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Rudder Post packing for Sharki

sv_alchemy <no_reply@...>
 

The rudder post on our Sharki is beginning to leak a little and there
is not much adjustment left on the packing nut, so it's probably time
to pull and replace the packing. I understand that this is similar
to packing a shaft seal, but since we have a dripless shaft seal, we
have no experience. Has anyone repacked their rudder post seal? If
so, what size flax rope did you use? Did you repack it in the water
or on the hard? Any info is appreciated.
Thanks,
Dahna


Re: mini-m

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
john,
my amel will also have the whip antenna, but i am having one
backstay insulated as a backup. my question still is will the mini-
m
mount interfere with the insulated backstay if i use it.

wher are you located?

eric MY AMEL SM IS IN TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. I AM IN
MASSACHUSETTS ON BUZZARDS BAY. I HAVE A BLOCK ISLAND 40 YAWL HERE
WHICH HAS AN INSULATED SPLIT BACKSTAY INTO WHICH I TRANSMIT BY SSB. I
ALSO HAVE METALLIC CONNECTIONS, BUT BELOW THE INSULATOR SO THESE
DON'T AFFECT THE SSB!


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
John,
My question was about the way that Amel mounts the mini-m
It is mounted on a bracket between the backstays.
i was wondering what effect that would have on an insulated
backstay.
I was wondering if anyone had that setup installed on their sm
and
its effect on the ssb reception/transmission.
fair winds,
eric
YES, MY MINI-M DISH UNIT MOUNTS BETWEEN MY SPLIT BACKSTAY, BUT
I
HAVE A SEPARATE WHIP FOR SSB. THE WIP ALLOWED MY ICOM M-710 TO
TALK
TO HERB, SOUTHBOUND II FROM THE CANARIES TO THE CARIBBEAN. MY
BACKSTAY ISN'T INSULATED!




--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
does anyone have a mini-m phone installed on a insulated
backstay?
thanks
eric
ERIC,
I DON'T THINK THIS WILL WORK. THE ANTENNA FOR THE MINI-M
CONTAINS
A
SPECIAL DISH THAT IS ORIENTED BY INTERNAL SERVO MOTORS TO AIM
AT
THE
SATELLITE AND READJUSTS ITS AIM AS THE BOAT PITCH, YAWS AND
MOVES
ABOUT. THE MINI-M HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A STAY AS A SSB
MIGHT!
JOHN


Re: mini-m

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

john,
my amel will also have the whip antenna, but i am having one
backstay insulated as a backup. my question still is will the mini-m
mount interfere with the insulated backstay if i use it.

wher are you located?

eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
John,
My question was about the way that Amel mounts the mini-m
It is mounted on a bracket between the backstays.
i was wondering what effect that would have on an insulated
backstay.
I was wondering if anyone had that setup installed on their sm
and
its effect on the ssb reception/transmission.
fair winds,
eric
YES, MY MINI-M DISH UNIT MOUNTS BETWEEN MY SPLIT BACKSTAY, BUT I
HAVE A SEPARATE WHIP FOR SSB. THE WIP ALLOWED MY ICOM M-710 TO
TALK
TO HERB, SOUTHBOUND II FROM THE CANARIES TO THE CARIBBEAN. MY
BACKSTAY ISN'T INSULATED!




--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
does anyone have a mini-m phone installed on a insulated
backstay?
thanks
eric
ERIC,
I DON'T THINK THIS WILL WORK. THE ANTENNA FOR THE MINI-M
CONTAINS
A
SPECIAL DISH THAT IS ORIENTED BY INTERNAL SERVO MOTORS TO AIM
AT
THE
SATELLITE AND READJUSTS ITS AIM AS THE BOAT PITCH, YAWS AND
MOVES
ABOUT. THE MINI-M HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A STAY AS A SSB MIGHT!
JOHN


Re: mini-m

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

john,
my amel will also have the whip antenna, but i am having one
backstay insulated as a backup. my question still is will the mini-m
mount interfere with the insulated backstay if i use it.

wher are you located?

eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
John,
My question was about the way that Amel mounts the mini-m
It is mounted on a bracket between the backstays.
i was wondering what effect that would have on an insulated
backstay.
I was wondering if anyone had that setup installed on their sm
and
its effect on the ssb reception/transmission.
fair winds,
eric
YES, MY MINI-M DISH UNIT MOUNTS BETWEEN MY SPLIT BACKSTAY, BUT I
HAVE A SEPARATE WHIP FOR SSB. THE WIP ALLOWED MY ICOM M-710 TO
TALK
TO HERB, SOUTHBOUND II FROM THE CANARIES TO THE CARIBBEAN. MY
BACKSTAY ISN'T INSULATED!




