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LED light bulbs

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

I've changed most of my interior light bulbs to LED, and its really helped on the battery consumption. Can anyone tell me the name of the tri color masthead unit or the bulb I would need?. I'm returning to the boat in April and would like to take one with me. Thanks John "Moon dog" SM248
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Chartplotters, upgrading electronics

John and Anne Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Kent,
As I am probably the oldest old salt on this forum I hope you will forgive me for preaching to the converted! Modern electronics have a few characteristics which need to be borne in mind. One is that many ships and yotties use the fairway buoys as their starting and destination as waypoints and set their autopilots to "track". The problem with this is that this keeps them in a narrow channel thus ensuring that vessels meet each other en route so the prudent yottie will avoid this unnecessary hazard by having safer waypoints.
Electronic charting means that one may change the scale very easily and one has to be aware that hazards may or may not be shown on the small scale that may be set for passage making. For example one might use a very small scale on a long passage so that one can see the destination.
The October Yachting Monthly contains a report about the loss of Asolare,an Amel 54, on Moore Reef, some 52 miles NW of Willis Island on his route from Vanuatu to Cairns whilst he was participating in the World ARC Rally. There were two persons on board and as the Insurance with Pantaenius specified that there should always be three persons insurers used this fact to reject the claim even though that it had no bearing on the disaster. The owner was seventy years old and had some 50 years experience.
It appears that his electronic charts, supplied by Jeppeson in 2007, did not show the reef which was clearly marked on earlier versions of C Map. The report says that as he closed the Australian coast he changed from his passage chart to two coastal charts for the approach to Cairns and he says that the reef was not shown on either chart adding that it was actually on bottom of one and the top of the other. I do not understand this comment as C Map charts are seamless. Perhaps a slow chartplotter would not be seamless when moving from one chart to another? He was also carrying all the relevant paper charts.
I have looked at Moore Reef on my 2002 version of C Map. The reef is at about 15deg55'S and 149deg15E and is not shown on the scale 1/10mllion nor the 1/2.5m scales but is on the 1/1m scale.
The problem with answering your question about which is the best gear is that most of us have only experienced with one system and, I suppose, are happy with it. In my case I have an old laptop, circa 1998,with a 33mhz Celeron processor and a 12"screen, which we got originally to use with a Sat C transceiver. Even this is probably much faster than the processor in most chart plotters and the one in a modern laptop would be infinitely faster. This sits on a non slip mat on the chart table and I suppose that one could have a PC in a locker and have a larger monitor on the top or even on a USB cable up to the cockpit when entering harbour etc. This however does not give you the advantage of an integrated radar display although an AIS engine would show most other large vessels.
We have just flown back from visiting Opua in New Zealand where we met the owner of my last boat, an Oyster 435 who has just installed a small chart plotter above the steering wheel. The screen was so small that I was unable to demonstrate the Moore Reef problem in the time available perhaps because he was unfamiliar with the thing.
Pre GPS one did not know ones exact position for extended periods and nowadays people seem to expect to know where they are 24/7 even though the equipment uses up power.

I hope this helps, best wishes from Anne and John. SM319


Re: [Amel] Upgrading Electronics

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We changed to a new chart plotter, GPS, SSB, digital VHF about a two years ago. We used all Furuno because first we wanted a very good 2kW radar and two we prefer the C-Map plotter software. We also have a second GPS setup to with a switch to allow an either or operation as backup.. We did most of the work on our own and hired Peter Waterson from North Carolina for some of the tech startup... We went with the small screen but most likely should have gone with the 8" screen.. buy it from defender in Ct for the best prices.
good luck
Richard on Challenge SM 209

--- On Sun, 1/18/09, karkauai <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: karkauai <karkauai@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] Upgrading Electronics
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2009, 12:52 PM

















Ahoy, all,

I'm considering adding a chart-plotter to my
electronics and hoped

you "old salts" could give me some thoughts on
what you are using...

user-friendliness, compatibility with ?standard? Amel
packages,

availability of service, and anything else you consider
important in

choosing one of these systems.



I've only done paper-chart navigation with GPS backup,
and trying to

read about these systems without actually using them is
like reading

them "en Francaise" (-;



Thanks in advance for whatever help you can offer.

