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Re: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

richard03801@...
 

Think about using the out flow from your vacumm cleaner. That's how we do it. Richard SM 209
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 00:49:50
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

Hi again, Amellers,
I'm looking to replace a 220v dinghy inflator that bit the dust. Looking at one by Intex that has Hi & Lo pressure switch. Does anyone have any experience with this one or any other that you'd recommend? I'm finding it hard to locate 220v pumps in the USA.

Thanks for your advice.
Kent
SM243
"Kristy"


Re: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

My boat came with two 12 volt inflators connected together do you have a
inverter on board that delivers 110 volts? I have a spare for sale.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 8:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump





Hi again, Amellers,
I'm looking to replace a 220v dinghy inflator that bit the dust. Looking at
one by Intex that has Hi & Lo pressure switch. Does anyone have any
experience with this one or any other that you'd recommend? I'm finding it
hard to locate 220v pumps in the USA.

Thanks for your advice.
Kent
SM243
"Kristy"


220v Dinghy Pump

karkauai
 

Hi again, Amellers,
I'm looking to replace a 220v dinghy inflator that bit the dust. Looking at one by Intex that has Hi & Lo pressure switch. Does anyone have any experience with this one or any other that you'd recommend? I'm finding it hard to locate 220v pumps in the USA.

Thanks for your advice.
Kent
SM243
"Kristy"


Re: [Amel] Curtain Slides

karkauai
 

Hi, Ruth,
I've sent a request in to Amel Caraibes for a quote.
Will let you know what they cost.
Hi to John.  Hope his shoulder's healed and you two are enjoying sailing.
Kent

--- On Fri, 5/28/10, john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com> wrote:


From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010, 1:28 PM



Kent we had the same problem a few years ago.  Recmar slides #3050 and endstops #3030 are a good replacement for the small slides.  I have not yet needed to replace the bigger ones but I dont think Recmar has any that can replace them.

Ruth

MOON DOG SM 248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 03:48:30 -0700
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides

 



Thanks, Eric.  I'll try to get them from Amel Caraibes via post.
Kent

--- On Tue, 5/25/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 8:29 PM

 

If you are in the USA just have Amel put them in an envelope and mail them.

The FedEx charges are ridiculous.

Fair Winds

Eric

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:33 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides

Thanks, Eric and Mark. I think the one that SailRite has is a bit different
size when I compare my measurements to the ones on the website. If Amel
sells them at a reasonable price, that sounds like the easiest way to get
them.
Kent

--- On Mon, 5/24/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010, 8:21 PM

I just did a search and saw that sailrite has a similar slide.

Eric

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<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 8:19 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides

I got mine through amel.

Or you can wait till next year and get them on a French island.

I could not find them in the usa.

Here is a note from Amel. Dear Mr. Freedman,

We have checked in the Marina on a similar Super Maramu as yours and 6mm
sliders are for the window curtains and 10 mm sliders are for the shower and
wardrobe curtains

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 7:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Curtain Slides

Hi, everyone,
Had a great winter in the Eastern Caribbean, very few problems with the boat
but discovered that the captain still has a lot to learn. No major problems,
but got lucky a few times. Back on the Chesapeake for the Summer months
again...working and doing weekends on the boat to do maintenance and a few
weekend sails when the wind's good enough to sail. Please let me know if
you're around, I'd love to hook up with any/all of you for a beer, glass of
wine, dinner, ???

Calling for help finding the little plastic slides that hold the curtains up
thruout the boat (shower curtains, all curtains and shades). Seems like
nearly half of them are broken on the shower curtains, and a few on the
others.

Is everyone having the same problem, or was the previous owner just hard on
them? I've found some that look similar at Recmar Products, but the
dimensions are wrong for our tracks, I think. Does anyone have a source for
these, or aftermarket replacement that would be more durable?

Thanks as usual for all your help. I'm finally getting to the point that I
found I could fix most...well, many...of the problems that cropped up this
season, thanks to all your help and prior posts on just about everything
that pertains to Amels.

Kent
SM 243
"Kristy"

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Re: [Amel] Curtain Slides

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Kent we had the same problem a few years ago. Recmar slides #3050 and endstops #3030 are a good replacement for the small slides. I have not yet needed to replace the bigger ones but I dont think Recmar has any that can replace them.

Ruth

MOON DOG SM 248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 03:48:30 -0700
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides





Thanks, Eric. I'll try to get them from Amel Caraibes via post.
Kent

--- On Tue, 5/25/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 8:29 PM



If you are in the USA just have Amel put them in an envelope and mail them.

The FedEx charges are ridiculous.

Fair Winds

Eric

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:33 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides

Thanks, Eric and Mark. I think the one that SailRite has is a bit different
size when I compare my measurements to the ones on the website. If Amel
sells them at a reasonable price, that sounds like the easiest way to get
them.
Kent

--- On Mon, 5/24/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010, 8:21 PM

I just did a search and saw that sailrite has a similar slide.

Eric

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 8:19 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Curtain Slides

I got mine through amel.

Or you can wait till next year and get them on a French island.

I could not find them in the usa.

Here is a note from Amel. Dear Mr. Freedman,

We have checked in the Marina on a similar Super Maramu as yours and 6mm
sliders are for the window curtains and 10 mm sliders are for the shower and
wardrobe curtains

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 7:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Curtain Slides

Hi, everyone,
Had a great winter in the Eastern Caribbean, very few problems with the boat
but discovered that the captain still has a lot to learn. No major problems,
but got lucky a few times. Back on the Chesapeake for the Summer months
again...working and doing weekends on the boat to do maintenance and a few
weekend sails when the wind's good enough to sail. Please let me know if
you're around, I'd love to hook up with any/all of you for a beer, glass of
wine, dinner, ???

Calling for help finding the little plastic slides that hold the curtains up
thruout the boat (shower curtains, all curtains and shades). Seems like
nearly half of them are broken on the shower curtains, and a few on the
others.

Is everyone having the same problem, or was the previous owner just hard on
them? I've found some that look similar at Recmar Products, but the
dimensions are wrong for our tracks, I think. Does anyone have a source for
these, or aftermarket replacement that would be more durable?

Thanks as usual for all your help. I'm finally getting to the point that I
found I could fix most...well, many...of the problems that cropped up this
season, thanks to all your help and prior posts on just about everything
that pertains to Amels.

Kent
SM 243
"Kristy"

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Re: [Amel] AIS

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Richard, It has to be a Brit sport--noone in the colonies would be clever ( or devious) enough to invent a pitch of 22 yards. Cheers, Ian

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: richard03801@yahoo.com
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 09:45:03 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] AIS

Hey thanks you're the first to answer that question I've asked it many times to many a sailor including a good number of old salt Captains.
What's a pitch is that from American baseball or some foolish Brit so called sport with folks dressed for church and a fly swatter of a "bat".
All the best mates.
Richard SM 209
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 21:54:43
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] AIS


Hi Richard, One nautical mile is 2000 yards. One cable is a tenth of a nautical mile, 200 yards--or to put it into really simple terms , about nine cricket pitches..... Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: richard03801@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 16:10:33 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] AIS

We fully agree the only way to get a ships response is to call the by have your position course and speed in front of you. Say your intentions clearly and slowly. In many miles at sea we've found this works well. In fact if you listen in on the bridge to bridge chatter they do the same.

We use a stand alone AIS that works well and give us a stable display and a single antenna with a spliter. Add an Icom digital VHF with a full feature mike at the helm as well as chart plotter radar. Now that we have AIS we can use the radar pause feature to save battery power. We cycle the radar every 20 min. Unless we have weather or targets on screen.
Does anyone know how far a cable is????

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From: "rossirossix4" <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 15:54:55
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] AIS

I asked my daughter about MMSI calls to ships. She is a ships bridge officer--2nd officer--with extensive experience in the Strait of Malacca, Gibraltar and other crowded places. She says that they "never" get MMSI calls and that it would be "weird" to get one. (This, in my opinion doesn't mean it would be wrong to use it to "ring em up" in an urgent situation.

She did say that if you use the ships name it definitely gets their attention and they should respond to you. Also give your distance, your bearing from them (the reciprocal what you show for them), description of your boat and your intentions.

For those of us who need to replace our non-DSC fixed VHFs anyway, Standard Horizon has a relatively inexpensive ($315 street price) VHF--Matrix AIS GX2100 with a built in AIS receiver and screen. The available remote mic (maybe in your cockpit) also displays the AIS screen, which shows the normal AIS calculated data plus the name of the vessels, kind of handy at 3:00 am--see em, call em. http://www.standardhorizon.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=83&encProdID=F858763BB81027701141A0167DE2A031&DivisionID=3&isArchived=0

Standard Horizon sent me a picture of the remote mic displaying an AIS screen display--again, handy in the cockpit.

Class B transceiver also sounds good. They consume very little power (I covered this in a previous posting).

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Re: [Amel] AIS

richard03801@...
 

Hey thanks you're the first to answer that question I've asked it many times to many a sailor including a good number of old salt Captains.
What's a pitch is that from American baseball or some foolish Brit so called sport with folks dressed for church and a fly swatter of a "bat".
All the best mates.
Richard SM 209
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 21:54:43
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] AIS


Hi Richard, One nautical mile is 2000 yards. One cable is a tenth of a nautical mile, 200 yards--or to put it into really simple terms , about nine cricket pitches..... Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: richard03801@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 16:10:33 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] AIS

We fully agree the only way to get a ships response is to call the by have your position course and speed in front of you. Say your intentions clearly and slowly. In many miles at sea we've found this works well. In fact if you listen in on the bridge to bridge chatter they do the same.

We use a stand alone AIS that works well and give us a stable display and a single antenna with a spliter. Add an Icom digital VHF with a full feature mike at the helm as well as chart plotter radar. Now that we have AIS we can use the radar pause feature to save battery power. We cycle the radar every 20 min. Unless we have weather or targets on screen.
Does anyone know how far a cable is????

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

-----Original Message-----
From: "rossirossix4" <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 15:54:55
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] AIS

I asked my daughter about MMSI calls to ships. She is a ships bridge officer--2nd officer--with extensive experience in the Strait of Malacca, Gibraltar and other crowded places. She says that they "never" get MMSI calls and that it would be "weird" to get one. (This, in my opinion doesn't mean it would be wrong to use it to "ring em up" in an urgent situation.

She did say that if you use the ships name it definitely gets their attention and they should respond to you. Also give your distance, your bearing from them (the reciprocal what you show for them), description of your boat and your intentions.

For those of us who need to replace our non-DSC fixed VHFs anyway, Standard Horizon has a relatively inexpensive ($315 street price) VHF--Matrix AIS GX2100 with a built in AIS receiver and screen. The available remote mic (maybe in your cockpit) also displays the AIS screen, which shows the normal AIS calculated data plus the name of the vessels, kind of handy at 3:00 am--see em, call em. http://www.standardhorizon.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=83&encProdID=F858763BB81027701141A0167DE2A031&DivisionID=3&isArchived=0

Standard Horizon sent me a picture of the remote mic displaying an AIS screen display--again, handy in the cockpit.

Class B transceiver also sounds good. They consume very little power (I covered this in a previous posting).

Bob
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Re: [Amel] Re: Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

richard03801@...
 

When you consider that there are lots of nice in harbor features of the 54 ports in the free board?always end up leaking at a point when most troublesome time. Then there is the amount of fresh water and power they require. Yes it's great in a berth with lots of power but give the cost of power in both the Caribb and Med not to mention water in the Islands. Oh, did I forget all those nice in harbor things, drop down raise up TV's, lift up bunks, and the list goes on, all need fixing from time to time. And then there is the voltage and availability of parts issues. No, I'll keep my good old SM thanks.
Let's go sail the seas. Richard and Joan on SM 209

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 03:57:47
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Dave -- Funds are not the only reason he will not be buying a 54. While I like many of the new features of the 54, I will never own a boat with a centerline bed. I know....everyone is supposed to love having the bed in the middle of the room rather than having to climb over your partner; but I cannot tolerate a centerline berth. We have been in too many rolly anchorages. Having a lee board against my back in rolly anchorages and also in most sea conditions underway is just not good enough for me. I want my back firmly planted against the hull under those conditions. So, no matter how much Bill likes the new 54, unless he is ready to also shop for a new wife, he won't be buying one.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

Why fight the urge? Depending on what currency your funds are kept in a newer Amel might become somewhat more affordable. Jean and I were invited aboard a 54 in Cabo last year and were quite impressed. I think the factory did a marvelous job finding areas to improve on the well proven SM.

We will be sticking with our Maramu for some years but as fortunes change.....who knows?


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:

OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54, I love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of handrails. Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing room and ventilation and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It also has a custom vinyl enclosure to close the back side...really cool..."I will not buy a 54...I will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at this at http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: [Amel] Re: Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Jean Boucharlat
 

Judy,



Couldn't agree more and I've said so repeatedly to anyone willing to listen
at Amel.

