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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, Thats a big help, Your pic of the flying fish was pretty cool.
Thanks Again,
Pat SM# 123


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

 
Pat,

On our sail the logo is positioned half way up the sail (midway between the spreaders) and is roughly 3' feet in length.

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




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

Craig, I definately would wanyt it sewed on. My old sail does not have the logo, thus we need to make one from a picture, can you tell me roughly the length of it.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

 
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@..., 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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furuno Nav Gear for Sale (Hydra 2000 coming soon)

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Furuno Fax 30 (Weatherfax)...Repair?....Worthwhile?

Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

How have you done thatHave you connected the ethernet from the Furuno Fax 30 to your PC?

Best Regards

Dimitris Krasopoulos
Mob:+306944302318


2018-03-21 12:09 GMT+02:00 sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Weber,


Eureka!  I was able to connect to the Fax 30 and it had some legacy images onboard.  Now I just have to figure out how to use it.

Thanks for the help!
Duane



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

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

I've been using the Airmail application with my Iridium Go to get weather.  I usually request the text forecast, for my area.  They have a catalog of the weather reports available.  You select which report you want and then specify how many times per day and then how many days.  It's the same as the NOAA process, just a bit more automated.

Duane


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

Duane Siegfri
 

Weber,

Eureka!  I was able to connect to the Fax 30 and it had some legacy images onboard.  Now I just have to figure out how to use it.

Thanks for the help!
Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Baby on Board and where to go in the Bahamas -

tfortner1975
 

Hello Eric,

Congratulations on the little one! 

Our daughter was born in July (in the UK) last year and arrived on the boat 2 months later (in Phuket).  

We’ve been living full time and traveling coastal. We are about to do the Passage to the East Rally which heads down the Straight to Singapore and then over to Borneo.  

As you can imagine my wife has had some concerns with an infant on a boat. 

I’m sure you’ve thought of most of these items but here is a quick list that has affected us. 

- It is pretty much child proof already (no low sockets, locking doors and cabinets, rounded edges etc. 
- We are in a Santorin so the berthing might be different. Our aft cabin had a small cushioned section with a leeboard on the starboard side.  I relocated it a foot more inboard and now my kid has her own bed in our cabin with all sides protecting her from rolling out - she’s now a week shy of 8 months and pulling herself over them so we are getting two Lee cloths sown up.  One for her bed and the other for the bunk in the saloon.  You might opt for the pilot bunk though. 
- We bought a Salus Infant Vest for her once she was 6 months. She uses this to chill in the water with us.  A great vest for kids as no matter how they enter the water they end up face up.  I’ve tested it well and am positive it works. 
- In the tender we strap her in a chest harness to one of us. We are both competent swimmers and while she is attached our only role is to look after her. No other tender duties. Not that we couldn’t but even a simple task of tying up to the dock is not worth it. A slip of the foot in the wet dinghy, you’d fall forward and crush her. So we just play it safe and make sure there is always positive control. 
- We don’t have as much space as an SM so we opted for a small umbrella type stroller. We would prefer something larger that would recline back so she could sleep / nap when we are off the boat. 
- Welcome to single handling everything.  That kid is a non stop attention taker.  Not by choice, it’s just an infant that poops by itself.  That’s the only thing it does on its own. Everything else is on us. So one of us is off boat duty and on kid duty.  So night passages are almost a no go for us at the moment.  As neither one of us gets an ‘off watch’ time to sleep ourselves. So we plan our passages accordingly. 
- Car seat.  We have a quality seat that gets strapped down in the saloon and she gets strapped in it should the weather get bad or I absolutely need a hand with something. We do not strap her to us and try to multi task the boat duties. 
- A hammock in the shade of the cockpit for naps and such. So she isn’t always down below by herself. 
- A small portable chair that sets on a seat.  Like a high chair, minus the legs.  
- Food and nappies.  Plan well.  We are in Southeast Asia and trying to find things my wife is happy with is time consuming and costly when we do find some imported items.  I suppose this is dependent on your location though.  
- Shots. If you’re electing to get shots for the kid plan out the locations.  As the shots are given based on the age of the kid. 
- Passport right away for foreign travel
- Ro Sham Bo sunglasses for infants (when she leaves them on). 
- A large umbrella for tender travel. 

Good luck and enjoy. 

Trevor
Iris, SN 027
Phuket



On Mar 12, 2018, at 7:25 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning Eric,

First of all congratulations for little Nolan coming this June !!!

I love the Bahamas.
Just like you I work so internet is important to me.

