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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks Bill,

This is why I started to post pictures, to help new owners like myself to be less intimidated

Alexandre



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On Fri, 7/22/16, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@svbebe.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016, 7:18 AM


 









Alex,
Nice detail. I wish I would have had
the same detail 10 years ago.
BillBeBe 387, but not for
long
On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at
10:42 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:















 









Great documentation. This will make
your life much easier.   With best
regards, Mark Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane
season From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]

Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:09
PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re:
[Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter
Installation  
Good afternoon,

First of all thanks to Gary
and Bill for recommending and helping me with the Blue Sea
AC Multimeter.

Electricity
is not my strong point, so as described in the link, it was
an interesting experience to learn about fast versus slow
fuse as well as other differences.

For those interested, I just added the complete
installation on the Blue Sea AC Multimeter
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html

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

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 6/13/16, amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel
Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:26 PM


 









Hi Alexandre, I can confirm that an extension
on
the ammeter (torrid) wires will not be an
issue. Do use a
twisted pair of wires to
minimize RF noise being broadcast
(something
already twisted or you can make your own twisted
pair). Not terribly critical the number of
twists per inch
but just roughly match what
is already there.  The AC on
the line you
are measuring induces a small current in the
lines going to the meter.  I'm surprised
that BlueSea
doesn't make a statement
about line extension. They are
a very
responsive company and I would bet a phone call to
their tech support would confirm this.  If you
find out
anything to the contrary, please
let us know.
This was one of the best
upgrades I
made and we usually monitor watts
to assure we aren't
overloading
anything. The first one I bought lasted 6 mo and
the display failed. They replaced no
questions
asked.
All the
best, Gary Silvers/v Liahona


































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alex,

Nice detail. I wish I would have had the same detail 10 years ago.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:42 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Great documentation. This will make your life much easier.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...


Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

 

 

Good afternoon,

First of all thanks to Gary and Bill for recommending and helping me with the Blue Sea AC Multimeter.

Electricity is not my strong point, so as described in the link, it was an interesting experience to learn about fast versus slow fuse as well as other differences.

For those interested, I just added the complete installation on the Blue Sea AC Multimeter
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html

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

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 6/13/16, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:26 PM


 









Hi Alexandre, I can confirm that an extension on
the ammeter (torrid) wires will not be an issue. Do use a
twisted pair of wires to minimize RF noise being broadcast
(something already twisted or you can make your own twisted
pair). Not terribly critical the number of twists per inch
but just roughly match what is already there.  The AC on
the line you are measuring induces a small current in the
lines going to the meter.  I'm surprised that BlueSea
doesn't make a statement about line extension. They are
a very responsive company and I would bet a phone call to
their tech support would confirm this.  If you find out
anything to the contrary, please let us know.
This was one of the best upgrades I
made and we usually monitor watts to assure we aren't
overloading anything. The first one I bought lasted 6 mo and
the display failed. They replaced no questions
asked.
All the
best, Gary Silvers/v Liahona




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Patrick McAneny
 

Craig, I will remember to avoid having any work done in West Palm Beach . At an hourly rate of $235.00 ,I assume he could replace a heart valve as well as a vhf radio or chartplotter . I would consider doing the work myself , but have already made a commitment to the mechanic and arranged for a  haul out .
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 7:03 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

 
Hi Pat,
Yes, it was crazy high. Same situation as yours, with Pantaenius paying for nearby lightning damage. Boat was on a freighter so it was shipper's Pantaenius policy for "marine cargo" insurance. As such, they apply full depreciation to equipment (unlike their "Yacht Policy" which is new-for-old) so they paid $7233.00 for equipment but full amount for installation. (Actually the installation labor rate was $235/hr from a West Palm Beach installer, recommended, amazingly, by the insurance adjuster.) They sent the check to me, and I took the installation job myself - sorry guys. (For completeness, there was some other equipment involved.)
Cheers,
Craig, SN#68, Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Craig, That's a crazy high quote. My i nstallation is being covered by Pantaenius Insurance ,( which has been prompt and fair ), due to a lightning strike , not a direct hit , but must have been very close. The settlement  includes the mechanics time , and I expect the insurance co. expects those monies to go to him. If I was just upgrading my boat, believe me , I also would be doing my own installation. I also find it hard to pay anyone $100.00/hr. for something that I can do.

Pat SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 12:18 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

 
Hi Pat,
Other replies have given you good input on B&G, which I think is still great. Your "ton of money" quote from your mechanic is interesting. I got a $64,000 quote. It included about $14,000 of equipment and the rest was labor. Believe me, this stuff is not rocket science, installation is easy plug and play and if you run the wires and install the units yourself you'll know where to look for future troubleshooting. B&G has excellent free tech support and can talk you through any issues you may encounter. Then again, I'm a DIY guy and hate to pay $100 an hour to mechanics.  (I did have one come out after I did the installation to "bless it" so I could get an extra year of warranty - he had good generic knowledge, but had to call B&G support to find out how to set parameters.)< /div>

If you do go B&G, their WR10 handheld Bluetooth remote Autopilot Controller is super and let's you move arou nd the boat while still being able to steer. If you'd like more details about what my system looks like, send a pm. And if you want a real expert, go to Francesco on Perigrinus!

Cheers,
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I will be replacing all of my instruments. The mechanic doing the work ,Its a ton of moneysuggest I go with B&G as opposed to Furuno chartplotters and raymarine instruments that I have now. I know the Amels came with B&G instruments , but did they also come with B&G chartplotters and radar ? What autopilot ? I think B&G was sold , are they still a quality instrument ? Its a ton of money and I want to make the right choices. I guess it makes it easier to integrate if everything is one brand. Go all Furuno or all B&G , any thoughts .

Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans # 123



AlaskaWings

n33077@...
 

Does anybody know what happened to the  Maramu from AlaskaWings?  Just curious.
Aras
S/V FIASCO
Sharki #163



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Pat,
Yes, it was crazy high. Same situation as yours, with Pantaenius paying for nearby lightning damage. Boat was on a freighter so it was shipper's Pantaenius policy for "marine cargo" insurance. As such, they apply full depreciation to equipment (unlike their "Yacht Policy" which is new-for-old) so they paid $7233.00 for equipment but full amount for installation. (Actually the installation labor rate was $235/hr from a West Palm Beach installer, recommended, amazingly, by the insurance adjuster.) They sent the check to me, and I took the installation job myself - sorry guys. (For completeness, there was some other equipment involved.)
Cheers,
Craig, SN#68, Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Craig, That's a crazy high quote. My installation is being covered by Pantaenius Insurance ,( which has been prompt and fair ), due to a lightning strike , not a direct hit , but must have been very close. The settlement  includes the mechanics time , and I expect the insurance co. expects those monies to go to him. If I was just upgrading my boat, believe me , I also would be doing my own installation. I also find it hard to pay anyone $100.00/hr. for something that I can do.

Pat SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 12:18 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

 
Hi Pat,
Other replies have given you good input on B&G, which I think is still great. Your "ton of money" quote from your mechanic is interesting. I got a $64,000 quote. It included about $14,000 of equipment and the rest was labor. Believe me, this stuff is not rocket science, installation is easy plug and play and if you run the wires and install the units yourself you'll know where to look for future troubleshooting. B&G has excellent free tech support and can talk you through any issues you may encounter. Then again, I'm a DIY guy and hate to pay $100 an hour to mechanics.  (I did have one come out after I did the installation to "bless it" so I could get an extra year of warranty - he had good generic knowledge, but had to call B&G support to find out how to set parameters.)

If you do go B&G, their WR10 handheld Bluetooth remote Autopilot Controller is super and let's you move arou nd the boat while still being able to steer. If you'd like more details about what my system looks like, send a pm. And if you want a real expert, go to Francesco on Perigrinus!

Cheers,
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

I will be replacing all of my instruments. The mechanic doing the work ,Its a ton of moneysuggest I go with B&G as opposed to Furuno chartplotters and raymarine instruments that I have now. I know the Amels came with B&G instruments , but did they also come with B&G chartplotters and radar ? What autopilot ? I think B&G was sold , are they still a quality instrument ? Its a ton of money and I want to make the right choices. I guess it makes it easier to integrate if everything is one brand. Go all Furuno or all B&G , any thoughts .

Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans # 123



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jamie,

Judy and my time on/with BeBe is limited. All great things must end.

I will post more about this when it is appropriate.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:41 AM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill, I just noticed your tag line there - "but not for long." Are you going to sell BeBe?
Jamie
 
s/v Phantom Amel 54 #044


On Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:32 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Paul,

Joel Potter will be the best source for the best Amel...no doubt about it.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 4:04 PM, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Thank you for the warm welcome Bill.

I received that same advice a while back and have acted on it.  I have met Joel and he is actively looking for me.  I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of Joel.  I have been very impressed with his knowledge of the Amels and his character.

I put this post out there as I have come to realize that sometime, some really good boats don’t ever make into his stables.  Some deals get done on the golf course.  Hence, I’m trying to cover all my bases.

Thanks again for the warm welcome I look forward to getting to know many of you in the future.

Paul Stascavage
SM# ???
Connecticut


On Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:47 AM, "Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Paul,

Welcome, and good luck with your search.  

I will give you the same excellent advice I got from the people here when I was in your shoes. If you are considering a boat located in North America you should contact Joel Potter (jfpottercyc (at) att (dot) net)  He is a broker who specializes in Amels and is an honest and straightforward guy. He is picky about which boat he lists. He’ll steer you to a boat that will meet your needs, and is a font of knowledge about Amels in general and also about individual boats and their histories.


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





On Jul 21, 2016, at 11:31, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have joined this group for the sole purpose of eventually becoming a real member.  I am an Amel Yacht Owner Wanabe.  

I am in the market for a late model SM 2000 (preferably 2003-2005 but will consider 2000+)  Should any of you know someone who is even talking about plans to swallow the anchor, even if it’s a year or more in the future, please let me know about it.  I would be most appreciative.

Paul









Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000

James Wendell <ms42phantom54@...>
 

Bill, I just noticed your tag line there - "but not for long." Are you going to sell BeBe?
Jamie
 
s/v Phantom Amel 54 #044


On Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:32 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Paul,

Joel Potter will be the best source for the best Amel...no doubt about it.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 4:04 PM, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Thank you for the warm welcome Bill.

I received that same advice a while back and have acted on it.  I have met Joel and he is actively looking for me.  I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of Joel.  I have been very impressed with his knowledge of the Amels and his character.

I put this post out there as I have come to realize that sometime, some really good boats don’t ever make into his stables.  Some deals get done on the golf course.  Hence, I’m trying to cover all my bases.

Thanks again for the warm welcome I look forward to getting to know many of you in the future.

Paul Stascavage
SM# ???
Connecticut


On Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:47 AM, "Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Paul,

Welcome, and good luck with your search.  

I will give you the same excellent advice I got from the people here when I was in your shoes. If you are considering a boat located in North America you should contact Joel Potter (jfpottercyc (at) att (dot) net)  He is a broker who specializes in Amels and is an honest and straightforward guy. He is picky about which boat he lists. He’ll steer you to a boat that will meet your needs, and is a font of knowledge about Amels in general and also about individual boats and their histories.


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





On Jul 21, 2016, at 11:31, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have joined this group for the sole purpose of eventually becoming a real member.  I am an Amel Yacht Owner Wanabe.  

I am in the market for a late model SM 2000 (preferably 2003-2005 but will consider 2000+)  Should any of you know someone who is even talking about plans to swallow the anchor, even if it’s a year or more in the future, please let me know about it.  I would be most appreciative.

Paul








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Mark,

I don’t know the answer, but I’ll throw out an idea…  does it turn on the ventilation fan when the generator is running?

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





On Jul 21, 2016, at 22:16, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Eric,

 

Thank you for taking the time to reply

 

I also have the timer attached and wired to the contactor. This component is also attached to the side of the contactor (switch). I am trying to figure out what this attachment drives. It has small gauge blue and brown wire. The wire runs into a conduit and I can’t find where it goes or what it is connect to. 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

 

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

  

Mark,

My transfer switch seems different than the one you have pictured. 

There is a  relay to activate the solenoid that switches the power from the shore power to the genset when the genset is activated. The only item that seems strange in mine is a small white component with  a knob on it.

