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Re: K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

Faial Livingston
 

Hi Bill,

Have attached all the drawings in reference to electrical that I have been looking at to the folder you created.

Regards,
Faial
Cataya - Amel 54


Re: New Group

Craig Scott
 

To Bill and the other Moderators,
Just looked around the new website and it is a significant improvement from the yahoo site.  Makes me wish I was still sailing Lone Star.  Its so much easier to access all the information.
Craig Scott
formerly A54#101


locked Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

 

Craig,

OK, I thought that this would be OK with you and most folks. The Wiki is what you go to when you want to do something in our group's website, but need instructions. 

Please go back to the POLL and change your vote. I think that you can get to the poll either by clicking on the original email, or possibly by clicking on this link:

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 12:49 PM Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,
Sorry - although you did say it, I didn't "get' the part about the ad only appearing when you click "Wiki". You've been immersed in this changeover so it's familiar to you.  I have never clicked on Wiki, nor do I have any idea why I'd ever click it. So, if somebody wants to pay for an ad I'll never see, hey, I'm all in !!! 
Cheers, Craig


locked Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

Craig Briggs
 

Bill,
Sorry - although you did say it, I didn't "get' the part about the ad only appearing when you click "Wiki". You've been immersed in this changeover so it's familiar to you.  I have never clicked on Wiki, nor do I have any idea why I'd ever click it. So, if somebody wants to pay for an ad I'll never see, hey, I'm all in !!! 
Cheers, Craig


Re: Lee Sails or equivalent

smiles bernard
 

Hi Dennis 
Thanks very much for this information
Very helpful and clarifies my thinking 
I now have good quotes for Q and UK sailmakers 
So thanks for everyone’s help - very much appreciated

All the best
Miles


On 19 Mar 2019, at 13:09, sbmesasailor via Groups.Io <sbmesasailor@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

I had Lee Sails make my replacements before heading out on our round the world adventure.  The good news is they were cheap and they wore well (still being used after 8 years of exposure).  The bad news is as Bill has reported, they were cut poorly and needed modification upon installation.  I was installing a lot of other critical equipment on the boat at the time and couldn't justify properly made/custom made sails.  I will not use Lee Sails for my next replacement.

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu #121


Re: sailing from Martinique to Newport

smiles bernard
 

Hi Miles
We will be visiting Martenique in the next few weeks in our old Maramu. 
We are hoping to pay a visit to Amel there and stock up with good food !
Hope to see you there and best of luck with the crew hunt 
Cheers
Miles

On 19 Mar 2019, at 11:48, Miles <milesbid@...> wrote:

Hello Amelians, past Amelians, and future Amelians.
On 31 May, I intend to sail my Amel SM, Ladybug, back to Newport, RI from Le Marin, Martinique.  I am looking for one or two crew to join me. 
I watched the boat being built in 1998.  I have sailed it about 60,000 miles.  It is in perfect condition.
Please contact me if you are interested.  milesbid@... 
Regards,
Miles  S/Y Ladybug, sm216, Le Marin, Martinique


Re: Lee Sails or equivalent

sbmesasailor
 

Hi Miles,

I had Lee Sails make my replacements before heading out on our round the world adventure.  The good news is they were cheap and they wore well (still being used after 8 years of exposure).  The bad news is as Bill has reported, they were cut poorly and needed modification upon installation.  I was installing a lot of other critical equipment on the boat at the time and couldn't justify properly made/custom made sails.  I will not use Lee Sails for my next replacement.

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu #121


locked Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

 

You should be able to see results now

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 11:31 AM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

A poll has been updated:

Our Amel Yacht Owners Group is hosted on the Groups.io platform. I pay an annual cost for this, which I agreed to cover for 5 years. We were approached by a supplier that many of us have used. This supplier wants to advertise in our group. Almost 30 of us have used this supplier. We are considering allowing this supplier to advertise on the header of the Wiki page. Click on Wiki to view the area. 