One of my favorite place is Port Lucaya in Grand Bahama because of the reasonable monthly marina rate, access to groceries and other infrastructure, etc.
In 2014 I spent 4 months in Port Lucaya Marina / Yacht Club and paid $600/month.
In 2015 I spent 3 months in Taino Beach (also in Port Lucaya) which became my favorite and paid $540/month.
Because of their huge pool with a some shallow area, I am certain you, Viki and especially little Nolan will love this place!
I can look for pictures to send you.
The beach 3 minutes walk away from the marina, they are places to walk, lay down, etc.
They also loan you towels for a $10 deposit and you can exchange them as often as you want, which you will realize is a considerable saving on laundry/generator time especially with the little one!.
I used my bicycle to go grocery shopping, but they have a bus going twice a week. In the super market you will find groceries as well as baby supplies.
I can not imagine a better place for you and your family.
Regarding the draft, you will have to wait almost “mid tide” to enter/leave the Bell Channel.
Port Lucaya is only 90 NM from Miami/Fort Lauderdale, so less than a day trip should you need to go. They i also an international airport.

Later in I also suggest you spend 1 months in Great Harbor Cay in the Berry Island. It is an overnight trip from Grand Bahama.
I was there in low season so the price was $540/month, the prices are higher now, but I think you can negotiate and you get a discount with Active Captain.
Surprisingly the internet was the best I have seen in the Bahamas.
There was no issue to enter the channel even at low tide.
The beach was 20 minutes walk from the marina. They loan you bicycle if you don’t have any, the water is clearest I have seen.
There was no real grocery store some come prepared, therefore the fishermen come back every afternoon with 250 to 250 lobsters and sell you “tail only” for $10/lbs. Sailing along the coast is excellent for fishing!

As Nolan grows up (but wait him to be tall enough for all the ride), then a stop in Atlantis is a must. Not sure who will like the place the most Nolan or dad! But it is quite expensive per day. Nassau is an overnight trip from the Berry Island.
There is no worry for the draft. Atlantis is also very protected from Hurricane.

Hope that helps, please feel free to contact me directly if you want pictures of the places.

Enjoy your trip!
Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Sun, 3/11/18, ericmeury@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Baby on Board and where to go in the Bahamas -
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 11:18 PM


 









Hello amel family.
Viki and I are expecting (this is
why the boat is on the hard right now) our first little crew
member    
Nolan
(insert middle name)  Meury will be arriving this
June.  
Our plan is
to spend November and December around Stuart Florida as
Nolan will be signed up for infant water survival classes
there.  Then we are thinking of heading the bahamas for a
month and then back to GA where we will keep the boat for
the next hurricane season.
I have two requirements for the
bahamas...
1.  Some place that has access
to mobile internet or awesome wifi as i still have to work m
start up (www.pascalworkflow.com) and my tax
practice.  
2.  Some place that we don't
have to worry about draft (marsh harbor or Georgetown? -
other ideas)

Also would love some Amel specific
or non amel specific for those that have had their baby on
board.
Thanks
again





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

greatketch@...
 

Pat,

On our sail the logo is positioned half way up the sail (midway between the spreaders) and is roughly 3' feet in length.

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




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

Craig, I definately would wanyt it sewed on. My old sail does not have the logo, thus we need to make one from a picture, can you tell me roughly the length of it.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

 
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


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

greatketch@...
 

To download weatherfaxes over the air I use my Icom 710, a  Mac laptop, and a freeware program called "Multimode Cocoa".  

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/multimodeOSX.html

Works a treat.  There were some issues connecting the Mac to the audio output of the radio, but it has been so long since I did it, I have to confess I have forgotten the issue and solution.  I do remember it was an Apple specific issue...

Multimode Cocoa is a program written by, and for, ham radio geeks, so it is not always the most user friendly thing around, but it works.

Getting the synoptic charts by satellite would be nice, that way I wouldn't have to worry about the broadcast schedule.  Unfortunately, it would overload our satellite data plan pretty quickly. That, and the email request function for the charts from the USCG is a 1980's technology solution.  It works, but is a total PITA.

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


Re: St Martin

SV Perigee
 

Greetings all,

Many of the water-side suppliers are well up and running again.

- FKG, the rigging and stainless fabrication outfit, is running at full capacity.

- The chandleries Island Water World and Budget Marine, are fully stocked.
 
- Alternator work with Electec, all good.

- Haul-out facilities around the Simpsons Bay Lagoon, all working well - take your pick.

- Many other services - Yamaha, B&G & Raymarine agents, for example - are getting regular shipments, and  deliver with duty-free prices.

David
SV Perigee, SM#396


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

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 


The PC communicates  with  the FAX-30 via Internet  protocol  TCP/IP.  Therefore, set  IP  address on the PC as below. 1.  Start  up the PC and open the Control Panel folder. 2.  Open the Network and Dial-up Connections folder. 3.  Double-click Local  Area Connection. 4.  Click  Properties. 5. Check  Internet  Protocol (TCP/IP). 6.  Click  Properties. 7.  Choose “Use the following IP  address.” 8.  Set  the IP  address  for 172.31.100.100. 9.  Set  the Subnet  mask  for 255.255.0.0. FACSIMILE RECEIVER FAX-30 IP  Address:  172.31.8.1 Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0 HUB* * = HUB is not required to connect single PC. IP  address 10. Click  OK. 11. Click  OK. PC IP  Address: 172.31.100.100 PC IP  Address: 172.31.100.101





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furuno Fax 30 (Weatherfax)...Repair?....Worthwhile?

