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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Merci Jean Pierre!
Je veux vraiment faire un exemple cette fois.
Amicalement, Alexandre



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On Tue, 10/31/17, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:35 AM


 









I will send your info to a good friend….
Standby,
JPG

On 31 Oct 2017, at 10:21,
Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
Good morning, 

I promised not give detail of my
information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime)
Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group
Ama).  

Can any one recommend one? I want
the best.  

Thanks in advance, sincerely,
Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

another is Clyde & Co - London & Paris





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Le ‎mardi‎ ‎31‎ ‎octobre‎ ‎2017‎ ‎16‎:‎21‎:‎36‎ ‎CET, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 

Good morning,

I promised not give detail of my information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).

Can any one recommend one? I want the best.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

Ince & Co France 

maritime law lawyers - in Paris & Le Havre

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Le ‎mardi‎ ‎31‎ ‎octobre‎ ‎2017‎ ‎16‎:‎21‎:‎36‎ ‎CET, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 

Good morning,

I promised not give detail of my information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).

Can any one recommend one? I want the best.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

I will send your info to a good friend….

Standby,

JPG


On 31 Oct 2017, at 10:21, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Good morning, 

I promised not give detail of my information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).  

Can any one recommend one? I want the best.  

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre



[Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning,

I promised not give detail of my information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).

Can any one recommend one? I want the best.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: jib furling

Duane Siegfri
 

Dieter,

I did scroll down but don't see any photos in your message.

To upload photos to the "Photos" section, look above this message you'll see "Conversations      Photos     Files    More", click on "Photos" then click on "New Album" and follow the prompts.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: jib furling

INUS - BUSCH
 

Duane,
can you tell me pls what I have to do to put fotos in the foto section? Btw I can see the fotos in the post, I just have to scroll further down. Maybe it helps..
Dieter

Am 31.10.2017 um 11:26 schrieb sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com>:

 

Dieter,


Your photos did not come through, can you post them to the photos section?

Thanks,
Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Spade Anchor

Oliver Buhlert
 

We also have the original Anchor which came with the boat and we had no reason to replace it. It is the WASI 30 Kg (66 lb), GYL , Hanger Anchor , High Grade Steel A4 / AISI 316L. 

During our journey we anchored 99% of the time. We had strong christmas winds in the Caribbean and it never dragged.  

Just once the anchor dragged, it was in the Med in an anchorage close to Bonifatio. The bottom was a kind of hard sand, easy to get the anchor into the surface of the „sand“ but it couldn’t grab really into it - it broke out very easy. Well the books said, that it is not the best anchorage…So we were not surprised and were prepared

It is so important, that you trust your anchor to get sleep. Friends of us dragged many times, with a new anchor. Not so relaxing. We trust the choice of H. Amel and had so far no problems. 

Oliver
SV JoEmi
Sm 2000 No. 397


Am 31.10.2017 um 12:39 schrieb sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

We still have the original 30 kg (66lb) Bugel in Stainless for the main anchor and a 44# Brittany in the spare roller.


We've anchored a lot and have been in winds up to 40 knots and held firm.  The odd thing is the one time we dragged there was almost no wind.  We were anchored in the intercoastal waterway and overnight the tide change caused us to drag, so apparently the anchor did not reset.  We were in muddy sand with little to no grass and had been there for several days.  The anchor dragged around 150 feet then reset.  I wonder whether the boat drifted over the anchor and the chain somehow caught the stock and pulled it out.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: water collecting below companionway door

Maciek <maciej@...>
 

Same problem oon my 1994 SM. Water in the well and no drain. 

Maciek



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From: "James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 10/31/17 15:18 (GMT+03:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: water collecting below companionway door

 

Duane,


   On my boat, the two drain holes for the companionway well were drilled through the bulkhead right at the bottom of the well.  In other words the holes are not drilled through the bottom of the well itself so I  also could not see the holes looking straight down into the well.  Both holes were completely blocked but were easily cleared with a piece of wire.  Again, my boat is a 1987 Maramu so your SM might be different.

James

Maramu #220

On Oct 31, 2017, at 7:33 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Ryan,


I have the same issue.  I have not found a drain hole at the bottom of the companionway well, either by looking into it with a flashlight or looking for the drain from the engine compartment.  

If you have a shop vac and some small diameter hose, duct tape the latter into the shop vac hose and suction the water out.  Otherwise take a wire coat hanger and attach a rag to dip into the well, wring out the rag, and repeat.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: water collecting below companionway door

James Alton
 

Duane,

   On my boat, the two drain holes for the companionway well were drilled through the bulkhead right at the bottom of the well.  In other words the holes are not drilled through the bottom of the well itself so I  also could not see the holes looking straight down into the well.  Both holes were completely blocked but were easily cleared with a piece of wire.  Again, my boat is a 1987 Maramu so your SM might be different.

James

Maramu #220

On Oct 31, 2017, at 7:33 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Ryan,


I have the same issue.  I have not found a drain hole at the bottom of the companionway well, either by looking into it with a flashlight or looking for the drain from the engine compartment.  

If you have a shop vac and some small diameter hose, duct tape the latter into the shop vac hose and suction the water out.  Otherwise take a wire coat hanger and attach a rag to dip into the well, wring out the rag, and repeat.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Deck Painting

James Alton
 

Steve and Liz,

   I like the solution you chose using the Awlgrip and will eventually paint my decks with the same brand of paint since it has served me well over the years.  In sanding off the gel coat,  it is important to realize that the thickness of the gelcoat may vary a lot.  I am pretty sure that the original tan gelcoat was hand brushed into the mold on my boat.  The thick and thin areas created by brushing are obvious on my deck.  This means that if you attempt to sand off all traces of a particular colour that you will end up with a surface that is not flat.   Damaged areas can be filled/built back up as needed.  Awlgrip is much more durable than any single part paint though it is a lot more work to apply.   I would only add the caution that while the fine Awlgrip additive works pretty well, to avoid the temptation to use the medium or coarse additives.  While the decks will seem initially more nonskid with the medium or the coarse, I have found that the paint will eventually chip off of the tips of the plastic additive leaving bumps of plastic that are quite slippery when wet.  Another solution to creating nonskid in Awlgrip is to add Colodial silica and roll the coating on. This creates a mixture that cannot chip off and leave slippery bits.  The texture can be varied to suit by adjusting the amount of additive and the rolling technique,  I would suggest doing samples if this method is used.  The Colloidal will act as a flattening agent which reduces the glare and shine of the finish so if you prefer a shiny finish another additive might be better.

   I also think that the faux teak deck looks pretty good on these boats and would like to retain the effect on my boat.  Amel IMO used good judgement in not using a real teak overlay deck on these boats.

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220


On Oct 31, 2017, at 8:28 AM, flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I'm un-hijacking a previous thread, and will talk a little about how and why we painted the decks on our 1992 SM. I agree with Bill Kinney that the SM nonskid (faux teak) is very good, and should not be changed unless you have a compelling reason to do so. I our case, we did.

The SM decks consist of 2 layers of gel coat. The 1st layer is white, and then you have the tan layer which is our non skid. At the time we painted our decks, Aloha was 24 years old, and had spent much of her life in the heat of the tropics. In some areas we had some fine cracks in the tan layer, and even worse, we had a few areas where about 1" chunks of the tan gel coat had completely separated from the white below. According to Joel Potter, this is fairly common on the older boats that have been exposed to a lot of heat and sun, and may have been due to Amel having applied the top layer of gel coat a little thicker than than recommended on the older boats. After 2 years in the Eastern Caribbean, I saw numerous older Sms with varying degrees of this same problem.

We knew the only long term fix would be painting the decks, but we wanted to retain the Amel look. I've seen a couple of other Amels with painted decks, but they had lost the faux teak look, and I didn't think it looked good. We had the work done in Trinidad, had a experienced painting contractor who was willing to work with me, and we have been extremely pleased with the end result. I have not had a single Amel owner not say the decks look better than original. The other advantage is they are a slightly lighter in color, have white stripes, and are much cooler to walk on.

What we did was very labor intensive, and the only way we could afford it was by choosing Trinidad which has a low labor cost with some very skilled workers. First, they spent days making a huge mess by sanding the entire layer of tan gel coat off. You have a lot of detail on our decks, and some ha d to be done by hand. Next they did the fine sanding, and eventually taped off everything outside the decks to prep for paint. Then the decks were sprayed with a white primer, followed by more fine detail work after the primer was dry. When that was done, the decks were sprayed with egg shell white awlgrip. Then they applied fine line masking tape to all of the stripes. Now the decks were sprayed with Castle Tan awlgrip mixed with a fine grit for non skid. After the tape was pulled, we had beautiful light tan decks with white stripes. I forgot to mention, prior to starting the painting, we removed the lid from the liferaft locker, and experimented with that to get the technique right. 

