Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Admiral Bill

James Alton


   You have been a great help to me and IMO ( and clearly many others feel the same way) have made a huge contribution to the board…of course you will be missed!  I hope that you will decide to drop in to give us a little more "attitude" from time to time.  Best of luck in your retirement or whatever else you will be doing.

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Jan 16, 2017, at 7:56 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I am really shocked. I thought that my "The-Amel-way-is-the-only-way" attitude had already pissed all of you off!

Maybe I have not been forceful enough. 

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Jan 16, 2017 8:15 PM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

When I see a post from Bill Rouse, I never question if it is correct or not. I take it as fact.


When we purchased Cream Puff, Bill sent me a DVD with all his maintenance files and manuals. It is still my first go to source when I have a question or need to understand something better. I can honestly say, Bill was one of reasons we purchased an Amel. He was so passionate on the forum (we joined prior to our purchases) that it made me question many of the things we found in other boats. He certainly made Joel's job a little easier. I have slowly found out he was right and there was good reason for his passion. I have emailed Bill several times outside the forum and he has always taken time to respond. I wish I could download his brain (just the Amel stuff) and have it for the rest of our cruising days. Bill contributions to this group are priceless.


Selfishly, I hope Bill doesn't leave us cold turkey. This forum will never be quite the same without him.


Bill, thank you, thank you, thank you.


With best regards,





Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff and Bill's biggest fan


SM2K #275 - Currently cruising: Key West, FL - Still waiting for the wind to change direction


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