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Great web site for free

Anne and John Hollamby <hollamby@...>
 

If anyone wants to set up an excellent web site to fascinate, interest or
bore friends and family have a look at jasonandfiona.com and if you like
it contact George Burrows, details below.
It is definitely worth a look. Anne and
John Bali Hai, SM 319

----- Original Message -----
From: George Burrows
To: Anne and John Hollamby
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 11:34 PM
Subject: RE: Charges


Hi John,

It is nice to hear from you. Trenelly (S'Mines name under Jason and Fiona)
is a really beautiful yacht. I've spent a few weeks aboard her in the
Mediteranean and Caribbean and have always had the most wonderful time.

GetJealous.com is free for anyone who wants to write about their travels.
This membership allows its users to write diary entries, have a message
board, an interactive map charting their progress and room for 40 photos.
If this space gets filled, then it costs 15GBP to upgrade to a premium
membership which has space for 300 photos.

I hope this helps, and thanks for getting in touch.

Kind regards,

George Burrows

-----Original Message-----
From: Anne and John Hollamby
To: helpdesk@getjealous.com
Subject: Charges
I sold my last yacht to Jason and Fiona and very much enjoy watching
their progress.
As a matter of interest I would like to know about the costs because if
they are reasonable I will pass the info on to people who are likely to be
interested.

Congratulations on the site, Regards,
John Hollamby


Fuel capacity

Anne and John Hollamby <hollamby@...>
 

Can anyone comment on the adequacy of the 600ltr fuel tank for long range
sailing, say for transoceanic trips lasting 2-4 weeks?

John and Anne Bali Hai SM 2000


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A Relay from Rob Brennan

Shann, Mark V <shannmv@...>
 

Ian, not in East Med, but I am expat resident working in Cairo and have cruised my Maramu for the last year in the Gulf of Suez and Red Sea, Egypt. Ace winter sailing conditions at the moment, just back from Sudan / Egypt Ras Banas area over Xmas/New Year.

If you (or other Amel owners), every want to venture inot the Red Sea / Gulf of Suez, drop me a note, lots of scoop on marinas, routes, key folk to contact etc.

best regards, Mark Shann (direct email: shannmv@bp.com, Mobile +20 12 2706137)
Synnefoula - Maramu 1986.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Shepherd [mailto:g4ljf@compuserve.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:38 AM
To: Amel Owners Group
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A Relay from Rob Brennan


To the Amel Network: Greetings!

I have been an observer member of your group for many yearning years. And am about to graduate as an owner member. I'm excited and a little daunted. The boat, Signore dei Mari is lying Antalya, and very soon to become Australian owned. She has been Swiss owned (and very loved since launch in 1989/90.

So hello SuperMaramu and Mediterrranean sailors. Can you help me please with:

1. location of best slipway services and prices in the eastern Med

2. location of best marina prices

3. best underwriting of SuperMaramus at value for money prices

4. names and manufacturers of best antifouling paints available in Europe/Turkey

5. do you treat diesel for fungi and bacteria in Europe

6. And I would welcome any and all advice and recommedations relevant to my finalising my purchase. In anticipation - thank you and best regards.





My direct contact is brennan@webone.com.au

Best regards from downunder,

Rob Brennan


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A Relay from Rob Brennan

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

To the Amel Network: Greetings!

I have been an observer member of your group for many yearning years. And am about to graduate as an owner member. I'm excited and a little daunted. The boat, Signore dei Mari is lying Antalya, and very soon to become Australian owned. She has been Swiss owned (and very loved since launch in 1989/90.

So hello SuperMaramu and Mediterrranean sailors. Can you help me please with:

1. location of best slipway services and prices in the eastern Med

2. location of best marina prices

3. best underwriting of SuperMaramus at value for money prices

4. names and manufacturers of best antifouling paints available in Europe/Turkey

5. do you treat diesel for fungi and bacteria in Europe

6. And I would welcome any and all advice and recommedations relevant to my finalising my purchase. In anticipation - thank you and best regards.





My direct contact is brennan@webone.com.au

Best regards from downunder,

Rob Brennan


FW: Fw: USS Cole Transport]

Roy A. Duddy, Esq. <rduddy.duddylawoffices@...>
 

K[Roy Duddy] knowing our common interest in the sea, I am forwarding the
following to you...very amazing!

Roy Duddy
Unwineding
Sharki 123







Subject: FW: USS Cole Transport





Did you ever wonder how they loaded the Cole on that Norwegian
transporter? Quite an innovative engineering solution!


http://www.pianoladynancy.com/recovery_usscole.htm
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Engine room fans

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

M. Selo tells me that the reason the genset has its own fan is that there is a legislative requirement ( presumably United States of Europe law....oops! there speaks an Englishman...) that the engine must have independent ventilation , so that to link the genset to the engine room fans is verboten. However he goes on to say that even if the genset fan doesnt work , the genset does get enough air to function, something I can certainly vouch for.
Still, maybe it would still be simpler just to double up on the engine room fans? Ian . Pen Azen
PS On Volvo exhaust stain, apparently Chile is only self suficient as to 20 % of its oil. The rest it imports...from Venezuela. Can`t really figure it out , unless the Venezuelans only send the clean stuff to Chile and the dirty stuff to the Eastern Caribbean.Either way, I am pleased to say it continues to behave quite differently here with virtually no exhaust stain. However, our days of long distance motoring are probably now behind us for a while.The quiet stuff extends from Panama down to about 30 S. We are now in Valparaiso with about 400 miles to go to get to the area S of Puerto Montt which we want to cruise for a couple of seasons. but the navtext is forecasting 30-40 knot Southerlies about 100 miles from here and a boat that left two days ago had 50 knots. And this is their summer!There must be something that needs doing on the boat that will keep us in port for a while longer, though I am pleased to say that I can`t think of anything right now.

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A good VAT Deal

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

Hi,

for those of you that have not yet paid the European VAT, you might be interested to know that Malta have agreed a special deal with the EU commissioners that is valid until the end of March this year. If you pay before then, you will only ever pay 5% of the surveyed value. This is a really good deal and I am going ahead with it on my new SM2000.

I enclose the copy of an email from S & D Yachts who are handling my application to pay. You may wish to contact Mr. Rowland Darmanin Kissaun on +356-213-20577 to discuss your particular case. You may also care to mention that I passed this on to you. It may help if you are not Malta flagged. I am.

Good luck!

Ian Shepherd

SM2000 "Crusader"


From: S&D Yachts
To: g4ljf@compuserve.com
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 5:09 PM
Subject: Fw: EU vat in Malta



Dear Ian,

Please note that it has been definitely established that the special concession for payment of vat is valid until the end of march 2004 at a special reduced rate of 5%.

What is obviously required for this purpose is the following:

a-The attached authority is to be signed by the owner of each yacht and sent back to us in its original form.
b-a photograph of each yacht showing her name and as much of the yacht as possible.
c-a certified copy of the certificate of registration of each yacht
d- if privately owned a copy of the passport of the owner and if company owned a copy of the memorandum and articles of association of the company.
e- confirmation where each yacht is lying and whether each owner can sail here before the end of march for us to make an official valuation of the craft or alternatively we will send somebody to inspect for valuation purposes.

It is preferable if the yacht is registered under the Malta Flag.

Thanks and regards;

Yours sincerely


Mufida
Secretary
F/Roland Darmanin Kissaun
S&D Yachts Ltd-Malta


Spa Failures

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

If anyone has knowlege of failures of spreaders or masts on Super Maramu or Super Maramu 2000 yachts, will they please let me know at g4ljf@compuserve.com as soon as possible.

