Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Must Have" spares and preparations


Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Sorry for the late reply Eamonn, finally getting to read all the Forum email since I arrived in TCI.

I have 2 “Swiss Bike” (X-70 and Paratrooper), they have full size wheel (26”) and fold, they are both in the Lazarrette for crossing, but 1 is usually on the deck in case of day sail.
For info, when I was in the Bahamas, I had more tyre failure than anticipated (also had patches to fix the tube), then I think the sun start to make damages.
So now on the tyre, I put a UV protection and also cover the bike(s) when they are not in the Lazarette.

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Sun, 11/29/15, eamonn.washington@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Must Have" spares and preparations
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2015, 11:00 AM


 









Wow

I am
overwhelmed with the advice, great stuff.  I never heard of
racor filters or antal car and did not know I should vacuum
pack spares, etc.

I
considered adding a folding bicycle but am stunned by the
spares list from Alexandre, including 14 spare tubes & 6
tires?  Was your bike on deck the whole time?

I am taking all the advice on
board, including the sensible get to know the boat better in
local waters for some of the improvements I was thinking
of.  Also now I am questioning the wisdom of fresh water
for the chain; just leave the sea water to do the work.  I
might add a second cockpit water connection instead with a
longer hose than the deck shower for cleaning the deck ... a
much cheaper option.

My
plans are in 2016 to move the boat from St Raphael to
somewhere else in the Mediterranean, and take 2 months (May
& June) time out for that.  Besides a few weeks more in
2016, my real plans start in 2017 where I intend to live
aboard for 4 to 6 months every year for the foreseeable
future (10+ years).  2018 should see us around
Ireland/Scotland and probably also cross the Atlantic from
the Canaries via the Cape Verde islands later the same
year.  Depending on how well that goes, maybe return to
Europe after a season in the Caribbean or start a slow
odyssey across the Pacific, maybe even living longer per
year aboard.  Adding a SCUBA compressor before the
Caribbean is also on the list.

I am still in 2 minds about replacing what
appears to be good standing rigging, but yes if it should be
done while I am the boat custodian then rather sooner than
later.  I'll think about it for a year.

I printed out the 7 pages and
am going through every suggestion in detail, and learning a
lot along the way.  Many thanks for dedicating some time to
guide me.  I hope to be able to repay it some day!

By the way, I have 80m chain
that is 10mm, plus another 8m 10mm chain for the second
anchor.  I'll keep the CQR as a stern anchor when
necessary.  And I'll probably not buy a storm sail; a
bit of genoa and mizzen should do it from the safety of the
cockpit.

Eamonn
SM #151 Travel Bug









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