Kent

1999SM "Kristy", previously
"Enchantment"






























Re: [Amel] Re: Lofrans Tigres switch

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Those buttons are available at most marine stores in Europe but I have yet to see one here in the US/Canada. You may be able to get them via Amel.. We replaced ours with a short threaded button and used silsacon to seal it. It worked for a few years then we did the same replacement.. We also kept the windlase covered as much as we could...
If anyone buys a new windlase keep in mind that you will have to drill a slot in the "rope" wheel for the nut that holds the counter slug..
All the best Richard and Joan on Challenge

--- On Mon, 1/19/09, rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com> wrote:

From: rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Lofrans Tigres switch
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, January 19, 2009, 11:58 AM

















--- In amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. com, "maramu48" <maramu48@..
.> wrote:

Does anyone have a source, or know the brand/
model#, for the switch

ON TOP of the Maramu's Lofrans Tigres windlass
casing? We need a new

switch and rubber cup.
I spoke with Jim Thomas at Imtra in New Bedford,MA,
said the Tigres

was never made with a switch in the casing; that it
must have been

modified by a French distributor or Amel; that he had
fielded the same

question before, and has no source.
Amel will sell you replacements. I also found a very
similar button

on eBay . Do a search for WATERPROOF PUSH BUTTON HORN
BUTTON






























Re: {Disarmed} [Amel] Lofrans Tigres switch

John and Anne Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hello whoever you are,
Please put msg 3880 in the search box which deals with the subject of this abortion. The actual switch used is similar to the engine stop switch used by Yanmar on my SM2000 except that the one used by Cochon has a step on the securing nut which would centre the switch if they had drilled the right size hole in the casing.

Regards, Anne and John, SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: maramu48
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2009 5:38 PM
Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel] Lofrans Tigres switch


Does anyone have a source, or know the brand/ model#, for the switch
ON TOP of the Maramu's Lofrans Tigres windlass casing? We need a new
switch and rubber cup.
I spoke with Jim Thomas at Imtra in New Bedford,MA, said the Tigres
was never made with a switch in the casing; that it must have been
modified by a French distributor or Amel; that he had fielded the same
question before, and has no source.






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Re: Lofrans Tigres switch

rossirossix4
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "maramu48" <maramu48@...> wrote:

Does anyone have a source, or know the brand/ model#, for the switch
ON TOP of the Maramu's Lofrans Tigres windlass casing? We need a new
switch and rubber cup.
I spoke with Jim Thomas at Imtra in New Bedford,MA, said the Tigres
was never made with a switch in the casing; that it must have been
modified by a French distributor or Amel; that he had fielded the same
question before, and has no source.
Amel will sell you replacements. I also found a very similar button
on eBay . Do a search for WATERPROOF PUSH BUTTON HORN BUTTON


Re: [Amel] Lofrans Tigres switch

hans tijssen <tijssen.hans@...>
 

It is indeed an Amel modification. I got new ones from Amel, Hyeres.

Hans Tijssen
SM 120 Tishuit

2009/1/19 maramu48 <maramu48@yahoo.com>

Does anyone have a source, or know the brand/ model#, for the switch
ON TOP of the Maramu's Lofrans Tigres windlass casing? We need a new
switch and rubber cup.
I spoke with Jim Thomas at Imtra in New Bedford,MA, said the Tigres
was never made with a switch in the casing; that it must have been
modified by a French distributor or Amel; that he had fielded the same
question before, and has no source.



Lofrans Tigres switch

maramu48 <maramu48@...>
 

Does anyone have a source, or know the brand/ model#, for the switch
ON TOP of the Maramu's Lofrans Tigres windlass casing? We need a new
switch and rubber cup.
I spoke with Jim Thomas at Imtra in New Bedford,MA, said the Tigres
was never made with a switch in the casing; that it must have been
modified by a French distributor or Amel; that he had fielded the same
question before, and has no source.


Upgrading Electronics

karkauai
 

Ahoy, all,
I'm considering adding a chart-plotter to my electronics and hoped
you "old salts" could give me some thoughts on what you are using...
user-friendliness, compatibility with ?standard? Amel packages,
availability of service, and anything else you consider important in
choosing one of these systems.

I've only done paper-chart navigation with GPS backup, and trying to
read about these systems without actually using them is like reading
them "en Francaise" (-;

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can offer.
Kent
1999SM "Kristy", previously "Enchantment"


Re: {Disarmed} [Amel] Chain counter

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Before you replace anything be sure and get the sensor adjusted right so that it is within 1/2" of the plug in the wheel as it passes by. If it is not close and it can be moved it will not read.
Richard and Joan on SM 209

--- On Sun, 1/11/09, John and Anne Hollamby <annejohn@melita.net.mt> wrote:

From: John and Anne Hollamby <annejohn@melita.net.mt>
Subject: Re: {Disarmed} [Amel] Chain counter
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2009, 5:37 PM

















Dear Ian and Judy,

No I did not get a new sensor as the old one still worked
so I cannot help.

