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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bottom job prior to the Panama Canal

John Clark
 

Hi Tom,
  We met in Martinique in 2017 at the rigging shop.  We are heading your way.  

As far as Micron 66 and exposure to fresh water:  I had 66 on my old boat for years passing up and down fresh water to salt water with no issues.  On Annie we spent six weeks on the Pamlico river at Little Washington...fresh water at that point.  Never had an issue after.  

We repainted in Trinidad with 66 two months ago.  Expect no issue in Panama.

Another Amel owner recommended we add the SeaHawk tin additive to 66.  We did not but he reports incredible performance with it.  It is not sold in US but is available in Grenada and Trinidad.  Might be in Columbia.

John
SV Annie. SM37
Carriacou


On Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 10:45 AM thomas.kleman <no_reply@... wrote:
 

Hi folks- we are planning the sequence of events prior to our canal transit and crossing. L'ORIENT (SM2K #422) is due for a bottom job in February which I intended to do in Shelter Bay on the Caribbean side. We've used Micron 66 with pretty good results in the past. In widening my information net beyond this group (I know, I'm dumbing down the gene pool) I've encountered conflicting info, some of which indicates that transit through the canal (largely fresh water) would damage my Micron 66 bottom paint, even though it's just a couple of days. I doubt this as I've had this boat in the Chesapeake for its first few years of my ownership.


I'm also planning to change out my Deka DT31 lead acid batteries early; my normal pattern would have had them dying in French Polynesia, and I can only imagine what that might cost. Has anyone shipped batteries to Panama from Miami or bought them from someplace in Panama/Colon ?


Likewise bottom paint........buy in Colombia (where I am now) ? Buy it in Panama ? Would love to hear thoughts.........sorry for the multi-part question.


Tom and Kirstin

SV L'ORIENT- SM2K#422

Sweltering in Santa Marta

Bottom job prior to the Panama Canal

thomas.kleman <no_reply@...>
 

Hi folks- we are planning the sequence of events prior to our canal transit and crossing. L'ORIENT (SM2K #422) is due for a bottom job in February which I intended to do in Shelter Bay on the Caribbean side. We've used Micron 66 with pretty good results in the past. In widening my information net beyond this group (I know, I'm dumbing down the gene pool) I've encountered conflicting info, some of which indicates that transit through the canal (largely fresh water) would damage my Micron 66 bottom paint, even though it's just a couple of days. I doubt this as I've had this boat in the Chesapeake for its first few years of my ownership.


I'm also planning to change out my Deka DT31 lead acid batteries early; my normal pattern would have had them dying in French Polynesia, and I can only imagine what that might cost. Has anyone shipped batteries to Panama from Miami or bought them from someplace in Panama/Colon ?


Likewise bottom paint........buy in Colombia (where I am now) ? Buy it in Panama ? Would love to hear thoughts.........sorry for the multi-part question.


Tom and Kirstin

SV L'ORIENT- SM2K#422

Sweltering in Santa Marta

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: shaft seals

 

Hey Craig,

Two seal option is not on my original Amel Drawing of the C Drive.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 18:23 sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

Actually, I saw that notation on the original Amel drawing of the "C" drive, viz., either 3 each of 45 65 8 or 2 each of 45 65 12.

Hey! We should check with Brother Jose Venegas to see how his experiment with reorienting the seals is coming.

Cheers,
Craig SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

It is true that two wider seals will fit, but you will lose the double protection of losing oil that was designed by Amel. 

You know me...stick with the original design unless it is an emergency, or you have personally cleared your planned change with Captain Amel. And, yes I spoke with the Captain about a solar Arch with the help of a Romanian and a funny looking board.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:04 sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Bob,

3 each 45 65 8.  Or you can use 2 each 45 65 12.
All with stainless steel garter springs.
Cheers, Craig SN68 


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Can someone please remind me of the dimensions of the 3 shaft seals that go on the Wear Out Bearing? I am not on the boat, but want to order spares to take back with me.

Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: shaft seals

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 


Olivier,
Since I've got a 1992 boat, that must explain why my drawings show the 2 x 12 mm. 
Thanks for the clarification.
Cheers, Craig SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., <atlanticyachtsurvey@...> wrote :

Hello Bob, Craig and Bill(s),

AMEL indeed made an experiment (maybe around 1992) of 2 x 12mm seals, with molded in springs, but they were too stiff and the result was not as good as the three seals solution (with open springs stuffed with silicone grease). The third seal working as a potential back-up.

