Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Patrick McAneny

Craig, I will remember to avoid having any work done in West Palm Beach . At an hourly rate of $235.00 ,I assume he could replace a heart valve as well as a vhf radio or chartplotter . I would consider doing the work myself , but have already made a commitment to the mechanic and arranged for a  haul out .
Pat SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 7:03 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Hi Pat,
Yes, it was crazy high. Same situation as yours, with Pantaenius paying for nearby lightning damage. Boat was on a freighter so it was shipper's Pantaenius policy for "marine cargo" insurance. As such, they apply full depreciation to equipment (unlike their "Yacht Policy" which is new-for-old) so they paid $7233.00 for equipment but full amount for installation. (Actually the installation labor rate was $235/hr from a West Palm Beach installer, recommended, amazingly, by the insurance adjuster.) They sent the check to me, and I took the installation job myself - sorry guys. (For completeness, there was some other equipment involved.)
Craig, SN#68, Sangaris

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

Craig, That's a crazy high quote. My i nstallation is being covered by Pantaenius Insurance ,( which has been prompt and fair ), due to a lightning strike , not a direct hit , but must have been very close. The settlement  includes the mechanics time , and I expect the insurance co. expects those monies to go to him. If I was just upgrading my boat, believe me , I also would be doing my own installation. I also find it hard to pay anyone $100.00/hr. for something that I can do.

Pat SM123

-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 12:18 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Hi Pat,
Other replies have given you good input on B&G, which I think is still great. Your "ton of money" quote from your mechanic is interesting. I got a $64,000 quote. It included about $14,000 of equipment and the rest was labor. Believe me, this stuff is not rocket science, installation is easy plug and play and if you run the wires and install the units yourself you'll know where to look for future troubleshooting. B&G has excellent free tech support and can talk you through any issues you may encounter. Then again, I'm a DIY guy and hate to pay $100 an hour to mechanics.  (I did have one come out after I did the installation to "bless it" so I could get an extra year of warranty - he had good generic knowledge, but had to call B&G support to find out how to set parameters.)< /div>

If you do go B&G, their WR10 handheld Bluetooth remote Autopilot Controller is super and let's you move arou nd the boat while still being able to steer. If you'd like more details about what my system looks like, send a pm. And if you want a real expert, go to Francesco on Perigrinus!

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris

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I will be replacing all of my instruments. The mechanic doing the work ,Its a ton of moneysuggest I go with B&G as opposed to Furuno chartplotters and raymarine instruments that I have now. I know the Amels came with B&G instruments , but did they also come with B&G chartplotters and radar ? What autopilot ? I think B&G was sold , are they still a quality instrument ? Its a ton of money and I want to make the right choices. I guess it makes it easier to integrate if everything is one brand. Go all Furuno or all B&G , any thoughts .

SM Shenanigans # 123

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