Best wishes, Anne and John SM319



----- Original Message -----

From: Ian & Judy Jenkins

To: amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. com

Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 10:34 PM

Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel] Chain counter



Dear Anne and John,

On 7th May last you emailed details of the website where
a replacement chain counter sensor could be bought (
www.ifm.info)

Can I assume that you bought one and fitted it? If so,
can you tell me if you have the black display unit or the
later , grey, unit? And do you happen to know if the sensor
works with both?

Pochon in Guadeloupe reckoned he could see the little LED
light working on my existing sensor and that therefore it
must be the display unit that was bust ( a black one) but he
looked in sunlight and I have subsequently looked after dark
and there is no light on the sensor, so I am hoping for a
quick fix.

Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Deshaies

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Re: [Amel] Re: Outhaul

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi, in speaking with Amel about the same subject it seems that they use 7/16 kevlar line that will hold tension. We use XL by Samson. It works. We also replaced the Genoa track and traveler lines with the same 7/16 line and they too work well...
best wishes Richard SM 209 in Corsica

--- On Fri, 1/16/09, Ian Shepherd <sv_freespirit@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

From: Ian Shepherd <sv_freespirit@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Outhaul
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 16, 2009, 2:44 PM

















Bob,



I think many of us that put good mileage on our Amels have
suffered the same problem. A simple fix is to paint the
length of outhaul line that moves around the horizontal
capstan with contact adhesive. I did this whilst in remote
waters and it worked a treat.



Ian SM 414 Crusader



----- Original Message -----

From: Bob Fritz

To: amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. com

Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:50 PM

Subject: [Amel] Re: Outhaul



Mark,



When I took your boat to St. Martin a while ago, we had a
bad time with the outhaul slipping. As I recall, you had
just replaced the line. I tightened it as much as I could in
Bermuda, but it was of no avail. We finally put a line on
the clew, and cleated it to the end of the boom. As it was a
rough and windy passage, this made reefing rather
inconvenient. If you replaced that line, and there is still
slippage, I wonder if there is a mechanical problem of some
sort, such as wear on the outhaul fitting at the gooseneck
that allows the line to slip. I suggest this because I have
not had this problem on any other SMs that I've sailed,
but again I don't know whether the outhaul line was
original on them.



Good the hear that you are out there living the dream.



Bob







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Injection pump (links are ok)

MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
 

I just add two links on the "links" area :

1- How to adjust Bosch injection pum
in french but usefull
http://www.landroverfaq.com/viewtopic.php
f=14&t=21&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

2- How to clean / repar a BOSCH injection pump
Sorry it's in french but there are many usefull picure
http://www.forum-auto.com/pole-technique/section12/sujet293129.htm

Jluc CottonBay
Sm 316


Re: [Amel] Trinidad hullouts

Tom Steinhoff <sytoujours@...>
 

We just spent most of the summer in Trinidad, and would make the following recommendations:
1. If you simply are going to haul and leave your boat, Peake's would be your safest bet; the hauled boats are all in one area with no one working on their boat. This is very important as the summer wind and rain will definitely affect any boat near a boat that is being worked on.
2. If you are planning to haul and work on your boat, Power Boats would be a good choice; the staff is very helpful, and their recommended workers are generally excellent. Plus, there are a lot of boats being worked on by their owners, kind of helps knowing others are doing the same thing!
We had excellent work done at Power Boats and would go back to Trinidad to do any kind of serious work. However, we did spend about 6 weeks out at anchor and hated it. Do all your boat work, and get out! Trinidad is dirty and not particularly safe . Hope this helps, Bonnie and Tom Toujours currently in Puerto Rico

--- On Thu, 1/15/09, David and Marian <kilkea2@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: David and Marian <kilkea2@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Amel] Trinidad hullouts
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 6:57 AM






Hello all. We would like to leave Kilkea II in Trinidad from June until
November and would appreciate any info from any of you on which yard
you would recommended. Thanks David and Marian


Re: [Amel] Re: yanmar generator combo

Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@...>
 

You can find it on the yanmarmarine.com site under press releases. I have copied the release here. I believe these powere plants are not turbocharged, but my yanmar distributor who is a whiz in all installations said they should work with all of the 4jh4-ae based powerplants. It is lean and light at only 21 kg. Eric

 




ONBOARD ELECTRICAL SUPPLY SOLUTION
September 2007 
A compact, economical solution to the supply of onboard electricity for sailboats is being introduced by Yanmar Marine. The KMG65E generating system has been developed to work with Yanmar¢s 3JH4 (39MPH) and 4JH4-AE (54MPH) diesel engines.