Keep the three seals...

Olivier


On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:24:02 AM GMT+1, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

Hi Bill,

Actually, I saw that notation on the original Amel drawing of the "C" drive, viz., either 3 each of 45 65 8 or 2 each of 45 65 12.

Hey! We should check with Brother Jose Venegas to see how his experiment with reorienting the seals is coming.

Cheers,
Craig SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., <brouse@...> wrote :

It is true that two wider seals will fit, but you will lose the double protection of losing oil that was designed by Amel. 

You know me...stick with the original design unless it is an emergency, or you have personally cleared your planned change with Captain Amel. And, yes I spoke with the Captain about a solar Arch with the help of a Romanian and a funny looking board.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:04 sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Bob,

3 each 45 65 8.  Or you can use 2 each 45 65 12.
All with stainless steel garter springs.
Cheers, Craig SN68 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <hodginsbob@...> wrote :

Can someone please remind me of the dimensions of the 3 shaft seals that go on the Wear Out Bearing? I am not on the boat, but want to order spares to take back with me.

Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31


Re: BBC News: Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks

That's very good news...

i see that you are SM 461...we are 437 ....I have a friend that is 436

I winder if we could make a register /list of who owns which boat ?

i'd be happy to maintain it, if you thought it could be useful ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

BBC News: Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

Mike Johnson
 

Some good news for circumnavigators!

Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it
Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy.
Disclaimer: The BBC is not responsible for the content of this email, and anything written in this email does not necessarily reflect the BBC's views or opinions. Please note that neither the email address nor name of the sender have been verified.
Wishing all the Amel family a Happy Christmas and fair winds in the New Year.
Mike & Peta
SOLITUDE
SM2K 461

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: shaft seals

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Bob, Craig and Bill(s),

AMEL indeed made an experiment (maybe around 1992) of 2 x 12mm seals, with molded in springs, but they were too stiff and the result was not as good as the three seals solution (with open springs stuffed with silicone grease). The third seal working as a potential back-up.

Keep the three seals...

Olivier


On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:24:02 AM GMT+1, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Hi Bill,

Actually, I saw that notation on the original Amel drawing of the "C" drive, viz., either 3 each of 45 65 8 or 2 each of 45 65 12.

Hey! We should check with Brother Jose Venegas to see how his experiment with reorienting the seals is coming.

Cheers,
Craig SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

It is true that two wider seals will fit, but you will lose the double protection of losing oil that was designed by Amel. 

You know me...stick with the original design unless it is an emergency, or you have personally cleared your planned change with Captain Amel. And, yes I spoke with the Captain about a solar Arch with the help of a Romanian and a funny looking board.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:04 sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Bob,

3 each 45 65 8.  Or you can use 2 each 45 65 12.
All with stainless steel garter springs.
Cheers, Craig SN68 


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Can someone please remind me of the dimensions of the 3 shaft seals that go on the Wear Out Bearing? I am not on the boat, but want to order spares to take back with me.

Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: shaft seals

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Hi Bill,

Actually, I saw that notation on the original Amel drawing of the "C" drive, viz., either 3 each of 45 65 8 or 2 each of 45 65 12.

Hey! We should check with Brother Jose Venegas to see how his experiment with reorienting the seals is coming.

Cheers,
Craig SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., <brouse@...> wrote :

It is true that two wider seals will fit, but you will lose the double protection of losing oil that was designed by Amel. 

You know me...stick with the original design unless it is an emergency, or you have personally cleared your planned change with Captain Amel. And, yes I spoke with the Captain about a solar Arch with the help of a Romanian and a funny looking board.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:04 sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Bob,

3 each 45 65 8.  Or you can use 2 each 45 65 12.
All with stainless steel garter springs.
Cheers, Craig SN68 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <hodginsbob@...> wrote :

Can someone please remind me of the dimensions of the 3 shaft seals that go on the Wear Out Bearing? I am not on the boat, but want to order spares to take back with me.

Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners

Courtney Gorman
 

Awesome and welcome!


On Dec 10, 2018, at 6:35 PM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Very glad to have you Michael!

