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Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

Richard Middleton <middleton@...>
 

Craig might not know this but Vesper does sell both a black box AIS transponder and one with a display.  I’ve gone with the Vesper 'black' box - BTW it’s blue not black! - on my NMEA 2000 network.  The blue box repeats the NMEA info on its Wi-fi.  So I get an AIS display on my iPad, as well as on a chart plotter.

regards Richard
Maybe Amel someday, currently HR 35 Rasmus.


Re: Cable routing 1988 Maramu 46

Dom
 

Hi,
here is the diagram.
Best regards


Cable routing 1988 Maramu 46

Graham Cresswell <grahamjcresswell@...>
 

Can anyone help me with an electrical problem in our 1988 Maramu 46 #240.

All the lights in the aft cabin have failed.  We checked all the bulbs,
of course! We have established that the problem is with the positive
cable as we have checked the negative (ground) cable and it has
continuity. 
We've established that, if we get power to any one of the light
fittings, all will then work. 

We can't work out how the positive cable gets from the circuit breaker
on the 12v panel and the first light in the aft cabin.  All the cables
are hidden. 

If anyone has had this problem before or has access to a cable routing
diagram, I'd be glad of your experience. 

Kind regards

Graham

Jamesby
Maramu 46 #240


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

Mark Erdos
 

Graham,

 

Dumb question but, have you determined the DC breaker for the aft lights is operational?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cable routing 1988 Maramu 46

 

 

Can anyone help me with an electrical problem in our 1988 Maramu 46 #240.

All the lights in the aft cabin have failed.  We checked all the bulbs,
of course! We have established that the problem is with the positive
cable as we have checked the negative (ground) cable and it has
continuity. 
We've established that, if we get power to any one of the light
fittings, all will then work. 

We can't work out how the positive cable gets from the circuit breaker
on the 12v panel and the first light in the aft cabin.  All the cables
are hidden. 

If anyone has had this problem before or has access to a cable routing
diagram, I'd be glad of your experience. 

Kind regards

Graham

Jamesby
Maramu 46 #240


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown Part

karkauai
 

AHA!  I guess the prior owners had an MOM , but it was gone by the time I acquired Kristy.

Thanks Eric.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Dec 7, 2018, at 1:43 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,

That looks like a safety cable for a MOM-8.

It is attached to the Mom and around the rail. If you hit a piling and break off the mounting hardware it keeps the Mom on board.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2018 1:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown Part

 

 

Here’s a link to the pic of my unknown part. A cable with fittings. The whole thing is about 30” long., the wire cable about 3mm diameter (5mm with cover).
Anybody know what it’s for?
Thanks
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/187179813?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/187179813


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

Ian Park
 

Did the same as Mark. Good to have the second antenna - is an easy swap if there is a problem with the VHF antenna.
Nice having two masts for all the cables.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

Craig Briggs
 


Hi Cathy & Guillaume,

Your specific question has been answered in other replies, but I do wonder a bit about your overall plan for what seems an upgrade of the original equipment. 

While I'm sure the Vesper is good equipment, with it's full display, I wonder that you choose it over a "black box" transponder, assuming you'll be looking at one or two Multi-Function Displays that would eliminate the need for a separate mounting for the Vesper display and the need to jump back and forth to evaluate AIS targets.

For example, if you're looking to go B&G, their (Navico) NAIS would mount out-of-the way and a B&G Vulcan or Zeus MFD would show the data over-layed on a chart, combined with a radar overlay, if you wish, as well as on the VHF (if you want it - I have it on the B&G V50 VHF but never bother to go there, since its much more useful on the MDF). 

Anyway, just suggesting, as another reply did, that you may want to work with a vendor (be it B&G or other) to plan an integrated system, even if you want to replace things a piece at a time.
We worked with B&G at a boat show and they gave us an excellent integrated system plan, complete with schematics that we then tweaked to our final liking.