--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
does anyone have a mini-m phone installed on a insulated
backstay?
thanks
eric
ERIC,
I DON'T THINK THIS WILL WORK. THE ANTENNA FOR THE MINI-M
CONTAINS
A
SPECIAL DISH THAT IS ORIENTED BY INTERNAL SERVO MOTORS TO AIM
AT
THE
SATELLITE AND READJUSTS ITS AIM AS THE BOAT PITCH, YAWS AND
MOVES
ABOUT. THE MINI-M HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A STAY AS A SSB MIGHT!
JOHN


Re: mini-m

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
John,
My question was about the way that Amel mounts the mini-m
It is mounted on a bracket between the backstays.
i was wondering what effect that would have on an insulated
backstay.
I was wondering if anyone had that setup installed on their sm and
its effect on the ssb reception/transmission.
fair winds,
eric
YES, MY MINI-M DISH UNIT MOUNTS BETWEEN MY SPLIT BACKSTAY, BUT I
HAVE A SEPARATE WHIP FOR SSB. THE WIP ALLOWED MY ICOM M-710 TO TALK
TO HERB, SOUTHBOUND II FROM THE CANARIES TO THE CARIBBEAN. MY
BACKSTAY ISN'T INSULATED!




--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
does anyone have a mini-m phone installed on a insulated
backstay?
thanks
eric
ERIC,
I DON'T THINK THIS WILL WORK. THE ANTENNA FOR THE MINI-M CONTAINS
A
SPECIAL DISH THAT IS ORIENTED BY INTERNAL SERVO MOTORS TO AIM AT
THE
SATELLITE AND READJUSTS ITS AIM AS THE BOAT PITCH, YAWS AND MOVES
ABOUT. THE MINI-M HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A STAY AS A SSB MIGHT!
JOHN


Power consumption

Sue Dyer <sdyerjump@...>
 

Hello to all. We are new to the group and are looking for information from current Amel SM owners and would appreciate any input you may have.

1)Since the Amel depends heavily on electronics we'd like to know long the generator and/or engine must be run daily especially at anchor. We know that will vary depending upon how one lives however a general idea would be helpful.

2)Also, if anyone owns a SM Millennium have there been any improvements in the watermaker...is it still somewhat problematic?

3)Any circumnavigators or transoceanic voyagers out there? Would love to talk with you.

Blue skies and fair winds


Re: mini-m

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

John,
My question was about the way that Amel mounts the mini-m
It is mounted on a bracket between the backstays.
i was wondering what effect that would have on an insulated backstay.
I was wondering if anyone had that setup installed on their sm and
its effect on the ssb reception/transmission.
fair winds,
eric





--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
does anyone have a mini-m phone installed on a insulated
backstay?
thanks
eric
ERIC,
I DON'T THINK THIS WILL WORK. THE ANTENNA FOR THE MINI-M CONTAINS
A
SPECIAL DISH THAT IS ORIENTED BY INTERNAL SERVO MOTORS TO AIM AT
THE
SATELLITE AND READJUSTS ITS AIM AS THE BOAT PITCH, YAWS AND MOVES
ABOUT. THE MINI-M HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A STAY AS A SSB MIGHT!
JOHN


Re: mini-m

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
does anyone have a mini-m phone installed on a insulated backstay?
thanks
eric
ERIC,
I DON'T THINK THIS WILL WORK. THE ANTENNA FOR THE MINI-M CONTAINS A
SPECIAL DISH THAT IS ORIENTED BY INTERNAL SERVO MOTORS TO AIM AT THE
SATELLITE AND READJUSTS ITS AIM AS THE BOAT PITCH, YAWS AND MOVES
ABOUT. THE MINI-M HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A STAY AS A SSB MIGHT!
JOHN


Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric
I am intrested in further details on the laptop mounting. How did
Amel do it and how does it work.

Vito
VITO,
WHAT THEY DID FOR ME IS INSTALL A SLIDING SHELF JUST ABOVE (6" OR SO)
THE CHART TABLE, BUT BELOW THE RADAR INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. IT HAS A
SLIDING PIN ON EACH SIDE TO LOCK THE SHELF FULLY STOWED OUT OF THE
WAY OR IN THE IN USE POSITION. IT IS A REAL NICE INSTALLATION AND
EVEN WITH THE COMPUTER TABLE EXTENDED YOU CAN STILL PARTIALLY USE THE
CHART TABLE. I THINK I PAID $300USD FOR THIS WHICH HAVING WATCHED
THEM MAKE & INSTALL IT IS FAIR!
JOHN FOLINO


mini-m

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

does anyone have a mini-m phone installed on a insulated backstay?
thanks
eric


Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

i am looking for a dvd player to to watch dvd on the flat panel tv
sets i am having installed. does anyone know of a 12-24 volt unit
that will work with the flat panel tv's
thanks
eric

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric
I am intrested in further details on the laptop mounting. How did
Amel do it and how does it work.

Vito


Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric
I am intrested in further details on the laptop mounting. How did
Amel do it and how does it work.

Vito


Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

atocateja2002 <acordero@...>
 

I'm looking for the same, and to fix a computer in the boat.

I find a TFT monitor that fits my needs, is a Samsung 151 MP or
171 MP, it have a TV tuner (international) a a remote control, u
can wach TV without a computer, only with the monitor.

About the DVD player i want to use the computer, i take a look in
HP e-pc and Dell that have a line of low profile computers.

Sorry my bad english.

Best Regards,

Antonio Cordero





--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their
amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it
mounted?
thanks
eric


Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric
ERIC,
IN MY #347 I HAD AMEL MOUNT A LAP TOP/COMPUTER WITH DVD ON A SLIDING,
LOCKABLE TABLE ABOVE THE CHART TABLE. IT DOESN'T REDUCE THE
USEFULLNESS OF THE CHART TABLE VERY MUCH. AMEL INSTALLED A LIGHT
BENEATH THIS TABLE FOR BETTER VIEWING OF CHARTS. I USED IT QUITE
FREQUENTLY FROM FRANCE TO PORTUGAL, THEN ACROSS THE ATLANTIC TO THE
CARIBBEAN. AMEL DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN MOUNTING THIS AND FOR SHORT
MONEY.
JOHN


flat panel tv ,dvd player

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric


Re: Corian Countertops

hollambyuk <hollamby@...>
 

-We have Bali Hai,Super Maramu No 319 which is 15 months old.We think
the standard galley work tops are fine although Anne would prefer a
S/S sink. However when we got the boat in La Rochelle we bought two
wooden carving boards 17 x 11.5 inches and eight 40mm rubber
doorstops at Carrefour which is a great French supermarket chain. We
pulled out the s/s bow handle on each board and fitted the door stops
as feet so that the top of the boards is a bit higher than the
worktop surrounds. Being wood they are impervious to hot pans and
double as a tray to put hot dishes on the dining table or serve as
cheese boards !
One essential extra which we did not know about is to have vinyl
windows welded into the Bimini over the helmsmans seat as mere
mortals will find it difficult/impossible to trim the sails from the
cockpit when they are not visible!! We were told that this is a nil
cost extra if ordered at the beginning but it is quite expensive to
have done later as the whole bimini has to be dismantled and
removed/replaced. The back curtain to the bimini is also essential in
inclement weather at sea or at anchor.
Regards from sunny Malta, Anne and John
...amelyachtowners@y..., "tabnchuck" <c.luecker@v...> wrote:
We are taking delivery on Dec. 9, '02 and are trying to piece
together our final wish, I mean options, list. Does anyone have an
opinion about the Corian option for the galley countertops? Joel
has
made a pretty hard sell (one of the few...) and we are a little
reluctant because of some homeowner friends who have had problems
with staining and scratches. Why would Amel offer an inferior
option
when they have the trendy "retro" goldenrod sink and classic
Johnson
& Johnson Bandaid brown gelcoat?

Is there a down side to the corian tops and white sink?

Is the warm water cockpit shower helpful?

Thanks for the replies, its great to see the site up and running
with
some very good input.

Chuck, Tabitha, Joshua(10), Ariella(9), & August(8) Luecker


Re: Amel Euros

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Geza,

There are at least two other members in this forum that have Euros:
'paolosaviolo' and 'svmanihi'.

All the best,
Richard


Amel Euros

rotorman65 <szabog@...>
 

Hi!

Just joined your group - just brought an Amel Euros, made in 1979,
now lying in Italy.

I'm just wondering, is there other Euros owners in this group?

Best regards

Geza Szabo
Hungary


S/V Hallelujah (Sharki) dismasting article

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

To read about the Mattinson's ordeal in the Caribbean, go to:
http://tantoes.panamanow.com/id28.htm


Re: Corian Countertops

jjwiggin2000 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "tabnchuck" <c.luecker@v...> wrote:
We are taking delivery on Dec. 9, '02 and are trying to piece
together our final wish, I mean options, list. Does anyone have an
opinion about the Corian option for the galley countertops? Joel
has
made a pretty hard sell (one of the few...) and we are a little
reluctant because of some homeowner friends who have had problems
with staining and scratches. Why would Amel offer an inferior
option
when they have the trendy "retro" goldenrod sink and classic Johnson
& Johnson Bandaid brown gelcoat?

Is there a down side to the corian tops and white sink?

Is the warm water cockpit shower helpful?

Thanks for the replies, its great to see the site up and running
with
some very good input.
We opted for the Corian since we had put in an all white countertop
and sink in our Fla. condo about 3 years ago and have been very
pleased. You must never cut on it, always use a cutting board. I
have had no problems cleaning such things as red wine or anything
else with Bon Ami, which does not sctatch. My understanding is that
the alternative is gelcoat/fiberglass material. Do you think you can
put a hot pot on that without damage?

Jim Wiggin
Chuck, Tabitha, Joshua(10), Ariella(9), & August(8) Luecker