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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dish washer/washer dryer

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Same as most the others on this thread. The clothes washer is excellent, quiet and we hang the washing to dry. It is such a pleasure to have that really good Thompson washing machine on board. We love it!

Todate, we have never yet turned the dishwasher on, as we prefer to simply wash the dishes by hand.

Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, Amel53 #332
Langkawi, Malaysia

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 12:02 AM, derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I started just washing dishes by hand, but have found the dishwasher to be very convenient and quick and use it much more often now.  The clothes washer is used all the time, but I dry clothes by hanging them up, not using the dryer function. 


Derick Gates
SM2K#400 Brava
Currently on the hard in Bailey's boatyard, Antigua




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Iridium Go

Courtney Gorman
 

thanks Porter!


-----Original Message-----
From: Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 7:49 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Iridium Go

 
Re the antenna. 
I have exactly your setup. 
Installed, older iridium phone, and New iridium go with adaptor.  My findings:
Iridium Go at the Nav station with native antenna: 3/10 in connectivity 
Iridium Go at the nav station hooked to phone antenna with adaptor: 5/10
Iridium go with native antenna outside: 8-9/10 in connectivity. 

The ratings are my subjective opinions based on now a good bit of use.

Take home message: the older sat phone antenna is convenient, but not as effective as I’d like and often frustrating.  I’ll probably buy the dedicated Go antenna. 

I’d love to know if this mirrors your findings as I know of no way to actually test the older antenna to see if it’s “good” 

Best of Luck!

Porter
S/V IBIS. 54-152 Fort Lauderdale. 





On Nov 14, 2017, at 11:42 AM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
thanks all!  Bill it is an older Iridium so as Heinz suggested I will need an adapter.


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 11:37 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Iridium Go

 
Courtney,

If the existing sat phone is an Iridium phone, the antenna is most likely compatible, although there might be a cable adapter needed.

If the existing antenna is from some other satphone system operating in other frequency bands, I do not have any knowledge of the chances of it working.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
On the hard at LMC,
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?
Cheers
Cou rtney




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Iridium Go

Porter McRoberts
 

Re the antenna. 
I have exactly your setup. 
Installed, older iridium phone, and New iridium go with adaptor.  My findings:
Iridium Go at the Nav station with native antenna: 3/10 in connectivity 
Iridium Go at the nav station hooked to phone antenna with adaptor: 5/10
Iridium go with native antenna outside: 8-9/10 in connectivity. 

The ratings are my subjective opinions based on now a good bit of use.

Take home message: the older sat phone antenna is convenient, but not as effective as I’d like and often frustrating.  I’ll probably buy the dedicated Go antenna. 

I’d love to know if this mirrors your findings as I know of no way to actually test the older antenna to see if it’s “good” 

Best of Luck!

Porter
S/V IBIS. 54-152 Fort Lauderdale. 





On Nov 14, 2017, at 11:42 AM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

thanks all!  Bill it is an older Iridium so as Heinz suggested I will need an adapter.


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 11:37 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Iridium Go

 
Courtney,

If the existing sat phone is an Iridium phone, the antenna is most likely compatible, although there might be a cable adapter needed.

If the existing antenna is from some other satphone system operating in other frequency bands, I do not have any knowledge of the chances of it working.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
On the hard at LMC,
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?
Cheers
Cou rtney




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

Porter McRoberts
 

That’s very useful Thomas. Very Appreciated. 
Porter
Ibis-54-152


On Nov 15, 2017, at 5:01 AM, amelyachtowners@... wrote:

 

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.

File : /Running Rigging/Amel 54 Running Rigging.xlsx
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Description :

You can access this file at the URL:
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To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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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
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File : /Running Rigging/Amel 54 Running Rigging.xlsx
Uploaded by : thomas_soraya <svgarulfo@...>
Description :

You can access this file at the URL:
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To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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Regards,

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hurth Gearbox heat exchanger coupling

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Transmission Oil Cooler - Bowman DC60-XCC/#3367 end caps
I paid 185 euro complete.

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Photos Section Problems - Yahoo Nov 2017

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Derick,

When my two kids owned a computer repair shop, they would sometimes code a repair ticket with "PEBCAK." They did this so that the receptionist (their mom) would know how to handle the customer.  Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard. 🤔

​Your joke for the day!

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
A
​mel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 4:35 AM, derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Gary,

For the last couple of weeks I have had the same issue with trying to access the photos section. Despite re-logging in to my Yahoo account (which is necessary to access file or photos sections, and also to comment) it was still problematic. Today, however, I got complete and fast access to all photos in the photo section. Not sure what changed.

Derick Gates
SM2K#400 Brava
Still on the hard in Antigua




--
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


Re: Hurth Gearbox heat exchanger coupling

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Bob,

Do you have the BOWMAN part number for the heat exchanger?
If they're only $160, I should maybe replace the whole thing just to be sure?
Or at least to have a spare.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: Photos Section Problems - Yahoo Nov 2017

Derick Gates
 

Gary,

For the last couple of weeks I have had the same issue with trying to access the photos section. Despite re-logging in to my Yahoo account (which is necessary to access file or photos sections, and also to comment) it was still problematic. Today, however, I got complete and fast access to all photos in the photo section. Not sure what changed.

Derick Gates
SM2K#400 Brava
Still on the hard in Antigua


Re: Hurth Gearbox heat exchanger coupling

rossirossix4
 

Exactly, when you clamp the new rubber reducers on, it is important to be careful not to tighten them too much.  I'm sure you know this but I thought I would get it in the posting for anyone referencing this in the future.

Related, the exchanger is one of the first things downstream from the strainer to check for obstructions.  When the rubber is removed and replaced for inspection it is important not to overtighten.  The exchangers only cost about $160 or so, but the leakage of saltwater into the transmission can be much more costly.

Bob


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Steering

smiles bernard
 

sorry Christian - i have (only) just discovered the groups photos and files section!
so i can see the images of the rudder much clearer now :)
Thanks again
Miles


On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:50:12 PM GMT, 'smilesbernard@...' smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Hi Christian
those pics look very useful indeed. many thanks for posting them
unfortunately only the 1st id clear - the remaining 1-7 are hard to read 
It sounds like there might be an alternate source for these? 
How might i access that to see if the resolution is clearer?

Many thanks
Miles
Maramu 1985
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Steering

smiles bernard
 

Hi Christian
those pics look very useful indeed. many thanks for posting them
unfortunately only the 1st id clear - the remaining 1-7 are hard to read 
It sounds like there might be an alternate source for these? 
How might i access that to see if the resolution is clearer?

Many thanks
Miles
Maramu 1985
 


Re: Hurth Gearbox heat exchanger coupling

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Bob,
It's actually the rubber end caps on mine which are cracking and splitting. I want to change them before disaster strikes. The heat exchanger is made by BOWMAN and I found a local dealer who has them in stock.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Drawings and/or Schematic of Sharki fuel tank

CAMERON BURNESS
 

One last question for the Forum from Gibraltar for the day.
Are there any drawings or schematics of the Sharki fuel tank, 1984 vintage.
We are going to have to empty the tank and see what it is like.
We have not as yet fully investigated the tank ourselves, that is tomorrows job.
Any advance information and/or drawings associated with the fuel tank on the Sharki before we start would
be appreciated.
Thanks
Craig & Cameron
Daal II, #97, 1984
Gibraltar


Some advice on the set up for a genoa car on a Sharki

CAMERON BURNESS
 

Could the Forum please help with the set up for a genoa car on a Sharki.
The boat had some painting done and the yard removed some parts, as my son had only limited experience of the boat before returning to skipper in Guadeloupe
he can not remember how it was set up.

If the Forum could please share some photographs of the genoa car set up on their Sharki’s it would be appreciated.
Thanks
Craig & Cameron
Daal II, #97, 1984
Gibraltar


New engine options for a Sharki, #97, 1984

CAMERON BURNESS
 

My son and I would like to check the experience of the Forum of an engine change in a Sharki.
As mentioned previously my son has recently bought a Sharki and we are currently in Gibraltar working on it.
The old Perkins engine is very tired and the results of the compression test were not good.
My son has decided to run it until it gives out, this maybe soon or it could last a some time.

I would like to ask what engine the Forum would recommend for a Sharki. What are the benefits of the chosen engine and what should we look
out for when the change needs to be made.
Any other experience on an engine change in a Sharki would be gratefully received.

Craig & Cameron
Daal II - #97 1984
currently in Gibraltar


Re: Hurth Gearbox heat exchanger coupling

rossirossix4
 

Hi Alan,
I posted this quite awhile back but the Bowman Guy in Malta (I was buying a new spare from him) told me that the transmission heat exchanger rarely (kind of like never) fails UNLESS the end caps are tightened too much.  This cracks the solder joints.  I guess tighten them snuggly and then check them immediately when you splash or open the seacock, then with motor on, etc. and check for sea water in the transmission oil frequently for a while.
Bob, KAIMI SM429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Steering

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

hi there David

I attach a file of the original workshop drawings by Amel showing the rudder & helm arrangements with dimensions & grades of shaft (Round bar 316L);
please confirm if you can extract, otherwise I will post on the Amel pictures Library (might be there already).
unfortunatly for you all in french, guess you can find someone to translate for yo the notes you are interested in

christian alby - Désirade VIII - maramu 116 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife


Le ‎mardi‎ ‎14‎ ‎novembre‎ ‎2017‎ ‎09‎:‎48‎:‎34‎ ‎CET, lexmarine.asia@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 

Hi,


I have a Maramu hull 91 and need information on the steering system.


The shaft that the steering wheel connects to has twisted at the pinion gear. I assume during her lifetime someone has backed her into a bank, I don't thing you could twist the shaft by hand. 


I cant find any branding. Does anyone know where i can purchase a new shaft? The square rack gear is made of a bronze material and appears to be fine. 


I'm a marine engineer with a machine shop but i cant cut the gear on the shaft. I just thought if parts are available it might be an easier option.


Thanks


David  

Maramu "Popeye" #91


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Iridium Go

Courtney Gorman
 

thanks all!  Bill it is an older Iridium so as Heinz suggested I will need an adapter.


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 11:37 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Iridium Go

 
Courtney,

If the existing sat phone is an Iridium phone, the antenna is most likely compatible, although there might be a cable adapter needed.

If the existing antenna is from some other satphone system operating in other frequency bands, I do not have any knowledge of the chances of it working.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
On the hard at LMC,
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?
Cheers
Cou rtney




Re: Iridium Go

greatketch@...
 

Courtney,

If the existing sat phone is an Iridium phone, the antenna is most likely compatible, although there might be a cable adapter needed.

If the existing antenna is from some other satphone system operating in other frequency bands, I do not have any knowledge of the chances of it working.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
On the hard at LMC,
Fort Lauderdale, FL

---In amelyachtowners@..., <Itsfun1@...> wrote :

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?
Cheers
Courtney