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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Kent,

 

What did you replace it with and hw has it worked out for you?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 4:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

 

 

I had to replace mine three or four years ago.

Kent

SM243

Kristy 


On Nov 22, 2015, at 12:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

 

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

 

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

 

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 


Re: Clothes washer issue on SM 391

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Bill,

I ordered the part you suggested and now intend to install.  Can you provide any guidance on removal of the Astral Washing machine. It seems wood panels encasing machine are glassed in - which tells me unit needs be lifted straight up.  Was this your experience?


thanks

Ben Driver

SM #347

BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark Erdos
 

Too funny. One day you’ll have to tell me how you really feel about the Link10 J

 

Any thoughts on a replacement model?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 1:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

 

 

Mark,

 

Yep, the darn Link 10 is a poor piece of equipment and the Link 10 manual should get the award for the "worst written technical document ever published." I cannot imagine how someone whose first language is not English could ever understand this manual. I read it, re-read it, and re-read it again...I never understood it!

 

I guess that you have a malfunction, but before I would replace it, I would look at the shunt on the negative side of the batteries...I would loosen the connections to it, brush some corrosionX on the terminals and tighten back up. If everything is not perfectly connected at the shunt, you will have weird readings.

 

If that does not work, at least you are in the land of a thousand choices and all of them deliverable in a day! ;) 

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 6:13 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill,

We do not have solar. The wind generator is disconnected during trouble shooting. We have made no wring modifications.

Charged Voltage is set to 26.4

Charging Efficiency is set to 002

Peukert Exponent is 1.07 per battery manufacturer

I do not understand how it is possible for the unit to show a positive amp flow with nothing on. The positive will go to negative with loads greater than 10 amps.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine FL

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark,

Do you have any solar connected to the bank?

Have you connected anything to the shunt inside the battery compartment?

In perfect conditions the Link 10 is a little better than nothing. Unfortunately it does not record things correctly even when all of the settings are correct. The critical settings are:

Charged Voltage which must be at least 0.1 volts below the battery specs...maybe 0.15, or in the case of 24VDC, 0.15 X 2 = 0.3 volts.

Charging Efficiency Factor which should be set at probably set somewhere between 3 and 10. I have ours set at 3.

Peukert Exponent which I have set to 1.13 for freedom type lead acid batteries.

Reset of Amp Counter: Even when everything is set correctly, the Link 10 will require a reset from time to time. Procedure for reset:
Press SET until SEL appears in red, then press SEL five time until AH appears in red, then hold SET until ALL appears in red, then release right away...if you hold it too long, everything is reset...AND you will have to enter all of the above again.

When at anchor, I charge the batteries until there is between 25 and 29 amps going into the batteries.

Bill

BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St August ine FL

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

karkauai
 

I had to replace mine three or four years ago.
Kent
SM243
Kristy 


On Nov 22, 2015, at 12:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

 

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

 

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

 

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

Yep, the darn Link 10 is a poor piece of equipment and the Link 10 manual should get the award for the "worst written technical document ever published." I cannot imagine how someone whose first language is not English could ever understand this manual. I read it, re-read it, and re-read it again...I never understood it!

I guess that you have a malfunction, but before I would replace it, I would look at the shunt on the negative side of the batteries...I would loosen the connections to it, brush some corrosionX on the terminals and tighten back up. If everything is not perfectly connected at the shunt, you will have weird readings.

If that does not work, at least you are in the land of a thousand choices and all of them deliverable in a day! ;) 

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 6:13 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

We do not have solar. The wind generator is disconnected during trouble shooting. We have made no wring modifications.

Charged Voltage is set to 26.4

Charging Efficiency is set to 002

Peukert Exponent is 1.07 per battery manufacturer

I do not understand how it is possible for the unit to show a positive amp flow with nothing on. The positive will go to negative with loads greater than 10 amps.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine FL

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark,

Do you have any solar connected to the bank?

Have you connected anything to the shunt inside the battery compartment?

In perfect conditions the Link 10 is a little better than nothing. Unfortunately it does not record things correctly even when all of the settings are correct. The critical settings are:

Charged Voltage which must be at least 0.1 volts below the battery specs...maybe 0.15, or in the case of 24VDC, 0.15 X 2 = 0.3 volts.

Charging Efficiency Factor which should be set at probably set somewhere between 3 and 10. I have ours set at 3.

Peukert Exponent which I have set to 1.13 for freedom type lead acid batteries.

Reset of Amp Counter: Even when everything is set correctly, the Link 10 will require a reset from time to time. Procedure for reset:
Press SET until SEL appears in red, then press SEL five time until AH appears in red, then hold SET until ALL appears in red, then release right away...if you hold it too long, everything is reset...AND you will have to enter all of the above again.

When at anchor, I charge the batteries until there is between 25 and 29 amps going into the batteries.

Bill

BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St August ine FL

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Bill,



We do not have solar. The wind generator is disconnected during trouble shooting. We have made no wring modifications.



Charged Voltage is set to 26.4

Charging Efficiency is set to 002

Peukert Exponent is 1.07 per battery manufacturer



I do not understand how it is possible for the unit to show a positive amp flow with nothing on. The positive will go to negative with loads greater than 10 amps.





With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St Augustine FL



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues





Mark,



Do you have any solar connected to the bank?



Have you connected anything to the shunt inside the battery compartment?



In perfect conditions the Link 10 is a little better than nothing. Unfortunately it does not record things correctly even when all of the settings are correct. The critical settings are:

Charged Voltage which must be at least 0.1 volts below the battery specs...maybe 0.15, or in the case of 24VDC, 0.15 X 2 = 0.3 volts.

Charging Efficiency Factor which should be set at probably set somewhere between 3 and 10. I have ours set at 3.



Peukert Exponent which I have set to 1.13 for freedom type lead acid batteries.



Reset of Amp Counter: Even when everything is set correctly, the Link 10 will require a reset from time to time. Procedure for reset:
Press SET until SEL appears in red, then press SEL five time until AH appears in red, then hold SET until ALL appears in red, then release right away...if you hold it too long, everything is reset...AND you will have to enter all of the above again.



When at anchor, I charge the batteries until there is between 25 and 29 amps going into the batteries.



Bill

BeBe 387





On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.



We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.



The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.



Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?









With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: St August ine FL









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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

Do you have any solar connected to the bank?

Have you connected anything to the shunt inside the battery compartment?

In perfect conditions the Link 10 is a little better than nothing. Unfortunately it does not record things correctly even when all of the settings are correct. The critical settings are:

Charged Voltage which must be at least 0.1 volts below the battery specs...maybe 0.15, or in the case of 24VDC, 0.15 X 2 = 0.3 volts.

Charging Efficiency Factor which should be set at probably set somewhere between 3 and 10. I have ours set at 3.

Peukert Exponent which I have set to 1.13 for freedom type lead acid batteries.

Reset of Amp Counter: Even when everything is set correctly, the Link 10 will require a reset from time to time. Procedure for reset:
Press SET until SEL appears in red, then press SEL five time until AH appears in red, then hold SET until ALL appears in red, then release right away...if you hold it too long, everything is reset...AND you will have to enter all of the above again.

When at anchor, I charge the batteries until there is between 25 and 29 amps going into the batteries.

Bill
BeBe 387


On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

 

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

 

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

 

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St August ine FL

 



Link10 Battery Monitor Issues

Mark Erdos
 

We are having issues with our Link10 battery monitor.

 

We have reset and re-programmed the unit a number of times trying to fix this issue over the past few months. We are certain it is programmed correctly. The unit did work correctly and reset itself after charging up until about 6 months ago.

 

The unit is not measuring an accurate flow of amps going into or out of the battery bank. It is off by a factor of about 5 amps. Example: We are on a mooring buoy and the unit reads 5 A (positive) as our current load. We know we are using about 5-6 amps right now. The number should be negative. We have no chargers running. If we turn off everything DC with the large red battery handles, it will read 10 A indicating we are putting 10 amps into the battery. Because the unit is not correctly measuring the amp flow, it is not counting down or resetting when charged.

 

Has anyone else had issues with this that can give some pointers of things to check? Do these go bad?

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Headlining alternatives

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Nathan,

I forwarded your message to Dave's email account

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 2:56 PM, Nathan Bossett nbossett@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 05:22:58AM -0800, woodsdeborah_56@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
> Hi, a while back there was a thread about replacing headlinings in
> which one of our members Dave Benjamin mentioned using a material called
> Lonseal. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this and if so
> what the results were like.

Deb,

Dave is easily reachable at his business, islandplanetsails.com, and also
has been monitoring this list at least until recently. If you have a hard
time getting in touch, I can supply his email address.

I can send you a picture of what Lonseal looks like; presently it's not
being used as headliner but to line the sides of the V Berth against the
hull. It's a thin and plasticky sheet with a smooth, durable, and easy to
clean surface. I think I recall Dave saying that it's often used as a
flooring material.

-Nathan

Maramu #29



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Headlining alternatives

Nat Bossett
 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 05:22:58AM -0800, woodsdeborah_56@yahoo.co.uk [amelyachtowners] wrote:
Hi, a while back there was a thread about replacing headlinings in
which one of our members Dave Benjamin mentioned using a material called
Lonseal. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this and if so
what the results were like.
Deb,

Dave is easily reachable at his business, islandplanetsails.com, and also
has been monitoring this list at least until recently. If you have a hard
time getting in touch, I can supply his email address.

