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Re: [Amel] New Owners

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Steve and Liz,

Welcome to the Group. 

Let us/me know if there is anything we can help with. The learning curve is long, but very rewarding. Best advice, don't change anything until you understand why it is the way it is...minimum 1 year.

My wife and I are about 3/4ths complete on our circumnavigation. We have lots to share. Blog: svbebe.com email: crew@...

Bill & Judy Rouse
BeBe, SM2k, 387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey



Re: [Amel] Greek marinas

Peter Killen
 

Hi Ian and Judy
We based pure magic in gouvia marina for two years, during the winters, whilst we explored that part of the med including Venice. We hauled each winter and during all our time in Corfu, PM was looked after a man named Bob Sutcliff (of Bob's yachts).  He looked after her incredibly well. He is a first class mechanic apart from many other attributes. 

We did leave her also in Croatia for some time one summer, and if you want details of a place and person there let me know

Regards

Peter. Pure Magic. SM433
currently in Antigua 


On 8 Feb 2014, at 20:34, Ian & Judy <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,     We were planning to cruise Croatia this summer. We avoid marinas, but weddings and aged parents mean that we have to leave Pen Azen in marinas for regular returns to London ( best from Split).Having emailed half a dozen Croatian marinas their responses have been that they are full with charter boats and that  we cannot make reservations ahead of time as they cannot guarantee us a slot.
 That prompts us to look at Corfu or Levkas as a base for summer cruising and possibly for a winter berth.
If anyone has experience of these two marinas ( or any nearby )  it would be good to hear. Also, if anyone has any suggestions of where else we might try in Croatia--they seem very efficient but we are getting the impression that cruising boats are not their first priority.
   Ian  & Judy,   Pen Azen, SM 302, Ragusa, Sicily


Re: [Amel] RE: Super Maramu standing rigging replacement

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Graham
That sounds fantastic and is probably what we will do too when time comes to renew the standing rigging one day. What was the price and what did the shipping cost come to for Hong Kong. Also were all pieces clearly labelled to make it easy for the riggers?
Fair Winds
Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II , sm2k #332
Brisbane, Australia




On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:22 PM, <crwggb@...> wrote:
 

My SM 140 Sula is in Hong Kong and before a trip to the Philippines last year I decided to replace the standing rigging. Hong Kong has remarkably good yacht repair facilities, but the more research and pricing I did, the more obvious it became to go direct to ACMO in France, the Amel suppliers. I ordered one set of SM rigging with RH turnbuckles by email and that was it. It appeared in Hong Kong 10 days later and fitted perfectly. It really couldn't have been simpler and was significantly cheaperthan getting it custom made. The Yacht Club riggers were astounded as every one here regarding Amel's continued after sales service for a boat that is now almost 18 years old.


Graham
SM 140 SULA
Hong Kong 


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

One question about the short turnbuckle: why it is necesessary, why I cannot use a standar one?
I think there is enough clearance between the deck and the roller.
Thank you very much and best regards
Antonio Diez


El Miércoles, 5 de febrero, 2014 7:10 P.M., "terencesingh@..." <terencesingh@...> escribió:
 
Lot's of great information here that I will discuss in detail with SeaTek over the next week.
Thank you all.

T&D





--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Greek marinas

Rink De Haan
 

Hi Ian and Judy,

We spend a season jn Levkas marina and liked it very much. It is close to Levkas city which is a nice little town. We also experienced Cleopatra marina, which is cheaper, good but basic.
The big problem with that part of Greece is that the airport is closed for international flights from October to May (at least in 2009). As an alternative yoy could also check out Messolonghi Marina which is close to Patras airport and an hour bus drive from Athens.

Cheers,

Rink de Haan
Razor's Edge
SM2k #330 currently in Kusadasi Turkey


Re: [Amel] Greek marinas

Herbert Lackner
 

Hello Ian & Judy,

 

we spent 2013 in crotia  (based in Sukosan Marina) and will leave soon for Greece (Aegean).  If you want to leave Pen Azen only for a short trip home in a marina I think that you will find enough space during summer in one of the big marinas (just ask some days before), but Croatia is very expensive,  will cost up to up to 100 eur per day for your boat with 50% off if you stay for a month, mooring is also not free in many places (standard-fee about 2 eur per meter per night). 

