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Victron Energy Centaur 24v 60amp charger

william_maffei@...
 

Anyone have a Victron Energy Centaur 24v 60amp charger on board? For some reason, it has a hard time going into float lately (i think). Voltage ends up staying around 28.2 when batteries are 100%. If I turn it off and wait about and hour and turn it back on it goes into float (26.3v). Batteries are cool to touch and I have a sensor in the compartment to monitor temperature. Nothing abnormal to report. I do have a Victron solar charger as well that controls a 450W panel in conjunction with normal battery charger. Perhaps they are related? Anybody chime in? This all started after a haul in early July. Again, besides the voltage staying around 28.2 everything seems normal. The amp meter even reads normal which leads me to believe input to the batteries remains acceptable.

One more thing, I have noticed that sometimes when I turn the dome light in the pass through on the GPS at the navi station turns on. Could this be a short somewhere.

Boat are strange sometimes.

Bill Maffei
It's all Good
SM #195


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar 100HP impeller: clockwise or counterclockwise?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Francisco,

It really doesn't matter for the blade, as soon as the engine start, they will adjust.
I know it is counter intuitive, but don't worry about it.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico



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On Wed, 10/5/16, svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar 100HP impeller: clockwise or counterclockwise?
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 9:36 PM


 









Hello all,
I changed the impeller by
myself yesterday for the first time.  It was surprisingly
easy.
When I inserted it, I
turned it to clockwise and the blades bent accordingly.
 
Clockwise when my
perspective was bow to aft, which is the perspective one
sees when replacing with the pump in
situ.
Does it go in this way?
 Or the other way around?
Thanks in advance!
PeregrinusSM2K No.
350 - 2002At anchor, Scylla (Strait of Messina)









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar 100HP impeller: clockwise or counterclockwise?

Mark Erdos
 

Don’t worry too much about which way you put the blades. After the first revolution they will sort themselves out.

 

Hint: using dish soap can really help getting the new impeller in. And, when you see bubbles exit the exhaust, you know you have water-flow.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 10:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar 100HP impeller: clockwise or counterclockwise?

 

 

Hello all,

 

I changed the impeller by myself yesterday for the first time.  It was surprisingly easy.

 

When I inserted it, I turned it to clockwise and the blades bent accordingly.  

 

Clockwise when my perspective was bow to aft, which is the perspective one sees when replacing with the pump in situ.

 

Does it go in this way?  Or the other way around?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Peregrinus

SM2K No. 350 - 2002

At anchor, Scylla (Strait of Messina)


Yanmar 100HP impeller: clockwise or counterclockwise?

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello all,


I changed the impeller by myself yesterday for the first time.  It was surprisingly easy.


When I inserted it, I turned it to clockwise and the blades bent accordingly.  


Clockwise when my perspective was bow to aft, which is the perspective one sees when replacing with the pump in situ.


Does it go in this way?  Or the other way around?


Thanks in advance!


Peregrinus

SM2K No. 350 - 2002

At anchor, Scylla (Strait of Messina)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen bom car track

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Paul,

Your approach certainly will work, and has the undeniable virtues of simplicity, and lower cost.  We wanted a solution that had us only needing to work one side of the boat to adjust the traveler.  I proposed using two cam cleats, but Karen pushed for the line tender to eliminate extra lines in the cockpit.  

I have put enough holes in enough different boats over the years so that prospect doesn’t intimidate me.

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Oct 5, 2016, at 06:22, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello Bill

I thought of a more simple solution.just put a duoble block at the end of the track on each side, and corresponding block on the car.then just a rope on each side that you fasten on the existing cleat on the after cabin roof, that give you control from the cockpit without the need to drill any hole in the roof.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen bom car track

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello Bill
I thought of a more simple solution.just put a duoble block at the end of the track on each side, and corresponding block on the car.then just a rope on each side that you fasten on the existing cleat on the after cabin roof, that give you control from the cockpit without the need to drill any hole in the roof.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: need anchor roller and all bow fittings

Gary Wells
 

Miles, I don't know anyone personally in Portsmouth but you are sure.in the right area to find a fabricator to make a new assembly.
In Annapolis I could recommend both a rigger and a welder who could likely build up everything needed just from pictures and while not inexpensive, likely for less expense than sourcing parts from Amel.

