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Re: Isolation Transformer

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Kent,
Don't know any boat electrical courses, but I'll suggest it to Seven Seas U for a future offering, maybe by Nigel Calder.
Do look at both Nigel's book and Don Casey's - good additions for your on-board library and good treatment of isolation transformers, inter alia.
Cheers,
Craig

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Kent" <karkauai@...> wrote:
.. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good marine electrical course?


Re: Isolation Transformer

karkauai
 

Thank you all again for all the help. I still have so much to learn. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good marine electrical course? I think I'll take one before I leave for the S. Pac.
Thanks again,
Kent
SM243
Kristy

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Erdos" <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Kent,



We have a smaller version in the aft lazarette. I believe it is rated for
220v 30 amps (not on the boat right now to check). This is why we have the
A/B switch between it and regular shore power. We use the isolation
transformer only when we are uncertain of the quality of the shore power.
Obviously it is not enough to run all the systems on the boat. We can run
one AC unit with it and have to monitor our amp draw. It's nice to have the
option but if it were up to me, I would have installed the Iso-Boost with a
50 amp rating.



Best regards,



Mark

Cream Puff

SM2k #275

www.creampuff.us







Re: [Amel] WC replacing

karkauai
 

On SM 243 there is a permanent backing plate with threaded holes for the mounting bolts.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently Brunswick, GA, USA


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From: Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] WC replacing



 
Hi all, when we've done this job we put 4" "inspection ports" in the floor so we could access the nuts. When we put it back together we used nylock nuts. This was done on our Maramu.

By the way when you change out the hose leading to the tank a heat gun makes the job go much easier.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 11, 2013, at 1:37, "ornellab" <ornella.battaglini@libero.it> wrote:

Hi all,
I need to remove the WC from the floor of my Santorin to replace it with an identical new one. My doubt is this: do the screws holding the WC have any slab or locknut under the floor, so that I could put the new ones without any problem? Or must I disassemble the toilet's floor?
Thnk you for your help.
Fair winds
Ornella
Santorin N° 122 Earendil


Re: [Amel] WC replacing

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi all, when we've done this job we put 4" "inspection ports" in the floor so we could access the nuts. When we put it back together we used nylock nuts. This was done on our Maramu.

By the way when you change out the hose leading to the tank a heat gun makes the job go much easier.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 11, 2013, at 1:37, "ornellab" <ornella.battaglini@libero.it> wrote:

Hi all,
I need to remove the WC from the floor of my Santorin to replace it with an identical new one. My doubt is this: do the screws holding the WC have any slab or locknut under the floor, so that I could put the new ones without any problem? Or must I disassemble the toilet's floor?
Thnk you for your help.
Fair winds
Ornella
Santorin N° 122 Earendil



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WC replacing

ornellab <ornella.battaglini@...>
 

Hi all,
I need to remove the WC from the floor of my Santorin to replace it with an identical new one. My doubt is this: do the screws holding the WC have any slab or locknut under the floor, so that I could put the new ones without any problem? Or must I disassemble the toilet's floor?
Thnk you for your help.
Fair winds
Ornella
Santorin N° 122 Earendil


Tranny Cooler

Sailorman <kimberlite@...>
 

Trevor,

That is the one-thank you. I believe there style is DC.

They have 3 distributors in the USA.

Thanks again,

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







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Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:54 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Tranny Cooler





Hi Eric,
The cooler is made by ejbowman.co.uk they have a number of American
distributors on their website.
Sorry I don't have a part number available, the dimensions are 150mmx50mm
with 27mm inlet and outlet.
The come compete with new mounting brackets and rubber end caps.
Regards,
Trevor
SM 425
Mexico

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
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wrote:

I have a 4jh3hte 100 hp Yanmar . It has a transmission oil fluid cooler
mounted in the incoming raw water hose. Having read another members
problems
with the cooler leaking and ruining his transmission.



I would like to change mine out for a new one.

It doesn't seem to be a Yanmar part.

Does anyone know where I can obtain one here in the USA or elsewhere?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite




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Re: Tranny Cooler

seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>
 

Hi Eric,
The cooler is made by ejbowman.co.uk they have a number of American distributors on their website.
Sorry I don't have a part number available, the dimensions are 150mmx50mm with 27mm inlet and outlet.
The come compete with new mounting brackets and rubber end caps.
Regards,
Trevor
SM 425
Mexico

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I have a 4jh3hte 100 hp Yanmar . It has a transmission oil fluid cooler
mounted in the incoming raw water hose. Having read another members problems
with the cooler leaking and ruining his transmission.



I would like to change mine out for a new one.

It doesn't seem to be a Yanmar part.

Does anyone know where I can obtain one here in the USA or elsewhere?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite




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Tranny Cooler

Sailorman <kimberlite@...>
 

I have a 4jh3hte 100 hp Yanmar . It has a transmission oil fluid cooler
mounted in the incoming raw water hose. Having read another members problems
with the cooler leaking and ruining his transmission.



I would like to change mine out for a new one.

It doesn't seem to be a Yanmar part.

Does anyone know where I can obtain one here in the USA or elsewhere?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite




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Re: Isolation Transformer

Mark Erdos
 

Kent,



We have a smaller version in the aft lazarette. I believe it is rated for
220v 30 amps (not on the boat right now to check). This is why we have the
A/B switch between it and regular shore power. We use the isolation
transformer only when we are uncertain of the quality of the shore power.
Obviously it is not enough to run all the systems on the boat. We can run
one AC unit with it and have to monitor our amp draw. It's nice to have the
option but if it were up to me, I would have installed the Iso-Boost with a
50 amp rating.



Best regards,



Mark

Cream Puff

SM2k #275

www.creampuff.us


Re: Maramu Rudder

free2runandsail
 

Cant you axsess the top of the draining hole with a drainingwire, steeltread or simular and then take it from the innside?

Tom Christensen
S/Y Silfrania
SM2K

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Dennis Johns <sbmesasailor@...> wrote:

Hello Maramu Owners,
 
We have had Libertad in the boatyard for a couple of months and silly me, I asked the yard to fill some bumps in the bottom of the skeg we received when lightly bouncing off the bottom of an anchorage in the Marquesas.  Unfortunately he did more than I asked and filled the drain hole at the bottom of the rudder.
 
I had always taken the hole for granted and never actually looked at the location of it.  Does anyone have an idea about where it might be and the diameter of it so I can drill it open again?
 
Thanks
 
Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Maramu #121
Bundaberg, Australia



Re: Isolation Transformer

ronpische <andrew@...>
 

We are installing a Victron 7000 watt isolation transformer which is 230v / 50/60hz this weighs 28Kg feeding to a Victron Quattro which combines the functioning of the 30A and 100A charger and the invertor as it will vary the charging depending on what is left over coming from the shore - i.e. it charges from 0amps though to 130Amps depending on what else is switched on, it also takes a direct feed from the generator and once synchronised switches automatically across to the generator, from shorepower or the inverter.

I would think that as long as the 110/220 transformer shares a ground connection with the shore side of the isolation transformer and is not connected to any metal work of the boat then your suggestion of feeding shore to 110/220 transformer to isolation transformer would work.

Andrew

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

I'm in the process of replacing both my primary and backup chargers, and my 24-220 inverter.  I've been reading about these isolation transformers and they look like a good idea.  I have a couple of questions about them.

Since I have separate inputs for either 110 or 220VAC shore power, do I need two isolation transformers, or can one that handles both 110 and 220 50/60Hz be installed that accepts both inputs?  Would installing it after the 110-220 transformer defeat the purpose?

The Charles isolation transformer that is 50A, 110/220V, 50/60Hz is listed as weighing 235lbs (107kg) and being 25 x16 x 12 inches.  That's a really big and heavy piece of equipment!  Is that what you have installed in your aft lazarette?

Thanks,
Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243
Currently Brunswick, GA



________________________________
From: captain_cucumber_head <mcerdos@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:18 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Isolation Transformer


 
Hi Andrew and Kate

On our SM, the previous owner added a Charles isolation transformer and it is placed in the lazarette on the shelf next to the propane locker. We have an A/B switch in the engine room to select between it and and the standard shore power plug.

This has work well for us.

Mark
Cream Puff
SM2K #275

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

I wish to install an isolation transformer on my SM2K - does anyone know if there is a recommended location for this. I was thinking of making a bracket for the rear engine compartment bulkhead. But not sure if there are any issues with this - the transformer ways about 25kgs.

thanks in Advance

Andrew & Kate
Ronpische SM472



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Re: [Amel] Re: Isolation Transformer

karkauai
 

I'm in the process of replacing both my primary and backup chargers, and my 24-220 inverter.  I've been reading about these isolation transformers and they look like a good idea.  I have a couple of questions about them.

Since I have separate inputs for either 110 or 220VAC shore power, do I need two isolation transformers, or can one that handles both 110 and 220 50/60Hz be installed that accepts both inputs?  Would installing it after the 110-220 transformer defeat the purpose?

The Charles isolation transformer that is 50A, 110/220V, 50/60Hz is listed as weighing 235lbs (107kg) and being 25 x16 x 12 inches.  That's a really big and heavy piece of equipment!  Is that what you have installed in your aft lazarette?

Thanks,
Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243
Currently Brunswick, GA



________________________________
From: captain_cucumber_head <mcerdos@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:18 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Isolation Transformer


 
Hi Andrew and Kate

On our SM, the previous owner added a Charles isolation transformer and it is placed in the lazarette on the shelf next to the propane locker. We have an A/B switch in the engine room to select between it and and the standard shore power plug.

This has work well for us.

Mark
Cream Puff
SM2K #275

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

I wish to install an isolation transformer on my SM2K - does anyone know if there is a recommended location for this. I was thinking of making a bracket for the rear engine compartment bulkhead. But not sure if there are any issues with this - the transformer ways about 25kgs.

thanks in Advance

Andrew & Kate
Ronpische SM472



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Re: Maramu Rudder

Dave_Benjamin
 

Dennis,

You'll find a factory rudder drawing I posted in the "Files" section.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Dennis Johns <sbmesasailor@...> wrote:

Hello Maramu Owners,
 
We have had Libertad in the boatyard for a couple of months and silly me, I asked the yard to fill some bumps in the bottom of the skeg we received when lightly bouncing off the bottom of an anchorage in the Marquesas.  Unfortunately he did more than I asked and filled the drain hole at the bottom of the rudder.
 
I had always taken the hole for granted and never actually looked at the location of it.  Does anyone have an idea about where it might be and the diameter of it so I can drill it open again?
 
Thanks
 
Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Maramu #121
Bundaberg, Australia

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Maramu Rudder

sbmesasailor
 

Hello Maramu Owners,
 
We have had Libertad in the boatyard for a couple of months and silly me, I asked the yard to fill some bumps in the bottom of the skeg we received when lightly bouncing off the bottom of an anchorage in the Marquesas.  Unfortunately he did more than I asked and filled the drain hole at the bottom of the rudder.
 
I had always taken the hole for granted and never actually looked at the location of it.  Does anyone have an idea about where it might be and the diameter of it so I can drill it open again?
 
Thanks
 
Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Maramu #121
Bundaberg, Australia

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[Amel] Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Howard Berger
 

I have to agree with Richard.

We did our trans atlantics back in 2000 and used SSB for weather updates with Herb of Southbound II -- glad to hear he's still at it -- and for Pactor email and chats on the cruiser nets. It's slow, but isn't that the whole point of cruising, to finally take it easy and enjoy life slowly? Plus, it's a heck of lot less expensive.

Agreed a sat phone is required for emergency communications and the occasional call home.

Howard Berger
s/v JAZZ Maramu 144

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard03801 <richard03801@...> wrote:

While the day to crossing links may be better/faster on the sat phone. Getting info from Southbound Two is a great way to stay in touch with yachts head the same way. The SSB is great to chat it up with other friends as you travel. And makes a great back up.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 8, 2013, at 4:41, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

Yes please big debate - I have the same dilemma.

