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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thank you Pat & Diane,

Whether it was for maintenance & repairs over the last 5 years, or during Hurricane Irma, I have received a tremendous support, so I will try to continue to be participate on the forum.

I have hundred of pictures that I haven’t categorized.

Was Todd Duff owning a Santorin? If so, I remember seeing the boat almost a year ago.

Thanks for your kind message.
Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Sun, 9/17/17, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@aol.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:31 PM


 









Alexandre
, I am humbled that amid all the chaos around you , you
would take  your time to respond . Diane and I have been
following you constantly on facebook well before Irma
struck. We could not be sadder for your lose , and for the
extremely difficult times you are going through . Take heart
in the knowledge that hundreds of people around the world
have you in their thoughts and prayers. We have another
friend that lives and works in the BVIs , and has for
decades , Todd Duff . Todd also lost his Amel in Nanny Cay ,
if he reads this , we would like him to know as well , that
we are thinking of him and his family and wish them a timely
recovery.
Best of Luck Alex,

Pat & Diane,

SM Shenanigans






-----Original
Message-----

From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 9:30 am

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature
reading








 













Good afternoon Pat,





I am slowly reading, in disorder, the Amel post and wanted
to share my experience on the engine temperature.


The gage was showing my engine was running 195*F, I thought
it was 10*F higher than normal.


So 3 years ago in Florida, a diesel company pushed me in
spending over $8,000 in engine work over a 5 months period
(heat exchanger cooling, re-calibrate injector, new turbo,
thermostat, and so on) then my engine was running even
warmer (205*F) (which we later find was due to an air pocket
in the radiator - then I was glad to be back 195*F.


The gage was tested and was ok.


Then at the end I had a 2nd gage installed on the engine and
it showed a 20*F cooler temperature…


So looking back I think it was the “wire” between the
sensor and the gage that was getting old and showing a false
reading.


Based on my experience and the fact you also have a 20*F
difference between the gage and infrared gun, I suspect you
have the same issue as I had.





Sincerely, Alexandre


SM2K #289 NIKIMAT


Lost on September 5 during Hurricane Irma at


IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA





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On Sat, 9/16/17, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@aol.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:





Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature
reading


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com


Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:18 AM








 





























Mark, I


for one agree , I wish I did not have a turbo, just
another


complexity , that is really not necessary . You brought
up


one other issue that I am dealing with , engine
temperature


. I had a new Volvo instrument panel installed a few
years


ago and the temp gauge ran hot like 230 F. The mechanic


installed a 10 ohm resister  I think, in the wiring to


bring the reading down . Seemed very arbitrary to me ,


seemed to me a Volvo gauge should correctly read a Volvo


sender without regulating the signal. So I have never
had


faith in the gauge and running hard 2500 rpm the gauge
reads


225 F. , using a infrared gun at the thermostat I have
had


readings of 200 to 205 or higher . This is another reason
I


have ran slower to keep the temp. down. I clean the heat


exchanger yearly ,transmission cooler, new impeller ,etc.
I


am not sure if I have an overheating problem or not ,
not


sure what one would expect the temp to be at the
thermostat


, two different guns give me different readings and the


gauge can't be trusted.


Its always something,





Pat 





SM#123




















-----Original


Message-----





From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com


[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>





To: amelyachtowners


<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>





Sent: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 5:05 pm





Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs


























 










































































Pat,











 











Salt water is


the enemy. I am hoping someone else will chime in here as
I


am not familiar


with the elbow and the exhaust set up on Volvo. You may
be


getting a fine mist or


steam into the turbo. I am really not sure.











 











On the Yanmar


it is important to keep the elbow clean because carbon


coated sides can aid to


a back up of water into the turbo as the walls can
retain


water once the engine


is stopped turning into salty steam. Keeping the exhaust


manifolds clean is also


a good thing.











 











Yanmar makes a


cleaner for turbos but soapy water can be used just as
well.


It involves two


people, one to drive the boat above 2000 rpm and another
to


spray cleaner into


the tubo (through the air intake) while it is turning at
a


high rate. This


removes any carbon buildup from the turbo.











