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Re: Additional solar location?

Mark Erdos
 

Interesting idea! I would have never thought of this. This is waaaay out of the box J

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of amel@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:14 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Additional solar location?

 

Miles,
I have two 100W panel installed between mizzen shrouds and the main aft stay using some cheap aluminum profiles. Works for a couple of years now even with 45+ kn wind.



1 more is on top of the right side of the dodger (not yet installed when I took this picture), 2 on the starboard rails (visibible on picture) and the last two on top of my davits, totalling 670 W.

Michael Konz
Maramu #148, Sioned


Re: New Group

Craig Briggs
 

Bill,

Bravo Zulu !

Cheers, Craig


Event: Amel Yacht Owners Rally - Martinique April 7 - April 13 - Sunday, 7 April 2019 #cal-invite

main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Amel Yacht Owners Rally - Martinique April 7 - April 13

When:
Sunday, 7 April 2019 through
Saturday, 13 April 2019

Where:
Martinique du Marin

Organizer:
brouse@... +1(832) 380-4970

Description:

Re: Martinique - Amel Eastern Caribbean Rally Rendezvous Potential Dates...we are still planning
     (other locations will be informal meet/greet, but nothing will be planned). 
Dates: Apr 7-13 du Marin marina or at anchor, with a group anchorage at St Anne on Apr 13 (the last day)
          - Tuesday April 9 - Possible date for a dinner at Mango Bay
          - Wednesday April 10 Possible bus tour of Martinique
          - Saturday April 13 - St. Anne anchorage pot luck dinner
Attendance: I have received Confirmed Amels and 7 Possible.
Cost: Nothing for the Rally
What I need: I need more confirmed attendance in Martinique. I think the minimum we should have is 20 Confirmed Amels.
What you get by attending: I have discussed this Rally with Martinique-based Sponsors asking for some help with the following:
 
  • A free haulout (splash, launch + 3 days) will be given to one Amel owner attending, sponsored by Carenantilles. .
  • A dinner at Mango Bay during the above dates for all owners attending the Rally, sponsored by Caraibe Marine and Caribbean Yacht Sales 
  • A bus tour of Rhum Clément and possibly some other stop, possible, but no sponsor confirmed. 
  • Berth Discounts at the Marina du Marin, possible, but not confirmed. I need help with contact at the marina. 
  • Prizes and/or gift certificates from different Sponsors to be given by them during the dinner at Mango Bay, 2 are confirmed. 
The early indications is that we will get most of the above and possibly more. I am still waiting on Amel to confirm that they will offer something. I will keep you posted and will add to the website when I have confirmation.
 



Re: UPDATE - Amel Caribbean Rally - Martinique April 7 - April 13

 

Yes, I am scrambling to get some things done this morning

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 11:28 AM Denise McGovern <Mcgovern.denise@...> wrote:

Bill,

This looks like an event to go on the new calendar feature. 

Wish we could join you,
Denise McGovern
SM #440 s/v CARA (on the cold hard in Maryland)


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


Re: New Group

Anna Eriksson
 

Thank you very much! Way better! 👍


Re: UPDATE - Amel Caribbean Rally - Martinique April 7 - April 13

Denise McGovern
 


Bill,

This looks like an event to go on the new calendar feature. 

Wish we could join you,
Denise McGovern
SM #440 s/v CARA (on the cold hard in Maryland)


Re: New Group

James
 


Nice one Bill.

Not sure many were very happy with yahoo, I can see this is a vast improvement already!

Looking forward to it!!

James 

SV TITANIUM



Re: Additional solar location?

@Sioned
 

Miles,
I have two 100W panel installed between mizzen shrouds and the main aft stay using some cheap aluminum profiles. Works for a couple of years now even with 45+ kn wind.



1 more is on top of the right side of the dodger (not yet installed when I took this picture), 2 on the starboard rails (visibible on picture) and the last two on top of my davits, totalling 670 W.

Michael Konz
Maramu #148, Sioned


[Amel Yacht Owners] SM2K yanmar startup issues

Sv Garulfo
 

restarting thread on new group.
Thanks
Thomas
GARULFO A54-122

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From: Giovanni Testa gtesta23@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 at 10:28
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM2K yanmar startup issues
To: <amelyachtowners@...>


 

Hi,
I had same problems with my Eutikia SM 428_2003.
For rendom start look at red cable on start motor: the connection may be slack/oxidised. Anyway remove and fasten it. The contact MUST be perfect and steady.
For rendom shut down look at solenoid. Replace it or spry antoxidant inside from top. You have to remove the black rubber cover button. Than push it many times.
I hope that may help.
Buon Vento
Giovanni
EUTIKIA

Il 11/02/2019 01:05, 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] ha scritto:
 
Hi all,

A question in behalf of a friend with a SM2K from 2002 equiped with a Yanmar 100HP 4JHTE. 

Randomly, turning the key won’t run the starter motor. 
What has been established and done so far:

The battery negative connection relay, when manually reset with the button underneath it, sometimes helps the matter. 
The same relay, when manually activated while the key is turned always fixes the issue. 
The relay was therefore incriminated and changed but the random issue remained. 

All electrical connections between the cockpit panel and the starter motor were cleaned. 

There seems to be a second relay that drives the the first one. We are a bit confused by that setup.

Independently (or not?), there seems to be an issue with the shutdown process too. Sometimes the manual “kill cord” needs to be used. 

Anyone familiar with those issues? Any further tips?


Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Panama



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Re: New Group

JOHN HAYES
 

 Vast improvement Bill

Thanks your efforts

John Hayes
Nga Waka sn41


On 13/02/2019, at 4:11 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

February 12, 2019

To:     All existing members of the Amel Yacht Owners Group on Yahoo!

From: Bill Rouse

In 2002, “Closereach” founded the Amel Yacht Owners Group on Yahoo Groups platform with a handful of members. Our group grew in membership to the hundreds when Closereach retired from our group and turned the group’s ownership over to Jose Luis Isasi. Jose led the group to over 1000 members and in 2018 turned the ownership over to me.

In the beginning and through a number of years, the Yahoo platform worked well for most of our members. However, as technology progressed, Yahoo Groups did not, and many of the members began complaining of numerous shortcomings with the Yahoo platform. Additionally, Yahoo simply stopped supporting the groups about 2 years ago and left known bugs and problems continue to irritate all of us. Lastly, we cannot ignore the numerous rumors about Yahoo and what they may do with the Yahoo Groups, especially since they no longer support their group platform.

Groups.io is a new and different platform for groups like ours. Although they offer a “free” group platform, it is not for us because we need more features and we are larger than the small groups the free platform is intended for. Groups.io has a PREMIUM platform which is generally designed like the Yahoo platform that we are accustomed to, but Groups.io has search ability that works, and many other tools that work.

The Amel Owners Group moderators and I have been testing Groups.io for several weeks and made the decision to move the Amel Yacht Owners Group to Groups.io. Hopefully the transition will go as smooth as possible, but I am sure that there will be issues. We are moving all of our data with us. There is a minimal cost involved ($110/year), which Amel School will pay for 5 years. I believe that this will give us plenty of time to plan for the years after the first 5. For instance, the Nordhavn Group moved from Yahoo, supported by members and shortly after the move Nordhavn’s parent company agreed to pay all of the costs.

The Moderators of our Group will remain: Mark McGovern, SM CARA, Mark Erdos, SM CREAM PUFF, Danny SIMMS, SM OCEAN PEARL, and Gary Wells, SM ADAGIO

You will need to:

Use a different email address when sending an email. Use main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Go to the new Amel Yacht Owners website address https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topics  and establish a log-in by clicking on “Log In” in the upper right and follow the instructions for “Forgot your password, or don't have one yet?”

 

I hope that you all will enjoy the new platform.

         

Bill Rouse


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


moderated New Group Site

Ian Townsend
 

Bill,

Bellissimo! Felicitations! Gut gemacht! Way to go!

Grazie. Merci. Danke. Thanks.


Ian & Margaret
SM153
Loca Lola II
George Town, Exuma


Re: New Group

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Hi Bill,

Many thanks to you, and all those involved with the new forum, for all the work this must have been. It looks great and I am sure the functionalities will be much better than Yahoo!

All the best, 

Cathy & Guillaume
s/v Carpathia III - SM2K #293


New furlers on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi All,

Following the nice offer from Paul Hrabowsky (Bamar USA) I received the new EJF1 furlers a while ago and after some preparations I had the local rigger on Saint Martin replace the old ones with the EJF1 model. This took a little over a day with not too many problems. The fit was excellent after returning to my marina I could proceed with the electrical part of the job.

