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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deltaville

greatketch@...
 

Steve,

We'll surely see you on the hard at LMC!  

We have no new stipulations from our insurance company about travel in the Caribbean.  When we check in with many of the specific places we stayed last year, we are finding they are coming back on line faster than we expected.  

We have no desire to show up at a place and be an unwelcome load on the local infrastructure, but on the other hand if our business can help people get back to normal we are happy to endure a bit of inconvenience.

Bill K


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

Bill, Kent, and anyone else heading south. We (my wife and two daughters 8&10) are in Brunswick now but leave for t. Lauderdale next week and will be hauling out at LMC for bottom paint and a few other jobs before going to the Bahamas until New Year, and then back counterclockwise to Rio Dulce or Panama for next hurricane season. We decided to give the eastern Caribbean a miss and will re-evaluate this tie next year as to whether or not to head that way or through the canal. I’d be curious to hear what others plans are in the Caribbean this winter given the storm damage and insurance stipulations. 

All the best,
Steve Morrison
SM 380 TouRai
Brunswick, GA



On Oct 29, 2017, at 7:59 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Kent,

We are anchored in Fishing Bay right now.  We will likely be heading south from here tomorrow morning.  The weather forecast looks great.  

We plan on jumping right from here to Fort Lauderdale, where we will be having some routine wok done, and then from there to the islands for the winter, where...  like you we are still deciding exactly where we are going.

Bill

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

Hi Bill,
I see you're in Deltaville.  Say Hi to Kieth and the gang there for me.  I just got Kristy to Jacksonville and will be heading S from there after Thanksgiving.  Not sure where we'll end up with all the hurricane damage, but thinking about going to Belize.  Are you going S?
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
karkauai at yahoo dot com



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deltaville

Courtney Gorman
 

Steve safe travels!  I will miss seeing you again in Brunswick but hopefully we will cross paths again 
Cheers 
Courtney 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 10/29/17 8:12 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deltaville

 

Bill, Kent, and anyone else heading south. We (my wife and two daughters 8&10) are in Brunswick now but leave for t. Lauderdale next week and will be hauling out at LMC for bottom paint and a few other jobs before going to the Bahamas until New Year, and then back counterclockwise to Rio Dulce or Panama for next hurricane season. We decided to give the eastern Caribbean a miss and will re-evaluate this tie next year as to whether or not to head that way or through the canal. I’d be curious to hear what others plans are in the Caribbean this winter given the storm damage and insurance stipulations. 


All the best,
Steve Morrison
SM 380 TouRai
Brunswick, GA



On Oct 29, 2017, at 7:59 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Kent,

We are anchored in Fishing Bay right now.  We will likely be heading south from here tomorrow morning.  The weather forecast looks great.  

We plan on jumping right from here to Fort Lauderdale, where we will be having some routine wok done, and then from there to the islands for the winter, where...  like you we are still deciding exactly where we are going.

Bill

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

Hi Bill,
I see you're in Deltaville.  Say Hi to Kieth and the gang there for me.  I just got Kristy to Jacksonville and will be heading S from there after Thanksgiving.  Not sure where we'll end up with all the hurricane damage, but thinking about going to Belize.  Are you going S?
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
karkauai at yahoo dot com



From: "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:30 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Raymarine - Wind direction/speed failure

 
Jean-Pierre,

Is your mast head unit the original B&G 213?  

If so, it is very unlikely that the problem is at the top of the mast because the wind speed and direction are independently generated and transmitted.  It is POSSIBLE a bad ground or power connection is the issue at the top of the mast, but there is a lot to check before you climb up there.

Here are a couple of good resources for troubleshooting:

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Deltaville, VA
Waiting for the tattered remnants of Philippe to pass by before heading south.


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

Hi Gang,

I'm not receiving wind speed or direction from my mast head unit.  The ITC 5 is online and seems to work OK.

Is it likely the head unit is fubar?

Thank you for the help as you may imagine...

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM 007



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deltaville

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

Bill, Kent, and anyone else heading south. We (my wife and two daughters 8&10) are in Brunswick now but leave for t. Lauderdale next week and will be hauling out at LMC for bottom paint and a few other jobs before going to the Bahamas until New Year, and then back counterclockwise to Rio Dulce or Panama for next hurricane season. We decided to give the eastern Caribbean a miss and will re-evaluate this tie next year as to whether or not to head that way or through the canal. I’d be curious to hear what others plans are in the Caribbean this winter given the storm damage and insurance stipulations. 

All the best,
Steve Morrison
SM 380 TouRai
Brunswick, GA



On Oct 29, 2017, at 7:59 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Kent,

We are anchored in Fishing Bay right now.  We will likely be heading south from here tomorrow morning.  The weather forecast looks great.  

We plan on jumping right from here to Fort Lauderdale, where we will be having some routine wok done, and then from there to the islands for the winter, where...  like you we are still deciding exactly where we are going.

Bill

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

Hi Bill,
I see you're in Deltaville.  Say Hi to Kieth and the gang there for me.  I just got Kristy to Jacksonville and will be heading S from there after Thanksgiving.  Not sure where we'll end up with all the hurricane damage, but thinking about going to Belize.  Are you going S?
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
karkauai at yahoo dot com



From: "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:30 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Raymarine - Wind direction/speed failure

 
Jean-Pierre,

Is your mast head unit the original B&G 213?  

If so, it is very unlikely that the problem is at the top of the mast because the wind speed and direction are independently generated and transmitted.  It is POSSIBLE a bad ground or power connection is the issue at the top of the mast, but there is a lot to check before you climb up there.

Here are a couple of good resources for troubleshooting:

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Deltaville, VA
Waiting for the tattered remnants of Philippe to pass by before heading south.


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

Hi Gang,

I'm not receiving wind speed or direction from my mast head unit.  The ITC 5 is online and seems to work OK.

Is it likely the head unit is fubar?

Thank you for the help as you may imagine...

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM 007



Re: Deltaville

greatketch@...
 


Kent,

We are anchored in Fishing Bay right now.  We will likely be heading south from here tomorrow morning.  The weather forecast looks great.  

We plan on jumping right from here to Fort Lauderdale, where we will be having some routine wok done, and then from there to the islands for the winter, where...  like you we are still deciding exactly where we are going.

Bill

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

Hi Bill,
I see you're in Deltaville.  Say Hi to Kieth and the gang there for me.  I just got Kristy to Jacksonville and will be heading S from there after Thanksgiving.  Not sure where we'll end up with all the hurricane damage, but thinking about going to Belize.  Are you going S?
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
karkauai at yahoo dot com



From: "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:30 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Raymarine - Wind direction/speed failure

 
Jean-Pierre,

Is your mast head unit the original B&G 213?  

If so, it is very unlikely that the problem is at the top of the mast because the wind speed and direction are independently generated and transmitted.  It is POSSIBLE a bad ground or power connection is the issue at the top of the mast, but there is a lot to check before you climb up there.

Here are a couple of good resources for troubleshooting:

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Deltaville, VA
Waiting for the tattered remnants of Philippe to pass by before heading south.


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

Hi Gang,

I'm not receiving wind speed or direction from my mast head unit.  The ITC 5 is online and seems to work OK.

Is it likely the head unit is fubar?

Thank you for the help as you may imagine...

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM 007



Deltaville

karkauai
 

Hi Bill,
I see you're in Deltaville.  Say Hi to Kieth and the gang there for me.  I just got Kristy to Jacksonville and will be heading S from there after Thanksgiving.  Not sure where we'll end up with all the hurricane damage, but thinking about going to Belize.  Are you going S?
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
karkauai at yahoo dot com



From: "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:30 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Raymarine - Wind direction/speed failure

 
Jean-Pierre,

Is your mast head unit the original B&G 213?  

If so, it is very unlikely that the problem is at the top of the mast because the wind speed and direction are independently generated and transmitted.  It is POSSIBLE a bad ground or power connection is the issue at the top of the mast, but there is a lot to check before you climb up there.

Here are a couple of good resources for troubleshooting:

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Deltaville, VA
Waiting for the tattered remnants of Philippe to pass by before heading south.


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

Hi Gang,

I'm not receiving wind speed or direction from my mast head unit.  The ITC 5 is online and seems to work OK.

Is it likely the head unit is fubar?

Thank you for the help as you may imagine...

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM 007



Furling Gearbox Differences

greatketch@...
 

For those of you who have more experiences with Amel's of different vintages... are there fitting differences between the Leroy Somer and Bonfiglioli gearboxes used on the Mainmast furling system? 


Are they interchangeable?  Interchangeable with modifications?  Or just too different to try?


Thanks!


Bill Kinney

Sm160, Harmonie

Deltaville, VA

Waiting for the last of TS Philippe to go by so we can head south.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine - Wind direction/speed failure

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Bill,

My boat is all Raymarine as, given its early number, the electronics were verily Stone Age… including a GPS receiver capable of only 3 SAT signals and could display only LAT/LON.

So my masthead unit is Raymarine as everything else in the Nav side of things.

Thanks for the pointers for trouble shooting.

Cheers from Santa Marta Columbia.

Jean-Pierre
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 29 Oct 2017, at 13:30, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Jean-Pierre,


Is your mast head unit the original B&G 213?  

If so, it is very unlikely that the problem is at the top of the mast because the wind speed and direction are independently generated and transmitted.  It is POSSIBLE a bad ground or power connection is the issue at the top of the mast, but there is a lot to check before you climb up there.

Here are a couple of good resources for troubleshooting:

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Deltaville, VA
Waiting for the tattered remnants of Philippe to pass by before heading south.


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Hi Gang,


I'm not receiving wind speed or direction from my mast head unit.  The ITC 5 is online and seems to work OK.


Is it likely the head unit is fubar?


Thank you for the help as you may imagine...


Jean-Pierre Germain

Eleuthera, SM 007




Re: Raymarine - Wind direction/speed failure

greatketch@...
 

Jean-Pierre,

Is your mast head unit the original B&G 213?  

If so, it is very unlikely that the problem is at the top of the mast because the wind speed and direction are independently generated and transmitted.  It is POSSIBLE a bad ground or power connection is the issue at the top of the mast, but there is a lot to check before you climb up there.

Here are a couple of good resources for troubleshooting:

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Deltaville, VA
Waiting for the tattered remnants of Philippe to pass by before heading south.


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

Hi Gang,


I'm not receiving wind speed or direction from my mast head unit.  The ITC 5 is online and seems to work OK.


Is it likely the head unit is fubar?


Thank you for the help as you may imagine...


Jean-Pierre Germain

Eleuthera, SM 007


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

amelforme
 

Late lunch and then you guys can play cards and I can catch up on some emails and such. Call when ready to go and I will tell you where to meet the car.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
Office 954-462-5869 

On Oct 29, 2017, at 11:30 AM, eamonn.washington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I had a manually operated pump which I use for pumping out sea water from the bow thruster near the fore heads sea cock.  It reached down to the bottom of the bilge (at a stretch) and worked fine pumping up into a bucket.  No electric power required, no requirment to store another piece of equipment; althought a wet vac would make the manual pump redundant.   The manual pump easily stores beside the sea cock where it is normally used, is about 60cm (2’) long with a 1m flexible hose.


Regards
Eamonn
Travel Bug
SM 151


Raymarine - Wind direction/speed failure

jgermain@...
 

Hi Gang,


I'm not receiving wind speed or direction from my mast head unit.  The ITC 5 is online and seems to work OK.


Is it likely the head unit is fubar?


Thank you for the help as you may imagine...


Jean-Pierre Germain

Eleuthera, SM 007


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NIKIMAT Illustrations & Parts for sale

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Eamonn,

The C-Drive illustration is not too good, I wanted to redo it.
But I hope it will help you a little.

My Swim ladder is under water… I don’t know the condition… I keep that in mind.
For info, mine was the longer one.

The list of the spare parts is only the beginning… I still have many to list that I removed from the boat prior the Hurricane.
to come next, Spurs Rope Cutter (complete unit, kits, etc.) lots of disruptors, Jabsco toilet (Electric motors, seal, duck valves), lots and lots…

Sincerely, Alexandre



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

On Sun, 10/29/17, eamonn.washington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NIKIMAT Illustrations & Parts for sale
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:42 AM


 









Hi Alexandre, I relied on your photos to help plan
my first wear bearings replacement.  Thanks!
I need a swim ladder.  Did yours
survive?  It is not on the parts for sale
list.
All the
bestEamonn WashingtonTravel
BugSM 151


Cockpit table--old style Super Maramu

greatketch@...
 

We have an "old style" Super Maramu full cockpit table that we never use, and hope that someone can make good use of at least the unique hardware.  The whole thing is in excellent shape.


This is the solid wood table that does not fold up, but rather stores flat on the bulkhead across from the pilot berth. Newer SMs have the table that folds up to the back of the helm seat.


We'll be in Fort Lauderdale, for a few weeks, so if somebody wanted to pick up the whole thing there, they could.  Shipping the wood table top is likely to be prohibitive, but it could be easily reproduced locally. It would be easy to remove the hardware and send that for the cost of shipping.


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Deltaville, VA

Waiting for weather to continue south



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor

eamonn.washington@...
 

My anchor is the S140 (30kg) spade anchor.  It sets first time always unless it is dense weed or rocky.  Spare anchor is a folded S140.

By the way, I recently had the opportunity to test a S240 (75kg) spade anchor in the bow roller ... it does not fit!

Eamonn
Travel Bug
SM 151


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NIKIMAT Illustrations & Parts for sale

eamonn.washington@...
 

Hi Alexandre, I relied on your photos to help plan my first wear bearings replacement.  Thanks!

I need a swim ladder.  Did yours survive?  It is not on the parts for sale list.

All the best
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
SM 151


Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

eamonn.washington@...
 

I had a manually operated pump which I use for pumping out sea water from the bow thruster near the fore heads sea cock.  It reached down to the bottom of the bilge (at a stretch) and worked fine pumping up into a bucket.  No electric power required, no requirment to store another piece of equipment; althought a wet vac would make the manual pump redundant.   The manual pump easily stores beside the sea cock where it is normally used, is about 60cm (2’) long with a 1m flexible hose.

Regards
Eamonn
Travel Bug
SM 151


Re: Bilge Bonding strap connection to the keel - stainless steel or copper

eamonn.washington@...
 

That photo made my life a lot easier, thanks!  The tips regarding how to reach down to it (chain a few ratchet extensions together) and how not to lose the losened nut (double sided sticky tape) were also invaluable.

Within 24 hours of discovering the bonding strap had corroded away I had it replaced with a 40mm by 4mm stainless steel strap.  Why stainless steel?  Simply because that was all that was locally quickly available on my last day on the boat this year, and it should last beyond my lifetime.

Thanks
Eamonn
Travel Bug 
SM 151


Re: Super Maramu bow thruster

Kolibri
 

Thank you Max !
Best regards
Markus
SM # 174
SY Kolibri


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor

karkauai
 

I've used a 40kg Rocna for the last 5 years in all kinds of conditions, and it has not failed me...yet.  I have an SM and the Rocna fits perfectly on the bow roller.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Trust me...I learned the hard way...yes, I bought transformers, yada, yada.

If you are new to your Amel and if you plan to go anywhere outside the US, it is best that everything you buy is 220V 50htz. 

Amazon (US) has a large assortment. Or, stop in the French islands of the Caribbean and go shopping.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970





On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 7:39 AM, qmvwv3fna4dth3r32bdwtz3bpy7meopg2s2xlnuq@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We had good experiences with a long hard hover pipe. It makes it easy to get into the deep bilge. And a long soft pipe gives you the possibility to place the tank in the engine room more far away from the bilge. That makes it much more easier.


Oliver 
SV JoEmi
SM 2000 




--
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: Super Maramu bow thruster

mfmcgovern@...
 

Mine moves about the same amount. I saw it during the haul out for the survey. My surveyor (Olivier Beaute) said that it is normal for it to do that.

Mark
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA