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Re: 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

Mark Erdos
 

We replaced ours with a confection toaster oven. I can count on one hand how often we used the microwave. Now we have a vastly expanded menu thanks this.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin Schmit
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:06 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

 

I’m looking to purchase a new 220 volt microwave that fits in our SM microwave cabinet (approx 23”x13.5”x15”). Has anyone replaced theirs here in the USA and if so which model fits in the space without too much customization?
--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362
Currently in Brunswick, GA


Re: National ensign on top of mizzen mast

Nick Newington
 

So, to fly the ensign from the top of the mizzen the vessel must be under way. You would then have to drop it and fly it from the taffrail at anchor or moored…or have I mis-understood the rules?

I have noticed that Dutch and Scandinavian boats often fly their ensigns from the mizzen mast and it looks nice but…. I would not in countries that are sensitive about courtesy flags, such as Turkey and many others…you may find yourself at the receiving end of an angry official. In such countries I like to buy a slightly larger courtesy flag than normal and make sure it is in good condition and keep it high….
Nick

Amelia

AML 54-019

Leros (ashore for the winter)


On 20 Nov 2021, at 17:32, Joerg Esdorn via groups.io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Gentlemen, let me point you to the attached YRA guidance on where to fly the national ensign, which I received from A54 owner Peter Forbes some time ago.  Please see 4b.  It‘s ok to fly the mizzen on top of the mizzen and in fact, it‘s done quite frequently in Germany and the Nordic countries.  I did it myself on an earlier boat in the 70s (dating myself here).
 
I‘d be very interested in seeing how it‘s done mechanically given all the antennas on top of the mizzen of an Amel.  Many thanks in advance!

Joerg Esdorn  <YRA Flag Etiquette.pdf>


Re: National ensign on top of mizzen mast

Joerg Esdorn
 

Gentlemen, let me point you to the attached YRA guidance on where to fly the national ensign, which I received from A54 owner Peter Forbes some time ago.  Please see 4b.  It‘s ok to fly the mizzen on top of the mizzen and in fact, it‘s done quite frequently in Germany and the Nordic countries.  I did it myself on an earlier boat in the 70s (dating myself here).
 
I‘d be very interested in seeing how it‘s done mechanically given all the antennas on top of the mizzen of an Amel.  Many thanks in advance!

Joerg Esdorn 


Re: National ensign on top of mizzen mast

Bruno COTTE
 

You must never put a national flag on top of a mizzen mast . This is only the place for a yacht club flag normally fixed on a wooden pole that you fix and take off by climbing on top … 

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 20 nov. 2021 à 18:21, Brent Cameron via groups.io <brentcameron61@...> a écrit :


While I can’t answer your specific question, and perhaps in misunderstanding it as well but I would caution that the (boat’s) “national” flag should be flown under the visiting country’s (courtesy) “national “ flag. For example, if your boat is French registered and you are visiting the UK, the UK flag should be flown above the French flag. Putting the French flag on the top of the mizzen would mean that you wouldn’t be able to use the typical spreader mounted courtesy flag and would likely have to figure out a way to get the UK flag mounted on the top of the main mast. This is why most “national” flags are flown from the stern down low. Big national flags show the loyalty of the boat while small courtesy flags up high pay tribute to the host country. 

Brent
On Nov 20, 2021, 9:28 AM -0500, Joerg Esdorn via groups.io <jhe1313@...>, wrote:
Does anyone carry the national flag on top of the mizzen mast?  If so, I would be very interested in seeing the mechanics of how to do this without interfering with the many antennas on top of the mizzen.  Do you have a long flag pole on top of the mizzen or an arm to the back or side of the mizzen?  Many thanks in advance.

Joerg Esdorn
Amel 55 #53 Kincsem
Currently in La Rochelle 

--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: National ensign on top of mizzen mast

Brent Cameron
 

While I can’t answer your specific question, and perhaps in misunderstanding it as well but I would caution that the (boat’s) “national” flag should be flown under the visiting country’s (courtesy) “national “ flag. For example, if your boat is French registered and you are visiting the UK, the UK flag should be flown above the French flag. Putting the French flag on the top of the mizzen would mean that you wouldn’t be able to use the typical spreader mounted courtesy flag and would likely have to figure out a way to get the UK flag mounted on the top of the main mast. This is why most “national” flags are flown from the stern down low. Big national flags show the loyalty of the boat while small courtesy flags up high pay tribute to the host country. 

Brent

On Nov 20, 2021, 9:28 AM -0500, Joerg Esdorn via groups.io <jhe1313@...>, wrote:
Does anyone carry the national flag on top of the mizzen mast?  If so, I would be very interested in seeing the mechanics of how to do this without interfering with the many antennas on top of the mizzen.  Do you have a long flag pole on top of the mizzen or an arm to the back or side of the mizzen?  Many thanks in advance.

Joerg Esdorn
Amel 55 #53 Kincsem
Currently in La Rochelle 

--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


National ensign on top of mizzen mast

Joerg Esdorn
 

Does anyone carry the national flag on top of the mizzen mast?  If so, I would be very interested in seeing the mechanics of how to do this without interfering with the many antennas on top of the mizzen.  Do you have a long flag pole on top of the mizzen or an arm to the back or side of the mizzen?  Many thanks in advance.

Joerg Esdorn
Amel 55 #53 Kincsem
Currently in La Rochelle 


Amel 55 free fall mode for windlass?

Billy Newport
 

Hi
We were anchoring the other night and our windlass seemed to just let chain out as if there was no clutch, the chain counter said free fall during this.

What is free fall? The quick manuals, well, they could be better let's say. My DR4 windlass says it has manual free fall which is loosening the clutch with a winch handle?

Auto free fall seems to be a single press of down kicking it off with a single up button stopping it. I'm trying to figure out is this user error or a fault. The second time it let go, a single up button tap stopped it. So, was it auto fall?

Thanks

Billy ,(55#56)


Re: 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

Ian Townsend
 

We get our 220v appliances in the USA from www.Eastwestintl.com or 
www.220-electronics.com/220-volt-appliances.html

Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153
West Palm Beach, FL






-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...>
Date: 2021-11-19 8:47 a.m. (GMT-05:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

Kevin,

In addition to 220togo.com, that Mark quotes above, another source for 220V small appliances for boats based in 120V countries is amazon.co.uk  Most things ship quickly to the USA, and they have a wide selection, as you would expect.  We have used both depending on who has what in stock at the time.

I suspect the same might be true for the French Amazon outlet, but I am not conversant enough in French to have that be a help to me!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Brunswick, GA, USA


Re: Amel Maramu 1984 Standing Rigging Specifications

Emma Podlewski
 

Hi Thomas,

I have the original standing rigging diagram for the Maramu 1986 with Nirvana mast. Hope this help!


Re: 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

Bill Kinney
 

Kevin,

In addition to 220togo.com, that Mark quotes above, another source for 220V small appliances for boats based in 120V countries is amazon.co.uk  Most things ship quickly to the USA, and they have a wide selection, as you would expect.  We have used both depending on who has what in stock at the time.

I suspect the same might be true for the French Amazon outlet, but I am not conversant enough in French to have that be a help to me!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Brunswick, GA, USA


Re: Amel Maramu 1984 Standing Rigging Specifications

James Alton
 

Bruno,

   My Maramu has the Nirvana mast.  Main lowers and inermediates are 8mm, caps are 10 mm.  I was told by a reliable source that a Maramu has yet to lose a mast if that information needs to be updated feel free to let me know.  Personally I would not alter the design.  Not only will you add weight aloft, you will be drilling out fittings on the mast for larger pins and could thereby have a weaker rig with the heavier wire.  

   Especially if you have the fiberglass mast box, go easy on the mizzen rigging tension.  I have seen quite a few of these mast boxes damaged from excessive compression loads.

James
SV Sueno
Simi, Greece


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruno COTTE <cotte.bruno@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Nov 14, 2021 9:26 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel Maramu 1984 Standing Rigging Specifications

Who is the rigger ?

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 14 nov. 2021 à 20:03, Thomas Nienkemper <thomas.nienkemper@...> a écrit :

Hi,
I am about to change the standing rigging on our 1984 Maramu with the Isomat mast and no furling. I was in contact with ACMO and they offered a rigging kit, but for the Nirvana mast which I understand is the one after 1985 with furling. I could not rech ACMO since, but will keep trying. A rigger in Tahiti who supposedly has done other Amels says after consulting with ACMO he would use 10mm wire size, at least for the stays. Currently my main mast is all 8mm and mizzen all 7mm. 
What is the wire size on other Maramus? Did they maybe change wire size with the mast in 1985?

Help much appreciated!


Re: 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

Mark McGovern
 

Kevin,

We purchased this one:  https://www.220togo.com/whirlpool_25_liter_microwave_with_grill_756

It fits the space almost perfectly and requires no modification to the shelf or mount in order to secure it.  The only issue is the plug is not the same so you either have to re-terminate it or use an adapter to plug it in.





--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Belfast, ME USA


Re: Amel Spares--VAT free in the UK !

Peter Forbes
 

Defo order an Amel 50, before they realise.

Peter 
Carango 
Lymington 

On Fri, 19 Nov 2021 at 13:07, ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Just received a parcel of spares from the wonderful Maud. Sent to our home in England and therefore no French VAT.

 More to the point, UK customs clearly have not yet heard that we have left the EU as they didn't charge VAT at this end.

Mmm.... I wonder if I should put in a quick order for an Amel 50 ?


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece

--
Best wishes
Peter Forbes
+44 (0) 7836 209730


Amel Spares--VAT free in the UK !

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Just received a parcel of spares from the wonderful Maud. Sent to our home in England and therefore no French VAT.

 More to the point, UK customs clearly have not yet heard that we have left the EU as they didn't charge VAT at this end.

Mmm.... I wonder if I should put in a quick order for an Amel 50 ?


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


220 volt microwave replacement in SM

Kevin Schmit
 

I’m looking to purchase a new 220 volt microwave that fits in our SM microwave cabinet (approx 23”x13.5”x15”). Has anyone replaced theirs here in the USA and if so which model fits in the space without too much customization?
--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362
Currently in Brunswick, GA


Re: Standing rigging

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Denis,
You'll want 15% of breaking strength, which, of course, is dependent on the size of the stay. You can google it, or a tension meter usually has the reference numbers on it.  Or just make them "Amel tight".
--
Craig Briggs - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Standing rigging

Denis Elborn
 

A simple question to the group.

Does anyone have the correct tension for the standing rigging on a 54?

Denis Elborn
S/V Fortune 54-159
On the hard in Preveza


Re: Lofrans Tigres rubber up/down switch

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 


Re: Frigoboat air conditioning manual

Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks!!!
How I managed to send the email to you instead of Maud beats me…😂

All the best,
Helen 


On 16 Nov 2021, at 5:05 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Maud's email is SAV@...

Bill


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

On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 8:42 AM Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi <helenmi57@...> wrote:
Dear Maud,

Hope you had a great summer.

We are very happy with our new drive unit and thankyou for all your help!

We have left the boat in a marina on the island of Samos and are using her as a winter home. We are trying to get the air conditioning to work on heat and haven’t managed and the engineer who came could only suggest that we might need to service the central board , but he also felt that that was unlikely to be the fault as both units have the same problem. We have the original brochure but it is all in Italian. I tried using google translate but it is a slow and laborious task. We are wondering if you have the brochure in English somewhere on file? I tried to find it online but drew a blank.

I’ll attach a photo of the original brochure.

Best regards,
Helen and Kosta on Meditation SM29

Samos, Greece






Re: Frigoboat air conditioning manual

 

Maud's email is SAV@...

Bill


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

On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 8:42 AM Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi <helenmi57@...> wrote:
Dear Maud,

Hope you had a great summer.

We are very happy with our new drive unit and thankyou for all your help!

We have left the boat in a marina on the island of Samos and are using her as a winter home. We are trying to get the air conditioning to work on heat and haven’t managed and the engineer who came could only suggest that we might need to service the central board , but he also felt that that was unlikely to be the fault as both units have the same problem. We have the original brochure but it is all in Italian. I tried using google translate but it is a slow and laborious task. We are wondering if you have the brochure in English somewhere on file? I tried to find it online but drew a blank.

I’ll attach a photo of the original brochure.

Best regards,
Helen and Kosta on Meditation SM29

Samos, Greece





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