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Re: Pump running

Mark Erdos
 

Pat,

 

Sorry, can’t help with the leak but thought you’d find this a good read since you are anchored there: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-09-03/this-couple-dropped-everything-to-open-a-pizza-boat-in-the-caribbean

 

Also, Sasha tells a really entertaining story about how they came to be on this podcast: https://www.sailloot.com/sail-loot-podcast-021-pizza-%CF%80-vi-a-pizza-sailboat-in-paradise/

 

Enjoy!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pump running

 

For over a month my water pump comes on for a second,every 15 minutes or so. I have not been able to find any leaks. I just thought of one possibility, a leak in a valve for flushing the membranes ,which is impossible to determine as the outlet is at the waterline. A second possible cause I was think of is the water pump,and this is my question.Can a water pump have an internal leak allowing water to flow back to the tank,thus reducing the pressure and kicking on the pump?
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123
Christmas Cove,USVI


Re: Greasing autoprop

Mark Erdos
 

Ahmet,

 

There is a small Phillips head screw on the side of the rotating blade. This is removed and where the grease nipple is attached. Item #7 in the diagram below. If your prop is painted, this will be painted over and more difficult to find. Each blade will have one.

 

AutoProp Explode Parts.jpg

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of ahmet kipcak
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 5:50 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Greasing autoprop

 

Hi everybady,

I would like to grease my bruntons propeller according to bruntons maintance instruction but I couldn’t find any similar greas nipple hole on my propeller.

My one seems an older model,

I appreciate for your comments about greasing this propeller.

 

My best wishes for your safe Sailing

Ahmet Kıpçak

SM 247

Cesme / Izmir

 

 

 

 

 


Pump running

Patrick McAneny
 

For over a month my water pump comes on for a second,every 15 minutes or so. I have not been able to find any leaks. I just thought of one possibility, a leak in a valve for flushing the membranes ,which is impossible to determine as the outlet is at the waterline. A second possible cause I was think of is the water pump,and this is my question.Can a water pump have an internal leak allowing water to flow back to the tank,thus reducing the pressure and kicking on the pump?
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123
Christmas Cove,USVI


Greasing autoprop

ahmet kipcak
 

Hi everybady,
I would like to grease my bruntons propeller according to bruntons maintance instruction but I couldn’t find any similar greas nipple hole on my propeller.
My one seems an older model,
I appreciate for your comments about greasing this propeller.

My best wishes for your safe Sailing
Ahmet Kıpçak
SM 247
Cesme / Izmir


Re: Amel SM 2000 in the UK

JOHN HAYES
 

Hi Teun 

Recall she was looking for $225k. My yacht longer and 5 years younger cost NZ 150 tax paid in NZ. Of course spent a lot more now and I’m on my way across the harbour as I send this to install a new engine!!!


On 1/04/2019, at 12:14 PM, Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

John,

 

Not sure it is the same boat; can very well be.

 

I have met & know the lady you mention but have not seen her since I left NEW CAL 3 ½ months ago.

 

The boat listed on the bulletin board is at this moment the (rough) equivalent of USD150K.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT

April 1, 2019 10:13:34

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of JOHN HAYES via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 18:33
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Pretty sure I looked at it a couple of years ago…

 

The male partner died his lady from South America had inherited and was selling it;  but wanted an unrealistic price…………high by even Noumea standards. Ports were uv damaged and needed replacing. Motor was fairly new having been replaced in Japan. Two years sitting in tropical sun will also have taken a toll on running rigging etc.

 

Maybe price expectations by now have moved to a more realistic level…………..if it’s the same boat

 

Best

 

John Hayes

Nga Waka

Wellington NZ

 

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Teun BAAS <teun@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019 at 8:02 PM
To: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Just returned last week to my boat in NOUEMA - NEW CALEDONIA and noticed on the Marina bulletin board an AMEL MARAMU 46 1986 for sale. The note says that she is ready & equipped for a round the world voyage.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54 #128

 

NOUMEA  NEW CALEDONIA

March 31, 2019 18:01:40

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Brown via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 20:09
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Hi Mark & Nicky,

 

I’m in a similar position, based in the UK and interested in purchasing an Amel, not sure of the exact model yet but likely a SM.

 

I’m almost 100% sure that there are no SM's here in the UK. 

 

There are a couple of Maramu’s for sale in London and here in Scotland there is one Amel, a Maramu called Clova based at Ardfern marina. Clova is available for charter through Argyll Yachts.

 

You’ll be totally amazed when you finally get on board an Amel. They are built like tanks :o)

 

Your best bet would be a wee trip to the South of France where there are lots of Amel’s on the market and you can see and compare the range. I was initially looking at a Maramu or Santorin but when you get on board a SM, the extra space really impressed me!

 

Good luck with your search.

 

Best wishes,

 

Scott

 

 



On 29 Mar 2019, at 08:29, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

 

I have been lurking on this site for a few weeks now because I am almost sure that my wife and I want to buy a Super Maramu 2000. 

I say almost sure because we haven’t actually seen one yet in the flesh. I have watched and re watched many boat tours on YouTube but we would really like to see one for real before we commit to searching for one.

If any SM 2000 owner is in the UK would you mind if we came and had a look? We would be very grateful. Many thanks in advance. 

Mark & Nicky

 


Re: Amel SM 2000 in the UK

Teun BAAS
 

John,

 

Not sure it is the same boat; can very well be.

 

I have met & know the lady you mention but have not seen her since I left NEW CAL 3 ½ months ago.

 

The boat listed on the bulletin board is at this moment the (rough) equivalent of USD150K.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT

April 1, 2019 10:13:34

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of JOHN HAYES via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 18:33
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Pretty sure I looked at it a couple of years ago…

 

The male partner died his lady from South America had inherited and was selling it;  but wanted an unrealistic price…………high by even Noumea standards. Ports were uv damaged and needed replacing. Motor was fairly new having been replaced in Japan. Two years sitting in tropical sun will also have taken a toll on running rigging etc.

 

Maybe price expectations by now have moved to a more realistic level…………..if it’s the same boat

 

Best

 

John Hayes

Nga Waka

Wellington NZ

 

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Teun BAAS <teun@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019 at 8:02 PM
To: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Just returned last week to my boat in NOUEMA - NEW CALEDONIA and noticed on the Marina bulletin board an AMEL MARAMU 46 1986 for sale. The note says that she is ready & equipped for a round the world voyage.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54 #128

 

NOUMEA  NEW CALEDONIA

March 31, 2019 18:01:40

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Brown via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 20:09
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Hi Mark & Nicky,

 

I’m in a similar position, based in the UK and interested in purchasing an Amel, not sure of the exact model yet but likely a SM.

 

I’m almost 100% sure that there are no SM's here in the UK. 

 

There are a couple of Maramu’s for sale in London and here in Scotland there is one Amel, a Maramu called Clova based at Ardfern marina. Clova is available for charter through Argyll Yachts.

 

You’ll be totally amazed when you finally get on board an Amel. They are built like tanks :o)

 

Your best bet would be a wee trip to the South of France where there are lots of Amel’s on the market and you can see and compare the range. I was initially looking at a Maramu or Santorin but when you get on board a SM, the extra space really impressed me!

 

Good luck with your search.

 

Best wishes,

 

Scott

 

 



On 29 Mar 2019, at 08:29, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

 

I have been lurking on this site for a few weeks now because I am almost sure that my wife and I want to buy a Super Maramu 2000. 

I say almost sure because we haven’t actually seen one yet in the flesh. I have watched and re watched many boat tours on YouTube but we would really like to see one for real before we commit to searching for one.

If any SM 2000 owner is in the UK would you mind if we came and had a look? We would be very grateful. Many thanks in advance. 

Mark & Nicky

 


Re: SM380 TouRai will be for sale soon.

