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Re: [Amel] ICW east cost

karkauai
 

You'll have a difficult time in the ICW.  Too shallow many places and 65ft clearance at bridges.  Better to stay outside and come in for sightseeing and bad weather where it's deep enough.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Brunswick GA USA



On Oct 18, 2013, at 6:06 PM, <agennai@...> wrote:

 

Hi friends,

Now me and my family  are in Miami and in June we're planning to sail up to the US east cost and coming back in september.
in september sailing south it could be useful stay in the ICW:  does anyone have any experience about that  option?

thanks and  fair winds
alessandro lucetta e blu
GRAND CRU Supermaramu 2k #443
Miami


ICW east cost

agennai@...
 

Hi friends,

Now me and my family  are in Miami and in June we're planning to sail up to the US east cost and coming back in september.
in september sailing south it could be useful stay in the ICW:  does anyone have any experience about that  option?

thanks and  fair winds
alessandro lucetta e blu
GRAND CRU Supermaramu 2k #443
Miami


Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

I don't know wher version of FB You have, but on my version that search funktion is not for messages, it is for persons you will have a chat with

/Ann-Sofie

Skickat från min iPad

18 okt 2013 kl. 12:59 skrev "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...>:

 

Ann-Sofie,

Go to one of your Facebook groups. Look for the search icon (magnifying glass on the right side about 5cm from the top...click on it. It will search messages, but not photos.

Bill 


On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

I can't see how. I am member in other groups on FB, and I can't find any search function for items in a message or a certain message. Please explain better.

/Ann-Sofie
SY Lady Annila SM232

Skickat från min iPad

18 okt 2013 kl. 09:39 skrev "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...>:

 

Ann-Sofie
Yes you can search messages in a Facebook group and it works well, but you cannot search photo names. We can overcome that by having pre-determined photo album names.

Kent, 
I agree with what you say, but the reality is that we would need 500 members paying $100 a year to have a minimal budget. We would also have to have someone make the decisions because with 500 people making decisions, we would need a serious budget and staff.

All,
The issue is that we are a group of Amel owners loosely tied together and unless somebody does something like Closereach did when he started this group, nothing will happen.

I encourage anyone to do something. I am going to put together a FaceBook Group. As much as I dislike FaceBook, its Group structure has most of the things we need. My plan is to be up and running by early December with a lot, if not all, of the information in photos and files migrated to the new Group. I will not be able to migrate messages, but the Amel Group messages will be where they are now for searching until Yahoo makes another change...by then, it may not make a difference.

I will let you know when I have it ready. Hopefully, someone else will do something also, and frankly I hope it is better than what I put together...that way we can choose the best.

Bill
BeBe


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

I don't think that you can make search for info in a FB group. At least you can't search in a normal FB account

/Ann-Sofie
Sy Lady Annila. Sm 232

Skickat från min iPad

17 okt 2013 kl. 09:39 skrev yahoogroups@...:

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387





Re: AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO

paolopepere@...
 

Dear friend, look at this link on the french website of Amel's owners:

http://www.forum-voiliers-amel.net/dossiers/heimana.pdf.

It regards a Mango owned by mr Amel personnaly and with he sailed the last years of his life.

Paolo s/y "Ilarica"

Sharki nr 174





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

Another suggestion, look at Amel Santorin.
fair winds
Mike & Chris s/v Akwaaba, santorin sloop no023


On 18 Oct 2013, at 10:06, "hanspeter.baettig@..." <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tadej
as a long time SM owner (since 1995 same boat) and several atlantic crossing, I'm glad to give you my input concerning your question:

"Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?" Not so much, specially with the genua and balloner rolled out with the two poles the boat is well stabilized.

