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SSB Antenna's & Interference

svcrusader <g4ljf@...>
 

Hi All,

I was interested to read Gary's comments on the Bantem SSB vertical.
I have had two brackets crack during 25,000 miles of sailing in the
past two years. Like all plastic fittings, they do not last that long
in the tropical sun.I keep a permanent back up in place now with two
very strong nylon cable ties around the antenna in case the bracket
gives way completely. I have seen this happen to another boat. It
can be expensive!

I also have had the top part of the antenna unscrew. Luckily I
noticed it before it fell off during one of my rare visits to a
marina, when at low tide, the problem was noticeable from the dock
wall. I would strongly recommend that all owners use Locktite or a
similar thread lock substance to stop the top half unscrewing.

As a keen radio ham I am interested in long distance communications
from the boat. I can vouch that the vertical does radiate a low angle
signal very well indeed. However, verticals are notoriously noisy on
receive, and the noise level on the SM2000 is very high, particularly
on frequencies above 10 Mhz.

I have overcome this to some extent by fitting a 12V coaxial relay so
that I transmit on the vertical and receive on the triatic between
the two masts. This antenna being almost horizontal is very much
quieter on receive, and it makes emails email and weather fax much
easier when signals are poor. You will find the coax from the triatic
behind the left hand panel above the nav desk. You will probably have
to fit a PL 259 connector to the bottom end.

The relay I used is a Totsu CX-600. I got mine from Henry Radio in
LA. If your radio has a pin out that goes to ground when you
transmit, then it's easy to fit. There is a 12V supply point at the
back of the nav table, or from the cigar lighter socket.

Does anyone have a cure for the interference caused by the fridge and
freezer controller units on SSB? (Loud bleeping sounds). I have spent
a lot of time on this and still have not completely solved the
problem. The later controllers are a bit better than those fitted in
2000, and if you power them from a short cable from a battery the
problem disappears altogether. It would appear that it is the yacht's
wiring that is radiating the RF. I have tried various chokes, but no
luck so far. Any help would be welcome.

Best Wishes

Ian Shepherd

SM2000 #299 Crusader


Rub rail damage

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 

I recently had some rub rail damage on the rub rail of my SM 2000
Second Call. A small length of the brown gelcoat was rubbed off when
the boat was pushed against a piling. Amel advises they can send the
gelcoat ($5.00) but the shipping is a whopping $400! (Gelcoat is a
hazardous substance). Amel in Guadeloupe cannot ship it either. I
previously had a fiberglass man try and mix gelcoat to match, but the
result was less than satisfactory. If you are picking up a new Amel
in France, I suggest you purchase some gelcoat. There will be a time
you will need it. Has anyone had better luck with finding the brown
gelcoat? Second, re cleaning the faux teak decks, I have found
(quite by accident) that sunscreen (believe it or not) acts like a
wax and brings up the faded color nicely. Non skid waxes never
worked for me, including the Aurora non skid wax which left a white
haze on the deck. Be careful, however, sunscreen is very slippery --
but your decks won't get sunburned.
Finally, as with other listmates, the rail mount for my SSB antenna
suddenly failed from sun damage sending my antenna into the ocean.
Luckily, it was still attached at the base and retrieved without
incident. It is something to keep an eye on and I agree you should
carry a spare.
Michael Glass/ Second Call
Any help on the gelcoat issue is appreciated.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB Antenna's & Interference

itacknjibe
 

The problem you mention regarding the freezer controller sounds like one which Gordon West talks a lot about, and which, apparently, the refrigeration mfgrs don't own up to. It can apparently be fixed by placing a screen shield around the refrigeration controller and compressor unit.

Thanks for the info on the SSB antennas. We take delivery of our SM2000 in May 03.

Bill (Songo di Mare)



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB Antenna's & Interference

itacknjibe
 

The name of the boat is Sogno di Mare, not Songo di Mare. Can't spell the name of my own boat!


