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Weather forecasting - New free GRIB viewer and data service

Zanareva
 

An excellent and free GRIB viewer and data server service is available
via www.grib.us

From their website: "GRIB is the format used by the meteorological
institutes of the world to transport and manipulate weather data and is
the foundation of the forecasts we see around us in our daily life. In
the past, accessing and viewing GRIB weather data has often required a
tricky combination of technical knowledge and expensive software."

Their user interface is outstanding and very easy to use.

All the best,
Richard
SM "Spice"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] holding tank intake and odor smell

drdavegoodman
 

Thanks, Richard.
I think the hose leading from the head to tank is part of the problem.
The other part is that when the original connection failed up near
the tank, leakage got onto the material/fabric that lines the
shelves/hull immediately adjacent to where the hose travels. I
suspect odor is still emanating from that material, which appears
stained and unsightly. Any advice on removing and replacing the material?

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard Piller
<richard03801@...> wrote:

We also have a 98 SM #209. The front head also had
some ordor issues. Very quickly after we pruchased
the boat I replace the hose leading from the head to
the tank. No more ordor. If the copper tube was
replaced it would be interesting to know how that was
done.

On the other hand with an inch of diameter difference
between the PVC and fitting there is no way in the
world that you will get anything near a tight fit.
You may want to consider using a hose diameter adaptor
that is available at Defender or West Marine. Use a
short correct size PVC section then using the 1.5"
diameter normal hose to the head.

Good luck, there are always lots of smelly sweet
things you can hang in the front head to kill the
ordor.

Richard

--- drdavegoodman <drdavegoodman@...> wrote:

I am in the process of purchasing a 1998 SM. Some
years back the
seller replaced the forward holding tank intake
copper tube with PVC
piping after the copper tube failed for some reason.
The outflow hose
from the head is clamped to the PVC tube intake of
the holding tank.
There is about 1 inch distance between the end of
the clamped hose and
the holding tank, and the PVC that is visible is
coated blue.
Evidence of old head outflow leakage is evident in
the head shelf
lining where the holding tank intake tube meets the
head outflow hose.
The problem is there is a very strong head smell
that a recent
surveyor thinks is coming from the connection
between the head and the
PVC holding intake tube. The seller thinks the
problem is just normal
head odors, and is caused by lack of regular usage
of the forward
head. Would appreciate response from anyone
familiar with head odor
problems or breakage of the holding tank intake
copper tubing.




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] holding tank intake and odor smell

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We also have a 98 SM #209. The front head also had
some ordor issues. Very quickly after we pruchased
the boat I replace the hose leading from the head to
the tank. No more ordor. If the copper tube was
replaced it would be interesting to know how that was
done.

On the other hand with an inch of diameter difference
between the PVC and fitting there is no way in the
world that you will get anything near a tight fit.
You may want to consider using a hose diameter adaptor
that is available at Defender or West Marine. Use a
short correct size PVC section then using the 1.5"
diameter normal hose to the head.

Good luck, there are always lots of smelly sweet
things you can hang in the front head to kill the
ordor.

Richard

--- drdavegoodman <drdavegoodman@gmail.com> wrote:

I am in the process of purchasing a 1998 SM. Some
years back the
seller replaced the forward holding tank intake
copper tube with PVC
piping after the copper tube failed for some reason.
The outflow hose
from the head is clamped to the PVC tube intake of
the holding tank.
There is about 1 inch distance between the end of
the clamped hose and
the holding tank, and the PVC that is visible is
coated blue.
Evidence of old head outflow leakage is evident in
the head shelf
lining where the holding tank intake tube meets the
head outflow hose.
The problem is there is a very strong head smell
that a recent
surveyor thinks is coming from the connection
between the head and the
PVC holding intake tube. The seller thinks the
problem is just normal
head odors, and is caused by lack of regular usage
of the forward
head. Would appreciate response from anyone
familiar with head odor
problems or breakage of the holding tank intake
copper tubing.




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Amel after sales service

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Our experience of 17 years as Amel owners is that Amel dont always acknowledge written requests for spares but are nonetheless very reliable.
I think that there is a cultural difference between Anglo Saxons who feel uncertain if everything is not immediately in writing and the French who along with the Italians, Spanish and others , in my experience, are quite relaxed about the lack of correspondence possibly because their postal systems were never accorded the same priority in public services as those of the UK and US and therefore discouraged people from writing letters.
As someone has already written, if in doubt make a telephone call.
Amel spares can be pricey but they carry a huge amount of stock and , to me, their availability , particularly if you are short of time, is well worth the price. Just recently I needed end caps for my Dessalator. The Dessalator agent in UK didnt have them in stock. Amel did, and within 3 days of a call they had arrived with a friend in Boulder, Colorado who was flying down to Argentina the next day. Thats worth paying for.
cheers, Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen, SM 302, Uruguay

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Freezer temperature

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

On our boat we are politically incorrect and have Pink jobs ( Judys) and Blue jobs ( mine). This is strictly a Pink job request for info. We have been running our freezer at what I suspect are ridiculously low temps, about -18C or about 0 F .We probably ought to choose a temperature which would allow safe food for about two months ( though we have enjoyed frozen meat bought 6 months previously.)
Assume two months: What temperature would you choose for the central section of the freezer?
Cheers, Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen , SM 302, Uruguay

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holding tank intake and odor smell

drdavegoodman
 

I am in the process of purchasing a 1998 SM. Some years back the
seller replaced the forward holding tank intake copper tube with PVC
piping after the copper tube failed for some reason. The outflow hose
from the head is clamped to the PVC tube intake of the holding tank.
There is about 1 inch distance between the end of the clamped hose and
the holding tank, and the PVC that is visible is coated blue.
Evidence of old head outflow leakage is evident in the head shelf
lining where the holding tank intake tube meets the head outflow hose.
The problem is there is a very strong head smell that a recent
surveyor thinks is coming from the connection between the head and the
PVC holding intake tube. The seller thinks the problem is just normal
head odors, and is caused by lack of regular usage of the forward
head. Would appreciate response from anyone familiar with head odor
problems or breakage of the holding tank intake copper tubing.


Re: Dolphin Battery Chargers and Embee Striper No 1100

Ag Av8ter
 

Hello John and Anne,

Are your 30 / 50 amp chargers "Nemo's"? I have two Nemo 50 chargers
that pulled out of my boat, when I installed the 100 amp charger I
now have. If you or anyone needs a spare working charger at a
reasonable price let me know.

Tony
SM #266

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

I have a 30amp plus a 50amp charger. They are It seems to me
programmed
sso that the 30 should be turned on first and the other after a
minute
od so to let the charge rate stabilise. The 50amp one does not take
the
volts up to 28.8 and indeed does nothing much once the volts reach
about 27 whereas the 30amp one will take them up to 28.6.
At one time Amel told me that the output can be increased by
carefully
scraping the red locking varnish off the left hand trimmer in the
middle and near the bottom of the board and turning it clockwise to
increase the volts. I tried this and broke the trimmer...perhaps I
should have asked a technician to replace the trimmer in the first
place.
The chargers are standard models altered to meet Amel's spec. I
sent
mine back to the Reya's factory in the south of France and asked
them
to repair it and also to change it back to the standard spec. which
they did and all has been well since. The contact is an Irish girl
whose name is Lucy Kelly lucy.kelly at reya.com
Eric,
After spending a long time Googling I have found a supplier for the
striper. contact louatantiqueboat.com and specify Embee Striper
Model
No 1100 for $29.99. There is a lot of help on painting the stripes
if
you enter words like false teak decks in the search box on this
site.

Would people please list the subject of their messages so that the
search machine can do it's job.

Regards, Anne and John SM319


Re: question on the SM engine vent loop

Ag Av8ter
 

-Hello John,

My SM #266 does the exact same thing. Everything normal. After a
few minutes of running mine stops making water out of the loop.