I quoted this supplier a fee that is equal to the annual cost that is due to Groups.io for hosting our group, We would only have one supplier advertising and the location of the advertising would be on the Wiki, which is also known as the help page.

Please let us know your feelings on this.

Bill Rouse

1. Yes, I agree if it will pay the cost of hosting
2. No, I do not agree

Vote Now


Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

 

Theo,

I am not so sure that the 50 has the same insulation material, even though it looks similar. You can verify by asking your contact at Amel. For several reasons, I believe that the material was changed sometime during the 55 production.

Is that engine room photo a random Amel 50 in production, or is that Poloma in production?

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 11:18 AM s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> wrote:
Great... I'm surprised that Amel did not improved the material. 


Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

Theo s/v Paloma
 

Great... I'm surprised that Amel did not improved the material. 


The Poll Results so far Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

 

The Poll Results so far are 88% Yes, 12%, No

I apologize that I did not set the results as visible. I tried to modify the Poll, but do not seem to have that option.
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Dual Pre Filters for Fuel

amelforme
 

Glad to help Woody. That’s the one and I have seen it installed on the majority of SM 53’s and 54’s that have Racor dual filters. Some folks go larger, like the 900 and 1000 series for the much larger/able to stop more crud without blockage filter media but I think it is a bit of overkill to go larger.

The longer you own your Amel, the more inclined you will be not to change things. Amel gets it right way more often than they don’t. Leave the filters mounted low so head pressure on a near empty tank will be enough to ‘flood’ the filters and make priming/bleeding easy. Electric lift pumps that get used a time or two fail often and then you are in a bit of a pickle. Everything on a boat needs two things, maintenance AND exercise.  Try it the way Amel designed it and change it only after you have serviced the filters several times. I’m betting you won’t.

By the way although I am a salesman, I have owned three new Amel’s in my name and had several more provided to me by the Amel Shipyard, all used as demonstration boats for the North American market. I know the boats well and performed all the service on them that did not require a specialist. Part of the fun, actually.

 

Hope this is helpful and enjoy your Amel

 

          JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan "Woody" Wood
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:36 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Dual Pre Filters for Fuel

 

Thanks for that Joel.. is this the model you mean..?

https://www.asap-supplies.com/parker-racor-500fg-duplex-diesel-fuel-filter?cid=1721495430&adgpid=70090925480&itemid=&targid=pla-58909107986&mt=&loc=1006886&ntwk=u&dev=c&dmod=&adp=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItIKc4ZiO4QIV4b3tCh0MSgNjEAYYASABEgKxT_D_BwE

If mounted higher does that mean any fuel in the tank below the filter will basically be redundant without the use of an electric pump? Would it be advisable to add an extra priming pump you think?

Cheers
Woody
#mothershipadrift


locked Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

James Alton
 

Bill,

   I don’t object to Wiki advertising in the area shown at the top of the help page and will place my vote accordingly.  I would however be against adding any kind of pop up ads or any other type of advertising of that nature.  If this idea is voted down by the group, I am interested in directly helping to support the cost of running the forum so long as the amount is not a large amount.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Mar 19, 2019, at 11:12 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

I think most you that answer NO are answering NO to advertising.

That is not the POLL.

The Poll is advertising on a banner at the top of the help page (Wiki) only and that revenue going to the cost of groups.io.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:09 AM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I tried to write the Poll as something that would be general and the vote would be to do it or not, rather than a vote on which supplier should be allowed.

The group needs runway and stability rather than pitching in here by one or more members.

I suggested the Wiki because you only see that page when you click on it for help.


Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 9:39 AM Rink De Haan <rinkdehaan@...> wrote:
I agree with Craig. Willing to pay to keep the site running.