That proved to be a bit more complicated as the new furlers have a bit more connections to them. The MEJ furlers only have a motor with a plus and minus cable. The EJF1 has a electric brake and a thermal sensor added to the party.
I also ordered new Boxtron E14 boxes as the existing ones were not working anymore and the old MEJ furlers were connected to the Boxtron EM boxes.
The Amel yard connected the Boxtron boxes a bit differently then intended by Bamar. The remote switch has three cables but only 2 are led to the furler. The third (power) cable is fed directly from the circuit-breaker panel in the galley. This gave me some problems hooking up the thermal sensor.

Long story short it meant I added an intermediate connection box with a relay to enable the thermal sensor.
Added benefit is I now have a local (to the furler) switch to operate the furlers.

I also had to adapt both the E14 and the EM boxes to be able to use the connection boxes. For the E14 the change was minor. I had to add a "Vbat -" (minus) wire to the multi-connector . As this still had one pin free that was easy.
The EM box was a bit more work as the box was not designed to work together with the polarized brake power cabe (the brake on the EJF1 has a "plus"and a "minus") so I had to do some rewiring and add some diodes in the EM-box.

Altough the old furlers were still working fine, I must say the new one feel much more sturdy and make much less noise. In a later post I will put the old furlers up for offer in case someone is interested.

A picture of the connection boxes:


In situ:


Schematic design added as attachment

The result:


Re: New Group

James Cromie
 

Thank you, Bill, for all of your efforts and time.  We all know that you have dedicated a tremendous amount of resource and time for the sake of helping all of us who enjoy owning an Amel.  It is greatly appreciated!

Best,
James

On Feb 12, 2019, at 11:11 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

February 12, 2019

To:     All existing members of the Amel Yacht Owners Group on Yahoo!

From: Bill Rouse

In 2002, “Closereach” founded the Amel Yacht Owners Group on Yahoo Groups platform with a handful of members. Our group grew in membership to the hundreds when Closereach retired from our group and turned the group’s ownership over to Jose Luis Isasi. Jose led the group to over 1000 members and in 2018 turned the ownership over to me.

In the beginning and through a number of years, the Yahoo platform worked well for most of our members. However, as technology progressed, Yahoo Groups did not, and many of the members began complaining of numerous shortcomings with the Yahoo platform. Additionally, Yahoo simply stopped supporting the groups about 2 years ago and left known bugs and problems continue to irritate all of us. Lastly, we cannot ignore the numerous rumors about Yahoo and what they may do with the Yahoo Groups, especially since they no longer support their group platform.

Groups.io is a new and different platform for groups like ours. Although they offer a “free” group platform, it is not for us because we need more features and we are larger than the small groups the free platform is intended for. Groups.io has a PREMIUM platform which is generally designed like the Yahoo platform that we are accustomed to, but Groups.io has search ability that works, and many other tools that work.

The Amel Owners Group moderators and I have been testing Groups.io for several weeks and made the decision to move the Amel Yacht Owners Group to Groups.io. Hopefully the transition will go as smooth as possible, but I am sure that there will be issues. We are moving all of our data with us. There is a minimal cost involved ($110/year), which Amel School will pay for 5 years. I believe that this will give us plenty of time to plan for the years after the first 5. For instance, the Nordhavn Group moved from Yahoo, supported by members and shortly after the move Nordhavn’s parent company agreed to pay all of the costs.

The Moderators of our Group will remain: Mark McGovern, SM CARA, Mark Erdos, SM CREAM PUFF, Danny SIMMS, SM OCEAN PEARL, and Gary Wells, SM ADAGIO

You will need to:

Use a different email address when sending an email. Use main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Go to the new Amel Yacht Owners website address https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topics  and establish a log-in by clicking on “Log In” in the upper right and follow the instructions for “Forgot your password, or don't have one yet?”

 

I hope that you all will enjoy the new platform.

         

Bill Rouse


--
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Amel School
720 Winnie Street
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


Re: New Group

 

Arno,

Thanks for your comments. The support people were working on this yesterday and last night. Frankly, they "pushed the button" without me knowing they were going to be so quick and surprised our moderators and me...sorry about that.

I think we all are going to like what we have...I see some clean-up required in re-naming photos, but we had that issue before, but Yahoo gave us no way to re-name them.🙈
 
Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 9:47 AM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Bill,

Thank you very much for this migration. This is really an improvement over the old Yahoo stuff. Excellent move!

