Date   
Acmo

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all,

I'm investigating options for re rigging. I recall that some of you bought pre cut and rigged wire to Amel SM specifications from Acmo and had it delivered to where you were. I emailed Acmo through their web site and have not had a reply. Does some one have a contact for them.

Thanks in advance.

Danny SM 299 Ocean Pearl

Re: Furuno Fax 30 (Weatherfax)...Repair?....Worthwhile?

greatketch@...
 

Duane,

My answer would be No to the repair, but Yes to Weatherfaxes...

Here is an explanation for that cryptic answer:  

I assume when you download weather data using your satphone you are getting the standard grib files.  They are useful, and helpful, but they have a fundamental limitation: they are the raw data output from the various computer models of the Earth's weather, untweaked by human minds. I find them very accurate for 24 to 36 hours, but after that the results from the various models can occasionally diverge pretty dramatically and reliable results are not easy to for me to interpolate.

The synoptic charts you get via weather fax are prepared by real human meteorologists who look at the outputs from the various models and assemble a forecast based on experience and knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of the various models.

I definitely use both sources of information, if I had to chose only ONE to use it would be the weatherfax data.  It is not as precise, but it is more accurate.

So that is why I say "Yes" to weatherfax...  

So why the "No" to a repair?  Retrieving weatherfaxes does not require a dedicated instrument.  If you have a computer, and an SSB there are free programs which will decode the fax signal and display it on the computer screen.  A free program, and a cheap cable to connect the headphone output of the SSB to the audio input of your PC and you are ready to download weatherfaxes.  Almost a sure bet to be cheaper than getting the existing hardware repaired...

It is POSSIBLE to get the weatherfaxes by email using your satphone, but the files get pretty large and, depending on your data plan, it can be expensive to get a full set every day.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Great Guana Cay, Bahamas


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailor63109@...> wrote :

Wanderer came equipped with a weatherfax from the factory.  It hasn't worked, and since I'm going through all the electronic equipment I decided to figure out whether it was me or the Furuno that was messing up.

I disconnected the ethernet plug from the Navnet Hub, and plugged it into my laptop.  The manual notes you can log onto the weatherfax at http://172.31.8.1  I could not log onto the address.  

The LED in the Fax 30 was following the script and appeared to indicate all was well with the unit.

Any ideas on what I might be doing wrong?

Is it even worth bothering with?  My Admiral insists on a Satellite Phone for safety so we get our weather that way.

Duane

Cayman Islands2?

Rick Grimes
 

We are pondering a visit to The Cayman Islands (from Providentia) and we are learning from our research that anchoring out in North Sound is most desirable for most cruisers —EXCEPT the depths, it seems to us, are borderline for an Amel. Does anyone have any experience with their Amel in North Sound or anywhere around the Caymans? Gracias!

Rick & Linda Grimes
S/V Rascal (SM2K #404)
Shelter Bay, Colon, Panama

PS. This may be a duplicate of a message I sent earlier (with little confidence that it was posted.) If so, sorry about that!

Re: Amel logo

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

Bill - many thanks for the file posting. Much appreciated.
Pat - My sailmaker put an Amel Logo on my main with typical adhesive sail number material (I think he just copied it from the original sail). Unfortunately, an edge peeled up when the sail was furled and made a real mess such that we could neither furl nor unfurl the main.  Took me two hours up the mast to get it all separated. Took it back and he put a new one on but sewed it. End of problem. 
Cheers, Craig, SN#68 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Bill, Thank you for the logo, if you have it on your mainsail, could you estimate how long , high it is.
Thanks Again,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Mar 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

 
Pat (or anyone else interested)

If it would help, I have a vector graphic file of the Amel Logo that should be way easier for someone to work with than a photo.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Moraine Cay, Abacos, Bahamas

Cayman Islands?

Rick Grimes
 

We are pondering a visit to The Cayman Islands (from Providentia) and we are learning from our research that anchoring out in North Sound is most desirable for most cruisers —EXCEPT the depths, it seems to us, are borderline for an Amel. Does anyone have any experience with their Amel in North Sound or anywhere around the Caymans? Gracias!

