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Re: [Amel] Trinidad hullouts

S/Y MELMAR Y - marc <newsgroup@...>
 

hi there

we're back again in chaguaramas. we had our boat for aprx. 18mts at power boats. no complaints at all. they installed a dehumidifier even in our absence. all staff is friendly and forthcoming. the yard has upgraded security by guards walking around and is in general quite popular (also in counting boats on the hard during this time, rather low season).
peaks (and also coral cove) has a special secured area where no-one is allowed to be in and work on the boat.
all kind of works can be done in all yards from almost anyone (if accepted by the management) - ask around (e.g. on the net every morning on CH68 at 8am) or have a look in the boater's directory, once you're here. there are really plenty possibilities.

cheers,
marc, S/Y MELMAR Y, www.melmar.ch, maramu #89


Re: [Amel] Re:Upgrading Electronics

karkauai
 

Richard and Miles...Thanks for taking the time to answer this post.  And thanks again to the rest of you who've shared your thoughts with me.  I'm starting to get a feel for what's available and what folks are using out there.  It's been a great help.  When I go to talk to the marine electronics consultant I'll have some idea of what they're talking about.
Kent

--- On Thu, 1/22/09, Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re:Upgrading Electronics
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 5:47 PM






Hi, we also have an AIS receive only that works very well. We do use the small screen unit from NASA which granted is small and with not much detail however it works very well and is a great help especially when we are in a traffic area in the rain or rough weather we can still see that big ship. A PC would work however I don't like to use/have on my PC all the time as it does draw a lot of juice one and two the salt air will get to it sooner or later... The AIS is wired to the GPS and by way of a spliter to the VHF which is an Icom digital with fog horn/hailer and a second mike at the steering station.
I use a Furuno chart plotter and GPS with a repeater at the steering station. We run C-Map chart as i find that over the years they have proven to be accurate and up to date. Keep in mind that "ALL" those charts are scanned from paper charts. The C-Map software puts more detail on the screen such as the depth sounds in a closer formate then many of the other suppliers.
As for the single side band SSB get one that has USB port on it and a Pactor III modem to allow for use of Air Mail, iScribe, Weather Net or Sailmail that way you can pull down weather and emails from anyplace. We find that the Icom 802 and the Pactor III works very well. We also like the support we get from Global Marine Net works from whom we bought the Pactor and Oeans software.
Good luck
Richard on Challenge SM 209

--- On Thu, 1/22/09, Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@attglobal. net> wrote:

From: Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@attglobal. net>
Subject: [Amel] Re:Upgrading Electronics
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 2:16 PM

















Kent,



I have never felt the need for an AIS transmitter, but this
would probably

depend on where you are sailing. I find that big ships are
much better

about answering channel 16 when one is able to hail them by
name.



AIS receivers must have some form of display. A laptop
provides a much

bigger display than most of the tiny screens that come with
reasonably

priced AIS units. I have set my computer display so that
any ship that

will pass closer than one mile shows in a bright red color.




I suggest that you look at the Sailmail web site. It has
lots of

information about SSBs, and connections to computers, and
etc.



Good luck with the multiple connections. I have finally
learned to

carefully label every connection once I get it working. It
all works with

XP. I would not want to try Vista.



Good sailing,



Miles (s/y LADYBUG, sm216)


































Re: [Amel] Re:Upgrading Electronics

karkauai
 

Thanks, Bill, I've printed this to take with me when I talk to the marine electronics consultant I found in Houston. It's still a bit like reading Francaise :)to me, but I'm starting to get a feel for the lingo and the kinds of things you are doing out there. If I need them, I'll contact you for the wiring info.
Kent

--- On Fri, 1/23/09, svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote:


From: svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re:Upgrading Electronics
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 23, 2009, 4:03 PM








We have added the following electronic equipment:

* 24V DC to 12V DC converter 15amp
* 12V circuit breakers
* 12V DC voltage computer
* 12 V DC monitor
* Maxsea with CMap charts
* AIS Receiver (12volt) - Milltech Marine Online Store - Model SR161
connected to the Serial 4 port adapter and a BNC"T" connection
with the AM/FM antenna (works fine)
* NMEA 0183 multiplexer (12volt) - NoLand Engineering - Model NM42
connected to theSerial 4 port adapter- see the multiplexer other
connections below
* Serial 4 port adapter - Digi Edgeport - Model USB- RS-232 - 4 ports
OUTPUT connected to the computer and INPUTS consist of: AIS,NMEA 0183
multiplexer and SSB Pactor Modem
* USB Wi-Fi adapter connected to the computer and to a 1 watt
amplifier (12volt) and an external omnidirectional antenna

