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Re: [Amel] Super Maramu Aft Cabin Bunk

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Ian,
When we took delivery of our SM No 319 in Jan 2001 we had the same problem and in the event it was solved with a bit of DIY. Have a look at the photos section from back in about 2003 under “Changes to Bali Hai” and you will see how we built a huge bunk on top of the Amel stuff so that it could be easily reverted to the original. With the conversion we sleep athwart-ships but on passage when the boat is heeling the one off watch sleeps fore and aft on the downhill side in relative comfort. The cost was for two single bed frames with wooden slats and two high quality mattresses one of which together with the aft frame had to be cut to fit. It was much easier to do than to explain in this response. If you want any more details Email me on hollambyjohn(at)gmail.com.
Incidentally when using this site always give your details, as below, so that you get an answer for your version of the various Amels and try to put the subject matter as you have done in a form that will sort out the wheat from the chaff when someone is using the search box to seek previous posts out of the staggering 12,000 that have grown over the years.One other tip is to open an Amel folder and when you see a definitive advice put it into that folder.

Happy New Year in the new boat, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K SM319


From: Ian Townsend
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:32 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Super Maramu Aft Cabin Bunk


I am buying a pre-2001 Super Maramu. The aft cabin double bunk on port is about 190 cm in length. I am 193 cm tall so this creates a bit of a problem. My wife and I will have sleep somewhat on a diagonal. Has anyone modified this bunk for greater fore-aft width or even gone across with a port-starboard orientation? Many thanks!

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Re: [Amel] Re: Pacific Islands to New Zealand

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Dave


From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, 28 December 2012 6:17 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Pacific Islands to New Zealand

 
Danny,

You may want to connect with Chris Bone. He runs a yacht delivery service based in Auckland and is very reputable. http://pacificyachtdeliveries.com/

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi all,
Being a New Zealand based sailor over a lot of years I have done a number of passages between NZ and Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, most recently in Ocean Pearl from Tonga to NZ, NZ to Tonga, to Fiji and Fiji to NZ.


Super Maramu Aft Cabin Bunk

Ian Townsend <francesringley@...>
 

I am buying a pre-2001 Super Maramu. The aft cabin double bunk on port is about 190 cm in length. I am 193 cm tall so this creates a bit of a problem. My wife and I will have sleep somewhat on a diagonal. Has anyone modified this bunk for greater fore-aft width or even gone across with a port-starboard orientation? Many thanks!


Re: Pacific Islands to New Zealand

Dave_Benjamin
 

Danny,

You may want to connect with Chris Bone. He runs a yacht delivery service based in Auckland and is very reputable. http://pacificyachtdeliveries.com

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi all,
Being a New Zealand based sailor over a lot of years I have done a number of passages between NZ and Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, most recently in Ocean Pearl from Tonga to NZ, NZ to Tonga, to Fiji and Fiji to NZ.


Re: [Amel] Re: Diruptor Circuit Breakers

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hi all,

Diruptor were distributed by Navimo. Navimo now have new owners and perhaps are still the distributors. 
Page 633 of the Navimo 2011 catalogue lists from 4A to 32A.

Regards
Graham
Sharki 181 



________________________________
From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 26 December 2012, 20:42
Subject: [Amel] Re: Diruptor Circuit Breakers


 
Jim,

DISRUPTOR is a French company. I bought our Disrupter spares from Amel.

Recently I was looking at something else on eBay and spotted this Disrupter Breaker:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DIRUPTOR-DDIS-731-053S-71422-0682-THERMAL-SWITCH-16A-/360215485021

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, ldesalvo@... wrote:

Hello to all.
I have been trying to find a source for the circuit breakers on my
Super Maramu.
They are the "Diruptor Brand" breakers used on the 24v and 220v
panels.
I am locing for a source in the US and am currentely located in
Pacific Mexico.

Thank you, Jim DeSalvo,
s/v Liebling
SM207



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Pacific Islands to New Zealand

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all,
Being a New Zealand based sailor over a lot of years I have done a number of passages between NZ and Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, most recently in Ocean Pearl from Tonga to NZ, NZ to Tonga, to Fiji and Fiji to NZ.
 
