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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bahamas cruising and Florida Dockage

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

Depends a bit when you are going to lay up there.   If it is in the hurricane season many marinas, yacht clubs on the coast have requirements that you move your boat to a "safer" area or take it out of the water.
 
We laid up on a couple of occasions of around a month at the Coco Beach Yacht Club in Port Canaveral.  Smallish, friendly DIY type yacht club, reasonably priced, who will let you have a mooring on one of their jetties if they have a free space.   One of the other advantages is that there are a few "live aboards" on the pontoon and they keep a watch on each others boats.  We have friends who have laid up on shore in the marina next door and been happy with them - sorry can't remember the marinas name.
 
Might be worth checking with them if this interests you.   If, however, you are likely to be there during the hurricane season, and will not be on the boat, it is a non-starter as you have to move the boat in the event of a hurricane warning.   If you are there in the hurricane season and the boat will be unattended you need to be in a "hurricane hole" and have arrangements in place to secure your boat.   Also check your insurance!
 
Regards,
 
Robin Cooter
Santorin 04, Belouga.

--- On Sun, 12/10/08, Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bahamas cruising and Florida Dockage
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, 12 October, 2008, 9:13 PM







Well, the US government is now the proud posessor of our fingerprints and, $260 poorer, we have our visas. Next step is to see where our draft can take us for a cruise in the Bahamas and where we might leave Pen Azen in a marina on the east coast of Florida for a few weeks in April while we become land tourists.
If there is someone with some suggestions as to some good places to cruise the Bahamas for a month or so en route from the BVIs to Florida ( given my nervousness about getting an Amel keel off a sandbank...) it would be great to hear from you.
Similarly if there is someone who can recommend a secure place to leave the boat in Florida for a month or so that would also be most welcome.Our web based research shows up lots of very swish resort/marinas but that's not really our style, particularly as we are not going to be there.We usually look for something more Mom 'n Popish, encouraged not least by the current fast evaporation of our freedom chips and the collapse of Sterling!
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bahamas cruising and Florida Dockage

Peter Aubrey <peter.aubrey@...>
 

Hi Ian and Judy,

I kept my SM2000No 293 "MAIA" in Florida for about 28 months from
December 2002 to April 2005. During the whole time I left her in the
excellent care of Ray Eaton (rayeatyat@mindspring.com) I haven't been in
touch with him for some time but I assume he is still there. He knows
Amels very well and has been trained on all the Amel systems. He found
me a berth up the River from Fort Lauderdale at the bottom of an old
lady's garden! This arrangement worked very well as it was considerably
less expensive than any of the Marinas and had the added advantage of
being in fresh water so very little marine growth below the waterline.
It was also well away from hurricanes. She was left for long periods as
I was working in the Middle East at the time. My wife Barbara and I did
two cruises to the Bahamas - both to the Abacos via West End in Grand
Bahama Island. I can certainly recommend the Abacos. We had a great time
there on both occasions. Getting there and back from West End one has to
sail over fairly shallow waters but if you follow the waypoints in the
cruising guide you will not run aground. It is a little scary sailing at
7+ knots when you can clearly see the bottom but we had no problems
following the waypoints. There are some great places to visit both
marinas and anchorages.

Peter

Peter A. Aubrey SM2000 293 "MAIA"
peter.aubrey@stme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: 12 October 2008 21:14
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bahamas cruising and Florida Dockage


Well, the US government is now the proud posessor of our fingerprints
and, $260 poorer, we have our visas. Next step is to see where our
draft can take us for a cruise in the Bahamas and where we might leave
Pen Azen in a marina on the east coast of Florida for a few weeks in
April while we become land tourists.
If there is someone with some suggestions as to some good places to
cruise the Bahamas for a month or so en route from the BVIs to Florida
( given my nervousness about getting an Amel keel off a sandbank...) it
would be great to hear from you.
Similarly if there is someone who can recommend a secure place to leave
the boat in Florida for a month or so that would also be most
welcome.Our web based research shows up lots of very swish
resort/marinas but that's not really our style, particularly as we are
not going to be there.We usually look for something more Mom 'n Popish,
encouraged not least by the current fast evaporation of our freedom
chips and the collapse of Sterling!
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad

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Bahamas cruising and Florida Dockage

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Well, the US government is now the proud posessor of our fingerprints and, $260 poorer, we have our visas. Next step is to see where our draft can take us for a cruise in the Bahamas and where we might leave Pen Azen in a marina on the east coast of Florida for a few weeks in April while we become land tourists.
If there is someone with some suggestions as to some good places to cruise the Bahamas for a month or so en route from the BVIs to Florida ( given my nervousness about getting an Amel keel off a sandbank...) it would be great to hear from you.
Similarly if there is someone who can recommend a secure place to leave the boat in Florida for a month or so that would also be most welcome.Our web based research shows up lots of very swish resort/marinas but that's not really our style, particularly as we are not going to be there.We usually look for something more Mom 'n Popish, encouraged not least by the current fast evaporation of our freedom chips and the collapse of Sterling!
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad

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Re: autohelm ST 7001

Craig Briggs
 

Richard,
Would you be so kind as to translate "DO KILL the nut." from British
English to American English? I can't quite figure out what you're
saying - sorry! (As they say, two peoples separated by a common
language.)
Craig & Katherine
s/v Sangaris (Santorin #68) in Siracusa, Sicily



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard Piller
<richard03801@> wrote:
... packing and tighten the nut.  DO KILL the nut.  install the
bracket
and off you go... buy a big adjustable wrench from Defender or West
to use on the nut.. over the next few sails it may leak a bit more. 
Just tightent the nut on hex position at a time until it stops.  Good
luck, Richard and Joan on Challenge on Corica


Re: autohelm ST 7001

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Richard,
sorry, now I'm at home again.
Well for the wrench, I have found it on Budget too, so the next time
I'll be in St Marteen I'll purcase it, for secure !
thanks so much
all the best
Giovanni
EUTIKIA

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard Piller
<richard03801@...> wrote:

Hi, thanks for the note.  Yes you can have issues with the rudder
shaft seal leaking.  Pull off the rudder bracket, remove the plastic
nut, use a ice pic to pull out the old packing install new greased
packing and tighten the nut.  DO KILL the nut.  install the bracket
and off you go... buy a big adjustable wrench from Defender or West
to use on the nut.. over the next few sails it may leak a bit more. 
Just tightent the nut on hex position at a time until it stops.  Good
luck, Richard and Joan on Challenge on Corica

--- On Thu, 10/2/08, eutikia2003 <gtesta23@...> wrote:

From: eutikia2003 <gtesta23@...>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] autohelm ST 7001
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008, 5:47 AM






Hi Dave,Richard, Aras,Ed and to all,
thanks so much for your very appreciated suggestions.
An associated question : have you got some dripping problem from
teflon
nut of the shaft rudder in the after cabin ? After the Atlantic
crossing I had to tighten it a bit -1/6 as from Manual- but now I
have
some drops again. The boat has 20.000 mg.
An other 1/6 ?
ciao
Gianni
Eutikia 428


















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Eric, we are sail around the Med this year and most likely next. We were due to winter in Turkey buy they got a bit to slippery at Marmarius Nestel for me.. the messages they kept sending was for us to send money w/o a contract or even a proforma contract. So we bagged them... Next was a plan to go back to Spain. On docking in Bonifacio on Corsica Joan pull something in her back so we've had to stay put. In looking around at options we settled on Porto Vecchio for the winter. This is a good spot there are things to do and we can get supplies. We'll haul out and do the bottom in Solenzarra in April then head for Roma and the Greek Islands.
Yes, the Euro is eating away at our cash plan. Good thing we planned for it.. The other issue is that had we gone to Canal and on to the French islands we of had the same or similar costs. So, here we are..
How are things on your side. With the market issues and such one would think the retail gem market would be down but the investment grade stones up...
Keep warm in NY we most likely will only see freezing weather when we ski in the Alps.

Best of all good hearing from you..
Richard and Joan on Challenge.

--- On Thu, 10/2/08, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008, 9:08 PM
Hi,

The euro must be killing you.

