Thanks for the advice. I had the Volvo agency in Antigua A 1 pull the heads and inspect the pistons and everything looked fine. Thy are replacing all the hoses. Apparently the lack of use had them fouled. I passed on the order to replace the filters. Your comment; “carry larger than normal” is that referring to they must be Amel design? I hope they can find the right size. I will have to take the boat to Martinique in the next month or so anyway to get the warranty mast fix done.
Yes, the boat was priced lower, it was also in the right place for me. Last winter I spent a lot of time shopping the island condo market and Antigua kept coming back as an attractive location. They have a golf course and is a sailboat center. It took me a bit to accept that the government is really working to solve the past crime issues. Since 82 I have sailed almost every year in the Caribbean and I still hold out hope for the idealistic view. At the end of the day, the islands cannot allow drugs and crime to take hold. Tourism is there economic life blood. As a young man on Dominica once told me that we are a people of unparalleled civility, we are taught to smile and take your money.” I laughed and told him that was brilliant, I hope that never changes.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Amel 54 Survey
Hi thanks for the up date based on what I've seen on line you're getting a great boat at a great price. Keep in mind there may be a few things that'll need a bit of cleaning with WD40 or CRC56. Oh yea be sure you polish the fuel and change ALL the fuel filters. Carry a larger then normal. Any questions at all call.
What will your home harbor be.
Cell 603 767 5330
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