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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Liferaft question

karkauai
 

When I'm on a Passage, I lash my liferaft on the aft deck and have a dedicated knife attached for quick deployment.  When port/island hopping it goes in its port deck locker.

Kent Robertson
Kristy
SM243


Re: Liferaft question

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Steve,

We have a 6 man Plastimo Transocean mounted in a stainless holder on the outside of the port aft rail. It has a 3 year service turnaround and we've done it twice now.
I personally don't like the idea of having the liferaft in a compartment. When you need it, it needs to be able to be deployed quickly and that's only really possible if it is outside somewhere.
We use that port side deck compartment for spare fuel containers.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Liferaft question

amelforme
 

Hello Steve. I know your boat well as I sold it to the owner you bought it from and knew the original owner well and met him in La Rochelle. Your boat has a fairly unique life raft bracket/lift/launch mechanism. Amel designed and built it as the owner was a legacy client and he insisted. He was also a Dutchman two meters tall so nobody argued with him. This is why your boat has modifications to the interior which Amel took on to see how adaptive the workers could be after essentially building pretty much the same thing 379 times before. Your life raft launch system works perfectly. As almost everyone on this site will tell you, and some more fervently than others, DON’T CHANGE ANY AMEL DESIGNED SYSTEM UNTIL YOU HAVE OWNED, AND ACTUALLY USED YOUR BOAT, FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR. I  hope some other experienced Amel owners will chime in with support  of this dictum. This next sentence sounds pompous but it is true…you have a lot to learn and experience, after time you will deeply appreciate this. I have sold well more than 200 Super Maramu’s( some three and four times ), owned two personally, and I have seen this learning curve in every instance. Take it easy, take it slow.

 

Here are some things to consider. Captain Amel knew that most cruisers spend about 15-18% of their time actually under sail passage making. The rest of the time is spent exploring and enjoying new harbors after arrival or fixing stuff. Hook down, not sailing for days. He made a special locker for the life raft to keep it out of the sun and weather the 80% of the time the raft would not have to be deployed. The sun thermally cycles the raft inside of a canister every day as it goes up and down. Canister containments leak more often than they do not, also encouraged by thermal cycling which expands and contracts all the materials involved with the thermal radiation of the sun and the cool of the evening. Add some moisture and things deteriorate faster when stored outside. He also put it under cover as life rafts get stolen only less frequently than dinghies, outboards and anchors. Safe inside the locker, it is out of the sun and weather and concealed from sight. It will last much longer this way and not find its way to ‘new ownership’.

 

The standard Super Maramu launch system for the life raft involves using the mizzen staysail halyard and the main sheet winch. When I questioned Captain Amel about this being a bit slow and clumsy, he retorted something like this. “Mr. Potter, you don’t know who your parents are. This boat has four watertight bulkheads and a double bottom. If you are ever in danger of sinking, you are having a really bad day. You will grab the life raft with one hand and hoist it on deck easily with the adrenalin you will be gifted.” That said, all Amel owners should practice life raft extraction on a nice sunny day and do it several times so you could do it if it is dark and you are scared.

 

The life rails were not designed to hold the weight of and more so the surface area the hard canister presents to  big waves. When I was selling new Super Maramu’s, if a client insisted on a rail mount liferaft, Amel would not install it as they did not want to be responsible. The outboard is mounted on a stronger section of the life rail and presents a smaller impact profile and is supposed to be in the aft lazarette when offshore. It will last longer this way. The life raft locker does not lend itself well to a sail locker. Besides, you hve a dedicated space for the ballooner lines and the big ballooner needs to be forward for easier setting/retrieval and the mizzen staysail is best kept in the cockpit lockers. You’ll see…

 

Most importantly, did the previous owner spend some days on board with you showing you all the systems, teaching you how to maintain the boat and showing you any peculiarities? I recall that your boat had its electronics updated and a lot of the old stuff was just abandoned without being removed, both devices and wiring. This can cause trouble…

 

Good Luck and enjoy your Amel! 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: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Liferaft question

 

 

Thanks Ben. The rail mounted Viking Rescyou Pro 6 is what I am leaning towards as well. Unfortunately it appears to be 2" or so too wide for the lift mechanism in my Amel compartment, so I will likely repurpose that compartment possibly as a dedicated sail locker for both ballooner sand lines. 

 

Steve


On Jan 18, 2017, at 12:39 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve,

I had an 8 man bombard that came with boat stored in port lazerate.  It weighed well over 100 pounds and I needed to winch it out with halyard.  It's now gone and I'm replacing with a rail mounted unit.  Several companies - e.g., Platissmo, Viking -.make good units with rail mounting options, which are much easier to deploy. And no drilling holes in deck for a cradle!  Viking self righting six man is what I will buy.

Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM #347


On Jan 18, 2017, at 12:36 PM, Steve Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I am back with my new SM 380 in Ft. Lauderdale this week ticking off some new owner boxes and am wondering what others are doing for their life raft. At present I have a zodiac 6 person that lives in the life raft well (deck hatch) and shows an inspection sticker of Dec, 2011. It is my understanding that newer life rafts can go three years between inspection rather than what I believe is every year for older versions such as mine. Are there newer 3-year 6-person offshore rafts that fit in the Amel liferaft compartment? Have some of you moved your raft to a different location because you have purchased one that does not fit in Amel's space?

Thanks for your time,
Steve Morrison
SM # 380
Ft. Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

W Porter McRoberts <portermcroberts@...>
 

Here Here is right!

I am new to the forum- and have appreciated both Bill’s and Joel’s help a lot thus far.

I am consistently amazed at the interest, response time and thoroughness of the responses- clearly they represent the level of devotion to this craft.

Thank you!  Hopefully in time I might have something useful to say!

Porter McRoberts 







On Jan 16, 2017, at 5:46 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Here Here
Danny



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Liferaft question

Stephen MORRISON <steve_morrison@...>
 

Thanks Ben. The rail mounted Viking Rescyou Pro 6 is what I am leaning towards as well. Unfortunately it appears to be 2" or so too wide for the lift mechanism in my Amel compartment, so I will likely repurpose that compartment possibly as a dedicated sail locker for both ballooner sand lines. 

Steve


On Jan 18, 2017, at 12:39 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve,
I had an 8 man bombard that came with boat stored in port lazerate.  It weighed well over 100 pounds and I needed to winch it out with halyard.  It's now gone and I'm replacing with a rail mounted unit.  Several companies - e.g., Platissmo, Viking -.make good units with rail mounting options, which are much easier to deploy. And no drilling holes in deck for a cradle!  Viking self righting six man is what I will buy.

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jan 18, 2017, at 12:36 PM, Steve Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I am back with my new SM 380 in Ft. Lauderdale this week ticking off some new owner boxes and am wondering what others are doing for their life raft. At present I have a zodiac 6 person that lives in the life raft well (deck hatch) and shows an inspection sticker of Dec, 2011. It is my understanding that newer life rafts can go three years between inspection rather than what I believe is every year for older versions such as mine. Are there newer 3-year 6-person offshore rafts that fit in the Amel liferaft compartment? Have some of you moved your raft to a different location because you have purchased one that does not fit in Amel's space?

Thanks for your time,
Steve Morrison
SM # 380
Ft. Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Liferaft question

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Steve,
I had an 8 man bombard that came with boat stored in port lazerate.  It weighed well over 100 pounds and I needed to winch it out with halyard.  It's now gone and I'm replacing with a rail mounted unit.  Several companies - e.g., Platissmo, Viking -.make good units with rail mounting options, which are much easier to deploy. And no drilling holes in deck for a cradle!  Viking self righting six man is what I will buy.

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jan 18, 2017, at 12:36 PM, Steve Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I am back with my new SM 380 in Ft. Lauderdale this week ticking off some new owner boxes and am wondering what others are doing for their life raft. At present I have a zodiac 6 person that lives in the life raft well (deck hatch) and shows an inspection sticker of Dec, 2011. It is my understanding that newer life rafts can go three years between inspection rather than what I believe is every year for older versions such as mine. Are there newer 3-year 6-person offshore rafts that fit in the Amel liferaft compartment? Have some of you moved your raft to a different location because you have purchased one that does not fit in Amel's space?

Thanks for your time,
Steve Morrison
SM # 380
Ft. Lauderdale


Liferaft question

Steve Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

I am back with my new SM 380 in Ft. Lauderdale this week ticking off some new owner boxes and am wondering what others are doing for their life raft. At present I have a zodiac 6 person that lives in the life raft well (deck hatch) and shows an inspection sticker of Dec, 2011. It is my understanding that newer life rafts can go three years between inspection rather than what I believe is every year for older versions such as mine. Are there newer 3-year 6-person offshore rafts that fit in the Amel liferaft compartment? Have some of you moved your raft to a different location because you have purchased one that does not fit in Amel's space?

Thanks for your time,
Steve Morrison
SM # 380
Ft. Lauderdale


Re: Admiral Bill

pstas2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Here, Here!

Fantastic post Joel.  That says it all.

Admiral Bill, although a newbie here, I have read enough to know that your presence and contributions on this forum are immeasurable.

I sincerely thank you for the many years of assistance to all Amel Owners and to the brand itself.

I wish you both the best in this next chapter of your lives, but hope that you have the time to take Joel up on his suggestion of remaining “Editor Emeritus”.

My sincere thanks to the both of you.

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Rodney Bay Marina - Saint Lucia

www.RitaKathryn.com


Response from Bill Rouse

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

All,

A few words:

I am overwhelmed with the unwarranted praise.

Sometimes circumstances will make ordinary people appear to stand out, and I am ordinary. Amel, Joel Potter, and many of you are the reasons for my passion. I am pleased beyond words that you have found a way to appreciate me.  There is more than one of you walking in my footprints in the Amel sand. For that, I am especially pleased. You know who you are. As I fade out, please keep this group of Amel devotees what it is. You can do it.

I am sure that I cannot continue my level of participation as in the past. Also, I cannot accept any honorary editor designation because I will not do a half-ass job. However, I will offer that I'll continue receiving Amel Yacht Owner Group emails and that I will respond from time-to-time. But, I may miss some important threads. If there is a thread that any of you want me to comment on, email me at brouse@.... I will do my best to respond accurately and quickly.

You might also want to look at the blog that my wife, Judy, has maintained during our 11+ year circumnavigation on BeBe. This link will get you there: www.svbebe.com

Best,

CW Bill Rouse, Admiral Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
brouse@...
+1832-380-4970 Global VoiceMail
(340) 642-6625 Virgin Islands until 1/27/2017


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

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

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

___


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