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Re: Floor board locks

eric freedman
 

Amel installed 2 on each floorboard. On my last boat I also installed 2 locks.

We have been knocked down about 12 times on Kimberlite 9 in a hurricane 1 microburst a 2 rogue waves.

For about 6 times the floorboards were not locked and the still stayed closed and nothing flew around- no drawers or cabinets opened.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Osterberg
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 9:12 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Floor board locks

 

Eric Thank you
do you have two or one lock on each floor board?
Paul


Re: Floor board locks

Paul Osterberg
 

Eric Thank you
do you have two or one lock on each floor board?
Paul


Re: SSB Ground Plane - Advice?

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Duane,
Lack of a ground connection can cause crazy SWR readings.
Lack of a ground connection will make it impossible to transmit.
Lack of a ground connection doesn't affect your ability to receive.
Faulty coax cable between the radio and the tuner can cause high SWR readings.

You need to check that there is a low impedance path from the antenna tuner ground to the sintered bronze plates on the rudder skeg.

The best ground connection between all components is flat copper strip, but wire will work as long as it is multistranded and low impedance.(we have wire from the radio to the tuner to the ground plate connection in the lazarette, and it works fine).

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
  
 


Re: Floor board locks

eric freedman
 

I had Amel install lock downs when Kimberlite was built.

However they cannot be used on a preexisting hatch.

However, I used these on my last boat –they are terrific.

Check this out.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://store.pyiinc.com/collections/floor-anchors

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Osterberg
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:08 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Floor board locks

 

I'm thinking of putting locks on the large hinged floorboards as we store a lot of heavy items there (wine bottles and other necessities), In the unlikely event of being knocked down looks would make such event easier to cope with. The floor boards are rather large should one go for two on each or would one each be sufficient? I know some of you out there have them, do you have one or two on each floor board. any pictures on types of locks would be highly apreciated.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


Re: Cockpit Loud spekers

Arnold Mente
 

Hi Paul,

please check these: 

FUSION SM-F65CB

Arnold
SY Zephyr
SM 203


Am 12.03.2020 um 19:12 schrieb Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>:

Our loud speakers in the cockpit needs to be replaced.I have problem finding suitable speakers, as most of them are round. I guess someone out there have changed them and can give som advice where to find square ones or suitable round ones, that not cost a fortune.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal <IMG_20200312_125003.jpg><IMG_20200312_125008.jpg>

Arnold Mente

Urbaniweg 12
7000 Eisenstadt 

Tel: +43 660 6699019

arnold.mente@...




--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: How to clean the hull from diesel soot

eric freedman
 

Duane,

There a few coats of hard wax aft of the exhaust pipes.

I use Roll-off for any soot.

However- we motored for 10 days last spring with almost no soot.

I believe the solution for me was Howes fuel treatment.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] How to clean the hull from diesel soot

 

Eric,
what product do you use?  I don't see one in your post.

Duane
Wanderer #477


Re: Harmonie's new windows

Alejandro Paquin
 

Great job!! We did the same 6 years ago, tricky job though. We used 3M Marine Silicone instead. It needs to be a flexible material. So far so good. Had to replace all of the screws and and all the plywood interior panels as well. One of the more difficult projects in renovating vintage Amels. We used a dark grey, it looks almost black from the outside but from the inside you get plenty of light and visibility. W used a locally produced acrylic manufacturer who used the old pieces as molds to give us the cut replicas of the originals. We also changed the hatches as well.
--
Alex Paquin
S/V " SIMPATICO"
Amel Maramu
Hull #94, 1981


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

John Clanton <jclanton@...>
 

You should be good until Friday night.


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Matt Salatino
 

Uh oh, we are supposed to board a flight to France from JFK in 90 minutes.
I guess we’ll not be going......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Mar 12, 2020, at 2:06 PM, Ian <parkianj@...> wrote:

Bill. Update
Paul Warren has said all flights from/to Spain, France Italy, UK, Switzerland banned. 
Seems like Malta will shut down Friday. Only goods shipping in allowed. 

Ian


On 12 Mar 2020, at 18:22, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Paul,

Don't forget about Malta - Manoel Island Yacht Yard. I have been there several times. I have clients that really like this place and it is one of my Preferred Vendors.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 10:17 AM Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:
...i have  had good experience in Samos Marina, and Leros Marina...good price, all services.

