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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telephone Communications in Caribbean

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

There is cellular phone service in the Caribbean. However, there is
very little roaming capability. In the British Virgins, I have
recently learned that there is now some roaming capability to the
U.S. Virgins. Also, I have found, due to terrain and lack of antennas
one is often out of range. Arnold

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@p...> wrote:
Dear All,

If you have SSB try Seawave at www.seawave.com
<http://www.seawave.com> I
have seen it working and it was great. You can request information
or send
e-mail to

dblack@s... <mailto:dblack@s...> . Don Black is CEO&President.
Tell him that I gave you his e-mail address.


Regards
Dimitris Krassopoulos
Athens-Greece

-----Original Message-----
From: rbenven44 [mailto:no_reply@y...]
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 3:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@y...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telephone Communications in Caribbean


Hi to all,
Excalibur (SM # 195) is in Lanzarote, and we plan to cross to
the
Caribbean in late Nov./early Dec. Anyone else crossing this year?
After 6 years in Europe, using a GSM cellphone to stay in touch,
we're heading for terra incognita as far as cell phone
communications
goes. What have some of you found useful in the Caribbean?
We have an Iridium sat phone, but are looking for other options
for family & friends to reach us on the boat.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or web sites to check out.
Thanks, Roy


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SSCA Annual Party Nov 15-17

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Any Amel owners coming to the annual Seven Seas Cruising Association
party in Melbourne, FL Nov 15th thru 17th? We'll be there and look
forward to meeting up with other 'amelyachtowners'!
Richard
SM "Spice"


Cockpit awning options

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

I will be replacing the cockpit awning/dodger on my SM2000. I am
wondering what other owners have designed for their cockpits. Have
any of you done a full enclosure and if you did do you find it
usefull. Has anyone come up with a way to increase visibility of the
sails with the dodger up. What material did you choose? What colors
look best.

Thank You

Vito Ciaravino


Cockpit awning options

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

I will be replacing the cockpit awning/dodger on my SM2000. I am
wondering what other owners have designed for their cockpits. Have
any of you done a full enclosure and if you did do you find it
usefull. Has anyone come up with a way to increase visibility of the
sails with the dodger up. What material did you choose? What colors
look best.

Thank You

Vito Ciaravino


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telephone Communications in Caribbean

Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

Dear All,

If you have SSB try Seawave at www.seawave.com <http://www.seawave.com> I
have seen it working and it was great. You can request information or send
e-mail to

dblack@seawave.com <mailto:dblack@seawave.com> . Don Black is CEO&President.
Tell him that I gave you his e-mail address.


Regards
Dimitris Krassopoulos
Athens-Greece

-----Original Message-----
From: rbenven44 [mailto:no_reply@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 3:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telephone Communications in Caribbean


Hi to all,
Excalibur (SM # 195) is in Lanzarote, and we plan to cross to the
Caribbean in late Nov./early Dec. Anyone else crossing this year?
After 6 years in Europe, using a GSM cellphone to stay in touch,
we're heading for terra incognita as far as cell phone communications
goes. What have some of you found useful in the Caribbean?
We have an Iridium sat phone, but are looking for other options
for family & friends to reach us on the boat.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or web sites to check out.
Thanks, Roy


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Re: Telephone Communications in Caribbean

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hi to all,
Excalibur (SM # 195) is in Lanzarote, and we plan to cross to
the
Caribbean in late Nov./early Dec. Anyone else crossing this year?
After 6 years in Europe, using a GSM cellphone to stay in
touch,
we're heading for terra incognita as far as cell phone
communications
goes. What have some of you found useful in the Caribbean?
We have an Iridium sat phone, but are looking for other options
for family & friends to reach us on the boat.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or web sites to check out.
Thanks, Roy
Roy,
the ARC is leaving from grand canarie island about the time you want
to leave.
we will be leaving grand canarie about january 8 for the caribbean.
i have found that a mini-m sat phone is the most reliable although
it is also the most expensive.
a regular usa cell phone with at&t service works well in the us and
british virgin islands. i can't speak for the southern caribbean.
fair winds
eric freedman
Kimberlite


Telephone Communications in Caribbean

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi to all,
Excalibur (SM # 195) is in Lanzarote, and we plan to cross to the
Caribbean in late Nov./early Dec. Anyone else crossing this year?
After 6 years in Europe, using a GSM cellphone to stay in touch,
we're heading for terra incognita as far as cell phone communications
goes. What have some of you found useful in the Caribbean?
We have an Iridium sat phone, but are looking for other options
for family & friends to reach us on the boat.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or web sites to check out.
Thanks, Roy


Amel Mango for sale

amelmango <chiefnelson@...>
 

1983 Amel Mango for sale. Continually upgraded with new equipment.
Cruise ready with complete ships spares. 2nd owner has new family
and regrettably must sell. 307-733-6242


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Batteries for SM 2000 /Help Please!