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB Antenna's & Interference

svcrusader <g4ljf@...>
 

Thanks Bill,

I guess that to screen the controller and compressor is easier said
than done. However in my case, I did prove that it was the yacht
wiring that was the radiator by powering the unit from a pair of 12V
batteries placed next to the freezer. With short leads, the problem
completely vanished. RFI is a complex subject, and it is probable
that no two installations are identical. It will be interesting to
see what happens when I get my new SM2000 next year.

Best Wishes and enjoy your new boat.

Ian

Crusader


Meltem & Super Maramu for sale

milnchris <no_reply@...>
 

Just to let you know that we know of the following yachts for sale:
Meltem, 1975, £82.500 (Henri Amel's own boat at one stage)
Super Maramu, 1992, 350.000 Euro
both located on Mallorca in Spain
Being the proud owners of a Sharki would love to help someone step
aboard and sail away on either of these!!
Anyone want the details?
Cheers
Chris & Millie


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Meltem & Super Maramu for sale

Woods, Dennis (WMI, Ireland) <dennis.woods@...>
 

Chris & Mllie,
Many thanks for the information, I currently own a Fango 33 and am looking
to move up to a Santorin. If you hear of any going for sail I would be very
grateful if you could let me know.
Regards
Dennis DENNIS.WOODS@...

-----Original Message-----
From: milnchris [mailto:no_reply@...]
Sent: 22 November 2002 15:44
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Meltem & Super Maramu for sale


Just to let you know that we know of the following yachts for sale:
Meltem, 1975, £82.500 (Henri Amel's own boat at one stage)
Super Maramu, 1992, 350.000 Euro
both located on Mallorca in Spain
Being the proud owners of a Sharki would love to help someone step
aboard and sail away on either of these!!
Anyone want the details?
Cheers
Chris & Millie




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub rail damage

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Dear Michael,

This will not be what you want to hear...but it is the truth. All you need
is a better gel coat man. Seriously, in the thirteen years the Super Maramu
has been made, I've seen a lot of scuffed brown rub rails. In preparing
many of these boats for market, we have always been able to find locally
obtainable brown gel coat that is able to be perfectly matched to that which
has been damaged. Seriously, give another guy a try. Consult local boat
dealers regarding who they would suggest to do the repair. It's a bit like
being an artist to be a good gel coat guy and sometimes the good ones are so
busy they are hard to find.

We don't recommend clients take spare gel coat as it has a very short shelf
life, especially when "thermally cycled" excessively as a boat heats
up/cools off every day, particularly when idle with no one aboard.

Michael, I've done these repairs myself, satisfactorily, and I'm just a
hack. A good guy will work wonders.

Good luck,

Joel F. Potter
Cruising Yacht Specialist
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas


Diesel heat for the boat and reduced RPM'S

pheyden2000 <amel98@...>
 

Can anyone help me out with suggestion's on diesel heat for my Super
Maramu? We sail in Northern California's cold waters, and running
the gen set 24 hrs a day is not an option.
Have any Amel owners installed any supplementary heat in their boats?

We have aprox. 1600 hrs on our TMD22 Volvo. At max throttle we can
attain only 2500 rpms. We installed all new fuel filters, cleaned
the prop and hull to perfection. Seems like we are also not the only
ones with reduced rpms. We run Max throttle for 15 to 30 min. every
5 hrs. We have a clean burn, no smoke what so ever in all rpm ranges.
Is cleaning the Turbo the first thing to do here? Thank You from
Peter and Sherry on Liebling.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diesel heat for the boat and reduced RPM'S

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

It does seem that cleaning the turbo should be a
priority. I had my maintenance yard in Maine actual
tell me that this is standard annual procedure with
any turbo diesels they service. One other thing can be
the prop. Any, any at all, growth can prevent complete
deployment and reduce RPM's significantly. What about
in reverse or neutral? Same RPM's as forward? This
could tell you whether it is prop or turbo related. It
does seem from comments that many owners have had RPM
issues with this Volvo diesel. Regards, Claude
Roessiger
--- pheyden2000 <amel98@...> wrote:
Can anyone help me out with suggestion's on diesel
heat for my Super
Maramu? We sail in Northern California's cold
waters, and running
the gen set 24 hrs a day is not an option.
Have any Amel owners installed any supplementary
heat in their boats?