If Bill disregards your advice, I'm standing by to pick up his boat and wife
as a package.



All the best,



Jean Boucharlat



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: vendredi 28 mai 2010 05:58
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini





Dave -- Funds are not the only reason he will not be buying a 54. While I
like many of the new features of the 54, I will never own a boat with a
centerline bed. I know....everyone is supposed to love having the bed in the
middle of the room rather than having to climb over your partner; but I
cannot tolerate a centerline berth. We have been in too many rolly
anchorages. Having a lee board against my back in rolly anchorages and also
in most sea conditions underway is just not good enough for me. I want my
back firmly planted against the hull under those conditions. So, no matter
how much Bill likes the new 54, unless he is ready to also shop for a new
wife, he won't be buying one.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "Dave_Benjamin"
<dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

Why fight the urge? Depending on what currency your funds are kept in a
newer Amel might become somewhat more affordable. Jean and I were invited
aboard a 54 in Cabo last year and were quite impressed. I think the factory
did a marvelous job finding areas to improve on the well proven SM.

We will be sticking with our Maramu for some years but as fortunes
change.....who knows?


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe"
<yahoogroups@> wrote:

OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54, I
love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built
fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of handrails.
Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing room and ventilation
and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It also has a custom vinyl
enclosure to close the back side...really cool..."I will not buy a 54...I
will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at this
at
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543
<http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=215754
3&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet&currency=USD&access=Public&listing_i
d=50289&url=>
&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet&currency=USD&access=Public&listing_id
=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Dave -- Funds are not the only reason he will not be buying a 54. While I like many of the new features of the 54, I will never own a boat with a centerline bed. I know....everyone is supposed to love having the bed in the middle of the room rather than having to climb over your partner; but I cannot tolerate a centerline berth. We have been in too many rolly anchorages. Having a lee board against my back in rolly anchorages and also in most sea conditions underway is just not good enough for me. I want my back firmly planted against the hull under those conditions. So, no matter how much Bill likes the new 54, unless he is ready to also shop for a new wife, he won't be buying one.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

Why fight the urge? Depending on what currency your funds are kept in a newer Amel might become somewhat more affordable. Jean and I were invited aboard a 54 in Cabo last year and were quite impressed. I think the factory did a marvelous job finding areas to improve on the well proven SM.

We will be sticking with our Maramu for some years but as fortunes change.....who knows?


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:

OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54, I love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of handrails. Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing room and ventilation and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It also has a custom vinyl enclosure to close the back side...really cool..."I will not buy a 54...I will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at this at http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: [Amel] AIS

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Richard, One nautical mile is 2000 yards. One cable is a tenth of a nautical mile, 200 yards--or to put it into really simple terms , about nine cricket pitches..... Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: richard03801@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 16:10:33 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] AIS

We fully agree the only way to get a ships response is to call the by have your position course and speed in front of you. Say your intentions clearly and slowly. In many miles at sea we've found this works well. In fact if you listen in on the bridge to bridge chatter they do the same.

We use a stand alone AIS that works well and give us a stable display and a single antenna with a spliter. Add an Icom digital VHF with a full feature mike at the helm as well as chart plotter radar. Now that we have AIS we can use the radar pause feature to save battery power. We cycle the radar every 20 min. Unless we have weather or targets on screen.
Does anyone know how far a cable is????

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-----Original Message-----
From: "rossirossix4" <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 15:54:55
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] AIS

I asked my daughter about MMSI calls to ships. She is a ships bridge officer--2nd officer--with extensive experience in the Strait of Malacca, Gibraltar and other crowded places. She says that they "never" get MMSI calls and that it would be "weird" to get one. (This, in my opinion doesn't mean it would be wrong to use it to "ring em up" in an urgent situation.

She did say that if you use the ships name it definitely gets their attention and they should respond to you. Also give your distance, your bearing from them (the reciprocal what you show for them), description of your boat and your intentions.

For those of us who need to replace our non-DSC fixed VHFs anyway, Standard Horizon has a relatively inexpensive ($315 street price) VHF--Matrix AIS GX2100 with a built in AIS receiver and screen. The available remote mic (maybe in your cockpit) also displays the AIS screen, which shows the normal AIS calculated data plus the name of the vessels, kind of handy at 3:00 am--see em, call em. http://www.standardhorizon.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=83&encProdID=F858763BB81027701141A0167DE2A031&DivisionID=3&isArchived=0

Standard Horizon sent me a picture of the remote mic displaying an AIS screen display--again, handy in the cockpit.

Class B transceiver also sounds good. They consume very little power (I covered this in a previous posting).

Bob
Brittany de la Mer








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Re: Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Dave_Benjamin
 

Why fight the urge? Depending on what currency your funds are kept in a newer Amel might become somewhat more affordable. Jean and I were invited aboard a 54 in Cabo last year and were quite impressed. I think the factory did a marvelous job finding areas to improve on the well proven SM.

We will be sticking with our Maramu for some years but as fortunes change.....who knows?

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54, I love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of handrails. Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing room and ventilation and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It also has a custom vinyl enclosure to close the back side...really cool..."I will not buy a 54...I will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at this at http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: [Amel] Re: Engine Room Hatch

richard03801@...
 

No we ran our 1983 Maramu for 12 years by hook and sooner or later we'll most like at some point do the same on our SM 209. Keep hangen up there. Richard and Joan
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-----Original Message-----
From: "rossirossix4" <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 15:13:12
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Engine Room Hatch

Has anybody added gas struts to the low tech engine room hatch holders that many of us have?
Bob
Brittany de la Mer 1993 Santorin

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "svresolute" <svresolute@...> wrote:

Thanks, all for the responses.

I guess we'll stick with the low tech after all, seeing how it's OEM :-)

Howard

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel Potter" <jfpottercys@> wrote:

Your low tech solution conclusion is correct. Your boat came from the
shipyard with a short length of line with an "S" hook that went from the
mizzen to the vertical lip of the fiberglass engine room hatch when open.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: jfpottercys@





Re: [Amel] AIS

richard03801@...
 

We fully agree the only way to get a ships response is to call the by have your position course and speed in front of you. Say your intentions clearly and slowly. In many miles at sea we've found this works well. In fact if you listen in on the bridge to bridge chatter they do the same.

We use a stand alone AIS that works well and give us a stable display and a single antenna with a spliter. Add an Icom digital VHF with a full feature mike at the helm as well as chart plotter radar. Now that we have AIS we can use the radar pause feature to save battery power. We cycle the radar every 20 min. Unless we have weather or targets on screen.
Does anyone know how far a cable is????

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

-----Original Message-----
From: "rossirossix4" <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 15:54:55
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] AIS

I asked my daughter about MMSI calls to ships. She is a ships bridge officer--2nd officer--with extensive experience in the Strait of Malacca, Gibraltar and other crowded places. She says that they "never" get MMSI calls and that it would be "weird" to get one. (This, in my opinion doesn't mean it would be wrong to use it to "ring em up" in an urgent situation.

She did say that if you use the ships name it definitely gets their attention and they should respond to you. Also give your distance, your bearing from them (the reciprocal what you show for them), description of your boat and your intentions.

For those of us who need to replace our non-DSC fixed VHFs anyway, Standard Horizon has a relatively inexpensive ($315 street price) VHF--Matrix AIS GX2100 with a built in AIS receiver and screen. The available remote mic (maybe in your cockpit) also displays the AIS screen, which shows the normal AIS calculated data plus the name of the vessels, kind of handy at 3:00 am--see em, call em. http://www.standardhorizon.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=83&encProdID=F858763BB81027701141A0167DE2A031&DivisionID=3&isArchived=0

Standard Horizon sent me a picture of the remote mic displaying an AIS screen display--again, handy in the cockpit.

Class B transceiver also sounds good. They consume very little power (I covered this in a previous posting).

Bob
Brittany de la Mer


AIS

rossirossix4
 

I asked my daughter about MMSI calls to ships. She is a ships bridge officer--2nd officer--with extensive experience in the Strait of Malacca, Gibraltar and other crowded places. She says that they "never" get MMSI calls and that it would be "weird" to get one. (This, in my opinion doesn't mean it would be wrong to use it to "ring em up" in an urgent situation.

She did say that if you use the ships name it definitely gets their attention and they should respond to you. Also give your distance, your bearing from them (the reciprocal what you show for them), description of your boat and your intentions.

For those of us who need to replace our non-DSC fixed VHFs anyway, Standard Horizon has a relatively inexpensive ($315 street price) VHF--Matrix AIS GX2100 with a built in AIS receiver and screen. The available remote mic (maybe in your cockpit) also displays the AIS screen, which shows the normal AIS calculated data plus the name of the vessels, kind of handy at 3:00 am--see em, call em. http://www.standardhorizon.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=83&encProdID=F858763BB81027701141A0167DE2A031&DivisionID=3&isArchived=0

Standard Horizon sent me a picture of the remote mic displaying an AIS screen display--again, handy in the cockpit.

Class B transceiver also sounds good. They consume very little power (I covered this in a previous posting).

Bob
Brittany de la Mer


Re: Engine Room Hatch

rossirossix4
 

Has anybody added gas struts to the low tech engine room hatch holders that many of us have?
Bob
Brittany de la Mer 1993 Santorin

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "svresolute" <svresolute@...> wrote:

Thanks, all for the responses.

I guess we'll stick with the low tech after all, seeing how it's OEM :-)

Howard

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel Potter" <jfpottercys@> wrote:

Your low tech solution conclusion is correct. Your boat came from the
shipyard with a short length of line with an "S" hook that went from the
mizzen to the vertical lip of the fiberglass engine room hatch when open.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: jfpottercys@



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no answer on channel16

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

I find that if I call a ship and they do not respond, I turn on the mast
head strobe , I then get a response from a sleepy just awakened English
speaking person about 3 minutes later.---Yes I know strobes are a no no but
it beats a collision.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of richard03801@yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:00 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] A.I.S. on Sm2





Hi we have been using AIS receive only on a separate screen and can
recommend it highly. One can not expect the big ships to do much to get of
the way and in almost 100% of the time will only respond if you call them by
name. We prefer to us a separate screen as one a fail safe and two when
displayed on the radar in poor weather it is hard to see targets and three
we can set the contact alarms and get no "wave" reflection false alarms. It
is an easy install use a spliter for the VHF and hard wire to the GPS NEMA
line as well as power.
Regarding Corse we had good docking is Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio not very
good docking or holding in any of the outer Corse harbors. Do forget a stop
in Elba.
Good luck and enjoy.
Richard and Joan on SM209
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-----Original Message-----
From: "ferruccilorenzo" <ferruccilorenzo@yahoo.it
<mailto:ferruccilorenzo%40yahoo.it> >
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 11:55:02
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> >
Subject: [Amel] A.I.S. on Sm2

Hi everybody.
I'm beginning to think that the after sale service of Amel ARE YOU! :D

With your advice I replaced older and put the new ground plate mass with
excellent satisfaction.

Now I would like to install an AIS system (I have not yet decided if class
B). Someone has plans or drawings, or advice on this?

I thought of using as a screen the plotter that I have at helm station:
NAVnet Furuno VX2.

Thank you all, Lawrence. Sm2k # 420 Red Passion


Ps during next Sunday-wednesday I will be in Corse (maybe Solenzara)


Pps i hope that thi isn't a double topic, today I have problems with
internet connection...


Re: [Amel] A.I.S. on Sm2

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

I originally installed a receive only AIS from NASA England with a radar
type screen.

Mounting the antenna on the mizzen running the coax and hooking it up took
less than an hour. It came with computer software if you wanted to see it on
your computer transposed on a chart.



When I changed chart plotters I bought the NASA black box it then put the
ship on the chart plotter and that was really cool.



In 2008 we were in a hurricane for 39 hours with seas over 60 feet and force
12 winds. The other 3 boats out in the Atlantic near us went down. I saw a
ship one mile away on the AIS 900 feet long and closing in on us. I
asked if he saw us on the radar as I had installed a SEE_ME radar
transponder. He said no. we were on a Jordan drogue and he changed course.



When I get to the boat next week I am going to install the ACR type b
transceiver. It is a lifesaver.



Anyone interested in a couple of NASA ais receivers?



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite









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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of richard03801@yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] A.I.S. on Sm2





You are correct we need to know our boats and how to keep them in good
repair and safe the only way to do that is knowing exactly how things work
and how to fix them that is why Amel does such a good job of documentation.
Get you hands dirty and fairwinds.
Richard and Joan on SM 209
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-----Original Message-----
From: "ferruccilorenzo" <ferruccilorenzo@yahoo.it
<mailto:ferruccilorenzo%40yahoo.it> >
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 11:12:46
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> >
Subject: [Amel] A.I.S. on Sm2

Hi everybody.
I'm beginning to think that the after sale service of Amel ARE YOU! :D

With your advice I replaced older and put the new ground plate mass with
excellent satisfaction.

