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Re: Onan Cranks But Won't Start

goughs_au@...
 

Hi if it is any help I recently pulled off exhaust mixer from the engine and found it 90% blocked with carbon. If much worse probably would not start either. I am not sure of how many hours running to that stage but suspect around 2000. Carbon is very hard, take care not to damage anything when chipping it out.. For myself I will now check routinely every 1000 hrs and carry spare mixer.

Best of luck

Mike Gough SM 378


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Freezer temperature

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello Eric,

It is a Super Maramu 2000.

In early 2014, we removed the underseat refrigerators, repaired and thickened the external insulation, replaced the factory centre-box evaporators with new Frigoboat evaporators that run along the walls and replaced the factory compressors with new Frigoboat compressors. 

Peregrinus
#350 (2002)
Docked at Real Club Náutico Torrevieja, province of Alicante


Re: Onan Cranks But Won't Start

rossirossix4
 

Hi Gary,
Sounds like a good idea.  Are any parts, e.g. gasket replacement required for inspection and cleaning?
Bob, KAIMI SM 429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bottom paint

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Eric,

We had the bottom of Pen Azen dry sand blasted with a machine operator who was millimetre accurate. When he finished  the gelcoat looked as if it had just come out of the mould. You wouldn't think it had ever been painted.
  We put two layers of clear epoxy on and then we Coppercoated.

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen , SM 302 Greece



On 12 Feb 2016, at 02:10, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi,

I was thinking of having the bottom of Kimberlite stripped and painted.

I have been using ablative paint for the last 13 years and the bottom is no longer fair, regardless of a number of heavy sandings. Has anyone had their boats bottom and keel media blasted?  Someone mentioned that media blasting will harm the gelcoat.

Also, would you recommend a barrier coat if I have the bottom paint removed to the gelcoat?

Was the original factory paint hard epoxy or ablative paint? What was applied to the keel?

Olivier, what would you recommend?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Bottom paint

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

I was thinking of having the bottom of Kimberlite stripped and painted.

I have been using ablative paint for the last 13 years and the bottom is no longer fair, regardless of a number of heavy sandings. Has anyone had their boats bottom and keel media blasted?  Someone mentioned that media blasting will harm the gelcoat.

Also, would you recommend a barrier coat if I have the bottom paint removed to the gelcoat?

Was the original factory paint hard epoxy or ablative paint? What was applied to the keel?

Olivier, what would you recommend?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey

Eric Colegrove <ecole2020@...>
 

I know this stuff probably belongs in another thread.
Let me clarify that a little better.  Boat was listed by owner.  We had already arrived at a preliminary figure, contingent upon inspection, sea trial, survey.  But the owner was dealing with some health issues and later on hired a broker to assist in the sale so he wouldn't have to be around all the time during our dealings.  The broker contacted me to tell me he'd be elping out with the paperwork, escrow, etc.  Then I read part 3 of the above regulation, which states that if a broker or agent is involved, then it is no longer a casual sale.  I told the owner if I read the law correctly, if the broker hands me a pen, the "casual sale" definition is out the window and I'd need to pay sales tax.  When I decreased the offer to account for that, he fired the broker.  I don't know how that went down.  If I had found the boat by a listing the broker placed, (yachtworld, sailboatlistings, etc) then it would not be a casual sale.  If you had to pay Georgia Sales tax, the boat was probably offered by a broker (like most boats), who had to report the sale to Georgia DOR. 
In my case, it was pure luck that the number I called (sailboatlistings ad) was the owner's cell phone.  Had the contact number been a broker's I'd be on the hook for the sales tax.  As it is, I anticipate about $1,300 in ad valorum based on the county where the boat will be kept.  Not sure if that tax is based off where the boat is or my county of residence.  If residence, I believe our millage rate is cheaper here.
Outside of all that crop, the boat is in great shape and I can't wait to sail her back to Georgia.  Mark, my first "big" trip will be sailing from Savannah to Jacksonville (my old sailing grounds) in October for the GA-FLA game.  If all goes well, maybe see you around?
E

On Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:44 PM, "Eric Colegrove ecole2020@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


  Aware there will be tax, i.e. ad velorum tax.  Same situation with a car.  In Georgia, buy a car casual sale (no dealer), no sales tax due.  Buy from a dealer, must pay sales tax.  It has not always been that way.   Few years back, Georgia tried to figure a way to collect sales tax on private sales.  From memory, it lasted a few years before they changed the law back recently. But you DO get hosed on ad velorum tax when one registers a vessel.  
Here is what my high school buddy, who works for ga dept of revenue said it is just like a car sale:
"As long as it's owned by an individual and not legally owned by a company, it's a casual sale and no sales tax is due.  If legally owned by a company, you would owe use tax (same % as sales tax).  As far as ad valorum,  it would depend on the assessed value (40% of fair market) times your mil rate for that county."
I'm hoping he is right.  I would expect so since he is pretty high up in the ranks.  It is a like/hate friendship with him.  LOL.
Here is what I found most recently:

