Date   

California sales tax exemption

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

I am a non California resident who is seeking to purchase an Amel
which is based in California. I have been advised that if I purchase
and take possession of the vessel outside of 3miles, and that my
intentional use is to take the vessel out of the state of California;
then I would be eligible for sales tax exemption. Does anyone have
any first hand knowledge of this or better yet can anyone refer me to
a California Maritime or Sales Tax Attorney. Thank you Peter Pappas


Maintenance, a couple of experiences

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Our SM is 5 and a half years old and has sailed about 25,000 miles and been lived aboard on and off for about 3 years. Today I checked the brushes on the motors on the genoa, Lofrans, boom and mast. Removing the covers was straightforward, though the boom and mast motor covers took a bit of pulling to break the silicone seal. There was no evidence of water ingress. The motors all looked as though they had been fitted yesterday.There was virtually no wear on any of the brushes ( about 2 millimeters on the genoa.)
The only brushes I have replaced so far have been on the freshwater pump.
On the Lofrans Olivier Beaute had advised me to remove the inner cone to check the key.( I have always greased the outer cone but not removed the inner cone before ). When I came to check it the key way on the inner cone had a small fracture which had prompted the key to twist in its slot, thankfully without damage to the shaft. It just made it very difficult to get the inner cone off.Lofrans have an excellent web site where you can download an exploded plan of the Tigres and a parts list ; thankfully the boat is still ashore , as the prospect of sailing without an anchor winch is not an appealing one.
Fair winds, Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini and full cover

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, John. Interesting about the vinyl covers on the windows. Trust the hip is now behaving and that your usual sailing activityis resumed.Cheers, Ian

From: "John and Anne on Bali Hai" <hollamby@compuserve.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini and full cover
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 16:01:03 -0000

Hello Ian and Judy,
I did not have the full cover. When I got the boat I had Amel put two
windows in the bimini, both about 50 cms wide, in the front and middle
panels over the helmsmans seat so that I could see the telltales that
I had fixed to the luff of the genoa ( the lowest ones being low
enough down the luff to be visible through the vinyl windows) together
with telltales sewn on to the leach of the main and camber stripes on
both sails so that I can check halyard tension by looking up through
the windows. We also made some suncovers which were secured to the
clips for the bimini cover and elastics with hooks on them to hold the
covers to the back rail of the bimini. these covers we used to stop
the helmsman being roasted in the midday sun. They were made out of
that cheap plastic mesh used to screen plants etc. from wind and sun.
It worked very well except that we did not keep the windows covered
99% of the time so that after three years the vinyl became opaque
though U.V.
I had these windows replaced in 2004 in Croatia by an upholsterer who
was grossly incompetent and made a terrible job of it. By this time
the bimini still worked very well but was suffering from staining from
the Sahara dust which comes up from Libya on southerlies so I ordered
the new set from Amel.
We have hardly used the boat this year as I had a hip replacement in
June after fracturing the top of the femur in early May and so the old
bimini is still in use.
On reading your message I have been to the boat and opened the box to
look at the new one. The box contains new sidescreens and bimini cover
and of course the bimini. I had specified windows as before but
unfortunately they have put the two windows one either side of the
centre line which means I will have to have the front window inserted
by a local sailmaker so that it is easy to see the genny telltales
without having to lean right forward to look through the windscreen.
Although I have not fitted it I have no doubt that it will be a
perfect fit.
It is better than the last one as the short seams above the front bar
is now welded or glued istead of being sewn and so will not be a leaky
dirt trap. A big bonus to the windows is that they are covered by
white vinyl which is secured at the front and sides with velcro and
thus can be rolled back and held in place with velcro strips.
It seems that there is more wind in South America than Malta !!

Regards, John







Yahoo! Groups Links







Weatherdock

tonic102004 <paebersold@...>
 

Dear all
I am considering buying an Weatherdock SR1 system.
Is anybody from the Amel comunity using this PC-based Watherdock
system? If so, how does it work, how is the quality of the reception of
weatherforecasts, Navtex and other maritime informations in the
different aeares such as MED,atlantic,caribean see, pacific etc...? Is
this a good solution that can replace Navtex systems and other weather
and martime info systems?
Thanks for any feedback.
Paul SM227


Bimini and full cover

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

Hello Ian and Judy,
I did not have the full cover. When I got the boat I had Amel put two
windows in the bimini, both about 50 cms wide, in the front and middle
panels over the helmsmans seat so that I could see the telltales that
I had fixed to the luff of the genoa ( the lowest ones being low
enough down the luff to be visible through the vinyl windows) together
with telltales sewn on to the leach of the main and camber stripes on
both sails so that I can check halyard tension by looking up through
the windows. We also made some suncovers which were secured to the
clips for the bimini cover and elastics with hooks on them to hold the
covers to the back rail of the bimini. these covers we used to stop
the helmsman being roasted in the midday sun. They were made out of
that cheap plastic mesh used to screen plants etc. from wind and sun.
It worked very well except that we did not keep the windows covered
99% of the time so that after three years the vinyl became opaque
though U.V.
I had these windows replaced in 2004 in Croatia by an upholsterer who
was grossly incompetent and made a terrible job of it. By this time
the bimini still worked very well but was suffering from staining from
the Sahara dust which comes up from Libya on southerlies so I ordered
the new set from Amel.
We have hardly used the boat this year as I had a hip replacement in
June after fracturing the top of the femur in early May and so the old
bimini is still in use.
On reading your message I have been to the boat and opened the box to
look at the new one. The box contains new sidescreens and bimini cover
and of course the bimini. I had specified windows as before but
unfortunately they have put the two windows one either side of the
centre line which means I will have to have the front window inserted
by a local sailmaker so that it is easy to see the genny telltales
without having to lean right forward to look through the windscreen.
Although I have not fitted it I have no doubt that it will be a
perfect fit.
It is better than the last one as the short seams above the front bar
is now welded or glued istead of being sewn and so will not be a leaky
dirt trap. A big bonus to the windows is that they are covered by
white vinyl which is secured at the front and sides with velcro and
thus can be rolled back and held in place with velcro strips.
It seems that there is more wind in South America than Malta !!

Regards, John


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Full cover and HF Radio

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

hi John, As a matter of interest why did you replace your bimini? And did the replacement fit ok? I think our SMs are about the same age ( June 2000). We replaced our side windows a year ago and are wondering how much longer our bimini will last. It looks fairly worn now but is still wind and weather proof .we leave it in place all the time. It recently survived Uruguays biggest blow since 1944.. a day long storm which peaked at 197 kph.I agree with you about Amels replacement price which I thought quite reasonable but we are in the wrong part of the world.
Has anyone else any experience as to how long the bimini might last?
Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen, Piriapolis.

From: "John and Anne on Bali Hai" <hollamby@compuserve.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Full cover and HF Radio
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 15:27:46 -0000

Hi there,
For what it is worth I bought a new bimini and side curtains from Amel
fot substantially less than the price I was quoted in Malta. This may
be because a local supplier has to make templates etc and probably
alter the finished product if they get it wrong. Amel sent the covers
overland to my UK address cheaply and very quickly.
On the radio question enter HF Radio and Ham Radio in the search box
at the bottom of this page to see previous comments.
Note that since first using the search facility I realise that ifyour
message is on two points they should both be included in the subject
space above to facilitate a search in the future.

Regards, John








Yahoo! Groups Links






Full cover and HF Radio

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

Hi there,
For what it is worth I bought a new bimini and side curtains from Amel
fot substantially less than the price I was quoted in Malta. This may
be because a local supplier has to make templates etc and probably
alter the finished product if they get it wrong. Amel sent the covers
overland to my UK address cheaply and very quickly.
On the radio question enter HF Radio and Ham Radio in the search box
at the bottom of this page to see previous comments.
Note that since first using the search facility I realise that ifyour
message is on two points they should both be included in the subject
space above to facilitate a search in the future.

Regards, John


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] full-cover

svmalaika@...
 

