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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hot water

eric freedman
 

Hi,
I just replaced mine with an isotemp heater. Very little work required.
I just had to extend the exhaust pipe on the generator to fit in the heater.
I believe that is the one that Amel is now using.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of terrance hession
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 12:52 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] hot water

I need to replace the hot water heater in my 1989 Amel Maramu . What I would

like to find out is what brand it is and where I can obtain one. I am
currently in Fort Lauderdale .
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Terry Hession SV MARION

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Re: hot water

Zanareva
 

Terry,
As part of the refit on my 1989 SM, I replaced the original water
heater with an Isotemp all stainless steel unit. As a matter of
comparison, after running the diesel for 45 minutes during the
afternoon, the Isotemp water heater actually kept the water hot
overnight whereas the water in the original unit was lukewarm. I picked
it up from E-Marine in Ft. Lauderdale.
Richard
SM #5 Spice


I need to replace the hot water heater in my 1989 Amel Maramu . What
I would
like to find out is what brand it is and where I can obtain one. I am
currently in Fort Lauderdale .
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Terry Hession SV MARION


hot water

terrance hession <amelmaramu@...>
 

I need to replace the hot water heater in my 1989 Amel Maramu . What I would like to find out is what brand it is and where I can obtain one. I am currently in Fort Lauderdale .
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Terry Hession SV MARION

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Navigation

Mike Johnson
 

Hi,



If you are looking for an AIS receiver can I recommend
www.milltechmarine.com <http://www.milltechmarine.com/> who provide an
excellent AIS receiver that works well with MaxSea and C-MAP. We are using
the SR162G and VHF aerial splitter with excellent results. Our only
disappointment was MaxSea's inability to accept the NMEA stream of both GPS
and AIS on the same COM port, however, this was easily resolved with a $5
'Y' cable.



Regards



Mike Johnson



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: 22 March 2007 09:43
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Navigation



Paul, we used a Raymarine chart ploter in the Carib
and 24 mile radar when crossing on our Maramu. We now
have a SM #209 and have installed a Furuno 1724 C/NT
chart plotter at both the Nav and Steering station.
In addition we have also added NASA's AIS recieve only
unit to keep aware of larger ships.

We find it better to have information on radar and the
chart plotter available in both areas of the boat. As
an example going into GIB we were able to track ships
on the radar below and keep a view of the harbor at
the steering station. Or split screen it.

Based on our use of C-Map and other software like Max
Sea we prefer the C-Map product based on the quality
of the displayed information and detail.

Best wishes and fair winds.
Richard Piller
Challenge SM 209

--- tonic102004 <aebersoldp@freesurf <mailto:aebersoldp%40freesurf.ch> .ch>
wrote:

Thank you very much for your feedback Richard.

Since you are an expierence guy, may I ask you for
an advise regarding
navigation tool? Do you use a Plotter or a PC based
system?

Regards
Paul

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com,
"richard03801"
<richard03801@...> wrote:

Paul, we found that we used our SSB with a Pactor
III modem all the
way across the Atlantic
for weather fax, email and evening contact with
Southbound II for
detailed weather. We'd
be lost with out it.

Regarding a Sat Phone in the Carib; we
successfully used Global Star
there. They have very
good service and good email connections. If you
are going beyond to
the Pacific then
Iridium will be a better deal long term. The
differance in the
costs for Global Star in the
Carib are much lower and the transfer speed for
email faster =
cheeper. Your choice.

Also keep in mind that the Carib. safety net runs
every morning
starting around 0800 on
the SSB. lt's a nice way to stay in touch with
everyone and anyone.

Good sailing.
Richard
SM 209


--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com,
"tonic102004" <aebersoldp@>
wrote:

We are actually in the MED, but are planning to
cross the atlantic in
the near future and spend some time in the
caribean sea (1-2 years).
On our SM #227 we have no SSB Radio yet and we
will buy an Iridium
satellite phone. I am interested to know how the
SSB radio is used in
the caribean? Is it worth to install a SSB radio
or is VHF enough to
communicate within the caribean? What is the
best tool to get
weatherforecasts over there?

All type of advise is wellcome.
Thanks in advance
Paul SM 227

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Navigation

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Paul, we used a Raymarine chart ploter in the Carib
and 24 mile radar when crossing on our Maramu. We now
have a SM #209 and have installed a Furuno 1724 C/NT
chart plotter at both the Nav and Steering station.
In addition we have also added NASA's AIS recieve only
unit to keep aware of larger ships.

We find it better to have information on radar and the
chart plotter available in both areas of the boat. As
an example going into GIB we were able to track ships
on the radar below and keep a view of the harbor at
the steering station. Or split screen it.

Based on our use of C-Map and other software like Max
Sea we prefer the C-Map product based on the quality
of the displayed information and detail.

Best wishes and fair winds.
Richard Piller
Challenge SM 209

--- tonic102004 <aebersoldp@freesurf.ch> wrote:

Thank you very much for your feedback Richard.

Since you are an expierence guy, may I ask you for
an advise regarding
navigation tool? Do you use a Plotter or a PC based
system?

Regards
Paul

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
"richard03801"
<richard03801@...> wrote:

Paul, we found that we used our SSB with a Pactor
III modem all the
way across the Atlantic
for weather fax, email and evening contact with
Southbound II for
detailed weather. We'd
be lost with out it.

Regarding a Sat Phone in the Carib; we
successfully used Global Star
there. They have very
good service and good email connections. If you
are going beyond to
the Pacific then
Iridium will be a better deal long term. The
differance in the
costs for Global Star in the
Carib are much lower and the transfer speed for
email faster =
cheeper. Your choice.

Also keep in mind that the Carib. safety net runs
every morning
starting around 0800 on
the SSB. lt's a nice way to stay in touch with
everyone and anyone.

Good sailing.
Richard
SM 209


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
"tonic102004" <aebersoldp@>
wrote:

We are actually in the MED, but are planning to
cross the atlantic in
the near future and spend some time in the
caribean sea (1-2 years).
On our SM #227 we have no SSB Radio yet and we
will buy an Iridium
satellite phone. I am interested to know how the
SSB radio is used in
the caribean? Is it worth to install a SSB radio
or is VHF enough to
communicate within the caribean? What is the
best tool to get
weatherforecasts over there?

All type of advise is wellcome.
Thanks in advance
Paul SM 227




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Re: Navigation

tonic102004 <aebersoldp@...>
 

Thank you very much for your feedback Richard.

Since you are an expierence guy, may I ask you for an advise regarding
navigation tool? Do you use a Plotter or a PC based system?

Regards
Paul

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "richard03801"
<richard03801@...> wrote:

Paul, we found that we used our SSB with a Pactor III modem all the
way across the Atlantic
for weather fax, email and evening contact with Southbound II for
detailed weather. We'd
be lost with out it.

Regarding a Sat Phone in the Carib; we successfully used Global Star
there. They have very
good service and good email connections. If you are going beyond to
the Pacific then
Iridium will be a better deal long term. The differance in the
costs for Global Star in the
Carib are much lower and the transfer speed for email faster =
cheeper. Your choice.

Also keep in mind that the Carib. safety net runs every morning
starting around 0800 on
the SSB. lt's a nice way to stay in touch with everyone and anyone.

Good sailing.
Richard
SM 209


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "tonic102004" <aebersoldp@>
wrote:

We are actually in the MED, but are planning to cross the atlantic in
the near future and spend some time in the caribean sea (1-2 years).
On our SM #227 we have no SSB Radio yet and we will buy an Iridium
satellite phone. I am interested to know how the SSB radio is used in
the caribean? Is it worth to install a SSB radio or is VHF enough to
communicate within the caribean? What is the best tool to get
weatherforecasts over there?

All type of advise is wellcome.
Thanks in advance
Paul SM 227


Re: Hi all

richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Paul, we found that we used our SSB with a Pactor III modem all the way across the Atlantic
for weather fax, email and evening contact with Southbound II for detailed weather. We'd
be lost with out it.

Regarding a Sat Phone in the Carib; we successfully used Global Star there. They have very
good service and good email connections. If you are going beyond to the Pacific then
Iridium will be a better deal long term. The differance in the costs for Global Star in the
Carib are much lower and the transfer speed for email faster = cheeper. Your choice.

Also keep in mind that the Carib. safety net runs every morning starting around 0800 on
the SSB. lt's a nice way to stay in touch with everyone and anyone.

Good sailing.
Richard
SM 209

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "tonic102004" <aebersoldp@...> wrote:

We are actually in the MED, but are planning to cross the atlantic in
the near future and spend some time in the caribean sea (1-2 years).
On our SM #227 we have no SSB Radio yet and we will buy an Iridium
satellite phone. I am interested to know how the SSB radio is used in
the caribean? Is it worth to install a SSB radio or is VHF enough to
communicate within the caribean? What is the best tool to get
weatherforecasts over there?

All type of advise is wellcome.
Thanks in advance
Paul SM 227


Hi all

tonic102004 <aebersoldp@...>
 

We are actually in the MED, but are planning to cross the atlantic in
the near future and spend some time in the caribean sea (1-2 years).
On our SM #227 we have no SSB Radio yet and we will buy an Iridium
satellite phone. I am interested to know how the SSB radio is used in
the caribean? Is it worth to install a SSB radio or is VHF enough to
communicate within the caribean? What is the best tool to get
weatherforecasts over there?

All type of advise is wellcome.
Thanks in advance
Paul SM 227


Chain Counter alternative

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi,

The chain counter on our SM (designed & installed by Pochon) was
repaired once in France by Pochon for a very high sum, and has since
failed again. I have been looking for an alternative, since we find
it a useful device.

I noticed in the Accastillage Diffusion web site a nice-looking
unit made by MZ Electronic from Monza, Italy, selling for 149 Euros.
I contacted MZ, got the specs and installation instructions, and it
looks very straightforward. You can look at the unit and manual at
http://www.mzelectronic.com/MANUALI/EV011_MAN.pdf

Does anyone have any experience with this unit?

I plan to buy one and install it later this spring and report back
on the outcome, as I believe the Pochon units are prone to failure,
and this appears to be a low-cost alternative.

Regards, Roy
SM "Excalibur"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Marinas in Spain

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

My experience with Almerimar is a very good one; it's inexpensive and YES Yachting looked after my boat a couple of winters ago, for 40 Euro per month.

Horst.puddleduck@yahoo.com

coatsken <goldendaze@uuplus.com> wrote: We are making our first crossing May 1 in our 1985 Maramu. We hope to
end up in Spain sometime in Aug. after a while in the Azores. We
would appreciate any info on marinas for next winter. Not too
expensive where we can leave the boat safely while we travel inland.
Can anyone help us out?
Also if anyone with Med. experience would like to give us any helpful
information we would like to set up direct email so we can ask a lot
of questions.
We just retired, so will spend as long as we like the sailing and
traveling there. All the way to Turkey.
Thanks,
Ken & Judy
Golden Daze
Maramu 198






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Re: Marinas in Spain

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

Hi,

I am current moderator of the group and I have my boat at Spanish Med
(22 miles north of America´s cup challenging field).

I know also Almerimar and it is ok as it has been said. However there
are plenty of places where you can leave your boat, It depends on
what services you will need and on which part you will finish your
trip.

Lagos in Portugal is also beautiful.

I can also say that Melilla (African coast but spanish territory) is
cheaper than the Spanish peninsula.

If you are interested in the Almeria Bay area, apart from Almerimar
you have Roquetas, Aguadulce, Almeria...

If you plan to double Gata Cape and move north up the Spanish
peninsula there are also multiple options, including Balearic
Islands. If you plan to visit them in your trip to Turkey. I suggest
you to visit also Corsica, Cercenya, Sicilia, etc.

Let me know what you need, I will try to help you from Madrid.