I can send you a picture of what Lonseal looks like; presently it's not
being used as headliner but to line the sides of the V Berth against the
hull. It's a thin and plasticky sheet with a smooth, durable, and easy to
clean surface. I think I recall Dave saying that it's often used as a
flooring material.

-Nathan

Maramu #29


Inverter for Microwave/Outlets

ms42phantom54@...
 

I am installing an inverter in my Amel 54 to power the microwave and 230V outlets. I want to install it exactly per the electrical schematics I have from Amel. I believe this was an option (Mastervolt 2.5-kVA/230V/50Hz) that I do not currently have. The only difference is that I will be putting in a manual transfer switch rather than the automatic switch Amel would have installed. That way I can keep shore power connected in the US and still use the microwave and outlets without having to start the generator or disconnect 60Hz power to the boat, keeping the battery charger running in parallel. The automatic switch would be fine on 50Hz power.


For those out there who have the inverter installed, where is it mounted? In the engine compartment along the portside wall where the battery chargers are mounted? There is not much room there.


Thanks,

Jamie

s/v Phantom Amel 54


Headlining alternatives

woodsdeborah_56@...
 

Hi, a while back there was a thread about replacing headlinings in which one of our members Dave Benjamin mentioned using a material called Lonseal. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this and if so what the results were like. I have searched for a way to contact Dave but in truth I am not that adept at finding my way around this site. However I know that other Amel owners were interested in this product and would really like to hear from anyone who has come up with a way of sorting this problem. Replacing the headlining is a horrid job which I have already done once and it is truly depressing to see the lining we put on 7/8 years ago come away from the roof already! This time it's gonna be for keeps! 

Thanks as always 


Deb 

Orion1 Maramu #42



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Christoph,

I agree with Ann-Sofie. BTW, Wasi was the first of the series of anchors that I like to call "dragon tooth." Then came Rocna and Manson which were inspired by the Wasi Bugel. Wasi offers it in only stainless steel. They also make a stainless steel swivel for the Bugel anchor that is very good. It is called the power ball. BeBe #387 has a Wasi Bugel and a PowerBall. Every year or so, I cut the first two links off of the galvanized chain because of the galvanic reaction between stainless steel and galvanized steel. Regarding the chain issue, it seems to me that if the Santorin came with 8mm, changing to 10mm is problematic because of several issues: The hp of the windlass may not be enough, you will be adding weight to the bow, and the windlass gypsy will have to be changed to match 10mm. If Amel originally specified 8mm, I would buy high quality 8mm galvanized chain and NOT from China.

One additional point. You did not say where you are located, but I suspect somewhere in Europe, possibly the Med. If so you, will find off-brand copies of the Wasi Bugel in Galvanized Steel. I would probably buy one of these.

Most of the people I know who have bought over-sized anchors and/or bought oversized chain did so in an attempt to overcome their faulty anchoring techniques. Of course, some do it out of a desire to be extra safe. I do not know of a single situation where it was safer than having a good (preferably "dragon tooth" type anchor), correctly sized anchor and chain, correct anchoring technique including correct scope of 5:1, or greater.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 7:31 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Because they are selling it? Wasi is in the same family as Rocna, Manson and Spade. We have a Rocna but I think that anyone in that family would be good. Google and check prices, is my advice.

Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila SM#232


Skickat från min iPad

21 nov. 2015 kl. 14:23 skrev christoph.kasper@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi thanks a lot to all of you - very helpfull. From Amel yard I got the information that the original chaine size for the Santorin was 8mm Why do you change to 10mm size - really necessary?

Also they recommand the Wasi anchor - what do you think about that?
Christoph



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Surveyor - San Diego area

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Rasha,

I know a Maramu owner that has almost completed a circumnavigation that lives in Santa Barbara. His boat is in Lanzarote, Canary Islands. He is a very knowledgeable guy about Amels and especially the Maramu. He would be more valuable than ANY surveyor in the San Diego area and he with any surveyor would accomplish much more. I have sent rkhaffagi"at"yahoo.com, your email address, to him to contact you if he has time.


Bill
BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 2:03 AM, rkhaffagi@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello,
I am new to the group and learning a lot from the discussions. I am about to travel from the east coast to the west coast to purchase a Maramu. This seems to be a  vessel with not much maintenance or refitting done in the past ten years or so, but with a potential reasonably adjusted price.
Can anyone recommend from their experience a good surveyor in the San Diego area or close by?
Thank you in advance,
Rasha 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Because they are selling it? Wasi is in the same family as Rocna, Manson and Spade. We have a Rocna but I think that anyone in that family would be good. Google and check prices, is my advice.

Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila SM#232


Skickat från min iPad

21 nov. 2015 kl. 14:23 skrev christoph.kasper@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi thanks a lot to all of you - very helpfull. From Amel yard I got the information that the original chaine size for the Santorin was 8mm Why do you change to 10mm size - really necessary?

