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Code D sail

James Cromie
 

To any Amel SM owner with a code D sail:

I am planning to get a code D sail to complement my downwind sailing kit.  

I am wondering what sail size, dimensions, and material (and cloth weight) other use for this sail or similar.  
Q sails in Turkey is offering a 130 sqm Code D made with PN 150 which has a weight of 1.75 sm-oz. 

Many thanks!

James
Soteria. 347

Re: St Vincent

James Cromie
 

Courtney - 
I just did the passage from Martinique to Bequia with my father and  mother, who has never done an open water crossing in a sail boat and she is 75. 

We did an afternoon crossing from Le Marin to Rodney Bay which was a very pleasant broad reach. I never checked in to St Lucia.  We pulled anchor at 0430 and sailed a broad reach to beam reach for the 72 miles to Bequia, arriving at 1600, just shy of 12 hrs.   The Anchorage is easy.  The last stretch between St Vincent and Bequia is fast - I overtook two catamarans coming in to Bequia whole cruising at 9+ knots.  

We had slightly brisker conditions than average, with winds at 25 knots and seas 5'-6', but that is more than the average.  

My mother didn't seem uncomfortable at all, and she is generally rather anxious!

I opted to not stop at St Vincent due to the reported higher theft rate.  My anxious mother was happy with kept going!

Fair winds. 

James
Soteria
Sm2k 347
St George's. Grenada

On Jun 28, 2019 09:22, "Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io" <Itsfun1@...> wrote:
Thanks sounds like I have options 
Cheers 


On Jun 28, 2019, at 3:32 AM, Giorgio Ardrizzi <giorgio.ardrizzi@...> wrote:

Hi Courtney, we spent in January one night in Cumberland Bay swinging at anchor and had a good time.  Unfortunately there is only one point where you can anchor at a reasonable depth (10/15 metres).  It is on the left upon entering.
The rest of the bay is too deep.  However, there are numerous buoys available (negotiate the price), or anchor and tie a cable to a palm tree.
Same situation in Wallilabu Bay.
For one night you can avoid making entry formalities to the country.
On the way back, starting from the Pitons, we had a good wind and we arrived as far as Bequia without having to stop at SV.
Enjoy.
Giorgio Ardrizzi
Saudade III
Sharki #1, now on the ground in Trinidad.

Il Ven 28 Giu 2019, 04:03 Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> ha scritto:

So Saturday I get a new crew in St Lucia heading south.  I really don’t want to abuse them with a first long sail to Bequia so does anyone have a recommendation in st Vincent? Cheers
Courtney
S/v Trippin
54 #101




Re: St Vincent

Patrick McAneny
 

Courtney, I also have made that same trip Bill described many times ,including this past winter. Beware a boat boat may steer you to a fisherman's mooring in close to town, not where you want to be, and charge more than what the mooring cost in the bay Bill mentioned at the foot of the pitons. The ranger will collect $30 from you, you can trust those moorings and they have painters attached.  After many time in Bequia ,we just discovered that there is one of the best snorkeling/diving spots we have ever been , just inside/at the  pole marking the point as you enter Admiralty Bay ,many trenches and lots of fish. I wish I had known about it years ago,check it out.
Enjoy,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 7:30 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] St Vincent

Courtney,

I've done St Lucia to Bequia at least 10 times. Take a Parks mooring ball at the small Bay south of Soufferie Bay. A Park Ranger will collect for the mooring. Depart 0500. Sail leeward of St Vincent to Bequia, arriving late afternoon before 1800. 

We took St Vincent off our list years ago because of all of the violent crimes against cruisers. You will find many people advise differently. They are in the 98% who have never been robbed or assaulted, or do not know anyone who has been affected.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Fri, Jun 28, 2019, 2:32 AM Giorgio Ardrizzi <giorgio.ardrizzi@...> wrote:
Hi Courtney, we spent in January one night in Cumberland Bay swinging at anchor and had a good time.  Unfortunately there is only one point where you can anchor at a reasonable depth (10/15 metres).  It is on the left upon entering.
The rest of the bay is too deep.  However, there are numerous buoys available (negotiate the price), or anchor and tie a cable to a palm tree.
Same situation in Wallilabu Bay.
For one night you can avoid making entry formalities to the country.
On the way back, starting from the Pitons, we had a good wind and we arrived as far as Bequia without having to stop at SV.
Enjoy.
Giorgio Ardrizzi
Saudade III
Sharki #1, now on the ground in Trinidad.

Il Ven 28 Giu 2019, 04:03 Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> ha scritto:

So Saturday I get a new crew in St Lucia heading south.  I really don’t want to abuse them with a first long sail to Bequia so does anyone have a recommendation in st Vincent? Cheers
Courtney
S/v Trippin
54 #101



Do you know S/V FAYAL owner?

Roque
 

To anyone who might know the owner of S/V FAYAL, a SM 2000, hull 258 (?) Port of Call La Rochelle, I’d like to be put in touch with him/her.

A week ago I saw FAYAL on a shipyard very close to where my boat is, in Santos, Brazil. I was told the owner is probably in Europe for a few months. Since I live here, maybe I could be of some assistance. I know how challenging it can be to have a boat in a foreign – and distant- country. If he/she wants, I can be reached either using this Forum or ediroque at gmail. Thank you.

Roque

Attika A54 # 117

Santos- Brazil

Re: St Vincent

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks sounds like I have options 
Cheers 


On Jun 28, 2019, at 3:32 AM, Giorgio Ardrizzi <giorgio.ardrizzi@...> wrote:

Hi Courtney, we spent in January one night in Cumberland Bay swinging at anchor and had a good time.  Unfortunately there is only one point where you can anchor at a reasonable depth (10/15 metres).  It is on the left upon entering.
The rest of the bay is too deep.  However, there are numerous buoys available (negotiate the price), or anchor and tie a cable to a palm tree.
Same situation in Wallilabu Bay.
For one night you can avoid making entry formalities to the country.
On the way back, starting from the Pitons, we had a good wind and we arrived as far as Bequia without having to stop at SV.
Enjoy.
Giorgio Ardrizzi
Saudade III
Sharki #1, now on the ground in Trinidad.

Il Ven 28 Giu 2019, 04:03 Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> ha scritto:

So Saturday I get a new crew in St Lucia heading south.  I really don’t want to abuse them with a first long sail to Bequia so does anyone have a recommendation in st Vincent? Cheers
Courtney
S/v Trippin
54 #101



Re: St Vincent

 

Courtney,

I've done St Lucia to Bequia at least 10 times. Take a Parks mooring ball at the small Bay south of Soufferie Bay. A Park Ranger will collect for the mooring. Depart 0500. Sail leeward of St Vincent to Bequia, arriving late afternoon before 1800. 

We took St Vincent off our list years ago because of all of the violent crimes against cruisers. You will find many people advise differently. They are in the 98% who have never been robbed or assaulted, or do not know anyone who has been affected.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Fri, Jun 28, 2019, 2:32 AM Giorgio Ardrizzi <giorgio.ardrizzi@...> wrote:
Hi Courtney, we spent in January one night in Cumberland Bay swinging at anchor and had a good time.  Unfortunately there is only one point where you can anchor at a reasonable depth (10/15 metres).  It is on the left upon entering.
The rest of the bay is too deep.  However, there are numerous buoys available (negotiate the price), or anchor and tie a cable to a palm tree.
Same situation in Wallilabu Bay.
For one night you can avoid making entry formalities to the country.
On the way back, starting from the Pitons, we had a good wind and we arrived as far as Bequia without having to stop at SV.
Enjoy.
Giorgio Ardrizzi
Saudade III
Sharki #1, now on the ground in Trinidad.

Il Ven 28 Giu 2019, 04:03 Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> ha scritto:

So Saturday I get a new crew in St Lucia heading south.  I really don’t want to abuse them with a first long sail to Bequia so does anyone have a recommendation in st Vincent? Cheers
Courtney
S/v Trippin
54 #101



Re: St Vincent

Giorgio Ardrizzi
 

Hi Courtney, we spent in January one night in Cumberland Bay swinging at anchor and had a good time.  Unfortunately there is only one point where you can anchor at a reasonable depth (10/15 metres).  It is on the left upon entering.
The rest of the bay is too deep.  However, there are numerous buoys available (negotiate the price), or anchor and tie a cable to a palm tree.
Same situation in Wallilabu Bay.
For one night you can avoid making entry formalities to the country.
On the way back, starting from the Pitons, we had a good wind and we arrived as far as Bequia without having to stop at SV.
Enjoy.
Giorgio Ardrizzi
Saudade III
Sharki #1, now on the ground in Trinidad.


Il Ven 28 Giu 2019, 04:03 Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> ha scritto:

So Saturday I get a new crew in St Lucia heading south.  I really don’t want to abuse them with a first long sail to Bequia so does anyone have a recommendation in st Vincent? Cheers
Courtney
S/v Trippin
54 #101



St Vincent

Courtney Gorman
 

So Saturday I get a new crew in St Lucia heading south. I really don’t want to abuse them with a first long sail to Bequia so does anyone have a recommendation in st Vincent? Cheers
Courtney
S/v Trippin
54 #101

Re: Slatted floor in sail locker

 

Very Nice.

Best,

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



On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 3:36 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Hi All,

We tend to store the fenders inside the forward locker as the rear locker is used for other stuff and it has no draining capability. To improve draining in the forward locker I have created an elevated floor so water can drain more easy. I had to make it into two parts so you can remove it. The whole thing is screwed and glued together. Under the lower slats there are small plastic feet/discs to prevent the wood from sitting in water. I'm still thinking about painting the thing, although the wood is hard-wood.

Maybe some other Amel user finds this information useful.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: Wasi #40 anchor forsale #facebook

Paul Brown
 

Thanks Bill


On 27 Jun 2019, at 6:58 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

That i a great anchor for a SM or 54...30kg is undersized for a 55.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970 (If I do not have your number in My Contacts, you will go to VoiceMail. Text me in advance with your number and I'll white list it.)



On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 12:29 PM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Sorry, it’s a 30kg Wasi.

Re: Wasi #40 anchor forsale #facebook

 

That i a great anchor for a SM or 54...30kg is undersized for a 55.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970 (If I do not have your number in My Contacts, you will go to VoiceMail. Text me in advance with your number and I'll white list it.)



On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 12:29 PM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Sorry, it’s a 30kg Wasi.

Re: Wasi #40 anchor forsale #facebook

Paul Brown
 

Sorry, it’s a 30kg Wasi.

#IMPORTANT #IMPORTANT

 

Due to numerous requests, we have added a new subgroup which is ShareParts. This is a subgroup of Amel Yacht Owners Group. Membership is limited to members of Amel Yacht Owners Group. The purpose of this subgroup is to have a place where Amel yacht owners can post parts wanted or extra parts for sale. We want to ensure that this group does not interfere with parts sales by SAV@.... NO COMMERCIAL LISTINGS.

It is important that when you no longer have something for sale, and/or if you have found the part you are looking for, that you update your Original Topic by either deleting it or by replying to the Original Topic. If this is not done, the subgroup messages will become a meaningless list and we will be forced to delete it.

This is a link to the Message Topics: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/ShareParts/topics
This is an email address that allows you to post a New Topic in SpareParts, even if you have not joined the subgroup: ShareParts@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Here are all other SpareParts email addresses you can use:
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

Re: Deck Stripes - Painting with Awlgrip - Details and Requirements

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Thomas,
may I know please which AWLGRIP RAL/code/color and if mono or bi component ?
Your deck after 5 yrs is like new, congratulations !
Many thanks
Giovanni TESTA
sv EUTIKIA
SM2K n 428
https://www.youtube.com/user/eutikia1


Il 27/06/2019 16:52, Thomas Kleman ha scritto:
On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 07:49 AM, Thomas Kleman wrote:
Gary- just my experience but Polytrol doesn't seem to effect anti skid properties. It looks like it should (the deck color pops and it appears wet). Only thing to be careful of with Polytrol is the buildup in the faux line grooves. You need to brush it out well and use thin coats.

