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Re: Looking for agent/surveyor in south of France (Med) [What percentage do negotiations tend to bring the down >>> [the] asking price ]

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

I agree with Bill completely. We had planned on selling Ocean Pearl after we got her back to NZ. Listed her and one of the interested parties loved her but said she was too expensive. They found a cheap one in Panama and bought it. The wife contacted me a year later saying they would have saved a lot of money if they had bought Ocean Pearl. I was grateful because we came to our senses and still own Ocean Pearl. And will for the foreseeable future.
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

On 20/07/2022 00:30 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


One last comment on this thread. 

Opinion:
The lowest-priced Amel you can find advertised or through negotiation will be the most expensive.

The price you pay for a good Amel will be based on the model, the market, age, and the cost to refit the Amel into good condition. It is math rather than negotiation.  

I have some things that you can use on my website: https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/buying-amel.html Download a Sample Estimate Spreadsheet, or all 3 of them. Use a highly Amel-experienced broker. This is NOT someone who sold 4 Amels last year. The same thing applies to Surveyors.


Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 7:10 AM Martijn Bolt <martijnbolt@...> wrote:

Hi David, Thank you for re-opening my question via this thread with this long (and short) response.


To all: Thanks. These posts are very much clarifying and sometimes reaffirming things I thought already (more or less).
 

Besides chartering sailboats as much as we can we've been "web sailing" and thinking about our first boat for many years now. About two year ago I stumbled upon Amel and found out about the amazing features and design philosophy. Since then our focus shifted, from some of the brands left on our long list as mentioned above, to Amel exclusively. From what I have found they are, in many aspects, the best-fit for what we want and plan to do.


Surprising to see that a well maintained Amel remains its value and interesting to see how things like the current global market, Delos, COVID, boomers, (ketch) manufacturing, and other developments (currently) have their part in this. Great comments and good advice especially when I think about negotiations as a buyer. I don't enjoy negotiations so I'm glad to now understand the few excessive prices I saw are probably just outliers, as most Amels "a vendre" are just that: Reasonably priced, although overall somewhat higher priced than last year, often with little room for negotiation (depending on the outcome of a survey/pre-purchase consult ofcourse).


@Paul. I'm confused by your comment mentioning no SM's are for sale in Europe. Quite some SM's show(ed) up on my list of available Amels, starting early 2021. I'm looking at the maintained websites from brokers and have contacted some of them. They (even recently) mentioned the SM's can be viewed now or sometimes towards the end of the season. (You wrote SN, not SM, I assume that was a typo).


Thanks again,

Martijn




Re: Santorin - Genoa furler lost his teeth!! :(

JOHN HAYES
 

Hi Riccardo

Sorry I can’t help

Once I had removed the furler from the forestay I delivered the unit to the gear maker to overhaul the whole unit. He knew what he was doing I didn’t …… he also had an array of tools and equipment which I did Not have. In our situation it was not just a matter of cutting a new bronze gear from a piece of bronze that had particular composition it was also necessary to cut a new worm drive that meshed precisely with the bronze gear. It was not/not possible to use the old worm drive because it had 25 years wear. 

Overhauling the furler seemed to me to be a specialised task requiring expertise that I did not have. 

When the fully overhauled unit was returned the fellow who did the work said it was immensely strong and I could expect it to function for another 25 years
 
Good luck

John hayes
Nga Waka
Wellington


On 20/07/2022, at 1:34 AM, david bruce <davidcbruce57@...> wrote:



On Jul 19, 2022, at 1:13 PM, Riccardo Reato <rreato@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone

I am now trying to access the broken gear.. which seems to be at the center of it all!
After some initial success to work my way through the box, I am now stuck as I don't see any way to arrive to the broken gear.

If anyone of you has any additional info or suggestion... I am all ears.

John Clark and JOHN HAYES, since you had this job done previously, have you seen how the gears are extracted?
Or maybe do you have a contact or an email address where I can ask for additional info?

This is where i got so far:

I opened all sides (winch handle side, electric motor side, bottom side).
The bottom side looks the only way where is possible to extract the gears:
<dummyfile.0.part>

Once opened, I manage to extract a bearing, a retaining clip, and another metal ring (spacer?)
After that, I have reached the main gear (the one that links to the manual system), which sits around the main furler shaft, which is coupled with a big worm screw that transmits the manual movement from the side.

