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[Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632


Mark Erdos
 

Hi Alexandre,

 

I hope you are doing well. I see you are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and working our way from North to South.

 

When we purchased Cream Puff, it had the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15 years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making lights.

 

We replaced the unit with one  I purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738  This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel switch to these units on later models when they installed the LED.

 

The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected to the new base and the light unit plugs into the base.

 

The unit I purchased failed within a couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the replacement has been trouble free.

 

Hope this helps.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL


Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Mark,

Yes I hope we meet!
I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.
Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of December.
Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months

Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old base?
I didn’t see screw when I was up there.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html

Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…

Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM


 









Hi Alexandre,
 I hope you are doing well. I see you
are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I
hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and
working our way from North to South.
 When we purchased Cream Puff, it had
the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15
years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit
crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was
also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a
comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making
lights.  We replaced the unit with one  I
purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light
Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&;id=2113738 
This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel
switch to these units on later models when they installed
the LED.  The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used
the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut
back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had
to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved
drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for
stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top
of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor
light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected
to the new base and the light unit plugs into the
base.  The unit I purchased failed within a
couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid
shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the
replacement has been trouble free.
 Hope this
helps.  With best
regards,  Mark  Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising:  St Augustine FL









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Mark Erdos
 

Alexandre,

 

If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the mast top for the new installation.

 

I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few issues.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

 

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

 

 

Good morning Mark,

Yes I hope we meet!
I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.
Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of December.
Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months

Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old base?
I didn’t see screw when I was up there.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html

Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…

Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM


 









Hi Alexandre,
 I hope you are doing well. I see you
are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I
hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and
working our way from North to South.
 When we purchased Cream Puff, it had
the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15
years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit
crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was
also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a
comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making
lights.  We replaced the unit with one  I
purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light
Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738 
This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel
switch to these units on later models when they installed
the LED.  The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used
the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut
back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had
to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved
drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for
stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top
of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor
light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected
to the new base and the light unit plugs into the
base.  The unit I purchased failed within a
couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid
shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the
replacement has been trouble free.
 Hope this
helps.  With best
regards,  Mark  Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising:  St Augustine FL









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Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did you position yourself high enough to work . Pat
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

 
Alexandre,
 
If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the mast top for the new installation.
 
I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few issues.
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
 
 
Good morning Mark,

Yes I hope we meet!
I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.
Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of December.
Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months

Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old base?
I didn’t see screw when I was up there.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html

Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…

Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM


 









Hi Alexandre,
 I hope you are doing well. I see you
are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I
hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and
working our way from North to South.
 When we purchased Cream Puff, it had
the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15
years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit
crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was
also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a
comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making
lights.  We replaced the unit with one  I
purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light
Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738 
This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel
switch to these units on later models when they installed
the LED.  The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used
the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut
back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had
to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved
drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for
stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top
of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor
light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected
to the new base and the light unit plugs into the
base.  The unit I purchased failed within a
couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid
shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the
replacement has been trouble free.
 Hope this
helps.  With best
regards,  Mark  Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising:  St Augustine FL









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Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Pat
We have used these type of mast steps on Nomad. They are removable and easy to install. They allow us to step up and see the top of the masts as required.  We use 3 per mast.
http://www.capehorn.com/sections/pages/mast_steps1.htm

Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently in Grenada


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:39:49 -0500
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

 

Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did you position yourself high enough to work . Pat
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

 
Alexandre,
 
If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the mast top for the new installation.
 
I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few issues.
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
 
 
Good morning Mark,

Yes I hope we meet!
I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.
Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of December.
Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months

Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old base?
I didn’t see screw when I was up there.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html

Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…

Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM


 









Hi Alexandre,
 I hope you are doing well. I see you
are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I
hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and
working our way from North to South.
 When we purchased Cream Puff, it had
the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15
years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit
crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was
also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a
comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making
lights.  We replaced the unit with one  I
purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light
Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738 
This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel
switch to these units on later models when they installed
the LED.  The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used
the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut
back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had
to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved
drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for
stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top
of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor
light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected
to the new base and the light unit plugs into the
base.  The unit I purchased failed within a
couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid
shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the
replacement has been trouble free.
 Hope this
helps.  With best
regards,  Mark  Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising:  St Augustine FL









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Mark Erdos
 

Hi Pat,



I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair. The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast. It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate. I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc. in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.



I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps for a more upright position. Very clever.







With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632





Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did you position yourself high enough to work . Pat





-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Alexandre,



If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the mast top for the new installation.



I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few issues.





With best regards,



Mark



Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff



www.creampuff.us



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com?> ]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632





Good morning Mark,

Yes I hope we meet!
I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.
Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of December.
Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months

Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old base?
I didn’t see screw when I was up there.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html

Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…

Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM












Hi Alexandre,
I hope you are doing well. I see you
are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I
hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and
working our way from North to South.
When we purchased Cream Puff, it had
the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15
years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit
crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was
also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a
comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making
lights. We replaced the unit with one I
purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light
Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561 <http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&;id=2113738> &id=2113738
This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel
switch to these units on later models when they installed
the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used
the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut
back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had
to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved
drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for
stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top
of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor
light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected
to the new base and the light unit plugs into the
base. The unit I purchased failed within a
couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid
shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the
replacement has been trouble free.
Hope this
helps. With best
regards, Mark Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising: St Augustine FL









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Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, I've to the top many times , but always seemed too low to work on the top. My boson chair may have a higher attachment point , making me lower. I think adding a couple steps may be the solution such as Paul on Nomad just posted . Neither my anchor or tri is working so I need to replace the old unit . Should have done it a few years ago when I had the mast down to paint . Thanks ,Pat
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

 
Hi Pat,

I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair. The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast. It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate. I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc. in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.

I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps for a more upright position. Very clever.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did you position yourself high enough to work . Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Alexandre,

If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the mast top for the new installation.

I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few issues.

With best regards,

Mark

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...?>; ]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Good morning Mark,

Yes I hope we meet!
I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.
Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of December.
Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months

Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old base?
I didn’t see screw when I was up there.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html

Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…

Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM

Hi Alexandre,
I hope you are doing well. I see you
are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I
hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and
working our way from North to South.
When we purchased Cream Puff, it had
the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15
years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit
crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was
also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a
comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making
lights. We replaced the unit with one I
purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light
Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561 <http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738>; &id=2113738
This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel
switch to these units on later models when they installed
the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used
the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut
back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had
to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved
drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for
stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top
of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor
light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected
to the new base and the light unit plugs into the
base. The unit I purchased failed within a
couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid
shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the
replacement has been trouble free.
Hope this
helps. With best
regards, Mark Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising: St Augustine FL

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amelforme
 

Do a web search for ATN top climber. Several of my clients have purchased and used these and all are pleased with the result. One added benefit, it is operated by the person going to the masthead, no assistance needed. Also, no protracted negotiations with the person working the windlass on deck about the cost of a ‘safe’ return from the masthead. The fellow who makes them/owns the company is Etienne ( ATN, get it? ) Giore. He will give you my discount if you mention that I sent you along. Not much but better than nothing. He also makes a Gale Sail that works. I have used it and it seems bulletproof. All the stuff on his website is clever and useful, probably because he is a thoughtful and experienced offshore sailor. He is not my brother in law and I get nothing out of this referral other than helping him stay productively busy so he can make good things for cruisers.

All the Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell





From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:44 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632





Mark, I've to the top many times , but always seemed too low to work on the top. My boson chair may have a higher attachment point , making me lower. I think adding a couple steps may be the solution such as Paul on Nomad just posted . Neither my anchor or tri is working so I need to replace the old unit . Should have done it a few years ago when I had the mast down to paint . Thanks ,Pat





-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Hi Pat,

I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair. The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast. It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate. I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc. in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.

I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps for a more upright position. Very clever.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;

Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com?> ]
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did you position yourself high enough to work . Pat

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From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com <mailto:mcerdos@gmail.com> [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> >
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> >
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Alexandre,

If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the mast top for the new installation.

I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few issues.

With best regards,

Mark

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;

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To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Good morning Mark,

Yes I hope we meet!
I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.
Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of December.
Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months

Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old base?
I didn’t see screw when I was up there.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html

Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…

Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com <mailto:mcerdos@gmail.com> [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> > wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM

Hi Alexandre,
I hope you are doing well. I see you
are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I
hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and
working our way from North to South.
When we purchased Cream Puff, it had
the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15
years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit
crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was
also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a
comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making
lights. We replaced the unit with one I
purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light
Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561 <http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561 <http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&;id=2113738%3e> &id=2113738>; &id=2113738
This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel
switch to these units on later models when they installed
the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used
the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut
back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had
to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved
drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for
stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top
of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor
light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected
to the new base and the light unit plugs into the
base. The unit I purchased failed within a
couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid
shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the
replacement has been trouble free.
Hope this
helps. With best
regards, Mark Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising: St Augustine FL

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Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I also use the Mastclimber and recommend it.
In my case I use it on a 2nd halyard (backup) which is spinnaker halyard when I climb

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Great Exumas, Bahamas



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On Sat, 11/14/15, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@att.net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Cc: gear@atnsailingequipment.com
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:17 AM


 









Do a web search for ATN top climber. Several of my
clients have purchased and used these and all are pleased
with the result. One added benefit, it is operated by the
person going to the masthead, no assistance needed. Also, no
protracted negotiations with the person working the windlass
on deck about the cost of a ‘safe’ return from the
masthead. The fellow who makes them/owns the company is
Etienne ( ATN, get it? ) Giore. He will give you my discount
if you mention that I sent you along. Not much but better
than nothing. He also makes a Gale Sail that works. I have
used it and it seems bulletproof. All the stuff on his
website is clever and useful, probably because he is a
thoughtful and experienced offshore sailor. He is not my
brother in law and I get nothing out of this referral other
than helping him stay productively busy so he can make good
things for cruisers.



All the Best, Joel



Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC



THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY



954 462 5869 office



954 812 2485 cell



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Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:44 AM

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, I've to the top many times , but always seemed too
low to work on the top. My boson chair may have a higher
attachment point , making me lower. I think adding a couple
steps may be the solution such as Paul on Nomad just posted
. Neither my anchor or tri is working so I need to replace
the old unit . Should have done it a few years ago when I
had the mast down to paint . Thanks ,Pat



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From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com
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To: amelyachtowners
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Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Hi Pat,



I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair.
The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is
about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within
about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of
the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast.
It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try
to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting
around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little
challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate.
I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc.
in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up
there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the
boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.



I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his
boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps
for a more upright position. Very clever.



With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000



Hull #275



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL



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Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
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Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high
enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install
a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did
you position yourself high enough to work . Pat



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Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Alexandre,



If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast
top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of
silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of
contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in
the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you
really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the
mast top for the new installation.



I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender
assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few
issues.



With best regards,



Mark



Skipper



Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



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Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Good morning Mark,



Yes I hope we meet!

I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.

Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of
December.

Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months



Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old
base?

I didn’t see screw when I was up there.

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html



Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…




Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre



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On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com
<mailto:mcerdos@gmail.com> [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM



Hi Alexandre,

I hope you are doing well. I see you

are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I

hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and

working our way from North to South.

When we purchased Cream Puff, it had

the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15

years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit

crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It
was

also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a

comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer
making

lights. We replaced the unit with one I

purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor
light

Series 34 LED model 34706-7
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&;id=2113738%3e>
&id=2113738>; &id=2113738

This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel

switch to these units on later models when they installed

the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used

the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I
cut

back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I
had

to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved

drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes
for

stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the
top

of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the
anchor

light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are
connected

to the new base and the light unit plugs into the

base. The unit I purchased failed within a

couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid

shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the

replacement has been trouble free.

Hope this

helps. With best

regards, Mark Super Maramu

2000Hull

#275www.creampuff.usCurrently

cruising: St Augustine FL



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Mike Ondra
 

Hi Pat.

For work on top of the mast that I can’t quite reach from the normal max halyard elevation, I make a simple rope bridle with 2 foot loops to lay over the mast top that allows me to stand enough taller to work on top.

Not elegant or permanent, just a temporary solution for the few times it may be necessary.

Mike

Aletes SM#240



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:44 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632





Mark, I've to the top many times , but always seemed too low to work on the top. My boson chair may have a higher attachment point , making me lower. I think adding a couple steps may be the solution such as Paul on Nomad just posted . Neither my anchor or tri is working so I need to replace the old unit . Should have done it a few years ago when I had the mast down to paint . Thanks ,Pat





-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Hi Pat,

I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair. The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast. It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate. I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc. in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.

