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Re: Amel at Guadalupe

Mark Pitt
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "markmpitt" <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "agav8ter" <agav8ter@> wrote:

Hello,

Can anyone tell me where the Amel facility in Guadalupe is located?
We are currently in the BVI's and as new S/M owners (with no manuals)
we thought we might sail to the Amel Service Center and get a proper
briefing on our boat. Thanks for your help.

Tony and Heidi
WORLD CITIZEN S/M 266
They are in Marina Bas du Fort near Point-a-Pitre.
Their email is marina@...
You come up the main shipping channel toward
Point-a-Pitre and it is to your left. It is well
marked on charts.

Mark Pitt "Sabbatical III" ASM #419
Sorry, that is the email for the marina in my earlier post. The email
for Amel in Guadeloupe that I have is:

amel.caraibes@...

Mark Pitt "Sabbatical III" ASM #419


Re: Amel at Guadalupe

Mark Pitt
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "agav8ter" <agav8ter@...> wrote:

Hello,

Can anyone tell me where the Amel facility in Guadalupe is located?
We are currently in the BVI's and as new S/M owners (with no manuals)
we thought we might sail to the Amel Service Center and get a proper
briefing on our boat. Thanks for your help.

Tony and Heidi
WORLD CITIZEN S/M 266
They are in Marina Bas du Fort near Point-a-Pitre.
Their email is marina@....
You come up the main shipping channel toward
Point-a-Pitre and it is to your left. It is well
marked on charts.

Mark Pitt "Sabbatical III" ASM #419


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel at Guadalupe

eric freedman
 

When I was last in Guadeloupe (2003) the agent for amel was

Laurent Colonna
His E-mail-mail address was
s-lim@...

here was his note about his location.

Our Marina is between the city Pointe à Pitre and le Gosier (16°13'
North/61°31' West)
Fifteen minutes before your coming you could call the capitainerie by VHF
channel 9.


Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of agav8ter
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 7:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel at Guadalupe

Hello,

Can anyone tell me where the Amel facility in Guadalupe is located?
We are currently in the BVI's and as new S/M owners (with no manuals)
we thought we might sail to the Amel Service Center and get a proper
briefing on our boat. Thanks for your help.

Tony and Heidi
WORLD CITIZEN S/M 266






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Amel at Guadalupe

Ag Av8ter
 

Hello,

Can anyone tell me where the Amel facility in Guadalupe is located?
We are currently in the BVI's and as new S/M owners (with no manuals)
we thought we might sail to the Amel Service Center and get a proper
briefing on our boat. Thanks for your help.

Tony and Heidi
WORLD CITIZEN S/M 266


yacht Fiona

eric freedman
 

Hi,

For those of you who haven't been to www.yachtfiona.com
<http://www.yachtfiona.com/> I would strongly recommend it.

He is a CCA Blue water medal recipient and has circumnavigated Fiona 3
times.



My friend Eric Forsyth has over 200,000 miles on his home built boat and at
the age of 74 is heading out again for another circumnavigation. ( he is
extremely fit)

For those of you who are looking for a ride of a lifetime drop him a note.

Many legs need crew.

He will be leaving New York in May and headed for the Antarctic with stops
along the way for crew changes. Then up the west coast of Chile to Panama
and home.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: Puerto Williams

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Eric

Good to hear from you. WE are in New Zealand, waiting for the cyclone
season to end and getb back up to the islands. If you want to know
where the vents are on your boat close the valve and overflow your
tank. Thats the way I found them on Block Island.

Talk to you soon.

Vito

--- In amelyachtowners@..., eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know of a way to contact the "yacht club" in Puerto
Williams?
fair winds,
eric


Puerto Williams

eric freedman
 

I just came across this for everyone's info.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



Puerto Williams : Profile

Clearance
Yachts entering the Beagle Channel area should contact the Chilean Navy on
VHF Channel 16. Puerto Williams is a naval base, but yachts are welcomed
there. Cruising boats are usually told to proceed directly into the small
western basin, close to the airport, where there is a concrete dock.
Shallow-drafted boats may come on its inside, or tie up alongside the
Micalvi, a former supply ship, now used as a yacht club by the locals.
Officials will visit the boat here, after which the captain must go to the
port captain's office to complete formalities. It is essential that those
for whom this is the first port of entry into Chile insist on being given
the compulsory customs certificate. Those who leave without it will have
serious problems when clearing out of Chile.

From September 2004, all the foreign yachts entering Pto. Williams had to
pay a new tax. From Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 18:00 o'clock, and
Saturday from 06:00 to 13:00 the Authorities charged US$ 40 every time a
yacht entered or left this port coming from or going to a foreign country.
In overtime, they charged US$60. At the end of October this tax was reduced.
The fees which now apply are as follows:

Yacht up to 25 tons: each time a yacht enters or leaves the country it must
pay: US$2.60 (Monday to Friday 0700 - 1900 and Saturday 0700 - 1300).
Outside of these hours, the charge will be 50% more i.e. US$3.90 (weekdays
1900 - 0700 AM and from Saturday 1300 to Monday 0700).

Yacht from 25 to 1000 tons: each time a yacht enters or leaves a port or a
marina it must pay US$40. In overtime 50% more (60 US$).

Please note: A yacht less than 25 tons of TRG must pay this tax only when it
enters or leaves the country. A yacht more than 25 tons of TRG must pay each
time it enters or leaves a port of Chile, even when it sails in Chilean
waters without leaving the country. Lighthouse and beacon fees are : US $
2.88 per year or US$ 0.88 per TRG for all the trip.

Capitania de Puerto
Tel:+56 61 621090, Fax:+56 61 621090, VHF Channel 16
cpwilliams@...

Docking
Puerto Williams, Chile's most southern city, is the usual jumping off point
for Antarctica. It is situated on Navarino Island in the Beagle Channel.

The most pleasant, and safest, berths are at the Club Naval de Yates
Micalvi. It is based in a small inlet at the western end of the harbour.
There is an anchorage in Seno Lauta, with good holding, but exposed to both
easterly and westerly winds. It is free, but requires permission from the
Port Captain.

Yacht Clubs
Club Naval de Yates Micalvi
Puerto Williams, Chile
There is 3.5 meters on the outside of the'Micalvi', and 2 or less alongside
the portside. Water, electricity and hot showers are available. The bridge
and forward sections of the ship have been turned into a very popular bar,
for both passing crews and locals alike. There is a warm welcome here for
everyone.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Puerto Williams

eric freedman
 

Thanks
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of markmpitt
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 9:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Puerto Williams

Eric:

Aweb search yields this:

Club de Yates Micalvi (tel. 61/621020)

Regards,

Mark Pitt, ASM S/V Sabbatical III (#419)

--- In amelyachtowners@..., eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know of a way to contact the "yacht club" in Puerto
Williams?
fair winds,
eric







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Re: Puerto Williams

Mark Pitt
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know of a way to contact the "yacht club" in Puerto
Williams?
fair winds,
eric
Eric:

Club de Yates Micalvi (tel. 61/621020)

Regards,

Mark Pitt S/V Sabbatical III (ASM#419)


Re: Puerto Williams

Mark Pitt
 

Eric:

Aweb search yields this:

Club de Yates Micalvi (tel. 61/621020)

Regards,

Mark Pitt, ASM S/V Sabbatical III (#419)

--- In amelyachtowners@..., eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know of a way to contact the "yacht club" in Puerto
Williams?
fair winds,
eric


Puerto Williams

eric freedman
 

Does anyone know of a way to contact the "yacht club" in Puerto Williams?
fair winds,
eric


Re: i still can't find the vents for the holding tank

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

The vents for the holding tanks on my SM (Hull # 335) are part of the
deck fitting for the holding tanks. If you look at the aft portion of
the deck fitting you will see that is composed of a black plastic
spacer and the metal threaded cap. Look at the aft side of the plastic
spacer and you will see two holes drilled horizontally that face aft.
This is the vent. The vent is at the top of the tank (literally). If
you remove the cap labeled "WC" you will see that there is a standpipe
welded to the inside of the metal cap assembly. This standpipe ends
near the bottom of the holding tank. Thus when doing a pump out and
suction is applied at the holding tank deck fitting it draws the black
water from the bottom of the tank while air enters at the top of the
tank through the vent openings. The vent opening also acts as an over-
flow for the holding tanks. If you overfill your holding tanks the
black water will come out of the vents and run down the deck. Don't
ask me how I know this.

Regards, Gary Silver Amel SM 2000 Hull #335

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@..., eric <kimberlite@> wrote:

I looked near the tanks on the hull and couldn't find anything.
Thanks
Eric
Fair Winds,
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


i still can't find the vents for the holding tank

eric freedman
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I looked near the tanks on the hull and couldn't find anything.
Thanks
Eric
Fair Winds,
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Robin Cooter
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 5:41 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] vent on newer model sm

I can't answer your question but if they are fitted they should go
though
the upper part of the hull near the tank and will probably have a
metal
shield covering the outlet.

Robin



eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:
Hi,
I have hull #376.
I was wondering where the vents for the holding tanks are located.

Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Water Maker Issues & New Photos

eric freedman
 

Gary,
Thanks for the info.
Where is your boat now?
We are in St Martin.
Fair Winds,
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 12:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Water Maker Issues & New Photos

--- In amelyachtowners@..., eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:
24 Feb 2006
Eric:

I purchased 3/8 inch quick connect fittings at Home Depot (white plastic,
push together
fitting that are good to 100 psi) and cut the blue 10 mm product water line.
There is
virtually no pressure on this line . The sensor for the EC system that I
mentioned
previously plumbs into a 1/2 in pipe thread fitting. I bought a 1/2 inch
PVC pipe "T"
fitting, and plumbed it with the quick connects. So the sensor is just
immersed in the
product water as it flows by. I'll post photos after my next trip. I took
220 volt 50 Hertz
Power from the circuit breaker for the water maker.

I have noticed that upon startup the EC briefly goes to somewhere above 2000

microsiemens but then within 30 seconds it comes down to about 350. If you
run the
watermaker below green range pressure the EC is actually higher than if run
in the normal
operating range. I don't quite understand that but it is consistent. I
inquired of the Wafer
Fire and Ice people that I bought my membranes from and they tell me that
this is normal.
They call it TDS creep. Evidently when the system is shut down the high TDS
on the sea
water side draws the product water back across the membrane by osmotic
pressure. This
then concentrates the solulte in the product water side as more and more
water is drawn
back across the membranes. The longer the system sits idle the more TDS
creep there is.
So the initial minute or two of product water will be high in TDS (EC).
Perhaps that is why
the Dessalator system had a timer. I have spent hours corresponding with
Dessalator and
they will not provide me with schematics or a logic diagram for the system.
I plan to take
detail digital photos of the circuit boards next month when I get on the
boat and reverse
engineer the electronics. It doesn't appear to be that complicated.
Dessalator says that
they do have spare logic circuit boards for sale and will install one if I
ship my system to
them but they at the same time make no guarantees that the system will
behave as
advertised even with a new board installed. This is about the goofiest
company policy that
I have ever run across.

Regards, Gary


Gary,
How did you hook the salinity sensor into the watermaker output?
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Water Maker Issues & New Photos

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:
24 Feb 2006
Eric:

I purchased 3/8 inch quick connect fittings at Home Depot (white plastic, push together
fitting that are good to 100 psi) and cut the blue 10 mm product water line. There is
virtually no pressure on this line . The sensor for the EC system that I mentioned
previously plumbs into a 1/2 in pipe thread fitting. I bought a 1/2 inch PVC pipe "T"
fitting, and plumbed it with the quick connects. So the sensor is just immersed in the
product water as it flows by. I'll post photos after my next trip. I took 220 volt 50 Hertz
Power from the circuit breaker for the water maker.

I have noticed that upon startup the EC briefly goes to somewhere above 2000
microsiemens but then within 30 seconds it comes down to about 350. If you run the
watermaker below green range pressure the EC is actually higher than if run in the normal
operating range. I don't quite understand that but it is consistent. I inquired of the Wafer
Fire and Ice people that I bought my membranes from and they tell me that this is normal.
They call it TDS creep. Evidently when the system is shut down the high TDS on the sea
water side draws the product water back across the membrane by osmotic pressure. This
then concentrates the solulte in the product water side as more and more water is drawn
back across the membranes. The longer the system sits idle the more TDS creep there is.
So the initial minute or two of product water will be high in TDS (EC). Perhaps that is why
the Dessalator system had a timer. I have spent hours corresponding with Dessalator and
they will not provide me with schematics or a logic diagram for the system. I plan to take
detail digital photos of the circuit boards next month when I get on the boat and reverse
engineer the electronics. It doesn't appear to be that complicated. Dessalator says that
they do have spare logic circuit boards for sale and will install one if I ship my system to
them but they at the same time make no guarantees that the system will behave as
advertised even with a new board installed. This is about the goofiest company policy that
I have ever run across.

Regards, Gary


Gary,
How did you hook the salinity sensor into the watermaker output?
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Follow up to 28 volt replacement lamp

amelforme
 

AMEL Owners Group:

Further to my last posting regarding the 28 volt replacement
lamp for the foredeck light and the mizzen mounted cockpit
light, G. E. makes both a spot lamp (clear, non-fluted lens,
more like a driving lamp on high beam) which is #4505 and a
fluted/diffused lens type (spreads the light out more than a
spot lamp) which is #4593.

Additionally, WAGNER makes (more likely sells a lamp from
another manufacturer) a 28 volt fluted lamp that is,
confusingly, a #4505 in their catalog.

I use the spot type on the main mast (more light to the
actual deck area) and the diffused lamp for the cockpit.
Seems to work well. Hope this helps.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter, AMEL 54 - HOLLIS, Hull #14


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Water Maker Issues & New Photos

eric freedman
 

Gary,
How did you hook the salinity sensor into the watermaker output?
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 6:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Water Maker Issues & New Photos

15 Feb 2006

Hi all:

I just completed installation of new FilmTec SW30-2540 membranes ($177.00
each from
Air, Water, and Ice, Inc.) in my water maker. Not a difficult job one
accomplished. Hardest
part was getting the end caps off. I have detailed the process in some
Photos that I just
uploaded. My end caps were all ok, the O-rings were all ok, there was some
moderate
corrosion of the stainless interconnect thimble, and a defect in the brine
seal of one of the
membranes. However, I believe the failure mode was the membrane material
themselves.

Output is good, my new Omega EC monitor (220 volt wired to the desalinator
breaker) is
working great. The Dessalator salinity sensor does not work at all despite
testing it three
ways from Sunday with various scenarios. I am still trying to get some
answers from Rod
Boreham and Dessalator. I have spent a couple of hours on the phone with
Rod and a
couple of calls to Dessalator plus about 20 emails back and forth. I will
let you all know
more when I know more.

In the mean time, I would not run my Dessalator watermaker without backup
continuous
monitoring of the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) or EC (Electrical
Conductivity). Until we
know more there is just no guarantee that the Dessalator sensor will divert
bad quality
water during an operational cycle, thus filling your fresh water tank with
salt water.

Regards, Gary Silver, s/v Liahona SM 2000 Hull # 335






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Fuel filter question

PFM53 <pfm53@...>
 

Hi all

I know many of you have added Racor fuel filter systems to your Super Maramus,
and I am wondering which models you have found to be a good fit for the Amel.
Our SM is a 95, with the Perkins engine.

Thanks for any input you may have.

Jerry
PFM (#133)


Re: Kirk for Sale

Jose_Luis Isasi <jose.luis.isasi@...>
 

Hello,

Can you please send some photos and info?
My mail address is jose.luis.isasi@...
Thanks.
JL

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "syhanaleism"
<syhanaleism@...> wrote:

Amel Kirk, Year 1978, No. 229, one Swiss owner, sailed on Lake of
Constance, Teak deck, many extras, EU 35'000.--; please ask for the
documentation.


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Kirk for Sale

syhanaleism <syhanaleism@...>
 

Amel Kirk, Year 1978, No. 229, one Swiss owner, sailed on Lake of
Constance, Teak deck, many extras, EU 35'000.--; please ask for the
documentation.