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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna coax connector

Patrick McAneny
 

Eric, I assumed there would be very low signal loss, and at the price of the cable there shouldn't be.
Pat
SM 123


-----Original Message-----
From: eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners Sent: Fri, Sep 7, 2018 5:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna coax connector

 
Hi ,
We mounted out Iridium on a platform between the Mizzen back stays.
This Iridium cable is very low loss cable and has worked flawlessly for the last 2 years on Kimberlite.
Fair Winds,
eric




On Fri, Sep 07, 2018 at 04:24 PM, Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 
I would NOT put the Iridium GO antenna at the back of an Amel.  

1.  Make the cable as SHORT as possible.  Every meter of cable is just more loss, and increased cost.
2.  Take a look at where we put our antenna...  Looks great, out of the way and cheaper shorter cable run.
3.  We put our Iridium Go in the cabinet above the sink with the helm cables and we always keep it on.

Take a look at the placement... in the video.....

Best,
Ken Powers
SM#262
Aquarius is currently in Tahaa Society Islands





On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 8:54 PM, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I forgot what cable is on the Go phone , however this is the type of connector that I mentioned. A 5 minute job.
Fair winds,
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna
 
 
Eric, We are sending back the cable today for a 40 ft. cable,I think that will be long enough ??? It sounds like you al so did not run it through the conduit. The small end of the cable is only 3/4 " , I was thinking that I should be able to run it without cutting the end off,I would prefer that. It will fit through the clam fitting and the round rubber seal has a split in it so it can wrap around the cable. Anyway, now that I have decided to return the cable for a longer one ,I should be able to run it one way or another.I will call and ask about sending me that gold connector.
Thanks,
Pat
SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 2:37 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna
 
Hi Pat,
I installed a clam deck fitting on the transom.
I cut the connector off and ran the cable through the  clam fitting. I purchased a fitting exactly like Amel used for the other wires going through the bulkhead and the ssb radio antenna cable.  I then ran the cable through this new fitting on the bulkhead.Then along where the other cables are running over the cabinet, over the hanging locker and into the overhead of the mid ships bunk and finally to  the nav station.
 
I would speak to whoever you bought the cable from and see if you can exchange it for a longer cable. I an not a fan of spliced coax. Just more signal loss in the cable and and one more connection to go wrong. You can buy a new connector that simply clamps on the end of the cut cable. Get a g old plated one.
Fair Winds,
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite
 
 
 
 

On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 03:04 PM, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 
I am trying to install an Iridium antenna on the aft starboard rail .The conduit is unfortunately undersized to house all the wires running fore and aft. The antenna wire has a 3 /4" connector already installed and I think the chances of pulling it through is nil. The port side would be easier , but then I could not get over to the Nav station. I only see two options, one drill a 3/4" hole in 13 cabinet walls directly under the conduit or second option ,mount it in the aft cabin. If mounted in the aft cabin would the blue tooth signal go through the fiberglass up to the cockpit ? Would the tracking work? Would someone that already has wiring in the conduit for ssb,solar, wind gen.and lights tell me how they ran the cable aft. 
I know some roll the cable out to use it, and roll it up to store it . But the cable is stiff and storing rolled up does not seem like an option I would like . 
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna coax connector

Patrick McAneny
 

Ken, Its funny my wife and I just watch that last night. I knew I had seen an antenna mounted outside the cockpit  somewhere ,but could not remember where. I just received the longer (40') cable today, so I will mount on my arch where planned,it will be high,clear view of the sky and out of the way. BTW that was a great looking tuna.
Fair Winds,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Sep 7, 2018 4:29 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna coax connector

 
I would NOT put the Iridium GO antenna at the back of an Amel.  

1.  Make the cable as SHORT as possible.  Every meter of cable is just more loss, and increased cost.
2.  Take a look at where we put our antenna...  Looks great, out of the way and cheaper shorter cable run.
3.  We put our Iridium Go in the cabinet above the sink with the helm cables and we always keep it on.

Take a look at the placement... in the video.....

Best,
Ken Powers
SM#262
Aquarius is currently in Tahaa Society Islands





On Tuesday, Septe mber 4, 2018 8:54 PM, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I forgot what cable is on the Go phone , however this is the type of connector that I mentioned. A 5 minute job.
Fair winds,
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna
 
 
Eric, We are sending back the cable today for a 40 ft. cable,I think that will be long enough ??? It sounds like you also did not run it through the conduit. The small end of the cable is only 3/4 " , I was thinking that I should be able to run it without cutting the end off,I would prefer that. It will fit through the clam fitting and the round rubber seal has a split in it so it can wrap around the cable. Anyway, now that I have decided to return the cable for a longer one ,I should be able to run it one way or another.I will call and ask about sending me that gold connector.
Thanks,
Pat
SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 2:37 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna
 
Hi Pat,
I installed a clam deck fitting on the transom.
I cut the connector off and ran the cable through the  clam fitting. I purchased a fitting exactly like Amel used for the other wires going through the bulkhead and the ssb radio antenna cable.  I then ran the cable through this new fitting on the bulkhead.Then along where the other cables are running over the cabinet, over the hanging locker and into the overhead of the mid ships bunk and finally to  the nav station.
 
I would speak to whoever you bought the cable from and see if you can exchange it for a longer cable. I an not a fan of spliced coax. Just more signal loss in the cable and and one more connection to go wrong. You can buy a new connec tor that simply clamps on the end of the cut cable. Get a g old plated one.
Fair Winds,
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite
 
 
 
 

On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 03:04 PM, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 
I am trying to install an Iridium antenna on the aft starboard rail .The conduit is unfortunately undersized to house all the wires running fore and aft. The antenna wire has a 3/4" connector already installed and I think the chances of pulling it through is nil. The port side would be easier , but then I could not get over to the Nav station. I only see two options, one drill a 3/4" hole in 13 cabinet walls directly under the conduit or second option ,mount it in the aft cabin. If mounted in the aft cabin would the blue tooth signal go through the fiberglass up to the cockpit ? Would the tracking work? Would someone that already has wiring in the conduit for ssb,solar, wind gen.and lights tell me how they ran the cable aft. 
I know some roll the cable out to use it, and roll it up to store it . But the cable is stiff and storing rolled up does not seem like an option I would like . 
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Battery Compartment Explosion

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

To All,

Regarding batteries on a Super Maramu....


Please check out my video link above.  

That's my thoughts...

Ken Powers
SM2K #262
www.sailingaquarius.com


On Monday, August 13, 2018 3:29 AM, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Seems to me that a lot of these issues could be solved / eliminated by using sealed batteries...like AGM
If all the regs are set correctly there should be no gassing form VRLA  (AGM) batteries and this whole explosion hazard is minimized, not to mention the PITA  regular maintenance of keeping wet cell batteries topped up. 
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] What are the todo’s before and after haulot of a SM2K

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

The blue line was connected where JP, the previous owner, taught me.  I'm no expert, but JP owned Aquarius since new, and did as I was told.  :)


On Friday, September 7, 2018 1:29 PM, "eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Ken,
I was looking at your trip into Santa Marta.
I noticed in your video that you have the foreguy to the pole (blue) connected to a forward cleat. Is there some reason that you do not run it through a block at the rail and aft to a cleat in front of the dodger?
Fair Winds,
eric
SM 376 Kimberlite



On Fri, Sep 07, 2018 at 04:13 PM, Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 
Olaf,

Hope the list helps you, and all others that own SM's.  We all want every SM maintained well, as it will make them all worth more in the future!!!

Check out our youtube channel "Sailing Aquarius Around the World".  We have a Super Maramu tour, and Choosing Boat Batteries, and next Thursday we will release  the day to day maintenance aboard Aquarius video.  

If you would like our lists, let me know... info@sailingaquarius do t co m

Best,

Ken Powers
SM2K #262
Currently in Tahaa in the Society Islands


On Monday, September 3, 2018 1:46 PM, "'Olaf Bauer MIA-AMARA at Yahoo' olaf_renos@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Ken,
 
Thanks so much for your list.
 
