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Re: [Amel] Anti foul

richard03801@...
 

We generally use 5 gal Pettit Trinadad SR on our SM.
Richard SM209
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-----Original Message-----
From: Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 02:00:29
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: [Amel] Anti foul

We haven't had our Mango for long and I am slipping it soon. Just wondering about how much antifoul paint I might need.


Anti foul

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

We haven't had our Mango for long and I am slipping it soon. Just wondering about how much antifoul paint I might need.


Any Amels for sale in South East Asia?

jloosehoe
 

I've been assigned an AU extension, so that's

Email jloosehoe AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

Regards

Jack


Any Amels for sale in South East Asia?

jloosehoe
 

Hello All

I am looking for my next yacht and Amels are on the list.

Does anyone have an SM, Santorin or late model Maramu for sale now or in the forseeable future in South East Asia or environs?

Email jloosehoe AT yahoo DOT com

Regards
Jack


Eric Forsyth and Fiona

Russell <russ.roberts.va@...>
 

I read Eric of Kimberlite's comments about Eric Forsyth of the Westsail 42 Fiona. I had the pleasure of sailing with Eric last summer (2009) as we took Fiona on the Northwest Passage across the top of Canada. That was the toughest segment of Eric's circumnavigation of North America. At 77, he's still hitting it strong. Read more at his site: www.yachtfiona.com or my own blog: fiona2009northwestpassage.blogspot.com.

Russ


Re: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery

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

First, check the voltage at the 24 volt bus near the course computer. Assuming that you have good voltage at that point, I can almost guaranty that the following will work.

Next, buy some CorrosionX. Place a very small amount in a small container. Using a small brush, coat all of the wire contact points where a wire, connector, or a clip joins either the course computer, the drive, and the control head. If a Raymarine Seatalk connector is used at the control head, remove it and coat the pins and the inside of the receptacle.

This stuff is amazing. I have used it on wiring connections, computers, everything. It is a private company that produces CorrosionX for Aviation and Marine solutions. http://www.corrosionx.com/ It is not flammable. If you have to ship it via air, buy the trigger bottle, because the aerosol will be considered dangerous.

I do not have any connection with this company...if it were a public company, I would buy stock!

Let me know if it works for you...so far I am batting 1000 in situations like you described.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

I just checked the RayMarine web site. The low battery warning is the voltage supplied by the boat. Eric is correct there is no battery in the head. The suggestions regarding the check the leads to the head as most likely the issue. Check the power leads and if there is any sign of an issue put a new end on the wire, clean the mounting surface and grease the surface to prevent more issues.
good luck
Richard on SM 209





________________________________
From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2010 3:14:38 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery


There is no battery in any of the Raymarine control heads they get power
from the red and black wires in the seatalk cables.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of hollambyuk
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 2:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery

The electric motor on the linear drive works hard and pretty well
continuously so that after 20,000 miles or whatever the carbon brushes on
the motor wear down and in the process shed a lot of carbon dust in the
motor casing. This causes short circuits etc and in my case showed a message
saying power failure on the display. It is very easy to open up the motor
casing and check it but do so over something to catch all the carbon dust.
Whilst it is open read the makers name etc so that you can order some spare
brushes. Autohelm/Raymarine UK seem to me keen to make you buy a new unit.
In my case they told me that they were no longer using my motor maker and so
could not supply spare brushes and they did not even tell me where to
contact the maker. Very annoying when stranded in Fiji.
I suppose that in any developed country an electrical service shop would
stock a range of brushes and if they do not have the right one they could
make one. The unit on my last boat was over ten years old but I never heard
mention of an internal battery.

Just a thought, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319

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


Re: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

I just sent my rotary drive to Raymarine for a checkup. They returned it
with a 500 dollar charge. I only asked for new brushes and a drive belt.



They said they only stock complete motors.



I wrote the manufacturer FRAMCO in England the brushes are 10 dollars each.



What a rip-off.



