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Re: Too many VHF aerials?

Brent Cameron
 

Thanks David.  There are no dumb questions when it comes to antennas on sailboats.  The specification is called LMR-400 and  TMS is the brand name (Times Microwave Systems) which is just one of several companies that make it to that specification - they were the original creator but there are others now.  That said, the specification really talks to the signal characteristics of the cable but NOT to the construction so even among vendors such like TMS there are several different types of LMR-400 cable with different construction and capabilities.  Scott has said that the Amel 54 needs a minimum bend radius of about 2.5” and you can get LMR-400 cables from TMS with minimum bend radius’s of down to 1”.   (Part number TMS LMR-400-UF which is designed to be a drop in replacement for the RG-8 typical cables used in our masts).      I have not looked at all of the potential vendors but I do know that there are other flexible versions in addition to the UF (Ultra Flexible).    I”m not recommending a specific brand of cable or a particular vendor but here is a spec sheet for the UF cable I found on the web.  https://www.pasternack.com/images/ProductPDF/LMR-400-UF.pdf. It’s also fairly widely available even on Amazon.  

To summarize, ideally you want a cable that is flexible, has the attenuation specifications of at least LMR-400 if possible and is rated for outdoors use over our typical temperature ranges.   If you look at LMR-400 cable types, and find one rated for outdoor and is flexible, it should work as designed.  I just did a quick look up and saw Alibaba said that there were 475 Chinese companies making LMR-400 cables alone!    I’m sure you can find one in the Med that will work.  Hope that helps.  

Brent

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Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada

Re: Amel 54 Emergency Tiller Storage Location

Peter Forbes
 

On Carango we use the little shelf on the forward bulkhead of the lazarette we drilled through the bulkhead into the rear cabin taking care that we drilled through so the holes were behind the ledge above the head of the double berth and out of sight. it was not too difficult and a works well.

Peter
Carango Amel 54 035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 21 Jan 2020, at 21:22, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



Hi Paul;

 

I did think about this issue. My thoughts were that there are so few cases of the tiller being needed in a 54, as far as my research showed, that the location allocated by Amel would be adequate. In the unlikely event of a steering issue, we would be well motivated to remove the items required to get to the tiller. We may revisit this issue, if we hear sufficient arguments to the contrary.

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:45 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 Emergency Tiller Storage Location

 

Hi all,

 

For the A54 I have yet to hear of any successful remedy to the problem of emergency tiller storage, and so far mine has been lying at the bottom of the stern lazarette which is far from ideal. Having just tried to figure out a good place I can see that on the narrow shelf top forward part of the stern lazarette there is a good place (see attached photo) but it needs something to keep in in place. Does any one know how thick the GRP is there before I start drilling?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Amel 54 Emergency Tiller Storage Location

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Paul;

 

I did think about this issue. My thoughts were that there are so few cases of the tiller being needed in a 54, as far as my research showed, that the location allocated by Amel would be adequate. In the unlikely event of a steering issue, we would be well motivated to remove the items required to get to the tiller. We may revisit this issue, if we hear sufficient arguments to the contrary.

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:45 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 Emergency Tiller Storage Location

 

Hi all,

 

For the A54 I have yet to hear of any successful remedy to the problem of emergency tiller storage, and so far mine has been lying at the bottom of the stern lazarette which is far from ideal. Having just tried to figure out a good place I can see that on the narrow shelf top forward part of the stern lazarette there is a good place (see attached photo) but it needs something to keep in in place. Does any one know how thick the GRP is there before I start drilling?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Bill,

We are in remote region of NZ. Count us in during the next round

Cheers 

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007. 


On 22/01/2020, at 3:06 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


We have collected enough donations to give the Amel Yacht Owners Group 3 years' worth of fees to our host Groups.io. I will see if I can transfer all of the funds to Groups.io to prepay their fees for the next 3 years.

Thanks to everyone. 

Bill

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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 6:11 AM Heinz Stutenbaeumer <heinz@...> wrote:

I am going to come with you Bill.

Fair Winds Heinz

 

 

Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io
Gesendet: Dienstag, 21. Januar 2020 09:55
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

 

I am happy to chip in. Not only is the forum a great source of information it is also quite fun and a good way to connect with like minded folk.

 

 

 

Nick

 

Amelia AML 54-019

 

Kilada Greece

On 21 Jan 2020, at 07:51, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

 

I will contribute- this site is worht keeping going and why shoudl you pay.

 

Peter

Peter Forbes

Carango Amel 54 035

00447836 209730

07836 209730



On 21 Jan 2020, at 03:39, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

 We’re in.

Mohammad & Aty

A54 B&B Kokomo


On Jan 20, 2020, at 7:52 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

I am willing to contribute as well. 

James

 

Soteria 347

Punta Chame


On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:15 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Would be some of the best $$ spent!!  

Porter A-54-152

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 



On Jan 20, 2020, at 4:45 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Bill,

 

We have 1300 (?) members. Perhaps a small assessment could help cover the cost also. I am willing.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io[mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 4:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

 

All,

 

Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site from $110 per year to $220 per year. We have the Premium Plan, which you can see here: https://groups.io/static/pricing  

 

To review, in February 2019 when we moved from Yahoo toGroups.io, I guaranteed the annual payment of Group.io fees for the first five years and I stand by that even though I not aware that the price would increase. Several months after we moved from Yahoo, we were able to sell advertising to QSails on our Wiki page. We believed that this would offset the Group.io costs.

 

I will continue to guarantee the Group.io costs, but I will also look for other ways to offset them.

 

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

 

Re: Amel 54 Emergency Tiller Storage Location

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Paul, I had a SS fabricator build a custom holder. It now hangs horizontally at the top of forward face of the aft lazarette. 

Easy to reach if ever needed. 

Cheers 

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, NZ

Ps: well sealed too. 


On 22/01/2020, at 8:44 AM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

For the A54 I have yet to hear of any successful remedy to the problem of emergency tiller storage, and so far mine has been lying at the bottom of the stern lazarette which is far from ideal. Having just tried to figure out a good place I can see that on the narrow shelf top forward part of the stern lazarette there is a good place (see attached photo) but it needs something to keep in in place. Does any one know how thick the GRP is there before I start drilling?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
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Re: Amel 54 Emergency Tiller Storage Location

Teun BAAS
 

Paul,

 

That’s where mine is – kept in place with some clips. I use the emergency tiller to bungee cord fishing rods, brooms etc. in place.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

On the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

January 21, 2020 12:47:50

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 Emergency Tiller Storage Location

 

Hi all,

 

For the A54 I have yet to hear of any successful remedy to the problem of emergency tiller storage, and so far mine has been lying at the bottom of the stern lazarette which is far from ideal. Having just tried to figure out a good place I can see that on the narrow shelf top forward part of the stern lazarette there is a good place (see attached photo) but it needs something to keep in in place. Does any one know how thick the GRP is there before I start drilling?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Amel 54 Emergency Tiller Storage Location

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

 

For the A54 I have yet to hear of any successful remedy to the problem of emergency tiller storage, and so far mine has been lying at the bottom of the stern lazarette which is far from ideal. Having just tried to figure out a good place I can see that on the narrow shelf top forward part of the stern lazarette there is a good place (see attached photo) but it needs something to keep in in place. Does any one know how thick the GRP is there before I start drilling?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Mobile communications - 4G, WiFi

David Crisp
 

Hi Everyone,

I'm going to be cruising the Mediterranean for the next few years. For internet/email access my primary channel will be mobile/4G although I'll use WiFi when available. Consequently I'm looking to install a good antenna/router system for 4G and WiFi.  I see there's one or two ready assembled products available from people like Digital Yacht or I could buy my own components and maybe get more bang for my Euro plus get even more job self-satisfaction!

Does anyone have any experience they can share?

Regards
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace

Re: Too many VHF aerials?

David Crisp
 

Brent,
Great briefing, many thanks.  Likewise for the subsequent posts.

It's well timed as I'm about to fit AIS and also researching kit to install for 4g/LTE comm's whilst cruising in the Mediterranean. I'd identified the need to use lowest loss possible coax cable, is the TMS LMR-400 cable you refer to a trade name or is that an industry standard specification?  Please excuse the ignorance if this is a dumb question.

David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Thank you Teun.

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

323-633-2222 Cell

424-644-0908 Fax

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:57 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Mohammed,

 

I advised AUSTRALIA you want the remaining units.

Sent you couple of Emails on your personal Email address.

 

Best Regards Teun

January 21, 2020 11:56:43

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mohammad Shirloo via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:49
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Hi Teun;

 

I would be interested in getting a couple of spares on board. Can you please share the contact for the supplier. My e-mail mshirloo at transpacific.us

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

323-633-2222 Cell

424-644-0908 Fax

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 1:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Bill,

 

Thanks – I located 5 units close to COOMERA AUSTRALIA. I will try to secure 3 for myself; in case anybody approaches you within a reasonable amount of time there should be 2 more with them. Let me know in case you want the name & address of the AUSSIE marine supplier.

 

Best Regards Teun

January 20, 2020 14:45:41

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 14:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Teun,

 

I last time I saw an E51385 Pump Interface was in Europe, and that was almost a year ago. Coastal Climate Control in the US sold them, but no longer have any.

 

Bill


--

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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 3:33 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Where in USA did you see the E51385 for sale? I have located some in AUSTRALIA but there is a payment issue which I think I can solve via my current boat agent in COOMERA but in case that fails I really want to have 2 or 3 for myself.

 

Best Regards Teun

January 20, 2020 14:33:05

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 09:30
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

The normal amp draw of the FlowJet 4105-512 12VDC is 1.2. I assume that the "starting amperage" is momentarily higher. Considering everything, including voltage fluctuations when charging, maybe a 2 amp fuse is a little small.

 

I agree with you about installing multiple relays to replace the really nicely designed Frigoboat E51385 pump controller. If I had to replace the  E51385 with multiple relays, I would want to design an enclosure for the relays and a fuse for the load.

 

I have seen the E51385 for sale. I was probably old stock. 


--

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 9:24 AM Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:

Thanks for that info Bill. I did not realize what changes have been made.
I would want to retain the blue box, as it is far simpler for us Amelians who have factory systems. Converting to relays and all the associated wiring would not be much fun.
Fortunately, I have had not issues with it, other than I had to go to a 3A fuse vs 2A. The 2A kept blowing unexpectedly - maybe an age thing there as the systems start to draw more current.
Jamie
A54 Phantom

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Teun BAAS
 

Mohammed,

 

I advised AUSTRALIA you want the remaining units.

Sent you couple of Emails on your personal Email address.

 

Best Regards Teun

January 21, 2020 11:56:43

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mohammad Shirloo via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:49
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Hi Teun;

 

I would be interested in getting a couple of spares on board. Can you please share the contact for the supplier. My e-mail mshirloo at transpacific.us

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

323-633-2222 Cell

424-644-0908 Fax

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 1:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Bill,

 

Thanks – I located 5 units close to COOMERA AUSTRALIA. I will try to secure 3 for myself; in case anybody approaches you within a reasonable amount of time there should be 2 more with them. Let me know in case you want the name & address of the AUSSIE marine supplier.

 

Best Regards Teun

January 20, 2020 14:45:41

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 14:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Teun,

 

I last time I saw an E51385 Pump Interface was in Europe, and that was almost a year ago. Coastal Climate Control in the US sold them, but no longer have any.

 

Bill


--

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 3:33 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Where in USA did you see the E51385 for sale? I have located some in AUSTRALIA but there is a payment issue which I think I can solve via my current boat agent in COOMERA but in case that fails I really want to have 2 or 3 for myself.

 

Best Regards Teun

January 20, 2020 14:33:05

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 09:30
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

The normal amp draw of the FlowJet 4105-512 12VDC is 1.2. I assume that the "starting amperage" is momentarily higher. Considering everything, including voltage fluctuations when charging, maybe a 2 amp fuse is a little small.

 

I agree with you about installing multiple relays to replace the really nicely designed Frigoboat E51385 pump controller. If I had to replace the  E51385 with multiple relays, I would want to design an enclosure for the relays and a fuse for the load.

 

I have seen the E51385 for sale. I was probably old stock. 


--

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 9:24 AM Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:

Thanks for that info Bill. I did not realize what changes have been made.
I would want to retain the blue box, as it is far simpler for us Amelians who have factory systems. Converting to relays and all the associated wiring would not be much fun.
Fortunately, I have had not issues with it, other than I had to go to a 3A fuse vs 2A. The 2A kept blowing unexpectedly - maybe an age thing there as the systems start to draw more current.
Jamie
A54 Phantom

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Teun;

 

I would be interested in getting a couple of spares on board. Can you please share the contact for the supplier. My e-mail mshirloo at transpacific.us

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

323-633-2222 Cell

424-644-0908 Fax

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 1:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Bill,

 

Thanks – I located 5 units close to COOMERA AUSTRALIA. I will try to secure 3 for myself; in case anybody approaches you within a reasonable amount of time there should be 2 more with them. Let me know in case you want the name & address of the AUSSIE marine supplier.

