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Re: Moorings near Manhattan

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

We anchored by Ellis Island in late October 2014, on our return trip from Canada.

Rocky night, trillion-dollar view.

Peregrinus
SM2K Nr. 350
At anchor, Kalimnos


Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

James Sterling
 

Bill,

Can you explain a little bit more about the process of pre-loading and bracing the Atlantic Towers Arch?  Also, did you use standard backing plates?

James Sterling
S/V Longbow SM2K #418


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulic Linear Drive.

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Gulls and Guys,

I installed a Lecombe & Schmidt hydraulic self priming drive ( better quality than the Ray equiv unit) coupled to a Raymarine AC 400 system.  It was not very successful at first because of the poor engineering, quality control and installation done in TK.

However, the results after 2 engineering changes and many thousand miles have proven it reliable and in my opinion more supple and subtle, hence easier on the boat than a comparable electric drive which steers the boat by “0” and “1” rather than a smooth change; in fact, the electric unit is only used occasionally to verify its’ serviceability.  However, the installation of a hydraulic drive in an early SM enforces a regime of “remove the rudder bellcrank” to verify and tighten the rudder shaft nylon nut because one cannot get the tool under the modified bellcrank to tighten it while at sea.  (Lose all steering if done… think of putting the boat in “irons” before removing the bellcrank.  Hence the “regime" described earlier….

Unfortunately, I am now in Europe visiting friends and never took photos of the installation…

If you are interested in photos and parts list, I will be back on the boat on 15 Sep…

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 21 Jul 2017, at 22:15, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@...regie[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Pat,

I've got an older SM (#72), and will be adding a linear drive before we do our Pacific crossing early next year. I'd really appreciate I if you could send me any info and pictures you have of how you added the drive to your boat. I've got some ideas, but seeing a good and working installation would be great. 

Thanks,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Aruba

Flyboyscd at gmail dot com

On Jul 21, 2017, at 15:11, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Maria, I can't remember if you guys already have linear drive . Do you already have linear and just want to replace it or add linear drive to the boat . If you are adding it , I have done that and can give some guidance . Diane keeps me up to date on you guys , we will be down next winter , hope you are still there , we'll continue our tandem cruise . Your daughter's wedding pics were fantastic. Say Hi ! to Willie & Niki .

Pat
SM Shenanigan


-----Original Message-----
From: pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:38 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

 
Good morning form Grenada,

I would like to install a second autopilot on my Super Maramu (1995).

Does any one know the Raymarine hydraulic Linear Drive 24v M81201 (New E12208)

Any information and pictures will be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Maria Geiger
PITU
Super Maramu # 148





AC spare pump

qmvwv3fna4dth3r32bdwtz3bpy7meopg2s2xlnuq@...
 

Thank you very much for the help. It helped me a lot to buy the right pump. 


Oliver

SV JoEmi SM 2000 no. 397


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Pat,

I've got an older SM (#72), and will be adding a linear drive before we do our Pacific crossing early next year. I'd really appreciate I if you could send me any info and pictures you have of how you added the drive to your boat. I've got some ideas, but seeing a good and working installation would be great. 

Thanks,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Aruba

Flyboyscd at gmail dot com

On Jul 21, 2017, at 15:11, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Maria, I can't remember if you guys already have linear drive . Do you already have linear and just want to replace it or add linear drive to the boat . If you are adding it , I have done that and can give some guidance . Diane keeps me up to date on you guys , we will be down next winter , hope you are still there , we'll continue our tandem cruise . Your daughter's wedding pics were fantastic. Say Hi ! to Willie & Niki .

Pat
SM Shenanigan


-----Original Message-----
From: pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:38 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

 
Good morning form Grenada,

I would like to install a second autopilot on my Super Maramu (1995).

Does any one know the Raymarine hydraulic Linear Drive 24v M81201 (New E12208)

Any information and pictures will be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Maria Geiger
PITU
Super Maramu # 148


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

hanspeter baettig
 

Hello Maria
Whats  now your decision? Hydrolic drive from Raymarine ? What was the input from Bill .
How you will install it on the aft cabin under the bed. You SM hull has a different bulkhead there then  the > SM # 200
Courious if you cut out the 8 cm  stringer to put the linera drive arm to connect it to the ruder shaft?
Let us now
Best regards
Hanspeter
SM 16 Tamango 2

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 21.07.2017 um 20:20 schrieb 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Maria,

I sent it to your email address.

 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School 
www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970





On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:34 AM, pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello dear Bill and Judy,


So happy to have news from you!
Yes I would appreciate to have some more information from you. 
I will send you an email to your personal one.

You are really a Master in the Amel community!

