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Polytrol

jurgenjohanssen <no_reply@...>
 

Hi,

I am the owner of a 1981 built Mango and would like her to look a bit nicer without re painting her. Obviously the gel coat looks a bit old, is dull and cracked. I have read that some of you have used Polytrol on your decks. What about using it also on the hull and cabin sides etc. According to the manufacturer Owatrol, it should make your boot just about look like new. Has anybody of you tried it?

Thank you and best regards

Juergen 'ARGO IV'


Mango Bow Thruster

jurgenjohanssen <no_reply@...>
 

Hi,

As fairly new owner of the Mango #18 built 1981 I am experiencing some difficulties manoeuvring the boat astern in small Turkish and Greek marinas/harbours because my bow thruster does not work. I never owed a boat with bow thruster and always thought this was an unnecessary extra. Now I know better. But there must be also a way to make a Mango go astern the way you want her to go without a thruster. What is the trick?

My next question is how to dismantle the thruster motor from the shaft without creating to much damage? I tried it without success. My motor is full of water and needs some overhaul. The original seal is not existing anymore. Somebody poured a sort of 5cm thick 20cm diameter polyester sleeve as a seal on top of the exit inside the boat. It is not very effective.

Would appreciate some advise. Thank you.

Best regards

Juergen 'ARGO IV'


Re: MANGO & Santorin fuel tank

laetitiaii <laetitiaii@...>
 

Hi,

A friend, owner of a Mango 1980, would like to clean the fuel tanks ( 480 l & 380 l)on his boat but on his unit there are no access port holes, the fuel gauge is mechanical (a float, similar to the water gauge). Was there an answer to the inquiry for a Santorin.

Does anyone have any experience with this problem on Amel's fuel tanks built in without access port?

Serge D. T. Mango no51

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ken Knight" <oceanhobo1@...> wrote:


Has anyone had any experience in cleaning out the fuel tank on a 1994
Santorin. If so I would appreciate any advice or suggestions. Their does
not appear to be any inspection panel or anyway of accessing the
interior other than through the filler tube.

Many thanks

Ken

Ocean Hobo Santorin #96





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[Fwd: Re: [Amel] Navtex weather forecasts]

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hi John,
Here are my experiences of the sometimes very frustrating Navtex reception issues.

I had a NASA navtex on our First 405 that we sailed around the Med for 7 years. The active antenna was installed in a hanging locker just aft of the chart table where it worked very well for two years, then it stopped receiving anything at all. I had the antenna tested by NASA and they said it was fine. When I returned to the boat I just lay the antenna on deck to see if anything happened, it worked instantly, I then moved it back to the hanging locker and nothing. As far as I am aware nothing had changed with regard to wiring or proximity of steelwork etc. Why remains a mystery to this day but that was the way it was.

I spent the next few weeks trying the aerial in different places around the boat until I finally mounted at the top of the mast. I was told that the Navtex signal is a groundwave and the aerial should not be mounted above a certain height but it worked for us and it never missed after that. The only time that we did not receive was when we were in certain harbours where I think the signal must have been affected by the mass of buildings and boats etc. In those circumstances we did occasionally receive Portpatrick from the UK and not the local Greek or French station. On occasion we have moved just a few metres to the other side of a harbour and the Navtex has sprung into life.

I would be tempted to believe what Nasa has said about it being an antenna problem.

I had an ICS Nav6 on my last boat, which is a top range instrument, and sailing around the West of Scotland we found that the surrounding land etc again affected reception.

On our Sharki we have an old ICS Nav4 navtex and I have had to find a replacement antenna as the original installation used the insulated backstay, which I will now be using for our SSB. Surprisingly the unit received some transmissions from France but not the local stations ( we are now based in the Irish Sea) through the piece of coax that lies coiled on the deck without any antenna connected but when I connect a long wire antenna to the coax I get nothing. I have resolved the issue by using a Loran antenna that works well, it receives the local stations but I have now lost the French!

Try moving the antenna around and bear in mind that the signal can be masked. It is a great tool once it is working reliably using Navtex for local 24 hour information and the 5 day HF RTTY forecast from Germany we never ran into unexpected bad weather in our years cruising in the Med.

Best of luck.
Graham
Sharki 181

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Ian Shepherd <crusader53@...> wrote:

Hi John,

I have a NASA navtex receiver on Crusader. It is their better model
called a Plus I believe but as it's on the boat and I am not, that's a
guess. It may be a Pro.

Even though I mounted the antenna under the starboard main winch, next
to the circuit breaker box above the companionway berth, I get good
results except, at first, in my home country Cyprus! Limos, Turkish and
Black Sea stations come in well, as do Israel and Egypt. Eventually
Cyprus did something about their lousy transmission and I now receive
them OK.

Occasionally some stations go missing due to their technical problems,
though not that often. Of course it will depend on propagation
conditions, but even though we are at the bottom of a sunspot cycle,
this should not affect VLF frequencies much. Winter rain in the coax is
more likely to affect signal strengths. I wonder if there is some local
interference perhaps that is drowning the signal?

Wishing you and Anne a Very Happy New Year

Ian SM 414 Crusader Larnaca Cyprus

hollambyuk wrote:

I have a Navtex engine which receives weather and Nav messages and
stores them to download on my PC. It is sold by NASA, a British
company which sells a wide range of low priced marine instruments. It
is a replacement for their model which has a screen as I was not happy
with that ones performance either.
We cruise the Med during the summer months and find that this
instrument only seems to receive info some of the time. NASA suggest
that this is an antenna problem which I do not believe as, for
example,it receives forecasts from far flung places like the UK and
Turkey when we are in the western Med but does not get local forecasts
for days at a time.
Can any one tell me whether this is their experience with Navtex
signals being unreliable in the Med with this or other receivers made
by more upmarket companies.

Regards, John SM319




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Onan MDKAV - Impeller Shaft Key

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

It seems that it is always the small stuff...

Recently we had a salt water-flow shut-down on our Onan MDKAV. The first thing I checked was the impeller even though I had changed it at the 400 hours interval only a few hours ago. I found nothing wrong with the impeller so I began the process of disconnecting hoses and checking for water flow or blockage...I found no problems.

I removed the salt water pump for the second time and found that the shaft turned freely, but the impeller did not move. The problem was part number 132-0374 which is the shaft key which locks the impeller in place on the shaft. I did not have a key, but did have a spare pump, part number 132-0459 (replaces part number 132-0358).

Hope this helps someone.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications

Mr D
 

Eric,

Thanks for the reply. I totally got the idea behind the keel-stepped mast issue. My boat is deck-stepped so that makes sense now - Thank You! ATN sail is the last resort but thats about all I can do short of some serious rigging adjustments. I do see how its not perfect, though, but nothing ever is. I think my NOR race deleted trysail requirement, but I will double check. I still need to get a drogue - I need something easy to set and take back - I could not find any easy solutions yet. I took the middle stanchion off completely and rigged two wires over the entire opening with a clip at the end. The bilge pump is mounted right next to the stair and discharges into an added thruhull - it was that way when I got the boat. The autohelm is a two unit system - upper unit is a windvane and a lower unit is a rudder that attaches to stern. I got the Vetus hatches that have handles that open/close from both sides. On goits you can drill in a pin that can be pushed in from outside and pushed out from inside. Thanks again for all the help,

Dmitry

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Dmitry,

Do you have a deck stepped mast on a Super Maramu?

Or some other Amel with a keel stepped mast?

If your boat is deck stepped then you do not need the bolt. The purpose of
the bolt is to prevent the portion of the mast below decks from flying
around and breaking the boat or killing someone when the boat is dismasted.





I have the ATN sail on Kimberlite. When it is time to use it, it is too
late. The other problem is if you use the extra spinnaker halyard to raise
the ATN sail it will chafe through quickly in a storm because the halyard
rubs on the Genoa. . I converted my ballooner halyard, using vectran to
provide a second jib halyard. However you have to be motivated to launch the
ATN sail. I also store it in the port cockpit locker as the sail lockers are
dangerous in a blow.

You mention the ATN as a storm trysail. It is a storm jib. You still need a
storm trysail mounted on the main mast.



I had a very heavy 110 working jib made for offshore. It will sail in 55-60
knots .

I use it on all passages. You will not win any races with this sail in light
wind.



I also swear by the Jordan series drogue. I have deployed it twice. Once in
a severe storm 300 miles south of Bermuda on a 37 foot boat. Last year I got
caught in hurricane force winds for 39 hours (Herb the weatherman told us to
prepare for survival conditions). 70-96+ knots. There were 5 boats between
Bermuda and New York. 3 sank, I death, , Sir Richard Branson's 90 footer
got badly damaged and we suffered no damage. Many times we were up to our
armpits in seawater in the cockpit, but for your info it drains in less
than 30 seconds. We also had the cockpit totally enclosed stern facing the
wind and it did not blow out or tear.

We had to modify the tabs holding down the "doghouse) but otherwise no
problems.





How did you permanently fasten the center stanchion on the stern?



Where did you mount the below decks bilge pump?



I am sorry but I do not understand what you did with the autohelm and an
emergency ruder.



What did you do with the companionway so the hatch could be opened from both
sides with the hatch locked?





Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 10:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications





Eric, sounds like you mentioned some of the same issues I had on my Sharki
as far as Category 1 requirements. I would love to hear back if you remember
any other items. How do you know your boat does not require Bermuda bolt?
When is it required? I solved the rest of the issues you mentioned with the
following:

1. Trisail - I got ATN gail sail that has a sleeve and can be raised over
the furled genoa (easy)
2. Stern rope - changed with a wire rope kit (easy)
3. I added a Autohelm windwane that uses auxiliary rudder with a trim tab
(harder)
4. I replaced all hatches with newer lockdown Vetus model instead of Goiot
(hard but there is an easy way: drill a pin through Goiot that can be
released from inside or outside)
5. I added laughingly small water tank in the main water tank compartment
(easy as the requirement does not specify the size of tanks)

Thanks for the update and if you can think of anything else, please be sure
to let me know,

Dmitry

"Victoria"

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, kimberlite <kimberlite@> wrote:

What model and year Amel do You have?

My Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite is deck stepped and does not require
what is referred to as a Bermuda bolt.

Also on the Amel Super Maramu there are numerous reasons that the boat
does
not qualify for ORC1.

For example no trysail track and no quick way to add a storm jib. The
stern
rail is made of rope and not a continuous metal wire, the center post on
the
stern rail is not permanently fixed. including a way to rig an emergency
rudder. You need lock downs for all hatches, the water tank can not be one
tank. I once made a list of orc1 reasons that the boat does not qualify. I
forgot most of the things that I would have to do and ignored them.

I think I found over 30 scrutineering errors. However , having my last
boat
certified orc1, I would put the Amel against it any day.



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications





Has anyone entered a ISAF Category 1 race with an Amel? There are some
rules
to which Amel may or may not be built. For example, there is an OSR 3.12
that states "The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to
the mast step or adjoining structure" which could mean I need a bolt
through
the mast base. If anyone entered Category 1 race before, quick list of
things you added/modified would be priceless.

"Victoria"





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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Dmitry,

Do you have a deck stepped mast on a Super Maramu?

Or some other Amel with a keel stepped mast?

If your boat is deck stepped then you do not need the bolt. The purpose of
the bolt is to prevent the portion of the mast below decks from flying
around and breaking the boat or killing someone when the boat is dismasted.





I have the ATN sail on Kimberlite. When it is time to use it, it is too
late. The other problem is if you use the extra spinnaker halyard to raise
the ATN sail it will chafe through quickly in a storm because the halyard
rubs on the Genoa. . I converted my ballooner halyard, using vectran to
provide a second jib halyard. However you have to be motivated to launch the
ATN sail. I also store it in the port cockpit locker as the sail lockers are
dangerous in a blow.

