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Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi,

Thanks, that is the fixture on the mizzen mast The foredeck light is
different.

Do you have any idea who makes that one. It has a retaining ring that holds
in the same bulb as the mizzen mast light.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of johnabo2003
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 8:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light





I think it is Aquasignal. Check out Budget Marine under Mast Flood Lights.

John
SM 391
--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:


Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







Re: Foredeck Light

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

I think it is Aquasignal. Check out Budget Marine under Mast Flood Lights.

John
SM 391

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

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: [Amel] a clean toilet

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi we just used the same SEW Clean it work well WITH one BIG problem it cleaned the seal off our ball valve so that it no longer not a big deal except that when in port we can nolonger use the forward head unit we change out the sea cock. So much for savings. Just as a check we closed the valve fill the holding tank again with water and within a few hours the tank was empty. Lesson learned take care when/if using this stuff We used 1 part chem 6 parts water.

Richard SM209

Sent by Richard Piller

On May 26, 2010, at 17:09, john martin <symoondog@...> wrote:


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 I’m not in the states right now, I don’t 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 we’re 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 haven’t 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.” It’s sold by WWW.SEAFARING.COM in California. It’s only US$30 per gallon from them and I don’t know what dealers might carry it in the US or elsewhere.

John Martin
MOON DOG
SM #248

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Re: [Amel] Foredeck Light

Malcolm Phillips <MPhillips@...>
 

Hi Eric.



The foredeck light is a sealed beam unit the same as the one
mounted on the mizzen and is used in light aircraft and can
be usually purchased locally.



Having just replaced mine I will send you the name next week.
However, I was forced to purchase the complete assembly of
steaming light, foredeck light and plastic shroud from Amel as
the plastic shroud was broken - an expensive option. It comes
complete with the 2 light fittings and has to be riveted to
the mast- a somewhat tricky operation at that height as a
large rivet gun is needed and the shroud has to be secured
in position round the curvature of the mast.



Regards,



Malcolm.



S/M # 464 Bon Jovi



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: 01 July 2010 05:50
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Foredeck Light





Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just
below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


electric winlass

meridianodez <miguel@...>
 

getting too lazy to anchor / de-anchor manually...
does anybody have experience / opinion about installing a electric windlass in a Euros 41 ?


Re: [Amel] wearing out bearing lip seals

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi,

Did you test the springs with a magnet to see if they were steel or
stainless? Most of the lip seals I have found have steel springs

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of sailw32@...
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 9:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] wearing out bearing lip seals





Eric, I just purchased two set of seals from Philadelphia ball and bearing
1302 658 5121 with shipping six bearings were less than $30.00,and received
them in 4 days.
Pat SM
Shenanigans


Re: [Amel] Installing AIS receiver on Furuno Plotter

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi,

I have a standalone AIS unit that looks like a radar screen for sale.

Simple hookup.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dennis
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Installing AIS receiver on Furuno Plotter





I have been advised that the Furuno chart plotter on my 2003 SM has Navnet 1
software installed and cannot accept an AIS receiver. Can anyone help a i
frequently sail through high density traffic and AIS would be useful to say
the least.
many thanks, Dennis Woods, Il Flauto Magico SM 408


Foredeck Light

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: [Amel] Re: Outhaul

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Kent.

The endura is rated at 10,000 pounds with a 1 percent stretch at 30 percent
of breaking strength

The xls is rated at 5900 pounds and has a 2.9 percent stretch at 30 percent
of breaking strength.





I went to the Annapolis show with the rope from my outhaul and even Samson
said use the endura. The outhaul has a nasty habit of stretching when wet
under high loads and car just slides down the track.



You want the lowest stretch and strength obtainable that is abrasion
resistant.





Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:40 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Outhaul





Kent when you replace the line no matter which you choose leave some slack
on one end AFTER the knot so you can take any strech after some use. Once we
did that we have had good success
Good luck. Richard on SM 209

Sent by Richard Piller

On Jun 30, 2010, at 17:40, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...
<mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com> > wrote:

Hi again, everyone,
I'm going to replace the outhaul line and jibcar lines on KRISTY and was
lookin back over this thread from a year ago. Eric recommended 3/8" Endura
Braid by NE Ropes and Richard said he used 7/16 XL by Samson and that it
worked well too. I've been searching the net and have found that the Endura
Braid in 3/8" (10mm) is $2.50+/foot, while the Samson 7/16 XLS is $.94 /ft.
I was amazed to see this much difference in the two lines. Unless someone
has a good reason not to go with the Samson XLS I think I've made my choice.
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY


Re: [Amel] Re: Installing AIS receiver on Furuno Plotter

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Dennis,
I actually have 2 Nasa units I want to sell. On is a AIS black box for a
chart plotter, the other is a stand alone unit that looks like a small
radar.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:46 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Installing AIS receiver on Furuno Plotter





Dennis there are a number of stand alone units available take a look at the
Defender site for best price and selection. We successfully use a unit from
NASA hooked via solider to the VHF ant and the gps via nema. If you ck with
Eric on this site I think he has a receive only he wants to sell.
Good luck
Richard on SM 209

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

I have been advised that the Furuno chart plotter on my 2003 SM has Navnet
1 software installed and cannot accept an AIS receiver. Can anyone help a i
frequently sail through high density traffic and AIS would be useful to say
the least.
many thanks, Dennis Woods, Il Flauto Magico SM 408


Re: [Amel] Re: Outhaul

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Kent when you replace the line no matter which you choose leave some slack on one end AFTER the knot so you can take any strech after some use. Once we did that we have had good success
Good luck. Richard on SM 209

Sent by Richard Piller

On Jun 30, 2010, at 17:40, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi again, everyone,
I'm going to replace the outhaul line and jibcar lines on KRISTY and was lookin back over this thread from a year ago. Eric recommended 3/8" Endura Braid by NE Ropes and Richard said he used 7/16 XL by Samson and that it worked well too. I've been searching the net and have found that the Endura Braid in 3/8" (10mm) is $2.50+/foot, while the Samson 7/16 XLS is $.94 /ft. I was amazed to see this much difference in the two lines. Unless someone has a good reason not to go with the Samson XLS I think I've made my choice.
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY


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[Amel] Re: Outhaul

karkauai
 

Hi again, everyone,
I'm going to replace the outhaul line and jibcar lines on KRISTY and was lookin back over this thread from a year ago. Eric recommended 3/8" Endura Braid by NE Ropes and Richard said he used 7/16 XL by Samson and that it worked well too. I've been searching the net and have found that the Endura Braid in 3/8" (10mm) is $2.50+/foot, while the Samson 7/16 XLS is $.94 /ft. I was amazed to see this much difference in the two lines. Unless someone has a good reason not to go with the Samson XLS I think I've made my choice.
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY


Re: [Amel] Re: Replacing Standing Rigging

karkauai
 

All good advice, Craig.  Already working on the gear boxes for furlers/outhaul.  Hmmm, I guess if you aren't concerned enough to carry spares, maybe I should bag it, too.  Sure would save a lot of space and weight.  The hi-tech line sounds like it might be a good alternative, will see what I can find out.

The Amel owner's manual says "The jib furling system don't need any maintenance. Check the clutch pin is sufficiently greased."    It also says "Inside the jib furling tube the forestay is coated with grease.  In hot countries this grease may get fluid and drip at the bottom of the forestay.  However, don't fear a leak on the motor, for it's housing is sealed."
 
I've taken that to mean that the jib furler doesn't need any maintenance.  After reading other posts about the furler,  I think now that it means the motor is sealed and believe that the gearbox does need periodic maintenance....???
 
Thanks for all the knowledge and support, everyone.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243
 
 
 
 
-- On Wed, 6/30/10, sv Sangaris <sangaris@...> wrote:


From: sv Sangaris <sangaris@...>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Replacing Standing Rigging
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 6:18 AM


 



Hi Kent,

Glad the info is helpful - good luck with the project.

Here's a couple of afterthoughts: most important is to absolutely take this opportunity to open your jib furler gear box and thoroughly maintain it - replace all the seals plus bearings, especially if there's any sign of water ingress.

Caspar and Vito were recently talking here (on the DB) about grease leaking on the deck from the furler gearbox (it's probably not the grease inside the furler extrusion) - that's not normal and imho is the clarion call that you're overdue to open up the unit and fix it. Btw, these are all stock parts from mechanical suppliers so no need to go to the factory. Same thing for the outhaul and main furling gear boxes - may as well stick new brushes in the motors too, and burnish the commutators.

Second, and another good suggestion from Joel, is if you going to take the masts down for the re-rigging, that's a good time to repaint them if they need it, plus refresh wiring and light fixtures and replace the UV damaged nylon washers all over.

And, no, we ended up not keeping anything for spares - we did cut open one of the swages and confirmed that they had a scary amount of corrosion in them, plus the inner strands of the cables were really rusty. Made us feel better about the need for the job, if nothing else. If I were inclined to carry spare rigging, it'd be interesting to look into Hi-tech rope, like the maxi's use, though terminations are tough, I understand.

Cheers, Craig



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Re: [Amel] Re: Mounting of AIS GPS ANTENNA

karkauai
 

Got it.  Thanks.  I guess they figure if it's on a GPS sending signal to multiple instruments it might not be as accurate???  Go figure.
Have a great summer.
Kent

--- On Wed, 6/30/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:


From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Mounting of AIS GPS ANTENNA
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 1:30 AM


 



Ok here is the explanation.

The AIS B is required to have its own GPS since the boat it is mounted on
might not have a GPS.

The GPS dome does NOT transmit it locates my boat and sends it out vis the
VHF antenna that I had originally installed for my AIS receive only unit.

The AIS (by nasa) receive only used my ships gps to locate where I was in
reference to the transmitted location of other ships.

I hopes that explains the AIS issue.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Mounting of AIS GPS ANTENNA

Receiver only. Guessing it's OK, but still wondering why you have to have a
dedicated GPS to transmit.
Kent

--- On Tue, 6/29/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Mounting of AIS GPS ANTENNA
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 12:44 PM

Do you have a AIS receiver only or an Ais receiver/transmitter?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:56 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Mounting of AIS GPS ANTENNA

Well, that answers my questions, doesn't it. I hope I'm not outside the law
to have my AIS receiver using GPS data from my primary GPS.

Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243

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Re: Installing AIS receiver on Furuno Plotter

richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Dennis there are a number of stand alone units available take a look at the Defender site for best price and selection. We successfully use a unit from NASA hooked via solider to the VHF ant and the gps via nema. If you ck with Eric on this site I think he has a receive only he wants to sell.
Good luck
Richard on SM 209

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "dennis" <DENNISWOODS@...> wrote:

I have been advised that the Furuno chart plotter on my 2003 SM has Navnet 1 software installed and cannot accept an AIS receiver. Can anyone help a i frequently sail through high density traffic and AIS would be useful to say the least.
many thanks, Dennis Woods, Il Flauto Magico SM 408


Re: Installing AIS receiver on Furuno Plotter

richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Dennis there are a number of stand alone units available take a look at the Defender site for best price and selection. We successfully use a unit from NASA hooked via solider to the VHF ant and the gps via nema. If you ck with Eric on this site I think he has a receive only he wants to sell.
Good luck
Richard on SM 209

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "dennis" <DENNISWOODS@...> wrote:

I have been advised that the Furuno chart plotter on my 2003 SM has Navnet 1 software installed and cannot accept an AIS receiver. Can anyone help a i frequently sail through high density traffic and AIS would be useful to say the least.
many thanks, Dennis Woods, Il Flauto Magico SM 408


Re: Loosing oil from Furler Genua

Craig Briggs
 

Hello Casper and Vito,

I just refurbished my furling gearbox and I'd be quite sure that the grease you're seeing from the bottom of the furling drum is because the seals are failing in the gearbox - most likely it is not from the grease on the headstay inside the furling extrusion.

I'd further assert that adding grease (any quality water proof gear or axel grease will do) through the Zerk fitting (mine doesn't have one) won't really solve the problem of worn seals. It may keep water incursion at bay temporarily, but the grease shouldn't leak out.

My furling gearbox had just started to leak last season and when I disassembled it there were telltale signs of water getting into the gearbox where the seals had failed. That included damage to the bearings, which had started to be noisy. I was easily able to obtain replacements for everything and the gearbox is like new - no more drips!

As for the headstay grease - I simply donned rubber gloves and slathered on copius quantities of waterproof axel grease (about a liter in all) as we fed the new headstay cable through the furling extrusion - kinda fun! Unlike the furling gearbox, which I'll certainly be opening up more often, I would not think one needs to regrease the headstay periodically - just when you replace your rigging.

Good luck with it all - and, by the way, I'd strongly suggest you do the same maintenance for the gearboxes on the main furler and outhaul - especially if they are getting noisy - a certain sign of bearing failure or worse.

Craig Briggs
s/v Sangaris, Santorin #68, off Dugi Otak in the Dalmations.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., asm283 <no_reply@...> wrote:

Hello Casper

Yes it is normal to loose greas from the bottom of your furling drum. Amel fills the entire foil with grease to help the foil to turn. I am sure at some point this needs to be replaced. Has anyone done this.

Vito

ASM 283

Wanderer Currently in Opua NZ
captain in Tonga

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "camacfinancial" <camacfinancial@> wrote:

Dear all,

I am loosing oil (greece) from the bottom of the electric furler of the Genua.

Is this a normal thing?

I see there is a nipple on top where I could refill. Does someone know if that is the solution and if so what should I put in there?

Kindest Regards

Caspar

Sueno Azul
SM 39


Installing AIS receiver on Furuno Plotter

dennis <DENNISWOODS@...>
 

I have been advised that the Furuno chart plotter on my 2003 SM has Navnet 1 software installed and cannot accept an AIS receiver. Can anyone help a i frequently sail through high density traffic and AIS would be useful to say the least.
many thanks, Dennis Woods, Il Flauto Magico SM 408


Re: Replacing Standing Rigging

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Kent,

Glad the info is helpful - good luck with the project.

Here's a couple of afterthoughts: most important is to absolutely take this opportunity to open your jib furler gear box and thoroughly maintain it - replace all the seals plus bearings, especially if there's any sign of water ingress.

Caspar and Vito were recently talking here (on the DB) about grease leaking on the deck from the furler gearbox (it's probably not the grease inside the furler extrusion) - that's not normal and imho is the clarion call that you're overdue to open up the unit and fix it. Btw, these are all stock parts from mechanical suppliers so no need to go to the factory. Same thing for the outhaul and main furling gear boxes - may as well stick new brushes in the motors too, and burnish the commutators.

Second, and another good suggestion from Joel, is if you going to take the masts down for the re-rigging, that's a good time to repaint them if they need it, plus refresh wiring and light fixtures and replace the UV damaged nylon washers all over.

And, no, we ended up not keeping anything for spares - we did cut open one of the swages and confirmed that they had a scary amount of corrosion in them, plus the inner strands of the cables were really rusty. Made us feel better about the need for the job, if nothing else. If I were inclined to carry spare rigging, it'd be interesting to look into Hi-tech rope, like the maxi's use, though terminations are tough, I understand.

Cheers, Craig

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi, Craig,
Great, and I do mean GREAT info.....
... 
So do you carry anything in the way of rigging spares with you now?


Re: [Amel] Re: Mounting of AIS GPS ANTENNA

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Ok here is the explanation.

The AIS B is required to have its own GPS since the boat it is mounted on
might not have a GPS.



The GPS dome does NOT transmit it locates my boat and sends it out vis the
VHF antenna that I had originally installed for my AIS receive only unit.



The AIS (by nasa) receive only used my ships gps to locate where I was in
reference to the transmitted location of other ships.



I hopes that explains the AIS issue.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Mounting of AIS GPS ANTENNA





Receiver only. Guessing it's OK, but still wondering why you have to have a
dedicated GPS to transmit.
Kent

--- On Tue, 6/29/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Mounting of AIS GPS ANTENNA
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 12:44 PM



Do you have a AIS receiver only or an Ais receiver/transmitter?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:56 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Mounting of AIS GPS ANTENNA

Well, that answers my questions, doesn't it. I hope I'm not outside the law
to have my AIS receiver using GPS data from my primary GPS.

Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243