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Re: Clearing into Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Nick Newington
 

Hi Ross,

You can also clear into Leros. First go to immigration which is located Agia Marina, not a marina but a place. Many boats go to Lakki and taxi over to immigration in Agia Marina, but I normally anchor there then sail round to Lakki. Then in Lakki see the port police and customs. You will need a transit log that you get from the customs…. it is a bit of paperwork. You will also have to pay the Tepai cruising tax….which is a monthly fee. Fine if you will be staying a month but annoying if you plan to stay only a few days as you have to pay the whole month….also annoying if you clear in at the end of the month you pay for that month. For an Amel 54 it is about 138 euros per month.

Kind regards

Nick Newington

S/Y Amelia AML54-019

On 22 Apr 2022, at 14:11, rob dillmann <rob.dillmann@...> wrote:

Dear Ross,

We entered from Turkey into Greece via Rhodos four years ago.
That is an elaborate process involving the port authority, the coast guard and customs. There is a specific order you have to follow, be sure that you have all the ship documents including VAT statements. It also involves organizing a payment with a local bank. We did not use an agent. Being EU citizens made it perhaps easier for us, I assume you are not, hence there might be additional issues. 
It took us two days (weekdays!) and we did it from the marina (the staff is quite helpful).

Clearing out from Turkey is another matter. I would recommend an agent in this case, especially in dealing with the customs. Saves time and money in the end. 

Good luck!

Regards,

Rob Dillmann



Op vr 22 apr. 2022 om 07:59 schreef Jorg Schambach <jorgschambach@...>:

Hi

 

As I known in Greece today few port accept entrance from Turkey for you the best should be Rhodes it was allowed last summer, take care of Kastellorizo no entry is allowed from Turkey.

 

You can check evolution of the entrance on https://travel.gov.gr/

 

Cruising and yachting is allowed. The entry of yachts in Greece, regardless of flag, coming from Turkey is only allowed into ports of Kavala, Mytilene, Chios, Vathy and Pythagoras of Samos, Myrina of Lemnos, Symi, Skala of Patmos, as well as the tourist ports of Kos and Rhodes.

 

Jörg

S/Y NUBES

A55#44

 

 

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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Clearing into Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete

 

Hi is there any Amel owners that can provide any advise on entering Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete from Turkey. We specifically want to know if it is possible to complete entry without and agent and whilst at anchor in the vacinity of the Marina.

 

Other option is to enter at Kastellorizo. Has anyone entered at this port and if so any advise.

 

Kind regards

Ross and Donna

SV Intrepid Kiwi

Currently Finike, Turkey.


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-- 
Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey 

 





Re: Clearing into Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete

rob dillmann
 

Dear Ross,

We entered from Turkey into Greece via Rhodos four years ago.
That is an elaborate process involving the port authority, the coast guard and customs. There is a specific order you have to follow, be sure that you have all the ship documents including VAT statements. It also involves organizing a payment with a local bank. We did not use an agent. Being EU citizens made it perhaps easier for us, I assume you are not, hence there might be additional issues. 
It took us two days (weekdays!) and we did it from the marina (the staff is quite helpful).

Clearing out from Turkey is another matter. I would recommend an agent in this case, especially in dealing with the customs. Saves time and money in the end. 

Good luck!

Regards,

Rob Dillmann



Op vr 22 apr. 2022 om 07:59 schreef Jorg Schambach <jorgschambach@...>:

Hi

 

As I known in Greece today few port accept entrance from Turkey for you the best should be Rhodes it was allowed last summer, take care of Kastellorizo no entry is allowed from Turkey.

 

You can check evolution of the entrance on https://travel.gov.gr/

 

Cruising and yachting is allowed. The entry of yachts in Greece, regardless of flag, coming from Turkey is only allowed into ports of Kavala, Mytilene, Chios, Vathy and Pythagoras of Samos, Myrina of Lemnos, Symi, Skala of Patmos, as well as the tourist ports of Kos and Rhodes.