Cheers 
Rink de Haan
SM2k #330
Greece

 

Van: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io namens Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io>
Verzonden: dinsdag, maart 19, 2019 3:31 PM
Aan: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Paying for our group through Advertising
 
Hi Bill,
I voted "no", only because "ambivalent" was not a choice, but would appreciate a bit more info.  
Seems a pretty limited audience for advertising, albeit possibly an audience that is ripe-for-pickin' and therefore attractive to the advertiser. I do wonder about the ongoing value, however, especially after a few months of the same vendor splashing out on a big piece of the website page - seems it could quickly become "ho-hum" and then annoying. 
How much are we talking - I'd be happy to chip in to keep the site clean, and I suspect others would, too. 
Who is the advertiser (not sure that needs to be confidential, but you may be).
Craig Briggs SN68 SANGARIS






sailing from Martinique to Newport

Miles
 

Hello Amelians, past Amelians, and future Amelians.
On 31 May, I intend to sail my Amel SM, Ladybug, back to Newport, RI from Le Marin, Martinique.  I am looking for one or two crew to join me. 
I watched the boat being built in 1998.  I have sailed it about 60,000 miles.  It is in perfect condition.
Please contact me if you are interested.  milesbid@... 
Regards,
Miles  S/Y Ladybug, sm216, Le Marin, Martinique


locked Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

Teun BAAS
 

Agree with below.

 

I also would have no problem chipping in but that is now and maybe a only group of us willing to do so.

We don’t know what happens 5 or 10 years down the road; although Bill paid for the next 5 years 😊.

 

As far as the revenue: I leave that up to the guys now managing the site. They are capable enough; no need for me to micromanage in addition to managing/maintaining my boat.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT A54 #128

NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA

 

March 19, 2019 08:44:48

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 08:12
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Paying for our group through Advertising

 

I think most you that answer NO are answering NO to advertising.

 

That is not the POLL.

 

The Poll is advertising on a banner at the top of the help page (Wiki) only and that revenue going to the cost of groups.io.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

 

 

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:09 AM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

I tried to write the Poll as something that would be general and the vote would be to do it or not, rather than a vote on which supplier should be allowed.

 

The group needs runway and stability rather than pitching in here by one or more members.

 

I suggested the Wiki because you only see that page when you click on it for help.

 

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

 

 

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 9:39 AM Rink De Haan <rinkdehaan@...> wrote:

I agree with Craig. Willing to pay to keep the site running.

 

Cheers

Rink de Haan

SM2k #330

Greece

 

 


Van: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io namens Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io>
Verzonden: dinsdag, maart 19, 2019 3:31 PM
Aan: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Paying for our group through Advertising

 

Hi Bill,
I voted "no", only because "ambivalent" was not a choice, but would appreciate a bit more info. 
Seems a pretty limited audience for advertising, albeit possibly an audience that is ripe-for-pickin' and therefore attractive to the advertiser. I do wonder about the ongoing value, however, especially after a few months of the same vendor splashing out on a big piece of the website page - seems it could quickly become "ho-hum" and then annoying.
How much are we talking - I'd be happy to chip in to keep the site clean, and I suspect others would, too.
Who is the advertiser (not sure that needs to be confidential, but you may be).
Craig Briggs SN68 SANGARIS


locked Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

 

I think most you that answer NO are answering NO to advertising.

That is not the POLL.

The Poll is advertising on a banner at the top of the help page (Wiki) only and that revenue going to the cost of groups.io.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:09 AM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I tried to write the Poll as something that would be general and the vote would be to do it or not, rather than a vote on which supplier should be allowed.

The group needs runway and stability rather than pitching in here by one or more members.

I suggested the Wiki because you only see that page when you click on it for help.


Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 9:39 AM Rink De Haan <rinkdehaan@...> wrote:
I agree with Craig. Willing to pay to keep the site running.

Cheers
Rink de Haan
SM2k #330
Greece

 

Van: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io namens Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io>
Verzonden: dinsdag, maart 19, 2019 3:31 PM
Aan: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Paying for our group through Advertising
 
Hi Bill,
I voted "no", only because "ambivalent" was not a choice, but would appreciate a bit more info. 
Seems a pretty limited audience for advertising, albeit possibly an audience that is ripe-for-pickin' and therefore attractive to the advertiser. I do wonder about the ongoing value, however, especially after a few months of the same vendor splashing out on a big piece of the website page - seems it could quickly become "ho-hum" and then annoying.
How much are we talking - I'd be happy to chip in to keep the site clean, and I suspect others would, too.
Who is the advertiser (not sure that needs to be confidential, but you may be).
Craig Briggs SN68 SANGARIS


locked Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

 

I tried to write the Poll as something that would be general and the vote would be to do it or not, rather than a vote on which supplier should be allowed.

The group needs runway and stability rather than pitching in here by one or more members.

I suggested the Wiki because you only see that page when you click on it for help.


Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 9:39 AM Rink De Haan <rinkdehaan@...> wrote:
I agree with Craig. Willing to pay to keep the site running.

Cheers
Rink de Haan
SM2k #330
Greece

 

Van: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io namens Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io>
Verzonden: dinsdag, maart 19, 2019 3:31 PM
Aan: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Paying for our group through Advertising
 
Hi Bill,
I voted "no", only because "ambivalent" was not a choice, but would appreciate a bit more info. 
Seems a pretty limited audience for advertising, albeit possibly an audience that is ripe-for-pickin' and therefore attractive to the advertiser. I do wonder about the ongoing value, however, especially after a few months of the same vendor splashing out on a big piece of the website page - seems it could quickly become "ho-hum" and then annoying.
How much are we talking - I'd be happy to chip in to keep the site clean, and I suspect others would, too.
Who is the advertiser (not sure that needs to be confidential, but you may be).
Craig Briggs SN68 SANGARIS


Re: Lee Sails or equivalent

Miles
 

I have also had two sails made by Q-Sails in Hydranet for my SM, and I am very pleased with them after 5000 miles. 

 

And back in the US, I have a Q-Sails new main for a Maramu.  The sail belongs to Q-Sails and I have it due to a series of errors and customs fees difficulties.  If anyone is interested in a new Hydranet sail, please contact me or Q-Sails directly.  I hate see a lovely sail going to waste in my basement.

 

Regards to all,

 

Miles B  S/Y Ladybug, sm 216 Le Marin, Martinique


locked Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

Rink De Haan
 

I agree with Craig. Willing to pay to keep the site running.

Cheers
Rink de Haan
SM2k #330
Greece

 

Van: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io namens Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris@...>
Verzonden: dinsdag, maart 19, 2019 3:31 PM
Aan: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Paying for our group through Advertising
 
Hi Bill,
I voted "no", only because "ambivalent" was not a choice, but would appreciate a bit more info. 
Seems a pretty limited audience for advertising, albeit possibly an audience that is ripe-for-pickin' and therefore attractive to the advertiser. I do wonder about the ongoing value, however, especially after a few months of the same vendor splashing out on a big piece of the website page - seems it could quickly become "ho-hum" and then annoying.
How much are we talking - I'd be happy to chip in to keep the site clean, and I suspect others would, too.
Who is the advertiser (not sure that needs to be confidential, but you may be).
Craig Briggs SN68 SANGARIS


locked Re: Paying for our group through Advertising

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Bill,
I voted "no", only because "ambivalent" was not a choice, but would appreciate a bit more info. 
Seems a pretty limited audience for advertising, albeit possibly an audience that is ripe-for-pickin' and therefore attractive to the advertiser. I do wonder about the ongoing value, however, especially after a few months of the same vendor splashing out on a big piece of the website page - seems it could quickly become "ho-hum" and then annoying.
How much are we talking - I'd be happy to chip in to keep the site clean, and I suspect others would, too.
Who is the advertiser (not sure that needs to be confidential, but you may be).
Craig Briggs SN68 SANGARIS