The generator is a mere 105mm deep and weighs just 21kg, fitting between the engine and transmission, whether standard gearbox or SD50 Saildrive. Boat owners have the choice of one or two remote power boxes, providing 3kW or 6kW at 230 volts, 50Hz.

Sufficient electricity is generated irrespective of engine speed or load: enough, for example, to run air conditioning, kitchen equipment, a computer, television and music system. The system can also be used to charge the boat¢s batteries.

Yanmar states that the KMG65E is lower in price, takes up less space. is simpler to install and more straightforward to use than competitive systems, with hardly any maintenance costs. Initially, it will be available with new engines.

--- On Fri, 1/16/09, airbus4russ <russ.roberts.va@gmail.com> wrote:

From: airbus4russ <russ.roberts.va@gmail.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: yanmar generator combo
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 16, 2009, 9:23 AM







Eric,

Re: Yanmar generator pack which slips between the motor and transmission.

Do you have a weblink or photos of this setup?

Thanks,

Russ















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Re: [Amel] Re: Outhaul

Ian Shepherd
 

Bob,

I think many of us that put good mileage on our Amels have suffered the same problem. A simple fix is to paint the length of outhaul line that moves around the horizontal capstan with contact adhesive. I did this whilst in remote waters and it worked a treat.

Ian SM 414 Crusader

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Fritz
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:50 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Outhaul


Mark,

When I took your boat to St. Martin a while ago, we had a bad time with the outhaul slipping. As I recall, you had just replaced the line. I tightened it as much as I could in Bermuda, but it was of no avail. We finally put a line on the clew, and cleated it to the end of the boom. As it was a rough and windy passage, this made reefing rather inconvenient. If you replaced that line, and there is still slippage, I wonder if there is a mechanical problem of some sort, such as wear on the outhaul fitting at the gooseneck that allows the line to slip. I suggest this because I have not had this problem on any other SMs that I've sailed, but again I don't know whether the outhaul line was original on them.

Good the hear that you are out there living the dream.

Bob









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Re: yanmar generator combo

airbus4russ <russ.roberts.va@...>
 

Eric,

Re: Yanmar generator pack which slips between the motor and transmission.

Do you have a weblink or photos of this setup?

Thanks,

Russ


Re: [Amel] yanmar generator combo

woods deborah <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Eric
Interested in the generator you mentioned ... do you have its model number?

Regards
Deb and John
Maramu S/Y Orion1




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From: eric lindholm <etlindholm@sbcglobal.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, 16 January, 2009 6:52:32
Subject: [Amel] yanmar generator combo


For those interested in repowering, Yanmar offers a generator pack
which slips between the motor and transmission. It adds about 6 inches
to the total length of the powerplant. For the Maramus, this is an
interesting option with the limited space. It will produce up to 5kw.
Eric Maramu 105


Re: [Amel] RE: missing emergency tiller

karkauai
 

Thanks, John,  I'm back in NC now, but won't worry about it as you're the third one to tell me where to look.
Kent

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From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Amel] RE: missing emergency tiller
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 3:12 PM



Kent, have you looked behind the pilot berth/setee in the dining area? Thats where I keep mine, its on on top of the gun case. I believe thats where Amel puts it. Its hidden thats for sure,     John  "Moondog"

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.comFrom: karkauai@yahoo.comDate: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:44:38 +0000Subject: [Amel] Re: Hurricane damaged 2001 Amel Super Maramu 2000 on ebay



I recently purchased 1999 SM Enchantment and although the prior owner and can't find the emergency tiller. He swears it has to be there, but I can't find it.I wonder if these folks would sell me the one on this boat?Kent Robertson





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yanmar generator combo

eric lindholm <etlindholm@...>
 

For those interested in repowering, Yanmar offers a generator pack
which slips between the motor and transmission. It adds about 6 inches
to the total length of the powerplant. For the Maramus, this is an
interesting option with the limited space. It will produce up to 5kw.
Eric Maramu 105


Re: missing emergency tiller

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Kent, have you looked behind the pilot berth/setee in the dining area? Thats where I keep mine, its on on top of the gun case. I believe thats where Amel puts it. Its hidden thats for sure, John "Moondog"

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.comFrom: karkauai@yahoo.comDate: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:44:38 +0000Subject: [Amel] Re: Hurricane damaged 2001 Amel Super Maramu 2000 on ebay



I recently purchased 1999 SM Enchantment and although the prior owner and can't find the emergency tiller. He swears it has to be there, but I can't find it.I wonder if these folks would sell me the one on this boat?Kent Robertson





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