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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electronics

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

Hi Steve

Many thanks for the info re Amel, Guadeloupe, much appreciated.

Good sailing !

Frank Newton
#321

Steve Leeds <yachtmaccabee@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi Frank,
I visited AMEL Guadeloupe in 2004 and they helped me locate all sorts of parts for my older boat including some very difficult to find electrical spares. When I visited AMEL in the mid-90's for repairs to my autopilot, they sent me to a place across the street (which I believe was still there three years ago) which was expensive but fair and excellent. The AMEL facility is amazingly good! We always stop there on any trip up and down the Caribbean. The marina has zillions of AMELs which is always great to see.

Steve Leeds
Sharki #121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale

----- Original Message ----
From: Global Scanner <globalscanner44@yahoo.co.uk>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2007 12:11:10 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electronics

Has anyone had any experience of the facilities provided by Amel Guadeloupe,
as in how good / bad, switched on or otherwise is their supplier for electronic / electrical sytems there?

Frank Newton
# 321

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Member but Amel 'veteran'.

Noel Ardis <noel.ardis@...>
 

Dear Roger,
Thanks for making contact. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few people in various different places who surprised me by saying that they had sailed on Accolade. Invariably they had happy memories of her, and of Mr Davies.
Regards,
Noel.

----- Original Message ----
From: Roger Verrier Jones <verrierjones@btinternet.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, 30 July, 2007 9:22:42 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Member but Amel 'veteran'.

Dear Noel, I was interested to see your mention of the yacht 'Accolade'. I used to sail on her, and had many happy memories, when she was owned by the late Colin Davies, I now have Maramu No. 244 EOS based in the Solent UK.
best wishes
Roger Verrier Jones

----- Original Message -----
From: Noel Ardis
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 12:35 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Member but Amel 'veteran'.

A quick hello to all the owners I have met over the years while sailing
SM#72 'Accolade'. Sorry it has taken me so long to officially join this
excellent forum.
The significant news is that 'Accolade' has been sold, after many years
of happy sailing and still looking great. The sadness of selling is,
however, tempered by the eager anticipation of having ordered a new 54!







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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shipmate 8300 VHF

Ag Av8ter
 

Thanks Judy and Ian,
I talked with Simrad in Holland, they said the radio's program was
dumped, probably by a power spike. It must be returned to Holland
(we are in Bonaire, so not such a big deal) and Simrad will reprogram
it. I am waiting for word from them as to the cost of replacing one
cord and one entire handset. Depepnding on cost and shipping, we
will try to repair it or just replace it. Thanks for your reply!

Tony Gray

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

Hi Tony, We had exactly the same problem.Went to a Simrad agent in
Brazil
who said the software needed updating but despite his efforts the
radio has
never worked properly since . Eventually swapped it for another
Simrad but
should have chosen something much cheaper.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Uruguay


From: "agav8ter" <agav8ter@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shipmate 8300 VHF
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 19:50:40 -0000

Hello all,

Yesterday while using the Shipmate 8300 VHF radio it just stopped
working. I downloaded the owners manual from the net, but it does
not offer the answer I need.

The display shows the radio in the 1W mode and where the channel
should be displayed there are two " _ _ " and that is all. The
radio will change from US to INT, volume and squelch work, it will
switch to intercom mode, the DSC will acept programing (I do not
have
the GPS interface to VHF). All in all everything seems to be
working
except that I cannot put in a channel and Transmit. When trying to
put in a channel I get a message on the display that says ERROR.
Of
course the manual does not address this. Also the radio will not
toggle between the low and high power setting.

Has anyone ever come accross this? Do you know where I might go to
get an answer?

As always, thanks a bunch for your help.

Tony Gray
WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266
moored in Bonaire





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electronics

Steve Leeds
 

Hi Frank,
I visited AMEL Guadeloupe in 2004 and they helped me locate all sorts of parts for my older boat including some very difficult to find electrical spares. When I visited AMEL in the mid-90's for repairs to my autopilot, they sent me to a place across the street (which I believe was still there three years ago) which was expensive but fair and excellent. The AMEL facility is amazingly good! We always stop there on any trip up and down the Caribbean. The marina has zillions of AMELs which is always great to see.

Steve Leeds
Sharki #121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale

----- Original Message ----
From: Global Scanner <globalscanner44@yahoo.co.uk>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2007 12:11:10 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electronics

Has anyone had any experience of the facilities provided by Amel Guadeloupe,
as in how good / bad, switched on or otherwise is their supplier for electronic / electrical sytems there?

Frank Newton
# 321

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A Favor

richard_navarro26 <richard_navarro26@...>
 

I am considering purchasing a Super Maramu, but I haven't actually
been on one yet. Is there a kind owner in Southern California who
would be willing to allow me look at his boat so I can get an idea of
what I am getting myself into? Thank you.


