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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

eric freedman
 

We stayed at the Curacao Yacht club. Very friendly people, decent restaurant, nice docks. They can also

get you a rent a car at a very good rate. Fuel, Water, and electric available. It is a very sheltered marina.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

 

 

Well, you can start with checking out this website: http://www.curacaomarine.com/

 

Let me know if you have specific questions, I’ll try to answer them.

 

Regards,

 

Arno

PS Happy New Year to you and all other readers as well


Re: best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

Arno Luijten
 

Well, you can start with checking out this website: http://www.curacaomarine.com/

Let me know if you have specific questions, I’ll try to answer them.

Regards,

Arno
PS Happy New Year to you and all other readers as well


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Happy New YEAR

Courtney Gorman
 

A very happy new year to each and every one of you Cheers!!!


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 8:10 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Happy New YEAR

 
Arhh! That’s really nice. Happy New year to you and see you soon.
 
Happy New year to everyone!!!!!
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Martinique
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Happy New YEAR
 
 
To all my friends who I have met and those who I hope to meet some day on some far away sea.
I wish all of you and  your families a happy, and healthy, NEW YEAR.
To those of you who I have not met , I hope we will meet one day soon.
I reflect on all of the great times I have had together with some of you and I could ask nothing more
than to sail with you, my friends, forever.
May GOD smile upon you and your families.
With all my love,
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376 376
 
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Happy New YEAR

Mark Erdos
 

Arhh! That’s really nice. Happy New year to you and see you soon.

 

Happy New year to everyone!!!!!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Happy New YEAR

 

 

To all my friends who I have met and those who I hope to meet some day on some far away sea.

I wish all of you and  your families a happy, and healthy, NEW YEAR.

To those of you who I have not met , I hope we will meet one day soon.

I reflect on all of the great times I have had together with some of you and I could ask nothing more

than to sail with you, my friends, forever.

May GOD smile upon you and your families.

With all my love,

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376 376

 

 


Happy New YEAR

eric freedman
 

To all my friends who I have met and those who I hope to meet some day on some far away sea.

I wish all of you and  your families a happy, and healthy, NEW YEAR.

To those of you who I have not met , I hope we will meet one day soon.

I reflect on all of the great times I have had together with some of you and I could ask nothing more

than to sail with you, my friends, forever.

May GOD smile upon you and your families.

With all my love,

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376 376

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Arno,
sure I would love any and all information
itsfun1@...
thank you very much
Courtney
Trippin'


-----Original Message-----
From: arno.luijten@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 5:45 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

 
Hi,
You could consider Curacao as well. Direct flights into Miami and New York available.
The Marina in Curacao has special arrangenments for long term storage and are reasonably equipped. There is a Budget Marine and an Island Waterworld chandlery on the Island.
It is actually easier for a non-resident to keep his/her boat here then for a resident :-(
Let me know if you would like more information. In case you wonder, I have no relations to the marina, so it’s not a sales pitch.

Kind regards,
Arno Luijten
Curacao


Re: best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

Arno Luijten
 

Hi,
You could consider Curacao as well. Direct flights into Miami and New York available.
The Marina in Curacao has special arrangenments for long term storage and are reasonably equipped. There is a Budget Marine and an Island Waterworld chandlery on the Island.
It is actually easier for a non-resident to keep his/her boat here then for a resident :-(
Let me know if you would like more information. In case you wonder, I have no relations to the marina, so it’s not a sales pitch.

Kind regards,
Arno Luijten
Curacao


Re :RE: Re :[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Perkins M 4 .154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

Right  on
Which is  why I will go  for replacement by new engine when  in Martinique before heading  down  south To tackle the  roaring  & howling. 
Butter the  wind than me.
Thanks  for the  assistance  sharing  information  & service.
Have  a good 'entrera no ano novo

Christian alby - Desirade VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Mindelo.

Le dim., déc. 31, 2017 à 18:17, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
a écrit :
 

I think Joel was right on with his diagnosis:

 

 

More than likely your problem is the crankshaft bearings and the connecting rod bearings clearances are too large. As the engine warms the expansion of components causes the clearances to increase even more and hence the oil pressure to go down.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: Re :[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Perkins M 4 .154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

 

 

 

Christian,

 

I am afraid I have no good ideas that match your symptoms!  Since you have both the gauge and alarm reporting low pressure, I have to assume it is real and not a problem with the measurement.

 

Sometimes low oil level can cause low pressure at high rpm as the pump sucks so much oil out of the crankcase it sucks air, but you checked that.

 

A stuck open pressure relief valve that resets itself when the engine shuts down could be an an issue, but that seems unlikely.

 

Maybe someone else has an idea or two...  in any event do let us know what the solution turns out to be!

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Key West, FL

 



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Here is

 

Yes - oil pressure gauge and l'os pressure alarme on

When oil pressure below  1 bar, alarme nées

Oil pressure drops quickly at 2000 rpm

Oil pressure remains stable when low or normal

Oil pressure remains low when reducing speed from 2000 

 

No loss of oil single de started.  

Ran 1hour maneuvring in port at 1300 rpm at 2 bars, went To idle after 1 hour at 700 rpm with 1.1 bar oil pressure.

Did  not  risk acceleration. 

 

Thks for assiste

 

Christian alby - Desirade VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Mindelo Carbo Verde

 

 

 

 

Le dim., déc. 31, 2017 à 14:58, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]

a écrit :

 

Losing oil pressure at high RPM and having it come back at low RPM is a bit of a puzzle to me.  There are ways it can happen, but they are a bit exotic

 

Do you have an oil pressure gauge AND an low oil pressure alarm?  

If so, is the gauge showing low pressure AND you get an alarm?  

Does the oil pressure drop quickly at 2000RPM or does it drift down slowly?  

Is it stable, or does it bounce around?

Does it come back quickly when you reduce the RPM, or does it stay low?

 

 

 


Re: Re :[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Perkins M 4 .154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

Mark Erdos
 

I think Joel was right on with his diagnosis:

 

 

More than likely your problem is the crankshaft bearings and the connecting rod bearings clearances are too large. As the engine warms the expansion of components causes the clearances to increase even more and hence the oil pressure to go down.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: Re :[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Perkins M 4 .154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

 

 

 

Christian,

 

I am afraid I have no good ideas that match your symptoms!  Since you have both the gauge and alarm reporting low pressure, I have to assume it is real and not a problem with the measurement.

 

Sometimes low oil level can cause low pressure at high rpm as the pump sucks so much oil out of the crankcase it sucks air, but you checked that.

 

A stuck open pressure relief valve that resets itself when the engine shuts down could be an an issue, but that seems unlikely.

 

Maybe someone else has an idea or two...  in any event do let us know what the solution turns out to be!

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Key West, FL

 



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Here is

 

Yes - oil pressure gauge and l'os pressure alarme on

When oil pressure below  1 bar, alarme nées

Oil pressure drops quickly at 2000 rpm

Oil pressure remains stable when low or normal

Oil pressure remains low when reducing speed from 2000 

 

No loss of oil single de started.  

Ran 1hour maneuvring in port at 1300 rpm at 2 bars, went To idle after 1 hour at 700 rpm with 1.1 bar oil pressure.

Did  not  risk acceleration. 

 

Thks for assiste

 

Christian alby - Desirade VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Mindelo Carbo Verde

 

 

 

 

Le dim., déc. 31, 2017 à 14:58, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]

a écrit :

 

Losing oil pressure at high RPM and having it come back at low RPM is a bit of a puzzle to me.  There are ways it can happen, but they are a bit exotic

 

Do you have an oil pressure gauge AND an low oil pressure alarm?  

If so, is the gauge showing low pressure AND you get an alarm?  

Does the oil pressure drop quickly at 2000RPM or does it drift down slowly?  

Is it stable, or does it bounce around?

Does it come back quickly when you reduce the RPM, or does it stay low?

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks Mark
 I appreciate you input
Have a great new year!!
Cheers
Courtney
Trippin'
54 #101


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:27 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

 
Courtney,
 
Where do you want to travel back to in the USA? i.e. Martinique has very cheap flights on Norwegian Air but to limited USA locations. Le Marin is a good spot to have any work done and is a safe spot to leave for the boat a while.
 
Consider Port Louis Marina in Grenada for hurricane season. Very safe and very nice facility. Easy access to and from USA.
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Martinique
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)
 
 
Good morning all and and early Happy New Year.  
As we start to plan our sailing for this upcoming year I need a little info.  First I am wondering where in the eastern Caribbean you all have found has easy in and out to the US and is a good and safe place to leave you boat for up to 6 weeks.  At this point we are considering leaving our boat in Trinidad during hurricane season.  In January we will (hopefully) sail from Georgia to Puerto Rico,  then head East and south in February BUT to end up where? That is the question.  Would prefer a local with easy boat access and dependable flights or at least ferries to flights would appreciate all your opinions.
Cheers and everyone have a safe and very Happy New Year!!
Cheers
Courtney
Trippin'
54 #101
 


Re: Re :[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Perkins M 4 .154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

greatketch@...
 


Christian,

I am afraid I have no good ideas that match your symptoms!  Since you have both the gauge and alarm reporting low pressure, I have to assume it is real and not a problem with the measurement.

Sometimes low oil level can cause low pressure at high rpm as the pump sucks so much oil out of the crankcase it sucks air, but you checked that.

A stuck open pressure relief valve that resets itself when the engine shuts down could be an an issue, but that seems unlikely.

Maybe someone else has an idea or two...  in any event do let us know what the solution turns out to be!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Key West, FL



---In amelyachtowners@..., <calbyy@...> wrote :

Here is

Yes - oil pressure gauge and l'os pressure alarme on
When oil pressure below  1 bar, alarme nées
Oil pressure drops quickly at 2000 rpm
Oil pressure remains stable when low or normal
Oil pressure remains low when reducing speed from 2000 

No loss of oil single de started.  
Ran 1hour maneuvring in port at 1300 rpm at 2 bars, went To idle after 1 hour at 700 rpm with 1.1 bar oil pressure.
Did  not  risk acceleration. 

Thks for assiste

Christian alby - Desirade VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Mindelo Carbo Verde


Le dim., déc. 31, 2017 à 14:58, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...> a écrit :
 

Losing oil pressure at high RPM and having it come back at low RPM is a bit of a puzzle to me.  There are ways it can happen, but they are a bit exotic


Do you have an oil pressure gauge AND an low oil pressure alarm?  
If so, is the gauge showing low pressure AND you get an alarm?  
Does the oil pressure drop quickly at 2000RPM or does it drift down slowly?  
Is it stable, or does it bounce around?
Does it come back quickly when you reduce the RPM, or does it stay low?




Re :[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Perkins M 4.154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

Here is

Yes - oil pressure gauge and l'os pressure alarme on
When oil pressure below  1 bar, alarme nées
Oil pressure drops quickly at 2000 rpm
Oil pressure remains stable when low or normal
Oil pressure remains low when reducing speed from 2000 

No loss of oil single de started.  
Ran 1hour maneuvring in port at 1300 rpm at 2 bars, went To idle after 1 hour at 700 rpm with 1.1 bar oil pressure.
Did  not  risk acceleration. 

Thks for assiste

Christian alby - Desirade VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Mindelo Carbo Verde


Le dim., déc. 31, 2017 à 14:58, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
a écrit :
 

Losing oil pressure at high RPM and having it come back at low RPM is a bit of a puzzle to me.  There are ways it can happen, but they are a bit exotic


Do you have an oil pressure gauge AND an low oil pressure alarm?  
If so, is the gauge showing low pressure AND you get an alarm?  
Does the oil pressure drop quickly at 2000RPM or does it drift down slowly?  
Is it stable, or does it bounce around?
Does it come back quickly when you reduce the RPM, or does it stay low?




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

Mark Erdos
 

Courtney,

 

Where do you want to travel back to in the USA? i.e. Martinique has very cheap flights on Norwegian Air but to limited USA locations. Le Marin is a good spot to have any work done and is a safe spot to leave for the boat a while.

 

Consider Port Louis Marina in Grenada for hurricane season. Very safe and very nice facility. Easy access to and from USA.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

 

 

Good morning all and and early Happy New Year.  

As we start to plan our sailing for this upcoming year I need a little info.  First I am wondering where in the eastern Caribbean you all have found has easy in and out to the US and is a good and safe place to leave you boat for up to 6 weeks.  At this point we are considering leaving our boat in Trinidad during hurricane season.  In January we will (hopefully) sail from Georgia to Puerto Rico,  then head East and south in February BUT to end up where? That is the question.  Would prefer a local with easy boat access and dependable flights or at least ferries to flights would appreciate all your opinions.

Cheers and everyone have a safe and very Happy New Year!!

Cheers

Courtney

Trippin'

54 #101

 


best place to leave your boat in the Caribbean (windward islands)

Courtney Gorman
 

Good morning all and and early Happy New Year.  
As we start to plan our sailing for this upcoming year I need a little info.  First I am wondering where in the eastern Caribbean you all have found has easy in and out to the US and is a good and safe place to leave you boat for up to 6 weeks.  At this point we are considering leaving our boat in Trinidad during hurricane season.  In January we will (hopefully) sail from Georgia to Puerto Rico,  then head East and south in February BUT to end up where? That is the question.  Would prefer a local with easy boat access and dependable flights or at least ferries to flights would appreciate all your opinions.
Cheers and everyone have a safe and very Happy New Year!!
Cheers
Courtney
Trippin'
54 #101
 


Re: Perkins M 4.154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

greatketch@...
 