In conversations with numerous cruisers on Amels and a variety of other designs I find that there is widespread nervousness about making the passage from the Pacific Islands to NZ, with a certain amount of justification.
 
On arriving at the Southernmost islands in the Pacific group having enjoyed trade winds across the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Pacific, suddenly they are faced with the prospect of some windward sailing and the potential of uncomfortable conditions thrown up be the sucession of fronts coming across from the West. Every now and then there is quite bad weather to be avoided if at all possible.
 
This creates the need for careful passage planning as there is seldom a "weather window" that lasts long enough to complete the 1100 to 1200 sea miles. The wind will almost certainly change, and almost certainly for some period in the passge blow from a less than perfect direction at a strength above the ideal. Having said that, there are many boats who do get the dream run but I think they are in the minority
 
After the coconut milk run this is understandably an unatractive proposition and the marinas and anchorages are abuzz with talk of the best passage planning professionals to use and when and where the weather windows will occur.
 
There is a general exodus of boats in October and November heading for NZ to avoid the Pacific Cyclone season.
 
I want to see if the group would permit me to offer on the site for the next season a paid service to deliver yachts from the Pacific to NZ. I have lifetime sailing experience as owner and Skipper (Captain to the Americans). Mosty recently we have owned Ocean Pearl SM 299 for coming up five years and have done around 25000 ocean miles in her. 
 
Obviously I am not asking the group to endorse the offer, just to allow me to mention it on the site
 
Can you give me your thoughts about offering this on the site.
 
Wishing you all a New Year that gives you miles of good sailing.
 
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
Currently in our home port Mangonui New Zealand

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Re: [Amel] Main sail for sale

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Fred
Call me at 941-323-7838

Paul LaFrance

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: fhoudaille@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:43:42 -0800
Subject: Re: [Amel] Main sail for sale


























Hi Paul,

Do you have a number where I could call you? If so, please email me at fhoudaille@yahoo.com.

Cheers,

Fred



________________________________

From: Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@hotmail.com>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:43 AM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Main sail for sale





Fred

I could arrange for the transaction before May. We have friends in CT and RI that could arrange pickuo.



Paul LaFrance SV NOMAD SM # 362

Currently in Fajardo, PR



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

From: fhoudaille@yahoo.com

Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 13:31:54 -0800

Subject: Re: [Amel] Main sail for sale













Hi Paul,



I'll check next time I am on the boat and will let you know then.



Having said that, we are planning on heading out to the Med around mid May so if you do not anticipate to be in RI until May, this could be a problem...



Happy Holiday!



Fred



________________________________



From: Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@hotmail.com>



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com



Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2012 11:29 AM



Subject: RE: [Amel] Main sail for sale



Fred



We are currently looking at replacing our main sail with a North sail. We will be in RI in May. If possible please supply specs ie: cloth stitch material etc if you have the info.



Paul LaFrance



SV NOMAD SM #362



Currently in Fajardo, PR



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com



From: fhoudaille@yahoo.com



Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:38:27 -0800



Subject: [Amel] Main sail for sale



















Hi there,



I am selling our SM's main sail as we are upgrading to a high performance sailcloth in preparation for our long upcoming sabbatical. Our existing main was made by North Sail in January of 2012 at the request of the former owner of our boat (I purchased this boat in May of 2012). It has very limited mileage so it is in great condition, just not quite what I want to sail around the world with.



Let me know if you are interested.



Cheers,



Fred



"Zazen" #404, in Bear, DE



























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Re: Diruptor Circuit Breakers

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jim,

DISRUPTOR is a French company. I bought our Disrupter spares from Amel.

Recently I was looking at something else on eBay and spotted this Disrupter Breaker:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DIRUPTOR-DDIS-731-053S-71422-0682-THERMAL-SWITCH-16A-/360215485021

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, ldesalvo@... wrote:

Hello to all.
I have been trying to find a source for the circuit breakers on my
Super Maramu.
They are the "Diruptor Brand" breakers used on the 24v and 220v
panels.
I am locing for a source in the US and am currentely located in
Pacific Mexico.

Thank you, Jim DeSalvo,
s/v Liebling
SM207


Diruptor Circuit Breakers

ldesalvo@...
 

