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Re: B&G Hydra 2000, analogue MHU (wind sensors) and helm instruments for sale

SV Perigee
 

Greetings Duane,

I used the Airmar DST800 NMEA2000 version, plastic; it was a direct drop-in replacement for existing depth-sensor (located in bilge outside the FWD head).

Downside: paddle wheel = cleaning, and exposed location.

Upside: no extra hole for speed+depth; plus temp.  Was incrementally rolling out the N2K backbone (which presently ends at the sensor).  Next: will run the backbone up the mast to terminate at the Wind Sensor, which I will do in 3 wks time, when I pull the masts to replace the standing rigging (ACMO).

Cheers,

David
Perigee, SM#396
St Maarten


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hauling boat in the SW Carribean

karkauai
 

Shelter Bay Marina across from Colon, Panama is a well-run facility that can haul an SM.

Kent
S/V Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: St Martin

Porter McRoberts
 

I’m here now and will have a look John. 
And agree with David. This place is amazing! They have everything!  

Porter. 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Mar 21, 2018, at 1:20 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi David,
   thanks for the update.  We are headed that way....slowly taking our time though the Bahamas at the moment.  By any chance would you know the status of the machine shop behind Lagoonies?   It is called E&MSC.   I commissioned parts(end caps) for the water maker last summer and wound up sailing to Lauderdale before they were completed.  They were done in September and I paid the fellow via his US bank account.  I had planned to sail back to the islands shortly so he held them for me....then the hurricains happened and we sailed north to the Pamlico Sound instead.  

I tried calling and emailing but since Irma there has been no response.  Curious if he and my parts survived.

                Regards,  John
John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Rock Sound Harbor Eleuthera....until tomorrow.

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 7:24 PM, dbv_au@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Greetings all,

Many of the water-side suppliers are well up and running again.

- FKG, the rigging and stainless fabrication outfit, is running at full capacity.

- The chandleries Island Water World and Budget Marine, are fully stocked.
 
- Alternator work with Electec, all good.

- Haul-out facilities around the Simpsons Bay Lagoon, all working well - take your pick.

- Many other services - Yamaha, B&G & Raymarine agents, for example - are getting regular shipments, and  deliver with duty-free prices.

David
SV Perigee, SM#396



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Acmo

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks James. I'll try her

Kind regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 21 March 2018 at 10:30 "James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Danny,


   I purchased new rigging from ACMO for my Maramu last year and had it delivered with no problems to Sardinia.  My contact at ACMO was Sylvie and her email address is: sylvie@...  .  

Best,

James

SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Mar 20, 2018, at 4:26 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi all,

I'm investigating options for re rigging. I recall that some of you bought pre cut and rigged wire to Amel SM specifications from Acmo and had it delivered to where you were. I emailed Acmo through their web site and have not had a reply. Does some one have a contact for them.

Thanks in advance.

Danny SM 299 Ocean Pearl


 

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Acmo

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Craig, I'll try her.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 21 March 2018 at 10:17 "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Danny,

I dealt with Sylvie Gazzurelli and her email was sylvie at acmo dot fr.  Very helpful and responsive.
I'd recommend the original design for your SM but switch to right-handed turnbuckles to save a lot. Why AMEL used left handed ones is a mystery.
Cheers, Craig SN68 Sangaris


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

Hi all,

I'm investigating options for re rigging. I recall that some of you bought pre cut and rigged wire to Amel SM specifications from Acmo and had it delivered to where you were. I emailed Acmo through their web site and have not had a reply. Does some one have a contact for them.

Thanks in advance.

Danny SM 299 Ocean Pearl

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Acmo

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Alan,

Northland Spars and rigging in Opua have done satisfactory work for me in the past. I am just canvasing the options and the Acmo one appeals if the price is right.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 21 March 2018 at 10:14 "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Danny,

We had ours rerigged by Phil Ash, Gulf Harbour Rigging in 2014
He did an excellent job and fairly priced.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 Opua

 


 


Re: B&G Hydra 2000, analogue MHU (wind sensors) and helm instruments for sale

Duane Siegfri
 

David,

Which depth speed temp sensor did you install?  I'm doing the exact same project right now.  Just finished another day of chasing down wiring!

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: B&G Hydra 2000, analogue MHU (wind sensors) and helm instruments for sale

Duane Siegfri
 

David,

Which depth speed temp sensor did you install?  I'm doing the exact same project right now.  Just finished another day of chasing down wiring!

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: St Martin

John Clark
 

Hi David,
   thanks for the update.  We are headed that way....slowly taking our time though the Bahamas at the moment.  By any chance would you know the status of the machine shop behind Lagoonies?   It is called E&MSC.   I commissioned parts(end caps) for the water maker last summer and wound up sailing to Lauderdale before they were completed.  They were done in September and I paid the fellow via his US bank account.  I had planned to sail back to the islands shortly so he held them for me....then the hurricains happened and we sailed north to the Pamlico Sound instead.  

I tried calling and emailing but since Irma there has been no response.  Curious if he and my parts survived.

                Regards,  John
John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Rock Sound Harbor Eleuthera....until tomorrow.

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 7:24 PM, dbv_au@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Greetings all,

Many of the water-side suppliers are well up and running again.

- FKG, the rigging and stainless fabrication outfit, is running at full capacity.

- The chandleries Island Water World and Budget Marine, are fully stocked.
 
- Alternator work with Electec, all good.

- Haul-out facilities around the Simpsons Bay Lagoon, all working well - take your pick.

- Many other services - Yamaha, B&G & Raymarine agents, for example - are getting regular shipments, and  deliver with duty-free prices.

David
SV Perigee, SM#396



Re: Furuno Fax 30 (Weatherfax)...Repair?....Worthwhile?

Duane Siegfri
 

Dimitris,

Yes, you can just unplug the ethernet chord that connects the FAX-30 to the Hub 101 (unplug it from the Hub), and then plug it into an ethernet port on your computer.  

Before you will connect you have to give your computer an IP address for the Ethernet connection.  See Weber's response above for general instructions on how to do that.

Duane


B&G Hydra 2000, analogue MHU (wind sensors) and helm instruments for sale

SV Perigee
 

Dear group,

We have replaced our 5x analogue B&G instruments at the helm with 3x Triton2 units - very happy so far.  Also, replaced the analogue depth sounder with a digital (NMEA 2000) Depth-Speed-Temp sensor - great.

Once we replace the existing analogue mast-head wind sensors with a digital unit, then we will be fully upgraded to a N2K bus; and our legacy HYDRA 2000 system can then be retired.

Becoming available in the next 4-6 weeks will be:

B&G Sonic Speed computer
B&G Analogue depth sounder
B&G Analogue MHU (wind direction & speed)
B&G Hydra 2000 unit
5x B&G analogue instruments (spreed, depth, w.SPD, w.DIR, & close-hauled indicator)
Various cables

The Sonic Speed computer may, or may not, be serviceable, as the sonic speed sensor &/or CPU was the first to become unreliable - we would only sometime get reliable speed-through-the-water readings.  Everything else is/was working when removed from service.

If you may be interested, please message or email me at: svperigee [at] gmail [dot] com.

David
Perigee, SM#396
St Maarten





Re: Hauling boat in the SW Carribean

Herbert Lackner
 

Pat, we have good experience with Shelter Bay Marina in Panama.  nice and safe

herbert
SN120, Kali Mera, Shelter Bay


Re: Hauling boat in the SW Carribean

SV Perigee
 

We are presently working up our STORM PLAN for staying in the Caribbean this Hurricane Season.

No place is 100% safe.  This situation is complicated this year, because some of the Lloyds underwriting syndicates are (since March 2018) removing any coverage for Named Tropical Storms (NTS).

We see this as the Insurance Company - Pantaenius AUST, in our case - removing NTS coverage from their standard policy.  The change will take place when an existing policy is renewed, or when a new policy is issued.  Coverage for NTS can in some cases be obtained by paying an excess premium, typically between 40% and 50% of the annual premium.

For us, we renew in Oct'18 - meaning either that we:
>  pay an extra $3k for 15 days coverage (with a pro-rata rebate possibly
        available) - OR
>  leave the Hurricane Belt (between 10º and 30.5º North), until the
       Hurricane season defined by Pantaenius ends (15-Nov) - OR
>  we stay, and self-insure against a NTS.

Coverage with other insurance companies is under investigation.

In the meantime, while we work this out, we are have a paid reservation for a marina berth in Curaçao, and have a reservation inquiry for haul-out with Curaçao Marine.  The response-time to an on-line inquiry via their web-site was less than 24 hours.  Cost: haul-out will be about USD550- in+out; yard fees of between USD610- and USD660- per month; an insurance-approved cradle costing USD80- to set-up, and then USD110- per month rental.  There are a few other incidental costs, depending upon your usage pattern, such as custom USD65- in/out, and a usage fee of USD5- per day. 

Preliminary study of the Hurricane Patterns seem to indicate that Curaçao is not often affected by Tropical Storm systems and, when so, not (often) major hurricanes.  But the updated forecasts for the 2018 Hurricane Season are not released until early May; until then, the best information we can find from the meteorologists, is that the 2018 season in the Atlantic Basin will be as active as 2017.  Surface Sea Temperatures are up near 25ºC, so already close to that needed to trigger / assist the formation of cyclonic weather systems.

We have not yet decided on our final strategy for this season.

David
Perigee, SM#396
St Maarten


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hauling boat in the SW Carribean

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Pat,

We just just spent a couple of months in Panama, and have now moved on to Hawaii. The marina at Shelter Bay near the canal entrance on the Caribbean side has a good secure long term storage yard. I would not hesitate to leave my boat there short term, but for 6 months expect big mildew problems inside and out due to the extremely wet climate in that area. Another reasonable option is the marina at Linton Bay which is about 30 miles south of Shelter Bay. They also have a yard with a large travel lift, but not as good security there. You will have the same wet climate issues, but Linton Bay will be a bit cheaper. My choice would be Shelter Bay, as it is better run, and has a fenced yard with great security. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Ko Olina, Hawaii


On Mar 21, 2018, at 8:10 AM, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Is there a safe place to leave a boat for six months in the Columbia or Panama area ? I don't recall reading about anyone hauling their boat in this area. I believe this area would be out of the hurricane zone. Any reasons not to consider this?

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hauling boat in the SW Carribean

Jp
 

Curacao marine in curacao or shelter bay 
I was in Curaçao this summer and no problem
For 6 months I think it's the best solutions

JP
SM ARAMIS

Le 21 mars 2018 à 08:10, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> a écrit :

 

Is there a safe place to leave a boat for six months in the Columbia or Panama area ? I don't recall reading about anyone hauling their boat in this area. I believe this area would be out of the hurricane zone. Any reasons not to consider this?

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Cayman Islands2?

Avv Frisani
 

this is pietro from ocean bird. Sm 2000  n 468 
I have been in cayman island in october 2015 and i remain two weeks at the mooring in front of five miles beach waiting  for better sea condition but the north sound is very very shallow and it s very dangerous for us to get inside. After two weeks i leaved for mexico. You can stay very well at the moorings but of course you cannot leave the boat unattended .
And remenber the island is very very very expensive!!!
Ciao 
Pietro frisani
Sm 2000
Ocean bird
Syoceanbird.com

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 21 mar 2018, alle ore 14:38, Bob Fritz sailboatdelivery@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

A few years ago on a passage to Shelter Bay, we picked up a mooring in the same bay where cruise ships anchor. I had a SM and there was plenty of water under the keel. I’m sitting in an airport now, so I don’t have a chart available, and I don’t remember the exact spot, but it was off the town.

Bob Fritz
Amal Sailor



Re: Cayman Islands2?

Bob Fritz
 

A few years ago on a passage to Shelter Bay, we picked up a mooring in the same bay where cruise ships anchor. I had a SM and there was plenty of water under the keel. I’m sitting in an airport now, so I don’t have a chart available, and I don’t remember the exact spot, but it was off the town.

Bob Fritz
Amal Sailor


Hauling boat in the SW Carribean

Patrick McAneny
 

Is there a safe place to leave a boat for six months in the Columbia or Panama area ? I don't recall reading about anyone hauling their boat in this area. I believe this area would be out of the hurricane zone. Any reasons not to consider this?

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

Craig Briggs
 


Sorry, Pat - that was an old sail that I've since replaced and have no logo now. Plus we're an SN not an SM. 
Cheers, Craig SN68 Sangaris

---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Craig, I definately would wanyt it sewed on. My old sail does not have the logo, thus we need to make one from a picture, can you tell me roughly the length of it.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Furuno Fax 30 (Weatherfax)...Repair?....Worthwhile?

Alan Grayson
 

Hi all, i've just got to jump in regarding getting weather at sea. in 2005 -09 when we were cruising the carib we were using a service out of the UK. www.mailasail.com combined with a sat phone. we were able to request a weather fax, 72 hr grib file and text for local area and any personal emails. took about 30 sec to send. it automatically disconnects if no new incoming mail. wait one minute then reconnect and it would download all weather within 2 mins. the cost of their service is still 10 pound a month i believe.
Alan Grayson
Future Amel owner