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@...

On 8 Apr 2013, at 09:35, "ronpische" <andrew@...> wrote:

Our SM 2000 does not have SSB and the previous owner crossed the Atlantic a couple of times with a satellite phone with data rather than SSB. I am interested in views on the pros and cons of both options as I am thinking of installing one or other.

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM2K 472

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@> wrote:

Thanks Colin,

The pics are great.
In the manual it says that the rudder anodes and the SSB ground plates are connected together.....where exactly is this connection ??

Yes I'm getting a 30A 24/12V converter for the "BLU".

I live in Australia but the boat will travel back and forth from New Zealand to the Pacific...New Zealand for the cyclone season, then back to South Pacific. Intend to go to Tahiti in 2014.

Cheers
Alan



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@> wrote:

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130 tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@)


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@ so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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Re: [Amel] Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

While the day to crossing links may be better/faster on the sat phone. Getting info from Southbound Two is a great way to stay in touch with yachts head the same way. The SSB is great to chat it up with other friends as you travel. And makes a great back up.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 8, 2013, at 4:41, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@gmail.com> wrote:

Yes please big debate - I have the same dilemma.

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@gmail.com

On 8 Apr 2013, at 09:35, "ronpische" <andrew@cerdagne.org> wrote:

Our SM 2000 does not have SSB and the previous owner crossed the Atlantic a couple of times with a satellite phone with data rather than SSB. I am interested in views on the pros and cons of both options as I am thinking of installing one or other.

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM2K 472

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@...> wrote:

Thanks Colin,

The pics are great.
In the manual it says that the rudder anodes and the SSB ground plates are connected together.....where exactly is this connection ??

Yes I'm getting a 30A 24/12V converter for the "BLU".

I live in Australia but the boat will travel back and forth from New Zealand to the Pacific...New Zealand for the cyclone season, then back to South Pacific. Intend to go to Tahiti in 2014.

Cheers
Alan



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@> wrote:

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130 tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@)


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@ so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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[Amel] Re: SSB/ SAT PHONE

coatsken <goldendaze@...>
 

Golden Daze, Maramu 192 crossed the Atlantic twice with both.
We ended up using the satphone only. We used provider uuplus for
our email, which allows you to control what is sent to you and also
compacts the messages and we could get all email and weather in less than a minute. SailDocs is inexpensive and allows a text moving forecast based on your expected coordinates. Maps from various sources. All through email which cuts your time online.
Be sure to get the Iridium, as Globalstar still has no mid ocean coverage. Various weather routers will also deliver forcasts by
email or voice. We used Chris Parker and the money was well spent.

Ken & Judy,
Golden Daze
Chagaramaus Trinidad


Re: [Amel] Re: SSB/ SAT PHONE

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

I agree with Joel and will leave this debate up to those in this group who
are vastly more experienced, however, we have always install an SSB
because....
1) We like to be able to hear weather forecasts from hundreds of miles
away, and enjoy this benefit;
2) You can often pick up useful information through radio chatter and talk
to cruising boats in areas where you are headed;
3) It is free and there is the facility for e-mailing too. (In our case we
have a Pactor modem, but have never bothered to install this as we also
carry a hand held ISAT Pro Sat phone which meant we could call loved ones
from anywhere whilst crossing the Atlantic. The package prices for calls
are no longer prohibitively expensive too.
4) Lastly, although we now have 2 x very good VHF units, it is still
comforting to have the redundancy of another means of communications at
times of need. Of course VHF has a very limited range compared to the long
distances with SSB.


Many experts saying that the SSB is becoming unnecessary mainly due to Sat
Phone technology, and due to e-mailing via Pactor Modems being too slow for
the amount of information we seem to need these days. I probably agree with
their reasons but these are not the reasons I purchased one anyway.

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - 2001 SM2K #332 now for sale in Australia

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 7:16 PM, Joel F Potter <jfpottercys@att.net> wrote:

**


Hi Everybody. Serious ocean going voyaging cruisers should have both. SSB
for the nets and superb local and regional information sharing. Sat phone
for always being able to contact someone at anytime with Iridium and the
fantastic and useful information you can get for free and with pay for
service weather and other niceties.