Welcome to an amazing group of people. You will learn an surprising amount of specific Amel information. Nice to have a few more 55 owners. 

Porter
S/V IBIS
54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Dec 10, 2018, at 4:23 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Michael,

Welcome to the group. If you are posting, you have been approved by a moderator. 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:55 'Michael G. Chalos' mgchalos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Dear Sirs,

I own a 2016 built Amel 55, hull number 47 called LIBERTÉ.

I would like to join your group.

Best Regards/Michael G. Chalos

Re: shaft seals

greatketch@...
 

Bob,

The Amel seals for the prop shaft are 45X65x8

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners

Michael G Chalos
 

Thank you, Roque,

Glad to be on board. 

Best Regards/Michael


On Dec 10, 2018, at 17:44, Roque Reis ediroque@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Welcome aboard! 

Roque 
Attika
A54 - #117


Em seg, 10 de dez de 2018 às 20:36, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> escreveu:
 

Very glad to have you Michael!

Welcome to an amazing group of people. You will learn an surprising amount of specific Amel information. Nice to have a few more 55 owners. 

Porter
S/V IBIS
54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Dec 10, 2018, at 4:23 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Michael,

Welcome to the group. If you are posting, you have been approved by a moderator. 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:55 'Michael G. Chalos' mgchalos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Dear Sirs,

I own a 2016 built Amel 55, hull number 47 called LIBERTÉ.

I would like to join your group.

Best Regards/Michael G. Chalos

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners

Roque
 

Welcome aboard! 

Roque 
Attika
A54 - #117


Em seg, 10 de dez de 2018 às 20:36, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> escreveu:

 

Very glad to have you Michael!

Welcome to an amazing group of people. You will learn an surprising amount of specific Amel information. Nice to have a few more 55 owners. 

Porter
S/V IBIS
54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Dec 10, 2018, at 4:23 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Michael,

Welcome to the group. If you are posting, you have been approved by a moderator. 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:55 'Michael G. Chalos' mgchalos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Dear Sirs,

I own a 2016 built Amel 55, hull number 47 called LIBERTÉ.

I would like to join your group.

Best Regards/Michael G. Chalos

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners

Porter McRoberts
 

Very glad to have you Michael!
Welcome to an amazing group of people. You will learn an surprising amount of specific Amel information. Nice to have a few more 55 owners. 

Porter
S/V IBIS
54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Dec 10, 2018, at 4:23 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Michael,

Welcome to the group. If you are posting, you have been approved by a moderator. 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:55 'Michael G. Chalos' mgchalos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Dear Sirs,

I own a 2016 built Amel 55, hull number 47 called LIBERTÉ.

I would like to join your group.

Best Regards/Michael G. Chalos

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

Jose Venegas
 

Richard,
 AIS only show you large ships and you will miss smaller boats not transmitting AIS.  A modern radar with high resolution and display at the helm where can set proximity alarms is particularly useful if you are single handling or when you end up in pea soup fog, particularly near shore.
AIS does not replace a good radar!

I currently have a B&G Zeus that connects to the original autopilot via a B&G AT10 NMIA converter and plots AIS, and Radar signals 

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Constitution Marina
Boston.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: shaft seals

michael winand
 

Hi Bill
I'm still contemplating the arch. 
Could you please tell us what you learnt from the other side? 
Nice one 

On Tue, 11 Dec 2018 at 8:22, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

It is true that two wider seals will fit, but you will lose the double protection of losing oil that was designed by Amel. 

You know me...stick with the original design unless it is an emergency, or you have personally cleared your planned change with Captain Amel. And, yes I spoke with the Captain about a solar Arch with the help of a Romanian and a funny looking board..

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:04 sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Bob,

3 each 45 65 8.  Or you can use 2 each 45 65 12.
All with stainless steel garter springs.
Cheers, Craig SN68 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <hodginsbob@...> wrote :

Can someone please remind me of the dimensions of the 3 shaft seals that go on the Wear Out Bearing? I am not on the boat, but want to order spares to take back with me.

Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners

 

Michael,

Welcome to the group. If you are posting, you have been approved by a moderator. 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:55 'Michael G. Chalos' mgchalos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Dear Sirs,

I own a 2016 built Amel 55, hull number 47 called LIBERTÉ.

I would like to join your group.