With thanks

Ian

SM2000 #414 "Crusader"


Re: Light Bulb Replacement

Geoffrey Tyers <geoffrey_tyers@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Geoffrey Tyers"
<geoffrey_tyers@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, sv_alchemy wrote:
I am seeking replacement light bulbs for the
brass cabin light in the main saloon of my Sharki. The
lamp is made by Poinsard. The bulb is a 12v 25w
bayonet type with two contact points. The base is
approximately .875" (22mm) and the bulb is approximately 1.25"
(32mm)diameter. It is about 2 5/8" high overall. Writing on the
bulb is: SPLENDOR 12V 25W AUSTRIA J4. I haven't been
able to locate such a bulb locally and would
appreciate any help. Thanks!
Did anyone get an answer to this request. I have the same need.
I also am missing the Port side main cabin aft light fitting .
Advice as to a source for one would be welcome.
I also am missing the port side main cabin light fixture. I have E
Mailed Amel in France for the supplier but have not yet heard from
them. Geoffrey Tyers


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pacific

Derek jarvis <sailorman522000@...>
 

Mike
My name is Derek Jarvis and I'm a broker over in Ft lauderdale these days but cruised extensively in that area a number of years ago.
I have done the route you are planning,but not as far north as you want to go.I went from Queensland to Samarai then to the Trobriands,up to Madang then the Hermits,Philippines and Hong Kong.On the way back I hit the Philippines again,then Palau,the Ninigoes,Madang again,then the Louisiades,Gizo in the Solomons and back to Oz.
The usual route is thru PNG to Palau(now Belau)Yap and up to Guam then Saipan,Okinawa to southern Japan.From there its follow the Westerlies to Dutch Harbor,along the chain of the Aleutian islands.
I came back across from Queensland via the Solomons,Tarawa,Majuro,Wake Island,Honolulu to Vancouver.
Enjoy your sail its a great part of the world!If I can be of help email me at derek@bollmanyachts.com
Cheers Derek

Mike Gough <mahili_au@yahoo.com> wrote:
Greetings and happy new year to all,

My name is Mike Gough, I am preparing a Maramu, 1984, #147 for a Pacific crossing. I am considering clockwise from Australia, Louisiades, Micronesia, Japan, Alaska then West coast till Panama and join the trade wind route back to Aust. Has anyone any experience or info on this route please?



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5% VAT Opportunity

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

For those of you that have not paid VAT in Europe, you might be interested to know that Malta are offering a special 5% rate of VAT till the end of March this year. Here is an article that I found on the net:

Opposition leader Dr Alfred Sant has attacked the government for reducing the VAT payable on super yachts from 15 to five per cent. Sant said the decrease was unfair and socially unacceptable given that other sectors will have to face a higher tax on their purchases with the increase of VAT from 15 to 18 percent.
The Malta Financial and Business Times is informed that the change aims to attract more business in what is being seen as a niche opportunity prior to EU entry. Speaking to the owner of a yacht supplies business, The Malta Financial and Business Times was told that the idea of the VAT decrease is aimed at attracting foreigners to buy yachts and motor boats in Malta prior to EU entry.
According to the source, Malta will have to pay its VAT on such yachts and motor boats to the EU after membership on 1 May 2004 and the government saw the opportunity to try to attract purchasers to Malta before that time.
According to the legal notice LN 384 of 2003, the rate of VAT on certain seafaring vessels will be 5 percent from 1 December to 31 March. The vessels affected are: yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sport including rowing boats and canoes that are sailboats, with or without motors; sail boats and motor boats of a length exceeding 7.5 metres.
The Malta Financial and Business Times contacted the Malta Maritime Authority, which was not able to provide further information on the matter, and attempted to contact Finance Minister John Dalli for his reaction, but the minister was not available for comment.

End

I have checked this out with my Maltese registration company, and they have confirmed that this offer is in effect and genuine. Here is their response:

Dear Ian;

Please note that it has been definitely established that the special concession for payment of vat is valid until the end of march 2004 at a special reduced rate of 5%.

What is obviously required for this purpose is the following:

a-The attached authority is to be signed by the owner of each yacht and sent back to us in its original form.
b-a photograph of each yacht showing her name and as much of the yacht as possible.
c-a certified copy of the certificate of registration of each yacht
d- if privately owned a copy of the passport of the owner and if company owned a copy of the memorandum and articles of association of the company.
e- confirmation where each yacht is lying and whether each owner can sail here before the end of march for us to make an official valuation of the craft or alternatively we will send somebody to inspect for valuation purposes.