Hello to all.
I have been trying to find a source for the circuit breakers on my
Super Maramu.
They are the "Diruptor Brand" breakers used on the 24v and 220v
panels.
I am locing for a source in the US and am currentely located in
Pacific Mexico.

Thank you, Jim DeSalvo,
s/v Liebling
SM207


Re: [Amel] Main sail for sale

Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...>
 

Hi Paul,
Do you have a number where I could call you? If so, please email me at fhoudaille@yahoo.com.
Cheers,
Fred


________________________________
From: Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@hotmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:43 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Main sail for sale


Fred
I could arrange for the transaction before May. We have friends in CT and RI that could arrange pickuo.

Paul LaFrance SV NOMAD SM # 362
Currently in Fajardo, PR

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: fhoudaille@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 13:31:54 -0800
Subject: Re: [Amel] Main sail for sale




















 


   
     
     
      Hi Paul,

I'll check next time I am on the boat and will let you know then.

Having said that, we are planning on heading out to the Med around mid May so if you do not anticipate to be in RI until May, this could be a problem...

Happy Holiday!

Fred



________________________________

From: Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@hotmail.com>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2012 11:29 AM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Main sail for sale





Fred

We are currently looking at replacing our main sail with a North sail. We will be in RI in May. If possible please supply specs ie: cloth stitch material etc if you have the info.



Paul LaFrance

SV NOMAD SM #362

Currently in Fajardo, PR



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

From: fhoudaille@yahoo.com

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:38:27 -0800

Subject: [Amel] Main sail for sale



 



   

     

     

      Hi there,



I am selling our SM's main sail as we are upgrading to a high performance sailcloth in preparation for our long upcoming sabbatical. Our existing main was made by North Sail in January of 2012 at the request of the former owner of our boat (I purchased this boat in May of 2012). It has very limited mileage so it is in great condition, just not quite what I want to sail around the world with.



Let me know if you are interested.



Cheers,



Fred



"Zazen" #404, in Bear, DE       



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Re: [Amel] Onan MDKAV 7kW 1999hrs Stops unexpectedly: no error code

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alessandro,

If you have the part number, please post it. I want to compare it to the part number on #387.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Alessandro Gennai <agennai@...> wrote:

Hi
Regarding my problem with Onan gen set I had fixed it and I thank you for your help.
i changed the actuator and Onan didn't stop anymore BUT it sounded not good as well....so I looked for the problem at , at the end , I found it: when I changed the fuel filter during crossing I had a problem with screw and ,maybe, I damaged it....so also with a new filter there was a little linkage of air along the screw of fuel filter so when Onan was on load , actuator " asked" more fuel, air entered, actuator was busy and burned....so I changed also the fuel filter support and now it works perfectly!
Thanks again
Alessandro
Grand Cru supermaramu 2k #443
Bequia

Inviato da iPad di Alessandro Gennai

Il giorno 07/dic/2012, alle ore 04:13, RIZA CAGDAS CAKIR <rizacagdascakir@...> ha scritto:

Drew,

It seems to me seawater flow sensor by somehow sence there is no flow and
shuts off the genset, and you run again it runs and stops after 30min , if
this is the reason you should see an error code ( blinking on carling switch
) . But I am thinking two possible cause ; 1- fuel filter, if that is old or
dirty that may cause the same thing , 2- sea water flow sensor if it block
somehow by small dirt that stops the genset

If those doesn't solve write back to me,

RIZA

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of drew_gaffney
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 9:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Onan MDKAV 7kW 1999hrs Stops unexpectedly: no error code

We're currently anchored off Ko Lipe in Thailand. It's hot, 90F+ and we're
having trouble getting our Onan to run for longer than 30min. I've replaced
the impellor, zinc, checked the heat exchanger, and everything seems fine,
except it simply quits; no error code; will
restart easily, but then quits again after 15-30min. There is plenty of
water coming out the exhaust and good suction on the seawater intake (I can
close the sea-chest and pull from a large bucket of fresh water, so I can
feel the suction.)
When the generator is working, it delivers 230V, 50.4Hz and I'm not drawing
more than 20A while charging.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Drew
SM2K#390






