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Amel Mango for sale

amelmango <chiefnelson@...>
 

1983 Amel Mango for sale. Continually upgraded with new equipment.
Cruise ready with complete ships spares. 2nd owner has new family
and regrettably must sell. 307-733-6242


Telephone Communications in Caribbean

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi to all,
Excalibur (SM # 195) is in Lanzarote, and we plan to cross to the
Caribbean in late Nov./early Dec. Anyone else crossing this year?
After 6 years in Europe, using a GSM cellphone to stay in touch,
we're heading for terra incognita as far as cell phone communications
goes. What have some of you found useful in the Caribbean?
We have an Iridium sat phone, but are looking for other options
for family & friends to reach us on the boat.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or web sites to check out.
Thanks, Roy


Re: Telephone Communications in Caribbean

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hi to all,
Excalibur (SM # 195) is in Lanzarote, and we plan to cross to
the
Caribbean in late Nov./early Dec. Anyone else crossing this year?
After 6 years in Europe, using a GSM cellphone to stay in
touch,
we're heading for terra incognita as far as cell phone
communications
goes. What have some of you found useful in the Caribbean?
We have an Iridium sat phone, but are looking for other options
for family & friends to reach us on the boat.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or web sites to check out.
Thanks, Roy
Roy,
the ARC is leaving from grand canarie island about the time you want
to leave.
we will be leaving grand canarie about january 8 for the caribbean.
i have found that a mini-m sat phone is the most reliable although
it is also the most expensive.
a regular usa cell phone with at&t service works well in the us and
british virgin islands. i can't speak for the southern caribbean.
fair winds
eric freedman
Kimberlite


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telephone Communications in Caribbean

Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

Dear All,

If you have SSB try Seawave at www.seawave.com <http://www.seawave.com> I
have seen it working and it was great. You can request information or send
e-mail to

dblack@... <mailto:dblack@...> . Don Black is CEO&President.
Tell him that I gave you his e-mail address.


Regards
Dimitris Krassopoulos
Athens-Greece

-----Original Message-----
From: rbenven44 [mailto:no_reply@...]
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 3:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telephone Communications in Caribbean


Hi to all,
Excalibur (SM # 195) is in Lanzarote, and we plan to cross to the
Caribbean in late Nov./early Dec. Anyone else crossing this year?
After 6 years in Europe, using a GSM cellphone to stay in touch,
we're heading for terra incognita as far as cell phone communications
goes. What have some of you found useful in the Caribbean?
We have an Iridium sat phone, but are looking for other options
for family & friends to reach us on the boat.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or web sites to check out.
Thanks, Roy


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Cockpit awning options

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

I will be replacing the cockpit awning/dodger on my SM2000. I am
wondering what other owners have designed for their cockpits. Have
any of you done a full enclosure and if you did do you find it
usefull. Has anyone come up with a way to increase visibility of the
sails with the dodger up. What material did you choose? What colors
look best.

Thank You

Vito Ciaravino


Cockpit awning options

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

I will be replacing the cockpit awning/dodger on my SM2000. I am
wondering what other owners have designed for their cockpits. Have
any of you done a full enclosure and if you did do you find it
usefull. Has anyone come up with a way to increase visibility of the
sails with the dodger up. What material did you choose? What colors
look best.

Thank You

Vito Ciaravino


SSCA Annual Party Nov 15-17

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Any Amel owners coming to the annual Seven Seas Cruising Association
party in Melbourne, FL Nov 15th thru 17th? We'll be there and look
forward to meeting up with other 'amelyachtowners'!
Richard
SM "Spice"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telephone Communications in Caribbean

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

There is cellular phone service in the Caribbean. However, there is
very little roaming capability. In the British Virgins, I have
recently learned that there is now some roaming capability to the
U.S. Virgins. Also, I have found, due to terrain and lack of antennas
one is often out of range. Arnold

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@p...> wrote:
Dear All,

If you have SSB try Seawave at www.seawave.com
<http://www.seawave.com> I
have seen it working and it was great. You can request information
or send
e-mail to

dblack@s... <mailto:dblack@s...> . Don Black is CEO&President.
Tell him that I gave you his e-mail address.


Regards
Dimitris Krassopoulos
Athens-Greece

-----Original Message-----
From: rbenven44 [mailto:no_reply@y...]
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 3:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@y...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telephone Communications in Caribbean


Hi to all,
Excalibur (SM # 195) is in Lanzarote, and we plan to cross to
the
Caribbean in late Nov./early Dec. Anyone else crossing this year?
After 6 years in Europe, using a GSM cellphone to stay in touch,
we're heading for terra incognita as far as cell phone
communications
goes. What have some of you found useful in the Caribbean?
We have an Iridium sat phone, but are looking for other options
for family & friends to reach us on the boat.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or web sites to check out.
Thanks, Roy


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SSB antennas and Bikes

itacknjibe
 

Hi Amel owners,
We will take delivery of a SM2000 May 5, 2003 in La Rochelle, and
I've ordered my SSB (Icom 802) and am wondering what you all do for
an antenna. I understand that Amel is of the opinion that we should
have whip antennas, but do any of you have a backstay antenna on a
SM? If so, did Amel do it or arrange it?
Secondly, any opinions from you experienced cruisers on the value
of folding bikes? I've heard various opinions - some say they have
them but wouldn't get them again. There is certainly room in the
aft "garage", but I'm not sure if they are usefull enough to justify
the space and weight they require.
I've learned a lot since finding this group. Thanks to everyone
who's posted.
Bill and Cathy Nation
Sogno di Mare (to be)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB antennas and Bikes

Erick M. <maramu@...>
 

There is no doubt that having a folding bike on board is a plus. As far as I'm concern I have two on board and going shopping when the grocerry is several kilometers away is not a chore anymore. Not to mention the other administrative issues which sometimes requires you to go several time to the Harbour master office, always located at the back of beyond. However you should keep in mind that the salty air will oxidize any peace of metal which is not aluminium or stainless still. As such I would recommend you to go for an all aluminium bike. I'm personally using two Halfway bicycles made by Giant. Very good product indeed. Once folded, in their bag, storage is not an issue at all.
I bought these bikes in Asia where I leave. They cost me half the price that they cost in Europe and I courrier them to France.
Erick
Super Maramu "RIGEL II"


----Original Message Follows----
From: "itacknjibe" <itacknjibe@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB antennas and Bikes
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 22:01:08 -0000

Hi Amel owners,
We will take delivery of a SM2000 May 5, 2003 in La Rochelle, and
I've ordered my SSB (Icom 802) and am wondering what you all do for
an antenna. I understand that Amel is of the opinion that we should
have whip antennas, but do any of you have a backstay antenna on a
SM? If so, did Amel do it or arrange it?
Secondly, any opinions from you experienced cruisers on the value
of folding bikes? I've heard various opinions - some say they have
them but wouldn't get them again. There is certainly room in the
aft "garage", but I'm not sure if they are usefull enough to justify
the space and weight they require.
I've learned a lot since finding this group. Thanks to everyone
who's posted.
Bill and Cathy Nation
Sogno di Mare (to be)





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SSB & FOLDING BIKES

jfolino901 <jfolino901@...>
 

A YEAR AGO I TO ASKED AMEL WHY THEY WOULDN'T UTILIZE THE BACKSTAY AS
THE SSB ANTENNA. THEIR RESPONSE WAS "THE WHIP IS WHAT WE USE & IT
WORKS FINE". WELL THEY DID & IT IS ACCEPTABLE. I WAS ABLE TO TALK TO
HERB (SOUTHBOUND II) ALL THE WAY FROM FRANCE TO PORTUGAL TO THE
CARIBBEAN.
AS FOR FOLDING BIKES ON MY BOAT HERE NEAR CAPE COD I HAVE A DAHON 5
SPEED. IN FACT I'M GOING TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD TODAY & WILL USE IT TO
TRAVEL TO MY WORK. I'VE HAD 2 OF THEM FOR AT LEAST 8 YEARS WITHOUT
ANY RUSTING OR SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS ON BOARD HERE.
ENJOY YOUR NEW SM IN LAROCHELLE.
JOHN FOLINO, SULAJON SM # 347