Now I would like to install an AIS system (I have not yet decided if class
B). Someone has plans or drawings, or advice on this?

I thought of using as a screen the plotter that I have at helm station:
NAVnet Furuno VX2.

Thank you all, Lawrence. Sm2k # 420 Red Passion


Ps during next Sunday-wednesday I will be in Corse (maybe Solenzara)


Re: [Amel] A.I.S. on Sm2

Jose <jgvenegas@...>
 

I agree with Richard that one cannot assume the big guys are watching for Class B AIS. The safe way is to contact them by VHF using their MMSI or their name. Once in contact one can ask them to check on their AIS to make sure the have you on their screen. On my way from the Bahamas last May I was pleasantly surprised when a big cargo ship answered that I was the standing ship and he was going to avoid me. This of course was at a distance much longer than my radar could see. 45 minutes later the ship was passing 1 mile behind my stern.

It is finally getting warm up here.

Jose and Magnolia
Ipanema SM2K 278
Constitution Marina
Boston.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, richard03801@... wrote:

Hi we have been using AIS receive only on a separate screen and can recommend it highly. One can not expect the big ships to do much to get of the way and in almost 100% of the time will only respond if you call them by name. We prefer to us a separate screen as one a fail safe and two when displayed on the radar in poor weather it is hard to see targets and three we can set the contact alarms and get no "wave" reflection false alarms. It is an easy install use a spliter for the VHF and hard wire to the GPS NEMA line as well as power.
Regarding Corse we had good docking is Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio not very good docking or holding in any of the outer Corse harbors. Do forget a stop in Elba.
Good luck and enjoy.
Richard and Joan on SM209
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

-----Original Message-----
From: "ferruccilorenzo" <ferruccilorenzo@...>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 11:55:02
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] A.I.S. on Sm2

Hi everybody.
I'm beginning to think that the after sale service of Amel ARE YOU! :D

With your advice I replaced older and put the new ground plate mass with excellent satisfaction.

Now I would like to install an AIS system (I have not yet decided if class B). Someone has plans or drawings, or advice on this?

I thought of using as a screen the plotter that I have at helm station: NAVnet Furuno VX2.

Thank you all, Lawrence. Sm2k # 420 Red Passion


Ps during next Sunday-wednesday I will be in Corse (maybe Solenzara)


Pps i hope that thi isn't a double topic, today I have problems with internet connection...




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


a clean toilet

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

I believe I have found a good solution for the unenviable task of cleaning and deordorizing toilets on board. The product is SewClean meaning sewer clean see WWW.TRAC-ONLINE.COM. It is non-toxic and biodegradable. It acts the same as muriatic acid as it removes scale and calcium from the pipes, hoses and parts in your toilet.

A one gallon jug of SewClean cost me about US$80 (bought in St Lucia) but you dilute it 5:1 so you end up with 6 gallons of product for treating the toilets. (Since Im not in the states right now, I dont know about cost or availability there) First I mixed up a one gallon batch. On the toilet, I pushed the right hand switch (pump only) to empty the toilet system and holding tank of any fluid. Then I shut off the holding tank and taped the vent on deck to make it airtight (per the directions). I then put the 1 gallon batch into the toilet and using pump-only, I pumped it all in, being careful to leave a little of the mix in the bottom of the toilet. Aft er 24 hours, I got in the dinghy and observed at the holding tank drain hole while my wife opened the valve to empty the holding tank. I was astounded by the volume of particles and crud that came out. The product had turned dark reddish-brown, probably a chemical reaction. Next my wife flushed the toilet with sea water several times and a great deal more crud and pieces of beige colored scale were flushed out. Now that were done, the toilet flushes well and smells great. For US$15 a treatment, it sure beats spending a miserable day dissassembling and cleaning an entire toilet system.

The same company also makes Barnacle Buster, a product that removes calcium deposits from the sea water cooling system in your engine and heat exhanger without the need for disaasembling any systems. I havent tried this yet but will send in a report after I do.

I also found a similar product for the toilet called Maritime Express The Ultimate Descaler. Its sold by WWW.SEAFARING.COM in California. Its only US$30 per gallon from them and I dont know what dealers might carry it in the US or elsewhere.

John Martin
MOON DOG
SM #248

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