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Re : Re : [Amel] Navigation Charts- Android

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Hi Duncan,
 
OPEN CPN is a navigation software, similar to those commercially available.
 
People have a prejudice against 'free' software.
 
In the present situation, the free software is simpler and more efficient than the commercially available others, - while i have to admit, Open CPN does not have the 'spare parts' management facility of ' Cap'tain', but... being able to record that i have two spare oil filters can be done otherwise ...
 
Download it, try it on your  computer - whatever version works for you - Windows', Mac or Linux and if you want to use it with Android, try it. I have not used it with Android, but I am advised it works. I would not be interested in what i consider 'gadgets', but if you like strolling the cockpit while listening to your favorite music and looking at a small chart showing the position of your vessel at anchor ... or at sea ... ( I recognise the tablet or telephone mignt be useful for a crew, uncertain of the ability of the skipper!)

This 'free' software works better with AIS...  certainly as good as MaxSea, in my humble opinion.

We have been told so eloquently that 'Santa does not exist' that we become unable to recognize that there 'still' is good FREE software... there is a colony - isolated in the cyber-never-landed floating world, that hopes, everything good does not have a financial price or is made commercially.

This is why I love sailors, most of them are ready to help without asking for a bankcard...

But do not repeat it to anyone, it might spoil the secret and the fun of being a 'pleasure' boat user...

Serge, V Opéra - Mango #51
 
 
 
 
 
Hi Serge,

Well, I am more confused than ever.  What is OPEN CPN? (is that Captain?)  I looked a the hyperlink to android and I might as well be reading Greek.  Is the Android only good for the small screen of a smart phone?

Duncan
On Nov 29, 2011, at 8:52 AM, Serge Tremblay wrote:

Hi,
While I have commercial versions of Captain and  MaxSea, I prefer  the software of OPEN CPN (free software) with the  C-Map charts i purchased with MaxSea.
 
I understand that OPEN CPN is available for Android:http://fr.androidzoom.com/android_applications/communication/openvpn-installer_epia.html

Serge, V Opera , Mango #51
 
De : Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@tin.it>
À : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Envoyé le : Mardi 29 Novembre 2011 8h38
Objet : Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

 
Hi to all,
do you have some experiences with new navionics app. for I.TAP2 or Samsung Android ?
fair winds
Gianni
sv EUTIKIA
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Piller
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

Hi Duncan, we have being running ENC charting software (very good and very cheap) with a GPS connection that has worked very well. We also use C-map for our chart plotter that has worked very well and has NEVER not put us in the right place. As to over lays with weather you can look at a number of GRIB files that will over lay... Once off shore it becomes a matter of how good you sat phone is. As SSB generally is to slow to get reliable information all the time. We like C-map as it has a higher level/density of depths and always puts buoy way points on the safe side of the buoy.

Good luck
Richard
SM 209 on Challenge for Sale in Annapolis

________________________________
From: wdhagemeyer <wdhagemeyer@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:37 AM
Subject: [Amel] Navigation Charts

I know enought about computers to be dangerous. I have an Apple Mac OS-X, 4g processor and 8g RAM and a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 with 2.5g processor and 4g RAM. I prefer the windows system for day to day use, but the Apple would be an option to move to the boat as a photo/entertainment/navigation station.

All I have from my old boat is some Imray Isolare paper charts. I am thinking of adding so modern charts that tie to the Amel 54 system. I particularly like the idea of having weather overlay on active charts.

Any suggestion on makers of charts and how either of these systems could interface?

Duncan

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De : Duncan Hagemeyer <wdhagemeyer@gmail.com>
À : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Envoyé le : Mardi 29 Novembre 2011 22h06
Objet : Re: Re : [Amel] Navigation Charts- Android
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Re: Re : [Amel] Navigation Charts- Android

Duncan Hagemeyer
 

Hi Serge,

Well, I am more confused than ever. What is OPEN CPN? (is that Captain?) I looked a the hyperlink to android and I might as well be reading Greek. Is the Android only good for the small screen of a smart phone?

Duncan

On Nov 29, 2011, at 8:52 AM, Serge Tremblay wrote:

Hi,
While I have commercial versions of Captain and MaxSea, I prefer the software of OPEN CPN (free software) with the C-Map charts i purchased with MaxSea.

I understand that OPEN CPN is available for Android:http://fr.androidzoom.com/android_applications/communication/openvpn-installer_epia.html

Serge, V Opera , Mango #51

De : Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@tin.it>
: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Envoy le : Mardi 29 Novembre 2011 8h38
Objet : Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts


Hi to all,
do you have some experiences with new navionics app. for I.TAP2 or Samsung Android ?
fair winds
Gianni
sv EUTIKIA
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Piller
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

Hi Duncan, we have being running ENC charting software (very good and very cheap) with a GPS connection that has worked very well. We also use C-map for our chart plotter that has worked very well and has NEVER not put us in the right place. As to over lays with weather you can look at a number of GRIB files that will over lay... Once off shore it becomes a matter of how good you sat phone is. As SSB generally is to slow to get reliable information all the time. We like C-map as it has a higher level/density of depths and always puts buoy way points on the safe side of the buoy.

Good luck
Richard
SM 209 on Challenge for Sale in Annapolis

________________________________
From: wdhagemeyer <wdhagemeyer@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:37 AM
Subject: [Amel] Navigation Charts

I know enought about computers to be dangerous. I have an Apple Mac OS-X, 4g processor and 8g RAM and a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 with 2.5g processor and 4g RAM. I prefer the windows system for day to day use, but the Apple would be an option to move to the boat as a photo/entertainment/navigation station.

All I have from my old boat is some Imray Isolare paper charts. I am thinking of adding so modern charts that tie to the Amel 54 system. I particularly like the idea of having weather overlay on active charts.

Any suggestion on makers of charts and how either of these systems could interface?

Duncan

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Re: Re : [Amel] Navigation Charts- Android

Duncan Hagemeyer
 

Well, Dave that may just push me over to a smart phone! $4! A question; can an Android app be used with a chart plotter or sent to a lap top? I spent many years in the Caribbean using paper charts. Electronic will be new to me. I presume that they can be a real benefit. A hand held GPS works great if one has entered the precise coordinates of the mark.
On Nov 29, 2011, at 10:37 AM, Dave_Benjamin wrote:

I've been using the Android app from Navionics. While I've only used it a bit here in California, I am impressed so far. I think it was $4 USD for "US West" and well worth it.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...> wrote:

Hi,
While I have commercial versions of Captain and MaxSea, I prefer the software of OPEN CPN (free sofware) with the C-Map charts i purchased with MaxSea.

I understand that OPEN CPN is available for Android:http://fr.androidzoom.com/android_applications/communication/openvpn-installer_epia.html

Serge, V Opera , Mango #51

De : Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@...>
À : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Envoyé le : Mardi 29 Novembre 2011 8h38
Objet : Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts


Hi to all,
do you have some experiences with new navionics app. for I.TAP2 or Samsung Android ?
fair winds
Gianni
sv EUTIKIA
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Piller
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

Hi Duncan, we have being running ENC charting software (very good and very cheap) with a GPS connection that has worked very well. We also use C-map for our chart plotter that has worked very well and has NEVER not put us in the right place. As to over lays with weather you can look at a number of GRIB files that will over lay... Once off shore it becomes a matter of how good you sat phone is. As SSB generally is to slow to get reliable information all the time. We like C-map as it has a higher level/density of depths and always puts buoy way points on the safe side of the buoy.

Good luck
Richard
SM 209 on Challenge for Sale in Annapolis

________________________________
From: wdhagemeyer <wdhagemeyer@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:37 AM
Subject: [Amel] Navigation Charts

I know enought about computers to be dangerous. I have an Apple Mac OS-X, 4g processor and 8g RAM and a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 with 2.5g processor and 4g RAM. I prefer the windows system for day to day use, but the Apple would be an option to move to the boat as a photo/entertainment/navigation station.

All I have from my old boat is some Imray Isolare paper charts. I am thinking of adding so modern charts that tie to the Amel 54 system. I particularly like the idea of having weather overlay on active charts.

Any suggestion on makers of charts and how either of these systems could interface?

Duncan










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Hydraulic brake frrom amel

eric freedman
 

I think this makes sense.

ERIC
SM 376







Dear Eric,



According to your description and our experience, we think that the spring
located inside the unit may be worn out. Could you please tell us if you
have dismantled the unit to check if this spring is in good condition or
not?



Thank you in anticipation for your comments.



With our best regards,



Maud/Chantiers AMEL

<mailto:sav@amel.fr> sav@amel.fr







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Re: Re : [Amel] Navigation Charts- Android

Dave_Benjamin
 

I've been using the Android app from Navionics. While I've only used it a bit here in California, I am impressed so far. I think it was $4 USD for "US West" and well worth it.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...> wrote:

Hi,
While I have commercial versions of Captain and  MaxSea, I prefer  the software of OPEN CPN (free sofware) with the  C-Map charts i purchased with MaxSea.
 
I understand that OPEN CPN is available for Android:http://fr.androidzoom.com/android_applications/communication/openvpn-installer_epia.html

Serge, V Opera , Mango #51
 
De : Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@...>
À : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Envoyé le : Mardi 29 Novembre 2011 8h38
Objet : Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

 
Hi to all,
do you have some experiences with new navionics app. for I.TAP2 or Samsung Android ?
fair winds
Gianni
sv EUTIKIA
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Piller
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

Hi Duncan, we have being running ENC charting software (very good and very cheap) with a GPS connection that has worked very well. We also use C-map for our chart plotter that has worked very well and has NEVER not put us in the right place. As to over lays with weather you can look at a number of GRIB files that will over lay... Once off shore it becomes a matter of how good you sat phone is. As SSB generally is to slow to get reliable information all the time. We like C-map as it has a higher level/density of depths and always puts buoy way points on the safe side of the buoy.

Good luck
Richard
SM 209 on Challenge for Sale in Annapolis

________________________________
From: wdhagemeyer <wdhagemeyer@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:37 AM
Subject: [Amel] Navigation Charts

I know enought about computers to be dangerous. I have an Apple Mac OS-X, 4g processor and 8g RAM and a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 with 2.5g processor and 4g RAM. I prefer the windows system for day to day use, but the Apple would be an option to move to the boat as a photo/entertainment/navigation station.

All I have from my old boat is some Imray Isolare paper charts. I am thinking of adding so modern charts that tie to the Amel 54 system. I particularly like the idea of having weather overlay on active charts.

Any suggestion on makers of charts and how either of these systems could interface?

Duncan

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Re : [Amel] Navigation Charts- Android

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Hi,
While I have commercial versions of Captain and  MaxSea, I prefer  the software of OPEN CPN (free sofware) with the  C-Map charts i purchased with MaxSea.
 
I understand that OPEN CPN is available for Android:http://fr.androidzoom.com/android_applications/communication/openvpn-installer_epia.html

Serge, V Opera , Mango #51
 
De : Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@tin.it>
À : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Envoyé le : Mardi 29 Novembre 2011 8h38
Objet : Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

 
Hi to all,
do you have some experiences with new navionics app. for I.TAP2 or Samsung Android ?
fair winds
Gianni
sv EUTIKIA
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Piller
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

Hi Duncan, we have being running ENC charting software (very good and very cheap) with a GPS connection that has worked very well. We also use C-map for our chart plotter that has worked very well and has NEVER not put us in the right place. As to over lays with weather you can look at a number of GRIB files that will over lay... Once off shore it becomes a matter of how good you sat phone is. As SSB generally is to slow to get reliable information all the time. We like C-map as it has a higher level/density of depths and always puts buoy way points on the safe side of the buoy.

Good luck
Richard
SM 209 on Challenge for Sale in Annapolis

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From: wdhagemeyer <wdhagemeyer@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:37 AM
Subject: [Amel] Navigation Charts

I know enought about computers to be dangerous. I have an Apple Mac OS-X, 4g processor and 8g RAM and a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 with 2.5g processor and 4g RAM. I prefer the windows system for day to day use, but the Apple would be an option to move to the boat as a photo/entertainment/navigation station.

All I have from my old boat is some Imray Isolare paper charts. I am thinking of adding so modern charts that tie to the Amel 54 system. I particularly like the idea of having weather overlay on active charts.

Any suggestion on makers of charts and how either of these systems could interface?

Duncan



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Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all,
do you have some experiences with new navionics app. for I.TAP2 or Samsung Android ?
fair winds
Gianni
sv EUTIKIA

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Piller
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts



Hi Duncan, we have being running ENC charting software (very good and very cheap) with a GPS connection that has worked very well. We also use C-map for our chart plotter that has worked very well and has NEVER not put us in the right place. As to over lays with weather you can look at a number of GRIB files that will over lay... Once off shore it becomes a matter of how good you sat phone is. As SSB generally is to slow to get reliable information all the time. We like C-map as it has a higher level/density of depths and always puts buoy way points on the safe side of the buoy.

Good luck
Richard
SM 209 on Challenge for Sale in Annapolis

________________________________
From: wdhagemeyer <wdhagemeyer@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:37 AM
Subject: [Amel] Navigation Charts



I know enought about computers to be dangerous. I have an Apple Mac OS-X, 4g processor and 8g RAM and a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 with 2.5g processor and 4g RAM. I prefer the windows system for day to day use, but the Apple would be an option to move to the boat as a photo/entertainment/navigation station.

All I have from my old boat is some Imray Isolare paper charts. I am thinking of adding so modern charts that tie to the Amel 54 system. I particularly like the idea of having weather overlay on active charts.

Any suggestion on makers of charts and how either of these systems could interface?

Duncan







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engine mounts

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

I am removing the engine mounts for a refurb on our Mango.
The big center rubber mount under the mount doesn't want

to move. Is it just stuck there or is it screwed on.


Re: [Amel] Navigation Charts

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Duncan, we have being running ENC charting software (very good and very cheap) with a GPS connection that has worked very well.  We also use C-map for our chart plotter that has worked very well and has NEVER not put us in the right place.  As to over lays with weather you can look at a number of GRIB files that will over lay... Once off shore it becomes a matter of how good you sat phone is. As SSB generally is to slow to get reliable information all the time.  We like C-map as it has a higher level/density of depths and always puts buoy way points on the safe side of the buoy. 

Good luck
Richard
SM 209 on Challenge for Sale in Annapolis



________________________________
From: wdhagemeyer <wdhagemeyer@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:37 AM
Subject: [Amel] Navigation Charts


 
I know enought about computers to be dangerous. I have an Apple Mac OS-X, 4g processor and 8g RAM and a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 with 2.5g processor and 4g RAM. I prefer the windows system for day to day use, but the Apple would be an option to move to the boat as a photo/entertainment/navigation station.

All I have from my old boat is some Imray Isolare paper charts. I am thinking of adding so modern charts that tie to the Amel 54 system. I particularly like the idea of having weather overlay on active charts.

Any suggestion on makers of charts and how either of these systems could interface?

Duncan




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Re: [Amel] Re: Sailing to Florida

Kimberly Cerillo <kcvabeach@...>
 

Great to hear you had a nice sail so far!! Have fun in Ft. Lauderdale!



George and Kim

SM #353 Indecent



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Veit Mueller
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 3:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Sailing to Florida





Hello All:

Thank you for all your advise.
We looked at the weather and ended up on the inside (west of gulf stream) route.
Cape Hateras was calm and many stars...we ducked into Beaufort (very nice people) for a day to let a strong S wind system pass and are sailing since Thursday morning South.
Basically always a little S current (~30fathom line), and ok conditions.
Hope to arrive on Ft Lauderdale tomorrow.

Cheers,
Veit
ATMAN SM215

Sent from vm iPad

On Nov 21, 2011, at 9:49 AM, "Kimberly Cerillo" <kcvabeach@yahoo.com <mailto:kcvabeach%40yahoo.com> > wrote:

We have sailed down to Florida (the Keys/Ft. Lauderdale) a few times. We pretty much always stay inside the stream. We feel that we can check out the different areas along the coast (we love Charleston and St. Augustine) and can duck in if the weather becomes adverse. We always choose our weather window wisely when going around Hatteras, and tend to be more cautious than most. We have been around Hatteras about 6 times and have not ever hit any adverse wind/seas. If you are cautious with your weather, the passage can be beautiful, however, if you are not cautious, it isn’t called the Graveyard of the Atlantic for nothing. We have friends that encountered 25-30’ seas off Hatteras and ended up turning back towards Norfolk.

We were home ported in the Little Creek area of Norfolk for a couple of years and the crab pots and fishing nets can be problematic in the Chesapeake as they can be found in channels and are as likely as not to be poorly marked (we have seen quite a few that have black floats instead of the day glow orange).

If you have the time, stay inside and stop at the many beautiful ports along the coast.

George and Kim

SM #353 Indecent

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Veit Mueller
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 10:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Sailing to Florida

Thanks for the post. We just left Cape Charles, VA on our way South.
still checking weather etc before we make a final decision.
Cheers,
Veit
ATMAN SM 215

Sent from vm iPad

On Nov 20, 2011, at 4:19 PM, "rossirossix4" <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com <mailto:rossidesigngroup%40gmail.com> <mailto:rossidesigngroup%40gmail.com> > wrote:

We arrived in Beaufort, NC yesterday afternoon after a 32 hour sail from Hampton, VA on the "inside" of the gulf stream around Cape Hatteras. We stayed within a few miles of the shore, avoiding most of the current of the gulf stream. We averaged 7+ knots for the 230 nm trip and it was pleasant (a bit cold this time of year)ran the diesel a total of 2 hours. BUT we paid close attention to the weather forecast and had favorable winds. There are fish pots out from Virginia Beach so be careful there at night, otherwise we did not see any. Again, rounding Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout deserves respect and careful consideration of the weather but is worth a look.

Hampton, VA municipal marina is a great stop...$1.20/ft with SSCA, $1.25 BOATUS AND if you buy 2 nights 3rd is free...comes to $0.80/foot if you stay 3 days!
Bob
Brittany de la Mer

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "veitm@..." <veitm@...> wrote:

Hello all:
We have our boat in Annapolis and are planning to sail her South to Florida - Ft Lauderdale.
Wondering wether to go East or West of the Gulfstream.
Anybody any good tips?
Cheers,
Veit - ATMAN SM 215
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Re: [Amel] Hydraulic shaft brake

Victoria Stewart harper
 

Hi all,I find that if you loosen the locknut and screw the adjusting bolt at the back or the cylinder in (clockwise) the tension in the actuating spring will increase and clamp the disc.Also, if the cylinder fails, by turning the bolt anti clockwise you can release the caliper which allows you to use the engine.
John HarperSM 200 Jovic

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: kimberlite@optonline.net
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:10:52 -0500
Subject: [Amel] Hydraulic shaft brake




























Richard,



The brake works kind of backwards. If you look at the diagram I posted the

hydraulic pressure pushes the pin away from the brakes and an outside spring

opens the calipers. When there is no pressure, a internal spring pushes the

pin towards the calipers and closes them. The problem is that the pin does

not extend enough to close the calipers or the socket that the pin sits in

is worn. I believe hydraulic pressure or lack thereof has nothing to do with

the problem.



Fair Winds



Eric



Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801

Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 5:03 PM

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [Amel] Hydraulic shaft brake



Eric is the pressure bleeding off when the engine is off? It not look at the

hyd valve/switch as this is a normally break. Y



Regards

Sm 209 for sale in Annapolis

Richard Piller



Cell 603 767 5330



On Nov 27, 2011, at 15:02, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net

<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:



Gary,
The actuator opens the brakes very well. The problem is when the engine is
off.
So hydraulics has nothing to do with the problem. I have been speaking
with

Giovanni and he had the same problem. He clamped an aluminum plate between
the pin and the brake levers and it worked fine. I am going to take the
brake assembly apart and see if the concave section of the brake assembly
is

worn. I believe that is the problem . If it is I plan on taking it to a
welding shop and build up the cup
Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of amelliahona

Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 2:01 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

Subject: [Amel] Re: Hydraulic shaft brake
Eric:
My problem was the brake not closing, same as yours. The actuator closes
via

spring pressure to prevent the shaft from turning when the engine is off.
When the engine is running and the transmission is engaged, hydraulic
pressure operates against the spring pressure to open the jaws of the
brake.

