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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging

Craig Briggs
 

Mark,
Vessels may be US flagged (that is, obtain US CG Documentation and the right/obligation to fly the US flag) not only by US citizens but also by US corporations. Witness that virtually all private yachts in Turkey are US flagged - they are owned by Turkish citizens who for a small fee have an agent set up a Delaware corporation that legally "owns" the boat and then gets US CG Documentation to avoid the exorbitant Turkish tax on yachts. They fly a smallish US flag on the stern with Wilmington, DE (or Dover, DE) on the transom under the yacht name and show a very large Turkish flag as a "courtesy" flag. No import duty is paid. A nominal fee is due to the state of Delaware each year to keep the corporation "active"
Any non-US citizen can do this easily from anywhere in the world - US residency is not required.
Cheers,
Craig Briggs
SN#68 Sangaris


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

This is not exactly correct. All residents of the USA cannot document a US flagged vessel. Only citizens of the USA can flag a vessel US, regardless of their residence country. Import duty must also be paid on the vessel (at some point in time) at a rate of 1.5% of the current value of the vessel.











With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging





Stephanie,

You will need to submit your current registration document and request for a Certificat de Radiation de l'Effectif et du Pavillon Francais



The address in La Rochelle in 2007 was,



DOUANES ET DROITS INDIRECTS



D R DOUANES de POITIERS



RECETTE DE ROCHEFORT

Antenne de LA ROCHELLE

BP1531110 quai DUPERRE

17086 LA ROCHELLE DCX02



She can only be registered in USA if she has been fully paid for and the owner is currently resident in USA.



Good luck.



Trevor



Ireland









[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

seagasm@...
 

Gary, may I suggest you change the permissions of the "For Sale" section to allow the general public/guests to view the posts. The way it is set up at present you have to be a member and log on before ever finding out what is available and for sale.

Kind Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging

Mark Erdos
 

Again, this is not quite correct. Not all USA lenders require a vessel to be flagged USA. When we purchased Cream Puff, she was flagged Turks and Caicos Islands, we reflagged to BVI and financed with Bank of America.

 

The vessel can be flagged by any number of countries and obtain USA financing. Countries with reciprocal privileges include but is not limited to:

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bahama Islands

Belgium

Bermuda

Canada

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany, Federal Republic of

Greece

Honduras

Ireland

Italy

Jamaica

Liberia

Marshall Islands

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Vincent and

the Grenadines

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom and

the Dependencies:

the Anguilla

Islands, the Isle of

Man, the British

Virgin Islands, the

Cayman Islands,

and the Turks and

Caicos Islands

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 6:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging

 

 

If a new owner requires finance the lender if American, will stipulate that the vessel is US Coastguard registered before providing the funds.

The seller will not pass the papers until in receipt of funds.

Therefore, no money, no papers, no registration, no sale.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Motor Mount Life Span

joseph mc donnell
 

Check the height of the engine mounts if there is a difference one or two could be gone and yes, the coupler will have to be disconnected. If you think there is a problem with excessive vibration its a job well within the capabilities of ann Amel owner. Joe  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging

greatketch@...
 

That might be the way some unsophisticated lenders might think, but lenders who actually know the business understand the transaction is all of a piece and understand the reflagging is part of the same transaction.  

Vessels being reflagged can be financed, granted not every lender will be willing to work with this, but it can be done.  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

Hi Bill (and all),

Yep, I actually, totally agree.  I built all the categories (and basically there are just a few, but had to replicate them for each model I could remember).  I questioned and fretted all over it for a while and then just decided to make stuff up.  No one likes looking at a blank chalkboard and being asked "what would you want on it?" ...  then you ask "well, what can we have on it?" and the answer is, of course, "whatever you want on it .. " :)

