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Re: Heading S from the Chesapeake

Alan Grayson
 

Hi Kent, I will be heading to Bermuda first so that cuts me out sorry.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Annapolis
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...>
Sent: Friday, 23 August 2019 5:25:32 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Heading S from the Chesapeake
 
Alan/Mark,
We are also heading S in Nov, first to St Augustine, then meeting friends in Bahamas for a few weeks, then working our way down to Martinique.  Are you going outside straight to Martinique?  If staying W of the Stream we might head out with you.

Kent & Iris
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Aug 23, 2019, at 12:44 PM, Alan Grayson <bazgrayson@...> wrote:

I had a bit of corrosion at the mast base but not bad. I replaced the pads from Maud, expensive little suckers, $280 for the pair. I don’t think I really needed to do that as there is not really anyway for the water to get between the mast base and the pad. Those drain holes you see are the top side of a plate welded into the base of the mast so that there is no way for water to go anywhere else but out those holes..
I will be leaving as soon as the rugby World Cup is over which I think the final is Nov 2nd so absolutely let’s keep in touch, probably head down in company.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 11:21:27 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig
 

Thanks Alan.

Sounds like pulling the mast was a good solution for you and glad to hear it went well.

We are primarily focused on replacing the 20 year old standing rigging, but several “experts” have recommended pulling the mast to check the base. I wonder if that is more of a concern with a keel stepped mast as the base has greater potential for sitting in sea water and is not as readily observed on a regular basis. Did you find any issues at the base/deck interface? Is there a pad there that needed replacement? And as you said, repairs up and down the mast are certainly easier when it is horizontal and bench height.

I was able to locate Olivier’s instructions on the old Yahoo BB and attached them here for reference within the current bulletin board.

We also will depart the Chesapeake, on or around November 3, bound for Martinique. Let’s stay in touch.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Grayson
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 7:42 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig

 

Hi Mike, yes we have just finished with the rerig. We pulled the masts which for us was the best way for us to go. We have only had the boat less than a year so we had no idea what condition all the parts were in, jib furler, gearboxes, motors etc so having the masts down allowed us to pull everything off in a much easier way. We were also able to remove old wires from each mast and renew, changed out the steaming light, paint touch up corroded areas, servicing the manual furler gearboxes mizzen and main were accomplished much easier. I felt there was no time pressure if something went wrong.
I watched a boat in Ft Lauderdale get there rigging replaced in the slip and if that's all you are doing then I would have no concerns doing that but for us we had a lot of extras to do.
One of the main reasons we did the rigging now and not wait till Martinique was we were getting a lot of mast pumping and could not get rid of it. Once the riggers had tuned it the pumping was even worse and they had no solution to it even after I had shown them the tuning write up so I loosened everything off and followed the directions explicitly and what do you know no more pumping. I'm sure it's not tight enough but I hope to bump into some SM's shortly and check tension with them and we still plan on heading direct to Martinique in Nov.
Acmo rigging was just as advertised, perfect.
Price for the crane was about $600 each way and all the riggers did was remove and replace the masts and do their tune.
Hope this helps
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Annapolis


From: main@... <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...>
Sent: Friday, 23 August 2019 12:47:27 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig

 

Hi Alan.
We are looking at rerigging in the next few months with one vendor wanting to pull the mast and another planning to do it in place. Had not considered doing it ourselves. Have you completed your rerigging and have you any advice from your experience?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay 


Re: Maintenance costs for Amel yachts

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

A good thing that speaks for Amel:

I met a couple in Messolonghi Greece with an Amel 54 or 55 . We got into the conversation and he told me that his wife and he will be on your second circumnavigation of the world. 

I asked why sail the world twice and both paint with the Amel ? 

He replied: nine the first circumnavigation of the world we made with a Lufe 45 . But in every port in every bay where we were was already an Amel and every owner was very satisfied with his Amel . That's why we bought one and sailed around the world a second time with an Amel 

And we are very satisfied ! 


There is nothing more to say ! 

Greetings SM Balu


Von meinem iPhone gesendet


Re: Maintenance costs for Amel yachts

Ian Park
 

Great answer Gary. Got it in a nutshell!
My Santorin seems to give me an occasional nudge - ‘Skipper, you need to listen to this little warning’. I have had nothing ‘fail’ but robust systems let me know they needed a look at! And just everything has a manual backup.

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: Maintenance costs for Amel yachts

Gary Wells
 

Hello!

Well, I just wanted to throw my hat in the ring as well. 
I did a lot of research before landing in a Super Maramu. Several years' worth really,a a lot of it was just dreaming and window shopping.
The Amel won hands-down for me in the most important arena when it can to crossing oceans.with my wife and that was its design with safety in mind.  There were so many places where I found the SM in front of other boats when it came to staying safe that I found myself comparing most other boats I looked at back to the Amel. So, it dawned on me I should quit comparing :)

One thing I totally understand about getting on a very active forum like this is how you could come away thinking that the boats have numerous inherent problems.  Well, I can confidently say that if you go to an Island Packet, Hallbeg-Rassey or Tayana user's group you'll see the same thing only at a different level.

While the Amel group keeps talking about basically the same "issues" over and over again (especially for the hebenefit of new owners)  these items pretty much hold along the line of 'minor' items.
Bow thruster leaks (routine maintenance fixes that), C-Drive oil and seals, (routine maintenance), outhaul, furling, watermaker and other electrical motors and gearboxes all require upkeep and maintenance. 
What you don't read about are keel-stepped masts that won't quit leaking into the salon, black tanks that develop holes because they get eaten through, rigging failures under stress, keel failures, hull-to-deck joint leaks, engines that  water-lock in following seas, .. and I guess I'll quit there. There are many boats that require a lot of work to get them seaworthy, and then that seaworthiness diminishes rapidly with miles.  I think dollar-to-mile sailed the Amel is a winner.

There are so many points where Amel has seen other designs not work so well and improved on them.  Water-tight compartments, stainless rail lifelines, hard dodgers you can walk on, sea-chest water inlet, monocoque hull/deck construction, retracting bow thruster, cockpit controlled 1-peraon sail operations and .. I guess you probably know most of that already, but it's simply not like most other production boats.  

I think I actually take a bit of joy knowing that if something is going to surprisingly quit working, it is from a rather finite list of mostly non-critical circumstances.  
Once you get to the point of knowing 'hmm, that pump doesn't sound quite right .. time to change the filter" you'll come to see that it's not that hard to keep the boat ready to go fairly easily.

Good luck with your research!

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Halifax NS


Re: Climma Compact 9 EH MK3 Air Conditioning

 

Mark,

Wasn't that the unit you replaced with non-Climma?

None of this will likely help because it is likely the compressor has an internal short.

If it is not Climma, I am not sure how the electrical connection to the compressor is made, but that connection should be checked closely. What about start and run capacitors? Are they in tolerance and are the connections free of any corrosion?


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, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Hans-Joerg Wildhagen <carpediemsail@...> wrote:
Hi Mark

May be it is a similar problem as with a waterheater when the heater is corroded and the phase and the zero conductor comes at certain point together. I am not sure with that.
BR Hans-Jörg from Germany
Wasabi in Shelter Bay Marina.


Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> schrieb am Fr. 23. Aug. 2019 um 20:21:

Rats! It’s hot as heck here in Panama and my aft AC has decided not to play.

 

This morning, the main GF breaker popped. By turning on breakers one at a time, I was able to determine I have a GF in the aft AC unit. The AC unit immediately pops the GF breaker when powered on.

 

I have isolated the fault to the compressor. If I disconnect the compressor power from the main circuit board everything else works. The board powers up, the fan turns on etc. The moment I connect the compressor power, the boat’s main GF breaker pops.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Climma Compact 9 EH MK3 Air Conditioning

Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
 

Hi Mark

May be it is a similar problem as with a waterheater when the heater is corroded and the phase and the zero conductor comes at certain point together. I am not sure with that.
BR Hans-Jörg from Germany
Wasabi in Shelter Bay Marina.


Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> schrieb am Fr. 23. Aug. 2019 um 20:21:

Rats! It’s hot as heck here in Panama and my aft AC has decided not to play.

 

This morning, the main GF breaker popped. By turning on breakers one at a time, I was able to determine I have a GF in the aft AC unit. The AC unit immediately pops the GF breaker when powered on.

 

I have isolated the fault to the compressor. If I disconnect the compressor power from the main circuit board everything else works. The board powers up, the fan turns on etc. The moment I connect the compressor power, the boat’s main GF breaker pops.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 


Climma Compact 9 EH MK3 Air Conditioning

Mark Erdos
 

Rats! It’s hot as heck here in Panama and my aft AC has decided not to play.

 

This morning, the main GF breaker popped. By turning on breakers one at a time, I was able to determine I have a GF in the aft AC unit. The AC unit immediately pops the GF breaker when powered on.

 

I have isolated the fault to the compressor. If I disconnect the compressor power from the main circuit board everything else works. The board powers up, the fan turns on etc. The moment I connect the compressor power, the boat’s main GF breaker pops.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 


Heading S from the Chesapeake

karkauai
 

Alan/Mark,
We are also heading S in Nov, first to St Augustine, then meeting friends in Bahamas for a few weeks, then working our way down to Martinique.  Are you going outside straight to Martinique?  If staying W of the Stream we might head out with you.

Kent & Iris
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Aug 23, 2019, at 12:44 PM, Alan Grayson <bazgrayson@...> wrote:

I had a bit of corrosion at the mast base but not bad. I replaced the pads from Maud, expensive little suckers, $280 for the pair. I don’t think I really needed to do that as there is not really anyway for the water to get between the mast base and the pad. Those drain holes you see are the top side of a plate welded into the base of the mast so that there is no way for water to go anywhere else but out those holes..
I will be leaving as soon as the rugby World Cup is over which I think the final is Nov 2nd so absolutely let’s keep in touch, probably head down in company.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 11:21:27 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig
 

Thanks Alan.

Sounds like pulling the mast was a good solution for you and glad to hear it went well.

We are primarily focused on replacing the 20 year old standing rigging, but several “experts” have recommended pulling the mast to check the base. I wonder if that is more of a concern with a keel stepped mast as the base has greater potential for sitting in sea water and is not as readily observed on a regular basis. Did you find any issues at the base/deck interface? Is there a pad there that needed replacement? And as you said, repairs up and down the mast are certainly easier when it is horizontal and bench height.

I was able to locate Olivier’s instructions on the old Yahoo BB and attached them here for reference within the current bulletin board.

We also will depart the Chesapeake, on or around November 3, bound for Martinique. Let’s stay in touch.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Grayson
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 7:42 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig

 

Hi Mike, yes we have just finished with the rerig. We pulled the masts which for us was the best way for us to go. We have only had the boat less than a year so we had no idea what condition all the parts were in, jib furler, gearboxes, motors etc so having the masts down allowed us to pull everything off in a much easier way. We were also able to remove old wires from each mast and renew, changed out the steaming light, paint touch up corroded areas, servicing the manual furler gearboxes mizzen and main were accomplished much easier. I felt there was no time pressure if something went wrong.
I watched a boat in Ft Lauderdale get there rigging replaced in the slip and if that's all you are doing then I would have no concerns doing that but for us we had a lot of extras to do.
One of the main reasons we did the rigging now and not wait till Martinique was we were getting a lot of mast pumping and could not get rid of it. Once the riggers had tuned it the pumping was even worse and they had no solution to it even after I had shown them the tuning write up so I loosened everything off and followed the directions explicitly and what do you know no more pumping. I'm sure it's not tight enough but I hope to bump into some SM's shortly and check tension with them and we still plan on heading direct to Martinique in Nov.
Acmo rigging was just as advertised, perfect.
Price for the crane was about $600 each way and all the riggers did was remove and replace the masts and do their tune.
Hope this helps
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Annapolis


From: main@... <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...>
Sent: Friday, 23 August 2019 12:47:27 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig

 

Hi Alan.
We are looking at rerigging in the next few months with one vendor wanting to pull the mast and another planning to do it in place. Had not considered doing it ourselves. Have you completed your rerigging and have you any advice from your experience?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay 


Re: I'm going to the Annapolis Boat Show - anyone want SM bow thruster lip seals (free)?

Patrick McAneny
 

Scott, We have been going to the show every year for over 35 yrs. and will be there this yr.as well . I have a 94 SM and would be glad to lighten your payload. Will be coming by boat ,If so we'll look for you ,we generally anchor in front of the Academy in the general anchorage. Hope to see you there. If you are coming south through the C&D stop by and drop your hook ,we live and our boat is on our mooring 4 miles up the river ,good place to anchor in transit ,many do.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River, Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Aug 23, 2019 11:53 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] I'm going to the Annapolis Boat Show - anyone want SM bow thruster lip seals (free)?

Hi all,

Just going through my spare parts and found that I have three lip seals with dimensions 30x42x7 which the previous owner left aboard. He had a SM2000 and I believe these are the lip seals for the SM bow thruster. I have no use for them, so if you are going to the boat show in October and want them, let me know. No cost, just come grab em when we're up at the boat show in October.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Engine Battery cable to starter motor to be replaced - looking for experience

Arno Luijten
 

Check the voltage-drop across the battery switches. My switches showed significant voltage-drop at some point. Exercising them a number of times can rectify the problem.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Pulling the mast to rerig

Alan Grayson
 

I had a bit of corrosion at the mast base but not bad. I replaced the pads from Maud, expensive little suckers, $280 for the pair. I don’t think I really needed to do that as there is not really anyway for the water to get between the mast base and the pad. Those drain holes you see are the top side of a plate welded into the base of the mast so that there is no way for water to go anywhere else but out those holes..
I will be leaving as soon as the rugby World Cup is over which I think the final is Nov 2nd so absolutely let’s keep in touch, probably head down in company.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 11:21:27 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig
 

Thanks Alan.

Sounds like pulling the mast was a good solution for you and glad to hear it went well.

We are primarily focused on replacing the 20 year old standing rigging, but several “experts” have recommended pulling the mast to check the base. I wonder if that is more of a concern with a keel stepped mast as the base has greater potential for sitting in sea water and is not as readily observed on a regular basis. Did you find any issues at the base/deck interface? Is there a pad there that needed replacement? And as you said, repairs up and down the mast are certainly easier when it is horizontal and bench height.

I was able to locate Olivier’s instructions on the old Yahoo BB and attached them here for reference within the current bulletin board.

We also will depart the Chesapeake, on or around November 3, bound for Martinique. Let’s stay in touch.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Grayson
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 7:42 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig

 

Hi Mike, yes we have just finished with the rerig. We pulled the masts which for us was the best way for us to go. We have only had the boat less than a year so we had no idea what condition all the parts were in, jib furler, gearboxes, motors etc so having the masts down allowed us to pull everything off in a much easier way. We were also able to remove old wires from each mast and renew, changed out the steaming light, paint touch up corroded areas, servicing the manual furler gearboxes mizzen and main were accomplished much easier. I felt there was no time pressure if something went wrong.
I watched a boat in Ft Lauderdale get there rigging replaced in the slip and if that's all you are doing then I would have no concerns doing that but for us we had a lot of extras to do.
One of the main reasons we did the rigging now and not wait till Martinique was we were getting a lot of mast pumping and could not get rid of it. Once the riggers had tuned it the pumping was even worse and they had no solution to it even after I had shown them the tuning write up so I loosened everything off and followed the directions explicitly and what do you know no more pumping. I'm sure it's not tight enough but I hope to bump into some SM's shortly and check tension with them and we still plan on heading direct to Martinique in Nov.
Acmo rigging was just as advertised, perfect.
Price for the crane was about $600 each way and all the riggers did was remove and replace the masts and do their tune.
Hope this helps
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Annapolis


From: main@... <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...>
Sent: Friday, 23 August 2019 12:47:27 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig

 

Hi Alan.
We are looking at rerigging in the next few months with one vendor wanting to pull the mast and another planning to do it in place. Had not considered doing it ourselves. Have you completed your rerigging and have you any advice from your experience?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay 


Re: Maintenance costs for Amel yachts

 

Yes,

You should note the year above each column then call "your choice of someone" in DC to convert my numbers to 2019 numbers. 

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, Aug 23, 2019, 10:45 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Thanks Mark 


On 23 Aug 2019, at 5:36 pm, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Paul,

Keep in mind that Bill started his trip in 2006 and ended in 2016.  BEFORE Hurricane Irma and Maria.

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


I'm going to the Annapolis Boat Show - anyone want SM bow thruster lip seals (free)?

Scott SV Tengah
 

Hi all,

Just going through my spare parts and found that I have three lip seals with dimensions 30x42x7 which the previous owner left aboard. He had a SM2000 and I believe these are the lip seals for the SM bow thruster. I have no use for them, so if you are going to the boat show in October and want them, let me know. No cost, just come grab em when we're up at the boat show in October.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Maintenance costs for Amel yachts

Paul Brown
 

Thanks Mark 


On 23 Aug 2019, at 5:36 pm, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Paul,

Keep in mind that Bill started his trip in 2006 and ended in 2016.  BEFORE Hurricane Irma and Maria.

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


Re: Maintenance costs for Amel yachts

Mark McGovern
 

Paul,

Keep in mind that Bill started his trip in 2006 and ended in 2016.  BEFORE Hurricane Irma and Maria.

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


Re: Pulling the mast to rerig

Mike Ondra
 

Thanks Alan.

Sounds like pulling the mast was a good solution for you and glad to hear it went well.

We are primarily focused on replacing the 20 year old standing rigging, but several “experts” have recommended pulling the mast to check the base. I wonder if that is more of a concern with a keel stepped mast as the base has greater potential for sitting in sea water and is not as readily observed on a regular basis. Did you find any issues at the base/deck interface? Is there a pad there that needed replacement? And as you said, repairs up and down the mast are certainly easier when it is horizontal and bench height.

I was able to locate Olivier’s instructions on the old Yahoo BB and attached them here for reference within the current bulletin board.

We also will depart the Chesapeake, on or around November 3, bound for Martinique. Let’s stay in touch.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Grayson
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 7:42 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig

 

Hi Mike, yes we have just finished with the rerig. We pulled the masts which for us was the best way for us to go. We have only had the boat less than a year so we had no idea what condition all the parts were in, jib furler, gearboxes, motors etc so having the masts down allowed us to pull everything off in a much easier way. We were also able to remove old wires from each mast and renew, changed out the steaming light, paint touch up corroded areas, servicing the manual furler gearboxes mizzen and main were accomplished much easier. I felt there was no time pressure if something went wrong.
I watched a boat in Ft Lauderdale get there rigging replaced in the slip and if that's all you are doing then I would have no concerns doing that but for us we had a lot of extras to do.
One of the main reasons we did the rigging now and not wait till Martinique was we were getting a lot of mast pumping and could not get rid of it. Once the riggers had tuned it the pumping was even worse and they had no solution to it even after I had shown them the tuning write up so I loosened everything off and followed the directions explicitly and what do you know no more pumping. I'm sure it's not tight enough but I hope to bump into some SM's shortly and check tension with them and we still plan on heading direct to Martinique in Nov.
Acmo rigging was just as advertised, perfect.
Price for the crane was about $600 each way and all the riggers did was remove and replace the masts and do their tune.
Hope this helps
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Annapolis


From: main@... <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...>
Sent: Friday, 23 August 2019 12:47:27 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig

 

Hi Alan.
We are looking at rerigging in the next few months with one vendor wanting to pull the mast and another planning to do it in place. Had not considered doing it ourselves. Have you completed your rerigging and have you any advice from your experience?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay 


Re: Maintenance costs for Amel yachts

 

Paul 

In my experience, Europe waters insurance costs from EU companies are lower than most other areas by half or more.  

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, Aug 23, 2019, 8:35 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Hi Bill, that’s a great account and very much appreciate your sharing.

Could I please inquire, I thought Atlantic, Caribbean and pacific insurance policy’s were much higher? I’ve been quoted $13k+us for cruising in these area.

Kind regards Paul 


On 23 Aug 2019, at 2:40 pm, andrew aupuni <dan.murphy3076@...> wrote:

Thank you for this Bill, this will be very helpful to me in the near future.

Kind regards 

On 23 Aug 2019, at 1:43 am, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Orion,

I have 10 years of total expenses posted on our circumnavigation blog at www.svbebe.com. Click on the COSTS tab.
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

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Re: Pulling the mast to rerig

Patrick McAneny
 

Mike , I did my own rigging , one piece at at a time . Install and tension the lowers a little ,before the uppers. Uppers first, would bow the mast out of column ,always do the lowers a little then proceed to uppers a little and so on. 
Pat,
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 8:47 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig

Hi Alan.
We are looking at rerigging in the next few months with one vendor wanting to pull the mast and another planning to do it in place. Had not considered doing it ourselves. Have you completed your rerigging and have you any advice from your experience?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay 


Re: A54 Helm seat/cockpit table and engine hatch opening

Roque
 

Thank you Bill. What a compliment!! 

I hope this can be useful to A54 owners


Best


Re: Maintenance costs for Amel yachts

Paul Brown
 

Hi Bill, that’s a great account and very much appreciate your sharing.

Could I please inquire, I thought Atlantic, Caribbean and pacific insurance policy’s were much higher? I’ve been quoted $13k+us for cruising in these area.

Kind regards Paul 


On 23 Aug 2019, at 2:40 pm, andrew aupuni <dan.murphy3076@...> wrote:

Thank you for this Bill, this will be very helpful to me in the near future.

Kind regards 

On 23 Aug 2019, at 1:43 am, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Orion,

I have 10 years of total expenses posted on our circumnavigation blog at www.svbebe.com. Click on the COSTS tab.
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Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970