Kind regards,

Maria



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

Patrick McAneny
 

Maria, I can't remember if you guys already have linear drive . Do you already have linear and just want to replace it or add linear drive to the boat . If you are adding it , I have done that and can give some guidance . Diane keeps me up to date on you guys , we will be down next winter , hope you are still there , we'll continue our tandem cruise . Your daughter's wedding pics were fantastic. Say Hi ! to Willie & Niki .
Pat
SM Shenanigan


-----Original Message-----
From: pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:38 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

 
Good morning form Grenada,

I would like to install a second autopilot on my Super Maramu (1995).

Does any one know the Raymarine hydraulic Linear Drive 24v M81201 (New E12208)

Any information and pictures will be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Maria Geiger
PITU
Super Maramu # 148


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Maria,

I sent it to your email address.

 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School 
www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970





On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:34 AM, pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello dear Bill and Judy,


So happy to have news from you!
Yes I would appreciate to have some more information from you. 
I will send you an email to your personal one.

You are really a Master in the Amel community!

Kind regards,

Maria



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

Maria Geiger
 

could you kindly sen meyou new email adress?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

Maria Geiger
 

Hello dear Bill and Judy,

So happy to have news from you!
Yes I would appreciate to have some more information from you. 
I will send you an email to your personal one.

You are really a Master in the Amel community!

Kind regards,

Maria


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Maria (Pitu),

How are you and how is Willi?

If I were you, I wouldn't add hydraulic as a second drive unit. Rather I would add Raymarine M81134 Type 2 Long Linear Drive 24 Volt. This is the drive unit that Amel installed in SMs. The reason I would add it rather than hydraulic, is that adding hydraulic adds 1 more complexity to the autopilot system. 

Who ever installs this needs to know that the internal clutch is 12VDC, even though the motor is 24VDC. Also, the motor wires on the linear drive installation have to be reversed polarity to the primary chain drive, and you will need an A/B switch to switch between both drives. 

Let me know if you need more installation information.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970






On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 9:38 AM, pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning form Grenada,


I would like to install a second autopilot on my Super Maramu (1995).


Does any one know the Raymarine hydraulic Linear Drive 24v M81201 (New E12208)


Any information and pictures will be appreciated.


Kind regards,


Maria Geiger

PITU

Super Maramu # 148



Hydraulique Linear Drive

Maria Geiger
 

Good morning form Grenada,


I would like to install a second autopilot on my Super Maramu (1995).


Does any one know the Raymarine hydraulic Linear Drive 24v M81201 (New E12208)


Any information and pictures will be appreciated.


Kind regards,


Maria Geiger

PITU

Super Maramu # 148


Re: main sail furling motor 24v

Gary Wells
 

I had a "spare" motor that was also a little smaller but managed to adapt it as well.
While in Fethiye, the folks at V-Marine repaired my outhaul motor and found another "spare" in Istanbul. I did ask, and they said they could supply more. I will ask again if that's still true.

Gary W
S/V Adagio, SM 209
Marmaris, Turkey


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Sail Furling Motor 24V

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

When I got through to a US rep this spring, they could do nothing for me as far as a replacement. Maud got me two new motors as replacements but they are slightly more slender and required having new Delrin (the black plastic housing) supports machined. I kept one of the old motors as a backup and had to get rid of the other as it was burned beyond servicing. 

Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Brunswick,GA

On Jul 20, 2017, at 7:23 PM, Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello All,

I am looking to buy a spare 24V motor for the main furling system, and can not seem to find the Leroy Somer brand available anymore.  I called the Leroy Somer US representative, and they didn't get back to me.  Anyone know what brand/Part Number of motor could be a replacement?

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM 262


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Furling Motor 24V

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Thanks,

Ken


On Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:32 PM, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
sorry forgot about the at

sav at amel dot fr



Re: Main Sail Furling Motor 24V

Alan Leslie
 

sorry forgot about the at

sav at amel dot fr


Re: Main Sail Furling Motor 24V

Alan Leslie
 

Ken,
Amel have them. 

Contact :

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle – Customer service

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75


Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Main Sail Furling Motor 24V

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Hello All,

I am looking to buy a spare 24V motor for the main furling system, and can not seem to find the Leroy Somer brand available anymore.  I called the Leroy Somer US representative, and they didn't get back to me.  Anyone know what brand/Part Number of motor could be a replacement?

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM 262


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: using a 110v power-strip on 230v boat - Positive Included this time

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi porter;

We purchased a few universal outlet strips that you can plug US, Europe and British style plugs. It is designed for 220 Volts. We do not carry anything in the boat that is not 220 V 50 Hz compatible. They all have surge protectors. 

It really makes life simple and takes out the guess work.

Bill; we have (2) 7 outlet USB chargers plugged in at the Nav station permanent  inverter so we can all plug in any device to charge at all times. With 14 USB charging plugs available, we have not run into a shortage yet.

Respectfully;


Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

On Jul 20, 2017, at 9:48 PM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I'll likely get the eBay one as well. 

