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Underwater Cameas/viewers

Gary Wells
 

I'm getting interested in an underwater camera/viewer and was wondering if anyone has/uses one and if it is useful given that the are a few hundred dollars. Seems it would be valuable if a tangle had to be cleared or after a 'bump' in the night. Thoughts, suggestions, scary stories? :)


Crew needed

Eric Freedman
 

Eric Forsyth, a CCA blue water medal recipient is looking for crew from south Africa  to the Caribbean.

Look at www.yachtfiona.com

 

  in the  Fiona news network section. It is great reading even if you are not interested in the trip.

He has circumnavigated twice in a home built boat and did the northwest passage at age 80.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


Re: [Amel] Max Prop

Rainer Huthmacher <thelastoneever@...>
 


Thank you so much, Alain.
All the best, Rainer


On 09.01.2014, at 09:06, alainfeuillet@... wrote:

 

Hi Rainer, Pilgrim is hull 26. I have the Volvo D2-75 and the Maxprop. My propeller is adjusted on left rotaion 26° and works very fine. Tha t means the engine can go until 3000 RPM max.

In Maxprop table X=A and Y=H. Hope it helps

By the way did'nt we met in Hyères two years ago?

Fair winds

Alain


Re: [Amel] Max Prop

alainfeuillet@...
 

Hi Rainer, Pilgrim is hull 26. I have the Volvo D2-75 and the Maxprop. My propeller is adjusted on left rotaion 26° and works very fine. Tha t means the engine can go until 3000 RPM max.

In Maxprop table X=A and Y=H. Hope it helps

By the way did'nt we met in Hyères two years ago?

Fair winds

Alain


Re: [Amel] Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

seagasm@...
 

Dick Smith stores are pretty well useless these days. Your best bet would be to seek out a Jacar store, they carry most electronic switches and electrical items.


Best Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM 171

Bundaberg


Re: [Amel] Max Prop

Rainer Huthmacher <thelastoneever@...>
 

Thanx Mark...


On 08.01.2014, at 11:32, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

You could contact Max Prop – if you give them the engine/transmission/boat data they can tell you the correct pitch.

 

I can’t speak for MaxProp - We have an AutoProp who I have found to be very helpful.

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Rainer Huthmacher
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 10:16 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Max Prop

 

 

I own a SM #69 with the original Perkins (Volvo) engine. It is equipped with a Max Prop supplied by Amel.
My manual says the pitch should be 18 degrees at a left turn prop. I strongly believe my prop turns right, so it does not make any sense to me.
Does anyone know the correct pitch for this prop? ( my hope lies on you Joel)
Thank you so much already....
Rainer Huthmacher
SM #69 "Yin Yang"


Re: [Amel] Max Prop

Mark Erdos
 

You could contact Max Prop – if you give them the engine/transmission/boat data they can tell you the correct pitch.

 

I can’t speak for MaxProp - We have an AutoProp who I have found to be very helpful.

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Rainer Huthmacher
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 10:16 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Max Prop

 

 

I own a SM #69 with the original Perkins (Volvo) engine. It is equipped with a Max Prop supplied by Amel.
My manual says the pitch should be 18 degrees at a left turn prop. I strongly believe my prop turns right, so it does not make any sense to me.
Does anyone know the correct pitch for this prop? ( my hope lies on you Joel)
Thank you so much already....
Rainer Huthmacher
SM #69 "Yin Yang"


Max Prop

Rainer Huthmacher <thelastoneever@...>
 

I own a SM #69 with the original Perkins (Volvo) engine. It is equipped with a Max Prop supplied by Amel.
My manual says the pitch should be 18 degrees at a left turn prop. I strongly believe my prop turns right, so it does not make any sense to me.
Does anyone know the correct pitch for this prop? ( my hope lies on you Joel)
Thank you so much already....
Rainer Huthmacher
SM #69 "Yin Yang"


Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream - Sailing Key West to Bimini

Veit Mueller <veitm@...>
 

Hello Alexandre:

I think one can be noticeably faster with a 15-20 kn South wind...for us, we motored pretty much the whole way with the main out at about 6.5 kn.

