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Re: New Group

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Hi Bill,

Many thanks to you, and all those involved with the new forum, for all the work this must have been. It looks great and I am sure the functionalities will be much better than Yahoo!

All the best, 

Cathy & Guillaume
s/v Carpathia III - SM2K #293


New furlers on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi All,

Following the nice offer from Paul Hrabowsky (Bamar USA) I received the new EJF1 furlers a while ago and after some preparations I had the local rigger on Saint Martin replace the old ones with the EJF1 model. This took a little over a day with not too many problems. The fit was excellent after returning to my marina I could proceed with the electrical part of the job.

That proved to be a bit more complicated as the new furlers have a bit more connections to them. The MEJ furlers only have a motor with a plus and minus cable. The EJF1 has a electric brake and a thermal sensor added to the party.
I also ordered new Boxtron E14 boxes as the existing ones were not working anymore and the old MEJ furlers were connected to the Boxtron EM boxes.
The Amel yard connected the Boxtron boxes a bit differently then intended by Bamar. The remote switch has three cables but only 2 are led to the furler. The third (power) cable is fed directly from the circuit-breaker panel in the galley. This gave me some problems hooking up the thermal sensor.

Long story short it meant I added an intermediate connection box with a relay to enable the thermal sensor.
Added benefit is I now have a local (to the furler) switch to operate the furlers.

I also had to adapt both the E14 and the EM boxes to be able to use the connection boxes. For the E14 the change was minor. I had to add a "Vbat -" (minus) wire to the multi-connector . As this still had one pin free that was easy.
The EM box was a bit more work as the box was not designed to work together with the polarized brake power cabe (the brake on the EJF1 has a "plus"and a "minus") so I had to do some rewiring and add some diodes in the EM-box.

Altough the old furlers were still working fine, I must say the new one feel much more sturdy and make much less noise. In a later post I will put the old furlers up for offer in case someone is interested.

A picture of the connection boxes:


In situ:


Schematic design added as attachment

The result:


Re: New Group

James Cromie
 

Thank you, Bill, for all of your efforts and time.  We all know that you have dedicated a tremendous amount of resource and time for the sake of helping all of us who enjoy owning an Amel.  It is greatly appreciated!

Best,
James

On Feb 12, 2019, at 11:11 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

February 12, 2019

To:     All existing members of the Amel Yacht Owners Group on Yahoo!

From: Bill Rouse

In 2002, “Closereach” founded the Amel Yacht Owners Group on Yahoo Groups platform with a handful of members. Our group grew in membership to the hundreds when Closereach retired from our group and turned the group’s ownership over to Jose Luis Isasi. Jose led the group to over 1000 members and in 2018 turned the ownership over to me.

In the beginning and through a number of years, the Yahoo platform worked well for most of our members. However, as technology progressed, Yahoo Groups did not, and many of the members began complaining of numerous shortcomings with the Yahoo platform. Additionally, Yahoo simply stopped supporting the groups about 2 years ago and left known bugs and problems continue to irritate all of us. Lastly, we cannot ignore the numerous rumors about Yahoo and what they may do with the Yahoo Groups, especially since they no longer support their group platform.

Groups.io is a new and different platform for groups like ours. Although they offer a “free” group platform, it is not for us because we need more features and we are larger than the small groups the free platform is intended for. Groups.io has a PREMIUM platform which is generally designed like the Yahoo platform that we are accustomed to, but Groups.io has search ability that works, and many other tools that work.

The Amel Owners Group moderators and I have been testing Groups.io for several weeks and made the decision to move the Amel Yacht Owners Group to Groups.io. Hopefully the transition will go as smooth as possible, but I am sure that there will be issues. We are moving all of our data with us. There is a minimal cost involved ($110/year), which Amel School will pay for 5 years. I believe that this will give us plenty of time to plan for the years after the first 5. For instance, the Nordhavn Group moved from Yahoo, supported by members and shortly after the move Nordhavn’s parent company agreed to pay all of the costs.

