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Re: [Amel] masts grounds

amelforme
 

Dr. Goodman, The masts and rigging on Amel boats are designed to not be
grounded. Most of the system that many refer to as a ground system is
actually an anti-electrolysis system that manages stray current and directs
it to the zincs on the rudder.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@att.net


Re: [Amel] Portlight opening

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

Thank's Pat, that would be realy helpful. Where are you now?
Bob

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, sailw32@... wrote:

Bob, We met you in Annapolis at the show in Nov. and then spoke to your
wife on anchor in Soper Hole , BVI in Feb.I will stop by my boat and measure
my portlight tomorrow and get back to you.Pat s/v Shenanigans SM123


In a message dated 4/19/2009 5:56:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
no_reply@yahoogroups.com writes:





Can anyone with an older SM please measure the port light by the galley.
I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in New
York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width
and height of the frame.
If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6





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Re: [Amel] Portlight opening

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

Thank's Pat, that would be realy helpful. Where are you now?
Bob

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, sailw32@... wrote:

Bob, We met you in Annapolis at the show in Nov. and then spoke to your
wife on anchor in Soper Hole , BVI in Feb.I will stop by my boat and measure
my portlight tomorrow and get back to you.Pat s/v Shenanigans SM123


In a message dated 4/19/2009 5:56:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
no_reply@yahoogroups.com writes:





Can anyone with an older SM please measure the port light by the galley.
I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in New
York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width
and height of the frame.
If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6





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Re: [Amel] Portlight opening

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

EricI am in Oyster Bay, I know you are in Huntington so we are neighbors. met some people down in thre Virgins this Winter who know you and your boat.Am bringing "Minaxi" back up around Mid May but wanted to have covers over the galley and head ports. I am trying to be able to keep some air coming in when everything else is zipped up.
Bob
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:>> Hi,> > Where are you in New York,> > Also in N.Y.> > Fair Winds,> > Eric> > Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite> >  > >  > >   _____  > > From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of minaxi53> Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 5:55 PM> To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> Subject: [Amel] Portlight opening> >  > > > > > > > Can anyone with an older SM please measure the portlight by the galley.> I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in New> York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width and> height of the frame.> If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.> Bob> s/v Minaxi SM6> > > > > > >


Re: [Amel] Portlight opening

Patrick McAneny
 

Bob,I live on the Sassafras River at the northern end of the Chesapeke .I
have a mooring there where I keep my boat.If your passing by on your way
north we have a great anchorage and only a few miles to the C&D canal.I'll get
back to with the measurments. Pat

In a message dated 4/20/2009 9:48:43 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
no_reply@yahoogroups.com writes:





Thank's Pat, that would be realy helpful. Where are you now?
Bob

--- In _amelyachtowners@amelyachtowname_
(mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com) , sailw32@... wrote:

Bob, We met you in Annapolis at the show in Nov. and then spoke to your
wife on anchor in Soper Hole , BVI in Feb.I will stop by my boat and
measure
my portlight tomorrow and get back to you.Pat s/v Shenanigans SM123


In a message dated 4/19/2009 5:56:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
_no_reply@yahoogroupno_re_ (mailto:no_reply@yahoogroups.com) writes:





Can anyone with an older SM please measure the port light by the galley.
I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in
New
York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width
and height of the frame.
If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6





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Re: [Amel] Portlight opening

Patrick McAneny
 

Bob, We met you in Annapolis at the show in Nov. and then spoke to your
wife on anchor in Soper Hole , BVI in Feb.I will stop by my boat and measure
my portlight tomorrow and get back to you.Pat s/v Shenanigans SM123

In a message dated 4/19/2009 5:56:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
no_reply@yahoogroups.com writes:





Can anyone with an older SM please measure the port light by the galley.
I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in New
York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width
and height of the frame.
If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6





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Re: [Amel] Portlight opening

eric freedman
 

Hi,

Where are you in New York,

Also in N.Y.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of minaxi53
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 5:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Portlight opening








Can anyone with an older SM please measure the portlight by the galley.
I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in New
York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width and
height of the frame.
If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6


Portlight opening

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

Can anyone with an older SM please measure the portlight by the galley.
I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in New York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width and height of the frame.
If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6


Super Maramu under-seat fridge/freezers - stuck thermostats

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

We have two under-seat fridge/freezers. Each has a separate analog thermostat for fridge and freezer. Three of the four thermostats will not turn. They are somehow stuck. It is not a problem now as they are stuck where we would set them.

Has anyone experienced/solved this issue?

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2 #387
Opua New Zealand waiting on weather to head north and west


Re: electronic equipment for my new amel 54

rossirossix4
 

Just FYI, Class B transponders transmit at 2 watts and their consumption averages around 4 watts or less.

Pulled from the West Marine specs for the AIS-1000 Class B transponder
"# Transmit Power: 2 Watts (33dBm)
# Volts: 12V DC (10.8 - 15.6V)
# Watts: Average power consumption 4W"

AIS CTRX
Q What power does my AIS CTRX use?
A The CTRX AIS Transponder uses 12 VDC.
Q Does my AIS CTRX consume much power? How much?
A In average less then 3.5 W

Both look like Saab units to me

The ACR Nauticast Class B transponder also claims an "average power consumption 4W"

Class A units mandated for commercial ships and transmit every 2-10 seconds depending on their rate of turn at 12.5 watts or more. Class B transmit more limited information every 30 seconds at 2 watts.

Their peak power consumption can be closer to 18 watts, but this is for a very, very short burst and the average consumption is 4 watts or less.

4 watts is 0.33 amp @12v and 0.17 amp @24volts. 8 amp hours for 24 hours (12v) or 4 amp hours/24hours (24v).

Bob
Brittany de la Mer

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

not only ...
jm
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ERIC MERRY a écrit :


Transponder maybe good idea but it will chew thru your battery life
kinda like holding down the ssb every 5 min be prepared.. But maybe
good in shipping lanes in the med

-----Original Message-----
From: jlmertz@... <mailto:jlmertz%40free.fr> <jlmertz@...
<mailto:jlmertz%40free.fr>>
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 12:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

AIS is a good option,
I f you put an AIS receiver do not hesitate to prefer an _transponder_.
jlm
CottonBay
----------------------------------------------------------
blumherbert48 a écrit :


Hello together,

I am awaiting the delivery of my new amel 54 in spring 2010 and I have
to define the equipment.

Standardequipment is :

- B&G Hydra 3000 at navstation and repeaters in the cockpit
- 1 GPS Furuno GP 150
- 1 VHF Icom 505
- 1 autopilot Furuno 511
- 1 radar Furuno 1832 M
- AM/FM CD PLayer

I would like to update it with:

- Radar/Plotter Navnet 2 or Navnet 3D
- Satellite telephon Immarsat or Iridium which one is better?
- Furuno FAX - 30 FAX/Navtex
- Furuno AIS Reciever

What do you think about adding an additional MaxSea software with a
laptop ?

I am especially interested in good weather forcasts (gripfiles)

I intend to navigate in the mediterranean sea.

Thanks for proposals and experiences

Herbert

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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

jlmertz@free.fr <jlmertz@...>
 

not only ...
jm
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ERIC MERRY a crit :



Transponder maybe good idea but it will chew thru your battery life kinda like holding down the ssb every 5 min be prepared.. But maybe good in shipping lanes in the med

-----Original Message-----
From: jlmertz@free.fr <mailto:jlmertz%40free.fr> <jlmertz@free.fr <mailto:jlmertz%40free.fr>>
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 12:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

AIS is a good option,
I f you put an AIS receiver do not hesitate to prefer an _transponder_.
jlm
CottonBay
----------------------------------------------------------
blumherbert48 a crit :


Hello together,

I am awaiting the delivery of my new amel 54 in spring 2010 and I have
to define the equipment.

Standardequipment is :

- B&G Hydra 3000 at navstation and repeaters in the cockpit
- 1 GPS Furuno GP 150
- 1 VHF Icom 505
- 1 autopilot Furuno 511
- 1 radar Furuno 1832 M
- AM/FM CD PLayer

I would like to update it with:

- Radar/Plotter Navnet 2 or Navnet 3D
- Satellite telephon Immarsat or Iridium which one is better?
- Furuno FAX - 30 FAX/Navtex
- Furuno AIS Reciever

What do you think about adding an additional MaxSea software with a
laptop ?

I am especially interested in good weather forcasts (gripfiles)

I intend to navigate in the mediterranean sea.

Thanks for proposals and experiences

Herbert

[The entire original message is not included]



Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

ERIC MERRY <ericmeury@...>
 

Transponder maybe good idea but it will chew thru your battery life kinda like holding down the ssb every 5 min be prepared.. But maybe good in shipping lanes in the med

-----Original Message-----
From: jlmertz@free.fr <jlmertz@free.fr>
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 12:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54



AIS is a good option,
I f you put an AIS receiver do not hesitate to prefer an _transponder_.
jlm
CottonBay
----------------------------------------------------------
blumherbert48 a écrit :
>
>
> Hello together,
>
> I am awaiting the delivery of my new amel 54 in spring 2010 and I have
> to define the equipment.
>
> Standardequipment is :
>
> - B&G Hydra 3000 at navstation and repeaters in the cockpit
> - 1 GPS Furuno GP 150
> - 1 VHF Icom 505
> - 1 autopilot Furuno 511
> - 1 radar Furuno 1832 M
> - AM/FM CD PLayer
>
> I would like to update it with:
>
> - Radar/Plotter Navnet 2 or Navnet 3D
> - Satellite telephon Immarsat or Iridium which one is better?
> - Furuno FAX - 30 FAX/Navtex
> - Furuno AIS Reciever
>
> What do you think about adding an additional MaxSea software with a
> laptop ?
>
> I am especially interested in good weather forcasts (gripfiles)
>
> I intend to navigate in the mediterranean sea.
>
> Thanks for proposals and experiences
>
> Herbert
>
>



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Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

ERIC MERRY <ericmeury@...>
 

NAVnet 3d I pointless and only work with their chart cards so u can't by or use 'burned' copies u must buy from them not the case with NAVnet 2d.. From experience

-----Original Message-----
From: blumherbert48 <blumherbert48@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 10:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54



Hello together,

I am awaiting the delivery of my new amel 54 in spring 2010 and I have to define the equipment.

Standardequipment is :

- B&G Hydra 3000 at navstation and repeaters in the cockpit
- 1 GPS Furuno GP 150
- 1 VHF Icom 505
- 1 autopilot Furuno 511
- 1 radar Furuno 1832 M
- AM/FM CD PLayer

I would like to update it with:

- Radar/Plotter Navnet 2 or Navnet 3D
- Satellite telephon Immarsat or Iridium which one is better?
- Furuno FAX - 30 FAX/Navtex
- Furuno AIS Reciever

What do you think about adding an additional MaxSea software with a laptop ?

I am especially interested in good weather forcasts (gripfiles)

I intend to navigate in the mediterranean sea.

Thanks for proposals and experiences

Herbert




[The entire original message is not included]


Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

jlmertz@free.fr <jlmertz@...>
 

AIS is a good option,
I f you put an AIS receiver do not hesitate to prefer an _transponder_.
jlm
CottonBay
------------------------------------------------------------------------
blumherbert48 a crit :



Hello together,

I am awaiting the delivery of my new amel 54 in spring 2010 and I have to define the equipment.

Standardequipment is :

- B&G Hydra 3000 at navstation and repeaters in the cockpit
- 1 GPS Furuno GP 150
- 1 VHF Icom 505
- 1 autopilot Furuno 511
- 1 radar Furuno 1832 M
- AM/FM CD PLayer

I would like to update it with:

- Radar/Plotter Navnet 2 or Navnet 3D
- Satellite telephon Immarsat or Iridium which one is better?
- Furuno FAX - 30 FAX/Navtex
- Furuno AIS Reciever

What do you think about adding an additional MaxSea software with a laptop ?

I am especially interested in good weather forcasts (gripfiles)

I intend to navigate in the mediterranean sea.

Thanks for proposals and experiences

Herbert


Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

Sailing Vessel Bozo Cinq <bozocinq@...>
 

On my 54 I have built in Iridium phone and love it-use it for email, weather
grib files, phone calls, etc and fraction of the cost of Immarsat with
greater area coverage. In fact in many cases the iridium cost was less than
the cell charges. Furuno AIS which is interfaced with the radar plotter and
do not know how I got along without it especially in heavy ship traffic
areas-it is truly a must have item. Be sure you get the AIS that send as
well as receives as this replaces the so called radar reflects-an absolute
must! Get the latest Furuno Radar/Plotter which is Navnet 3D. I presently
have NavNet 2x as this system is interfaced with my laptop running MaxSea
software. MaxSea is not a very user friendly software, but once you learn
how to use it-an amazing piece of software which works seamlessly with the
Furuno radar/plotter system. I get all of my weather grib information from
Ocens.net-they are the best in my opinion. I also have a portable printer
from Canon and it works wonderfully-an absolute must. Be sure you have a top
of the line external broadband/WiFi antenna installed-a terrific accessory
when in port or anchored in the harbor with local Wi/Fi. Sure beats going to
the local WiFi café. I do not have the Furuno FAX and have never had a need
for it. I did have a connection put on the SSB that can be plugged into my
laptop to download weather faxes. Once I learn how to use MaxSea and the
iridium phone with ocen.net coverage the fax capability was ancient history.
On the AM/FM CD Player-be sure you have the additional ability to plug-in or
interface an IPod or MP3 device with it.



Oh by the way-you did not ask this-but I have the updated passoralle (sp?)
gangway on the stern of the vessel. It was a very expensive addition, but
one of those features that is worth every penny especially in the Med.



Hope this helps!



Gary L. Wollenberg

Sailing Vessel “Bozo Cinq”

bozocinq@wollenberg.net





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of blumherbert48
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 9:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54








Hello together,

I am awaiting the delivery of my new amel 54 in spring 2010 and I have to
define the equipment.

Standardequipment is :

- B&G Hydra 3000 at navstation and repeaters in the cockpit
- 1 GPS Furuno GP 150
- 1 VHF Icom 505
- 1 autopilot Furuno 511
- 1 radar Furuno 1832 M
- AM/FM CD PLayer

I would like to update it with:

- Radar/Plotter Navnet 2 or Navnet 3D
- Satellite telephon Immarsat or Iridium which one is better?
- Furuno FAX - 30 FAX/Navtex
- Furuno AIS Reciever

What do you think about adding an additional MaxSea software with a laptop ?

I am especially interested in good weather forcasts (gripfiles)

I intend to navigate in the mediterranean sea.

Thanks for proposals and experiences

Herbert


electronic equipment for my new amel 54

blumherbert48 <blumherbert48@...>
 

Hello together,

I am awaiting the delivery of my new amel 54 in spring 2010 and I have to define the equipment.

Standardequipment is :

- B&G Hydra 3000 at navstation and repeaters in the cockpit
- 1 GPS Furuno GP 150
- 1 VHF Icom 505
- 1 autopilot Furuno 511
- 1 radar Furuno 1832 M
- AM/FM CD PLayer

I would like to update it with:

- Radar/Plotter Navnet 2 or Navnet 3D
- Satellite telephon Immarsat or Iridium which one is better?
- Furuno FAX - 30 FAX/Navtex
- Furuno AIS Reciever

What do you think about adding an additional MaxSea software with a laptop ?

I am especially interested in good weather forcasts (gripfiles)

I intend to navigate in the mediterranean sea.

Thanks for proposals and experiences

Herbert


Re: masts grounds

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

I checked at the mizzen mast and main & mizzen rigging. The masts and rigging are not connected to the electrical grounding system on SM2 #387.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2 #387

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

On a 1998 supermamaru, are the masts connected to the vessels electrical grounding system?


More on Deck Striping

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Greetings from New Zealand,

We want to update you on our Deck Striping project we completed about a month ago.

It took about 18 - 24 man-hours...actually Judy hours. She said with all of her experience painting nails, that she was much more experienced than me (I was glad she thought so). Here are some of the things that we think you have to do:

1. We bought a Marshalltown Striper Kit (http://store.marshalltown.com/product_Detail.asp?P=19680&C=C7083&D=700&S=717) and used ONLY the 1/8" or 3.2mm wheel. You can probably order this one rather than the kit: (http://store.marshalltown.com/productDetail1.asp?P=19670&sDept=700&sSect=717&sCat=C7081) The trick is getting accustomed to the striper. When you are comfortable, you will find that you will run the wheel against each side of the faux-caulking rut very quickly.
2. Find some comfortable gloves to protect your hands from sanding, painting and mineral spirits.
3. We used International Brightside Polyurethane and bought a quart of each color Green, White and Fire Red. We mixed about 2/3rds quart of each but the color was not brown enough so we continued adding green until we used most of it. We did not add any thinner to the mixture. We had read where Gary Silver liked the chocolate brown color he got by mixing 1/3rd of each color, but that it turned almost black in a few months. Ours has not darkened yet and is more chocolate than the original, but looks great...however a little shiny (don't think they make 'flat" boat paint).
4. Be sure to lightly sand each faux-caulking rut and then wipe with mineral spirits.
5. Have a small rag with mineral spirits to clean up mistakes.
6. Judy used a foam knee pad thing that was designed for getting on your knees while gardening.
7. We bought a beach umbrella and either tied it in position or I held it to keep the sun off of Judy and the area being painted (Judy said she could not see in the bright sun).
8. There are a few places where the wheel will not work and you will need a small brush
9. We used Brush Cleaner to clean the Striper after each session...then rinsed it with mineral spirits.
10. Start at the bow so that your learning curve is not obvious...it really will not be obvious to anyone but you.

You will be very happy with the outcome and will wonder why you waited so long to do this.

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
Opua New Zealand, on to New Caledonia in a few weeks


masts grounds

drdavegoodman
 

On a 1998 supermamaru, are the masts connected to the vessels electrical grounding system?


Re: Diesel leak

matt <russisland@...>
 

Augusto:)

Great news! Just received email from Mauro who will answer our questions soon:)))

Best Regards
Cptn. Magic
SV.DARIEN
Amel Euros #88

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "augusto.dominguez" <agdominguezo@...> wrote:

Matt,

As per your suggestion I read what Mauro had posted some time ago in reference to the fuel leak on his Euros. I subsequently sent him an email asking him if he was able to remove the fuel tank without cutting it up. (from your response I see he was unable to do so). As of now I still have not heard back from him.

I still hope to be able to remove the tank in one piece and presumably remove the bottom plate(where I am assuming the leak is sourced) and then weld on a new bottom plate with a stainless steel plate of slightly greater thickness.

I will post progress.

Greetings,

Augusto

Kayola, Euros #247

P.D. Sorry to hear you've got the same problem, cutting into the fiber will debilitate the internal structural integrity which will need to be adequately corrected after solving the diesel leak, a task which is seemingly a tedious one!