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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] testing.

JOHN HAYES
 

Got as far as Wellington Danny

Best

John Hayes
Nga Waka 

On 14/08/2018, at 4:17 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Two of my recent posts have failed to be delivered. This is a test post

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl




testing.

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Two of my recent posts have failed to be delivered. This is a test post

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Info- calpeda pump for 160 LPH watermaker

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

karkauai
 

Thanks Alan, sounds like anchoring in the S Pac is going to be a challenge on many fronts.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Aug 13, 2018, at 4:18 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,


Sometimes you can unwind yourself from a wrapped bommie if you know which way the boat has swung around it.
Often you need someone to go in the water to see where the chain is and provide directions for the helm to unwind it.
Worst case we ever had in Fiji we had to get a diving team...our chain was wrapped tight around two bommies and it took some time to get it off.
Every situation is different.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 




Hi David,

the length of the floating line just needs to be long enough to be easily reached and I wouldn't argue. I attach mine to the shackle on each anchor so when the primary anchor is in the roller its shackle is easily reached. Rope to attach the second anchor, no way. Is is harder to pull the primary out of mud. No. Retrieving an anchor doesn't involve pulling the anchor through the bottom material, particularly if it is well set. You have the boat directly  over the anchor and up she comes. If its well set, take up the slack with the windlass and wait for the next swell to lift it. If no swell, gently nudge forward under motor. Either way the second anchor being attached to the front wont change the retrieval.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 14 August 2018 at 03:30 "dbv_au@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

re Danny's prior comment: "... tandem anchoring. Attach 10 m of chain to the hole in the leading edge of your primary anchor and add the second anchor to that. Then take 13 metes of floating line and attach one end to each anchor."

You might try a longer length of floating line, such that the outer end is attached to the secondary anchor, with the inner end attached to the <anchor chain> inboard of the primary anchor, at a point between the shank of the primary and the windlass gypsy.  This enables the line to be more readily accessible than if it is on the anchor when resting on it's roller.  I saw this arrangement on SV Samantha, earlier this year in St Maarten; Rudi swears by this set-up for ease of use, although his set-up used 1" line between the primary and secondary anchors.  I would prefer chain, for chafe protection.

I have also been wondering if a tripping line might also be beneficial for the outer/secondary anchor.  More complexity I know, but if the secondary (outer) anchor really digs in, would this make it more difficult if not impossible to free the inner (primary) anchor?  With just a single anchor well set, especially in mud, but also in sand, we sometimes have to be very gentle to ease the anchor out, else risk damage to the windlass.  I imagine that this would become worse with an additional outboard anchor well set.

I am interested in others' experience and set-ups for the use of anchors in tandem.

David
Perigee, SM#396
Curaçao

 


 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

greatketch@...
 

Only one topic(*) generates more forceful arguments between sailors than anchoring.  All real cruising sailors have strong opinions about what works. So I comment with humility...

I am not a fan of tandem anchors.  To my thinking it is an idea far better in theory than in practice.  But...if I needed to for some reason, I would follow the advice in this article of Peter Smith's (designer of the Rocna anchor): https://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/tandem-anchoring.php

The key takeaway for me is this quote:  "Most boaters should never have cause for tandem anchoring. Your primary anchor should be sized so that it is adequate on its own in practically all conditions – if it is not, then upgrade."

If you are lifting your anchor with an electric windlass, there seems little reason to have less than the biggest anchor you would ever use as your primary anchor on the bow. While this is not a place I like to carry extra weight, the difference between a "normal" and a "serious cruising" anchor is certainly not more than 40 or 50 pounds.

The single biggest problem with the tandem system is that I am most worried about my anchor's security during dramatic wind shifts.  This is exactly the time that the extra hardware on the bottom can be more problem-causing than problem-solving.

(*) The one more contentious topic:  "Mono or cat?"

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grease stains under steering cables [1 Attachment]

 

You can clip-on while in the cockpit and lock the helm while at anchor...easy to add.


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

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 2:45 PM cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from cpp_berkeley included below]

Hi all,


On my A54 #69, I opened the aft berth to inspect the steering and found some grease dripping out of the steering cables. See attached photo. You can see a bit of grease on the cable itself, but the black grease stains below are from the cable "leaking".


On the A54, we don't have an easy way to lock the steering at anchor, so sometimes the steering does turn lock to lock as the boat swings around. I was thinking about tying it off, but am a bit concerned that it would slow down a hasty exit if necessary. 


Perhaps over time, this lock to lock rotation has caused a problem and that's the source of the grease? Or is this normal and nothing to worry about?




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

greatketch@...
 


Re: Grease stains under steering cables

Alan Leslie
 

we have a short bungee cord with hooks that holds the wheel attached to the big locking pin on the port side of the companionway. we always put it on when the boat is not moving. it only takes seconds to remove it.
cheers
alan
elyse sm437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Kent,

Sometimes you can unwind yourself from a wrapped bommie if you know which way the boat has swung around it.
Often you need someone to go in the water to see where the chain is and provide directions for the helm to unwind it.
Worst case we ever had in Fiji we had to get a diving team...our chain was wrapped tight around two bommies and it took some time to get it off.
Every situation is different.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Grease stains under steering cables

greatketch@...
 

Two thoughts...

First, a little grease there is normal.  In fact if it is dry, you should add some.

Second, I always tie off the wheel when not actually driving the boat. The steering system is robust and long lived, but as you might see from recent posts on here it is NOT forever. If I let the rudder swing back and forth all the time, it would put more wear and tear on the whole system than thousands of miles of sailing.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


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

Hi all,


On my A54 #69, I opened the aft berth to inspect the steering and found some grease dripping out of the steering cables. See attached photo. You can see a bit of grease on the cable itself, but the black grease stains below are from the cable "leaking".


On the A54, we don't have an easy way to lock the steering at anchor, so sometimes the steering does turn lock to lock as the boat swings around. I was thinking about tying it off, but am a bit concerned that it would slow down a hasty exit if necessary. 


Perhaps over time, this lock to lock rotation has caused a problem and that's the source of the grease? Or is this normal and nothing to worry about?




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Generator exhaust

greatketch@...
 

Michael,

An important thing to remember is that the original set up works... when used and maintained as it should be.  

One of the key recommendations has always been to run the generator and the main drive engine every 12 to 24 hours while sailing to blow out any water than might have found its way in.

I am not comfortable making a detailed recommendation about any changes that might be needed for the new engine...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA



---In amelyachtowners@..., <mfw642000@...> wrote :

Thanks Bill. 
We are installing a sincro sk160  mated to a kubota d11. 
It is a little more powerful than the original onan. 
The old engine was damaged by corrosion in two cylinders.
The information from the installation people told me that they would not be happy with the way the syphon loop vented to the exhaust system and being in the horizontal plane. Could cause issues. The reduction in size through the water lock would have caused back pressure? 
I think that other owners may have been in the same position.
I have a few spare parts from the Onan. 

On Mon, 13 Aug 2018 at 0:37, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Michael,


I can not give you an authoritative insight into Amel's reasons for reducing the size of the hose, but...

The total volume of the exhaust hose is a design criteria for the water lock.  The box needs to be able to catch and hold at least one hose full of water without overflowing back to the engine.  If the hose run is long, then they might have needed to neck it down a bit to keep the volumes matched.

If the horsepower of your new genset is equal or less than the original installation, then I would match the exhaust system as originally designed.  If your new genset engine has higher horsepower rating than the original, I'd have an expert on engine installations look it over to be sure the exhaust system is sufficient.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <mfw642000@...> wrote :

Hi, I am installing a new genset into a super maramu 2000.
The engine is a kubota with a 50mm hose going to the vetas water lock. On the outlet of the water lock the hose reduces to 40mm. This is how the original is installed. It has a reducer 50 to 40mm glued  into the water lock.

Can anyone help with the reasons why the hose is reduced in diameter? 
The generator supplier  advised to have a 50mm hose going on the water lock outlet. 
Thanks 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Info- calpeda pump for 160 LPH watermaker

 

Eric,

That's a first! What was it? And, do you have any idea how it got past the first prefilter?

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

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 1:45 PM 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

I found the problem. It was none of the above,

Thanks

For the help.

There was something lodger between the 2 pre filters.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 8:01 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Info- calpeda pump for 160 LPH watermaker

 

 

Eric,

 

I have seen growth, barnacles and mussels pack the line from the sea chest to the saltwater manifold. mussels especially like this area because of the waterflow caused by the AC pump when in a marina. I have also seen blades on the metal impeller of the Calpeda pump break off. I have also seen a AC pump with a suction-side leak caused by a mechanical seal failure. Any/all of these are possible issues which can cause lack of flow. I am sure there may be other causes.

 

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

 

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.

 

 

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:01 PM eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

My problem is not enough pressure. However I found the specs on the Calpeda pump, which I changed to an Iwaki pump and the specs are very similar. I have changed the membranes and the pre filters.

I will get to the bottom of this problem. Thanks for your comments.

Best,

Eric




On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 06:33 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

No, all I know is what I gave you. 

 

I don't know how you could exceed max pressure if you stay at, or under liters/hour.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018, 17:07 eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

HI Bill,

Do you know the the maximum output pressure?

Thanks

Eric




On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 05:22 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Eric,

 

"The specifications of the low pressure pump are : 300W 900l/h. Best regards Secretary Dessalator Rosyne Castino"

 

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

 

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.

