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Re: Super Maramu Bimini

Marina Burmaka
 

Karen,

We received the bimini from Amel in June. The sides cost extra and are not included with just bimini.
Additional, it was surprise for us, new bimini doesn't have the zippers for the tubes. So you have to remove the tubes to be able to change the bimini.
If I knew what we get I would not order from Amel.

Sv 'Life is good'
Marina


On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 6:19 PM, CW Bill Rouse
<brouse@...> wrote:
Karen,

If it is the same I bought from Amel, it will have the two side panels and the tonneau cover included.

I found that the Amel OEM is superior to anything else I have found. It will routinely last 12 years and sometimes 18 years.

It fit perfectly with only 1 turnbuckle attachment for the side panel not aligning.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 9:22 PM Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our bimini fabric is worn and needs replacement. This is cheaper than we could find locally.  The quote from Amel is for 1 914,19  Euros plus shipping and taxes, with delivery in 6 to 8 weeks. I am certain it will be of higher quality than we could have made locally! If you have the original tubes and set up, you might consider this!

Karen Smith and Bill Kinney
Harmonie SM #160
Annapolis, Maryland


Re: Onan switches--I am sailing to the Caribe

eric freedman
 

Please send the info to

Kimberlite@...

 

 

From: eric [mailto:kimberlite@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:37 PM
To: 'main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io'
Subject: Onan switches--I am sailing to the Caribe

 

Hi,

I still have a few switches that were ordered but I do not have your addresses.

Please send me your address and I will ship you the switch(es).

You can mail me a check when you receive the switch(es).

I would like to send them before I sail south.

Otherwise I will be back mid to late November.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:08 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Kent--The Onan switches are here.

 

 

Thanks Eric,

Ive had two go bad in the last year. Please order three for me.

 

We'll be coming down from Maine in late Sept.  Will you be home then?

Thanks.

Kent & Iris

Kristy

SM 243

 

On Jul 28, 2020 8:37 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have broken a few of these switches over the years. I have done this by reaching over the generator to retrieve something stored behind the genset.

I received a quote from my Onan dealer and on Amazon for around $90- plus tax which is ridiculous.

I tracked down the OEM manufacturer and the cost is about $23- plus a one time set up fee of about $50- I plan on ordering 2 of these. They stated that they make this for ONAN. If anyone is interested please let me know and I can order them for you $33- each plus USPS of about $8.00.

I will order the switches within a week.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite 

 


Onan switches--I am sailing to the Caribe

eric freedman
 

Hi,

I still have a few switches that were ordered but I do not have your addresses.

Please send me your address and I will ship you the switch(es).

You can mail me a check when you receive the switch(es).

I would like to send them before I sail south.

Otherwise I will be back mid to late November.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:08 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Kent--The Onan switches are here.

 

 

Thanks Eric,

Ive had two go bad in the last year. Please order three for me.

 

We'll be coming down from Maine in late Sept.  Will you be home then?

Thanks.

Kent & Iris

Kristy

SM 243

 

On Jul 28, 2020 8:37 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have broken a few of these switches over the years. I have done this by reaching over the generator to retrieve something stored behind the genset.

I received a quote from my Onan dealer and on Amazon for around $90- plus tax which is ridiculous.

I tracked down the OEM manufacturer and the cost is about $23- plus a one time set up fee of about $50- I plan on ordering 2 of these. They stated that they make this for ONAN. If anyone is interested please let me know and I can order them for you $33- each plus USPS of about $8.00.

I will order the switches within a week.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite 

 


Re: Marina di Ragusa

 

Jeff,

Judy and I spent the winter in the water there. The marina has 4 or 5 natural freshwater springs which will keep most of the fouling growth at bay. I would not recommend their hard storage. It is small and on the point, susceptible to very high winds. They have had some boats blow over. But even if it does not blow over, every part of your boat from keel to mast-top will be saturated with salt spray. We would certainly go back.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM Jeff Williams <jeff99williams@...> wrote:
Hi All,
Is anyone staying this winter in Marina di Ragusa?  I'm planning on being there from mid-November-ish depending on Covid and my Italian Visa.
Jeff
SM379 Spruzzo


Re: Super Maramu Bimini

 

Karen,

If it is the same I bought from Amel, it will have the two side panels and the tonneau cover included.