Rick & Linda Grimes
S/V Rascal (SM2K #404)
Shelter Bay, Colon, Panama

Furuno Nav Gear for Sale (Hydra 2000 coming soon)

Duane Siegfri
 


I'm installing all new electronic gear, and have the following for sale.  All of it works fine.


Furuno RDP 149  $700:  10" Chartplotter/Radar/AIS (was at the Navigation Desk..it has a streak across the top of the screen when off, but is not visible when on).  Includes many chords


Furuno 1724 Radar $500:  Includes cable to Hub 101 or Chartplotter.


Furuno Hub 101: $200


Furuno PG500 Heading Sensor $250


I'm also going to be selling the Hydra 2000 system, including the computer, FFD's and gauges.


If you're interested I can email photos to you.


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Furuno Fax 30 (Weatherfax)...Repair?....Worthwhile?

Duane Siegfri
 

Wanderer came equipped with a weatherfax from the factory.  It hasn't worked, and since I'm going through all the electronic equipment I decided to figure out whether it was me or the Furuno that was messing up.

I disconnected the ethernet plug from the Navnet Hub, and plugged it into my laptop.  The manual notes you can log onto the weatherfax at http://172.31.8.1  I could not log onto the address.  

The LED in the Fax 30 was following the script and appeared to indicate all was well with the unit.

Any ideas on what I might be doing wrong?

Is it even worth bothering with?  My Admiral insists on a Satellite Phone for safety so we get our weather that way.

Duane

Re: Three antenna cables but only two antennas?

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks to Bill & Eric, the mystery is solved!

Duane

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New member question

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Paul,

Excellent! Then I think you are in good hand and I would suspect Olaf’s boat has been very well maintained.
Reading this forum, you probably read that Olivier is without question the most Amel knowledgeable surveyor you can get.
Back then I did not know Olivier’s reputation and used Martial Barriel for the survey which I was/am very happy with.

Sincerely, Alexandre




--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 3/19/18, paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New member question
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:14 PM


 









Alexandre,
Yes,
we are working with Jean Paul at Caraibe, and the boat with
the Volvo is Olaf's.  The other SN is with another
broker.  
Thanks,
Paul

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, Thank you for the logo, if you have it on your mainsail, could you estimate how long , high it is.
Thanks Again,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Mar 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

 
Pat (or anyone else interested)

If it would help, I have a vector graphic file of the Amel Logo that should be way easier for someone to work with than a photo.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Moraine Cay, Abacos, Bahamas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New member question

eric freedman
 

Paul,

Yes I am there Ponton 4 on the left side as you go down the dock.. I will arrive Tuesday night , We will be working on the boat for a few days after arrival and then head out.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 7:19 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New member question

 

 

Eric,

We will definitely look you up!  Are you at Marina Le Marin?

 

Paul

 

Olivier,, yes, my bad, it's a 1996--inverted the 6 into a 9 with wishful thinking.   ;0/   

Re: New member question

paul.cooper74@...
 

Eric,
We will definitely look you up!  Are you at Marina Le Marin?

Paul

Olivier,, yes, my bad, it's a 1996--inverted the 6 into a 9 with wishful thinking.   ;0/   

Re: New member question

paul.cooper74@...
 

Alexandre,

Yes, we are working with Jean Paul at Caraibe, and the boat with the Volvo is Olaf's.  The other SN is with another broker.  

Thanks,

Paul

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Three antenna cables but only two antennas?

eric freedman
 

Hi Duane,

The weather fax on Kimberlite was connected to the triadic stay with insulators.

There was also a stubby white plastic thing on the top if the mast that was marked Furuno.

That was for the Navtex.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

\

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 4:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Three antenna cables but only two antennas?

 

 

In chasing down all the wiring I've found three antenna cables in the aft head wire access (to the right of the mirror).  They are:

 

SSB DSC antenna

Fax 30(Furuno Weatherfax) antenna

AIS Antenna

 

The thing is, there are only two antennas on the mizzen.  There isn't a combiner in the aft head wire access, so are two wires connected to one antenna?

 

The Fax 30 and the SSB were original equipment.  I'm pretty sure the AIS (Nauticast B) was owner added.

 

Thoughts appreciated,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

greatketch@...
 

I have uploaded the file into the Yahoo File space.  Look for it there as: 
Amel Vector Logo.psd

That is a photoshop format file with the logo as a vector shape.  It should be printable at any size without going all pixelated on you.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Moraine Cay, Abacos, Bahamas

New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

amelyachtowners@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the amelyachtowners
group.

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Uploaded by : bill_9895 <greatketch@...>
Description : A photoshop format file with the classic Amel arrow logo in vector format. It can be used to generate a logo of any size without worry about pixelation.

You can access this file at the URL:
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Three antenna cables but only two antennas?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

D,

The Weatherfax antenna is the Triadic Stay.😀

On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 3:26 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

In chasing down all the wiring I've found three antenna cables in the aft head wire access (to the right of the mirror).  They are:


SSB DSC antenna

Fax 30(Furuno Weatherfax) antenna

AIS Antenna


The thing is, there are only two antennas on the mizzen.  There isn't a combiner in the aft head wire access, so are two wires connected to one antenna?


The Fax 30 and the SSB were original equipment.  I'm pretty sure the AIS (Nauticast B) was owner added.


Thoughts appreciated,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477




--
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Three antenna cables but only two antennas?

Duane Siegfri
 

In chasing down all the wiring I've found three antenna cables in the aft head wire access (to the right of the mirror).  They are:


SSB DSC antenna

Fax 30(Furuno Weatherfax) antenna

AIS Antenna


The thing is, there are only two antennas on the mizzen.  There isn't a combiner in the aft head wire access, so are two wires connected to one antenna?


The Fax 30 and the SSB were original equipment.  I'm pretty sure the AIS (Nauticast B) was owner added.


Thoughts appreciated,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alternating hot and cold water in showers

Ryan Meador
 

I don't know if it's stock or not, but my boat has a pressure regulator downstream of both the pump and the accumulator.  It's a tiny thing in between where the accumulator is spliced in and the line splits off to flush the desalinator.  The effect is near-constant water pressure (it dips for a moment when the pressure drops below the regulator set point, then the pump kicks on almost immediately), and no variable-speed pump required.  It works really well.

I have a water temperature problem of my own: my shower will be a constant temperature while it is actively spraying, but if you pause for a few seconds, the temperature changes.  In the aft head, it gets hotter (as if it were set to full hot).  In the forward head, it gets colder (full cold).  My best guess is there is some backflow involved, but I haven't figured it out yet.  It's not high on my list of priorities... it is just a split second of the different temperature before it goes back to normal.  Could what you're seeing be this, Philipp, or is this unrelated?

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 9:49 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The alternating hot/cold water problem is very common on many boats.  The usual cause is the constantly changing water pressure when you have a on/off pressure switch on the supply pump.  The accumulator tank helps, but really all it does is slow down the rate of change by allowing the pump to cycle more slowly. You'll know right away off this is the issue, because the temperature will change "in time" with the pump cycling.


A couple of things you can do that might help:  Most of the water heaters on Amels have a "tempering valve" on the outlet to bleed cold water into the hot to control the temperature.  If that is acting up, it is possible the temperature of your hot water is not constant, which would cause the problem.

If you have a tempering valve, adjust the temperature on it as low as you can.  Typically people set these WAY higher than they need to be.  If you set it just a bit hotter than you want for a shower (maybe 40-45C/105-110F) you'll find the shower is much better behaved.

Don't use the shower with the cold water "full on" and a trickle of hot to adjust the temperature.  Set the flow rate just a little lower than "full on" and the temperature will change less as the pressure cycles.

The only complete fix I know of is to switch to a pump with a modern variable speed drive that keeps a constant water pressure.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Moraine Cay, Abacos, Bahamas




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

Duane Siegfri
 

I'd like one too, carlylelk "at" aol "dot" com.

Duane Siegfried
Wanderer, SM#477