Best Regards/Michael G. Chalos

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: shaft seals

 

It is true that two wider seals will fit, but you will lose the double protection of losing oil that was designed by Amel. 

You know me...stick with the original design unless it is an emergency, or you have personally cleared your planned change with Captain Amel. And, yes I spoke with the Captain about a solar Arch with the help of a Romanian and a funny looking board.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 13:04 sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Bob,

3 each 45 65 8.  Or you can use 2 each 45 65 12.
All with stainless steel garter springs.
Cheers, Craig SN68 


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Can someone please remind me of the dimensions of the 3 shaft seals that go on the Wear Out Bearing? I am not on the boat, but want to order spares to take back with me.

Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners

John Clark
 

Welcome Michael, I am sure the administrators will have you sorted soon.  


On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 3:55 PM 'Michael G. Chalos' mgchalos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Dear Sirs,

I own a 2016 built Amel 55, hull number 47 called LIBERTÉ.

I would like to join your group.

Best Regards/Michael G. Chalos

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cable routing 1988 Maramu 46

amelforme
 

AR stands for arriere/the rear in French. The one up in the forecabin says AV which stands for avant/ before or in front in French.

Don’t be hard on yourself. Enjoy your Amel.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Dec 10, 2018, at 11:50 AM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ah Ha!   Sorry have to do the "I was right dance"....just a little!  ;)

Graham, your question is exactly what the forum is for.  Amel does things a little different and we have all had those banging your head on an Amel "problem" that really wasn't.  

After so many years of q and a  there is likely an answer to most all question asked..  The experience and insight here is staggering. 

So your breaker has a large. AR on top and the buttons are labeled arretter and Marche, stop and run respectively.    

I worked for EDF the French power company...you pick up little things.  

All the best with your Amel, and don't be concerned about asking questions.  

Regards,. John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Carriacou


On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 11:57 AM Graham Cresswell grahamjcresswell@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Thank you to everyone who answered this and for the wiring diagram... 

I cannot believe how stupid I have been!  For some reason for which I
can't account, I was convinced that the "AR" circuit breaker in the aft
heads was for the air-conditioning system, which we never use.  It turns
out that it is indeed the circuit breaker for the aft cabin electrics as
several of you have said. 

Needless to say, once it was made, all the lights work again! 

I'm sorry that I have wasted your time. 

Kind regards and thanks

Graham

Jamesby
Maramu 46 #240

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Hi Mark,
Got it, although you may be crediting me with more naivety than I possess.
Cheers, Craig (with a "C".  No prob, just don't call me late for dinner.)


---In amelyachtowners@..., <mcerdos@...> wrote :

Hi Graig,

 

I can see how you see that but I was addressing it you. I was asking you not to take the really bad advice from Richard M.

 

Agreed on running dark and silent off Somalia J

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 1:52 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

 

 

Hi Mark,

You mistakenly addressed your reply to me - it was Richard M who made the comment about not liking radar.

I rather like both AIS and Radar, but always turn off the AIS transmit when coastal cruising in Somalia :-)

Cheers, Craig

---In amelyachtowners@..., <mcerdos@...> wrote :

Craig,

 

Below is really bad advice. Please don’t sail this way. It is irresponsible.

 

On Cream Puff we run radar at night (even in a full moon) and have a Class A AIS that overlays onto our NobelTec Time Zero Navigation Computer and chart display (of which we have a mirror backup system). The AIS has an alarm and sounds until silenced when any target is within five miles. Any vessel with a 2 mile CPA or less we hail via VHF to ensure we are both aware of each other’s COG and discuss who may alter course if needed to ensure we pass safely. i.e.  recently asked a large freighter to adjust 10 degrees to port since we had 40 knot winds and the captain was very accommodating and saved us from having to tack (we were willing to tack, and we had the right of way, but his flexibility was greatly appreciated).

 

I just cannot imagine sailing with my eyes closed. That is just plain crazy.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

 

 

Hi Craig, I’ve kept my boat simple. No radar at all. My only chartplotter is Navionics on my iPad. Navionics cannot display the AIS.. Instead the AIS displays on Vespers own app. So it isn’t very integrated. (No radar because I do a lot of single-handed passages, and I see radar as a distraction - I’d rather spend my limited resources on other watch keeping activities. I’d rather have AIS than radar.)
Regards Richard M