 











Diesels do need


to be run hard. We are all guilty of running for long
hours


at low RPM. They really


don’t like this much. Push the throttle up for about
2-3


minutes every hour, or


so. I push mine to about 2700-2800 rpm for about 2
minutes.


This also helps to


see if the engine is cooling properly (180-195). If the
heat


exchanger is


clogged, this is when its going overheat. I get nervous


about this every time I


do it. I always expect a massive explosion and parts
flying


everywhere in the


engine room. So far, this hasn’t happened.











 











IMHO, turbo


chargers have no place on a boat. The theory is to add
more


horses with less


weight. I would take the weight over a turbo any day. I


think this is a fine


example of a manufacturer trying to adapt a land engine
for


a marine environment


without thinking it through. And, the marine market is
not


large enough for a


committed marine diesel engine company. How nice would it
be


to have a simple diesel


engine with a  compression release lever and a back up


crank start. Kinda like


the tractors of the old days. It’s a conspiracy to
make


things more complicated


for sailors. But then again, what do I know.











 




















 











With best


regards,











 











Mark











 











Skipper











Sailing Vessel


- Cream Puff











www.creampuff.us




















 





























From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com


[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]











Sent: Friday, September 15, 2017 3:57 PM








To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com








Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs





























 











 






































Mark


,  What would corrode the bearings , lack of oil or the


carbon ?I just


rebuilt the turbo 500 hrs. ago for about a thousand . I


think I would prefer a


naturally aspirated engine. I just got the wastegate
 free


, but put


it back together went for a spin , still at 2000 rpm
tops.


It must be the


turbine , so I will take off and replace/rebuild it.
That


will now be about


$2000 in the last 500 hrs. or about $4 per hour. , about
the


same as fuel. This


is probably my fault for not running the engine hard
enough


. From now on , I


am going to run the snot out of it, no more Mr. Nice Guy
























Thanks all for the


input,





























Pat SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel sharki

smiles bernard
 

HI there
I'd be really interested to hear experience of down wind rigs used by folk who have put some serious down wind miles in
I dont have a sharki but a Maramu and think the downwind options will be similar
I'm at the point of thinking about new sauls and any hardware required so any advice would be great!

Many thanks in advance
Fair winds
Miles



On Sunday, September 17, 2017, 7:29:03 PM GMT+1, hanoah64@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Owen,

I just completed a two year, 29,000 nm., solo circumnavigation aboard my Sharki127.
The Sharki is a fabulous offshore boat. Comparing notes with companion boats after long passages I concluded that the Sharki had a more comfortable motion and was drier than many other cruising boats. She is a down wind boat and rolls less in that mode than many monohulls.
Regards,
Roger


Re: Sharki emergency tiller.

carcodespam@icloud.com <no_reply@...>
 

Roger,
where can I see some photos of the tiller?

Gerhard


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Alex,

Thank you. Our thoughts and prayers are still with you.

Mike & Peta

Solitude
SM461

On 17 Sep 2017, at 16:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear Amel friends,

I finally had the time, electricity and bandwidth to read the messages all of you sent.
I can’t tell you how touched I truly am.

Thanks you
Bill & Judy, Eric, Mark, Kent, Danny, Ian, Derek, Jean-Pierre, John, Hanspeter, Jeff, Peter, Trevor, Giovanni, Alex, Grazyna, Darren, Brent, James & Chloe, Mike & Petra, Ben & Gayle, Patrick & Elaine, Ian & Judy, Colin & Lauren, I hope I did not forget anyone.

Thanks Brent, I am glad I was able to help you in your studies.
Patrick & Elaine thanks for opening a bottle of Champagne !
Colin & Lauren, thank you again, I saw a Maramu in Island Water World that lost its mast, I could not see the name.
Also Rafael’s Super Maramu was in Anse Marcel, we are not sure.

Also thanks for being behind me regarding the insurance, I am afraid this will be the next fight, will see.

Duane & Peg, I am glad you only had 40/50kt of wind and Wanderer is safe!

How did Jeff do?

Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: Central America?

Rick Grimes
 

Thanks all for your kind responses and the wealth of information about our potential season in Central America--responding either on the forum or in personal emails to me. I believe I have responded to and thanked everyone individually. We have never been in this area so we are relieved to know that there is so much experience and that you are all so willing to share your experiences with us. Gracias!

Rick & Linda Grimes
S/V 'Rascal'
ASM2K (#404)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Genacker

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Dave, 

I know, and I said genoa. 

Interesting, the asymmetrical sail we used on BeBe #387 came from our 46' Beneteau sloop. It worked fine.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970





On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 1:05 PM, Dave Benjamin dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

He's looking for a gennaker so the luff will be notably longer than that of the genoa.
As a general rule, you can look at the hypotenuse of I and J and shorten that by about 1500mm if a sock is being used with the sail. 
It's always a problem trying to find a second hand gennaker for a ketch as opposed to a sloop. The low aspect rig of an Amel lends itself to a gennaker or spinnaker with a bit more overlap than that of a sloop. And of course most of the second hand sails will be from sloops. 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.

pstas2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Alex,

Glad to hear things are getting better for you.  Hoping that Maria will turn out to be a dud.

I know I am late to the party but I would be very interested in taking that domestic water pump off your hands should things with prior inquiries fail to come to fruition.  I would also like to let you know that I would be interested in any other spares you may be looking to dispose of.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising Grenada

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

Patrick McAneny
 

Alexandre , I am humbled that amid all the chaos around you , you would take  your time to respond . Diane and I have been following you constantly on facebook well before Irma struck. We could not be sadder for your lose , and for the extremely difficult times you are going through . Take heart in the knowledge that hundreds of people around the world have you in their thoughts and prayers. We have another friend that lives and works in the BVIs , and has for decades , Todd Duff . Todd also lost his Amel in Nanny Cay , if he reads this , we would like him to know as well , that we are thinking of him and his family and wish them a timely recovery.
Best of Luck Alex,
Pat & Diane,
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 9:30 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

 
Good afternoon Pat,

I am slowly reading, in disorder, the Amel post and wanted to share my experience on the engine temperature.
The gage was showing my engine was running 195*F, I thought it was 10*F higher than normal.
So 3 years ago in Florida, a diesel company pushed me in spending over $8,000 in engine work over a 5 months period (heat exchanger cooling, re-calibrate injector, new turbo, thermostat, and so on) then my engine was running even warmer (205*F) (which we later find was due to an air pocket in the radiator - then I was glad to be back 195*F.
The gage was tested and was ok.
Then at the end I had a 2nd gage installed on the engine and it showed a 20*F cooler temperature…
So looking back I think it was the “wire” between the sensor and the gage that was getting old and showing a false reading.
Based on my experience and the fact you also have a 20*F difference between the gage and infrared gun, I suspect you have the same issue as I had.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Lost on September 5 during Hurricane Irma at
IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA

--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 9/16/17, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:18 AM


 









Mark, I
for one agree , I wish I did not have a turbo, just another
complexity , that is really not necessary . You brought up
one other issue that I am dealing with , engine temperature
. I had a new Volvo instrument panel installed a few years
ago and the temp gauge ran hot like 230 F. The mechanic
installed a 10 ohm resister  I think, in the wiring to
bring the reading down . Seemed very arbitrary to me ,
seemed to me a Volvo gauge should correctly read a Volvo
sender without regulating the signal. So I have never had
faith in the gauge and running hard 2500 rpm the gauge reads
225 F. , using a infrared gun at the thermostat I have had
readings of 200 to 205 or higher . This is another reason I
have ran slower to keep the temp. down. I clean the heat
exchanger yearly ,transmission cooler, new impeller ,etc. I
am not sure if I have an overheating problem or not , not
sure what one would expect the temp to be at the thermostat
, two different guns give me different readings and the
gauge can't be trusted.
Its always something,

Pat 

SM#123






-----Original
Message-----

From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@...>

Sent: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 5:05 pm

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs








 
























Pat,



 



Salt water is
the enemy. I am hoping someone else will chime in here as I
am not familiar
with the elbow and the exhaust set up on Volvo. You may be
getting a fine mist or
steam into the turbo. I am really not sure.