You mention the ATN as a storm trysail. It is a storm jib. You still need a
storm trysail mounted on the main mast.



I had a very heavy 110 working jib made for offshore. It will sail in 55-60
knots .

I use it on all passages. You will not win any races with this sail in light
wind.



I also swear by the Jordan series drogue. I have deployed it twice. Once in
a severe storm 300 miles south of Bermuda on a 37 foot boat. Last year I got
caught in hurricane force winds for 39 hours (Herb the weatherman told us to
prepare for survival conditions). 70-96+ knots. There were 5 boats between
Bermuda and New York. 3 sank, I death, , Sir Richard Branson's 90 footer
got badly damaged and we suffered no damage. Many times we were up to our
armpits in seawater in the cockpit, but for your info it drains in less
than 30 seconds. We also had the cockpit totally enclosed stern facing the
wind and it did not blow out or tear.

We had to modify the tabs holding down the "doghouse) but otherwise no
problems.





How did you permanently fasten the center stanchion on the stern?



Where did you mount the below decks bilge pump?



I am sorry but I do not understand what you did with the autohelm and an
emergency ruder.



What did you do with the companionway so the hatch could be opened from both
sides with the hatch locked?





Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 10:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications





Eric, sounds like you mentioned some of the same issues I had on my Sharki
as far as Category 1 requirements. I would love to hear back if you remember
any other items. How do you know your boat does not require Bermuda bolt?
When is it required? I solved the rest of the issues you mentioned with the
following:

1. Trisail - I got ATN gail sail that has a sleeve and can be raised over
the furled genoa (easy)
2. Stern rope - changed with a wire rope kit (easy)
3. I added a Autohelm windwane that uses auxiliary rudder with a trim tab
(harder)
4. I replaced all hatches with newer lockdown Vetus model instead of Goiot
(hard but there is an easy way: drill a pin through Goiot that can be
released from inside or outside)
5. I added laughingly small water tank in the main water tank compartment
(easy as the requirement does not specify the size of tanks)

Thanks for the update and if you can think of anything else, please be sure
to let me know,

Dmitry

"Victoria"

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

What model and year Amel do You have?

My Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite is deck stepped and does not require
what is referred to as a Bermuda bolt.

Also on the Amel Super Maramu there are numerous reasons that the boat
does
not qualify for ORC1.

For example no trysail track and no quick way to add a storm jib. The
stern
rail is made of rope and not a continuous metal wire, the center post on
the
stern rail is not permanently fixed. including a way to rig an emergency
rudder. You need lock downs for all hatches, the water tank can not be one
tank. I once made a list of orc1 reasons that the boat does not qualify. I
forgot most of the things that I would have to do and ignored them.

I think I found over 30 scrutineering errors. However , having my last
boat
certified orc1, I would put the Amel against it any day.



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications





Has anyone entered a ISAF Category 1 race with an Amel? There are some
rules
to which Amel may or may not be built. For example, there is an OSR 3.12
that states "The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to
the mast step or adjoining structure" which could mean I need a bolt
through
the mast base. If anyone entered Category 1 race before, quick list of
things you added/modified would be priceless.

"Victoria"







Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications

Mr D
 

Eric, sounds like you mentioned some of the same issues I had on my Sharki as far as Category 1 requirements. I would love to hear back if you remember any other items. How do you know your boat does not require Bermuda bolt? When is it required? I solved the rest of the issues you mentioned with the following:

1. Trisail - I got ATN gail sail that has a sleeve and can be raised over the furled genoa (easy)
2. Stern rope - changed with a wire rope kit (easy)
3. I added a Autohelm windwane that uses auxiliary rudder with a trim tab (harder)
4. I replaced all hatches with newer lockdown Vetus model instead of Goiot (hard but there is an easy way: drill a pin through Goiot that can be released from inside or outside)
5. I added laughingly small water tank in the main water tank compartment (easy as the requirement does not specify the size of tanks)

Thanks for the update and if you can think of anything else, please be sure to let me know,

Dmitry

"Victoria"

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

What model and year Amel do You have?

My Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite is deck stepped and does not require
what is referred to as a Bermuda bolt.

Also on the Amel Super Maramu there are numerous reasons that the boat does
not qualify for ORC1.

For example no trysail track and no quick way to add a storm jib. The stern
rail is made of rope and not a continuous metal wire, the center post on the
stern rail is not permanently fixed. including a way to rig an emergency
rudder. You need lock downs for all hatches, the water tank can not be one
tank. I once made a list of orc1 reasons that the boat does not qualify. I
forgot most of the things that I would have to do and ignored them.

I think I found over 30 scrutineering errors. However , having my last boat
certified orc1, I would put the Amel against it any day.



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications





Has anyone entered a ISAF Category 1 race with an Amel? There are some rules
to which Amel may or may not be built. For example, there is an OSR 3.12
that states "The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to
the mast step or adjoining structure" which could mean I need a bolt through
the mast base. If anyone entered Category 1 race before, quick list of
things you added/modified would be priceless.

"Victoria"





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

What model and year Amel do You have?

My Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite is deck stepped and does not require
what is referred to as a Bermuda bolt.

Also on the Amel Super Maramu there are numerous reasons that the boat does
not qualify for ORC1.

For example no trysail track and no quick way to add a storm jib. The stern
rail is made of rope and not a continuous metal wire, the center post on the
stern rail is not permanently fixed. including a way to rig an emergency
rudder. You need lock downs for all hatches, the water tank can not be one
tank. I once made a list of orc1 reasons that the boat does not qualify. I
forgot most of the things that I would have to do and ignored them.

I think I found over 30 scrutineering errors. However , having my last boat
certified orc1, I would put the Amel against it any day.



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications





Has anyone entered a ISAF Category 1 race with an Amel? There are some rules
to which Amel may or may not be built. For example, there is an OSR 3.12
that states "The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to
the mast step or adjoining structure" which could mean I need a bolt through
the mast base. If anyone entered Category 1 race before, quick list of
things you added/modified would be priceless.

"Victoria"


ISAF Category 1 modifications

Mr D
 

Has anyone entered a ISAF Category 1 race with an Amel? There are some rules to which Amel may or may not be built. For example, there is an OSR 3.12 that states "The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to the mast step or adjoining structure" which could mean I need a bolt through the mast base. If anyone entered Category 1 race before, quick list of things you added/modified would be priceless.

"Victoria"


Sharki actual loaded displacement?

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hello All,

Does know the actual weight of a Sharki fully loaded in cruising trim?
Most brokers etc quote 9400kg displacement but I see on this site there is a Specification in French and German with 7400kg unladen and 9400kg loaden quoted.

I am in the process of buying a Series Drogue and the choice of the size of rope and number cones is directly related to weight so I would like to start from the right place. Unfortunatley I have no method of geting our boat weighed.



Regards
Graham Johnston
'Zephyr'
Sharki 181


[Fwd: Re: [Amel] Navtex weather forecasts]

Ian Shepherd <crusader53@...>
 

Hi John,

I have a NASA navtex receiver on Crusader. It is their better model called a Plus I believe but as it's on the boat and I am not, that's a guess. It may be a Pro.

Even though I mounted the antenna under the starboard main winch, next to the circuit breaker box above the companionway berth, I get good results except, at first, in my home country Cyprus! Limos, Turkish and Black Sea stations come in well, as do Israel and Egypt. Eventually Cyprus did something about their lousy transmission and I now receive them OK.

Occasionally some stations go missing due to their technical problems, though not that often. Of course it will depend on propagation conditions, but even though we are at the bottom of a sunspot cycle, this should not affect VLF frequencies much. Winter rain in the coax is more likely to affect signal strengths. I wonder if there is some local interference perhaps that is drowning the signal?

Wishing you and Anne a Very Happy New Year

Ian SM 414 Crusader Larnaca Cyprus

hollambyuk wrote:

I have a Navtex engine which receives weather and Nav messages and stores them to download on my PC. It is sold by NASA, a British company which sells a wide range of low priced marine instruments. It is a replacement for their model which has a screen as I was not happy with that ones performance either.
We cruise the Med during the summer months and find that this instrument only seems to receive info some of the time. NASA suggest that this is an antenna problem which I do not believe as, for example,it receives forecasts from far flung places like the UK and Turkey when we are in the western Med but does not get local forecasts for days at a time.
Can any one tell me whether this is their experience with Navtex signals being unreliable in the Med with this or other receivers made by more upmarket companies.

Regards, John SM319



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Re: [Amel] Navtex weather forecasts

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

John,

We have a navtex installed in our furuno weather fax. The antenna is the
triadic stay.



While cruising Europe I found that the navtex reception to be spotty,
probably due to the skip of the signal. I found the same problem with the
furuno weather fax.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of hollambyuk
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 11:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Navtex weather forecasts





I have a Navtex engine which receives weather and Nav messages and stores
them to download on my PC. It is sold by NASA, a British company which sells
a wide range of low priced marine instruments. It is a replacement for their
model which has a screen as I was not happy with that ones performance
either.
We cruise the Med during the summer months and find that this instrument
only seems to receive info some of the time. NASA suggest that this is an
antenna problem which I do not believe as, for example,it receives forecasts
from far flung places like the UK and Turkey when we are in the western Med
but does not get local forecasts for days at a time.
Can any one tell me whether this is their experience with Navtex signals
being unreliable in the Med with this or other receivers made by more
upmarket companies.

Regards, John SM319


Navtex weather forecasts

hollambyuk <annejohnholl@...>
 

I have a Navtex engine which receives weather and Nav messages and stores them to download on my PC. It is sold by NASA, a British company which sells a wide range of low priced marine instruments. It is a replacement for their model which has a screen as I was not happy with that ones performance either.
We cruise the Med during the summer months and find that this instrument only seems to receive info some of the time. NASA suggest that this is an antenna problem which I do not believe as, for example,it receives forecasts from far flung places like the UK and Turkey when we are in the western Med but does not get local forecasts for days at a time.
Can any one tell me whether this is their experience with Navtex signals being unreliable in the Med with this or other receivers made by more upmarket companies.

Regards, John SM319


Re: question about impellers

svultimathule <icoop@...>
 

Hi Eric,

Once a year - puller tool available at West Marine or other chandelry, - Note direction of blades - Install with vasaline if necessary.

Peter


Re: GPS signal

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Assuming that you have a separate GPS antenna and the RL80C hsb2 Display gets its GPS information over a seatalk network, the problem is most likely with the GPS antenna. The most likely solution is to replace the antenna.

I have seen these antennas last 6 to 7 years and in some cases longer. They tend to fail with no warning and usually when you need them the most.

If your Raymarine instrument(s) receive GPS info via a NMEA connection and the host GPS instrument is getting a GPS fix, you need to check all wiring connections and be very suspicious of any NMEA multiplexer.


Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Paul" <aebersoldp@...> wrote:

Hello all

Since a few days I do not receive a fix on my Fishfinder RL80C. Does anybody have an idea, what the reason could be?

Thanks & best regards
Paul Aebersold
SM 324


Re: [Amel] Re: question about impellers

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Eric,
A good trick for replacing an impeller is to squeeze it with a plastic cable tie so that it will go into it's housing and key wat easily. The housing should be greased and the impeller greased or sprayed with silicon. Make sure that all the vanes are pointing the same way as you tighten the cable tie and that they are pointing the right way (usually anticlock wise) when pushing the impeller in.

best wishes, Anne and John, SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: joemac4sail
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 10:24 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: question about impellers



Hi Eric

With your question you raise a number of others, namely

Which raw water pump is on your engine
How old is it ( is it the original unit)
When was it last serviced (seals replaced)
Does it leak ( when running)
Do you have a spare service kit or two
Is there any visable wear on the inside of the pump

As Craig said, its a good idea to stick to the recomendations in the service manual, particularly if you are not to familiar with the pump.
But these are some of the things you should considering when you are inspecting the pump.
Check and see if you can get your hands on the Workshop Manual for your engine, you will find it invaluable. You should also be able to get detailed drawings of your pump on the web by typing in the make and model number.

