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Re: COVID

karkauai
 

East coast USA is open.  We're in Maine this Summer and only occasionally required to wear masks, almost exclusively in government-run facilities like museums.  We hope to sail to Caribbean and thru the Canal this Winter, but waiting to see if regulations relax before we set sail.  We got stuck in Antigua last Spring when no country would take us in the Caribbean.  After two long weeks at anchor with restrictions on travel off the boat, and Islanders getting possessive about what little food was on the shelves, we sailed straight back to the Chesapeake.

Most countries that are open now want proof of vaccination AND many require quarantine and/or further testing on arrival.  With restrictions like that, it will be very expensive and time consuming every time you enter another country.
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: COVID

Warren Traill
 

We have our Sharki in a marina in Malaysia. We haven’t been able to get back to her since covid struck. Either due to immigration restrictions or our own decision not to expose ourselves to covid until vaccinated. If we could get back to our boat we would be unable to leave the marina due to travel restrictions in Malaysia.

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Wednesday, 18 August 2021 1:17 pm
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] COVID

 

Actually, though cruisers are allowed in Fiji waters, they have a very high COVID infection rate. 

 

Go there at your risk now

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 18 Aug 2021, at 12:00, Paul Harries via groups.io <Pharries@...> wrote:

I was wondering how much use you have all had out of your Amels in the last year. It is difficult to get a global overview of the restrictions impact on cruisers. Noondite seems depressing. Fiji looks like a bright spot but otherwise my impression is things have been bleak. It would be good to hear any encouraging, positive experiences.
--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Forward mainstay chainplate

karkauai
 

I'll try the pic again, thought it had worked last time.
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: COVID

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Actually, though cruisers are allowed in Fiji waters, they have a very high COVID infection rate. 

Go there at your risk now

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ


On 18 Aug 2021, at 12:00, Paul Harries via groups.io <Pharries@...> wrote:

I was wondering how much use you have all had out of your Amels in the last year. It is difficult to get a global overview of the restrictions impact on cruisers. Noondite seems depressing. Fiji looks like a bright spot but otherwise my impression is things have been bleak. It would be good to hear any encouraging, positive experiences.
--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: COVID

Courtney Gorman
 

Paul 
I spent the season sailing.  First from Georgia to St Thomas. Then sailed the Spanish and USVI until May Then south to Grenada 🇬🇩.  Was overall easy, occasionally a few hoops, not what I had planned but still had a great time.
Cheers 🥂 
Courtney 
svTrippin
Le Marin 


On Aug 17, 2021, at 8:10 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:



Since year ago June, I have been sailing on the East coast of the USA, the Windward Islands, Bermuda, and the US virgin islands.

No real problems just a lot of testing and paperwork.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Paul Harries via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8:00 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] COVID

 

I was wondering how much use you have all had out of your Amels in the last year. It is difficult to get a global overview of the restrictions impact on cruisers. Noondite seems depressing. Fiji looks like a bright spot but otherwise my impression is things have been bleak. It would be good to hear any encouraging, positive experiences.
--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: COVID

Eric Freedman
 

Since year ago June, I have been sailing on the East coast of the USA, the Windward Islands, Bermuda, and the US virgin islands.

No real problems just a lot of testing and paperwork.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Paul Harries via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8:00 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] COVID

 

I was wondering how much use you have all had out of your Amels in the last year. It is difficult to get a global overview of the restrictions impact on cruisers. Noondite seems depressing. Fiji looks like a bright spot but otherwise my impression is things have been bleak. It would be good to hear any encouraging, positive experiences.
--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


COVID

Paul Harries
 

I was wondering how much use you have all had out of your Amels in the last year. It is difficult to get a global overview of the restrictions impact on cruisers. Noondite seems depressing. Fiji looks like a bright spot but otherwise my impression is things have been bleak. It would be good to hear any encouraging, positive experiences.
--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: VOLVO TMD22 Ext Reg Alternator

Patrick McAneny
 

Matt, You did not give your location, but if in the States ,I just bought a new alternator thru Hardin Marine for my Volvo TMD22a ,as I discovered my old one did not have an isolated ground ,be sure to buy one that is isolated. 
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras ,Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia <charlesmatthewday@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Aug 17, 2021 12:26 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] VOLVO TMD22 Ext Reg Alternator

Hey Folks,

Looking for some guidance from the group from anyone whom has installed a higher output externally regulated alternator on their Volvo TMD22.  What brand did you choose?  What drove your decision process?  Any service or fitment issues worth mentioning?

Matt


Re: Chiller replacement of Amel 55

Jose Alegria
 

Billy

With a lot of patience and some work I managed to install a webasto V50 schiller to replace the 5 individual Clima machines that equipped my hull A55#03; yes I need to move the generator coolant  too.
Now I have 50 000Btu on board- originally I  had only 33 Btu  highly noisy and inefficient .

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a little.

José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37




On Tue, 17 Aug 2021 at 12:34, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:
I have an ongoing saga since I purchased my boat (Amel 55#56). The ac didn't work during the survey so they fixed it which means recharged a leaking unit. It worked for a while. It has a refrigerant leak. I should have made them do a pressure test to discover the leak and negotiated a replacement during purchase.

So, a year later is. I have been struggling to find anyone to even work on climma. This seems to be because the US dealer has no spare inventory or units so everything seems to be drop shipped from Italy and that takes time so techs don't want to deal with customers with broken ac and no way to fix it within 4 to 6 weeks for shipping.

The problem is space. On my 55, the space for the chiller is about 14 inches x 17 inches x 20 inches high. Finding a chiller that fits in that space is hard. Dometic is 24 inches long rather than 17. The original climma cws 201 is 14 x 14 x 19 for comparison. There is 17 inches before the chiller water pump interferes. Finding a chiller that is that compact is difficult. Webasto make a 16k btu unit is the same size. Their 27k is 17 inches and they get bigger from there. Anything bigger than 16 means relocating the chiller pump and the generator coolant tank and the webasto heater pipes.

Right now, unfortunately, the cws 201 is no longer made but can be had with a 2 month delay. The climma dc35 or dc50 would fit comfortably but is double the price.

At this point, I'm about to order a dc35 or dc50 and have it installed at the end of Sept when it could arrive in Annapolis MD. Climma close their factory for August and it seems have zero inventory so they would have to make a dc35 or 50 for me to ship it to me, how they are still in business I do not understand.

Anyway, let's see 


Re: VOLVO TMD22 Ext Reg Alternator

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

He Matt
sorry we left it yesterday
shame
but I have some photos maybe it helps











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Re: VOLVO TMD22 Ext Reg Alternator

Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia
 

Elja,

Do you have the part number of your 24V alternator handy (I am not on our boat at the moment)? A picture of the data plate would be great.  I have a friend on the west coast that works in the custom car business that may be able to help with sourcing.

Matt


Re: VOLVO TMD22 Ext Reg Alternator

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

Hey, Matt
a question in this direction I asked a few months ago but did not receive eunfold answers in relation to a part number or an exact model .
my own research has not yet produced satisfactory results, since the space for the 24 V Altinator is very limited.
I think it will go only with changes to the pulley.

Greetings Elja
SM Balu 222

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VOLVO TMD22 Ext Reg Alternator

Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia
 

Hey Folks,

Looking for some guidance from the group from anyone whom has installed a higher output externally regulated alternator on their Volvo TMD22.  What brand did you choose?  What drove your decision process?  Any service or fitment issues worth mentioning?

Matt


Re: Chiller replacement of Amel 55

Joerg Esdorn
 

Billy, I‘m right where you are.  After 19 months on the hard, the AC wasn‘t working and after a lot of back and forth with the local technician in Vigo, they diagnosed that the refrigerant was missing.  But they filled it up but now it‘s gone again.  The boatyard told me afterwards that the technician did not add a leak fixing stuff - whatever that is -when he refilled the refrigerant because that would have required him to empty out the refrigerant completely which the technician didn‘t want to do (he was pressed for time as it was).  Have you tried adding „leak fixing compound“ and refilling?   Good luck!   

Joerg Esdorn
Amel 55 #53 Kincsem
Currently in La Rochelle


Re: Does anyone have a Super Maramu in the Canaries?

Neil Meyrick
 

Paul that would be perfect, thank you! I will send you a direct message to arrange a time that is convenient for you.

Davi thank you for your feedback - yes I keep hearing the same thing from owners which makes me think they must be on to something! 


Re: Chiller replacement of Amel 55

John Clanton
 

Billy,

I am in Antibes France at the moment and have had my A/C serviced twice by the local Climma rep. Both issues were operator error.

On a lark, you might contact these guys and see if they have or know someone who has a unit in stock.

Phil is the owner at Penguin refrigeration in Antibes. He is a Brit so no language barrier. I don’t have their contact information with me, but google search for Penguin and Antibes will bring it right up.

Best of luck.

John W. Clanton
S/V Devereux
A55, No.65


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Chiller replacement of Amel 55

Billy Newport
 

I have an ongoing saga since I purchased my boat (Amel 55#56). The ac didn't work during the survey so they fixed it which means recharged a leaking unit. It worked for a while. It has a refrigerant leak. I should have made them do a pressure test to discover the leak and negotiated a replacement during purchase.

So, a year later is. I have been struggling to find anyone to even work on climma. This seems to be because the US dealer has no spare inventory or units so everything seems to be drop shipped from Italy and that takes time so techs don't want to deal with customers with broken ac and no way to fix it within 4 to 6 weeks for shipping.

The problem is space. On my 55, the space for the chiller is about 14 inches x 17 inches x 20 inches high. Finding a chiller that fits in that space is hard. Dometic is 24 inches long rather than 17. The original climma cws 201 is 14 x 14 x 19 for comparison. There is 17 inches before the chiller water pump interferes. Finding a chiller that is that compact is difficult. Webasto make a 16k btu unit is the same size. Their 27k is 17 inches and they get bigger from there. Anything bigger than 16 means relocating the chiller pump and the generator coolant tank and the webasto heater pipes.

Right now, unfortunately, the cws 201 is no longer made but can be had with a 2 month delay. The climma dc35 or dc50 would fit comfortably but is double the price.

At this point, I'm about to order a dc35 or dc50 and have it installed at the end of Sept when it could arrive in Annapolis MD. Climma close their factory for August and it seems have zero inventory so they would have to make a dc35 or 50 for me to ship it to me, how they are still in business I do not understand.

Anyway, let's see 


Re: Does anyone have a Super Maramu in the Canaries?

Paul Osterberg
 

We are currently in Puerto Mogan your welcome to visit us
Paul on sykerpa SM 259 


Re: #attackedbywhales #newboat WE SOLD THE BOAT! Now what??? Sailing Ocean F... #attackedbywhales #newboat

Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Dear group

Martins findings are very interesting to read

Similar to our encounter with likely the same  group of orcas.

Here is a presentation by the local researcher at Barbate https://youtu.be/AKwtzBUxBk8

Martin, did you report your case to gt.orcas.ibericas@... ?



Which brings me to the REPAIR of our damaged rudder as a replacement rudder is no longer available..

Has anone taken the rudder off?

Has anyone repaired it after significant damage?



Thank you in advance for your comments and help,



Stefan jeukendrup

svMalaka Queen

SM2k #348 @ Kilkeel, Northern Ireland



Op 20-07-2021 om 15:31 schreef Martin Birkhoff:

Hi All,

yesterday we had some interaction with Orcas some 5-7 miles west of Tarifa, Spain.

Some informations:

- in our opinion they were a female adult and a juvenile. 
- The animals did not appear aggressive. They did not undertake any activities directed against the hull. Some bumps against the hull were rather unintentional. All their attention was focused on the rudder.
- The adult seemed to introduce the juvenile to an exciting game: "push the rudder"
- One catamaran two miles off was affected some 45 to 50 minutes without interruption first. A motor vessel came to help and made circles around the catamaran to attract or disturb the animals. After this the animals visited our boat to continue their game. The interaction lasted more or less the 45-50 minutes in total too with two breaks of 10 minutes each.

Damage
- Lever arm of rudder sensor was twisted (we could fix it correctly without any problems.)
- Rudder stuffing box leaking; it leaked surprisingly badly. (Could be tightened on site). 
- no damage at the rudder (we checked it today)

Remarks concerning our own behaviour
- The fact whether our echo sounder was active or not did not seem to have any influence on the animals. 
- Running the engine clearly attracted the animals.
- Whether the animals could perceive us or not did not seem to have any influence on their behaviour.
- The strategy of shutting down all systems and the engine and playing "dead" did not convince us.
- The strategy of an catamara close too us to quickly follow the planned course under engine seems to be more successful. It had by far the shortest Orca contact by the same animals, maybe 3-5 minutes. We don't know whether the crew was going under autopilot or steering manually during the contact. From our own experience, we can say that hand steering would have been possible with proper caution. The rudder pressure exerted by the Orcas was not extremely strong.
 
Regards

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40
La Línea, Spain
 
 


Re: Does anyone have a Super Maramu in the Canaries?

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Ours is in Greece, but what I was gonna say is GET ONE. I challenge you to find an sm owner who isn't in Head over heels in love with theirs. The systems aren't more complex, once you are in need of water maker, gennie, a/c etc, everything is complex. For a liveaboard, the storage in a sm is incredible, as is safety and seakindliness. The support for all amels is phenomenal from the factory...when I thought I had to replace our bow thruster tube, they said no worries, we'll pull out the original mold and make a new one, as an example. Everything is designed with strange, beautiful logic, and you'll never want to go back to the non amel way :) 

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