Re: [Amel] Onan MDKAV 7kW 1999hrs Stops unexpectedly: no error code

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Glad you got it going. Please do not forget to clean out the broken bits in the heat exchanger. Soon or later they will give you trouble. Happy Sailing and NAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Dec 26, 2012, at 6:30, Alessandro Gennai <agennai@mac.com> wrote:

Hi
Regarding my problem with Onan gen set I had fixed it and I thank you for your help.
i changed the actuator and Onan didn't stop anymore BUT it sounded not good as well....so I looked for the problem at , at the end , I found it: when I changed the fuel filter during crossing I had a problem with screw and ,maybe, I damaged it....so also with a new filter there was a little linkage of air along the screw of fuel filter so when Onan was on load , actuator " asked" more fuel, air entered, actuator was busy and burned....so I changed also the fuel filter support and now it works perfectly!
Thanks again
Alessandro
Grand Cru supermaramu 2k #443
Bequia

Inviato da iPad di Alessandro Gennai

Il giorno 07/dic/2012, alle ore 04:13, RIZA CAGDAS CAKIR <rizacagdascakir@gmail.com> ha scritto:

Drew,

It seems to me seawater flow sensor by somehow sence there is no flow and
shuts off the genset, and you run again it runs and stops after 30min , if
this is the reason you should see an error code ( blinking on carling switch
) . But I am thinking two possible cause ; 1- fuel filter, if that is old or
dirty that may cause the same thing , 2- sea water flow sensor if it block
somehow by small dirt that stops the genset

If those doesn't solve write back to me,

RIZA

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of drew_gaffney
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 9:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Onan MDKAV 7kW 1999hrs Stops unexpectedly: no error code

We're currently anchored off Ko Lipe in Thailand. It's hot, 90F+ and we're
having trouble getting our Onan to run for longer than 30min. I've replaced
the impellor, zinc, checked the heat exchanger, and everything seems fine,
except it simply quits; no error code; will
restart easily, but then quits again after 15-30min. There is plenty of
water coming out the exhaust and good suction on the seawater intake (I can
close the sea-chest and pull from a large bucket of fresh water, so I can
feel the suction.)
When the generator is working, it delivers 230V, 50.4Hz and I'm not drawing
more than 20A while charging.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Drew
SM2K#390






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Re: [Amel] Main sail for sale

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Fred
I could arrange for the transaction before May. We have friends in CT and RI that could arrange pickuo.

Paul LaFrance SV NOMAD SM # 362
Currently in Fajardo, PR

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: fhoudaille@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 13:31:54 -0800
Subject: Re: [Amel] Main sail for sale


























Hi Paul,

I'll check next time I am on the boat and will let you know then.

Having said that, we are planning on heading out to the Med around mid May so if you do not anticipate to be in RI until May, this could be a problem...

Happy Holiday!

Fred



________________________________

From: Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@hotmail.com>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2012 11:29 AM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Main sail for sale





Fred

We are currently looking at replacing our main sail with a North sail. We will be in RI in May. If possible please supply specs ie: cloth stitch material etc if you have the info.



Paul LaFrance

SV NOMAD SM #362

Currently in Fajardo, PR



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

From: fhoudaille@yahoo.com

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:38:27 -0800

Subject: [Amel] Main sail for sale













Hi there,



I am selling our SM's main sail as we are upgrading to a high performance sailcloth in preparation for our long upcoming sabbatical. Our existing main was made by North Sail in January of 2012 at the request of the former owner of our boat (I purchased this boat in May of 2012). It has very limited mileage so it is in great condition, just not quite what I want to sail around the world with.



Let me know if you are interested.



Cheers,



Fred



"Zazen" #404, in Bear, DE



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Re: [Amel] Onan MDKAV 7kW 1999hrs Stops unexpectedly: no error code

Alessandro Gennai <agennai@...>
 

Hi
Regarding my problem with Onan gen set I had fixed it and I thank you for your help.
i changed the actuator and Onan didn't stop anymore BUT it sounded not good as well....so I looked for the problem at , at the end , I found it: when I changed the fuel filter during crossing I had a problem with screw and ,maybe, I damaged it....so also with a new filter there was a little linkage of air along the screw of fuel filter so when Onan was on load , actuator " asked" more fuel, air entered, actuator was busy and burned....so I changed also the fuel filter support and now it works perfectly!
Thanks again
Alessandro
Grand Cru supermaramu 2k #443
Bequia

Inviato da iPad di Alessandro Gennai

Il giorno 07/dic/2012, alle ore 04:13, RIZA CAGDAS CAKIR <rizacagdascakir@gmail.com> ha scritto:

Drew,

It seems to me seawater flow sensor by somehow sence there is no flow and
shuts off the genset, and you run again it runs and stops after 30min , if
this is the reason you should see an error code ( blinking on carling switch
) . But I am thinking two possible cause ; 1- fuel filter, if that is old or
dirty that may cause the same thing , 2- sea water flow sensor if it block
somehow by small dirt that stops the genset

If those doesn't solve write back to me,

RIZA

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of drew_gaffney
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 9:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Onan MDKAV 7kW 1999hrs Stops unexpectedly: no error code

We're currently anchored off Ko Lipe in Thailand. It's hot, 90F+ and we're
having trouble getting our Onan to run for longer than 30min. I've replaced
the impellor, zinc, checked the heat exchanger, and everything seems fine,
except it simply quits; no error code; will
restart easily, but then quits again after 15-30min. There is plenty of
water coming out the exhaust and good suction on the seawater intake (I can
close the sea-chest and pull from a large bucket of fresh water, so I can
feel the suction.)
When the generator is working, it delivers 230V, 50.4Hz and I'm not drawing
more than 20A while charging.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Drew
SM2K#390




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Rép. : [Amel] Re: old Maramu - considering painted bulkheads in toilet compartments

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Beleive experience!
 
Replace existing leatherette is most efficienct and simple if after cleaning the bulkheads from residue with a wire brush on a grinder a new felt or cotton backed high quality leatherette is glued to the bulkhead with Sika.
 
Serge
 
V Opera
 
Mango # 51



--- En date de : Sam, 22.12.12, Alex <alex.paquin@usa.net> a écrit :


De : Alex <alex.paquin@usa.net>
Objet : [Amel] Re: old Maramu - considering painted bulkheads in toilet compartments
À : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: samedi 22 décembre 2012 00 h 30



 



Dave;
We decided to change all the headliner and original material on the boat. It is a dreadful job. Joel Potter wrote on this sometime ago and issued some stern warnings.
We discovered that the surface is highly irregular and "transparent" in some places. The material we used now has a light padding, hopefully it will last 15 more years and never need replacing again in my lifetime. I doubt painting is an option.
In the cockpit and aft cabin the new liner is now "floating", not glued directly to the surface. We used thin strips of wood as a base, screwed to the fiberglass using short SS screws. The liner is SS stapled to these strips in a way that we used the original wood trimming to conceal the staples. This is all hard work and requires lots of patience and detail. It is important to note that we also replaced all the crazed plexiglass in all hatches and side port lights, which requires the inside plywood panels to be removed as well. These cover the headliner edges around the port lights.
Now the heads: we will apply a more neutral gelcoat in the floor pans and will change the green and orange carpet lining the shelves. We also changed the formica on the shelve cover panel. believe me this is a huge project and has consumed 6 months.
Alex
Simpatico
Amel Maramu #94, 1981

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

Like so many older Amel sailboats, the vinyl headliners are failing in several places. In the toilet compartments we are considering just painting the bulkheads.

Before we remove the vinyl, I thought it would be good to ask if anyone has painted as opposed to replacing the vinyl. If so, was there a lot of work involved in getting the surface smooth enough for paint?

As part of this project we are going to repaint the fiberglass floor pans in the toilet compartments. Our boat, formerly owned by Henri Amel himself, is a bit different than others we've seen in that the floor pan in the forward toilet compartment is orange and the aft one is green. The yard also used different color carpet on the shelves. We don't know if Henri suggested they just use remnants or if that was the desired appearance.