Good sailing,

Tony
WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266





-- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "john martin" <symoondog@...>
wrote:

Can anyone tell me how much, if any, water is normally supposed to
come out
of the little pipe that vents out of the engine room from the top
of the
anti siphon loop above the engine, and vents/drains into the
cockpit drain
area just forward of the line locker for the mizzen mast ? When
my engine
is idling a very small amount of water comes out, and when I push
the rpm
above 2000 rpm, quite a lot of water comes out. When I run just
the
generator alone, no water comes out.
Thanks much
John Martin
Moon Dog SM #248

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dolphin Battery Chargers

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi all, I have both a 30 and a 50 amp Dolphin charger. I can find nothing saying which order I should use them in. I have used both or either with success. My undesrtanding was that the 30 amp one was for use in marinas that may not have a large amperage supply.
What the original manual does say is that there is a switch that allows you to choose between Gel and Free batteries. If you choose Gel, you get 27.2v floating, with 28.8v boost; with Free you get 26.6v floating with 28.2v boost. In my ignorance I have never understood the difference between Free and Gel batteries. I assume that the original Amel Freedom batteries are Free batteries and I am pretty certain that I have yet to see a boost of 28.8v

Cheers, Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen, SM 302, UIruguay

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] After Sales Support

Ian Shepherd <ocean53@...>
 

Hi Pat,

I am sorry to read that you are having difficulty with Amel After Sales. My
guess is that for some reason your e-mails have not arrived. Yesterday I
sent two e-mails to Amel. One was to amel@amel.fr to order parts. (I should
have used sav@amel.fr but it was still answered by SAV within 24 hours). The
other was to the Chairman and he answered within hours also. Despite Amel
and myself having a poor relationship at one time, I have always found their
after sales service superb.

I would suggest a follow up call to Olivier Beute on +33.546.55.17.31 to see
what has gone wrong.

Good luck

Ian Shepherd SM 414 Crusader


Re: After Sales Support

abulerhum <dji314@...>
 

Hi Pat
they usually answer rapidly. I had to deal with them lately and they
are very helpful and courteous.
You can also call them (watch for working hours = ECT +6)at
+33 5 46 55 17 18.
Georges Pellegrini SA 132

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sailw32" <sailw32@...> wrote:

I have e-mailed the Amel After Sales Support twice over the last 2
weeks ordering parts and requesting information. I have not heard back
from them after requesting confirmation of my order. I used the
following e-mail address, sav@... to place the order. Does Amel
After Sales respond to these e-mails with confirmation? I purchased my
Amel just a few months ago and this is my first experience with
ordering parts. Is there some other method I need to use to contact
Amel to order parts?

Thanks for any help.
Pat
Shenanigans SM #123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] After Sales Support

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Your best bet is to call service and confirm that they
have your order and remember they do NOT accept AmEx
for payment..
Fairwinds
Richard SM 209
--- sailw32 <sailw32@aol.com> wrote:

I have e-mailed the Amel After Sales Support twice
over the last 2
weeks ordering parts and requesting information. I
have not heard back
from them after requesting confirmation of my order.
I used the
following e-mail address, sav@amel.fr to place the
order. Does Amel
After Sales respond to these e-mails with
confirmation? I purchased my
Amel just a few months ago and this is my first
experience with
ordering parts. Is there some other method I need
to use to contact
Amel to order parts?

Thanks for any help.
Pat
Shenanigans SM #123




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Embee striper #1100

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Eric,
I failed as well so googled the above heading and got some hits. Try
www.misterart.com They do both the sinle and the double line model.
They are in Houston and their toll free no is 800-721-3015. They will
not ship outside the US so were no good to me.

Good luck this time, John SM 319


Amel Maramu For Sale

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

To anyone interested, I am selling my 1981 Maramu, hull #91. The boat
is fully equipt for blue water sailing. The boat will be pulled for
bottom paint and zinks the first week in May, so you can save money on
the survey if you are serious! The boat is in good condition and is
currently located in the Hudson River, 30 miles north of New York City.
If you have questions e-mail me at sidecar1@verizon.net. The asking
price is $159,500.


After Sales Support

Patrick McAneny
 

I have e-mailed the Amel After Sales Support twice over the last 2
weeks ordering parts and requesting information. I have not heard back
from them after requesting confirmation of my order. I used the
following e-mail address, sav@amel.fr to place the order. Does Amel
After Sales respond to these e-mails with confirmation? I purchased my
Amel just a few months ago and this is my first experience with
ordering parts. Is there some other method I need to use to contact
Amel to order parts?

Thanks for any help.
Pat
Shenanigans SM #123


Re: deck striping

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Eric,

I'm sorry, I can't remember the size of the wheel I used! And I've
since given the set to another Amel owner (in France) who has used it
to do his decks. But I found that a wheel half the width of the deck
grooves is just right. You do one pass using the right edge of the
groove as a guide, then another pass using the left edge as a guide,
and you're done. The two stripes you lay down just overlap in the
middle of the groove. If you try to use a wheel that's as wide as
the groove, you'll find that it puts down too much paint, plus the
grooves aren't uniform in width. By the way, the striper comes with
a guide (a metal rod sticking out the front), which just gets in the
way. I removed it prior to striping.

The unit you ordered is for double stripes. It might work if you
don't use a spacer between the two wheels. Try to find a single line
striper with interchangeable wheels, if they sell one. I ended up
with the kit because I wasn't sure what size wheel to use. Once I
found the best one, I never used the other wheels. (But I don't
remember which one I used!!)

Roy

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

Hi Roy,

The link you sent does not have a 3/16" striper.

I ordered this on. Is this the one you used?



http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2840/Master-Double-
Line-Str
iper-Set.htm

thanks

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite 376 kimberlite



_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of rbenven44
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 4:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: to Roy on Excalibur SM#195



Hi Eric,

Here's where I bought my striper:
http://www.misterar
<http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-
Single->
t.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-Single-
Line-Striper-Set.htm

It's an art supply store.

Good luck, Roy

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

Roy,
where do i find an embee paint striper. i found one with 6 wheels
but
not with 8 wheels.
thanks
eric
sm 376 kimberlite






deck striping

eric freedman
 

Hi Roy,

The link you sent does not have a 3/16" striper.

I ordered this on. Is this the one you used?



http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2840/Master-Double-Line-Str
iper-Set.htm

thanks

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite 376 kimberlite



_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of rbenven44
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 4:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: to Roy on Excalibur SM#195



Hi Eric,

Here's where I bought my striper:
http://www.misterar
<http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-Single->
t.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-Single-
Line-Striper-Set.htm

It's an art supply store.

Good luck, Roy

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


Roy,
where do i find an embee paint striper. i found one with 6 wheels but
not with 8 wheels.
thanks
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Galley sink debris strainer

Zanareva
 

Back in January Ian & Judy on Pen Azen posted a note on how they solved
the problem on preventing debris from entering the bilge from the
galley and head sinks. Another method that I'm trying involves using
a 'leaf catcher' that's installed right below the galley sink drain. I
purchased it at Pinch a Penny pool supply store for $35.99. The unit is
clear lexan so you can see what's collected and the o-ring gasketed top
is easy to open to remove the basket for cleaning. I've posted a couple
of photos in the folder "Sink Strainer".

Richard
SM "Spice"


Re: to Roy on Excalibur SM#195

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Eric,

Here's where I bought my striper:
http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-Single-
Line-Striper-Set.htm

It's an art supply store.

Good luck, Roy

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

Roy,
where do i find an embee paint striper. i found one with 6 wheels but
not with 8 wheels.
thanks
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Embee Striper No 1100

eric freedman
 

John,
i couldn't find that website.
Fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

I have a 30amp plus a 50amp charger. They are It seems to me
programmed
sso that the 30 should be turned on first and the other after a
minute
od so to let the charge rate stabilise. The 50amp one does not
take the
volts up to 28.8 and indeed does nothing much once the volts reach
about 27 whereas the 30amp one will take them up to 28.6.
At one time Amel told me that the output can be increased by
carefully
scraping the red locking varnish off the left hand trimmer in the
middle and near the bottom of the board and turning it clockwise
to
increase the volts. I tried this and broke the trimmer...perhaps I
should have asked a technician to replace the trimmer in the first
place.
The chargers are standard models altered to meet Amel's spec. I
sent
mine back to the Reya's factory in the south of France and asked
them
to repair it and also to change it back to the standard spec.
which
they did and all has been well since. The contact is an Irish girl
whose name is Lucy Kelly lucy.kelly at reya.com
Eric,
After spending a long time Googling I have found a supplier for
the
striper. contact louatantiqueboat.com and specify Embee Striper
Model
No 1100 for $29.99. There is a lot of help on painting the
stripes if
you enter words like false teak decks in the search box on this
site.

Would people please list the subject of their messages so that the
search machine can do it's job.

Regards, Anne and John SM319