Appreciate is very
 
From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: 02 September 2018 15:59
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] What are the todo’s before and after haulot of a SM2K
 
 
If you are leaving the boat on the hard for a while here is a list you may want to think about:
 
 
 
Sea Water Valves
1.     Close all sea water valves. There are two in the engine room.
2.     Put a little vegetable oil in the valves and work them.  Make sure
         you run the engines for at least 1 hour before running the water 
         maker when you return.  No oil should be introduced to water maker.
Salt Water Removal
  1.   Run the engine and Generator for 5 minutes with fresh water..  
  2.   Run the air conditioners with fresh water for 5 minutes.  
  3.   Flush the Toilets with fresh water from the engine room.  
  4.   Run Fresh water through the anchor washClean bilge
   
Bilge
1.     Clean bilge 
2.     Test the bilge pump   
3.     Test the bilge pump alarm.
 
 
Watermaker
  1.   Back flush the water maker membranes.
  2.   Pickle if required.  (or - Find someone to back-flush every week for 10 minutes)
   
Electrical
1.    Turn off all the 24V equipment not to be used.
2.    Turn off fresh water pump.
3.    Circuit breakers in wet locker to be off.
4.    Check current to see if charging or discharging the batteries
5.    Turn off inverter
6.    Bow Thruster locked
7.    Clean out refrigerators
 
On Deck
1.    Loosen Halyards.
2.    Put on Covers as required.
3.    Outboard put away and run with fresh water until all gas is burned out of the carburetor..
4.    Turn off gas bottle valve in trunk.
5.    Take down flags as required
6.    Lock and remove engine key.
7..    Lock all storage lockers.  (From inside Aquarius)
8.    Shut and lock windows/hatches as required. (anywhere water can get in?)
Last - Lock cockpit door.
 
Leaving Aquarius on a mooring ball, or at anchor (Not Recommended)  
1.   Close the valves to water tight doors.
2.   Close water tight doors.
 
Leaving Aquarius for more than a few weeks:
  
1.     Try to have an air conditioner (or De-Humidifier) running if in a humid climate.
2.     Have someone trust worthy to watch over Aquarius.
     a.     Membranes must be flushed every week for 10 minutes.
     b.     Check engine room for any leaks or something wrong.
     c.      Should check the battery level in the morning before 9AM, if below 25V
              at anytime, contact owner.
 


 
On Sunday, September 2, 2018 11:13 AM, "olaf_renos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
Hello AMELians,
 
In two weeks my SM2K will be haul out. For me it is the first time of a haul out with a SM2K..
What would you suggest to do before and (directly) after haul out?
 
That’s my current list:
 
Before haul out
-          Empty the black water tanks and fill up with 0.5 Ltr vegetable oil. Open and close shortly the valves.
 
After haulout
-          Flush the Main engine, the generator and the AC’s with fresh water.
 
 
What else?
 
Thanks so much in advance.
 
Fair winds
Olaf
 
S/V Sayonara II, SM2K 392
currently in Martinique
 
 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SVRascal

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Hi Rick, 

I am sad to see you and Rascal part ways, but wish you the best!!!  We are now in Tahaa and headed down to New Zealand to meet up with JP on Eleuthera the SM James Bond model.

All the best to you and Linda!!

Ken and Z
SM2K#262
www.sailingaquarius.com


On Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:34 AM, "Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hello Rick& Linda,

Hold the sale… turn her around through the Panama Canal and the Pacific.. thats where you belong :-)

But... again its your decision to swallow the anchor.

Big hugs to both of you.


Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007

On 23 Jul 2018, at 13:54, 'Rick Grimes' rickgrimes1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello Amel Forum Friends,
 
We want to let you know that, in the next few weeks, Rascal is going to be listed for sale by a broker.  IN THE INTERIM, we are offering Rascal for sale for a fixed price of $289,000.  Offers less than $289,000 will not be considered.  If you know anyone who may be interested, please ask them to contact me at +1-609-932-2307 and/or visit the link below for more detail.  
Rascal is a 2003 Amel Super Maramu 2000, Hull #404 and is ready to cruise.  See this link: www.svrascal.com/rascal-listing.html
 
