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Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

Alan Leslie
 

There is no breaker for the bowthruster power...see SM Electrical snapshot just posted
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Jeff Wingfield <ki4jde@...>
 

I would like to echo Aras's sentiments about planning for a revised group format.  Others have also suggested general criteria or features that make sense.  I am sure I share the opinion of many:  if those who can,  will, those of us who cannot should be supportive.  This resource is too valuable to lose. 

Jeff
LAST TANGO


On Dec 7, 2015, at 14:14, n33077@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

In my brief and humble experience on this site; I would gladly welcome an improved format.  Should be searchable by boat type (eg. Sharki, Santorin, Maramu, etc) or by system (e.g. electric furlers, water, electric, etc.) with sub-catagories.  A nice history page(s) would also be very cool as well as articles published.

We could also add a travel blog section for those who wish to regail us of stories beyond our local horizons...

Perspective buyers could access the history and read about the boats and gain some insight of suitability [if the boat is for them].  Yes, there is tons of info, but sometimes difficult to find, unless your are currently doing what everyone else is. 

Re-organizing would also allow us to fill in the gaps where there is scant information.  Joel, Olivier,  BeBe, Kimberlite, et al who are the most prolific contributors to maintenance would benefit from repeating themselves.

I would benefit by finding stuff and being able to contribute my Sharki's info  and experience to the site.

Regards,

Aras
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib furler dis-assembly and re-assembly

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Aras,

I have a different jib furler than most Amels. Was told it was built by a Swiss watch maker. However, I found that Annapolis Rigging at Bert Jabins Yard has an older furler, the 52’4” foil and the top swivel.  Furler is frozen, but might be worth the motor &  parts. Offer them $200 for the works. Mine was rebuilt by John of ESP.

All the best

Ric

BaliHai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2015 1:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib furler dis-assembly and re-assembly

 

 

Good afternoon folks,

On my Sharki I have an original Amel furler (Bonfigliolli worm gear oil filled and motor).  the seals are shot and leaking.  I had a rigger come by and take down the furler; now it's horizontal. 
I have exploded view diagram of the assembly, but no instructions on how to remove it from the jib stay, and foil.

I am wondering if anyone has those or could describe to me the process of dis-assembly and reassembly.  I also read here about greasing the foil [I'm presuming the inside].  

One of the changes I would to do is use grease instead of 90 weight gear oil on the worm gear.  The leak has made a terrible mess on deck and furthermore it is a pain to keep it filled.  I think once the seals are replaced I shan't have that problem anymore.

I'm also concurrently servicing the the boom and main mast electric furlers.  I sent the electric motors to be re-wound and renewed. I'll be replacing the Bonfigliolli worm gears [according to them they more or less throw away parts once worn out].  Cost for Bonfigliollis are about $250 each (MV / VF models).

So any thoughts directions, pictures and the like would be greatly appreciated.

Aras
S/V FIasco
Sharki #163

 


Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

Duane Siegfri
 

Guindeau (fr.) = Windlass (english)


Quote:
Kent Robertson
Dec 6 2:46 PM
Thank you gentlemen.  I think the two breakers in the forward port locker marked Guindeau (or something like that) are for the windlass controls and a larger one that supplies the windlass motor and job furler.  Two others are for the mainsail furler (Matt?) and outhaul (bome).

I haven't found one for the thruster...I think Andrew's right.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy 


Re: Changes to Yahoo

Duane Siegfri
 

I would be more than happy to contribute, what a great resource this is! 

What about setting it up on something like Patreon.com for ongoing financial support?

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477
Currently Brunswick, GA


Re: Changes to Yahoo

Rick Grimes
 

Fabulous, Gary. Thanks for stepping up to take the lead on this. I am happy to pony up some bucks and to give some time as well. Let me know what you might need from me.

Rick Grimes
S/V Rascal
SM2K #404


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

n33077@...
 

In my brief and humble experience on this site; I would gladly welcome an improved format.  Should be searchable by boat type (eg. Sharki, Santorin, Maramu, etc) or by system (e.g. electric furlers, water, electric, etc.) with sub-catagories.  A nice history page(s) would also be very cool as well as articles published.

We could also add a travel blog section for those who wish to regail us of stories beyond our local horizons...

Perspective buyers could access the history and read about the boats and gain some insight of suitability [if the boat is for them].  Yes, there is tons of info, but sometimes difficult to find, unless your are currently doing what everyone else is. 

Re-organizing would also allow us to fill in the gaps where there is scant information.  Joel, Olivier,  BeBe, Kimberlite, et al who are the most prolific contributors to maintenance would benefit from repeating themselves.

I would benefit by finding stuff and being able to contribute my Sharki's info  and experience to the site.

Regards,

Aras
 


Jib furler dis-assembly and re-assembly

n33077@...
 

Good afternoon folks,

On my Sharki I have an original Amel furler (Bonfigliolli worm gear oil filled and motor).  the seals are shot and leaking.  I had a rigger come by and take down the furler; now it's horizontal. 
I have exploded view diagram of the assembly, but no instructions on how to remove it from the jib stay, and foil.

I am wondering if anyone has those or could describe to me the process of dis-assembly and reassembly.  I also read here about greasing the foil [I'm presuming the inside].  

One of the changes I would to do is use grease instead of 90 weight gear oil on the worm gear.  The leak has made a terrible mess on deck and furthermore it is a pain to keep it filled.  I think once the seals are replaced I shan't have that problem anymore.

I'm also concurrently servicing the the boom and main mast electric furlers.  I sent the electric motors to be re-wound and renewed. I'll be replacing the Bonfigliolli worm gears [according to them they more or less throw away parts once worn out].  Cost for Bonfigliollis are about $250 each (MV / VF models).

So any thoughts directions, pictures and the like would be greatly appreciated.

Aras
S/V FIasco
Sharki #163



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: The Survey

Thomas Janicki <tbjanicki@...>
 

I was told the control board was bad...I am glad I asked about the boat on this group, all have been helpful.

I will contact Joel.

thank you

Thomas





On Monday, December 7, 2015 11:29 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Thomas,

Did you look at the bow thruster? It is held UP by a piece of wood. There is all sorts of mystery wiring all over this boat. I would plan on a complete new bow thruster (if you can get one from Amel), new engine, new C Drive, New Generator, new battery chargers, new batteries, new instruments, new sails, new running rigging, new standing rigging, new interior coverings, new refrigeration and about 1-2 years of personal effort. Then add about $25,000 for surprises, and add what ever berth and insurance will cost for 2 years.

Thomas, you should contact Joel Potter. Joel sells used Amels and has sold more Amels than anyone in the world. Joel Potter att.net>

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 5:19 PM, Thomas Janicki tbjanicki@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Thank you for the information. You have confirmed my suspicions. I spent an hour+ looking over the boat on my hands and knees taking notes. I to noted the oil in the bilge and was very concerned. Many little indications of neglect. I feel bad for the current owner. He is not in a position to do any repairs.
  Your estimate to bring this boat up to snuff is what I was worried about. I have a small machine shop in Tomball Tx I am trying to sell to help fund our goals, that would have killed it!

again thank you
back to looking...

Thomas




On Monday, December 7, 2015 10:36 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Thomas and Kimberly,

I am from Houston and I know the boat well. I recently checked this boat out for another potential buyer.

At the time, I estimated that the cost to bring this Super Maramu up to my standards was between $150,000 and 250,000. That is a large range because there were many costly things that could not be checked, like why the gray water bilge was full of motor oil.