We're out in the abacos on a shakedown
It's great!! 
Helen and the girls liking things a lot. 

have developed a few issues however. 

I'll ask you opinion in a bit

Many thanks Bill

Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 20, 2017, at 11:44 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Porter,

A long answer for a short question:

I really like the power strip that I bought in Martinique at the computer shop at du Marin. It had 6 220VAC EU (French) receptacles and it had 2 USB receptacles for charging USB connected devices...at times I could have used more USB charging ports.

Of course, you must remember that when it is plugged into 220VAC, it delivers 220VAC to the 6 AC receptacles...and I would NOT plug it into 110VAC. 

I am not entirely sure how the internal circuit and transformer for the USB receptacles works with USA 220VAC 60htz, but when I was in Trinidad, I used this device for 4 months and the USB Voltage measured at 5.2VDC, which is within 5% of 5VDC and should be fine..

I like this one from Amazon, but I am not 100% sure that it will work with 220VAC 50htz. I like it so much, that I would be willing to try it: https://www.amazon.com/Protector-3-Outlet-Charging-Station-Childproof/dp/B0719FWCFP/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1500562970&sr=1-5&keywords=power+strip+for+europe

The above from Amazon has a USA 110VAC plug. Nowhere does it state it will take EU current, but I found possibly the same device here at Ebay France: http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Power-Strips-with-USB-ports-3-Way-Outlets-6-USB-Ports-Surge-Protection-Power-Str-/222585602171?hash=item33d322c07b:g:6yMAAOSw-wFZbe07

I believe that it is the same device, but with a either a UK or EU 220VAC plug and UK receptacles which I believe will will take a EU two prong plug without a UK to EU adapter...I can't be sure. The specs state:110-250V, Max Output: 2500W 10A , USB Output: 5V 3.4A Frequency: 50/60Hz 

If it were me (no liability accepted), I think I would order the one above from Amazon US and use an US to EU adapter to plug it into a 220VAC 50htz French style outlet that you have on your boat. You might also take an old USB wire, cut it, strip it and check the voltage between the black and red wires when plugged into one of the 6 USB ports on the power strip. USB charging should be between 5-5.6VDC. Then also be aware of any heat that may come from the device. I am betting that the input side of the transformer for the USB port power accepts 110-250V 50/60Hz. If you buy this one, please let me know the outcome, so that I can share it with others.
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: using a 110v power-strip on 230v boat - Positive Included this time

Porter McRoberts
 

I'll likely get the eBay one as well. 

We're out in the abacos on a shakedown
It's great!! 
Helen and the girls liking things a lot. 

have developed a few issues however. 

I'll ask you opinion in a bit

Many thanks Bill

Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 20, 2017, at 11:44 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Porter,

A long answer for a short question:

I really like the power strip that I bought in Martinique at the computer shop at du Marin. It had 6 220VAC EU (French) receptacles and it had 2 USB receptacles for charging USB connected devices...at times I could have used more USB charging ports.

Of course, you must remember that when it is plugged into 220VAC, it delivers 220VAC to the 6 AC receptacles...and I would NOT plug it into 110VAC. 

I am not entirely sure how the internal circuit and transformer for the USB receptacles works with USA 220VAC 60htz, but when I was in Trinidad, I used this device for 4 months and the USB Voltage measured at 5.2VDC, which is within 5% of 5VDC and should be fine..

I like this one from Amazon, but I am not 100% sure that it will work with 220VAC 50htz. I like it so much, that I would be willing to try it: https://www.amazon.com/Protector-3-Outlet-Charging-Station-Childproof/dp/B0719FWCFP/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1500562970&sr=1-5&keywords=power+strip+for+europe

The above from Amazon has a USA 110VAC plug. Nowhere does it state it will take EU current, but I found possibly the same device here at Ebay France: http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Power-Strips-with-USB-ports-3-Way-Outlets-6-USB-Ports-Surge-Protection-Power-Str-/222585602171?hash=item33d322c07b:g:6yMAAOSw-wFZbe07

I believe that it is the same device, but with a either a UK or EU 220VAC plug and UK receptacles which I believe will will take a EU two prong plug without a UK to EU adapter...I can't be sure. The specs state:110-250V, Max Output: 2500W 10A , USB Output: 5V 3.4A Frequency: 50/60Hz 

If it were me (no liability accepted), I think I would order the one above from Amazon US and use an US to EU adapter to plug it into a 220VAC 50htz French style outlet that you have on your boat. You might also take an old USB wire, cut it, strip it and check the voltage between the black and red wires when plugged into one of the 6 USB ports on the power strip. USB charging should be between 5-5.6VDC. Then also be aware of any heat that may come from the device. I am betting that the input side of the transformer for the USB port power accepts 110-250V 50/60Hz. If you buy this one, please let me know the outcome, so that I can share it with others.
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550