The Moderators of our Group will remain: Mark McGovern, SM CARA, Mark Erdos, SM CREAM PUFF, Danny SIMMS, SM OCEAN PEARL, and Gary Wells, SM ADAGIO

You will need to:

Use a different email address when sending an email. Use main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Go to the new Amel Yacht Owners website address https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topics  and establish a log-in by clicking on “Log In” in the upper right and follow the instructions for “Forgot your password, or don't have one yet?”

 

I hope that you all will enjoy the new platform.

         

Bill Rouse


--
CW Bill Rouse
Amel School
720 Winnie Street
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


Re: New Group

 

Arno,

Thanks for your comments. The support people were working on this yesterday and last night. Frankly, they "pushed the button" without me knowing they were going to be so quick and surprised our moderators and me...sorry about that.

I think we all are going to like what we have...I see some clean-up required in re-naming photos, but we had that issue before, but Yahoo gave us no way to re-name them.🙈
 
Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 9:47 AM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Bill,

Thank you very much for this migration. This is really an improvement over the old Yahoo stuff. Excellent move!

One small thing I would like to say about the migrarion. The mail I got to raise awareness about the move did make me think it was a phishing mail so I threw it away. I'm not sure if there is a way to make the announcement more "authentic",  but the domain ".io"made me doubt the reliability of the announcement.
Just my 2 cents....


--
CW Bill Rouse
Amel School
720 Winnie Street
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


Re: FW: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners Group is shutting down today

Mark McGovern
 

There are a host of features in the new platform that are huge improvements over Yahoo including a calendar, the ability to have sub-groups, embedding pictures in messages.  The two main benefits that I like about the new platform are:

1.  You can actually edit a post that you made after you post it.  Those of us who don't spell too good will appreciate that little detail. ;)

2.  We now have complete "ownership" of the information that is posted to the group including the messages, files, and pictures.  They can be backed up and archived offline so all this great collective Amel knowledge cannot be lost due to some corporate decision.


--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: New Group

Arno Luijten
 

Bill,

Thank you very much for this migration. This is really an improvement over the old Yahoo stuff. Excellent move!

One small thing I would like to say about the migrarion. The mail I got to raise awareness about the move did make me think it was a phishing mail so I threw it away. I'm not sure if there is a way to make the announcement more "authentic",  but the domain ".io"made me doubt the reliability of the announcement.
Just my 2 cents....


Re: New Group

 

Just to let you know, the migration of Members, messages, photos, and files is still in progress. Hopefully it will be completed soon. I appreciate your patience.

--
CW Bill Rouse
Amel School
720 Winnie Street
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


FW: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners Group is shutting down today

Mark Erdos
 

Mucho kudo’s to Bill Rouse for making this happen.

 

Members are going to find the new group location much superior to anything Yahoo has to offer. The basic functions of embedding pictures or attaching files are as simple as putting in an email. Searching for files and pictures is much much better.

 

The new platform offers a nice clean screen with no Yahoo ads!!!!!

 

Look around. You are going to love it!!!!!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners Group is shutting down today

 

 

This Yahoo Group will shut down today.

 

Your email address that you registered with Yahoo has been automatically moved to our new Amel Yacht Owners Group.

 

You will need to:

1.         Use a different email address when sending an email. Use main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io 

2.         Go to the new Amel Yacht Owners website address https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topics  and establish a login by clicking on Log In in the upper right and follow the instructions for “Forgot your password, or don't have one yet?” 

 

I hope that you all will enjoy the new platform.

 

Bill Rouse

 

 

 

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To:     All members of the Amel Yacht Owners Group and New Members


From:
Bill Rouse

In 2002, “Closereach” founded the Amel Yacht Owners Group on Yahoo Groups platform with a handful of members. Our group grew in membership to the hundreds when Closereach retired from our group and turned the group’s ownership over to Jose Luis Isasi. Jose led the group to over 1000 members and in 2018 turned the ownership over to me.

