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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hf installation

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Stephano,
You talk about a 7m antenna. Is that an isolated backstay or a whip antenna you are planning to use.
If it’s a whip, can you please share the model number? 

I also agree with what the others have said, the tuner should be in the lazarette, with the minimum cable length between the tuner module and the antenna. This much I have learned recently :-)

Regards
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154


Re: M801E HF/SSB Radio power Supply

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Nick/Alan,
Regarding the connection of the negative 12V battery terminal to the boat’s bonding circuit, I had not considered there was a connection made here.
Alan, could you possibly share a bit more about this connection ? How/where/why is it made? I thought the motor and genset were isolated (always).

Since you indicate the connection is momentary then that should not present a problem.

With regard to discharge of the battery, the 60A is the maximum power consumption on highest power (probably FSK) transmit. Typical receive power is 4-6A. Given typical operation (short tx long rx) I am fairly confident that a 20A DC-DC module would keep the battery healthy - remember it runs all the time, not just when using the SSB.
What do you think?

Nick, I had actually considered mounting the transceiver in the lazarette too. The M801E is a sealed conduction-cooled unit, quite different than the M802. Longer power cables, but less possibility for interference.

However, if you and others don’t have problems when running that long RF signal cable in that conduit, the location of the unit on the chart table shelf is goood by me.

Thanks to you both for the advice and guidance.

Cheers
Dean

SY Stella
A54-154


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hf installation

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Stephano.
The Tuner should be as  close as possible to the aerial so the lazurette is the place. Also the bottom insulator for the aerial should be above head height so you remove the risk of electric shock when transmitting. No  chance of an accidental hand hold.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

On 18/12/2018 20:52, "Stefano Biffi cptbiffi@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Dear all, I’m going to install a new ICOM hf, should be a 7100 with pactor available in Italy. I will install a 7 mt antenna starboard, close to the EMEK marine solar panel arch. My question is: did you install the tuner inside the stern lazarette or just inside the cabin? I’am wondering about the different humidity between the places.
Thanks for your time

Stefano Biffi
N'EVEREST SM185
now in Italy
(Dry dock Bocca di Magra river)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] M801E HF/SSB Radio power Supply

ngtnewington Newington
 

Dean,

The transceiver unit is fixed outboard of the chart table seat on the shelf. The tuner is located on the starboard side of the lazarette locker. The distance between the tuner and the antenna must be kept as short as possible.

This arrangement works fine, and is common practice on sailing yachts. in terms of humidity, the tuner is in a sealed box. Mine has been there for 12 years without problem.

I also installed a solar arch with double wind generators. The cables run in the conduit, provided but it is now a tight fit.

Nick

On 18 Dec 2018, at 07:46, trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi again NIck,

Where did you locate the M-802 Transceiver Unit?

If somewhere around the chart table area, do you have any RF interference issues with the long signal cable run from the chart table area to the aft lazarette?  Did you have to install any suppression measures?
I suspect there is a dedicated conduit run for this cable but I've  used it already for my solar cables. (I've just realised maybe that additional unused conduit was meant specifically for SSB!).

Cheers
Dean

SY Stella 
Amel 54 #154



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: M801E HF/SSB Radio power Supply

Alan Leslie
 

The negative of the engine start battery is only connected to the bonding system during starting of either the main engine or the Onan  i.e. for seconds at a time.
I don't think that's an issue.
The more important issue is keeping that 12V battery charged up, if as you say you're going to pull 60A from it when you use the radio.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hf installation

Dave Ritten <ritten.dave@...>
 

Do it in the lazarette. The icom Atu is extremely well sealed and keeping the ground plate and antennae routing as short as possible Is a more important consideration

DaveR
Prospective SM owner 

On 18/12/2018, at 8:52 PM, Stefano Biffi cptbiffi@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear all, I’m going to install a new ICOM hf, should be a 7100 with pactor available in Italy. I will install a 7 mt antenna starboard, close to the EMEK marine solar panel arch. My question is: did you install the tuner inside the stern lazarette or just inside the cabin? I’am wondering about the different humidity between the places.
Thanks for your time

Stefano Biffi
N'EVEREST SM185
now in Italy
(Dry dock Bocca di Magra river)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cockpit Speakers 4"

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

I have the same speakers. Works very well
Heinz 
SY Quetzal Supermaramu 2000 292



Am 18.12.2018 um 02:39 schrieb 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Steve,

 

I learned a lesson here with the speakers. I found some great sounding 4” DC Gold speakers with good bass but the speaker magnets were so powerful they threw off the compass and I sold them on eBay. I shopped for a long time and finally found a really great replacement pair with magnetic shielding that did not impact the compass. The best part is they sound awesome with a good range and are not too expensive. They will almost fit in the existing cutout from the original speakers. You will need to file the hole just a little bit bigger and drill more screw holes. You will need to fill the old holes with something like MagicEzy. MagicEzy - Cream is a really good color match. Other than that, the fit is pretty close even though they are round.

 

Here is a link:https://www.fusionentertainment.com/marine/products/speakers/ms-fr4021

 

I have had these for about 4 years and highly recommend them.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 5:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cockpit Speakers 4"

 

 

Anyone have good luck replacing their cockpit speakers with a high-quality replacement? Any issue good or bad?

Thanks, 

Steve Bode

SV Intention

Amel SM #117, 1994

 


Hf installation

Stefano Biffi
 

Dear all, I’m going to install a new ICOM hf, should be a 7100 with pactor available in Italy. I will install a 7 mt antenna starboard, close to the EMEK marine solar panel arch. My question is: did you install the tuner inside the stern lazarette or just inside the cabin? I’am wondering about the different humidity between the places.
Thanks for your time

Stefano Biffi
N'EVEREST SM185
now in Italy
(Dry dock Bocca di Magra river)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: M801E HF/SSB Radio power Supply

ngtnewington Newington
 

Dean, 
My only worry with using the engine starting battery for the Icom is the negative ground. 
The radio will be grounded  onto the plate located by the rudder and the power to the radio at the engine. 
Not sure what this implies.
Nick


On 17 Dec 2018, at 11:13, trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Nick,
That’s great information. I’ve always hated trying to get that smoke back inside the box!

There are some isolated DCDC converters available which would produce 30A each, so like your system, two would be needed. I don’t much care for the faililure mode you describe. As you say it’s the high voltage that would have blown up the caps (probably electrolytic or tants), and probably some IC’s would not take kindly to overvoltsge, so the fuse would do nothing.
If the same thing happened with a 24V bank being connected via failed DCDC Convertor, to a 12V battery, the first thing that would happen is high current flow, and the fuse would do its job.
The other thing I don’t like about running two DCDC converters go directly power the Icom is the possibility for conducted emission harmonics to interfere with the RF signal. The converters will run switching in the hundreds of kHz, so it doesn’t take many harmonics to start interfering with the MF band.

Your story has lent weight to the the 12V battery based solution.

I could of course install a dedicated battery, and echo charger, but the engine battery is right there begging to be used. I’d change my engine battery to a deep cycle type, but other than that it’s a simple and elegant solution.

Hmm, where’s the gotcha?

Dean
SY Stella
A54-154


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] M801E HF/SSB Radio power Supply

Dean Gillies
 

Hi again NIck,
Where did you locate the M-802 Transceiver Unit?

If somewhere around the chart table area, do you have any RF interference issues with the long signal cable run from the chart table area to the aft lazarette?  Did you have to install any suppression measures?
I suspect there is a dedicated conduit run for this cable but I've  used it already for my solar cables. (I've just realised maybe that additional unused conduit was meant specifically for SSB!).

Cheers
Dean

SY Stella 
Amel 54 #154


Re: Amel Yacht Owner's Registry

Dean Gillies
 

HI Gents, 
Good work, I'm happy to be added.

SY Stella, Amel 54 Hull No 154, 2010

Cheers
Dean


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AMEL 50 Build Thread

Brent Cameron
 


Re: New Speakers - Old Compass - Different Readings

Mark Erdos
 

Steve,

 

I learned a lesson here with the speakers. I found some great sounding 4” DC Gold speakers with good bass but the speaker magnets were so powerful they threw off the compass and I sold them on eBay. I shopped for a long time and finally found a really great replacement pair with magnetic shielding that did not impact the compass. The best part is they sound awesome with a good range and are not too expensive. They will almost fit in the existing cutout from the original speakers. You will need to file the hole just a little bit bigger and drill more screw holes. You will need to fill the old holes with something like MagicEzy. MagicEzy - Cream is a really good color match. Other than that, the fit is pretty close even though they are round.

 

Here is a link:https://www.fusionentertainment.com/marine/products/speakers/ms-fr4021

 

I have had these for about 4 years and highly recommend them.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cockpit Speakers 4"

Mark Erdos
 

Steve,

 

I learned a lesson here with the speakers. I found some great sounding 4” DC Gold speakers with good bass but the speaker magnets were so powerful they threw off the compass and I sold them on eBay. I shopped for a long time and finally found a really great replacement pair with magnetic shielding that did not impact the compass. The best part is they sound awesome with a good range and are not too expensive. They will almost fit in the existing cutout from the original speakers. You will need to file the hole just a little bit bigger and drill more screw holes. You will need to fill the old holes with something like MagicEzy. MagicEzy - Cream is a really good color match. Other than that, the fit is pretty close even though they are round.

 

Here is a link:https://www.fusionentertainment.com/marine/products/speakers/ms-fr4021

 

I have had these for about 4 years and highly recommend them.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 5:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cockpit Speakers 4"

 

 

Anyone have good luck replacing their cockpit speakers with a high-quality replacement? Any issue good or bad?

Thanks, 

Steve Bode

SV Intention

Amel SM #117, 1994

 


Re: Cockpit Speakers 4"

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Steve,

I replaced our outside speakers with a pair of low magnetic field marine speakers from Poly Planar (I think).
There are lots of them out there. They don;t affect the compass at all.
The biggest issue I had was finding ones that weren't too big to fit the existing holes.

Cheers

Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Antal main outhaul car for 1999 Super Maramu 2000

Steven Bode - SV Intention 1994-SM#117
 

Hi, Ken.
I had the same issue earlier this year. Yes, Antal changed the track size. I had to replace the track for €457. Your Mainsail is probably not set up for this, but I've seen some mainsails that are fitted with a block on the clew to provide a 2:1 purchase. Makes it easier on the electric motor and rigging. More importantly, that car (Antal 4110/SH BB CAR 110 WITH SHACKLE) was never designed to be a clew outhaul car according to the engineer I spoke with at Antal. It's a traveller car where the force is directly vertical. The Amel system puts undue stress on the car, pulling it at an angle causing it to fail. So, at some point in the suture (when I replace my sail or the current car explodes), I plan to replace my car with the Antal Outhaul system. See: http://antal.it/ENG/SYS0052_en.
Not trying to throw you off, just give you more information to make smart buying choices.


-Bode
SV Intention
SM #117, 1994


Cockpit Speakers 4"

Steven Bode - SV Intention 1994-SM#117
 

Anyone have good luck replacing their cockpit speakers with a high-quality replacement? Any issue good or bad?

Thanks, 

Steve Bode

SV Intention

Amel SM #117, 1994



Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Steven Bode - SV Intention 1994-SM#117
 

Thanks for the info on the Andersen Line Tender, Gerhard from Sharki #60. I'll drop him a line.
-Bode


Re: New Speakers - Old Compass - Different Readings

Steven Bode - SV Intention 1994-SM#117
 

Hi, Mark.

So, I don't get it. What was stupid about this post that I don't understand? I need to replace my cockpit speakers as well and was just about to pull the trigger on the DC Gold 4" speakers. They're no good? What did you end up doing? Can they be wrapped in shield or something? 

Kind Regards,
- Capt Bode
SV Intention
Amel SM #117 1994


AMEL 50 Build Thread

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Everyone;

 

I ran into this AMEL 50 build thread which I thought you may find interesting. Wishing AMEL the best in their new ventures and hoping the company can stay around for a long time.

 

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f47/amel-50-build-thread-211201.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

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