 

You can also think about leaving your boat in Montenegro (Tivat porto Montenegro in the bay of kotor), very new and well protected with some guest places, friendly.

 

In the Ionian we have good experience with Cleopatra marina in Preveza (on the hard in the winter, cheaper and better than Lefkas Marina), but I think you will also find a place in Lefkas Marina (eventually the SM size could be a problem), but they were not full the last years.  In Korfu try Gouvia Marina, I asked last week and they had space.  You will find also good winter storage and repair facilities in Nidri on Lefkas (Vliho Boatyard, Maria).  The Preveza airport is 20 minutes away with taxi from Lefkada with good connections from May/June until September.

 

Herbert

Kali Mera, SN 120, Sukosan

 

 

Von: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] Im Auftrag von Ian & Judy
Gesendet: Samstag, 08. Februar 2014 20:35
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: [Amel] Greek marinas

 

 

Hi all,     We were planning to cruise Croatia this summer. We avoid marinas, but weddings and aged parents mean that we have to leave Pen Azen in marinas for regular returns to London ( best from Split).Having emailed half a dozen Croatian marinas their responses have been that they are full with charter boats and that  we cannot make reservations ahead of time as they cannot guarantee us a slot.

 That prompts us to look at Corfu or Levkas as a base for summer cruising and possibly for a winter berth.

If anyone has experience of these two marinas ( or any nearby )  it would be good to hear. Also, if anyone has any suggestions of where else we might try in Croatia--they seem very efficient but we are getting the impression that cruising boats are not their first priority.

   Ian  & Judy,   Pen Azen, SM 302, Ragusa, Sicily


Greek marinas

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi all,     We were planning to cruise Croatia this summer. We avoid marinas, but weddings and aged parents mean that we have to leave Pen Azen in marinas for regular returns to London ( best from Split).Having emailed half a dozen Croatian marinas their responses have been that they are full with charter boats and that  we cannot make reservations ahead of time as they cannot guarantee us a slot.
 That prompts us to look at Corfu or Levkas as a base for summer cruising and possibly for a winter berth.
If anyone has experience of these two marinas ( or any nearby )  it would be good to hear. Also, if anyone has any suggestions of where else we might try in Croatia--they seem very efficient but we are getting the impression that cruising boats are not their first priority.
   Ian  & Judy,   Pen Azen, SM 302, Ragusa, Sicily


Re: [Amel] AGM batteries

gegcarter@...
 

Many thanks all for your help and advice. Because of cost and to avoid extra work, we have decided to buy 8 Trojan wet lead-acid batteries and we will make sure to keep them topped up (water and electricity wise).

Having said that, the electrician here in Gibraltar will come and inspect Guma on Monday to see if there are no other problems and might make us change our minds...


Re: [Amel] New Owners

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Hi Harry

Thank you for your interest in Bianca.

Here is the link to the ad

She is not in Fort Lauderdale, but I have to show a US location for Boattrader.com-- we are just a short hop offshore on Grand Bahama Island, and she is docked in our back yard.   --  you can reach us easily from FLL via air or fast ferry (www.ferryexpress.com).

If you would like to come see her, we can pick you up at the port or airport.

She is French flagged, VAT paid, and can travel to Cuba with no problem-- also, no problem bringing her to Europe and staying as long as you want without VAT issues that so many US flagged boats have!

Fair winds

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Feb 8, 2014, at 9:05 AM, Harry Thompson <harryt1952@...> wrote:

 

Hi Stephanie and Ezio,
Could you send me info on the Santorin for sale.
Thanks!
Harry Thompson
San Diego



On Feb 8, 2014, at 5:02 AM, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:

 

Hi!

Greetings from Grand Bahama Island, winter-spring home of 2002 SM2000 353 Indecent.  If you pass this way, please come by to visit -- and we can learn together!  We acquired Indecent in Oct. 2013, and are new to Amel, although not to sailing or cruising with a trawler (Nordhavn).

Fair Winds
Stephanie & Ezio DiBelardino
SM2000 353 Indecent
Lying in Back of our cottage, just off the Grand Lucaya Waterway.

Also, 1993 Santorin 088, for sale at $179,000.  

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Feb 7, 2014, at 8:57 PM, <flyboyscd@...> wrote:

 

Thanks...Enjoy the sailing!


