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Re: B&G Masthead Unit 213

pjn.mccallin@...
 

Dear Duane, just a note to advise I received the MHU today. It’s fine thank you. Patrick.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iridium Go

James Studdart
 

We also have the Iridium Go! with an external antenna. We use it constantly when offshore for email and weather. When I’m really bored on a night watch I’ve even used it to surf the internet (this take patience, lots of it).

The only time we’ve had trouble with a connection is in port with serious cliff faces around us. It really needs a clear horizon.

Cheers,
James.
SV SeaBean
Samoa


On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 05:37 christian alby calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

good day
have Iridium Go with external antenna on board since July last year - use North Atlantic, africa, carribean, northern Europe
took a while to get used to the system & appreciate its limitations but
Web Weather reports (gribs) - very good as long as sticking to Squid & Predict Wind, & keeping infos to bare minimum slection (zone, parameters Wind, waves …)
Web emails Out - good ttansfer speed as long as messages sent are short & attachment (pics) not too heavy - note : poor quality when received by destinee
Web emails In - good transfer speed as long as they are kept short; inform senders to avoid sending attachments (Big mails take ages to load all bits & Mbits blocking all traffic)
Web sites - poor & limited to few sites allowing compressed pages 
Web social - Facebook & Twitter work … but limited on attachments like movies & pics (takes awhile sitting in front of PC to keep an eye on connection & revive whe going dead).
Phone voice - works well but use only for emergencies (conversations by receiver can be garbled); usefull as saety support in case of accident (link with doctors);
Phone sms - works well 
Satellites - Need 4 bars to get connection; useless otherwise 
Cost - expensive, but price to pay for updated weather report 'when & how needed'. Good support for safety (health, accident treatment.
Crew - helps crew morals when in the middle of the ocean, beating upwind for the last 10 days in transverse seas & 35 kn winds … Call mummy !
good comms 

christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 - Canet en Roussillon

Christian Alby - France home fixe +33 (0)5 34 39 06 02 home Internet +33 (0)9 60 37 22 72 mobile +33 (0)6 42 69 07 80



Le ‎vendredi‎ ‎22‎ ‎juin‎ ‎2018‎ ‎17‎:‎56‎:‎04‎ ‎CEST, Kent Robertson karkauai@yahoo..com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> a écrit :


 

Hi Pat,

I have an Iridium phone with a gadget that uses the phone to create a Bluetooth WiFi hotspot.  I use it to get weather and do email.  It was less than satisfactory until I added a permanent antenna.  Now it’s awesome...good signal, fast downloads.  Maybe the bad reviews are from people like me before my new antenna???

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iridium Go

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

good day
have Iridium Go with external antenna on board since July last year - use North Atlantic, africa, carribean, northern Europe
took a while to get used to the system & appreciate its limitations but
Web Weather reports (gribs) - very good as long as sticking to Squid & Predict Wind, & keeping infos to bare minimum slection (zone, parameters Wind, waves …)
Web emails Out - good ttansfer speed as long as messages sent are short & attachment (pics) not too heavy - note : poor quality when received by destinee
Web emails In - good transfer speed as long as they are kept short; inform senders to avoid sending attachments (Big mails take ages to load all bits & Mbits blocking all traffic)
Web sites - poor & limited to few sites allowing compressed pages 
Web social - Facebook & Twitter work … but limited on attachments like movies & pics (takes awhile sitting in front of PC to keep an eye on connection & revive whe going dead).
Phone voice - works well but use only for emergencies (conversations by receiver can be garbled); usefull as saety support in case of accident (link with doctors);
Phone sms - works well 
Satellites - Need 4 bars to get connection; useless otherwise 
Cost - expensive, but price to pay for updated weather report 'when & how needed'. Good support for safety (health, accident treatment.
Crew - helps crew morals when in the middle of the ocean, beating upwind for the last 10 days in transverse seas & 35 kn winds … Call mummy !
good comms 

christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 - Canet en Roussillon

Christian Alby - France home fixe +33 (0)5 34 39 06 02 home Internet +33 (0)9 60 37 22 72 mobile +33 (0)6 42 69 07 80


Le ‎vendredi‎ ‎22‎ ‎juin‎ ‎2018‎ ‎17‎:‎56‎:‎04‎ ‎CEST, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 

Hi Pat,

I have an Iridium phone with a gadget that uses the phone to create a Bluetooth WiFi hotspot.  I use it to get weather and do email.  It was less than satisfactory until I added a permanent antenna.  Now it’s awesome...good signal, fast downloads.  Maybe the bad reviews are from people like me before my new antenna???

