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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Admiral Bill

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks  Bill.  You've saved me many hours of troubleshooting as well as dollars when sourcing parts. I keep the "BeBe" file along with my owners' manual in a prominent place.  You're encyclopedic knowledge and  diagnostic skills will be greatly missed.  I too hope you will stay involved with the owners group.  

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jan 18, 2017, at 6:16 AM, 'Colin.d.streeter' colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Here here Bill & Judy! 

Again, Congratulations  and thank you for the huge value you have added to make this forum what is has become, and to the Amel brand we all love so much. You can see from all the many messages that we are keen to see you remain a member of this forum if that were at all possible from your end. Please don't drop out on us, but by the same token we hope you both enjoy the next chapter to the fullest too.

Kind regards

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332
(On the hard at Boatworks, Gold Coast for annual anti-foul, prop & bowthruster service.)

On 18 Jan 2017, at 7:13 PM, pepinoamel <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

I have owned my SM now for over 4 years and without the help and guidance from Bill I would often have been lost.  He has saved me a lot of money and time and it's incredible how reliable he is in answering queries on the forum within a very short time.  Another aspect I find very important is that Bill always manages to keep the tone of the forum on an even keel and people who obviously don't want to stick to a civilized tone and pleasant camaraderie, are very soon weeded out.


I very much support Joel's idea of asking Bill to stay on as editor, if his time allows.  I believe all the Amel owners would benefit greatly from Bill's further involvement.  I know I would.


Many thanks to Bill and all the best to you and Judy.


Gerhard

SM 381 Pepino

Evia, Greece

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Admiral Bill

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Here here Bill & Judy! 

Again, Congratulations  and thank you for the huge value you have added to make this forum what is has become, and to the Amel brand we all love so much. You can see from all the many messages that we are keen to see you remain a member of this forum if that were at all possible from your end. Please don't drop out on us, but by the same token we hope you both enjoy the next chapter to the fullest too.

Kind regards

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332
(On the hard at Boatworks, Gold Coast for annual anti-foul, prop & bowthruster service.)

On 18 Jan 2017, at 7:13 PM, pepinoamel <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

I have owned my SM now for over 4 years and without the help and guidance from Bill I would often have been lost.  He has saved me a lot of money and time and it's incredible how reliable he is in answering queries on the forum within a very short time.  Another aspect I find very important is that Bill always manages to keep the tone of the forum on an even keel and people who obviously don't want to stick to a civilized tone and pleasant camaraderie, are very soon weeded out.


I very much support Joel's idea of asking Bill to stay on as editor, if his time allows.  I believe all the Amel owners would benefit greatly from Bill's further involvement.  I know I would.


Many thanks to Bill and all the best to you and Judy.


Gerhard

SM 381 Pepino

Evia, Greece

Re: Electronics questions for 2003 sm#380

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

In Peregrinus, we have two identical rotary switches, next to each other.

(1) The original switch supplied by Amel to choose between the rotary drive and the linear drive

(2) A new switch to choose between the Raytheon Type 300 autopilot and the B&G AC42 autopilot

Therefore, one can choose to drive with either of the following configurations:

(a) The linear drive in the quadrant with the Raytheon autopilot
(b) The linear drive in the quadrant with the B&G autopilot
(c) The rotary drive above the galley with the Raytheon autopilot
(d) The rotary drive above the galley with the B&G autopilot

The B&G autopilot is connected to the NMEA 2000 network.  

The Raytheon autopilot gets data from the NMEA 2000 network, too, so it can get waypoint data from the B&G chart plotter, for example, but if the NMEA 2000 network were to ever die, the Raytheon has its own sensors, compass, and keypad controller and screen, so it would continue to function without interruption.  We've field tested this by turning off NMEA 2000 in the middle of a sail.

Switching drives or autopilots is done on the fly.  For safety, we simply ensure both autopilots are on "Standby" before turning any of the switches.

Cheerio,


SM2K Nr. 350 (2002)
San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Admiral Bill

pepinoamel <no_reply@...>
 

I have owned my SM now for over 4 years and without the help and guidance from Bill I would often have been lost.  He has saved me a lot of money and time and it's incredible how reliable he is in answering queries on the forum within a very short time.  Another aspect I find very important is that Bill always manages to keep the tone of the forum on an even keel and people who obviously don't want to stick to a civilized tone and pleasant camaraderie, are very soon weeded out.


I very much support Joel's idea of asking Bill to stay on as editor, if his time allows.  I believe all the Amel owners would benefit greatly from Bill's further involvement.  I know I would.


Many thanks to Bill and all the best to you and Judy.


Gerhard

SM 381 Pepino

Evia, Greece

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Admiral Bill

JOHN HAYES
 

As a newbie Bill I have followed and saved in an Amel folder all of the emails I’ve seen you send for future reference. Your encyclopaedic knowledge of AMEL boats is far too great to allow you to simply sail off over the horizon. It would be brilliant for all of us if you felt able to stay engaged with the group as you move to another phase of your life. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us all. With our very best wishes to you and Judy for whatever the future holds.
John & Helen Hayes Nga Waka Wellington NZ
From: <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Reply-To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 at 1:56 PM
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Admiral Bill

 

I am really shocked. I thought that my "The-Amel-way-is-the-only-way" attitude had already pissed all of you off!

Maybe I have not been forceful enough.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Jan 16, 2017 8:15 PM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

When I see a post from Bill Rouse, I never question if it is correct or not. I take it as fact.

 

When we purchased Cream Puff, Bill sent me a DVD with all his maintenance files and manuals. It is still my first go to source when I have a question or need to understand something better. I can honestly say, Bill was one of reasons we purchased an Amel. He was so passionate on the forum (we joined prior to our purchases) that it made me question many of the things we found in other boats. He certainly made Joel's job a little easier. I have slowly found out he was right and there was good reason for his passion. I have emailed Bill several times outside the forum and he has always taken time to respond. I wish I could download his brain (just the Amel stuff) and have it for the rest of our cruising days. Bill contributions to this group are priceless.

 

Selfishly, I hope Bill doesn't leave us cold turkey. This forum will never be quite the same without him.

 

Bill, thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff and Bill's biggest fan

 

SM2K #275 - Currently cruising: Key West, FL - Still waiting for the wind to change direction

 

 

www.creampuff.us

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Admiral Bill

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Re: Admiral Bill

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill has been a great resource and long distance mentor to Peg and I.  Early in our Amel search, Bill responded to a question I put on the forum of an Amel in the Northeast and actually volunteered to meet us there to look it over with us.  I had never met Bill, other than reading his posts and a few back and forths on this forum.  That kind of camaradarie is pretty well unknown in this world outside of military service.  Bill combines that spirit with an amazing degree of engineering skill, how many of us would diagnose an airconditioning fault to one of its several capacitors?  Most of us would have just ordered up another AC unit!  

This is a great group, and Bill has been a big part of it.  I also hope that Bill will stay active on the forum, and only wish Peg and I had a chance to run into Bill and Judy on the water.

with Warmest Regards,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

Daniel Freerksen
 

Admiral Bill and Judy, Joel ,and the Amel owners yacht group, my wife and I are also new to the forum , but not new to your web site Bill and Judy.  I want to say I have really enjoyed reading about your adventures, and your expertise on the Amel Yachts.  We recently sold our HR 42 ketch and are on the prowl for a new boat, and watching and reading about this group, the support and comradeship that is extended to all, has convinced us to put the Amel on the top of our list.


Bill, Do not go to land and disappear, I have read many of your helpful suggestions for repairs, fixes, and ideas to make the Amel the fine sailing yacht that it is, and if you disappear, you will be surly missed by all.  Your solutions for issues are spot on, and the deep understanding of the Amel yachts and there philosophy on systems makes you so invaluable to all who own a Amel , and to the future Amel owners such and Angie and I.