80 hp enough ? Yes ! Speed in flat water, no head wind, clean bottom and fix prop: 8.4 kn with 2800 rpm, 7.5 kn with 2300 rpm, 6 kn with 1900 rpm
( Max speed anyway: 2.43 * SQR 12.60 = 8.6 kn )
Hope that helps
regards
Hanspeter
SM # 16 Tamango 2
----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----
Von : tadej.mezek@...
Datum : 17/10/2013 - 10:46 (UTC)
An : amelyachtowners@...
Betreff : [Amel] AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO






Hi all,
I am looking for some data over the older model AMEL MANGO and would like to get as much information as possible; there is quite scarcity of data on internet available.
I found a nice page http://amelsupermaramu.blogspot.com/ on which there is an old 45 minutes long video of factory tour (must be from 80-ties) - and Mango shown on production line.
Can anyone advise me on the Nirvana rigging; I found some Mango models for sale which have two spreaders main mast as well as some with single spreader mast. I found some old posts regarding this but they were never properly answered. Is there a difference also in sail size or?
If anyone can share data about their Mango would be glad to receive it (manual, polar diagram etc.);
I am wondering why such a renowned boat yar
d does not have all the data available on their homepage. The only yard to my knowledge with all the data online is Hallberg Rassy.
Some questions:
- Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?
- Is the installed 80HP Perkins too weak for today's standards? Can anyone suggest what are the actual cruising speeds at given RPM with clean boat with original propeller and with some other type if installed (I've read on older posts that original propeller is 1" too small).
Thank you very much for your inputs.
Cheers, T





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Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ann-Sofie,

Go to one of your Facebook groups. Look for the search icon (magnifying glass on the right side about 5cm from the top...click on it. It will search messages, but not photos.

Bill 


On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

I can't see how. I am member in other groups on FB, and I can't find any search function for items in a message or a certain message. Please explain better.

/Ann-Sofie
SY Lady Annila SM232

Skickat från min iPad

18 okt 2013 kl. 09:39 skrev "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...>:

 

Ann-Sofie
Yes you can search messages in a Facebook group and it works well, but you cannot search photo names. We can overcome that by having pre-determined photo album names.

Kent, 
I agree with what you say, but the reality is that we would need 500 members paying $100 a year to have a minimal budget. We would also have to have someone make the decisions because with 500 people making decisions, we would need a serious budget and staff.

All,
The issue is that we are a group of Amel owners loosely tied together and unless somebody does something like Closereach did when he started this group, nothing will happen.

I encourage anyone to do something. I am going to put together a FaceBook Group. As much as I dislike FaceBook, its Group structure has most of the things we need. My plan is to be up and running by early December with a lot, if not all, of the information in photos and files migrated to the new Group. I will not be able to migrate messages, but the Amel Group messages will be where they are now for searching until Yahoo makes another change...by then, it may not make a difference.

I will let you know when I have it ready. Hopefully, someone else will do something also, and frankly I hope it is better than what I put together...that way we can choose the best.

Bill
BeBe


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

I don't think that you can make search for info in a FB group. At least you can't search in a normal FB account

/Ann-Sofie
Sy Lady Annila. Sm 232

Skickat från min iPad

17 okt 2013 kl. 09:39 skrev yahoogroups@...:

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387





Re: [Amel] AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO

Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
 

Another suggestion, look at Amel Santorin.
fair winds
Mike & Chris s/v Akwaaba, santorin sloop no023


On 18 Oct 2013, at 10:06, "hanspeter.baettig@..." <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tadej
as a long time SM owner (since 1995 same boat) and several atlantic crossing, I'm glad to give you my input concerning your question:

"Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?" Not so much, specially with the genua and balloner rolled out with the two poles the boat is well stabilized.

80 hp enough ? Yes ! Speed in flat water, no head wind, clean bottom and fix prop: 8.4 kn with 2800 rpm, 7.5 kn with 2300 rpm, 6 kn with 1900 rpm
( Max speed anyway: 2.43 * SQR 12.60 = 8.6 kn )
Hope that helps
regards
Hanspeter
SM # 16 Tamango 2
----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----
Von : tadej.mezek@...
Datum : 17/10/2013 - 10:46 (UTC)
An : amelyachtowners@...
Betreff : [Amel] AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO






Hi all,
I am looking for some data over the older model AMEL MANGO and would like to get as much information as possible; there is quite scarcity of data on internet available.
I found a nice page http://amelsupermaramu.blogspot.com/ on which there is an old 45 minutes long video of factory tour (must be from 80-ties) - and Mango shown on production line.
Can anyone advise me on the Nirvana rigging; I found some Mango models for sale which have two spreaders main mast as well as some with single spreader mast. I found some old posts regarding this but they were never properly answered. Is there a difference also in sail size or?
If anyone can share data about their Mango would be glad to receive it (manual, polar diagram etc.);
I am wondering why such a renowned boat yar
d does not have all the data available on their homepage. The only yard to my knowledge with all the data online is Hallberg Rassy.
Some questions:
- Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?
- Is the installed 80HP Perkins too weak for today's standards? Can anyone suggest what are the actual cruising speeds at given RPM with clean boat with original propeller and with some other type if installed (I've read on older posts that original propeller is 1" too small).
Thank you very much for your inputs.
Cheers, T





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Re: [Amel] AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

I own a Mango with a Nirvana rigging since 2005.
 
 My main mast has two spreader levels and the mast does not curve under strong wind pressure. I have notice that on an earlier Mango, without a furling mainsail, there is only one spreader level. However I do not know if this is an original mast. I could, if it seems useful, contact its french owner... 
 
Yes the Mango with electric furlers does seem to roll more than the Super Maramu in heavy swells.
 
In Transatlantic crossing, I install the the life raft on the rear roof, so it does add more weight above the waterline, but I feel that, in an emergency, I could not extract the raft out of its locker very rapidly...
 
I understand, from speaking with Mr Selo, a few years ago, that Mangos with electric furling had a heavier metal keel, than the earlier Mangos without electric furlers.
 
I do not know what Mr T wishes to know about Nirvana riggings, please advise. I have replaced half of the wiring in the rigging, but, I often felt that my original 1985 rigging replaced on the advice of surveyors, was more sturdy than the replacement. One characteristic of the original Nirvana rigging is that the date of fabrication of each swage on its wire is engraved on the fitting. For the replaced fitting and wire, I have to refer to the date of the rigger's bill!  
 
Serge, -V. Opera, (Mango no 51)  


Le vendredi 18 octobre 2013 5h06, "hanspeter.baettig@..." a écrit :
 
Hi Tadej
as a long time SM owner (since 1995 same boat) and several atlantic crossing, I'm glad to give you my input concerning your question:

"Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?" Not so much, specially with the genua and balloner rolled out with the two poles the boat is well stabilized.

80 hp enough ? Yes ! Speed in flat water, no head wind, clean bottom and fix prop: 8.4 kn with 2800 rpm, 7.5 kn with 2300 rpm, 6 kn with 1900 rpm
( Max speed anyway: 2.43 * SQR 12.60 = 8.6 kn )
Hope that helps
regards
Hanspeter
SM # 16 Tamango 2
----Urspr�gliche Nachricht----
Von : tadej.mezek@...
Datum : 17/10/2013 - 10:46 (UTC)
An : amelyachtowners@...
Betreff : [Amel] AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO






Hi all,
I am looking for some data over the older model AMEL MANGO and would like to get as much information as possible; there is quite scarcity of data on internet available.
I found a nice page http://amelsupermaramu.blogspot.com/ on which there is an old 45 minutes long video of factory tour (must be from 80-ties) - and Mango shown on production line.
Can anyone advise me on the Nirvana rigging; I found some Mango models for sale which have two spreaders main mast as well as some with single spreader mast. I found some old posts regarding this but they were never properly answered. Is there a difference also in sail size or?
If anyone can share data about their Mango would be glad to receive it (manual, polar diagram etc.);
I am wondering why such a renowned boat yar
d does not have all the data available on their homepage. The only yard to my knowledge with all the data online is Hallberg Rassy.
Some questions:
- Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?
- Is the installed 80HP Perkins too weak for today's standards? Can anyone suggest what are the actual cruising speeds at given RPM with clean boat with original propeller and with some other type if installed (I've read on older posts that original propeller is 1" too small).
Thank you very much for your inputs.
Cheers, T





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




Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

I can't see how. I am member in other groups on FB, and I can't find any search function for items in a message or a certain message. Please explain better.

/Ann-Sofie
SY Lady Annila SM232

Skickat från min iPad

18 okt 2013 kl. 09:39 skrev "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...>:

 

Ann-Sofie
Yes you can search messages in a Facebook group and it works well, but you cannot search photo names. We can overcome that by having pre-determined photo album names.