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of hollambyuk
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 2:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery





The electric motor on the linear drive works hard and pretty well
continuously so that after 20,000 miles or whatever the carbon brushes on
the motor wear down and in the process shed a lot of carbon dust in the
motor casing. This causes short circuits etc and in my case showed a message
saying power failure on the display. It is very easy to open up the motor
casing and check it but do so over something to catch all the carbon dust.
Whilst it is open read the makers name etc so that you can order some spare
brushes. Autohelm/Raymarine UK seem to me keen to make you buy a new unit.
In my case they told me that they were no longer using my motor maker and so
could not supply spare brushes and they did not even tell me where to
contact the maker. Very annoying when stranded in Fiji.
I suppose that in any developed country an electrical service shop would
stock a range of brushes and if they do not have the right one they could
make one. The unit on my last boat was over ten years old but I never heard
mention of an internal battery.

Just a thought, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319


Re: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

There is no battery in any of the Raymarine control heads they get power
from the red and black wires in the seatalk cables.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of hollambyuk
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 2:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery





The electric motor on the linear drive works hard and pretty well
continuously so that after 20,000 miles or whatever the carbon brushes on
the motor wear down and in the process shed a lot of carbon dust in the
motor casing. This causes short circuits etc and in my case showed a message
saying power failure on the display. It is very easy to open up the motor
casing and check it but do so over something to catch all the carbon dust.
Whilst it is open read the makers name etc so that you can order some spare
brushes. Autohelm/Raymarine UK seem to me keen to make you buy a new unit.
In my case they told me that they were no longer using my motor maker and so
could not supply spare brushes and they did not even tell me where to
contact the maker. Very annoying when stranded in Fiji.
I suppose that in any developed country an electrical service shop would
stock a range of brushes and if they do not have the right one they could
make one. The unit on my last boat was over ten years old but I never heard
mention of an internal battery.

Just a thought, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319


Eric Forsyth

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Kent,

Look at his website yacht fiona.com.

He has an amazing site and is a very good writer. He was also the chief
engineer at brrokhaven national labs big atom smasher the AFS.



The blue water medal is awarded once a year to on sailor. Other notable
sailors are dir Francis Chichester, ERric Hiscock, Vito Dumas, Bernard
Motissier, and many more. Since 1995 he has crossed 8 oceans and 2
circumnavigations.

He is one of the most famous sailors alive, I was honored to have him
propose me to the CCA.



He usually just picks up people along the way if he is short of crew. Many
times just hikers and he teaches them how to sail on the way. That is
probably why they did a poor docking job. If you met him in the Caribbean
he had already done the northwest passage, down the west coast, through the
panama canal and was on his way home to Long Island.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 8:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump







Thank you all for clearing that up for me. Pretty sure I was charging on
dock power when I last used it to pump up the dink, hope I didn't fry the
inflators. Will find the circuit breaker first and go from there.

Interesting about Mr. Forsythe, Eric. He didn't tell me any of that
history. Sure did seem like an old "salt", but when they came into the slip
next to mine it looked like they didn't have a clue how to tie up. Not sure
who the other guy was, but I gathered he wasn't a sailor. I actually
wondered how they ever got from NY to the Caribbean and back...goes to show
you that you can't tell a book by its cover.

Thanks again for everyone's input. I don't know what I'd do without you
all.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- On Sat, 5/29/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 11:01 PM



I always assumed that the inflators were 12 volt units since I had Amel
install a 24 volt outlet in the cockpit and it has the same plug. My
assumption is that the pumps were 12 volt pumps wired in series. The
circuit breaker for mine is located above the mid ships bunk.

Eric Frosyth is a rather modest man Cruising Club of America Blue water
medal winner. At least 3 circumnavigations returning including a
circumnavigation of the Antarctic. He has also been to Iceland and
Greenland 2 years ago. This time as I am sure you know he completed the
Northwest Passage in the last year.

I believe he is about 75 or 76.