Most of my returning/all done clients with no particular ax to grind say
both. One over the other because of budget, SSB.

Hope this helps.

All the best,

Joel

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@att.net

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Peter Forbes
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2013 4:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Cc: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Yes please big debate - I have the same dilemma.

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@gmail.com

On 8 Apr 2013, at 09:35, "ronpische" <andrew@cerdagne.org <mailto:
andrew%40cerdagne.org> > wrote:

Our SM 2000 does not have SSB and the previous owner crossed the
Atlantic a couple of times with a satellite phone with data rather than
SSB. I am interested in views on the pros and cons of both options as I am
thinking of installing one or other.

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM2K 472

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:
amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@...>
wrote:

Thanks Colin,

The pics are great.
In the manual it says that the rudder anodes and the SSB ground plates
are connected together.....where exactly is this connection ??

Yes I'm getting a 30A 24/12V converter for the "BLU".

I live in Australia but the boat will travel back and forth from New
Zealand to the Pacific...New Zealand for the cyclone season, then back to
South Pacific. Intend to go to Tahiti in 2014.

Cheers
Alan



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:
amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav
Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130
tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have
seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip
antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner
to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat
and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v
transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the
cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB
installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready
for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily
access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the
tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site
for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be
sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on
the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of
Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@)


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with
a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have
a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or
?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:
amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her
I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really
nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB
radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking
for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am
about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint
condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on
the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first
10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in
2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS
650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific,
Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her
over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely
back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell
but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we
can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further
than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again.
Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@ so
that

we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly
and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





Re: [Amel] Re: SSB/ SAT PHONE

amelforme
 

Hi Everybody. Serious ocean going voyaging cruisers should have both. SSB for the nets and superb local and regional information sharing. Sat phone for always being able to contact someone at anytime with Iridium and the fantastic and useful information you can get for’ free’ and with pay for service weather and other niceties.

Most of my returning/all done clients with no particular ax to grind say both. One over the other because of budget, SSB.

Hope this helps.



All the best,

Joel





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@att.net





From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Peter Forbes
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2013 4:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Cc: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner





Yes please big debate - I have the same dilemma.

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@gmail.com

On 8 Apr 2013, at 09:35, "ronpische" <andrew@cerdagne.org <mailto:andrew%40cerdagne.org> > wrote:

Our SM 2000 does not have SSB and the previous owner crossed the Atlantic a couple of times with a satellite phone with data rather than SSB. I am interested in views on the pros and cons of both options as I am thinking of installing one or other.

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM2K 472

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@...> wrote:

Thanks Colin,

The pics are great.
In the manual it says that the rudder anodes and the SSB ground plates are connected together.....where exactly is this connection ??

Yes I'm getting a 30A 24/12V converter for the "BLU".

I live in Australia but the boat will travel back and forth from New Zealand to the Pacific...New Zealand for the cyclone season, then back to South Pacific. Intend to go to Tahiti in 2014.

Cheers
Alan



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@> wrote:

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130 tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@)


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@ so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]









[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel] Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Peter Forbes
 

Yes please big debate - I have the same dilemma.

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@gmail.com

On 8 Apr 2013, at 09:35, "ronpische" <andrew@cerdagne.org> wrote:

Our SM 2000 does not have SSB and the previous owner crossed the Atlantic a couple of times with a satellite phone with data rather than SSB. I am interested in views on the pros and cons of both options as I am thinking of installing one or other.

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM2K 472

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@...> wrote:

Thanks Colin,

The pics are great.
In the manual it says that the rudder anodes and the SSB ground plates are connected together.....where exactly is this connection ??

Yes I'm getting a 30A 24/12V converter for the "BLU".

I live in Australia but the boat will travel back and forth from New Zealand to the Pacific...New Zealand for the cyclone season, then back to South Pacific. Intend to go to Tahiti in 2014.

Cheers
Alan



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@> wrote:

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130 tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@)


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@ so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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