Kent, 
I agree with what you say, but the reality is that we would need 500 members paying $100 a year to have a minimal budget. We would also have to have someone make the decisions because with 500 people making decisions, we would need a serious budget and staff.

All,
The issue is that we are a group of Amel owners loosely tied together and unless somebody does something like Closereach did when he started this group, nothing will happen.

I encourage anyone to do something. I am going to put together a FaceBook Group. As much as I dislike FaceBook, its Group structure has most of the things we need. My plan is to be up and running by early December with a lot, if not all, of the information in photos and files migrated to the new Group. I will not be able to migrate messages, but the Amel Group messages will be where they are now for searching until Yahoo makes another change...by then, it may not make a difference.

I will let you know when I have it ready. Hopefully, someone else will do something also, and frankly I hope it is better than what I put together...that way we can choose the best.

Bill
BeBe


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

I don't think that you can make search for info in a FB group. At least you can't search in a normal FB account

/Ann-Sofie
Sy Lady Annila. Sm 232

Skickat från min iPad

17 okt 2013 kl. 09:39 skrev yahoogroups@...:

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387




Re: [Amel] AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi Tadej
as a long time SM owner (since 1995 same boat) and several atlantic crossing, I'm glad to give you my input concerning your question:

"Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?" Not so much, specially with the genua and balloner rolled out with the two poles the boat is well stabilized.

80 hp enough ? Yes ! Speed in flat water, no head wind, clean bottom and fix prop: 8.4 kn with 2800 rpm, 7.5 kn with 2300 rpm, 6 kn with 1900 rpm
( Max speed anyway: 2.43 * SQR 12.60 = 8.6 kn )
Hope that helps
regards
Hanspeter
SM # 16 Tamango 2
----Ursprngliche Nachricht----
Von : tadej.mezek@gmail.com
Datum : 17/10/2013 - 10:46 (UTC)
An : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Betreff : [Amel] AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO






Hi all,
I am looking for some data over the older model AMEL MANGO and would like to get as much information as possible; there is quite scarcity of data on internet available.
I found a nice page http://amelsupermaramu.blogspot.com/ on which there is an old 45 minutes long video of factory tour (must be from 80-ties) - and Mango shown on production line.
Can anyone advise me on the Nirvana rigging; I found some Mango models for sale which have two spreaders main mast as well as some with single spreader mast. I found some old posts regarding this but they were never properly answered. Is there a difference also in sail size or?
If anyone can share data about their Mango would be glad to receive it (manual, polar diagram etc.);
I am wondering why such a renowned boat yar
d does not have all the data available on their homepage. The only yard to my knowledge with all the data online is Hallberg Rassy.
Some questions:
- Is the boat rolling on long ocean waves going downwind as it is quite narrow for its length?
- Is the installed 80HP Perkins too weak for today's standards? Can anyone suggest what are the actual cruising speeds at given RPM with clean boat with original propeller and with some other type if installed (I've read on older posts that original propeller is 1" too small).
Thank you very much for your inputs.
Cheers, T


Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Lior,

I am looking at it and am not sure, but it may have everything that a FaceBook Group has.

I will look further. I will set up either a FaceBook Group, a Google+ Group, or both by December.

Bill
BeBe


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM, lior 555 <lior246@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill

Another posibility is Google+. We could make a distribution group and use Picasaweb for the pictures.
Search option would not be a problem by Google :-)
With Google+ we could continue to send emails. I dont know Google+ and I dont know if there is a posibility to login only with read rights (not that someone will delete all massages...). 

Regards
Lior




2013/10/17 <yahoogroups@...>
 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387





Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ann-Sofie
Yes you can search messages in a Facebook group and it works well, but you cannot search photo names. We can overcome that by having pre-determined photo album names.

Kent, 
I agree with what you say, but the reality is that we would need 500 members paying $100 a year to have a minimal budget. We would also have to have someone make the decisions because with 500 people making decisions, we would need a serious budget and staff.

All,
The issue is that we are a group of Amel owners loosely tied together and unless somebody does something like Closereach did when he started this group, nothing will happen.

