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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Collapsing mizzen mast support on a 1986 Maramu

James Alton
 

Jacob,
   I own a 1987 Maramu.  The mast box has not seperated from the cabin at all but I have seen this on other Maramu's.   The issue seems to be caused from the mizzen mast box compressing at the cut out for the engine hatch at the base.  The driving force in my opinion is caused by high static rigging tension. In other words the compression column has a notch in it on the front face which is needed for design reasons but makes that forward face less able to resist compression loads.  The actual mast step based on my personal inspections and observations is sufficiently strong to handle any normal sailing  including extremely high momentary  loads and is well designed. But constant high rigging tension combined with heat and time allows the glass to creep/change shape slightly resulting in some compression and it does not take much to create the gap you are seeing.  You can see this same glass creep in the boat stands that are set up too tight.  Intitially the hull deflection is slight but if the pressure is high and left in place for a long period the deflection increases. As the mizzen mast step compresses on the front face at the notch, the load is transferred to the connection to the forward face of the aft cabin which causes it to bulge out slightly and the whole step to rock forward thereby opening the joint at the mizzen mast step/cabin interface.  I doubt that a 1/4" gap is a structural concern but if the mizzen rigging seems to be tight I would ease off the tension and see if the gap closes.   Maramus are wonderful boats IMO. 
 Best of luck. 
James Alton
SV Sueno Maramu #220
Sardinia, Italy


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From: "jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date:03/09/2017 7:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Collapsing mizzen mast support on a 1986 Maramu

 

Hi all.  I'm looking at a 1986 Maramu where the box supporting the mizzen mast has separated by about a quarter inch from the aft bulkhead in the cockpit, and the box itself has begun to buckle slightly.  Has anyone else seen a case like this and addressed it?  How well did it go?


Thanks, Jacob


Re: Starboard electric genoa winch got lazy

greatketch@...
 

A new motor is most likely NOT in your immediate future...

First, check to be sure that the motor has power to its terminals when the switch is activated.  If NO then the problem is in the control circuit.

If YES, the motor has full voltage at its terminals and still does not turn, based on your symptoms, I's check the brushes first.  They could be stuck, or worn.

If that is not something you are comfortable doing, remove the motor and take it to any electric motor shop. Short of catastrophic damage from water or other cause, they will almost certainly set it right for way less than the cost of a new motor.

What ever you find wrong with this one, assume the port side winch needs the same treatment. Most likely they have very similar usage hours!

Bill Kinney
SM #160 Harmonie
Punta Montalva, Puerto Rico



---In amelyachtowners@..., <svperegrinus@...> wrote :

Hello,


We started a trip about 30 hours ago and the starboard winch performed as usual.  It's been an uneventful trip, no rain, no waves, little humidity.  Have done a couple of easy tacks or jives all along the way in 6-12 knot winds.


Just now we jived and... found out the starboard electric winch makes about one turn and stops, even with no load.  It just stops as if one had taken one's hand off of the switch, no strain, no clicks.  Same behavior whether using the winch's adjacent switch or the pilot's panel switch.


The winch works manually when using a winch handle; all perfect.


Suggestions?  Comments?  In for a new Lewmar electric motor?


Cheerio,


Peregrinus

SM2K Nr. 350 (2002)

En route, Venice to Ortona (Italy)


Starboard electric genoa winch got lazy

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello,


We started a trip about 30 hours ago and the starboard winch performed as usual.  It's been an uneventful trip, no rain, no waves, little humidity.  Have done a couple of easy tacks or jives all along the way in 6-12 knot winds.


Just now we jived and... found out the starboard electric winch makes about one turn and stops, even with no load.  It just stops as if one had taken one's hand off of the switch, no strain, no clicks.  Same behavior whether using the winch's adjacent switch or the pilot's panel switch.


The winch works manually when using a winch handle; all perfect.


Suggestions?  Comments?  In for a new Lewmar electric motor?


Cheerio,


Peregrinus

SM2K Nr. 350 (2002)

En route, Venice to Ortona (Italy)


"C" Drive Lifting Tang

Craig Briggs
 

After 18 years owning my Santorin I thought I had discovered all the clever Amel features but just stumbled on yet one more. In the engine room overhead directly above the "C" drive "trumpet" (upper gear unit) there's a meaty steel tang that is perfect for attaching a snatch block to lift the trumpet. It does normal duty as the anchor point for tie wraps that hold up the throttle and shift cables. It would have made replacing the O rings on the trumpet so much easier than my jury rigged angled lashing of the trumpet to get it vertical. I'd guess there is a similar structure on the SM's, etc.

Cheers,

Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris, Harbour Isle, Ft. Pierce, FL, US

(across from a 54 anchored in the inlet. Couldn't raise them on VHF)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bill,

Did you connect that Airmar dual function thru-hull transducer to a B&G Hydra 2000 processor, or something else?

Bill
X-BeBe

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 7:43 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

There are several Airmar "Smart sensors" that are paddlewheels that transmitt NMEA1083 data that can be routed to the Hydra-if you are highly attached to it.


Like this:  


Others are also available. Try looking at the Gemeco catalog to see what might work for you

What I did was use the old depth sounder hole to take a new speed sensor, (A CS4500 ultrasonic without moving parts) and installed a P79 in-hull transducer for depth data.  No new holes in the hull, and maintaining functionality.

Bill Kinney
SM #160 Harmonie
Punta Montalva, Puerto Rico


---In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, wrote :

Willem,

If you want to keep the B&G Hydra 2000, I think you have two choices:

1.) Drill another hole and install a B&G Paddlewheel sensor. I do not think that you can find a compatible Speed and Depth Sensor that will replace the Depth Sensor and communicate to the B&G Hydra.

2.) Display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston Island





Collapsing mizzen mast support on a 1986 Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Hi all.  I'm looking at a 1986 Maramu where the box supporting the mizzen mast has separated by about a quarter inch from the aft bulkhead in the cockpit, and the box itself has begun to buckle slightly.  Has anyone else seen a case like this and addressed it?  How well did it go?


Thanks, Jacob


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

OK. Thanks Bill.  

Ben Driver
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Mar 8, 2017, at 9:43 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

There are several Airmar "Smart sensors" that are paddlewheels that transmitt NMEA1083 data that can be routed to the Hydra-if you are highly attached to it.


Like this:  


Others are also available. Try looking at the Gemeco catalog to see what might work for you

What I did was use the old depth sounder hole to take a new speed sensor, (A CS4500 ultrasonic without moving parts) and installed a P79 in-hull transducer for depth data.  No new holes in the hull, and maintaining functionality.

Bill Kinney
SM #160 Harmonie
Punta Montalva, Puerto Rico


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Willem,

If you want to keep the B&G Hydra 2000, I think you have two choices:

1.) Drill another hole and install a B&G Paddlewheel sensor. I do not think that you can find a compatible Speed and Depth Sensor that will replace the Depth Sensor and communicate to the B&G Hydra.

2.) Display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston Island




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 



Ben Driver
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Mar 8, 2017, at 7:44 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

The B&G Sonic Speed sensors are encased in plastic.

Bill 

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:56 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Has anyone had any success repairing the sonic sensor?  Seems I recall someone on the forum repaired one...

Ben Driver
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Mar 8, 2017, at 5:12 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Willem,

If you want to keep the B&G Hydra 2000, I think you have two choices:

1.) Drill another hole and install a B&G Paddlewheel sensor. I do not think that you can find a compatible Speed and Depth Sensor that will replace the Depth Sensor and communicate to the B&G Hydra.

2.) Display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston Island


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:37 PM, kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi,


I am quite new to this group, but owned from 2002 to 2010 a Santorin sloop (#69). Now I am on my way buying a SM 2K from 2001. Also on this SM (I have seen already quite a few with the same problem) the Sonic Speed sensors are not functioning.

Which options do I have? 

1. Buying a new sensor with paddle wheel that works with the Hydra 2000 system? Which brand and model do I need?

2. Buying a new sensor without moving parts. Which brand and model working with the Hydra 2000 system is recommended?

Willem J. Kroes





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

greatketch@...
 

There are several Airmar "Smart sensors" that are paddlewheels that transmitt NMEA1083 data that can be routed to the Hydra-if you are highly attached to it.

Like this:  
www.airmar.com/uploads/brochures/dst800.pdf


Others are also available. Try looking at the Gemeco catalog to see what might work for you

What I did was use the old depth sounder hole to take a new speed sensor, (A CS4500 ultrasonic without moving parts) and installed a P79 in-hull transducer for depth data.  No new holes in the hull, and maintaining functionality.

Bill Kinney
SM #160 Harmonie
Punta Montalva, Puerto Rico


---In amelyachtowners@..., <yahoogroups@...> wrote :

Willem,

If you want to keep the B&G Hydra 2000, I think you have two choices:

1.) Drill another hole and install a B&G Paddlewheel sensor. I do not think that you can find a compatible Speed and Depth Sensor that will replace the Depth Sensor and communicate to the B&G Hydra.

2.) Display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston Island




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Caribbean Customs and Immigration

karkauai
 

Got it, thanks again!
Kent

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Mar 8, 2017, at 4:03 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I assume that you saw the Word file that I uploaded to the files section.

Bill

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks, Bill!
Kent



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Caribbean Customs and Immigration

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alex,

Here is the link to the Word File:

File : /Crew List Form.doc
Uploaded by : svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
Description : You can use this form for entering new countries, scan and insert passport images and enter specific information

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/files/Crew%20List%20Form.doc

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston Island

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 5:09 PM, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello Bill,

I would also be interested in this document, to see how you put it together.
Best regards,
Alex Paquin
s/v SIMPATICO
Maramu 1981
alex.paquin at usa.net



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ben,

The B&G Sonic Speed sensors are encased in plastic.

Bill 

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:56 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Has anyone had any success repairing the sonic sensor?  Seems I recall someone on the forum repaired one...

Ben Driver
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Mar 8, 2017, at 5:12 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Willem,

If you want to keep the B&G Hydra 2000, I think you have two choices:

1.) Drill another hole and install a B&G Paddlewheel sensor. I do not think that you can find a compatible Speed and Depth Sensor that will replace the Depth Sensor and communicate to the B&G Hydra.

2.) Display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston Island


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:37 PM, kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi,


I am quite new to this group, but owned from 2002 to 2010 a Santorin sloop (#69). Now I am on my way buying a SM 2K from 2001. Also on this SM (I have seen already quite a few with the same problem) the Sonic Speed sensors are not functioning.

Which options do I have? 

1. Buying a new sensor with paddle wheel that works with the Hydra 2000 system? Which brand and model do I need?

2. Buying a new sensor without moving parts. Which brand and model working with the Hydra 2000 system is recommended?

Willem J. Kroes





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Caribbean Customs and Immigration

Alejandro Paquin
 

Hello Bill,
I would also be interested in this document, to see how you put it together.
Best regards,
Alex Paquin
s/v SIMPATICO
Maramu 1981
alex.paquin at usa.net


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Has anyone had any success repairing the sonic sensor?  Seems I recall someone on the forum repaired one...

Ben Driver
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Mar 8, 2017, at 5:12 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Willem,

If you want to keep the B&G Hydra 2000, I think you have two choices:

1.) Drill another hole and install a B&G Paddlewheel sensor. I do not think that you can find a compatible Speed and Depth Sensor that will replace the Depth Sensor and communicate to the B&G Hydra.

2.) Display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston Island


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:37 PM, kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi,


I am quite new to this group, but owned from 2002 to 2010 a Santorin sloop (#69). Now I am on my way buying a SM 2K from 2001. Also on this SM (I have seen already quite a few with the same problem) the Sonic Speed sensors are not functioning.

Which options do I have? 

1. Buying a new sensor with paddle wheel that works with the Hydra 2000 system? Which brand and model do I need?

2. Buying a new sensor without moving parts. Which brand and model working with the Hydra 2000 system is recommended?

Willem J. Kroes




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Caribbean Customs and Immigration

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

 

Thanks for sharing this.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Caribbean Customs and Immigration

 

 

I assume that you saw the Word file that I uploaded to the files section.

 

Bill

 

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks, Bill!

Kent

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Willem,

If you want to keep the B&G Hydra 2000, I think you have two choices:

1.) Drill another hole and install a B&G Paddlewheel sensor. I do not think that you can find a compatible Speed and Depth Sensor that will replace the Depth Sensor and communicate to the B&G Hydra.

2.) Display SOG on the analog B&G cockpit gauges and on the Hydra FFD rather than SOW by installing a NMEA paddlewheel. 

The NMEA Paddlewheel device connects to a data port on the GPS, reads the GPS NMEA sentences and finds SOG. It then translates that SOG into B&G language as SOW. If you are a sailing purest, SOW may be important to you if you must know how much current is impacting your SOG, but remember SOG is what really counts and gets you where you are going. 

This solution may be the best for you. It is simple to install: 2 wires connect to 12VDC at the Hydra toggle switch, 2 wires connect to NMEA data OUT on your GPS and 2 wires connect to the B&G computer at the same place that sonic speed or paddlewheel connect.


NMEA Paddlewheel

NMEA Paddlewheel

The NMEA Paddlewheel converts NMEA from either a GPS or electromagnetic log to a paddlewheel output suitable for connecting directly to an instrument system, such as a B&G Hydra/Hercules.

Retail price £295.00

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe
Galveston Island


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:37 PM, kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi,


I am quite new to this group, but owned from 2002 to 2010 a Santorin sloop (#69). Now I am on my way buying a SM 2K from 2001. Also on this SM (I have seen already quite a few with the same problem) the Sonic Speed sensors are not functioning.

Which options do I have? 

1. Buying a new sensor with paddle wheel that works with the Hydra 2000 system? Which brand and model do I need?

2. Buying a new sensor without moving parts. Which brand and model working with the Hydra 2000 system is recommended?

Willem J. Kroes




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Caribbean Customs and Immigration

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I assume that you saw the Word file that I uploaded to the files section.

Bill

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks, Bill!
Kent



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Guadeloupe Marinas?

Dan Carlson
 


Thanks for all of the reccommendations Eric, Ben and Bill.   Sounds like Bas du Fort in Pointe Pitre, and I like Bills recco of the ferry back from Ile de Saints at the end of the trip.

Thanks all,  Dan 






On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 5:11 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

Dan,

If you must go to Guadalupe, Pointe a Pitre Marina at Bas du Fort is your place.

However, there is a reason that Amel moved to Martinique. You will find Martinique very safe and secure as compared to Guadalupe. Although Marina du Marin isn't the best marina in the Caribbean, it offers more value than most. If you are going to stay 10 days or longer, you will find the Marina du Marin's monthly rate cheaper than any other option. Last year it was about 580 euros including electricity (reserve by email to qualify for the monthly rate). Of course, there is the great anchorage of St. Anne outside the marina area.

If you have some flexibility, consider either Martinique, or the possibility of mooring the boat on a mooring at Ile de Saints and your guests taking one of the many ferris from Guadalupe to Ile de Saints.

Bill
X-BeBe

On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 5:24 AM, 'dancarlson367@...' dancarlson367@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all, we have friends coming to visit us in Guadelouope later in April and are looking for recommendations for good marinas and other good things to do with guests there.


Please send any reccos to carlsdan61 at gmail dot com.

Thanks and regards, Dan Carlson
sv BeBe, SM 387



Re: Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Willem,

I have the same issue.
I'm going to buy an Airmar Model: CS4500-610 Ultrasonic Sensor and put it in the depth sounder hole and then buy an Airmar P79 in-hull depth sensor for the depth...that way no extra holes in the boat and hopefully a reliable system.
This not my original idea...it came from Bill Kinney..

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
 


Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

Willem Kroes
 

Hi,


I am quite new to this group, but owned from 2002 to 2010 a Santorin sloop (#69). Now I am on my way buying a SM 2K from 2001. Also on this SM (I have seen already quite a few with the same problem) the Sonic Speed sensors are not functioning.

Which options do I have? 

1. Buying a new sensor with paddle wheel that works with the Hydra 2000 system? Which brand and model do I need?

2. Buying a new sensor without moving parts. Which brand and model working with the Hydra 2000 system is recommended?

Willem J. Kroes