 

Jörg

S/Y NUBES

A55#44

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2022 22:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Clearing into Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete

 

Hi is there any Amel owners that can provide any advise on entering Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete from Turkey. We specifically want to know if it is possible to complete entry without and agent and whilst at anchor in the vacinity of the Marina.

 

Other option is to enter at Kastellorizo. Has anyone entered at this port and if so any advise.

 

Kind regards

Ross and Donna

SV Intrepid Kiwi

Currently Finike, Turkey.


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--
Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey

 


Re: Genua Furler on Santorin - Bofiglioli Gearbox

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Dirk,
Here is the spec on my Santorin:
Outhaul & Main Furling Wormgear:  Bonfiglioli Model VF44 Configuration P1 70 P63 B14 B3   
Bonfiglioli USA 3541 Hargrave Dr; Hebron, KY 41048 859.334.3333       
US Distributor: Drivetech Automation; 5401 NW 102nd Ave #146; Sunrise, FL33351 954.746.9800  
Purchased 2 for $220 ea + Tax & shipping            
In Italy: Distributor: Minetti Undine s.r.l.   Lip Seals (two on output shaft): CFW BAUD2SL 30 40 7
  Via Nazionale 92   End Cap: CFW RCAY 37 7      
  33040 Pradamano UD Lip Seal (on input motor shaft): BAU3  X2  25- 37-7  A cFw 2
  Tel: +39 043 264 0098            
--
Craig Briggs - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Qsails

Jason Rutledge
 

Update-  I received my sails yesterday. Ordered in November- Pro Radial. 
--
Jason Rutledge
SV Liahona
SM 335


Re: Clearing into Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Jorg Schambach
 

Hi

 

As I known in Greece today few port accept entrance from Turkey for you the best should be Rhodes it was allowed last summer, take care of Kastellorizo no entry is allowed from Turkey.

 

You can check evolution of the entrance on https://travel.gov.gr/

 

Cruising and yachting is allowed. The entry of yachts in Greece, regardless of flag, coming from Turkey is only allowed into ports of Kavala, Mytilene, Chios, Vathy and Pythagoras of Samos, Myrina of Lemnos, Symi, Skala of Patmos, as well as the tourist ports of Kos and Rhodes.

 

Jörg

S/Y NUBES

A55#44

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2022 22:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Clearing into Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete

 

Hi is there any Amel owners that can provide any advise on entering Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete from Turkey. We specifically want to know if it is possible to complete entry without and agent and whilst at anchor in the vacinity of the Marina.

 

Other option is to enter at Kastellorizo. Has anyone entered at this port and if so any advise.

 

Kind regards

Ross and Donna

SV Intrepid Kiwi

Currently Finike, Turkey.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad


--
Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey

 


Re: Marinas West Coast Italy Winter 2022-2023

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Dave;

 

I would appreciate it if you could provide the name of the Marina you stayed at and the contact information for Jayne Koehler?

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of david bruce via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2022 12:40 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Marinas West Coast Italy Winter 2022-2023

 

Hi Mohammad and Aty, 

 

We quite liked Gaeta Italy.  Put Liesse on the hard there 3 years yrs ago.  Nice beach in walking distance, cute town w great pizza. It s easy to access Rome, Naples, Pompei ( highly recommend if you haven t been yet) by train.  Great spot for routine haulout and storage and although they have marine services we found it somewhat challenging to communicate with them although Jayne Koehler an expat living in Gaeta is (was?) a fixture there for years and was quite helpful.  Again wouldn t recommend for complex jobs.  She had a small ebook ‘Welcome to Gaeta’ which was helpful.  Can PM you her contact info if uou would like it.  

 

Best,  Dave

Liesse

SN006



On Apr 16, 2022, at 8:42 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi everyone;

We will be cruising Sardinia, Corsica and the West coast of Italy this season and would like recommendation for Marinas for the 2022-2023 winter season anywhere along the west and northwest coast of Italy. All recommendations will be appreciated.

Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099


Re: Santorin helm seat support pipe loose

Craig Briggs
 

Thanks, John - glad I asked as I had indeed misunderstood. 

So it sounds like you cut out a rectangular section of the engine room ceiling that had held the seat pole base, presumably a bit bigger than the rectangular bottom plate (roughly 80 X 200ish) or maybe even smaller. Then you put a wood piece somewhat larger than the cut out section through the cut out opening so that it rests on the top side of the engine room ceiling which is about a 3/8" thick fiberglass surface.

Presumably that wood piece had a hole for the seat pole so you could re-insert the pole from the bottom up and bolt it to the new wood piece. Or did you have a "key-hole" for the pipe and simply left the pipe attached to the seat? (I have so far been unable to remove the pipe from the seat bottom, so would need the "key-hole" approace.)

Let me know if I've understood, please. 
Cheers,
--
Craig Briggs - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Watermaker output fluctuation

Richard Dallett
 

Thanks, I’ll check water flow and air flow.

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2022 5:30 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Watermaker output fluctuation

 

Richard,

 

I do not understand this: "I tried to never let the water level drop below where the water exits the filter area into the sea chest."

 

I hope absolutely no chemical got into the watermaker saltwater circuit.

--

Maybe air got into the watermaker system. Normally air will work itself out after several minutes of operation.

Maybe you need to check from the ball valve to the water.

This is what I had, but at the very least use a broom handle to push through to the outside. 

 

1. Close seacock
2. Remove the strainer
3. Using a wet vacuum, remove seawater from Sea Chest, or momentarily start the engine
4. Place the broomstick in the sea chest and on top of the closed sea cock
5. Open sea cock and quickly run the broom stick through it several times
8. Remove the the broomstick and close the sea cock
10. Retun the sea chest to normal operation



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 2:44 PM Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...> wrote:

Thanks, Bill,

 

The problem started immediately after I did a thorough cleaning of the sea chest and strainer (down to the ball valve) and circulated Barnacle Buster through the Volvo, AC, and refrigerator systems. I tried to never let the water level drop below where the water exits the filter area into the sea chest. After an hour I flushed all 3 systems.

Does this info change your thinking as to the order of probability?

 

Richard

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2022 3:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Watermaker output fluctuation

 

Richard

 

It could be a lot of things but with both of those fluctuating, it is probably not an issue with either gauge. Here are the suspects in the order I would check:

Clogged sea chest/strainer, including all the way to the water below the sea chest to the brine output

Clogged prefilters

Clogged Saltwater hoses (input and output)

Air in the circuit and possibly continuing to enter the circuit

Bad Membranes

Bad Pump(s)

Bad Pressure Valve

Hoses to/from the watermaker 

 

Bill



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 1:27 PM Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...> wrote:

When trying to adjust the pressure to maintain the output at 160 liters per gallon, the output indicator floats up and down between 120 and 160 while the pressure indicator needle fluctuates form barely in the orange to the middle of the green. Any idea on the cause?

Richard Dallett
A54/68 "Mamba"


Re: Watermaker output fluctuation

 

Richard,

I do not understand this: "I tried to never let the water level drop below where the water exits the filter area into the sea chest."

I hope absolutely no chemical got into the watermaker saltwater circuit.
--
Maybe air got into the watermaker system. Normally air will work itself out after several minutes of operation.
Maybe you need to check from the ball valve to the water.
This is what I had, but at the very least use a broom handle to push through to the outside. 
image.png

1. Close seacock
2. Remove the strainer
3. Using a wet vacuum, remove seawater from Sea Chest, or momentarily start the engine
4. Place the broomstick in the sea chest and on top of the closed sea cock
5. Open sea cock and quickly run the broom stick through it several times
8. Remove the the broomstick and close the sea cock
10. Retun the sea chest to normal operation



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


On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 2:44 PM Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...> wrote:

Thanks, Bill,

 

The problem started immediately after I did a thorough cleaning of the sea chest and strainer (down to the ball valve) and circulated Barnacle Buster through the Volvo, AC, and refrigerator systems. I tried to never let the water level drop below where the water exits the filter area into the sea chest. After an hour I flushed all 3 systems.

Does this info change your thinking as to the order of probability?

 

Richard

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2022 3:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Watermaker output fluctuation

 

Richard

 

It could be a lot of things but with both of those fluctuating, it is probably not an issue with either gauge. Here are the suspects in the order I would check:

Clogged sea chest/strainer, including all the way to the water below the sea chest to the brine output

Clogged prefilters

Clogged Saltwater hoses (input and output)

Air in the circuit and possibly continuing to enter the circuit

Bad Membranes

Bad Pump(s)

Bad Pressure Valve

Hoses to/from the watermaker 

 

Bill



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 1:27 PM Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...> wrote:

When trying to adjust the pressure to maintain the output at 160 liters per gallon, the output indicator floats up and down between 120 and 160 while the pressure indicator needle fluctuates form barely in the orange to the middle of the green. Any idea on the cause?

Richard Dallett
A54/68 "Mamba"


Re: Mizzen goiot traveller end car discs

 

Elja,

the traveller is actually fine.  As you can see in the picture one of the two track stops have a line through it because the disc you pull up on broke in half and as a result, the spring pin comes loose, preventing the track stop from locking into the slots on the rail.  I could probably get som 3/8 washers as a temporary solution.  On the other track stop, I see the disc has a crack in it too, so best to replace both sides.  Amel may have the discs, or the entire track stop assembly as a single sku?  Or i may have to go to a machine shop to craft some new discs.

Unless someone else has other knowledge to share. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Burned Out Headsail Furling Motor

Dirk Hazenoot Maramu Huli 171
 

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 05:48 AM, Mark Erdos wrote:
I think this is the same motor 
Alternative Motor
EAN 3162424790572
Model nr. 418E


Clearing into Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

Hi is there any Amel owners that can provide any advise on entering Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Crete from Turkey. We specifically want to know if it is possible to complete entry without and agent and whilst at anchor in the vacinity of the Marina.

Other option is to enter at Kastellorizo. Has anyone entered at this port and if so any advise.

Kind regards
Ross and Donna
SV Intrepid Kiwi
Currently Finike, Turkey.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

--
Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey


Re: Watermaker output fluctuation

Richard Dallett
 

Thanks, Bill,

 

The problem started immediately after I did a thorough cleaning of the sea chest and strainer (down to the ball valve) and circulated Barnacle Buster through the Volvo, AC, and refrigerator systems. I tried to never let the water level drop below where the water exits the filter area into the sea chest. After an hour I flushed all 3 systems.

Does this info change your thinking as to the order of probability?

 

Richard

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2022 3:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Watermaker output fluctuation

 

Richard

 

It could be a lot of things but with both of those fluctuating, it is probably not an issue with either gauge. Here are the suspects in the order I would check:

Clogged sea chest/strainer, including all the way to the water below the sea chest to the brine output

Clogged prefilters

Clogged Saltwater hoses (input and output)

Air in the circuit and possibly continuing to enter the circuit

Bad Membranes

Bad Pump(s)

Bad Pressure Valve

Hoses to/from the watermaker 

 

Bill



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 1:27 PM Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...> wrote:

When trying to adjust the pressure to maintain the output at 160 liters per gallon, the output indicator floats up and down between 120 and 160 while the pressure indicator needle fluctuates form barely in the orange to the middle of the green. Any idea on the cause?

Richard Dallett
A54/68 "Mamba"


Re: Genua Furler on Santorin...stay electrical or go mechanical

Dirk Hazenoot Maramu Huli 171
 

Op do 24 dec 2020 om 23:12 schreef JOHN HAYES:

Dear John,
Wines have been refitting our Amel Maramu (hull 171) for a trip to.....? We hope to sail around the world with her. Now I read in your post on the Amel forum you replaced the gearboxes on the mail for a bonfiglioli gearbox. I am looking for a new gearbox and the one on the santorin is the same as on the Maramu. I've searched the site https://www.bonfiglioli.com/international/en but they make so many types that I don't know which one to get. Do you remember with which type of bonfiglioli gearbox you replaced the gearbox? Thank you for sharing your knowledge on the forum and I look forward to your response.
With kind regards,
Dirk Hazenoot


Re: Watermaker output fluctuation

 

Richard

It could be a lot of things but with both of those fluctuating, it is probably not an issue with either gauge. Here are the suspects in the order I would check:
Clogged sea chest/strainer, including all the way to the water below the sea chest to the brine output
Clogged prefilters
Clogged Saltwater hoses (input and output)
Air in the circuit and possibly continuing to enter the circuit
Bad Membranes
Bad Pump(s)
Bad Pressure Valve
Hoses to/from the watermaker 

Bill


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


On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 1:27 PM Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...> wrote:
When trying to adjust the pressure to maintain the output at 160 liters per gallon, the output indicator floats up and down between 120 and 160 while the pressure indicator needle fluctuates form barely in the orange to the middle of the green. Any idea on the cause?

Richard Dallett
A54/68 "Mamba"


Watermaker output fluctuation

Richard Dallett
 

When trying to adjust the pressure to maintain the output at 160 liters per gallon, the output indicator floats up and down between 120 and 160 while the pressure indicator needle fluctuates form barely in the orange to the middle of the green. Any idea on the cause?

Richard Dallett
A54/68 "Mamba"


Re: Mizzen goiot traveller end car discs

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222 <Bijorka@...>
 

What is wrong with your traveller ?

SM Balu 222
Elja Röllinghoff



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Re: Santorin helm seat support pipe loose

JOHN HAYES
 

No no no Craig!!

We went into the engine room and cut through the fibre glass above your head and below the bottom of the seat support pole. 

We did not /not approach the issue from the cockpit floor

Our problem sounds a bit different to yours. Our seat had dropped about a foot caused by a heavy crew member so the original pole base had given way and dropped down
Hope I’m being clear

Best



On 22/04/2022, at 12:39 AM, Craig Briggs <sangaris68@...> wrote:

Hi John - many thanks for the info. 
Just to be sure I understand correctly, did you cut out a section of the pyramidal base that the pipe goes through and that is above the cockpit floor and then did the repair work inside of that from the top, not from the engine room - correct?
I spent some more time examining mine yesterday, including drilling a small hole up from the engine room and looking inside with an endoscope and see only a hollow space inside the pyramid base and concluded the only way to repair is to cut a section out of the base and fix from the top, as I think you've described. I thought I'd cut out a section of the base so that it keeps the corners intact to make glassing it back in easier. That is, only needing to patch flat surfaces, not the corners.

Cheers,
Craig - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: ACMO RIGGING

Roger MacDougall, SV Air Ops, Amel Maramu
 

Hi Chip.  If you are looking for a sailmaker in Honolulu, we had great experiences with Art Nelson sailmakers last year.  Great serviced, decent prices and on time.  

Roger
SVAirOps.com
Maramu #104
Nanaimo, BC, Canada


Re: Santorin helm seat support pipe loose

Craig Briggs
 

Hi John - many thanks for the info. 
Just to be sure I understand correctly, did you cut out a section of the pyramidal base that the pipe goes through and that is above the cockpit floor and then did the repair work inside of that from the top, not from the engine room - correct?
I spent some more time examining mine yesterday, including drilling a small hole up from the engine room and looking inside with an endoscope and see only a hollow space inside the pyramid base and concluded the only way to repair is to cut a section out of the base and fix from the top, as I think you've described. I thought I'd cut out a section of the base so that it keeps the corners intact to make glassing it back in easier. That is, only needing to patch flat surfaces, not the corners.

Cheers,
Craig - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL

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