I encourage anyone to do something. I am going to put together a FaceBook Group. As much as I dislike FaceBook, its Group structure has most of the things we need. My plan is to be up and running by early December with a lot, if not all, of the information in photos and files migrated to the new Group. I will not be able to migrate messages, but the Amel Group messages will be where they are now for searching until Yahoo makes another change...by then, it may not make a difference.

I will let you know when I have it ready. Hopefully, someone else will do something also, and frankly I hope it is better than what I put together...that way we can choose the best.

Bill
BeBe


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

I don't think that you can make search for info in a FB group. At least you can't search in a normal FB account

/Ann-Sofie
Sy Lady Annila. Sm 232

Skickat från min iPad

17 okt 2013 kl. 09:39 skrev yahoogroups@...:

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387




Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

I don't think that you can make search for info in a FB group. At least you can't search in a normal FB account

/Ann-Sofie
Sy Lady Annila. Sm 232

Skickat från min iPad

17 okt 2013 kl. 09:39 skrev yahoogroups@...:

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387



Freezer stop working...

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Just stock for my trip, freezer full and it stop working.

Was working fine before (keeping -14.4*C temperature).

I noted the fan was making a lot of noise, then now doesn't turn. 

I switch it off, then back on and nothing. 

Any suggestion?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Seabrook, Texas, USA


Re: [Amel] Re: Website Woes

karkauai
 

Thanks so much, Gary.  I don't think we want someone to spend an inordinate amount of their time maintaining the website for nothing.  Is it the kind of thing we could hire someone to do, preferably a member who is savvy enough and would treat it like a job?  Sorry, I'm just not computer literate enough to know exactly what is involved.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Brunswick GA USA


From: "gary@..."
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:15 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Website Woes

 
Take a look at www.yamahasupertenere.com  This is a standard php bulletin board and I think it would serve all the needs of the group. (There are others like it:  sailnet.com (which is complex), advrider.com, rv.net/forum and a host of others). I am a member there and know the board's operator.  I have webspace and bandwidth (well, it would cost extra per month)  and could host the owner's group on a system like this one (in a couple of months). 
 
I don't know if/how the current content could be imported, but from reading a bit on the web it seems possible; just not simple. My time commitments are kind of high until mid January then I would be able to get and maintain the full up site, but I could try to set up a skeleton board and see what it might look like.  It looks like someone already owns 'Amelyachtowners.com' which re-directs to the current yahoo group.
 
If this sounds like something we want to try, let me here from some of the 'principles' in the group (folks that are frequent posters) and I will pursue it. A full-up bulletin board is a bit of maintenance (yes, we'll need a couple of moderators) but it will have the capabilities for search, storage, albums, etc. as well as regular upgrades. 
 
What thinkest thou?
 
 



Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I am very aware of getjealous.com as seven years ago, Judy and I were one of their early clients.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Bill


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...> wrote:
 

Hello Bill and Judy
Another possible route might be to employ someone with the necessary knowledge and experience to make a suitable website for us. What I have in mind is that the couple who bought my last boat and sailed it around the world had a website  jasonandfionaatgetjealous.com. It was made up for them by a friend who was also a keen sailor and who crewed with them on their first Atlantic crossing. His business is www.getjealous.com and as he has been running it for at least a dozen years I believe that he is competent.He should be well able to create a site with all the  bells and whistles that we would reasonably need.
I do not know him personally and as I am busy putting Bali Hai on the market to mark my eightieth birthday I am not able to do more than make a suggestion that perhaps you or another owner might wish to explore.
 
                                     Best wishes,   Anne and John,  Bali Hai,  SM 319,  Malta
 
 
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes
 
 

I think the ability to post by email is important.  I'm not a FaceBook user but would be happy to join if that's what we decide to do.
If we had our own website, we could make it do what ever we wanted it to do.  I don't know the difference in price between a proprietary website and a google, yahoo, or Facebook group, but it would be with something to have exactly what we want and control over what happens to it.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Oct 17, 2013, at 4:38 AM, <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.

 

It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.

 

I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.

 

I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...

 

The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.

 

Comments?