I found that the Amel OEM is superior to anything else I have found. It will routinely last 12 years and sometimes 18 years.

It fit perfectly with only 1 turnbuckle attachment for the side panel not aligning.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 9:22 PM Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our bimini fabric is worn and needs replacement. This is cheaper than we could find locally.  The quote from Amel is for 1 914,19  Euros plus shipping and taxes, with delivery in 6 to 8 weeks. I am certain it will be of higher quality than we could have made locally! If you have the original tubes and set up, you might consider this!

Karen Smith and Bill Kinney
Harmonie SM #160
Annapolis, Maryland


Marina di Ragusa

Jeff Williams
 

Hi All,
Is anyone staying this winter in Marina di Ragusa?  I'm planning on being there from mid-November-ish depending on Covid and my Italian Visa.
Jeff
SM379 Spruzzo


Re: Super Maramu Bimini

Thomas Kleman
 

We are full time live-aboards so it might be different for you but I would strongly recommend adding a zip out window panel forward. It makes a huge difference (especially for the unlucky soul who sits on the starboard side). It also gives you another option when deciding about eating/hanging out outside in terms of the wind or rain.

Also, not sure what the Amel supplied unit is made of but we've been super happy with the sunbrella product with the plastic inner layer. 

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422


waterline cleaning blues

william reynolds
 

Attached are some shots of the raised waterline. Zero at the bow to 5 inches in the stern. No more boot top scrubbing. I have all the numbers so it can be replicated.
I had to grind off the entire bottom of the keel. Applied 2 coats of Rustlock, a coat of epoxy, two coats of Seahawk Tuff Stuff barrier and 4 coats of anti-fouling (grey).
I moved the blocks so the entire keel bottom was renewed and had proper time to cure and dry, The pictures say it all.
Bill Reynolds
CloudStreet SM2K #331
Grenada


Re: New autopilot for Mango

Volker
 

Hi Arlo,
I added a second autopilot to my Sharki. Please have a look at the attached picture of the Jefa electrical drive which I used. The autopilot controller is from Raymarine.
Volker
Mickmoon, Sharki No. 176


Re: Offshore Health Insurance

Gregory Shea
 


Hi all, 
Maybe I can inject some real world experiences into the discussion and suggest some international health insurance mistakes to avoid.
Seven years ago I was a Mediterranean neophyte with my Sharki in the marina on the Isles de Frioul off Marseille. The Tramontane had been blowing 30 knots for three days, on the beam. I wanted to double up on my bow lines and had asked the harbormaster to help me. I hurried back to the boat to ready the extra lines and non-Sharki owners may not know that the Sharki mizzen boom extends about two feet past the transom. In my haste to climb aboard, I was watching where my feet went,  not where my head was, and I ran into the mizzen boom, head first. At least that's what I think happened since my first recollection was "Why am in I this cold September water and why does my leg hurt like hell?"
To cut a long story short, fellow cruisers got me back on dry land and the paramedics called in a police patrol boat to get me back to the mainland. I was in excruciating pain and could not walk. That was when the medical mistakes started. I have Medicare C but had no idea what it said about international coverage. I had no Green Card, the passport that entitles EU residents to universal medical coverage. Without a Green Card, the ambulance folks took me to the local, indigent hospital. In Marseille, you can imagine what that was like. They X rayed my leg, announced nothing was broken and told me to buy a brace and walking stick and get lost.
I managed to get back to the boat, sailed her back to base, at the foot of the Pyrenees, buttoned her up, transited to Paris, hopped a plane home and got plugged int the US health system. This took about a month from the time of the accident, during which time I had no idea what was wrong except that I needed a wheel chair to move around.  An MRI found the problem, I had ruptured (doctor speak for snapped) my quadriceps tendon, the one on the front of your upper leg that enables you to flex your leg when walking. Apparently, my knees had folded when my head hit the boom and as I went down, the tendon stretched to its limit and then broke. I found a surgeon who was competent to make the repair, had it done and settled into a year or more of recovery.
Lessons learned, lift the mizzen boom of a Sharki before entering port, it really saves a lot of agro.
Understand what your insurance covers. I have now talked to BCBS and studied their Plan C documentation at length. It is only good in the first 60 days and only covers debilitating conditions, which they define as loss of function in critical areas such as limbs, sight, cognitive impairment etc. Coughs, colds, influenza and stubbed toes don't count as emergencies. If you are in a bad way, as I was, you qualify, but you have to know that. In retrospect, I should have insisted that the ambulance take me to one of the first rate hospitals in Marseille. Sure, I would have had to pay and claim it back, net of deductibles of course, but a local MRI would have let me know what I was dealing with. I should have produced my BCBS insurance card and demonstrated that I had insurance, if not the Green Card they expected, at least something that indicated that I was financially capable.
When these things happen you are usually disorientated because you are in a system that is not familiar to you, often with language issues. You are probably in shock and pain and the Admiral is probably no better, realizing the responsibility for the boat maybe descending on her shoulders. Confidence in your medical providers is worth its weight in gold.
My summary is that overseas Medicare medical coverage, at least under C plans, is rudimentary, at best. If the time limit has not expired, and your problem is serious, you can afford to seek good medical help, but it won't be free. Find out where you stand vis-vis your coverage and be prepared to use it. Based on my experience, the cost is well worth the peace of mind it provides.
I retrospect, I would have done a lot of things differently, had I known.
I hope that my experiences can help other sailors be prepared, in case they have the bad luck to find themselves in a similarly unfortunate situation.