The categories are basically:
   1: General Topics: This would be generic questions and answers about the boat (how does it perform?, what do they cost?, how many people can there be on board for a pot luck?, etc.)
   2: Description and Specifications: Consolidated and infrequently discussed reference data.
   3: Operating Guides and Checklists: Consolidated and infrequently discussed reference data.
   4: Service Schedules: Also a reference category, but likely to have occasional discussions and updates.
   5: Maintenance Procedures and Troubleshooting: A general category likely to be very busy.
   6: Bow Thruster: Probably will be one of the busiest topics with lots of reference pointers.
   7: Electrical: Discussions about wiring, bonding, grounding, light bulbs, refrigerators and the host of 12/24/120/240 wired up connections.
   8: Electronics and Navigation:  From AIS to Z-reset on the chain counter. Instrumentation, RADARs, plotters, Wifi and other near-magic systems.
   9: Engines and Drive Systems: C-Drives, Generators, Motors and mounts. 
  10: Hull and Interior: Glass, wood, fabrics and foam to name a few.
  11: Rigging and Sails: Lines, steel and the cloth that makes it go.
  12: Accessories:  Open topic, perhaps Davits, Solar, Anchors, or whatever doesn't fit in the other categories but gets bolted to the boat. 

Now, all this is a 'living' status.  Topics can merge, or split, or move or modify without loss of data.  

It may come that a question about something like air conditioners starts out in Accessories but becomes a deep discussion about the electrical system and gets moved there. 

In order to keep up with ALL the posts on the board you need only click on "Show unread posts since your last visit" and an ordered list will appear.  Likewise, if you don;t want to see ALL of them, but only the ones you are actively posting in you can do that by clicking "Show new replies to your posts." This can also be applied to your notification preferences when receiving an email digest.

The search function is global by default.  If you search for "C-Drive" you will get results from all boards. In order to drill down into more specific search results, the "Advanced Search" feature must be used. Then you can select more granularity in the searches.

If it comes to pass (and I presume it will) that categories need to be added, deleted or merged (I really don't know how often we'll be talking about the engine on a 64) then I'll just downscale the thing.   I really like this software for it's flexibility and capability.  At this point I am running pretty much on it's lowest performance level too, with only an upgraded photo gallery to speak of.  It has a lot of untapped potential to connect with Social Media, outside programs and mobile apps. Those are for purchase and I'm not ready for that on a couple of fronts.

Hopefully a little more help than confusion there.  Take care!

Gary W
SM 209 "Adagio" 
BVI





   


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging

seafeverofcuan@...
 

If a new owner requires finance the lender if American, will stipulate that the vessel is US Coastguard registered before providing the funds.
The seller will not pass the papers until in receipt of funds.
Therefore, no money, no papers, no registration, no sale.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Motor Mount Life Span

karkauai
 

I had the original Vetus mounts with my factory Volvo TMD.  They were really bad after 12 years.
When I repowered I used the Yanmar recommended mounts per Olivier's recommendation.

I guess I didn't realize how be the old mounts were, there is less engine noise and vibration than there's been since I bought the boat.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jan 27, 2016, at 2:31 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I feel a bit like the Medical School student studying a disease (hey! I think I have this!).

There has been some discussion in the past about changing motor mounts, but I haven't seen a life span for the mounts.  In cars they basically last the life of the car in my experience.

Does anyone have some info on when they should be changed out? 

Does one need to disconnect the Vetus Coupler to lift the frame enough?

Thanks,
Duane

Wanderer SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

karkauai
 

I tend to agree with Bill.  Will keep using and see what I think after a few months.
Kent


On Jan 27, 2016, at 2:40 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I'll chime in with my own thoughts, and they are worth every penny you have paid for them.  I like the idea of a new forum. Certainly this one has be an invaluable resource to me as I have been researching Amel boats.

I definitely dislike the fragmentation of the new forum into 60 different topics.  One of the real benefits of a forum like this is the cross-fretilization.  A SM2K owner might think he would never care what solutions a Sharki needs, but sometimes there are gems of wisdom in places we don't expect to see them.