Existing equipment and connections

* GPS Furuno GPS Navigator GP-80 - DATA1 port connected to
the IN1 on the NMEA 0183 multiplexer and DATA2 port connected to NMEA1
on the Furuno 1832 Radar
* Raymarine400G with a Fluxgate compass NMEA OUT 1 on the 400G
connected to HDG input on the Furuno 1832 Radar
* Furuno 1832Radar see above two items
* Raymarine7001+ Head Unit NMEA in connected to NMEA out on the
NMEA 0183 multiplexer
* B&G Hydra 2000 NMEA out of the FD connected to the IN2 on the
NMEA 0183 multiplexer

Maxsea has the ability to layer information. We are able to see planned
route, course made, weather and AIS all of which are superimposed on the
CMap Chart. We chose not to superimpose radar; however, because of the
connections we have made between the radar, course computer & GPS, we
can see Maxsea waypoints on the radar and we can see the lat/lon of the
radar cursor as well as TTT (time to target) on the radar.

We connected the Raymarine 7001+ to the NMEA 0183 multiplexer for
2reasons:

1. We can read depth in feet, COG, SOG and other information on the
Head unit
2. We can use the windvane mode on the autopilot

If you need specific wiring information, please email me at
svbebe"at"gmail. com

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
Circumnavigating and currently in Auckland, New Zealand

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Re: [Amel] RE: missing emergency tiller

karkauai
 

Thanks Murray, got it!
Kent

--- On Sun, 1/25/09, Dr. Seidel <mseidel@ec.rr.com> wrote:


From: Dr. Seidel <mseidel@ec.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] RE: missing emergency tiller
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, January 25, 2009, 8:49 PM






Kent- the emergency tiller on Sundance SM349 is in the original location
between the outboard side of the starboard pull out pilot berth in the main
salon opposite the dining table. You have to slide the bunk out to see it. I
am not aware that it is placed anywhere else. Murray Seidel
----- Original Message -----
From: "john martin" <symoondog@hotmail. com>
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 3:12 PM
Subject: [Amel] RE: missing emergency tiller

Kent, have you looked behind the pilot berth/setee in the dining area? Thats
where I keep mine, its on on top of the gun case. I believe thats where Amel
puts it. Its hidden thats for sure, John "Moondog"

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. comFrom: karkauai@yahoo. comDate: Wed, 14 Jan
2009 19:44:38 +0000Subject: [Amel] Re: Hurricane damaged 2001 Amel Super
Maramu 2000 on ebay

I recently purchased 1999 SM Enchantment and although the prior owner and
can't find the emergency tiller. He swears it has to be there, but I can't
find it.I wonder if these folks would sell me the one on this boat?Kent
Robertson

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Re: [Amel] RE: missing emergency tiller

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Kent- the emergency tiller on Sundance SM349 is in the original location between the outboard side of the starboard pull out pilot berth in the main salon opposite the dining table. You have to slide the bunk out to see it. I am not aware that it is placed anywhere else. Murray Seidel

----- Original Message -----
From: "john martin" <symoondog@hotmail.com>
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 3:12 PM
Subject: [Amel] RE: missing emergency tiller



Kent, have you looked behind the pilot berth/setee in the dining area? Thats where I keep mine, its on on top of the gun case. I believe thats where Amel puts it. Its hidden thats for sure, John "Moondog"

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.comFrom: karkauai@yahoo.comDate: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:44:38 +0000Subject: [Amel] Re: Hurricane damaged 2001 Amel Super Maramu 2000 on ebay



I recently purchased 1999 SM Enchantment and although the prior owner and can't find the emergency tiller. He swears it has to be there, but I can't find it.I wonder if these folks would sell me the one on this boat?Kent Robertson





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Amel Euros 41 For Sale

edu90cb <edu90cb@...>
 

I'm selling my Amel Euros 41, 1974.

The boat is in Venezuela and i'm asking 40k $ for her.

you can see some pictures at the following webpage:

http://tulancha.com/anuncios/veleros/pol-4025.html


4154 Perkins - Maramu - Temperature sensors

Alejandro Paquin
 

We have a Perkins 4154 engine on our 1981 Maramu. Ther seems to be two
temperature sensors at the top of the engine near the thermostat. One
is threaded right on the engine block. The second one in is on a T
connection right above it (hoses going to the fresh water heater).
Does anyone know what the finction of these are? I guess the one on
the engine block goes to the temperature gauge on the engine panel in
the cockpit and the second one is the temperature alarm actuator? The
second on has a 1/2 diameter thread. Does any one know where I can buy
this part new?

Alex Paquin
Simpatico
Amel Maramu #94


Re: Upgrading Electronics

karkauai
 

Thanks, Judy, I'm learning all the time from you "old salts"
Kent


[Amel] Re:Upgrading Electronics

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

We have added the following electronic equipment:

* 24V DC to 12V DC converter 15amp
* 12V circuit breakers
* 12V DC voltage computer
* 12 V DC monitor
* Maxsea with CMap charts
* AIS Receiver (12volt) - Milltech Marine Online Store - Model SR161
connected to the Serial 4 port adapter and a BNC"T" connection
with the AM/FM antenna (works fine)
* NMEA 0183 multiplexer (12volt) - NoLand Engineering - Model NM42
connected to theSerial 4 port adapter- see the multiplexer other
connections below
* Serial 4 port adapter - Digi Edgeport - Model USB- RS-232 - 4 ports
OUTPUT connected to the computer and INPUTS consist of: AIS,NMEA 0183
multiplexer and SSB Pactor Modem
* USB Wi-Fi adapter connected to the computer and to a 1 watt
amplifier (12volt) and an external omnidirectional antenna



Existing equipment and connections

* GPS – Furuno– GPS Navigator GP-80 - DATA1 port connected to
the IN1 on the NMEA 0183 multiplexer and DATA2 port connected to NMEA1
on the Furuno 1832 Radar
* Raymarine400G with a Fluxgate compass NMEA OUT 1 on the 400G
connected to HDG input on the Furuno 1832 Radar
* Furuno 1832Radar – see above two items
* Raymarine7001+ Head Unit – NMEA in connected to NMEA out on the
NMEA 0183 multiplexer
* B&G Hydra 2000 – NMEA out of the FD connected to the IN2 on the
NMEA 0183 multiplexer



Maxsea has the ability to layer information. We are able to see planned
route, course made, weather and AIS all of which are superimposed on the
CMap Chart. We chose not to superimpose radar; however, because of the
connections we have made between the radar, course computer & GPS, we
can see Maxsea waypoints on the radar and we can see the lat/lon of the
radar cursor as well as TTT (time to target) on the radar.

We connected the Raymarine 7001+ to the NMEA 0183 multiplexer for
2reasons:

1. We can read depth in feet, COG, SOG and other information on the
Head unit
2. We can use the windvane mode on the autopilot



If you need specific wiring information, please email me at
svbebe"at"gmail.com

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
Circumnavigating and currently in Auckland, New Zealand


Re: Upgrading Electronics

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Suggest you research thoroughly whatever transponder unit you
purchase. Might want to start with the USCG warning about the Class B
AIS transponders that are popular because these transponders are less
expensive. You likely will find that the transponder signal is not
being received by as many ships as you might initially assume.

Judy
S/V BeBe
Amel SM2 #387

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

Thanks for the input, Lady Annila. I'll definitely add an AIS
transponder.
Kent


Re: Upgrading Electronics

karkauai
 

Thanks for the input, Lady Annila. I'll definitely add an AIS
transponder.
Kent


Re: Upgrading Electronics

ladyannila <kanalmamman@...>
 

I really recommend you to get an AIS sender. Your visibility is
guaranteed wich it's not with a radar. If you are sailing in an
archipelag (or river/canal) you will be visible even if you are
behind a high island or similar. On the radar you are invisible.

Also, according to friends out sailing on the big waters, the
commercial ship looks more for an AIS mark than a smal "bip" on the
radar.
So if you want to feel secure, get an AIS sender.

When sailing in coastal areas, your dear ones at home can follow you
on their computer using some public AIS site.

Regards
Ann-Sofie and Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila

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

Thanks, Miles,
That sounds like a very comprehensive setup you have. I'm guessing
I'm
going to have to spend some serious money to get equipped like I'd
like
to be.

I have an SSB and (I think) AIS receiving VHS, do you think it
worth
the money to get AIS transmitter, too? I have 36mile Furano radar
and
the GPS unit originally installed by Amel. Also will purchase hand
held backup GPS x 2.

Being only partially computer literate, I'll need some help with
all
the necessary connectors and compatibility issues. Anyone have
suggestions for someone to help with this in Galveston area?

Thanks to all again.
Kent
1999 SM "Kristy"


[Amel] Re: LED light bulbs

ladyannila <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi again John
We are using Sensibulb with a SCAD Bayonet to G4 Socket Adaptor (fits
Sensibulb™ to bayonet). Works very well. No matter wich lamp below
deck.

You can find the Sensibulb LED at www.sailorsolutions.com. (The
Sendsibulb LED is actually on the frontpage right now....)

REgards
Annsofie and Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila

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


Hi I was just getting ready to answer Mark when you e-mailed. I
used the sensibulb for the oval globes over the nav station,the
engine room and the light under the dodger. The flat glass on the
lights in the heads and galley didn't have enough height for the
sensibulb so I went with the G4 bulb, its a side mounted,flat light
bulb that fits nicely in the fixture. I use my cockpit light with an
anchor light at night because it uses so little juice and gives the
boat a nice glow at night. The G4 is sold by a lot of places,but hard
to find 24 volts. I bought 1 from marinebeam.com but the best company
is the ledshoponline.com. click on the marine division. He,s in
Australia. Real nice people. For the lights with shades on them I'm
going to try the same bulb that Mark is using in the anchor light. I
found it for $40.00 at mastlight.com. They also have the G4 but only
in 12 volts. What did you use for the bulbs in the lamps with shades,
or did you replace the whole fixture?
John "Moondog" SM248

To: amelyachtowners@...: kanalmamman@...: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:29:36
+0000Subject: [Amel] Re: LED light bulbs



Hi JohnWe have replaced almost all our lamps with LED. Inside we
have LED from Sailors Solutions Sensibulb. They give the same color,
warmth and strenght as the original bulbs.Our navigation lights are
Hella OnDeck Level. In the mast we haveLupolight on bothe steam and
tricolor as well as on deck lights.The Lupolights are expensive but
they are worth every penny.Annsofie and JonasS/Y Lady AnnilaSM 232





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Re: [Amel] Re:Upgrading Electronics

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi, we also have an AIS receive only that works very well. We do use the small screen unit from NASA which granted is small and with not much detail however it works very well and is a great help especially when we are in a traffic area in the rain or rough weather we can still see that big ship. A PC would work however I don't like to use/have on my PC all the time as it does draw a lot of juice one and two the salt air will get to it sooner or later... The AIS is wired to the GPS and by way of a spliter to the VHF which is an Icom digital with fog horn/hailer and a second mike at the steering station.
I use a Furuno chart plotter and GPS with a repeater at the steering station. We run C-Map chart as i find that over the years they have proven to be accurate and up to date. Keep in mind that "ALL" those charts are scanned from paper charts. The C-Map software puts more detail on the screen such as the depth sounds in a closer formate then many of the other suppliers.
As for the single side band SSB get one that has USB port on it and a Pactor III modem to allow for use of Air Mail, iScribe, Weather Net or Sailmail that way you can pull down weather and emails from anyplace. We find that the Icom 802 and the Pactor III works very well. We also like the support we get from Global Marine Net works from whom we bought the Pactor and Oeans software.
Good luck
Richard on Challenge SM 209

--- On Thu, 1/22/09, Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@attglobal.net> wrote:

From: Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@attglobal.net>
Subject: [Amel] Re:Upgrading Electronics
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 2:16 PM

















Kent,



I have never felt the need for an AIS transmitter, but this
would probably

depend on where you are sailing. I find that big ships are
much better

about answering channel 16 when one is able to hail them by
name.



AIS receivers must have some form of display. A laptop
provides a much

bigger display than most of the tiny screens that come with
reasonably

priced AIS units. I have set my computer display so that
any ship that

will pass closer than one mile shows in a bright red color.




I suggest that you look at the Sailmail web site. It has
lots of

information about SSBs, and connections to computers, and
etc.



Good luck with the multiple connections. I have finally
learned to

carefully label every connection once I get it working. It
all works with

XP. I would not want to try Vista.



Good sailing,



Miles (s/y LADYBUG, sm216)



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Maramu mainsail for sale - used

Dave_Benjamin
 

We are replacing our entire sail inventory. So if anyone needs a cheap
mainsail we have one available. It's a UK sail that I think was built
in 1997. The boat has not seen much use for the past four or five
years. This is not a voyaging mainsail. In fact I am surprised that a
UK loft put the sail on the boat given that it was actively cruising
at the time. Broadseams are double stitched as opposed to triple
stitching that is typical for well made sails. It still has some life
left in it and perhaps someone has a use for it. It was converted to
full battens within the past few years. No luff hardware will be
supplied with the sail as we are reusing our Battcar system. We can
install luff hardware as required or your local sailmaker can assist
with that. The sail has 3 sets of reef points. Battens over 2.7 meters
cannot be shipped so you will need to source some battens locally.