I guess I would start simply by asking the marina office/boatyard to put you in touch with people to get estimates from.
If there's another Amel nearby it'd be great as they could get a template.

Sorry to hear about the incident and sad that the responsible party isn't so responsible.

Best wishes!

Gary W
SM209, Adagio
Gaeta, Italy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] need anchor roller and all bow fittings

karkauai
 

Hi Miles.  So sorry to hear about this damage.  I can't help you with sourcing what you need for repairs, but I'm with you in spirit.  A single-handed sailor ran into Kristy while I was on a mooring in Cape Cod last Summer.  No insurance.  He hit me right at the Starboard fish-cleaning board hanging on the port aft rail and bent my railing, but no other damage to my boat.  His bow pulpit was crumpled beyond repair.  That Starboard is tough stuff.  Minor cost for my repair.

I know it's like having your first born get in a car accident, but you're in the right place to have her put back together again.  There's a stainless guy there named Kevin Christensen who comes highly recommended by three different sources.  I waited to have mine fixed until I got back South, so can't comment with personal experience.  His contact info is:
+1 (401) 474-0234

Good luck and Bon Tardi to Carol from Curacao!

Sure would be nice to see y'all again, really enjoyed your hospitality.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
828-234-6819 voice/text

On Oct 4, 2016, at 4:45 PM, milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everyone,

I have Super Maramu 216 that I watched being built in 1998.  Last week something hit the bow when the boat was on a mooring.  The force was sufficient to tear off the stem-head fittings.  What was left of the anchor roller and line roller and bow pulpit were bent over to the port side at 90% and the fiberglass nose under the fittings was torn apart.  This was the first damage to my boat in over 45,000 miles. 

Does anyone on this forum know where I could get bow fittings?  Amel does not have them.  

Also, from looking at it, I think that the two anchor bow fitting on a 2000 would fit on my boat, especially as the fiberglass under the fitting has to be rebuilt.   

I will be very grateful for any help or suggestions anyone can offer.

Regards,

Miles  SM 216, Ladybug, in for repairs in Portsmouth, RI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Advice on Singlehand for the SM or 40 footers

karkauai
 

Good advice, Mark.  Thanks.
Kent

Kent Robertson
828-234-6819 voice/text

On Oct 4, 2016, at 5:06 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

 

Just as an FYI, we had met several sailors who have had issues with Apple products (mostly iPads). The issue seems to be with corrosion developing in the Apple port. The devises will not charge and are therefore useless. For a few dollars it makes a lot of sense to store the iPad in a waterproof bag when not in use. If possible with a couple of silica gel packs.  

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 12:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Advice on Singlehand for the SM or 40 footers

 

 

I use an app on my i-Pad called “GoodReader” to organize all boat manuals and documents.  Works great!  With a good backup to my computer, I have everything I need in one small package.  

 

Very few things I haven’t found a pdf manual online for.  And boat drawings photograph easily with a bit of care.

 

With a good solid case, I can take my i-Pad to where ever I am working without worrying (much!).

 

Bill Kinney

SM #160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD

“Ships and men rot in port."

 

 

 

 

On Oct 3, 2016, at 22:02, Steve Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

I saw  numerous boats last season in the Caribbean using this technique with great success. It is on my list to give it a try this year and see how it goes. 

 

Steve Davis

Aloha SM72

Grenada


On Oct 3, 2016, at 21:02, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks Bill, I've never seen anyone do that, but I'll give it a try.  Sounds like it ought to work!

Kent

Kent Robertson

828-234-6819 voice/text


On Oct 3, 2016, at 8:40 PM, Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

One of the tricks I used to teach people who were singlehanding or sailing with naive crew was to back up to the mooring, stern to wind.  On most boats there is much better view from the helm to the stern so it is easy to get as close as needed. And for boats with swim platforms, it is trivial to pick up the pennant.  If you have a long line rigged to the bow, you can catch the mooring pennant with that and pull just pull the bow around and snug up as close as needed.  If it’s windy, you can use the drum on the windlass to warp around.