We have sailed together on Kimberlite to a CCA rally and he was fabulous
crew and very entertaining. He built his boat from the hull up in his
backyard. It took 8 years. He is an old time very tough old sailor.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

Hi, Eric,
The inflator I'm talking about was two green blowers hooked together and
wired with a 220v type plug that was on "Kristy" when I bought her. I added
a 110 inverter to charge my laptop and other equipment,but it isn't located
in a good place to pump the dinghy. I assumed the two connected pumps were
220v pumps as there is an outlet on the starboard side of the forward
bulkhead in the aft lazarrette that has a 220 type plug. I haven't checked
to see if it's 220 or 110, but I don't think there's any other inverter to
convert 220 to 110v unless the inverter that changes 110 shorepower to 220
works in a reciprocal fashion. I'll have to put my multitester on the
outlet and check it out. Guess it could be 12or 24 DC or 110 or 220v AC.
I couldn't find any info labels or stamps on the blowers that say anything
about their voltage or amperage.

Are you thinking about taking the two apart or do you have another pump?

By the way, I met a friend? of yours while in Eleuthera in April. Eric
Forsythe on "Fiona". Says he's known you for a long time and said to say
Hi. He'd been in the Caribbean for a year or two and was on his way back to
New York.

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- On Fri, 5/28/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:16 PM

My boat came with two 12 volt inflators connected together do you have a
inverter on board that delivers 110 volts? I have a spare for sale.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Kent,

Look at his website yacht fiona.com.

He has an amazing site and is a very good writer. He was also the chief
engineer at brrokhaven national labs big atom smasher the AFS.



The blue water medal is awarded once a year to on sailor. Other notable
sailors are dir Francis Chichester, ERric Hiscock, Vito Dumas, Bernard
Motissier, and many more. Since 1995 he has crossed 8 oceans and 2
circumnavigations.

He is one of the most famous sailors alive, I was honored to have him
propose me to the CCA.



He usually just picks up people along the way if he is short of crew. Many
times just hikers and he teaches them how to sail on the way. That is
probably why they did a poor docking job. If you met him in the Caribbean
he had already done the northwest passage, down the west coast, through the
panama canal and was on his way home to Long Island.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 8:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump







Thank you all for clearing that up for me. Pretty sure I was charging on
dock power when I last used it to pump up the dink, hope I didn't fry the
inflators. Will find the circuit breaker first and go from there.

Interesting about Mr. Forsythe, Eric. He didn't tell me any of that
history. Sure did seem like an old "salt", but when they came into the slip
next to mine it looked like they didn't have a clue how to tie up. Not sure
who the other guy was, but I gathered he wasn't a sailor. I actually
wondered how they ever got from NY to the Caribbean and back...goes to show
you that you can't tell a book by its cover.

Thanks again for everyone's input. I don't know what I'd do without you
all.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- On Sat, 5/29/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 11:01 PM



I always assumed that the inflators were 12 volt units since I had Amel
install a 24 volt outlet in the cockpit and it has the same plug. My
assumption is that the pumps were 12 volt pumps wired in series. The
circuit breaker for mine is located above the mid ships bunk.

Eric Frosyth is a rather modest man Cruising Club of America Blue water
medal winner. At least 3 circumnavigations returning including a
circumnavigation of the Antarctic. He has also been to Iceland and
Greenland 2 years ago. This time as I am sure you know he completed the
Northwest Passage in the last year.

I believe he is about 75 or 76.

