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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: new Amel 50

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ross,

Good luck


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




On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 2:12 PM, rossny@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am buying TWO lottery tickets today!!


Wish me luck,
Ross in NYC (still an Amel owner for a few days...counting the days until I can adopt another...)



Re: new Amel 50

rossny@mail.com
 

I am buying TWO lottery tickets today!!

Wish me luck,
Ross in NYC (still an Amel owner for a few days...counting the days until I can adopt another...)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Flag Registration

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Ron,
      There are numerous postings on this site regarding insuring vessels in a country outside your normal residence, generally due to more attractive premiums which save money.
The most import fact that seems to be continually overlooked is that if there is a claim, then the policy holder will be subject to the laws, jurisdiction and currency of the country where the policy is written.
Part of the reason premiums for blue water sailing are high is to cover the repatriation costs of the boat to an area where the required level of skills are available to correctly repair a damaged yacht. Often, due to the nature of build process that is not straight forward with an Amel.
If anyone is really serious about sailing overseas then flag and register your vessel correctly and carry notarized copies of everything for presentation on arrival at a new port. Any form of clever short cuts re. flags or registration documents will eventually lead to a nightmare somewhere.
Brazil and Argentina have numerous vessels mostly European, that have been seized due to incorrect paperwork, neatly described as "legal piracy" by insurance companies.
I was asked for a US $15k  bribe by three officials to release my boat from Brazil which I refused to pay. I had weeks of hassle trying to get cleared and eventually joined a French rally to get lost in a crowd and cleared out with a group.
 The crew of non USA flagged vessels privately owned, will only be accepted into USA territory if they have been issued with the appropriate visa before arrival. In my experience this is a zero tolerance policy and no matter how long or far you have been on passage, you will be turned away.
Mexico will accept on line temporary permit applications for your vessel if your are Canadian or American, all others have to arrive there first and it difficult to achieve due to lack of knowledge form their officials.
All the correct information is out there.
My two cents worth is, full time cruising is hard enough, why would anyone want to make it harder just so someone who doesn't give a damn can take their home away?.
Fair winds.
Trevor Lusty
Ireland
former owner Seafever of Cuan
Hull 425 SM redline 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Colin,


There are others available...google "striping tool"

Hint, 
  1. Sand the gaps and wipe with a dry lint free cloth
  2. Select a roller that is 1/2 to 2/3rds the size of the gap between the faux teak boards.
  3. Mix about 25cl of the paint using about 5% thinner...you may need more thinner later, but start with about 5%
  4. Use a tiny funnel to fill the paint reservoir on the tool. 
  5. With the roller against the left side of the gap, roll forward about 1/2 meter, or what ever is comfortable to reach
  6. With the roller against the right side of the gap, roll back toward you
  7. Repeat until you have finished all gaps in that section...now, it will likely be time to fill the paint reservoir on the tool. 
Also:
  1. You should start where you will least see your work because your quality will improve after about an hour. 
  2. If you have direct sunlight, have someone else hold something to shade you and the immediate work area
  3. Have lacquer thinner to clean mistakes and to clean the tool...soaking it overnight, then rinsing with paint thinner and drying before use again.
Best,

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





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Thanks Bill

Pardon my dumb question now but what is a striping tool? Is it a roller the size of the stripes and then, to get the perfect quality as on your boat, did you need to tape up all the brown along the edges of each stripe?

I am planning to purchase all the required bits and pieces before we depart Brisbane within the next fortnight, so want to ensure I have all the required paint, tools and equipment on board.

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332
Brisbane

On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 10:55 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Colin,

I had a single part marine quality paint mixed to match the AwlGrip cream color. Pick a brand available in Australia and have them match the color. 

I did not use AwlGrip because they only make 2 part paint and I was concerned that the 2 part might set up while applying with the striping tool. I am not sure if this is correct. 

If you color the faux caulking cream, it will take two coats. Be sure to buy at least 1 liter of lacquer thinner to clean tools and mistakes. There is a learning process with the tool and getting the correct amount of thinner. If it is too thick, it will not work well with a striping tool. 

Judy and I believe that this is the very best appearance job that you can do on a Super Maramu. Second would be changing the color of the boot stripe and rub rail to desert sand. 

Best,

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

   


On Apr 15, 2017 3:48 AM, "'colin.d.streeter' colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Bill
We love the look of your decks with the cream colour stripes and will do the sams on Island Pearl II as soon as we get a chance, possibly in Thailand. What type of paint did you use and was there a specific colour / code?
Cin & Lauren Streeter 
Island Pearl Ii. SM#332  Brisbane 



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-------- Original message --------
From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om>
Date: 15/04/2017 9:31 AM (GMT+10:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

 

Between 1 & 2 liters for 2 coats, if applied by a striping tool. I really suggest cream color which will take 2 coats. Be sure to sand the old paint. 

Best,

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

   

On Apr 14, 2017 6:09 PM, "joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Soon I will my painting my deck stripes.  I'm using a mono-urethane paint.  Can anyone provide an estimate of quantity needed to complete the job?


Ben


Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2K #347

Puerto Del Rey, PR






--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Onan Generator strange issue

John Clark
 

Hi Duane,
I'm glad you got it figured out...and Genny is still alive. I'm in Lauderdale waiting for plane back to St.Maarten. After reading all the help and troubleshooting in this thread, I am going to spend some time looking over my plumbing as well.

I am rebuilding the watermaker plant soon so this is a good time to contemplating some rerouting and extra isolation valves.

Oh, and inverter arrived safe and sound.. still owe you dinner!

Regards, John

John Clark
Vent de Soleil. SM 37
Great Bay, St. Maarten


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Generator strange issue

Mark Erdos
 

Duane,

 

We just got to an area with internet and have followed this saga with great interest. Very strange situation. Did you replace the faulty valve and verify it was the cause? From what I gather, it was the freshwater flush valve for the water maker?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 6:41 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Generator strange issue

 

 

Bob,

 

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.  We're back in the water and the genny is doing fine.  I've changed the oil five times now after 45 minute runs and the last two look normal.  

 

All is well,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Colin,

I had a single part marine quality paint mixed to match the AwlGrip cream color. Pick a brand available in Australia and have them match the color. 

I did not use AwlGrip because they only make 2 part paint and I was concerned that the 2 part might set up while applying with the striping tool. I am not sure if this is correct. 

If you color the faux caulking cream, it will take two coats. Be sure to buy at least 1 liter of lacquer thinner to clean tools and mistakes. There is a learning process with the tool and getting the correct amount of thinner. If it is too thick, it will not work well with a striping tool. 

Judy and I believe that this is the very best appearance job that you can do on a Super Maramu. Second would be changing the color of the boot stripe and rub rail to desert sand. 

Best,

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

   


On Apr 15, 2017 3:48 AM, "'colin.d.streeter' colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill
We love the look of your decks with the cream colour stripes and will do the sams on Island Pearl II as soon as we get a chance, possibly in Thailand. What type of paint did you use and was there a specific colour / code?
Cin & Lauren Streeter 
Island Pearl Ii. SM#332  Brisbane 



Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S6 on the Telstra Mobile Network

-------- Original message --------
From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15/04/2017 9:31 AM (GMT+10:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

 

Between 1 & 2 liters for 2 coats, if applied by a striping tool. I really suggest cream color which will take 2 coats. Be sure to sand the old paint. 

Best,

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

   

On Apr 14, 2017 6:09 PM, "joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Soon I will my painting my deck stripes.  I'm using a mono-urethane paint.  Can anyone provide an estimate of quantity needed to complete the job?


Ben


Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2K #347

Puerto Del Rey, PR




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Bill.  I'm using cream color. 
Ben 


Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM #347
Currently Le Marin 
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:31 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Between 1 & 2 liters for 2 coats, if applied by a striping tool. I really suggest cream color which will take 2 coats. Be sure to sand the old paint. 

Best,

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

   

On Apr 14, 2017 6:09 PM, "joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Soon I will my painting my deck stripes.  I'm using a mono-urethane paint.  Can anyone provide an estimate of quantity needed to complete the job?


Ben


Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2K #347

Puerto Del Rey, PR



Re: Onan Generator strange issue

Duane Siegfri
 

Bob,

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.  We're back in the water and the genny is doing fine.  I've changed the oil five times now after 45 minute runs and the last two look normal.  

All is well,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Bill
We love the look of your decks with the cream colour stripes and will do the sams on Island Pearl II as soon as we get a chance, possibly in Thailand. What type of paint did you use and was there a specific colour / code?
Cin & Lauren Streeter 
Island Pearl Ii. SM#332  Brisbane 



Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S6 on the Telstra Mobile Network

-------- Original message --------
From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 15/04/2017 9:31 AM (GMT+10:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

 

Between 1 & 2 liters for 2 coats, if applied by a striping tool. I really suggest cream color which will take 2 coats. Be sure to sand the old paint. 

Best,

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

   

On Apr 14, 2017 6:09 PM, "joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Soon I will my painting my deck stripes.  I'm using a mono-urethane paint.  Can anyone provide an estimate of quantity needed to complete the job?


Ben


Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2K #347

Puerto Del Rey, PR



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Flag Registration

Ron Hynes <riffhynes@...>
 

I'm an American and I bought an older Amel in Holland a year ago. I registered there as the insurance was about 50% less than if I had documented in the U.S. I've been to the Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands with absolutely no problems with my "light" registration. I used Yacht Registration Holland (just google for contact info) and can recommend them...professional, knowledgeable, fast and economical. They also provide radio licenses and can also help with corporate ownership if this is advantageous for you. 

Ron Hynes
954.319.0944

On Apr 15, 2017, at 12:22 AM, rcavie <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

Hello everyone. 

I do not have European residency, only nationality. I would like to know if anyone has any reference to the Dutch flag called ICP = International Certificate for Pleasure Craft.

All European countries can issue an ICP but the Dutch Flag Registration is by far the easiest and lowest rates then the other European flags.

I would like to know if it has some restrictions of use in the Caribbean in waters of countries that are not in the dependence of any European country.

Thank you

Rafael 

SM2k 246 Future Manutara



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] new Amel 50

hanspeter baettig
 

Alexandre
i do not like critisme about Amel's new projects. I like the way Amel goes on the inovating way to bring new blue water sailing boat to the market. that's the way to be and to stay in this very competitive business
best regards
Hanspeter
SM16,Tamango 2
Sizilien, Licata

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 14.04.2017 um 22:31 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Interesting they abandoned the C Drive for a more conventional direct shaft.

Not a fan of straight bow... longer water line will give more speed at the cost of confort in heavier sea...

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA

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On Fri, 4/14/17, Mark Pitt mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] new Amel 50
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:04 PM


 









The new Amel



Photos: AMEL 50 Reveal | Cruising World

http://www.cruisingworld.com/photos-amel-50-reveal?K0XIIo0AVlzHrlxx.03



Mark Pitt



Sabbatical III, SM #418





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Between 1 & 2 liters for 2 coats, if applied by a striping tool. I really suggest cream color which will take 2 coats. Be sure to sand the old paint. 

Best,

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

   

On Apr 14, 2017 6:09 PM, "joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Soon I will my painting my deck stripes.  I'm using a mono-urethane paint.  Can anyone provide an estimate of quantity needed to complete the job?


Ben


Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2K #347

Puerto Del Rey, PR



Flag Registration

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

Hello everyone. 

I do not have European residency, only nationality. I would like to know if anyone has any reference to the Dutch flag called ICP = International Certificate for Pleasure Craft.

All European countries can issue an ICP but the Dutch Flag Registration is by far the easiest and lowest rates then the other European flags.

I would like to know if it has some restrictions of use in the Caribbean in waters of countries that are not in the dependence of any European country.

Thank you

Rafael 

SM2k 246 Future Manutara



Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Soon I will my painting my deck stripes.  I'm using a mono-urethane paint.  Can anyone provide an estimate of quantity needed to complete the job?


Ben


Ben and Gayle

La Bella Vita

SM2K #347

Puerto Del Rey, PR


Re: Replacing AMFA Fresh Water System by Jabsco

Dominique Guenot
 

Exactly the experience I was looking for

Paul, Mark, 
Thank you so much for taking the time 
Dominique
Currently in NYC
S/V Viva #374
Opua, New Zealand


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] new Amel 50

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Interesting they abandoned the C Drive for a more conventional direct shaft.

Not a fan of straight bow... longer water line will give more speed at the cost of confort in heavier sea...

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA



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On Fri, 4/14/17, Mark Pitt mark_pitt@brown.edu [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] new Amel 50
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:04 PM


 









The new Amel



Photos: AMEL 50 Reveal | Cruising World

http://www.cruisingworld.com/photos-amel-50-reveal?K0XIIo0AVlzHrlxx.03



Mark Pitt



Sabbatical III, SM #418


Re: What travel insurance for cruisers?

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Thomas;

We use GeoBlue for personal travel health insurance outside US. They cover all expenses, repatriation, etc. And seem pretty comprehensive. We have never had to use it. You simply get on their website, give them your travel dates and some simple information and you get a quote that you can bind online.

However all of this assumes that you are a US citizen and have US health insurance for the US.

We also have DAN boater insurance that is a very good value for extreme situations.

Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
B&B kokomo


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] What travel insurance for cruisers?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Thomas,

There is no short answer to your question and certainly Americans will have a different answer than someone from France or the EU.

We used the following for our circumnavigation, but they would not insure us in US waters. Contact:
Geoffroy de LASSEE | ASSURANCES MARITIMES de LASSEE 
5 rue de la trinquette - BP 50066 - 17003 La Rochelle
T. +33(0) 5 46 45 46 45 | gdelassee"at"assurances-delassee.com 
RCS La Rochelle : 421 832 908 | Numero ORIAS 07 030 457 | www.orias.fr 
Sous l'autorité de l'ACPR - 61, rue Taitbout - 75009 Paris

We later changed to Velos because they insured in US waters. Contact: insurance"at"velosgroup.co.uk 

We paid cash for our personal medical needs around the world, but when you are in US you will need some sort of health care insurance because even simple doctor visits, medication and procedures are very, very high priced for cash customers. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550


 
On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 11:24 AM, svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi All,


When purchasing our boat insurance, we realised that the cover was limited to events occurring while onboard or getting on/off the boat. Likewise, cover for gadgets/electronics was limited to equipment used for navigation (laptops/photography/video/phones not covered).

We also found that classic travel insurance typically covers trips for 60-90 consecutive days and from the main residence place only.


Therefore, what insurance cover does a long-term (12+mths) cruiser need when ashore in foreign countries (in particular for belongings, personal liability, medical)?

Would this come under Yach tman travel insurance (including liveaboard)? 


We would like to hear about your views and experience on this topic.


Thanks and BR 

Thomas & Soraya
Garulfo
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde