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Amel Yacht Owners Re: dismasting

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Mike,
i am sure all the amel owners read your post with great distress.
I am glad to see that you are still with us.
do you have any words of wisdom as to what we should do in such an
experience?
best wishes for a speedy repair of your boat.
eric
kimberlite


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "Mike Mattinson" <hallelujah_mk@h...>
wrote:
Thank you for your kind responce

Take Care
Mike M
S/V Hallelujah


From: stargazer41amel <no_reply@y...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@y...
To: amelyachtowners@y...
Subject: Amel Yacht Owners Re: dismasting
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 03:46:56 -0000

To Mike in Panama,

So sorry to hear of your unfortune or rather your great fortune!
Hope
no one was injured too badly. Sounds like all survived.

We own a 1986 Sharki and will be glad to assist you in anyway. Can
send pics and dimensions. Let us know.

Delores
s/v Stargazer



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insurance

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric

Re: Amel Yacht Owners Re: dismasting

Mike Mattinson <hallelujah_mk@...>
 

Thank you for your kind responce

Take Care
Mike M
S/V Hallelujah


From: stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Amel Yacht Owners Re: dismasting
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 03:46:56 -0000

To Mike in Panama,

So sorry to hear of your unfortune or rather your great fortune! Hope
no one was injured too badly. Sounds like all survived.

We own a 1986 Sharki and will be glad to assist you in anyway. Can
send pics and dimensions. Let us know.

Delores
s/v Stargazer



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Re: dismasting

stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
 

To Mike in Panama,

So sorry to hear of your unfortune or rather your great fortune! Hope
no one was injured too badly. Sounds like all survived.

We own a 1986 Sharki and will be glad to assist you in anyway. Can
send pics and dimensions. Let us know.

Delores
s/v Stargazer

Hallelujah dismasting

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Mike and Kim,

Thank goodness that your family is safe and unhurt. I'm at your
service to help out. Also, please note there's quite a few other
Sharki owners who've joined this Amel Forum and they may be able to
lend some assistance too.

Best regards,
Rich

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "hallelujah_mk" <hallelujah_mk@h...>
wrote:
Hi Richard

I have been hit by a rouge wave and lost both masts and doger was
taken away. We met in Old Galey summer of 2000 SSCA GAM, Mike Kim
Carolyn Marc on Hallelujah. I am hoping to take some mesurements
of
your dodger as Amel no longer has the mold for the dodger. E-mail
me
back soon.

Mike in Panama

Re: alphatronics converter

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

John,
do you have a web address for the alphatronics converter?
thanks




eric--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "hollambyuk" <hollamby@c...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 wrote:
Hello I hope everyone had a great new year. I
would like to get some fedback as to the type of SSB
radios that are out there. I have A SM 2000 I would like
to install an SSB. I have looked at the Icom.It
seems to be the most popular. The place where I see the
installation most often is under the radar. On my boat the
pannel that would be removed is the one that has the
Amel logo. I like that piece of wood and I dont want
to remove it. Has anyone found a good another way of
mounting the radio.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>SM#283 Wanderer

Two possible solutions. Either mount the radio on brackets beneath
theinstrument panels or remove the logo panel and hinge it.It is
held in place by four screws from behind and also fixed with double
sided sticky tape. It can be prised of carefully and hinged to let
down on a stay and held closed with a small piece of industrial
velcro or something similar.
I will try to post photos when we get back to Bali Hai in Malta
next
week. The SSB can be supplied with 12 volts from an isolated
Alphatronics switchmode converter a a fraction of the cost of the
type supplied by SSB companies. Cosider having a ham set instead of
an SSB. It can be programmed for the SSB chanells and is much
easier
to retune when the net controller suggests moving up to another
frequency. It is also much cheaper,typically about 600pounds
stlg.The output will only be 100 watts max as opposed to 150 with
an
SSB but in practice this makes no difference to performance.

Regards John Hollamby

To the founder

hallelujah_mk <hallelujah_mk@...>
 

Hi Richard

I have been hit by a rouge wave and lost both masts and doger was
taken away. We met in Old Galey summer of 2000 SSCA GAM, Mike Kim
Carolyn Marc on Hallelujah. I am hoping to take some mesurements of
your dodger as Amel no longer has the mold for the dodger. E-mail me
back soon.

Mike in Panama

Re: SSB radio recomendations

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

john,
sorry it's a icom model # 802
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
john,
icom is coming out with a remote head model (may or june) i think
the number is model 810
it is 4 by 8 inches and can mount like a normal instrument
good luck
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "hollambyuk" <hollamby@c...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 wrote:
Hello I hope everyone had a great new year. I
would like to get some fedback as to the type of SSB
radios that are out there. I have A SM 2000 I would like
to install an SSB. I have looked at the Icom.It
seems to be the most popular. The place where I see the
installation most often is under the radar. On my boat the
pannel that would be removed is the one that has the
Amel logo. I like that piece of wood and I dont want
to remove it. Has anyone found a good another way of
mounting the radio.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>SM#283 Wanderer

Two possible solutions. Either mount the radio on brackets
beneath
theinstrument panels or remove the logo panel and hinge it.It is
held in place by four screws from behind and also fixed with
double
sided sticky tape. It can be prised of carefully and hinged to
let
down on a stay and held closed with a small piece of industrial
velcro or something similar.
I will try to post photos when we get back to Bali Hai in Malta
next
week. The SSB can be supplied with 12 volts from an isolated
Alphatronics switchmode converter a a fraction of the cost of the
type supplied by SSB companies. Cosider having a ham set instead
of
an SSB. It can be programmed for the SSB chanells and is much
easier
to retune when the net controller suggests moving up to another
frequency. It is also much cheaper,typically about 600pounds
stlg.The output will only be 100 watts max as opposed to 150 with
an
SSB but in practice this makes no difference to performance.

Regards John Hollamby

Re: SSB radio recomendations

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

john,
icom is coming out with a remote head model (may or june) i think
the number is model 810
it is 4 by 8 inches and can mount like a normal instrument
good luck
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "hollambyuk" <hollamby@c...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 wrote:
Hello I hope everyone had a great new year. I
would like to get some fedback as to the type of SSB
radios that are out there. I have A SM 2000 I would like
to install an SSB. I have looked at the Icom.It
seems to be the most popular. The place where I see the
installation most often is under the radar. On my boat the
pannel that would be removed is the one that has the
Amel logo. I like that piece of wood and I dont want
to remove it. Has anyone found a good another way of
mounting the radio.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>SM#283 Wanderer

Two possible solutions. Either mount the radio on brackets beneath
theinstrument panels or remove the logo panel and hinge it.It is
held in place by four screws from behind and also fixed with double
sided sticky tape. It can be prised of carefully and hinged to let
down on a stay and held closed with a small piece of industrial
velcro or something similar.
I will try to post photos when we get back to Bali Hai in Malta
next
week. The SSB can be supplied with 12 volts from an isolated
Alphatronics switchmode converter a a fraction of the cost of the
type supplied by SSB companies. Cosider having a ham set instead of
an SSB. It can be programmed for the SSB chanells and is much
easier
to retune when the net controller suggests moving up to another
frequency. It is also much cheaper,typically about 600pounds
stlg.The output will only be 100 watts max as opposed to 150 with
an
SSB but in practice this makes no difference to performance.

Regards John Hollamby

ian & judy

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

dear ian & judy
sorry,
i seem to have deleted the address of the website for the seame
transponder.
would you please send it to me again?

where are you located?
did amel fix a propane or butane system to your boat?
i see you have an inverter. do you find 110 volts on board helpful?
what is a bluetooth?

i ordered the hot water for the cockpit shower.
the dual racor filters are now an option.
i like the idea of adding a third coarse filter upstream of the other
pair.

kimberlt@...

fair winds
eric

Re: SSB radio recomendations

hollambyuk <hollamby@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 wrote:
Hello I hope everyone had a great new year. I
would like to get some fedback as to the type of SSB
radios that are out there. I have A SM 2000 I would like
to install an SSB. I have looked at the Icom.It
seems to be the most popular. The place where I see the
installation most often is under the radar. On my boat the
pannel that would be removed is the one that has the
Amel logo. I like that piece of wood and I dont want
to remove it. Has anyone found a good another way of
mounting the radio.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>SM#283 Wanderer

Two possible solutions. Either mount the radio on brackets beneath
theinstrument panels or remove the logo panel and hinge it.It is
held in place by four screws from behind and also fixed with double
sided sticky tape. It can be prised of carefully and hinged to let
down on a stay and held closed with a small piece of industrial
velcro or something similar.
I will try to post photos when we get back to Bali Hai in Malta next
week. The SSB can be supplied with 12 volts from an isolated
Alphatronics switchmode converter a a fraction of the cost of the
type supplied by SSB companies. Cosider having a ham set instead of
an SSB. It can be programmed for the SSB chanells and is much easier
to retune when the net controller suggests moving up to another
frequency. It is also much cheaper,typically about 600pounds
stlg.The output will only be 100 watts max as opposed to 150 with an
SSB but in practice this makes no difference to performance.

Regards John Hollamby

Re: tips on buying a new Amel

hollambyuk <hollamby@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., markmpitt wrote:
Joel Potter showed my wife and I a new Amel Super
Maramu last week. We are very seriously considering
ordering one within the next few weeks. We hope to do some
serious couple cruising starting in the Caribbean and
moving into the South Pacific. We would appreciate your
views on:<br>1)the quality of the Amel sailing
experience<br>2)things to know about the Amel purchase experie ce
(e.g.
options, defects, resale value, service,financial terms,
contracting,etc). Thanks.
Two things you ought to go for are a 160 litre per min watermaker amd
a vinyl window in the bimini over the helmsmans seat so that you can
see the sails when the bimini is open.The latter is free or cheap if
ordered initially and expensive if they have to remove the bimini
afterwards to install it. I would also recommend having the
removeable backcurtain fitted to the rear of the bimini,invaluable in
poor weather and the port side of it can be folded forward on top of
the bimini to keep the sun off the helmsman.It is easily tied forward
to the clips on the fixed part.

Regards John Hollamby

Re: Spares and options

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

dear ian and judy.
thank you for the very fine list.
i was thinking of adding a radar transponder (responder) do you have
a website for this maker (seame) ?
thank you
eric

kimberlt@...






--- In amelyachtowners@y..., ianandjudyjenkins <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- Hi Eric,I don't know if I am answering your query in the
correct manner, but among the extras we had or are going to have
fitted were the following:
1Water filter in the galley
2Holding tanks
3 Third halyard ( for a genniker)
4 Rope cutter on the prop shaft
5 Second autopilot
6Laptop shelf on the chart table
7Desalinator
8Scuba compressor and tank holder
9TV wiring to fore and aft cabins
10Bimini top, half cover and winter cover for the cockpit
11Crash bar for the galley
12Diesel heater
13Stainless handles on transom
14Larger Propane locker--2 X 13lb bottles
15Mizzen aerial for gsm phone
16 SSB radio ( I have since added an Iridium with outside aerial
for which you would need a docking station--useful to fit at the
outset if the choice appeals)
17CD storage rack in the aft cabin
18 2 shelves in the forward hanging locker
19Additional 220 volt outlets at the charttable , in the saloon
and in the engine room
20 Additional 12 volt outlet to starboard of the companionway --
useful for charging a phone
21 12oo Watt inverter
22 Hot water for the cockpit shower
23Hella fans--I fitted 4 but I see someone else recommends many
more!
24 Lock on the aft cabin door
25White bilges ( a pet gripe of mine--why do all boatbuilders
paint their bilbes a dark colour? They cry out to be white so you
can
see that dropped nut, cockroach, mouse or whatever. To be fair ,
Amel
do paint most of their bilges white but they extended the area for
me )
26Extra reading lights in the saloon ( provided by us). We like
to
read and find that as time passes we need brighter lights to do so
comfortably. The lighting on the SM is very good , but even so it
can
be improved if you find the same sort of need that we have.
27 Twin Racor fuel filters with a crossover switch, fitted
between the fuel tank and the engine. I have never had a fuel
problem
on my previous two Amels, but have used them only in Europe.
Malcolm
McLaren, who now has a SM ,organised a round the world rally and
fitted these filters to his own boat ( then a Moody) and two others
and those were the only three out of about 18 not to suffer from
dirty fuel at some stage. I also copied his use of a coarse filter
fitted upstream of the fuel tank
28 I am also fitting a Seame active radar responder to my
Mizzen,
following good reports from the latest Arc race. Had it been
available at the time I would have had it fitted by Amel.
29 I am also a fan of the Spade anchor--it fits well. It is
nothing to do with Amel, but Spade did deliver it direct to La
Rochelle.

I hope this list may be of some interest . I expect I have
missed
out a few items but Laurent Laborde, who gave us the usual
wonderful
Amel service , will have a full list. I don't think there's
anything
I'd change but Judy would have fitted the Corian worktop in the
galley had we known about it, though our list of extras was
somewhat
straining the system as it was. I wouldn't claim that our list is
in
any way exhaustive: we always find it fascinating to see what other
boats have which we have completely overlooked. ( though I might be
tempted to look at a flat screen, DVD, Bluetooth etc if I were
starting today.....).
Am about to buy a genniker and would be interested to hear from
anyone who already uses one--the 140 square metres suggested by
Amel's sailmaker does seem huge. Ours will be somewhat more
modest.
Ian

In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
are there any other things you would suggest a new amel owner
should
look out for?
any special spares to order or options?
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 wrote:
Hello Ian & Judy,<br>I have SM #195, and have had
the oil drip from the gearbox/engine junction since
day 1. I have been told that trying to fix it is not
worth the effort, and may make it worse. So I wipe it
up after every few days of motoring. Gives me an
excuse to clean everything else down there and look for
serious problems.<br>Roy

Re: Spares and options

ianandjudyjenkins <no_reply@...>
 

--- Hi Eric,I don't know if I am answering your query in the
correct manner, but among the extras we had or are going to have
fitted were the following:
1Water filter in the galley
2Holding tanks
3 Third halyard ( for a genniker)
4 Rope cutter on the prop shaft
5 Second autopilot
6Laptop shelf on the chart table
7Desalinator
8Scuba compressor and tank holder
9TV wiring to fore and aft cabins
10Bimini top, half cover and winter cover for the cockpit
11Crash bar for the galley
12Diesel heater
13Stainless handles on transom
14Larger Propane locker--2 X 13lb bottles
15Mizzen aerial for gsm phone
16 SSB radio ( I have since added an Iridium with outside aerial
for which you would need a docking station--useful to fit at the
outset if the choice appeals)
17CD storage rack in the aft cabin
18 2 shelves in the forward hanging locker
19Additional 220 volt outlets at the charttable , in the saloon
and in the engine room
20 Additional 12 volt outlet to starboard of the companionway --
useful for charging a phone
21 12oo Watt inverter
22 Hot water for the cockpit shower
23Hella fans--I fitted 4 but I see someone else recommends many
more!
24 Lock on the aft cabin door
25White bilges ( a pet gripe of mine--why do all boatbuilders
paint their bilbes a dark colour? They cry out to be white so you can
see that dropped nut, cockroach, mouse or whatever. To be fair , Amel
do paint most of their bilges white but they extended the area for
me )
26Extra reading lights in the saloon ( provided by us). We like to
read and find that as time passes we need brighter lights to do so
comfortably. The lighting on the SM is very good , but even so it can
be improved if you find the same sort of need that we have.
27 Twin Racor fuel filters with a crossover switch, fitted
between the fuel tank and the engine. I have never had a fuel problem
on my previous two Amels, but have used them only in Europe. Malcolm
McLaren, who now has a SM ,organised a round the world rally and
fitted these filters to his own boat ( then a Moody) and two others
and those were the only three out of about 18 not to suffer from
dirty fuel at some stage. I also copied his use of a coarse filter
fitted upstream of the fuel tank
28 I am also fitting a Seame active radar responder to my Mizzen,
following good reports from the latest Arc race. Had it been
available at the time I would have had it fitted by Amel.
29 I am also a fan of the Spade anchor--it fits well. It is
nothing to do with Amel, but Spade did deliver it direct to La
Rochelle.

I hope this list may be of some interest . I expect I have missed
out a few items but Laurent Laborde, who gave us the usual wonderful
Amel service , will have a full list. I don't think there's anything
I'd change but Judy would have fitted the Corian worktop in the
galley had we known about it, though our list of extras was somewhat
straining the system as it was. I wouldn't claim that our list is in
any way exhaustive: we always find it fascinating to see what other
boats have which we have completely overlooked. ( though I might be
tempted to look at a flat screen, DVD, Bluetooth etc if I were
starting today.....).
Am about to buy a genniker and would be interested to hear from
anyone who already uses one--the 140 square metres suggested by
Amel's sailmaker does seem huge. Ours will be somewhat more modest.
Ian

In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
are there any other things you would suggest a new amel owner
should
look out for?
any special spares to order or options?
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 wrote:
Hello Ian & Judy,<br>I have SM #195, and have had
the oil drip from the gearbox/engine junction since
day 1. I have been told that trying to fix it is not
worth the effort, and may make it worse. So I wipe it
up after every few days of motoring. Gives me an
excuse to clean everything else down there and look for
serious problems.<br>Roy

Re: Genset heatexchanger

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

are there any other things you would suggest a new amel owner should
look out for?
any special spares to order or options?
eric

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 wrote:
Hello Ian & Judy,<br>I have SM #195, and have had
the oil drip from the gearbox/engine junction since
day 1. I have been told that trying to fix it is not
worth the effort, and may make it worse. So I wipe it
up after every few days of motoring. Gives me an
excuse to clean everything else down there and look for
serious problems.<br>Roy

Re: Genset heatexchanger

rbenven44...
 

Hello Ian & Judy,<br>I have SM #195, and have had
the oil drip from the gearbox/engine junction since
day 1. I have been told that trying to fix it is not
worth the effort, and may make it worse. So I wipe it
up after every few days of motoring. Gives me an
excuse to clean everything else down there and look for
serious problems.<br>Roy

Re: Interfacing B&G GPS & Autopilot

amelliahona...
 

