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Super Maramu 2K interior cushions set for sale or barter in Trinidad

Aquarius
 

Hi all,

 

We splurged a bit and upgraded our interior and now have extra set or interior living room set in blue/white/beige color. Pictures attached. There are no rips or stains, just some normal wear signs. 

We currently in Trinidad, so are the cushions.

We will be here for a week, so please hurry up if interested.

 

Let us know if you interested.

 

Best regards,

Ken & Zivile



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head swivel

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Thanks Miles. If your passing thru Annapolis and need transportation or any assistance, just ask. 
Ric
Bali Hai SN 24
Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Sep 23, 2017, at 9:29 AM, Miles Bidwell milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Bali Hai,
I bought my AMEL new from the factory in 1998. The roller furling is original. The boat has always been called Ladybug.
Regards,
Miles
Ladybug, s/m 216, preparing to leave my storm hole and return to Newport , RI


Puerto Del Ray - Puerto Rico - Hurricane Irma/Maria

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Amel family:


I have followed with sadness and horror Alexandre's loss and odessy in St. Martin and his struggle to survive since.  My story pales in comparison so I haven't posted about my experiences to our beloved Liahona (Amel SM 2000 #335) until now because I just didn't know, until now.  


We have had Liahona at Puerto Del Ray marina (PDR) for the last three hurricane seasons.  The first year we hauled out in PR but I found the storage yard a bit lacking and so after finding out that the insurance premium was no different for being laid up ashore vs being laid up in the water,  we laid up the boat "in the water" both last year and again this year.  I stripped her of sails as well as all rail mounted items, the SSB antenna, bimmini etc.  I had multiple lashings on the booms to the jib sheet cars etc. I rigged a web of 14 dock lines, many doubled up and all with fire hose chafe gear to every cleat and pole in an extra wide slip.  Liahona was  seperated by a 45 ft finger pier from a large power yacht on starboard and there was no boat in the slip to port.  I faced the boat east into the presumed wind.  Water tight compartments sealed off, thru hulls closed and 15 fenders and 4 fender boards deployed.  My boat caretaker checked her just before Irma, charged the batteries one final time (I don't leave the boat plugged in continuously) and we prayed. She was full of diesel and had 800 liters of water on board.


The south eyeball of Irma passed 60 miles north of PDR and two days later when folks could make it to the marina we were pleased to find only some modest damage to the port aft rub-rail from chaffing up against a pole.  The fender boards had been blown out of position and that combined with line stretch left them ineffective.  Nevertheless, this seemed to be mostly cosmetic based on the single photo that I have available to me.  Then came Maria.... 


The north eyeball of Maria passed 16 miles south of PDR.  I feared the worst as I read of Nikimat's fate.  My caretaker trimmed some dock lines, and I put my faith in the fact that I was protected by concrete piers and sat right behind a 20 foot very stout sea wall with moles on both sides.  The night of landfall I watched from my home in Utah as best I could via the internet.  I watched until all the reporting stations stopped sending (last wind I could find for Fajardo area was 98 mph), that was 2.5 hrs before Maria made landfall.  I watched as the rain bands struck and then watched as the radar failed.  Then there was virtual silence from the island.  I feared that my boat caretaker might not have survived.  52 hrs after Maria, Samuel called (he drove to the San Juan Airport to get cell service) and indicated that from afar (he wasn't able to gain access to the marina), there we're many "vertical masts".  5 pictures from a distance showed some boats sunk and other sitting on top of the docks or on top of other boats (report is 26 sunk and many many more are heavily damaged, unknown numbers toppled in the yard).  I scanned every news piece for hints and clews of how bad it was.  Initially there was not much news as there was no electricity etc.  On day 3, I spied a HD video on YouTube from a helicopter crew that did a brief flyover of the marina.  I saw a 2 second glimpse of dock14 that I was able to freeze-frame and enhance to see my boat afloat.  My hopes soared.  Due to the annihilation of the cell phone system and power grid there was no further word.  Gas is in short supply and Samuel believes soon the roads will be littered with cars that are out of gas.  Electricity isn't likely to be restored for months as miles of concrete power poles are toppled onto roadways etc.  More silence.  Just now today (23 sept 2017) Samuel Moorefield called and in a brief cell call, before we lost contact, he told me that surge in the marina was 6 feet.  My boat floated up over the finger pier and smashed into the power yacht (or vice-versa).  All the lifelines and stanchions are smashed and mangled.  The masts are upright but rigging integrity could not be confirmed.  Mostly dry belowdecks except for some salt spray in the quarter berth floor (perhaps from spray coming thru the gap in the companionway closure).  Engine room is dry.  More rub-rail damage to the port side,  bow and foredeck ok, 6 dock-lines destroyed. One spring-line, chafed thru holding by "a thread".    The hull is punctured but it is above the waterline, (unknown if this was from cleats on the finger pier or from flying debris).  Every fender is gone, every fender board is gone, some of the ropes remain but the fenders were ripped from their lines.  Amazingly the upside down RIB is still lashed securely in place on the aft cabin top.  All the winch covers are gone as is the winter cockpit cover.  More damage reports will have to wait as I lost cell contact with Samuel about this point.  Kind of helpless to prevent further damage except to trim the remaining dock lines.  I'll bet there isn't a fender to be bought in Puerto Rico.  