[Amel Yacht Owners] SSB antennas and Bikes

Anne and John <hollamby@...>
 

Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
You will need a 24>12 volt isolated voltage converter.Specify Alphatronix
30 amp.It is much cheaper and ideal for the job.You will also need an
aerial tuner,I recommend SG -230 Smartuner, see www.sgcworld.com. For an
antenna I accept SGC's advice, page 12 of the Smartuner manual:-
"4.4.Backstay Antennas-8 meters(28 feet ) or longer.......Although we
would love to sell everyone a high performance marine whip antenna,the
backstay of a sailboat is almost impossible to improve upon in most
installations."
If you are cruising worldwide you might be better off buying a small Ham
transceiver as some nets change the frequency in use during the session to
get away from interference. This is easily done with a Ham set but usually
difficult to do quickly with most SSBs.
If I were back in La Rochelle again I would call in the local B&G
technician to ensure that the equipment is fully connected e.g. to get the
B&G installation hooked up to the Raytheon autopilot's fluxgate compass to
get true wind speed and direction on the B&G etc. Our boat was delivered
without any GPS connections to the equipment !! Yes, do get folding bikes
with gears and rear carriers to lash a plastic crate to for shopping etc..

Good luck from Bali Hai in Greece Anne and John
Hollamby


100hp Yanmar Vertical Support Failure

svloslibres <svloslibres@...>
 

We have SM#353 at Crews Inn in Trinidad. We recently found the Chrome
Vertical Support tube under the intercooler had completely separated
about 3" below the bottom of the intercooler chamber. We are waiting
for a response from Amel (<24hrs since our inquiry). We are
interested to know if others have had this problem. We only located
this site today and hopefully I did not miss a previous discussion
regarding this problem.
Glenn & Lolly Luglan
Los Libres


SSB Antenna on Amel SM

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

We purchased out Super Maramu 2000 (#335)about 15 months ago. The
Amel installation of our ICOM SSB and ICOM tuner was done well and
the system has worked great. The grounding plane installed at the
time of the build is very important and done well by Amel. We did
have the plastic base of the whip antenna crack during our Atlantic
crossing. We contended with this by lashing the base in place. Also
the whip is a two piece item that screws together about half way up
the whip. This screw joint began to come un-screwed at one point.
Perhaps checking to make sure this is tightened well should be added
to the checklist before going offshore. Amel replaced the antenna in
Guadeloupe and we have not had any further prblems. However, had we
lost this antenna during the crossing it could have been a problem.
In selecting equipment I have tried to have redundancy and I am
considering installing a backstay antenna just as a backup.
Sincerely, Gary Silver Liahona


Giant Halfway Folding Bicycles

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

During July of 2001 when we were in LaRochelle taking delivery of our
Super Maramu 2000 I stumbled across a shop that had the Giant Halfway
folding aluminum bicycles. I purchased two. (About $600 US each as I
recall). They weigh 28 pounds each and come in their own cloth bag.
I believe they are 6 speed. They have stainless steel spokes,
aluminum rims, and the bikes themselves are aluminum. There are some
steel parts (e.g. the chain) but we haven't had any corrosion yet. I
do use Boeshield on the chains and whipe the other parts down with
it. We haven't used out bikes a great deal in the Caribbean but we
did use them quite a bit in La Rochelle and Lanzarote. They have a
nice rack and a nice ride. The folding mechanism is simple,
straightforward and strong. Nonetheless, they do take up a fair
amount of space in the aft locker. Our biggest problem has been that
usually we have more than 2 people on the boat and when we need to go
somewhere there aren't always enough bikes to go around. As we
cruise with smaller crew we may have time and opportunity to use them
more. One final item. These bikes take a special (at least to me)
type of tire pump. Make sure you buy a compatible tire pump when you
buy the bikes. Sincrely, Gary Silver Liahona