 



On the Yanmar
it is important to keep the elbow clean because carbon
coated sides can aid to
a back up of water into the turbo as the walls can retain
water once the engine
is stopped turning into salty steam. Keeping the exhaust
manifolds clean is also
a good thing.



 



Yanmar makes a
cleaner for turbos but soapy water can be used just as well.
It involves two
people, one to drive the boat above 2000 rpm and another to
spray cleaner into
the tubo (through the air intake) while it is turning at a
high rate. This
removes any carbon buildup from the turbo.



 



Diesels do need
to be run hard. We are all guilty of running for long hours
at low RPM. They really
don’t like this much. Push the throttle up for about 2-3
minutes every hour, or
so. I push mine to about 2700-2800 rpm for about 2 minutes.
This also helps to
see if the engine is cooling properly (180-195). If the heat
exchanger is
clogged, this is when its going overheat. I get nervous
about this every time I
do it. I always expect a massive explosion and parts flying
everywhere in the
engine room. So far, this hasn’t happened.



 



IMHO, turbo
chargers have no place on a boat. The theory is to add more
horses with less
weight. I would take the weight over a turbo any day. I
think this is a fine
example of a manufacturer trying to adapt a land engine for
a marine environment
without thinking it through. And, the marine market is not
large enough for a
committed marine diesel engine company. How nice would it be
to have a simple diesel
engine with a  compression release lever and a back up
crank start. Kinda like
the tractors of the old days. It’s a conspiracy to make
things more complicated
for sailors. But then again, what do I know.



 






 



With best
regards,



 



Mark



 



Skipper



Sailing Vessel
- Cream Puff



www.creampuff.us






 









From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]



Sent: Friday, September 15, 2017 3:57 PM


To: amelyachtowners@...


Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs









 



 












Mark
,  What would corrode the bearings , lack of oil or the
carbon ?I just
rebuilt the turbo 500 hrs. ago for about a thousand . I
think I would prefer a
naturally aspirated engine. I just got the wastegate  free
, but put
it back together went for a spin , still at 2000 rpm tops.
It must be the
turbine , so I will take off and replace/rebuild it. That
will now be about
$2000 in the last 500 hrs. or about $4 per hour. , about the
same as fuel. This
is probably my fault for not running the engine hard enough
. From now on , I
am going to run the snot out of it, no more Mr. Nice Guy ! 







Thanks all for the
input,









Pat SM#123








Re: Genacker

Dave_Benjamin
 

Bill,

He's looking for a gennaker so the luff will be notably longer than that of the genoa.
As a general rule, you can look at the hypotenuse of I and J and shorten that by about 1500mm if a sock is being used with the sail. 
It's always a problem trying to find a second hand gennaker for a ketch as opposed to a sloop. The low aspect rig of an Amel lends itself to a gennaker or spinnaker with a bit more overlap than that of a sloop. And of course most of the second hand sails will be from sloops. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.

hanspeter baettig
 

Dear Alexandre
I'm interestd to purchase your Amfo domestic water pump.
You can contact me on
hanspeter dot baettig at bluemail dot ch
so you can give me the price and we can discuss how/where to ship
Sincerely
Hanspeter
Tamango 2

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 17.09.2017 um 15:53 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Good morning,

Just for information, I have a spare in my hotel room.
I purchase it from Amel Martinique 3 year ago.
So if anyone is interested let me know.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Lost on September 5 during Hurricane Irma at
IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 9/4/17, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, September 4, 2017, 9:28 PM


 









Eric,
You are lucky to
have a new AFMA pump. We can no longer buy them.
Best
CW Bill RouseAdmiral, Texas NavyCommander EmeritusAmel School www.amelschool.com720 Winnie StGalveston Island, TX 77550+1(832) 380-4970
On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 9:23
PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 









My Amfa domestic water
pump was leaking.I removed the pump and
found that the circlip that holds the pumps shaft seal was
broken and worked its way into the side of the seal. I
removed the seal and found it also had a small chip in
it.I ordered the metric
seal from a local supplier and also the circlip from
McMaster.Being that I had a
complete spare pump I installed
it.The pump would not pump
water. I added water in the output side of the pump and it
flooded the bronze impeller.I was quire
frustrated.I assumed there was
something wrong with the new pumps impeller. I took it
apart, everything was 100%.I was working on the
saloon table and had the old pump next to the new one.
Luckily I noticed that the Square D switch was wired
backwards from the new switch. Thus the pump was running
backwards. I switched the wires and Voila-
Water.Possibly this might
help someone installing a new amfa
pump.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376 































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Re: Amel sharki

hanoah64@...
 