 

Best Regards Teun

January 20, 2020 14:45:41

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 14:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Teun,

 

I last time I saw an E51385 Pump Interface was in Europe, and that was almost a year ago. Coastal Climate Control in the US sold them, but no longer have any.

 

Bill


--

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 3:33 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Where in USA did you see the E51385 for sale? I have located some in AUSTRALIA but there is a payment issue which I think I can solve via my current boat agent in COOMERA but in case that fails I really want to have 2 or 3 for myself.

 

Best Regards Teun

January 20, 2020 14:33:05

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 09:30
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

The normal amp draw of the FlowJet 4105-512 12VDC is 1.2. I assume that the "starting amperage" is momentarily higher. Considering everything, including voltage fluctuations when charging, maybe a 2 amp fuse is a little small.

 

I agree with you about installing multiple relays to replace the really nicely designed Frigoboat E51385 pump controller. If I had to replace the  E51385 with multiple relays, I would want to design an enclosure for the relays and a fuse for the load.

 

I have seen the E51385 for sale. I was probably old stock. 


--

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 9:24 AM Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:

Thanks for that info Bill. I did not realize what changes have been made.
I would want to retain the blue box, as it is far simpler for us Amelians who have factory systems. Converting to relays and all the associated wiring would not be much fun.
Fortunately, I have had not issues with it, other than I had to go to a 3A fuse vs 2A. The 2A kept blowing unexpectedly - maybe an age thing there as the systems start to draw more current.
Jamie
A54 Phantom

Re: Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group #donation-request

 

I closed the Donation because we have received about 3 year's worth of donations. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020, 4:36 PM main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io> wrote:

Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group

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Re: Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group #donation-request

 

Yes, received.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 9:37 AM Mike Johnson via Groups.Io <mike.k.johnson=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear Bill,

Can you confirm my donation was received?

Regards

Mike

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 06:04:14 PM GMT+4, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Bill,

   Thanks for all of the past help.  Donation sent and it appears to have gone thru on my end.  I did get a confirmation.

James
SV Sueno

On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:36 PM, main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io wrote:

Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group

Requested By: CW Bill Rouse

Description:
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Re: Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group #donation-request

Mike Johnson
 

Dear Bill,

Can you confirm my donation was received?

Regards

Mike

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 06:04:14 PM GMT+4, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:


Bill,

   Thanks for all of the past help.  Donation sent and it appears to have gone thru on my end.  I did get a confirmation.

James
SV Sueno

On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:36 PM, main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io wrote:

Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group

Requested By: CW Bill Rouse

Description:
This account is set up to receive donations to help support the Amel Yacht Owners Group. I did not set an amount because any amount will help. I am not sure if this will accept different currencies. We will see. If you have any problems, please email me at brouse@...

Click Here to View Donation Request


Re: Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

Mark Garver <mgarver@...>
 

Bill,

My contribution has also gone through. Thank you for keeping this site going and this forum is way more usable than the Yahoo! site, so well worth it.

Mark

Mark Garver
S/V It's Good
SM #105
Gloucester, VA

On January 21, 2020 at 2:51 AM, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

Bill,

I will contribute- this site is worht keeping going and why shoudl you pay.

Peter

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 035
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 21 Jan 2020, at 03:39, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

We’re in.

Mohammad & Aty
A54 B&B Kokomo

On Jan 20, 2020, at 7:52 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

I am willing to contribute as well. 
James

Soteria 347
Punta Chame



On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:15 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Would be some of the best $$ spent!!  
Porter A-54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jan 20, 2020, at 4:45 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

We have 1300 (?) members. Perhaps a small assessment could help cover the cost also. I am willing.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 4:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

 

All,

 

Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site from $110 per year to $220 per year. We have the Premium Plan, which you can see here: https://groups.io/static/pricing  

 

To review, in February 2019 when we moved from Yahoo to Groups.io, I guaranteed the annual payment of Group.io fees for the first five years and I stand by that even though I not aware that the price would increase. Several months after we moved from Yahoo, we were able to sell advertising to QSails on our Wiki page. We believed that this would offset the Group.io costs.

 

I will continue to guarantee the Group.io costs, but I will also look for other ways to offset them.

