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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Purchasing House batteries in Martinique

John Clark
 

Hi James,
    If you are still in the Bahamas I would suggest stopping in the USVI or St Maarten to get batteries. I think they will be cheaper.    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but in Martinique don't you need to have a French customs broker get you a VAT exemption certificate before you can skip the tax?  

     Regards,  John
SV Annie SM 37
Carriacou


On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 1:03 PM Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

James,

Generally There is no tax on equipment shipped when marked “yacht in Transit”. Batteries are heavy and may face more scrutiny. Check with DHL too, Things may have changed a little since my visits. You can also get fuel tax free before or after you have checked out of the country.. Helps with Rum budget

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 11:30 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Purchasing House batteries in Martinique

 

 

Happy Holidays fellow Amel owners. 

 

I would like to ask the group for advice on obtaining house batteries in Martinique.  

I am interested in upgrading my batteries to Firefly or some brand of lithium ion, though I doubt that such options would be available in Martinique (perhaps I am wrong? )

 

Otherwise, I would need to ship them in, though I understand the import tax is significant.  

What have others done in this situation? 

 

Happy New Year.

James

SV Soteria #347

currently in North Exumas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Purchasing House batteries in Martinique

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

James,

Generally There is no tax on equipment shipped when marked “yacht in Transit”. Batteries are heavy and may face more scrutiny. Check with DHL too, Things may have changed a little since my visits. You can also get fuel tax free before or after you have checked out of the country.. Helps with Rum budget

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 11:30 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Purchasing House batteries in Martinique

 

 

Happy Holidays fellow Amel owners. 

 

I would like to ask the group for advice on obtaining house batteries in Martinique.  

I am interested in upgrading my batteries to Firefly or some brand of lithium ion, though I doubt that such options would be available in Martinique (perhaps I am wrong? )

 

Otherwise, I would need to ship them in, though I understand the import tax is significant.  

What have others done in this situation? 

 

Happy New Year.

James

SV Soteria #347

currently in North Exumas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Christmas in Barbados

amel46met
 

Graham 
I am Tom Deasy S/Y Aphrodite 
1983 Maramu #125 in St Lucia 
I have the same problem. Hot water leak in forward head I disconnected. now cold water leak under refrigerator. I have seen other Amel’s run 
New hoses under starboard floor boards. I probably will run new copper tubes up this same area. Let me know how it goes for you.
Good sailing Tom


On Dec 24, 2018, at 7:53 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Graham,. We are in Carriacou.  Might have a few days off after New Year, perfect for a day sail...or motor to Barbados.  Will let you know.   Merry Christmas to you and your family.

John 
SV Annie SM 37
Tyrell Bay

On Mon, Dec 24, 2018, 5:20 PM Graham Cresswell grahamjcresswell@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

HI All,

If any of you are passing through Barbados between Christmas and 6
January 2019, we will be at anchor in the bay just south of the entrance
to Port St Charles

Please give us a call. 

Season's greetings

Graham & Annie Cresswell

SV Jamesby
Maramu 46
French flagged. 

MMSI: 329 015 210
or email graham@...


Re: Larger stove?

Arno Luijten
 

Force 10 has the burner in the back but they use a heat distribution-plate to spread the heat evenly. It works OK I would say, Noting beats a circulation oven but that seems a imposiblility for boat stoves.
The plate has a special curved shape to lead the heat to the front of the cavity. It also has a thermostat and a top grill / broiler.

We have been using it in anger for a few days now and is working as expected. It’s better then the original Eno. The regulation of the burners is much better. The oven is a bit smaller but it does not affect usability for us.

Arno
SV Luna
A54-121


Rubber caps for Lofrans

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Guys 'n gals,

 Happy New year to all.

 The little rubber caps on the switches on the top of our Lofrans have perished. Anyone know where to find new ones ?

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kiladha, Greece


Purchasing House batteries in Martinique

James Cromie
 

Happy Holidays fellow Amel owners. 


I would like to ask the group for advice on obtaining house batteries in Martinique.  

I am interested in upgrading my batteries to Firefly or some brand of lithium ion, though I doubt that such options would be available in Martinique (perhaps I am wrong? )


Otherwise, I would need to ship them in, though I understand the import tax is significant.  

What have others done in this situation? 


Happy New Year.

James

SV Soteria #347

currently in North Exumas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

eric freedman
 

Alan.

I believe when the Genoa car outhaul line gets wet I think this sheave will slip.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 5:29 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

 

 

Yeah...I bought a set and I'm thinking the same thing, but maybe using Vectran with a polyester cover and pulled tight it may be OK....

I'm not back on the boat until the end of January, I'll install them then, test them out and report back.

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

Alan Leslie
 

Yeah...I bought a set and I'm thinking the same thing, but maybe using Vectran with a polyester cover and pulled tight it may be OK....
I'm not back on the boat until the end of January, I'll install them then, test them out and report back.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Here is a link to the photos:  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/search/photos?query=jib%20sheet%20remote#zax/albums_831107209

Those are elegant and stainless is great.  The only modification I would consider is indexing the screws so that the "ribs" are offset from each other, thus allowing the line to "weave" thru the pulley, like an Anderson winch. 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Larger stove?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Duane,

The eno has two  circular burners in the oven,one top to grill, one bottom for the oven.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 28 December 2018 at 09:01 "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Arno,


Where is the oven burner in the Force 10?

Maybe all marine stoves have the burner in the back, but it leads to very uneven heat.

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

I searched and found this: 

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of ladyannila
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Jib sheet traveller remote control





Please find pictures of our new stainless steal jib sheet travaller disks in
the photo section in album Jib Sheet Traveller Remote Control.

Instead of buying new in aluminium from Amel. We made a drawing and went to
a mechanical workshop that made similar plates in stainless steal for us.

This will hopefully keep on working for the rest of our sailing life.

Fair Winds
Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila, SM #232


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

I don't want to step on any toes here, but I can't imagine how the pictured pulley could work.  The ribs in the Amel pulley are meant to grip the jib-car positioning line so that it doesn't slide in the pulley. Just like an Anderson winch.   You are depending on the "grip" of the rope to prevent the jib car from moving under load from the jib sheet.  Just my opinion.  

Isn't Amel going to provide these any more?  I purchased a set a couple of years ago from them.   It also seemed that somewhere back in time on this forum someone posted about having manufactured properly ribbed pulleys from stainless steel. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona 
Amel SM 2000 # 335
One the hard at Puerto Del Rey, Puerto Rico


Re: Larger stove?

Duane Siegfri
 

Arno,

Where is the oven burner in the Force 10?

Maybe all marine stoves have the burner in the back, but it leads to very uneven heat.

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

Mike Ondra
 

Toe Pulley Seekers,

I have received Bernard’s pulleys and they appear very well machined and of what looks to be a superb material (PETP). This instruction sheets also look well done and complete. However the slot/groove for the line is smooth, not ribbed or toothed, and the PETP is slippery. Has anyone installed these and how well do they work? It would seem that line size and composition must be very specific to this slot/groove.

Mike Ondra

ALETES SM#240

St. Augustine, FL

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

 

 

Thanks J-L and Alan.  I’m ordering, too.

Kent

S/V Kristy


On Oct 16, 2018, at 9:26 PM, Kelly Ran naryllek@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Alan! 

Our prototype didn't work out, so we will order from Bernard!

 

Kelly + Ryan

SM233 Iteration

Boston

 

On Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 21:10 James Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alan - Thanks for sharing this.  There are many of us who have been desiring to replace our cracked sheaves, and this is a great and affordable alternative.  I am going to give it a try as well.  

 

Thank you again everyone - This forum is full of gems!

 

-James

SV Soteria 

SM2K  347

On Oct 16, 2018, at 5:44 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Mertz, I have been in touch with Bernard Ancelle in France.

 

He is making a one piece toe pulley in PETP (polyester). They will be available for purchase in a few weeks

 

Bernard says :

The pulley is in one piece and thicker than original aluminum Amel one
for strength (but the core of the pulley has the same thickness as the
original one to be easily fitted).
The material is PETP which resists well to a lot of chemical products
(particularly sea water), does not absorb water, resists to UV and has
good mechanical properties.
The combination of plastics device and inox (stainless) screws would not be
subjected to corrosion as the previous one.

Bernard can supply the pulley including 3 x  M6 316L stainless bolts for 60 Euros plus postage.

 

You can order directly from Bernard by email :  ba at ancelle dot net

 

i have ordered two pulleys today.

 

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437

Noumea...leaving for Opua tomorrow !

 

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

Mike Ondra
 

Toe Pulley Seekers,

I have received Bernard’s pulleys and they appear very well machined and of what looks to be a superb material (PETP). This instruction sheets also look well done and complete. However the slot/groove for the line is smooth, not ribbed or toothed, and the PETP is slippery. Has anyone installed these and how well do they work? It would seem that line size and composition must be very specific to this slot/groove.

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

 

 

Thanks J-L and Alan.  I’m ordering, too.

Kent

S/V Kristy


On Oct 16, 2018, at 9:26 PM, Kelly Ran naryllek@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Alan! 

Our prototype didn't work out, so we will order from Bernard!

 

Kelly + Ryan

SM233 Iteration

Boston

 

On Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 21:10 James Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alan - Thanks for sharing this.  There are many of us who have been desiring to replace our cracked sheaves, and this is a great and affordable alternative.  I am going to give it a try as well.  

 

Thank you again everyone - This forum is full of gems!

 

-James

SV Soteria 

SM2K  347

On Oct 16, 2018, at 5:44 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Mertz, I have been in touch with Bernard Ancelle in France.

 

He is making a one piece toe pulley in PETP (polyester). They will be available for purchase in a few weeks

 

Bernard says :

The pulley is in one piece and thicker than original aluminum Amel one
for strength (but the core of the pulley has the same thickness as the
original one to be easily fitted).
The material is PETP which resists well to a lot of chemical products
(particularly sea water), does not absorb water, resists to UV and has
good mechanical properties.
The combination of plastics device and inox (stainless) screws would not be
subjected to corrosion as the previous one.

Bernard can supply the pulley including 3 x  M6 316L stainless bolts for 60 Euros plus postage.

 

You can order directly from Bernard by email :  ba at ancelle dot net

 

i have ordered two pulleys today.

 

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437

Noumea...leaving for Opua tomorrow !

 

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Larger stove?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Paul,
The one we got had an oven with a top and bottom gas element. The bottom for oven  the top for grill  so we have a grill function within the oven
 Same as our original. We considered a four burner but realised we seldom wanted more than two burners. I really like the amel gimbal set up and it wasnt hard to transfer it.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean pearl

On 28/12/2018 00:29, "paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks for that info, Danny.  Did you get it with or without the grill?  We are concerned the grill reduces the oven volume too much.

Paul
SM238 Maracuya


Re: Larger stove?

paul.cooper74@...
 

Thanks for that info, Danny.  Did you get it with or without the grill?  We are concerned the grill reduces the oven volume too much.
Paul
SM238 Maracuya


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Christmas

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Merry Christmas to all from Malta, and thanks Dimitri K for posting our photo from La Valette on the Facebook site!!!

Cathy & Guillaume
s/v Carpathia III
SM2K #293


Re: SM Mizzen Furling System Gearbox Overhaul

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you Bill for your kind thoughts.  It all started when I was seeking the information from others that you have so generously provided down thru the years, formalizing it a bit etc.   Various generous people shared and kept me going in the early years of my SM ownership. 

As to the status of the Liahona vs hurricanes Irma and Maria encounters (SM #335).  It took 16 weeks for repairs to be effected by Island Marine, Inc. of Puerto Del Rey, Puerto Rico.  The company is owned and very actively run by Ken Towne and Rick Karolun.  These guys have long and expert experience in boat building (I understand they built a couple of racing yachts for Roy Disney in the early years of vacuum bagging etc) and have been doing major repairs to boats for 25 years or so in Puerto Del Rey.  During the 16 weeks of the repairs I was on sight for 10 of those weeks and had a photographer document daily work progress to the tune of about 100 photos per day for the weeks I couldn't be there.   Repairs were completed July 4th 2018.

The major problem with damage to the rub-rail is reconstructing that complex structure in a structurally sound way.  Island Marine was up to the challenge.  They used various strips of "S" glass (structural fiberglass).  This stuff is green colored, must be made in high pressure/heat molds and is stronger than steel.  They made molds from undamaged rub-rail and included the structural glass into the laminates as they rebuilt the rub-rail.  There are new laminates across the hull to deck joint  where the angle of the hull and deck flange were ground down by abrasion against concrete.  No structural damage there, just abrasion, and the repair was so expertly done that I believe that with the S glass, the repaired part is stronger than original.  There was about 10 ft of rub-rail repaired on the starboard side and about 4 feet on the port side.  The hull abrasions/perforations  were all ground to sound glass and laid up with a schedule of glass equalling the original.  Damaged toe-rail cleats were replaced with matching new ones and the toe-rail areas damaged (minor) were repaired.  The boat was prepped and painted in 4 colors of AwlCraft to match the original: 1- matching beige on the toe-rail all the hatches perimeters, 2 - matching brown on the rub-rail, 3 - hull matching off white, and 4 - new boot stripe in "Desert Sand" (like yours Bill).  In addition we changed the position of the bootstripe.  We left it at the same level in the bow but raised it 4 inches in the stern to give a more "level on her lines" appearance.  New rubber "scupper" extrusion was available from Amel and that was a challenge but successfully replaced. All the damage to the lifelines was so expertly repaired that it is un-believable to me.  While she was undergoing repairs I did a lot of work on the boat, overhauling various systems, (i.e. that is when I tackled the mizzen furling gearbox), cleaning every locker, shimming the genset so that the tray under the Onan drains inboard rather than collecting oil and water outboard, doing corrosion control painting here and there, strip and re-epoxy prime the keel, major overhaul of the bow thruster, overhaul of the main furling and outhaul gearboxes, etc., etc.   Bottom paint is pending until a few days prior to re-launch.

In short, Liahona is in better cosmetic and mechanical condition than she has been since almost when I took delivery of her July 2001.  I am awaiting a new stern bumper for her that Amel is shipping right after Christmas, then the transformation will be complete. 

My insurance company was good to work with, paid promptly upon presentation of the various receipts etc.  I was out the use of the boat for a 15 months, travel to and from PR 3 times plus room and board etc, but other than that I have a sound and beautiful boat again.   She comes out of hurricane storage 20 Jan and we will be enjoying her again. 

All the best to you and thanks for all you have done for the Amel owners. 

Merry Christmas, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335





Re: Wanted Amel Sharki

Willem Kroes
 

Hi Bastian,

A friend of mine is selling his1986 Sharki.. The owner is an engineer by profession and he and his wife decided last summer to put the boat for sale, primarily because of their age. This Sharki is very well maintained with retractable bow thruster and furling Genua, both from Amel and a new engine in 2013.
The owner and I (also an Amel owner) made an arrangement, a few days ago that I will help him with the advertising and the paperwork involved with the selling proces.

We just made a brochure of the boat with inventory and pictures and I will be glad to send it to you.

My e-mail address: kavanga@...
My phone number: +31 6 47 96 35 71

So please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,

Willem Kroes

SM #351 KAVANGA