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Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Peter Forbes
 

I would love to see these photos [i can’t seem to open them own the other mail from GARULFO. Also where does one buy this table?

Peter Forbes
Carango - Amel 54 #035 
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 8 Mar 2020, at 14:03, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Randal.  On our A54-152 the table stores in a tucked forward position so the engine hatch opens unencumbered.  
I thought it was this way for everyone until we were parked next to another A54 in Opua.  What a nightmare to get into the engine room!  I think an easy modification to pull forward could be done.  Ill post a photo of our scenario when we get back to the boat shortly.
Amel does listen!
Porter A54-152




On Mar 8, 2020, at 9:50 AM, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Just to keep the hype for a good thing. Here some pics of basically the same bracketing. I don't Know who started this good thing, but this was on my 54. I will say the previous owners did upgrades a world traveller could appreciate. The one thing I plan for in the future is the stainless reinvent of the helm seat bracket, I believe is on Attika That is just brilliant. I will copy a pic from the owners group pics.

Great table ideas.

If I were to ever be a boat builder.
My first question to an owner of a boat that I had built, would be. What did you not like?. Why? Well, if I change what you don't like I will make them better.
My point is. How long have they been building that table in the way. I had to get in the engine bay on passage. Hold it in the air, while I reach for and lift the floor. You all have had to.

Randall
A54 #56

On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 1:39 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ann-Sofia, Diane and I were on your boat in 2015 in Prickly Bay ,Grenada, and that is when we first saw the bracket and bought one when we got home. So you get credit for our's . Say Hi! to Jonas .
Hope all is well,
Pat & Diane,
SV Shenanigans,



-----Original Message-----
From: Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 3:37 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

> 8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.
>
> The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.
>
> Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.
>
>
> On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:
>
> - Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
> - use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
> - use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
> - stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
> - open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
> - deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
> - operate the winches on the mizzen.
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> We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.
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> Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.
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> Thomas
> GARULFO
> A54-122
> Hiva Oa, French Polynesia
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Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Arno Luijten
 

I do think the standard cockpit table is one of the worst features of the Amel 54’s cockpit. It’s heavy and always in the way. I removed it and put at our house. Currently using a small foldable table doing it’s job excellent. I did consider the Lagun table as well so it’s great to see your positive report on it. I don’t think the table is carried by the chandlers on St. Maarten. So I have some time to consider other options as well. I really like the thing done by a fellow Amelian where he replaced the base of the steering chair with a stainless column, resulting in a improved folding of the standard table to facilitate the opening of the engine room hatch without moving the table. Obviously that is much more work and uses quite some expensive pieces of stainless.

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Porter McRoberts
 

Randal.  On our A54-152 the table stores in a tucked forward position so the engine hatch opens unencumbered.  
I thought it was this way for everyone until we were parked next to another A54 in Opua.  What a nightmare to get into the engine room!  I think an easy modification to pull forward could be done.  Ill post a photo of our scenario when we get back to the boat shortly.
Amel does listen!
Porter A54-152




On Mar 8, 2020, at 9:50 AM, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Just to keep the hype for a good thing. Here some pics of basically the same bracketing. I don't Know who started this good thing, but this was on my 54. I will say the previous owners did upgrades a world traveller could appreciate. The one thing I plan for in the future is the stainless reinvent of the helm seat bracket, I believe is on Attika That is just brilliant. I will copy a pic from the owners group pics.

Great table ideas.

If I were to ever be a boat builder.
My first question to an owner of a boat that I had built, would be. What did you not like?. Why? Well, if I change what you don't like I will make them better.
My point is. How long have they been building that table in the way. I had to get in the engine bay on passage. Hold it in the air, while I reach for and lift the floor. You all have had to.

Randall
A54 #56

On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 1:39 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ann-Sofia, Diane and I were on your boat in 2015 in Prickly Bay ,Grenada, and that is when we first saw the bracket and bought one when we got home. So you get credit for our's . Say Hi! to Jonas .
Hope all is well,
Pat & Diane,
SV Shenanigans,



-----Original Message-----
From: Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 3:37 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

> 8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.
>
> The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.
>
> Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.
>
>
> On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:
>
> - Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
> - use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
> - use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
> - stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
> - open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
> - deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
> - operate the winches on the mizzen.
>
> We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.
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> (*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.
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> Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.
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> Thomas
> GARULFO
> A54-122
> Hiva Oa, French Polynesia
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Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Randall Walker
 

Just to keep the hype for a good thing. Here some pics of basically the same bracketing. I don't Know who started this good thing, but this was on my 54. I will say the previous owners did upgrades a world traveller could appreciate. The one thing I plan for in the future is the stainless reinvent of the helm seat bracket, I believe is on Attika That is just brilliant. I will copy a pic from the owners group pics.

Great table ideas.

If I were to ever be a boat builder.
My first question to an owner of a boat that I had built, would be. What did you not like?. Why? Well, if I change what you don't like I will make them better.
My point is. How long have they been building that table in the way. I had to get in the engine bay on passage. Hold it in the air, while I reach for and lift the floor. You all have had to.

Randall
A54 #56

On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 1:39 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ann-Sofia, Diane and I were on your boat in 2015 in Prickly Bay ,Grenada, and that is when we first saw the bracket and bought one when we got home. So you get credit for our's . Say Hi! to Jonas .
Hope all is well,
Pat & Diane,
SV Shenanigans,



-----Original Message-----
From: Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 3:37 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

> 8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.
>
> The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.
>
> Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.
>
>
> On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:
>
> - Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
> - use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
> - use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
> - stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
> - open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
> - deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
> - operate the winches on the mizzen.
>
> We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.
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> (*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.
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> Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.
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> Thomas
> GARULFO
> A54-122
> Hiva Oa, French Polynesia
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Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Patrick McAneny
 

Karen ,How many plan to buy the rub rail as of now ? Perhaps you should put out a last call ,before placing the order. It will never be cheaper ,if you are in the US.. I assume the more orders the cheaper per unit price .Thanks to you and Bill for looking into this.
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 7, 2020 3:39 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Mark,

We got you!


Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Patrick McAneny
 

Ann-Sofia, Diane and I were on your boat in 2015 in Prickly Bay ,Grenada, and that is when we first saw the bracket and bought one when we got home. So you get credit for our's . Say Hi! to Jonas .
Hope all is well,
Pat & Diane,
SV Shenanigans,



-----Original Message-----
From: Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 3:37 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

> 8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.
>
> The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.
>
> Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.
>
>
> On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:
>
> - Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
> - use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
> - use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
> - stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
> - open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
> - deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
> - operate the winches on the mizzen.
>
> We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.
>
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> (*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.
>
>
> Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.
>
>
> Thomas
> GARULFO
> A54-122
> Hiva Oa, French Polynesia
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Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Patrick McAneny
 

I bought the same bracket a few yrs. ago, I made a table fit for two, I found that we can leave it in place and it is not in the the way, and always available . Our table is more conventional ,rectangular with a lip around the perimeter and a mahogany  veneer. Great addition to the cockpit.
Pat
SM#123 


-----Original Message-----
From: Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>
To: Amel Yacht owners Group <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 7, 2020 8:45 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

Hi all,

Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.

The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.

Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.


On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:

- Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
- use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
- use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
- stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
- open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
- deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
- operate the winches on the mizzen.

We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.




























(*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.


Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.


Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia




Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Randall Walker
 

Hello Ken,
Where did you pick up your shorter cable? I remember watching the vid you did that was a while ago.

Randall
A54 #56

On Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 3:57 PM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
You want to keep your cable as short as possible.  The longer the cable, the more cable loss you will have.  I put the IridiumGo inside the cabinet above the sink.  It is just below the steering box and thus there is only a 6' cable to the antenna.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHpFEHGCyqg
At 6:54 minutes you will see the installation of the IridiumGO..  The best place to get the service is through PredictWind.

I have a 15M cable that I didn't use because of the cable loss.

Ken


Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:

Hi all,

Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.

The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.

Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.


On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:

- Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
- use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
- use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
- stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
- open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
- deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
- operate the winches on the mizzen.

We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.




























(*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.


Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.


Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia



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The ultimate cockpit table?

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.

The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.

Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.


On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:

- Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
- use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
- use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
- stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
- open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
- deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
- operate the winches on the mizzen.

We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.




























(*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.


Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.


Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia


Solution: Furuno NavNet3D CMOS date/time not set

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

if, when starting your Furuno Navnet 3D MFD, you see a black screen with an “American Megatrend” logo, all sorts of lines of text and a mention of “CMOS date/time not set” towards the end, you need to replace the easily available CR2032 button battery in the computer/central unit. Exact location shown on the attached picture. 

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Hope it’ll help someone some day!


Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia 



Re: SM2000 - Have you replaced your dishwasher by a fridge/freezer? #galley

Dominique Guenot
 

These are great informations, thank you very much Paul, Danny and Bill. 
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Re: through hull forard head

Dominique Guenot
 

In 2015, 2 months after we bought Viva (Hull #374) I realized that the black tank 90 valve was not working: vertical or horizontal same result.
The black tank cannot be closed ... embarrassing. 

A shipyard in Italy replaced the valve while the boat was in the water: I cleared the idea with Michel Charpentier. 

Finally, Bill Rouse suggested to grease the valve from under while the boat is on the hard.
It is very effective, I added it to the to the "On the hard check list"

Hope it helps 
Dominique Guenot 
sv Viva 
Papeete, French Polynesia 


Re: Headliner Amel 54

Scott SV Tengah
 

I tried the same. Spray adhesive from a home improvement store seems to work quite well. 

And it isn't labeled "marine" so it's reasonably priced. :) 
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Karen Smith
 

Mark,

We got you!


Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi Scott, 
It is on starboard side on the rail
Greetings from Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162 Fort Lauderdale 


Re: Problem dismantling the main furler worm gear box

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Paul,
VERY familiar with that problem.
Our gearbox was actually past it's use by so we set to and cut through the gear to extract the shaft. It wouldn't come out even with a hydraulic press.
The shaft was badly pitted and clearly the steel/aluminium/saltwater combination had done its work.
The knob and the shaft are one piece alloy and available from Maud
No part #, just "Shaft for gearbox main furler" Eu139,00
Best regards
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Mark Garver
 

Karen, 

I wanted to make sure we were still on the list.

Thanks,

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


On Mar 6, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...> wrote:

We have enough people interested in signing on, it's looking like a go.  We'll be in touch with the manufacturer Monday morning to deliver a sample off Harmonie so they can design the die, get details, and finalize price and schedule.

So if you are on the fence about it, get in touch and let us know you're interested.


Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Scott,


On a side note, we found the app ‘iWatchSat’ very useful to find out sat coverage. It’s very simple and it helps to plan your call/grib fetch. 

We found waiting for good coverage is the best way to dramatically improve connection quality. 

Hope that helps,


Thomas 
GARULFO 
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia 

On Wed, 4 Mar 2020 at 04:34, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Hi all,

We just scored a great deal on a used Iridium Go with the external antenna. It comes with 12m of antenna cable and the mount for steel tubes. 
https://www.predictwind.com/iridium-go/#purchase-options

Any suggestions on where to mount the external antenna? I'd like to mine your collective knowledge before I start drilling any new holes. We have a large aft solar arch and assume putting it back there would degrade the signal. 

Additionally, how have you all run the thick antenna cable into the boat? I would like to put the Iridium Go at the nav station, but that's not a requirement. 

Thanks in advance!
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Lubricants, Sealants, etc. & thanks to Bill Kinney

 

Fred,

Thanks for that. As you know I do not have a recommendation for bearing grease. The manufacturer of MD 466 EP is Sogelub. They recommend it as a solution for metal-to-metal surfaces. This synthetic grease is very good, but only readily available in Europe. If I was asked by a European client for a synthetic grease recommendation, MD 466 would be my #1 choice. I am sure that Amel made the correct choice.

Thanks, again.

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On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 2:50 AM scentstone <scentstone@...> wrote:

Hi Bill and thank you again for the effort to ease the sailor's life.

May I just make a little addition to this, even if the products you're referencing are excellents ?

I was trained in La Rochelle by Daniel Jourdain who was the mechanics at Amel's pontoon for the last 20 years.

Amel use the reference Sogelub MD 466 EP in many locations as I did for years with very satisfying results…

[Note] Perhaps not very easy to get abroad but for those who like to know. I will be happy to help

Best

Fred

S/V ScentStone SM2K #375