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 

The manual says in chapter 6.6 troubleshouting something about the DIPswitshes and way to use them. 
Password furuno?

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54





 

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: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

Patrick McAneny
 

Craig, I definately would wanyt it sewed on. My old sail does not have the logo, thus we need to make one from a picture, can you tell me roughly the length of it.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo

 
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@..., 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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Placement of EV-1 sensor for Raymarine EV-400 autopilot

SV Perigee
 

Thanks Tom - good gen.


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

SV Perigee
 

Hi All,

Yes, Bill is pretty spot-on, as usual.

I am facing the same dilemma, as the FAX-30 was working when we last headed out offshore, but is no longer, even though the browser page comes up on the TZT.  I have not yet tried a direct connect - thanks for the IP address.

There is another consideration.  My FAX-30 can only store up to 12 pages before the memory gets over-written.  Better than one or two pages by satellite (per day), but still not the greatest solution.

I have had limited success using the iPad and a simple HF receiver.  Haven't yet tried the IC-802 HF/SSB into the iPad or Mac/PC.

If I really need the synoptic or forecast weather chart, I use the satellite.  Then I have the file on iPad or Mac/PC, for later comparison and hard-copy print-out if absolutely necessary.  Not sure I could do this via the Fax-30.

Yours aye,

David
SV Perigee, SM#396
St Maarten


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Acmo

James Alton
 

Danny,

   I purchased new rigging from ACMO for my Maramu last year and had it delivered with no problems to Sardinia.  My contact at ACMO was Sylvie and her email address is: sylvie@...  .  

Best,

James

SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Mar 20, 2018, at 4:26 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


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: Cayman Islands2?

greatketch@...
 

Rick and Linda,

I don't have personnel experience sailing in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, but we have been spending a lot of time this year in the Abacos, and there are many days I WISH we had as much water as is charted in Grand Cayman's North Sound!  Some days I feel like we are giving the turtle grass a crew-cut with the keel wings!  It is rather disconcerting to be sailing along at 6 knots and seeing the sand swirl up in the wake behind you...

This advice might not apply to you, you might be completely comfortable with this, but in case anybody else lives in fear of water less than 3 meters deep....

It has taken a bit of attitude adjustment for me to get comfortable sailing in very skinny water. We move around on a rising tide, although with a tide range of about a foot or so this doesn't buy you much in the Caymans, but every inch counts. If there is a risk of coral heads sticking up from the bottom, we ALWAYS move with good light and a bow lookout. Better if your lookout is up high on the spreaders, but I haven't been able to talk Karen into that--yet! We have actually only touched once while sailing in the Bahamas this year, and that was up onto a sand bank at 5 knots with 5 feet of water over it when the charts all said more than 8. 

We look for an anchorage with 9 feet, but we settle for a charted depth of as little as 7 feet.  Yes, that leaves us with six inches to spare at MLW. We haven't done it yet this season, but it is not a disaster to sit on a sand or mud bottom for an hour at dead low water.  We always check with the dinghy around the swing circle of the anchor for surprise shallow spots.

We have become a bit cavalier about bottoms of sand and soft mud, and more that a bit paranoid of rock and coral.  Seems like the right attitude.

We have three different chart sources we use.  Navionics (in the chart plotter and on the PC), the NV paper charts, and the TRANSAS CE charts on the iSailor iPad app.  Each with different survey data. We find the discrepancies frustrating--and educational.  At least in the US southeast, and Bahamas the TRANSAS CE charts have been the most consistently reliable, but none are perfect.

Be sure your depth sounder is accurate.  Makes no difference  if you display the depth of water, or depth under the keel, but check it to be sure you can trust it, and that it can actually tell you the difference between 6.9 feet and 6.6 feet.

We always record a track on the chartplotter.  That way we always know a way back out of whatever trouble we get into.

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

---In amelyachtowners@..., <rickgrimes1@...> wrote :

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: Acmo

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Danny,
I dealt with Sylvie Gazzurelli and her email was sylvie at acmo dot fr.  Very helpful and responsive.
I'd recommend the original design for your SM but switch to right-handed turnbuckles to save a lot. Why AMEL used left handed ones is a mystery.
Cheers, Craig SN68 Sangaris


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

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: Acmo

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Danny,
We had ours rerigged by Phil Ash, Gulf Harbour Rigging in 2014
He did an excellent job and fairly priced.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 Opua


Re: New member question

paul.cooper74@...
 

Alexandre,

Thank you for the recommendation of an "expert maritime."  That will be very helpful. 

Eric,

Do you know Patrick and the SM "Django Mayosa" in slip 446, also ponton 4 ?  It is for sale and we have an appt to view the boat with him on Monday.  He says ponton 4 is called ponton AMEL.  =)

Paul


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

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