Owen,

I just completed a two year, 29,000 nm., solo circumnavigation aboard my Sharki127.
The Sharki is a fabulous offshore boat. Comparing notes with companion boats after long passages I concluded that the Sharki had a more comfortable motion and was drier than many other cruising boats. She is a down wind boat and rolls less in that mode than many monohulls.
Regards,
Roger


Re: Central America?

hanoah64@...
 

Greetings,

S/V Hanoah and I are in the San Blas, Panama. We will be here, in Panama, until next May.
I first visited the San Blas 12 years ago. Things have changed since then, but, I consider it one of the best places to visit aboard a yacht.
Because I keep coming back here I just went to the effort to obtain a Pensionado Visa. This is basically a life long visa allowing me to come and go and stay as long as I want.
Arriving mariners used to pay for a one year visa. Now a six month visa is free. I am not sure about the renewal procecure for this visa.
Cheers,
Roger
S/V Hanoah


Re: Sharki emergency tiller.

hanoah64@...
 

Greetings,

I have the complete emergency tiller and post for my Sharki 127. Do you photos or are you all set?

Roger
S/V Hanoah
San Blas, Panama


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Dear Amel friends,

I finally had the time, electricity and bandwidth to read the messages all of you sent.
I can’t tell you how touched I truly am.

Thanks you
Bill & Judy, Eric, Mark, Kent, Danny, Ian, Derek, Jean-Pierre, John, Hanspeter, Jeff, Peter, Trevor, Giovanni, Alex, Grazyna, Darren, Brent, James & Chloe, Mike & Petra, Ben & Gayle, Patrick & Elaine, Ian & Judy, Colin & Lauren, I hope I did not forget anyone.

Thanks Brent, I am glad I was able to help you in your studies.
Patrick & Elaine thanks for opening a bottle of Champagne !
Colin & Lauren, thank you again, I saw a Maramu in Island Water World that lost its mast, I could not see the name.
Also Rafael’s Super Maramu was in Anse Marcel, we are not sure.

Also thanks for being behind me regarding the insurance, I am afraid this will be the next fight, will see.

Duane & Peg, I am glad you only had 40/50kt of wind and Wanderer is safe!

How did Jeff do?

Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Flight from Martinique to Colombia

ya_fohi
 

hi...

we fly a lot. I do find the comparison websites to always give strange routing... 1st thing I do is google the direct flights from the airport I want to leave from and to the airport I want to go to. See any connections or areas in common and go from there. I would echo. If you are using 'budget airlines' or not on he same ticket then do consider a cheap hotel. 

On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Eric and Mark,


I had the problem you described in your "caution note” coming form Southampton to Curacao just 2 days ago.   I’d booked a mid day flight with 2 later flights available in order to assure my arrival in Amsterdam with a RON at the Hilton… then the weather did not cooperate and my flight was CNX’ed.  The other flights were fully booked!  

So I had to train to Gatwick, AerLingus to Dublin, KLM Cityhopper to AMS at 0535 the next am, finally my KLM to Curacao with minutes to spare. (Slept on the granite floor at the airport in DUB) !!!  NO FUN!

I suspect Eric should first book the last flight in his plan then select connectors (with great caution) to get him into the connector airport.  I expect he’d go to Carthagena.

Cheers,


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 17 Sep 2017, at 09:55, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Hi Eric,

 

We had the same issue trying to get someone from Atlanta (ATL) to Fort-de-France (FDF). All the web sites routed through Paris and started at $6,000. Crazy! We eventually realized that the airlines flying to Martinique are not partnered with most USA airlines. I guess it is the French way to stop American tourists. 

 

We found if you ticket segments independently, you can fly from Fort-de-France (FDF) to Miami (MIA). From MIA you can fly just about anywhere in the world on a direct flight. This is crazy since there are direct American Airlines flights to FDF from MIA but these flights cannot be booked with connections to anywhere else in the USA.

