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Shore Power Plug: Thanks for the input

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello Arnold and Delores & Gene,
Your input is very helpful. Our SM is 1997 vintage, with both
220V & 120V input (the latter via step-up transformer). We have
gotten used to the variety of shore power plugs in Europe, and have a
collection of about 10. Polarity testing is important everywhere, as
is voltage testing. We know two SMs that fried everything on board
by plugging in to what turned out to be 440Volts!
So in addition to the 30amp plug on my 110Volt cable, I will buy
a 50amp to 30amp adapter for those big marinas. Thanks!! See you in
the Caribbean.
Roy Benveniste SM 195 "Excalibur"


Electric Service in the Caribbean

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

We've been sailing the Caribbean for almost 20 years. Pagan is a
1994 SM so I'm not sure all the appliances aboard are the same as
yours. The only one aboard that doesn't run on both 50 and 60hz is
the diswasher, and as we never use it, that's not a problem. You'll
find every variety of voltage and both 50 and 60hz in the islands.
I'm fortunate dthat I had Amel install a dual system when they built
the boat5. i can bring either 120v or 220v aboard. It makes things
very simple. If you wanted to do the same a retrofit is very
simple. If you intend to island lhop you'll end up purchasing
locally a few different male plugs. I strongly suggest tht you buy a
receptiacle tester to avoid electrolisis. It's an inexpensive device
that tests for open ground, reverse polarity, open hot, open neutral,
etc.. I have found both open grounds and reverse polarity in island
marinas. They have gotten somewhat more professional about their
electrilcal service since I first came to the Caribbean, but you will
still find some pretty outrageous wiring. Good luck

Arnold


Re: Shore Power Plug

stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
What kind of shore power plug is needed in US and Caribbean
marinas?
(For instance, 30 Amp or 50 Amp?) We have been in Europe since
1997,
and don't know what is standard in American waters.
Thanks.
You are going to find one or the other amperage at the various
marinas depending on the age of the marina and what size boats they
can accomodate. Our last marina only had 30 AMP. Our current marina
has 50 AMP so we purchased a Y adapter to accomodate our two 30 AMP
cords. The newer marinas are going with 50 AMP to accomdate the
larger boats that offer more revenue to their businesses. Best to be
prepared for both. ~~/)~~


Shore Power Plug

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

What kind of shore power plug is needed in US and Caribbean marinas?
(For instance, 30 Amp or 50 Amp?) We have been in Europe since 1997,
and don't know what is standard in American waters.
Thanks.


engine replacement

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

I have a 1989 Maramu with a Perkins Prima 60 diesel engine. Has
anyone replaced this engine in an Amel? Can you suggest a
replacement engine? Any advice for me with this project? Any
lessons learned or regrets? Should I just rebuild the Prima 60?

Merci beaucoup a tout.

David Lambertsen
s/v Have Fun!
Maramu #258


Re: 220 VOLT 50 VERSUS 60 CYCLE POWER

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
NOW THAT MY SM IS IN THE CARIBBEAN I WONDER HOW OTHER BOATS ARE
ABLE
TO UTILIZE 220 VOLT POWER @ 60 CYCLE. I DON'T NEED TO RUN THE WATER
MAKER, DISHWASHER, WASHING MACHINE, BUT HAVE USED THE BATTERY
CHARGER
AND MAY FOR THE FIRST TIME USE THE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM!
COMMENTS, PROBLEMS?
JOHN FOLINO, SULAJON #347
You can use 220 60 hz for everything on the boat except, clothes
washer, dish washer and microwave. Im not sure about the watermaker.
A/C and battery charger are OK. PS You should have 50 hz in the
caribean.


Vito

S/M # 283


220 VOLT 50 VERSUS 60 CYCLE POWER

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

NOW THAT MY SM IS IN THE CARIBBEAN I WONDER HOW OTHER BOATS ARE ABLE
TO UTILIZE 220 VOLT POWER @ 60 CYCLE. I DON'T NEED TO RUN THE WATER
MAKER, DISHWASHER, WASHING MACHINE, BUT HAVE USED THE BATTERY CHARGER
AND MAY FOR THE FIRST TIME USE THE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM!
COMMENTS, PROBLEMS?
JOHN FOLINO, SULAJON #347


Anti-Fouling, Hull & Prop

svmalaika <no_reply@...>
 

After three months on the hard, we are preparing to relaunch MALAIKA
II in Kusadasi, Turkey and plan to spend the next few years in the
Eastern Med (Turkish/Greek Water, etc.)and are wondering if anyone
has experience with anti-fouling paints in these waters. Since the
original AwlGrip Silver Label is difficult to obtain in Turkey, we
are considering using International Micron Extra (a semi-hard self
polishing paint) on the hull and International TriLux on the
AutoProp. Any comments?