I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps for a more upright position. Very clever.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com?> ]
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did you position yourself high enough to work . Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Alexandre,

If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the mast top for the new installation.

I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few issues.

With best regards,

Mark

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com?> <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com? <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com?%3e> >; ]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Good morning Mark,

Yes I hope we meet!
I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.
Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of December.
Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months

Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old base?
I didn’t see screw when I was up there.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html

Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…

Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM

Hi Alexandre,
I hope you are doing well. I see you
are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I
hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and
working our way from North to South.
When we purchased Cream Puff, it had
the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15
years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit
crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was
also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a
comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making
lights. We replaced the unit with one I
purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light
Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561 <http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561 <http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&;id=2113738%3e> &id=2113738>; &id=2113738
This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel
switch to these units on later models when they installed
the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used
the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut
back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had
to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved
drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for
stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top
of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor
light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected
to the new base and the light unit plugs into the
base. The unit I purchased failed within a
couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid
shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the
replacement has been trouble free.
Hope this
helps. With best
regards, Mark Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising: St Augustine FL

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I've tried it at the boat show , the demo is only about a 6 ft. climb, I found it to be hard to do. You must have strong legs and start each morning doing 100 leg squats , or maybe I am a wimp that needs to lose a few pounds. Pat
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 10:36 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

 
I also use the Mastclimber and recommend it.
In my case I use it on a 2nd halyard (backup) which is spinnaker halyard when I climb

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Great Exumas, Bahamas

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On Sat, 11/14/15, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@...
Cc: gear@...
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:17 AM


 









Do a web search for ATN top climber. Several of my
clients have purchased and used these and all are pleased
with the result. One added benefit, it is operated by the
person going to the masthead, no assistance needed. Also, no
protracted negotiations with the person working the windlass
on deck about the cost of a ‘safe’ return from the
masthead. The fellow who makes them/owns the company is
Etienne ( ATN, get it? ) Giore. He will give you my discount
if you mention that I sent you along. Not much but better
than nothing. He also makes a Gale Sail that works. I have
used it and it seems bulletproof. All the stuff on his
website is clever and useful, probably because he is a
thoughtful and experienced offshore sailor. He is not my
brother in law and I get nothing out of this referral other
than helping him stay productively busy so he can make good
things for cruisers.



All the Best, Joel



Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC



THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY



954 462 5869 office



954 812 2485 cell



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:44 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, I've to the top many times , but always seemed too
low to work on the top. My boson chair may have a higher
attachment point , making me lower. I think adding a couple
steps may be the solution such as Paul on Nomad just posted
. Neither my anchor or tri is working so I need to replace
the old unit . Should have done it a few years ago when I
had the mast down to paint . Thanks ,Pat



-----Original Message-----

From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Hi Pat,



I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair.
The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is
about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within
about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of
the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast.
It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try
to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting
around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little
challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate.
I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc.
in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up
there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the
boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.



I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his
boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps
for a more upright position. Very clever.



With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000



Hull #275



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL



From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...?>; ]

Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high
enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install
a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did
you position yourself high enough to work . Pat



-----Original Message-----

From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
<mailto:mcerdos@...>; [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>; >

To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>; >

Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Alexandre,



If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast
top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of
silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of
contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in
the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you
really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the
mast top for the new installation.



I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender
assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few
issues.



With best regards,



Mark



Skipper



Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



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[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
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<mailto:amelyachtowners@...?%3e>; >; ]


Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Good morning Mark,



Yes I hope we meet!

I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.

Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of
December.

Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months



Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old
base?

I didn’t see screw when I was up there.

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html



Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…




Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre



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On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
<mailto:mcerdos@...>; [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>; >
wrote:



Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM



Hi Alexandre,

I hope you are doing well. I see you

are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I

hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and

working our way from North to South.

When we purchased Cream Puff, it had

the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15

years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit

crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It
was

also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a

comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer
making

lights. We replaced the unit with one I

purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor
light

Series 34 LED model 34706-7
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738%3e>;
&id=2113738>; &id=2113738

This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel

switch to these units on later models when they installed

the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used

the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I
cut

back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I
had

to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved

drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes
for

stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the
top

of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the
anchor

light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are
connected

to the new base and the light unit plugs into the

base. The unit I purchased failed within a

couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid

shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the

replacement has been trouble free.

Hope this

helps. With best

regards, Mark Super Maramu

2000Hull

#275www.creampuff.usCurrently

cruising: St Augustine FL



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karkauai
 

I've been to the top once with my TopClimber, and I agree with Pat that it is awkward to use.  I can only get about 8" higher with each move up or down.  I didn't feel it required extraordinary strength, it just took a long time to get up the mast.
Also, the tethers are relatively short, so I couldn't reach the ends of the spreaders. (I used two halyards, fixed at the lower end.)  If the lower ends were left free, I don't see how it would work at all.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Nov 14, 2015, at 1:03 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I've tried it at the boat show , the demo is only about a 6 ft. climb, I found it to be hard to do. You must have strong legs and start each morning doing 100 leg squats , or maybe I am a wimp that needs to lose a few pounds. Pat
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 10:36 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

 
I also use the Mastclimber and recommend it.
In my case I use it on a 2nd halyard (backup) which is spinnaker halyard when I climb

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Great Exumas, Bahamas

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On Sat, 11/14/15, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@...
Cc: gear@...
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:17 AM


 









Do a web search for ATN top climber. Several of my
clients have purchased and used these and all are pleased
with the result. One added benefit, it is operated by the
person going to the masthead, no assistance needed. Also, no
protracted negotiations with the person working the windlass
on deck about the cost of a ‘safe’ return from the
masthead. The fellow who makes them/owns the company is
Etienne ( ATN, get it? ) Giore. He will give you my discount
if you mention that I sent you along. Not much but better
than nothing. He also makes a Gale Sail that works. I have
used it and it seems bulletproof. All the stuff on his
website is clever and useful, probably because he is a
thoughtful and experienced offshore sailor. He is not my
brother in law and I get nothing out of this referral other
than helping him stay productively busy so he can make good
things for cruisers.



All the Best, Joel



Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC



THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY



954 462 5869 office



954 812 2485 cell



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:44 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, I've to the top many times , but always seemed too
low to work on the top. My boson chair may have a higher
attachment point , making me lower. I think adding a couple
steps may be the solution such as Paul on Nomad just posted
. Neither my anchor or tri is working so I need to replace
the old unit . Should have done it a few years ago when I
had the mast down to paint . Thanks ,Pat



-----Original Message-----

From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Hi Pat,



I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair.
The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is
about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within
about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of
the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast.
It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try
to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting
around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little
challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate.
I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc.
in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up
there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the
boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.



I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his
boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps
for a more upright position. Very clever.



With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000



Hull #275



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL



From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...?>; ]

Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high
enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install
a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did
you position yourself high enough to work . Pat



-----Original Message-----

From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
<mailto:mcerdos@...>; [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>; >

To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>; >

Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Alexandre,



If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast
top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of
silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of
contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in
the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you
really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the
mast top for the new installation.



I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender
assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few
issues.



With best regards,



Mark



Skipper



Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...?>;
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...?
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...?%3e>; >; ]


Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Good morning Mark,



Yes I hope we meet!

I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.

Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of
December.

Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months



Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old
base?

I didn’t see screw when I was up there.

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html



Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…




Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre



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On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
<mailto:mcerdos@...>; [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>; >
wrote:



Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM



Hi Alexandre,

I hope you are doing well. I see you

are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I

hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and

working our way from North to South.

When we purchased Cream Puff, it had

the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15

years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit

crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It
was

also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a

comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer
making

lights. We replaced the unit with one I

purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor
light

Series 34 LED model 34706-7
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738%3e>;
&id=2113738>; &id=2113738

This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel

switch to these units on later models when they installed

the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used

the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I
cut

back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I
had

to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved

drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes
for

stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the
top

of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the
anchor

light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are
connected

to the new base and the light unit plugs into the

base. The unit I purchased failed within a

couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid

shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the

replacement has been trouble free.

Hope this

helps. With best

regards, Mark Super Maramu

2000Hull

#275www.creampuff.usCurrently

cruising: St Augustine FL



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Rick Grimes
 

After going as high as my bosun's chair can get me, I am able to get above the mast to work by tying loops on each end of a ten foot strap to create stirrups, looping one end over the top of the mast, putting one foot in each stirrup, and standing up. Of course I never leave the bosun's chair. It is cinched tight to my butt so I can't fall out.  I hang on for dear life with one hand and work with the other...