A fun project - good luck with it!
Cheers, Craig SN68


---In amelyachtowners@..., <carpathia3@...> wrote :

Dear Amelians,

We became proud owners of SM hull #293 last summer... We received lots of help from Olivier Beauté and Bill Rouse, but there is still sooooo much to learn... This Forum is invaluable!

One question I have: the electronics on Carpathia is exactly the same as 18 years ago. Among other things, I would like to install a Vesper AIS transponder and a new VHF DSC/AIS (probably B&G V60), as well as create the beginning of a NMEA2000 backbone. How does it work for the antenna when two AIS systems coexist? The VHF will have an internal splitter but can there be another - external - splitter for the transponder, all this working from the same antenna, or do I need a second antenna?

Peregrinus, you seem to have installed this configuration? Others?

Many thanks for your help,

Cathy & Guillaume

s/v Carpathia III – SM2K#293


Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

Alan Leslie
 

Hello Cathy and Guillaume,

Given that the AIS in the B&G is only a receiver not a transponder, you should have no trouble with a splitter between the VHF and the antenna to feed an external AIS transponder.
Certainly making use of the VHF antenna on top of the main mast gives you the ultimate in terms of distance.
We have a Furuno VHF, a GME splitter and a an AMEC AIS transponder and it all works seamlessly well.
You could also ask B&G.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cuba

Porter McRoberts
 

We have some. Went to Holguin Provence.  Puerto de Vita marina. Came down from the ragged cays. We did get papers from the USCG. Hands down a top cruising experience!!  

Let us know how I we might help Kent

Porter and Helen

S/V IBIS 54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Dec 7, 2018, at 1:31 PM, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have experience going to Cuba? We thought we’d like to do that before heading for Belize.

Thanks for any advice or info.

Kent and Iris
Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cuba

Mark Erdos
 

This may help: http://freecruisingguides.com/cruising-guide-cuba

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018 2:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cuba

 

 

Does anyone have experience going to Cuba? We thought we’d like to do that before heading for Belize.

Thanks for any advice or info.

Kent and Iris
Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cuba

Mark Erdos
 

Kent,

 

We seriously looked into it  a couple of years ago and decided not to. The things that put us off were the need to check in and out with multiple Government authorities EVERY time the boat is moved. Then we considered staying at Marina Hemingway and using it as a base while taking private tours of the country. We meet someone in Florida who had recently stayed there and had a very bad experience. There experience was enough to make us change our plans. They had a 30 day contract for about US$1,000 to stay at Marina Hemingway (which they said was crappy and nothing worked). They had to stay two extra days because of weather. The marina charged them US$4,000 and the government officials would not let them go until they paid with cash. It was at this point we decided if we went there, it would not be by boat.

 

That being said, We recently met a French chap and he and his family loved Cuba and said it was the best experience in the Caribbean.

 

I know of a couple of people that go with a rally out of St. Petersburg FL. They also do not have anything nice to say about Marina Hemingway but love the country and tours. Going with a group seems to be the ideal way. The group uses bi-lingual tour guides and travel as a unit.

 

Do you homework before going if you opt in.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018 2:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cuba

 

 

Does anyone have experience going to Cuba? We thought we’d like to do that before heading for Belize.

Thanks for any advice or info.

Kent and Iris
Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown Part

eric freedman
 

Hi Kent,

That looks like a safety cable for a MOM-8.

It is attached to the Mom and around the rail. If you hit a piling and break off the mounting hardware it keeps the Mom on board.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2018 1:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown Part

 

 

Here’s a link to the pic of my unknown part. A cable with fittings. The whole thing is about 30” long., the wire cable about 3mm diameter (5mm with cover).
Anybody know what it’s for?
Thanks
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/187179813?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/187179813


Cuba

karkauai
 

Does anyone have experience going to Cuba? We thought we’d like to do that before heading for Belize.

Thanks for any advice or info.