In the beginning and through a number of years, the Yahoo platform worked well for most of our members. However, as technology progressed, Yahoo Groups did not, and many of the members began complaining of numerous shortcomings with the Yahoo platform. Additionally, Yahoo simply stopped supporting the groups about 2 years ago and left known bugs and problems continue to irritate all of us. Lastly, we cannot ignore the numerous rumors about Yahoo and what they may do with the Yahoo Groups, especially since they no longer support their group platform.

Groups.io is a new and different platform for groups like ours. Although they offer a “free” group platform, it is not for us because we need more features and we are larger than the small groups the free platform is intended for. Groups.io has a PREMIUM platform which is generally designed like the Yahoo platform that we are accustomed to, but Groups.io has search ability that works, and many other tools that work.

The Amel Owners Group moderators and I have been testing Groups.io for several weeks and made the decision to move the Amel Yacht Owners Group to Groups.io. Hopefully the transition will go as smooth as possible, but I am sure that there will be issues. We are moving all of our data with us. There is a minimal cost involved ($110/year), which Amel School will pay for 5 years. I believe that this will give us plenty of time to plan for the years after the first 5. 

The Moderators of our Group will remain: Mark McGovern, SM CARA, Mark Erdos, SM CREAM PUFF, Danny SIMMS, SM OCEAN PEARL, and Gary Wells, SM ADAGIO


As a member, you can post a message to the new Amel Yacht Owners Group by sending an email to: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

 

I hope that you all will enjoy the new platform.

         

 

CW Bill Rouse
Amel School
720 Winnie Street
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Additional solar location?

greatketch@...
 

Miles,

I will only cast a vote against putting them on the rail.  I KNOW it is popular, and lots of people do it, and lots of people have not had an issue with it. I did it that way on my old boat.  They worked well, and were out of the way.

However...

Fourteen days out of Hawaii headed to San Francisco in the middle of a North Pacific gale we were swept across the deck by waves several times.  Green water falling across the deck hit the back of the stowed solar panel hard enough to break the stanchions it was attached to. I see some of the "cruising" boats out here that carry all manner of stuff all over the outside of the boat, and the damage I imagine they might have sustained in such conditions is frightening.

Granted, these were conditions that were pretty extreme, but not beyond what any boat crossing an ocean should be ready for. It gives me pause about using the rails for permanent storage of anything. We are all colored by our experiences, and this was the worst weather I ever hope to sail in.  But it really gave me an appreciation for what moving water can do to things tied to a boat.  It's why I keep clear decks when sailing.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Georgetown, Bahamas


Grohe galley faucet spray head

eric freedman
 


Re: Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

greatketch@...
 

James,

If the south coast of PR works for you, we had good experiences in Ponce at Club Nautico where we left Harmonie tied up in a slip for a trip back to the mainland.  The staff was great and the facilities good.  My recollection is that there were moorings in the harbor, but I am not sure if they were associated with Club Nautico, or were private.

The only caveat is that we were there pre-hurricane, so not sure of the current status.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Georgetown, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

Courtney Gorman
 

Independent Boat Yard Benner Bay St Thomas Is the most place I foundPlus you have easy in and out it from Saint Thomas around 900 a month my Amel 54 is there it’s a little tricky getting in as there is some Sandy Shoals on the way in if you stay close to the red you’re in good shape then once you’re getting closer to the marina you need the middle


On Feb 11, 2019, at 3:31 PM, jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Amelians - 

I am needing to leave my boat for a couple weeks while I return home.  I am looking for a safe and affordable location to keep it - either at Puerto Rico or St. Thomas.  I would be grateful for any recommendations for either location.  I'd prefer to use a mooring , though I am considering  using a slip as well.  


Many thanks,

James

SV Soteria 

SM2K 347


Re: UPDATE - Amel Caribbean Rally - Martinique April 7 - April 13

 

Colin,

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 3:36 PM Sailing Island Pearl <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
Hi Bill

We are now also able to confirm for 7th till 13th and will be returning there from St Martin the week before.

Thanks for all your efforts in getting this together. Lauren and I look forward to meeting all those present.

Best regards
Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM #332
Princess Margaret Beach
Bequia

On Mon, 11 Feb. 2019, 13:49 Bill Rouse <brouse@... wrote:
To: All Amel Owners who expressed interest in the Rally (Some have since Confirmed or Declined, but all included in this email).
      All Martinique Sponsors

Re: Martinique - Amel Eastern Caribbean Rally Rendezvous Potential Dates...we are still planning
     (other locations will be informal meet/greet, but nothing will be planned). 
Dates: Apr 7-13 du Marin marina or at anchor, with a group anchorage at St Anne on Apr 13 (the last day)
          - Tuesday April 9 - Possible date for a dinner at Mango Bay
          - Wednesday April 10 Possible bus tour of Martinique
          - Saturday April 13 - St. Anne anchorage pot luck dinner
Attendance: I have received Confirmed Amels and 7 Possible.
Cost: Nothing for the Rally
What I need: I need more confirmed attendance in Martinique. I think the minimum we should have is 20 Confirmed Amels.
What you get by attending: I have discussed this Rally with Martinique-based Sponsors asking for some help with the following:
  • A free haulout (splash, launch + 3 days) will be given to one Amel owner attending, sponsored by Carenantilles. .
  • A dinner at Mango Bay during the above dates for all owners attending the Rally, sponsored by Caraibe Marine and Caribbean Yacht Sales 
  • A bus tour of Rhum Clément and possibly some other stop, possible, but no sponsor confirmed. 
  • Berth Discounts at the Marina du Marin, possible, but not confirmed. I need help with contact at the marina. 
  • Prizes and/or gift certificates from different Sponsors to be given by them during the dinner at Mango Bay, 2 are confirmed. 
The early indications is that we will get most of the above and possibly more. I am still waiting on Amel to confirm that they will offer something. I will keep you posted and will add to the website when I have confirmation.

If you need to change anything that I have in this email, ot the table below, please contact me at brouse@...

Registration Log includes any Amel owner that previously expressed interest
Y=Definite, N=Not Coming, P=Possible, U=Unknown
Name Amel Conf.
Joe & Tracie Nance CloudStreet SM 331 Y
Eric Freedman Kimberlite SM 376 N
Arno Luijten  SV Luna A54 121 N
Miles Bidwell  Ladybug SM 216 N
Kent & Iris Robertson Kristy SM 243 P
John Clark  Annie SM 37 N
Pat & Diane McAneny Shenanigans SM 123 N
Alex Paquin  SIMPATICO Maramu #94 Y
Colin Streeter Island Pearl SM 332 P
Donald Patterson  ?Mango? U
Kim and Chuck Lacey Joy SM 388 Y
Paul and Kerstin Osterberg Kerpa SM 259 N
Gary Wells Adagio SM 209 Y
Duane & Peg Siegfried Wanderer, SM 477 Y
Derick Gates Brava SM 400 N
Mark Pitt  Sabbatical III, SM 419 P
Mark,Karen, Miles and Lucy Isaac  Lulu, SM 391 Y
Courtney Gorman  TRIPPIN A54 101 U
James Cromie  Soteria SM 347 Y
Mark & Debbie Mueller  Brass Ring, A54 68 P
Olaf Bauer Katchopine, SM 392 P
Bill Kinney & Karen Smith  Harmonie SM 160  P
Patrick Mazzei and Fred Flamaz Django SM 70 Y
David Goodman Bel Ami SM 230 P
Jamie Wendell Phantom Amel 54 #044 Y
Confirmed, No, Possible, Unknown Totals
Confirmed 9
Not Attending 7
P Possible 7
U Unknown 2
Total Y Confirmed and P Possible 16


Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: UPDATE - Amel Caribbean Rally - Martinique April 7 - April 13

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Bill

We are now also able to confirm for 7th till 13th and will be returning there from St Martin the week before.

