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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wind Generator

David Crisp
 

Thanks Dennis,

Will take a look.

David
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Woods, Dennis (WMI,
Ireland)" <dennis.woods@w...> wrote:
david,
I have a freind who lives aboard a yacht in the carabean. the
serious users
all install a wind generator made by KISS based in Trinidad. They
are very
reliable, quiet, almost no vibration, with a high charge rate,
WWW.KISSENERGY.COM <http://www.KISSENERGY.COM>
REGARDS,
DENNIS WOODS - EBBREZZA

Original Message-----
From: davidcrisp <david@f...> [mailto:david@f...]
Sent: 06 February 2003 15:33
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wind Generator


Am thinking of fitting a wind generator to my Super Maramu
(1995).
Some of them seem very noisy though - can anyone recommend a make
which is both reliable, efficient and quite?

Anyone have experience of installing a wind generator and if so
can
you share any advice on best location, wiring etc?

Regards
David Crisp - Gallant of Fowey


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Re: Wiring for the USA

David Crisp
 

Thanks,
David
--- In amelyachtowners@..., asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hi David

Most marinas on the east coast have 50 amp service wich is 220V.
You
need to rewire your current socket for one that fits the 50A
socket.
The only issue is that US 220 is 60Hz and EU is 50 Hz. All of the
equipment will work on the boat except the microwave, clothes
washer
dishwasher and the heating acts a little weird. You should consult
an
expert about the wireing of the groung wire.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "davidcrisp <david@f...>"
<david@f...> wrote:
I am planning too sail up the East COast of the USA next year.
That
and being in the Caribbean (St Martin) now I want to wire my
boat
to
take 110V.

Can anyone advise on how to do this? Presumably the simplest
thing
it to install a transformer. Am not bothered about having 110V
sockets in the boat - internally I want to remain 220V.

Although reasonably competent electrically I am wary of major
marine
wiring projects as I aware of the grounding issues. Does anyoone
know the best place to get this work done for a reasonable
price?
We
are heading down towards Greneda for the hurricane season.

Finally am considering chaging out the battery charger for a
better
one with - so if that could be cost effectively part of the
project
I would consider that.

Regards
David Crisp - Gallant of Fowey


Re: Power lead for SSB

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you for you advise. I will definatly use a power converter for
the SSB. I think I will buy the davits from France. I have looked for
quite a while and the system made in La Rochelle seems to be the
best, if not perfect solution. And they dont look too bad.

Vito Ciaravino


--- In amelyachtowners@..., Anne and John Hollamby
<hollamby@c...> wrote:
Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
Dear Vito,
The amswer is to fit an isolated 24/12 volt converter made by an
English
company called Alphatronix. The cost is about 150 pds stlg. It is
approved
for usein everything from petrol tankers downwards. If you want to
waste
money get the one made by Icom at about three or five times as
much !!! I
do not have the Email address for Alphatronix to hand as I am not
on the
boat but I am sure I gave all the details to this group six or nine
months
ago so look back through the archive. One must wonder about the guy
who
told you to run a SSB off the starter battery. Are you sure he is
competent
to make the installation....when he has ask him to demonstrate it by
calling up a ham operator at least a thousand miles away. After I
installed
mine I had a technician do this and he spoke with an amateur radio
operator
in Poland with no problem 5 by 5 from my boat in a marina in Malta.
Fortunately the ground plate by Amel is excellent.
I have the davits from La Rochelle where they were fitted by the
makers.
There are a number of points. The fixing to the transom is OK on
the port
side as they fitted a S/S strut to take the load. The starboard
side should
have been reinforced with a hardwood pad resined on to the inside
of the
transom. The lifting arrangement as supplied is totally inadequate
to lift
a dinghy even though my RIB is aluminium and weighs only 37 kilos
on its
own. What is needed is a set of small triple sheave blocks to pull
the
davits up and a similar set to lift the dinghy to the davits. This
set will
need small plates welded on to the davits to take jam cleats for the
lifting tackle. The hinge bolts for the davits are not a close fit
in the
fittings thus allowing movement. With any davits the dinghy needs
to be
securely lashed to avoid any movement for short days sails but for
longer
trips the dinghy will still have to be lifted on to the deck. If
you need
to lift the davits/dinghy/outboard etc overnight to avoid theft the
solution is to use the mizzen staysail halyard tied on to the
outboard end
of the davit next to the outboard end of the dinghy. Incidentally
my dinghy
is a 3.1mtr made in New Zealand where it retails for about 1100pds
stlg. It
is absolutely first class and will eventually get up on the plane
with its
15 hp motor with three heavy adults and a full fuel tank even in
mildly
choppy waters, a load of over 300 kilos. I stow it inverted fully
inflated
on the aft cabin top for short passages and in the same place
deflated for
long passages. It is not made of Hypalon but mine has spent two
years in
the Med and still looks as new. The make is Southern Pacific and
they are
,I think, Now being imported to the UK by a company in Wales
although I
suspect it would be cheaper to buy one direct from NZ and haveit
sent by
ship or air cargo. Even with those costs and import duties which
might not
be payable for a yacht in transit. Incidentally 3.1 mtrs is the
maximum
size that fits on the aft cabintop. If anyone is interested I have
all the
contact info on my boat down in the marina. I suppose that Joel
Potter
could make a nice deal if he were to take up an import agency for
them !!