We have aprox. 1600 hrs on our TMD22 Volvo. At max
throttle we can
attain only 2500 rpms. We installed all new fuel
filters, cleaned
the prop and hull to perfection. Seems like we are
also not the only
ones with reduced rpms. We run Max throttle for 15
to 30 min. every
5 hrs. We have a clean burn, no smoke what so ever
in all rpm ranges.
Is cleaning the Turbo the first thing to do here?
Thank You from
Peter and Sherry on Liebling.


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Re: Diesel heat for the boat and reduced RPM'S

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

I looked into Espar heaters recently, the cost to fit put me off for
this season, maybe next. They offered 2 systems. 1 for cruising,about
$5,000. The other for live aboard in cold climate, $ 8000. This puts
heat everywhere, all cabins, both heads and even one by your feet in
the cockpit.
I cruise in New York and NE area, although April and November are
cold cruising months, they are not $8000 cold enough. I'll live with
extra sweaters for another year.
Good Luck
Bob
s/v Minaxi

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "pheyden2000" <amel98@d...> wrote:
Can anyone help me out with suggestion's on diesel heat for my
Super
Maramu? We sail in Northern California's cold waters, and running
the gen set 24 hrs a day is not an option.
Have any Amel owners installed any supplementary heat in their
boats?

We have aprox. 1600 hrs on our TMD22 Volvo. At max throttle we
can
attain only 2500 rpms. We installed all new fuel filters, cleaned
the prop and hull to perfection. Seems like we are also not the
only
ones with reduced rpms. We run Max throttle for 15 to 30 min.
every
5 hrs. We have a clean burn, no smoke what so ever in all rpm
ranges.
Is cleaning the Turbo the first thing to do here? Thank You from
Peter and Sherry on Liebling.


Info on Kirk

rfc2012 <rfc000@...>
 

I'm looking for info on the original sails plan for this boat and
eventually on how to install a storm jib.
Can anybody help me?

Thank you.

Rosario


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Meltem & Super Maramu for sale

Dorian Delanda <dorian_delanda@...>
 

Hi,

where are you stationend at Mallorca? We own a Super Maramu, located at RCNP Palma.

Best
Dorian






From: milnchris <no_reply@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Meltem & Super Maramu for sale
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 15:43:44 -0000

Just to let you know that we know of the following yachts for sale:
Meltem, 1975, 82.500 (Henri Amel's own boat at one stage)
Super Maramu, 1992, 350.000 Euro
both located on Mallorca in Spain
Being the proud owners of a Sharki would love to help someone step
aboard and sail away on either of these!!
Anyone want the details?
Cheers
Chris & Millie


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Re: questions from new Amel owner

doriandelanda <dorian_delanda@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "davidcrisp" <david@f...> wrote:
Hi All,
Hi David,

I own a SM from 1995 as well and I am still very happy with the boat.
It is located in Palma de Mallorca.

Bought a 1995 Super Maramu three months ago. AM hoping some of you
experienced owners cananswer some questions I have.