Broadband: we're using wifi only. 
Marina: they all appear to charge about the same, we like South Bimini (Bimini Sand is telling us they recently dredged and have 8' in the entrance), the Beach Club (you have to tie up across three S fingers of the dock) has also 8' at the lowest point.

Cheers,
Veit
ATMAN SM215

Sent from my vm iPad

On Jan 6, 2014, at 2:16 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:

 

Hello Veit,

8 Hours from Key West to Bimini? I think this is more Miami to Bimini.
So any advice from Key West?

I will stay in a Marina in Bimini, not sure which one yet.
Any recommendation?

I heard it is possible to obtain some sort of broadband from Bahamas telecom (not sure of the name), do you know which company?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 1/6/14, Veit Mueller <veitm@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, January 6, 2014, 1:04 PM
















 









Hi Alexandre:
Sail at night, you'll have less trade wind.
try not to sail during a North wind, or the day after a
strong N wind. I should take you ~6-8 hrs, watch for traffic
(lots last night when we sailed over) you can anchor off
Bimini (its a little lively).Bimini Sands marina
has (per Harbormaster) 8' water going in. I always go
into tight spots (lots in the Bahamas) with an incoming
tide.Have fun,VeitATMAN
SM215South Bimini
Sent from my vm iPad
On Jan 6, 2014, at 1:25 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...>
wrote:
















 






Hello Bob,



Just reading your reply/post.

I just arrived in Key West (from Kemah, Texas).

in 3 weeks will be going to Bimini (Bahamas), any advice?
Weather? Current? Wind? etc.



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Key West, Florida - USA



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

On Mon, 1/6/14, Bob Fritz <sailboatdelivery@...>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream

To: "amelyachtowners@..."
<amelyachtowners@...>

Date: Monday, January 6, 2014, 11:44 AM

































 



















Kent,







I have done several Lauderdale to Key West races which are

run inside the Gulf Stream, so this route is possible and

not especially difficult as the reefs are well marked.

Also, I have sailed several boats, including Amels, from

from the north inside all the way to Ft. Lauderdale or

Miami. There is sufficient room between the stream and
the

beach all the way. Sometimes there is a nice
countercurrent

along the shore. The Hawk Channel runs between the keys
and

the reef. I know the some folks sail this channel, but I

have not, so I would solicit information from others who

have run it as to the advisability of taking my boat there.


In the absence of good local knowledge I would sail
outside

of the reef.







If I were interested is spending some time in the Bahamas,
I

would take your eastern route, but it seems like the long

way around otherwise.







Fair Winds, Bob


























































































Re: [Amel] Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Thanks Chris


On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 10:17 PM, Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...> wrote:
 

Hi,
Try the Dick Smith shops in Australia. They are really helpful.
Fair winds
Chris


On 8 Jan 2014, at 11:04, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

 

Hi Eric
Many thanks for this. Will see if I can find one here locally.
Cheers
Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM #332
Brisbane, Australia


On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Sailorman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
 

I believe it is just a double pole double throw switch available at any electronics store.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of colin.d.streeter@...
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 11:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

 

 

Hi All

Any tips/links on where to source on-line a replacement switch for the mainsail furler toggle switch to furl & unfurl in-mast main sail?

Fair winds

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II - SM#332

Newport, QLD Australia



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Supplier for ready made purpose fit Insect Screens for Amel

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Are any members aware of an on-line supplier of quality ready made insect screens for the Super Maramu portholes, overhead hatches and main entrance?


Fair winds

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II, sm#332

Brisbane Australia


Re: [Amel] Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
 

Hi,
Try the Dick Smith shops in Australia. They are really helpful.
Fair winds
Chris


On 8 Jan 2014, at 11:04, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

 

Hi Eric
Many thanks for this. Will see if I can find one here locally.
Cheers
Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM #332
Brisbane, Australia


On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Sailorman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
 

I believe it is just a double pole double throw switch available at any electronics store.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of colin.d.streeter@...
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 11:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

 

 

Hi All

Any tips/links on where to source on-line a replacement switch for the mainsail furler toggle switch to furl & unfurl in-mast main sail?

Fair winds

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II - SM#332

Newport, QLD Australia



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Re: [Amel] Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Eric
Many thanks for this. Will see if I can find one here locally.
Cheers
Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM #332
Brisbane, Australia


On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Sailorman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
 

I believe it is just a double pole double throw switch available at any electronics store.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of colin.d.streeter@...
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 11:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

 

 

Hi All

Any tips/links on where to source on-line a replacement switch for the mainsail furler toggle switch to furl & unfurl in-mast main sail?

Fair winds

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II - SM#332

Newport, QLD Australia



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Re: [Amel] Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

Eric Freedman
 

I believe it is just a double pole double throw switch available at any electronics store.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of colin.d.streeter@...
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 11:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

 

 

Hi All

Any tips/links on where to source on-line a replacement switch for the mainsail furler toggle switch to furl & unfurl in-mast main sail?

Fair winds

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II - SM#332

Newport, QLD Australia


Re: [Amel] RE: super maramu mast height

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Thank you -- i will give it a look and see where it is relative to Norfolk.  In the rare times that we are in Norfolk, we live on Willoughby Spit on the Southern shote of the Chesapeake Bay and can walk to the marinas that are at the end of the Spit in about 7 min. -- but they are not very good hurricane holes!

Many thanks

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Jan 7, 2014, at 6:26 PM, <ericmeury@...> wrote:

 

The town is Lottsburg VA.  Owners live on the property.  Really nice folks.  It is not a very "Modern" but the owners do take pride in what they have,   you can look it up on Active Captain to get a good idea.  It is used as a hurricane hole for cruisers.  Very well protected.   There are people that live at the Marina full time that take it upon themselves to walk the docks to make sure everything is at it should be.  There is pool and a clubhouse, laundry etc etc. 

eric


Re: super maramu mast height

ericmeury@...
 

The town is Lottsburg VA.  Owners live on the property.  Really nice folks.  It is not a very "Modern" but the owners do take pride in what they have,   you can look it up on Active Captain to get a good idea.  It is used as a hurricane hole for cruisers.  Very well protected.   There are people that live at the Marina full time that take it upon themselves to walk the docks to make sure everything is at it should be.  There is pool and a clubhouse, laundry etc etc. 

eric


Re: Gulf Stream

Bob Fritz
 

Hi Alexandre,

You've gotten a lot of good advice especially about Bimini. Concerning weather, I use passageweather.com, VHF and NOAA coastal forecasts for weather and Gulf Stream conditions. As mentioned Passage Weather is a computer generated forecast only. I find that it sometimes underestimates wind strength particularly around the Gulf Stream. What you should watch out for is the passage of a cold front which will shift the wind to the north from the usual east or southeast via S and then SW. The north wind will be cold air which accelerates over the Stream sometimes adding 10-20 knots. The wind blowing against the current can raise a hellacious sea state. I know this from sad experience.

My bottom line is to wait for a good weather window, and I don't leave if it is iffy. You will have a great ride in the Stream.

Fair Winds, Bob


Main Sail Furler - Cockpit Switch - where can I purchase this?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi All

Any tips/links on where to source on-line a replacement switch for the mainsail furler toggle switch to furl & unfurl in-mast main sail?

Fair winds

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II - SM#332

Newport, QLD Australia


Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

When looking for the stream the old timers looked up the "cotton ball clouds" they are always over the stream. 
Sm 209

Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jan 6, 2014, at 14:34, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:

 

Good point!  That is one place I would never try to traverse at night!  

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Jan 6, 2014, at 2:18 PM, "Mark Erdos" <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

Also, be aware of traffic once you get north of the keys. There is always a lot of traffic going in and out for Ft. Lauderdale/Miami to the Bahamas (cruise ships, tankers etc.)