 

 

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 3:58 PM eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have the model number of the 160 lph watermaker lift pump for the watermaker.

Is there a distributor in the USA?

Also what are the specs of the pump?

Lph , head, pressure?

Fair winds,

Eric

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Info- calpeda pump for 160 LPH watermaker

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

I found the problem. It was none of the above,

Thanks

For the help.

There was something lodger between the 2 pre filters.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 8:01 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Info- calpeda pump for 160 LPH watermaker

 

 

Eric,

 

I have seen growth, barnacles and mussels pack the line from the sea chest to the saltwater manifold. mussels especially like this area because of the waterflow caused by the AC pump when in a marina. I have also seen blades on the metal impeller of the Calpeda pump break off. I have also seen a AC pump with a suction-side leak caused by a mechanical seal failure. Any/all of these are possible issues which can cause lack of flow. I am sure there may be other causes.

 

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

 

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.

 

 

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:01 PM eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

My problem is not enough pressure. However I found the specs on the Calpeda pump, which I changed to an Iwaki pump and the specs are very similar. I have changed the membranes and the pre filters.

I will get to the bottom of this problem. Thanks for your comments.

Best,

Eric




On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 06:33 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

No, all I know is what I gave you. 

 

I don't know how you could exceed max pressure if you stay at, or under liters/hour.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018, 17:07 eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

HI Bill,

Do you know the the maximum output pressure?

Thanks

Eric




On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 05:22 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Eric,

 

"The specifications of the low pressure pump are : 300W 900l/h. Best regards Secretary Dessalator Rosyne Castino"

 

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

 

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.

 

 

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 3:58 PM eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have the model number of the 160 lph watermaker lift pump for the watermaker.

Is there a distributor in the USA?

Also what are the specs of the pump?

Lph , head, pressure?

Fair winds,

Eric

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

SV Perigee
 

re Danny's prior comment: "... tandem anchoring. Attach 10 m of chain to the hole in the leading edge of your primary anchor and add the second anchor to that. Then take 13 metes of floating line and attach one end to each anchor."

You might try a longer length of floating line, such that the outer end is attached to the secondary anchor, with the inner end attached to the <anchor chain> inboard of the primary anchor, at a point between the shank of the primary and the windlass gypsy.  This enables the line to be more readily accessible than if it is on the anchor when resting on it's roller.  I saw this arrangement on SV Samantha, earlier this year in St Maarten; Rudi swears by this set-up for ease of use, although his set-up used 1" line between the primary and secondary anchors.  I would prefer chain, for chafe protection.

I have also been wondering if a tripping line might also be beneficial for the outer/secondary anchor.  More complexity I know, but if the secondary (outer) anchor really digs in, would this make it more difficult if not impossible to free the inner (primary) anchor?  With just a single anchor well set, especially in mud, but also in sand, we sometimes have to be very gentle to ease the anchor out, else risk damage to the windlass.  I imagine that this would become worse with an additional outboard anchor well set.

I am interested in others' experience and set-ups for the use of anchors in tandem.

David
Perigee, SM#396
Curaçao


Grease stains under steering cables

cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...>
 

Hi all,


On my A54 #69, I opened the aft berth to inspect the steering and found some grease dripping out of the steering cables. See attached photo. You can see a bit of grease on the cable itself, but the black grease stains below are from the cable "leaking".


On the A54, we don't have an easy way to lock the steering at anchor, so sometimes the steering does turn lock to lock as the boat swings around. I was thinking about tying it off, but am a bit concerned that it would slow down a hasty exit if necessary. 


Perhaps over time, this lock to lock rotation has caused a problem and that's the source of the grease? Or is this normal and nothing to worry about?




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

karkauai
 

I’ve been reading about “bommies” Danny, it must be a royal pain if you get wrapped around one.  Can you generally see how it’s wrapped to aid in getting it free...or is it just a matter of trial and error?

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Aug 13, 2018, at 12:13 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: 13 August 2018 at 10:08
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

Hi again Kent, just be sure the amount of rope you pay out is say no more than 2/3 of the water depth so when there is no wind and the anchor chain is hanging straight down the rope is well clear of the bottom. You also have to be ware of coral heads or bommies. They come straight up from the bottom and to get rope wrapped around one of those would be fatal. If there are bommies present the rope you pay out must be shorter than the depth of the nearest bommie. In some atolls the coral sand is very soft and very bad holding, In that situation you are likely to be in relatively shallow water. That is where you would need your two anchor system

Regards

Danny

On 13 August 2018 at 09:38 "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Danny, great advice!  I like attaching the line to both anchors.


  I assume that with 300 ft of chain, the rope rode will be well above the bottom.  I’m calculating that in 40 meters, I’ll want a total of 42 x 3 = 126 meters or 440 ft...and that’s just 3:1 scope.  That’s a whole new universe for me!

Any reason not to connect the chain to the rode with an eye splice on a thimble and a shackle?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Aug 12, 2018, at 3:48 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Kent,

I agree with Bill Rouse. In deep water your ratio can be less. One VERY important thing with chain and rode is when anchoring in coral areas your rope portion must be well clear of the bottom otherwise it will be cut by the coral. Connecting the rope to the chain is a simple splice technique. You have to share the strands through two links. They wont all fit through one. To give security make at least six tucks in the splice.. So my rode is permanently attached. Dual anchor systems. I agree with Rocna, your primary anchor should be sized to be adequate and your 40 kg is that.

However if you want two anchors down the best method is tandem. Attach 10 m of chain to the hole in the leading edge of your primary anchor and add the second anchor to that. Then take 13 metes of floating line and attach one end to each anchor. This is to facilitate retrieval. When the primary anchor is back in the roller this rope is used to pull the other in. Its floating line so it wont tangle in the chain when deployed. This tandem system is vastly superior to deploying two anchors separately. The tandem are always in line and both are always fully holding.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 12 August 2018 at 08:49 "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Wow, guess I’ve got to devise a good way to add rode to my 300 ft of chain.  Is 250 ft of 1 inch rode on 300 ft of chain enough? That’s less than 6:1.  There was some discussion a while back, but still not comfortable with the transition from chain to rope.  I guess hooking with the snubber line, disconnecting the chain from the locker, pulling it up on deck and shackling it to the rope is about all one can do.  Sounds like a hassle.  


Is the bottom in most places amenable to a ROCNA anchor?
I have a big Fortress and a Mantus as spare anchors, but have never used them.

Does anyone have a good way to mount a spare anchor on the rail?

Have you (or anyone else) used two anchors in tandem?  The ROCNA has a place to shackle a chain to the neck, but it would be difficult to get to, and even harder to retrieve. I guess a line with a float attached to the second anchor could be retrieved with a boat hook and hauled aboard with a halyard.  My back is already complaining about hauling it aboard by hand.

Any and all advice, experiences that taught you something, hints, etc greatly appreciated!

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

Hi Kent,

the question was not to me but I have fond memories of time there (Raiatea). I spent a lot of time anchored in 27 meters (90 ft).

Kind Rgards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl


 

 

 


 


 

 

 


 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

karkauai
 

Great, I’ll use the same setup.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Aug 13, 2018, at 12:12 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: 13 August 2018 at 13:36
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.

Hi Kent.

I've had the rope/ chain set up all the time we've owned her and it stows away perfectly.  We have 100m of each if my memory serves me.

Kind Regards

Danny



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Battery Compartment Explosion

Giovanni TESTA
 

Yes Alan, this is the primary reson I installed AGM after I had some gas problems sailing from NZ to Fiji, very dangerous!
With AGM now I m more confident, even if I always check their temperature.
Cheers
Gianni
EUTIKIA SM 428

Il 13/08/2018 11:28, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] ha scritto:
 

Seems to me that a lot of these issues could be solved / eliminated by using sealed batteries...like AGM

If all the regs are set correctly there should be no gassing form VRLA  (AGM) batteries and this whole explosion hazard is minimized, not to mention the PITA  regular maintenance of keeping wet cell batteries topped up. 
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Info- calpeda pump for 160 LPH watermaker

 

Eric,

I have seen growth, barnacles and mussels pack the line from the sea chest to the saltwater manifold. mussels especially like this area because of the waterflow caused by the AC pump when in a marina. I have also seen blades on the metal impeller of the Calpeda pump break off. I have also seen a AC pump with a suction-side leak caused by a mechanical seal failure. Any/all of these are possible issues which can cause lack of flow. I am sure there may be other causes.

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

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:01 PM eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,
My problem is not enough pressure. However I found the specs on the Calpeda pump, which I changed to an Iwaki pump and the specs are very similar. I have changed the membranes and the pre filters.
I will get to the bottom of this problem. Thanks for your comments.
Best,
Eric



On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 06:33 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

No, all I know is what I gave you. 

I don't know how you could exceed max pressure if you stay at, or under liters/hour.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018, 17:07 eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

HI Bill,
Do you know the the maximum output pressure?
Thanks
Eric



On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 05:22 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Eric,

"The specifications of the low pressure pump are : 300W 900l/h. Best regards Secretary Dessalator Rosyne Castino"

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

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On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 3:58 PM eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have the model number of the 160 lph watermaker lift pump for the watermaker.
Is there a distributor in the USA?
Also what are the specs of the pump?
Lph , head, pressure?
Fair winds,
Eric



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