2-4-2002 Hi John: Sorry to be so slow to repsond.
This theoretically should have been an easy project
but it turned out to be harder than expected due to
very poor documentation of the NMEA interface by
Raytheon and B & G. A couple of warnings are in order. 1.
Radio frequency interferance (RFI) evidently can cause
the NMEA interface to glitch so careful routing of
properly shielded and grounded wire is important. 2. Use
twisted pair shielded high quality wire, avoid running it
right next to the SSB or VHF antenna cables or other
high current 24 vdc power wires, and ground the shield
at only one end of the wire run (I grounded mine at
the Hydra 2000 NMEA display cable). First the
connections at the Raytheon autopilot computer. You are going
to be feeding the NMEA heading information to the B
& G so that the Hydra 2000 can calculate true wind.
You use the "NMEA output" from the Raytheon computer
(this is located in the cupboard above the sink,
between the 220 VAC and 24 VDC circuit breaker panels and
is mounted on the forward side of the cockpit
bulkhead on which the helm wheel is mounted). The cover is
removed by depressing two tabs on either side of the
cover and sliding it downward. The wires should be
tinned, the shield trimmed off and covered with heat
shrink within about two inches of the terminal strip and
they are inserted by pushing down on the tab and
sliding the wire into the terminal hole. Just look at the
other wires to get the direction of the hole. Route the
wire towards the port side, then via the access tubes
into the access area behind the analog B & G
instruments via the sliding ceiling access panel in the
kitchen. Use one of the the un-used conduits to thread the
wire into the starboard quater-birth area. Then by
removing a small piece of trim in the bookshelf area above
the nav station hanging locker you can route the wire
into the nav station area. Leave enough slack to allow
the rack system to be removed easily. Attached is the
info from the B & G technical support: DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO USE THE NMEA INPUT OUTPUT terminals on the Hydra
processor (i.e. the B & G computer) Instead the NMEA
connections must be made through a NMEA FFD on HYDRA
systems.<br><br>B & G tech support states: The solution will be to
locate your NMEA FFD, and connect the wires from<br>your
Raytheon as follows:<br><br>Raytheon <br><br>NMEA Output
(+) Brown<br>NMEA Output (-) Blue<br><br>NMEA FFD<br><br>NMEA
Input (+) Violet<br>NMEA Input (-) Black<br>The
wire shield is grounded by connecting to the other
grounds at the hydra processor. <br><br>The above wires
are from the cable coming from the Hydra 2000
display. You will find that they are capped. Just pigtail
them together as indicated. <br><br>Best
regards<br><br>Alan Titterington<br>Technical Support
Group<br>B&G/YEOMAN<br>Tel: +44 (0)1794 510013<br>Fax: +44 (0)1794
518077<br>Mobile: 07740 543182<br>e-mail:
alant@...<br>www.BandG.com<br><br>Finally you must set the heading node on the Hydra 2000
display. This is described in the B & G manual. Basically
you go into a configuration menue on the Hydra 2000
and set the heading node for NMEA (if I recall
correctly it is node 96). Hope this helps. You can do
additional interfaces but that gets a little more
complicated. Sincerely, Gary

Genset heatexchanger

ianandjudyjenkins...
 

How nice to find this website! We are previous
owners of a Maramu and a Sharki and bought an SM 2000,
no. 302 . She is in England at the moment but we set
off in May for a few years. Absolutely delighted with
her. Two small problems which we would be interested
to hear from anyone else from <br> 1. The
heatexchanger on the Onan weeps very slowly and produces a
coating of white crystals. Onan replaced the first one,
assuming that there was a small fracture in the weld of
the elbow fitting where the seawater pipe fits on .
However the replacement is doing exactly the same thing.
I had assumed that the crystals were either dried
salt or the white paint being lifted off by seawater
but neither seems to be the case. Iqueried whether it
could be some form of electrolysis but the Onan guys in
England say not. They believe that the Onan anode is
unnecesary. They have been very attentive (the onan warranty
lasts for some years) but sofar it's got them puzzled.
We have about 200 hours use so far.<br> 2. Right
from the start we have had a very small weep of
gearbox oil from the forward end of the gearbox. Amel are
going to replace the seal when we call in at La
Rochelle in June, but I do Know of another SM 2000 which
has not been able to cure a similar problem despite
two new seals. They just now put up with it, placing
some kitchen roll paper underneath and changing the
paper every 50 hours or so. It seems almost a cosmetic
point but like most people I don't like anything that
leaks!<br> Good sailing and, once again, thanks to the guys
who thought up this website<br> Ian and Judy
Jenkins<br> Pen Azen

Re: new amel

markmpitt...
 

October 2003. I understand you are getting a new Maramu too. When would that be?<br><br>Mark

Keel Bolts on L'Euros

seamenseaman...
 

My first message - I would like to know how the
keel bolts can be inspected on the Euros - they are
well buried and the water tank in the keel would seem
to make this difficult?? All help gratefully
accepted! <br>We sail in Devon, England and across to
France in the Summer come and see us...