Losing oil pressure at high RPM and having it come back at low RPM is a bit of a puzzle to me.  There are ways it can happen, but they are a bit exotic

Do you have an oil pressure gauge AND an low oil pressure alarm?  
If so, is the gauge showing low pressure AND you get an alarm?  
Does the oil pressure drop quickly at 2000RPM or does it drift down slowly?  
Is it stable, or does it bounce around?
Does it come back quickly when you reduce the RPM, or does it stay low?




Perkins M 4.154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

Good  day To you all  amel  sailors
Acter good  run com Canarias To Cabo Verde (165 Nm best day with 25 to 30 kn wind & 3 M swell) tried engine To reef down main, & lost oil pressure when accelerating to 2000 rpm.
All Nice & Smith up To 1600 rpm, but cannot  take  it further.
Decided  that it is toi risky To continue this  way on pour round trip to southern Atlantic, therefore changing course To Martinique To replace ole'  faithful by  brand new engine.
Thinking a bout 60 up perkins.
Recomendations on contacts, supplier, workshops, shipyard in Le Marin or ôter technico Center around  ?
Past experience ?
All welcome 
Fair  wind & boas  entradas
Christian alby - sv  Desirade  VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Mindelo Cabo Verde


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM

Craig Briggs
 

Alexandre,
Perhaps less well positioned, but an excellent choice nonetheless!
Cheers, Craig


---In amelyachtowners@..., <uster@...> wrote :

For the story, when I left Florida 3 years ago to go back to the Bahamas, I had 22 cases of red wine, 3 cases of champagne, etc.
Since I didn’t want to be overweight, I only put 150 liter of water in the tank out of the 1000.

One could legitimately argue the weight was not as well positioned as if it was water.

Alexandre




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On Fri, 12/29/17, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:50 PM


 









Kent, I should think you could also trade off, say
1500 pounds of water (use your water maker as needed) and
several hundred pounds of fuel (sail more) and easily get
another ton of cargo whilst staying in the safe weight
range.HNY to you and Captain
Iris, Craig and Katherine


---In amelyachtowners@...,
<karkauai@...> wrote :

Thanks,
Alexandre.  I won't exceed the limits Olivier
recommended.

Kent
RobertsonS/V Kristy SM 243

On Dec 27, 2017, at 16:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:

 Also to
add to Olivier’s comment: Helvetia/De Lassee insurance
contrat says that if the boat is overload they will void the
insurance…



Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

For the story, when I left Florida 3 years ago to go back to the Bahamas, I had 22 cases of red wine, 3 cases of champagne, etc.
Since I didn’t want to be overweight, I only put 150 liter of water in the tank out of the 1000.

One could legitimately argue the weight was not as well positioned as if it was water.

Alexandre




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On Fri, 12/29/17, sangaris@aol.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:50 PM


 









Kent, I should think you could also trade off, say
1500 pounds of water (use your water maker as needed) and
several hundred pounds of fuel (sail more) and easily get
another ton of cargo whilst staying in the safe weight
range.HNY to you and Captain
Iris, Craig and Katherine


---In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
<karkauai@...> wrote :

Thanks,
Alexandre.  I won't exceed the limits Olivier
recommended.

Kent
RobertsonS/V Kristy SM 243

On Dec 27, 2017, at 16:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:

 Also to
add to Olivier’s comment: Helvetia/De Lassee insurance
contrat says that if the boat is overload they will void the
insurance…



Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM

Craig Briggs
 

Kent, I should think you could also trade off, say 1500 pounds of water (use your water maker as needed) and several hundred pounds of fuel (sail more) and easily get another ton of cargo whilst staying in the safe weight range.
HNY to you and Captain Iris,
 Craig and Katherine


---In amelyachtowners@..., <karkauai@...> wrote :

Thanks, Alexandre.  I won't exceed the limits Olivier recommended.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM 243

On Dec 27, 2017, at 16:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Also to add to Olivier’s comment: Helvetia/De Lassee insurance contrat says that if the boat is overload they will void the insurance…

Sincerely, Alexandre



Re: SSB Grounding/Earthing

danielmfrey63@...
 

Hi Alan

Excellent, thank you very much.

Also for the upload of the diagrams.

Best - Daniel

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