I do not know what the pressure has to be, but it is a balance between
spring pressure and hydraulic pressure.
Gary
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:
Gary,
When the engine is not running the brake does not close. Hydraulic
pressure
is only needed when the engine is running.
My problem is the reverse of yours. Your brakes did not open, mine do
not

close.
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hydraulic shaft brake
Eric: When my boat was one month old, (SM # 335, 2001) I noticed that my
hydraulic shaft brake was not actuating properly. Amel, sent a team to
the

Canary Islands to effect repairs under warranty. What they found was
that

the transmission was not putting out the specified amount of hydraulic
pressure to actuate the brake actuator. The repair required replacement
of

the transmission, all done very efficiently by Amel at not cost to me. I
don't know what the specs are for the pressure or anything else beyond
this
but perhaps you could begin trouble shooting by measuring the hydraulic
actuating pressure by "T" ing a pressure gauge into the hydraulic line.
Of

course firstly, verify that the transmission has the proper fluid level.
Another thing you might try, to verify that the hydraulic piston is
working
normally, would be to remove it, and actuate it with regulated
compressed

shop air so that you could verify at what pressure it actuates etc.
Just a couple of thoughts.
Gary Silver
s/v Liahona
On the hard at Spice Island Marine Services in Grenada
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite@ wrote:
I am having trouble with the hydraulic shaft brake on my 100 hp
yanmar.

The brake shoes do not close completely and the shaft continues to
spin.

.
To temporarily repair this I placed a block of wood between the
hydraulic
actuator and the engine mount frame and that applied enough pressure to
close the brake shoes. The brake shoes do not appear worn. I also do not
know which way to turn the bolt on the actuator to tighten the brake
shoe

clearance.
Any suggestions?
Fair winds
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite
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Hydraulic shaft brake

eric freedman
 

Richard,

The brake works kind of backwards. If you look at the diagram I posted the
hydraulic pressure pushes the pin away from the brakes and an outside spring
opens the calipers. When there is no pressure, a internal spring pushes the
pin towards the calipers and closes them. The problem is that the pin does
not extend enough to close the calipers or the socket that the pin sits in
is worn. I believe hydraulic pressure or lack thereof has nothing to do with
the problem.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 5:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Hydraulic shaft brake





Eric is the pressure bleeding off when the engine is off? It not look at the
hyd valve/switch as this is a normally break. Y

Regards
Sm 209 for sale in Annapolis
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Nov 27, 2011, at 15:02, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

Gary,

The actuator opens the brakes very well. The problem is when the engine is
off.

So hydraulics has nothing to do with the problem. I have been speaking
with
Giovanni and he had the same problem. He clamped an aluminum plate between
the pin and the brake levers and it worked fine. I am going to take the
brake assembly apart and see if the concave section of the brake assembly
is
worn. I believe that is the problem . If it is I plan on taking it to a
welding shop and build up the cup

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 2:01 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hydraulic shaft brake

Eric:

My problem was the brake not closing, same as yours. The actuator closes
via
spring pressure to prevent the shaft from turning when the engine is off.
When the engine is running and the transmission is engaged, hydraulic
pressure operates against the spring pressure to open the jaws of the
brake.
I do not know what the pressure has to be, but it is a balance between
spring pressure and hydraulic pressure.

Gary

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

Gary,

When the engine is not running the brake does not close. Hydraulic
pressure
is only needed when the engine is running.

My problem is the reverse of yours. Your brakes did not open, mine do
not
close.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hydraulic shaft brake





Eric: When my boat was one month old, (SM # 335, 2001) I noticed that my
hydraulic shaft brake was not actuating properly. Amel, sent a team to
the
Canary Islands to effect repairs under warranty. What they found was
that
the transmission was not putting out the specified amount of hydraulic
pressure to actuate the brake actuator. The repair required replacement
of
the transmission, all done very efficiently by Amel at not cost to me. I
don't know what the specs are for the pressure or anything else beyond
this
but perhaps you could begin trouble shooting by measuring the hydraulic
actuating pressure by "T" ing a pressure gauge into the hydraulic line.
Of
course firstly, verify that the transmission has the proper fluid level.
Another thing you might try, to verify that the hydraulic piston is
working
normally, would be to remove it, and actuate it with regulated
compressed
shop air so that you could verify at what pressure it actuates etc.

Just a couple of thoughts.

Gary Silver
s/v Liahona
On the hard at Spice Island Marine Services in Grenada

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite@ wrote:

I am having trouble with the hydraulic shaft brake on my 100 hp
yanmar.
The brake shoes do not close completely and the shaft continues to
spin.
.
To temporarily repair this I placed a block of wood between the
hydraulic
actuator and the engine mount frame and that applied enough pressure to
close the brake shoes. The brake shoes do not appear worn. I also do not
know which way to turn the bolt on the actuator to tighten the brake
shoe
clearance.
Any suggestions?
Fair winds
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite











Re: [Amel] Hydraulic shaft brake

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Eric is the pressure bleeding off when the engine is off? It not look at the hyd valve/switch as this is a normally break. Y

Regards
Sm 209 for sale in Annapolis
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Nov 27, 2011, at 15:02, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

Gary,

The actuator opens the brakes very well. The problem is when the engine is
off.

So hydraulics has nothing to do with the problem. I have been speaking with
Giovanni and he had the same problem. He clamped an aluminum plate between
the pin and the brake levers and it worked fine. I am going to take the
brake assembly apart and see if the concave section of the brake assembly is
worn. I believe that is the problem . If it is I plan on taking it to a
welding shop and build up the cup

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 2:01 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hydraulic shaft brake

Eric:

My problem was the brake not closing, same as yours. The actuator closes via
spring pressure to prevent the shaft from turning when the engine is off.
When the engine is running and the transmission is engaged, hydraulic
pressure operates against the spring pressure to open the jaws of the brake.
I do not know what the pressure has to be, but it is a balance between
spring pressure and hydraulic pressure.

Gary

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

Gary,

When the engine is not running the brake does not close. Hydraulic
pressure
is only needed when the engine is running.

My problem is the reverse of yours. Your brakes did not open, mine do not
close.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hydraulic shaft brake





Eric: When my boat was one month old, (SM # 335, 2001) I noticed that my
hydraulic shaft brake was not actuating properly. Amel, sent a team to the
Canary Islands to effect repairs under warranty. What they found was that
the transmission was not putting out the specified amount of hydraulic
pressure to actuate the brake actuator. The repair required replacement of
the transmission, all done very efficiently by Amel at not cost to me. I
don't know what the specs are for the pressure or anything else beyond
this
but perhaps you could begin trouble shooting by measuring the hydraulic
actuating pressure by "T" ing a pressure gauge into the hydraulic line. Of
course firstly, verify that the transmission has the proper fluid level.
Another thing you might try, to verify that the hydraulic piston is
working
normally, would be to remove it, and actuate it with regulated compressed
shop air so that you could verify at what pressure it actuates etc.

Just a couple of thoughts.

Gary Silver
s/v Liahona
On the hard at Spice Island Marine Services in Grenada

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite@ wrote:

I am having trouble with the hydraulic shaft brake on my 100 hp yanmar.
The brake shoes do not close completely and the shaft continues to spin.
.
To temporarily repair this I placed a block of wood between the
hydraulic
actuator and the engine mount frame and that applied enough pressure to
close the brake shoes. The brake shoes do not appear worn. I also do not
know which way to turn the bolt on the actuator to tighten the brake shoe
clearance.
Any suggestions?
Fair winds
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite


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Hydraulic shaft brake

eric freedman
 

Gary,

The actuator opens the brakes very well. The problem is when the engine is
off.

So hydraulics has nothing to do with the problem. I have been speaking with
Giovanni and he had the same problem. He clamped an aluminum plate between
the pin and the brake levers and it worked fine. I am going to take the
brake assembly apart and see if the concave section of the brake assembly is
worn. I believe that is the problem . If it is I plan on taking it to a
welding shop and build up the cup



Has anyone else experienced this problem?



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 2:01 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hydraulic shaft brake





Eric:

My problem was the brake not closing, same as yours. The actuator closes via
spring pressure to prevent the shaft from turning when the engine is off.
When the engine is running and the transmission is engaged, hydraulic
pressure operates against the spring pressure to open the jaws of the brake.
I do not know what the pressure has to be, but it is a balance between
spring pressure and hydraulic pressure.

Gary

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

Gary,

When the engine is not running the brake does not close. Hydraulic
pressure
is only needed when the engine is running.

My problem is the reverse of yours. Your brakes did not open, mine do not
close.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hydraulic shaft brake





Eric: When my boat was one month old, (SM # 335, 2001) I noticed that my
hydraulic shaft brake was not actuating properly. Amel, sent a team to the
Canary Islands to effect repairs under warranty. What they found was that
the transmission was not putting out the specified amount of hydraulic
pressure to actuate the brake actuator. The repair required replacement of
the transmission, all done very efficiently by Amel at not cost to me. I
don't know what the specs are for the pressure or anything else beyond
this
but perhaps you could begin trouble shooting by measuring the hydraulic
actuating pressure by "T" ing a pressure gauge into the hydraulic line. Of
course firstly, verify that the transmission has the proper fluid level.
Another thing you might try, to verify that the hydraulic piston is
working
normally, would be to remove it, and actuate it with regulated compressed
shop air so that you could verify at what pressure it actuates etc.

Just a couple of thoughts.

Gary Silver
s/v Liahona
On the hard at Spice Island Marine Services in Grenada

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite@ wrote:

I am having trouble with the hydraulic shaft brake on my 100 hp yanmar.
The brake shoes do not close completely and the shaft continues to spin.
.
To temporarily repair this I placed a block of wood between the
hydraulic
actuator and the engine mount frame and that applied enough pressure to
close the brake shoes. The brake shoes do not appear worn. I also do not
know which way to turn the bolt on the actuator to tighten the brake shoe
clearance.
Any suggestions?
Fair winds
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite









Re: [Amel] Re: Sailing to Florida

Veit Mueller <veitm@...>
 

Hello All:

Thank you for all your advise.
We looked at the weather and ended up on the inside (west of gulf stream) route.
Cape Hateras was calm and many stars...we ducked into Beaufort (very nice people) for a day to let a strong S wind system pass and are sailing since Thursday morning South.
Basically always a little S current (~30fathom line), and ok conditions.
Hope to arrive on Ft Lauderdale tomorrow.

Cheers,
Veit
ATMAN SM215

Sent from vm iPad

On Nov 21, 2011, at 9:49 AM, "Kimberly Cerillo" <kcvabeach@yahoo.com> wrote:

We have sailed down to Florida (the Keys/Ft. Lauderdale) a few times. We pretty much always stay inside the stream. We feel that we can check out the different areas along the coast (we love Charleston and St. Augustine) and can duck in if the weather becomes adverse. We always choose our weather window wisely when going around Hatteras, and tend to be more cautious than most. We have been around Hatteras about 6 times and have not ever hit any adverse wind/seas. If you are cautious with your weather, the passage can be beautiful, however, if you are not cautious, it isn’t called the Graveyard of the Atlantic for nothing. We have friends that encountered 25-30’ seas off Hatteras and ended up turning back towards Norfolk.

We were home ported in the Little Creek area of Norfolk for a couple of years and the crab pots and fishing nets can be problematic in the Chesapeake as they can be found in channels and are as likely as not to be poorly marked (we have seen quite a few that have black floats instead of the day glow orange).

If you have the time, stay inside and stop at the many beautiful ports along the coast.

George and Kim

SM #353 Indecent

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Veit Mueller
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 10:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Sailing to Florida

Thanks for the post. We just left Cape Charles, VA on our way South.
still checking weather etc before we make a final decision.
Cheers,
Veit
ATMAN SM 215

Sent from vm iPad

On Nov 20, 2011, at 4:19 PM, "rossirossix4" <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com <mailto:rossidesigngroup%40gmail.com> > wrote:

We arrived in Beaufort, NC yesterday afternoon after a 32 hour sail from Hampton, VA on the "inside" of the gulf stream around Cape Hatteras. We stayed within a few miles of the shore, avoiding most of the current of the gulf stream. We averaged 7+ knots for the 230 nm trip and it was pleasant (a bit cold this time of year)ran the diesel a total of 2 hours. BUT we paid close attention to the weather forecast and had favorable winds. There are fish pots out from Virginia Beach so be careful there at night, otherwise we did not see any. Again, rounding Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout deserves respect and careful consideration of the weather but is worth a look.

Hampton, VA municipal marina is a great stop...$1.20/ft with SSCA, $1.25 BOATUS AND if you buy 2 nights 3rd is free...comes to $0.80/foot if you stay 3 days!
Bob
Brittany de la Mer

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "veitm@..." <veitm@...> wrote:

Hello all:
We have our boat in Annapolis and are planning to sail her South to Florida - Ft Lauderdale.
Wondering wether to go East or West of the Gulfstream.
Anybody any good tips?
Cheers,
Veit - ATMAN SM 215
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Re: [Amel] Re: sm2k's with the Yanmar 75HP motors & pic

eric freedman
 

Yes that is square feet.

We were lucky and had 30 knot trade winds for days. I guess I am mistaken
with the speed but we did average over 200 miles a day.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of sv Sangaris
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: sm2k's with the Yanmar 75HP motors & pic







In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:
"... a 1400 or 1500 Gennaker was very good ...we had it up one time for 7
days straight and we averaged 10.5 knots."

WOW Eric!
10.5kts X 24 hours = 252 nautical miles/day. For 7 days straight = 1764
nautical miles.
With a hull speed of 8 or 9 knots, there's gotta be some kind of record
there!
Btw, what's a 1400/1500 Gennaker? Square feet?

Cheers,
Craig - SN#68 SANGARIS


Re: [Amel] Re: sm2k's with the Yanmar 75HP motors & pic

eric freedman
 

Bill,

Sorry they never made me drawings. They just fabricated them from
measurements taken on the boat.

They needed two as the hatch is smaller than the locker. I installed a
through hull and a ball valve in the drain so I could drain the locker if it
got wet from the engine room. The tanks sit on 3/4 inch aluminum bar to keep
them off the bottom of the locker. There is a fill drain and vent on each
tank. The tanks were then chocked in place and the chocks are held by 4200
adhesive.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 1:17 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: sm2k's with the Yanmar 75HP motors & pic





Eric,

Do you have drawings of the fuel tanks that you can share?

Bill
BeBe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

Colin,

We originally carried a 50 Gallon bladder in the forward part of the port
locker and 11 Gerry cans in the aft section of the locker .

I had a welding shop in St Maarten fabricate 2 fuel tanks that fit into
the
life raft lockers last year. They hold 70 gallons and

We use a transfer pump to transfer the fuel from the tanks into the main
tank. I like the idea of having independent fuel tanks. The pump and hoses
are kept in the port locker and plugged in when we need it. 7 minutes of
pumping and you have 35 gallons of diesel in the main tank. Very neat and
no
mess like we had with leaking Gerry cans. Now we keep a switlik life raft,
2
bail out bags and other stuff where the Gerry cans were.