Rick and Linda Grimes
 
 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchorchain, length

karkauai
 

Interesting, thanks Craig.  I’ll have to read up on 12 plait.  Hmmm, so you kept it in the bow locker? Not spliced to the chain?  If so, what was your method of switching to rope rode when your chain wasn’t long enough.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Sep 6, 2018, at 11:08 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,

When we set off back at the turn of the century (2000), Pam Wall, then at West Marine, suggested 12 plait for a supplemental rode, which is far easier to manage than 3-strand.  What a great suggestion it turned out to be - you can just flake it into the bow locker and it never tangles or forms hockles. Ours is 3/4" which would probably do just fine for your SM at 21K lbs breaking strength. Far better than 3-strand. Easy to do a chain-to-rope splice, too. 
C U in St Michaels next month!
Cheers, Craig SN68


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I have100m which has been more than enough for the East Coast USA and Caribbean.  Once in the S Pacific will be routinely anchoring in 35-45m.  You can’t put enough chain for that in your bow locker, too heavy.  I will add another 80m of one inch nylon three-strand for those deep anchorage’s, assuming I can make a rode-to-chain splice that will go through the hawsepipe.  If it won’t,  I’ll try 7/8” nylon rode, but don’t think I’d be comfortable with anything less than that.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Sep 6, 2018, at 11:22 AM, Arthur Sundqvist arthur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

What is the best length for the standard anchor chain 10mm ISO for the Super Maramu?

Is 125m ok or is that to much???
And swivel or no swivel??

arthur
SM 435  Vista  





ARTHUR SUNDQVIST 
Timmermansgränd 3
11865 Stockholm
Sweden

Arthur Sundqvist






Ring    +46-(0)708-13 27 95
Maila    arthur@...
Besök   http://www.arthur-sundqvist.se
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna coax connector

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] What are the todo’s before and after haulot of a SM2K

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna coax connector

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

I would NOT put the Iridium GO antenna at the back of an Amel.  

1.  Make the cable as SHORT as possible.  Every meter of cable is just more loss, and increased cost.
2.  Take a look at where we put our antenna...  Looks great, out of the way and cheaper shorter cable run.
3.  We put our Iridium Go in the cabinet above the sink with the helm cables and we always keep it on.

Take a look at the placement... in the video.....

Best,
Ken Powers
SM#262
Aquarius is currently in Tahaa Society Islands





On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 8:54 PM, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
I forgot what cable is on the Go phone , however this is the type of connector that I mentioned. A 5 minute job.
Fair winds,
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna
 
 
Eric, We are sending back the cable today for a 40 ft. cable,I think that will be long enough ??? It sounds like you also did not run it through the conduit. The small end of the cable is only 3/4 " , I was thinking that I should be able to run it without cutting the end off,I would prefer that. It will fit through the clam fitting and the round rubber seal has a split in it so it can wrap around the cable. Anyway, now that I have decided to return the cable for a longer one ,I should be able to run it one way or another.I will call and ask about sending me that gold connector.
Thanks,
Pat
SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 2:37 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna
 
Hi Pat,
I installed a clam deck fitting on the transom.
I cut the connector off and ran the cable through the  clam fitting. I purchased a fitting exactly like Amel used for the other wires going through the bulkhead and the ssb radio antenna cable.  I then ran the cable through this new fitting on the bulkhead.Then along where the other cables are running over the cabinet, over the hanging locker and into the overhead of the mid ships bunk and finally to  the nav station.
 
I would speak to whoever you bought the cable from and see if you can exchange it for a longer cable. I an not a fan of spliced coax. Just more signal loss in the cable and and one more connection to go wrong. You can buy a new connector that simply clamps on the end of the cut cable. Get a g old plated one.
Fair Winds,
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite
 
 
 
 

On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 03:04 PM, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 
I am trying to install an Iridium antenna on the aft starboard rail .The conduit is unfortunately undersized to house all the wires running fore and aft. The antenna wire has a 3/4" connector already installed and I think the chances of pulling it through is nil. The port side would be easier , but then I could not get over to the Nav station. I only see two options, one drill a 3/4" hole in 13 cabinet walls directly under the conduit or second option ,mount it in the aft cabin. If mounted in the aft cabin would the blue tooth signal go through the fiberglass up to the cockpit ? Would the tracking work? Would someone that already has wiring in the conduit for ssb,solar, wind gen.and lights tell me how they ran the cable aft. 
I know some roll the cable out to use it, and roll it up to store it . But the cable is stiff and storing rolled up does not seem like an option I would like . 
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] What are the todo’s before and after haulot of a SM2K

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Olaf,

Hope the list helps you, and all others that own SM's.  We all want every SM maintained well, as it will make them all worth more in the future!!!

