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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

Mark Erdos
 

Great documentation. This will make your life much easier.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

 

 

Good afternoon,

First of all thanks to Gary and Bill for recommending and helping me with the Blue Sea AC Multimeter.

Electricity is not my strong point, so as described in the link, it was an interesting experience to learn about fast versus slow fuse as well as other differences.

For those interested, I just added the complete installation on the Blue Sea AC Multimeter
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico

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On Mon, 6/13/16, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:26 PM


 









Hi Alexandre, I can confirm that an extension on
the ammeter (torrid) wires will not be an issue. Do use a
twisted pair of wires to minimize RF noise being broadcast
(something already twisted or you can make your own twisted
pair). Not terribly critical the number of twists per inch
but just roughly match what is already there.  The AC on
the line you are measuring induces a small current in the
lines going to the meter.  I'm surprised that BlueSea
doesn't make a statement about line extension. They are
a very responsive company and I would bet a phone call to
their tech support would confirm this.  If you find out
anything to the contrary, please let us know.
This was one of the best upgrades I
made and we usually monitor watts to assure we aren't
overloading anything. The first one I bought lasted 6 mo and
the display failed. They replaced no questions
asked.
All the
best, Gary Silvers/v Liahona



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

First of all thanks to Gary and Bill for recommending and helping me with the Blue Sea AC Multimeter.

Electricity is not my strong point, so as described in the link, it was an interesting experience to learn about fast versus slow fuse as well as other differences.

For those interested, I just added the complete installation on the Blue Sea AC Multimeter
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html


Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico




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On Mon, 6/13/16, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:26 PM


 









Hi Alexandre, I can confirm that an extension on
the ammeter (torrid) wires will not be an issue. Do use a
twisted pair of wires to minimize RF noise being broadcast
(something already twisted or you can make your own twisted
pair). Not terribly critical the number of twists per inch
but just roughly match what is already there.  The AC on
the line you are measuring induces a small current in the
lines going to the meter.  I'm surprised that BlueSea
doesn't make a statement about line extension. They are
a very responsive company and I would bet a phone call to
their tech support would confirm this.  If you find out
anything to the contrary, please let us know.
This was one of the best upgrades I
made and we usually monitor watts to assure we aren't
overloading anything. The first one I bought lasted 6 mo and
the display failed. They replaced no questions
asked.
All the
best, Gary Silvers/v Liahona


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

Mark Erdos
 

Here is a link to pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zjja7tck2iot3h5/AABcHfiCFS0HBV8VyfQJmeuba?dl=0

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

 

I have not opened the box. Photo?

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Inside the engine compartment on the back side of the generator is a box containing a contactor switch. This is the automatic mechanical switch that selects between the generator and shore power. Inside the box, mounted to the side of the contactor is another switch or auxiliary contact. It is marked Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11. Does anyone know the purpose of this or what this is used for?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen Traveler

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bill, I have seen one done very neatly. They mounted an Andersen  line tender the same as the main traveler has on the coach roof beside the cleat on the starboard side. He ran the lines around blocks in the same manner as the main traveler. It looked good (amel) and was easy to operate. I'd like one myself.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl




From: "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2016 4:27 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen Traveler

 
Has anyone rigged the mizzen traveler on a SM to be adjustable from the cockpit? If so... how?

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Highands, NJ
"Ships and men rot in port."



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I have not opened the box. Photo?

Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Inside the engine compartment on the back side of the generator is a box containing a contactor switch. This is the automatic mechanical switch that selects between the generator and shore power. Inside the box, mounted to the side of the contactor is another switch or auxiliary contact. It is marked Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11. Does anyone know the purpose of this or what this is used for?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Battery questions

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Duane,
if you remove the front cover of the dolphin charger you will find a small (very small) screw slot adjustable dial numbered 0 to 9. It is at the top left of the space opened up when you take the cover off (one central screw to remove the cover). It is tiny and easy to miss, mine was hiding behind a wire. My dolphin hand book has a page listing the settings from 0 to 9 showing the setting for each battery type.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl



From: "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2016 2:11 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Battery questions

 
Peregrinus,

On the battery itself it listed:

Float: 13.5 to 13.8V
Absorb 14.25 to 14.4V

which corresponds closely to the 7 page (very synoptic) Dolphin manual I have from the previous owner which has a setting for Gel Batteries of 

Float 27.2V  
Absorb 28.4V

so it seems to correspond pretty well.  However, I'm not sure how to switch the Dolphin back to the wet cell settings.

Best regards,
Duane



Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

Mark Erdos
 

Inside the engine compartment on the back side of the generator is a box containing a contactor switch. This is the automatic mechanical switch that selects between the generator and shore power. Inside the box, mounted to the side of the contactor is another switch or auxiliary contact. It is marked Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11. Does anyone know the purpose of this or what this is used for?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 


Voltage Regulator update for Leece Neville number 8SC3009ZA 175 amp 24VDC Alternator

yahoogroups@...
 


I found this tech bulletin on the Leece Neville voltage regulator that is in the Leece Neville 175 amp 24VDC Alternator on BeBe #387.

Basically the Leece Neville (Prestolite) number 8RL3021 voltage regulator has been replaced with a new improved regulator.

http://news.prestolite.com/us/ products/tsb-1041_regulator_ replacement

OR download the bulletin here: 

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] year round Caribbean marinas recommendations needed

karkauai
 

Great advice, Bill.  I'm on it!
Kent


On Jul 21, 2016, at 2:51 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I believe that Cartagena should not be missed. Many cruisers were going there for Christmas when we were in that part of the Caribbean. It is a wonderful and safe European styled walled city. I loved Cartagena on so many levels. One thing about really great Cartagena is that you can have anything repaired and at little cost. A friend had an AC mechanic make the top half of his AC compressor which had developed a hole. He also had the guy make a new squirrel-cage fan for his AC blower...total cost was less than $200. There is a new marina in Cartagena and I understand from Eric KIMBERLITE that it is nice. I had our chain regalvanized there.

Panama is a different story. There is almost nothing near Shelter Bay Marina which is near the Panama Canal, but the marina and the hard stand storage is safe and good. For any decent shopping you have to take a bus to Panama City from Colon. Colon has always been a pace for criminals and outlaws...nothing has changed in 150 years.

And, of course, don't miss the San Blas Islands after your visit in Cartagena...be sure to buy Eric Bauhaus Cruising Guide. All charts are terrible, but his guide and chartlets are spot-on. He personally sounded the entire area and his chartlets have Google Earth overlays.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 6:15 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I've heard Aruba isn't very cruiser friendly, that's why I didn't include it.
Others have told me Cartagena and Panama are good places to leave your boat for extended periods.
Kent


On Jul 21, 2016, at 12:10 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Aruba is also a good hurricane avoidance spot.  However, the port in Oranjestaaad is pretty awful.


GL

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM 007


On 21 Jul 2016, at 14:54, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

ConsiderTrinidad or Bonaire, or Curacao.  They are South of the Hurricane belt.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jul 21, 2016, at 7:03 AM, Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have recommendations of where in the Caribbean to keep our SM year round? We will check out Martinique. 

Thank you kindly,
Aldo Roldan
Moonshot SM
Princeton, NJ



On Jul 10, 2016, at 2:50 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone a clever idea about how to tweak the leech line tension while underway?

On the battenless roller furling sail the adjustment of the tension in the leech line seems much more of an issue than on a battened sail, yet reaching the clew of the mainsail borders on treacherous when the wind picks up and we're sailing close hauled.

On my old boat the i lead the leech line over a small cheek block at the head of the sail, and down the luff so I could adjust it at the mast.  Clever, but obviously not an option for a roller furled sail.

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] year round Caribbean marinas recommendations needed

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent,

I believe that Cartagena should not be missed. Many cruisers were going there for Christmas when we were in that part of the Caribbean. It is a wonderful and safe European styled walled city. I loved Cartagena on so many levels. One thing about really great Cartagena is that you can have anything repaired and at little cost. A friend had an AC mechanic make the top half of his AC compressor which had developed a hole. He also had the guy make a new squirrel-cage fan for his AC blower...total cost was less than $200. There is a new marina in Cartagena and I understand from Eric KIMBERLITE that it is nice. I had our chain regalvanized there.

Panama is a different story. There is almost nothing near Shelter Bay Marina which is near the Panama Canal, but the marina and the hard stand storage is safe and good. For any decent shopping you have to take a bus to Panama City from Colon. Colon has always been a pace for criminals and outlaws...nothing has changed in 150 years.