Re: [Amel] New Owners

Harry Thompson <harryt1952@...>
 

Hi Stephanie and Ezio,
Could you send me info on the Santorin for sale.
Thanks!
Harry Thompson
San Diego



On Feb 8, 2014, at 5:02 AM, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:

 

Hi!

Greetings from Grand Bahama Island, winter-spring home of 2002 SM2000 353 Indecent.  If you pass this way, please come by to visit -- and we can learn together!  We acquired Indecent in Oct. 2013, and are new to Amel, although not to sailing or cruising with a trawler (Nordhavn).

Fair Winds
Stephanie & Ezio DiBelardino
SM2000 353 Indecent
Lying in Back of our cottage, just off the Grand Lucaya Waterway.

Also, 1993 Santorin 088, for sale at $179,000.  

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Feb 7, 2014, at 8:57 PM, <flyboyscd@...> wrote:

 

Thanks...Enjoy the sailing!


Re: [Amel] New Owners

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Hi!

Greetings from Grand Bahama Island, winter-spring home of 2002 SM2000 353 Indecent.  If you pass this way, please come by to visit -- and we can learn together!  We acquired Indecent in Oct. 2013, and are new to Amel, although not to sailing or cruising with a trawler (Nordhavn).

Fair Winds
Stephanie & Ezio DiBelardino
SM2000 353 Indecent
Lying in Back of our cottage, just off the Grand Lucaya Waterway.

Also, 1993 Santorin 088, for sale at $179,000.  

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Feb 7, 2014, at 8:57 PM, <flyboyscd@...> wrote:

 

Thanks...Enjoy the sailing!


Re: New Owners

Roque
 

Steve and Liz

I hope both yourselves and the group gain and learn a lot while you prepare the boat and along the trip. 

Welcome

Roque
S/Y ATICA - Amel 54


Re: [Amel] New Owners

Stephen Davis
 

Thanks...Enjoy the sailing!


Re: [Amel] New Owners

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Welcome to the Group! I think you will love it!

I purchase my Super Maramu over a year ago and just started my sailing: Texas to Key West, then Key West to Bimini, Bahamas.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Brown's Marina, North Bimini, Bahamas



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On Fri, 2/7/14, flyboyscd@... <flyboyscd@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] New Owners
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:04 PM
















 









My wife and I just purchased a 1992 Amel 53 Super
Maramu (hull 72), and wanted to introduce ourselves to the
group. The boat is currently in Rio Dulce, Guatemala, and we
will be making a couple of trips down to Rio Dulce from our
home in NE Florida between now and May, when we intend to
bring her up to Florida.

We will be be preparing the boat for a long term
circumnavigation during the next year, and will be seeking
some future advice on various systems as we get ready. It
appears the forum has lots of experienced and knowledgeable
owners, and we will thank you in advance for imparting some
of your wisdom on us.

 It feels great to be a new owner, and part of the
group.

Regards,
Steve and Liz Davis
Palm Coast, FL USA


Re: [Amel] New Owners

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Welcome to the group. It a help source that's the best owners group. 

Regards
Capt Richard Piller

On Feb 7, 2014, at 20:04, <flyboyscd@...> wrote:

 

My wife and I just purchased a 1992 Amel 53 Super Maramu (hull 72), and wanted to introduce ourselves to the group. The boat is currently in Rio Dulce, Guatemala, and we will be making a couple of trips down to Rio Dulce from our home in NE Florida between now and May, when we intend to bring her up to Florida.

We will be be preparing the boat for a long term circumnavigation during the next year, and will be seeking some future advice on various systems as we get ready. It appears the forum has lots of experienced and knowledgeable owners, and we will thank you in advance for imparting some of your wisdom on us.

 It feels great to be a new owner, and part of the group.

Regards,
Steve and Liz Davis
Palm Coast, FL USA


New Owners

Stephen Davis
 

My wife and I just purchased a 1992 Amel 53 Super Maramu (hull 72), and wanted to introduce ourselves to the group. The boat is currently in Rio Dulce, Guatemala, and we will be making a couple of trips down to Rio Dulce from our home in NE Florida between now and May, when we intend to bring her up to Florida.

We will be be preparing the boat for a long term circumnavigation during the next year, and will be seeking some future advice on various systems as we get ready. It appears the forum has lots of experienced and knowledgeable owners, and we will thank you in advance for imparting some of your wisdom on us.

 It feels great to be a new owner, and part of the group.

Regards,
Steve and Liz Davis
Palm Coast, FL USA


Re: [Amel] Fwd: ENO Cooker

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

BeBe #387 has a four burner ENO:
Rechaud-Four
0743-80
SN 79NIORT
Serial 0074
10/9/02

Bill


On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:49 AM, Ian Shepherd <sv_freespirit@...> wrote:
 


Can anyone please tell me the model name of the ENO 4 burner cooker
fitted to the SM2000 around 2003? I am trying to order a replacement
knob. The name maybe on the plaque at the back of the cooker but I don't
want to remove it unless I really have to. I don't seem to have a manual.

With thanks

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader -Built 2003 - Location Cyprus



Re: [Amel] AGM batteries

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Dolphin changed the chargers over the years that SM's were built. We added FullRiver AGM's 105 amp GRP 31 size to BeBe #387. I spoke with Reya, who makes Dolphin, and gave them model and serial numbers...they said no problem. I spoke to Leece-Neville who told me that to get the best life out of the AGM's I should remove the built-in regulator and add a smart regulator to the 175 Amp alternator. I bought the smart regulator, but never added it. It cost about $400 with temp leads to the batteries and to the alternator. I will sell it at a discount if someone wants it. We got 4 years out of the FullRiver batteries when 2 of them became weak. We replaced the entire set in Greece with Varta Freedom batteries.

I had to slightly modify yhe battery compartment for the FullRiver batteries. There is a photo in the photo section.

Bill
BeBe 387


On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 1:44 PM, <gegcarter@...> wrote:
 

Has anyone installed AGM batteries in the SM? Are they compatible with existing charger? (maintenance free lead acid batteries were used so far) Can anyone recommend a brand? Size matters as we all know, it needs to fit under the bunk!
Any advice welcome.
Anne (on Guma)



Re: [Amel] AGM batteries

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

We agree that for a long range yacht going to out of the way places lead acid is the only way to go.  

Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Feb 6, 2014, at 14:56, Sailorman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Just my opinion---I believe Amel installed lead acid batteries ( group 31 on my boat) because they are standard truck batteries. They are available worldwide.

If you happen to have a problem with an agm battery in some far off place it would be very difficult to replace. I would stick with the lead acid batteries.

 

In any event , I believe some of the dolphin chargers have a knob that will allow charging AGM batteries.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of gegcarter@...
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 2:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] AGM batteries

 

 

Has anyone installed AGM batteries in the SM? Are they compatible with existing charger? (maintenance free lead acid batteries were used so far) Can anyone recommend a brand? Size matters as we all know, it needs to fit under the bunk!
Any advice welcome.
Anne (on Guma)


Re: [Amel] RE: Super Maramu standing rigging replacement

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Antonio,

Suggest you measure the clearance yourself - not difficult, and you can see for yourself if a "standard" turnbuckle is too long (it is).  Turnbuckle dimensions are easily "googled".

Best regards,

Craig Briggs - SN#68 Sangaris


Re: [Amel] RE: Super Maramu standing rigging replacement

Graham Boyd
 

My SM 140 Sula is in Hong Kong and before a trip to the Philippines last year I decided to replace the standing rigging. Hong Kong has remarkably good yacht repair facilities, but the more research and pricing I did, the more obvious it became to go direct to ACMO in France, the Amel suppliers. I ordered one set of SM rigging with RH turnbuckles by email and that was it. It appeared in Hong Kong 10 days later and fitted perfectly. It really couldn't have been simpler and was significantly cheaperthan getting it custom made. The Yacht Club riggers were astounded as every one here regarding Amel's continued after sales service for a boat that is now almost 18 years old.


Graham
SM 140 SULA
Hong Kong 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <a.diezrv@...> wrote:

One question about the short turnbuckle: why it is necesessary, why I cannot use a standar one?
I think there is enough clearance between the deck and the roller.
Thank you very much and best regards
Antonio Diez


El Miércoles, 5 de febrero, 2014 7:10 P.M., "terencesingh@..." <terencesingh@...> escribió:
 
Lot's of great information here that I will discuss in detail with SeaTek over the next week.
Thank you all.

T&D