The knob is an electronic timer that can be set to the number of seconds that you want the system to wait till the solenoid  is activated by the genset.

 

There is the same component in my Climma A/C units. They are set to different delays so that each A/C unit start time is offset by 10 or 15 seconds so they all do not go on at once.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

  

Here is a link to pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zjja7tck2iot3h5/AABcHfiCFS0HBV8VyfQJmeuba?dl=0

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

  

I have not opened the box. Photo?

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

  

Inside the engine compartment on the back side of the generator is a box containing a contactor switch. This is the automatic mechanical switch that selects between the generator and shore power. Inside the box, mounted to the side of the contactor is another switch or auxiliary contact. It is marked Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11. Does anyone know the purpose of this or what this is used for?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Eric,

 

Thank you for taking the time to reply

 

I also have the timer attached and wired to the contactor. This component is also attached to the side of the contactor (switch). I am trying to figure out what this attachment drives. It has small gauge blue and brown wire. The wire runs into a conduit and I can’t find where it goes or what it is connect to.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

 

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

 

Mark,

My transfer switch seems different than the one you have pictured.

There is a  relay to activate the solenoid that switches the power from the shore power to the genset when the genset is activated. The only item that seems strange in mine is a small white component with  a knob on it.

The knob is an electronic timer that can be set to the number of seconds that you want the system to wait till the solenoid  is activated by the genset.

 

There is the same component in my Climma A/C units. They are set to different delays so that each A/C unit start time is offset by 10 or 15 seconds so they all do not go on at once.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

 

Here is a link to pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zjja7tck2iot3h5/AABcHfiCFS0HBV8VyfQJmeuba?dl=0

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

 

I have not opened the box. Photo?

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Inside the engine compartment on the back side of the generator is a box containing a contactor switch. This is the automatic mechanical switch that selects between the generator and shore power. Inside the box, mounted to the side of the contactor is another switch or auxiliary contact. It is marked Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11. Does anyone know the purpose of this or what this is used for?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

eric freedman
 

Mark,

My transfer switch seems different than the one you have pictured.

There is a  relay to activate the solenoid that switches the power from the shore power to the genset when the genset is activated. The only item that seems strange in mine is a small white component with  a knob on it.

The knob is an electronic timer that can be set to the number of seconds that you want the system to wait till the solenoid  is activated by the genset.

 

There is the same component in my Climma A/C units. They are set to different delays so that each A/C unit start time is offset by 10 or 15 seconds so they all do not go on at once.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

 

Here is a link to pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zjja7tck2iot3h5/AABcHfiCFS0HBV8VyfQJmeuba?dl=0

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

 

I have not opened the box. Photo?

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Inside the engine compartment on the back side of the generator is a box containing a contactor switch. This is the automatic mechanical switch that selects between the generator and shore power. Inside the box, mounted to the side of the contactor is another switch or auxiliary contact. It is marked Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11. Does anyone know the purpose of this or what this is used for?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] year round Caribbean marinas recommendations needed

eric freedman
 

Santa Marta Colombia is an amazingly beautiful marina.

The only problem is the coal fired plant across the bay. It quickly coats your boat with a layer of fine black dust. In a few years when the plant is gone it will be a premier place to stay. It is an IGY marina and almost brand new. For a short stay it is wonderful.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] year round Caribbean marinas recommendations needed

 

 

I've heard Aruba isn't very cruiser friendly, that's why I didn't include it.

Others have told me Cartagena and Panama are good places to leave your boat for extended periods.

Kent


On Jul 21, 2016, at 12:10 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Aruba is also a good hurricane avoidance spot.  However, the port in Oranjestaaad is pretty awful.

 

GL

 

Jean-Pierre Germain

Eleuthera, SM 007

 

 

On 21 Jul 2016, at 14:54, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

 

ConsiderTrinidad or Bonaire, or Curacao.  They are South of the Hurricane belt.

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On Jul 21, 2016, at 7:03 AM, Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Does anyone have recommendations of where in the Caribbean to keep our SM year round? We will check out Martinique. 