Best wishes from John SM319
Bali Hai


Re: Wiring for the USA

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi David

Most marinas on the east coast have 50 amp service wich is 220V. You
need to rewire your current socket for one that fits the 50A socket.
The only issue is that US 220 is 60Hz and EU is 50 Hz. All of the
equipment will work on the boat except the microwave, clothes washer
dishwasher and the heating acts a little weird. You should consult an
expert about the wireing of the groung wire.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "davidcrisp <david@f...>"
<david@f...> wrote:
I am planning too sail up the East COast of the USA next year.
That
and being in the Caribbean (St Martin) now I want to wire my boat
to
take 110V.

Can anyone advise on how to do this? Presumably the simplest thing
it to install a transformer. Am not bothered about having 110V
sockets in the boat - internally I want to remain 220V.

Although reasonably competent electrically I am wary of major
marine
wiring projects as I aware of the grounding issues. Does anyoone
know the best place to get this work done for a reasonable price?
We
are heading down towards Greneda for the hurricane season.

Finally am considering chaging out the battery charger for a better
one with - so if that could be cost effectively part of the project
I would consider that.

Regards
David Crisp - Gallant of Fowey


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wind Generator

Woods, Dennis (WMI, Ireland) <dennis.woods@...>
 

david,
I have a freind who lives aboard a yacht in the carabean. the serious users
all install a wind generator made by KISS based in Trinidad. They are very
reliable, quiet, almost no vibration, with a high charge rate,
WWW.KISSENERGY.COM <http://www.KISSENERGY.COM>
REGARDS,
DENNIS WOODS - EBBREZZA

Original Message-----
From: davidcrisp <david@...> [mailto:david@...]
Sent: 06 February 2003 15:33
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wind Generator


Am thinking of fitting a wind generator to my Super Maramu (1995).
Some of them seem very noisy though - can anyone recommend a make
which is both reliable, efficient and quite?

Anyone have experience of installing a wind generator and if so can
you share any advice on best location, wiring etc?

Regards
David Crisp - Gallant of Fowey


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Wiring for the USA

David Crisp
 

I am planning too sail up the East COast of the USA next year. That
and being in the Caribbean (St Martin) now I want to wire my boat to
take 110V.

Can anyone advise on how to do this? Presumably the simplest thing
it to install a transformer. Am not bothered about having 110V
sockets in the boat - internally I want to remain 220V.

Although reasonably competent electrically I am wary of major marine
wiring projects as I aware of the grounding issues. Does anyoone
know the best place to get this work done for a reasonable price? We
are heading down towards Greneda for the hurricane season.

Finally am considering chaging out the battery charger for a better
one with - so if that could be cost effectively part of the project
I would consider that.

Regards
David Crisp - Gallant of Fowey


Wind Generator

David Crisp
 

Am thinking of fitting a wind generator to my Super Maramu (1995).
Some of them seem very noisy though - can anyone recommend a make
which is both reliable, efficient and quite?

Anyone have experience of installing a wind generator and if so can
you share any advice on best location, wiring etc?

Regards
David Crisp - Gallant of Fowey


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Power lead for SSB

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

Hello Peter,

thanks for the info on the Alphatronix DC/DC converter. You are right about the price of the Icom P66, at least in the UK. However, I should point out that the Icom when purchased from Stephane Genitou at Pochon La Rochelle is just 308 Euro's, which is not bad.

One quick question. Do you suffer from any RF interference from the Alphatronix unit? I take it also that it is a 30 amp unit that you quoted for? Most importantly, is the input and output completely isolated from each other at DC? Crucial from the point of view of electrolysis. I had a 60 amp Far East unit on Crusader that cost around 80 Pounds, which worked well, though the input's and outputs were not isolated, though I found a workaround.

I need a new converter for my new boat in July, so would appreciate your comments.

Best Wishes

Ian Shepherd

SM2000 299 "Crusader"


Webpage for Amel Euros

Szabó Géza <szabog@...>
 

Hi All,

I launched my persional website. There is a page for
the sistership of my Euros 41.