 

Steve,

You should also post this email in Yachts For Sale, which is a subgroup of the Amel yacht Owners Group. 
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Genoa sheet cars removal

amel46met
 

Hi Miles I have replaced just about all the blocks with Garhauer brand however they don’t seem to work so well on the jib track12 mm. maybe contacting them directly would be a solution I thought about using goit
Tom S/Y Aphrodite Maramu 
#125 St Bart’s


On Mar 30, 2019, at 11:18 AM, smiles bernard via Groups.Io <smilesbernard@...> wrote:

Hi Tom
What make of sheet cars / turning blocks etc did you use please ?
I am struggling to understand which manufactures would work on my Goiot 32mm track, 5mm thick with 10mm diameter locator pin holes

Any info very gratefully received !
I ‘think’ some Lewmar cars might fit but they come with blocks that only take 12mm lines 



These harken type cars would be perfect but I can’t seem to find out if they do them for 32mm track and also if 5mm thick is ok . . . 

Any thoughts from the group about suitable replacements that have been used would be super helpful


Many thanks 
Miles
Maramu 162


On 29 Mar 2019, at 22:18, smiles bernard via Groups.Io <smilesbernard@...> wrote:

Thanks so much for he really useful responses 
Tom - did you just unbolt the single stanchion at the fwd end of the Genoa track ? And managed to move it first forward then outboard once the lower side flanges were clear of the toe rail?
if so I’ll try this first and will try to replace the cars completely  🤞
I will anyhow also fix my current cars as I need them now and good to have them in working order too. 

Gerhard - it sounds like you just used a ‘push fit’ idea. So the Center hole on the new wheel was a tight fit to the 10mm pin. Then tap with a small hammer into place?

I might try this or ask for a slight shoulder on the pin - as per my sketch. So the lower half of the 10mm is just very slightly thinner than the top half. Say 9.5mm OD.
Combined with a stainless washer/wheel with a 
Center whole of the same diameter (9.5mm) of the smaller section of the pin

the wheel would ‘push fit ‘ onto the lower
9.5mm pin section and be prevented from raising higher by the 10mm shoulder 

the spring would sit above the wheel/washer as always. 

It might just work!?

many thanks to all for the ideas and help on this 👍

miles



Re: SM380 TouRai will be for sale soon.

 

Steve,

SM 380 is a great SM. She will be a safe and comfortable home for new owners to cruise anywhere in the world. 

Please stay in touch.

Best,

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



On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 7:49 AM Steve Morrison via Groups.Io <steve_morrison=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Greetings all.  TouRai has been a wonderful home for us over the last few years, but we are soon shifting our family of 4 to a catamaran (Privilège 495) to complete the next 5 or so years of our planned circumnavigation. 

SM380 is a unique Amel in that it was highly customized by Amel for a very tall Dutch family who had purchased several prior Amels and therefor were given greater freedoms than the average Amel buyer.  I will post photos and a link after we arrive in Ft. Lauderdale next week.  

The boat will be available for viewings later in April in Ft. Lauderdale at the Lauderdale Marine Center. 

All the the best to you all,
Steve Morrison
SM 380 TouRai
Fajardo, Puerto Rico


SM380 TouRai will be for sale soon.

Steve Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 
Edited

Greetings all.  TouRai has been a wonderful home for us over the last few years, but we are soon shifting our family of 4 to a catamaran (Privilège 495) to complete the next 5 or so years of our planned circumnavigation. 

SM380 is a unique Amel in that it was highly customized by Amel for a very tall Dutch family who had purchased several prior Amels and therefor were given greater freedoms than the average Amel buyer.  I will post photos and a link after we arrive in Ft. Lauderdale next week.  

The boat will be available for viewings through Joel Potter (954-812-2485) later in April in Ft. Lauderdale at the Lauderdale Marine Center. 

