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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: motors for outhaul and furling

Robin Hutter <robin.hutter@...>
 

if the gearbox is a bonfiglioli you can an original from sotek.it directly for about 80 euros plus freight - they ship worldwide.

fair winds
Robin
SM #56
presently in Badalona/Spain

Von meinem iPad gesendet


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

tfortner1975
 

Alex,

Our families thoughts are with you. Glad you are safe. With your knowledge, experience, and passion, you will have another Amel in great shape sooner than you think.  

Trevor
SV IRIS, SN027
Phuket - on the hard

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 8:59 AM, Mike Johnson mike.k.johnson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Alex,

We are glad to hear that you are ok but saddened by the fate of NIKIMAT.  Our sincere respect our heartfelt sympathy.

Very best wishes

MIke & Peta

SOLITUDE
SM2K #461

On 7 Sep 2017, at 00:20, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Alex,

We are glad to hear that you are ok but saddened by the fate of NIKIMAT.  Our sincere respect our heartfelt sympathy.

Very best wishes

MIke & Peta

SOLITUDE
SM2K #461

On 7 Sep 2017, at 00:20, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

Peter Forbes
 

Alex,

I am so sorry to hear that - we are thinking of you and all those poor people who have lost so much.

Peter
Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In a Hurricane cradle in Grenada

On 7 Sep 2017, at 04:43, Jean-Pierre Germain jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello Alexandre,

I join the others; very sad event. Glad you are safe

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM007


On 7 Sep 2017, at 01:31, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alexandre,

 

So very sorry for your loss. I know Nikimat was your baby. But, glad you are okay. This is so sad.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

 

  

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

 

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.

 

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970





Nikimat

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Alexandre,
I want to express my sympathy at the loss of your boat. What a frightening experience. It must have been horrible to stand at the dock and see only the masts showing .
Thinking of you and all the others
Danny
SM 299 ,Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Bill, thanks for sharing.

Alex, our thoughts and prayers are with you our friend. You are such a fine contributor to this wonderful forum and we do hope that good fortune and God's richest blessings come your way. We do hope it will not be too long before everything is one again fine in your world. Were there any other Amels affected?

Our thoughts and prayers with all others affected by this horrible event.

Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332
Beautiful Lovina Beach, Bali Island, in wonderful peaceful Indonesia


On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Jean-Pierre Germain jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello Alexandre,

I join the others; very sad event. Glad you are safe

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM007


On 7 Sep 2017, at 01:31, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Alexandre,

 

So very sorry for your loss. I know Nikimat was your baby. But, glad you are okay. This is so sad.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

 

 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

 

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.

 

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Alexandre,

I join the others; very sad event. Glad you are safe

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM007


On 7 Sep 2017, at 01:31, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alexandre,

 

So very sorry for your loss. I know Nikimat was your baby. But, glad you are okay. This is so sad.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

 

 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

 

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.

 

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lets pray for Jeff Kraus

Porter McRoberts
 

Amen brothers and sisters. 
SW is the best place to be. 



On Sep 6, 2017, at 11:15 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Jeff,

Is on his Amel 54 in a marina on the SW corner of Puerto Rico.

As of an hour ago he is OK and has cell service.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Lets pray for Jeff Kraus

eric freedman
 

Jeff,

Is on his Amel 54 in a marina on the SW corner of Puerto Rico.

As of an hour ago he is OK and has cell service.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Photos of St Maarten and Simpson Bay Marina

eric freedman
 

https://tonybrewer.smugmug.com/IRMA-AFTERMATH/

Photos of St Maarten.

Simpson bay marina is about ¾ of the way through the album.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: motors for outhaul and furling

eric freedman
 

Miles,

I would also get a spare gearbox.

They are very hard to get.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

Here are photos of St Maarten the marina is about ¾ of the way through the album

https://tonybrewer.smugmug.com/IRMA-AFTERMATH/

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 9:48 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: motors for outhaul and furling

 

 

Thanks everyone for the advice on the outhaul motor.  Maud at Amel is going to send some bushes to me (and I am going to get a spare motor).  I will then take care of it as you all have recommended. 

Regards,

Miles

SM 216 Ladybug now in Newport, RI harbor. 


Re: motors for outhaul and furling

Miles
 

Thanks everyone for the advice on the outhaul motor.  Maud at Amel is going to send some bushes to me (and I am going to get a spare motor).  I will then take care of it as you all have recommended. 

Regards,

Miles

SM 216 Ladybug now in Newport, RI harbor. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

James Studdart
 

Oh my goodness, so so sorry to hear this. I'm at a loss for words... my heart is with you Alexandre. What a loss.

James & Chloe
Fakarava, FP
SeaBean SM344

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 14:54 Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am sewed into a canal. 



Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 


On Sep 6, 2017, at 8:30 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Porter,  take a lesson from Alex,  run north.  Your boat is fast, you can make Annapolis easy before storm could catch you..

On Sep 6, 2017 8:27 PM, "Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am stunned and so sorry to hear this Alex. Especially with Irma on the way right here. Fort Lauderdale. 
God save us all. 

Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 6, 2017, at 7:20 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

Porter McRoberts
 

I am sewed into a canal. 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 6, 2017, at 8:30 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Porter,  take a lesson from Alex,  run north.  Your boat is fast, you can make Annapolis easy before storm could catch you..

On Sep 6, 2017 8:27 PM, "Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am stunned and so sorry to hear this Alex. Especially with Irma on the way right here. Fort Lauderdale. 
God save us all. 

Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 6, 2017, at 7:20 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

Mark Erdos
 

Alexandre,

 

So very sorry for your loss. I know Nikimat was your baby. But, glad you are okay. This is so sad.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

 

 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

 

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.

 

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

John Clark
 

Porter,  take a lesson from Alex,  run north.  Your boat is fast, you can make Annapolis easy before storm could catch you..

On Sep 6, 2017 8:27 PM, "Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am stunned and so sorry to hear this Alex. Especially with Irma on the way right here. Fort Lauderdale. 
God save us all. 

Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 6, 2017, at 7:20 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alex aboard Nikimat

Porter McRoberts
 

I am stunned and so sorry to hear this Alex. Especially with Irma on the way right here. Fort Lauderdale. 
God save us all. 

Porter

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 6, 2017, at 7:20 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Alex aboard Nikimat

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

The following is from Alex, owner of NIKIMAT...both were in IRMA at St. Martin:

he wind slow down to acceptable level. 
The hotel employe came to tried without success to unstuck the balcony drain, so we use buckets to through the water over. 
Looking at the broken window, they told me the glass is rated at 175 mph for 1 hour and there was wind of 200 mph. Would be curious to know how fast was the wind. 
The street looks like a war zone, truck flew over, landed on cars, branches everywhere. Trying to see NIKIMAT, but I don’t. When I moved in the suite, I could see the 2 antennas on the main mast. Still too much wind to go. 
After 3 hours of removing the water from the bathroom, I was tired and the wind was down enough to walk in the street, I walk to the Marina. 
It look like the Apocalypse. All the boats were destroyed. 
NIKIMAT sunk as well. 
As I walk closer, I saw the Mizzen boom above water, the Main boom was under water. 
Even if I was expecting my boat to sing, it was very emotional. 
I have own NIKIMAT for 5 years and He was my Beloved Home for 4.5. 
I walked to my slip, some of the cleats were ripped off the dock. 
I pull the dock lines on the dock cleat that hold and find the boat cleats at the end of the dock. 
Nothing can resist a Category 5 Hurricane. 
My neighbor’s Horizon 70 had sink. 
A Catamaran went flying and landed on the roof of apartments. 
My neighbor’s Trimaran flip over.
All monohulls sink. 
I walked to the other IGY Marina (where they keep the Super Yacht) and it was the same. Total disaster. Catamarans flip over or flew away, several Yachts cut in half. An ex-neighbor at St Barth completely shred, etc. 
From a distance I could see Port de Plaisance and it was the same. 
Same for the rest of the marinas.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Instrument Interconnections

Sv Garulfo
 

Dean,

As for others, no heading to hydra 3000 on A54 #122. 

We have this diagram for the boat electronics, hope it can help. 



Thomas
Garulfo 
Amel 54 #122
Hyeres, France

On Wed, 6 Sep 2017 at 15:05, trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ok, progress.

I patched the antenna being used for the Icom 505 Radio to the FA50.
I can now transmit AIS. 
Now it's just a case of finding the bad connection on the AIS antenna/feed.

Wolfgang, I do have a breaker labelled BLU SSB. I'm not familiar with what that is, but I'd love to try it out.
I'm at Sounion today. What do I have to do?


Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
Amel 54 #154




Re: Instrument Interconnections

Dean Gillies
 

Ok, progress.
I patched the antenna being used for the Icom 505 Radio to the FA50.
I can now transmit AIS. 
Now it's just a case of finding the bad connection on the AIS antenna/feed.

Wolfgang, I do have a breaker labelled BLU SSB. I'm not familiar with what that is, but I'd love to try it out.
I'm at Sounion today. What do I have to do?

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
Amel 54 #154