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Re: Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

Gary Wells
 

I haven't really investigated this just yet.  I'm hoping, as mentioned, that the older equipment will experience a minimum, non-navigational impact.  
Also, it's possible that a firmwarue updatecould fix it as well.  


Re: Amel 54 Manual - Owner and User

Mark McGovern
 

I think it should be fine to upload those files.  We are currently utilizing 361MB of our allotted 10GB of File Storage space.  That 361MB is the sum total of all the files that every member has ever uploaded since 2001!  So it has taken 18 years to consume 3.6% of our allocated storage space.  Given that, I think it will be OK to upload them despite their large size.  If in the future file storage space becomes an issue, we can re-evaluate.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Amel 54 Manual - Owner and User

Roque
 

Hi

I just uploaded, in the files section, an “Amel 54 Manual” set (Owner, User and Options) in Italian. I also have the versions in German, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

I uploaded just this one to test. Each language set is around 80 MB. So I ask the moderators: is it ok to upload the other languages, considering the size? 


Also important, is anyone interested in any of these sets?


Roque

Attika   A54 #117

Paraty- Rio de Janeiro


Re: autoprop zinc

 

Jose,

Each time you haulout, you should check the resistance between the propeller and the zincs using a multimeter and a wire to extend the reach. there should be almost no resistance, or in other words, 100% continuity.

If you are in the water, you can check between the top of the rudder post and the C Drive. This rudder post check assumes that there is no break inside the rudder, but I think everyone will agree that is a vey remote chance.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 11:42 AM via Groups.Io <josegvenegas=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,

I heard about the idea of using a plastic instead of zinc and decided add zinc for one season.  When the boat came out I noticed the start of corrosion in  several small spots on the blades!  Since then I have been using zincs and plastic screws and observed no more corrosion.

Could it be that my engine/transmission is not properly bonded?  How would one know?

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston




Re: From Raymarine Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

Eric,

I believe you are mostly correct, but let me add something.

Your boat's GPS position is based on the elapsed time for a signal to be received from the satellite by your GPS normally utilizing 3 or more satellites that fall in line-of-sight to your boat. Longitude is based on time, but has no impact on the calculation performed in a Furuno GPS. 

The error that was experienced during the last rollover had to do with the "year calculation," but not the difference in signal travel time. I saw a Furuno GP80 (very common on SMs) operating perfectly, but with the wrong year associated with the date and time. I saw another GP80 working perfectly with the correct year. The difference was because of the manufacturing date by Furuno. The later made Furuno had been modified, and this modification compensated for the year issue. The later model Furuno was made in 2002. I certainly do not what will happen with other brands.

I am going to guess that any GPS made after about 2000 will be fine, and if it isn't 100% correct, this situation may only affect the year posted on the screen.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 1:33 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

The last rollover was 20 years ago. Almost all Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu’s will be affected in some way with original equipment.

I wrote Raymarine and they are still analyzing what the affect will be with  respect to long lat as it is based upon time.

The Raymarine list does not list the older units, it will also affect in some way gmpcs.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:58 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] From Raymarine Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

The world is not ending as forums like Cruiser's Forum would lead you to believe.

 

I believe that it will only affect GPSs that were manufactured before the last rollover. AND, it will only affect the time/year on the screen of the GPS.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 9:28 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

http://forum.raymarine.com/showthread.php?tid=7453

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 10:17 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I found this article

 

https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollover-week

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: autoprop zinc

eric freedman
 

Hi Miles,
I ALWAYS HANG A ZINC "GUPPIE": OVER THE SIDE WHEN PLUGGED IN.
I hook it up to the bonding on the fuel fill . The guppy usually lasts a few
years.
If you notice pitting on the prop and rarely plug in you have a bonding
problem.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

Bill,

I heard about the idea of using a plastic instead of zinc and decided add
zinc for one season. When the boat came out I noticed the start of
corrosion in several small spots on the blades! Since then I have been
using zincs and plastic screws and observed no more corrosion.

Could it be that my engine/transmission is not properly bonded? How would
one know?

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston


From Raymarine Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

eric freedman
 

The last rollover was 20 years ago. Almost all Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu’s will be affected in some way with original equipment.

I wrote Raymarine and they are still analyzing what the affect will be with  respect to long lat as it is based upon time.

The Raymarine list does not list the older units, it will also affect in some way gmpcs.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:58 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] From Raymarine Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

The world is not ending as forums like Cruiser's Forum would lead you to believe.

 

I believe that it will only affect GPSs that were manufactured before the last rollover. AND, it will only affect the time/year on the screen of the GPS.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 9:28 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

http://forum.raymarine.com/showthread.php?tid=7453

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 10:17 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I found this article

 

https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollover-week

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Aras,

thanks for this. I wonder if it is a Y2K all over again.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean pearl

On 26 February 2019 at 22:49 "Aras Grinius via Groups.Io" <n33077@...> wrote:

Not sure if this helps but I saw this on PANBO.

Aras Grinius
S/V Fiasco #163
Sharki

 


 


 


Re: autoprop zinc

Jose Venegas <josegvenegas@...>
 

Bill,

I heard about the idea of using a plastic instead of zinc and decided add zinc for one season. When the boat came out I noticed the start of corrosion in several small spots on the blades! Since then I have been using zincs and plastic screws and observed no more corrosion.

Could it be that my engine/transmission is not properly bonded? How would one know?

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston


Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

karkauai
 

Yes, Bill.  110 HP 4JH4HTE.  It was hard to find a mechanic/electrician who understood the issue.  I posted a schematic in the files section of the way it is done.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy



On Feb 26, 2019, at 10:11 AM, Dan Wilcox via Groups.Io <dwilcox123@...> wrote:

it can  be modified, but is a lot of work... or you can order an isolated version still.

thanks, Dan
Feierabend #86


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM, Bill Kinney via Groups.Io
For those of you who installed Yanmar engines, were they able to modify their standard engine to use an isolated ground return?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie 
Underway from Georgetown to Acklins Is., Bahamas


Amel Rally update regarding the stop in Bequia

 

TO:  All interested in the Caribbean Rally.

Mrs Sabrina Mitchell, Managing Director, Vintages Bequia, and General Manager, Frangipani Hotel has graciously offered to host those Amel yachts and crew arriving in Bequia to Welcome Drinks at the famous Frangipani Hotel on April 23rd. Even if you are not attending the main rally in Martinique, all Amel owners/crews in the Rally are welcome. Please let me know your intentions in order that I can tell Mrs. Mitchell how many people to expect.

Heading south from Martinique for hurricane season:

Bequia Admiralty Bay Anchorage Apr 22-24

    - Tuesday April 23rd - Welcome drinks at the Frangipani Hotel (time to be announced)


More about the Rally - Click Here 

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970


Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Dan Wilcox
 

it can  be modified, but is a lot of work... or you can order an isolated version still.

thanks, Dan
Feierabend #86


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM, Bill Kinney via Groups.Io
<greatketch@...> wrote:
For those of you who installed Yanmar engines, were they able to modify their standard engine to use an isolated ground return?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie 
Underway from Georgetown to Acklins Is., Bahamas


Re: autoprop zinc

 

Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


Re: From Raymarine Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

The world is not ending as forums like Cruiser's Forum would lead you to believe.

I believe that it will only affect GPSs that were manufactured before the last rollover. AND, it will only affect the time/year on the screen of the GPS.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 9:28 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

http://forum.raymarine.com/showthread.php?tid=7453

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 10:17 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I found this article

 

https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollover-week

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

For those of you who installed Yanmar engines, were they able to modify their standard engine to use an isolated ground return?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie 
Underway from Georgetown to Acklins Is., Bahamas


Re: autoprop zinc

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


autoprop zinc

Miles
 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


Re: Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

Aras Grinius <n33077@...>
 

Not sure if this helps but I saw this on PANBO.

Aras Grinius
S/V Fiasco #163
Sharki


Re: Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

eric freedman
 

Yes it does,

THEN WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR OLD GEAR?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Johnson via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 11:29 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

Hi,

 

The original GPS clock started on 6 January 1980 and rolls over every 1024 weeks.  The next roll over is on 6 April 2019.

 

Regards

 

Mike

 

Solitude

SM 246


On 26 Feb 2019, at 07:16, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I found this article

 

https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollovers-week

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

Mike Johnson
 

Hi,

The original GPS clock started on 6 January 1980 and rolls over every 1024 weeks.  The next roll over is on 6 April 2019.

Regards

Mike

Solitude
SM 246

On 26 Feb 2019, at 07:16, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I found this article

 

https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollovers-week

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376