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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LED deck lamps

Alejandro Paquin
 

You could shoot a video on the front deck for that matter, it is extremely bright. If you put this thing on at night, you will for sure loose your night vision :-)

Alex


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] firearms

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Bill,

This is a complex topic, you can read a lot on http://www.noonsite.com

Some countries like the Bahamas accept firearms, I think since last year they put a maximum number of firearms allowed onboard, caliber size and number of bullet. You can go freely from harbour to harbour. So no problem there.

I understood countries such as Turks & Caicos or Dominican Republic make you surrender them, meaning no point having them and then you have to enter and exit at the same location (not practical).
I also “heard” that sometime official make it difficult for you to get them back, you have to come back the next day, then the the next day again until you are fed up and just give up.
May be other people on the forum can comment on that.

Some countries like Dominica will not allow firearms. Which limits your travelling. I think noonsite says being caught with one will bring you jail time and the jail are not nice there…

In my opinion, firearms are only good if 1) they are loaded 2) you are ready to use them.
I have own firearms over the years, they were never loaded…
Likely you will be taken by surprise (at anchor at night). On noonsite some people wrote they woke up with a knife under their throat… too late to do anything.

My understanding is that in the Bahamas & Caribbean, so called “pirates” or rather burglar are “opportunities”, like fisherman that see a boat anchor by itself.
They are not “professional” not armed.
Then: would you use a firearm against someone “not carrying” one (likely someone with a machete)? If you do I am afraid the law of the country will condemn you for murder even if it is self defense.
Should you be attacked by people with firearms, I am afraid you will be outgun to start with and might escalade the issue. You are obviously not dealing with civilized people.
Should you opte to own firearms, I think the best one is the shot gun or pump gun, as even shacking (I certainly would ne) you will hit something, plus a .12 gage has eomething “dissuading” to it!

I personally have “wasp spray”. (Could not use in the USA as it is a federal law to use that in a manner it was not made).
But in other countries they won’t care too much… Plus in some country pepper spray is illegal. Wasp spray is legal.
Last year in Nassau on my bicycle I got attacked by 2 dogs then later 1… after that I always carry wasp spray with me. It goes over 20 ft.

I think the best protection is to me smart, lay low… if you anchor stay with other people. If you have bars put them on your hatches.
Also a friend of mine was attacked by armed people and he and his friend pretended to talk to more crew inside their boat, etc.

Anyway, hope that helps.
Alexandre


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On Thu, 9/24/15, william_maffei@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] firearms
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015, 9:31 AM


 









For reference... I was hoping some would share
their thoughts about cruising with a firearm on board. Any
experiences? I have read stories that as long as you are
completely honest with authorities there really is not
problem. I have also read about people who would never allow
them on board. Please feel free to chime in.

Many Thnaks,

Bill M
SM
#195
It's all Good











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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] firearms

Mark Erdos
 

What other people do or feel about this should not influence your decision.





This is a decision that YOU and YOU alone must make.





With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: Chesapeake Bay – Deltaville VA



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:32 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] firearms





For reference... I was hoping some would share their thoughts about cruising with a firearm on board. Any experiences? I have read stories that as long as you are completely honest with authorities there really is not problem. I have also read about people who would never allow them on board. Please feel free to chime in.

Many Thnaks,

Bill M
SM #195
It's all Good







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Re: firearms

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Bill,
          You will find the challenges of ocean cruising difficult enough without introducing a firearm.

Any professional security person will advise you that the best form of self defence is to avoid  confrontation in the first place.

I have been chased for eleven hours in the South Atlantic while sailing alone, all they wanted to do was give me fish and find out where the Irish flag was from.

On another occasion I was able to repel boarders during the night in the Amazon delta using a powerful flashlight and flares, again I was alone and the intruders were very serious about their business.

On a third occassion, I picked up a teenager from the aft deck and threw him into the water in Brazil. I think he was there for the thrill but I didn't want his company or his friends.

I have reflected on these incidents hundreds of times and have no doubt that if I had been armed, someone would have been seriously injured or killed.
All the statistics show it would most likely have been me.
It is very important that you understand in many poor countries to produce a firearm or a knife  it is regarded immediately by the aggressor that you intend to use it.
It is every skippers duty to protect his/her crew, what happens to them if you miss, or more likely, can't pull the trigger, think about it.
Take care.
Fair Winds.
Trevor 
Seafever
SM425
Mexico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LED deck lamps

eric freedman
 


firearms

william_maffei@...
 

For reference... I was hoping some would share their thoughts about cruising with a firearm on board. Any experiences? I have read stories that as long as you are completely honest with authorities there really is not problem. I have also read about people who would never allow them on board. Please feel free to chime in.

Many Thnaks,

Bill M
SM #195
It's all Good



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LED deck lamps

Alejandro Paquin
 

To those interested in the Marinebeam spreader spot light performance, please note we just installed the 

4 1/2" sealed beam replacement led spreader lamp bulb with 30 degree angle (Marinebeam sku: sb-par-13s) and we can confirm that the 30 degree angle is more than adequate for this boat. 60 degrees would be too much, resulting in the flood light spilling outside the deck surface. The amount of light is truly amazing. I can´t imagine this lamp installed in a cockpit.

Alex Paquin

Simpatico

Maramu #94, 1981


Re: Interior Finish and brass lamp refreshing SM

Aras Grinius <n33077@...>
 

I have my lamps at Baltimore brass works for the a re-do too. I expect them back in about 3 weeks.
I met the owner and he does a very fine job at restoring these lamps.

Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailor - Permanent 12V power supply

Alan Leslie
 

Cheers Bull
Excellent, that's exactly what I need...
Thanks for your help
Alan
Elyse SM 437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailor - Permanent 12V power supply

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

-Sailor N420 Power Supply m420gb_d0339.pdf

Is now in the Files section and the VHF uploaded in error is deleted

Bill

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
OK, correction made...I have a number of SAILOR files and uploaded the wrong one

Bill



On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 11:57 AM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
OK fellow experts,

My "Permanent" 24 to 12VDC (3 each under the Nav Table) are labeled as made by "SAILOR" and have the model number of NL420.

What I uploaded is the SAILOR Technical Manual for a NL420 24/12V regulator.

I do not think I made an error, but I am willing to listen.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 11:45 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Yes its the 24-12 converter I want the info for.

What Bill uploaded was about a radio I think...
I did try to google it and came up with nothing.....
Also couldn't find anything here either.
Alan
Elyse SM437





New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

amelyachtowners@...
 

Hello,


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Description : Permanent 24VDC/12VDC


You can access this file at the URL:
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailor - Permanent 12V power supply

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

OK, correction made...I have a number of SAILOR files and uploaded the wrong one

Bill



On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 11:57 AM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
OK fellow experts,

My "Permanent" 24 to 12VDC (3 each under the Nav Table) are labeled as made by "SAILOR" and have the model number of NL420.

What I uploaded is the SAILOR Technical Manual for a NL420 24/12V regulator.

I do not think I made an error, but I am willing to listen.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 11:45 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Yes its the 24-12 converter I want the info for.

What Bill uploaded was about a radio I think...
I did try to google it and came up with nothing.....
Also couldn't find anything here either.
Alan
Elyse SM437




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailor - Permanent 12V power supply

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

OK fellow experts,

My "Permanent" 24 to 12VDC (3 each under the Nav Table) are labeled as made by "SAILOR" and have the model number of NL420.

What I uploaded is the SAILOR Technical Manual for a NL420 24/12V regulator.

I do not think I made an error, but I am willing to listen.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 11:45 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Yes its the 24-12 converter I want the info for.

What Bill uploaded was about a radio I think...
I did try to google it and came up with nothing.....
Also couldn't find anything here either.
Alan
Elyse SM437



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailor - Permanent 12V power supply

Alan Leslie
 

Yes its the 24-12 converter I want the info for.
What Bill uploaded was about a radio I think...
I did try to google it and came up with nothing.....
Also couldn't find anything here either.
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailor - Permanent 12V power supply

hanspeter baettig
 

Bill I don't think this is the manual you uploaded. Alan is Looking for the 24/12 V = converter.
Alan, my input, just google it. Sailor converters 12/24V DC
Hanspeter
SM16

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 24.09.2015 um 10:56 schrieb "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Yes,

Just uploaded it


Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 10:19 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have technical documentation on this device located under the nav table in my Super Maramu ?

Thanks

Alan

Elyse SM437



Re: SSB Radio

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you very informative
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sailor - Permanent 12V power supply

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Yes,

Just uploaded it


Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 10:19 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have technical documentation on this device located under the nav table in my Super Maramu ?

Thanks

Alan

Elyse SM437



New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

amelyachtowners@...
 

Hello,


This email message is a notification to let you know that
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File : /Sailor C4900 installation manual.pdf
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Description : Permanent 24VDC to 12VDC Converter


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Sailor - Permanent 12V power supply

Alan Leslie
 

Does anyone have technical documentation on this device located under the nav table in my Super Maramu ?

Thanks

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: Perkins M-50 Prima Engines

Craig Briggs
 

Hello Aras,

   Good news – you do not have a big problem. I also have the Perkins Prima M50 on my Santorin. Mine is a 1992 engine, and unless they changed the design between your engine and mine, which I doubt, neither the sea water pump nor the fresh water pump is gear driven.  You didn’t say, but I’m assuming you are referring to the sea water pump since you were concerned about your “gear drive and timing belt” (although they are on the opposite end of the engine from the pump. 


   The sea water pump on the M50 is driven by an “adaptor plate” bolted to the end of the cam shaft (the transmission end, opposite the timing gears & belt).  It engages a deep slot in the end of the pump shaft.


  Have you removed and inspected the Adaptor Plate? If so, what did you find?


There simply cannot be any issues with “slop” or anything in the drive train or timing gears – if the engine is running the cam shaft is turning and will turn the sea water pump, unless the adaptor plate or pump shaft slot is worn.  (The fresh water pump is, indeed, behind the timing gears but is belt driven along with the alternator, so that doesn’t sound like your problem.)


What does happen is that the flange on the adaptor plate and the slot in the sea water pump shaft do wear down with time and the flange can become essentially a round pin than cannot turn the pump shaft.  I would expect that your adaptor plate and the slot in your pump had worn down – when you replaced the pump there was just enough new metal on the pump shaft slot to allow the pump to turn, but the adaptor plate quickly wore down some more and caused your failure.


By the way, this is made worse if the alignment of the pump is less than exact: there is a Perkins tool to align these but nobody uses it – you can get it very close by eye. You should expect a couple of thousand hours before the plate and/or shaft wears down to the point it’s a problem.  The Adaptor plate is about $80 and the pump shaft is about $100.  Both are easy do-it-yourself fixes.


We’re just across from you in Duck Island Roads – give me a call if you need more info… 561 932 4585.

Cheers,

Craig Briggs, SN#68, Sangaris, Long Island Sound, NY USA