All the the best to you all,
Steve Morrison
SM 380 TouRai
Fajardo, Puerto Rico


Re: Med Berth

Steve Bell s/y Dusk SM378
 

Hi Jeroen,
                 Thank you for the information, we will look at these options, All going to plan and given we do not plan not be on the yacht June/July/august we may even consider placing her on the hard for these 3 months, we plan to sail around the Balearic's from sept-nov then back to SA to tie up things and back on board permanently from march/April.
Regards
Steve


Re: Amel SM 2000 in the UK

JOHN HAYES
 

Pretty sure I looked at it a couple of years ago…

 

The male partner died his lady from South America had inherited and was selling it;  but wanted an unrealistic price…………high by even Noumea standards. Ports were uv damaged and needed replacing. Motor was fairly new having been replaced in Japan. Two years sitting in tropical sun will also have taken a toll on running rigging etc.

 

Maybe price expectations by now have moved to a more realistic level…………..if it’s the same boat

 

Best

 

John Hayes

Nga Waka

Wellington NZ

 

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Teun BAAS <teun@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019 at 8:02 PM
To: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Just returned last week to my boat in NOUEMA - NEW CALEDONIA and noticed on the Marina bulletin board an AMEL MARAMU 46 1986 for sale. The note says that she is ready & equipped for a round the world voyage.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54 #128

 

NOUMEA  NEW CALEDONIA

March 31, 2019 18:01:40

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Brown via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 20:09
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Hi Mark & Nicky,

 

I’m in a similar position, based in the UK and interested in purchasing an Amel, not sure of the exact model yet but likely a SM.

 

I’m almost 100% sure that there are no SM's here in the UK. 

 

There are a couple of Maramu’s for sale in London and here in Scotland there is one Amel, a Maramu called Clova based at Ardfern marina. Clova is available for charter through Argyll Yachts.

 

You’ll be totally amazed when you finally get on board an Amel. They are built like tanks :o)

 

Your best bet would be a wee trip to the South of France where there are lots of Amel’s on the market and you can see and compare the range. I was initially looking at a Maramu or Santorin but when you get on board a SM, the extra space really impressed me!

 

Good luck with your search.

 

Best wishes,

 

Scott

 

 




On 29 Mar 2019, at 08:29, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

 

I have been lurking on this site for a few weeks now because I am almost sure that my wife and I want to buy a Super Maramu 2000. 

I say almost sure because we haven’t actually seen one yet in the flesh. I have watched and re watched many boat tours on YouTube but we would really like to see one for real before we commit to searching for one.

If any SM 2000 owner is in the UK would you mind if we came and had a look? We would be very grateful. Many thanks in advance. 

Mark & Nicky

 


Re: Amel SM 2000 in the UK

Teun BAAS
 

Just returned last week to my boat in NOUEMA - NEW CALEDONIA and noticed on the Marina bulletin board an AMEL MARAMU 46 1986 for sale. The note says that she is ready & equipped for a round the world voyage.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54 #128

 

NOUMEA  NEW CALEDONIA

March 31, 2019 18:01:40

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Brown via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 20:09
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Hi Mark & Nicky,

 

I’m in a similar position, based in the UK and interested in purchasing an Amel, not sure of the exact model yet but likely a SM.

 

I’m almost 100% sure that there are no SM's here in the UK. 

 

There are a couple of Maramu’s for sale in London and here in Scotland there is one Amel, a Maramu called Clova based at Ardfern marina. Clova is available for charter through Argyll Yachts.

 

You’ll be totally amazed when you finally get on board an Amel. They are built like tanks :o)

 

Your best bet would be a wee trip to the South of France where there are lots of Amel’s on the market and you can see and compare the range. I was initially looking at a Maramu or Santorin but when you get on board a SM, the extra space really impressed me!

 

Good luck with your search.

 

Best wishes,

 

Scott

 

 



On 29 Mar 2019, at 08:29, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

 

I have been lurking on this site for a few weeks now because I am almost sure that my wife and I want to buy a Super Maramu 2000. 

I say almost sure because we haven’t actually seen one yet in the flesh. I have watched and re watched many boat tours on YouTube but we would really like to see one for real before we commit to searching for one.

If any SM 2000 owner is in the UK would you mind if we came and had a look? We would be very grateful. Many thanks in advance. 

Mark & Nicky

 


Re: Amel SM 2000 in the UK

Scott Brown
 

Hi Dean,

I’ll give you a shout in August as suggested - look forward to meeting you and buying you that beer :o)

Best wishes,

Scott

On 30 Mar 2019, at 21:07, SY STELLA <stella@...> wrote:

Scott,
No problem, drop me an email in August and we can organise it.

Mark,
Not cruising Scotland as such, just arriving there at some stage over the summer. Currently in Greece.

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154


Re: Amel SM 2000 in the UK

Dean Gillies
 

Scott,
No problem, drop me an email in August and we can organise it.

Mark,
Not cruising Scotland as such, just arriving there at some stage over the summer. Currently in Greece.

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154


Re: Med Berth

Jeroen jeltes
 

Hi Steve,  the marina's Masnou and Premia just North of Barcelona are very reasonable . close to Barcelona airport and  100M distance from Mallorca .

Jeroen Jeltes
Fidelis
Amel 54.


Re: Dessalator shuts down for no apparant reason

 

Arno,

Good advice, and explains why the red light did not come ON.

Best,

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



On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 3:09 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
To me this sound like the thermal protection on the 24 volt motor is activated. Did you check the temperature of the motor? 

Regards,

Arno
Sv Luna
A54-121



Re: Dessalator shuts down for no apparant reason

Arno Luijten
 

To me this sound like the thermal protection on the 24 volt motor is activated. Did you check the temperature of the motor?

Regards,

Arno
Sv Luna
A54-121


Re: Long term storage options in southern Caribbean

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Thank you Giorgio. I have head about them recently from another Amel owner too so will visit them next week when we get to Martinique.
Cheers
Colin
SV Island Pearl II, sm #332
Pinney Beach, Nevis

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 6:05 AM Giorgio Ardrizzi <giorgio.ardrizzi@...> wrote:
Colin, In Le Marin, Martinique, in the Shipchandler Ship, in February they sold the 10 mm galvanized chain at 6,70 euros (7.53 us $) per meter. I think it's one of the lowest prices in the Antilles and it's a chain made in France.

Il Gio 28 Mar 2019, 03:49 islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> ha scritto:
Hi Dan

Most helpful, thank you.

We are also looking to replace our anchor chain and best price and quality we found so far amongst all the islands so far was Budget Marine in St Martin at  approx $1500 for 100m of Aqua4 10mm P30 galvanised chain.

We will be getting a final quote for good French manufactured chain in Martinique soon too before purchasing.

What is your price in Curacao for what length and type of chain?

Best regards
Colin
SV Island Pearl II
Nevis


On Wed, 27 Mar. 2019, 20:43 Dan Carlson, <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Hello Colin, 

Our experience at both was good. Both regularly handle Amels.  There were 4 other SM and a 54 at Curacao Marine while we were there.  There were at least 3 other SM in and out of  Peake when we were there.  We did not have much work done at either yard. We had bottom paint and hull wax applied at Peake, and only the hull polished at Curacao Marine.  A number of other boats we're having there bottoms refinished with copper-coat at Curacao Marine.  Seems they have the expertise and good price. 

Depth entering Curacao marina is something to watch but not a problem.  The use a submersible lift to lift the boat from the water and then place in the yard.  Peake uses a travel lift to hoist the boat and then they use a hydralic loft to move the boat around the yard. I saw no issues with either method.

Although I did not have much work done at either yard, my impression was that if you had a more varied list of jobs you wanted done then I would favor Peake.  What I observed and through limited interaction was that they had good electronic guy, canvis shop, diesel, and rigging on site. There was also a very good looking wood shop over at Powerboats next door.  And many other Marine services in the area.  They had a full time staff to professionally manage scheduling and completion of work at Peake.  Curacao Marine did seem to struggle a bit with that.

I did not think that Curacao was well set up for "boat minding". The boats are in a secure "bonded" yard so you can not hire your own boat minder.  The yard manager would do it, but really he had to many other things and no organizational support.  

At Curacao they do not have lodging on site. You have to book your own. Rental cars are cheep. Budget Marine was pretty good for sourcing my anchor chain.  Shopping  for other supplies is very good.   An additional benefit is adding a nice stop at Bonaire on the way.

Let me know if you have any more specific questions.

Regards, Dan Carlson on sv BeBe, sm#387



On Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 11:57 AM islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@... wrote:
Hi Dan

I would be most interested in your current assessment of Curacao Marine in terms of taking care of an Amel SM during haul out and storage compared to your experience at Peake.

We have just had a quote from Peake, and will be writing to Curacao Marine today for a quotation as well to compare prices.

What we are now more interested in is how well they both take care of the boat, as well as return flight costs to the UK from both locations before a final decision.

Thanks in advance
Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM#332
Pinny Beach, Nevis

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:42 PM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
James, we also stored our SM#387 at Peake Yacht Services from June 2017-Nov 2018.  We were pleased with the yard and the services.  We did not have much work done, but would go back again. We hauled out at Cuacao Marine this past year to position our boat for this current season in the western Carribean. 

Would be happy to answer any more questions.

Regards, Dan and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM #387



On Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 4:56 PM James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
Giorgio - Thank you so much for the info!  I will definitely contact Daniella.  I have heard that there is some concern of piracy / theft when sailing between Trinidad and Grenada or near the Venezuela coast in that region. I believe that air and sea travel has been suspended on the border of Trinidad and Venezuela based on the UK.gov website.. 

-James
On Mar 23, 2019, at 5:11 PM, Giorgio Ardrizzi <giorgio.ardrizzi@...> wrote:

Hi James, I left for the second year my Amel Sharki from Peake Shipyard in Chaguaramas Bay Trinidad.
The shipyard works like a Swiss watch and all the staff is very helpful.
The prices compared to the various marinas on the islands are much lower and the service it's great.
They have a shipchandler inside and various technicians capable of performing any kind of work.
In addition, Trinidad is practically at the lower end of the hurricane belt and is an event that occurred 3 or 4 times in a century.
In this moment there are 4 Amel in the yard.
Write an email to Daniella, the person responsible for the reservations and get a quote for your boat.
The address is: reservations@...

If you want more info I am at your disposal.
Good luck.
Giorgio Ardrizzi
Saudade III - Sharki #1


Il Sab 23 Mar 2019, 21:19 James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io> ha scritto:
I'd like to ask the forum for recommendations on safe and affordable locations for storing our boat for 3 - 4 months.  
Martinique is a great option, but there are perhaps better locations for getting work manual labor type jobs done at more affordable rates.  
Grenada seems to be historically a popular place, but I wonder about the current situation with more instability in nearby Venezuela.

Any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated!

Best,
James Cromie
SV Soteria #347
Culebra





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Re: Long term storage options in southern Caribbean

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Interesting, Many thanks Dan.


On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 8:05 AM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Anchor chain in Curacao was also Magga Aqua4 10mm P30 for $1515 for 300 ft.  That was duty free and a 10% discount linked to the OCC rally we we're part of.  
Roeland van Bijnin was the manager/contact there. He was helpful.

Regards Dan Carlson on sv BeBe, SM #387

On Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 9:49 PM islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@... wrote:
Hi Dan

Most helpful, thank you.

We are also looking to replace our anchor chain and best price and quality we found so far amongst all the islands so far was Budget Marine in St Martin at  approx $1500 for 100m of Aqua4 10mm P30 galvanised chain.

We will be getting a final quote for good French manufactured chain in Martinique soon too before purchasing.

What is your price in Curacao for what length and type of chain?

Best regards
Colin
SV Island Pearl II
Nevis


On Wed, 27 Mar. 2019, 20:43 Dan Carlson, <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Hello Colin, 

Our experience at both was good. Both regularly handle Amels.  There were 4 other SM and a 54 at Curacao Marine while we were there.  There were at least 3 other SM in and out of  Peake when we were there.  We did not have much work done at either yard. We had bottom paint and hull wax applied at Peake, and only the hull polished at Curacao Marine.  A number of other boats we're having there bottoms refinished with copper-coat at Curacao Marine.  Seems they have the expertise and good price. 

Depth entering Curacao marina is something to watch but not a problem.  The use a submersible lift to lift the boat from the water and then place in the yard.  Peake uses a travel lift to hoist the boat and then they use a hydralic loft to move the boat around the yard. I saw no issues with either method.

Although I did not have much work done at either yard, my impression was that if you had a more varied list of jobs you wanted done then I would favor Peake.  What I observed and through limited interaction was that they had good electronic guy, canvis shop, diesel, and rigging on site. There was also a very good looking wood shop over at Powerboats next door.  And many other Marine services in the area.  They had a full time staff to professionally manage scheduling and completion of work at Peake.  Curacao Marine did seem to struggle a bit with that.

I did not think that Curacao was well set up for "boat minding". The boats are in a secure "bonded" yard so you can not hire your own boat minder.  The yard manager would do it, but really he had to many other things and no organizational support.  

At Curacao they do not have lodging on site. You have to book your own. Rental cars are cheep. Budget Marine was pretty good for sourcing my anchor chain.  Shopping  for other supplies is very good.   An additional benefit is adding a nice stop at Bonaire on the way.

Let me know if you have any more specific questions.

Regards, Dan Carlson on sv BeBe, sm#387



On Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 11:57 AM islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@... wrote:
Hi Dan

I would be most interested in your current assessment of Curacao Marine in terms of taking care of an Amel SM during haul out and storage compared to your experience at Peake.

We have just had a quote from Peake, and will be writing to Curacao Marine today for a quotation as well to compare prices.

What we are now more interested in is how well they both take care of the boat, as well as return flight costs to the UK from both locations before a final decision.

Thanks in advance
Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM#332
Pinny Beach, Nevis

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:42 PM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
James, we also stored our SM#387 at Peake Yacht Services from June 2017-Nov 2018.  We were pleased with the yard and the services.  We did not have much work done, but would go back again. We hauled out at Cuacao Marine this past year to position our boat for this current season in the western Carribean. 

Would be happy to answer any more questions.

Regards, Dan and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM #387



On Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 4:56 PM James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
Giorgio - Thank you so much for the info!  I will definitely contact Daniella.  I have heard that there is some concern of piracy / theft when sailing between Trinidad and Grenada or near the Venezuela coast in that region. I believe that air and sea travel has been suspended on the border of Trinidad and Venezuela based on the UK.gov website.. 

-James
On Mar 23, 2019, at 5:11 PM, Giorgio Ardrizzi <giorgio.ardrizzi@...> wrote:

Hi James, I left for the second year my Amel Sharki from Peake Shipyard in Chaguaramas Bay Trinidad.
The shipyard works like a Swiss watch and all the staff is very helpful.
The prices compared to the various marinas on the islands are much lower and the service it's great.
They have a shipchandler inside and various technicians capable of performing any kind of work.
In addition, Trinidad is practically at the lower end of the hurricane belt and is an event that occurred 3 or 4 times in a century.
In this moment there are 4 Amel in the yard.
Write an email to Daniella, the person responsible for the reservations and get a quote for your boat.
The address is: reservations@...

If you want more info I am at your disposal.
Good luck.
Giorgio Ardrizzi
Saudade III - Sharki #1


Il Sab 23 Mar 2019, 21:19 James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io> ha scritto:
I'd like to ask the forum for recommendations on safe and affordable locations for storing our boat for 3 - 4 months.  
Martinique is a great option, but there are perhaps better locations for getting work manual labor type jobs done at more affordable rates.  
Grenada seems to be historically a popular place, but I wonder about the current situation with more instability in nearby Venezuela.

Any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated!

Best,
James Cromie
SV Soteria #347
Culebra





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Colin Streeter
0411 016 445



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0411 016 445