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Re: Gas springs on the aft Lasarett

Gary Wells
 

That seems interesting to me.  My first concern is that when open, the struts would provide a small but possibly problematic interference for setting/sliding things onto the decks (I mostly just push things forward when I'm down in there hauling stuff out). I was thinking having that strut/bar in the way might be a small inconvenience.  
On the other hand, it might be a small but useful grab bar as long as you didn't bend it :)

Gary W.
SM 209 Adagio
Brunswick, GA


Re: Gas springs on the aft Lasarett

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Paul and Lady Annita,

I have also been toying with adding gas struts to my aft locker because that is where I have my life raft and it is pretty heavy to lift up (more so every year :-)  Some thoughts I have considered are that tail gates on automobiles do open more than 90 degrees, so that should not be a problem. However, you really do not need the hatch to automatically open and close to its full swing. A manual operation where it simply gives an assist on opening would be fine (like the SM cockpit/engine room hatch).  if it opened more than 90 degrees, no problem, you could just start the closing by hand and the piston would provide the dampening to give a soft close.
I haven't engineered a specific solution yet, but it seems totally feasible. Any further thoughts/ideas or specific gas strut recommendations would be welcome.

Cheers, Craig


Re: Gas springs on the aft Lasarett

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

Hi Paul
I don’t think it will work with a gas strut/spring on that hatch, because you open the hatch more than 90 degrees and when the hatch is resting towards the aftcabin roof it is beyond the critical angel where it can close it self.

/Annsofie, 
S/Y Lady Annila SM232, 1998


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25 mars 2020 kl. 17:48 skrev Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>:

I would like to have gas springs on the aft lasarett on my SM. Is there anyone who have installed that? in that case what size and "strength" did you use? any picture would be appreciated.
I'm afraid the hatch might be to short to have any real use for gas springs, but I might be wrong (not unusual) 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal
  


Re: Water Detection - Cleaning the fuel tank

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

I did use Kolor Kut as a check but found no indication of water.  I routinely use a biocide plus Sea Foam when fueling.
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Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Gas springs on the aft Lasarett

Paul Osterberg
 

I would like to have gas springs on the aft lasarett on my SM. Is there anyone who have installed that? in that case what size and "strength" did you use? any picture would be appreciated.
I'm afraid the hatch might be to short to have any real use for gas springs, but I might be wrong (not unusual) 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal
  


Re: Water Detection - Cleaning the fuel tank

Laurens Vos
 

Hi Mark 

Thanks for this suggestion.
Looks to me it could work well 
Did you find water this way ?

Regards
Laurens 


Re: Passarelle

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Yeah I guess so. Only if and when we sell her will it then be an attractive feature!

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Leslie
Sent: 23 March 2020 22:37
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Passarelle

 

Hi Paul,

We have Besenzoni Skipper pasarelle on Elyse, I imagine that's what you have. I've used it a few times in Med moor situations, but they're not that common outside of the Med. Ours rarely gets used and has in fact seized up, the motor on the pump has died, and I'm seriously considering dumping it.
If I were you, I'd take it off, you may never see the need to put it back on !

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 ...currently locked down in New Zealand...without me!


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Passarelle

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Paul,

We have Besenzoni Skipper pasarelle on Elyse, I imagine that's what you have. I've used it a few times in Med moor situations, but they're not that common outside of the Med. Ours rarely gets used and has in fact seized up, the motor on the pump has died, and I'm seriously considering dumping it.
If I were you, I'd take it off, you may never see the need to put it back on !

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 ...currently locked down in New Zealand...without me!


Re: Passarelle

Paul Osterberg
 

We toke it off today, it toke a few hours, still have the hydraulic pump and some cabling to remove. And of course make the transom look good again, a few holes to cover. She looks much more beautiful now, and when the mark from the old passarelle is gone she will look great again.
We have probably a much simpler solution on our SM than on the 54, it would not retract totally so part of it would always be outside the transom. Still rather heavy but we manage my wife and I.
Paul SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


Re: Rub Rail Rubber Inserts: Last Call

Volker Hasenauer
 

Hi Karen,

I just read your email while stranded in Europe due to Corona Virus travel ban.

Have you placed the order already? How does shipments get arranged? I would need shipment to Malaysia - guess that's a problem?

Volker
SY Aquamarine
Santorin 027
Borneo Malaysia

On Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 11:54 PM Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
We have an extruder in the USA to make a custom extrusion of the Amel rubber rail that fits the Super Maramu and Santorin.

The material will be white EDPM, and it will be supplied in 2 pieces each 16 m (52'6") in length.  Cost will be $805 for the two pieces sufficient to replace both inserts on one boat.  Shipping will be from South Florida, and for UPS ground it ranges from <$200 for the lower 48, to $460 to Hawaii.

We have 10 boats signed on as interested, (which JUST covers the minimum order!) and will be scheduling the production run within a week or so, so if there is anyone else, this is your last chance!


Re: Passarelle

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Arno,

 

I’m a bit nervous about doing this now! It won’t be for quite a while though, so I’ll file this for now – many thanks.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: 23 March 2020 12:53
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Passarelle

 

Paul from Ya Fohi,

Be advised your name-fellow has a Super Maramu. Very different arrangement. I had to remove the Opacmare passerelle on our 54 last year to have it repaired. That took lots of effort and even more money. Most likely the rotary actuator is seized up. It means you cannot disassemble the top part from the base anymore.

What I did is remove the bolts from the base that hold it to the boat. Then I removed the hydraulic hoses which mean you will have to cut them.  The sensor cables can be saved though. 

As the base is glued to the boat with some kind of caulking you will find the passerelle still firmly holding on to the boat.  What I did in the end is tie a rope to the end of the passerelle and tie it to the dock (our boat is moored stern-to). Then using a little slack on the mooring lines, I gave the boat a firm push away from the dock. The weight of the boat resulted in a bing bang an a released passerelle with surpisingly little damage to the gelcoat. Careful, the passerelle is REALLY heavy! Make sure it’s tied to the boat so it does not become an anchor, also limit the slack on the mooring lines. 

You will need 3 or 4 persons to lift the thing off the boat. A new rotary actuator will set you back 5 or 6k$. Mine was seized up solid and beyond repair. And then the rest...

Good luck with the project, if you need more info, let me know. 


Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Passarelle

Arno Luijten
 

Paul from Ya Fohi,

Be advised your name-fellow has a Super Maramu. Very different arrangement. I had to remove the Opacmare passerelle on our 54 last year to have it repaired. That took lots of effort and even more money. Most likely the rotary actuator is seized up. It means you cannot disassemble the top part from the base anymore.

What I did is remove the bolts from the base that hold it to the boat. Then I removed the hydraulic hoses which mean you will have to cut them.  The sensor cables can be saved though. 

As the base is glued to the boat with some kind of caulking you will find the passerelle still firmly holding on to the boat.  What I did in the end is tie a rope to the end of the passerelle and tie it to the dock (our boat is moored stern-to). Then using a little slack on the mooring lines, I gave the boat a firm push away from the dock. The weight of the boat resulted in a bing bang an a released passerelle with surpisingly little damage to the gelcoat. Careful, the passerelle is REALLY heavy! Make sure it’s tied to the boat so it does not become an anchor, also limit the slack on the mooring lines. 

You will need 3 or 4 persons to lift the thing off the boat. A new rotary actuator will set you back 5 or 6k$. Mine was seized up solid and beyond repair. And then the rest...

Good luck with the project, if you need more info, let me know. 


Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

Martin Bevan
 

Could you add Caduceus of Burnham, 54 #56, completed March 2017. Martin and Elizabeth Bevan. 

Thank you
Martin


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

AQUARIUS SM2K #262 - Completed a circumnavigation 2007 under the ownership of "Jemp".  At the time she was named "Aquarius IV" due to the laws of Luxembourg stating no two boats can have the same name.  We dropped the "IV" because USA does not have this requirement.  

Jemp wrote a book about his circumnavigation, and Amel gave his book to the first 40 owners of the Amel 54 when they took delivery.  

Aquarius is currently 1/2 way into her 2nd circumnavigation.  


Re: USA only insurance

Craig Briggs
 

So Gary Golden is Al Golden's son. I believe Al, whose company was IMIS, started the Jackline policy underwritten by Markel Insurance Co. Then (likely with Gary in the mix) IMIS merged (or was sold to) Gowrie and offers the Jackline policy thru Gowrie. Not sure if the IMIS brand is still there. Anyway, it sounds like Gary has now gone off with a new product-branch-marketer-whatever to offer another substitute product.  Certainly worth looking into as Al and Gary are both stand-up professionals.
Craig 


Re: USA only insurance

Matt Salatino
 

Gary Golden, 
Manifest Marine

Matt ~~~_/|)~~~


On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 8:19:56 AM CST, Scott SV Tengah <scott.nguyen@...> wrote:


Hi all,

We are leaving Panama soon and due to Covid-19 are abandoning our plans for the South Pacific this year. In the next week, our intent is to sail directly to Hawaii and possibly spend the hurricane season in Alaska before heading back to the US West Coast.

Our current insurance does not cover US waters so I need to quickly find a policy that will cover us. We will mostly double hand and of course Hawaii-Alaska-US West Coast involves some offshore passages. We've got 16,000 nm on Tengah already, so reasonably experienced. 

Any suggestions for US insurance? FYI Tengah is US documented and I'm American. I've reached out to a few brokers but would like some tips from those of you who spend all of you time in the US. Thanks.


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


Re: Passarelle

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Paul,

 

I’d be interested in the removal procedure. Ours has not been used for three years and is no doubt seized up.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Osterberg
Sent: 22 March 2020 19:29
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Passarelle

 

Hello!
We have a Hydraulic Passarelle, which was very nice to have in the Mediterranean, we spent two seasons there mainly in Greece and Turkey, but not very much of use when we were in the Caribbean or cruising the US East coast. We now have Kerpa at our home base in Lagos, Portugal, preparing for a slow trip around the globe (7-10 years), assume we will spent most of the time at anchor, we do not fancy marinas that much. The Passarelle is a bit in the way when maneuvering our hydro-generator. So thinking of  taking it away, it is probably 20 years old as old sa Kerpa, rather sooner than later it will require maintenance. So to you ho have cruised around the world, what do you recommend? Will I have any use for it or should I take it of the boat? It adds to the weight aft as well. Do not bother to much about effect on  resell value as I plan to have Kerpa for at least 10 more years.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Passarelle

michael winand
 

If you can store it for the time away. I would go without it. 
Michael  Nebo sm 251


On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 at 6:28 am, Paul Osterberg
<osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Hello!
We have a Hydraulic Passarelle, which was very nice to have in the Mediterranean, we spent two seasons there mainly in Greece and Turkey, but not very much of use when we were in the Caribbean or cruising the US East coast. We now have Kerpa at our home base in Lagos, Portugal, preparing for a slow trip around the globe (7-10 years), assume we will spent most of the time at anchor, we do not fancy marinas that much. The Passarelle is a bit in the way when maneuvering our hydro-generator. So thinking of  taking it away, it is probably 20 years old as old sa Kerpa, rather sooner than later it will require maintenance. So to you ho have cruised around the world, what do you recommend? Will I have any use for it or should I take it of the boat? It adds to the weight aft as well. Do not bother to much about effect on  resell value as I plan to have Kerpa for at least 10 more years.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


Passarelle

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!
We have a Hydraulic Passarelle, which was very nice to have in the Mediterranean, we spent two seasons there mainly in Greece and Turkey, but not very much of use when we were in the Caribbean or cruising the US East coast. We now have Kerpa at our home base in Lagos, Portugal, preparing for a slow trip around the globe (7-10 years), assume we will spent most of the time at anchor, we do not fancy marinas that much. The Passarelle is a bit in the way when maneuvering our hydro-generator. So thinking of  taking it away, it is probably 20 years old as old sa Kerpa, rather sooner than later it will require maintenance. So to you ho have cruised around the world, what do you recommend? Will I have any use for it or should I take it of the boat? It adds to the weight aft as well. Do not bother to much about effect on  resell value as I plan to have Kerpa for at least 10 more years.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


Re: USA only insurance

Robert Linley
 

Our SM is US flagged and has been insured by Chubb for many years. Broker detail below. The policy is very good and our stolen dinghy claim was paid in full quickly. Also I keep the boat in Grenada and have in water coverage up to 12.30 degN.year round.
Cost has gone up in the last year though.

Bob
SV Minaxi SM6
Grenada

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On Mar 22, 2020, at 2:18 PM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:



Aquarius is also covered by a Jackline Policy.  We "believe" Jackline has a good policy....  But, we have not had a claim, and I don't believe you really know the quality of your insurance until you have made a claim.  Thus, I don't want to find out the quality of our Jackline Policy!

Ken
Currently In anchored in Krabi Thailand
Aquarius