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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bamar Upgrade Program

Teun BAAS <teunbaas@...>
 

Hi Bill,

 

Thanks for this recommendation – will consider.

 

Best regards

 

Teun BAAS

AMELIT A54 128

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 9:58 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bamar Upgrade Program

 

 

Mark,

 

I think that this is a good deal and I would urge any 54 owner who has not upgraded his Bamar furlers from the original belt-driven model to the new gear-driven model to take advantage of this offer.

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 3:22 PM, brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I talked with Paul at Bamar USA Friday.  Paul forwarded the letter below, I told him I would send it out to all interested parties on the A O G.  With the interest generated from the Amel Owners Group plus a few other contacts he has made he believes he can very shortly place an order with Bamar for at least five units which will then put us in an advantageous pricing position.  Paul did say that he represents Bamar in North America and the northern Caribbean, please check with Paul if you are outside of his territorial sales area to determine how this program can be beneficial for you.  In areas where Bamar does not have representation he can extend this program directly to you.

 

Together our buying power will allow us receive significant discounts on these items.  Possibly not as good as the original program but still significant savings.  Please contact Paul or one of the Bamar dealers if you are ready to pursue this.  I have committed to Paul to purchase and I will be contacting a dealer Monday.

If I forgotten to anyone that you know has expressed interest please forward this to them.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark & Debbie Mueller
s/v Brass Ring   A54
currently Fort Lauderdale

Letter from Paul below:


If we can get organized where we can place orders for at least 5 EJF1 furling motorizations, then we can get the prices down very low.

BAMAR USA PROMOTIONAL OFFER TO AMEL 54 OWNERS – UPGRADE YOUR FORESAIL FURLERS TO EJF1’S

You will be purchasing from one of our major Bamar Dealers such as Nance & Underwood Rigging and Sails  in Ft . Lauderdale or Mack Sails, in Stuart FL, or Island Rigging & Hydraulics in St Thomas USVI are some examples.

These dealers are very experienced with the EJF 1 installations and they have riggers that will travel anywhere, and they can ship anywhere.

The special pricing that is available will look something like:

EJF1 24V Motorization retail $12,500.00  your price approx.  $7000.00

Various rigging fittings, tack socket, toggles, clevis pin, boxtron control box if needed retail $2800.00  your price approx.  $1715.00

Complete package, per motorization, your cost $8715.00, shipping not included. Installation not included.

The rigging details we would need from the Amel boats:

The type and size of furling foil (pictures), the forestay wire diameter, bottom clevis pin diameter, toggle orientation on deck (picture please), and the type of Boxtron control box existing onboard (picture)

Please let me know how I can help you organize your order and connect you with a Bamar dealer.

Thank you, and

Best regards,

Paul Hrabowsky


President
Bamar USA
604-728-7445
www.bamarusa.com

 



 

--

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: [Amel] Amel 54 Heating

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Peter,

On my 53 Kimberlite we had a fresh air system that took fresh air from the cockpit and blew it into the aft cabin, the main cabin , and the forward cabin.

 

It was relatively easy to install an espar heater into this system.

If you do not have a fresh air system , adding the ductwork, I believe , would be a nightmare.

 

I bought my espar from a company in England  on eBay. It was a complete heater including the installation kit.

I see it on eBay now for $2360- US

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eberspacher-Espar-Airtronic-D5-12v-5-5kW-Diesel-Night-Truck-Boat-Air-Heater-Kit/261359134974?hash=item3cda37e8fe:g:vxwAAMXQVERStvZS&vxp=mtr

You just have to order the 24 volt unit- same price.

 

 

They are very helpful  and deliver the unit so quickly it is amazing.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 5:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: [Amel] Amel 54 Heating

 

 

Bill,

 

Amel just told me €12,000 and that only if we have “ provision for heating ducts in place.i have no idea whether we have those provisions or not. Sadly I suspect not - so it could be even more.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Peter

Peter Forbes

00447836 209730


On 1 Mar 2018, at 20:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Peter,

 

Be careful in comparison of Amels that aren't exactly  as your 54. And, it may be best to  check with Amel. It would be much more pleasant to sail back to the tropics😀😀😀.

 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Mar 2, 2018 01:32, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have a price estimate for retrofitting a heater system on an Amel 54?

 

 

Peter Forbes

0044 7836 209730

Carango  Sailing Ketch

Amel 54 #035

In Marigot Bay 

St Lucia

 

On 3 Sep 2013, at 13:24, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

 



Has anyone retrofitted a diesel heating system to an Amel 54 ? I was wondering if it is possible, and how expensive it might be.