You can check it out on the following link

http://rotorman.hu/0hajo/sisterships.htm

Best regards

Geza Szabo
http://rotorman.hu


Beautiful 1985 Amel Maramu 48 for sale

Derek jarvis <sailorman522000@...>
 

FOR SALE

Lovely 1985 Amel Maramu 48!

The boat is in turnkey condition and loaded with gear.She has just had a flag blue awlgrip paint job with gold striping and is stunning!Both masts and the deck have been recently painted as well.

She is equipped with 62hp Perkins diesel,6kw Westerbeke generator,vetus bowthruster,air conditioning thru out,new inverter,new radar,new refridgeration,great electronics package and much,much more..including dingy and outboard!

For more information please contact Derek Jarvis at Bollman Yachts in Ft Lauderdale at 954-761-1122 ex22 or email derek@...

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sailorman522000 <sailorman522000@yahoo.com> <sailorman522000@...>
 

I have a client looking for a 1995 or newer supermaramu.He is a
serious buyer,very familiar with these boats.
Email Derek Jarvis at Bollman Yachts(derek@...) or
phone 1-954-761-1122.
Cheers
Derek Jarvis


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Power lead for SSB

petervweston <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Anne and John Hollamby
<hollamby@c...> wrote:
Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
Dear Vito,
The amswer is to fit an isolated 24/12 volt converter made by an English
company called Alphatronix. The cost is about 150 pds stlg. It is
approved
for usein everything from petrol tankers downwards. If you want to waste
money get the one made by Icom at about three or five times as much
!!! I
do not have the Email address for Alphatronix to hand as I am not on the
boat
The URL for Alphatronix is http://www.alfatronix.co.uk/index.htm

I hope that this helps

Peter


[Amel Yacht Owners] Power lead for SSB

Anne and John Hollamby <hollamby@...>
 

Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
Dear Vito,
The amswer is to fit an isolated 24/12 volt converter made by an English
company called Alphatronix. The cost is about 150 pds stlg. It is approved
for usein everything from petrol tankers downwards. If you want to waste
money get the one made by Icom at about three or five times as much !!! I
do not have the Email address for Alphatronix to hand as I am not on the
boat but I am sure I gave all the details to this group six or nine months
ago so look back through the archive. One must wonder about the guy who
told you to run a SSB off the starter battery. Are you sure he is competent
to make the installation....when he has ask him to demonstrate it by
calling up a ham operator at least a thousand miles away. After I installed
mine I had a technician do this and he spoke with an amateur radio operator
in Poland with no problem 5 by 5 from my boat in a marina in Malta.
Fortunately the ground plate by Amel is excellent.
I have the davits from La Rochelle where they were fitted by the makers.
There are a number of points. The fixing to the transom is OK on the port
side as they fitted a S/S strut to take the load. The starboard side should
have been reinforced with a hardwood pad resined on to the inside of the
transom. The lifting arrangement as supplied is totally inadequate to lift
a dinghy even though my RIB is aluminium and weighs only 37 kilos on its
own. What is needed is a set of small triple sheave blocks to pull the
davits up and a similar set to lift the dinghy to the davits. This set will
need small plates welded on to the davits to take jam cleats for the
lifting tackle. The hinge bolts for the davits are not a close fit in the
fittings thus allowing movement. With any davits the dinghy needs to be
securely lashed to avoid any movement for short days sails but for longer
trips the dinghy will still have to be lifted on to the deck. If you need
to lift the davits/dinghy/outboard etc overnight to avoid theft the
solution is to use the mizzen staysail halyard tied on to the outboard end
of the davit next to the outboard end of the dinghy. Incidentally my dinghy
is a 3.1mtr made in New Zealand where it retails for about 1100pds stlg. It
is absolutely first class and will eventually get up on the plane with its
15 hp motor with three heavy adults and a full fuel tank even in mildly
choppy waters, a load of over 300 kilos. I stow it inverted fully inflated
on the aft cabin top for short passages and in the same place deflated for
long passages. It is not made of Hypalon but mine has spent two years in
the Med and still looks as new. The make is Southern Pacific and they are
,I think, Now being imported to the UK by a company in Wales although I
suspect it would be cheaper to buy one direct from NZ and haveit sent by
ship or air cargo. Even with those costs and import duties which might not
be payable for a yacht in transit. Incidentally 3.1 mtrs is the maximum
size that fits on the aft cabintop. If anyone is interested I have all the
contact info on my boat down in the marina. I suppose that Joel Potter
could make a nice deal if he were to take up an import agency for them !!

Best wishes from John SM319 Bali Hai


Re: Davits Manufacturer

Zanareva
 

Vito,

I received the following from Mr. Selo at Amel:

"The davits you have seen are not available from Amel but you can get
them from the company mentioned below:"

SECTEUR BLANC
Secteurblanc@...
Cell-phone : 06 08 89 85 57


Power lead for SSB

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

I am looking into installing an SSB radio on my SM. Because of the
need for 12 volt power and the hi amp draw on send 23A. The installer
is recomending that I wire th radio to the starting battery. This
seems like asking for trouble. Dead starting battery just when you
need it. How have some of you handled the installation.

Thank you


Vito Ciaravino


Davits Manufacturer

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

Some of you have written in this forum that there is a manufacturer
in La Rochelle that makes an exellent davits for the Super Maramu.
Does anyone konw the name and contact information. Has anyone
purchased and installed these davits. If so what was your experience.

Thank You


Vito Ciaravino


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: looking for a new engine

Luis Gonzalez Vallejo <l_gonzalezvallejo@...>
 

Adam,
Thank you for your info.Now I have clear up some basic questions.
Regards from Med. ( now quite cold).
Luis
"amelmango <chiefnelson@...>" <chiefnelson@...> wrote:Luis,
I think the calculation for hull speed is the square root of
waterline times 1.2-1.4. The varible factor is for a lower surface,
medium displacement sailing hull form. So for a Mango: sq. rt. of
41.5=6.5x1.2=7.8 kts to 6.5x1.4=9.1 kts
My old 80 HP 4-236 with a fixed 3 blade will make 9 kts in low
seas and 8 kts in medium seas. So, I'd guess that you'd be wasting
HP at anything over 100 HP. Like I said before, I'd want to talk
with the prop folks to what they thought of cranking in some more
pitch to cope with the increased HP.
Best regards,
Adam


Adam,
Thank you for your advice.Do you know which is the maximum speed
that this boat can reach considering only her length over water, and
what do you think about the convenient maximum horse power for the
engine.
Kind regards,
Luis


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Re: looking for a new engine

amelmango <chiefnelson@hotmail.com> <chiefnelson@...>
 

Luis,
I think the calculation for hull speed is the square root of
waterline times 1.2-1.4. The varible factor is for a lower surface,
medium displacement sailing hull form. So for a Mango: sq. rt. of
41.5=6.5x1.2=7.8 kts to 6.5x1.4=9.1 kts
My old 80 HP 4-236 with a fixed 3 blade will make 9 kts in low
seas and 8 kts in medium seas. So, I'd guess that you'd be wasting
HP at anything over 100 HP. Like I said before, I'd want to talk
with the prop folks to what they thought of cranking in some more
pitch to cope with the increased HP.
Best regards,
Adam


Adam,
Thank you for your advice.Do you know which is the maximum speed
that this boat can reach considering only her length over water, and
what do you think about the convenient maximum horse power for the
engine.
Kind regards,
Luis


Autopropellers

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@compuserve.com> <hollamby@...>
 

From Bali Hai, SM 319

We have had a letter from Brunton Autoprops saying that there is a
potential problem with the propeller. It appears that it is not a
danger issue but they are recalling for modification prop nos AP2902-
AP5299 at their expense. They will pay for shipping and return via
DHL. The time frame is not mentioned.
The No of our Propeller is in the Brunton booklet in the Amel file
(we are AP3270). If it has to be sent back all is not lost as Amel,
with their usual efficiency, have provided a fixed two blade prop
with our boat.
If you have not had the letter and want more information the address
is service@...

Anne and John


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: looking for a new engine

Luis Gonzalez Vallejo <l_gonzalezvallejo@...>
 

Luis Gonzalez Vallejo <l_gonzalezvallejo@...> wrote:

Luis Gonzalez Vallejo <l_gonzalezvallejo@...> wrote:

Luis Gonzalez Vallejo <l_gonzalezvallejo@...> wrote:
Adam,
Thank you for your advice.Do you know which is the maximum speed that this boat can reach considering only her length over water, and what do you think about the convenient maximum horse power for the engine.
Kind regards,
Luis
"amelmango <chiefnelson@...>" <chiefnelson@...> wrote:Luis,
My Mango has the Prekins 4-236 which has proved to be a great
engine for the boat. If you must have more horsepower for some
reason, Perkins turbocharges the 4-236. It would then fit on the
same mounts, would be able to use the same transmission (although I
would add a oil cooler to the Hurth if not already fitted), and use
the same shafting, etc. However, if you go with too much boost, ie
HP, you will have to increase the shaft size which means a new stern
tube which will translate into a lot of money for a questionable need
of more HP. There are a few more issues like exhaust size, waterlift
size, and of course you will have to see how you will prop for an
increase in HP with an already close tip clearance. Research it well
before you repower is the best advice.
Best regards,
Adam


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