<dummyfile.1.part>

Here I am stuck.

To get to the bronze broken gear I need to extract, in order:

  • the big "manual" worm screw > looks like it should come out from the side, from the winch handle plug, but even if I remove the outer part of the plug (there is a screw to remove it in the center of it) I can't find a way to loosen or to slide the worm screw out
  • the main "manual" gear > this would come off from the bottom hole along the shaft, but only after his worm screw is out of the way (the gear teeth are not straight but diagonal, so it cannot slide out without the worm gear being removed first)
  • the manual/electric engage selection system > this is also sitting around the main shaft and is between the main gear and the bronze broken one. It is a disc with 6 pins each side (visible from the winch plug side panel), which moves up and down along the shaft when the outside key is turned. When it slides upwards it engages the electric gear (the broken one) and when it slides downwards it engages the manual gear. You can see the pin holes on both gears for engage/disengage
  • on top of all this, sits the broken gear, which I am trying to access and remove, so I can have it made new

GRAZIE!
Riccardo


Re: Looking for agent/surveyor in south of France (Med) [What percentage do negotiations tend to bring the down >>> [the] asking price ]

Rachael
 

Hello again Martijn

We bought our Super Maramu this March in Portugal with Bill Rouse acting as our pre-purchase advisor and Olivier was our surveyor - a dream team in our experience.  

We did not consider negotiating over the price as we knew it to be fair given the research we'd done in the preceding months, Bill's feedback and the excellent condition it was kept in, along with everything it came with - thank you Jonas and Sophie!  

Do your research as others have advised and when a good one comes along leap on it before someone else does!

Rachael
--
Rachael & Robin Courtenay
Pérdika SM232, Leros


Re: Looking for agent/surveyor in south of France (Med) [What percentage do negotiations tend to bring the down >>> [the] asking price ]

Paul Harries
 

I said SN not SM
SN is for Santorin



--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Santorin - Genoa furler lost his teeth!! :(

david bruce
 



On Jul 19, 2022, at 1:13 PM, Riccardo Reato <rreato@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone

I am now trying to access the broken gear.. which seems to be at the center of it all!
After some initial success to work my way through the box, I am now stuck as I don't see any way to arrive to the broken gear.

If anyone of you has any additional info or suggestion... I am all ears.

John Clark and JOHN HAYES, since you had this job done previously, have you seen how the gears are extracted?
Or maybe do you have a contact or an email address where I can ask for additional info?

This is where i got so far:

I opened all sides (winch handle side, electric motor side, bottom side).
The bottom side looks the only way where is possible to extract the gears:
<dummyfile.0.part>

Once opened, I manage to extract a bearing, a retaining clip, and another metal ring (spacer?)
After that, I have reached the main gear (the one that links to the manual system), which sits around the main furler shaft, which is coupled with a big worm screw that transmits the manual movement from the side.

<dummyfile.1.part>

Here I am stuck.

To get to the bronze broken gear I need to extract, in order:

  • the big "manual" worm screw > looks like it should come out from the side, from the winch handle plug, but even if I remove the outer part of the plug (there is a screw to remove it in the center of it) I can't find a way to loosen or to slide the worm screw out
  • the main "manual" gear > this would come off from the bottom hole along the shaft, but only after his worm screw is out of the way (the gear teeth are not straight but diagonal, so it cannot slide out without the worm gear being removed first)
  • the manual/electric engage selection system > this is also sitting around the main shaft and is between the main gear and the bronze broken one. It is a disc with 6 pins each side (visible from the winch plug side panel), which moves up and down along the shaft when the outside key is turned. When it slides upwards it engages the electric gear (the broken one) and when it slides downwards it engages the manual gear. You can see the pin holes on both gears for engage/disengage
  • on top of all this, sits the broken gear, which I am trying to access and remove, so I can have it made new

GRAZIE!
Riccardo


Re: D Marin Corfu (aka: Gouvia Marina)

John Crosby
 

In case you want to winter boat ashore and are prepared to be on mainland, Cleopatra Marina near Preveza could be an option. I’ve seen between 6 & 9 amels, different models, newer and older, over-winter there these last several year; I’m pretty sure it’s cheaper than Gouvia in Corfu. John

On 19 Jul 2022, at 08:14, Bruno COTTE <cotte.bruno@...> wrote:

It is a good option but I prefered marina di Ragusa in Sicily . More people in winter very secure day and night and fresh underwater sources in marina which means a bottom quite totally clean after 6 months . But Corfu is a good option 

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 19 juil. 2022 à 07:36, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> a écrit :

Paul,

We overwintered in Gouvia and found it excellent.

There is an Amel experienced mechanic there called Wolfgang Bbauman on: loupe@....

Peter

Peter Forbes
Amel 54 035
Lymington
07836 209730

On 19 Jul 2022, at 01:55, Paul Filgiano <Filgiano@...> wrote:


Hello all,

Can anyone comment on whether the D Marin in Corfu is a recommended place to winter a boat?  Would anyone also have recommended contacts there?  Are there any recommended alternatives in Corfu or nearby?  We are looking at the winter of 2023-2024.  

Paul and Christine Filgiano
SV Christine, A55, #29

--
Paul & Christine Filgiano
Montreal, QC (Canada)


Re: VP d3 110 bleeding

Marco Taglioretti
 

thankyou so much Nick
Marco


Re: D Marin Corfu (aka: Gouvia Marina)

 

Don't forget about www.yachtclassichotel.com for in the water. Paul, you are close enough to go there and visit with the owner, Banu. Tell her Bill and Judy from Amel BeBe said hello.

One winter we were there with 5 Amels and also Russell Crowe. He was on a 24m motor yacht and making a film in Turkey. He had a suite in the hotel, but preferred to sleep in the yacht. We spoke to him almost daily. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Tue, Jul 19, 2022, 00:14 Bruno COTTE <cotte.bruno@...> wrote:
It is a good option but I prefered marina di Ragusa in Sicily . More people in winter very secure day and night and fresh underwater sources in marina which means a bottom quite totally clean after 6 months . But Corfu is a good option 

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 19 juil. 2022 à 07:36, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> a écrit :

Paul,

We overwintered in Gouvia and found it excellent.

There is an Amel experienced mechanic there called Wolfgang Bbauman on: loupe@....

Peter

Peter Forbes
Amel 54 035
Lymington
07836 209730

On 19 Jul 2022, at 01:55, Paul Filgiano <Filgiano@...> wrote:


Hello all,

Can anyone comment on whether the D Marin in Corfu is a recommended place to winter a boat?  Would anyone also have recommended contacts there?  Are there any recommended alternatives in Corfu or nearby?  We are looking at the winter of 2023-2024.  

Paul and Christine Filgiano
SV Christine, A55, #29

--
Paul & Christine Filgiano
Montreal, QC (Canada)


Re: Looking for agent/surveyor in south of France (Med) [What percentage do negotiations tend to bring the down >>> [the] asking price ]

 

One last comment on this thread. 

Opinion:
The lowest-priced Amel you can find advertised or through negotiation will be the most expensive.

The price you pay for a good Amel will be based on the model, the market, age, and the cost to refit the Amel into good condition. It is math rather than negotiation.  

I have some things that you can use on my website: https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/buying-amel.html Download a Sample Estimate Spreadsheet, or all 3 of them. Use a highly Amel-experienced broker. This is NOT someone who sold 4 Amels last year. The same thing applies to Surveyors.

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 7:10 AM Martijn Bolt <martijnbolt@...> wrote:

Hi David, Thank you for re-opening my question via this thread with this long (and short) response.

 

To all: Thanks. These posts are very much clarifying and sometimes reaffirming things I thought already (more or less).
 

Besides chartering sailboats as much as we can we've been "web sailing" and thinking about our first boat for many years now. About two year ago I stumbled upon Amel and found out about the amazing features and design philosophy. Since then our focus shifted, from some of the brands left on our long list as mentioned above, to Amel exclusively. From what I have found they are, in many aspects, the best-fit for what we want and plan to do.


Surprising to see that a well maintained Amel remains its value and interesting to see how things like the current global market, Delos, COVID, boomers, (ketch) manufacturing, and other developments (currently) have their part in this. Great comments and good advice especially when I think about negotiations as a buyer. I don't enjoy negotiations so I'm glad to now understand the few excessive prices I saw are probably just outliers, as most Amels "a vendre" are just that: Reasonably priced, although overall somewhat higher priced than last year, often with little room for negotiation (depending on the outcome of a survey/pre-purchase consult ofcourse).

 

@Paul. I'm confused by your comment mentioning no SM's are for sale in Europe. Quite some SM's show(ed) up on my list of available Amels, starting early 2021. I'm looking at the maintained websites from brokers and have contacted some of them. They (even recently) mentioned the SM's can be viewed now or sometimes towards the end of the season. (You wrote SN, not SM, I assume that was a typo).

 

Thanks again,

Martijn


Re: Looking for agent/surveyor in south of France (Med) [What percentage do negotiations tend to bring the down >>> [the] asking price ]

Martijn BoIt
 

Hi David, Thank you for re-opening my question via this thread with this long (and short) response.

 

To all: Thanks. These posts are very much clarifying and sometimes reaffirming things I thought already (more or less).
 

Besides chartering sailboats as much as we can we've been "web sailing" and thinking about our first boat for many years now. About two year ago I stumbled upon Amel and found out about the amazing features and design philosophy. Since then our focus shifted, from some of the brands left on our long list as mentioned above, to Amel exclusively. From what I have found they are, in many aspects, the best-fit for what we want and plan to do.


Surprising to see that a well maintained Amel remains its value and interesting to see how things like the current global market, Delos, COVID, boomers, (ketch) manufacturing, and other developments (currently) have their part in this. Great comments and good advice especially when I think about negotiations as a buyer. I don't enjoy negotiations so I'm glad to now understand the few excessive prices I saw are probably just outliers, as most Amels "a vendre" are just that: Reasonably priced, although overall somewhat higher priced than last year, often with little room for negotiation (depending on the outcome of a survey/pre-purchase consult ofcourse).

 

@Paul. I'm confused by your comment mentioning no SM's are for sale in Europe. Quite some SM's show(ed) up on my list of available Amels, starting early 2021. I'm looking at the maintained websites from brokers and have contacted some of them. They (even recently) mentioned the SM's can be viewed now or sometimes towards the end of the season. (You wrote SN, not SM, I assume that was a typo).

 

Thanks again,

Martijn


Re: Santorin - Genoa furler lost his teeth!! :(

Riccardo Reato
 

Hi Everyone

I am now trying to access the broken gear.. which seems to be at the center of it all!
After some initial success to work my way through the box, I am now stuck as I don't see any way to arrive to the broken gear.

If anyone of you has any additional info or suggestion... I am all ears.

John Clark and JOHN HAYES, since you had this job done previously, have you seen how the gears are extracted?
Or maybe do you have a contact or an email address where I can ask for additional info?

This is where i got so far:

I opened all sides (winch handle side, electric motor side, bottom side).
The bottom side looks the only way where is possible to extract the gears:


Once opened, I manage to extract a bearing, a retaining clip, and another metal ring (spacer?)
After that, I have reached the main gear (the one that links to the manual system), which sits around the main furler shaft, which is coupled with a big worm screw that transmits the manual movement from the side.



Here I am stuck.

To get to the bronze broken gear I need to extract, in order:

  • the big "manual" worm screw > looks like it should come out from the side, from the winch handle plug, but even if I remove the outer part of the plug (there is a screw to remove it in the center of it) I can't find a way to loosen or to slide the worm screw out
  • the main "manual" gear > this would come off from the bottom hole along the shaft, but only after his worm screw is out of the way (the gear teeth are not straight but diagonal, so it cannot slide out without the worm gear being removed first)
  • the manual/electric engage selection system > this is also sitting around the main shaft and is between the main gear and the bronze broken one. It is a disc with 6 pins each side (visible from the winch plug side panel), which moves up and down along the shaft when the outside key is turned. When it slides upwards it engages the electric gear (the broken one) and when it slides downwards it engages the manual gear. You can see the pin holes on both gears for engage/disengage
  • on top of all this, sits the broken gear, which I am trying to access and remove, so I can have it made new

GRAZIE!
Riccardo


Re: Black Oil in the Air-filter and housing

WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Nick

I will do the Job next 2 day’s when I’m in a Marina and will observe the result. After 2 weeks I’m happy to let you know the outcome because I will not move the boat until end of month.

Kind regards

Ruedi - on WASABI

 

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Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Montag, 18. Juli 2022 um 19:32
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Black Oil in the Air-filter and housing

 

Hi Ruedi,

 

After reading your email I had a quick look at the workshop manual for my D3 110A. I also had a look around the internet. I just thought that before you go and get an engineer you could do a few things yourself.  The Pressure Control Valve is located in the cap of the oil filter. The idea is that if the filter gets clocked the valve opens and lets the oil circulate freely but without being filtered. 

Trawling the internet, there was a suggestion that clogged oil lines and clogged filter might cause oil in the air filter. Seeing as that is an easy do it yourself, it makes sense to do that job first, not least to rule it out as the problem.. Then if that fails you still need to sail somewhere where there is a decent engineer and you can explain that you have clean oil and filter and cleaned up valve…

 

Let me know what happens. Great learning process for all of us!

 

Kind regards

 

Nick



On 18 Jul 2022, at 18:10, WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:

 

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your advice. I will certainly do an Oil- and Filter change and clean the top cover.

What is the PCV Valve? Is this a specific part of the Oil-Filter top? 

Ruedi

 

 

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Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Montag, 18. Juli 2022 um 17:53
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Black Oil in the Air-filter and housing

 

Ruedi, another quick thought. Take off the oil filter top and inspect it closely, maybe it is clogged. Could be you just need to give it a thorough clean, maybe in some solvent. Or blast it with compressed air. Then change oil and filter anyway. If this does not solve the problem you have not lost anything but a bit of oil and a filter…do not forget to torque up the filter top to specified level. I use a torque wrench, it is plastic and does not want to be over tightened but if too loose the oil will flow out and make a mess.

 

Nick




On 18 Jul 2022, at 16:02, Nick Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ruedi, 

I am not a qualified Volvo mechanic either, but  you must be getting some blow back. This could be caused by dirty engine oil clogging the oil lines or filter and/or a leaking Pressure control valve.

I would change the oil and filter and the air filter, and the PCV valve.  I do not think they are expensive. Located on the oil filter cover, opens if the resistance in the filter is too high. It could be stuck open or clogged. 

 

If that does not work you need to have a compression test done by a proper engineer…and get to the bottom of it…

Nick

Amelia AML 55-019 Leros 
<image0.jpeg>




On 18 Jul 2022, at 10:02, WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:



Dear Amelia’s

I’m not a Diesel-Engine Mechanic or Engineer and therefore excuse my unqualified question. I have discovered Oil dropping out of the Air-Filter on my Volvo D3-110 iC and I’m not sure if this is something unusual and I have to worry about it? I changed the Air-Filter about a year ago and maybe this happens after several hours of use.

 

Thanks, and fair winds

Ruedi 

WASABI – A54-55

Anchoring in Otranto 

 

 


Re: Santorin - Genoa furler lost his teeth!! :(

Riccardo Reato
 


 Thanks for the info Ian, good to know that we cut it few times if needed!
My rivets holes are not perfect but probably they are still ok so maybe no need for a cut


Re: Replace the Hailer - Horn #order

WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Philippe, thanks I will check out the iCom SP37.

Happy sailing, Ruedi

 

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Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Montag, 18. Juli 2022 um 13:06
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Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replace the Hailer - Horn #order

 

Hi Ruedi

It could an Icom SP 37 external speaker.

In any case this Icom hailer should do the job.

Philippe

 

 

Le lun. 18 juil. 2022 à 10:52, WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> a écrit :

Dear Amelia’s

On my A54 the Hailer - Horn gave up and I like to replace. The Horn was installed by AMEL originally and is connected to the Raymarine Ray240E VHV.
I was not able to find any Brand Name or indication of what kind of horn it is, - except the 8 Ohm 30-Watt label on the back (see attached foto). I was not able to find any the specification what is working with the Raymarine VHF and what will be the Voltage when activating the Hailer or FOG Horn.

Does anyone know where I can source the same or similar Hailer which works with the Raymarine VHF? 
Thanks and best regards
Ruedi
WASABI A54-Nr.55
Currently in Puglia


Re: Looking for agent/surveyor in south of France (Med) [What percentage do negotiations tend to bring the down >>> [the] asking price ]

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Martin,

We have owned Amels for  33 years, starting with a Sharki, then a Maramu and for the last 22 years a Supermaramu.  If we had won a lottery we would still own all three--one in the Med, one in England and one in Chile.

 As Nick says, Amels are not a good investment if you are just looking to make money, but they have been the greatest investment we could have ever made in terms of enjoying our lives, taking us to extraordinary places and meeting extraordinary people, many of whom you will read of on this website but others, equally, who just go their own quiet way.

Owning an Amel opens up a wonderful life long interest.

Bonne chance !

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

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Sent: 18 July 2022 18:29
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Looking for agent/surveyor in south of France (Med) [What percentage do negotiations tend to bring the down >>> [the] asking price ]
 
Dear Martijn ,

Just a recent experience.
We sold our Amel Kirk last winter for the price we paid 15(!) years ago. This was above our asking price.
We bought an Amel Sharki and paid the asking price.
Both Amels are worth their money. Not only because there aren't too many of them. And there is a reason our new boat is again Amel. We are hooked.

Kind regards,
Sietske
Sharki Frangipane.


Re: VP d3 110 bleeding

Nick Newington
 

To bleed the fuel.
By the spin on fuel filter there is a big button that you push which pumps the fuel, at the same time open the bleed screw with a spanner or ratchet. I think a 13mm socket but maybe a bit smaller. Keep pumping, fuel will flow out, when it is clear of bubbles tighten the bleed screw. Keep pumping, a few times.
Nick
S/Y Amelia
Leros


On 19 Jul 2022, at 07:00, Marco Taglioretti <mtaglioretti@...> wrote:

Anyone has a procedure to bleed a VP D3 110ib?
Marco


VP d3 110 bleeding

Marco Taglioretti
 

Anyone has a procedure to bleed a VP D3 110ib?
Marco


Re: D Marin Corfu (aka: Gouvia Marina)

Bruno COTTE
 

It is a good option but I prefered marina di Ragusa in Sicily . More people in winter very secure day and night and fresh underwater sources in marina which means a bottom quite totally clean after 6 months . But Corfu is a good option 

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 19 juil. 2022 à 07:36, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> a écrit :

Paul,

We overwintered in Gouvia and found it excellent.

There is an Amel experienced mechanic there called Wolfgang Bbauman on: loupe@....

Peter

Peter Forbes
Amel 54 035
Lymington
07836 209730

On 19 Jul 2022, at 01:55, Paul Filgiano <Filgiano@...> wrote:


Hello all,

Can anyone comment on whether the D Marin in Corfu is a recommended place to winter a boat?  Would anyone also have recommended contacts there?  Are there any recommended alternatives in Corfu or nearby?  We are looking at the winter of 2023-2024.  

Paul and Christine Filgiano
SV Christine, A55, #29

--
Paul & Christine Filgiano
Montreal, QC (Canada)


Re: D Marin Corfu (aka: Gouvia Marina)

Peter Forbes
 

Paul,

We overwintered in Gouvia and found it excellent.

There is an Amel experienced mechanic there called Wolfgang Bbauman on: loupe@....

Peter

Peter Forbes
Amel 54 035
Lymington
07836 209730

On 19 Jul 2022, at 01:55, Paul Filgiano <Filgiano@...> wrote:


Hello all,

Can anyone comment on whether the D Marin in Corfu is a recommended place to winter a boat?  Would anyone also have recommended contacts there?  Are there any recommended alternatives in Corfu or nearby?  We are looking at the winter of 2023-2024.  

Paul and Christine Filgiano
SV Christine, A55, #29

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Paul & Christine Filgiano
Montreal, QC (Canada)


Re: D Marin Corfu (aka: Gouvia Marina)

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey there, are you wintering ON the boat, or just a place to keep her in the water? We spent two excellent winters in Mandraki port, the tiny venetian harbor under the big castle, for pennies. As in one of the cheapest ports in the Med as far as I could tell (1200 euros for 6 months). It doesn't look like much protection, but it is 100 percent safe from all directions. We went through a few 50 knot storms and one 90 knot downburst without any damage to any boat or even much swell, zero surge ever, and the guys who run it are great. They're around every day in winter (it's a sailing club) so your boat is always looked after. There are about 40 boats without owners onboard and usually 5-8 boats living aboard. It's 5 minutes walk through the UNesco castle to get to the center of Corfu; aesthetically it's the prettiest port we've stayed in 5 years on the boat. Andreas is the harbormaster if you call up, tell them Wake sent you ;)