Available for inspection in Alameda, CA (near San Francisco)

Does $350 USD sound fair?

We can ship the sail as needed.

We need a couple of reefing winches for the main and mizzen so if
someone wants to do some trading.....


Re: Upgrading Electronics

karkauai
 

Thanks again, Miles, this is just the kind of thing I need to help me
get started. Anybody else?
Kent
1999SM "Kristy"


Re: Upgrading Electronics

Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@...>
 

Kent,



I have never felt the need for an AIS transmitter, but this would probably
depend on where you are sailing. I find that big ships are much better
about answering channel 16 when one is able to hail them by name.

AIS receivers must have some form of display. A laptop provides a much
bigger display than most of the tiny screens that come with reasonably
priced AIS units. I have set my computer display so that any ship that
will pass closer than one mile shows in a bright red color.

I suggest that you look at the Sailmail web site. It has lots of
information about SSBs, and connections to computers, and etc.

Good luck with the multiple connections. I have finally learned to
carefully label every connection once I get it working. It all works with
XP. I would not want to try Vista.



Good sailing,



Miles (s/y LADYBUG, sm216)


Re: Upgrading Electronics

MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
 

I just install an AIS transponder (from TRANSAS) it is not so
expensive and if I sail allown I feel in confidence, in safety,
If you are in canals by bad weather it's sure it is better the an
normal radar.
Regarding the price don't hesitate !!
JLuc
Cottonbay
_____________________________________



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

Thanks, Miles,
That sounds like a very comprehensive setup you have. I'm guessing
I'm
going to have to spend some serious money to get equipped like I'd
like
to be.

I have an SSB and (I think) AIS receiving VHS, do you think it
worth
the money to get AIS transmitter, too? I have 36mile Furano radar
and
the GPS unit originally installed by Amel. Also will purchase hand
held backup GPS x 2.

Being only partially computer literate, I'll need some help with
all
the necessary connectors and compatibility issues. Anyone have
suggestions for someone to help with this in Galveston area?

Thanks to all again.
Kent
1999 SM "Kristy"


Re: Upgrading Electronics

karkauai
 

Thanks, Miles,
That sounds like a very comprehensive setup you have. I'm guessing I'm
going to have to spend some serious money to get equipped like I'd like
to be.

I have an SSB and (I think) AIS receiving VHS, do you think it worth
the money to get AIS transmitter, too? I have 36mile Furano radar and
the GPS unit originally installed by Amel. Also will purchase hand
held backup GPS x 2.

Being only partially computer literate, I'll need some help with all
the necessary connectors and compatibility issues. Anyone have
suggestions for someone to help with this in Galveston area?

Thanks to all again.
Kent
1999 SM "Kristy"


Re: [Amel] Re: Chartplotters, upgrading electronics

dlm48@...
 

In my case not al all i do have a chart plotter - do i hanker back to the old days - not really - i do have paper charts and i do refer to them frequently - 'probably' because i am teaching my new partner about sailing - including navigation and pilotage. ALL i was saying is that it is too easy to believe all these magic boxes - probably doubly so if this is all you have known - somehow i have a inbuilt genetic/DNA propensity to have a very well developed 'sixth sense' - or a guardian angel or whatever. That and being a very logical person and a bit of an investigator think Sherlock Holmes / Poirot and somehow i just know when things dont quite add up. Sadly i cant replicate that put that in a box and sell it. I may be the ancient mariner but woudl not swap my GPS's for a sextant!!!! I know heresy giggles.

regards

David

-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai <karkauai@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 9:18 pm
Subject: [Amel] Re: Chartplotters, upgrading electronics

























Thanks, David, John, and Anne,

Do I take it that you would rather avoid the extra cost and hassle of

problems with electronic chartplotters, or are you just extolling the

virtues of the "good 'ol days"? I've read many stories of problems

folks have had relying on their chartplotters alone, and of course,

would never go without reliable paper charts, too. I do, however, hate

running up and down the companionway to glance at the chart again when

I'm in a narrow passageway (ie the ICW).



I've had one reply that Richard liked the CMap software, but he didn't

go into detail why. Has anyone bought the software and used their

laptop as the chartplotter? I guess you interface with a GPS and ?

with radar as well.



Thanks again,

Kent