Greg Shea
Sharki 133, Cap des Iles 
Preveza


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Ben Driver <bddriver@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:42 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Offshore Health Insurance
 
Eric
My agent says same; that is, both plan F and G will reimburse foreign medical expense. But I think I best to get another “expert” opinion and triangulate.  I don’t trust insurance companies or agents.  Also it may be insurance carrier specific; that is, not mandated.
Ben

Ben and Gayle Driver

On Oct 19, 2020, at 3:43 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:



HI,

I just got off the phone with AARP. I have plan F supplemental. .

According to them it covers 100% of the bills after a $250- dollar deductible out of the USA. I must pay the bill and then submit the bills for payment.

I am just wondering if I was told the correct answer about this plan.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:49 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Offshore Health Insurance

 

Hi all,
I'm looking at health insurance for myself again. I've been basically self-insuring for overseas care and have DAN Boaters insurance for emergency medical  repatriation. Iris has GeoBlue plus DAN.

Depending on deductible and copay, I'm looking at $ 7-8K premium, plus $3-10K deductible and $0-5K copay every year. That's a lot of money to pay when the only thing I could imagine costing that much overseas would be emergency surgery. Anything else and we would fly home to let Medicare pay for it.

I'd be interested to know what everyone else is doing.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Kent&Iris
Kristy
SM 243
Hoping to sail S again in Nov depending on COVID rules in Caribbean and beyond.


Re: Super Maramu Bimini

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Bill and Karen,

We had a new bimini made by Oatley’s Top Shop in Galena, MD last year. Base price was $2550 including windows in the forward panel for sail vision and zipped to open for ventilation (zipper does leak a bit but worth it for the other benefits). Also included the side panels with vision. We did add snap on sun covers for bimini and side panel glass which added $300.

Excellent service. Check them out. www.facebook.com/Oatleys-Top-Shop-370106889754172/

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Smith via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:23 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Super Maramu Bimini

 

Our bimini fabric is worn and needs replacement. This is cheaper than we could find locally.  The quote from Amel is for 1 914,19  Euros plus shipping and taxes, with delivery in 6 to 8 weeks. I am certain it will be of higher quality than we could have made locally! If you have the original tubes and set up, you might consider this!

Karen Smith and Bill Kinney
Harmonie SM #160
Annapolis, Maryland


Re: New autopilot for Mango

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Arlo, its not Danny of Ocean Pearl that posted 

Regards

Danny

On 22 October 2020 at 19:19 Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:

Hello Danny. Thanks for the pixs. Do you have pictures of the entire area by chance? I want to see how you tied the ram into the rudder. Do you still have the original cable steering attached as well ?

Thanks
Arlo


Re: New autopilot for Mango

Arlo
 

Hello Danny. Thanks for the pixs. Do you have pictures of the entire area by chance? I want to see how you tied the ram into the rudder. Do you still have the original cable steering attached as well ?

Thanks
Arlo


Re: Super Maramu Bimini

Kelly Ran
 

That's a great tip!
Could you send pictures when yours arrives?
We have been trying to get a new bimini made all season. Getting one from Amel sounds like the right move. 

Thanks,
Kelly + Ryan
SM233 Iteration
Salem


On Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 22:22 Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our bimini fabric is worn and needs replacement. This is cheaper than we could find locally.  The quote from Amel is for 1 914,19  Euros plus shipping and taxes, with delivery in 6 to 8 weeks. I am certain it will be of higher quality than we could have made locally! If you have the original tubes and set up, you might consider this!

Karen Smith and Bill Kinney
Harmonie SM #160
Annapolis, Maryland


Re: Offshore Health Insurance

Ben Driver
 

Craig 
Kinda like paying vastly different amounts for same airline ticket.  Nutty.

Ben Driver

On Oct 21, 2020, at 6:01 PM, Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

Ben
Medicare.gov says, "The cost of Medigap policies can vary widely. There can be big differences in the premiums that different insurance companies charge for exactly the same coverage."
That is, all supplemental plans with the same letter are identical and there are no insurance carrier specific differences.
Stupidly complicated. You can pay more or less for exactly the same thing. Kind of like West Marine vs your local low cost chandler.
--
Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Super Maramu Bimini

Karen Smith
 

Our bimini fabric is worn and needs replacement. This is cheaper than we could find locally.  The quote from Amel is for 1 914,19  Euros plus shipping and taxes, with delivery in 6 to 8 weeks. I am certain it will be of higher quality than we could have made locally! If you have the original tubes and set up, you might consider this!

Karen Smith and Bill Kinney
Harmonie SM #160
Annapolis, Maryland


Re: Offshore Health Insurance

Craig Briggs
 
Edited

Ben
Medicare.gov says, "The cost of Medigap policies can vary widely. There can be big differences in the premiums that different insurance companies charge for exactly the same coverage."
That is, all supplemental plans with the same letter are identical and there are no insurance carrier specific differences.
Stupidly complicated. You can pay more or less for exactly the same thing. Kind of like West Marine vs your local low cost chandler.
--
Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Offshore Health Insurance

Ben Driver
 

Eric
My agent says same; that is, both plan F and G will reimburse foreign medical expense. But I think I best to get another “expert” opinion and triangulate.  I don’t trust insurance companies or agents.  Also it may be insurance carrier specific; that is, not mandated.
Ben

Ben and Gayle Driver

On Oct 19, 2020, at 3:43 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:



HI,

I just got off the phone with AARP. I have plan F supplemental. .

According to them it covers 100% of the bills after a $250- dollar deductible out of the USA. I must pay the bill and then submit the bills for payment.

I am just wondering if I was told the correct answer about this plan.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:49 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Offshore Health Insurance

 

Hi all,
I'm looking at health insurance for myself again. I've been basically self-insuring for overseas care and have DAN Boaters insurance for emergency medical  repatriation. Iris has GeoBlue plus DAN.

Depending on deductible and copay, I'm looking at $ 7-8K premium, plus $3-10K deductible and $0-5K copay every year. That's a lot of money to pay when the only thing I could imagine costing that much overseas would be emergency surgery. Anything else and we would fly home to let Medicare pay for it.

I'd be interested to know what everyone else is doing.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Kent&Iris
Kristy
SM 243
Hoping to sail S again in Nov depending on COVID rules in Caribbean and beyond.


Re: VP TMD 22 muffler

Ryan Meador
 

I believe ours was also aluminum.  I thought it was stainless until we actually removed it, and it just didn't feel like stainless.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Salem, MA, USA


On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 10:50 AM Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just as a point of difference, on our boat (#160) the Amel "stainless" muffler is actually made of aluminum.  It's certainly possible that different materials were used in different production runs.

Bill Kinney & Karen Smith
SV Harmonie, SM160
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: VP TMD 22 muffler

Karen Smith
 

Just as a point of difference, on our boat (#160) the Amel "stainless" muffler is actually made of aluminum.  It's certainly possible that different materials were used in different production runs.

Bill Kinney & Karen Smith
SV Harmonie, SM160
Annapolis, MD, USA