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 

--
Thanks for the helpful information to all who replied to my battery
inquiry. Michael Glass /Second Call


- In amelyachtowners@y..., "David Wallace" <svairops@h...> wrote:
We replaced the 5 12v gel cell batteries on our Maramu (hull #104)
last
September with Trojan 6v wet cells. The Trojan website
(www.trojanbattery.com) is filled with useful information including
a
"battery picker" which gives amp-hr capacities and physical
dimensions so
you can choose models that fit in your available space. We were
able to fit
4 LH-16 6v models in our boat giving us 890 amp-hr capacity at 12
volts,
about double what the previous owner had installed. After
selecting the
model that we wanted, we were able to buy them locally (in SF).
We've only
had them a year, but no complaints after a season of cruising in
the Sea of
Cortez.
Dave and Merry Wallace
s/v Air Ops


From: Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@y...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@y...
To: amelyachtowners@y...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Batteries for SM 2000 /Help
Please!
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 05:29:10 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Mr. Glass,
My baterries failed after 2 years. You actually can
get the Delcos in the USA, I believe to the identical
layout as OEM. Try Ed's Batteries in Westbrook, Maine.
However, upon researching the matter, I found that the
Delcos are only medium quality. A batterymaker with,
it seems, a top reputation for traditional lead-acid
batteries is Trojan. They have more capacity and
longer life (it is said 5 years). These only cost
about $10. more per battery. You do have to cut off
the plastic handles which are molded on Trojan cases
(no big deal) and re-do the cables, also quite
straightforward. I looked into gel batteries (thumbs
down it seems for many reasons) and AGM, the newest
thing. Conclusion on AGM: twice the price of good lead
acid, same life expectancy. So, no go. If you wanted
the exact Trojan battery model you could call Ed's
Batteries. I bought 8 from them in May '02. They
delivered them to Lyman-Morse Boats in Maine. They
would probably have the record. They cost $90. each.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Claude Roessiger
--- mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Listmates: I own an SM 2000. As predicted by Amel,
the battery bank
is failing as I approach the 3 year mark. The
battery replacement
problem is as follows: The original batteries are AC
DELCO, but an AC
Delco European model not available in the US. The US
model (Group
27) is close but the battery posts are located
differently and I
will likely have to change the battery cables if I
use the US Delcos.
I would like to replace the batteries, if possible,
without changing
the battery compartment or lengthening the cables to
accomodate new
batteries. Is there anyone out there who has
changed the batteries
on the SM, and if so, what make/model did you
install? Thank you
Michael Glass
Second Call


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Batteries for SM 2000 /Help Please!

David Wallace
 

We replaced the 5 12v gel cell batteries on our Maramu (hull #104) last September with Trojan 6v wet cells. The Trojan website (www.trojanbattery.com) is filled with useful information including a "battery picker" which gives amp-hr capacities and physical dimensions so you can choose models that fit in your available space. We were able to fit 4 LH-16 6v models in our boat giving us 890 amp-hr capacity at 12 volts, about double what the previous owner had installed. After selecting the model that we wanted, we were able to buy them locally (in SF). We've only had them a year, but no complaints after a season of cruising in the Sea of Cortez.
Dave and Merry Wallace
s/v Air Ops


From: Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Batteries for SM 2000 /Help Please!
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 05:29:10 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Mr. Glass,
My baterries failed after 2 years. You actually can
get the Delcos in the USA, I believe to the identical
layout as OEM. Try Ed's Batteries in Westbrook, Maine.
However, upon researching the matter, I found that the
Delcos are only medium quality. A batterymaker with,
it seems, a top reputation for traditional lead-acid
batteries is Trojan. They have more capacity and
longer life (it is said 5 years). These only cost
about $10. more per battery. You do have to cut off
the plastic handles which are molded on Trojan cases
(no big deal) and re-do the cables, also quite
straightforward. I looked into gel batteries (thumbs
down it seems for many reasons) and AGM, the newest
thing. Conclusion on AGM: twice the price of good lead
acid, same life expectancy. So, no go. If you wanted
the exact Trojan battery model you could call Ed's
Batteries. I bought 8 from them in May '02. They
delivered them to Lyman-Morse Boats in Maine. They
would probably have the record. They cost $90. each.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Claude Roessiger
--- mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Listmates: I own an SM 2000. As predicted by Amel,
the battery bank
is failing as I approach the 3 year mark. The
battery replacement
problem is as follows: The original batteries are AC
DELCO, but an AC
Delco European model not available in the US. The US
model (Group
27) is close but the battery posts are located
differently and I
will likely have to change the battery cables if I
use the US Delcos.
I would like to replace the batteries, if possible,
without changing
the battery compartment or lengthening the cables to
accomodate new
batteries. Is there anyone out there who has
changed the batteries
on the SM, and if so, what make/model did you
install? Thank you
Michael Glass
Second Call