 

Bill

BeBe, #387

 



Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Bill and Judy
Another possible route might be to employ someone with the necessary knowledge and experience to make a suitable website for us. What I have in mind is that the couple who bought my last boat and sailed it around the world had a website  jasonandfionaatgetjealous.com. It was made up for them by a friend who was also a keen sailor and who crewed with them on their first Atlantic crossing. His business is www.getjealous.com and as he has been running it for at least a dozen years I believe that he is competent.He should be well able to create a site with all the  bells and whistles that we would reasonably need.
I do not know him personally and as I am busy putting Bali Hai on the market to mark my eightieth birthday I am not able to do more than make a suggestion that perhaps you or another owner might wish to explore.
 
                                     Best wishes,   Anne and John,  Bali Hai,  SM 319,  Malta
 
 

Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes
 
 

I think the ability to post by email is important.  I'm not a FaceBook user but would be happy to join if that's what we decide to do.
If we had our own website, we could make it do what ever we wanted it to do.  I don't know the difference in price between a proprietary website and a google, yahoo, or Facebook group, but it would be with something to have exactly what we want and control over what happens to it.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Oct 17, 2013, at 4:38 AM, <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.

 

It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.

 

I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.

 

I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...

 

The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.

 

Comments?

 

Bill

BeBe, #387

 


Re: Website Woes

Gary Wells
 

Take a look at www.yamahasupertenere.com  This is a standard php bulletin board and I think it would serve all the needs of the group. (There are others like it:  sailnet.com (which is complex), advrider.com, rv.net/forum and a host of others). I am a member there and know the board's operator.  I have webspace and bandwidth (well, it would cost extra per month)  and could host the owner's group on a system like this one (in a couple of months). 
 
I don't know if/how the current content could be imported, but from reading a bit on the web it seems possible; just not simple. My time commitments are kind of high until mid January then I would be able to get and maintain the full up site, but I could try to set up a skeleton board and see what it might look like.  It looks like someone already owns 'Amelyachtowners.com' which re-directs to the current yahoo group.
 
If this sounds like something we want to try, let me here from some of the 'principles' in the group (folks that are frequent posters) and I will pursue it. A full-up bulletin board is a bit of maintenance (yes, we'll need a couple of moderators) but it will have the capabilities for search, storage, albums, etc. as well as regular upgrades. 
 
What thinkest thou?
 
 


Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

karkauai
 

I think the ability to post by email is important.  I'm not a FaceBook user but would be happy to join if that's what we decide to do.
If we had our own website, we could make it do what ever we wanted it to do.  I don't know the difference in price between a proprietary website and a google, yahoo, or Facebook group, but it would be with something to have exactly what we want and control over what happens to it.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Oct 17, 2013, at 4:38 AM, <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387



Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I will look into it

Bill


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM, lior 555 <lior246@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill

Another posibility is Google+. We could make a distribution group and use Picasaweb for the pictures.
Search option would not be a problem by Google :-)
With Google+ we could continue to send emails. I dont know Google+ and I dont know if there is a posibility to login only with read rights (not that someone will delete all massages...). 

Regards
Lior




2013/10/17 <yahoogroups@...>
 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387





Re: [Amel] RE: Website Woes

lior 555 <lior246@...>
 

Hi Bill

Another posibility is Google+. We could make a distribution group and use Picasaweb for the pictures.
Search option would not be a problem by Google :-)
With Google+ we could continue to send emails. I dont know Google+ and I dont know if there is a posibility to login only with read rights (not that someone will delete all massages...). 

Regards
Lior




2013/10/17 <yahoogroups@...>

 

I joined the French Amel Owners Group, and browsed their website.


It is a nice site, but there is no provision for maintaining a database of photos or files to share among the members.


I did like the categories he used for the forum, but in looking further in the site I found that some members post electrical messages in the engine forum, etc.


I take back my suggestion for a merger, but I am toying with a FaceBook Group page. It has Photos and Files which are shared...it has messages which are shared and I believe that you can get email notification of new messages. I also like the way the moderator can set up predetermined photo albums for members to add photos...as an example this will mean that all engine related photos would be in one album...


The downside to some people is that you will not be able to respond to a new posting via email and you will have to be a FaceBook user, but that may not be an issue.


Comments?


Bill

BeBe, #387