Rule 560-12-1-.07. Casual Sale

| (1) | Invoking the rule of de minimis and because of the difficulties of administration and enforcement, no sales or use tax liability will be enforced against either the sellers or the purchaser in a casual sale transaction as herein defined, except as hereinafter provided. |


| (2) | A "casual sale transaction" is:
| (a) | A sale in which the tangible personal property involved was not acquired or held by the seller for use in the operation of his business or for resale; or |


| (b) | A sale of tangible personal property acquired or held by the seller for use in the operation of his business (not acquired or held for resale) if the total selling price of such sale and all such sales made during the calendar month of such sale and the preceding eleven calendar months does not exceed $500; or |


| (c) | A sale of tangible personal property acquired or held by the seller for use in the operation of his business (not acquired or held for resale) if such sale is made in a complete and bona fide liquidation of a business of the seller. For purposes of this paragraph the term "business" means a separate place of business subject to registration under the Act; the term "a complete and bona fide liquidation" means the sale of all the assets of such business conducted over a period of time not exceeding thirty days from the date of the first sale of such assets, or a longer time if approved by the Commissioner as a bona fide liquidation. |

|


| (3) | Notwithstanding any other provision of these regulations, when any seller sells tangible personal property for use or consumption through an agent, broker or other person who is regularly engaged in making sales of tangible personal property, either as a principal or as an agent, then, such a sale will not be deemed a casual sale transaction. |


| (4) | Notwithstanding any other provision of these regulations, if a sale is made by an individual who is employed by or associated with another person who is regularly engaged in the business of selling the same type of tangible personal property involved in such sale, then, such transaction will not be deemed a casual sale transaction and such individual shall register and comply with the obligations and liabilities of a dealer under the Act. |


Seller got ready to employ a broker.  When I found this information and told him my offer just went down by $8,400, he fired the broker and it was a private party "casual" sale.  This is all wonderful information.  When I get the bill, we will find out how it all goes down, right?  LOL>

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:24 PM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


  Eric,  Congrats and welcome to the group.  Saved $8,400 in sales tax in GA because it is a "casual sale".    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I think you need to revisit the GA sales and use tax. If the boat remains in GA for more than 60 days it will require a state registration. At this time you will need to prove you have paid tax on the vessel to GA or receive credit for tax paid in another US state. It is the USE part of the sales and use tax. The state is 4% plus the county percentage (unless you resided in a state other than GA at the time of the purchase).  We lived in GA when we purchased Cream Puff and could not see a way around the tax. Cream Puff never went to GA. We too did a lot of research and sought professional advice on taxes. If you have any questions, I may be able to help.  Here is the GA explanation of the USE tax:  Watercraft imported into this state are subject to use tax at the rate of the county of delivery or first use. Credit will be granted for sales tax previously paid to another state against any use tax liability that may exist. When a watercraft has been used outside of this state for more than six months, use tax will be due on the purchase price or fair market value, whichever is lower. In addition, no tax is due on watercraft purchased outside of this state by persons not domiciled in this state but who subsequently become domiciled in this state and bring the watercraft into the state as a result of the change of domicile, as long as the watercraft is not brought into the state for use in a trade, business, or profession. Source: http://www.etax.dor.ga.gov/  With best regards,  Mark  Super Maramu 2000Hull #275www.creampuff.usCurrently cruising:  Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas  From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 8:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey    Thank you all.  After survey, sea trial, negotiations, we have purchased s/v Deep Purple in Fajardo, PR.  Survey uncovered nothing major.  Bottom was inspected and tested for moisture. No blisters. Rig was inspected from top to bottom on both masts.  Boat has an external Yachtthruster bow thruster.  2008 55 HP Yanmar repower.  Electronics are good.  Interior was spotless.  Transaction all occurred without a broker- private party.  Saved $8,400 in sales tax in GA because it is a "casual sale".  TONS of paperwork, phone calls, faxing, scanning and emailing, etc.  A little bit of a hassle, but I'd do it all again to save that much money.  Anyone considering purchasing w/o broker welcome to ask.  Not as difficult as one might think.  Obviously, CYA (cover your a**) is the order of the day.  I had researched for 5 years and didn't want a buyers broker leading me towards boats I knew I didn't want.  Will sail her back to Georgia late March with crew and delivery captain.  Yes, could keep in beautiful PR instead of salt marsh/ mud water Georgia coast.  But I can't afford a plane ticket every time I want to tinker, and she will probably be safer in Georgia during hurricane season rather than PR.  My photos are not great.  I will upload as soon as I get good ones.   Erics/v Deep Purple (soon to be renamed)1982 Amel Maramu    On Sunday, January 31, 2016 6:22 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@svbebe.com [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:    Eric,  You have received lots of good advice.  One more important piece of advice is to let this Group know the hull number, current name, and the location. With this information, you may get a worthwhile report from somebody familiar with the boat.   AND, possibly there is an Amel owner nearby who will inspect the boat with you. In most cases, an Amel owner will be much more valuable than a surveyor not familiar with Amels. I know of several recent pre-purchase inspections which the prospective buyers were accompanied by a current Amel owner...each of these that saved the buyers lots of $$$$'s.  Good luck, and listen to Joel Potter...he knows...period!  Best,  BillBeBe 387Currently Martinique    On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 2:34 AM, Richard Piller richard03801@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:  Hi ck the bottom to be sure there are no blisters.  Ck the keel to hull joint. Ck your chain hause pipe and the windlass. All of your standing rigging including at the top of the masts. 

Sent from my iPadRegardsCapt Richard Piller
On Jan 28, 2016, at 15:47, ecole2020@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
  I am new to the forum.  I will be going to see/survey/sea trial a Maramu in 2 days.  I'm about 90% sure I will be an Amel owner by the end of February.  But I'm prepared to walk if it is not what I want.  I hired the surveyor (recommended by local charter company) myself without owner input.  I have seen/crawled around a maramu before.  Boat, from owner's descriptions and from pictures (neither of them EVER lies, right?  :-)), is in good shape, was repowered with Yanmar, has extensive cruising kit (love the British term).  The bottom inspection will be performed after I leave.  Engine oil analysis will also be performed by an outside source. I have a couple questions:  1.  Even though the boat will be hauled and bottom inspected, would it be of any use for me to tote along my mask and snorkel and take an underwater peek myself while I'm there?  Not sure if I'd be abl e to learn anything from that, or not.  2.  Any deal-breaking issues I should pay particular attention to?  from what I have read, Maramu's are like tanks.  This boat is 33 years old and I know there will be significant wear and tear.  Fortunately, it has been used by the owner and not just sat.  I am not worried about cosmetic issues so much.  I'm sure the surveyor will point out things.  I just want to know if there is something that could be missed that could be a real problem down the road.  Thanks   Eric s.v- TBD
   

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey

Eric Colegrove <ecole2020@...>
 

Aware there will be tax, i.e. ad velorum tax.  Same situation with a car.  In Georgia, buy a car casual sale (no dealer), no sales tax due.  Buy from a dealer, must pay sales tax.  It has not always been that way.   Few years back, Georgia tried to figure a way to collect sales tax on private sales.  From memory, it lasted a few years before they changed the law back recently. But you DO get hosed on ad velorum tax when one registers a vessel.  

Here is what my high school buddy, who works for ga dept of revenue said it is just like a car sale:

"As long as it's owned by an individual and not legally owned by a company, it's a casual sale and no sales tax is due.  If legally owned by a company, you would owe use tax (same % as sales tax).  As far as ad valorum,  it would depend on the assessed value (40% of fair market) times your mil rate for that county."

I'm hoping he is right.  I would expect so since he is pretty high up in the ranks.  It is a like/hate friendship with him.  LOL.

Here is what I found most recently:

Rule 560-12-1-.07. Casual Sale

(1)Invoking the rule of de minimis and because of the difficulties of administration and enforcement, no sales or use tax liability will be enforced against either the sellers or the purchaser in a casual sale transaction as herein defined, except as hereinafter provided.
(2)A "casual sale transaction" is:
(a)A sale in which the tangible personal property involved was not acquired or held by the seller for use in the operation of his business or for resale; or
(b)A sale of tangible personal property acquired or held by the seller for use in the operation of his business (not acquired or held for resale) if the total selling price of such sale and all such sales made during the calendar month of such sale and the preceding eleven calendar months does not exceed $500; or
(c)A sale of tangible personal property acquired or held by the seller for use in the operation of his business (not acquired or held for resale) if such sale is made in a complete and bona fide liquidation of a business of the seller. For purposes of this paragraph the term "business" means a separate place of business subject to registration under the Act; the term "a complete and bona fide liquidation" means the sale of all the assets of such business conducted over a period of time not exceeding thirty days from the date of the first sale of such assets, or a longer time if approved by the Commissioner as a bona fide liquidation.
(3)Notwithstanding any other provision of these regulations, when any seller sells tangible personal property for use or consumption through an agent, broker or other person who is regularly engaged in making sales of tangible personal property, either as a principal or as an agent, then, such a sale will not be deemed a casual sale transaction.
(4)
Notwithstanding any other provision of these regulations, if a sale is made by an individual who is employed by or associated with another person who is regularly engaged in the business of selling the same type of tangible personal property involved in such sale, then, such transaction will not be deemed a casual sale transaction and such individual shall register and comply with the obligations and liabilities of a dealer under the Act.

Seller got ready to employ a broker.  When I found this information and told him my offer just went down by $8,400, he fired the broker and it was a private party "casual" sale.  This is all wonderful information.  When I get the bill, we will find out how it all goes down, right?  LOL>


On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:24 PM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Eric,
 
Congrats and welcome to the group.
 
Saved $8,400 in sales tax in GA because it is a "casual sale".  
 
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I think you need to revisit the GA sales and use tax. If the boat remains in GA for more than 60 days it will require a state registration. At this time you will need to prove you have paid tax on the vessel to GA or receive credit for tax paid in another US state. It is the USE part of the sales and use tax. The state is 4% plus the county percentage (unless you resided in a state other than GA at the time of the purchase).
 
We lived in GA when we purchased Cream Puff and could not see a way around the tax. Cream Puff never went to GA. We too did a lot of research and sought professional advice on taxes. If you have any questions, I may be able to help.
 
Here is the GA explanation of the USE tax:
 
Watercraft imported into this state are subject to use tax at the rate of the county of delivery or first use. Credit will be granted for sales tax previously paid to another state against any use tax liability that may exist. When a watercraft has been used outside of this state for more than six months, use tax will be due on the purchase price or fair market value, whichever is lower. In addition, no tax is due on watercraft purchased outside of this state by persons not domiciled in this state but who subsequently become domiciled in this state and bring the watercraft into the state as a result of the change of domicile, as long as the watercraft is not brought into the state for use in a trade, business, or profession.
 
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, February 10, 2016 8:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey
 
 
Thank you all.  After survey, sea trial, negotiations, we have purchased s/v Deep Purple in Fajardo, PR.  Survey uncovered nothing major.  Bottom was inspected and tested for moisture. No blisters. Rig was inspected from top to bottom on both masts.  Boat has an external Yachtthruster bow thruster.  2008 55 HP Yanmar repower.  Electronics are good.  Interior was spotless.
 
Transaction all occurred without a broker- private party.  Saved $8,400 in sales tax in GA because it is a "casual sale".  TONS of paperwork, phone calls, faxing, scanning and emailing, etc.  A little bit of a hassle, but I'd do it all again to save that much money.  Anyone considering purchasing w/o broker welcome to ask.  Not as difficult as one might think.  Obviously, CYA (cover your a**) is the order of the day.  I had researched for 5 years and didn't want a buyers broker leading me towards boats I knew I didn't want.
 
Will sail her back to Georgia late March with crew and delivery captain.  Yes, could keep in beautiful PR instead of salt marsh/ mud water Georgia coast.  But I can't afford a plane ticket every time I want to tinker, and she will probably be safer in Georgia during hurricane season rather than PR.
 
My photos are not great.  I will upload as soon as I get good ones. 
 
Eric
s/v Deep Purple (soon to be renamed)
1982 Amel Maramu
 
 
On Sunday, January 31, 2016 6:22 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
Eric,
 
You have received lots of good advice.
 
One more important piece of advice is to let this Group know the hull number, current name, and the location. With this information, you may get a worthwhile report from somebody familiar with the boat. 
 
AND, possibly there is an Amel owner nearby who will inspect the boat with you. In most cases, an Amel owner will be much more valuable than a surveyor not familiar with Amels. I know of several recent pre-purchase inspections which the prospective buyers were accompanied by a current Amel owner...each of these that saved the buyers lots of $$$$'s.
 
Good luck, and listen to Joel Potter...he knows...period!
 
Best,
 
Bill
BeBe 387
Currently Martinique
 
 
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 2:34 AM, Richard Piller richard03801@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hi ck the bottom to be sure there are no blisters.  Ck the keel to hull joint. Ck your chain hause pipe and the windlass. All of your standing rigging including at the top of the masts. 

Regards
Capt Richard Piller

On Jan 28, 2016, at 15:47, ecole2020@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
I am new to the forum.  I will be going to see/survey/sea trial a Maramu in 2 days.  I'm about 90% sure I will be an Amel owner by the end of February.  But I'm prepared to walk if it is not what I want.  I hired the surveyor (recommended by local charter company) myself without owner input.  I have seen/crawled around a maramu before.  Boat, from owner's descriptions and from pictures (neither of them EVER lies, right?  :-)), is in good shape, was repowered with Yanmar, has extensive cruising kit (love the British term).  The bottom inspection will be performed after I leave.  Engine oil analysis will also be performed by an outside source. I have a couple questions:
 
1.  Even though the boat will be hauled and bottom inspected, would it be of any use for me to tote along my mask and snorkel and take an underwater peek myself while I'm there?  Not sure if I'd be abl e to learn anything from that, or not.
 
2.  Any deal-breaking issues I should pay particular attention to?  from what I have read, Maramu's are like tanks.  This boat is 33 years old and I know there will be significant wear and tear.  Fortunately, it has been used by the owner and not just sat.  I am not worried about cosmetic issues so much.  I'm sure the surveyor will point out things.  I just want to know if there is something that could be missed that could be a real problem down the road.
 
Thanks 
 
Eric 
s.v- TBD
 
 



FW: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey

Mark Erdos
 

Oops! Sorry when I re-read this, I made it confusing.

 

Both NC and SC have personal property taxes on boats. The sales and use tax is capped at $1500 in NC and is capped at $300 in SC. In SC there is no personal property tax on the vessel if the vessel is in the state for less than 180 days of the year. If the same is true for NC, it can be possible to avoid the personal property tax by moving the boat back and forth.

 

I found my notes on this when we were looking to place Cream Puff in Charleston, SC. The millage rate was 1.5% of the assessed value of the boat. For us this equated to about $5,000 per year – no thanks!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

 

www.creampuff.us

 

From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:12 AM
To: 'Michael Neale'
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey

 

Mike,

 

The good news about NC is the sales and use tax is capped at $1,500.  The bad news is there is personal property taxes on boats in this state. I’m not entirely sure of the millage rates of the tax as it varies by county. When we reviewed Charleston as an option for Cream Puff, it was stupid expensive. I called the state office to understand the tax system. I think some people there move the boat form NC to SC during certain months of the year to avoid the property tax. We didn’t want the headache of this so I did not review any further.

 

(in my opinion) I think it may be possible to buy a boat and register it in NC and pay the $1500 sales and use tax. Then move the boat to Florida after 6 months of ownership but prior to NC due or accessed. Register the vessel in FL after 6-months of ownership and be exempt from the FL tax. Again, just my opinion.

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

 

www.creampuff.us

 

From: Michael Neale [mailto:michaelneale256@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:35 AM
To: Boat, Amel, CREAMPUFF
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey

 

Mark,

 

What do you know about N. Carolina boat taxes?

Mike Neale

 


On Feb 11, 2016, at 6:47 AM, mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I just had another thought on this. If I remember correctly, you do not have the full 60 days. Technically the tax is due on the vessel on the first personal use in the state. So, as a GA resident, the moment you sail into GA waters or dock there, you are facing a Use tax bill. You should also be aware that marinas in GA are required to report new leases to the County and State agencies. When we moved our previous boat to GA, we were stunned by the number of tax bills we received from the various agencies. We realized the marina reported the vessel information. It was up to us to then determine to which agency we had to pay tax and from which we were exempt.

 

This was our soul reason for keeping Cream Puff in FL. As residents of GA we would have been subject to use tax the moment the vessel entered state waters. Consider looking at St. Petersburg FL. It is a beautiful city with a huge sailing community. It is driveable from GA (7.5 hours from Atlanta). Florida has a use tax exemption if you import you vessel into the state once you have owned it for longer than 180 days. The vessel can then be state registered without paying the tax.