The wait resumes for what is next but I know it will be far easier for me here in Utah than for Alexadre or the poor folks in the Leewards that have born the brunt of these two hurricanes.  I pray that aid will come soon to those most in need.  Alexandre my sincere prayers are for and with you, I can only slightly imagine the pain and suffering. 


Lesson learned, surge is the problem for a lay up in the water.  If and when there are functional boatyards again, and when the thousands of damaged boats that will fill the cue for repairs are dealt with, Liahona somewhere in that line will be repaired, but I shan't ever lay her up "in the water" again. 


Perhaps my experience will be of some value to the membership. 


Sincerely,  Gary S. Silver   s/v Liahona   Amel  SM 2000 335,  Farmington, Utah






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mixing Elbow

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

FWIW, my brand new VOLVO original part has the following stamped into the casing.

3775N10A-1  Then 146 CH2.

Good luck.

Jean-Pierre
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 23 Sep 2017, at 15:19, belavitasm2000@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

My exhaust pipe is 90mm or 3 1/2 inch so , we have the same .

Ordered via eBay ,with availability and compatibility .
Regards 
Philippe



Re: Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.

Dan Carlson
 

Hi All,  I am working on my spare parts list for my return to BeBe in November.   I am looking for details on the replacement brushes for the AMFA fresh water pump.   

Does anyone know a part number for just the brushes.   That is all that I need for that pump.   

Or if you don't know the part number if you could give me the dimensions of the brushes themselves (length, width, height) and a picture of the brushes as well.  The shape of metal clip at the top is good to have a picture of in case I just need to go to a motor store to try to pick the best fit. 

Thanks and Regards,  Dan Carlson, sv BeBe, SM#387


Re: Mixing Elbow

Philippe Morel
 

My exhaust pipe is 90mm or 3 1/2 inch so , we have the same .
Ordered via eBay ,with availability and compatibility .
Regards 
Philippe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mixing Elbow [1 Attachment]

paul schofield <pwschofield@...>
 

Philippe, that looks like the one I was going to order also however, does it have a 5” diameter outlet?  The one that came off my engine is only 3 ½”

 

Thank you

 

Paul

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: belavitasm2000@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mixing Elbow [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from belavitasm2000@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

Here is picture of mixing elbow ordered and receive

Philippe

SM 2k 238

BELAVITA

 


Re: Mixing Elbow

Philippe Morel
 

Here is picture of mixing elbow ordered and receive
Philippe
SM 2k 238
BELAVITA


Re: Mixing Elbow

Philippe Morel
 

Just made that week, ordered at hdi marine , price round 200 usd , I choose a cast stainless steel better resistance to corrosion .


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Courtney Gorman
 

Well Done Jeff!!


-----Original Message-----
From: 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 9:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

 
I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.
He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.
He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone
Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.
He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.
Congratulations to Jeff


Mixing Elbow

pwschofield@...
 

Good Morning.  Thank you all for your friendly advice regarding my turbo replacement/long term maintenance.  Along this same topic, I am looking into replacing the mixing elbow.  On my TMD22 the casting number is 3775N10A-1 but that doesn't appear to correlate to the part number I'm seeing in the manual which is 861413 (replaced by 3582512).  


My mixing elbow has a 3.5" flange for the riser pipe however, the replacement part 3582512 appears to be 5" based on my internet searches.  

Has anyone run into this issue yet when replacing their exhaust/mixing elbow?  If so, how did you deal with it?  

I'd appreciate any insight.

Thank you.

Paul
SM215
SV Trillium


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Jeff,

Congratulations! Well done! We are happy for you.

SM 345 "Life is Good"
Vladimir
202 258 1916

On Sep 22, 2017 18:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff



Re: Head swivel

Miles
 

Hello Bali Hai,
I bought my AMEL new from the factory in 1998. The roller furling is original. The boat has always been called Ladybug.
Regards,
Miles
Ladybug, s/m 216, preparing to leave my storm hole and return to Newport , RI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Mark Erdos
 

Good News!

 

I watched Jeff dock Spirit in TCI earlier this year. It was blowing really hard. He never touched a pylon.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:02 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

 

 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Nice achievement indeed.  Good sense too.  Docking single handed is all about preparation… and a little help occasionally.  Depends on the factors in play on the day.

But then … I’m talking to experienced sailors… and we know this.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM007



On 23 Sep 2017, at 06:27, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

What an absolute stud. 

So happy to hear this news!



On Sep 22, 2017, at 9:51 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

    

On Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Darren Ward <darren_ward@...>
 

Jeff - Obviously a prudent strategy, on a trusted vessel, with great seamanship.

If anything, I hope this season starts a lot of discussion on avoidance planning. When 100nm can mean the difference between life and death, getting out of the zone is paramount. Sad thing is, this reminds me of 1995 with Luis and Marilyn. Old habits are hard to break.


On Saturday, September 23, 2017 4:42 AM, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Wow - well done Jeff. The 20 knot tie up single handed must have been a challenge.

Best wishes

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
00447836 209730

On 23 Sep 2017, at 03:51, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.
He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.
He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone
Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.
He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.
Congratulations to Jeff



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Porter McRoberts
 

What an absolute stud. 
So happy to hear this news!



On Sep 22, 2017, at 9:51 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Peter Forbes
 

Wow - well done Jeff. The 20 knot tie up single handed must have been a challenge.

Best wishes

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
00447836 209730

On 23 Sep 2017, at 03:51, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff


Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

eric freedman
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff