kimberlite <kimberlite@...>


I only need to charge twice a day for about an hour.

I keep the batteries between 65 and 85 percent charged. I only go for more
if I am making water.

I have the 13 cell battery bank.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Danny SIMMS
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2010 7:54 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] the art of "hoving to"

Hi all, I have come in at the end of this discussion but my Amel hand book
recomends 3 times a day charging for one and a half to two hours a time.
When at sea they suggest at least 6 hours charging a day.
Danny and Yvonne SM 299 Ocean Pearl

--- On Fri, 5/2/10, Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@yahoo. <>
com> wrote:

From: Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@yahoo. <> com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] the art of "hoving to"
To: amelyachtowners@ <>
Date: Friday, 5 February, 2010, 10:20 AM

Hi ,Kent,
I have a SM223 with 105hp tamd22 and 60A alternator,you my have the same
engin? My problem is
having a daily daily consumtiopn abb 150Ah, charging twice a day one hr.I
get in batteries not more then 70 -75 A.After 3-4 days my batterie bank is
abb,50% empty!!
Pls explain how youi manage with this.
SM223 Fortuna

____________ _________ _________ __
De: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>
Para: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Enviado: sáb,12 diciembre, 2009 06:28
Asunto: [Amel] the art of "hoving to"

Hi, John, et al,
I tried heaving-to while waiting to come into St Thomas. We were in 25kt
winds and 4-6 ft seas. With the main and jib (135%) each at about 1 "reef"
the motion was comfortable, but the bow kept dropping off and I sailed out
of my "slick" at about 1.5kts. When I brought out the mizzen and finally
rolled up the jib completely she sat at the prescribed "50degrees" off the
wind, but still made enough headway that I sailed out of the slick. It was
fine for the purpose this time, but if I understand correctly, I want to be
slipping directly downwind to keep the slick between me and the oncoming
waves if I'm in a breaking sea (a la the Pardee's).Anyone with an SM who's
figured out how to do that without deploying a sea anchor off the side of
the boat?

SM 243

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