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Rép. : [Amel Yacht Owners] Cutlass bearing replacements

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

As far as i know, cutlass bearings are lubrified, at least on my boats, by the water penetrating in the grooves.
 
The real work is prying them out!
 
Serge, Mango #51

--- En date de : Mar, 16.9.08, Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...> a écrit :

De: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
Objet: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cutlass bearing replacements
À: amelyachtowners@...
Date: mardi 16 Septembre 2008, 15 h 30







Dear Group
I have replaced my Amel cutlass bearing many times using factory
replacement parts and must do so again later this month----has anyone
located seals that are better then those used by the factory or
designed an improved brass housing that will extend bearing life ???
Also I would be interested in recommendations for a bearing
grease----lithium grease is what I now use----any better ideas??
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Cutlass bearing replacements

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Dear Group
I have replaced my Amel cutlass bearing many times using factory
replacement parts and must do so again later this month----has anyone
located seals that are better then those used by the factory or
designed an improved brass housing that will extend bearing life ???
Also I would be interested in recommendations for a bearing
grease----lithium grease is what I now use----any better ideas??
Best Jim Dernehl
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

dlm48@...
 

Thanks for that Robin,

Going into - transiting - Washington DC they 'the Agriculture people' even confiscated six tins of Haggis HELLLLLP surly not WMD's

Also since 911 now that they have? the fingerprint and eye recognition sensors and i SUSPECT better software and database access the HS people are much nicer and much more 'human'. Sadly they dont seem to all sing from the same hymn book but they are for sure getting better.

regards

David

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 4:45 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

























David's comments re entry from Cuba are essentially correct.?? American citizens are not banned from visiting Cuba,? They are banned from spending money in Cuba and it is the IRS that gives them hassle and threatens prosecutions.?? All this nonsence could change if the Democrats get into the White House at the elections!??? We entered (U.K. registered boat with U.K. citizens on board) at Key West twice from Havana and there was no problem from Immigration or Customs.? Agriculture were waiting on the dock at 03.00 to check us in and removed all fresh, Cuban,?food from the boat - rubber gloves and sealed plastic sacks!?? ( My wife thought he was the dock hand and threw him lines, which, in fairness he tied up, but then didn't go away.?? Then we found out he was from Agriculture!)

?

To come in by sea we needed a "10 year multiple entry visa".?? When you arrive you are given the appropriate slip which you hang onto for grim death and hand in, or post back, (this may have changed.) when you leave the country.?? Most Americans dislike their immigration / HS as much as foreigners but with 3 entries by boat and 1 by air, as well as checking in regularly for the?11 months?that we were in the States?we didn't have the slighest problem and found everybody we dealt with to be pleasant and professional - maybe we were exceptionally lucky!

?

Robin Cooter

Santorin 004 - Belouga



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From: dlm48@... <dlm48@...>

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

To: amelyachtowners@...

Date: Monday, 15 September, 2008, 10:06 AM



Sorry folks but that is BOLLOCKS.... ......... ..clearing into the USA you MUST put in your last port of call? if you put Havana that would i am told be somewhat problematic (HEARSAY) however? visiting Cuba resulting in confiscating the boat i think not.



It is NOT illegal visit Cuba or to sail from Cuba to the USA? however US folks are 'i think' still banned 'officially' from visiting Cuba - not that it stops them from going.



I have some 'interesting locations/entry stamps' in my passport and 'occasionally' i do get questioned as to why i went there but this is i think just nosiness by the HS person at the desk it has never resulted in anything other than a few friendly questions.



Sadly i think when Fidel dies all this will change and America will be in Cuba by the thousands bringing 'democracy and capitalism' to free the Cubans. This will have nothing to do with finding another market for America so close to home of course.? So if you can go there go now. Yes it will be more difficult cruising Cuba than the rest of the Caribbean but from what i have heard totally worth the hassle.



BUT back to Clearing IN and OUT of the USA. Clearing INTO the USA you fill out three forms -? one of the forms the smaller of the three - is white for US visa holders and is green for UK non visa holders ( the tear off part of the green form is your Visa Waver) and others who qualify under the visa waver agreement AND who are arriving on a commercial carrier - this form both white and green versions has a tear off part that you get fixed into your passport - typically stapled onto a page in your passport - the other form is a customs declaration and is about any goods you are carrying (or not) and are importing into the USA? - and? finally the biggest form is about the boat and people on board including last port of call. Once you have cleared IN and cleared customs the only bit of paper you retain is the tear off part of form one and a stamp in your passport of course.



Clearing OUT - you simply turn up - say you are clearing out - present the passport - they remove the tear off part of form one - and you sail away........ ......... ...you do not fill out any forms that say anything about intended destination - so again confiscation of the boat is rubbish.?



regards



David



-----Original Message-----

From: eric <kimberlite@optonlin e.net>

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Sent: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 7:20 pm

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry



Ian,



I just had Bali Hai at my yacht club here in Huntington.



It had an owner from Chile on board.



I would NOT leave for the USA from Cuba. They might confiscate your boat. I



met another limey in St martin who told me he was clearing out of Miami to



Havana and was told that if he put Havana on the form they would confiscate



the boat. EU boats clearing into the USA do not have much of a problem.



Fair Winds,



Eric



Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com



[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins



Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:22 AM



To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry



Hi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visit



some former colonies next year, arriving in Florida ( shhh... might be



arriving from Havana...) and working our way north to Noo Yawk. Is there



anyone who has recent experience of taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewed



by two Aliens) to the States? There have been scare stories circulating in



the Old World about the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hours



notice of entering US waters, the need ( on a strict reading of the



legislation ) to notify the authorities if you even move berths within the



same marina etc etc. I am sure that in practice it is all much easier but it



would be interesting to know.



We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in to



the US but I am not sure if the same applies if you sneak in at 7 knots.



All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend an



interview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will be an Amel owner



out there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.



Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

David's comments re entry from Cuba are essentially correct.   American citizens are not banned from visiting Cuba,  They are banned from spending money in Cuba and it is the IRS that gives them hassle and threatens prosecutions.   All this nonsence could change if the Democrats get into the White House at the elections!    We entered (U.K. registered boat with U.K. citizens on board) at Key West twice from Havana and there was no problem from Immigration or Customs.  Agriculture were waiting on the dock at 03.00 to check us in and removed all fresh, Cuban, food from the boat - rubber gloves and sealed plastic sacks!   ( My wife thought he was the dock hand and threw him lines, which, in fairness he tied up, but then didn't go away.   Then we found out he was from Agriculture!)
 
To come in by sea we needed a "10 year multiple entry visa".   When you arrive you are given the appropriate slip which you hang onto for grim death and hand in, or post back, (this may have changed.) when you leave the country.   Most Americans dislike their immigration / HS as much as foreigners but with 3 entries by boat and 1 by air, as well as checking in regularly for the 11 months that we were in the States we didn't have the slighest problem and found everybody we dealt with to be pleasant and professional - maybe we were exceptionally lucky!
 
Robin Cooter
Santorin 004 - Belouga

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From: dlm48@... <dlm48@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, 15 September, 2008, 10:06 AM







Sorry folks but that is BOLLOCKS.... ......... ..clearing into the USA you MUST put in your last port of call? if you put Havana that would i am told be somewhat problematic (HEARSAY) however? visiting Cuba resulting in confiscating the boat i think not.

It is NOT illegal visit Cuba or to sail from Cuba to the USA? however US folks are 'i think' still banned 'officially' from visiting Cuba - not that it stops them from going.

I have some 'interesting locations/entry stamps' in my passport and 'occasionally' i do get questioned as to why i went there but this is i think just nosiness by the HS person at the desk it has never resulted in anything other than a few friendly questions.

Sadly i think when Fidel dies all this will change and America will be in Cuba by the thousands bringing 'democracy and capitalism' to free the Cubans. This will have nothing to do with finding another market for America so close to home of course.? So if you can go there go now. Yes it will be more difficult cruising Cuba than the rest of the Caribbean but from what i have heard totally worth the hassle.

BUT back to Clearing IN and OUT of the USA. Clearing INTO the USA you fill out three forms -? one of the forms the smaller of the three - is white for US visa holders and is green for UK non visa holders ( the tear off part of the green form is your Visa Waver) and others who qualify under the visa waver agreement AND who are arriving on a commercial carrier - this form both white and green versions has a tear off part that you get fixed into your passport - typically stapled onto a page in your passport - the other form is a customs declaration and is about any goods you are carrying (or not) and are importing into the USA? - and? finally the biggest form is about the boat and people on board including last port of call. Once you have cleared IN and cleared customs the only bit of paper you retain is the tear off part of form one and a stamp in your passport of course.

Clearing OUT - you simply turn up - say you are clearing out - present the passport - they remove the tear off part of form one - and you sail away........ ......... ...you do not fill out any forms that say anything about intended destination - so again confiscation of the boat is rubbish.?

regards

David

-----Original Message-----
From: eric <kimberlite@optonlin e.net>
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 7:20 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

Ian,

I just had Bali Hai at my yacht club here in Huntington.

It had an owner from Chile on board.

I would NOT leave for the USA from Cuba. They might confiscate your boat. I

met another limey in St martin who told me he was clearing out of Miami to

Havana and was told that if he put Havana on the form they would confiscate

the boat. EU boats clearing into the USA do not have much of a problem.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

'

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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins

Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:22 AM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

Hi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visit

some former colonies next year, arriving in Florida ( shhh... might be

arriving from Havana...) and working our way north to Noo Yawk. Is there

anyone who has recent experience of taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewed

by two Aliens) to the States? There have been scare stories circulating in

the Old World about the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hours

notice of entering US waters, the need ( on a strict reading of the

legislation ) to notify the authorities if you even move berths within the

same marina etc etc. I am sure that in practice it is all much easier but it

would be interesting to know.

We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in to

the US but I am not sure if the same applies if you sneak in at 7 knots.

All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend an

interview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will be an Amel owner

out there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.

Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

dlm48@...
 

Sorry folks but that is BOLLOCKS...............clearing into the USA you MUST put in your last port of call? if you put Havana that would i am told be somewhat problematic (HEARSAY) however? visiting Cuba resulting in confiscating the boat i think not.

It is NOT illegal visit Cuba or to sail from Cuba to the USA? however US folks are 'i think' still banned 'officially' from visiting Cuba - not that it stops them from going.

I have some 'interesting locations/entry stamps' in my passport and 'occasionally' i do get questioned as to why i went there but this is i think just nosiness by the HS person at the desk it has never resulted in anything other than a few friendly questions.

Sadly i think when Fidel dies all this will change and America will be in Cuba by the thousands bringing 'democracy and capitalism' to free the Cubans. This will have nothing to do with finding another market for America so close to home of course.? So if you can go there go now. Yes it will be more difficult cruising Cuba than the rest of the Caribbean but from what i have heard totally worth the hassle.

BUT back to Clearing IN and OUT of the USA. Clearing INTO the USA you fill out three forms -? one of the forms the smaller of the three - is white for US visa holders and is green for UK non visa holders ( the tear off part of the green form is your Visa Waver) and others who qualify under the visa waver agreement AND who are arriving on a commercial carrier - this form both white and green versions has a tear off part that you get fixed into your passport - typically stapled onto a page in your passport - the other form is a customs declaration and is about any goods you are carrying (or not) and are importing into the USA? - and? finally the biggest form is about the boat and people on board including last port of call. Once you have cleared IN and cleared customs the only bit of paper you retain is the tear off part of form one and a stamp in your passport of course.

Clearing OUT - you simply turn up - say you are clearing out - present the passport - they remove the tear off part of form one - and you sail away....................you do not fill out any forms that say anything about intended destination - so again confiscation of the boat is rubbish.?


regards

David

-----Original Message-----
From: eric <kimberlite@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 7:20 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

























Ian,

I just had Bali Hai at my yacht club here in Huntington.

It had an owner from Chile on board.

I would NOT leave for the USA from Cuba. They might confiscate your boat. I

met another limey in St martin who told me he was clearing out of Miami to

Havana and was told that if he put Havana on the form they would confiscate

the boat. EU boats clearing into the USA do not have much of a problem.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

'



-----Original Message-----

From: amelyachtowners@...

[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins

Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:22 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry



Hi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visit

some former colonies next year, arriving in Florida ( shhh... might be

arriving from Havana...) and working our way north to Noo Yawk. Is there

anyone who has recent experience of taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewed

by two Aliens) to the States? There have been scare stories circulating in

the Old World about the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hours

notice of entering US waters, the need ( on a strict reading of the

legislation ) to notify the authorities if you even move berths within the

same marina etc etc. I am sure that in practice it is all much easier but it

would be interesting to know.

We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in to

the US but I am not sure if the same applies if you sneak in at 7 knots.

All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend an

interview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will be an Amel owner

out there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.

Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad





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Re: US entry

newsgroup@melmar.ch <newsgroup@...>
 

hi there

not my own experience (yet) but i know that for dutch and swiss citizens (both also under the visa waiver program [I-94] if flown
in by air) you need a special visa (normally 10 years) to enter by sea. i know from a sailing friend that the procedure seems to
be straight forward (who would have thought) and can be done in trinidad. call the embassy, they will tell you a website with a
form to fill out; you have to pay some amount (must be described there how); then with the filled form and the payment slip you
have to call them to get an appointment; show up precisely to the appointment and you'll get your visa. i've been told it works
quite well in trinidad!

cheers, marc

S/Y MELMAR Y, maramu #89, power boats in trinidad, www.melmar.ch

----- Original Message -----

To: <amelyachtowners@...>

From: Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...>

Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 12:21:38 +0000

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

Hi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visit some former colonies next year, arriving in Florida (
shhh... might be arriving from Havana...) and working our way north to Noo Yawk. Is there anyone who has recent experience of
taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewed by two Aliens) to the States? There have been scare stories circulating in the Old World
about the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hours notice of entering US waters, the need ( on a strict reading of the
legislation ) to notify the authorities if you even move berths within the same marina etc etc. I am sure that in practice it is
all much easier but it would be interesting to know.

We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in to the US but I am not sure if the same applies if you
sneak in at 7 knots.

All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend an interview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will
be an Amel owner out there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.

Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

dlm48@...
 

Well your visa waver will NOT DO that is ONLY for commercial entry by boat or plane.  We go to the USVI's regularly from the BVI's and we/you do need a Visa - Belfast is the best place in the UK to get one - quite a jumping through hoops process - IF we have friends onboard and we are going in the US and they dont have visas then we get them to enter the US via a ferry then they have a Visa waver alternatively if the arrive in the BVI via the US then they have the visa waver so they are ok to sail with us to the USVI's.  Sadly there seems to be no hard and fast rules here regarding the visa waver process SOME HS people say you MUST keep it till you exit the US on your flight  home to the UK some say as you exit the US to the BVI's you have to give it up - i am going to get a ruling on this from HS and keep it to show the - you must do it my way HS people. I have heard that coming from Cuba is not such a good idea - sad really as we will be entering from Cuba in a few years time.

regards

David

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To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 1:21 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry











Hi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visit some
former colonies next year, arriving in Florida ( shhh... might be arriving
from Havana...) and working our way
north to Noo Yawk. Is there anyone who has
recent experience of taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewed by two Aliens) to
the States? There have been scare stories circulating in the Old World about
the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hours notice of entering US
waters, the need ( on a strict reading of the legislation ) to notify the
authorities if you even move berths within the same marina etc etc. I am sure
that in practice it is all much easier but it would be interesting to know.
We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in to the
US but I am not sure if the same applies if you sneak in at 7 knots.
All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend an
interview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will be an Amel owner out
there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Dear Peter, Gianni and Eric, Thank you all for your prompt responses. Great homework!It will be a shame not to share a good cigar with Fidel but I guess a Cuba Libre in South Beach might be the wiser option.
Gianni, I don't know any ports on the S side of Cuba. It is said to be very unspoilt with wonderful diving. I think you should not expect much in the way of easily obtained fresh food.The commodore of the Hemingway marina in Havana is very friendly on email and has offered to help us if we visit.Do buy Nigel Caulder's book--it looks pretty comprehensive. However...we were planning to sail the south side and have been put off by stories that , currently, the Cubans are very strict about the few ports that you are able to visit so we figured that we would just sail the north coast from the BVI's and call in on Havana.I am not entirely surprised to read Eric's warning but being a stubborn lawyer I am going to try to get chapter and verse from the embassy in London just to make sure.
Anyway, by the time we get there the new Pres. will no doubt have closed down Guantanamo and all willl be sweetness and light ; alternatively the other new vice Pres will have invaded with her moose rifle ( Bay of Lipstick Pigs?) and we will be flying the Stars and Stripes as our courtesy flag as we approach Hemingway Marina!
Watch this space! Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302


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Re: B&G Question

hns154es <hns154@...>
 

Hello Bill,

Can't help you directly with your specific problem, but got good help
in 2007 thru email with B&G support (techsupport@...).
Our contact was Mike Sulgen

Tel: +44 1794 510042
Fax: +44 1794 518077
Email: mike.sugden@...
Web: http://www.bandg.com

Good luck, safe sailing and don't forget to visit Kenetu (anchorage
30) ...

Regards from Fiji
Hanspeter
SY "Nathape", SM #158
www.nathape.com


B & G - complete system without depth transducer

hns154es <hns154@...>
 

We sell a complete B&G system (year 1996) - without depth transducer -
to the most offering. We are in Fiji, the buyer would have to take on
the costs for sending the items.

B&G Hydra 2 processor (HPR09514111)
- B&G Windcard Hydra 2 (330-00-031) as spare part for the processor

Hydra 2 NMEA Display 8 button (FFDN9531109)

Analog instruments
- 50Kt Windspeed (215-00-22)
- 360° Wind (215-00-016)
- 12,5Kt Boat speed (215-00-19)
- 200m Depth (215-00-025)

Sonic speed (SSPD9444101) (184-00-024)

Mastshead units Windvane (213-00-002)
- 2 x electronic cards (213-10-001) - as spare parts for the windvane

With cables and all manuals

All items are running and in a good shape.

SY "NatHape", SM #158
www.nathape.com, Tel. +679 9183926
Fiji

Hanspeter & Nathalie Wehrli


free berth in Oeiras, Portugal

meridianodez <miguel@...>
 

I realized that someone may pass along portugal's coast in september.
if that's the case we offer free berth in oeiras for a short stay,
nearby lisbon. please email in advance to confirm that our berth is
still free by the time you wish. regards, Miguel www.meridiano10.org


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

eric <kimberlite@...>
 

I should be in St Martin about November 7 or so.
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:22 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry


Hi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visit
some former colonies next year, arriving in Florida ( shhh... might be
arriving from Havana...) and working our way north to Noo Yawk. Is there
anyone who has recent experience of taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewed
by two Aliens) to the States? There have been scare stories circulating in
the Old World about the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hours
notice of entering US waters, the need ( on a strict reading of the
legislation ) to notify the authorities if you even move berths within the
same marina etc etc. I am sure that in practice it is all much easier but it
would be interesting to know.
We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in to
the US but I am not sure if the same applies if you sneak in at 7 knots.
All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend an
interview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will be an Amel owner
out there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad


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eric <kimberlite@...>
 

Ian,
I just had Bali Hai at my yacht club here in Huntington.
It had an owner from Chile on board.
I would NOT leave for the USA from Cuba. They might confiscate your boat. I
met another limey in St martin who told me he was clearing out of Miami to
Havana and was told that if he put Havana on the form they would confiscate
the boat. EU boats clearing into the USA do not have much of a problem.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
'

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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:22 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry


Hi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visit
some former colonies next year, arriving in Florida ( shhh... might be
arriving from Havana...) and working our way north to Noo Yawk. Is there
anyone who has recent experience of taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewed
by two Aliens) to the States? There have been scare stories circulating in
the Old World about the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hours
notice of entering US waters, the need ( on a strict reading of the
legislation ) to notify the authorities if you even move berths within the
same marina etc etc. I am sure that in practice it is all much easier but it
would be interesting to know.
We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in to
the US but I am not sure if the same applies if you sneak in at 7 knots.
All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend an
interview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will be an Amel owner
out there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Ian and Judy,
we are italian and we have Fr flag on my SM2K . I had to obtain a 10 years VISA from US consolate in Firenze to enter USVI this year.
Our passports, normally valid for turism, are not sufficient to clearance with boat !
Do you know south Cuba ? I'll be there next season . Any suggestions ?
Ciao
Gianni TESTA
s/v EUTIKIA n 428

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian & Judy Jenkins" <ianjudyjenkins@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 2:21 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] US entry



Hi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visit some former colonies next year, arriving in Florida ( shhh... might be arriving from Havana...) and working our way north to Noo Yawk. Is there anyone who has recent experience of taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewed by two Aliens) to the States? There have been scare stories circulating in the Old World about the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hours notice of entering US waters, the need ( on a strict reading of the legislation ) to notify the authorities if you even move berths within the same marina etc etc. I am sure that in practice it is all much easier but it would be interesting to know.
We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in to the US but I am not sure if the same applies if you sneak in at 7 knots.
All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend an interview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will be an Amel owner out there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad


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US entry

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi y'all, We are thinking of taking Pen Azen, British flagged, to visit some former colonies next year, arriving in Florida ( shhh... might be arriving from Havana...) and working our way north to Noo Yawk. Is there anyone who has recent experience of taking a foreign flagged vessel( crewed by two Aliens) to the States? There have been scare stories circulating in the Old World about the boys and girls from Homeland Security, 96 hours notice of entering US waters, the need ( on a strict reading of the legislation ) to notify the authorities if you even move berths within the same marina etc etc. I am sure that in practice it is all much easier but it would be interesting to know.
We both have UK passports and the UK has a visa free entry if you fly in to the US but I am not sure if the same applies if you sneak in at 7 knots.
All would be no doubt revealed if I could afford the $300 to attend an interview at the US embassy but I am sure that there will be an Amel owner out there somewhere who will have all this at his/her fingertips.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad


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Re: B&G Question

Zanareva
 

Bill,

Can't help you on the B&G issue, but don't miss going over to Mariner's
Cave while you're in the Vavau group!

Richard
SM "Spice"


FORESTAY BOLT ON SM72

btleonore <leonorebt@...>
 

ON INSPECTION I SAW THAT THE NUT ON THE FORESTAY BOLT THAT PASSES
THROUGH THE ANCHOR ROLLER ASSEMBLY WAS RUSTED DUE LIKELY TO STRAY
CURRENT YET TO BE FOUND. I WISH TO REPLACE THE 18MM HEX BOLT AND NUT
BUT AM AWAY FROM THE BOAT AND NEED TO KNOW THE LENGTH OF THE HEX BOLT
AND TYPE OF STAINLESS STEEL USED. I THINK THE BOLT IS ABOUT 55MM LONG
BUT WOULD LIKE CONFIRMATION. CAN ANYONE LET ME KNOW? APPRECIATE IT
VERY MUCH. ALSO DO YOU KNOW THE SS USED: 316 OR 8-18 ETC?

BILL RAHMIG, LEONORE OF SARK, SM72


Engine will not start or will not stop

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Many thanks to those of you who responded to my post of 15 August.
In the event I called in a mechanic who quickly diagnosed that the
stop switch was not making a connection as it had suffered from
seawater ingress over the years. Obviously the same type of problem
as experienced by others where the stop switch is part of the
ignition switch. He replaced the switch with a new one identical to
the push switches on the anchor winch. On reflection, if I had
diagnosed the bad switch I would have tried washing it in freshwater,
drying it in the sun or with a mix of water and methylated spirits
(Denatured alcohol I think in the US) for quick drying and then
squirted WDE40 or contact cleaner into the switch to see if it was
making a perfect contact.
To get at the switch the instrument panel has to be removed and then
the warning siren will appear (SM 319, Yanmar)Wrap this in a towel
before trying to start the engine as it is ear piercing. Put a meter
across the points of the stop switch to see if it connects when
pushed.
I had already checked several connections in the wiring from the
panel to the injecion pump and cleaned them and also the connectors
to the negative solenoid. On my engine the connectors are hidden
beneath the exhaust elbow on one side and in a similar position on
the othe side of theengine under the cooling water drain cock and
they did need cleaning.

Good luck, Anne and John SM 319


Freshwater pressure pump

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Two corrections to my recent post. It is the top water connection that
needs to be tied high up and not the lower one.
The interface between the new turbine disc and the facing plate should
greased to provide lubrication until the pump has pulled water up from
the storage tank and then the water will provide the lubrication.
Obviously the fuller the water tank the quicker the new turbine disc
will be lubricated.
Sorry about the omissions.

Anne and John, SM 319


B&G Question

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

We are in Tonga and will not be able to get any professional with our
B&G instruments until we reach New Zealand. I am hoping that one of you
have been through this.

We had something strange happen to our B&G analog instruments. All four
instruments began blinking red and not registering any values. I
checked the wiring behind the instruments and at the processor. The
only thing I found was there were two terminators between 14 and 15
rather than one terminator as shown in the installation manual.
Additionally, one of these terminators looked slightly burned. Once I
removed the slightly burned terminator and powered the Hydra 2000 up
everything seemed to work except Boat Speed and the Wind Speed analog
instruments appeared reversed. We were at anchor with about 10 knots of
wind. The needle on the Boat Speed was at a 9:30 position and the Wind
Speed was registering zero. I realized that a position of 9:30 on the
Wind Speed would be about 10 knots.

I referred to the Hydra User’s Manual and performed the checks
described in section 6. All checked returned with OK or Pass except for
the checks on the wind board and the depth board. The following are the
values:

Wind

· Network â€" 1084 decay

· Prom â€" 0975 checksum

· Ram â€" pass

Depth

· Network â€" 1767 decay

· Prom â€" 2A76 checksum

· Ram â€" pass

I found that section 5.3.2 of the Hydra 2000 User Manual details how to
“Configure the Analog Indicators.� This procedure allows
you to specify which values are sent to each analog instrument. I went
through the steps in the User’s Manual and configured the Wind
and Boat Speed correctly. It all works now.

I am still concerned that I may be missing something.

Does anyone know why I found two terminators between 14 and 15?

Does anyone have more information?

Best,

Bill Rouse

s/v BeBe SM2 #387

anchored at Neiafu, Kingdom of Tonga