Thanks for all your efforts in getting this together. Lauren and I look forward to meeting all those present.

Best regards
Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM #332
Princess Margaret Beach
Bequia

On Mon, 11 Feb. 2019, 13:49 Bill Rouse <brouse@... wrote:
To: All Amel Owners who expressed interest in the Rally (Some have since Confirmed or Declined, but all included in this email).
      All Martinique Sponsors

Re: Martinique - Amel Eastern Caribbean Rally Rendezvous Potential Dates...we are still planning
     (other locations will be informal meet/greet, but nothing will be planned). 
Dates: Apr 7-13 du Marin marina or at anchor, with a group anchorage at St Anne on Apr 13 (the last day)
          - Tuesday April 9 - Possible date for a dinner at Mango Bay
          - Wednesday April 10 Possible bus tour of Martinique
          - Saturday April 13 - St. Anne anchorage pot luck dinner
Attendance: I have received Confirmed Amels and 7 Possible.
Cost: Nothing for the Rally
What I need: I need more confirmed attendance in Martinique. I think the minimum we should have is 20 Confirmed Amels.
What you get by attending: I have discussed this Rally with Martinique-based Sponsors asking for some help with the following:
  • A free haulout (splash, launch + 3 days) will be given to one Amel owner attending, sponsored by Carenantilles. .
  • A dinner at Mango Bay during the above dates for all owners attending the Rally, sponsored by Caraibe Marine and Caribbean Yacht Sales 
  • A bus tour of Rhum Clément and possibly some other stop, possible, but no sponsor confirmed. 
  • Berth Discounts at the Marina du Marin, possible, but not confirmed. I need help with contact at the marina. 
  • Prizes and/or gift certificates from different Sponsors to be given by them during the dinner at Mango Bay, 2 are confirmed. 
The early indications is that we will get most of the above and possibly more. I am still waiting on Amel to confirm that they will offer something. I will keep you posted and will add to the website when I have confirmation.

If you need to change anything that I have in this email, ot the table below, please contact me at brouse@...

Registration Log includes any Amel owner that previously expressed interest
Y=Definite, N=Not Coming, P=Possible, U=Unknown
Name Amel Conf.
Joe & Tracie Nance CloudStreet SM 331 Y
Eric Freedman Kimberlite SM 376 N
Arno Luijten  SV Luna A54 121 N
Miles Bidwell  Ladybug SM 216 N
Kent & Iris Robertson Kristy SM 243 P
John Clark  Annie SM 37 N
Pat & Diane McAneny Shenanigans SM 123 N
Alex Paquin  SIMPATICO Maramu #94 Y
Colin Streeter Island Pearl SM 332 P
Donald Patterson  ?Mango? U
Kim and Chuck Lacey Joy SM 388 Y
Paul and Kerstin Osterberg Kerpa SM 259 N
Gary Wells Adagio SM 209 Y
Duane & Peg Siegfried Wanderer, SM 477 Y
Derick Gates Brava SM 400 N
Mark Pitt  Sabbatical III, SM 419 P
Mark,Karen, Miles and Lucy Isaac  Lulu, SM 391 Y
Courtney Gorman  TRIPPIN A54 101 U
James Cromie  Soteria SM 347 Y
Mark & Debbie Mueller  Brass Ring, A54 68 P
Olaf Bauer Katchopine, SM 392 P
Bill Kinney & Karen Smith  Harmonie SM 160  P
Patrick Mazzei and Fred Flamaz Django SM 70 Y
David Goodman Bel Ami SM 230 P
Jamie Wendell Phantom Amel 54 #044 Y
Confirmed, No, Possible, Unknown Totals
Confirmed 9
Not Attending 7
P Possible 7
U Unknown 2
Total Y Confirmed and P Possible 16


Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Additional solar location?

Gregory Shea
 

Miles,
Another alternative that you may like to consider is to mount flexible panels on a framework, in front of the mizzen, supported by the lowers for the mizzen. It was Graham Johnston on Zephyr (who I think you have met) who came up with the idea and attached are photos of how he attached a framework to the stays to support the panels. He built a platform on which he mounted the panels.
In my case, I built a tubular framework and then lashed the panels to the frame. I have attached photos of one of my early iterations.
It is a bit of a juggling act to work around the back stay and the forward lowers to maximize panel area. It may be easier on a Maramu than a Sharki but you need to have some feel for the geometry before you order the panels. The height that you mount the frame is also a key factor in determining the frame/panel width. I was just lucky with mine.
If you decide to go this route, I can give you more details, off line.
One of the nice features of this arrangement is that the cables can be run down the back stay and into the boat via the hawse pipe for the radar cable.
Let me know if you need any other details.

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des iles
Preveza


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 2:48:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Additional solar location?
 
 

Hi there

I’m considering removing my rear arch in favour of a much missed wind steering vane

Currently the arch holds a single 200W solar panel and a silentwind generator

I might see if I can pivot mount the 200w solar panel on the push pit side/railing on the quarter

I’m thinking of remounting the wind gen on the mizzen eventually but mean time adding a bit more solar instead.

Some flexi panels on the cockpit hard dodger is my current favourite location.

I’d be interested to hear if people have had much success with this or suffered too much shading from the boom etc.

Also how people have routed the wires for any solar panels installed on the dodger roof ?

All the very best
Miles
Maramu 162



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

Mark Erdos
 

In St. Thomas, this is a good spot but being IGY, it is expensive: http://www.igy-yachthavengrande.com/

 

They have good security and not far from the airport.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:32 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

 

 

Hello Amelians - 

I am needing to leave my boat for a couple weeks while I return home.  I am looking for a safe and affordable location to keep it - either at Puerto Rico or St. Thomas.  I would be grateful for any recommendations for either location.  I'd prefer to use a mooring , though I am considering  using a slip as well.  

 

Many thanks,

James

SV Soteria 

SM2K 347


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

Mark Erdos
 

In PR, I can recommend this marina. It is safe and has excellent security. By road, you need to transit two guard gates to enter. There are no moorings, just slips. The docks are solid concrete. The staff will watch the boat for you and there are a couple of staff member you can pay a little extra to wash and care for the boat while gone.  They will even send you pictures of the vessel while you are away. There is a car rental agency on site and very close to Wal-Mart and about 10 miles from Costco.

 

Glenda L. Félix 

The Yacht Club Marina 

Palmas del Mar 

370 Harbour Drive 

Humacao, PR 00791

Tel. 1-787-656-7300

glenda@...

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:32 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

 

 

Hello Amelians - 

I am needing to leave my boat for a couple weeks while I return home.  I am looking for a safe and affordable location to keep it - either at Puerto Rico or St. Thomas.  I would be grateful for any recommendations for either location.  I'd prefer to use a mooring , though I am considering  using a slip as well.  

 

Many thanks,

James

SV Soteria 

SM2K 347


Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

James Cromie
 

Hello Amelians - 

I am needing to leave my boat for a couple weeks while I return home.  I am looking for a safe and affordable location to keep it - either at Puerto Rico or St. Thomas.  I would be grateful for any recommendations for either location.  I'd prefer to use a mooring , though I am considering  using a slip as well.  


Many thanks,

James

SV Soteria 

SM2K 347


Additional solar location?

smiles bernard
 

Hi there

I’m considering removing my rear arch in favour of a much missed wind steering vane

Currently the arch holds a single 200W solar panel and a silentwind generator

I might see if I can pivot mount the 200w solar panel on the push pit side/railing on the quarter

I’m thinking of remounting the wind gen on the mizzen eventually but mean time adding a bit more solar instead.

Some flexi panels on the cockpit hard dodger is my current favourite location.

I’d be interested to hear if people have had much success with this or suffered too much shading from the boom etc.


Also how people have routed the wires for any solar panels installed on the dodger roof ?

All the very best
Miles
Maramu 162

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