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Batteries for SM 2000 /Help Please!

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

Dear Mr. Glass,
My baterries failed after 2 years. You actually can
get the Delcos in the USA, I believe to the identical
layout as OEM. Try Ed's Batteries in Westbrook, Maine.
However, upon researching the matter, I found that the
Delcos are only medium quality. A batterymaker with,
it seems, a top reputation for traditional lead-acid
batteries is Trojan. They have more capacity and
longer life (it is said 5 years). These only cost
about $10. more per battery. You do have to cut off
the plastic handles which are molded on Trojan cases
(no big deal) and re-do the cables, also quite
straightforward. I looked into gel batteries (thumbs
down it seems for many reasons) and AGM, the newest
thing. Conclusion on AGM: twice the price of good lead
acid, same life expectancy. So, no go. If you wanted
the exact Trojan battery model you could call Ed's
Batteries. I bought 8 from them in May '02. They
delivered them to Lyman-Morse Boats in Maine. They
would probably have the record. They cost $90. each.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Claude Roessiger
--- mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Listmates: I own an SM 2000. As predicted by Amel,
the battery bank
is failing as I approach the 3 year mark. The
battery replacement
problem is as follows: The original batteries are AC
DELCO, but an AC
Delco European model not available in the US. The US
model (Group
27) is close but the battery posts are located
differently and I
will likely have to change the battery cables if I
use the US Delcos.
I would like to replace the batteries, if possible,
without changing
the battery compartment or lengthening the cables to
accomodate new
batteries. Is there anyone out there who has
changed the batteries
on the SM, and if so, what make/model did you
install? Thank you
Michael Glass
Second Call


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New Batteries for SM 2000 /Help Please!

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 

Listmates: I own an SM 2000. As predicted by Amel, the battery bank
is failing as I approach the 3 year mark. The battery replacement
problem is as follows: The original batteries are AC DELCO, but an AC
Delco European model not available in the US. The US model (Group
27) is close but the battery posts are located differently and I
will likely have to change the battery cables if I use the US Delcos.
I would like to replace the batteries, if possible, without changing
the battery compartment or lengthening the cables to accomodate new
batteries. Is there anyone out there who has changed the batteries
on the SM, and if so, what make/model did you install? Thank you
Michael Glass
Second Call


Super Maramu for Sale

satchimi <jboucharla@...>
 

Hull # 232, delivered July 1998. Although not a "2000" model she is
equiped exactly like the 2000 except for the blue floors.
Currently located in Japan she will start on her way back to Europe
around November 02 by way of S'Pore, Djibouti, Suez, etc.
Asking price USDol 500 000


(No subject)

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 


Re: Adhesive recommendations for overhead liner

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

I had the same problem on a previously owned Maramu. The head (of
the tropics) turns the foam backing into a dust. My solution was to
use a contact cement. However, you will find that afterwards the
surface is no longer smoothe as there is no foam to fill the gaps.
The answer of course is to replace the material completely. A big
job. Amel solved the problem in later SM's by using a material that
has different backing. When I got my SM about 8 years ago I told
Amel I would provide the material myself. By that timed they were
aware of the problem and had found the revised material. Contact
cement will work for you, but the results won't be very pretty.
Arnold

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., closereach <no_reply@y...> wrote:
I don't know if it's the heat of the summer that's causing it, but
several areas of the overhead 'vinyl' liner on our SM have peeled
off, exposing the still attached foam backing.
Can anyone suggest what glue or adhesive they've successfully used
to
reattach the liner (without having to scrape off the foam, it's
that
possible).
Thanks
Richard
SM #5 Spice


Adhesive recommendations for overhead liner

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

I don't know if it's the heat of the summer that's causing it, but
several areas of the overhead 'vinyl' liner on our SM have peeled
off, exposing the still attached foam backing.
Can anyone suggest what glue or adhesive they've successfully used to
reattach the liner (without having to scrape off the foam, it's that
possible).
Thanks
Richard
SM #5 Spice


Re: Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

Beware of running too long at 2000. The turbo doesn't cut in until
approximately 2500. I had the bad habit of motoring around 2200 and
thus never engaging the turbo. Guess what? Yeah, it cost me a new
one. Parts and Power in Tortola, the only show in town did the
work. I suppose I can recommend them now that many hours of useless
work later, and much billing, they solved the problem following my
instructions based on Selo's recommendations. Maybe we'll see you
elsewhere. The current plan is to bring Pagan north to the Virgins
in December. Good luck. Arnold

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Thanks to Arnold (Pagandaisy) and all others for the input on the
RPM
problems. Given that we had just had the injectors serviced, I
tend
to suspect them, also.
We have cleaned the prop and seen no difference.
So we will continue on our way (2000 RPM is all we need to motor,
anyway), hope for good winds, and take care of the problem
elsewhere.

Arnold, where did you have your work done?

We will be in Grenada in mid-to-late January, hope to see you there.

Regards, Roy "Excalibur" SM #195


Re: Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks to Arnold (Pagandaisy) and all others for the input on the RPM
problems. Given that we had just had the injectors serviced, I tend
to suspect them, also.
We have cleaned the prop and seen no difference.
So we will continue on our way (2000 RPM is all we need to motor,
anyway), hope for good winds, and take care of the problem elsewhere.

Arnold, where did you have your work done?

We will be in Grenada in mid-to-late January, hope to see you there.

Regards, Roy "Excalibur" SM #195


Re: Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

I can't say I have the definitive solution to the RPM loss, but
essentially mine has been solved (at least to 2800 RPM) thanks to
advice from Selo and a little common sense. First of all the
injectors have to be REPLACED instead of adjusted. Then the pump has
to be adjusted UNDER LOAD. Someone who knows the engine has to do
the latter. The injector change did the most. Both got me from 1800
to 2700. Flushing the engine got me 100 more. I should point out
that I have a standard prop not a folding one. It wasn't the problem
nor was any growth on the hull. I suspect there's still some carbon
buildup. Good luck. Wish I was sailing too. Pagan's in Grenada for
the hurricane season. Incidentally we crossed directly from Madeira
and skipped the Canaries. Arnold


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hello all,
We hope most of you are out there sailing someplace. We are
now
in the Azores, where we sailed to from Portugal, after 5 years in
the
Med. Next is Madeira, then Canaries, and Caribbean.
Recently, we have had a problem similar to that
from "pagandaisy",
posted in November. Our engine won´t rev past 2000 RPM. We had
just
had the injectors service by MAYS in Horta. We have 1670 hours
on
the engine, and we have checked all the obvious: clean air
intake,
clean fuel and filters, clean prop, new oil in transmission. The
engine goes up to 4000 RPM+ in neutral, but underway, it just
stops
at 2000. Throttle linkage is OK, and no black smoke at full
throttle.
Any ideas? The best minds in Horta, as well as a diesel
mechanic
with submarine experience (a South African sailor) can´t find a
problem.
Hi I had the same problem with the Perkins Prima wich is basically
the same engine. The solution was to change the injectors. That
seems
to have solved the problem. If you had your injectors serviced
maybe
they were not serviced correctly. I hope this helps. please post
the
solution when you find it.

V C
Thanks for any input, and good sailing to all.
Roy Benveniste, SM Excalibur, #195


Re: Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hello all,
We hope most of you are out there sailing someplace. We are now
in the Azores, where we sailed to from Portugal, after 5 years in
the
Med. Next is Madeira, then Canaries, and Caribbean.
Recently, we have had a problem similar to that
from "pagandaisy",
posted in November. Our engine won´t rev past 2000 RPM. We had
just
had the injectors service by MAYS in Horta. We have 1670 hours on
the engine, and we have checked all the obvious: clean air intake,
clean fuel and filters, clean prop, new oil in transmission. The
engine goes up to 4000 RPM+ in neutral, but underway, it just stops
at 2000. Throttle linkage is OK, and no black smoke at full
throttle.
Any ideas? The best minds in Horta, as well as a diesel
mechanic
with submarine experience (a South African sailor) can´t find a
problem.
Hi I had the same problem with the Perkins Prima wich is basically
the same engine. The solution was to change the injectors. That seems
to have solved the problem. If you had your injectors serviced maybe
they were not serviced correctly. I hope this helps. please post the
solution when you find it.

V C
Thanks for any input, and good sailing to all.
Roy Benveniste, SM Excalibur, #195