 

Or the cheaper way: you can go to a larger Caribbean hub such as San Juan, PR (SJU) on Corsair and then to Bogota (BOG) on Avianca.

 

A word of caution when booking independent flight segments: It is best to book with a one night layover and pay for a hotel at the airport (or sleep at the airport). This is because if your first segment is very late and you miss the connection, you are out of luck and stuck. Because the airlines do not have any agreements, they will not rebook the connecting flight. Also, if someone goes from say FDF to MIA, they have to clear customs and immigration in MIA. They then have to go to the ticket counter and check in for the flight to BOG. Then, they may have to go back through security (unless the airline has a counter inside the terminal – most do). As you can imagine this all takes a lot of time. But, it’s better than having to connect through Paris and buying the airplane.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] 
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Flight from Martinique to Colombia

 

  

Hi does anyone have a brilliant idea ?

It seems like you can’t get there from here , If you know the joke.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 





Sharki 127 Solo Circumnavigation

hanoah64@...
 

I bought my Amel Sharki, #127, S/V Hanoah, in 2012. In April of this year I completed a two year solo circumnavigation, Panama westward and back to Panama. Actually I bought the boat specifically for a circumnavigation and ended up doing it alone.
Have you ever talked to a boat owner who didn't love his/her boat? Well, I am the same about my Sharki. She is a fabulous offshore boat. I sailed beam to a full gale approahing Durban and any boat not as stift would have rolled.
Many of my companion boats complained of being wet while we crossed the Indian ocean and I was reasonably dry on Hanoah. The Indian Ocean crossing, Thusday Island to Mauritius, was weeks and weeks beam to trade wind seas.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Steve,
I had some depressing days, still emotional when I visit daily NIKIMAT.
Locally the situation is improving: aside for yesterday, half the time we have electricity, received fresh water, internet is good.
I will put it aside from you, just unsure when Saint Martin/Sint Maarten will be open to boats.
Sincerely, Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 9/17/17, Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@mac.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017, 9:09 AM


 









I would love to purchase it
Alex. I hope that you are finding the situation in St
Maarten to be improving. 
Steve
MorrisonSM 380
TouRai
Sent from my
iPhone
On Sep 17,
2017, at 9:53 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Good morning,



Just for information, I have a spare in my hotel room.

I purchase it from Amel Martinique 3 year ago.

So if anyone is interested let me know.



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Lost on September 5 during Hurricane Irma at

IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA



--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 9/4/17, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@svbebe.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer
pump.wired backwards from the factory.

To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com"
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

Date: Monday, September 4, 2017, 9:28 PM





 



















Eric,

You are lucky to

have a new AFMA pump. We can no longer buy them.

Best

CW Bill RouseAdmiral, Texas NavyCommander EmeritusAmel
School www.amelschool.com720 Winnie StGalveston Island, TX
77550+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 9:23

PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@optonline.net

[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

wrote:


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Flight from Martinique to Colombia

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

Hi Eric and Mark,

I had the problem you described in your "caution note” coming form Southampton to Curacao just 2 days ago.   I’d booked a mid day flight with 2 later flights available in order to assure my arrival in Amsterdam with a RON at the Hilton… then the weather did not cooperate and my flight was CNX’ed.  The other flights were fully booked!  

So I had to train to Gatwick, AerLingus to Dublin, KLM Cityhopper to AMS at 0535 the next am, finally my KLM to Curacao with minutes to spare. (Slept on the granite floor at the airport in DUB) !!!  NO FUN!

I suspect Eric should first book the last flight in his plan then select connectors (with great caution) to get him into the connector airport.  I expect he’d go to Carthagena.

Cheers,


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 17 Sep 2017, at 09:55, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Eric,

 

We had the same issue trying to get someone from Atlanta (ATL) to Fort-de-France (FDF). All the web sites routed through Paris and started at $6,000. Crazy! We eventually realized that the airlines flying to Martinique are not partnered with most USA airlines. I guess it is the French way to stop American tourists. 