Regards Joe McDonnell

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "eric" <ericmeury@...> wrote:
>
> any body have any advise about pulling and replacing the impellers on the volvo engine.
>
> 1. how often does one need to replace it and is there a special procedure/tool for replacing the impreller. I'm on a amel now and we are going to change the impeller before we head out. Ours "looks" fine but are thinking we should change it.
>
> Thanks.
>


GPS signal

Paul <aebersoldp@...>
 

Hello all

Since a few days I do not receive a fix on my Fishfinder RL80C. Does anybody have an idea, what the reason could be?

Thanks & best regards
Paul Aebersold
SM 324


Re: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

walter gameiro <walter_300e@...>
 

Hi Jim

Sorry I missed that. I should be in the office Monday.
No problem.

Good trip

Walter & Fatima, SM # ........?




________________________________
From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wed, January 6, 2010 2:32:16 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

 
Walter,

I am presently in Panama and will return this weekend---I will contact you Monday.
Best Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com on behalf of walter gameiro
Sent: Tue 1/5/2010 9:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

Howdy Jim
We live on the NW side of F.Worth by Eagle Mountain Lake.
That is where my office is too, only three blocks away from home.
A whole 120 second comute. 
We need to get together sometime soon.
My office number is  (817) 236 6420  (817) 236 6420
www.phi-usa. com is our web.
Have you ever been to FW Boat Club?
Give us a call whenever you have a moment.

Among other things we design large generator systems typically converting 27-28% into electricity, then we design heat recovery systems to produce free steam/or very hot water with which we fire free Air Conditioning and Free Water Heating systems.
Regretably we have never designed any system as small as we need on our sail vessels.
May be I should start thinking about it...
Our best

Walter & Fatima, SM # ........ ?

 

____________ _________ _________ __
From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com>
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Tue, January 5, 2010 6:52:10 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

 
Dear Walter and Fatima,

I live in Arlington Texas and presently have my boat in Bocas Del Toro Panama---I would be pleased to meet you some time to answer any questions regarding this great boat.

Best Jim Dernehl
 817 288 2600  817 288 2600
Pao-San#88

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups.. com on behalf of walter gameiro
Sent: Thu 12/31/2009 4:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS EXCLUSIVE CHAT ROOM.

We wish everybody fair winds and happy sailing for 2010.

Walter&Fatima, SM # ......?

PS- We live in Fort Worth TEXAS and we have joined the group probably in March or April.
We do not own an AMEL yet, but hopefully we are close to our dream.
The state pf the marketplace in the US this past 2009 did not help us at all.
I have been following all conversations but as a non owner, non expert we have abstained from participating. Hopefully we will do it soon.
GOOD LUCK Y'ALL..

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Re: question about impellers

joseph mc donnell
 

Hi Eric

With your question you raise a number of others, namely

Which raw water pump is on your engine
How old is it ( is it the original unit)
When was it last serviced (seals replaced)
Does it leak ( when running)
Do you have a spare service kit or two
Is there any visable wear on the inside of the pump

As Craig said, its a good idea to stick to the recomendations in the service manual, particularly if you are not to familiar with the pump.
But these are some of the things you should considering when you are inspecting the pump.
Check and see if you can get your hands on the Workshop Manual for your engine, you will find it invaluable. You should also be able to get detailed drawings of your pump on the web by typing in the make and model number.

Regards Joe McDonnell

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "eric" <ericmeury@...> wrote:

any body have any advise about pulling and replacing the impellers on the volvo engine.

1. how often does one need to replace it and is there a special procedure/tool for replacing the impreller. I'm on a amel now and we are going to change the impeller before we head out. Ours "looks" fine but are thinking we should change it.

Thanks.