We have sailed together on Kimberlite to a CCA rally and he was fabulous
crew and very entertaining. He built his boat from the hull up in his
backyard. It took 8 years. He is an old time very tough old sailor.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

Hi, Eric,
The inflator I'm talking about was two green blowers hooked together and
wired with a 220v type plug that was on "Kristy" when I bought her. I added
a 110 inverter to charge my laptop and other equipment,but it isn't located
in a good place to pump the dinghy. I assumed the two connected pumps were
220v pumps as there is an outlet on the starboard side of the forward
bulkhead in the aft lazarrette that has a 220 type plug. I haven't checked
to see if it's 220 or 110, but I don't think there's any other inverter to
convert 220 to 110v unless the inverter that changes 110 shorepower to 220
works in a reciprocal fashion. I'll have to put my multitester on the
outlet and check it out. Guess it could be 12or 24 DC or 110 or 220v AC.
I couldn't find any info labels or stamps on the blowers that say anything
about their voltage or amperage.

Are you thinking about taking the two apart or do you have another pump?

By the way, I met a friend? of yours while in Eleuthera in April. Eric
Forsythe on "Fiona". Says he's known you for a long time and said to say
Hi. He'd been in the Caribbean for a year or two and was on his way back to
New York.

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- On Fri, 5/28/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:16 PM

My boat came with two 12 volt inflators connected together do you have a
inverter on board that delivers 110 volts? I have a spare for sale.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Autohelm 7000 low battery

hollambyuk <annejohnholl@...>
 

The electric motor on the linear drive works hard and pretty well continuously so that after 20,000 miles or whatever the carbon brushes on the motor wear down and in the process shed a lot of carbon dust in the motor casing. This causes short circuits etc and in my case showed a message saying power failure on the display. It is very easy to open up the motor casing and check it but do so over something to catch all the carbon dust. Whilst it is open read the makers name etc so that you can order some spare brushes. Autohelm/Raymarine UK seem to me keen to make you buy a new unit. In my case they told me that they were no longer using my motor maker and so could not supply spare brushes and they did not even tell me where to contact the maker. Very annoying when stranded in Fiji.
I suppose that in any developed country an electrical service shop would stock a range of brushes and if they do not have the right one they could make one. The unit on my last boat was over ten years old but I never heard mention of an internal battery.

Just a thought, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319


Dinghy Pump

hollambyuk <annejohnholl@...>
 

The pump supplied by Amel is two 12 volt ones which they joined together to make a 24 volt pump. Each pump comes from the UK and costs about £75 ie £150 for the two. They are rubbishy and will not fully inflate a dinghy and would be totally useless to inflate a modern air floor type dink.They are prone to switch failure which can be repaired by cutting the cable tier on the switch on the second one etc.
A far better pump is the 12 volt Bravo 12 which has an adjustment to set the required pressure up to 3Bar. They use up to 8 amps which s just about within the scope of the outdated voltage droppers used by Amel instead of modern converters available from companies such as Alphatronic. The Bravo 12 is available in Europe from Compass 24 and probably many other outlets. I have a new Honwav dinghy marketed by Honda but made in China in the same factory as makes many other brands. It reccomends 2.5 Bar for the tubes and 3.5 for the keel. As I only weigh 95 kilos I cannot get the pressures above two Bar but that is rock hard and will increase in the sun.

Best wishes, John and Anne, SM 319


Re: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

karkauai
 

Thank you all for clearing that up for me.  Pretty sure I was charging on dock power when I last used it to pump up the dink, hope I didn't fry the inflators.  Will find the circuit breaker first and go from there. 
 
Interesting about Mr. Forsythe, Eric.  He didn't tell me any of that history.  Sure did seem like an old "salt", but when they came into the slip next to mine it looked like they didn't have a clue how to tie up.  Not sure who the other guy was, but I gathered he wasn't a sailor.  I actually wondered how they ever got from NY to the Caribbean and back...goes to show you that you can't tell a book by its cover.
 
Thanks again for everyone's input.  I don't know what I'd do without you all.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- On Sat, 5/29/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:


From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 11:01 PM


 



I always assumed that the inflators were 12 volt units since I had Amel
install a 24 volt outlet in the cockpit and it has the same plug. My
assumption is that the pumps were 12 volt pumps wired in series. The
circuit breaker for mine is located above the mid ships bunk.