I want to read ALL the message posted in the Amel owner forum, and the new format structure makes that a real pain...

Searching is still best done by keyword, not by forum category.

Bill Kinney
Honolulu, HI
Currently on SOB (Some Other Boat)
SM Shopping
http://www.fetchinketch.net


Amel 54 Spare Part List wanted

luvkante
 

Hi friends,


I am equipping CHIARA for an atlantic roundtrip. Have BeBe's great spare parts list and love it.

Wonder, whether anybody has a up-to-date list for an AMEL 54 and is willing to share. 


Thanks,


Martin

Amel 54 #149 CHIARA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

greatketch@...
 

I'll chime in with my own thoughts, and they are worth every penny you have paid for them.  I like the idea of a new forum. Certainly this one has be an invaluable resource to me as I have been researching Amel boats.

I definitely dislike the fragmentation of the new forum into 60 different topics.  One of the real benefits of a forum like this is the cross-fretilization.  A SM2K owner might think he would never care what solutions a Sharki needs, but sometimes there are gems of wisdom in places we don't expect to see them.

I want to read ALL the message posted in the Amel owner forum, and the new format structure makes that a real pain...

Searching is still best done by keyword, not by forum category.

Bill Kinney
Honolulu, HI
Currently on SOB (Some Other Boat)
SM Shopping
http://www.fetchinketch.net


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Gary, you ask how folks feel. For me I'm happy where we are and just hope this doesn't mess up a great resource. I'll follow and hope
Regards
Danny 
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "gary@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 28 January 2016 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

 
UPDATES to the new board:

*Moderator set.
*Added 60 new topics on a per-model basis.  While this might prove a bit overkill to start, later on it will provide a much better search capacity as you can drill down to what model and what subject you wish to search within.
*Board Permissions and security is established uniformly across the boards.  Guests will be able to read almost anything but post almost nothing except into 'general' boards.  Membership will be required to to access files and photos except those included in general board messages.
*Message Board backups set up.  The only thing I have left to do in the 'backing up' department is to go deep and have the Service Provider schedule automatic backups of the SQL database.  Then we will stand pretty close to zero chance of losing more than a day's data.
*Added message boards for non-technical stuff. Cruising lifestyle, cooking, etc.  I thought about a 'Women's Corner' kind of a topic, but haven't done it yet because I'm not sure it is totally cool.  Expect a poll to that end sooner or later. It's easy to add and modify categories and topics to fit our interests.  If someone sees value in a topic that could be better served as its own board I'm certainly open to that. 

Now, moving over to the new board...  I guess it's not up to me to say when or how.  The transition will never be as clean as flipping a switch.  
I don't know how to put up a header or sticky message that says 'come on over to the new site'.  
I don't know when I should cease downloading messages from here and porting them over but I guess that depends on traffic.

There are over 70 folks registered so far.  There are some 1,200 members here.  I presume that the bulk of members here are passive because the postings seem to be a pretty active core group.  I believe most of that active group has already registered.  Once we 'switch' I'll let the email-verified registrations run for a while (say, a month) but then it will take an admin approval to join.  I think that it's reasonable to keep our group closed except to genuinely 'vested interest' folks.  

OK, for arguments' sake let's say I can have my security and backup tasks done in a couple of days.
There are still pictures to transfer and sort out, but that doesn't need to hold anything up as we can all pitch in and get the gallery going in a meaningful manner..

What are folks feeling about really doing this?  How about a 1 FEB 'live' date?

Gary W.
S/V Adagio SM 209
(windy today) BVI



Motor Mount Life Span

sailor63109@...
 

I feel a bit like the Medical School student studying a disease (hey! I think I have this!).

There has been some discussion in the past about changing motor mounts, but I haven't seen a life span for the mounts.  In cars they basically last the life of the car in my experience.

Does anyone have some info on when they should be changed out? 

Does one need to disconnect the Vetus Coupler to lift the frame enough?

Thanks,
Duane

Wanderer SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: electrolysis on mast/boom connection

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Paul,
An engineer who as part of his business builds alloy motor boats gave me cans of a high quality two pot etch primer and undercoat to use and return. I don't recall the name. I will ask him and let you know. Prior applications were just single pot purchased and I certainly wouldn't recommend them. This potential differential is weird. I agree that salt and moisture are the likely culprits and as I have already posted I had new sleeves made and still have the voltage. Did I tell you I took the alloy block and bolts off the boat and sitting on my bench I got half a volt between the vertical bolt and the block but none between the horizontal bolt and the block. I also found moving the bolt altered the voltage. At least now I have eliminated (I think) any involvement of electricity from motors etc, no other source on my bench.
I have acted on your suggestion and put small Zink anodes on.
I don't think the answer is in the paint type. Somehow the voltage differential has to be dealt with.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
 



From: "osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 28 January 2016 3:14 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: electrolysis on mast/boom connection

 
Danny!
I  measured the voltage difference again between the bolt and the mast again more that a week after that I turned the bolt a few revs and there is still hardly any potential difference at all. Newer the less I worked out the bolt it toke a while and in principle the bolt is totally isolated from any other metal contact as there a "plastic" washers and plastic "bearings" where the bolt is, so the only reason I can think of for the voltage difference is salt water and salt crust.
I will treat the bolt with TefTec before mounting it back.
By the way what paint do you use for repainting the mast around the corroded are?= I need to paint as well

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging

greatketch@...
 

Like Mark said, citizenship is required to document a vessel in the USA, NOT residency.

There is also no need for the boat to be "fully paid for" to get USA documentation. A ship's mortgage is certainly allowed on US Documented vessels, in fact the documentation process is the way that the mortgage is tracked and the lien enforced.

There are a few more forms needed, but ship's mortgages are certainly allowed.

Bill Kinney
Honolulu, HI
SM shopping
Currently on SOB
http://www.fetchinketch.net



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

This is not exactly correct. All residents of the USA cannot document a US flagged vessel. Only citizens of the USA can flag a vessel US, regardless of their residence country. Import duty must also be paid on the vessel (at some point in time) at a rate of 1.5% of the current value of the vessel.











With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging





Stephanie,

You will need to submit your current registration document and request for a Certificat de Radiation de l'Effectif et du Pavillon Francais



The address in La Rochelle in 2007 was,



DOUANES ET DROITS INDIRECTS



D R DOUANES de POITIERS



RECETTE DE ROCHEFORT

Antenne de LA ROCHELLE

BP1531110 quai DUPERRE

17086 LA ROCHELLE DCX02



She can only be registered in USA if she has been fully paid for and the owner is currently resident in USA.



Good luck.



Trevor



Ireland









[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Gary
Sounds great.
Please provide details again so we can sign up. Please include info for those like us that aren't as computer literate as some other folks.
Thanks
Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:38:20 -0800
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

 
UPDATES to the new board:

*Moderator set.
*Added 60 new topics on a per-model basis.  While this might prove a bit overkill to start, later on it will provide a much better search capacity as you can drill down to what model and what subject you wish to search within.
*Board Permissions and security is established uniformly across the boards.  Guests will be able to read almost anything but post almost nothing except into 'general' boards.  Membership will be required to to access files and photos except those included in general board messages.
*Message Board backups set up.  The only thing I have left to do in the 'backing up' department is to go deep and have the Service Provider schedule automatic backups of the SQL database.  Then we will stand pretty close to zero chance of losing more than a day's data.
*Added message boards for non-technical stuff. Cruising lifestyle, cooking, etc.  I thought about a 'Women's Corner' kind of a topic, but haven't done it yet because I'm not sure it is totally cool.  Expect a poll to that end sooner or later. It's easy to add and modify categories and topics to fit our interests.  If someone sees value in a topic that could be better served as its own board I'm certainly open to that. 

Now, moving over to the new board...  I guess it's not up to me to say when or how.  The transition will never be as clean as flipping a switch.  
I don't know how to put up a header or sticky message that says 'come on over to the new site'.  
I don't know when I should cease downloading messages from here and porting them over but I guess that depends on traffic.

There are over 70 folks registered so far.  There are some 1,200 members here.  I presume that the bulk of members here are passive because the postings seem to be a pretty active core group.  I believe most of that active group has already registered.  Once we 'switch' I'll let the email-verified registrations run for a while (say, a month) but then it will take an admin approval to join.  I think that it's reasonable to keep our group closed except to genuinely 'vested interest' folks.  

OK, for arguments' sake let's say I can have my security and backup tasks done in a couple of days.
There are still pictures to transfer and sort out, but that doesn't need to hold anything up as we can all pitch in and get the gallery going in a meaningful manner..

What are folks feeling about really doing this?  How about a 1 FEB 'live' date?

Gary W.
S/V Adagio SM 209
(windy today) BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Gary,

I for one am excited to switch over 100% as this new format is so much better organized and searchable. Any date you pick is fine with me. I think as soon as the major contributors use the new site and not the old, many people will realize the value of switching over.

Mike

Aletes SM#240 heading to BVI next week



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo





UPDATES to the new board:



*Moderator set.

*Added 60 new topics on a per-model basis. While this might prove a bit overkill to start, later on it will provide a much better search capacity as you can drill down to what model and what subject you wish to search within.

*Board Permissions and security is established uniformly across the boards. Guests will be able to read almost anything but post almost nothing except into 'general' boards. Membership will be required to to access files and photos except those included in general board messages.

*Message Board backups set up. The only thing I have left to do in the 'backing up' department is to go deep and have the Service Provider schedule automatic backups of the SQL database. Then we will stand pretty close to zero chance of losing more than a day's data.

*Added message boards for non-technical stuff. Cruising lifestyle, cooking, etc. I thought about a 'Women's Corner' kind of a topic, but haven't done it yet because I'm not sure it is totally cool. Expect a poll to that end sooner or later. It's easy to add and modify categories and topics to fit our interests. If someone sees value in a topic that could be better served as its own board I'm certainly open to that.



Now, moving over to the new board... I guess it's not up to me to say when or how. The transition will never be as clean as flipping a switch.

I don't know how to put up a header or sticky message that says 'come on over to the new site'.

I don't know when I should cease downloading messages from here and porting them over but I guess that depends on traffic.



There are over 70 folks registered so far. There are some 1,200 members here. I presume that the bulk of members here are passive because the postings seem to be a pretty active core group. I believe most of that active group has already registered. Once we 'switch' I'll let the email-verified registrations run for a while (say, a month) but then it will take an admin approval to join. I think that it's reasonable to keep our group closed except to genuinely 'vested interest' folks.



OK, for arguments' sake let's say I can have my security and backup tasks done in a couple of days.

There are still pictures to transfer and sort out, but that doesn't need to hold anything up as we can all pitch in and get the gallery going in a meaningful manner..



What are folks feeling about really doing this? How about a 1 FEB 'live' date?



Gary W.

S/V Adagio SM 209

(windy today) BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging

Mark Erdos
 

This is not exactly correct. All residents of the USA cannot document a US flagged vessel. Only citizens of the USA can flag a vessel US, regardless of their residence country. Import duty must also be paid on the vessel (at some point in time) at a rate of 1.5% of the current value of the vessel.











With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging





Stephanie,

You will need to submit your current registration document and request for a Certificat de Radiation de l'Effectif et du Pavillon Francais



The address in La Rochelle in 2007 was,



DOUANES ET DROITS INDIRECTS



D R DOUANES de POITIERS



RECETTE DE ROCHEFORT

Antenne de LA ROCHELLE

BP1531110 quai DUPERRE

17086 LA ROCHELLE DCX02



She can only be registered in USA if she has been fully paid for and the owner is currently resident in USA.



