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Re: [Amel] Re: SSB/ SAT PHONE

amelforme
 

Hi Everybody. Serious ocean going voyaging cruisers should have both. SSB for the nets and superb local and regional information sharing. Sat phone for always being able to contact someone at anytime with Iridium and the fantastic and useful information you can get for’ free’ and with pay for service weather and other niceties.

Most of my returning/all done clients with no particular ax to grind say both. One over the other because of budget, SSB.

Hope this helps.



All the best,

Joel





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 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@...





From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Peter Forbes
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2013 4:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Cc: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner





Yes please big debate - I have the same dilemma.

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@...

On 8 Apr 2013, at 09:35, "ronpische" <andrew@... <mailto:andrew%40cerdagne.org> > wrote:

Our SM 2000 does not have SSB and the previous owner crossed the Atlantic a couple of times with a satellite phone with data rather than SSB. I am interested in views on the pros and cons of both options as I am thinking of installing one or other.

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM2K 472

--- In amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@...> wrote:

Thanks Colin,

The pics are great.
In the manual it says that the rudder anodes and the SSB ground plates are connected together.....where exactly is this connection ??

Yes I'm getting a 30A 24/12V converter for the "BLU".

I live in Australia but the boat will travel back and forth from New Zealand to the Pacific...New Zealand for the cyclone season, then back to South Pacific. Intend to go to Tahiti in 2014.

Cheers
Alan



--- In amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@> wrote:

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130 tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@)


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@ so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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









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


Re: [Amel] Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Peter Forbes
 

Yes please big debate - I have the same dilemma.

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@...

On 8 Apr 2013, at 09:35, "ronpische" <andrew@...> wrote:

Our SM 2000 does not have SSB and the previous owner crossed the Atlantic a couple of times with a satellite phone with data rather than SSB. I am interested in views on the pros and cons of both options as I am thinking of installing one or other.

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM2K 472

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@...> wrote:

Thanks Colin,

The pics are great.
In the manual it says that the rudder anodes and the SSB ground plates are connected together.....where exactly is this connection ??

Yes I'm getting a 30A 24/12V converter for the "BLU".

I live in Australia but the boat will travel back and forth from New Zealand to the Pacific...New Zealand for the cyclone season, then back to South Pacific. Intend to go to Tahiti in 2014.

Cheers
Alan



--- In amelyachtowners@..., Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@> wrote:

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130 tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@)


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@..., Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@ so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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


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

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


Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

ronpische <andrew@...>
 

Our SM 2000 does not have SSB and the previous owner crossed the Atlantic a couple of times with a satellite phone with data rather than SSB. I am interested in views on the pros and cons of both options as I am thinking of installing one or other.

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM2K 472

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@...> wrote:

Thanks Colin,

The pics are great.
In the manual it says that the rudder anodes and the SSB ground plates are connected together.....where exactly is this connection ??

Yes I'm getting a 30A 24/12V converter for the "BLU".

I live in Australia but the boat will travel back and forth from New Zealand to the Pacific...New Zealand for the cyclone season, then back to South Pacific. Intend to go to Tahiti in 2014.

Cheers
Alan



--- In amelyachtowners@..., Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@> wrote:

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130 tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@)


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@..., Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@ so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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


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


Re: [Amel] SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Colin,

The pics are great.
In the manual it says that the rudder anodes and the SSB ground plates are connected together.....where exactly is this connection ??

Yes I'm getting a 30A 24/12V converter for the "BLU".

I live in Australia but the boat will travel back and forth from New Zealand to the Pacific...New Zealand for the cyclone season, then back to South Pacific. Intend to go to Tahiti in 2014.

Cheers
Alan

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130 tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@...)


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@...> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@..., Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@ so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan








Re: [Amel] SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Alan, congratulations. Look forward to seeing you around the Pacific. We are heading back up to Fiji (for a start) at the end of May

Danny and Yvonne
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
Home Port, Mangonui
New Zealand

From: divanz620 <divanz620@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, 7 April 2013 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

 
Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane, Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@... so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@...> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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


Synthetic rubber filler insert in the rubrail

amelforme
 

Further to my last directions regarding changing out the synthetic rubber
part of the rub rail. Here is some more helpful information. Use plenty of
dish soap/water to get the rubber very slippery. Start at the stern and pry,
carefully so as not to crush or distort the fiberglass rub rail, the rubber
up from out of the channel it is held in. As you work it out, pull up and
twist/rotate the rubber as it comes free from what holds it in place. As
soon as you have a meter pulled out, the rest will be child's play. You'll
learn quick how easily this goes along.

When you reinstall the new rubber, the reverse of the above is true and use
plenty of slippery sauce. A plastic/rubber mallet/hammer and a electric heat
gun are also worthy tools. He heat gun may be needed to soften the rubber if
it is not T- shirt and short pants weather but please BE CAREFUL! With heat,
if enough is good, more is definitely NOT better. Easy does it.





All the best,

Joel





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 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: <mailto:jfpottercys@...> jfpottercys@...

<http://www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys> www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys


Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

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

Regrettably our stay in New Caledonia was only about a week. I met someone from the UK that spent 12 years traveling between New Cal and New Zealand and occasionally Fiji and/or Tonga.

If we had it to over again, we would not have been in such a hurry to move on. It really does not get better anywhere that we have been in this world, and we are 3/4ths the way around.

Enjoy your Super Maramu...she will not let you down.

The most valuable advice I can offer is regardless of what some people may tell you, do not be quick to change something because it is different or you do not understand it. With time and experience, most everything will make total sense to you. If it still does not make sense, ask one of us.

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "divanz620" <divanz620@...> wrote:

I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I have finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan


Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Mark Erdos
 

Alan,



Congratulations! You have chosen wisely.



Best regards,



Mark

Cream Puff SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


Re: [Amel] SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Alan

We placed the ICOM710 above the wet jacket locker on RHS of Nav Station.
Found this fine for use while sitting at nav station stool. AT130 tuner is
in the rear locker on Sbd side near where outboard motor sits. Have seen
many other Amels with same arrangements. Decided on the long whip antenna
on transom, sbd side just near Tuner. It is important for the tuner to be
as close as possible to the antenna. Remember you have a 24v boat and these
ICOMS are 12v so I also installed a new separate 24v to 12v transformer
dedicated for this which sits just behind the ICOM710 in the cabinetry.
Cabinets all come apart easily to access the rear.

I will upload a file on Island Pearl II with some pics of SSB installation
for reference. The Super Maramu 2000 comes ready grounded and ready for SSB
so not difficult at all to install an SSB with excellent long range
performance. Also there are great channels that you can easily access to
run your cables from nav station right to rear locker where the tuner sits.
Pictures tell a million words so will put these up on the Amel site for you
in next 24hrs.

Good luck with it all. Where do you hail from and where will you be sailing
to, and storing her? We are at Scarborough Marina, on north side of
Brisbane. Good reasonably priced wet and dry storage facilities here,
outside the cyclone area, and completely safe from flooding as on the bay
and with no rivers entering this area. We normally have a number of Amels
staying here each season.

Fair winds

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - sm2k#332 now for sale
(for details on the boat & price please contact me direct at
colin.d.streeter@...)

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM, divanz620 <divanz620@...> wrote:

**


Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a
Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip
antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan


--- In amelyachtowners@..., Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@...>
wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am
sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel
at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for
another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane,
Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back
around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I
will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford
it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@... so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@...> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I
have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan






Re: [Amel] SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Colin,

Elyes doesn't have an SSB. I've ordered an ICOM 710 and AT130 with a Pactor Modem, but I a bit unsure of exactly WHERE to install it..

Where is your SSB installed and where is the tuner ?..Do you have a whip antenna or do you use the supplied triatic insulated antenna ?..or ?

Anything you can tell me would be helpful.

Cheers
Alan

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane, Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@... so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@...> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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Re: SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Dave_Benjamin
 

Not only a great boat, but what a fantastic location to start from. Congratulations!!

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "divanz620" <divanz620@...> wrote:

I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I have finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan


Re: [Amel] SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Welcome Alan

ELYES is a beautiful boat and your will be truly happy with her I am sure.
Well worth the trip to the Pacific area to find such a really nice Amel at
a good price. Thank you also for your helpful posts on SSB radios. I have
the 710 with AT130 Tuner.

If any of your friends, or others in the community, are looking for another
beautiful Super Maramu 2000 in these waters please note I am about to put
Island Pearl II (late 2001 hull #332) on the market in Brisbane, Australia
at a good price. She is UK registered, and in absolute mint condition
inside (like new) with just 1470hrs on the Yanmar and 690hrs on the 7kv
Onan. Carefully looked after by an Amel technician for the first 10 years
of her life and many tens of thousands euros spent on her in 2012 for new
Dessalator 100/DUO watermaker, New Raymarine 2nd Autopilot, AIS 650, 2 x
e-70',, 4 x -70's, 2nd Simrad VHF with remote, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian
charts (hard copies & latest electronic) etc etc..I sailed her over the
Atlantic in 2012 and she is completely ready to continue safely back around
to Europe from Australia right now, even with full fuel tanks..

A business opportunity and short term finances forces me to sell but I will
certainly be back for another Super Maramu 2000 as soon as we can afford it
again. She is our 7th sailing yacht and we will look no further than
another Super Maramu 2000 when we can afford to purchase again. Anyone
wanting information contact me direct on colin.d.streeter@... so that
we do not clog up this wonderful site...

Fair winds
Colin Streeter
IslandPearl II - sm2k #332 - now for sale.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:33 AM, divanz620 <divanz620@...> wrote:

**


I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I have
finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan



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Re: [Amel] SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

karkauai
 

Welcome and congratulations on your new boat Alan. You won't regret it, I assure you.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Apr 6, 2013, at 3:33 PM, "divanz620" <divanz620@...> wrote:

I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I have finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan


SM2K Hull# 437 new owner

Alan Leslie
 

I have just bought Hull#437 ELYES in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Thanks to all on this forum, you assisted my research greatly and I have finally found the boat of my dreams !
Cheers
Alan


Re: Reduction Gearbox for Mainsail Furling and Outhaul

Dave_Benjamin
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "sv Sangaris" <sangaris@...> wrote:

There was a flurry of postings on this last November - here's an update.

The originals on our 1992 Santorin Hull #68 were made by the Italian Company, Bonfiglioli. The complete specification is: VF 44 P1 70 P63 B14 B3.
Does anyone know if Bonfiglioli made the gearbox for the Nirvana genoa furlers?


Question for a Super Maramu owner

Dave_Benjamin
 

We are going to build a mizzen for a Super Maramu outside the country and the owner is away from the boat. I am wondering if any of you Super Maramu owners could help with a measurement. Here's what I'm looking for:

Distance from innermost surface of luff groove (where the luff tape goes in) TO the inner surface of the mast wall.

If anyone is wondering why this is important, we need to know the physical limit of how far the foil can move so that we can match the luff curve of the new main.

To conserve bandwidth, perhaps best to respond directly to me.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Regards,

Dave Benjamin
Maramu #29

Owner - Island Planet Sails


Re: Reduction Gearbox for Mainsail Furling and Outhaul

Craig Briggs
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Attilio Siviero YAHOO <attilio.siviero@...> wrote:
Craig,
are you talking about the motors we refitted thru Mauro? Or something else?
Hi Attilio,
Just the two gearboxes for the Main Sail, reductore in Italian I think. Mauro redid the lip seals and bearing, but the gear finally gave up last year.
Hence, new reductores ... and at a great price. The original electric motores are still in excellent condition.
Looking forward to another rendezvous!
Craig


Re: [Amel] Reduction Gearbox for Mainsail Furling and Outhaul

Attilio Siviero YAHOO <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Craig,

are you talking about the motors we refitted thru Mauro? Or something else?

It seems to me that the gearboxes on Sisila are working properly, but maybe ...

So next month in Turkey again! Good

Attilio & Maria Siviero
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"

Il giorno 04/apr/2013, alle ore 21:06, "sv Sangaris" <sangaris@...> ha scritto:

There was a flurry of postings on this last November - here's an update.

The originals on our 1992 Santorin Hull #68 were made by the Italian Company, Bonfiglioli. The complete specification is: VF 44 P1 70 P63 B14 B3.

Bonfiglioli USA is in Hebron, KY and sells through authorized distributors - I used Drivetech Automation, Inc. in Sunrise, FL. The cost was $220.00 US each and I bought two (to replace both the outhaul and the furler.) Shipping($18.40) and Tax ($26.40) additional. Great folks to work with and the parts arrived in three days. Drivetech's phone is: 954-746-9800.

The units arrived unfinished - I used a spray aluminum primer and then gloss enamel finish coats by Rustoleum. Will install back on the boat in Turkey next month and expect another 20 years out of them - may I last as long. Likely will install grease fittings after I get back and go for 30.

Craig Briggs
s/v Sangaris


Air Intake Grill for Espar Heater

Craig Briggs
 

Here's another parts update. Dave on Air Ops posted some time ago about getting replacement grills for the air intake on the cockpit seat back as the grill seems periodically to get cracked by a stay foot or whatever.

I just got 3 of these from the French manufacturer, Nicoll. They are Model FB 111 and come with a closure and mosquito netting.

When I mentioned that they seemed to have suffered UV deterioration and become discolored and brittle, Nicoll checked to see if there was an aluminium substitute. There was not, so they sent the original PVC version. They arrived in less than a week and, to my surprise, there was no charge!

You can find them at www.nicoll.fr and the phone is 02 41 63 73 83. Great folks!

Craig Briggs
s/v Sangaris, Santorin #68


Reduction Gearbox for Mainsail Furling and Outhaul

Craig Briggs
 

There was a flurry of postings on this last November - here's an update.

The originals on our 1992 Santorin Hull #68 were made by the Italian Company, Bonfiglioli. The complete specification is: VF 44 P1 70 P63 B14 B3.

Bonfiglioli USA is in Hebron, KY and sells through authorized distributors - I used Drivetech Automation, Inc. in Sunrise, FL. The cost was $220.00 US each and I bought two (to replace both the outhaul and the furler.) Shipping($18.40) and Tax ($26.40) additional. Great folks to work with and the parts arrived in three days. Drivetech's phone is: 954-746-9800.

The units arrived unfinished - I used a spray aluminum primer and then gloss enamel finish coats by Rustoleum. Will install back on the boat in Turkey next month and expect another 20 years out of them - may I last as long. Likely will install grease fittings after I get back and go for 30.

Craig Briggs
s/v Sangaris