I would run very fast from this boat. If you want more information, email me at crew"at"svbebe.com

Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
Currently at Tenerife, Canary Islands.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Thomas Janicki tbjanicki@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hello All, I am currently shopping for a Amel. I have found one in the Houston area and would like to ask if anyone has contacts here that is fa miliar with these yachts and would welcome a chat with a newbie. (BTW, The boat is Lady H SM2000rl  #418.)

 any help would be great!

Thomas and Kimberly
 sv ????








On Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:13 AM, " J Wagam jwagam@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
All,

Thank you all for the feedback. It has made me step back and reassess things, though I will likely move forward. I am not buying a boat as an investment that I expect a return on. I have flipped boats for profit in the past but I see this as a my "forever" boat. I actually want a boat that has been thoroughly upgraded and I know a full history.

If I decide to move forward, I will keep a detailed cost breakdown and happily share it with the group.

Cheers
Jay

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 9:54 AM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Jay,
 
I've done plenty of work on my 1981 Maramu in the last 4 years, Engine and engine room, transmission, new shaft, fitted a water maker, new cutlass bearing, prop, fridge, furnishings, cooker, headlining, partial wiring, new electronics etc. A previous owner replaced all the deck gear with Harken and added new sails plus other jobs like anchor winch.
 
I can see your thinking and appreciate the satisfaction of doing something up - but this really does look like a mistake in the making and you should keep looking for your project boat.
 
Best wishes
John Maramu #91, 1981 Popeye










Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: The Survey

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Thomas,

Did you look at the bow thruster? It is held UP by a piece of wood. There is all sorts of mystery wiring all over this boat. I would plan on a complete new bow thruster (if you can get one from Amel), new engine, new C Drive, New Generator, new battery chargers, new batteries, new instruments, new sails, new running rigging, new standing rigging, new interior coverings, new refrigeration and about 1-2 years of personal effort. Then add about $25,000 for surprises, and add what ever berth and insurance will cost for 2 years.

Thomas, you should contact Joel Potter. Joel sells used Amels and has sold more Amels than anyone in the world. Joel Potter att.net>

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 5:19 PM, Thomas Janicki tbjanicki@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank you for the information. You have confirmed my suspicions. I spent an hour+ looking over the boat on my hands and knees taking notes. I to noted the oil in the bilge and was very concerned. Many little indications of neglect. I feel bad for the current owner. He is not in a position to do any repairs.
  Your estimate to bring this boat up to snuff is what I was worried about. I have a small machine shop in Tomball Tx I am trying to sell to help fund our goals, that would have killed it!

again thank you
back to looking...

Thomas




On Monday, December 7, 2015 10:36 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Thomas and Kimberly,

I am from Houston and I know the boat well. I recently checked this boat out for another potential buyer.

At the time, I estimated that the cost to bring this Super Maramu up to my standards was between $150,000 and 250,000. That is a large range because there were many costly things that could not be checked, like why the gray water bilge was full of motor oil.

I would run very fast from this boat. If you want more information, email me at crew"at"svbebe.com

Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
Currently at Tenerife, Canary Islands.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Thomas Janicki tbjanicki@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hello All, I am currently shopping for a Amel. I have found one in the Houston area and would like to ask if anyone has contacts here that is fa miliar with these yachts and would welcome a chat with a newbie. (BTW, The boat is Lady H SM2000rl  #418.)

 any help would be great!

Thomas and Kimberly
 sv ????








On Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:13 AM, " J Wagam jwagam@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
All,

Thank you all for the feedback. It has made me step back and reassess things, though I will likely move forward. I am not buying a boat as an investment that I expect a return on. I have flipped boats for profit in the past but I see this as a my "forever" boat. I actually want a boat that has been thoroughly upgraded and I know a full history.

If I decide to move forward, I will keep a detailed cost breakdown and happily share it with the group.

Cheers
Jay

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 9:54 AM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Jay,
 
I've done plenty of work on my 1981 Maramu in the last 4 years, Engine and engine room, transmission, new shaft, fitted a water maker, new cutlass bearing, prop, fridge, furnishings, cooker, headlining, partial wiring, new electronics etc. A previous owner replaced all the deck gear with Harken and added new sails plus other jobs like anchor winch.
 
I can see your thinking and appreciate the satisfaction of doing something up - but this really does look like a mistake in the making and you should keep looking for your project boat.
 
Best wishes
John Maramu #91, 1981 Popeye








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: The Survey

Thomas Janicki <tbjanicki@...>
 

Thank you for the information. You have confirmed my suspicions. I spent an hour+ looking over the boat on my hands and knees taking notes. I to noted the oil in the bilge and was very concerned. Many little indications of neglect. I feel bad for the current owner. He is not in a position to do any repairs.
  Your estimate to bring this boat up to snuff is what I was worried about. I have a small machine shop in Tomball Tx I am trying to sell to help fund our goals, that would have killed it!

again thank you
back to looking...

Thomas




On Monday, December 7, 2015 10:36 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Thomas and Kimberly,

I am from Houston and I know the boat well. I recently checked this boat out for another potential buyer.

At the time, I estimated that the cost to bring this Super Maramu up to my standards was between $150,000 and 250,000. That is a large range because there were many costly things that could not be checked, like why the gray water bilge was full of motor oil.

I would run very fast from this boat. If you want more information, email me at crew"at"svbebe.com

Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
Currently at Tenerife, Canary Islands.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Thomas Janicki tbjanicki@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hello All, I am currently shopping for a Amel. I have found one in the Houston area and would like to ask if anyone has contacts here that is fa miliar with these yachts and would welcome a chat with a newbie. (BTW, The boat is Lady H SM2000rl  #418.)

 any help would be great!

Thomas and Kimberly
 sv ????








On Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:13 AM, "J Wagam jwagam@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
All,

Thank you all for the feedback. It has made me step back and reassess things, though I will likely move forward. I am not buying a boat as an investment that I expect a return on. I have flipped boats for profit in the past but I see this as a my "forever" boat. I actually want a boat that has been thoroughly upgraded and I know a full history.

If I decide to move forward, I will keep a detailed cost breakdown and happily share it with the group.

Cheers
Jay

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 9:54 AM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Jay,
 
I've done plenty of work on my 1981 Maramu in the last 4 years, Engine and engine room, transmission, new shaft, fitted a water maker, new cutlass bearing, prop, fridge, furnishings, cooker, headlining, partial wiring, new electronics etc. A previous owner replaced all the deck gear with Harken and added new sails plus other jobs like anchor winch.
 
I can see your thinking and appreciate the satisfaction of doing something up - but this really does look like a mistake in the making and you should keep looking for your project boat.
 
Best wishes
John Maramu #91, 1981 Popeye







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I have all of the "how to" Photos and Files that I posted or edited, plus many others that I wanted to download a copy for my personal use.

Bill
BeBe

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hear! Hear!!!!
Thank you Gary and Andrew for seeing the problem and offering your time and expertise to protect our info.

If there is a financial cost to doing this, I would like to help with that.  Unfortunately I'm of use to you in the tech department.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy 


On Dec 7, 2015, at 10:18 AM, Mike Johnson mike.k.johnson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gary,

A big thank you.  The forum is essential to all of us.

Seasons greetings

Mike & Peta

SM2K #461

On 7 Dec 2015, at 14:38, Gary Wells gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Well,  I think it's a much needed evolution anyway.  Having spent time on several really active user forums (from motorcycle to online gaming)  I appreciate a full featured forum.
So that no one frets,  I will grab a couple of domain names and park them quietly for a bit.
I'll try to get a demo shell running in a week or three and we can decide on if it's valuable for the group.   If so I will be pleased to invest some resources to get it running and commit to it for a few years.
Ownership transfer isn't difficult so when the time comes there shouldn't be a continuity concern.
Actually,  for the benefit this group has been I think it's a great chance to contribute.

Gary W.
SM 209 Adagio

From my DL750 Digicel



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

karkauai
 

Hear! Hear!!!!
Thank you Gary and Andrew for seeing the problem and offering your time and expertise to protect our info.

If there is a financial cost to doing this, I would like to help with that.  Unfortunately I'm of use to you in the tech department.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy 


On Dec 7, 2015, at 10:18 AM, Mike Johnson mike.k.johnson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gary,

A big thank you.  The forum is essential to all of us.

Seasons greetings

Mike & Peta

SM2K #461

On 7 Dec 2015, at 14:38, Gary Wells gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Well,  I think it's a much needed evolution anyway.  Having spent time on several really active user forums (from motorcycle to online gaming)  I appreciate a full featured forum.
So that no one frets,  I will grab a couple of domain names and park them quietly for a bit.
I'll try to get a demo shell running in a week or three and we can decide on if it's valuable for the group.   If so I will be pleased to invest some resources to get it running and commit to it for a few years.
Ownership transfer isn't difficult so when the time comes there shouldn't be a continuity concern.
Actually,  for the benefit this group has been I think it's a great chance to contribute.

Gary W.
SM 209 Adagio

From my DL750 Digicel


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: The Survey

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Thomas and Kimberly,

I am from Houston and I know the boat well. I recently checked this boat out for another potential buyer.

At the time, I estimated that the cost to bring this Super Maramu up to my standards was between $150,000 and 250,000. That is a large range because there were many costly things that could not be checked, like why the gray water bilge was full of motor oil.

I would run very fast from this boat. If you want more information, email me at crew"at"svbebe.com

Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
Currently at Tenerife, Canary Islands.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Thomas Janicki tbjanicki@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello All, I am currently shopping for a Amel. I have found one in the Houston area and would like to ask if anyone has contacts here that is fa miliar with these yachts and would welcome a chat with a newbie. (BTW, The boat is Lady H SM2000rl  #418.)

 any help would be great!

Thomas and Kimberly
 sv ????








On Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:13 AM, "J Wagam jwagam@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
All,

Thank you all for the feedback. It has made me step back and reassess things, though I will likely move forward. I am not buying a boat as an investment that I expect a return on. I have flipped boats for profit in the past but I see this as a my "forever" boat. I actually want a boat that has been thoroughly upgraded and I know a full history.

If I decide to move forward, I will keep a detailed cost breakdown and happily share it with the group.

Cheers
Jay

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 9:54 AM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Jay,
 
I've done plenty of work on my 1981 Maramu in the last 4 years, Engine and engine room, transmission, new shaft, fitted a water maker, new cutlass bearing, prop, fridge, furnishings, cooker, headlining, partial wiring, new electronics etc. A previous owner replaced all the deck gear with Harken and added new sails plus other jobs like anchor winch.
 
I can see your thinking and appreciate the satisfaction of doing something up - but this really does look like a mistake in the making and you should keep looking for your project boat.
 
Best wishes
John Maramu #91, 1981 Popeye





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: The Survey

Thomas Janicki <tbjanicki@...>
 

Hello All, I am currently shopping for a Amel. I have found one in the Houston area and would like to ask if anyone has contacts here that is familiar with these yachts and would welcome a chat with a newbie. (BTW, The boat is Lady H SM2000rl  #418.)

 any help would be great!

Thomas and Kimberly
 sv ????








On Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:13 AM, "J Wagam jwagam@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
All,

Thank you all for the feedback. It has made me step back and reassess things, though I will likely move forward. I am not buying a boat as an investment that I expect a return on. I have flipped boats for profit in the past but I see this as a my "forever" boat. I actually want a boat that has been thoroughly upgraded and I know a full history.

If I decide to move forward, I will keep a detailed cost breakdown and happily share it with the group.

Cheers
Jay

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 9:54 AM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Jay,
 
I've done plenty of work on my 1981 Maramu in the last 4 years, Engine and engine room, transmission, new shaft, fitted a water maker, new cutlass bearing, prop, fridge, furnishings, cooker, headlining, partial wiring, new electronics etc. A previous owner replaced all the deck gear with Harken and added new sails plus other jobs like anchor winch.
 
I can see your thinking and appreciate the satisfaction of doing something up - but this really does look like a mistake in the making and you should keep looking for your project boat.
 
Best wishes
John Maramu #91, 1981 Popeye




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Mike Johnson
 

Gary,

A big thank you.  The forum is essential to all of us.

Seasons greetings

Mike & Peta

SM2K #461

On 7 Dec 2015, at 14:38, Gary Wells gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Well,  I think it's a much needed evolution anyway.  Having spent time on several really active user forums (from motorcycle to online gaming)  I appreciate a full featured forum.
So that no one frets,  I will grab a couple of domain names and park them quietly for a bit.
I'll try to get a demo shell running in a week or three and we can decide on if it's valuable for the group.   If so I will be pleased to invest some resources to get it running and commit to it for a few years.
Ownership transfer isn't difficult so when the time comes there shouldn't be a continuity concern.
Actually,  for the benefit this group has been I think it's a great chance to contribute.

Gary W.
SM 209 Adagio

From my DL750 Digicel


Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

Well,  I think it's a much needed evolution anyway.  Having spent time on several really active user forums (from motorcycle to online gaming)  I appreciate a full featured forum.
So that no one frets,  I will grab a couple of domain names and park them quietly for a bit.
I'll try to get a demo shell running in a week or three and we can decide on if it's valuable for the group.   If so I will be pleased to invest some resources to get it running and commit to it for a few years.
Ownership transfer isn't difficult so when the time comes there shouldn't be a continuity concern.
Actually,  for the benefit this group has been I think it's a great chance to contribute.

Gary W.
SM 209 Adagio

From my DL750 Digicel


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Alan Leslie
 

I agree with that ..
That trial tool works with messages but I haven't tried it with files / photos...as Bill says these are in some ways the greatest resource...if we could get these to somewhere permanent...
I'm not SQLliterate but if someone (Andrew?) could process this stuff and put it somewhere where we could access it  ...that would be the answer....
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Front opening refridgerator

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you a good suggestion I will implement the second fan
Paul SYKerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

I also have considerable coding experience mainly MS SQL and Asp.net / csharp and am willing to donate time and server resource. However I think whatever solution is found should ideally not be dependent on any individual as any one of us may not be available at some time in the future to carry it forward – common sense IT strategy. So the search really is on for a suitable candidate platform that has the appropriate functionality and likely longevity. I am convinced though at the moment that it is possible to extract all of the existing data from the Amel forum in a format that could be transformed and migrated to a new platform possibly being edited first  – this may not be the case in the future.

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2015 9:43 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

 

 

Gary,

 

Some of the most valuable information is in the photos and files. Messages are just messages and unfortunately there is a certain amount of messages filled with incorrect information...the bow thruster breaker discussion is a recent example (THERE IS NO BREAKER AND FOR GOOD REASON). 

 

I would not suggest going forward without including the files and the photos. The files section is in reasonable order. About half of the photos section is in some sort of order, with the other half being poorly labeled and not grouped in logical folders.

If this project were to go forward, I would volunteer time after we arrive in the Caribbean next year. This has been discussed at least twice before and we never got a consensus. I think in a group like this, you'll never get a consensus.

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:15 AM, Gary Wells gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


I do have web space available and can carve out a standard level PHP forum which would have the features we have been missing.
What I don't know is if the commonly available platforms will import from Yahoo. 
If it's something that the majority wants I'd be willing to invest time to get it started then seek a couple of folks to help moderate and administer it.
Have to wait till after Christmas tho :)

Gary W.
SM 209
S/V Adagio

From my DL750 Digicel

From my DL750 Digicel