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Re: [Amel] Calpeda air conditioning pump

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Rink,

Thanks for the info. I will give them a call.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Rink de Haan <rinkdehaan@...> wrote:

Hello John,

I did the same last year though I replaced the pump with a new Calpeda.
The old one was serviced in Holland, were we live, by the Dutch distributor
and service point.
There contact information is below. Let me know if I can help you with this.

Regards,

Rink de Haan
SM 2000-330
"Razor's Edge"

*Barco marine equipment B.V.

Postal addres
*Postbus 7418
3280 AE Numansdorp

*Visitors addres*
J. van der Heydenstraat 3
3281 NE Numansdorp

Phone :
+31 (0)186 - 655010
Fax :
+31 (0)186 - 655040




2010/1/18 johnabo2003 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>



I replaced the shaft seal on the Calpeda water pump for the air
conditioning system. I think the model is (B-C 20E). Unfortunately the pump
now makes a lot of noise because I think that the motor bearings may have
been salt water damaged when the seal failed.

I am planning on replacing the unit with the March AC-5C-MD pump. However,
I was going to replace the bearings on the Calpeda motor and keep it as a
spare.

Has anybody else done this, I am having trouble finding a web site to
supply the bearings.

Thanks
John Abercrombie SM391



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Re: [Amel] Calpeda air conditioning pump

Rink De Haan
 

Hello John,

I did the same last year though I replaced the pump with a new Calpeda.
The old one was serviced in Holland, were we live, by the Dutch distributor
and service point.
There contact information is below. Let me know if I can help you with this.

Regards,

Rink de Haan
SM 2000-330
"Razor's Edge"

*Barco marine equipment B.V.

Postal addres
*Postbus 7418
3280 AE Numansdorp

*Visitors addres*
J. van der Heydenstraat 3
3281 NE Numansdorp

Phone :
+31 (0)186 - 655010
Fax :
+31 (0)186 - 655040




2010/1/18 johnabo2003 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>



I replaced the shaft seal on the Calpeda water pump for the air
conditioning system. I think the model is (B-C 20E). Unfortunately the pump
now makes a lot of noise because I think that the motor bearings may have
been salt water damaged when the seal failed.

I am planning on replacing the unit with the March AC-5C-MD pump. However,
I was going to replace the bearings on the Calpeda motor and keep it as a
spare.

Has anybody else done this, I am having trouble finding a web site to
supply the bearings.

Thanks
John Abercrombie SM391



Re: ISAF Category 1 modifications

Mr D
 

Dave, I've been working on that boat pretty much nonstop for about a
year - complete overhaul, almost too much at times. I want to take it
to Australia, so Pac Cup maybe a little too late in the season, but I
think I can make the window or take safer routes around the weather.
It will be a shakedown, but there is always a fine line between safety
and adventure. Keep getting the boat ready and never end up going
places one wants to is much too common and not an option for myself.
Boats that (probably) turn are either cut-corner people, crazy race
lightweight hulls or those who forgot to christen the boat. Time will
tell. Anyway, I didnt know you are in Mexico, thats great! Do you
still run your sails loft?


Calpeda air conditioning pump

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

I replaced the shaft seal on the Calpeda water pump for the air conditioning system. I think the model is (B-C 20E). Unfortunately the pump now makes a lot of noise because I think that the motor bearings may have been salt water damaged when the seal failed.

I am planning on replacing the unit with the March AC-5C-MD pump. However, I was going to replace the bearings on the Calpeda motor and keep it as a spare.

Has anybody else done this, I am having trouble finding a web site to supply the bearings.

Thanks
John Abercrombie SM391


Re: ISAF Category 1 modifications

Dave_Benjamin
 

Dmitry,

I'm a bit confused in that you could incorporate the ORC recommendations that do make some sense for your boat regardless of whether you race or not. I'm not sure where you plan to sail after Hawaii but for the traditional South Pacific "milk run" I think it's far more appealing to spend some time cruising Mexico first. There's several advantages which is why the vast majority of west coast boats that are headed for the South Pacific in the spring are down here with us in Mexico right now. I know you recently bought the boat and if it's the Sharki that was for sale in Alameda I know it needed a lot of work. Shaking a boat down with a 2000 mile open ocean voyage may not be the best approach. Every Pac Cup there boats turn back to the mainland within a few days with gear problems. If you start off with cruising Mexico you will find out what works and what doesn't. And you've got some great coastal cruising between the bay area and the Mexican border. If you break something it's really easy to deal with it somewhere like Oxnard as opposed to 400 or 500 miles outside the gate. At one point going down the coast we had a bit of a gear problem and ducked in to Port San Luis. We were able to deal with the problem in a lovely protected setting, make some dinner, and then take off. When we ducked in it was blowing over 30 offshore with 13-15 foot seas. Although we could have made our fix offshore it was nice to duck in. Until you have sailed the boat for a while it's still a shakedown cruise, so best to treat it that way in my opinion.

Once you leave North America the logistics of getting parts and service is more complicated.

Also it's usually a fairly easy sail from Mexico to the Marquesas. I'd give Cornell's book and VPP a close look depending on where you're headed.

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

Dave, the Pac Cup is a first leg for me on to further journey. In your case you probably would really want to win, but I am sailing it because it offers strict offshore preparation, that being my first open ocean voyage. Some odd requirements, yes, but most do make sense, and if anything, make a good guide. As far as the rudder, its just happens to be part of wind vane on my boat, but aside from that I never plan to use it in the emergency - as you pointed out - it will fall off long before the main rudder will.

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

Dmitry,

Every two years I enjoy a nice spurt of business thanks to Pacific Cup and people needing to comply ORC Cat 1. Quite honestly if I wanted to do Pac Cup or a similar event I'd crew for a customer. The ORC rules are pretensed on making lightly constructed race boats safe for ocean racing. The Amel's are light years ahead in terms of safety and seaworthiness. For instance rudder failures are not unheard of on spade ruddered race boats, thus the requirements for an elaborate replacement rudder. I've never even heard of an Amel losing steerage and with the skeg in place it's unlikely you could lose the rudder without something far more onerous to worry about than steerage. So you will spend an inordinate sum for a backup rudder that is highly unlikely to ever to be used. I'd rather spend that money on a second autopilot.

Cheers,
Dave


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

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

"Victoria"


Re: ISAF Category 1 modifications

Mr D
 

Dave, the Pac Cup is a first leg for me on to further journey. In your case you probably would really want to win, but I am sailing it because it offers strict offshore preparation, that being my first open ocean voyage. Some odd requirements, yes, but most do make sense, and if anything, make a good guide. As far as the rudder, its just happens to be part of wind vane on my boat, but aside from that I never plan to use it in the emergency - as you pointed out - it will fall off long before the main rudder will.

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

Dmitry,

Every two years I enjoy a nice spurt of business thanks to Pacific Cup and people needing to comply ORC Cat 1. Quite honestly if I wanted to do Pac Cup or a similar event I'd crew for a customer. The ORC rules are pretensed on making lightly constructed race boats safe for ocean racing. The Amel's are light years ahead in terms of safety and seaworthiness. For instance rudder failures are not unheard of on spade ruddered race boats, thus the requirements for an elaborate replacement rudder. I've never even heard of an Amel losing steerage and with the skeg in place it's unlikely you could lose the rudder without something far more onerous to worry about than steerage. So you will spend an inordinate sum for a backup rudder that is highly unlikely to ever to be used. I'd rather spend that money on a second autopilot.

Cheers,
Dave


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

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

"Victoria"


Re: Marina in Kusadasi - Turkey

Jurgen <jurgenjohanssen@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Rink de Haan" <rinkdehaan@...>
wrote:

Hello everyone,

We are planning to relocate our SM2000 from Crete to the Kusadasi
Marina in Turkey. We would also like to do some maintenance there. Does
anyone have experiences (good or bad) with this particular marina?

Rink
"Razor's Edge"
SM2000-330
Hi Rink,

Kusadasi marina is not one of the newest in Turkey but it is OK. For
normal maintenace I am sure they are able to do it. When it gets more
complicated one can always get help (for a price) from Izmir which is
1.5hours away. Obviously Mamaris or Bodrum are much better technically
advanced because they are centres for charter companies.

Good luck

regards

Jurgen 'ARGO IV'


Marina in Kusadasi - Turkey

Rink De Haan
 

Hello everyone,

We are planning to relocate our SM2000 from Crete to the Kusadasi Marina in Turkey. We would also like to do some maintenance there. Does anyone have experiences (good or bad) with this particular marina?

Rink
"Razor's Edge"
SM2000-330


Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications

Dave_Benjamin
 

Eric,

I agree with you on all points however an ATN Gale Sail will meet the ORC Cat 1 requirement for a storm. Although inadvisable a storm jib can be made with luff tape and grommets to allow for it to be lashed to the foil extrusion. However you would need to remove the genoa prior to doing all that.

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

What model and year Amel do You have?

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

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

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

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



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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





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

"Victoria"





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Re: ISAF Category 1 modifications

Dave_Benjamin
 

Dmitry,

Every two years I enjoy a nice spurt of business thanks to Pacific Cup and people needing to comply ORC Cat 1. Quite honestly if I wanted to do Pac Cup or a similar event I'd crew for a customer. The ORC rules are pretensed on making lightly constructed race boats safe for ocean racing. The Amel's are light years ahead in terms of safety and seaworthiness. For instance rudder failures are not unheard of on spade ruddered race boats, thus the requirements for an elaborate replacement rudder. I've never even heard of an Amel losing steerage and with the skeg in place it's unlikely you could lose the rudder without something far more onerous to worry about than steerage. So you will spend an inordinate sum for a backup rudder that is highly unlikely to ever to be used. I'd rather spend that money on a second autopilot.

Cheers,
Dave

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

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

"Victoria"


Re: [Amel] Polytrol

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Yes, and it doesn't work very well. Its great for the deck, that's all. For the other, buy a small electric buffer and apply a coat of fiberglass cleaner/restorer or a good car cleaner and buff it out. After that apply a coat of fiberglass wax or even a good car wax, put a new cover on the buffer and buff it, she will shine. Don't use a cleaner/wax, you're to dull for that. John "Moon Dog" SM 248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: no_reply@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:04:10 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Polytrol





Hi,

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

Thank you and best regards

Juergen 'ARGO IV'





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Rép. : [Amel] Mango Bow Thruster

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Oups, Jugen,
 
I meant counter-clokwise..
 
S

--- En date de : Sam, 16.1.10, jurgenjohanssen <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> a écrit :


De: jurgenjohanssen <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
Objet: [Amel] Mango Bow Thruster
À: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: samedi 16 Janvier 2010, 10 h 50


 



Hi,

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

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

Would appreciate some advise. Thank you.

Best regards

Juergen 'ARGO IV'









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Rép. : [Amel] Mango Bow Thruster

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Hi Jurgen,
 
I own Mango 51.
 
Extremely difficult to move toward Starboard going astern, unless you have  speed, so a lot of space..., but going astern to Port is OK, all because of the large propeller turning clockwise.
 
As for the most useful Bow Thruster, i took mine apart 2 years ago. The boat was on the hard, which makes it simpler, but the rust and not having been put together with antiseise grease... it took 4 days just to drill out the 4 screws that link the motor assembly to the shaft, i had to use the drills of horologist (0,07 & 0,05 mm), so as to reach the rear bolts.
 
Before, i suggest you get a replacement propeller and all the seals with a lip and O rings, and even the Delrin screws from Amel.
 
For your info, Mr Amel tried the other types of Thruster, Heimana?, Mango no 1 was equipped that way and it was found to reduce hull speed by .5 Kn...
 
Serge D. T. Mango 51 

FOR SALE
LAETITIA II
info: www.columbia37.com & www.laetitia-l.com

--- En date de : Sam, 16.1.10, jurgenjohanssen <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> a écrit :


De: jurgenjohanssen <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
Objet: [Amel] Mango Bow Thruster
À: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: samedi 16 Janvier 2010, 10 h 50


 



Hi,

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

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

Would appreciate some advise. Thank you.

Best regards

Juergen 'ARGO IV'









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Re: [Amel] Re: Heaving to

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Casper, There was a lot of advice on heaving to a few months ago. Put it in the search box to see all the messages.

Best wishes, Anne and John. SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 7:22 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Heaving to



Genoa-Main. No mizzen.

Judy
S/V BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "camacfinancial" <camacfinancial@...> wrote:
>
> Dear All,
>
> Could someone tell me the best way to heave to with a Super Maramu (Genoa-Main, Genoa-Mizzen,...)?
>
> Thanks
>
> Caspar
> Sueno Azul
> SM 39
>


Re: Heaving to

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Genoa-Main. No mizzen.

Judy
S/V BeBe SM2 #387

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

Dear All,

Could someone tell me the best way to heave to with a Super Maramu (Genoa-Main, Genoa-Mizzen,...)?

Thanks

Caspar
Sueno Azul
SM 39


Heaving to

camacfinancial <camacfinancial@...>
 

Dear All,

Could someone tell me the best way to heave to with a Super Maramu (Genoa-Main, Genoa-Mizzen,...)?

Thanks

Caspar
Sueno Azul
SM 39


Polytrol

jurgenjohanssen <no_reply@...>
 

Hi,

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

Thank you and best regards

Juergen 'ARGO IV'


Mango Bow Thruster

jurgenjohanssen <no_reply@...>
 

Hi,

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

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

Would appreciate some advise. Thank you.

Best regards

Juergen 'ARGO IV'


Re: MANGO & Santorin fuel tank

laetitiaii <laetitiaii@...>
 

Hi,

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

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

Serge D. T. Mango no51

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


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

Many thanks

Ken

Ocean Hobo Santorin #96





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

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best of luck.
Graham
Sharki 181

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

Hi John,

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

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

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

Wishing you and Anne a Very Happy New Year

Ian SM 414 Crusader Larnaca Cyprus

hollambyuk wrote:

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

Regards, John SM319




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