Good luck.



Trevor



Ireland


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

UPDATES to the new board:

*Moderator set.
*Added 60 new topics on a per-model basis.  While this might prove a bit overkill to start, later on it will provide a much better search capacity as you can drill down to what model and what subject you wish to search within.
*Board Permissions and security is established uniformly across the boards.  Guests will be able to read almost anything but post almost nothing except into 'general' boards.  Membership will be required to to access files and photos except those included in general board messages.
*Message Board backups set up.  The only thing I have left to do in the 'backing up' department is to go deep and have the Service Provider schedule automatic backups of the SQL database.  Then we will stand pretty close to zero chance of losing more than a day's data.
*Added message boards for non-technical stuff. Cruising lifestyle, cooking, etc.  I thought about a 'Women's Corner' kind of a topic, but haven't done it yet because I'm not sure it is totally cool.  Expect a poll to that end sooner or later. It's easy to add and modify categories and topics to fit our interests.  If someone sees value in a topic that could be better served as its own board I'm certainly open to that. 

Now, moving over to the new board...  I guess it's not up to me to say when or how.  The transition will never be as clean as flipping a switch.  
I don't know how to put up a header or sticky message that says 'come on over to the new site'.  
I don't know when I should cease downloading messages from here and porting them over but I guess that depends on traffic.

There are over 70 folks registered so far.  There are some 1,200 members here.  I presume that the bulk of members here are passive because the postings seem to be a pretty active core group.  I believe most of that active group has already registered.  Once we 'switch' I'll let the email-verified registrations run for a while (say, a month) but then it will take an admin approval to join.  I think that it's reasonable to keep our group closed except to genuinely 'vested interest' folks.  

OK, for arguments' sake let's say I can have my security and backup tasks done in a couple of days.
There are still pictures to transfer and sort out, but that doesn't need to hold anything up as we can all pitch in and get the gallery going in a meaningful manner..

What are folks feeling about really doing this?  How about a 1 FEB 'live' date?

Gary W.
S/V Adagio SM 209
(windy today) BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

karkauai
 

Hi Paul,
The mechanic in Fajardo is Danny Ramos at Marine Mechanical.
(787) 655-3702 office
(787) 607-0945 mobile
He is walking distance from SunBay Marina.
Kent


On Jan 27, 2016, at 11:38 AM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve
Thanks for the info.
The shaft is definitely broken as we have taken the Vetus coupling off after moving the engine back. We did break up a Vetus coupling last year that was caused by the mechanic not using lock washers on the bracket holding the transmission in place and it came loose. This was done when the engine was replaced and the mechanic who installed the engine loosened up the bolts. The Vetus coupling could be replaced but is serviceable as soon as I punch out the broken shaft that is inside it.
It would be a tough sail over to St Martin due to the pointing aspects of an Amel. I believe FKG could machine a part. In Roadtown there is a machine shop, Nautitool, who could machine a part.
My real question is how to remove the shaft. Did Kent have his shaft removed? If possible I would sail to Puerto Rico to have it done if this is what Kent had done. I would prefer to know how it comes apart even if Amel can source a replacement.
I have posted pictures on the Amel site.

Thanks
Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:53:24 -0400
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

 

Paul,

Just a thought...Fixing the problem in the BVI might be a little difficult due to lack of good marine resources, and knowledge of the Amel. Here in St Martin, the resources are much better, and it is only an 80 mile sail away. Also, Will has a special tool he had machined to help with the alignment process, and I'm sure he would let you use it. When Kent had his problem, he had it fixed in Puerto Rico, and he has the name of the mechanic who did the work. 

Steve
Aloha Sm72
St Martin


On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:55, pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
We have broken the shaft from the engine to the transmission. The shaft broke inside the Vetus Flex Coupling.
Has any one had to replace this part and if so how did it come off. Does Amel have a spare for this? We have emailed Amel and are awaiting their reply.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently at anchor in Peter Island BVI