I haul the boat every year and do the bottom and replace
the wearing out
bearing in the saildrive.

I have not had such problems.

What are you doing?

Eric





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Richard Piller
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 5:02 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Eric. we are now in the Med with bush dollars. Not nearly
as much fun as 4
years ago. We did have to go and Amel here to haul the boat
and replace the
prop shaft seals. Seems that our seals and bushing suffered
from the coral
growth in the Carib. you may want to keep close watch on
yours as you we a
long time in St Martin and we think that we go the little
white buggers
either there or in Antigua..
Other then that we are doing well. How are things on your
end. Will you be
over this way any time soon. We are going to be in Italy
for another three
weeks then on the Greeek Island and Marmaris Turkey for the
winter. If you'd
like to come for a visit please do.. best regards Richard
and Joan Piller on
Challenge

--- On Fri, 1/4/08, eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 4, 2008, 1:36 PM
Hi,

My slip number at Simpson Bay Marina is c-10 my cell
there
is 599-527-1858

Other cell is 631-398-9990.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Richard Piller
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 7:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Eric, we are the poster child. And yes, we will head
down to Simpsons Bay as the last time we went to
Oliver's we got to plow some corn rows.

Ask you crew person to give me a call if they are
free.. 603 502 6273. Once we round the corner at 66
we should be in warm water and tee shirts.

Looking forward to meeting up with you.
Clear sky and fari winds
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

BURRRR

I am already there. When will you arrive and
where
do you expect to stay. I
am at the Simpson bay marina.

The reason I asked is that I had dinner with my
usual crew in New York City
last night. One of my crew had an OPO posting
which
I assumed was yours
looking for crew.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Yes, we will depart in the end of Jan. for St.
Martin.
Want to come along?
Richard and Joan

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
wrote:

Richard and Joan,

are you planning on leaving for the
Caribbean
later
this January?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gasoline
smell



When we have to store a fuel tank of any
kind in
the
aft locker we put in a heavy plastic the bag
and
wire
tie it. That keeps the oders from the rest
of the
boat.

We used C-map for eletronic charts in the
Med.
they
worked very well.. We also made good use of
the
Imray
Almanac for the Med. it cost a bit but has
all
the
ports.

The I-Com 802 with the Pactor III is about
as
good
as
it get for HF/SSB.

We found that we got good reception on the
SSB in
the
Med at most times of the day.

Good luck. Richard and Joan SM 209
In Annapolis
--- dr_hofschulte <Dr.Hofschulte@
<mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
t-online.de> wrote:

I mean gasoline smell from the gasoline
for
the
outboarder.
I think there is only one locker which
has
no
connection to the inside
rooms, this is the locker for the
life-raft.This
locker is not
suitably for a gasoline tank to stow
away.
For
the
other lockers it is
neccessary to have the connection to
close
them
from
inside.
So I think there is no real solution.
We
have to
put
the tanks outside.

There is also annother question: may be
this
year
or
latest next year
we want to go to the mediterranean
eastern
part,
turkey.
We have windows XP on board, what do
you
think
is
now the best electronic
chart programm and what are the best
charts?
May
be
we will go after
the mediterranean to the caribic.
What SSB is recommended to buy, and
which
kind
of
antenna? To send and
to receive e-mails via SSB? Pactor ?
I have got the e-mails the last four
years
and
it
was very interesting
for me to read all the messages. Last
year
we
bought
the three years
old Sm in the baltic and we are happy
with
our
Johanna-Amalthea.
Thanks alot for your answers.It helps
realy
much.



Hans Germany baltic sea
Johanna-Amalthea Sm # 436


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Eric, we are sail around the Med this year and most likely next. We were due to winter in Turkey buy they got a bit to slippery at Marmarius Nestel for me.. the messages they kept sending was for us to send money w/o a contract or even a proforma contract. So we bagged them... Next was a plan to go back to Spain. On docking in Bonifacio on Corsica Joan pull something in her back so we've had to stay put. In looking around at options we settled on Porto Vecchio for the winter. This is a good spot there are things to do and we can get supplies. We'll haul out and do the bottom in Solenzarra in April then head for Roma and the Greek Islands.
Yes, the Euro is eating away at our cash plan. Good thing we planned for it.. The other issue is that had we gone to Canal and on to the French islands we of had the same or similar costs. So, here we are..
How are things on your side. With the market issues and such one would think the retail gem market would be down but the investment grade stones up...
Keep warm in NY we most likely will only see freezing weather when we ski in the Alps.

Best of all good hearing from you..
Richard and Joan on Challenge.

--- On Thu, 10/2/08, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008, 9:08 PM
Hi,

The euro must be killing you.

I haul the boat every year and do the bottom and replace
the wearing out
bearing in the saildrive.

I have not had such problems.

What are you doing?

Eric





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Richard Piller
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 5:02 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Eric. we are now in the Med with bush dollars. Not nearly
as much fun as 4
years ago. We did have to go and Amel here to haul the boat
and replace the
prop shaft seals. Seems that our seals and bushing suffered
from the coral
growth in the Carib. you may want to keep close watch on
yours as you we a
long time in St Martin and we think that we go the little
white buggers
either there or in Antigua..
Other then that we are doing well. How are things on your
end. Will you be
over this way any time soon. We are going to be in Italy
for another three
weeks then on the Greeek Island and Marmaris Turkey for the
winter. If you'd
like to come for a visit please do.. best regards Richard
and Joan Piller on
Challenge

--- On Fri, 1/4/08, eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 4, 2008, 1:36 PM
Hi,

My slip number at Simpson Bay Marina is c-10 my cell
there
is 599-527-1858

Other cell is 631-398-9990.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Richard Piller
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 7:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Eric, we are the poster child. And yes, we will head
down to Simpsons Bay as the last time we went to
Oliver's we got to plow some corn rows.

Ask you crew person to give me a call if they are
free.. 603 502 6273. Once we round the corner at 66
we should be in warm water and tee shirts.

Looking forward to meeting up with you.
Clear sky and fari winds
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

BURRRR

I am already there. When will you arrive and
where
do you expect to stay. I
am at the Simpson bay marina.

The reason I asked is that I had dinner with my
usual crew in New York City
last night. One of my crew had an OPO posting
which
I assumed was yours
looking for crew.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Yes, we will depart in the end of Jan. for St.
Martin.
Want to come along?
Richard and Joan

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
wrote:

Richard and Joan,

are you planning on leaving for the
Caribbean
later
this January?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gasoline
smell



When we have to store a fuel tank of any
kind in
the
aft locker we put in a heavy plastic the bag
and
wire
tie it. That keeps the oders from the rest
of the
boat.

We used C-map for eletronic charts in the
Med.
they
worked very well.. We also made good use of
the
Imray
Almanac for the Med. it cost a bit but has
all
the
ports.

The I-Com 802 with the Pactor III is about
as
good
as
it get for HF/SSB.

We found that we got good reception on the
SSB in
the
Med at most times of the day.

Good luck. Richard and Joan SM 209
In Annapolis
--- dr_hofschulte <Dr.Hofschulte@
<mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
t-online.de> wrote:

I mean gasoline smell from the gasoline
for
the
outboarder.
I think there is only one locker which
has
no
connection to the inside
rooms, this is the locker for the
life-raft.This
locker is not
suitably for a gasoline tank to stow
away.
For
the
other lockers it is
neccessary to have the connection to
close
them
from
inside.
So I think there is no real solution.
We
have to
put
the tanks outside.

There is also annother question: may be
this
year
or
latest next year
we want to go to the mediterranean
eastern
part,
turkey.
We have windows XP on board, what do
you
think
is
now the best electronic
chart programm and what are the best
charts?
May
be
we will go after
the mediterranean to the caribic.
What SSB is recommended to buy, and
which
kind
of
antenna? To send and
to receive e-mails via SSB? Pactor ?
I have got the e-mails the last four
years
and
it
was very interesting
for me to read all the messages. Last
year
we
bought
the three years
old Sm in the baltic and we are happy
with
our
Johanna-Amalthea.
Thanks alot for your answers.It helps
realy
much.



Hans Germany baltic sea
Johanna-Amalthea Sm # 436


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

The euro must be killing you.

I haul the boat every year and do the bottom and replace the wearing out
bearing in the saildrive.

I have not had such problems.

What are you doing?

Eric





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 5:02 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Eric. we are now in the Med with bush dollars. Not nearly as much fun as 4
years ago. We did have to go and Amel here to haul the boat and replace the
prop shaft seals. Seems that our seals and bushing suffered from the coral
growth in the Carib. you may want to keep close watch on yours as you we a
long time in St Martin and we think that we go the little white buggers
either there or in Antigua..
Other then that we are doing well. How are things on your end. Will you be
over this way any time soon. We are going to be in Italy for another three
weeks then on the Greeek Island and Marmaris Turkey for the winter. If you'd
like to come for a visit please do.. best regards Richard and Joan Piller on
Challenge

--- On Fri, 1/4/08, eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: eric <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 4, 2008, 1:36 PM
Hi,

My slip number at Simpson Bay Marina is c-10 my cell there
is 599-527-1858

Other cell is 631-398-9990.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Richard Piller
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 7:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Eric, we are the poster child. And yes, we will head
down to Simpsons Bay as the last time we went to
Oliver's we got to plow some corn rows.

Ask you crew person to give me a call if they are
free.. 603 502 6273. Once we round the corner at 66
we should be in warm water and tee shirts.

Looking forward to meeting up with you.
Clear sky and fari winds
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

BURRRR

I am already there. When will you arrive and where
do you expect to stay. I
am at the Simpson bay marina.

The reason I asked is that I had dinner with my
usual crew in New York City
last night. One of my crew had an OPO posting which
I assumed was yours
looking for crew.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Yes, we will depart in the end of Jan. for St.
Martin.
Want to come along?
Richard and Joan

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

Richard and Joan,

are you planning on leaving for the Caribbean
later
this January?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gasoline smell



When we have to store a fuel tank of any kind in
the
aft locker we put in a heavy plastic the bag and
wire
tie it. That keeps the oders from the rest of the
boat.

We used C-map for eletronic charts in the Med.
they
worked very well.. We also made good use of the
Imray
Almanac for the Med. it cost a bit but has all
the
ports.

The I-Com 802 with the Pactor III is about as
good
as
it get for HF/SSB.

We found that we got good reception on the SSB in
the
Med at most times of the day.

Good luck. Richard and Joan SM 209
In Annapolis
--- dr_hofschulte <Dr.Hofschulte@
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t-online.de> wrote:

I mean gasoline smell from the gasoline for
the
outboarder.
I think there is only one locker which has
no
connection to the inside
rooms, this is the locker for the
life-raft.This
locker is not
suitably for a gasoline tank to stow away.
For
the
other lockers it is
neccessary to have the connection to close
them
from
inside.
So I think there is no real solution. We
have to
put
the tanks outside.

There is also annother question: may be this
year
or
latest next year
we want to go to the mediterranean eastern
part,
turkey.
We have windows XP on board, what do you
think
is
now the best electronic
chart programm and what are the best charts?
May
be
we will go after
the mediterranean to the caribic.
What SSB is recommended to buy, and which
kind
of
antenna? To send and
to receive e-mails via SSB? Pactor ?
I have got the e-mails the last four years
and
it
was very interesting
for me to read all the messages. Last year
we
bought
the three years
old Sm in the baltic and we are happy with
our
Johanna-Amalthea.
Thanks alot for your answers.It helps realy
much.



Hans Germany baltic sea
Johanna-Amalthea Sm # 436


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Volvo engine revs

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Pat, for some reason I can't forward the email I thought I had forwarded even though my Sent box shows it as having been sent successfully. You will find it dated 14 March 2006. It gives revs/speed for the whole range of revs. Cheers, Ian
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FW: [Amel Yacht Owners] Autoprops and revs

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

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FW: [Amel Yacht Owners] Autoprops and revs

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Pat, To me your speed for revs sounds a trifle slow, but not by much. Amel govern the engine speed on your rengine to 2800 revs to produce 60hp ( otherwise it can rev higher to produce 78 hp but at huge cost in diesel). I have found it a very economical engine to use with sufficient power.
Below I copy an email I posted in March 2006 in response to a query as to whether the Autoprop fitted by Amel was the right one and in which I record the speed/revs that we achieved with a very fully laden boat in calm conditions.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Trinidad

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] autohelm ST 7001

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi, thanks for the note.  Yes you can have issues with the rudder shaft seal leaking.  Pull off the rudder bracket, remove the plastic nut, use a ice pic to pull out the old packing install new greased packing and tighten the nut.  DO KILL the nut.  install the bracket and off you go... buy a big adjustable wrench from Defender or West to use on the nut.. over the next few sails it may leak a bit more.  Just tightent the nut on hex position at a time until it stops.  Good luck, Richard and Joan on Challenge on Corica

--- On Thu, 10/2/08, eutikia2003 <gtesta23@tin.it> wrote:

From: eutikia2003 <gtesta23@tin.it>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] autohelm ST 7001
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008, 5:47 AM






Hi Dave,Richard, Aras,Ed and to all,
thanks so much for your very appreciated suggestions.
An associated question : have you got some dripping problem from teflon
nut of the shaft rudder in the after cabin ? After the Atlantic
crossing I had to tighten it a bit -1/6 as from Manual- but now I have
some drops again. The boat has 20.000 mg.
An other 1/6 ?
ciao
Gianni
Eutikia 428


















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autohelm ST 7001

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Dave,Richard,Aras,Ed and to all,
thanks so much for your very appreciated suggestions.
An associated question : have you got some dripping problem from teflon
nut of the shaft rudder in the after cabin ? After the Atlantic
crossing I had to tighten it a bit -1/6 as from Manual- but now I have
some drops again. The boat has 20.000 mg.
An other 1/6 ?
ciao
Gianni
Eutikia 428


Re: rpm/speed

Annsofie <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi Pat
I think your rpm/speed is quite normal.
We have a Max prop and a TMD22b and have almost the same rpm/speed.
Except that we can get 3300 rpm and just above 9 knots.

Regards
Jonas & Annsofie
Lady Annila



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sailw32" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Could someone advise me if this is about normal:I have a SM clean
bottom, fixed prop and a TMD22a. Results of a recend speed run in
calm
water were. RPM 2200 /7.0 sog. -2500/7.5 - 2900/8.4 Also 2900 rpm
was
the max I could get at full throttle. Thanks,Pat


rpm/speed

Patrick McAneny
 

Could someone advise me if this is about normal:I have a SM clean
bottom, fixed prop and a TMD22a. Results of a recend speed run in calm
water were. RPM 2200 /7.0 sog. -2500/7.5 - 2900/8.4 Also 2900 rpm was
the max I could get at full throttle. Thanks,Pat


Re: autohelm ST 7001

Dave_Benjamin
 

Giovanni,

I am quite new to owning a Maramu but in other boats I've owned I've
found that sailing very deep angles, especially dead downwind is less
efficient than sailing a slightly higher angle and periodically
gybing. In some boats I've been able to get by just fine with just a
jib or genoa in the those conditions so the gybes were much easier
without having to deal with the main.

Next time we're going down the coast I'll check out the VMG and do
some experimenting.

Sorry I can't be of more assistance.



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eutikia2003" <gtesta23@...>
wrote:

Hi to all,
I have a question, please, to your best experiences about autohelm and
sail setting on SM running with 7/10 f. ,or more, waves and with strong
wind, over 30 knt., right on the the stern, with or without pole.
Any suggestions will be well come.
All the best
Giovanni Testa
s/v EUTIKIA n 428


[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo/Autoprop not making rated RPM..advice please

Annsofie <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi Jorge,

yes, the RPM could today be rised over 3300rpm. It is a greate
difference in power and the engine feels as new! Will do the same on
my Onan this winter.