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iridium Go

karkauai
 

Hi Pat,
I have an Iridium phone with a gadget that uses the phone to create a Bluetooth WiFi hotspot.  I use it to get weather and do email.  It was less than satisfactory until I added a permanent antenna.  Now it’s awesome...good signal, fast downloads.  Maybe the bad reviews are from people like me before my new antenna???

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water in rudder

ya_fohi
 

Thank you Alexandre, that was what I was hoping to hear.

Cheers,
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raw water - seastrainer alarm

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 

Thank you Gary and Barry,
I will check this
Wolfgang SY Elise Amel 54 #162 on the way to Sardinia




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water in rudder

 

It's normal. It is designed to fill with sea water. Thank you, Henri Amel. BTW, the skeg should not fill with water. I have seen at least 2 skegs filled with water as a result of a serious collision. All 2 were hard to find cracks near the hull. 

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 Fri, Jun 22, 2018, 06:58 Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Paul,

In short (at least on the SM) it is normal.
This has been covered in several previous post.
Here is a beautiful explanation from Joel:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/conversations/messages/36764

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Fri, 6/22/18, sharongbrown@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water in rudder
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, June 22, 2018, 6:40 AM


 









Hi all,
When I hauled out I noticed a lot of
water draining from the hole in the bottom of the rudder. I
did not notice this in any of the previous haulouts. I have
seen this on other boats though. Is there domething I should
be concerned about? 
Cheers,PaulYa
Fohi - Amel 54 #98






Re: Iridium Go

greatketch@...
 

I have had one for almost 5 years. It has always worked.

It gets us our weather data everyday we are offshore. Of course data transfer is “slow” what do they expect? From initiation of the call to complete download of our grib files takes 4 to 10 minutes depending on the size of the transfer.

We have not often used it for voice comms, but it has worked when we needed it. It’s not a landline quality connection, but it serves.

Either use it on deck as a portable device, or get the external antenna

It has proven a good piece of kit for us. I haven’t heard of people complain about them before. I am guessing poor installation or unrealistic data expectations.

Bill Kinne
SM160 Harmonie


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water in rudder

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Paul,

In short (at least on the SM) it is normal.
This has been covered in several previous post.
Here is a beautiful explanation from Joel:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/conversations/messages/36764

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Fri, 6/22/18, sharongbrown@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water in rudder
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 22, 2018, 6:40 AM


 









Hi all,
When I hauled out I noticed a lot of
water draining from the hole in the bottom of the rudder. I
did not notice this in any of the previous haulouts. I have
seen this on other boats though. Is there domething I should
be concerned about? 
Cheers,PaulYa
Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Iridium Go

Patrick McAneny
 

We had planned to buy an Iridium Go , however I just read a bunch of very negative reviews on it. The reviews claim that it just did not function as advertised ,poor connections , slow or no data ,etc. They all felt it was a great concept , but just did not work .I would like to know what kind of experience members of this group have had . 

Thanks,

Pat

SM#123


Water in rudder

ya_fohi
 

Hi all,

When I hauled out I noticed a lot of water draining from the hole in the bottom of the rudder. I did not notice this in any of the previous haulouts. I have seen this on other boats though. Is there domething I should be concerned about? 

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raw water - seastrainer alarm

Barry Connor
 

Hi Wolfgang,

Can you tell me we’re the switch is?
When I recently had no water going through the generator the Oman generator just shut down, it was the rubber impeller which needed changing. 

Best Regards
Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Sailing Croatia


On Jun 21, 2018, at 18:35, webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello to the group,

This time by testing the sea-strainer alarm ( shortly closed the valve for the inlet)  I heard no Alarm.