We have been on land for the last 4 years, and take it from me, Its DRY out here.  If fact, sometimes I just soak in a tub for hours to be fell normal again.


No matter where you go, and what you do, You and Judy are in our thoughts, and again, thank you for your very informative web site, and all the information you have given the forum over the past years.


Best


Dan and Angie






From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of jandrkennedy@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill
 
 

Reading Joels post I have to add my enthusiasm for the "editor" suggestion

- I have been quiet on the forum as I do not have an Amel yet (2017 I will be purchasing though) - Yet I have been reading almost everything and I would like to add that Bill (and others) bring a passion to this wonderful creation - I have looked at other types - I will not mention them - but it is the passion for them that sets these apart.

So a big thanks to Bill you have made my learning so much better and given me confidence in the "Amel system"- and actually - you and the forum have "sold" me on the AMEL. 

Amel should really foster this/sponsor this as it is this passion and support that will help them also.

When you are a sailor you join an unofficial club as you love sailing - but when you join the Amel group you have people worldwide who are willing to help.

A Big Thanks from Jim in  NZ

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all,
whiles Bills technical advice has been valuable I believe his aggressive (in the nicest possible way) insistence that we change nothing until we have owned the boat some time has been even more valuable and has contributed markedly to maintaining the value of the fleet.

I am sure many of us have been saved from unwise actions by this advice. To quote him "the Captain knows best". The many idiosyncrasies of the Amel design have years of research and practical application behind them which have produced exceptional  yachts, different yes but always with good reason.
Thanks Bill
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "jandrkennedy@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 
Reading Joels post I have to add my enthusiasm for the "editor" suggestion

- I have been quiet on the forum as I do not have an Amel yet (2017 I will be purchasing though) - Yet I have been reading almost everything and I would like to add that Bill (and others) bring a passion to this wonderful creation - I have looked at other types - I will not mention them - but it is the passion for them that sets these apart.

So a big thanks to Bill you have made my learning so much better and given me confidence in the "Amel system"- and actually - you and the forum have "sold" me on the AMEL. 

Amel should really foster this/sponsor this as it is this passion and support that will help them also.

When you are a sailor you join an unofficial club as you love sailing - but when you join the Amel group you have people worldwide who are willing to help.

A Big Thanks from Jim in  NZ



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

jandrkennedy@...
 

Reading Joels post I have to add my enthusiasm for the "editor" suggestion

- I have been quiet on the forum as I do not have an Amel yet (2017 I will be purchasing though) - Yet I have been reading almost everything and I would like to add that Bill (and others) bring a passion to this wonderful creation - I have looked at other types - I will not mention them - but it is the passion for them that sets these apart.

So a big thanks to Bill you have made my learning so much better and given me confidence in the "Amel system"- and actually - you and the forum have "sold" me on the AMEL. 

Amel should really foster this/sponsor this as it is this passion and support that will help them also.

When you are a sailor you join an unofficial club as you love sailing - but when you join the Amel group you have people worldwide who are willing to help.

A Big Thanks from Jim in  NZ

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

Courtney Gorman
 

and a newbie who cannot spell LMAO
Hear, Hear!!


-----Original Message-----
From: Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 11:28 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 
Here Here as a newbie still looking I have been amazed with all the insight and information you share Bill.
Thanks
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 10:55 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 
Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…
 
Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”
 
Your Buddy, Joel
 
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954 462 5869 office
954 812 2485 cell
 
 
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill
 
 
Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent
 
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

Courtney Gorman
 

Here Here as a newbie still looking I have been amazed with all the insight and information you share Bill.
Thanks
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 10:55 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 
Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…
 
Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”
 
Your Buddy, Joel
 
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954 462 5869 office
954 812 2485 cell
 
 
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill
 
 
Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent
 
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

Duncan Hagemeyer
 

Hi Joel,

Seems you are doing fine. Passionate as ever.   We seemed to have missed several connections but all is well.  I am having Dreamtime surveyed on the hard for insurance purposes.  And will soon launch her....to what end I am not sure.  I do plan on taking a trip to Antigua to get out of this brutal cold.  Let me add to wise advice: be careful what you wish for.   I love winter sports out here, but minus 30 to plus 15 for 30 days, add about 2 feet of snow...and palm trees start waving in one's mind.

Just know that my ranch is not for sale, but my boat will always be.  I never get in a rush that is why I liked hiking and sailing more than driving a race car.

As always your advice on any changes would be welcome. 

Duncan

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 8:55 AM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…

 

Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”

 

Your Buddy, Joel

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 

 

Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent

 

 




--
Duncan Hagemeyer
24 Rock Creek Road
Emigrant, MT  59027

1-615-478-6006

1-406-848-9866 {allow rings and call will transfer to my cell or VM}

Re: Admiral Bill

Jim Anderson
 

Hear hear as well, thank you for so much, Bill!

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

Thomas Peacock
 

Great summation, Joel.  I would certainly add a very hearty "Hear, hear" for Admiral Bill.  His advice has been generous and accurate.

Tom Peacock
Aletes, SM 240
Key West

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:55 AM 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


















































Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…

 

Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”

 

Your Buddy, Joel

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 

 

Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent

 

 









































Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

amelforme
 

Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…

 

Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”

 

Your Buddy, Joel

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 

 

Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Which Amel ? Does anyone know the ehistory of design changes / revisions for Super Maramu

Porter McRoberts <portermcroberts@...>
 

I'd agree with that!!!


On Jan 16, 2017, at 9:22 PM, biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

   Bill is right, contact Joel Potter.  He can walk you through the history of the Amel line.  When I first started shopping in earnest Bill gave me the same advice to go to Joel.  Joel will certainly steer you right and answer all your questions about Amels...even the ones you didn't know you had!

                         Regards,  John

John Clark
"Vent de Soleil"   SM 037
Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Admiral Bill

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Bill,

As you know I am a big fan of yours!
Thanks again for your continuous support on the forum and also thanks again for coming with Judy 4 years ago and help in.

Hope you keep an eye on the forum!!!

Alexandre




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On Tue, 1/17/17, Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Admiral Bill
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:31 AM


 









Another hear hear!

My limited knowledge has expanded incredibly thanks to many
owners out there. But when the discussions don't reach a
unanimous conclusion Bill always seems to put things to
bed.

Thanks Bill.



Ian

Ocean Hobo SN 96
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sandblasting Good or Bad?(to remove Antifouling to Gellcoat)

Santorin LO
 

Thank you all for the advice, Please allow me to summarise the views so far: Chemicals - messy and risky, Sandblast - risky. Based on the Joel's detailed explanation - Scraping is way. One more open question here (believe for you Joel) - Sodablasting?

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sandblasting Good or Bad?(to remove Antifouling to Gellcoat)

antonio scipioni
 

Hi guys 
Last year I remove The old antifouling and I prefer to do this job by my hand. It is very tiresome, you can use a gently water sandblaster. 
Consider that is very important don't damage the gelcoat cause you 'll have in future osmosis problem.
Fair Winds
Antonio
Vagabundo
SN108 
Now in Cannigione 

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 17/gen/2017, alle ore 02:58, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

Joel,


Do you have an opinion on soda blasting?  Like sand blasting but uses sodium carbonate (baking soda) instead of sand, a much softer, more gentle, material.  It's not available everywhere, and requires some specialized equipment.

I had a few boats stripped like this in the past, and the gelcoat sure LOOKED good afterwards, but I did not have a long enough followup to see any long term effects.

Bill Kinney
SM#160,  Harmonie
Big Majors Spot, Bahamas