 

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar







Re: Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

 

We have collected enough donations to give the Amel Yacht Owners Group 3 years' worth of fees to our host Groups.io. I will see if I can transfer all of the funds to Groups.io to prepay their fees for the next 3 years.

Thanks to everyone. 

Bill

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 6:11 AM Heinz Stutenbaeumer <heinz@...> wrote:

I am going to come with you Bill.

Fair Winds Heinz

 

 

Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io
Gesendet: Dienstag, 21. Januar 2020 09:55
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

 

I am happy to chip in. Not only is the forum a great source of information it is also quite fun and a good way to connect with like minded folk.

 

 

 

Nick

 

Amelia AML 54-019

 

Kilada Greece

On 21 Jan 2020, at 07:51, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

 

I will contribute- this site is worht keeping going and why shoudl you pay.

 

Peter

Peter Forbes

Carango Amel 54 035

00447836 209730

07836 209730



On 21 Jan 2020, at 03:39, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

 We’re in.

Mohammad & Aty

A54 B&B Kokomo


On Jan 20, 2020, at 7:52 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

I am willing to contribute as well. 

James

 

Soteria 347

Punta Chame


On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:15 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Would be some of the best $$ spent!!  

Porter A-54-152

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 



On Jan 20, 2020, at 4:45 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Bill,

 

We have 1300 (?) members. Perhaps a small assessment could help cover the cost also. I am willing.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io[mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 4:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

 

All,

 

Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site from $110 per year to $220 per year. We have the Premium Plan, which you can see here: https://groups.io/static/pricing  

 

To review, in February 2019 when we moved from Yahoo toGroups.io, I guaranteed the annual payment of Group.io fees for the first five years and I stand by that even though I not aware that the price would increase. Several months after we moved from Yahoo, we were able to sell advertising to QSails on our Wiki page. We believed that this would offset the Group.io costs.

 

I will continue to guarantee the Group.io costs, but I will also look for other ways to offset them.

 

--

<image001.jpg>

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

 

Re: Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group #donation-request

James Alton
 

Bill,

   Thanks for all of the past help.  Donation sent and it appears to have gone thru on my end.  I did get a confirmation.

James
SV Sueno

On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:36 PM, main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io wrote:

Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group

Requested By: CW Bill Rouse

Description:
This account is set up to receive donations to help support the Amel Yacht Owners Group. I did not set an amount because any amount will help. I am not sure if this will accept different currencies. We will see. If you have any problems, please email me at brouse@...

Click Here to View Donation Request


Re: Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group #donation-request

Symphony
 

I use Stripe in my business for the past 6 years.  excellent service, secure, never a problem in thousands of sales of $12 - $500

Richard
Vicem 58
New Haven, CT

Re: Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

I am going to come with you Bill.

Fair Winds Heinz

 

 

Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io
Gesendet: Dienstag, 21. Januar 2020 09:55
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

 

I am happy to chip in. Not only is the forum a great source of information it is also quite fun and a good way to connect with like minded folk.

 

 

 

Nick

 

Amelia AML 54-019

 

Kilada Greece

On 21 Jan 2020, at 07:51, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

 

I will contribute- this site is worht keeping going and why shoudl you pay.

 

Peter

Peter Forbes

Carango Amel 54 035

00447836 209730

07836 209730



On 21 Jan 2020, at 03:39, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

 We’re in.

Mohammad & Aty

A54 B&B Kokomo


On Jan 20, 2020, at 7:52 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

I am willing to contribute as well. 

James

 

Soteria 347

Punta Chame


On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:15 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Would be some of the best $$ spent!!  

Porter A-54-152

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 



On Jan 20, 2020, at 4:45 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Bill,

 

We have 1300 (?) members. Perhaps a small assessment could help cover the cost also. I am willing.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io[mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 4:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site

 

All,

 

Groups.io has increased the price we pay for Webhosting, Operation, and Support for our Amel Yacht Owners Group site from $110 per year to $220 per year. We have the Premium Plan, which you can see here: https://groups.io/static/pricing  

 

To review, in February 2019 when we moved from Yahoo toGroups.io, I guaranteed the annual payment of Group.io fees for the first five years and I stand by that even though I not aware that the price would increase. Several months after we moved from Yahoo, we were able to sell advertising to QSails on our Wiki page. We believed that this would offset the Group.io costs.

 

I will continue to guarantee the Group.io costs, but I will also look for other ways to offset them.

 

--

<image001.jpg>

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550