 

Thank you kindly,

Aldo Roldan

Moonshot SM

Princeton, NJ




On Jul 10, 2016, at 2:50 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone a clever idea about how to tweak the leech line tension while underway?

On the battenless roller furling sail the adjustment of the tension in the leech line seems much more of an issue than on a battened sail, yet reaching the clew of the mainsail borders on treacherous when the wind picks up and we're sailing close hauled.

On my old boat the i lead the leech line over a small cheek block at the head of the sail, and down the luff so I could adjust it at the mast.  Clever, but obviously not an option for a roller furled sail.

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ



 

 

 

 

 


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

Mark Erdos
 

Great documentation. This will make your life much easier.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

 

 

Good afternoon,

First of all thanks to Gary and Bill for recommending and helping me with the Blue Sea AC Multimeter.

Electricity is not my strong point, so as described in the link, it was an interesting experience to learn about fast versus slow fuse as well as other differences.

For those interested, I just added the complete installation on the Blue Sea AC Multimeter
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html

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

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 6/13/16, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:26 PM


 









Hi Alexandre, I can confirm that an extension on
the ammeter (torrid) wires will not be an issue. Do use a
twisted pair of wires to minimize RF noise being broadcast
(something already twisted or you can make your own twisted
pair). Not terribly critical the number of twists per inch
but just roughly match what is already there.  The AC on
the line you are measuring induces a small current in the
lines going to the meter.  I'm surprised that BlueSea
doesn't make a statement about line extension. They are
a very responsive company and I would bet a phone call to
their tech support would confirm this.  If you find out
anything to the contrary, please let us know.
This was one of the best upgrades I
made and we usually monitor watts to assure we aren't
overloading anything. The first one I bought lasted 6 mo and
the display failed. They replaced no questions
asked.
All the
best, Gary Silvers/v Liahona



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

First of all thanks to Gary and Bill for recommending and helping me with the Blue Sea AC Multimeter.

Electricity is not my strong point, so as described in the link, it was an interesting experience to learn about fast versus slow fuse as well as other differences.

For those interested, I just added the complete installation on the Blue Sea AC Multimeter
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html


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




--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 6/13/16, amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:26 PM


 









Hi Alexandre, I can confirm that an extension on
the ammeter (torrid) wires will not be an issue. Do use a
twisted pair of wires to minimize RF noise being broadcast
(something already twisted or you can make your own twisted
pair). Not terribly critical the number of twists per inch
but just roughly match what is already there.  The AC on
the line you are measuring induces a small current in the
lines going to the meter.  I'm surprised that BlueSea
doesn't make a statement about line extension. They are
a very responsive company and I would bet a phone call to
their tech support would confirm this.  If you find out
anything to the contrary, please let us know.
This was one of the best upgrades I
made and we usually monitor watts to assure we aren't
overloading anything. The first one I bought lasted 6 mo and
the display failed. They replaced no questions
asked.
All the
best, Gary Silvers/v Liahona


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

Mark Erdos
 

Here is a link to pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zjja7tck2iot3h5/AABcHfiCFS0HBV8VyfQJmeuba?dl=0

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

 

 

I have not opened the box. Photo?

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Inside the engine compartment on the back side of the generator is a box containing a contactor switch. This is the automatic mechanical switch that selects between the generator and shore power. Inside the box, mounted to the side of the contactor is another switch or auxiliary contact. It is marked Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11. Does anyone know the purpose of this or what this is used for?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen Traveler

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bill, I have seen one done very neatly. They mounted an Andersen  line tender the same as the main traveler has on the coach roof beside the cleat on the starboard side. He ran the lines around blocks in the same manner as the main traveler. It looked good (amel) and was easy to operate. I'd like one myself.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl




From: "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2016 4:27 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen Traveler

 
Has anyone rigged the mizzen traveler on a SM to be adjustable from the cockpit? If so... how?

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Highands, NJ
"Ships and men rot in port."



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I have not opened the box. Photo?

Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Inside the engine compartment on the back side of the generator is a box containing a contactor switch. This is the automatic mechanical switch that selects between the generator and shore power. Inside the box, mounted to the side of the contactor is another switch or auxiliary contact. It is marked Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11. Does anyone know the purpose of this or what this is used for?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Battery questions

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Duane,
if you remove the front cover of the dolphin charger you will find a small (very small) screw slot adjustable dial numbered 0 to 9. It is at the top left of the space opened up when you take the cover off (one central screw to remove the cover). It is tiny and easy to miss, mine was hiding behind a wire. My dolphin hand book has a page listing the settings from 0 to 9 showing the setting for each battery type.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl



From: "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2016 2:11 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Battery questions

 
Peregrinus,

On the battery itself it listed:

Float: 13.5 to 13.8V
Absorb 14.25 to 14.4V

which corresponds closely to the 7 page (very synoptic) Dolphin manual I have from the previous owner which has a setting for Gel Batteries of 

Float 27.2V  
Absorb 28.4V

so it seems to correspond pretty well.  However, I'm not sure how to switch the Dolphin back to the wet cell settings.

Best regards,
Duane



Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11

Mark Erdos
 

Inside the engine compartment on the back side of the generator is a box containing a contactor switch. This is the automatic mechanical switch that selects between the generator and shore power. Inside the box, mounted to the side of the contactor is another switch or auxiliary contact. It is marked Telemecanique LA 8 DN 11. Does anyone know the purpose of this or what this is used for?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 


Voltage Regulator update for Leece Neville number 8SC3009ZA 175 amp 24VDC Alternator

yahoogroups@...
 


I found this tech bulletin on the Leece Neville voltage regulator that is in the Leece Neville 175 amp 24VDC Alternator on BeBe #387.

Basically the Leece Neville (Prestolite) number 8RL3021 voltage regulator has been replaced with a new improved regulator.

http://news.prestolite.com/us/ products/tsb-1041_regulator_ replacement

OR download the bulletin here: 

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] year round Caribbean marinas recommendations needed

karkauai
 

Great advice, Bill.  I'm on it!
Kent


On Jul 21, 2016, at 2:51 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I believe that Cartagena should not be missed. Many cruisers were going there for Christmas when we were in that part of the Caribbean. It is a wonderful and safe European styled walled city. I loved Cartagena on so many levels. One thing about really great Cartagena is that you can have anything repaired and at little cost. A friend had an AC mechanic make the top half of his AC compressor which had developed a hole. He also had the guy make a new squirrel-cage fan for his AC blower...total cost was less than $200. There is a new marina in Cartagena and I understand from Eric KIMBERLITE that it is nice. I had our chain regalvanized there.

Panama is a different story. There is almost nothing near Shelter Bay Marina which is near the Panama Canal, but the marina and the hard stand storage is safe and good. For any decent shopping you have to take a bus to Panama City from Colon. Colon has always been a pace for criminals and outlaws...nothing has changed in 150 years.

And, of course, don't miss the San Blas Islands after your visit in Cartagena...be sure to buy Eric Bauhaus Cruising Guide. All charts are terrible, but his guide and chartlets are spot-on. He personally sounded the entire area and his chartlets have Google Earth overlays.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 6:15 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I've heard Aruba isn't very cruiser friendly, that's why I didn't include it.
Others have told me Cartagena and Panama are good places to leave your boat for extended periods.
Kent


On Jul 21, 2016, at 12:10 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Aruba is also a good hurricane avoidance spot.  However, the port in Oranjestaaad is pretty awful.


GL

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM 007


On 21 Jul 2016, at 14:54, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

ConsiderTrinidad or Bonaire, or Curacao.  They are South of the Hurricane belt.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jul 21, 2016, at 7:03 AM, Aldo Roldan aroldan1796@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have recommendations of where in the Caribbean to keep our SM year round? We will check out Martinique. 

Thank you kindly,
Aldo Roldan
Moonshot SM
Princeton, NJ



On Jul 10, 2016, at 2:50 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone a clever idea about how to tweak the leech line tension while underway?

On the battenless roller furling sail the adjustment of the tension in the leech line seems much more of an issue than on a battened sail, yet reaching the clew of the mainsail borders on treacherous when the wind picks up and we're sailing close hauled.

On my old boat the i lead the leech line over a small cheek block at the head of the sail, and down the luff so I could adjust it at the mast.  Clever, but obviously not an option for a roller furled sail.

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ










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