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Re: Raymarine plotter issues

eric <kimberlite@...>
 

what model reymarine plotter(s) has this problem?
thanks
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

I was in San Diego a few days ago and spoke to a broker and a few other people who explained that Raymarine has been having problems with their plotters blanking out. Apparently their tech support people have been instructed to blame power issues on the boat but if pushed hard enough, they will arrange for repairs. It's apparently a known defect.

I know someone recently made a post describing some problems with their plotter which they thought were a boat electrical issue. Raymarine tech support in the US can be reached at 866.244.3372


FW: [Amel] Tax

amelforme
 

Sorry if this is duplicated but it would not post earlier today. Hope it
does now.


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From: Joel Potter [mailto:jfpottercys@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:49 PM
To: 'Jose.Luis.Isasi@...'
Subject: FW: [Amel] Tax

I sent this earlier today as indicated.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: jfpottercys@...

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From: Joel Potter [mailto:jfpottercys@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:55 AM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: RE: [Amel] Tax

From thirty years experience selling Amel boats all over the world, the two
key words when considering legal tax avoidance are "lawyer" and "careful".

The rules and regulations vary from country to country and in the USA, sales
tax regs vary from state to state. You need a seasoned professional with a
proven track record to guide you through the process.

Be careful! The bigger the tax rate, the more difficult it is to avoid it
and the larger the penalties are for getting caught outside the law.

The last time I checked on the rules in Brazil, the boat needed to be
foreign flagged and owned by a foreign corporation and could not stay in
Brazil year round. I am sure that things have probably changed so ask your
personal attorney to recommend a tax specialist who is fully familiar with
current practices.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: jfpottercys@...


Re: Like to purchase in US, sail back to Australia

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jim,

The Amel Owners Group Moderator asked me to again try to post my original reply to your Topic...the following is the message that I had to send to you privately because of some issues with the Amel Owners Group. I apologize for the duplicity of these postings, but it is of no fault of mine.......

Your best bet is to contact Joel Potter, Amel's rep for the Americas..

1. He sold all of the Amels in the Americas at least the first time when they were new as he is the sole rep for the Americas.

2. He will not sell a used Amel that has been abused. I personally know of a boat that he refused to sell.

3. He knows of Amels that are not yet "officially" listed for sale because many of us who may be considering a future sale of our boat trust Joel to have a "what if" conversation with him. You should trust him for your search.

Judy and I have sailed BeBe, #387, from the Caribbean across the Pacific to many destinations including your home and from there through Indonesia to northern Malaysia, where we are now. If we can be any help to you, we would be pleased to assist. We will be sailing BeBe from Phuket to India, to the Red Sea, and into the Med leaving sometime in Dec/Jan...keep us posted of your progress.

Here is Joel's contact information:
Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: jfpottercys@...


Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Langkawi, Malaysia
Blog http://www.svbebe.com

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Jim Koulias" <jk@...> wrote:

Hi there all. I am not yet an Amel owner but joined the group a while ago. It's great to see the power of a strong worldwide boating community all keen to help each other. I'm considering purchasing an Amel in the US to sail back to Australia (Sydney). I need to find a knowledgable/highly reputable broker specialising in Amels in the US (preferably West Coast). We will need to put a lot of faith in someone's evaluation / recommendations prior to travelling to the US for a pre-purchase inspection. Any help would be appreciated. We'd be looking at a pre-2000 model based upon expected cost.

Regards, Jim


Re: [Amel] Tax

amelforme
 

From thirty years experience selling Amel boats all over the world, the two
key words when considering legal tax avoidance are "lawyer" and "careful".

The rules and regulations vary from country to country and in the USA, sales
tax regs vary from state to state. You need a seasoned professional with a
proven track record to guide you through the process.

Be careful! The bigger the tax rate, the more difficult it is to avoid it
and the larger the penalties are for getting caught outside the law.

The last time I checked on the rules in Brazil, the boat needed to be
foreign flagged and owned by a foreign corporation and could not stay in
Brazil year round. I am sure that things have probably changed so ask your
personal attorney to recommend a tax specialist who is fully familiar with
current practices.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: jfpottercys@...


Re: [Amel] Tax

Lior <lior246@...>
 

hi roque

in every country the law is different and i dont know how it is in brazil. you can register the boat in other country. for example in the usa. look at www.delreg.com
then you will have an american boat in brazil...

lior
maramu 155

נשלח מה-iPhone שלי

ב-19 באוק 2010, בשעה 14:49, "EdisonR" <roque@...> כתב/ה:

Greetings from Brazil

I am in the process of buying a new boat, and I understand some owners never paid tax. Could someone tell me about the right way of doing this?

You will probably be amazed to know that the Tax to import to Brazil is 90%!!! Yes: buy two and get one!

If there is a way of paying less legally, I think it is going to be the first Amel in Brasil.

Thank you

Roque


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Tax

EdisonR <roque@...>
 

Greetings from Brazil

I am in the process of buying a new boat, and I understand some owners never paid tax. Could someone tell me about the right way of doing this?

You will probably be amazed to know that the Tax to import to Brazil is 90%!!! Yes: buy two and get one!

If there is a way of paying less legally, I think it is going to be the first Amel in Brasil.

Thank you

Roque


Raymarine Autopilot Drive Clutch voltage

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Pat,

I am creating a new thread to answer your question because this Group is not accepting my reply to your question:

All of Raymarine clutches are 12 volt...even in a 24 volt drive system, the clutch is 12 volt...the clutch will work at 24 volts for about 100-150 hours before burning up.

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia/Thailand area
Blog: http://www.svbebe.com


This Group is not accepting replies that I make to messages..apparently blocking

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

This Yahoo Group is not accepting replies that I make to messages. I have made several replies to existing messages during the last 3 days.

None of these have posted to the website. I am not sure if any were received via the Yahoo email delivery.

Something is wrong with this Yahoo Group. I am the owner of Circumnavigation Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/circumnavigation/ I do not have problems posting to that Yahoo Group.

My problem is specific to this group no matter which computer I use to connect.

I spoke with the Group Moderator who told me that no one else has this problem. If you have had a problem getting your postings to this group, please email Jose at amelyachtowners-owner"at"yahoogroups.com

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia


Auto pilot drive clutch

Patrick McAneny
 

Today, I installed a raymarine X30 computer along with a ST 7002 contol. They replace the original Type 300 24v computer and ST 7000 control.The new X30 has a switch for either 12 or 24v setting for the drive clutch.Can someone tell me if my clutch is 12 or 24v. ? If the old one was working I would have tested the output.The drive is probably original 1994. While I got you, I also was wondering if anyone knows of a source for the windlass switches.other than Amel.
Thanks. Pat SM 123


Re: [Amel] Re: Maramu engine replacement

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

You can also get any parts for the Volvo engine from them. If they don't have the part they can order it. Their phone no. is 804-6429296
John "Moon Dog" SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: goldendaze@...
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:24:30 +0200
Subject: [Amel] Re: Maramu engine replacement






I have maramu hull 192 with original perkins and 6400 hours.
Get all the parts I've needed so far from www.tadiesels.com/
in Virginia USA.

Golden Daze
Maramu 192
San Andrea Marina, Italy


Re: Maramu engine replacement

Ken & Judy <goldendaze@...>
 

I have maramu hull 192 with original perkins and 6400 hours.
Get all the parts I've needed so far from www.tadiesels.com/
in Virginia USA.

Golden Daze
Maramu 192
San Andrea Marina, Italy


Re: [Amel] Digest Number 2137

Veit <veitm@...>
 

Agreed. We in the middle of a purchase and service and advise so far has been perfect - Joel is working out of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Cheers
Veit

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On Oct 17, 2010, at 10:21, "gmcerillo@..." <gmcerillo@...> wrote:

Hi Jim
Best US broker for Amel is Joel Potter period.

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----- Reply message -----
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sun, Oct 17, 2010 9:45 am
Subject: [Amel] Digest Number 2137
To: <amelyachtowners@...>




boat insurance

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Thanks much to Kent on KRISTY for his referral to Stephan Rathsack of Keenan Marine Insurance for boat insurance. Phone 914-631-1600 and emal stephan@...

We recently got several quotes from different brokers/underwriters and the policy thru Keenan (from Lemma Europe) was by far the least expensive, had the lowest deductibles and best met our cruising/navigation needs. Their "hurricane box" is the smallest of all quotes we received: it excludes Grenada, the southern Grenadines, northern Bahamas starting at Georgetown, and all of Florida (12 deg 40 N to 23 deg 30 N, 55 to 85 W). It covers all of Venezuela (mainland as well as islands) as well as the western Caribbean/Yucatan, year-round. Policy does not cover singlehanded navigation (at any time), races/regattas or living onboard when on the hard (due to the on-hard discount). Premium for $325k hull value (2% deductible) and 6 months on the hard was $4000. A new survey was required as our last one was in 2002.

Some limitations from the other quotes we got were: huge hurricane box, requirement for yacht to be in a cradle during hurricane season (jack-stands unacceptable), no coverage in any part of Venezuela or western Caribbean such as Belize, Honduras etc, and much higher deductibles along with much higher annual premiums.


man overboard retrieval using Life-Sling and mizzen boom

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

We don't carry a man-overboard pole on MOON DOG, but we do have a Life-Sling on the aft rail. We recently experimented with retrieving a MOB in a Life-Sling using the mizzen boom, and it worked really well.

On an offshore passage, I insist that every person in the cockpit carry a waterproof handheld VHF locked on channel 16. Having experienced a man overboard situation in 30+ knots of wind, I can attest to the fact that you can't see him or the pole most of the time, and losing the sight of him is the norm. If the person in the water is wearing a life jacket (inflatable or otherwise) and retains his mental faculties, then he is in the perfect position to instruct you (using the handheld VHF) on how to maneuver your boat back to rescue him. Then your only concern is to throw the Life Sling out, make sure sheets don't foul your prop, tighten the boom, and follow his directions back to you.

After he says he has the LifeSling, then you use the mizzen boom to get him back on board. First you release the mizzen sheet from the traveller. I made this easier by adding a snap shackle to the U-clamp there for quick easy release. Next tie the mizzen boom tightly to the aft mizzen shroud, to keep it from swinging back and forth. Let the mizzen sheet out so the snap shackle end is available for the man overboard to snap it to the LifeSling. Then take one turn on the mizzen sheet around the mizzen winch and then four turns around the mainsheet winch and use the electric main winch power to pull him out of the water and onboard. This system is particularly useful if he is injured and can't easily pull himself onboard some other way.

Of course, getting a MOB up the Amel reverse-transom stern or using the swim ladder are obvious options but could be very difficult in big seas if the boat is rolling much. The swim ladder will swing away from the boat and there is no way to secure it to the hull. The stern doesn't offer alot of room or leverage such that another crewperson could help a MOB much, especially if the MOB is injured.

John Martin
MOON DOG
SM 248


Re: [Amel] Digest Number 2137

george cerillo
 

Hi Jim
Best US broker for Amel is Joel Potter period.


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From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sun, Oct 17, 2010 9:45 am
Subject: [Amel] Digest Number 2137
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Like to purchase in US, sail back to Australia

Jim Koulias <jk@...>
 

Hi there all. I am not yet an Amel owner but joined the group a while ago. It's great to see the power of a strong worldwide boating community all keen to help each other. I'm considering purchasing an Amel in the US to sail back to Australia (Sydney). I need to find a knowledgable/highly reputable broker specialising in Amels in the US (preferably West Coast). We will need to put a lot of faith in someone's evaluation / recommendations prior to travelling to the US for a pre-purchase inspection. Any help would be appreciated. We'd be looking at a pre-2000 model based upon expected cost.

Regards, Jim


Raymarine plotter issues

Dave_Benjamin
 

I was in San Diego a few days ago and spoke to a broker and a few other people who explained that Raymarine has been having problems with their plotters blanking out. Apparently their tech support people have been instructed to blame power issues on the boat but if pushed hard enough, they will arrange for repairs. It's apparently a known defect.

I know someone recently made a post describing some problems with their plotter which they thought were a boat electrical issue. Raymarine tech support in the US can be reached at 866.244.3372


Re: Maramu engine replacement

Dave_Benjamin
 

Bob,

Our Maramu and a few others that I know of have been repowered with a 75hp Yanmar turbodiesel. If you plan to keep the boat long term it may be worth considering.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "bsarff" <bsarff@...> wrote:

I have an 1985 Maramu with a Perkins 4.154 that I had to replace a fresh water pump on last week. I had trouble finding the replacement pump and heard a lot of comments about "this is obsolete" and we can't get parts any longer. Have other owners of this engine has the same problem and do you know if there is a suitable replacement engine that will fit? Do I need to make major modifications to the engine mounting platform and do I need to replace the transmission too?

Thanks, Bob
S/V Chara


Rail Gate for Santorin

Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
 

Hi there,
   We, hopefully, like our 1990 Santorin Sloop, are both ageing gracefully, and have heard of a modification to the stbd guard rail to create a "gate" above the swim ladder.
  This would greatly ease our cruising for both swimming and dinghy access.
  Has anyone made this change....know of drawings or photos......that they could post, or send a link for us to access???.

Thanks

Mike






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AMEL MARAMU ON SALE - CANARY ISLANDS - ATLANTIC START FOR ARC.

Guillermo
 

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