Done this twice now and feel reasonably safe.  

Rick Grimes
S/V Rascal
Soper's Hole, Tortola

609-932-2307 (direct line)
Sent on the run from my iPhone

On Nov 14, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I've tried it at the boat show , the demo is only about a 6 ft. climb, I found it to be hard to do. You must have strong legs and start each morning doing 100 leg squats , or maybe I am a wimp that needs to lose a few pounds. Pat
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 10:36 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

 
I also use the Mastclimber and recommend it.
In my case I use it on a 2nd halyard (backup) which is spinnaker halyard when I climb

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Great Exumas, Bahamas

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On Sat, 11/14/15, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@...
Cc: gear@...
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:17 AM


 









Do a web search for ATN top climber. Several of my
clients have purchased and used these and all are pleased
with the result. One added benefit, it is operated by the
person going to the masthead, no assistance needed. Also, no
protracted negotiations with the person working the windlass
on deck about the cost of a ‘safe’ return from the
masthead. The fellow who makes them/owns the company is
Etienne ( ATN, get it? ) Giore. He will give you my discount
if you mention that I sent you along. Not much but better
than nothing. He also makes a Gale Sail that works. I have
used it and it seems bulletproof. All the stuff on his
website is clever and useful, probably because he is a
thoughtful and experienced offshore sailor. He is not my
brother in law and I get nothing out of this referral other
than helping him stay productively busy so he can make good
things for cruisers.



All the Best, Joel



Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC



THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY



954 462 5869 office



954 812 2485 cell



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:44 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, I've to the top many times , but always seemed too
low to work on the top. My boson chair may have a higher
attachment point , making me lower. I think adding a couple
steps may be the solution such as Paul on Nomad just posted
. Neither my anchor or tri is working so I need to replace
the old unit . Should have done it a few years ago when I
had the mast down to paint . Thanks ,Pat



-----Original Message-----

From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Hi Pat,



I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair.
The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is
about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within
about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of
the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast.
It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try
to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting
around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little
challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate.
I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc.
in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up
there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the
boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.



I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his
boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps
for a more upright position. Very clever.



With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000



Hull #275



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL



From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...?>; ]

Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high
enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install
a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did
you position yourself high enough to work . Pat



-----Original Message-----

From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
<mailto:mcerdos@...>; [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>; >

To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>; >

Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Alexandre,



If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast
top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of
silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of
contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in
the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you
really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the
mast top for the new installation.



I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender
assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few
issues.



With best regards,



Mark



Skipper



Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff



www.creampuff.us <http://www.creampuff.us>;



From: amelyachtowners@...
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[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
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<mailto:amelyachtowners@...?
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...?%3e>; >; ]


Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632



Good morning Mark,



Yes I hope we meet!

I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.

Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of
December.

Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months



Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old
base?

I didn’t see screw when I was up there.

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html



Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…




Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre



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On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
<mailto:mcerdos@...>; [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>; >
wrote:



Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor &
Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners@...>;

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM



Hi Alexandre,

I hope you are doing well. I see you

are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I

hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and

working our way from North to South.

When we purchased Cream Puff, it had

the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15

years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit

crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It
was

also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a

comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer
making

lights. We replaced the unit with one I

purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor
light

Series 34 LED model 34706-7
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561
<http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738%3e>;
&id=2113738>; &id=2113738

This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel

switch to these units on later models when they installed

the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used

the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I
cut

back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I
had

to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved

drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes
for

stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the
top

of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the
anchor

light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are
connected

to the new base and the light unit plugs into the

base. The unit I purchased failed within a

couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid

shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the

replacement has been trouble free.

Hope this

helps. With best

regards, Mark Super Maramu

2000Hull

#275www.creampuff.usCurrently

cruising: St Augustine FL



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Yes! 

Rick Grimes
S/V Rascal
609-932-2307 (direct line)
Sent on the run from my iPhone

On Nov 14, 2015, at 12:12 PM, 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Pat.

For work on top of the mast that I can’t quite reach from the normal max halyard elevation, I make a simple rope bridle with 2 foot loops to lay over the mast top that allows me to stand enough taller to work on top.

Not elegant or permanent, just a temporary solution for the few times it may be necessary.

Mike

Aletes SM#240

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:44 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Mark, I've to the top many times , but always seemed too low to work on the top. My boson chair may have a higher attachment point , making me lower. I think adding a couple steps may be the solution such as Paul on Nomad just posted . Neither my anchor or tri is working so I need to replace the old unit . Should have done it a few years ago when I had the mast down to paint . Thanks ,Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 9:31 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Hi Pat,

I don’t have any steps. I use a regular boson’s chair. The knot fastening the chair to the ballooner halyard is about chest high. If I am cranked up so the knot is within about 3” of the internal halyard block at the very top of the mast, my arms and solders are above the top of the mast. It isn’t easy to do work this way but it is doable. I try to position the chair to the side of the mast. Getting around the furling head and cap shrouds can be a little challenging. Cindy and I use walkie-talkies to communicate. I take an extra line up with me so Cindy can put tools etc. in a bucket for me to hoist up. It never fails, I get up there and need something I didn’t put in the pocket of the boson’s chair. This way we can send stuff up and down.

I recently saw a guy who added looped straps to the seat his boson’s chair allowing him to “stand” on the straps for a more upright position. Very clever.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine, FL

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...?> ]
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Mark, Its always seemed it would be difficult to get high enough to drill and tap the top of the mast. Did you install a set of mast steps to get above the mast, if not how did you position yourself high enough to work . Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Alexandre,

If I remember correctly, the base was screwed to the mast top platform with 2 screws. It was also sealed with a lot of silicone. If you pry the base you should see the points of contact. It doesn’t matter if you destroy the old base in the process since you will need to drill new holes. All you really care about it reaching the wiring and cleaning the mast top for the new installation.

I was pretty miffed when my first unit failed. But Defender assured me they sell a lot of these and have very few issues.

With best regards,

Mark

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...?> <mailto:amelyachtowners@...? <mailto:amelyachtowners@...?%3e> >; ]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632

Good morning Mark,

Yes I hope we meet!
I am in Great Exumas until the 26 of November.
Then sailing to Turks & Caicos likely until the end of December.
Then Dominican Republic for 2 or 3 months

Thanks for the information. Was it easy to remove the old base?
I didn’t see screw when I was up there.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_base.html

Not good it failed so quickly, but good it was replaced…

Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 11/12/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Base for Tricolor & Anchor light Legrand 55152 55632
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:05 PM

Hi Alexandre,
I hope you are doing well. I see you
are in the Bahamas. We are heading there in a few days. I
hope we can meet. We will be going at it backwards and
working our way from North to South.
When we purchased Cream Puff, it had
the original Guest tri-color fitting. It failed after 15
years of being in the sun. When I removed it the unit
crumbled in my hands. It was amazing it still lit up. It was
also very corroded inside. We searched all over for a
comparable fitting but I believe Guest is no longer making
lights. We replaced the unit with one I
purchased from Defender: mast-top tri-color w/Anchor light
Series 34 LED model 34706-7 http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561 <http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561 <http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2312550%7C2312561&id=2113738%3e> &id=2113738>; &id=2113738
This was a recommendation from Bill Rouse. I believe Amel
switch to these units on later models when they installed
the LED. The unit will take 12 or 24 v. I used
the existing wiring and just made the 3 connections. I cut
back the wire to ensure I had a new clean connection. I had
to install a new base for the new fixture. It involved
drilling new holes in the mast top and tapping the holes for
stainless steel screws (I purchased separately). At the top
of the mast, there is a common neg and a pos for the anchor
light and a pos for the tri-color. These wires are connected
to the new base and the light unit plugs into the
base. The unit I purchased failed within a
couple of months. Aqua-signal replaced it and even paid
shipping for the return of the old unit. So far, the
replacement has been trouble free.
Hope this
helps. With best
regards, Mark Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising: St Augustine FL

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Ian Park
 

I use a pair of ascendeurs to go up the mast solo. You can get them from any climbing shop. I use one on a climbing harness and the other in a tape loop knotted at the bottom to provide two short foot loops. This lets me have a foot either side of the mast to lever outwards or upwards.
It is important to ensure that the haliards you attach to are attached at the foot of the mast and cranked up tight. It makes moving up and down very easy. I did once watch a friend trying to use a top climber on freely dangling haliard. It's a good way of losing weight.

Ian. 'Ocean Hobo' SN96