 

People look at you strangely as you back to the mooring, but it goes quite smoothly even with just one person onboard handling things.

 

Bill Kinney

SM #160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD

“Ships and men rot in port."

 

 

 

 

On Oct 3, 2016, at 19:55, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

 

Hi again Jmbo.  My experience is similar to the others in Reverse.  No noticeable prop walk.  I assumed it is because the prop is so far forward.  The rudder doesn't bite in reverse until you have a knot or more of speed, so the advice to use the bow thruster to steer is correct.  In forward you have more control of the stern because if prop WASH (not walk).  It's really not hard to do with a little practice.

 

I haven't done a lot of Med mooring, and none in significant wind.  I never use the bow thruster when catching a mooring ball for fear of getting the line caught.  It's hard to keep the bow into the wind when idling along, so it's not uncommon for me to have to make a couple of tries, especially when I'm single handing or have inexperienced crew.  I haven't decided the best way to do Med mooring in a wind or current with the anchor chain out.  I'm interested in what others do.

Kent

SM 243

Kristy


On Oct 3, 2016, at 3:49 PM, jandrkennedy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alexandre,

thanks for sharing your experiences and tips - I agree with docking in wind on my 38 - I used to have some fun with wind gusts.

 

It sound like sailing however is no problem either single handed of short handed - which I was trying to get a handle on.

 

In reverse - does the SM tend to go straight back or "screw sideways" with the prop?

 

Again thanks for your time and comments -

 

Jimbo - getting keener by the second!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] need anchor roller and all bow fittings

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Miles,

So sorry to read about your accident…
Looks like a powerboat hit you… (I had my bow pulpit damaged by a powerboat that panic and put full reverse, but not as many damages).

I can’t help, but think you are right to look for the 2 anchor bow fitting.
Did you contact Amel?
They must remember where they got theirs.

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Tue, 10/4/16, milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] need anchor roller and all bow fittings
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 3:45 PM


 











Hello everyone,

I have Super Maramu 216 that I
watched being built in
1998.  Last week
something hit the bow
when the boat was on a mooring.  The
force was sufficient to tear off the stem-head
fittings.  What was left of the anchor roller and line
roller and bow pulpit were bent over to the port side at 90%
and the fiberglass
nose under the fittings was torn apart. 
This was the first damage to my
boat in over 45,000 miles. 


Does anyone on this forum know
where I could get bow
fittings?  Amel does not
have them.  


Also, from looking at it, I
think that the two anchor bow fitting
on a 2000 would fit on my boat, especially as the fiberglass
under the fitting
has to be rebuilt. 
 

I will be very grateful for any help
or suggestions anyone
can offer.

Regards,

Miles 
SM 216,
Ladybug, in for repairs in Portsmouth,
RI











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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen bom car track

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Hi Paul,

This is a project that I am working on as well, so it must be a case of great minds thinking alike.

The track on my boat is Lewmar Size 1 track with plunger holes.

The end stop are made of a very hard rubber, and the bolts thread into the deck.  I am not sure what they thread into, but the bolts backed out—and went back in-- easily.

My thinking is I do not need any extra mechanical advantage, so a car with beckets on each end, a single block on the starboard side, a double block on the port side, and  an Anderson line tender, on the port side near the cockpit and the project will be good to go!


Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Oct 4, 2016, at 14:34, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello

I would like to control the mizzen bom car with lines from the cockpit. At the end of the track there is a stopper fastend with two bolts, does anyone know where they a screwd into? Is it a metal pies that has been moulded in the after cabin roof? The track looks as aLewmar track is that correct? then I can use lewmar parts and easily convert it to cockpit control

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Advice on Singlehand for the SM or 40 footers

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

 

Just as an FYI, we had met several sailors who have had issues with Apple products (mostly iPads). The issue seems to be with corrosion developing in the Apple port. The devises will not charge and are therefore useless. For a few dollars it makes a lot of sense to store the iPad in a waterproof bag when not in use. If possible with a couple of silica gel packs.  

