Daniela and Michael ,

Finding really good solar guys in this part of the world is not the easiest but I think we’ll get there .

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen

On 5 Jun 2021, at 07:24, Ian Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com> wrote:

Thank you Mark and Bill ,

These things are sent to try those trying to launch in a hurry !

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen

Sent from my iPhone

On 5 Jun 2021, at 00:51, Michael Markstaller via groups.io <michael=markstaller.de@groups.io> wrote:

Hi,

from your explanations, sorry, I would suspect your missing some major things!
IF the MPPT is going directly onto the battery its bypassing the battery-monitor, so you won't see it at all.
How much PV panels do you have? Really? 26-28V says nothing, it's the job of your MPPT-charger to adjust that to your batteries like 12V (14,4V charging, 13,5V "Standby") or 24V (below 28.8V charging they will never get full above 70-80%)

I found nothing on Google, what a "Link 10" could be

--
Daniela & Michael
Blue Horizon - EUROS #215





Re: Holding tank riser

karkauai
 

Has anyone tried to remove the trim panel inboard of the holding tank to get better access?  Can it be done without a chainsaw and/or axe?
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Rebuilding the main furler worm gear box...seal orientation

karkauai
 

Thanks, Brian, that sounds like its worth a try.
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Solar installation and Link10 Battery Monitor

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thank you Mark and Bill ,

These things are sent to try those trying to launch in a hurry !

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen

On 5 Jun 2021, at 00:51, Michael Markstaller via groups.io <michael=markstaller.de@groups.io> wrote:

Hi,

from your explanations, sorry, I would suspect your missing some major things!
IF the MPPT is going directly onto the battery its bypassing the battery-monitor, so you won't see it at all.
How much PV panels do you have? Really? 26-28V says nothing, it's the job of your MPPT-charger to adjust that to your batteries like 12V (14,4V charging, 13,5V "Standby") or 24V (below 28.8V charging they will never get full above 70-80%)

I found nothing on Google, what a "Link 10" could be

--
Daniela & Michael
Blue Horizon - EUROS #215





Re: BT seals

karkauai
 

I would like 2 sets, please.  Shipped to Maryland, USA.

THANKS!!!
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: sv ABAYOMI #cal-notice

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Congrats on the "New" boat!  Good choice!
Fair Winds,
Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Need a few more interested Amels!

1.  Aquarius SM2K#262, Ken Powers,  USA Nevada, but need to know weight because I will take them on a flight to Thailand.
2.  Solitude SM2K#461,  Mike & PETA,  EU
3. Nunky Super Maramu #110, Mark Barter, UK
4. Martyn Crighton SV NADA, SM 327
5. Mat and Michelle Talia SM208
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Only 5 more people required to get these rub rails!  


Re: BT seals

Teun BAAS
 

Ken,

According to BR this also fits the A54. So pls get me 2 or 3 sets as well.

Teun

T

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "EricOpdeweegh via groups.io" <sv.abayomi@...>
Date: 6/4/21 15:53 (GMT-06:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] BT seals

Hi Ken,

Hope your doing fine, out of jail:)  and reached your boat already in Krabi

Can you put me in for 2 sets BT seals too?

Happy maintenance 
Eric Opdeweegh, Rotterdam The Netherlands
sv Abayomi SM 158 (Italy)


Re: BT seals

Mark McGovern
 

Ken,

I will take two (2) sets.  They will be shipped to Maryland in the US of A.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: BT seals

 

I am not sure if Amel 54 owners realize this, but this silicone seal will replace the 60 x 80 x 12 lip seal on the 54 Bow Thruster and, although I have not measured it, I am 99% sure the A-55 as well.

I am totally on board with this silicone seal that Jose designed.

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


On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 4:51 PM Jose Venegas via groups.io <josegvenegas=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Ken and future users of the silicone BT seals,

I am truly impressed of the interest of using my design of the silicone seals.  I feel I could have started a company :)

Perhaps it will help if I explain why I ended up using two different seals (Wiper and lip seal)  in series instead of just one.
Not knowing whether either seal was going to work well, I decided to request one of each to test how well the fit on the space.  
When I received them I realized that I could place the lip seal first, facing down (NOT UP as in your drawings) and then place the wiper above it as shown in the pix.  Note that both seals should have the lip facing down to prevent water intake. This would double the sealing mechanism which I think is the reason for the longevity of the design. Also note that you can place them in the opposite order (but same direction !!) and it may still work well as I have heard from others. 

 So far I have had it in place for more than 4 years without changing them and have no water intake, even in two occasions were I forgot to bring the BT up for a few minutes while on the way, or compress the neoprene donuts with  the pin.  The softness of the silicone seals allow some motion without opening a slit thus preventing water ingress. With the old seals the misalignment of the seals and the trunk would have deformed the seals and damaged the for ever.

How to do it:

 Use silicone sealant to seal the bottom of the lip seal against the fiberglass bottom and side surfaces. 

Then I added sealant to the top flat surface of the lip seal also and aded the wiper with the lip FACING DOWN also.  

This lets half of the wiper protruding above the fibre glass opening but it still has good attachment against the top surface of the wiper and the side of the fibre-glass opening.

Place some weight over the wiper to push it agains the lip seal and leave the silicone sealant dry overnight.

Add the neoprene seal but only glue it after you have passed the trunk to guide its proper location.

Before you bring up the trunk, because the diameter of the lips is slightly less than the trunk’s diameter, It is NECESARY to use the wood insert provided by AMEL to service the BT on the water, also to help sliding the trunk up once the seals are in place. A little silicone grease will also help.  If you don’t use the wood wood, you will find it very difficult to insert the trunk up and you may ruin the wiper.

Here are two pix that may help

Jose 
Ipaname SM2K 278



Re: BT seals

Jose Venegas
 

Hello Ken and future users of the silicone BT seals,

I am truly impressed of the interest of using my design of the silicone seals.  I feel I could have started a company :)

Perhaps it will help if I explain why I ended up using two different seals (Wiper and lip seal)  in series instead of just one.
Not knowing whether either seal was going to work well, I decided to request one of each to test how well the fit on the space.  
When I received them I realized that I could place the lip seal first, facing down (NOT UP as in your drawings) and then place the wiper above it as shown in the pix.  Note that both seals should have the lip facing down to prevent water intake. This would double the sealing mechanism which I think is the reason for the longevity of the design. Also note that you can place them in the opposite order (but same direction !!) and it may still work well as I have heard from others. 

 So far I have had it in place for more than 4 years without changing them and have no water intake, even in two occasions were I forgot to bring the BT up for a few minutes while on the way, or compress the neoprene donuts with  the pin.  The softness of the silicone seals allow some motion without opening a slit thus preventing water ingress. With the old seals the misalignment of the seals and the trunk would have deformed the seals and damaged the for ever.

How to do it:

 Use silicone sealant to seal the bottom of the lip seal against the fiberglass bottom and side surfaces. 

Then I added sealant to the top flat surface of the lip seal also and aded the wiper with the lip FACING DOWN also.  

This lets half of the wiper protruding above the fibre glass opening but it still has good attachment against the top surface of the wiper and the side of the fibre-glass opening.

Place some weight over the wiper to push it agains the lip seal and leave the silicone sealant dry overnight.

Add the neoprene seal but only glue it after you have passed the trunk to guide its proper location.

Before you bring up the trunk, because the diameter of the lips is slightly less than the trunk’s diameter, It is NECESARY to use the wood insert provided by AMEL to service the BT on the water, also to help sliding the trunk up once the seals are in place. A little silicone grease will also help.  If you don’t use the wood wood, you will find it very difficult to insert the trunk up and you may ruin the wiper.

Here are two pix that may help

Jose 
Ipaname SM2K 278



Re: Solar installation and Link10 Battery Monitor

Michael Markstaller
 

Hi,

from your explanations, sorry, I would suspect your missing some major things!
IF the MPPT is going directly onto the battery its bypassing the battery-monitor, so you won't see it at all.
How much PV panels do you have? Really? 26-28V says nothing, it's the job of your MPPT-charger to adjust that to your batteries like 12V (14,4V charging, 13,5V "Standby") or 24V (below 28.8V charging they will never get full above 70-80%)

I found nothing on Google, what a "Link 10" could be

--
Daniela & Michael
Blue Horizon - EUROS #215


Re: Solar installation and Link10 Battery Monitor

 

Ian,

Mark's advice is correct. I am going to go a bit further.

I had a marine electrician wire my MPPT and panels to the battery bank. He connected the negative terminal to a convenient bolt on the shunt in the photo below. This is the wrong place because it distorted the readings showing too much energy going into the battery bank. See the next photo below.
image.png

I suggest that you connect the cables to the battery switches and connect them on the Battery side of the positive switch and the negative switch. I also suggest that you consider using a positive and negative bus bar to take some of the wires off of this terminal. This photo is of a Typical Positive Switch on an Amel. The Negative switch will look about the same. I placed a green circle on the switch lug that needs to receive battery charging from the MPPT.
image.png


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


On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 2:32 PM Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:
Ian,

It's sounds like the DC negative cable from your solar charge controller is wired incorrectly and is bypassing the shunt.  Therefore, the shunt and the battery monitor are not "seeing" the amps going into the batteries from the solar panels.  Try moving the negative cable coming from the solar charge controller to the "inlet" side of the shunt so that the current from the charge controller is going through the shunt.  The shunt is located outside the battery compartment on the other side of the main DC negative stud that is inside the battery compartment.  Remove the mattress above the battery compartment and you will see a small hole where you can access  the shunt.

Mark


On Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 2:36 PM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Hello all, 

We have just escaped London for Greece and reunion with Pen Azen who has been fitted with two solar panels in our absence . 
The solar monitor shows good volts and amps going in to the batteries but the Link 10 , whilst showing good volts ( 26-28 ) also shows that with only the fridge on ( we are ashore ) we are losing amps, now down to about 70%
What is curious is that when we use the 220v chargers with shore power the readings don’t change. 

Can it be that in some way the addition of the solar interferes with the function of the Link10?

The panels are small , giving maybe 7.5 Amps . The wiring from the MPPT goes direct into the battery compartment to connect with the two main stubs

Any ideas ? 

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen , SM 302, Kilada, Greece


--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: BT seals

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Ken,

Hope your doing fine, out of jail:)  and reached your boat already in Krabi

Can you put me in for 2 sets BT seals too?

Happy maintenance 
Eric Opdeweegh, Rotterdam The Netherlands
sv Abayomi SM 158 (Italy)


Stove 2 burner gas hose specifications #stove

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Amalians,

Preparing to go to Abayomi on monday from Holland and getting some late spareparts.
Appreciate if anyone would know the length of the gas-hose on the standard 2 burner stove on a 1995 Super Maramu. 
We would like to change the hose soonest after 25 years due to possible insurance exclusions in case of fire.

Anyone who could give us the specifications of the gas hose and the couplings on this I assume ENO 2 burner stove from 1995?

Thanks
Eric 
sv Abayomi SM 158

1781 - 1800 of 60072