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Re: Which oil

JP Mans <jp-gaill@...>
 

Thanks to all who answered me, it was surely helpfull.
best regards
JPS


Re: [Amel] New Motor

Barbara Nairne
 

We seem to have sorted the prop problem - Amel advising the Maxprop would be best for our 1991 model as Autoprop would require a transmission alteration.
Makers of Maxprop also advising that our old prop could be ok. as it is possible to make it clockwise or counterclockwise.

Yanmar now asking to know the hp or torque capacity of the saildrive - as they have never seen the Amel C-drive before - so any info on C-drive would be appreciated. Have emailed Amel for this as well.

Regards

Barb
Sueno Azul
Super Maramu No39
1991 model

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Anne and John Hollamby" <annejohnholl@...> wrote:

Hi Barb, The Autoprop is good but not so positive when engaged as the Maxprop. I had the latter on my last boat and had no quibbles. The snag with the Autoprop is that even minor fouling upsets the self pitching and more fouling will stop it from going into anything except high pitch which restricts the engine speed and causes smoky exhaust. My worst lesson was after leaving the boat in the water all winter when severe fouling restricted my boat speed to two Knots on the way to the yard for haul out. It is easy to decide whether the prop has fouling because it becomes impossible to get the engine speed up to maximum. I used to have to dive and clean the prop about twice a season until I found Jotron anti fouling for it. I t was great but of course it is not imported into Malta anymore. Going from ahead to astern without a pause with a Maxprop would put a severe strain on the drive system. I really wonder whether the bigger engine would drive the boat that much faster against tides ,foul weather etc. perhaps others can comment? We wish that we were back Down Under!

Regards, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K 319

From: Barbara Nairne
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:48 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] New Motor


Thanks Anne and John for your comments. We are upgrading from tne Perkins M80T and Paul was concerned that round top end of Australia due to tides and current the 75 might not be powerful enough.
The main concern right now being the C drive ratio.
The mechanic installing recommends this Gori prop - though the responsibility comes back to our choice of size and pitch - apparently with all the spec info the size and pitch is recommended by manufacturer of prop but one only gets the one go at it - so to speak.

Have a great day all.

Barb

Sueno Azul
in Southport Qld.
Hull No.39 1991


--- On Sat, 21/4/12, Anne and John Hollamby <mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com> wrote:

From: Anne and John Hollamby <mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] New Motor
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Received: Saturday, 21 April, 2012, 12:00 AM



Hello Barb,
I managed to recover the earlier posts with a little difficulty as you had changed the subject to New Yanmar thus foiling the search facility.
I wish you luck with the 110HP even though Kent Robertson broke a drive shaft after upgrading to that size which may have been a contributory cause.
I also note that his conversion did not include the drive brake. When I ordered my SM2K for delivery in January 2001 I paid extra to get the 75 HP Yanmar because I knew that the Volvo then standard was being phased out and if I remember correctly either the existing or new Volvo had a belt driven camshaft with all the risks that involved. My Yanmar also came with an hydraulic clutch hence the brake perhaps.
I was caught in a severe squall with wind speeds exceeding 55 knots whilst at anchor but was able to motor out of the anchorage straight into the head wind with no difficulties apart from 50 yards visibility using less than full power from my 75hp engine. I wish you well with the 110HP version.
Regards, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319
From: Barb
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 11:46 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New Yanmar

Hi all,
Thank you for your information which is very much appreciated. We have now decided upon the 110 hp Yanmar

The mechanic wants to ensure that the C drive is a 1 to 1 ratio.
We are looking at a Gori prop 24 inch with a 15 pitch - if anyone has any better ideas they sure would be appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Super Maramu Sueno Azul
No.39 1991











switches for conical lights.

eric freedman
 

i have ordered 20 switches for the conical lights on the klater amels. hopefully the part numbers are corredt as there are a number of different varaiations of this part.
I willost the numbers when i receive the switches later this week
Fair winds
eric sm 376


Re: [Amel] Lovely piece of timber

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi John, thanks for this, mine too is shorter now. Do you have one piece or two? I had two identical pieces. Was great to have a piece of timber to use finished and matching the boat.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand 

From: John Hollamby <annejohnholl@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, 26 April 2012 4:18 AM
Subject: [Amel] Lovely piece of timber


 
Hello Danny,
Your Msg 10314 told us that you had found a piece of polished hardwood about 5cm x5cm x 80 cm long asking if anyone knew what it was for but had no reply. My boat is the same sort of vintage but a bit of newer and this maybe why my piece is similar but 114cms long. I do not know what is for either but it will be a bit shorter when I cut some off the end to make companionway latches as posted in the photo section !

Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K 319




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YACHTING WORLD MAY 2012 ISSUE TESTING THE AMEL 55 AND

Alejandro Paquin
 

If anyone is interested in this article, I have it in an optimized PDF version, 2.9MB in size. I can email it to you. Please write to me. The address is: alex.paquin at usa.net
This site won´t allow me to uploaded it to the files section.


Lovely piece of timber

John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Danny,
Your Msg 10314 told us that you had found a piece of polished hardwood about 5cm x5cm x 80 cm long asking if anyone knew what it was for but had no reply. My boat is the same sort of vintage but a bit of newer and this maybe why my piece is similar but 114cms long. I do not know what is for either but it will be a bit shorter when I cut some off the end to make companionway latches as posted in the photo section !

Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K 319


Re: AIS on a FURUNO Nav-Net Chart-plotter

sailorbowen <sailorbowen@...>
 

Dennis,

You are quite correct, if it has the NavNet vx2 software then AIS should work.
I guess you have a 2003 or 2004 S-M.
What software is on your chart-plotter and what model is it?

Kind regards
Bill Bowen

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Dennis Woods <DENNISWOODS@...> wrote:

You should have navnet 2 software which is AIS compatable. Dennis. SM408 Il FLAUTO MAGICO

Sent from my iPhone

On 23 Apr 2012, at 11:55, "sailorbowen" <sailorbowen@...> wrote:

Recent FURUNO Nav-Net systems can have AIS integrated so that the vessel details come up on the chart-plotter.

The current FURUNO 1920 unit looks like the one fitted to 2005 S-Ms.
Can AIS be implemented on the 2005 S-M.
Possibly a software upgrade is required.

Has anyone actually done it?

Kind regards
Bill Bowen


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Re: [Amel] Radar Reflection

karkauai
 

I have a spherical reflector (EchoMaster by Davis) that hangs from the port spreader on a small block.  It is secured to two  stays with small shackles so that it can be raised and lowered without going up the mast.  I've asked many ships if they can see me on their radar and even when they are over the horizon (I can see them on AIS) they always answer yes.  I lost a similar reflector that was mounted permanently under the spreader to chafing before coming up with this attachment.
Kent
1999 SM 243
KRISTY

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Re: bill-bebe--switch

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I am in Cyprus. I have sent you a private email.

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Bill,

I will be able to order these switches, however I have a marine company with
a resale number

They will sell open stock only to companies. I can get them for you using my
resale number.

Where are you

? Fair Winds

Eric

Dm





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Re: [Amel] Re: perkins m60 replacement

Eric Lindholm
 

Dave I will have to check my records next time I am at the boat and let you
know. I think it is a 19" diameter by 17" pitch, but I requested a prop with the
greatest blade area I could get. I found that when I was pushing into the
weather with the original Amel supplied prop, that my speed was going down, but
my RPM was staying the same, so it was not a power issue, but the prop slipping.
I should be by the boat this week. Eric 


________________________________
From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Mon, April 23, 2012 5:42:19 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: perkins m60 replacement

 
Eric,

Which prop are you running?

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@...> wrote:

Maramus require 28 hp to cruise at 6.5 knots calm seas and 59 hp to hit max
speed. The engines are the same except for the turbo basically. My yanmar dealer
who is a nationally recognized repower whiz recomended the 75 hp not just for
the extra power, but he said the turbo version would provide increased economy
and no extra maintenance if you just follow yanmars guidelines. I did all the
work myself and can give you some tips if you do the same. Using the old trans
makes the job pretty simple, almost like reinstalling the old motor. It is
pretty straightforward.

I like the extra power going against weather. I also run the most powerful
fixed prop, as it does no good to have extra power if you can't apply it.
Performance is much better all around in all areas. You will be very happy.

Eric Maramu 105

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[Amel] Re: perkins m60 replacement

Dave_Benjamin
 

Eric,

Which prop are you running?

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@...> wrote:

Maramus require 28 hp to cruise at 6.5 knots calm seas and 59 hp to hit max speed. The engines are the same except for the turbo basically. My yanmar dealer who is a nationally recognized repower whiz recomended the 75 hp not just for the extra power, but he said the turbo version would provide increased economy and no extra maintenance if you just follow yanmars guidelines. I did all the work myself and can give you some tips if you do the same. Using the old trans makes the job pretty simple, almost like reinstalling the old motor. It is pretty straightforward.
I like the extra power going against weather. I also run the most powerful fixed prop, as it does no good to have extra power if you can't apply it. Performance is much better all around in all areas. You will be very happy.

Eric Maramu 105

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Re: [Amel] Radar Reflection

bootlegger@...
 

Many thanks for the advice. Reflector now fitted midway between Ratheon radar unit and mizzen masthead.

The Boot
SM2K

------Original Message------
From: Richard03801
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
ReplyTo: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Radar Reflection
Sent: 23 Apr 2012 18:15

Hi we keep a radar reflector at the top of the mizzen mast that works well.
SM 209 For sale in Annapolis
Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 23, 2012, at 11:46, bootlegger@mailasail.com wrote:


Is it necessary and practical to fit a radar blipper / reflector on the main mast high above the top spreader with the possibility of the headsail fouling it during tacking?

I must say I cannot recall ever having seen a reflector fitted on an Amel and always assumed there was enough relective elements on board to provide the necessary degree of reflection.

This assumption was compounded on being advised by ships in the vicinity when calling them for a 'radar check' that they had had us on radar for typically 10 - 15 nm.

Can anyone advise?

The Boot

SM2K 321
------Original Message------
From: Barb
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
ReplyTo: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New Yanmar
Sent: 20 Apr 2012 10:46

Hi all,
Thank you for your information which is very much appreciated. We have now decided upon the 110 hp Yanmar

The mechanic wants to ensure that the C drive is a 1 to 1 ratio.
We are looking at a Gori prop 24 inch with a 15 pitch - if anyone has any better ideas they sure would be appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Super Maramu Sueno Azul
No.39 1991



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Re: [Amel] Re: electric propulsion

Bill <leonorebt@...>
 

CHECK UQM TECHNOLOGIES AS THEY HAVE RECENTLY TEAMED UP WITH A COMPANY TO DO BOAT ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEMS. THEIR SPECIALTY IS ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR
ELECTRIC CARS, TRUCKS,AND BUSES.

William Rahmig

On Apr 22, 2012, at 10:34 AM, "Alain Feuillet" <alainfeuillet@laposte.net> wrote:

This document is not at all a direct answer to your question but a valuable
information on electric power management

http://yourbittorrent.com/go/4/tomtom%20navigator%206%20france%20majors%20ro
ad%20europe%20v6%2050

Also you should consider the LiFePo batteries of Mastervolt in your study:
lightweight and small size, very high charging speed, high cost but rather
long life.

You should look at a diesel genset which is optimised not only at full
charge ie variable speed and intelligent inverter. I hope it exists.

Powerfull electric engines seems not to be the problem.

But first thing is to define whether you want to have available 60 to 75HP
in continuous service or only for three hours.

Brgds

Alain

PILGRIM SM#26

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Re: [Amel] Radar Reflection

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi we keep a radar reflector at the top of the mizzen mast that works well.
SM 209 For sale in Annapolis
Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 23, 2012, at 11:46, bootlegger@mailasail.com wrote:


Is it necessary and practical to fit a radar blipper / reflector on the main mast high above the top spreader with the possibility of the headsail fouling it during tacking?

I must say I cannot recall ever having seen a reflector fitted on an Amel and always assumed there was enough relective elements on board to provide the necessary degree of reflection.

This assumption was compounded on being advised by ships in the vicinity when calling them for a 'radar check' that they had had us on radar for typically 10 - 15 nm.

Can anyone advise?

The Boot

SM2K 321
------Original Message------
From: Barb
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
ReplyTo: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New Yanmar
Sent: 20 Apr 2012 10:46

Hi all,
Thank you for your information which is very much appreciated. We have now decided upon the 110 hp Yanmar

The mechanic wants to ensure that the C drive is a 1 to 1 ratio.
We are looking at a Gori prop 24 inch with a 15 pitch - if anyone has any better ideas they sure would be appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Super Maramu Sueno Azul
No.39 1991



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Re: [Amel] Radar Reflection

eric freedman
 

With the suggestion of Ian and Judy on pen-azen
We mounted a see-me radar transponder on our mizzen. It works fine.
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
bootlegger@mailasail.com
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 11:46 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Radar Reflection


Is it necessary and practical to fit a radar blipper / reflector on the main
mast high above the top spreader with the possibility of the headsail
fouling it during tacking?

I must say I cannot recall ever having seen a reflector fitted on an Amel
and always assumed there was enough relective elements on board to provide
the necessary degree of reflection.

This assumption was compounded on being advised by ships in the vicinity
when calling them for a 'radar check' that they had had us on radar for
typically 10 - 15 nm.

Can anyone advise?

The Boot

SM2K 321
------Original Message------
From: Barb
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
ReplyTo: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New Yanmar
Sent: 20 Apr 2012 10:46

Hi all,
Thank you for your information which is very much appreciated. We have now
decided upon the 110 hp Yanmar

The mechanic wants to ensure that the C drive is a 1 to 1 ratio.
We are looking at a Gori prop 24 inch with a 15 pitch - if anyone has any
better ideas they sure would be appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Super Maramu Sueno Azul
No.39 1991



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Radar Reflection

bootlegger@...
 

Is it necessary and practical to fit a radar blipper / reflector on the main mast high above the top spreader with the possibility of the headsail fouling it during tacking?

I must say I cannot recall ever having seen a reflector fitted on an Amel and always assumed there was enough relective elements on board to provide the necessary degree of reflection.

This assumption was compounded on being advised by ships in the vicinity when calling them for a 'radar check' that they had had us on radar for typically 10 - 15 nm.

Can anyone advise?

The Boot

SM2K 321

------Original Message------
From: Barb
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
ReplyTo: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New Yanmar
Sent: 20 Apr 2012 10:46

Hi all,
Thank you for your information which is very much appreciated. We have now decided upon the 110 hp Yanmar

The mechanic wants to ensure that the C drive is a 1 to 1 ratio.
We are looking at a Gori prop 24 inch with a 15 pitch - if anyone has any better ideas they sure would be appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Super Maramu Sueno Azul
No.39 1991



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bill-bebe--switch

eric freedman
 

Bill,

I will be able to order these switches, however I have a marine company with
a resale number

They will sell open stock only to companies. I can get them for you using my
resale number.

Where are you

? Fair Winds

Eric

Dm


Re: [Amel] AIS on a FURUNO Nav-Net Chart-plotter

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

When interfacing to you plotter be sure your AIS is a NEMA 0183 output.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 23, 2012, at 6:55, "sailorbowen" <sailorbowen@yahoo.com> wrote:

Recent FURUNO Nav-Net systems can have AIS integrated so that the vessel details come up on the chart-plotter.

The current FURUNO 1920 unit looks like the one fitted to 2005 S-Ms.
Can AIS be implemented on the 2005 S-M.
Possibly a software upgrade is required.

Has anyone actually done it?

Kind regards
Bill Bowen


Re: [Amel] AIS on a FURUNO Nav-Net Chart-plotter

Dennis Woods <DENNISWOODS@...>
 

You should have navnet 2 software which is AIS compatable. Dennis. SM408 Il FLAUTO MAGICO

On 23 Apr 2012, at 11:55, "sailorbowen" <sailorbowen@yahoo.com> wrote:

Recent FURUNO Nav-Net systems can have AIS integrated so that the vessel details come up on the chart-plotter.

The current FURUNO 1920 unit looks like the one fitted to 2005 S-Ms.
Can AIS be implemented on the 2005 S-M.
Possibly a software upgrade is required.

Has anyone actually done it?

Kind regards
Bill Bowen


Swapping Chart-plotters

sailorbowen <sailorbowen@...>
 

I usually sail with my wife only and rarely use the chart-table.
At night we are alone in the cockpit and like to check the radar often.
Is it possible to swap the large chart-plotter at the chart table on a 2005 S-M with the small one in the cockpit?

Has anyone actually done it?

Kind regards
Bill Bowen