 

We found if you ticket segments independently, you can fly from Fort-de-France (FDF) to Miami (MIA). From MIA you can fly just about anywhere in the world on a direct flight. This is crazy since there are direct American Airlines flights to FDF from MIA but these flights cannot be booked with connections to anywhere else in the USA.

 

Or the cheaper way: you can go to a larger Caribbean hub such as San Juan, PR (SJU) on Corsair and then to Bogota (BOG) on Avianca.

 

A word of caution when booking independent flight segments: It is best to book with a one night layover and pay for a hotel at the airport (or sleep at the airport). This is because if your first segment is very late and you miss the connection, you are out of luck and stuck. Because the airlines do not have any agreements, they will not rebook the connecting flight. Also, if someone goes from say FDF to MIA, they have to clear customs and immigration in MIA. They then have to go to the ticket counter and check in for the flight to BOG. Then, they may have to go back through security (unless the airline has a counter inside the terminal – most do). As you can imagine this all takes a lot of time. But, it’s better than having to connect through Paris and buying the airplane.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Flight from Martinique to Colombia

 

  

Hi does anyone have a brilliant idea ?

It seems like you can’t get there from here , If you know the joke.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

I would love to purchase it Alex. I hope that you are finding the situation in St Maarten to be improving. 

Steve Morrison
SM 380 TouRai


On Sep 17, 2017, at 9:53 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning,

Just for information, I have a spare in my hotel room.
I purchase it from Amel Martinique 3 year ago.
So if anyone is interested let me know.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Lost on September 5 during Hurricane Irma at
IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 9/4/17, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, September 4, 2017, 9:28 PM


 









Eric,
You are lucky to
have a new AFMA pump. We can no longer buy them.
Best
CW Bill RouseAdmiral, Texas NavyCommander EmeritusAmel School www.amelschool.com720 Winnie StGalveston Island, TX 77550+1(832) 380-4970
On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 9:23
PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 









My Amfa domestic water
pump was leaking.I removed the pump and
found that the circlip that holds the pumps shaft seal was
broken and worked its way into the side of the seal. I
removed the seal and found it also had a small chip in
it.I ordered the metric
seal from a local supplier and also the circlip from
McMaster.Being that I had a
complete spare pump I installed
it.The pump would not pump
water. I added water in the output side of the pump and it
flooded the bronze impeller.I was quire
frustrated.I assumed there was
something wrong with the new pumps impeller. I took it
apart, everything was 100%.I was working on the
saloon table and had the old pump next to the new one.
Luckily I noticed that the Square D switch was wired
backwards from the new switch. Thus the pump was running
backwards. I switched the wires and Voila-
Water.Possibly this might
help someone installing a new amfa
pump.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376 































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Flight from Martinique to Colombia

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Eric,

 

We had the same issue trying to get someone from Atlanta (ATL) to Fort-de-France (FDF). All the web sites routed through Paris and started at $6,000. Crazy! We eventually realized that the airlines flying to Martinique are not partnered with most USA airlines. I guess it is the French way to stop American tourists.

 

We found if you ticket segments independently, you can fly from Fort-de-France (FDF) to Miami (MIA). From MIA you can fly just about anywhere in the world on a direct flight. This is crazy since there are direct American Airlines flights to FDF from MIA but these flights cannot be booked with connections to anywhere else in the USA.

 

Or the cheaper way: you can go to a larger Caribbean hub such as San Juan, PR (SJU) on Corsair and then to Bogota (BOG) on Avianca.

 

A word of caution when booking independent flight segments: It is best to book with a one night layover and pay for a hotel at the airport (or sleep at the airport). This is because if your first segment is very late and you miss the connection, you are out of luck and stuck. Because the airlines do not have any agreements, they will not rebook the connecting flight. Also, if someone goes from say FDF to MIA, they have to clear customs and immigration in MIA. They then have to go to the ticket counter and check in for the flight to BOG. Then, they may have to go back through security (unless the airline has a counter inside the terminal – most do). As you can imagine this all takes a lot of time. But, it’s better than having to connect through Paris and buying the airplane.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

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Hi does anyone have a brilliant idea ?

It seems like you can’t get there from here , If you know the joke.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376