Eric Frosyth is a rather modest man Cruising Club of America Blue water
medal winner. At least 3 circumnavigations returning including a
circumnavigation of the Antarctic. He has also been to Iceland and
Greenland 2 years ago. This time as I am sure you know he completed the
Northwest Passage in the last year.

I believe he is about 75 or 76.

We have sailed together on Kimberlite to a CCA rally and he was fabulous
crew and very entertaining. He built his boat from the hull up in his
backyard. It took 8 years. He is an old time very tough old sailor.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

Hi, Eric,
The inflator I'm talking about was two green blowers hooked together and
wired with a 220v type plug that was on "Kristy" when I bought her. I added
a 110 inverter to charge my laptop and other equipment,but it isn't located
in a good place to pump the dinghy. I assumed the two connected pumps were
220v pumps as there is an outlet on the starboard side of the forward
bulkhead in the aft lazarrette that has a 220 type plug. I haven't checked
to see if it's 220 or 110, but I don't think there's any other inverter to
convert 220 to 110v unless the inverter that changes 110 shorepower to 220
works in a reciprocal fashion. I'll have to put my multitester on the
outlet and check it out. Guess it could be 12or 24 DC or 110 or 220v AC.
I couldn't find any info labels or stamps on the blowers that say anything
about their voltage or amperage.

Are you thinking about taking the two apart or do you have another pump?

By the way, I met a friend? of yours while in Eleuthera in April. Eric
Forsythe on "Fiona". Says he's known you for a long time and said to say
Hi. He'd been in the Caribbean for a year or two and was on his way back to
New York.

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- On Fri, 5/28/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:16 PM

My boat came with two 12 volt inflators connected together do you have a
inverter on board that delivers 110 volts? I have a spare for sale.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Open source Navigation softwear (linux and windows)

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

I am testing Opencnp a free but very good soft,
As soon as they integrate crypted chart I will put in the binn all my charged soft ....

Long life to Opencpn team for there enthusiastic work !!

JLuc
CottonBay


B&G Hydra 2000 : How to change the processor battery

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Did any of you chage the internal back-up battery of the Hydra 2000 processor board ?

Merci
JLuc
CottonBay


Re: 220v Dinghy Pump

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Kent:

The inflator you describe is the standard Amel supplied 24 Volt DC inflator. In fact it is two 12 volt inflaters wired in series. When we took delivery of our boat from Amel Olivier Beaute. who did the delivery school, l made a point to instruct us never use this inflator when the battery chargers were operating, the genset was running or the main engine was charging as they put out about 28 volts onto the battery bus and the higher voltage would burn up the inflator.
I had previously looked for a 24 volt inflator in the USA and never found one. I think the lack of a vendor is why Amel chose the inflator they provided. You should be able to replicate their solution.

All the best, Gary Silver, Amel SM Hull #335

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

Hi again, Amellers,
I'm looking to replace a 220v dinghy inflator that bit the dust. Looking at one by Intex that has Hi & Lo pressure switch. Does anyone have any experience with this one or any other that you'd recommend? I'm finding it hard to locate 220v pumps in the USA.

Thanks for your advice.
Kent
SM243
"Kristy"


Re: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

I always assumed that the inflators were 12 volt units since I had Amel
install a 24 volt outlet in the cockpit and it has the same plug. My
assumption is that the pumps were 12 volt pumps wired in series. The
circuit breaker for mine is located above the mid ships bunk.

Eric Frosyth is a rather modest man Cruising Club of America Blue water
medal winner. At least 3 circumnavigations returning including a
circumnavigation of the Antarctic. He has also been to Iceland and
Greenland 2 years ago. This time as I am sure you know he completed the
Northwest Passage in the last year.

I believe he is about 75 or 76.



We have sailed together on Kimberlite to a CCA rally and he was fabulous
crew and very entertaining. He built his boat from the hull up in his
backyard. It took 8 years. He is an old time very tough old sailor.



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump





Hi, Eric,
The inflator I'm talking about was two green blowers hooked together and
wired with a 220v type plug that was on "Kristy" when I bought her. I added
a 110 inverter to charge my laptop and other equipment,but it isn't located
in a good place to pump the dinghy. I assumed the two connected pumps were
220v pumps as there is an outlet on the starboard side of the forward
bulkhead in the aft lazarrette that has a 220 type plug. I haven't checked
to see if it's 220 or 110, but I don't think there's any other inverter to
convert 220 to 110v unless the inverter that changes 110 shorepower to 220
works in a reciprocal fashion. I'll have to put my multitester on the
outlet and check it out. Guess it could be 12or 24 DC or 110 or 220v AC.
I couldn't find any info labels or stamps on the blowers that say anything
about their voltage or amperage.

Are you thinking about taking the two apart or do you have another pump?

By the way, I met a friend? of yours while in Eleuthera in April. Eric
Forsythe on "Fiona". Says he's known you for a long time and said to say
Hi. He'd been in the Caribbean for a year or two and was on his way back to
New York.

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- On Fri, 5/28/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:16 PM



My boat came with two 12 volt inflators connected together do you have a
inverter on board that delivers 110 volts? I have a spare for sale.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: [Amel] ST7000 Autohelm "Low Battery"

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

I would check the wiring again including substituting the cable from the
Corse computer to the 7000 head. It seems to be resistance in the wire or a
bad head.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Lars H. Knudsen
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:19 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: SV: [Amel] ST7000 Autohelm "Low Battery"





I would recomment to check your drive unit. I have had problems with my
autopilot which could just shut off from time to time – often when the drive
unit was engaged. Raymarine said my unit was to old to repair so I decided
to buy a new and more advanced type. It has functioned flawlessly since.

Lars,

Santorin Salvagny #79

Fra: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] På vegne af sailw32
Sendt: 29. maj 2010 13:58
Til: amelyachtowners@...
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Emne: [Amel] ST7000 Autohelm "Low Battery"

When engaging my ST7000 Autohelm, it is reading "low battery". I checked the
battery voltage and it is not low. I checked the voltage at the computer and
found it to be normal voltage. Checked the cables for corrosion, none found.
I have not found much discussion on this forum regarding this issue. Has
anyone else had the autohelm read "low battery" and how did you resolve it?

Pat
SM123
Shenanigans

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Re: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

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

Kent,

When you say "two green blowers hooked together and wired with a 220v type plug," you are describing exactly the 24VDC dinghy inflation pump(s) that came with BeBe, #387. The pump plugs into a 24VDC receptacle in the rear lazerette and the breaker for this receptacle is above the ceiling of the passage berth. The plug and the receptacle are large and might be mistaken for 230.

I feel quite certain that Amel would not have put a 230 Volt dinghy compressor on your boat.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia

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

Hi, Eric,
The inflator I'm talking about was two green blowers hooked together and wired with a 220v type plug that was on "Kristy" when I bought her.  I added a 110 inverter to charge my laptop and other equipment,but it isn't located in a good place to pump the dinghy.  I assumed the two connected pumps were 220v pumps as there is an outlet on the starboard side of the forward bulkhead in the aft lazarrette that has a 220 type plug.  I haven't checked to see if it's 220 or 110, but I don't think there's any other inverter to convert 220 to 110v unless the inverter that changes 110 shorepower to 220 works in a reciprocal fashion.  I'll have to put my multitester on the outlet and check it out.   Guess it could be 12or 24 DC or 110 or 220v AC.  I couldn't find any info labels or stamps on the blowers that say anything about their voltage or amperage.
 
Are you thinking about taking the two apart or do you have another pump?
 
By the way, I met a friend? of yours while in Eleuthera in April.  Eric Forsythe on "Fiona".  Says he's known you for a long time and said to say Hi.  He'd been in the Caribbean for a year or two and was on his way back to New York.
 
Thanks,
Kent
SM243
KRISTY