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 12:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Advice on Singlehand for the SM or 40 footers

 

 

I use an app on my i-Pad called “GoodReader” to organize all boat manuals and documents.  Works great!  With a good backup to my computer, I have everything I need in one small package.  

 

Very few things I haven’t found a pdf manual online for.  And boat drawings photograph easily with a bit of care.

 

With a good solid case, I can take my i-Pad to where ever I am working without worrying (much!).

 

Bill Kinney

SM #160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD

“Ships and men rot in port."

 

 

 

 

On Oct 3, 2016, at 22:02, Steve Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

I saw  numerous boats last season in the Caribbean using this technique with great success. It is on my list to give it a try this year and see how it goes. 

 

Steve Davis

Aloha SM72

Grenada


On Oct 3, 2016, at 21:02, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks Bill, I've never seen anyone do that, but I'll give it a try.  Sounds like it ought to work!

Kent

Kent Robertson

828-234-6819 voice/text


On Oct 3, 2016, at 8:40 PM, Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

One of the tricks I used to teach people who were singlehanding or sailing with naive crew was to back up to the mooring, stern to wind.  On most boats there is much better view from the helm to the stern so it is easy to get as close as needed. And for boats with swim platforms, it is trivial to pick up the pennant.  If you have a long line rigged to the bow, you can catch the mooring pennant with that and pull just pull the bow around and snug up as close as needed.  If it’s windy, you can use the drum on the windlass to warp around.

 

People look at you strangely as you back to the mooring, but it goes quite smoothly even with just one person onboard handling things.

 

Bill Kinney

SM #160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD

“Ships and men rot in port."

 

 

 

 

On Oct 3, 2016, at 19:55, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

 

Hi again Jmbo.  My experience is similar to the others in Reverse.  No noticeable prop walk.  I assumed it is because the prop is so far forward.  The rudder doesn't bite in reverse until you have a knot or more of speed, so the advice to use the bow thruster to steer is correct.  In forward you have more control of the stern because if prop WASH (not walk).  It's really not hard to do with a little practice.

 

I haven't done a lot of Med mooring, and none in significant wind.  I never use the bow thruster when catching a mooring ball for fear of getting the line caught.  It's hard to keep the bow into the wind when idling along, so it's not uncommon for me to have to make a couple of tries, especially when I'm single handing or have inexperienced crew.  I haven't decided the best way to do Med mooring in a wind or current with the anchor chain out.  I'm interested in what others do.

Kent

SM 243

Kristy


On Oct 3, 2016, at 3:49 PM, jandrkennedy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alexandre,

thanks for sharing your experiences and tips - I agree with docking in wind on my 38 - I used to have some fun with wind gusts.

 

It sound like sailing however is no problem either single handed of short handed - which I was trying to get a handle on.

 

In reverse - does the SM tend to go straight back or "screw sideways" with the prop?

 

Again thanks for your time and comments -

 

Jimbo - getting keener by the second!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


need anchor roller and all bow fittings

Miles
 

Hello everyone,

I have Super Maramu 216 that I watched being built in 1998.  Last week something hit the bow when the boat was on a mooring.  The force was sufficient to tear off the stem-head fittings.  What was left of the anchor roller and line roller and bow pulpit were bent over to the port side at 90% and the fiberglass nose under the fittings was torn apart.  This was the first damage to my boat in over 45,000 miles. 

Does anyone on this forum know where I could get bow fittings?  Amel does not have them.  

Also, from looking at it, I think that the two anchor bow fitting on a 2000 would fit on my boat, especially as the fiberglass under the fitting has to be rebuilt.   

I will be very grateful for any help or suggestions anyone can offer.

Regards,

Miles  SM 216, Ladybug, in for repairs in Portsmouth, RI


Mizzen bom car track

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello

I would like to control the mizzen bom car with lines from the cockpit. At the end of the track there is a stopper fastend with two bolts, does anyone know where they a screwd into? Is it a metal pies that has been moulded in the after cabin roof? The track looks as aLewmar track is that correct? then I can use lewmar parts and easily convert it to cockpit control

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Advice on Singlehand for the SM or 40 footers

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

I use an app on my i-Pad called “GoodReader” to organize all boat manuals and documents.  Works great!  With a good backup to my computer, I have everything I need in one small package.  