And, of course, don't miss the San Blas Islands after your visit in Cartagena...be sure to buy Eric Bauhaus Cruising Guide. All charts are terrible, but his guide and chartlets are spot-on. He personally sounded the entire area and his chartlets have Google Earth overlays.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 6:15 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I've heard Aruba isn't very cruiser friendly, that's why I didn't include it.
Others have told me Cartagena and Panama are good places to leave your boat for extended periods.
Kent


On Jul 21, 2016, at 12:10 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Aruba is also a good hurricane avoidance spot.  However, the port in Oranjestaaad is pretty awful.


GL

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM 007


On 21 Jul 2016, at 14:54, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

ConsiderTrinidad or Bonaire, or Curacao.  They are South of the Hurricane belt.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jul 21, 2016, at 7:03 AM, Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have recommendations of where in the Caribbean to keep our SM year round? We will check out Martinique. 

Thank you kindly,
Aldo Roldan
Moonshot SM
Princeton, NJ



On Jul 10, 2016, at 2:50 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone a clever idea about how to tweak the leech line tension while underway?

On the battenless roller furling sail the adjustment of the tension in the leech line seems much more of an issue than on a battened sail, yet reaching the clew of the mainsail borders on treacherous when the wind picks up and we're sailing close hauled.

On my old boat the i lead the leech line over a small cheek block at the head of the sail, and down the luff so I could adjust it at the mast.  Clever, but obviously not an option for a roller furled sail.

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] year round Caribbean marinas recommendations needed

karkauai
 

I've heard Aruba isn't very cruiser friendly, that's why I didn't include it.
Others have told me Cartagena and Panama are good places to leave your boat for extended periods.
Kent


On Jul 21, 2016, at 12:10 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Aruba is also a good hurricane avoidance spot.  However, the port in Oranjestaaad is pretty awful.


GL

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM 007


On 21 Jul 2016, at 14:54, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

ConsiderTrinidad or Bonaire, or Curacao.  They are South of the Hurricane belt.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jul 21, 2016, at 7:03 AM, Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have recommendations of where in the Caribbean to keep our SM year round? We will check out Martinique. 

Thank you kindly,
Aldo Roldan
Moonshot SM
Princeton, NJ



On Jul 10, 2016, at 2:50 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone a clever idea about how to tweak the leech line tension while underway?

On the battenless roller furling sail the adjustment of the tension in the leech line seems much more of an issue than on a battened sail, yet reaching the clew of the mainsail borders on treacherous when the wind picks up and we're sailing close hauled.

On my old boat the i lead the leech line over a small cheek block at the head of the sail, and down the luff so I could adjust it at the mast.  Clever, but obviously not an option for a roller furled sail.

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Patrick McAneny
 

Craig, That's a crazy high quote. My installation is being covered by Pantaenius Insurance ,( which has been prompt and fair ), due to a lightning strike , not a direct hit , but must have been very close. The settlement  includes the mechanics time , and I expect the insurance co. expects those monies to go to him. If I was just upgrading my boat, believe me , I also would be doing my own installation. I also find it hard to pay anyone $100.00/hr. for something that I can do.

Pat SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 12:18 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

 
Hi Pat,
Other replies have given you good input on B&G, which I think is still great. Your "ton of money" quote from your mechanic is interesting. I got a $64,000 quote. It included about $14,000 of equipment and the rest was labor. Believe me, this stuff is not rocket science, installation is easy plug and play and if you run the wires and install the units yourself you'll know where to look for future troubleshooting. B&G has excellent free tech support and can talk you through any issues you may encounter. Then again, I'm a DIY guy and hate to pay $100 an hour to mechanics.  (I did have one come out after I did the installation to "bless it" so I could get an extra year of warranty - he had good generic knowledge, but had to call B&G support to find out how to set parameters.)

If you do go B&G, their WR10 handheld Bluetooth remote Autopilot Controller is super and let's you move arou nd the boat while still being able to steer. If you'd like more details about what my system looks like, send a pm. And if you want a real expert, go to Francesco on Perigrinus!

Cheers,
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I will be replacing all of my instruments. The mechanic doing the work ,Its a ton of moneysuggest I go with B&G as opposed to Furuno chartplotters and raymarine instruments that I have now. I know the Amels came with B&G instruments , but did they also come with B&G chartplotters and radar ? What autopilot ? I think B&G was sold , are they still a quality instrument ? Its a ton of money and I want to make the right choices. I guess it makes it easier to integrate if everything is one brand. Go all Furuno or all B&G , any thoughts .

Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans # 123



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen Traveler

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Bill Kinney,

We have pictures of the next-to-last Super Maramu 2000 that Amel built.  This boat came from the factory with a cockpit-adjustable traveler; the winch sits on the port side, next to the coach-roof cleat.

It's an update we considered, and eventually just never got done.  We cruise leisurely and often follow a Maine cruiser friend's principle: the sails aren't making noises, right?  So all must be well with the world...

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K No. 350
La Spezia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Paul,

Welcome to the group.
In 2012 I purchased my SM2K from Jean Paul Bahuaud of Caribbean Yachts and have been extremely happy with the service
http://www.caraibe-yachts.com/en/usedboats.php?search=builder&builder=1&length=0:0

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico


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On Thu, 7/21/16, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:31 AM


 









I
have joined this group for the sole purpose of eventually
becoming a real member.  I am an Amel Yacht Owner Wanabe. 


I am
in the market for a late model SM 2000 (preferably 2003-2005
but will consider 2000+)  Should any of you know someone
who is even talking about plans to swallow the anchor, even
if it’s a year or more in the future, please let me know
about it.  I would be most appreciative.
Paul










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

$50K in labor?  Geez! In the engineering world I looked at any project from a “man-month” standpoint to estimate it.  A full install of all new instruments on a SM would be about 1 man-month of work, maybe 1.5  

A plane ticket and $20K plus parts and I’ll install a full suite of electronics on any boat, anywhere!


On Jul 21, 2016, at 10:31, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Pat,

Other replies have given you good input on B&G, which I think is still great. Your "ton of money" quote from your mechanic is interesting. I got a $64,000 quote. It included about $14,000 of equipment and the rest was labor. Believe me, this stuff is not rocket science, installation is easy plug and play and if you run the wires and install the units yourself you'll know where to look for future troubleshooting. B&G has excellent free tech support and can talk you through any issues you may encounter. Then again, I'm a DIY guy and hate to pay $100 an hour to mechanics.  (I did have one come out after I did the installation to "bless it" so I could get an extra year of warranty - he had good generic knowledge, but had to call B&G support to find out how to set parameters.)

If you do go B&G, their WR10 handheld Bluetooth remote Autopilot Controller is super and let's you move around the boat while still being able to steer. If you'd like more details about what my system looks like, send a pm. And if you want a real expert, go to Francesco on Perigrinus!

Cheers,
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I will be replacing all of my instruments. The mechanic doing the work ,Its a ton of moneysuggest I go with B&G as opposed to Furuno chartplotters and raymarine instruments that I have now. I know the Amels came with B&G instruments , but did they also come with B&G chartplotters and radar ? What autopilot ? I think B&G was sold , are they still a quality instrument ? Its a ton of money and I want to make the right choices. I guess it makes it easier to integrate if everything is one brand. Go all Furuno or all B&G , any thoughts .


Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans # 123





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Craig, 

I will take that $50,000 install job!

Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 2:31 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Pat,

Other replies have given you good input on B&G, which I think is still great. Your "ton of money" quote from your mechanic is interesting. I got a $64,000 quote. It included about $14,000 of equipment and the rest was labor. Believe me, this stuff is not rocket science, installation is easy plug and play and if you run the wires and install the units yourself you'll know where to look for future troubleshooting. B&G has excellent free tech support and can talk you through any issues you may encounter. Then again, I'm a DIY guy and hate to pay $100 an hour to mechanics.  (I did have one come out after I did the installation to "bless it" so I could get an extra year of warranty - he had good generic knowledge, but had to call B&G support to find out how to set parameters.)

If you do go B&G, their WR10 handheld Bluetooth remote Autopilot Controller is super and let's you move around the b oat while still being able to steer. If you'd like more details about what my system looks like, send a pm. And if you want a real expert, go to Francesco on Perigrinus!

Cheers,
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I will be replacing all of my instruments. The mechanic doing the work ,Its a ton of moneysuggest I go with B&G as opposed to Furuno chartplotters and raymarine instruments that I have now. I know the Amels came with B&G instruments , but did they also come with B&G chartplotters and radar ? What autopilot ? I think B&G was sold , are they still a quality instrument ? Its a ton of money and I want to make the right choices. I guess it makes it easier to integrate if everything is one brand. Go all Furuno or all B&G , any thoughts .


Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans # 123




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Paul,

Joel Potter will be the best source for the best Amel...no doubt about it.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 4:04 PM, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank you for the warm welcome Bill.

I received that same advice a while back and have acted on it.  I have met Joel and he is actively looking for me.  I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of Joel.  I have been very impressed with his knowledge of the Amels and his character.

I put this post out there as I have come to realize that sometime, some really good boats don’t ever make into his stables.  Some deals get done on the golf course.  Hence, I’m trying to cover all my bases.

Thanks again for the warm welcome I look forward to getting to know many of you in the future.

Paul Stascavage
SM# ???
Connecticut


On Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:47 AM, "Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Paul,

Welcome, and good luck with your search.  

I will give you the same excellent advice I got from the people here when I was in your shoes. If you are considering a boat located in North America you should contact Joel Potter (jfpottercyc (at) att (dot) net)  He is a broker who specializes in Amels and is an honest and straightforward guy. He is picky about which boat he lists. He’ll steer you to a boat that will meet your needs, and is a font of knowledge about Amels in general and also about individual boats and their histories.


Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Highlands, NJ
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Jul 21, 2016, at 11:31, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have joined this group for the sole purpose of eventually becoming a real member.  I am an Amel Yacht Owner Wanabe.  

I am in the market for a late model SM 2000 (preferably 2003-2005 but will consider 2000+)  Should any of you know someone who is even talking about plans to swallow the anchor, even if it’s a year or more in the future, please let me know about it.  I would be most appreciative.

Paul






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen Traveler

danielmfrey63@...
 

Just added some pictures from a Super Maramu whose owner has done it. (Album name: mizzen traveller)


Best - Daniel

SN 64 (1992)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] year round Caribbean marinas recommendations needed

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Aruba is also a good hurricane avoidance spot.  However, the port in Oranjestaaad is pretty awful.

GL

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM 007


On 21 Jul 2016, at 14:54, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

ConsiderTrinidad or Bonaire, or Curacao.  They are South of the Hurricane belt.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jul 21, 2016, at 7:03 AM, Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have recommendations of where in the Caribbean to keep our SM year round? We will check out Martinique. 

Thank you kindly,
Aldo Roldan
Moonshot SM
Princeton, NJ



On Jul 10, 2016, at 2:50 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone a clever idea about how to tweak the leech line tension while underway?

On the battenless roller furling sail the adjustment of the tension in the leech line seems much more of an issue than on a battened sail, yet reaching the clew of the mainsail borders on treacherous when the wind picks up and we're sailing close hauled.

On my old boat the i lead the leech line over a small cheek block at the head of the sail, and down the luff so I could adjust it at the mast.  Clever, but obviously not an option for a roller furled sail.

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000

Paul Stascavage
 

Thank you for the warm welcome Bill.

I received that same advice a while back and have acted on it.  I have met Joel and he is actively looking for me.  I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of Joel.  I have been very impressed with his knowledge of the Amels and his character.

I put this post out there as I have come to realize that sometime, some really good boats don’t ever make into his stables.  Some deals get done on the golf course.  Hence, I’m trying to cover all my bases.

Thanks again for the warm welcome I look forward to getting to know many of you in the future.

Paul Stascavage
SM# ???
Connecticut


On Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:47 AM, "Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Paul,

Welcome, and good luck with your search.  

I will give you the same excellent advice I got from the people here when I was in your shoes. If you are considering a boat located in North America you should contact Joel Potter (jfpottercyc (at) att (dot) net)  He is a broker who specializes in Amels and is an honest and straightforward guy. He is picky about which boat he lists. He’ll steer you to a boat that will meet your needs, and is a font of knowledge about Amels in general and also about individual boats and their histories.


Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Highlands, NJ
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Jul 21, 2016, at 11:31, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have joined this group for the sole purpose of eventually becoming a real member.  I am an Amel Yacht Owner Wanabe.  

I am in the market for a late model SM 2000 (preferably 2003-2005 but will consider 2000+)  Should any of you know someone who is even talking about plans to swallow the anchor, even if it’s a year or more in the future, please let me know about it.  I would be most appreciative.

Paul