Check out our youtube channel "Sailing Aquarius Around the World".  We have a Super Maramu tour, and Choosing Boat Batteries, and next Thursday we will release  the day to day maintenance aboard Aquarius video.  

If you would like our lists, let me know... info@sailingaquarius do t co m

Best,

Ken Powers
SM2K #262
Currently in Tahaa in the Society Islands


On Monday, September 3, 2018 1:46 PM, "'Olaf Bauer MIA-AMARA at Yahoo' olaf_renos@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Ken,
 
Thanks so much for your list.
 
Appreciate is very 😊
 
From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: 02 September 2018 15:59
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] What are the todo’s before and after haulot of a SM2K
 
 
If you are leaving the boat on the hard for a while here is a list you may want to think about:
 
 
 
Sea Water Valves
1.     Close all sea water valves. There are two in the engine room.
2.     Put a little vegetable oil in the valves and work them.  Make sure
         you run the engines for at least 1 hour before running the water 
         maker when you return.  No oil should be introduced to water maker.
Salt Water Removal
  1.   Run the engine and Generator for 5 minutes with fresh water.  
  2.   Run the air conditioners with fresh water for 5 minutes.  
  3.   Flush the Toilets with fresh water from the engine room.  
  4.   Run Fresh water through the anchor washClean bilge
   
Bilge
1.     Clean bilge 
2.     Test the bilge pump   
3.     Test the bilge pump alarm.
 
 
Watermaker
  1.   Back flush the water maker membranes.
  2.   Pickle if required.  (or - Find someone to back-flush every week for 10 minutes)
   
Electrical
1.    Turn off all the 24V equipment not to be used.
2.    Turn off fresh water pump.
3.    Circuit breakers in wet locker to be off.
4.    Check current to see if charging or discharging the batteries
5.    Turn off inverter
6.    Bow Thruster locked
7.    Clean out refrigerators
 
On Deck
1.    Loosen Halyards.
2.    Put on Covers as required.
3.    Outboard put away and run with fresh water until all gas is burned out of the carburetor..
4.    Turn off gas bottle valve in trunk.
5.    Take down flags as required
6.    Lock and remove engine key.
7..    Lock all storage lockers.  (From inside Aquarius)
8.    Shut and lock windows/hatches as required. (anywhere water can get in?)
Last - Lock cockpit door.
 
Leaving Aquarius on a mooring ball, or at anchor (Not Recommended)  
1.   Close the valves to water tight doors.
2.   Close water tight doors.
 
Leaving Aquarius for more than a few weeks:
  
1.     Try to have an air conditioner (or De-Humidifier) running if in a humid climate.
2.     Have someone trust worthy to watch over Aquarius.
     a.     Membranes must be flushed every week for 10 minutes.
     b.     Check engine room for any leaks or something wrong.
     c.      Should check the battery level in the morning before 9AM, if below 25V
              at anytime, contact owner.
 


 
On Sunday, September 2, 2018 11:13 AM, "olaf_renos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
Hello AMELians,
 
In two weeks my SM2K will be haul out. For me it is the first time of a haul out with a SM2K.
What would you suggest to do before and (directly) after haul out?
 
That’s my current list:
 
Before haul out
-          Empty the black water tanks and fill up with 0.5 Ltr vegetable oil. Open and close shortly the valves.
 
After haulout
-          Flush the Main engine, the generator and the AC’s with fresh water.
 
 
What else?
 
Thanks so much in advance.
 
Fair winds
Olaf
 
S/V Sayonara II, SM2K 392
currently in Martinique
 
 



Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Dean Gillies
 

Alan,
Our low voltage battery is the lower half of the pair as well.

Mark,
Yes, a single balancer seems to be fine as long as you connect the centre note of all pairs together.

My batteries are only a couple of years old, so I will organise a wiring loom for the centre node as the first step while I’m home and fit it when I return in April. After that I will manually monitor the upper and lower banks and keep an eye on the balance for a while. If the banks gets out of balance I’ll look at fitting a balancer.

Cheers
Dean


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anyone have their Amel on the hard? (or is willing to dive) :) Need to verify something on the rudder. [1 Attachment]

cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks Joel! Very helpful. I will try to take photos next time I'm at the boat. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anyone have their Amel on the hard? (or is willing to dive) :) Need to verify something on the rudder. [1 Attachment]

amelforme
 

Your rudder is entirely hollow, top to bottom. When it came out of the water seawater should have flowed out of it from the bottom center like a cow peeing on a flat rock. 
It is designed that way on purpose. Yes you can see inside at the area you mention. A close up photo on both sides of the rudder would be useful to determine if this area is normal or more open than designed by damage or defect.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Sep 7, 2018, at 12:11 PM, cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,


If anyone has their boat out of the water or is willing to dive it for me :), I was hoping to get some info on whether the rudder is sealed around the middle bearing area.


I have a 54 but I believe the SM uses the same rudder.


I've attached a photo to show exactly what I am trying to figure out. At the part of the rudder by the center bearing, if you look aft from the front edge of the rudder, is the rudder sealed in this area? 


Put another way, can you see into the rudder cavity if you look here?


Thanks in advance!


-Scott

A54 Tengah




Anyone have their Amel on the hard? (or is willing to dive) :) Need to verify something on the rudder.

cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...>
 

Hi all,


If anyone has their boat out of the water or is willing to dive it for me :), I was hoping to get some info on whether the rudder is sealed around the middle bearing area.


I have a 54 but I believe the SM uses the same rudder.


I've attached a photo to show exactly what I am trying to figure out. At the part of the rudder by the center bearing, if you look aft from the front edge of the rudder, is the rudder sealed in this area? 


Put another way, can you see into the rudder cavity if you look here?


Thanks in advance!


-Scott

A54 Tengah




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Boom crutch?

Ryan Meador
 

The preventer can certainly function as a kicker or vang, but its primary purpose isn't to create a vertical force on the boom, but a horizontal one: it prevents an accidental, uncontrolled gybe.  It is the pair of blocks with the integrated cam cleat shown in some of the photos in this thread.  I suspect we're talking about the same thing.

For what it's worth, I use bungee cords from my booms to the standing rigging (usually mizzen to port and main to starboard) to prevent them from swinging around.  That lets me ease the sheet considerably more than if I used the sheet alone or the preventer.  I've noticed that having too much downward force on the mizzen boom causes the topping lift to take most of the load that should be on the backstays, so they get too floppy.  Given what Olivier told me when he visited my boat, I believe my backstay tension is approximately correct.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 8:15 AM smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Steve, Mark, Alan and Dennis

Thanks to you all for your help 
It seems their is a strong consensus here!
You guys mention the ‘preventer’
I think we call this the kicker in the UK
But worth checking I’m not missing the point here!?
All the very best
Miles


On 6 Sep 2018, at 13:09, Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Much as Alan suggested, we too keep the boom under tension when not in use. We have added attachment loops as shown in the photos to keep everything out of the way of the side decks. The Main sits centered and the mizzen goes to port. 





Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Boothbay, Maine



On Sep 6, 2018, at 5:56 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We just use the preventer/vang on each boom to hold them steady tensioned against the sheet...the mizzen is the real issue...the car goes tack, tack, tack all night long if you don't tie it down

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Mark Erdos
 

“To effectively maintain equal charging of series connected batteries you need a battery balancer for each set.”

 

The instructions show one balancer for the entire set of batteries.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 4:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

 

 

To effectively maintain equal charging of series connected batteries you need a battery balancer for each set.

 

 

We have 3 paralleled sets of 4 x 6V AGM batteries in series.

We don't have this Victron balancer, its specifically for 2 x 12 V batteries. 

Our balancers are designed for 4 batteries in series.

We too had the unequal charging issue which resulted in batteries being replaced under warranty 2 years ago.

Since installing the balancers we have had no issues at all.

 

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Boom crutch? [4 Attachments]

smiles bernard
 

Steve, Mark, Alan and Dennis
Thanks to you all for your help 
It seems their is a strong consensus here!
You guys mention the ‘preventer’
I think we call this the kicker in the UK
But worth checking I’m not missing the point here!?
All the very best
Miles


On 6 Sep 2018, at 13:09, Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Much as Alan suggested, we too keep the boom under tension when not in use. We have added attachment loops as shown in the photos to keep everything out of the way of the side decks. The Main sits centered and the mizzen goes to port. 





Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Boothbay, Maine



On Sep 6, 2018, at 5:56 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We just use the preventer/vang on each boom to hold them steady tensioned against the sheet...the mizzen is the real issue...the car goes tack, tack, tack all night long if you don't tie it down

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Ryan,

The black bushing is originally glued with polyurethane caulking compound. Silicone is not strong enough to resist the torque of the winch handle (nozzle).
The nozzle is attached to the drive shaft with an Allen machine screw (in the center). The connection between both parts is slot type.

Good luck.

Olivier

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 6 sept. 2018 à 17:10, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> a écrit :

 

All,

My recollection is that Olivier commented on this issue before and suggested silicone sealant (RTV).

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

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 9:52 AM Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

In the photo it looks as though there are threads at the end of the outer housing by the gear?  if so could they be stripped?

Just an observation
Cheers
Courtney
svTrippin


-----Original Message-----
From: divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 5:09 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

 
Hi Ryan,
I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.
It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

Cheers

Alan 
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchorchain, length

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Kent,
When we set off back at the turn of the century (2000), Pam Wall, then at West Marine, suggested 12 plait for a supplemental rode, which is far easier to manage than 3-strand.  What a great suggestion it turned out to be - you can just flake it into the bow locker and it never tangles or forms hockles. Ours is 3/4" which would probably do just fine for your SM at 21K lbs breaking strength. Far better than 3-strand. Easy to do a chain-to-rope splice, too. 
C U in St Michaels next month!
Cheers, Craig SN68


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

I have100m which has been more than enough for the East Coast USA and Caribbean.  Once in the S Pacific will be routinely anchoring in 35-45m.  You can’t put enough chain for that in your bow locker, too heavy.  I will add another 80m of one inch nylon three-strand for those deep anchorage’s, assuming I can make a rode-to-chain splice that will go through the hawsepipe.  If it won’t,  I’ll try 7/8” nylon rode, but don’t think I’d be comfortable with anything less than that.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Sep 6, 2018, at 11:22 AM, Arthur Sundqvist arthur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

What is the best length for the standard anchor chain 10mm ISO for the Super Maramu?

Is 125m ok or is that to much???
And swivel or no swivel??

arthur
SM 435  Vista  





ARTHUR SUNDQVIST 
Timmermansgränd 3
11865 Stockholm
Sweden

Arthur Sundqvist






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchorchain, length

Mark Erdos
 

Kent,

 

Very good idea. Let me know how it goes and if it fits through the hawsepipe.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 3:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchorchain, length

 

 

I have100m which has been more than enough for the East Coast USA and Caribbean.  Once in the S Pacific will be routinely anchoring in 35-45m.  You can’t put enough chain for that in your bow locker, too heavy.  I will add another 80m of one inch nylon three-strand for those deep anchorage’s, assuming I can make a rode-to-chain splice that will go through the hawsepipe.  If it won’t,  I’ll try 7/8” nylon rode, but don’t think I’d be comfortable with anything less than that.

Kent

S/V Kristy

SM 243


On Sep 6, 2018, at 11:22 AM, Arthur Sundqvist arthur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

What is the best length for the standard anchor chain 10mm ISO for the Super Maramu?

Is 125m ok or is that to much???

And swivel or no swivel??

 

arthur

SM 435  Vista  

 

 

 

 

 

ARTHUR SUNDQVIST 
Timmermansgränd 3
11865 Stockholm
Sweden

Arthur Sundqvist






Ring    +46-(0)708-13 27 95
Maila    arthur@...
Besök   http://www.arthur-sundqvist.se
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