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Re: [Amel] Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Best AND LASTING HOLIDAY JOY TO ALL. MY YOU ALL BE BLESSED IN THE NEW YEAR

Regards sm 209

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Dec 24, 2012, at 5:58, SAMET GOLGECI <finikeyachting@gmail.com> wrote:

*Yeni Y�l�n�z� En ��ten Dileklerimle Kutlar; 2013'te sa�l�k, mutluluk,
esenlik ve bol kazan�lar dilerim.*
*
*

*Best wishes for the festive season and we hope you have fair winds and
calm seas for your sailing in 2013.*

* *

*I hope that your Christmas would be enjoyable & may the essence of
Christmas remains always with you.*

--
Saygilarimizla / Best Regards / Mit Freundliche Grusse;


Samet Golgeci

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Windows 8

Ian Shepherd
 

For those of you that use a Windows computer to display navigation software, beware of moving to Windows 8. I recently bought a Toshiba Ultrabook for my Amel that was supplied with Win 8. Apart from the ghastly user interface, there is no built in support in Windows 8 for programs such as Franson GPG gate or Xport. They will run but you will not be able to create working virtual com ports. You will therefore not be able to easily distribute GPS NMEA data to your various nav software programs, autopilot, DSC VHF etc.

Win 8 may detect a GPS device plugged into a USB port but I have not tested it as I am 2000 miles away from my boat. On Crusader GPS data is derived from the AIS receiver and distributed where ever I need it via GPS Gate- on Windows 7 that is.

Also beware that Windows 7 may not run on the latest hardware. Win 7 would not install on my Toshiba U940 model despite having formatted the hard disk first. Fortunately I was able to return the U940 with a full refund and I have ordered a U840 which is made for and supplied with Windows 7. Short term that is a solution, but where will that leave us now that Microsoft and the OEM's are forcing us onto windows 8? I have contacted Franson and they say that they do not have a solution. Maybe if enough of us contact Microsoft they will incorporate the code to support virtual com ports once more. At my son's workplace all the security cameras are connected via virtual ports to the computer network, so we are not alone in our requirements.

Maybe in time a third party will write a fix just as they already have to restore the start button and conventional menu and bypass the Metro opening screen. Clearly Microsoft are disappointing a lot of past customers with their new operating system.

Merry Xmas

Ian Shepherd SM2000 #414 Crusader


Re: old Maramu - considering painted bulkheads in toilet compartments

Dave_Benjamin
 

I just want to thank John, Alex. and Dave for their responses on this topic. You've given us a lot to think about. It will be a lot of work but certainly worth it.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "jjjk12s" <jjjk12s@...> wrote:

Dave,

I have recently redone all the vinyl in my Maramu. After lots of research I decided new vinyl is the best off all finishing options including in the heads.


Re: [Amel] Main sail for sale

Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...>
 

Hi Paul,
I'll check next time I am on the boat and will let you know then.
Having said that, we are planning on heading out to the Med around mid May so if you do not anticipate to be in RI until May, this could be a problem...
Happy Holiday!
Fred


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From: Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@hotmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2012 11:29 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Main sail for sale


Fred
We are currently looking at replacing our main sail with a North sail. We will be in RI in May. If possible please supply specs ie: cloth stitch material etc if you have the info.

Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently in Fajardo, PR

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
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Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:38:27 -0800
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      Hi there,

I am selling our SM's main sail as we are upgrading to a high performance sailcloth in preparation for our long upcoming sabbatical. Our existing main was made by North Sail in January of 2012 at the request of the former owner of our boat (I purchased this boat in May of 2012). It has very limited mileage so it is in great condition, just not quite what I want to sail around the world with.

Let me know if you are interested.

Cheers,

Fred

"Zazen" #404, in Bear, DE       



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Re: [Amel] Main sail for sale

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Fred
We are currently looking at replacing our main sail with a North sail. We will be in RI in May. If possible please supply specs ie: cloth stitch material etc if you have the info.

Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently in Fajardo, PR

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: fhoudaille@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:38:27 -0800
Subject: [Amel] Main sail for sale


























Hi there,

I am selling our SM's main sail as we are upgrading to a high performance sailcloth in preparation for our long upcoming sabbatical. Our existing main was made by North Sail in January of 2012 at the request of the former owner of our boat (I purchased this boat in May of 2012). It has very limited mileage so it is in great condition, just not quite what I want to sail around the world with.

Let me know if you are interested.

Cheers,

Fred

"Zazen" #404, in Bear, DE



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