It is preferable if the yacht is registered under the Malta Flag.

So, a good opportunity if it suits you.

Fair Winds

Ian Shepherd SM2000 "Crusader"


Pacific

Mike Gough <mahili_au@...>
 

Greetings and happy new year to all,

My name is Mike Gough, I am preparing a Maramu, 1984, #147 for a Pacific crossing. I am considering clockwise from Australia, Louisiades, Micronesia, Japan, Alaska then West coast till Panama and join the trade wind route back to Aust. Has anyone any experience or info on this route please?



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Xmas present for Volvos

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Well, what do you know? Imagine a Volvo without an exhaust stain, no more cleaning everytime you go for a swim, no more six layers of expensive wax jut to delay the inevitable grime.Solution? Simple.just make sure you fill up in Ecuador, Peru or Chile. All produce their own diesel ( confusingly called petroleo) and having motored more miles in ther last five weeks than I care to recall , there is not a hint of a stain to be seen. Too far to go?Never! Just nip throught the Canal and hang a left.
No more stains! Youll be glad you did! Happy Xmas, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen

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Batteries

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

DearJim, Eric and Roy, Thanks, guys. certainly going to save me some unneccesary charging.Ian

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 110 volts

Ruth & John Martin <jjmartin24@...>
 

Hi Walter

Replying to your November email requesting info on inverter charger...we're in the Caribbean now and have been moving alot so sorry for the late reply.

The answer to some of your problems with the microwave is the European model of the Heart Interface Freedom 25. It is a 65 amp charger and puts out 220 volt 50 Hz on the inverter. It's nice because you dont have to turn on the gen set just to run the microwave for a few minutes.

I'm at the Amel dock in Guadaloupe now having a few things done and heading south soon - give me a call on 8104 SSB around 8 a.m. if you want to chat !

Regards,
John Martin
SM 248 "Moon Dog"

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Water heater/softener

itacknjibe
 

I've read with interest and concern many of the postings re: calcium
buildup in the Amel water heater, and wintering in Almerimar, Spain,
where the water is extremely hard has made it even more of a
concern. I have what I hope will be a good long term solution. I
went to a large comercial hardware store here in Spain and purchased
a generic, cartridge-type filter holder, much like the one used in
the pre-filters for the water maker. I have used a water softening
cartridge filled with large blocks of salt, and simply strap it to
the rail with velcro and run the water at the dock through it when I
fill the tanks. The results are immediately noticable, and there is
no discernable salt taste to the water. A friend with the same setup
has used it for 3 months and still has what appears to be a full
salt cartridge. The total cost including an extra cartridge and hose
fittings was about 45 Euros. Much better than pulling the water
heater.

Fair winds,
Bill Sogno di Mare
SM2000 #404


Re: Batteries

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlt <kimberlt@o...>
wrote:
Dear Roy,
Is it safe to equalize sealed batteries. My concern is that water
that
boils off can not be added back.
Fair winds,
Eric
Hi Eric,
I originally contacted the Delphi distributor in Europe, located
in Holland, who gave me the technical specs for equalizing these
batteries. (voltage depends on ambient temperature). He recommended
monthly equalization. I only do it every 3 months or so, although
once I did it two months in a row. I equalized the first set of
batteries 8 times, without any problems. (That set lasted 5 years,
and were good when changed. I changed them before transatlantic).
I admit that the sound of boiling batteries is a bit unnerving,
but they don't get hot, and don't seem to lose their water/acid. Try
contacting Delphi to see what they think. I have found that most
battery "experts" recommend equalization to reduce sulfation. And it
is sulfation that kills batteries.
If the indicator on a Delphi battery is dark after charging,
that's a good sign that the battery is sulfated. After equalizing,
the indicator will turn green again.
BTW, before equalizing, batteries must be fully charged, and all
downstream loads removed to prevent damaging them with 32 volts. I
do it at night, with refrigeration, instruments, and lights etc.
off. Amperage is about 10 amps at start, tapering off to about 5-6
at end.

Regards, Roy
SM Excalibur #195


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

kimberlt <kimberlt@...>
 

Dear Ray,
Is it safe to equalize sealed batteries. My concern is that water that
boils off can not be added back.
Fair winds,
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: rbenven44 [mailto:no_reply@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 11:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

I have the original Amel supplied sealed batteries. My monitor
will
show 100% after charging but I haven't really paid attention to the
voltage after charging. What should it be when the batteries are
fully charged?

Thanks, Gary Silver SM #335 Liahona
Hi Gary,
I have the older model battery monitor, and % charge is
unreliable. Therefore, I monitor voltage closely. Fully charged
Delphi sealed batteries, with little or no load on them, should read
close to or above 26 volts. This reading should be obtained at least
30 minutes after charging has stopped. Really good batteries will
read as high as 26.3 or 26.4 volts. I recharge when the voltage
drops below 25 volts. I would not recommend letting them go below
24.75 volts (Again, measured with little or no load. A heavy load
will drop the voltage).
If the batteries "top off" too quickly, and also discharge
quickly, it is usually a sign that they are sulfated. I have found
that applying an equalization charge, using my Heart Interface
inverter/charger, of 32 volts for a period of 8 hours, does wonders
for restoring the health of the Delphi batteries. I now apply an
equalization charge every 3 months or so, and the batteries act like
new. How long this will last, I don't know. My first set lasted 5
years, but that was in the Med, with lots of motoring and marinas.
Since then, with 18 months of ocean cruising and few marinas, I have
found that the batteries lose their "vigor" faster.
Hope this helps.

By the way, Mr. Wagner at Dessalator is very helpful. If I
remember correctly, his English is quite good, too.

Regards, Roy


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Re: Batteries

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

I have the original Amel supplied sealed batteries. My monitor
will
show 100% after charging but I haven't really paid attention to the
voltage after charging. What should it be when the batteries are
fully charged?

Thanks, Gary Silver SM #335 Liahona
Hi Gary,
I have the older model battery monitor, and % charge is
unreliable. Therefore, I monitor voltage closely. Fully charged
Delphi sealed batteries, with little or no load on them, should read
close to or above 26 volts. This reading should be obtained at least
30 minutes after charging has stopped. Really good batteries will
read as high as 26.3 or 26.4 volts. I recharge when the voltage
drops below 25 volts. I would not recommend letting them go below
24.75 volts (Again, measured with little or no load. A heavy load
will drop the voltage).
If the batteries "top off" too quickly, and also discharge
quickly, it is usually a sign that they are sulfated. I have found
that applying an equalization charge, using my Heart Interface
inverter/charger, of 32 volts for a period of 8 hours, does wonders
for restoring the health of the Delphi batteries. I now apply an
equalization charge every 3 months or so, and the batteries act like
new. How long this will last, I don't know. My first set lasted 5
years, but that was in the Med, with lots of motoring and marinas.
Since then, with 18 months of ocean cruising and few marinas, I have
found that the batteries lose their "vigor" faster.
Hope this helps.

By the way, Mr. Wagner at Dessalator is very helpful. If I
remember correctly, his English is quite good, too.

Regards, Roy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Desalinator

Hanspeter B├Ąttig <hanspeter.baettig@...>
 

Dear Gary
The official water maker supplier for AMEL is the company
"DESSALATOR"
Addresse:
Dessalator SA
67 Av. des Anemones
France-06600 Antibes
Contact: Mr. Wagner
Tel: +33 4 93 95 04 55
Fax: +33 4 93 95 04 66

I hope this infos are helpful for you
regards
Hanspeter
SY SM "Tamango 2"

----- Original Message -----
From: amelliahona
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 8:01 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Desalinator


I would like to contact the technical support people of the company
that manufatures the water maker for Amel. I have e-mailed Amel with
this request but thought someone on this forum might know how to
contact that company.
Thanks, Gary Silver Amel SM #335 Liahona



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