We have been happy with the outcome, and a year and a half later, it still looks as good as the day it was finished. Also, the non skid properties are better than the original decks. If anyone would like pictures, just send me your email, and I'll take some for you.

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM 72
Santa Marta, Columbia for a few more days





Re: Spade Anchor

Duane Siegfri
 

We still have the original 30 kg (66lb) Bugel in Stainless for the main anchor and a 44# Brittany in the spare roller.

We've anchored a lot and have been in winds up to 40 knots and held firm.  The odd thing is the one time we dragged there was almost no wind.  We were anchored in the intercoastal waterway and overnight the tide change caused us to drag, so apparently the anchor did not reset.  We were in muddy sand with little to no grass and had been there for several days.  The anchor dragged around 150 feet then reset.  I wonder whether the boat drifted over the anchor and the chain somehow caught the stock and pulled it out.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Amel Deck Painting

Stephen Davis
 

I'm un-hijacking a previous thread, and will talk a little about how and why we painted the decks on our 1992 SM. I agree with Bill Kinney that the SM nonskid (faux teak) is very good, and should not be changed unless you have a compelling reason to do so. I our case, we did.

The SM decks consist of 2 layers of gel coat. The 1st layer is white, and then you have the tan layer which is our non skid. At the time we painted our decks, Aloha was 24 years old, and had spent much of her life in the heat of the tropics. In some areas we had some fine cracks in the tan layer, and even worse, we had a few areas where about 1" chunks of the tan gel coat had completely separated from the white below. According to Joel Potter, this is fairly common on the older boats that have been exposed to a lot of heat and sun, and may have been due to Amel having applied the top layer of gel coat a little thicker than than recommended on the older boats. After 2 years in the Eastern Caribbean, I saw numerous older Sms with varying degrees of this same problem.

We knew the only long term fix would be painting the decks, but we wanted to retain the Amel look. I've seen a couple of other Amels with painted decks, but they had lost the faux teak look, and I didn't think it looked good. We had the work done in Trinidad, had a experienced painting contractor who was willing to work with me, and we have been extremely pleased with the end result. I have not had a single Amel owner not say the decks look better than original. The other advantage is they are a slightly lighter in color, have white stripes, and are much cooler to walk on.

What we did was very labor intensive, and the only way we could afford it was by choosing Trinidad which has a low labor cost with some very skilled workers. First, they spent days making a huge mess by sanding the entire layer of tan gel coat off. You have a lot of detail on our decks, and some had to be done by hand. Next they did the fine sanding, and eventually taped off everything outside the decks to prep for paint. Then the decks were sprayed with a white primer, followed by more fine detail work after the primer was dry. When that was done, the decks were sprayed with egg shell white awlgrip. Then they applied fine line masking tape to all of the stripes. Now the decks were sprayed with Castle Tan awlgrip mixed with a fine grit for non skid. After the tape was pulled, we had beautiful light tan decks with white stripes. I forgot to mention, prior to starting the painting, we removed the lid from the liferaft locker, and experimented with that to get the technique right.

We have been happy with the outcome, and a year and a half later, it still looks as good as the day it was finished. Also, the non skid properties are better than the original decks. If anyone would like pictures, just send me your email, and I'll take some for you.

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM 72
Santa Marta, Columbia for a few more days



Re: water collecting below companionway door

Duane Siegfri
 

Ryan,

I have the same issue.  I have not found a drain hole at the bottom of the companionway well, either by looking into it with a flashlight or looking for the drain from the engine compartment.  

If you have a shop vac and some small diameter hose, duct tape the latter into the shop vac hose and suction the water out.  Otherwise take a wire coat hanger and attach a rag to dip into the well, wring out the rag, and repeat.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: jib furling

Duane Siegfri
 

Dieter,

Your photos did not come through, can you post them to the photos section?

Thanks,
Duane


jib furling

INUS - BUSCH
 

I found a spare part on my Sharki, I think it is for jib furling (see 2 fotos). I am not at the boat now, but it seems to me that it belongs not to the sharki, because of the big dimensions: The maximum outer diameter is 104 mm, the length over all 195 mm, the inner diameter at the pertinax bearings is 45 mm, weight is nearly 2 kg.

The part is not new, but for me it is a pity to throw it away. If somebody is interested, you can have it for free, just pay me the delivery costs from Germany to wherever. My email is inusbusch att yahoo.de

 

Best

Dieter

Fal-lera, Sharki #135

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Perkins M 4.154 repairs

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

Hi there Jean Pierre
I am already in contact with them; quick response, they are already checking availability.
They have all to rebuild cylinders, only the camshaft & oïl pump which seem to be hard to find.
thanks for tip
 
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De : "Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]"
À : amelyachtowners@...
Envoyé le : Mardi 31 octobre 2017 9h46
Objet : Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Perkins M 4.154 repairs

 
Hi Christian,

I have had very good service from parts4engines.com in the UK.  

I visited their warehouse and they have an extensive supply of components for Perkins and Volvos.

Good luck.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 31 Oct 2017, at 01:10, calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I am looking for repair parts to rebuild the Perkins 60 HP diesel engine on Désirade VIII - Maramu N° 116 built 1982.
The engine gave up on me in Tenerife, went in a cloud of smoke as DO went down & mixed with lube oïl, due to faulty oïl pump (worn out - loss of oïl pressure) . 
I sourced suppliers to rebuild cylinder head & blocks, but have difficulty finding a replacement camshaft & tappets, as well as a lube oïl pump. 
I am now looking for one old Perkins M 4.154, laid up somewhere in the world (as close as possible to Europe would be best) to purchase & use for parts, then refit as spare, as I feel more confident to rebuild & run an old engine than to go for the new generation, driven by computers, to sail in out of the main sea-routes.
Interested to hear from you all who did replace your engines.
Fair winds (as I hope to return to the same)

christian Alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu # 116 - now in Marina Atlantico Santa Cruz de Tenerife.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

… following on the hijack below :-)

I was very impressed by the job done on ALOHA, an older SM.  Steve is a member of this parish and should see this soon.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera SM007


On 31 Oct 2017, at 00:00, Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Not to hijack,  I would be interested if anyone ever pulled up the fake teak and replaced with nonskid?


On Oct 29, 2017, at 4:36 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

For those of you who have more experiences with Amel's of different vintages... are there fitting differences between the Leroy Somer and Bonfiglioli gearboxes used on the Mainmast furling system? 


Are they interchangeable?  Interchangeable with modifications?  Or just too different to try?


Thanks!


Bill Kinney

Sm160, Harmonie

Deltaville, VA

Waiting for the last of TS Philippe to go by so we can head south.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Perkins M 4.154 repairs

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Christian,

I have had very good service from parts4engines.com in the UK.  

I visited their warehouse and they have an extensive supply of components for Perkins and Volvos.

Good luck.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 31 Oct 2017, at 01:10, calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I am looking for repair parts to rebuild the Perkins 60 HP diesel engine on Désirade VIII - Maramu N° 116 built 1982.

The engine gave up on me in Tenerife, went in a cloud of smoke as DO went down & mixed with lube oïl, due to faulty oïl pump (worn out - loss of oïl pressure) . 

I sourced suppliers to rebuild cylinder head & blocks, but have difficulty finding a replacement camshaft & tappets, as well as a lube oïl pump. 

I am now looking for one old Perkins M 4.154, laid up somewhere in the world (as close as possible to Europe would be best) to purchase & use for parts, then refit as spare, as I feel more confident to rebuild & run an old engine than to go for the new generation, driven by computers, to sail in out of the main sea-routes.

Interested to hear from you all who did replace your engines.

Fair winds (as I hope to return to the same)


christian Alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu # 116 - now in Marina Atlantico Santa Cruz de Tenerife.




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck nonskid

greatketch@...
 

Jay,

It is really easy to create a new thread with a useful title to help people in the future find the information, and help people get you the information you are looking for.. There is no need to hijack totally unrelated topics with your question.

I assume you are asking about removing the nonskid surface on the deck.  It is the deck's gelcoat. It is not an applied surface and can not be “removed".  In cases where it has been abused, damaged, or severely worn, there are several option for renewal/replacement of widely varying effort, cost, functionality and esthetic value. If that is required, the options are pretty much like any other boat. It is unfortunate if that would be needed, the factory surface is an excellent nonskid surface.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Off Cape Hatteras, migrating south



---In amelyachtowners@..., <jay.hosford@...> wrote :

Not to hijack,  I would be interested if anyone ever pulled up the fake teak and replaced with nonskid?


On Oct 29, 2017, at 4:36 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

For those of you who have more experiences with Amel's of different vintages... are there fitting differences between the Leroy Somer and , damaged  gearboxes used on the Mainmast furling system? 


Are they interchangeable?  Interchangeable with modifications?  Or just too different to try?


Thanks!


Bill Kinney

Sm160, Harmonie

Deltaville, VA

Waiting for the last of TS Philippe to go by so we can head south.