In Mast Halyard Swivels maintenance

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

I've noticed on my Sharki that furling and unfurling (nonelectric)
both my mizzen and main sails takes a bit more effort. I've dropped
both sails to inspect the hardware. The Amel halyard swivels on both
don't turn as easily as before. Any suggestions on how to make them
rotate more freely? Special lubrication?
Thanks
Rich


Amel Yacht Owners Re:alphatronics converter

Anne and John <hollamby@...>
 

Sorry about the delay. The address for Alphatronics is 29 Newtown Business
Park,Poole,Dorset BH12 3LL. Ph 01202 715517,
fax 01202 715122.Email sales @alphatronix.co.uk web
http://www.alphatronix.co.uk
Their range covers converters 28/12 volts from 6amps to 30amps isolated and
unisolated. The 30amp isolated for SSBs etc costs about 180 pds but the
others are much cheaper. Pochon quoted me 8,700 French francs for an Icom
converter but a mate who does the electronics for some of the Volvo fleet
put me on to these.
I asked the guy at Alphatronics why they were so reasonable and he says
they make huge numbers of the for trucks etc and the isolated ones are
government approved for petrol tankers etc.
Regards, John Hollamby


Re: Post Photos Sharki a.toca.teja

stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "atocateja2002" <acordero@w...> wrote:
i post some photos (4) of 1986 Sharki a.toca.teja

I enjoyed your photos. I will take photos of our Sharki and post for
you to see. We gutted our galley as the wood was water damaged. Now
we have an all stainless galley with 3 sinks and no seams for water
to penetrate. Delores & Gene s/v Stargazer, Charleston, SC


Post Photos Sharki a.toca.teja

atocateja2002 <acordero@...>
 

i post some photos (4) of 1986 Sharki a.toca.teja


Re: New Member

atocateja2002 <acordero@...>
 

Thanks Gene

i never think about that!!!

my prop is feathering and in the next sailing i will prove it.

Antonio

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., naticual <no_reply@y...> wrote:
-Hello we own a 1986 Sharki is the prop folding or feathering. If
it
is feathering you can put it in reverse then shut the engine down
and
the prop will stay open and the prop will turn to power the
alternator.

Hope this helps.

Gene


Re: New Member

naticual <no_reply@...>
 

-Hello we own a 1986 Sharki is the prop folding or feathering. If it
is feathering you can put it in reverse then shut the engine down and
the prop will stay open and the prop will turn to power the
alternator.

Hope this helps.

Gene


-- In amelyachtowners@y..., "atocateja2002" <acordero@w...> wrote:
Hi,

My name is Antonio, two months ago I'm the hapy owner of a 1986
Amel
Sharki, I bought it in Spain to a German couple, an the boat is in
fine shape.

I could not understand wel with the German owners during the deal,
and have a lot of questions about the Sharki.

The first question, the previous owner put on the boat a folding
propelor....

What to do with the shaft alternator ????

It's great to have a group like this.

Sorry my bad English.

Best Regards,

A. Cordero


New Member

atocateja2002 <acordero@...>
 

Hi,

My name is Antonio, two months ago I'm the hapy owner of a 1986 Amel
Sharki, I bought it in Spain to a German couple, an the boat is in
fine shape.

I could not understand wel with the German owners during the deal,
and have a lot of questions about the Sharki.

The first question, the previous owner put on the boat a folding
propelor....

What to do with the shaft alternator ????

It's great to have a group like this.

Sorry my bad English.

Best Regards,

A. Cordero


Crash Bar in SM 2000

galacsea2000 <no_reply@...>
 

Could any one post a picture (or explain the specifics i.e. size &
precise location) of the Amel recommanded crash bar in front of the
stove. Thanks. GS


Re: insurance

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
David,
thanks for the info. joel potter also gave me a name to try.
do you have a sm?
where are you located.
i'm on long island
cheers,
eric freedman

kimberlt@o...







--- In amelyachtowners@y..., davidlambertsen <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new
amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric
Eric,

Sorry, I gave you the fax number. Morgan Wells' phone number is
410-
626-1000. David
Eric,

I have a 48 foot Maramu, which I keep on the Choptank River of the
Chesapeake Bay, just south of St Michaels. My Maramu is a little
smaller than a Super Maramu, with a full hard dodger but a smaller
main cabin.

When do you sail the ocean and where are you headed? I look forward
to this in a few years when I have my sons in college.

David


Re: insurance

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

David,
thanks for the info. joel potter also gave me a name to try.
do you have a sm?
where are you located.
i'm on long island
cheers,
eric freedman

kimberlt@optonline.net







--- In amelyachtowners@y..., davidlambertsen <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new
amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric
Eric,

Sorry, I gave you the fax number. Morgan Wells' phone number is
410-
626-1000. David


Re: insurance

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new
amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric
Eric,

Sorry, I gave you the fax number. Morgan Wells' phone number is 410-
626-1000. David


Re: insurance

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new
amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric
Eric,
Regarding insurance, Morgan Wells in Annapolis is an excellent broker
for ocean vessels. His phone number is 410-626-9966. The company is
Jack Martin & Associates.

David Lambertsen
s/v Have Fun!
Amel Maramu #258