Tony Robinson

Catriona R Amel 54 #102

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Sail Furler

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi Pat ,

What boat do you have?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Sail Furler

 

 

For some time in heavy air while furling the main , the motor did not seem strong enough. I now believe it may have been that the furler had a bearing that was near seizing . Last fall the main would not roll out , assuming it was the motor , I used a winch handle  and the it would not budge , eventually I broke it free and sailed on. At the end of the season I dismantled the gearbox and found the tapered bearing was completely seized. So if you think your furler is a littlle slow/weak , you may want to have a look inside. Duane posted some pics that were helpful . It took me longer to find the seals than the bearings, so I thought I would post the bearing and seal info and sources.

Bearings: Source , Motion Industries - Tapered bearing item # 32009xm-90kmi   , Bore 45mm, OD. 75mm, Width 20mm , Manufacturer Timken

Ball Bearing , item # 9105k Bore 25mm, OD. 47mm, Width 12mm  Manufacturer Fafnir 

Oil Seals : Source , Metric Seals Inc. 45mmX60mmX7mm    25mmX33mm X6mm  

You will need one each of bearings and seals

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Oh, that is funny ‘target of opportunity’ is right! First hand knowledge. Sorry keep it technical.


Re: Main Sail Furler

Duane Siegfri
 

Pat,

Great information!  Thanks for posting it, I made a jpg out of your post and posted it with the photos of the manual winch.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Extra halyard???

Duane Siegfri
 

I have an odd halyard that goes up to the first spreader.  The previous owner had looped some heavy line around the lower spreaders and hung a block from it which has a halyard in it.


I don't know the reason for it.  #477 came stock with a 3rd main mast halyard (top of mast) for the gennaker (original equipment, it's in the Amel book).  The third main mast halyard would be fine for raising a dinghy so why the odd additional halyard at the spreader?


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Hydra 2000 internal batteries

Duane Siegfri
 

I just did Bill, thanks for the information.  For the record Bill noted that the Wheelhouse Marketing in Ft. Lauderdale is a repair facility for B&G.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

Porter McRoberts
 

Having neither owned nor sailed a SM, but nevertheless a major Delos fan, I think the 54 berth situation is fantastic. Lee boards are terrific. We just sailed 8 nights and through some rough stuff. The big bed allows for switching angles easily and sleeping crosswise as earlier said. The Lee boards are sturdy and perfectly placed. There also is then a his and hers side to the berth and storage. 

When I wake up I’m just so jazzed to even be on this boat. 

Porter and Helen 
S/V Ibis
54-152
Tortola. 



Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Mar 1, 2018, at 5:20 PM, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I couldn't agree more with Joel. The Aft cabin of the 54 is one of our favorite areas and has made the time on board a pleasure. We have not yet made any long distance passages, so I cannot comment on utilizing the aft cabin at sea. As a couple on board, I've always imagined that we would use the sea berth anyway.
 
Respectfully;
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 12:32 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

 

Hello Amel Folks. Chantiers Amel made one ( that I know of, maybe more ) Super Maramu with a truly centerline berth by robbing space from the aft deck locker and relocating the watertight bulkhead separating the aft cabin from the aft deck locker further aft. I have seen this modification performed by Amel owners with not quite as good results. This really makes the aft deck locker much less useful and the aft cabin is, ergonomically, less than satisfactory to most people’s tastes.

Having been fortunate to own several SM 53”s and an Amel 54, I can tell you that a practical and fully useful centerline aft cabin berth was a big priority in the evolution of these two models. I found the Amel 54 berth to be more comfortable in every circumstance as the lee boards worked well and you could fit a split mattress with a lee cloth as an option to divide the mattress. While not having  your partner climb over you to visit the loo eliminated a ‘ target of opportunity’, it also made for less disturbance of your and your partners sleep… The storage space under the Amel 54 berth was truly cavernous and easily accessed due to the twin gas assist struts.

Have fun with your Amel!

Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell


Re: OLDER MARAMU RUDDER REMOVAL

calbyy@...
 

hello there
did not find the step by step
but from memor ...
1.- ensure that your boat ishigh engough on blocks to allow the rudder to be slipped down when released from holdings; see drawings for approximate measurement 200 mm + add height for wooden blocks to rest on & lever to be inserted to slip back in place when finished.
2.- rest rudder on wooden blocks before removings bolt or top part
3.- careful with bronze rod going to BLU ground plate when sanding down gel coat layers; can be repaired by soldering if cut inadvertendly ...
4.- remove bolts & stainless steel holders (crapaudine 4  is the bottom one femelot 3 is the intermediate one; this one gave me the shivers as I thought it locked tight when in fact it is preformed and opens up when bolts are untightened.
5.- bielletes 5  top of rudder Under berth to be opened (remove bolts & nuts); nylon (delrin) screw on stuffing to be removed
6.- support rudder with long lever from bottom, remove wooden blocks & support rudder when coming down slowly.  2 sets of strong arms can do the trlck.
7.- lay it down & whilst on ground check for cracks on resin alongside the StSteel shaft (signs of grounding in the past); Time to repair if found
8.- prepare already stuffing cord to replace old one top of rudder; holding nut can be fastened by hand & will need to be re-tightened after a few hours sailing anyway
9.- rebuilding is reverse action (replace bolts & nuts if needed.
Hope this is clear; Nothing to it really, just needs to be tackled when all is prepared

good rebuild
christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 - Le Marin



Re: Main Sail Furler

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks Pat.  There's a lot of boats that will be needing that info.

Duane


Re: Re :[Amel Yacht Owners] OLDER MARAMU RUDDER REMOVAL

calbyy@...
 

good evening
first of all drawings - set attached in .jpg
if too heavy will compress or convert to .pdf
rgds

christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 - Le Marin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: [Amel] Amel 54 Heating

Peter Forbes
 

Bill,

Thanks for that - I’ll take a look.

Peter

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 1 Mar 2018, at 22:33, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Peter,

They are speaking of the "Forced Air Ventilation." Look under your companionway steps between the first and second steps. Is there a round black plastic vent? If yes, you have it, if no, more money to install.

Good luck. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mar 2, 2018 09:27, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,


Amel just told me €12,000 and that only if we have “ provision for heating ducts in place.i have no idea whether we have those provisions or not. Sadly I suspect not - so it could be even more.

Any thoughts?

Peter

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 1 Mar 2018, at 20:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Peter,

Be careful in comparison of Amels that aren't exactly  as your 54. And, it may be best to  check with Amel. It would be much more pleasant to sail back to the tropics😀😀😀.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mar 2, 2018 01:32, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a price estimate for retrofitting a heater system on an Amel 54?



Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In Marigot Bay 
St Lucia

On 3 Sep 2013, at 13:24, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:



Has anyone retrofitted a diesel heating system to an Amel 54 ? I was wondering if it is possible, and how expensive it might be.

Tony Robinson

Catriona R Amel 54 #102





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: [Amel] Amel 54 Heating

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Peter,

They are speaking of the "Forced Air Ventilation." Look under your companionway steps between the first and second steps. Is there a round black plastic vent? If yes, you have it, if no, more money to install.

Good luck. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mar 2, 2018 09:27, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,


Amel just told me €12,000 and that only if we have “ provision for heating ducts in place.i have no idea whether we have those provisions or not. Sadly I suspect not - so it could be even more.

Any thoughts?

Peter

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 1 Mar 2018, at 20:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Peter,

Be careful in comparison of Amels that aren't exactly  as your 54. And, it may be best to  check with Amel. It would be much more pleasant to sail back to the tropics😀😀😀.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mar 2, 2018 01:32, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a price estimate for retrofitting a heater system on an Amel 54?



Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In Marigot Bay 
St Lucia

On 3 Sep 2013, at 13:24, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:



Has anyone retrofitted a diesel heating system to an Amel 54 ? I was wondering if it is possible, and how expensive it might be.

Tony Robinson

Catriona R Amel 54 #102

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: [Amel] Amel 54 Heating

Peter Forbes
 

Bill,

Amel just told me €12,000 and that only if we have “ provision for heating ducts in place.i have no idea whether we have those provisions or not. Sadly I suspect not - so it could be even more.

Any thoughts?

Peter

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 1 Mar 2018, at 20:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Peter,

Be careful in comparison of Amels that aren't exactly  as your 54. And, it may be best to  check with Amel. It would be much more pleasant to sail back to the tropics😀😀😀.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mar 2, 2018 01:32, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a price estimate for retrofitting a heater system on an Amel 54?



Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In Marigot Bay 
St Lucia

On 3 Sep 2013, at 13:24, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:



Has anyone retrofitted a diesel heating system to an Amel 54 ? I was wondering if it is possible, and how expensive it might be.

Tony Robinson

Catriona R Amel 54 #102





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: OLDER MARAMU RUDDER REMOVAL

smiles bernard
 

Many thanks Oliver and James

Alex that sounds like quite a project !

I’ve never seen a re gelcoat job before. 

My 1985 maramu has been painted above the waterline and is in need of a refurb at some point. 
I had assumed it’d be a vinyl wrap?? or most likely awlgrip

I’d be interested in the process you are using and if you think its significantly more costly than the paint job alternative. 

Appreciate that the answer depends on how much is done by others vs diy. 