You might look into this when you get to the Caribbean. Also we found that
a
1400 or 1500 Gennaker was very good for trade winds. When we crossed we
had
it up one time for 7 days straight and we averaged 10.5 knots. The
Gennaker
was 1 ½ Oz material.

I believe Ian on PenAzen has one also. With a ATN sleeve it is very easy
to
set.

Fair Winds

Eric







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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Colin Streeter
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2011 12:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: sm2k's with the Yanmar 75HP motors & pic





Thanks Eric
Your comments are comforting and, given the other comments so far, I
suspect
that we will be very content with the 75 hp as is.
Whilst in touch with you I might add that you have added a wealth of
useful
into into the AMEL site so thanks for this as I have been reading much of
it. With our upcoming Atlantic trip I am going to go back to the string of
articles to which you added - in particular the one regarding 10 extra
fuel
containers in the life raft hatch - and ask for someone to post some
pictures of how this looks when stacked in. A picture would really help me
as I am getting someone to purchase these in Gran Canaria and I am
currently
in Sydney. A pic would be far better than my poor Spanish...
Cheers, Colin

On 26/11/2011, at 2:34 PM, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> > wrote:

Colin,

Having both the non turbo Yanmar about 55 Hp and the Turbo Intercooled
Yanmar 100 hp on different boats, I believe you can add the intercooler
t
to
your Yanmar to gain the additional HP if you wish. It doesn't look like
a
big job, but I believe the parts might be pricey.

We very rarely use all 100 Hp and I think it is just a knee jerk
reaction
to
put the petal to the metal when you need it.

I believe the 75 hp will be fine. You can also run it at a higher rpm
and
use the same amount of fuel as the 100 hp at a lower RPM.

At 2200 rpm the 75 hp uses 1.14 GPH while the 100 HP uses 1.43 GPH

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Dave_Benjamin
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 10:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: sm2k's with the Yanmar 75HP motors & pic

Colin,

Our Maramu was repowered with the same engine you have. It's an
excellent
engine and while your SM is a bit heavier than our boat, I suspect you
will
find it quite adequate.

One recommendation I have is to read the section in the manual that
deals
with pre-shut down and extended low RPM operations. There is a procedure
where you put the engine in neutral and advance the power to maximum
then
retard to idle a series of 5 times. This is designed to burn the carbon
deposits off the turbo presumably. This should be done 5 minutes prior
to
shutdown and every 2 hours while running at low rpm which I've taken to
mean
as a power setting in which the turbo is not being used.

Sounds like Island Pearl was a great find. Congratulations and enjoy
your
upcoming voyage.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "islandpearl2_sm2k332"
<colin.d.streeter@> wrote:

Being a new commer to the Amel group I have to say that the amount of
knowledge and information sharing seen over the past 4 weeks on this
site
is
impressive and comforting. There is clearly a rich pool of information
in
the group, the portal works well and many of you are really generous and
frank in passing on advice and tips.

I have recently purchased Island Pearl II, a 2001 model sm2000(hull #
332)and will be sailing her back to her new home port - Sydney Australia
via
Atlantic, Panama etc crossing the Atlantic in January.

Ideally we had been looking for sm2k with the 100HP Yanmar but with
the
boat getting an exceptionally good survey report, and with almost as new
interiors (after 10 years ownership by just one careful elderly
couple)and
just 600hrs on this boat's 75HP Yanmar (and 504 hrs on the Onan)and
systems
and motors being run monthly and serviced directly by Yanmar & Amel rep
this
one was too good to pass up for the price. Naturally I should expect
some
problems but todate none have surfaced...

My concern was that the 75HP (with auto-prop) would be underpowered
for
such a large boat and therefore I am keen to hear from other members who
have the 75HP Yanmar (there were quite a few built in the 2000 - 2003
period) in terms of how well this set up works for you, normal cruising
revs
and speed and what fuel consumption is like and if these engines have
served
you well??

Fair winds, Colin


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Navigation Charts

Duncan Hagemeyer
 

I know enought about computers to be dangerous. I have an Apple Mac OS-X, 4g processor and 8g RAM and a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 with 2.5g processor and 4g RAM. I prefer the windows system for day to day use, but the Apple would be an option to move to the boat as a photo/entertainment/navigation station.

All I have from my old boat is some Imray Isolare paper charts. I am thinking of adding so modern charts that tie to the Amel 54 system. I particularly like the idea of having weather overlay on active charts.

Any suggestion on makers of charts and how either of these systems could interface?

Duncan


[Amel] Re: sm2k's with the Yanmar 75HP motors & pic

Craig Briggs
 

In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:
"... a 1400 or 1500 Gennaker was very good ...we had it up one time for 7 days straight and we averaged 10.5 knots."

WOW Eric!
10.5kts X 24 hours = 252 nautical miles/day. For 7 days straight = 1764 nautical miles.
With a hull speed of 8 or 9 knots, there's gotta be some kind of record there!
Btw, what's a 1400/1500 Gennaker? Square feet?

Cheers,
Craig - SN#68 SANGARIS