Electronics

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

Has anyone had any experience of the facilities provided by Amel Guadeloupe,
as in how good / bad, switched on or otherwise is their supplier for electronic / electrical sytems there?

Frank Newton
# 321


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Electronics,SSB,FLS and autopilots

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

Hello Frank,
The first thing to do is to put SSB in the search box and go back to
early messages when this was discussed in some detail. There is no
best SSB only the most expensive one!!! I Emailed ICOM UK years ago
and the technician told me that there is really no advantage to SSB
versus Ham sets aprt from the fact that a marine radio licence is
easier to get whilst the ham licence requires a bit of study. Suffice
to say that when I got mt Amel I fitted the Icom that I had taken off
my dreadful Oyster but bought a ham radio as well in the light of my
experience in the Pacific.
I have an Echopilot FLS which I also brought from the Oyster only
because it cost a lot of money andadded nothing to the saleability of
that boat. The problem with them is that they only work to the
claimed ranges if the bottom is rocky of the end is a harbour wall.
On most bottoms the signal bounces off into the far yonder and gives
little useful info over a normal echosounder. Additionally if you are
travelling at a speed over one knot or not concentrating the warning
of a rock ahead will come far too late. If you are in a current
moving you towards the hazzard the instrment is useless. Do the
arithmatic..time taken to cover forty yards at one ,two or three
knots! Where it can be useful is at very low speed trying to miss
coral heads but at such times your crew will be looking down over the
bow. It would be useful in coral in the dark but you should not be
there at that time.
If I were going to cross the Pacific again I would carry a spare
course computer as well as having two drive units. The latter are
very hard working and are not really built for long distance sailing.
The ST6000 we had had nylon? gears in the linear drive with a life of
about 10,000 miles.Bronze gears were available at ten times the cost
but Olivier assured us that the bronze ones are used by Amel. You
would be well advised to take spare brushes for the drive motors
as they only last about 30-40,000miles before they are badly worn
and the motor stops working because the carbon dust in the motor
housing results in the signal no power on the computer. This happened
to us when we were in Fiji and Raymarine were outstandingly useless
when they told us that they had changed their motor suppliers and had
no spare brushes for our six year old unit omitting to tell us how to
get in touch with their previous motor supliers!

Good luck and good sailing, Anne and John SM319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Member but Amel 'veteran'.

Roger Verrier Jones <verrierjones@...>
 

Dear Noel, I was interested to see your mention of the yacht 'Accolade'. I used to sail on her, and had many happy memories, when she was owned by the late Colin Davies, I now have Maramu No. 244 EOS based in the Solent UK.
best wishes
Roger Verrier Jones

----- Original Message -----
From: Noel Ardis
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 12:35 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Member but Amel 'veteran'.


A quick hello to all the owners I have met over the years while sailing
SM#72 'Accolade'. Sorry it has taken me so long to officially join this
excellent forum.
The significant news is that 'Accolade' has been sold, after many years
of happy sailing and still looking great. The sadness of selling is,
however, tempered by the eager anticipation of having ordered a new 54!


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster for Maramu

David Wallace
 

Richard,

Thanks much for the reply. We've settled on a Sidepower 95, couldn't fit the larger 10" tunnel for the Sidepower 125 in the available space with confidence. We go in the yard Aug 6 for the install. I'll definitely be holding my breath when they drill the first hole....

Dave
s/v Air Ops
Maramu 104


From: Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster for Maramu
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 06:36:09 -0700 (PDT)

David, we had a Maramu with a tunnel type that was a
Vetus. We had very good luck with it. Joel tells the
story of drill the first big hole that the owner would
not do... Over all it preformed well. Good luck.
Richard M 134



--- woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "David
Wallace"
<svairops@...> wrote:

We are considering having a bow thruster installed
in our Maramu.
If any
Amel owners have had this done or know of one
being done, I would
appreciate
any information regarding manufacturer, type
(tunnel vs
retracting), and
position of installation.

Thanks in advance,

Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104

_________________________________________________________________
http://im.live.com/messenger/im/home/?source=hmtextlinkjuly07
Hi Dave
We have recently purchased a Maramu and are
currently doing some
alterations to our bowthruster would be happy to
compare notes. Drop
me a line Johnfesel@aol.com some of the
difficu;lties we have
encountered might be helpful to know

John and Deb
Orion1 #78




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electronics Needs

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

Many thanks for your response and recommendations Richard which I will most certainly look into.

Best regards and fair sailing.

Frank Newton

Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:
Frank, we have hull 209 and just finished installing a
new electronics package;

The SSB we choose is an Icom 810 with the 140 tuner.
We used the Amel wip ant. We also bought a Pactor III
USB modem for email and weather.

The Raymarine chain drive is great we used it for
several crossings. We do however ALSO have a linear
drive unit as back up. it is there is not as much
noise at the helm when it's used.
And yes, you will need the heading device and gyro
unit.

We chose the Furuno radar chart plotter and GPS as we
can use C-Map charts that we favor. They interfaced
to the Auto Pilot without issue.

Given how we use the boat an AIS receiver was added
that in connected to Icom 504 which is wired to the
GPS. We choose the 504 for two reasons one is DSC the
other is the fog horn. It all works well.

Defender supplied all the Electronics. Let me know if
you need more help.

Good luck and fairwinds.
Richard and Joan SM 209

--- Global Scanner <globalscanner44@yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:

With some major blue water cruising planned for
later this year
I am currently looking to fit the following in my
SM2000.

I have tried Amel's electronics installers but had
no response.
I am looking for recommendations / advice from
members on the
following as electronics is not my bag.

SSB Radio

a) the best radio to go for ( UK licence )

b) type of aerial to use and where to locate it

Satellite Phone

What make/ type to go for in terms of features,
charge rates - is it the 'Mini M' ?

F/wd facing echopilot - through hull sonar

In members experience how good/effective are these
? Best to go for ?

2nd Raymarine ST7000 Autopilot

to include, fluxgate, computer, rotary chain
drive, control panel, and rudder angle with switch
to ensure both systems cannot be on at same time.

In members experience do I need to go for this
second autohelm; how reliable is the principle
ST7000?

My need for internet and e-mail at reasonable
speed is also critical in the above considerations

Any help on some or all of the above will be much
appreciated.

Frank Newton
Boat # 321




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shipmate 8300 VHF

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Tony, We had exactly the same problem.Went to a Simrad agent in Brazil who said the software needed updating but despite his efforts the radio has never worked properly since . Eventually swapped it for another Simrad but should have chosen something much cheaper.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Uruguay


From: "agav8ter" <agav8ter@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shipmate 8300 VHF
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 19:50:40 -0000

Hello all,

Yesterday while using the Shipmate 8300 VHF radio it just stopped
working. I downloaded the owners manual from the net, but it does
not offer the answer I need.

The display shows the radio in the 1W mode and where the channel
should be displayed there are two " _ _ " and that is all. The
radio will change from US to INT, volume and squelch work, it will
switch to intercom mode, the DSC will acept programing (I do not have
the GPS interface to VHF). All in all everything seems to be working
except that I cannot put in a channel and Transmit. When trying to
put in a channel I get a message on the display that says ERROR. Of
course the manual does not address this. Also the radio will not
toggle between the low and high power setting.

Has anyone ever come accross this? Do you know where I might go to
get an answer?

As always, thanks a bunch for your help.

Tony Gray
WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266
moored in Bonaire





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel in the bay area

william rahmig <leonorebt@...>
 

Hello Raul, I have a SM for sale in Guatemala, SM72. You can see the particulars at www.leonoreofsark.com
It is at the Tortugal Marina in the Rio Dulce for the hurricane season.

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: aersolkid
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 7/17/2007 1:25:55 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel in the bay area


Hello. &#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;I live in Mexico and will be visiting San Francisco this weekend. I&#13;&#10;wonder in anyone knows of a SM for sale in the area and/or charter.&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Thanks,&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Raul.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster for Maramu

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

David, we had a Maramu with a tunnel type that was a
Vetus. We had very good luck with it. Joel tells the
story of drill the first big hole that the owner would
not do... Over all it preformed well. Good luck.
Richard M 134



--- woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "David
Wallace"
<svairops@...> wrote:

We are considering having a bow thruster installed
in our Maramu.
If any
Amel owners have had this done or know of one
being done, I would
appreciate
any information regarding manufacturer, type
(tunnel vs
retracting), and
position of installation.

Thanks in advance,

Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104

_________________________________________________________________
http://im.live.com/messenger/im/home/?source=hmtextlinkjuly07
Hi Dave
We have recently purchased a Maramu and are
currently doing some
alterations to our bowthruster would be happy to
compare notes. Drop
me a line Johnfesel@aol.com some of the
difficu;lties we have
encountered might be helpful to know

John and Deb
Orion1 #78




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electronics Needs

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Frank, we have hull 209 and just finished installing a
new electronics package;

The SSB we choose is an Icom 810 with the 140 tuner.
We used the Amel wip ant. We also bought a Pactor III
USB modem for email and weather.

The Raymarine chain drive is great we used it for
several crossings. We do however ALSO have a linear
drive unit as back up. it is there is not as much
noise at the helm when it's used.
And yes, you will need the heading device and gyro
unit.

We chose the Furuno radar chart plotter and GPS as we
can use C-Map charts that we favor. They interfaced
to the Auto Pilot without issue.

Given how we use the boat an AIS receiver was added
that in connected to Icom 504 which is wired to the
GPS. We choose the 504 for two reasons one is DSC the
other is the fog horn. It all works well.

Defender supplied all the Electronics. Let me know if
you need more help.

Good luck and fairwinds.
Richard and Joan SM 209

--- Global Scanner <globalscanner44@yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:

With some major blue water cruising planned for
later this year
I am currently looking to fit the following in my
SM2000.

I have tried Amel's electronics installers but had
no response.
I am looking for recommendations / advice from
members on the
following as electronics is not my bag.

SSB Radio

a) the best radio to go for ( UK licence )

b) type of aerial to use and where to locate it

Satellite Phone

What make/ type to go for in terms of features,
charge rates - is it the 'Mini M' ?

F/wd facing echopilot - through hull sonar

In members experience how good/effective are these
? Best to go for ?

2nd Raymarine ST7000 Autopilot

to include, fluxgate, computer, rotary chain
drive, control panel, and rudder angle with switch
to ensure both systems cannot be on at same time.

In members experience do I need to go for this
second autohelm; how reliable is the principle
ST7000?

My need for internet and e-mail at reasonable
speed is also critical in the above considerations

Any help on some or all of the above will be much
appreciated.

Frank Newton
Boat # 321




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Electronics Needs

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

With some major blue water cruising planned for later this year
I am currently looking to fit the following in my SM2000.

I have tried Amel's electronics installers but had no response.
I am looking for recommendations / advice from members on the
following as electronics is not my bag.

SSB Radio

a) the best radio to go for ( UK licence )

b) type of aerial to use and where to locate it

Satellite Phone

What make/ type to go for in terms of features, charge rates - is it the 'Mini M' ?

F/wd facing echopilot - through hull sonar

In members experience how good/effective are these ? Best to go for ?

2nd Raymarine ST7000 Autopilot

to include, fluxgate, computer, rotary chain drive, control panel, and rudder angle with switch to ensure both systems cannot be on at same time.

In members experience do I need to go for this second autohelm; how reliable is the principle ST7000?

My need for internet and e-mail at reasonable speed is also critical in the above considerations

Any help on some or all of the above will be much appreciated.

Frank Newton
Boat # 321




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AMEL 54 Davits

Enrico <ebraglia@...>
 

I am back again to seek advice on new Davids for AMEL 54 (simpson).
They seems very practical but a not very nice. My main concern is if
you can dock the boat with the dinghy attached or you have first to
take it out. Thank you.


Shipmate 8300 VHF

Ag Av8ter
 

Hello all,

Yesterday while using the Shipmate 8300 VHF radio it just stopped
working. I downloaded the owners manual from the net, but it does
not offer the answer I need.

The display shows the radio in the 1W mode and where the channel
should be displayed there are two " _ _ " and that is all. The
radio will change from US to INT, volume and squelch work, it will
switch to intercom mode, the DSC will acept programing (I do not have
the GPS interface to VHF). All in all everything seems to be working
except that I cannot put in a channel and Transmit. When trying to
put in a channel I get a message on the display that says ERROR. Of
course the manual does not address this. Also the radio will not
toggle between the low and high power setting.

Has anyone ever come accross this? Do you know where I might go to
get an answer?

As always, thanks a bunch for your help.

Tony Gray
WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266
moored in Bonaire


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Looking for cruiser insurance US to NZ

eric freedman
 

We use brown and brown in Ft Lauderdale. Recommended by Joel potter. Spencer
Lloyd is very knowledgeable and easy to deal with. My insurance is placed
with an American company well rated. I had a problem of substantial nature
and the checks were forthcoming without any hassle whatsoever.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 3:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Looking for cruiser insurance US to NZ



Jackline Policy through Al Golden at IMIS, assuming you have a US
documented boat.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "richard03801"
<richard03801@...> wrote:

Does anyone have an insurance company/agent that they feel is worth
their salt. We get lots
of roomers about this and that but we'd like to hear from other Amel
owners.
Thanks
Richard SM 209
Challenge


Re: Looking for cruiser insurance US to NZ

Judy Rouse
 

Jackline Policy through Al Golden at IMIS, assuming you have a US
documented boat.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

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

Does anyone have an insurance company/agent that they feel is worth
their salt. We get lots
of roomers about this and that but we'd like to hear from other Amel
owners.
Thanks
Richard SM 209
Challenge


Looking for cruiser insurance US to NZ

richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Does anyone have an insurance company/agent that they feel is worth their salt. We get lots
of roomers about this and that but we'd like to hear from other Amel owners.
Thanks
Richard SM 209
Challenge