ARE THERE ANY FANGO OWNERS OUT THERE ?

warnerlasserre <dennis.woods@...>
 

Hi,my partner Rob and i are the proud owners of a 1989 FANGO named
EBBREZZA which I believe means slightly tipsey in Italian.We are
currently having problems with our Autohelm 6000 which works fine for
15 to 25 minutes then trips out. The main unit has been checked and
found to be ok. Any Ideas? Any info on the FANGO would be gladly
received !
HAPPY SAILS
DENNIS WOODS


Awnings

Luc Lussier <pll@...>
 

Hi,

I'm planning to sail to Guadeloupe in December (from La Rochelle) and would like to know if anyone has a recommendation for awnings for a SM-2000.

As we will be spending 6 months in the sunny caribbean, we are looking for a good protection and practical design for easy assembly & disassembly.


Luc Lussier


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Awnings

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

From experience Antigua Sails in English Harbour,
Antigua do really good work at a fair price, one of
the very few fair price things you can get on
Antigua.. Contact Graham at Antigua Sails. The
downside, unless Graham can get on to an SM in Antigua
to measure & fit, is that you won't get your
awnings/bimini right away. But, maybe he can get to an
SM. Regards, Claude Roessiger
--- Luc Lussier <pll@...> wrote:
Hi,

I'm planning to sail to Guadeloupe in December
(from La Rochelle) and would like to know if anyone
has a recommendation for awnings for a SM-2000.

As we will be spending 6 months in the sunny
caribbean, we are looking for a good protection and
practical design for easy assembly & disassembly.


Luc Lussier


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Awnings

Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

Dear Luc,

We are sailing our SM2000 in Greece which is also very sunny. We have the
Amel extension to the cockpit awning and found it very usefull and easy to
setup. We do not know why they do not recommend it but I ordered and
received it ater two days by DHL. You can even motor or motorsail with the
awning because it is very well designed.

Best Regards
Dimitris
S/Y Almalibre
www.almalibre.gr <http://www.almalibre.gr>

-----Original Message-----
From: Luc Lussier [mailto:pll@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 8:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Awnings


Hi,

I'm planning to sail to Guadeloupe in December (from La Rochelle) and
would like to know if anyone has a recommendation for awnings for a SM-2000.

As we will be spending 6 months in the sunny caribbean, we are looking
for a good protection and practical design for easy assembly & disassembly.


Luc Lussier






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Awnings

Luc Lussier <pll@...>
 

Dear Dimitris,

I have also ordered this from Amel , but have heard that for extended trips
(i.e. 5 months) in the sun, it is better to get a larger area covered, and
that these are found in Antigua in the caribbean.

I liked your website. How difficult was it to design it ? I'd like to do
something similar for our trip. Please let me know which program you
recommend to design the website.

Cheers,
Luc

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From: "Krassopoulos Dimitris" <dkra@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 2:24 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Awnings


Dear Luc,

We are sailing our SM2000 in Greece which is also very sunny. We have the
Amel extension to the cockpit awning and found it very usefull and easy to
setup. We do not know why they do not recommend it but I ordered and
received it ater two days by DHL. You can even motor or motorsail with the
awning because it is very well designed.

Best Regards
Dimitris
S/Y Almalibre
www.almalibre.gr <http://www.almalibre.gr>

-----Original Message-----
From: Luc Lussier [mailto:pll@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 8:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Awnings


Hi,

I'm planning to sail to Guadeloupe in December (from La Rochelle) and
would like to know if anyone has a recommendation for awnings for a
SM-2000.

As we will be spending 6 months in the sunny caribbean, we are looking
for a good protection and practical design for easy assembly &
disassembly.


Luc Lussier






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