Il Mer 11 Mar 2020, 17:58 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> ha scritto:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Cockpit Loud spekers

Paul Osterberg
 

Our loud speakers in the cockpit needs to be replaced.I have problem finding suitable speakers, as most of them are round. I guess someone out there have changed them and can give som advice where to find square ones or suitable round ones, that not cost a fortune.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal


Floor board locks

Paul Osterberg
 

I'm thinking of putting locks on the large hinged floorboards as we store a lot of heavy items there (wine bottles and other necessities), In the unlikely event of being knocked down looks would make such event easier to cope with. The floor boards are rather large should one go for two on each or would one each be sufficient? I know some of you out there have them, do you have one or two on each floor board. any pictures on types of locks would be highly apreciated.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Ian Park
 

Bill. Update
Paul Warren has said all flights from/to Spain, France Italy, UK, Switzerland banned. 
Seems like Malta will shut down Friday. Only goods shipping in allowed. 

Ian


On 12 Mar 2020, at 18:22, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Paul,

Don't forget about Malta - Manoel Island Yacht Yard. I have been there several times. I have clients that really like this place and it is one of my Preferred Vendors.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 10:17 AM Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:
...i have  had good experience in Samos Marina, and Leros Marina...good price, all services.

Il Mer 11 Mar 2020, 17:58 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> ha scritto:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Ian Park
 

Bill
The OCC Port Officer for Malta has strongly advised all members to avoid going to Malta at present. No reason given. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 12 Mar 2020, at 18:22, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Paul,

Don't forget about Malta - Manoel Island Yacht Yard. I have been there several times. I have clients that really like this place and it is one of my Preferred Vendors.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 10:17 AM Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:
...i have  had good experience in Samos Marina, and Leros Marina...good price, all services.

Il Mer 11 Mar 2020, 17:58 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> ha scritto:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


New Head which one

Paul Osterberg
 

The base on our old head aft is broken beyond repair. Thought I replace it with a Jabsco quiet flush, however searching the forum I see that there have been issues with the weak base. Anyone have a better suggestion to substitute it with 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos Portugal sykerpa.com


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

 

Paul,

Don't forget about Malta - Manoel Island Yacht Yard. I have been there several times. I have clients that really like this place and it is one of my Preferred Vendors.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 10:17 AM Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:
...i have  had good experience in Samos Marina, and Leros Marina...good price, all services.

Il Mer 11 Mar 2020, 17:58 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> ha scritto:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Massimo Vecchietti
 

...i have  had good experience in Samos Marina, and Leros Marina...good price, all services.


Il Mer 11 Mar 2020, 17:58 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> ha scritto:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Paul Brown
 

Thanks Joerg, sounds like a good spot for dry storage and work. I’ll make some inquiries 

All the best

Regards, Paul... Sent from my iPhone

On 13 Mar 2020, at 01:17, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Hi Paul, another vote for Basimakopoulos.  Kincsem overwintered there 2017-2018.  They are very competent at hauling & launching and have a good team of outside contractors who do excellent work for a good value.  You're also father away from the red Sahara dust than in Sicily, for example.  Good luck!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem 
Vigo, Spain


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Joerg Esdorn
 

Hi Paul, another vote for Basimakopoulos.  Kincsem overwintered there 2017-2018.  They are very competent at hauling & launching and have a good team of outside contractors who do excellent work for a good value.  You're also father away from the red Sahara dust than in Sicily, for example.  Good luck!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem 
Vigo, Spain


Re: How to clean the hull from diesel soot

Duane Siegfri
 

Eric,
what product do you use?  I don't see one in your post.

Duane
Wanderer #477


SSB Ground Plane - Advice?

Duane Siegfri
 

We're having issues with our ICOM M802.  It won't transmit at all.  Another cruiser (electronics engineer) checked it with an SWR meter and said the antenna reflectance was off the charts.  I understood that to mean the ground plane (counterpoise) was not "present" to the radio.

We are receiving Chris Parker, with a lot of static, between FL and the Turks & Caicos.  We could not get him in Sint Maarten.

We checked the conductivity of the ground wire and it was fine, so apparently that's not an issue.
We also checked the mic on another set and it was fine.
We checked all the connections, and they were fine, no corrosion, shiny and tight.
We opened the antenna tuner and it looked good, no corrosion.  We could hear the tuner tuning.

I'm wondering if the lack of a counterpoise could have shorted something in the radio that is causing the lack of transmission?

What could be causing the extreme reflectance on the SWR meter?

Any recommendations for a radio tech in Ft Lauderdale?

ICOM's manual said absolutely not to use round wire for the ground connections, which is what is on my boat.  If you have an Amel installed SSB, is the ground wire flat copper ribbon or is it round wire?

Thanks,
Duane  
Wanderer, SM#477