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "coatsken" <goldendaze@...>
wrote:

We are making our first crossing May 1 in our 1985 Maramu. We hope
to
end up in Spain sometime in Aug. after a while in the Azores. We
would appreciate any info on marinas for next winter. Not too
expensive where we can leave the boat safely while we travel
inland.
Can anyone help us out?
Also if anyone with Med. experience would like to give us any
helpful
information we would like to set up direct email so we can ask a lot
of questions.
We just retired, so will spend as long as we like the sailing and
traveling there. All the way to Turkey.
Thanks,
Ken & Judy
Golden Daze
Maramu 198


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking to purchase a "South" Amel

Rob Brennan <brennan@...>
 

Fred
I have a SM2000 "Nebo" on the market in Oz. Fully imported!
Contact Rob on (02) 62959608
Regards
Rob Brennan

----- Original Message -----
From: fredfroget
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:57 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking to purchase a "South" Amel


Hello to all and thank you to the list owner for accepting me as a
member of your group.

In the process of moving up in yacht size I have placed Amels on my
short list.

I'm in Brisbane, Australia and enquire whether there are any Amel
owners who might be planning, or indeed are in transit south and
intend to make Australia or SoPac the final stop with intention of
selling their yacht here or somewhere else in the SoPac.

I am looking to purchase within a flexible timeframe and would
consider Amels 46' and over, preferably without C Drive...ie Maramu
and Mango, although C Drive yachts built prior to 1998 may be
considered.

Incidently, any purchase is not dependent on the sale of an
existing vessel as is so often the case. That is, I intend a cash
purchase for the right yacht.

I am looking for a personal yacht. I am not a broker or dealer and
would ask that only private owners contact me personally. I do not
wish to transact with brokers, dealers , professional or semi-
professional yacht delivery outfits.

Please feel free to contact me at.....

fredfroget AT yahoo.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Marinas in Spain

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Luis, we have spent a number of weeks in Almerimar
over the last few years. This is a great spot, you
have all the services you need along with resonable
prices. The Marina is well protrected and getting
transport to other parts of Europe and the world are
not an issue.
Richard Piller
Challenge SM 208
--- "Luis I. Gonzalez de Vallejo"
<l_gonzalezvallejo@yahoo.es> wrote:

I recommned you ALMERIMAR , in Almeria, one
of the largest and affordable , full of services :
PUERTO DEPORTIVO ALMERIMAR
EMAIL: info@marina-almerimar.com
www.marina-almerimar.com
Good luck
Luis G.de Vallejo
Aloysius
Mango #10



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SM # 347 SULAJON BOW THRUSTER

jfolino901 <jfolino901@...>
 

MY BOW THRUSTER IS STUCK IN THE DOWN POSITION. THE PROXIMITY SENSORS
LIGHT UP, BUT NO MOVEMENT. IN FACT THE THRUSTER PROP ALSO IS
INOPERATIVE.
HOW CAN I RAISE THE UNIT? THE LIFT MOTOR SOUNDS LIKE IT IS STILL
WORKING, BUT SLIPING ON THE DRIVE SHAFT?
ANY HELP, OR CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
THE BOTTOM PROXIMITY SENSOR HAS BROKEN ITS STAINLESS STEEL CLAMP. THIS
SENSOR HAS AN "H" ON IT. IF I POSITION IT ON THE SHAFT IT THINKS THE
THRUSTER IS UP.

JOHN FOLINO


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Marinas in Spain

Luis I. Gonzalez de Vallejo <l_gonzalezvallejo@...>
 

I recommned you ALMERIMAR , in Almeria, one of the largest and affordable , full of services :
PUERTO DEPORTIVO ALMERIMAR
EMAIL: info@marina-almerimar.com
www.marina-almerimar.com
Good luck
Luis G.de Vallejo
Aloysius
Mango #10



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Darn Batteries - Thank you

Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@...>
 

There is another item you may want to check and that is AC ripple from your charger. There was an article in a recent Cruising World on how AC ripple can cause your batteries to discharge even when the charger is going full bore. The article said to test for this with a multimeter on the AC setting, putting the black probe on the negative, the red on the positive, and if it shows more that .2 VAC it will cause to batteries to discharge while cooking them at the same time. Cruising World March 2007 page 98.

Eric "Maramu" 105

agav8ter <agav8ter@yahoo.com> wrote:
Thank you to all who have answered. I called and spoke to the Link
10 / Mastervolt people, they confirm that the the Mastervolt is not a
regulator.

Gary, I now have four of the eight batteries that must be replaced. I
sopke with Simon at Rolls Battery, and he advised me that my batteries
are "sulfated" because I am not charging them to a high enough voltage
(28.8v). He further stated that it is sensless to replace the
batteries until the Dolphin Charger can put out the 28.8V as the new
batteries will just sulfate again. He felt stong enough about this
that he said he would not advise spending the money on Rolls batteries
as they absolutly need the 28.8V. I have done most of the checking and
testing you recommended, and I still have the same result, only 27.3
volts from the charger.

Gary, do you use Skype??? Can I Skype you?

Thanks again, Tony


Darn Batteries - Thank you

Ag Av8ter
 

Thank you to all who have answered. I called and spoke to the Link
10 / Mastervolt people, they confirm that the the Mastervolt is not a
regulator.

Gary, I now have four of the eight batteries that must be replaced. I
sopke with Simon at Rolls Battery, and he advised me that my batteries
are "sulfated" because I am not charging them to a high enough voltage
(28.8v). He further stated that it is sensless to replace the
batteries until the Dolphin Charger can put out the 28.8V as the new
batteries will just sulfate again. He felt stong enough about this
that he said he would not advise spending the money on Rolls batteries
as they absolutly need the 28.8V. I have done most of the checking and
testing you recommended, and I still have the same result, only 27.3
volts from the charger.

Gary, do you use Skype??? Can I Skype you?

Thanks again, Tony


Re: Marinas in Spain

Ken Knight <ken@...>
 

Spanish Marinas in August are at their most expensive and it is the
busiest time, but after mid September they become much cheaper and
easier to get berths.
Many yachts over winter in Barcelona there are 2 marinas with a third
being completed, the most popular is Port Vell being an easy walk to
the Ramblas (centre of the city) second is Port Olympic. The marinas in
Barcelona are not so expensive but getting a winter berth can be a
problem. Barcelona is an exciting & vibrant city, from Barcelona
Airport one can get budjet flights to almost anywhere in Europe.
North of Barcelona there are many Marinas most of which are cheaper
than those in the South of Spain. Such as Palamos, Estratit, L'Escala
(not very sheltered), Rosas, Empuriabrava (where we are berthed & the
most sheltered),etc all within easy reach of Barcelona or Girona
Airport, suprisingly some of these are more expensive than Puerto Vela,
Rosas & Empuriabra are not very far from the French border & within
easy reach of the Balearics & Sardinia.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Trinidad-Marina Information

RJ
 

Hi Gary,

where are you in St Maarten? We will be in Phillipsburg Sun the 18th for one
day. We will be getting our 54 and would love to chat with you. Can we have
a coffee?

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Re: Marinas in Spain

robincooter <robincooter@...>
 

Hi,

Marinas in Spain now tend either to be expensive, and full, or if a
reasonable price then just full. Two you could try are Almerimar and
Aguadulce, both are at the bottom end of the price range. Almerimar is
big but Aguadulce is better sheltered (ignore the pilot book - the writer
must never have been there and much of the information is inaccurate!)
Both not far from Almeria, which has good transport links as well
as "cheap" flights to the rest of Europe.

Good hunting,

Robin Cooter
Santorin 004, Belouga.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "coatsken" <goldendaze@...>
wrote:

We are making our first crossing May 1 in our 1985 Maramu. We hope to
end up in Spain sometime in Aug. after a while in the Azores. We
would appreciate any info on marinas for next winter. Not too
expensive where we can leave the boat safely while we travel inland.
Can anyone help us out?
Also if anyone with Med. experience would like to give us any helpful
information we would like to set up direct email so we can ask a lot
of questions.
We just retired, so will spend as long as we like the sailing and
traveling there. All the way to Turkey.
Thanks,
Ken & Judy
Golden Daze
Maramu 198