All the best
Miles


On 1 Mar 2018, at 20:02, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks James I found it.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

Mohammad Shirloo
 

I couldn't agree more with Joel. The Aft cabin of the 54 is one of our favorite areas and has made the time on board a pleasure. We have not yet made any long distance passages, so I cannot comment on utilizing the aft cabin at sea. As a couple on board, I've always imagined that we would use the sea berth anyway.
 
Respectfully;
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 12:32 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

 

Hello Amel Folks. Chantiers Amel made one ( that I know of, maybe more ) Super Maramu with a truly centerline berth by robbing space from the aft deck locker and relocating the watertight bulkhead separating the aft cabin from the aft deck locker further aft. I have seen this modification performed by Amel owners with not quite as good results. This really makes the aft deck locker much less useful and the aft cabin is, ergonomically, less than satisfactory to most people’s tastes.

Having been fortunate to own several SM 53”s and an Amel 54, I can tell you that a practical and fully useful centerline aft cabin berth was a big priority in the evolution of these two models. I found the Amel 54 berth to be more comfortable in every circumstance as the lee boards worked well and you could fit a split mattress with a lee cloth as an option to divide the mattress. While not having  your partner climb over you to visit the loo eliminated a ‘ target of opportunity’, it also made for less disturbance of your and your partners sleep… The storage space under the Amel 54 berth was truly cavernous and easily accessed due to the twin gas assist struts.

Have fun with your Amel!

Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell


Main Sail Furler

Patrick McAneny
 

For some time in heavy air while furling the main , the motor did not seem strong enough. I now believe it may have been that the furler had a bearing that was near seizing . Last fall the main would not roll out , assuming it was the motor , I used a winch handle  and the it would not budge , eventually I broke it free and sailed on. At the end of the season I dismantled the gearbox and found the tapered bearing was completely seized. So if you think your furler is a littlle slow/weak , you may want to have a look inside. Duane posted some pics that were helpful . It took me longer to find the seals than the bearings, so I thought I would post the bearing and seal info and sources.

Bearings: Source , Motion Industries - Tapered bearing item # 32009xm-90kmi   , Bore 45mm, OD. 75mm, Width 20mm , Manufacturer Timken

Ball Bearing , item # 9105k Bore 25mm, OD. 47mm, Width 12mm  Manufacturer Fafnir 

Oil Seals : Source , Metric Seals Inc. 45mmX60mmX7mm    25mmX33mm X6mm  

You will need one each of bearings and seals

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

amelforme
 

 

Hello Amel Folks. Chantiers Amel made one ( that I know of, maybe more ) Super Maramu with a truly centerline berth by robbing space from the aft deck locker and relocating the watertight bulkhead separating the aft cabin from the aft deck locker further aft. I have seen this modification performed by Amel owners with not quite as good results. This really makes the aft deck locker much less useful and the aft cabin is, ergonomically, less than satisfactory to most people’s tastes.

Having been fortunate to own several SM 53”s and an Amel 54, I can tell you that a practical and fully useful centerline aft cabin berth was a big priority in the evolution of these two models. I found the Amel 54 berth to be more comfortable in every circumstance as the lee boards worked well and you could fit a split mattress with a lee cloth as an option to divide the mattress. While not having  your partner climb over you to visit the loo eliminated a ‘ target of opportunity’, it also made for less disturbance of your and your partners sleep… The storage space under the Amel 54 berth was truly cavernous and easily accessed due to the twin gas assist struts.

 

Have fun with your Amel!

 

Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: [Amel] Amel 54 Heating

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Peter,

Be careful in comparison of Amels that aren't exactly  as your 54. And, it may be best to  check with Amel. It would be much more pleasant to sail back to the tropics😀😀😀.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mar 2, 2018 01:32, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a price estimate for retrofitting a heater system on an Amel 54?



Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In Marigot Bay 
St Lucia

On 3 Sep 2013, at 13:24, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:



Has anyone retrofitted a diesel heating system to an Amel 54 ? I was wondering if it is possible, and how expensive it might be.

Tony Robinson

Catriona R Amel 54 #102





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydra 2000 internal batteries

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane, 

Did you receive my reply to your direct-to- me email?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mar 2, 2018 00:56, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just found out that the Hydra 2000 has two internal batteries in the Hydra Processor, probably connected to the PCB (printed circuit board).  I've seen this on NKE equipment before.  The processor stores calibration data that the user inputs or that it calculates and the way Hydra maintains that data is to connect batteries to maintain the (EPROM ??) memory.


So, if you have a problem with the Hydra "forgetting" your calibration data, it's probably the internal batteries.  The NKE had a calculator type battery soldered into the PCB (the pancake shaped one).  I'm going to have a local electronics shop take a look at it.


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477