One small thing I would like to say about the migrarion. The mail I got to raise awareness about the move did make me think it was a phishing mail so I threw it away. I'm not sure if there is a way to make the announcement more "authentic",  but the domain ".io"made me doubt the reliability of the announcement.
Just my 2 cents....


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


Re: FW: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners Group is shutting down today

Mark McGovern
 

There are a host of features in the new platform that are huge improvements over Yahoo including a calendar, the ability to have sub-groups, embedding pictures in messages.  The two main benefits that I like about the new platform are:

1.  You can actually edit a post that you made after you post it.  Those of us who don't spell too good will appreciate that little detail. ;)

2.  We now have complete "ownership" of the information that is posted to the group including the messages, files, and pictures.  They can be backed up and archived offline so all this great collective Amel knowledge cannot be lost due to some corporate decision.


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


Re: New Group

Arno Luijten
 

Bill,

Thank you very much for this migration. This is really an improvement over the old Yahoo stuff. Excellent move!

One small thing I would like to say about the migrarion. The mail I got to raise awareness about the move did make me think it was a phishing mail so I threw it away. I'm not sure if there is a way to make the announcement more "authentic",  but the domain ".io"made me doubt the reliability of the announcement.
Just my 2 cents....


Re: New Group

 

Just to let you know, the migration of Members, messages, photos, and files is still in progress. Hopefully it will be completed soon. I appreciate your patience.

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


FW: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners Group is shutting down today

Mark Erdos
 

Mucho kudo’s to Bill Rouse for making this happen.

 

Members are going to find the new group location much superior to anything Yahoo has to offer. The basic functions of embedding pictures or attaching files are as simple as putting in an email. Searching for files and pictures is much much better.

 

The new platform offers a nice clean screen with no Yahoo ads!!!!!

 

Look around. You are going to love it!!!!!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners Group is shutting down today

 

 

This Yahoo Group will shut down today.

 

Your email address that you registered with Yahoo has been automatically moved to our new Amel Yacht Owners Group.

 

You will need to:

1.         Use a different email address when sending an email. Use main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io 

2.         Go to the new Amel Yacht Owners website address https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topics  and establish a login by clicking on Log In in the upper right and follow the instructions for “Forgot your password, or don't have one yet?” 

 

I hope that you all will enjoy the new platform.

 

Bill Rouse

 

 

 

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To:     All members of the Amel Yacht Owners Group and New Members


From:
Bill Rouse

In 2002, “Closereach” founded the Amel Yacht Owners Group on Yahoo Groups platform with a handful of members. Our group grew in membership to the hundreds when Closereach retired from our group and turned the group’s ownership over to Jose Luis Isasi. Jose led the group to over 1000 members and in 2018 turned the ownership over to me.

In the beginning and through a number of years, the Yahoo platform worked well for most of our members. However, as technology progressed, Yahoo Groups did not, and many of the members began complaining of numerous shortcomings with the Yahoo platform. Additionally, Yahoo simply stopped supporting the groups about 2 years ago and left known bugs and problems continue to irritate all of us. Lastly, we cannot ignore the numerous rumors about Yahoo and what they may do with the Yahoo Groups, especially since they no longer support their group platform.

Groups.io is a new and different platform for groups like ours. Although they offer a “free” group platform, it is not for us because we need more features and we are larger than the small groups the free platform is intended for. Groups.io has a PREMIUM platform which is generally designed like the Yahoo platform that we are accustomed to, but Groups.io has search ability that works, and many other tools that work.

The Amel Owners Group moderators and I have been testing Groups.io for several weeks and made the decision to move the Amel Yacht Owners Group to Groups.io. Hopefully the transition will go as smooth as possible, but I am sure that there will be issues. We are moving all of our data with us. There is a minimal cost involved ($110/year), which Amel School will pay for 5 years. I believe that this will give us plenty of time to plan for the years after the first 5. 

The Moderators of our Group will remain: Mark McGovern, SM CARA, Mark Erdos, SM CREAM PUFF, Danny SIMMS, SM OCEAN PEARL, and Gary Wells, SM ADAGIO


As a member, you can post a message to the new Amel Yacht Owners Group by sending an email to: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

 

I hope that you all will enjoy the new platform.

         

 

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