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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: "Moon Dog" has a new owner

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Jon I think you should say with a group to you add a lot to it thanks very much for all your help over the years

Regards
Capt Richard Piller

On Jun 28, 2014, at 10:48, "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 Hi everyone,
 
I want to thank you all for your very kind words and good wishes.  It has been wonderful to be associated with this group and I'm glad I could contribute a small share of the good advice and that it was appreciated.
 
I think I will take Bill's suggestion (SV Bebe) to stay with the group for a while in case I can still contribute something from time to time.
 
Best regards to everyone,
 
John Martin
formerly SM248  "MOON DOG"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: "Moon Dog" has a new owner

karkauai
 

Glad to hear it, John.  We'll understand if your next adventure is climbing the Himalayas or trekking the Amazon where you will be out of touch for a while.  Hi to Ruth.
Kent


From: "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:48 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: "Moon Dog" has a new owner

 
 Hi everyone,
 
I want to thank you all for your very kind words and good wishes.  It has been wonderful to be associated with this group and I'm glad I could contribute a small share of the good advice and that it was appreciated.
 
I think I will take Bill's suggestion (SV Bebe) to stay with the group for a while in case I can still contribute something from time to time.
 
Best regards to everyone,
 
John Martin
formerly SM248  "MOON DOG"



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: "Moon Dog" has a new owner

Roque
 

I think you should stay with the group forever!

Even though you may not own an Amel right now, you are a typical "Amel Yacht Owner".

On top of that, I believe you have not sold all your knowledge along with the boat, have you?

Welcome to stay as long as you feel like.

Roque

Atica
Amel 54





2014-06-28 11:48 GMT-03:00 john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

 Hi everyone,
 
I want to thank you all for your very kind words and good wishes.  It has been wonderful to be associated with this group and I'm glad I could contribute a small share of the good advice and that it was appreciated.
 
I think I will take Bill's suggestion (SV Bebe) to stay with the group for a while in case I can still contribute something from time to time.
 
Best regards to everyone,
 
John Martin
formerly SM248  "MOON DOG"



Re: "Moon Dog" has a new owner

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

 Hi everyone,
 
I want to thank you all for your very kind words and good wishes.  It has been wonderful to be associated with this group and I'm glad I could contribute a small share of the good advice and that it was appreciated.
 
I think I will take Bill's suggestion (SV Bebe) to stay with the group for a while in case I can still contribute something from time to time.
 
Best regards to everyone,
 
John Martin
formerly SM248  "MOON DOG"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Oliver welcome's nice to have you onboard. Thank you for including your email address and your post. 

Regards
Capt Richard Piller cell16037675330

On Jun 28, 2014, at 3:14, "Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear Bill,
 
after spending 19 years at the AMEL "after sales dept" in La Rochelle, I'm now marine surveyor for leisure crafts, working mainly for clients who need a pre-purchase survey and for insurers (damage claims surveys and repair costs).
 
I'm located in La Rochelle and may travel around Europe.
 
 
Have a good day
 
Olivier
 
 


On Saturday, June 28, 2014 7:08 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Olivier,

I saw your posting in the Amel Group. I am very glad that you are part of this group. There are few people in the world that know as much about our boats as you do.

I heard that you just completed a survey for an Amel purchase in France for a friend. Can you tell me what you are doing and where you are located? Also, could you add your contact information?

Best,

Bill 
BeBe #387
Currently Montenegro


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease


 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.





Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Boom attachment

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Danny
If you do leave your boat in Scarborough we can keep an eye on her for you if you wish. I am down there every 2nd week-end as we have a home in the canal estate (Newport) in Scarborough area where our boat is also kept. Would be great to catch up with you guys here.
Kind regards
Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, SM2K #332 


On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 5:53 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks would be good to meet up, but don't think we will get that far South.
Cheers
Danny


On Friday, 27 June 2014 8:43 PM, "Chris chris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
If you make it to Melbourne in Australia sing out, we would really like to catch up. Our SM31 Hemera is in Gocek where Riza is looking after her for us.

Cheers
Chris & Jennifer
Hemera SM031

On 27 June 2014 6:34:38 PM AEST, "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hi Alan,
We are still clearing the decks but hope to get away during July. To New Caledonia, then Vanuatu and probably leave her in Scarborough Australia for the summer.
Cheers
Danny


On Friday, 27 June 2014 8:07 PM, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Ouch 80 EU !

Probably could get one made locally ???

Danny, we're in Papeete heading for Suvarow around July 18.....

Where are you planing to go and when ?

Would be good to catch up !

Best to Yvonne

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437
Papeete

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Re: Forestay Grease

bamboozle388
 

Hi Olivier,
Thank you for the answer to my question and your follow up about how to go about it. I hadn't realized it is something worth doing every five years or so.   It is great to hear it from such an authoritative source and also good to know what you are up to these days.
Jamie


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Craig Briggs
 

Paul - 
In the category of "many ways to skin a cat", we found it easier to first drill out the eight rivets holding the foil into the furler, then after lifting the foil with the wrapped halyard out of its socket, you can simply lay the furler and motor down on the deck (remove the wires first) when you undo the turnbuckle.  That way you don't have to deal with the (significant) weight of the entire furling mechanism. Then good fun to slather fresh grease on the stay when you reinsert it. When reattaching the turnbuckle, run a spare halyard to the bow and crank it really tight to pull the mast forward.
Cheers, Craig
SN#68 "Sangaris" - Marina di Ragusa, Sicily


---In amelyachtowners@..., <atlanticyachtsurvey@...> wrote :

Hi Paul,
 
it takes about one day for two people:
-ease the whole rigging
-disconnect the genoa furler electric cables
-attach the genoa halyard to the top of the foil (several half-hitches and tape) and hoist to the top
-fully open the turn-buckle and remove it(don't drop it!)
-bring the forestay, foil and furler outside the guardrail, on one side
-ease the genoa halyard and lay the foil/forestay/furler on the ground/dock
-take the forestay our of the foil, clean and put new grease
-put the whole assembly back in place
 
As this is quite a dirty job, before taking out the forestay from the foil, use a plastic film to protect the dock/ground.
 
All the best


On Friday, June 27, 2014 9:34 PM, "Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Olivier,

Nice to see you here; you belong amongst the "gurus" residing on this site.

Thank you.

Jean-Pierre Germain


On 28 Jun 2014, at 08:14, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear Bill,
 
after spending 19 years at the AMEL "after sales dept" in La Rochelle, I'm now marine surveyor for leisure crafts, working mainly for clients who need a pre-purchase survey and for insurers (damage claims surveys and repair costs).
 
I'm located in La Rochelle and may travel around Europe.
 
 
Have a good day
 
Olivier
 
 


On Saturday, June 28, 2014 7:08 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Olivier,

I saw your posting in the Amel Group. I am very glad that you are part of this group. There are few people in the world that know as much about our boats as you do.

I heard that you just completed a survey for an Amel purchase in France for a friend. Can you tell me what you are doing and where you are located? Also, could you add your contact information?

Best,

Bill 
BeBe #387
Currently Montenegro


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease


 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Thank you Alain.  Private email sent.

Jean-Pierre Germain


On 28 Jun 2014, at 07:30, alainfeuillet@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Jean-Pierre,
if you are french and if you have a Federation Française de Voile license then you have a much cheaper scheme with them. I left Lassée who was the best of standard insurers for this insurance scheme beginning of this year.
Contact me directly by mail if  you are interested. alainfeuillet_at_laposte.net
Welcome to the "gang"
Alain
(PILGRIM SM#26)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Beaute Olivier
 

Dear Bill,
 
after spending 19 years at the AMEL "after sales dept" in La Rochelle, I'm now marine surveyor for leisure crafts, working mainly for clients who need a pre-purchase survey and for insurers (damage claims surveys and repair costs).
 
I'm located in La Rochelle and may travel around Europe.
 
email: olivierbeaute@...
 
Have a good day
 
Olivier
 
 


On Saturday, June 28, 2014 7:08 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Olivier,

I saw your posting in the Amel Group. I am very glad that you are part of this group. There are few people in the world that know as much about our boats as you do.

I heard that you just completed a survey for an Amel purchase in France for a friend. Can you tell me what you are doing and where you are located? Also, could you add your contact information?

Best,

Bill 
BeBe #387
Currently Montenegro


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease


 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

alainfeuillet@...
 

Hello Jean-Pierre,
if you are french and if you have a Federation Française de Voile license then you have a much cheaper scheme with them. I left Lassée who was the best of standard insurers for this insurance scheme beginning of this year.
Contact me directly by mail if  you are interested. alainfeuillet_at_laposte.net
Welcome to the "gang"
Alain
(PILGRIM SM#26)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Olivier,

I saw your posting in the Amel Group. I am very glad that you are part of this group. There are few people in the world that know as much about our boats as you do.

I heard that you just completed a survey for an Amel purchase in France for a friend. Can you tell me what you are doing and where you are located? Also, could you add your contact information?

Best,

Bill 
BeBe #387
Currently Montenegro


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease


 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Paul,
 
it takes about one day for two people:
-ease the whole rigging
-disconnect the genoa furler electric cables
-attach the genoa halyard to the top of the foil (several half-hitches and tape) and hoist to the top
-fully open the turn-buckle and remove it(don't drop it!)
-bring the forestay, foil and furler outside the guardrail, on one side
-ease the genoa halyard and lay the foil/forestay/furler on the ground/dock
-take the forestay our of the foil, clean and put new grease
-put the whole assembly back in place
 
As this is quite a dirty job, before taking out the forestay from the foil, use a plastic film to protect the dock/ground.
 
All the best


On Friday, June 27, 2014 9:34 PM, "Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.




Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Boom attachment

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks would be good to meet up, but don't think we will get that far South.
Cheers
Danny


On Friday, 27 June 2014 8:43 PM, "Chris chris@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
If you make it to Melbourne in Australia sing out, we would really like to catch up. Our SM31 Hemera is in Gocek where Riza is looking after her for us.

Cheers
Chris & Jennifer
Hemera SM031

On 27 June 2014 6:34:38 PM AEST, "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:
 
Hi Alan,
We are still clearing the decks but hope to get away during July. To New Caledonia, then Vanuatu and probably leave her in Scarborough Australia for the summer.
Cheers
Danny


On Friday, 27 June 2014 8:07 PM, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Ouch 80 EU !

Probably could get one made locally ???

Danny, we're in Papeete heading for Suvarow around July 18.....

Where are you planing to go and when ?

Would be good to catch up !

Best to Yvonne

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437
Papeete

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.


Re: Forestay Grease

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

Roque
 

I second Bill and Alexandre:  De Lassee

You can talk either with Francoise Godineau or Geoffroy de Lassee.

Rgds

Roque
s/y Atica - Amel 54


2014-06-27 12:48 GMT-03:00 Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello Gents,


Given both of you think they are good, I will send Françoise an email.

NOTE:  This forum was instrumental in my choice of an Amel over a HR or Oyster.  I hope to start giving "return of experience" on my own findings soon.

Thank you both.

Jean-Pierre Germain



On 27 Jun 2014, at 16:42, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

JP,

BeBe is insured with Helvetia written by Assurances deLassee in France. http://www.assurances-delassee.com/ 

They have a program especially for Amel. Email Françoise GODINEAU assurances-delassee.com>. Tell her that you want a policy like BeBe.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
BeBe 387


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Jean-Pierre,

Many Amel owner use the same French insurance http://www.assurances-delassee.com/

They have a program especially for Amel.

I talked directly to Mr Geoffroy de Lasse.

Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Atlantis Marina, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

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On Fri, 6/27/14, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:17 AM


















 









Hello Gang,
I will become a member of the Amel fraternity on
July 10th!  I need insurance.
Looking through the site, I found lots of
"insurance" information but all the posts are
truncated... I cannot get to the
"meat".
The boat is French flagged and will remain so.
 
Can you help?


Jean-Pierre
Germain,
Eleuthera, SM 007 :-)

































Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Gents,

Given both of you think they are good, I will send Françoise an email.

NOTE:  This forum was instrumental in my choice of an Amel over a HR or Oyster.  I hope to start giving "return of experience" on my own findings soon.

Thank you both.

Jean-Pierre Germain



On 27 Jun 2014, at 16:42, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

JP,

BeBe is insured with Helvetia written by Assurances deLassee in France. http://www.assurances-delassee.com/ 

They have a program especially for Amel. Email Françoise GODINEAU assurances-delassee.com>. Tell her that you want a policy like BeBe.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
BeBe 387


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Jean-Pierre,

Many Amel owner use the same French insurance http://www.assurances-delassee.com/

They have a program especially for Amel.

I talked directly to Mr Geoffroy de Lasse.

Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Atlantis Marina, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

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On Fri, 6/27/14, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:17 AM


















 









Hello Gang,
I will become a member of the Amel fraternity on
July 10th!  I need insurance.
Looking through the site, I found lots of
"insurance" information but all the posts are
truncated... I cannot get to the
"meat".
The boat is French flagged and will remain so.
 
Can you help?


Jean-Pierre
Germain,
Eleuthera, SM 007 :-)































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gas Strut for Engine Compartment lid

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

http://www.sgs-engineering.com/gas-struts

They might help....

Good luck.

Jean-Pierre



On 27 Jun 2014, at 16:39, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I believe the specs for the Super Maramu Engine Hatch struts (gas springs) are:
  • 585mm extended 
  • 345mm closed
  • 8mm shaft
  • 10mm bolt hole
  • 400N - strength 
Bill
BeBe 387



On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM, 'John S. Rogers' jsrogers@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I replaced my gas struts from Maud at Amel Chantier.  The cost was $ 133.85 for the pair including shipping.  You might think it high, but at least they were the right size and strength.

 

John

SM #105

Its Good

 





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