Giovanni,

I have received some instructions on how to post photos. I'll try in the next
few days and let you know.

The full cover zips onto the back of the folding dodger and extends aft to
two stainless rods that attach to an eye under the mizzen boom and extend out to
the top shroud. You should see a stainless sleeve on the shroud at about the
height of the mizzen boom where the rod sits. Then the cover extends downward,
sloping aft to a stainless rod that is placed under the aft deck rails. It is
easy to install, very secure (held up in over 60 knots of wind) and you could
sail with it up if necessary.

Regarding the SSB, I have a Furuno FS-1562-15 that was installed by AMEL. It
works very well, but if I did it again I might consider an ICOM. The whip
antenna, also installed by AMEL, is at the starboard aft corner of the deck,
immediately over the antenna tuner which is mounted in the lazarette locker. The
antenna is mounted on a deck fitting and held by a bracket outside the aft rail.
This allows it to be lowered if necessary.

Ciao,

Charlie
S/V MALAIKA II
Barcelona, SPAIN


full-cover

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Charlie,

first thank you a lot for the informations.
About the full-cover I'll ask Amel the design ( if available); in the
meanwhile is it possible to have some photo ? Over all concerning
details about how it is attached to the sides and to the after deck and
how is the steel structure in side.
About hf radio the main problem is the whip antenna and how and where
to fix it to the deck on SM stern. Which brand do you have?
Any suggestion will be very appreciated.
All the best,
Giovanni Testa
EUTIKIA # 428


Impellor for Laser generator

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

Hi Bob,
Eric Freedman referred me to www.depcopump.com. It is a company with
a huge inventory of all makes of pumps and impellors and should be
able to help you. They supplied me with a complete motor and macerator
assembly for the Jabsco Quietflush toilet for US$150 which compares
with the UK price of about US$400!

Regards, John


How to post photos

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

It is very easy to post photos on this site. Click on photos, enter
your password and then on post photos and follow the instructions.
To view the photos click on list of albums, pick the one you want to
see and then click on the thumbnail picture you want to view and it
will enlarge,click on it again and it will get even bigger.

Happy clicking, Anne and John


How to post photos..

Alain dHYLAS
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, svmalaika@a... wrote:

Don't know how to post photos, but could probably email a few to
someone who
could post them. > Charlie
S/V MALAIKA II
Barcelona, SPAIN
Hi Charlie..

In fact there is one quite easy possibility:
- 1°) you should open an acount in one Web photo album. Such as:
http://photobucket.com

- 2°) on this photo album, you have to download the photos you want
to
publish..

- 3°) On the post where you want to publish a photo, you just need
to
post the URL of your photo, such as:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/POIRAUD/Hylas1.jpg

On some Forums, the photo will show itself.. if not, just click on
the
URL to open the photo.. (or cut and copy it..)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] EUTIKIA

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Hi Charlie

What colour is the full cover? Any chance of posting photos on the site?

Regards, Roger
Message from Roger Banks
Mobile: 0407 91 4601
Home: +61 2 6291 4601

On 01/11/2005, at 6:05 PM, svmalaika@aol.com wrote:

The cover I am describing is a FULL COVER that makes an entirely
enclosed
room out of the cockpit. It has side curtains and large clear
panels that slope
aft from the mizzen mast to about one third of the way back on the
aft deck. It
becomes a heatable and useable space in the winter.

Charlie
S/V MALAIKA II
Barcelona, SPAIN






SPONSORED LINKS
Sailing Sailing yacht Amel
Boating sailing

YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS

Visit your group "amelyachtowners" on the web.

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
amelyachtowners-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] EUTIKIA

svmalaika@...
 

Don't know how to post photos, but could probably email a few to someone who
could post them. The cover is white and made of the same material as the
folding portion of the dodger.

Charlie
S/V MALAIKA II
Barcelona, SPAIN


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] EUTIKIA

svmalaika@...
 

The cover I am describing is a FULL COVER that makes an entirely enclosed
room out of the cockpit. It has side curtains and large clear panels that slope
aft from the mizzen mast to about one third of the way back on the aft deck. It
becomes a heatable and useable space in the winter.

Charlie
S/V MALAIKA II
Barcelona, SPAIN


EUTIKIA

Judy Rouse <judyrouse@...>
 

I think what you describe is really just a bimini extension. We have that
also. Maybe I am confused, but I thought he was looking for a "full cover"
cockpit enclosure vs. the enclosure that protects the helm and instruments;
what we call our storage cover. Anyone know if Amel makes an actual full
cover for the cockpit (which would include side panels) like one might want
in colder weather?

Judy
SM2 #387

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of svmalaika@aol.com
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 12:16 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] EUTIKIA

Giovanni,

AMEL offer a "full cover" cockpit closure as an option. It attachs to the
aft
end of the half-cover and extends beyond the mizzen mast. We have used ours
for four winters living aboard and are very happy with it. You can either
purchase one directly from AMEL or have one made to their design.

I'm not sure I understand your HF radio question. We have an AMEL installed
Furuno SSB that works perfectly. However, we have not yet used it for email
since cell phone connectivity is good in the Med.

Fair winds,

Charlie Cronheim
S/V MALAIKA II (SM #336)
Barcelona, SPAIN








Yahoo! Groups Links


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] EUTIKIA

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Hi Giovanni

Any chance of posting a photo of your full cover onto the site?

Regards, Roger
Message from Roger Banks
Mobile: 0407 91 4601
Home: +61 2 6291 4601

On 31/10/2005, at 5:16 PM, svmalaika@aol.com wrote:

Giovanni,

AMEL offer a "full cover" cockpit closure as an option. It attachs
to the aft
end of the half-cover and extends beyond the mizzen mast. We have
used ours
for four winters living aboard and are very happy with it. You can
either
purchase one directly from AMEL or have one made to their design.

I'm not sure I understand your HF radio question. We have an AMEL
installed
Furuno SSB that works perfectly. However, we have not yet used it
for email
since cell phone connectivity is good in the Med.

Fair winds,

Charlie Cronheim
S/V MALAIKA II (SM #336)
Barcelona, SPAIN






SPONSORED LINKS
Sailing Sailing yacht Amel
Boating sailing

YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS

Visit your group "amelyachtowners" on the web.

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
amelyachtowners-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.


heating a Sharki

stargazer41amel <tripulante@...>
 

Has anyone addressed having to replace the original diesel heating
system in a Sharki?

We have relocated to the Pacific Northwest and are interested in adding
a diesel heating system. We are looking at the hot water system and
was wondering if anyone with other Amels might have done this. If so
how was the "ducting" run in the boat?

Any imput would be appreciated.

Delores Carter
Semiahmoo Marina
Blaine, Washington


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] EUTIKIA

svmalaika@...
 

Giovanni,

AMEL offer a "full cover" cockpit closure as an option. It attachs to the aft
end of the half-cover and extends beyond the mizzen mast. We have used ours
for four winters living aboard and are very happy with it. You can either
purchase one directly from AMEL or have one made to their design.

I'm not sure I understand your HF radio question. We have an AMEL installed
Furuno SSB that works perfectly. However, we have not yet used it for email
since cell phone connectivity is good in the Med.

Fair winds,

Charlie Cronheim
S/V MALAIKA II (SM #336)
Barcelona, SPAIN


EUTIKIA

Giovanni TESTA
 

DEAR ALL,
I am the happy owner of EUTIKIA, SM 2000 # 428.
The boat is as new and I am improving our quality of life on board. Now
I am wondering how to protect the cockpit with a complete cover.
Actualy I have a standard one with half cover and I am looking for a
practical solution to complete it with a removable structure. Any
suggestions, or photos ?
An other question is about HF radio.Wich is the best way to install it
on a SM? Wich the "lighter" pocket solution? I have read a lot about
( "HF RADIO E.MAIL FOR "IDI-YACHTS" ecc ) but Amel yacht owners
experience first !
Fair Winds,
Giovanni Testa
Venezia
ITALIA