 

St Augustine (San Sebastian River) is another option as is Fernandina Beach (as Kent previously mentioned) are two good Florida locations from GA.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey

Mark Erdos
 

I just had another thought on this. If I remember correctly, you do not have the full 60 days. Technically the tax is due on the vessel on the first personal use in the state. So, as a GA resident, the moment you sail into GA waters or dock there, you are facing a Use tax bill. You should also be aware that marinas in GA are required to report new leases to the County and State agencies. When we moved our previous boat to GA, we were stunned by the number of tax bills we received from the various agencies. We realized the marina reported the vessel information. It was up to us to then determine to which agency we had to pay tax and from which we were exempt.

 

This was our soul reason for keeping Cream Puff in FL. As residents of GA we would have been subject to use tax the moment the vessel entered state waters. Consider looking at St. Petersburg FL. It is a beautiful city with a huge sailing community. It is driveable from GA (7.5 hours from Atlanta). Florida has a use tax exemption if you import you vessel into the state once you have owned it for longer than 180 days. The vessel can then be state registered without paying the tax.

 

St Augustine (San Sebastian River) is another option as is Fernandina Beach (as Kent previously mentioned) are two good Florida locations from GA.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas

 


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

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

If it isn't in a too much hurry I can help. But later this spring, right now it is pretty much with the boat...

/Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998

Skickat från min iPad

11 feb. 2016 kl. 02:41 skrev gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

UPDATE  on the new site. 02/10/2016


The Yahoo database has been captured and copied into two files.  

One is a web-based file (readable and searchable in a browser).
One is a .PDF file (readable and searchable in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

The base file is a database converted to pure text, thus removing links and advertisements and large fonts, and highlighting and anything else that would slow a search.

The files are large.  50+ Megabytes each:
     17 Million plus lines of data were indexed (a lot of them are blank, just spaces and carriage returns)
     56 Million characters are included in 25,361 messages.
     Messages are ordered by date, as hey were posted.  I was trying to organize them by topics, bit Yahoo doesn't make sense with those key numbers some time and it looked like a LOT of work to get it sorted.

Yahoo injects a large amount of spurious text into the message base, especially the mess of raw html code that we often have to wade through.  In order to reduce the size of the files and the amount of clutter I might ask for a couple of volunteers to take a portion of the source file (.txt) and work through it to remove a few thousand lines of useless text.  I'll make that plea and set up the methodology on the new board.

I looked briefly (again) into trying to replicate the Yahoo database into the new site but I don't see a ready answer. Still searching....

As far as I'm concerned, the new board at "http://www.amelowners.net" is stable and ready for traffic. 

I have about a week in St. Thomas to continue to pipe things over.  I CAN import the current message streams, one at a time, to the new board for continuing dialogue.  It would make sense that if I were to do that I would go back say, a couple of weeks and capture the most active topics and bring them across.
After that I would stand down on any support for Yahoo and focus only on the new board's development.

Ready when you are :)

Gary W.
S/V Adagio, SM 209
USVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey

Mark Erdos
 

Eric,

 

Congrats and welcome to the group.

 

Saved $8,400 in sales tax in GA because it is a "casual sale".  

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I think you need to revisit the GA sales and use tax. If the boat remains in GA for more than 60 days it will require a state registration. At this time you will need to prove you have paid tax on the vessel to GA or receive credit for tax paid in another US state. It is the USE part of the sales and use tax. The state is 4% plus the county percentage (unless you resided in a state other than GA at the time of the purchase).

 

We lived in GA when we purchased Cream Puff and could not see a way around the tax. Cream Puff never went to GA. We too did a lot of research and sought professional advice on taxes. If you have any questions, I may be able to help.

 

Here is the GA explanation of the USE tax:

 

Watercraft imported into this state are subject to use tax at the rate of the county of delivery or first use. Credit will be granted for sales tax previously paid to another state against any use tax liability that may exist. When a watercraft has been used outside of this state for more than six months, use tax will be due on the purchase price or fair market value, whichever is lower. In addition, no tax is due on watercraft purchased outside of this state by persons not domiciled in this state but who subsequently become domiciled in this state and bring the watercraft into the state as a result of the change of domicile, as long as the watercraft is not brought into the state for use in a trade, business, or profession.

Source: http://www.etax.dor.ga.gov/

 

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, February 10, 2016 8:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey

 

 

Thank you all.  After survey, sea trial, negotiations, we have purchased s/v Deep Purple in Fajardo, PR.  Survey uncovered nothing major.  Bottom was inspected and tested for moisture. No blisters. Rig was inspected from top to bottom on both masts.  Boat has an external Yachtthruster bow thruster.  2008 55 HP Yanmar repower.  Electronics are good.  Interior was spotless.

 

Transaction all occurred without a broker- private party.  Saved $8,400 in sales tax in GA because it is a "casual sale".  TONS of paperwork, phone calls, faxing, scanning and emailing, etc.  A little bit of a hassle, but I'd do it all again to save that much money.  Anyone considering purchasing w/o broker welcome to ask.  Not as difficult as one might think.  Obviously, CYA (cover your a**) is the order of the day.  I had researched for 5 years and didn't want a buyers broker leading me towards boats I knew I didn't want.

 

Will sail her back to Georgia late March with crew and delivery captain.  Yes, could keep in beautiful PR instead of salt marsh/ mud water Georgia coast.  But I can't afford a plane ticket every time I want to tinker, and she will probably be safer in Georgia during hurricane season rather than PR.

 

My photos are not great.  I will upload as soon as I get good ones. 

 

Eric

s/v Deep Purple (soon to be renamed)

1982 Amel Maramu

 

 

On Sunday, January 31, 2016 6:22 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Eric,

 

You have received lots of good advice.

 

One more important piece of advice is to let this Group know the hull number, current name, and the location. With this information, you may get a worthwhile report from somebody familiar with the boat. 

 

AND, possibly there is an Amel owner nearby who will inspect the boat with you. In most cases, an Amel owner will be much more valuable than a surveyor not familiar with Amels. I know of several recent pre-purchase inspections which the prospective buyers were accompanied by a current Amel owner...each of these that saved the buyers lots of $$$$'s.

 

Good luck, and listen to Joel Potter...he knows...period!

 

Best,

 

Bill

BeBe 387

Currently Martinique

 

 

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 2:34 AM, Richard Piller richard03801@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi ck the bottom to be sure there are no blisters.  Ck the keel to hull joint. Ck your chain hause pipe and the windlass. All of your standing rigging including at the top of the masts. 

Regards

Capt Richard Piller


On Jan 28, 2016, at 15:47, ecole2020@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I am new to the forum.  I will be going to see/survey/sea trial a Maramu in 2 days.  I'm about 90% sure I will be an Amel owner by the end of February.  But I'm prepared to walk if it is not what I want.  I hired the surveyor (recommended by local charter company) myself without owner input.  I have seen/crawled around a maramu before.  Boat, from owner's descriptions and from pictures (neither of them EVER lies, right?  :-)), is in good shape, was repowered with Yanmar, has extensive cruising kit (love the British term).  The bottom inspection will be performed after I leave.  Engine oil analysis will also be performed by an outside source. I have a couple questions:

 

1.  Even though the boat will be hauled and bottom inspected, would it be of any use for me to tote along my mask and snorkel and take an underwater peek myself while I'm there?  Not sure if I'd be abl e to learn anything from that, or not.

 

2.  Any deal-breaking issues I should pay particular attention to?  from what I have read, Maramu's are like tanks.  This boat is 33 years old and I know there will be significant wear and tear.  Fortunately, it has been used by the owner and not just sat.  I am not worried about cosmetic issues so much.  I'm sure the surveyor will point out things.  I just want to know if there is something that could be missed that could be a real problem down the road.

 

Thanks 

 

Eric 

s.v- TBD

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Freezer temperature

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

Do you have a Super Maramu or a SN?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Freezer temperature

 

 

Hello Eric,

 

On Peregrinus, the Frigoboat evaporators run all along one long side, curve, and run along the short starboard side on each under-seat cooler box.

 

The temperature sensors connected to the Mk II Coastal Climate Control external digital controls run horizontally about halfway between the bottom and the top of the short port side wall on each box.  There are brackets screwed into the port side wall of each box which separate the sensors from the wall.

 

Cheerio,


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

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Paul. Sorry to see you've had a problem with the drive. I've worked with Joseph on another Amel he's very good best on St Tom here's his number.  
1 (956) 561-0620
Good luck. 
Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Feb 10, 2016, at 14:35, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve
Sorry for the delay in responding but Hotmail email has been. Who is Will and where is he located. We are now in St Thomas awaiting a new shaft assembly from Amel.
Thanks
Paul
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






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Survey

karkauai
 

Ahoy Eric and Congratulations!!!  
And welcome to the Group!

There's a very good mechanic in Fajardo near SunBay Marina named Danny Ramos  (Marine Mechanical) if you need one.  If you do tell him Kent Robertson said "Ola".

I'm currently at Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach, FL, just S of the GA border.  Hope to be heading for Bonaire around the first of May.  Tiger Point is a reasonable place to leave Deep Purple if you haven't settled on a place yet.  Brunswick GA has two good marinas and hadn't been hit by a Class 3 hurricane for 150+ years.
Let me know when you get her back this way, I'd like to buy you a beer/rum/wine to celebrate.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Karkauai at yahoo dot com
828-234-6819


On Feb 10, 2016, at 8:45 PM, Eric Colegrove ecole2020@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you all.  After survey, sea trial, negotiations, we have purchased s/v Deep Purple in Fajardo, PR.  Survey uncovered nothing major.  Bottom was inspected and tested for moisture. No blisters. Rig was inspected from top to bottom on both masts.  Boat has an external Yachtthruster bow thruster.  2008 55 HP Yanmar repower.  Electronics are good.  Interior was spotless.

Transaction all occurred without a broker- private party.  Saved $8,400 in sales tax in GA because it is a "casual sale".  TONS of paperwork, phone calls, faxing, scanning and emailing, etc.  A little bit of a hassle, but I'd do it all again to save that much money.  Anyone considering purchasing w/o broker welcome to ask.  Not as difficult as one might think.  Obviously, CYA (cover your a**) is the order of the day.  I had researched for 5 years and didn't want a buyers broker leading me towards boats I knew I didn't want.

Will sail her back to Georgia late March with crew and delivery captain.  Yes, could keep in beautiful PR instead of salt marsh/ mud water Georgia coast.  But I can't afford a plane ticket every time I want to tinker, and she will probably be safer in Georgia during hurricane season rather than PR.

My photos are not great.  I will upload as soon as I get good ones. 


On Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:49 PM, "jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Hi Eric and welcome,
 
Answer to question 1 - I think a snorkel under the boat won't tell you much. Shame you can't be at the haul out. But then if you really want to see yourself it would depend upon where the boat is. I 'm not a fan of going in the water at marinas as you don't know which neighbour secretly flushes their toilet!
 
Answer to question 2 - earlier Maramus are quite different to later ones so not sure which you have. About 1984 (I think) lifting bow thrusters and the electric furling rigs were introduced. So the earler ones are more simple. You also don't have as many systems and Amel specific things like the C drive introduced on the Super Maramu and Santonin. Ideally an Amel knowledgable surveyor is best- but it sounds like you already have one organised and commited. At least it's not as important as for a later Amel model if you have no choice. 
 
As for deal breakers...I can't think of any specific to a Maramu. Amazingly for a boat of this era there are no obvious weeknesses other than the headlining. The build quality means hull structure, osmosis, balsa cored deck rot, keel bolt issues etc are not normally a worry. On an older boat it's obviously really important whether updates have been done properly rather than on a shoestring to avoid retrofitted stuff fitted incorrectly being a problem. Yourself or any surveyor should be able to tell that.
 
Apart from that, evidence of water ingress from rain should be visible easily from veneer damage and investigated. The interior woodwork is all Mahogany and very good quality but it can rot if wet such as constantly leaking dech fittings or hatches. Areas to check are like the bulkheads and roof of the anchor locker. The freshwater pipes are copper and glassed in but can be replumbed if not done already (after 30 years they can get pin holes). The fuel tank is stainless steel.
 
Definately take Joel up on his offer of giving you some history from the hull number! And maybe even post the survey here so we can read it.
 
Good luck,
John Maramu #91 1981 Popeye



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Survey

Eric Colegrove <ecole2020@...>
 

Thank you all.  After survey, sea trial, negotiations, we have purchased s/v Deep Purple in Fajardo, PR.  Survey uncovered nothing major.  Bottom was inspected and tested for moisture. No blisters. Rig was inspected from top to bottom on both masts.  Boat has an external Yachtthruster bow thruster.  2008 55 HP Yanmar repower.  Electronics are good.  Interior was spotless.

Transaction all occurred without a broker- private party.  Saved $8,400 in sales tax in GA because it is a "casual sale".  TONS of paperwork, phone calls, faxing, scanning and emailing, etc.  A little bit of a hassle, but I'd do it all again to save that much money.  Anyone considering purchasing w/o broker welcome to ask.  Not as difficult as one might think.  Obviously, CYA (cover your a**) is the order of the day.  I had researched for 5 years and didn't want a buyers broker leading me towards boats I knew I didn't want.

Will sail her back to Georgia late March with crew and delivery captain.  Yes, could keep in beautiful PR instead of salt marsh/ mud water Georgia coast.  But I can't afford a plane ticket every time I want to tinker, and she will probably be safer in Georgia during hurricane season rather than PR.

My photos are not great.  I will upload as soon as I get good ones. 

Eric
s/v Deep Purple (soon to be renamed)
1982 Amel Maramu



On Sunday, January 31, 2016 6:22 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Eric,

You have received lots of good advice.

One more important piece of advice is to let this Group know the hull number, current name, and the location. With this information, you may get a worthwhile report from somebody familiar with the boat. 

AND, possibly there is an Amel owner nearby who will inspect the boat with you. In most cases, an Amel owner will be much more valuable than a surveyor not familiar with Amels. I know of several recent pre-purchase inspections which the prospective buyers were accompanied by a current Amel owner...each of these that saved the buyers lots of $$$$'s.

Good luck, and listen to Joel Potter...he knows...period!

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387
Currently Martinique


On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 2:34 AM, Richard Piller richard03801@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hi ck the bottom to be sure there are no blisters.  Ck the keel to hull joint. Ck your chain hause pipe and the windlass. All of your standing rigging including at the top of the masts. 

Regards
Capt Richard Piller

On Jan 28, 2016, at 15:47, ecole2020@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
I am new to the forum.  I will be going to see/survey/sea trial a Maramu in 2 days.  I'm about 90% sure I will be an Amel owner by the end of February.  But I'm prepared to walk if it is not what I want.  I hired the surveyor (recommended by local charter company) myself without owner input.  I have seen/crawled around a maramu before.  Boat, from owner's descriptions and from pictures (neither of them EVER lies, right?  :-)), is in good shape, was repowered with Yanmar, has extensive cruising kit (love the British term).  The bottom inspection will be performed after I leave.  Engine oil analysis will also be performed by an outside source. I have a couple questions:

1.  Even though the boat will be hauled and bottom inspected, would it be of any use for me to tote along my mask and snorkel and take an underwater peek myself while I'm there?  Not sure if I'd be abl e to learn anything from that, or not.

2.  Any deal-breaking issues I should pay particular attention to?  from what I have read, Maramu's are like tanks.  This boat is 33 years old and I know there will be significant wear and tear.  Fortunately, it has been used by the owner and not just sat.  I am not worried about cosmetic issues so much.  I'm sure the surveyor will point out things.  I just want to know if there is something that could be missed that could be a real problem down the road.

Thanks 

Eric 
s.v- TBD




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Survey

Eric Colegrove <ecole2020@...>
 

Thank you all.  After survey, sea trial, negotiations, we have purchased s/v Deep Purple in Fajardo, PR.  Survey uncovered nothing major.  Bottom was inspected and tested for moisture. No blisters. Rig was inspected from top to bottom on both masts.  Boat has an external Yachtthruster bow thruster.  2008 55 HP Yanmar repower.  Electronics are good.  Interior was spotless.

Transaction all occurred without a broker- private party.  Saved $8,400 in sales tax in GA because it is a "casual sale".  TONS of paperwork, phone calls, faxing, scanning and emailing, etc.  A little bit of a hassle, but I'd do it all again to save that much money.  Anyone considering purchasing w/o broker welcome to ask.  Not as difficult as one might think.  Obviously, CYA (cover your a**) is the order of the day.  I had researched for 5 years and didn't want a buyers broker leading me towards boats I knew I didn't want.

Will sail her back to Georgia late March with crew and delivery captain.  Yes, could keep in beautiful PR instead of salt marsh/ mud water Georgia coast.  But I can't afford a plane ticket every time I want to tinker, and she will probably be safer in Georgia during hurricane season rather than PR.

My photos are not great.  I will upload as soon as I get good ones. 


On Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:49 PM, "jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Eric and welcome,
 
Answer to question 1 - I think a snorkel under the boat won't tell you much. Shame you can't be at the haul out. But then if you really want to see yourself it would depend upon where the boat is. I 'm not a fan of going in the water at marinas as you don't know which neighbour secretly flushes their toilet!
 
Answer to question 2 - earlier Maramus are quite different to later ones so not sure which you have. About 1984 (I think) lifting bow thrusters and the electric furling rigs were introduced. So the earler ones are more simple. You also don't have as many systems and Amel specific things like the C drive introduced on the Super Maramu and Santonin. Ideally an Amel knowledgable surveyor is best- but it sounds like you already have one organised and commited. At least it's not as important as for a later Amel model if you have no choice. 
 
As for deal breakers...I can't think of any specific to a Maramu. Amazingly for a boat of this era there are no obvious weeknesses other than the headlining. The build quality means hull structure, osmosis, balsa cored deck rot, keel bolt issues etc are not normally a worry. On an older boat it's obviously really important whether updates have been done properly rather than on a shoestring to avoid retrofitted stuff fitted incorrectly being a problem. Yourself or any surveyor should be able to tell that.
 
Apart from that, evidence of water ingress from rain should be visible easily from veneer damage and investigated. The interior woodwork is all Mahogany and very good quality but it can rot if wet such as constantly leaking dech fittings or hatches. Areas to check are like the bulkheads and roof of the anchor locker. The freshwater pipes are copper and glassed in but can be replumbed if not done already (after 30 years they can get pin holes). The fuel tank is stainless steel.
 
Definately take Joel up on his offer of giving you some history from the hull number! And maybe even post the survey here so we can read it.
 
Good luck,
John Maramu #91 1981 Popeye



Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

UPDATE  on the new site. 02/10/2016

The Yahoo database has been captured and copied into two files.  

One is a web-based file (readable and searchable in a browser).
One is a .PDF file (readable and searchable in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

The base file is a database converted to pure text, thus removing links and advertisements and large fonts, and highlighting and anything else that would slow a search.

The files are large.  50+ Megabytes each:
     17 Million plus lines of data were indexed (a lot of them are blank, just spaces and carriage returns)
     56 Million characters are included in 25,361 messages.
     Messages are ordered by date, as hey were posted.  I was trying to organize them by topics, bit Yahoo doesn't make sense with those key numbers some time and it looked like a LOT of work to get it sorted.

Yahoo injects a large amount of spurious text into the message base, especially the mess of raw html code that we often have to wade through.  In order to reduce the size of the files and the amount of clutter I might ask for a couple of volunteers to take a portion of the source file (.txt) and work through it to remove a few thousand lines of useless text.  I'll make that plea and set up the methodology on the new board.

I looked briefly (again) into trying to replicate the Yahoo database into the new site but I don't see a ready answer. Still searching....

As far as I'm concerned, the new board at "http://www.amelowners.net" is stable and ready for traffic. 

I have about a week in St. Thomas to continue to pipe things over.  I CAN import the current message streams, one at a time, to the new board for continuing dialogue.  It would make sense that if I were to do that I would go back say, a couple of weeks and capture the most active topics and bring them across.
After that I would stand down on any support for Yahoo and focus only on the new board's development.

Ready when you are :)

Gary W.
S/V Adagio, SM 209
USVI


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

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Paul,

Will Stout from SM Anni Bea True is anchored 100 yards off my bow here in St Martin. His email is wstout@mac dot com, and you should be able to text him at 206-841-9556. 

I'll let him know you would like to talk to him when I see him tomorrow. 

Regards,
Steve Davis
Aloha Sm72
St Martin


On Feb 10, 2016, at 15:35, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve
Sorry for the delay in responding but Hotmail email has been. Who is Will and where is he located. We are now in St Thomas awaiting a new shaft assembly from Amel.
Thanks
Paul
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






Re: Track any ship in the world with AIS

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello Alexandre,

Looking at the site again, it turns out I had forgotten one of the pictures we actually uploaded ourselves.  The other two are fan pics we were surprised to find other people took and uploaded.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K #350 (2002)
At anchor, Mar Menor, Spain


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Freezer temperature

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello Alexandre,

We recently raised the temp by 3F on the each of the underseat units after about two years for the following reasons:

1.  The ice cream was coming too hard from the freezer.
2.  No food ever spoiled either in the freezer nor in the refrigerator in the past two years.
3.  The beer was coming too cold from the refrigerator.
4.  Some of the vegetables in the freezer would sometimes come out partially frozen.  The Admiral complained.

We'll see how things evolve.

Cheers,

Peregrinus
At anchor, Mar Menor (Murcia)