Can I clean the switch or do I have to replace it ?.Flush the tube ?

Thank you very much 

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 on the way to Lipari/Sicily


Re: Raw water - seastrainer alarm

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Wolfgag:  Some years back I did the same test and got no alarm.  I removed the vacuum switch (at the top of a loop of copper tubing mounted in a difficult access point on the fuel tank wood trim.  It was completely corroded closed.  I replaced it.  It was at about the 10 year mark when I replaced it but it may have been bad for some years.  Unscrew the switch to see how much corrosion you have to make a decision about replacement or just cleaning.  

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] tap valve cartridges for Maramu 46 galley taps

James Alton
 

Christian Alby,

   Thanks for the information.  I would also like to replace these valves on my Maramu as well so this is very helpful.  I found a listing on Amazon.fr as shown below.  Can you tell me if this looks correct to you before I try to place an order?


Thanks,

James Alton
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Jun 21, 2018, at 5:25 AM, calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


hello
replaced all 3 in Canet at 'Plomberie du Littoral (small retailer)
brought part & checked in Template they use for identification of threads
part called 'tête universelle de robinet 18;150'
unit price 4.64 euros (total 3 pces 16.70 including VAT)
 
try Amazone for supply
otherwise a quick trip to France or french islands in Caribeans; go to to small retailers for plumbers & bring one sample Cartridge with you to check & confirm threads with replacement.

would gladly buy & send to you but check cost of freight by UPS or equivalent before ...

good Hunting

christian alby - Désirade VIII Maramu 116 - now in Canet en Roussillon 






Raw water - seastrainer alarm

webercardio@...
 

Hello to the group,

This time by testing the sea-strainer alarm ( shortly closed the valve for the inlet)  I heard no Alarm.

Can I clean the switch or do I have to replace it ?.Flush the tube ?

Thank you very much 

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 on the way to Lipari/Sicily


A wind sensor option...

greatketch@...
 

This just came across my desk. I don't know anything about it other than what the promotional materials say, although a little digging shows they have been around for a while.  For those Amel sailors who want to keep their B&G Hydra instrument systems, this might give a viable option for a masthead wind sensor which at about 600-700 Euros is a significant savings compared to a replacement B&G MHU213.  


I have used another brand of ultrasonic wind sensor in the past and was very happy with it.  (No bearings to wear out and replace, for example!)

Again, no personal experience, so this is not a recommendation, just pointing out an option that has plug-and-play Hydra compatibility.  It was new to me, and likely to others too.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: tap valve cartridges for Maramu 46 galley taps

calbyy@...
 

hello
replaced all 3 in Canet at 'Plomberie du Littoral (small retailer)
brought part & checked in Template they use for identification of threads
part called 'tête universelle de robinet 18;150'
unit price 4.64 euros (total 3 pces 16.70 including VAT)
 
try Amazone for supply
otherwise a quick trip to France or french islands in Caribeans; go to to small retailers for plumbers & bring one sample Cartridge with you to check & confirm threads with replacement.

would gladly buy & send to you but check cost of freight by UPS or equivalent before ...

good Hunting

christian alby - Désirade VIII Maramu 116 - now in Canet en Roussillon 




Re: tap valve cartridges for Maramu 46 galley taps

smiles bernard
 

also looking for these as mine are leaking a little so any help much appreciated
All the best
Miles
Vintage Maramu 162


tap valve cartridges for Maramu 46 galley taps

Graham Cresswell <grahamjcresswell@...>
 

Has anyone been able to find replacement tap valve cartridges for the
galley taps?  I'm pretty certain they are a metric size (I think the
thread is M18 fine) and everything in UK is BSP standard.  I tried Maud
but she has no record of the manufacturer or the specification. 

Any steer would be appreciated. 

Graham Cresswell
"Jamesby"
Maramu 46 #240 (1988)


Re: Curaçao Customs

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Mark,

Make sure you also have the document that shows the boat is in the "Entrepot" (what you call bond, I think). They may want to see that as well if you tell them the stuff is repair parts for the boat.

Cheers,

Arno

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