Your post brought back some memories for me, painting the lines in 90 degree heat and doing the math for how long a line would it be if it was end to end. I came up with 2/10 of a mile but there's my Poetry/Sanskrit double major plaguing me again.
This is L'ORIENT sm2k 422 with Polytrol treatment of decks and black stripes (prob 5 yrs old in this pic).


 

Wasi #40 anchor forsale #facebook

Paul Brown
 

I have a #40 Wasi stainless steel anchor in excellent condition forsale, it is from my A55 and is surplus to my needs. I am cruising from Sicily to Spain and can deliver it along the way if this is of help. Please reply with offers... PB

Re: Deck Stripes - Painting with Awlgrip - Details and Requirements

Thomas Kleman
 

On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 07:49 AM, Thomas Kleman wrote:
Gary- just my experience but Polytrol doesn't seem to effect anti skid properties. It looks like it should (the deck color pops and it appears wet). Only thing to be careful of with Polytrol is the buildup in the faux line grooves. You need to brush it out well and use thin coats.

Your post brought back some memories for me, painting the lines in 90 degree heat and doing the math for how long a line would it be if it was end to end. I came up with 2/10 of a mile but there's my Poetry/Sanskrit double major plaguing me again.
This is L'ORIENT sm2k 422 with Polytrol treatment of decks and black stripes (prob 5 yrs old in this pic).


 

Re: Secondary Anchor Suggestion for SM?

Paul Brown
 

I have a Wasi #40 in excellent condition from my A55 forsale if anyone is interested, I’m cruising the western Mediterranean and can deliver along the way if it helps... PB

Re: Fixed Port Lights - Maramu

Arlo
 
Edited

I just pulled the forward starboard port window to reseal and there were about 8 through bolts plus another few dozen screws.  The backside of these bolts are accessible by removing 2 pieces of trim just above and below the window. I used butyl tape to seal and it is works like a champ with the plastic window material. I have used butyl tape for 15 years for sealing hatches, chainplates, portlights, stantions and it has always held up well. Butyl tape has a higher elasticity compared to most of the sealants on the market, makes less of a mess and is easy to clean off if the parts should ever need removing and replacing. 

Re: Toilet Pumps to bilge???

 

Since that saltwater is not shared no anti-siphon needed. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 4:29 PM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
On SM243 the fill pumps for the heads draw water from separate thru-hulls in the “hallways” just inboard of the heads, near the center of the boat.  There are no vent loops for either head.

Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243

On Jun 26, 2019, at 4:22 PM, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Paul,

Not having an anti-siphon valve on the anchor wash pump shouldn't be an issue because the hose goes well above the water line so that even when heeled over saltwater should not be able to flow through the hose. And even if it did, it would just be pumped overboard out the front of the boat!

However, there definitely should be anti-siphon valves in each of the toilet water feed lines.  The Amel manual even states that they are there in the section on Toilets. My understanding is that this is because the hoses that run to the toilets are either right at or right below the waterline and they are certainly BELOW the waterline when you are on a starboard tack.  Given that, seawater from the intake could flow into the toilets if there is not at least a loop of line that goes ABOVE the waterline preventing water from flowing from the manifold into the toilet.  Amel uses a full anti-siphon valve and not just a high loop.  See this article for a primer on anti-siphon valves:  https://www.boatus.com/magazine/2018/april/anti-siphon-valves.asp

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

Re: Toilet Pumps to bilge???

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

Would a product like Salt-Away dissolve the salt build-up, or would vinegar be sufficient?

Thanks,
Duane