Date   

ssb power

Victoria Stewart harper
 

try looking under the converter, it can be switched off by mistake while cleaning

good luck

SM 310 jOVIC

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Re: [Amel] Re: ICOM 710 SSB Problems

karkauai
 

Thanks, Bill,
The units look the same, but on "Kristy" there's no switch on the side as your photo shows. I do see large red and black terminals on the top of the unit, but can't get to the rest of it to see if there's a switch on the top.  Interestingly, there's no on/off switch on the "permanent" green unit on the left side of the cabinet either.
 
Guess I'll have to pull it out and see what's on the top and outboard side.
 
Thanks again.
Kent

--- On Tue, 9/15/09, svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote:


From: svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: ICOM 710 SSB Problems
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 12:44 AM


 



The rocker switch on my Icom 24-12 converter is on the front of the Icom case and faces the wood cabinet door.

I will upload a photograph of the inside of the right side door beneath the Nav Table to a new folder in photos named Electronics and Wiring Super Maramu.

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe, SM2 #387

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general

kilkea_2 <kilkea2@...>
 

Hello Tom, We met you back in Australia in Malloolaba in 2005. We were just getting into sailing back then. We now have a Super Maramu on the hard in Trinidad and will be back onboard in November. Our plans are to sail Grenada before going over to Aruba in December. We are heading west and want to transit Panama into the Pacific in Feb. Don't know where you are but it would be fun to meet you both again if our paths should cross.
Kind Regards,
David and Marian Paul.
s/v Kilkea II


Re: [Amel] heading south

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thank you Eric, we will definately try to take you up on this offer. Looking forward to meeting you.
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Tue, 15/9/09, kimberlite@optonline.net <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:


From: kimberlite@optonline.net <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 2:47 PM


 



Hi,
if you are coming down long island sound, please drop by the Huntington Yacht Club as my guest.
Lots of moorings and slips available plus lots of boating companies around the harbor.
fair winds
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny SIMMS
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:46 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Thanks Eric, the going to Virginia is not to get to the
Caribbean, we have never been into the Cheasapeake and while we
are on this sde of the world we want to have a look at it. Also
on the way there we want to look at Long Island Sound and New
York, again places we have never been. We did a big non stop
outside passage from Ft Lauderdale to Barrington Rhode Island on
the way up intending to do the looking on the way back down.
Thanks for the advice re Simpson Bay Marina, just the sort of
ionfo we need...
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Tue, 15/9/09, kimberlite@optonlin e.net
wrote:


From: kimberlite@optonlin e.net
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 9:06 AM






Just my opinion but going to virginia to get to caribbean is out
of the way...
I would go straight possibly with a stop in bermuda. St Martin,
simpson bay marina is fantastic .
Very clean 24-7 security and some of the best craftsmen in the
caribbean. I have someone that knows amels and watches my boat
while I am away.
He is american and has been the chief project supervisor at
Tartan, j boat, and alden.
He also has crossed the atlantic with me and a few other trips.
knows the boat from a to Z.
Fair winds,
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "simms@xtra.co. nz"
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:20 am
Subject: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very
interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning
on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going
back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months
ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to
New
Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to
proceed
through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are
now
thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in
November.
Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the
Caribbean
from mid December until late January when we return. What is
the
Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you
advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of
the
water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the
Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299


















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Re: [Amel] heading south

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thank you John, I will add this to my store of good advice.
Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Wed, 16/9/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com> wrote:


From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] heading south
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Received: Wednesday, 16 September, 2009, 7:22 AM



Lots of good advise from the forum. I might add if you are going to Panama from the east coast you will be better off to skip the Caribbean unless you are going to cruise there awhile. Jimmy Cornell's World cruising routes says its  a rough passage from the lesser Antilles to Panama, especially off the coast of Columbia. You will have big following seas and lots of wind. I made the trip 2 years ago by going to Georgetown Bahamas, enjoying the beautiful beach for a few weeks and then a day and a half  bash to windward to the Turks and Caicos. From then on to Panama we had the wind on the beam or on the aft quarter, and yes the seas were big. This way is much shorter too. Just make sure you get your easting down before you aim for the Bahamas. Another time I did it I went way east of the Bahamas, through the windward passage and stopped in Jamaica. I then sailed the north coast and then it was beam reaching all the way to Panama. I sure wish this Forum
was around when I started sailing.
                             John   "Moon Dog"  SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: simms@xtra.co.nz
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:20:36 +0000
Subject: [Amel] heading south

 



Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to New Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to proceed through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are now thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in November. Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the Caribbean from mid December until late January when we return. What is the Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of the water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299








                         
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Re: [Amel] heading south

Eric Freedman
 

Hi Roy,
I am currently in the Jungle in Colombia. sending this via iridium phone.
I will be in Huntington before sunset friday which is the start of a holiday for me. I will be free saturday night and all day sunday and monday. My local cell is 631-398-9990. please call after noon . If i do not answer i probably did not hear the phone try again.
The phone for the huntington yacht club is 631-427-4949
Fair winds,
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Duddy
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 5:18 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Hello Eric,

I am in New London, CT with my Sharki. I am going to head south on
Thursday or Friday this week. I would like to get together.
Please give
me a call. My cell is 603-315-9600. Thanks.

Roy Duddy



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
kimberlite@optonline.net
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 10:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south





Hi,
if you are coming down long island sound, please drop by the
HuntingtonYacht Club as my guest.
Lots of moorings and slips available plus lots of boating companies
around the harbor.
fair winds
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny SIMMS
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:46 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com


Thanks Eric, the going to Virginia is not to get to the
Caribbean, we have never been into the Cheasapeake and while
we
are on this sde of the world we want to have a look at it.
Also
on the way there we want to look at Long Island Sound and New
York, again places we have never been. We did a big non stop
outside passage from Ft Lauderdale to Barrington Rhode Island
on
the way up intending to do the looking on the way back down.
Thanks for the advice re Simpson Bay Marina, just the sort of
ionfo we need...
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Tue, 15/9/09, kimberlite@optonline.net
wrote:


From: kimberlite@optonline.net
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 9:06 AM






Just my opinion but going to virginia to get to caribbean is
out
of the way...
I would go straight possibly with a stop in bermuda. St
Martin,
simpson bay marina is fantastic .
Very clean 24-7 security and some of the best craftsmen in the
caribbean. I have someone that knows amels and watches my boat
while I am away.
He is american and has been the chief project supervisor at
Tartan, j boat, and alden.
He also has crossed the atlantic with me and a few other
trips.
knows the boat from a to Z.
Fair winds,
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "simms@xtra.co . nz"
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:20 am
Subject: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very
interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and
planning
on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going
back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months
ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to
New
Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to
proceed
through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are
now
thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in
November.
Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the
Caribbean
from mid December until late January when we return. What is
the
Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you
advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of
the
water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the
Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299





























Re: [Amel] bow thruster stuck

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

All,

Check my posting 4839 as well. This worked for us.

Good Luck

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Darwin

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...> wrote:








Bob
We had the same problem and.did it a total of 3 times and it came free We followed the instructions from BeBe message #4804. We had to undo the one wire and then proceeded to drop within the space in the bowthruster area. Don't know why it works but it does.

Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM 362


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bob@...
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 07:57:23 +0000
Subject: [Amel] bow thruster stuck





















Dear Ed, David, Bill and All,



We have the same problem with the bow thruster and have tried soaking with penetrating oil and pull&#305;ng down while lifting etc. We are hauling the boat in a couple of weeks and will have another go. Bearing in mind that we have not tried David's method yet,we cannot see how you can lift the electric motor with the shaft attached out of the front hatch because of the stainless steel support frame that is glassed in place. What did you try, Ed? Any success? Bill's method seems the least invasive if we can get it to work.



Bob Parry

SM#33 Nowornot






















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Re: [Amel] Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

All,

You will find a CLUTCH fuse on the Raymarine computer that can be inserted in a 12 volt position or a 24 volt position. All current Raymarine clutches are 12 volt regardless of the voltage of the drive. My experience is that the 12 volt clutch will work at 24 volts for some time before burning up.

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe, SM2, #387
Currently Darwin

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Lars H. Knudsen" <museum@...> wrote:

Hi,



Even on 24V drives the clutch is 12V and has its own connection to the
course computer.

That is probably the cables you mention.



Fair wind!

Lars

Santorin #79 Salvagny lying The Med.





Fra: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] På vegne af yachtcaduceus
Sendt: 15. september 2009 13:14
Til: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Emne: [Amel] Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54





I am in the process of purchasing a full Raymarine 7002+ autopilot
installation to carry as a spare.

All of the parts appear to be 12/24v switchable except for the Type 2 Long
Linear Drive unit which has to be purchasedf as one or the other. I
recollect that the controller is actually set to 12v and that one of the
cables going into the motor is marked 12v. I am not sure what the logic is
behind this given the fact that the boat is 24v.

I am not with the boat at the moment so cannot check this out. Can anyone
help with information and/or an explanation please?

Martin Bevan
Caduceus - Amel 54 #56







Re: [Amel] heading south

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Hello Eric,

I am in New London, CT with my Sharki. I am going to head south on
Thursday or Friday this week. I would like to get together. Please give
me a call. My cell is 603-315-9600. Thanks.

Roy Duddy



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
kimberlite@optonline.net
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 10:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south





Hi,
if you are coming down long island sound, please drop by the Huntington
Yacht Club as my guest.
Lots of moorings and slips available plus lots of boating companies
around the harbor.
fair winds
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny SIMMS
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:46 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

Thanks Eric, the going to Virginia is not to get to the
Caribbean, we have never been into the Cheasapeake and while we
are on this sde of the world we want to have a look at it. Also
on the way there we want to look at Long Island Sound and New
York, again places we have never been. We did a big non stop
outside passage from Ft Lauderdale to Barrington Rhode Island on
the way up intending to do the looking on the way back down.
Thanks for the advice re Simpson Bay Marina, just the sort of
ionfo we need...
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Tue, 15/9/09, kimberlite@optonline.net
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
wrote:


From: kimberlite@optonline.net <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 9:06 AM






Just my opinion but going to virginia to get to caribbean is out
of the way...
I would go straight possibly with a stop in bermuda. St Martin,
simpson bay marina is fantastic .
Very clean 24-7 security and some of the best craftsmen in the
caribbean. I have someone that knows amels and watches my boat
while I am away.
He is american and has been the chief project supervisor at
Tartan, j boat, and alden.
He also has crossed the atlantic with me and a few other trips.
knows the boat from a to Z.
Fair winds,
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "simms@xtra.co <mailto:simms%40xtra.co> . nz"
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:20 am
Subject: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very
interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning
on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going
back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months
ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to
New
Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to
proceed
through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are
now
thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in
November.
Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the
Caribbean
from mid December until late January when we return. What is
the
Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you
advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of
the
water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the
Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299





















Re: [Amel] Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54

Lars H. Knudsen <museum@...>
 

Hi,



Even on 24V drives the clutch is 12V and has its own connection to the
course computer.

That is probably the cables you mention.



Fair wind!

Lars

Santorin #79 Salvagny lying The Med.





Fra: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] På vegne af yachtcaduceus
Sendt: 15. september 2009 13:14
Til: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Emne: [Amel] Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54





I am in the process of purchasing a full Raymarine 7002+ autopilot
installation to carry as a spare.

All of the parts appear to be 12/24v switchable except for the Type 2 Long
Linear Drive unit which has to be purchasedf as one or the other. I
recollect that the controller is actually set to 12v and that one of the
cables going into the motor is marked 12v. I am not sure what the logic is
behind this given the fact that the boat is 24v.

I am not with the boat at the moment so cannot check this out. Can anyone
help with information and/or an explanation please?

Martin Bevan
Caduceus - Amel 54 #56





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Re: [Amel] heading south

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Lots of good advise from the forum. I might add if you are going to Panama from the east coast you will be better off to skip the Caribbean unless you are going to cruise there awhile. Jimmy Cornell's World cruising routes says its a rough passage from the lesser Antilles to Panama, especially off the coast of Columbia. You will have big following seas and lots of wind. I made the trip 2 years ago by going to Georgetown Bahamas, enjoying the beautiful beach for a few weeks and then a day and a half bash to windward to the Turks and Caicos. From then on to Panama we had the wind on the beam or on the aft quarter, and yes the seas were big. This way is much shorter too. Just make sure you get your easting down before you aim for the Bahamas. Another time I did it I went way east of the Bahamas, through the windward passage and stopped in Jamaica. I then sailed the north coast and then it was beam reaching all the way to Panama. I sure wish this Forum was around when I started sailing.
John "Moon Dog" SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: simms@xtra.co.nz
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:20:36 +0000
Subject: [Amel] heading south





Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to New Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to proceed through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are now thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in November. Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the Caribbean from mid December until late January when we return. What is the Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of the water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299









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Re: [Amel] bow thruster stuck

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Bob
We had the same problem and.did it a total of 3 times and it came free We followed the instructions from BeBe message #4804. We had to undo the one wire and then proceeded to drop within the space in the bowthruster area. Don't know why it works but it does.

Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM 362


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bob@parry.net
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 07:57:23 +0000
Subject: [Amel] bow thruster stuck





















Dear Ed, David, Bill and All,



We have the same problem with the bow thruster and have tried soaking with penetrating oil and pull&#305;ng down while lifting etc. We are hauling the boat in a couple of weeks and will have another go. Bearing in mind that we have not tried David's method yet,we cannot see how you can lift the electric motor with the shaft attached out of the front hatch because of the stainless steel support frame that is glassed in place. What did you try, Ed? Any success? Bill's method seems the least invasive if we can get it to work.



Bob Parry

SM#33 Nowornot






















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Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54

yachtcaduceus <yachtcaduceus@...>
 

I am in the process of purchasing a full Raymarine 7002+ autopilot installation to carry as a spare.

All of the parts appear to be 12/24v switchable except for the Type 2 Long Linear Drive unit which has to be purchasedf as one or the other. I recollect that the controller is actually set to 12v and that one of the cables going into the motor is marked 12v. I am not sure what the logic is behind this given the fact that the boat is 24v.

I am not with the boat at the moment so cannot check this out. Can anyone help with information and/or an explanation please?

Martin Bevan
Caduceus - Amel 54 #56


bow thruster stuck

bobparry1947 <bob@...>
 

Dear Ed, David, Bill and All,

We have the same problem with the bow thruster and have tried soaking with penetrating oil and pull&#305;ng down while lifting etc. We are hauling the boat in a couple of weeks and will have another go. Bearing in mind that we have not tried David's method yet,we cannot see how you can lift the electric motor with the shaft attached out of the front hatch because of the stainless steel support frame that is glassed in place. What did you try, Ed? Any success? Bill's method seems the least invasive if we can get it to work.

Bob Parry
SM#33 Nowornot


Re: ICOM 710 SSB Problems

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 


Re: ICOM 710 SSB Problems

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

The rocker switch on my Icom 24-12 converter is on the front of the Icom case and faces the wood cabinet door.

I will upload a photograph of the inside of the right side door beneath the Nav Table to a new folder in photos named Electronics and Wiring Super Maramu.

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe, SM2 #387

-


Re: [Amel] heading south

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,
if you are coming down long island sound, please drop by the Huntington Yacht Club as my guest.
Lots of moorings and slips available plus lots of boating companies around the harbor.
fair winds
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny SIMMS
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:46 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Thanks Eric, the going to Virginia is not to get to the
Caribbean, we have never been into the Cheasapeake and while we
are on this sde of the world we want to have a look at it. Also
on the way there we want to look at Long Island Sound and New
York, again places we have never been. We did a big non stop
outside passage from Ft Lauderdale to Barrington Rhode Island on
the way up intending to do the looking on the way back down.
Thanks for the advice re Simpson Bay Marina, just the sort of
ionfo we need...
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Tue, 15/9/09, kimberlite@optonline.net
wrote:


From: kimberlite@optonline.net
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 9:06 AM






Just my opinion but going to virginia to get to caribbean is out
of the way...
I would go straight possibly with a stop in bermuda. St Martin,
simpson bay marina is fantastic .
Very clean 24-7 security and some of the best craftsmen in the
caribbean. I have someone that knows amels and watches my boat
while I am away.
He is american and has been the chief project supervisor at
Tartan, j boat, and alden.
He also has crossed the atlantic with me and a few other trips.
knows the boat from a to Z.
Fair winds,
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "simms@xtra.co. nz"
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:20 am
Subject: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very
interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning
on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going
back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months
ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to
New
Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to
proceed
through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are
now
thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in
November.
Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the
Caribbean
from mid December until late January when we return. What is
the
Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you
advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of
the
water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the
Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299





















Re: [Amel] Re: Downwind rig topping lifts

karkauai
 

Thanks, Craig.  I got it.  I decided to do it your way instead of using the swaged fitting on the shroud since it would have meant detaching the shroud from it's lower fitting to get the stop onto the cable. - I went up yesterday and resett the spreaders so they're angled up a bit, rigged the downwind topping lifts, and changed the bulb in the tricolor.  (-:  Maybe I'll get this ownership thing after all.  Now I need some wind on the stern!
Ahoy to Katherine.
Kent

--- On Sat, 9/12/09, sv_sangaris <sangaris@aol.com> wrote:


From: sv_sangaris <sangaris@aol.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Downwind rig topping lifts
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2:23 AM


 



PS to my earlier post -
In rereading this I see I might have been a bit more clear: the line that suspends the block has an eye splice around the upper shroud above the lower spreader (so it is not really "attached to the spreader", it just rests on top of the spreader end fitting hurricane clamps).
It then is run down over the end of the spreader (actually through the chafe protector) and goes the(approx)four feet to the block through which the topping lift runs. That block's shackle is fastened to the suspension line and also around the shroud. Basically the block is simply acting as a "fair lead" for the topping lift with no significant force on it in any direction.
Hope that clarifies it.
Cheers, Craig

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

Hi David,
Not really (a bad idea) - the point of having the block suspended down about four feet is that with the pole lifted in place the topping lift runs virtually straight out from the block at the mast, putting no (or very little) downward force on the spreader. Also, with the hurricane clamps on the spreader ends, what little force there is is totally on the clamp, not the spreader. This was actually the factory method and it is excellent. Sorry I wasn't more descriptive in my original post.
Cheers, Craig

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, David Mackintosh <dlm48@> wrote:

If you run a line to the end of the spreader then load it up in a downward
direction you are putting a load on the spreader the fittings and the mast
that was never designed for a VERY BAD Idea.

regards

David

2009/9/9 sv_sangaris <sangaris@>



Hi Kent,
If you run the line straight out to the end of the spreader it may
interfere with your flag halyard and, in the right wind, may "beat" against
the underside of the spreader. Dropping it down about 3 or 4 feet creates a
little triangle of space for your flags and takes the line away from the
spreader, while still providing a good angle for lifting the pole.

When not in use, just fasten the shackle to the extra hole in the main
chain plate and wrap the other end on the topping life winch on the mast. I
also stretch a shock cord above head height to hold the topping lift off of
the mast so it doesn't beat in the wind.

Cheers,
Craig
--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com <amelyachtowners% 40yahoogroups. com>,
"karkauai" <karkauai@> wrote:

Thanks, Craig. I thought there was a need to attach a tang to the outer
end of the spreader??? Why do you need the block that hangs down to be
attached by a line? Why not just run it thru a block at the end of the
spreader?
When not in use, do you just tie the working end of the topping lift off
on the rail and the other end somewhere at the base of the mast?

Thanks, Say Hi to Catherine.
Kent
"Kristy"
SM 243


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Re: ICOM 710 SSB Problems

karkauai
 

Thanks again, Bill. This sounds like my setup, but there's a second Mastervolt 24-12 converter mounted starboard to the large black box on the right side of the cabinet. I cant find a rocker switch on either of the converters on the aft side inside the cabinet. Where is it and what does it look like?
Kent
SM243 "Kristy"

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

Kent,

On BeBe #387:
Inside the right side cabinet door below the nav station:

The 24-12 converter on the right is an ICOM DC24-12 step-down converter and it provides 13.6vdc to the SSB.

There are three SAILOR N420 24-12vdc converters on the left. They are bolted together and may appear as one unit, but there are three. The closest to the cabinet door is labeled PERMANENT - This provides voltage to the AM/FM radio and cig lighter. The second is marked HYDRA and it provides 12vdc to the B&G Hydra instruments. The third is marked VHF SAILOR and it provides 12vdc to the VHF.

My guess is that the rocker switch on the ICOM DC24-12 step-down converter is your problem. If yours was installed by Amel, you will find it easy to remove because it is mounted on a finished piece of mahogany with Amel-type thumb screws securing the mahogany to the cabinet side. There is an extra long pigtail allowing you ease of removal. Before you remove it, turn the breaker "ON" and rock the rocker switch back and forth to see if you can get it to come ON. If it does not come ON, turn the breaker OFF and remove the converter and disconnect it. Remove the converter case and test the switch. You will note that the switch is double pole. It turns ON both the positive and the negative. Be sure to check continuity on both sides of the switch.

Hope this helps.

Bill,

s/v BeBe SM2000 #387
currently Darwin


Re: [Amel] heading south

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Pat, we really appreciate the info.
Kind regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Tue, 15/9/09, sailw32@aol.com <sailw32@aol.com> wrote:


From: sailw32@aol.com <sailw32@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 11:01 AM


 



Danny, The destination for the 1500 is Tortola and departs Nov, 2 from
Norfolk Va.In the BVI you can haul and launch for about $10/ft. and storage
about $10/ft./month at the low end and about $14/ft./month at the high end.
Presently I think there is 4 Amels entered in the 1500. Pat


In a message dated 9/14/2009 9:21:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
simms@xtra.co. nz writes:

Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very interested in this
topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning on going to the Caribbean for
the winter. Had intended going back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting
point 3 months ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to
New Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to proceed through
the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are now thinking
of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in November. Then we would have to
leave the boat some where in the Caribbean from mid December until late
January when we return. What is the Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you advise a safe
(clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of the water. What are the costs
for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the Pacific and
home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299

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