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

Thomas <thomas.kleman@...>
 

--- 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
Jim- My wife and I purchased SM2K hull number 422 this Spring from Joel Potter. He's Amel's sole sanctioned representative in the America's, so we felt like the fact that he's tied to Chantiers Amel was a good sign. We found him to be completely forthright and detail-oriented throughout the process. What's better is that he's got 30 years experience with these boats and knows every mechanical and electrical nuance imaginable. We knew exactly what we were buying and 6 months later I can honestly say that he'll sell me my next boat, although parting with LORIENT now would involve prying it from my dead hand........we love our boat.


Re: Autohelm ST7000 Autopilot

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

Maurice & Heather,

Your problem sounds to me like you have a failing clutch in the drive unit. When these Raymarine clutches begin to fail they will let go after working file for hours. As the failing clutch slips, the autopilot and clutch work harder, increasing the heat of the clutch and the drive unit...and it fails and off course you go. The 7000 head unit should give an alarm at this point.

The clutch can be replaced (not rebuilt). Raymarine or a Raymarine dealer can do this for you, or you can order the clutch and give it a go.

Remember the clutch is always 12 volts. Most Raymarine computers have either a switch that selects 12 or 24 volts for the clutch, or the later models have a clutch fuse that is inserted into either the 12v or the 24v slot. Unfortunately, if you select 24 volts for the clutch at the computer, the fuse will not blow, and the clutch will work for up to 200 hours at 24 volts before becoming toast.

Hope this helps your situation.

Regards,

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

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

We have started having a problem with the original Autohelm ST7000 autopilot fitted to our 1991 Santorin. When sailing along it will just stop working without any warning until such time as it veers sufficiently off course to trigger the OFF COURSE warning. Hitting Standby and turning the boat back onto the original course and then pressing Auto will restore it for a time before the problem returns an hour or so later. No other error messages come up on the display.

I know this is an old unit but we would like to keep it in good working order as a backup to our recently installed Raymarine X30 Smartpilot which incidently we are very pleased with.

Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

Maurice & Heather
SY Baracca
New Zealand
Santorin #41


Re: [Amel] Re: Maramu engine replacement

David Mackintosh <sv.highland.fling@...>
 

WOW 654 BHP what sort of fuel consumption will you get and i guess hull
speed just went out the window fitting it could be a problem though :-(

regards

David

On 21 October 2010 20:29, <bsarff@...> wrote:





I talked with TADiesels and was told that parts are becoming an issue.
They said they have a Cummins engine that they sell and recommend for this
application. Has anyone used a Cummins 4B3.3-M in their Maramu? It's
rated at 654bhp @2600rpm and is naturally aspirated.

Bob

S/V Chara #173

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From: "john martin" <symoondog@... <symoondog%40hotmail.com>>
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@...<amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>>

Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 12:34:54 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Maramu engine replacement

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@... <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
From: goldendaze@... <goldendaze%40uuplus.com>
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





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Re: [Amel] Re: Maramu engine replacement

bsarff@...
 

I talked with TADiesels and was told that parts are becoming an issue.   They said they have a Cummins engine that they sell and recommend for this application.   Has anyone used a Cummins 4B3.3-M in their Maramu?  It's rated at 654bhp @2600rpm and is naturally aspirated.



Bob

S/V Chara #173

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To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 12:34:54 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Maramu engine replacement


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



                                               

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Re: [Amel] Autohelm ST7000 Autopilot

Jim Koulias <jk@...>
 

We had a similar problem with a different brand (Australian made) autopilot. At first I attributed the problem solely to the autopilot or perhaps the gyrocompass. We eventually discovered that the cause was micro interruptions to our main house power supply due to loose/faulty connections at that master switch. We weren't able to identify the cause until the problem became so bad that it started affecting other DC items - such as lighting etc. In fact all the other electronic navigation devices were still were able to function despite these short interruptions in power (including the laptop chart system - because of the inbuilt battery backup). The autopilot however would just get "lost" off track and the boat would go off course.

Jim Koulias
Sydney
Australia


On 21/10/2010, at 10:26 PM, sy_baracca wrote:

We have started having a problem with the original Autohelm ST7000 autopilot fitted to our 1991 Santorin. When sailing along it will just stop working without any warning until such time as it veers sufficiently off course to trigger the OFF COURSE warning. Hitting Standby and turning the boat back onto the original course and then pressing Auto will restore it for a time before the problem returns an hour or so later. No other error messages come up on the display.

I know this is an old unit but we would like to keep it in good working order as a backup to our recently installed Raymarine X30 Smartpilot which incidently we are very pleased with.

Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

Maurice & Heather
SY Baracca
New Zealand
Santorin #41



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Re: [Amel] Autohelm ST7000 Autopilot

Roque
 

Hi Maurice & Heather.



Do you have a remote control? If so, disconnect it completely from the unit
itself. Worked for me, a few years ago, although it was a BG autopilot.



If not, you could take off the rear cover of the head and clean the
mainboard with isopropilic alcohol (99.9%, not ordinary alcohol). Sometimes
tiny grains of salt get inside and, since they attract moisture, in the
right condition will bridge a contact. Also happened to me with an Autohelm
4000.


Roque

2010/10/21 sy_baracca <sy_baracca@...>



We have started having a problem with the original Autohelm ST7000
autopilot fitted to our 1991 Santorin. When sailing along it will just stop
working without any warning until such time as it veers sufficiently off
course to trigger the OFF COURSE warning. Hitting Standby and turning the
boat back onto the original course and then pressing Auto will restore it
for a time before the problem returns an hour or so later. No other error
messages come up on the display.

I know this is an old unit but we would like to keep it in good working
order as a backup to our recently installed Raymarine X30 Smartpilot which
incidently we are very pleased with.

Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

Maurice & Heather
SY Baracca
New Zealand
Santorin #41



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Autohelm ST7000 Autopilot

sy_baracca
 

We have started having a problem with the original Autohelm ST7000 autopilot fitted to our 1991 Santorin. When sailing along it will just stop working without any warning until such time as it veers sufficiently off course to trigger the OFF COURSE warning. Hitting Standby and turning the boat back onto the original course and then pressing Auto will restore it for a time before the problem returns an hour or so later. No other error messages come up on the display.

I know this is an old unit but we would like to keep it in good working order as a backup to our recently installed Raymarine X30 Smartpilot which incidently we are very pleased with.

Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

Maurice & Heather
SY Baracca
New Zealand
Santorin #41


Re: [Amel] Autohelm ST7000 Autopilot

Patrick McAneny
 

Maurice, I also just installed a new x30 autopilot.My ST7000 sent a low
battery message.I am sure the control head is good and the computer could be
bad or just suffered from a voltage drop do to an unknow problem.If you or
anyone would want these as spares you are welcome to them.However shipping to
N.Z. from U.S. could be pricey.

Pat SM123


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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