 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Alexandre Uster von Baar
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 1:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream

 

 

Hello Bob,

Just reading your reply/post.
I just arrived in Key West (from Kemah, Texas).
in 3 weeks will be going to Bimini (Bahamas), any advice? Weather? Current? Wind? etc.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Key West, Florida - USA

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 1/6/14, Bob Fritz <sailboatdelivery@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, January 6, 2014, 11:44 AM
















 









Kent,



I have done several Lauderdale to Key West races which are
run inside the Gulf Stream, so this route is possible and
not especially difficult as the reefs are well marked.
Also, I have sailed several boats, including Amels, from
from the north inside all the way to Ft. Lauderdale or
Miami. There is sufficient room between the stream and the
beach all the way. Sometimes there is a nice countercurrent
along the shore. The Hawk Channel runs between the keys and
the reef. I know the some folks sail this channel, but I
have not, so I would solicit information from others who
have run it as to the advisability of taking my boat there.
In the absence of good local knowledge I would sail outside
of the reef.



If I were interested is spending some time in the Bahamas, I
would take your eastern route, but it seems like the long
way around otherwise.



Fair Winds, Bob


























Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Load Passage weather app on your cell. The grib filed will show wind. At top of page open Gulfstream. 
SM 209 in Newport for sale 
Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jan 6, 2014, at 14:22, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:

 

Hello Mark,

Thanks for your reply!

That might sounds like a stupid question, but where can I obtain the information on the gulfstream and the north wind?

I took note of the Charted markers not there.

Will try to arrive at tidal change, thanks these are great advices!

Thanks for letting me know about the Bimini Big Game Club, I will look into that.

Let me know where I can get the info for the gulfsream, etc.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 1/6/14, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, January 6, 2014, 1:14 PM
















 









Alexandre,  We made the crossing from Ft
Lauderdale to North Bimini and sought advice for the trip.
This was our main takeaways:  ·        
Never cross the gulf stream with any
aspect of a North wind. The wind against the current will
kick up some large waves. While I’m sure the boat could
handle it – why try ones luck.·        
If you enter clear into the Bahamas at
North Bimini, be aware that the charted channel markers are
not there. There is a red and green marking the entrance and
that is all. The channel turns to the north. There is a sand
bar on the east and a reef on the west. None of this has
markers. We nosed our way in using the forward looking sonar
and were fortunate to follow a fishing boat in. Track your
way in so you know how to get out.·        
There can be currents of 2-5 knots in
the channel. Try to time your arrival at a tidal
change.·        
Do not attempt the channel at
night!·        
If you are unsure about entering, the
Big Bimini Game Club will send a guide boat out for you.
There is usually traffic so you can get advise on the VHF
– everyone is very helpful regarding the channel. If you
call ahead they will give you a couple of way points to get
in with.  Drag a fishing line when you
reach the shelf on either side, your will be most likely be
treated to a nice mahi mahi dinner. Green and yellow lures
work best.
 We stayed at
Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina, It was the best.
It is an easy walk to Customs and Immigration (5 minutes).
The marina will have all the forms for you: http://www.biggameclubbimini.com/  Have fun there, we did!    Best
regards,  Mark  SM2K
#275www.creampuff.us    
 From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of
Alexandre Uster von Baar
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 1:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf
Stream    Hello Bob,

Just reading your reply/post.
I just arrived in Key West (from Kemah, Texas).
in 3 weeks will be going to Bimini (Bahamas), any advice?
Weather? Current? Wind? etc.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Key West, Florida - USA

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 1/6/14, Bob Fritz <sailboatdelivery@...>
wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
<amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, January 6, 2014, 11:44 AM
















 









Kent,



I have done several Lauderdale to Key West races which are
run inside the Gulf Stream, so this route is possible and
not especially difficult as the reefs are well marked.
Also, I have sailed several boats, including Amels, from
from the north inside all the way to Ft. Lauderdale or
Miami. There is sufficient room between the stream and the
beach all the way. Sometimes there is a nice countercurrent
along the shore. The Hawk Channel runs between the keys and
the reef. I know the some folks sail this channel, but I
have not, so I would solicit information from others who
have run it as to the advisability of taking my boat there.

In the absence of good local knowledge I would sail outside
of the reef.



If I were interested is spending some time in the Bahamas,
I
would take your eastern route, but it seems like the long
way around otherwise.



Fair Winds, Bob