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Re: COVID

Dan Carlson
 

When COVID hit in spring of 2020 we were in Ile de Saintes (Caribbean). We spent an idyllic two months.locked down there with a great small community of cruisers. Then with all of the southern islands locked down we sailed north to the USVI and joined the Salty Dawgs Homeward Bound flotilla back to US Chesapeake Bay for 2020 hurricane season haul out.

In the fall of 2020 we joined the Salty Dawgs again for the southward journey, but decided to extend our stay in Bermuda to six weeks due to the safety of the island and several cruising friends there. Then we spent December and January in Antigua and Barbuda (almost nobody along the western low bay anchorages of Barbuda and plenty of places to get away from people around Antigua).  Then we received permission to enter Martinique to get rigging replaced and other work by the Amel group there in February and first half of March.  We then sailed north to St Croix USVI at the end of March to get our COVID shots and sail back to the Chesapeake Bay in early May. 

We moved slower and more thoughtfully due to the various regulations and risks. We enjoyed a small group of cruisers in each location where we stayed. We were able to have family members visit us in Antigua and St Croix, but some other friends were blocked by the restrictions. The COVID situation was very dynamic in the Caribbean islands so we had to keep our plans open and move when we could/should. Over all BeBe was a very good place to be last season.

We will attempt to do a similar route again this season.

Best regards, Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, sm #387


On Wed, Aug 18, 2021, 6:39 AM Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:
Living on our super maramu has been a godsend the past 2 years of lockdowns here in Europe. We're not ever in a hurry though, so. Got my whole to do list done over last winter, been hanging around a tiny Greek island all summer, vaxxed and safe, swimming, sailing, diving. I feel awful for our friends in cities with this stuff going on. 


Re: Chiller replacement of Amel 55

Billy Newport
 

In my first recharge, it lasted 24 hours and was empty. My second recharge used a leakseal and now it lasted 7 days. I filled it again with another leak seal and it was working for a week when a tech said they would fix it and tried to use epoxy to seal the leak but ended up making the leak big enough that leak seal wouldn't fix it and now I need a replacement. I think the leak seal typically works if the refrigerant lasts at least a week before it stops working, otherwise it seems the hole is too big to be sealed. My leak seems to be by the reversing valve which cannot be braised because of plastic parts in the valve.


Re: COVID

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Living on our super maramu has been a godsend the past 2 years of lockdowns here in Europe. We're not ever in a hurry though, so. Got my whole to do list done over last winter, been hanging around a tiny Greek island all summer, vaxxed and safe, swimming, sailing, diving. I feel awful for our friends in cities with this stuff going on. 


Re: Rubber door /porthole stoppers #replacement

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Alan, 
Thanks for the alternative.

rgrds
Els & Eric Opdeweegh
sv Abayomi SM hull 158
Currently in Rotterdam The Netherlands 


Re: Rubber door /porthole stoppers #replacement

Alan Grayson
 

I can't help with getting new ones but Bill and Karen off Harmonie put us onto these. We use them on all the ports and saved the good rubber disk for future use. Can buy them at the local hardware store.
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Ft Lauderdale 


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of EricOpdeweegh <sv.abayomi@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 4:24:13 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Rubber door /porthole stoppers #replacement
 
Dear Amelians,

We have been searching for replacement of the rubber knobs that keep the doors from the front cabin open and that keep the port holes open.
The dimensions are  diameter cylinder 20 mm/ knob end diameter 40 mm.  Thickness of the knob end 5 mm. Total height 21 mm.
See also below photos.

Did anyone found these for sale online?

Beste Regards
Els & Eric Opdeweegh
sv Abayomi SM hull 158
Currently in Rotterdam The Netherlands


 


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

Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Appologies, I should have searched first before asking questions...this forum is such a treasure of information.
There is Olaf's document about rudder removal:
https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/files/AMEL%20SM2K%20Rudder%20Removal/Rudder%20removal%20at%20a%20AMEL%20Super%20Maramu%202000.pdf

Olaf thank you so much! 

Stefan Jeukendrup
sv Malaka Queen
SM2k #348 @ Kilkeel, Northern Ireland


Rubber door /porthole stoppers #replacement

EricOpdeweegh
 

Dear Amelians,

We have been searching for replacement of the rubber knobs that keep the doors from the front cabin open and that keep the port holes open.
The dimensions are  diameter cylinder 20 mm/ knob end diameter 40 mm.  Thickness of the knob end 5 mm. Total height 21 mm.
See also below photos.

Did anyone found these for sale online?

Beste Regards
Els & Eric Opdeweegh
sv Abayomi SM hull 158
Currently in Rotterdam The Netherlands


 


Re: Electric Genua Furler SM2K

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi. If you look you will find an access hole down through the rope pully. You can access the screws one at a time through this. You need a heavy duty Phillips screwdriver.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 18 August 2021 at 19:24 "Alexander Schenk via groups.io" <schenkschierloh@...> wrote:


Hallo,
I am wondering how to dismantle the electric curler in order to put in the apparently three screws that fix the small grey disc to the motor unit as seen on the foto/video.

I need to sand and repaint in any case, any specific tipps are appreciated, apparently not so easy to paint alloy..


Best
Alexander
SY Antinea
SM2K #231




Re: COVID

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

 Living in London, we spent 6 weeks in the Aegean,  (Greece, not Turkey ) last autumn; then June this year and we will spend Sept and Oct afloat as well. The limitation for us has been the 90 days in 180 that we are allowed in the EU, rather than covid.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...>
Sent: 18 August 2021 02:12
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] COVID
 

We got stuck in French Polynesia before the borders closed and are LOVING it here. FP allows the boat to stay for 3 years before import tax is due and us as long as we like on a long stay visa.

 

The area has been relatively safe from covid except for the past few days now that the delta variant is here. We are seeing cases skyrocket. We got our Pfizer vaccines here in April for free and without issue. No doubt we are looking at restrictions in the upcoming weeks but we can live with them. They make it very easy to comply.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Harries via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 2:00 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


Electric Genua Furler SM2K

Alexander Schenk
 

Hallo,
I am wondering how to dismantle the electric curler in order to put in the apparently three screws that fix the small grey disc to the motor unit as seen on the foto/video.

I need to sand and repaint in any case, any specific tipps are appreciated, apparently not so easy to paint alloy..


Best
Alexander
SY Antinea
SM2K #231


Re: Solar panel installation - AMEL 54's

Jeroen Jeltes
 

please find herewith picture of 3x400wp sunpower. they are 50cm above the davits, in-line with the mizzen boom. 


Re: COVID

Mark Erdos
 

We got stuck in French Polynesia before the borders closed and are LOVING it here. FP allows the boat to stay for 3 years before import tax is due and us as long as we like on a long stay visa.

 

The area has been relatively safe from covid except for the past few days now that the delta variant is here. We are seeing cases skyrocket. We got our Pfizer vaccines here in April for free and without issue. No doubt we are looking at restrictions in the upcoming weeks but we can live with them. They make it very easy to comply.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Harries via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 2:00 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

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 <trailz@...>
 

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 <kimberlite@...>
 

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

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