(1) Fuel Consumption - engine (TMD22)
What is the recommended motoring speed and engine RPM for the Super
Maramu? What is the fuel consumption at this cruising speed?
Other friends have told enough about this topic (2200-2300 Rpm
cruising speed is perfect on my boat)



(2) Fuel consumption - generator
What is the normal fuel consumption of the generator? I have an
Onan 6.5KVA

(3) Battery Charger
The boat house batteries are not fully recharging after use.
I have reset the battery management system.
After one cycle of use (to 65% discharge) the battery management
system is indicating recharge to about 92-95% capacity after 4
hours
of charging (this is a long time it seems to me). After one week
on
220V shore power with battery charger always on the system is
showing 98% charge.
The battery bank has 400AHrs at 24V total capacity.
I have checked the battery bank voltage with charger off, all load
removed and after one hour stabilization the voltage is 26.50V.
With battery charger on voltage is 28.05V

I am concerned that as I cycle the batteries more I will
progressively loose capacity as they sulphate through incomplete
recharging. A new set of batteries were installed one year ago.
Can antone advise me what to do or who to speak to?
What further checks should I make?
It is absolutely normal what happens on your boat. BEcause of the
special and safe loading procedure it takes a long time to come back
to 100% (usually after 1-2 days on shorepower.

(4) Depth SOunder.
What is the depth offset for the depth sounder to display actual
water depth? (ie distance from sensor to water level)

(5) I notice there is an orange light or plastic dome on the top
of
the main mast. Can you tell me what this is for? It has a grey
wire running from it down the mast.

It can be the ancor light or if you have a TV antenna there is a
little red light showing on top of the mast.



(6) When motoring under power at night regulations state you
should
show red and green navigation lights in the bow, a white stern
light
and a second white light showing forwards over an arc of 225
degrees
("steaming light") about half way up the mast. On my Amel there is
no "steaming light" half way up the mast. In my experience of the
Super Maramu so far Amel appear to think of everything! Can anyone
explain why Amel has not fitted one? I believe I need to fit a
steaming light but perhaps I have misunderstood the regulations.

(7) The B&G Hydra system has no flux gate compass. Can I hook the
B&G system up to the Autohelm system via NMEA in order to share
compass data from the Autohelm? Likewise can you link the GPS and
radar? How do you do such things?
You are absolute right about the regulations. I think Amel is acting
like this because they think it still is a sailingboat even if you
run under engine. And it should be recognised as a sailboat so the
other boats take special care. I do not agree with this and so I
mounted a correct light on the mainmast.



FYI am currently in Mahon, Menorca. We hope to leave for Gibraltar
in a few days. From there onto the Canaries and Caribbean. Not
doing the ARC but would love to be in touch with any other Amel
owners crossing this winter.

Regards
David Crisp
'Gallant of Fowey'

All the best
Dorian


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: questions from new Amel owner

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

I am really surprised that your SM does not have a steaming light. Mine (#299) certainly did. This may give credence to rumours I have heard about owners having to pay extra for rail level navigation lights for use whilst under motor. Again my SM had all these lights as standard, which surely must be a requirement in order to comply with the Rules Of The Road regulations? I urge you to fit a steaming light when you can. It will make you legal, and keep me happy when I am on a collision course with you whilst I am under sail and you maybe are not!

Now if only everybody used the correct lights at all times.......! My experience around the Caribbean the past two years is that not many owners know what to show both under sail and under power. I challenged one boat one night who had everything on whilst motoring which made him look like a fishing boat engaged in trawling whilst I held a collision course towards him from starboard, and his response was "He just wanted to be seen!" So much for all the thought that has gone into formulating a set of rules to avoid conflicts.

Enjoy your boat. I am about to order my second SM. I would not choose anything else.

Regards

Ian Shepherd

SM2000 Crusader


Self-Stearing for EUROS 41

mizzie302002 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello there,
we have to install a self stearing sytem on our Amel Euros 41
(built in 1976) - is anybody out there to share experience with us to
give some advice? I wrote to Amel and they told me I have to find one
that fits - really. I understand, we don't have a new ship.
But maybe there is somebody with some knowledge.
That really helps us
greatings from the EXPO-City Hannover in Germany
Sylvia


48' Amel Maramu 1985 for sale

Joe
 

For sale and the owner is motivated! Everything on this boat is in
excellent condition and works perfectly.