Very few things I haven’t found a pdf manual online for.  And boat drawings photograph easily with a bit of care.

With a good solid case, I can take my i-Pad to where ever I am working without worrying (much!).

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Oct 3, 2016, at 22:02, Steve Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I saw  numerous boats last season in the Caribbean using this technique with great success. It is on my list to give it a try this year and see how it goes. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Grenada

On Oct 3, 2016, at 21:02, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Bill, I've never seen anyone do that, but I'll give it a try.  Sounds like it ought to work!
Kent

Kent Robertson
828-234-6819 voice/text

On Oct 3, 2016, at 8:40 PM, Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

One of the tricks I used to teach people who were singlehanding or sailing with naive crew was to back up to the mooring, stern to wind.  On most boats there is much better view from the helm to the stern so it is easy to get as close as needed. And for boats with swim platforms, it is trivial to pick up the pennant.  If you have a long line rigged to the bow, you can catch the mooring pennant with that and pull just pull the bow around and snug up as close as needed.  If it’s windy, you can use the drum on the windlass to warp around.


People look at you strangely as you back to the mooring, but it goes quite smoothly even with just one person onboard handling things.

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Oct 3, 2016, at 19:55, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi again Jmbo.  My experience is similar to the others in Reverse.  No noticeable prop walk.  I assumed it is because the prop is so far forward.  The rudder doesn't bite in reverse until you have a knot or more of speed, so the advice to use the bow thruster to steer is correct.  In forward you have more control of the stern because if prop WASH (not walk).  It's really not hard to do with a little practice.

I haven't done a lot of Med mooring, and none in significant wind.  I never use the bow thruster when catching a mooring ball for fear of getting the line caught.  It's hard to keep the bow into the wind when idling along, so it's not uncommon for me to have to make a couple of tries, especially when I'm single handing or have inexperienced crew.  I haven't decided the best way to do Med mooring in a wind or current with the anchor chain out.  I'm interested in what others do.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Oct 3, 2016, at 3:49 PM, jandrkennedy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alexandre,

thanks for sharing your experiences and tips - I agree with docking in wind on my 38 - I used to have some fun with wind gusts.

It sound like sailing however is no problem either single handed of short handed - which I was trying to get a handle on.

In reverse - does the SM tend to go straight back or "screw sideways" with the prop?

Again thanks for your time and comments -

Jimbo - getting keener by the second!!








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autopilot breaker tripped...

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

It’s a very unlikely cause of this problem, but I have had one of my Diruptor breakers go bad and start tripping well below rated amperage.  I had not seen this happen with any kind of breaker before, so it took me quite a while to diagnose.  

If the breaker is good, do be sure to check all the wiring carefully for possible short circuits.  Especially where the wires attached to the course computer, the + and - are really close together, and just a single loose strand can cause problems.  I know it is unlikely, but worth a careful look.


Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Oct 4, 2016, at 08:23, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

P~,

I think I remember that you have a spare course computer. If so, and since this is intermittent, maybe wait for a failure. Then swap them. I always recommend Dan Gerhardt for Raymarine repair. He has helped a number of Amel owners and all that I know of were very satisfied with his work and price. Contact: Dan Gerhardt mydurango.net>.

And, BTW, if you do not have a spare, contact Dan. He normally has an inventory of refurbished Raymarine products. He shipps worldwide.

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 8:11 AM, svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank you Alan and Bill.


Alan – thanks!  I checked and our B&G plotter in the cockpit is not connected to this breaker.  We added a 24V fuse box in the "wet locker" for this and other purposes and it does not go through the 24V autopilot breaker.  I really don't think we have anything else hanging from the 24V autopilot panel breaker other than the Raymarine autopilot, so more's the mystery!

Bill – agreed!  Both drives get 24V from the active course computer.  When the "tripping incident" took place, no drives were connected to the Raymarine computer.

This morning we motored shortly a couple of miles again on the Raymarine, and again all fine.  I will report in the future if/when we get another incident.  But I remain puzzled.

Best,


Peregrinus
SM2K N. 350 (2002)
At anchor, Vulcano (Aeolian Is.)





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: Annapolis Boat Show

amelforme
 

Thanks. And you with yours.

Joel 
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On Oct 4, 2016, at 5:03 AM, Veit Mueller veitm@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good luck with your sales,
Veit


On Oct 3, 2016, at 10:06 PM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Joel,

We talked several times on the forum. My boat name is
"Life is Good" SM 345. I live in Edgewater. It is several miles South of Annapolis. We want to invite you to our house for BBQ on Wednesday October 5, at 5:00 PM.
Our friends  Patrick and Diane McAneny will also come. They have SM "Shenanigans".
Please let me know and I will send you my address.

Vladimir
202 258 1916


On Oct 3, 2016 14:25, "'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Greetings Everyone. The Annapolis Sailboat Show begins this week. I will have a sweet  Amel 54 in the’ Brokerage Cove’  part of the show. It is a very pleasant water taxi ride, or a short walk from the main part of the show where the new boats are displayed. Any of you who are planning to attend are encouraged to stop by and say hello. As this will be a ‘target rich’ environment, I may not be able to break away from a hot prospect and chat as long as we would wish. If you can wait a few minutes if I am engaged, I’ll make time to catch up with what is going on in your life with your Amel.

 

Here’s hoping I’ll see some of you at the show.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autopilot breaker tripped...

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

P~,

I think I remember that you have a spare course computer. If so, and since this is intermittent, maybe wait for a failure. Then swap them. I always recommend Dan Gerhardt for Raymarine repair. He has helped a number of Amel owners and all that I know of were very satisfied with his work and price. Contact: Dan Gerhardt mydurango.net>.

And, BTW, if you do not have a spare, contact Dan. He normally has an inventory of refurbished Raymarine products. He shipps worldwide.

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 8:11 AM, svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank you Alan and Bill.


Alan – thanks!  I checked and our B&G plotter in the cockpit is not connected to this breaker.  We added a 24V fuse box in the "wet locker" for this and other purposes and it does not go through the 24V autopilot breaker.  I really don't think we have anything else hanging from the 24V autopilot panel breaker other than the Raymarine autopilot, so more's the mystery!

Bill – agreed!  Both drives get 24V from the active course computer.  When the "tripping incident" took place, no drives were connected to the Raymarine computer.

This morning we motored shortly a couple of miles again on the Raymarine, and again all fine.  I will report in the future if/when we get another incident.  But I remain puzzled.

Best,


Peregrinus
SM2K N. 350 (2002)
At anchor, Vulcano (Aeolian Is.)



Re: Autopilot breaker tripped...

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Thank you Alan and Bill.

Alan – thanks!  I checked and our B&G plotter in the cockpit is not connected to this breaker.  We added a 24V fuse box in the "wet locker" for this and other purposes and it does not go through the 24V autopilot breaker.  I really don't think we have anything else hanging from the 24V autopilot panel breaker other than the Raymarine autopilot, so more's the mystery!

Bill – agreed!  Both drives get 24V from the active course computer.  When the "tripping incident" took place, no drives were connected to the Raymarine computer.

This morning we motored shortly a couple of miles again on the Raymarine, and again all fine.  I will report in the future if/when we get another incident.  But I remain puzzled.

Best,


Peregrinus
SM2K N. 350 (2002)
At anchor, Vulcano (Aeolian Is.)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sea wather from bow-thruster

enio rossi
 

Hi Alexandre, I really do not think so. If there was some kind of impediment that creates obstruction will cause difficulties to climb the b.t., it is not so, seems to rise too. I thought that the rings from drying out where they are above the water level gives a smaller thickness. I also tried to keep down the b.t. on berth for dunking them, but I get almost nothing. Regards.
Eniorossi
EARENDIL #SN122
Italy