Also they recommand the Wasi anchor - what do you think about that?
Christoph


Surveyor - San Diego area

Rasha Khaffagi
 

Hello,
I am new to the group and learning a lot from the discussions. I am about to travel from the east coast to the west coast to purchase a Maramu. This seems to be a  vessel with not much maintenance or refitting done in the past ten years or so, but with a potential reasonably adjusted price.
Can anyone recommend from their experience a good surveyor in the San Diego area or close by?
Thank you in advance,
Rasha 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiralty vs Navionics digital charts Caribbean

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Kent we successfully used CMap which was very accurate. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Nov 21, 2015, at 09:23, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy holidays to all.
I am using PolarViewNS as my laptop-based navigation program.  It is compatible with either S57/S63 vector charts or BSB v3 or v4 raster charts.  Since switching from The Capn (which is no longer supported), I have been using the USA Vector charts by NOAA.  They are very good (and of course the price is right) for US and US territory waters.

I am getting ready to sail south to the Bahamas, and Eastern and Western Caribbean for the next couple of years and am looking at charts of my next sailing area.  The only S57/S63(encrypted) vector charts I have found are the Navionics charts, and the only BSB raster charts the Admiralty charts. They are both very expensive.

I will also be purchasing paper charts of the Western Caribbean and Central America.

Does anyone have an opinion about the usefulness and/or accuracy of the Navionics vs Admiralty charts in the Caribbean?  Any other sources of S57 or S63 vector charts or BSB v3 or v4 raster charts?

What about sources for paper charts of the Western Caribbean and Central America?

Thanks for your ideas,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently Amelia Island, FL and home in NC for the holidays.



Admiralty vs Navionics digital charts Caribbean

karkauai
 

Happy holidays to all.
I am using PolarViewNS as my laptop-based navigation program.  It is compatible with either S57/S63 vector charts or BSB v3 or v4 raster charts.  Since switching from The Capn (which is no longer supported), I have been using the USA Vector charts by NOAA.  They are very good (and of course the price is right) for US and US territory waters.

I am getting ready to sail south to the Bahamas, and Eastern and Western Caribbean for the next couple of years and am looking at charts of my next sailing area.  The only S57/S63(encrypted) vector charts I have found are the Navionics charts, and the only BSB raster charts the Admiralty charts. They are both very expensive.

I will also be purchasing paper charts of the Western Caribbean and Central America.

Does anyone have an opinion about the usefulness and/or accuracy of the Navionics vs Admiralty charts in the Caribbean?  Any other sources of S57 or S63 vector charts or BSB v3 or v4 raster charts?

What about sources for paper charts of the Western Caribbean and Central America?

Thanks for your ideas,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently Amelia Island, FL and home in NC for the holidays.



R: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] DOLPHIN carger 24 volt 100 A

Giovanni TESTA
 

Ciao Jan,
the fan works properly, neither I have its relative alarm
I had a tecnichan on board (I replaced the ko elec. speed BG with simrad tridata) and he told me that "may be" the dirty connection between the elect. circuit board / stripe/ and the lamps on the cover. After he cleaned them ( his finger was black !) the charger works better. Now I'm testing every day the the passage from boost to floating and I cross my fingers ;-) 
I have not other solutions than to fix it, because I have no room to replace it with a new one,
all bigger.
Let's see.
All the best, enjoy Cyprus... don't miss Karpathos, Olympos village next 300mg.
Buon Vento
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA N428
Thailand_Krabi Marina

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----Messaggio originale----
Da: amelyachtowners@...
Data: 19-nov-2015 13.25
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Giovanni,

does the charger work for a short period then shut down? The cooling fans on the Reya chargers do tend to fail regularly. I replace them with 24V computer fans using self tapping screws from the outside of the casing which is far less fiddly than the original nuts, washers and bolts.

I am also going to fit 24V regulators in the feed to the fan as I believe that when the charger voltage rises to 28.2V, it may be over stressing the fan motor.

Good luck.

Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus


On 13/11/2015 11:23, gtesta23@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

 Hi to all ,

my Dolphin carger 24 volt 100 A (2003) has RED signal _electronic controller carger out of service.

So, as I'm in Thailand, I think that it  is very difficult to service it with new electronic parts.

I'm planning to replace it with a new one, good to charge also my AGM batteries.

Any experinces or suggestions about ?

all the best

Giovanni TESTA

sv EUTIKIA SM 428

Krabi_Thailand

 





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christoph.kasper@...
 

Hi thanks a lot to all of you - very helpfull. From Amel yard I got the information that the original chaine size for the Santorin was 8mm Why do you change to 10mm size - really necessary?
Also they recommand the Wasi anchor - what do you think about that?
Christoph