The forward stateroom is fitted with a vee berth with lockers above
and outboard on each side. To starboard and aft is a large cedar
lined hanging locker. Port is a head compartment with sink, marine
toilet, shower and storage bins outboard.
Moving aft is the salon with an "L" shaped settee to port with
lockers outboard. Under the settee is a built in Frigiboat electric
freezer. On centerline is a large table with bottle storage and
folding leaves. On starboard is a settee/berth with outboard lockers.
The galley occupies the aft bulkhead from the companionway to the
port quarter of the salon area and is fitted with;

* Hot & cold pressurized water

* New Force Ten propane two burner stove with oven

* Xintex S-2A propane sensor

* New Front loading refrigerator

* Double Stainless sinks

* Numerous lockers and drawers for storage of utensils and stores

On the starboard side of the companionway is the large chart/nav
station with fitted electronics and storage in the table and under

A passageway leads aft on the starboard side. This leads to the
owners private area with a large cedar lined hanging locker,
desk/make up table, lounging settee, double berth and overhead
lockers for storage port and starboard. There is an ensuite head with
sink,new marine head, shower and storage bins.

Electronics


Raytheon Raysat 200 Sat Nav
Raytheon Raynav 590 GPS Reciever
Brookes & Gatehouse Hornet 4 Windspeed at nav with repeater in
cockpit
Paper graph recordind ship barometer
VDO brass ships clock
Marco Polo ships compass
ICOM 770 SSB radio
Furuno Radar (with cockpit mount)
New battery Monitor
Raytheon 550 Loran C
Garmin GPS in cockpit
Brookes & Gatehouse Hecta Depth moniter with repeater in cockpit
Weems & Plath brass ships barometer
Ltton EPIRB
Standard Horizon VHF radio
Neco Autopilot
New battery selector switch

Electrical


New West Marine WC40 Battery Monitor
2 Solar panels (mounted on hard dodger)
Volt and ampmeter
True Charge 40+ multi stage battery charger
VDO hour meter for engine
Prop driven cruising generator

Sails & Rigging

A ketch rig with aluminum masts and booms and SS standing rigging.
There is electric roller furling on the main and jib controlled for
the safety of the cockpit. The mizzen is rolled out manually. Winches
include; (2) Lewmar #48cst primaries, (3) #16cst & (1) #30cst mounted
on the mizzenmast, (2) #40cst & (2) #30cst mounted on the mainmast.
Genoa tracks are adjustable using a winch handle from the cockpit.
Amel system spinnaker and reaching poles mounted on forward deck with
tracks and extensions. All sails are reported to be in good condition
and include;
Mainsail
2nd jib for wing on wing
Jib

Deck

Hull and decks non-skid (simulated teak) were repainted.
Electric anchor windlass
CQR anchor w/200 ft chain
Outboard motor lift
Cockpit cushions
New dodger windows installed
Boarding ladder/med tie ramp
Hard dodger fly to shade cockpit
Horseshoe bouy
Rail mounted SS BBQ

Additional

Many systems have been refurbed and replaced over the past year
such. All winches cleaned and relubed, main & jib motors refurbed,
Espar heater refurbed, fuel polished, prop driven cruising generator
refurbed, etc. The current owners have maintained Elysium in top
condition. The following items were replaced in the last year.
Hot water heater & plumbing
Heads, plumbing & holding tanks
Solar panels
Cedar lining in closets
Sink faucets in galley
Remote spotlight on Mizzenmast
Lifelines
Bilge pump
Saltwater pump
Windshields on hard dodger
110 panel & associated wiring
Engine room blowers
Fresh water pump
Sink and shower fixtures in aft head
Sail UV covers
Dodger covers
New running rigging (partial)
New plumbing (partial)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Best,
Joe Cooper
Bower and Kling Yachts
(858)699-3506
mrcooper@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Self-Stearing for EUROS 41

Knipping-Werbung@...
 