Kent and Iris
Kristy
SM243


Unknown Part

karkauai
 

Here’s a link to the pic of my unknown part. A cable with fittings. The whole thing is about 30” long., the wire cable about 3mm diameter (5mm with cover).
Anybody know what it’s for?
Thanks
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/187179813?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/187179813


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

Mark Erdos
 

I would suggest installing a separate antenna for the AIS. I installed the AIS antenna on the top of the mizzen mast and followed the radar cabling to the nav station (very easy to do – access in aft head next to the mirror). I have yet to find a splitter that doesn’t impede upon the performance on the units attached.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018 12:02 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

 

 

Dear Amelians,

 

We became proud owners of SM hull #293 last summer... We received lots of help from Olivier Beauté and Bill Rouse, but there is still sooooo much to learn... This Forum is invaluable!

 

One question I have: the electronics on Carpathia is exactly the same as 18 years ago. Among other things, I would like to install a Vesper AIS transponder and a new VHF DSC/AIS (probably B&G V60), as well as create the beginning of a NMEA2000 backbone. How does it work for the antenna when two AIS systems coexist? The VHF will have an internal splitter but can there be another - external - splitter for the transponder, all this working from the same antenna, or do I need a second antenna?

 

Peregrinus, you seem to have installed this configuration? Others?

 

Many thanks for your help,

 

Cathy & Guillaume

s/v Carpathia III – SM2K#293


Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Dear Amelians,

We became proud owners of SM hull #293 last summer... We received lots of help from Olivier Beauté and Bill Rouse, but there is still sooooo much to learn... This Forum is invaluable!

One question I have: the electronics on Carpathia is exactly the same as 18 years ago. Among other things, I would like to install a Vesper AIS transponder and a new VHF DSC/AIS (probably B&G V60), as well as create the beginning of a NMEA2000 backbone. How does it work for the antenna when two AIS systems coexist? The VHF will have an internal splitter but can there be another - external - splitter for the transponder, all this working from the same antenna, or do I need a second antenna?

Peregrinus, you seem to have installed this configuration? Others?

Many thanks for your help,

Cathy & Guillaume

s/v Carpathia III – SM2K#293


Re: Antal main outhaul car for 1999 Super Maramu 2000

mfmcgovern@...
 

Ken,

It's more likely that you purchased or were sent the wrong car.  Do you know the part number of the car?  If so, post it here.

The track on the main boom should be 31mm wide x 21mm tall.  That track is still made and sold by Antal:  https://www.mauriprosailing.com/us/category/2-Antal-4-Race-Tracks-31-21.html and so is the car:  https://www.mauriprosailing.com/us/product/ANT4110SH.html

Depending on what what damaged and how bad you might be able to repair/rebuild your car.  Check out Alex from Nikimat's excellent write-ups on rebuilding his boom cars here:  http://nikimat.com/boom_extension_car.html and here:  http://nikimat.com/boom_extension_car_rebuild.html 

Good luck!

Mark McGovern
SM#440 Cara
Wintry and Cold Deale, MD USA



 



Antal main outhaul car for 1999 Super Maramu 2000

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Hello All, I need your help.

Aquarius is a 1999 Super Maramu 2000, and the car for the main outhaul was damaged.  I bought a new one in New Zealand from Antal (Hall Spars), but the new car is a different size.  The center ridge on the track attached to the main boom is too high, and the car will not fit on the track.  Has anyone else had this problem?  Hopefully I will not have to replace the track on the main boom just because Antal changed the track size!!!!!

Thanks,

Ken Powers


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

Willem Kroes
 

Thanks a lot Alan!

Kind regards, Willem

SM#351 KAVANGA

Op 6 dec. 2018 22:25 schreef "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" :
 

The part number for the Leroy Somer gearbox as on SM437 is :


MVA M33 C CR20 60 

The last time I bought one from the Australian dealer it cost me A$1295 delivered.

Cheers

Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Amel54 SSB installation

Jeroen jeltes
 

Thank you Bill.  the position of the copper foil in the aft lazarette is very usefull information.  i  will let you now how i get on.