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greeting and question about AIS

Eric Freedman
 

Mark,
Why did you choose the seacas system over the NASA unit? Do you have a
Raymarine chart plotter on board? the Nasa black box will put the ais
targets on the C and E series chart plotters.
The install of the Ais antenna is simple.
I believe I suggested the sea me unit to you. If the unit is mounted as on
Kimberlite, there is a hole in the edge of the mizzen masthead on the
starboard side.
I just used a large reamer to enlarge the hole for the VHF antenna. Amel
left runners on the masthead to be able to pull a cable through the mast. It
is accessible at the bottom of the mast on the port side. It is a fiberglass
plate with two screws.
You pull the cable down to that point. Then go into the aft head and there
is a panel to the right of the mirror. Remove the panel and you will find a
piece of corrugated hose that leads up to the bottom of the mizzenmast with
the radar cable in it. You then just pill the cable down into the mirror
area with a snake. . there is a wood panel below the forward port in the aft
cabin . Remove this with the few wood screws. Incidentally, Amel uses torx
screws and not Phillips head screws. They look very similar, but the torx
screwdriver available from McMaster works much better on all the screws of
the boat. With this panel removed you can run the ais antenna cable across
the boat. Just follow the radar cable across the headliner in the mid-ships
bunk using the access panels. The cable then runs down into the forward
cabinet in the mid ships cabin. It is behind removable panels on the forward
side, which is held in with Velcro. Then remove the panel behind the
bookshelf and you are at the nav station. After mounting the antenna, I
believe we had the cable at the nav station in less than 30 minutes.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Pitt [mailto:Mark_Pitt@brown.edu]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 9:25 PM
To: eric
Subject: greeting and question about AIS

Eric:

How are you doing? Are you in the Caribbean this time of year?

I am back at Brown after 12 months at sea. My wife and I left
the boat in New Zealand. We will return in May and continue
in the South Pacific for awhile before heading west in another
year.

I am thinking of adding AIS to Sabbatical III, although not
the NASA system. Probably a SeaCAS receiver.
Which ever AIS system I use, I need to
get an antenna up on the mizzen and thread the cable to the
nav station. Your Yahoo post seems to suggest that you
received some assistance from Amel in figuring our how to
do this. Can you please pass that info on to me? I already
have a SeaMe active transponder up there, so I hope there
is room.

Best regards,

Mark

--
--- Mark M. Pitt
--- Professor of Economics


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: AIS reception

Eric Freedman
 

The one that I have is a 2-channel unit it switches between the two
channels, and I believe I paid about 178 British pounds for it. It is made
by a company called NASA and is distributed by a company called ALL Gadgets.
It looks like a radar screen and takes about an hour and a half to hook up;
most of the time is spent adding the vhf antenna to the top of the mizzen.
The wiring from the top of the mizzen to the nav station took 20 minutes
(Thanks Amel).

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of svcharisma
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 12:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: AIS reception



Eric,
I'm told that there are 1 channel and 2 channel AIS receivers, which do
you have and do you have an opion on the subject of one vs. two channels

Alan
SV Charisma - Amel Mango #62

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I believe AIS is required on all ships over 150 tons world wide .

I find mine very helpful when I am sailing solo and at night. very
cheap
from all gadgets in England.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: AIS reception

svcharisma
 

Eric,
I'm told that there are 1 channel and 2 channel AIS receivers, which do
you have and do you have an opion on the subject of one vs. two channels

Alan
SV Charisma - Amel Mango #62

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I believe AIS is required on all ships over 150 tons world wide .

I find mine very helpful when I am sailing solo and at night. very
cheap
from all gadgets in England.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


dropping vinyl ceiling

btleonore <leonorebt@...>
 

Hello SM owners, I have experienced the dropping ceiling syndrone of
Amels and have solved the problem with fore and aft mahogney strips but
would like to know the full repair procedure should I chose to do the
proper repair, if there is one.

Thanks for any input.

Bill Rahmig, SM72


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windward Islands

bootlegger@...
 

Hi Gary
I'm in Pointe-a-Pitre too at present and also planning to travel south
to Trinidad from around March 10. We must keep in touch.

Frank Newton

Bootlegger of Mann #321

We are presently in Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Around March 1 we will
start our trek to Trinidad expecting to arrive at Coral Cove around
July 1, 2008. We would appreciate any and all suggestions as to great
places to stop and visit along the way. Many thanks in advance to any
suggestions and recommendations.

Gary Wollenberg, Vessel "Bozo Cinq"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windward Islands

Steve Leeds
 

Hi Gary,

There are too many to mention in one letter. You (and all cruisers)
should join the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) an international
group of cruising sailors who share their experiences in a monthly newsletter
(either printed or on-line). It is possible for members to search the
letter database for information on the area they are interested in (such as the
Caribbean). You can join on-line at ssca.org. Two of the present
Board members and the previous President, among others, are AMEL owners.
Other available benefits such as SSCA's equipment survey, port guides, and
international cruising stations are highly valuable to both active cruisers and
those contemplating the cruising lifestyle.



Steve Leeds

Sharki #121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service

Fort Lauderdale

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----- Original Message ----

From: gwollenberg <bozocinq@wollenberg.net>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 3:45:31 PM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windward Islands








We are presently in Pointe-A-Pitre,
Guadeloupe. Around March 1 we will

start our trek to Trinidad expecting to arrive at Coral Cove around

July 1, 2008. We would appreciate any and all suggestions as to great

places to stop and visit along the way. Many thanks in advance to any

suggestions and recommendations.



Gary Wollenberg, Vessel "Bozo Cinq"


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AIS reception

Eric Freedman
 

I believe AIS is required on all ships over 150 tons world wide .

I find mine very helpful when I am sailing solo and at night. very cheap
from all gadgets in England.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Christophe Langinieux
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:49 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] AIS reception



Hello,

Is an AIS receptor useful to cruise in French Polynesia ? I live there and
I'm wandering if I should offer my Kirk such an equipment.

Thanks !

Christophe


Windward Islands

gwollenberg <bozocinq@...>
 

We are presently in Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Around March 1 we will
start our trek to Trinidad expecting to arrive at Coral Cove around
July 1, 2008. We would appreciate any and all suggestions as to great
places to stop and visit along the way. Many thanks in advance to any
suggestions and recommendations.

Gary Wollenberg, Vessel "Bozo Cinq"


AIS reception

Christophe Langinieux <clgx@...>
 

Hello,

Is an AIS receptor useful to cruise in French Polynesia ? I live there and I'm wandering if I should offer my Kirk such an equipment.

Thanks !

Christophe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

Hi,

We replaced our rigging on Santorin 004 after 15 years and there was no sign of deterioration. Your m ain concern may be with insurance. Some will require you to renew afer 10/12 years but more insidious is the practice of refusing to pay claims if the rig comes down and the rigging is "old" but they do not require you to replace rigging after any specified length of time. Check with your insurer.

We got stay lengths from AMEL but fortunately I checked lengths of my rigging as I later found that AMEL's figures did not match reality!

I got a really good deal from StaLok for my replacement rigging.

Regards,

Robin Cooter
Santorin 004 - Belouga

D VOKES <davidbvokes@btinternet.com> wrote:
Hi Everybody, I have an amel Santorin no 119. I'm about to have the masts down for some work. It has been suggested that I should have the rigging tested/replaced. She's 1995 vintage.
I wonder if any body has any knowledge of Amel recomendations on rigging , experience of Uk insurers or other useful information re rigging.
Also does anybody have experience of tests on rigging, I presume ultra-sonic.
Thanks,
David
Nomad








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

brgdebakker
 

Hi David,

We own a Amel Kirk no 146 from 1974 with rigging from about 1995. Last month we had the rigger modify our backstay by cutting off the old terminal and inserting a backstay trimmer. Anyway, the strands looked fine inside.
So we advise testing first!

We once had the tensioners tested at Bart's employer (a jet engine overhaul centre) and that revealed a crack in one of them.
In our experience with boat designs and as a technician you can trust the calculations of the designer. So meet the minimum requirements of your insurer or whatever make you feel at ease with and choose the highest level of maintenance from these two.

Farewell,
Sietske Cnossen and Bart de Bakker
Amel Kirk 146 Folie à Deux
The Netherlands

----- Original Message -----
From: D VOKES
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 6:43 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging


Hi Everybody, I have an amel Santorin no 119. I'm about to have the masts down for some work. It has been suggested that I should have the rigging tested/replaced. She's 1995 vintage.
I wonder if any body has any knowledge of Amel recomendations on rigging , experience of Uk insurers or other useful information re rigging.
Also does anybody have experience of tests on rigging, I presume ultra-sonic.
Thanks,
David
Nomad

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Rigging

D VOKES <davidbvokes@...>
 

Hi Everybody, I have an amel Santorin no 119. I'm about to have the masts down for some work. It has been suggested that I should have the rigging tested/replaced. She's 1995 vintage.
I wonder if any body has any knowledge of Amel recomendations on rigging , experience of Uk insurers or other useful information re rigging.
Also does anybody have experience of tests on rigging, I presume ultra-sonic.
Thanks,
David
Nomad


Re: DANFORTH CONSTELLATION COMPASS - 1981 MARAMU

johnsking34957 <skyfox34957@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Alex Paquin" <alex.paquin@...>
wrote:

Can anyone tell me what are the specifications or model number of the
Danforth Constellation Compass installed on the Maramu in 1981?
Our hull is No.94.
I need to have it repaired or replaced since the plexiglass has
cracked
and the liquid evaporated.

Alex Paquin
s/v "SIMPATICO"
Hello, we are 1983 Maramu #124. We tried to rebuild our Constellation
for the same reasons, but parts are no longer available. We installed a
flushmount Ritchie Globemaster with no mounting problems, but steel
chain and steel sprocket steering linkage underneath played "hell" for
compensation/swinging. Had to reconfigure the compass for a black
binnacle mount, to raise the distance away from the linkage. That did
the trick; expensive but also looks good. Ritchie wanted $50+ for the
plastic binnacle cover; we used one of our kids' knit skateboard
beanies-perfect!
Sail Fast
John King
s/v "Pura Vida"


Re: Buying Euros.

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

Hello Brian,

How much are they asking for it?

I have restored my Euros (Always improving it). I can try to brief
you in the process I followed, the rest is as with any other boat.

The Hull:
The keel has attached an iron keel for ballast. Sometimes you can see
corrosion but it is not an issue.
I peeled the paint on the hull to check if there was something
hidden. Everything was fine so made it painted again with Epoxy
before the usual painting. The boat has skeg so it is a rather strong
design.

The windscreen and windows:
These need usually to be replaced I do not know if Amel can still
provide you with them. I had to make them with molds and it was very
expensive. You can consider the alternative of removing them and
install a glass and metal windscreen. I have also changed window
screens in the stern but this was cheap.

The engine:
Mine has a Volvo MD21A in very good condition so I keep it.

The deck: Usually the non skidding surfaces are well so it is better
not to paint the deck.

Water system: I have easily changed most of the piping and I have
installed a new water heater last weekend.

Lots of things.... please send me an email if you need more detailed
information.

Regards
Jose-Luis








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

Hello,
I'm a new member that is thinking of buying an older Amel (Euros,).
What in particular do I need to look out for? I have knowledge of
sailing boats in general, but no 'product knowledge' regarding
Amel.
Any pointers and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Brian Gore.


Stove Upgrade on SM

seastate9 <peacock@...>
 

We have the original Eno two-burner stove on SM #241; the oven has died; even when it
worked, it was never very hot.
We have decided to purchase a new stove. Has anyone replace their stove? Any thoughts or
suggestions? Which models did you consider.
We have measured all dimensions, and are considering a Platismo 3000, which is 500 mm
wide; it appears that it may fit perfectly into the gimbal/frame on the old stove, which is
quite sturdy.

Thanks,
Tom Peacock
SM 241


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] drawings

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We are heading sea in a day or so and will not have
time to get the drawings copied to send via email.. I
suggest that you ask Amel for a set. Hey they are most
likely going to be in far better shape then what we
have.

If we do get a chance when we get to St. Maating we
will get them done..

Sorry.
Richard and Joan SM 209
--- amarsini <alberto.marsini@aspasiel.it> wrote:

Dear Mr Piller,
if it is easy for you to send your drawing via
e-mail it would be very
kind from you, but if you have any problems it is
not so important, it
is only my curiosity to see them.
I'm in Italy.
Thank you any way and good wind!

Alberto Marsini



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Electric bilge pump float actuator removal

jonathan681684 <john.stonier@...>
 

I want to remove the float actuator mechanism assembly from the bilge,
to give me better access.
As I am sure you all know, it consists of two sections of plastic drain
pipe material with a float inside connected to a rod which actuates an
electric switch. I cannot completly extract the assemby from the
bilge, as it interfears with the engine room roof before I can fully
pull it out. The two sections of pipe will slide inside each other when
I loosen a screw, but that does not make the assembly any shorter as
the rod just becomes more exposed.

Can anyone help, there must be a simple way to do this ?

Thanks,

John stonier, Santorin Allegra.


Buying Euros.

thenbarazi
 

Hello,
I'm a new member that is thinking of buying an older Amel (Euros,).
What in particular do I need to look out for? I have knowledge of
sailing boats in general, but no 'product knowledge' regarding Amel.
Any pointers and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Brian Gore.


Re: DANFORTH CONSTELLATION COMPASS - 1981 MARAMU

amel46met
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Alex Paquin"
<alex.paquin@...> wrote:

Can anyone tell me what are the specifications or model number of the
Danforth Constellation Compass installed on the Maramu in 1981?
Our hull is No.94.
I need to have it repaired or replaced since the plexiglass has cracked
and the liquid evaporated.

Alex Paquin
s/v "SIMPATICO"
Hello, we are Tom @ Mary Ellen on the 1983 Maramu "Aphrodite" #125. We
had our compass rebuilt a few years ago, new dome, card, light &
liquid for under $100 US in San Deigo. Just like new. Good luck....


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] drawings

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

To all I will see if we can get the drawings scaned
and then I will send them or at least have them
available.
Richard SM 209

--- amarsini <alberto.marsini@aspasiel.it> wrote:

Dear Mr Piller,
if it is easy for you to send your drawing via
e-mail it would be very
kind from you, but if you have any problems it is
not so important, it
is only my curiosity to see them.
I'm in Italy.
Thank you any way and good wind!

Alberto Marsini



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