Hello there,
we have to install a self stearing sytem on our Amel Euros 41
(built in 1976) - is anybody out there to share experience with us to
give some advice? I wrote to Amel and they told me I have to find one
that fits - really. I understand, we don't have a new ship.
But maybe there is somebody with some knowledge.
That really helps us
greatings from the EXPO-City Hannover in Germany
Sylvia


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Hallo Euros-Genossen (oder seid Ihr wirklich englischsprachig?),

ich bin mit 3 anderen an einem Schiff wie dem Ihren beteiligt. Die
Aella ist noch etwas aelter. Was wirklich supergut funktioniert an
dem Schiff, ist gerade der Autopilot. Es ist ein "Bordcomputer" von
Autohelm (Typ ST 7000) - gekoppelt mit Sumlog, Anemometer und
Windlupe. Weil das gute Stueck in Griechenland ist, habe ich hier
keine weiteren Unterlagen zur Hand.

Der Antrieb selbst ist fest eingebaut in der Wand hinter dem Ruderrad
oberhalb der Spuele. Unter dem Salonboden sitzt ein Geber (Kompass),
der verbunden ist mit dem Elektromotor ueber der Spuele, der direkt
den Seilzug des Ruders antreibt. Im Armaturenbrett ist neben den
Windinstrumenten und dem Log ein Display angebracht, an dem auch die
Bedienungsknoepfe sitzen. Seitlich neben dem Ruderrad ist ein Knopf,
mit dem man den Antrieb einkuppelt und das Ruderrad arretiert.

Wovon absolut abzuraten ist, sind Geraete, die aussen unter dem
Ruderrad angebracht werden und selbiges ueber einen Riemen drehen.
Das ist wirklich Schrott und funktioniert so gut wie nie, weil der
Riemen sich dehnt und durchdreht oder aber reisst und weil das ganze
eigentlich immer unterdimensioniert ist und staendig im Weg ist.

--
Martin


[Amel Yacht Owners] Self-Stearing for EUROS 41

Szabo Geza <szabog@...>
 

Hi Sylvia,

on my euros 41 I have an external belt driven autopilot mounted by
the steering wheel. However it coul be possible to install an
autopilot over the sink, inder the cover. If you figure out
anything, please, let us know, because I would rather
use this kind of setup.

Cheers

Geza

-----Original Message-----
From: mizzie302002 [mailto:no_reply@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 8:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Self-Stearing for EUROS 41


Hello there,
we have to install a self stearing sytem on our Amel Euros 41
(built in 1976) - is anybody out there to share experience with us to
give some advice? I wrote to Amel and they told me I have to find one
that fits - really. I understand, we don't have a new ship.
But maybe there is somebody with some knowledge.
That really helps us
greatings from the EXPO-City Hannover in Germany
Sylvia


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Leaking pressure vessel, Bali Hai SM 319

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@compuserve.com> <hollamby@...>
 

For many months we have had a whistling sound when running water but
it was not audible when the freshwater pump started. The cause was a
tiny leak from a hole in the pressure vessel located outboard of the
hot water cylinder. This is made of steel and connected to the system
through a brass elbow and copper pipe. The vessel was badly corroded
and a temporary repair made by grinding off the paint around the hole
and applying several coats of Araldite.
An identical pressure vessel was bought for 11 pounds sterling in
Malta from a shop supplying pumps etc for irrigation and we fitted it
with a plastic elbow between it and the brass/copper fittings.
The problem was,I assume,caused by electrolitic reaction.
There is a 2 litre stainless vessel on top of the freshwater pump and
the one behind the hot water calorifier is 5 litres. I suppose its
function is to cope with water expanding whilst it is being heated
although there was only one vessel in the water system on my last
boat,an Oyster.It was one of the few things that never gave trouble
in nine years of liveaboard cruising.
Does anyone know whether this second tank is actually needed and does
it have to be so big as stainless tanks are only available here in 2
or 20 litre capacities.
Anne & John Hollamby