Best regards and fair winds,

Jonas


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Jorge Zlatar
<jorge.zlatar@...> wrote:

Hi Jonas
I do have the same problem with my SMM 195, after you change the
injectors , could you  rise the RPM over 27000.
Thanks for yor response
Jorge



----- Original Message ----
From: Annsofie <kanalmamman@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 4:17:10 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo/Autoprop not making rated
RPM..advice please


We changed only the injector heads . We did not try to clean the
injector heads.

Jonas
Lady Annila

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "JL MERTZ" <jlmertz@ >
wrote:

Very nice,
Just a question what is "nozzels" ; did you changed the complete
injector ?
did you try to clean the injectors with a product that can be put
in the gasoil ?

Merci
CottonBay
France

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----- Original Message -----
From: Annsofie
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 9:50 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo/Autoprop not making rated
RPM..advice please


Hi
We have a Super Maramu built 1998, and we hade the same problem
with
our Volvo Penta, maybe it could be the same on a Yanmar.
We did do as Ann&John SM #319 suggested but it wasn't enough.
Then we
hade the nozzels/injectors changed. And we had no more problems.

Jonas and Annsofie
Lady Annila

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "jlucmertz" <jlmertz@>
wrote:

hello Niels Faerch

We have exactly the same problem with our TMD22 it run only at
2400
rpm (tubo is ok etc..)

Did you solve your problem ? at what RPM are you now running ?

Merci
JLMERTZ
COTTON BAY
____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com,
<nrfaerch@>
wrote:

We're only getting 2400RPM with wide open throttle. The
prop
is
clean
as is the underbody. This means we are only capable of
developing
around +/- 60% of rated power say around 50-ish HP.

Is is everyone accepting this or are you getting your
props re-
pitched
prop?

Would I be better off changing to a regular adjustable
pitch
feathering prop?

Thanks
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Hello Niels,
The owners manual for my Yanmar 75HP recommends that if the
engine
has been on a light load for a while that it should be run
up
to
max
revs to burn off the carbon build up on the turbo fan. This
should
be
done several times until white smoke is cleared from the
exhaust.
Having done that it is important to let the engine tick
over
for a
minute or so before turning it off so that the fan bearings
etc
are
cooled/cleansed with > oil rather than leaving the burnt oil
to
dry
in place. It also > recommends injecting a water/soap spray
from
time
to time but I have> not been brave enough to try this!

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] autohelm ST 7001

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

When running down wind in those kinds of wind we layout about 100 meters of heavy line with about 5 kg of chain as a weight. This forms a big "U" behind the boat does not slow it much BUT dose hold it to the sea and Autopilot can do it's job. If the seas and wind conditions are such we add an old car tire to slow the boat. We wrap the tire with a chain and use a line with a thimble to stop and rope wear. It works it is not a work of art but it works well. We have also used the tire to keep us off a cement dock with a board and then bumpers. That works well too.
best of luck
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

--- On Fri, 9/26/08, eutikia2003 <gtesta23@tin.it> wrote:

From: eutikia2003 <gtesta23@tin.it>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] autohelm ST 7001
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, September 26, 2008, 5:30 AM
Hi to all,
I have a question, please, to your best experiences about
autohelm and
sail setting on SM running with 7/10 f. ,or more, waves and
with strong
wind, over 30 knt., right on the the stern, with or without
pole.
Any suggestions will be well come.
All the best
Giovanni Testa
s/v EUTIKIA n 428


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurth gearbox

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

There are a number so sources in the US for rebuilt gear boxes that will work.
Doug Russell com comes to mind as a source. They are outside of Boston and ship world wide. Use the "perkins" guy in Gib to change it out.
Best of luck
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

--- On Sat, 9/27/08, woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

From: woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurth gearbox
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008, 10:29 AM
We have a HurthHBW5 Gearbox fitted to our 79 Maramu sadly we
are in the
UK the boat is in Gibraltar and we need to knw the gearbox
tatio does
anyone have any idea?

Many thanks
Deb and John
Orion1 Maramu#78


Volvo TMD22P part number

MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
 

Which good soul could indicate me the part number of the two gas oil
filter (filter and pre-filter) of my TMD22P engine ?


Merci
Jluc
CottonBay
SM2 316