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Re: Passarelle

michael winand
 

If you can store it for the time away. I would go without it. 
Michael  Nebo sm 251


On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 at 6:28 am, Paul Osterberg
<osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Hello!
We have a Hydraulic Passarelle, which was very nice to have in the Mediterranean, we spent two seasons there mainly in Greece and Turkey, but not very much of use when we were in the Caribbean or cruising the US East coast. We now have Kerpa at our home base in Lagos, Portugal, preparing for a slow trip around the globe (7-10 years), assume we will spent most of the time at anchor, we do not fancy marinas that much. The Passarelle is a bit in the way when maneuvering our hydro-generator. So thinking of  taking it away, it is probably 20 years old as old sa Kerpa, rather sooner than later it will require maintenance. So to you ho have cruised around the world, what do you recommend? Will I have any use for it or should I take it of the boat? It adds to the weight aft as well. Do not bother to much about effect on  resell value as I plan to have Kerpa for at least 10 more years.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


Passarelle

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!
We have a Hydraulic Passarelle, which was very nice to have in the Mediterranean, we spent two seasons there mainly in Greece and Turkey, but not very much of use when we were in the Caribbean or cruising the US East coast. We now have Kerpa at our home base in Lagos, Portugal, preparing for a slow trip around the globe (7-10 years), assume we will spent most of the time at anchor, we do not fancy marinas that much. The Passarelle is a bit in the way when maneuvering our hydro-generator. So thinking of  taking it away, it is probably 20 years old as old sa Kerpa, rather sooner than later it will require maintenance. So to you ho have cruised around the world, what do you recommend? Will I have any use for it or should I take it of the boat? It adds to the weight aft as well. Do not bother to much about effect on  resell value as I plan to have Kerpa for at least 10 more years.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


Re: USA only insurance

Robert Linley
 

Our SM is US flagged and has been insured by Chubb for many years. Broker detail below. The policy is very good and our stolen dinghy claim was paid in full quickly. Also I keep the boat in Grenada and have in water coverage up to 12.30 degN.year round.
Cost has gone up in the last year though.

Bob
SV Minaxi SM6
Grenada

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On Mar 22, 2020, at 2:18 PM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:



Aquarius is also covered by a Jackline Policy.  We "believe" Jackline has a good policy....  But, we have not had a claim, and I don't believe you really know the quality of your insurance until you have made a claim.  Thus, I don't want to find out the quality of our Jackline Policy!

Ken
Currently In anchored in Krabi Thailand
Aquarius


Re: USA only insurance

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Aquarius is also covered by a Jackline Policy.  We "believe" Jackline has a good policy....  But, we have not had a claim, and I don't believe you really know the quality of your insurance until you have made a claim.  Thus, I don't want to find out the quality of our Jackline Policy!

Ken
Currently In anchored in Krabi Thailand
Aquarius


Re: USA only insurance

Dan Carlson
 

Hi Scott, we are currently covered under the Jackline policy (Gowie Group) go to jackline@....

We also have a friend who is an agent that has access to several other underwriters and helped us with a good review of our current policy as well as here offerings.  She did have another good option but recommended we were better of staying with our current policy. But email her at laura@... 

Best regards, Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387



On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 10:19 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Hi all,

We are leaving Panama soon and due to Covid-19 are abandoning our plans for the South Pacific this year. In the next week, our intent is to sail directly to Hawaii and possibly spend the hurricane season in Alaska before heading back to the US West Coast.

Our current insurance does not cover US waters so I need to quickly find a policy that will cover us. We will mostly double hand and of course Hawaii-Alaska-US West Coast involves some offshore passages. We've got 16,000 nm on Tengah already, so reasonably experienced. 

Any suggestions for US insurance? FYI Tengah is US documented and I'm American. I've reached out to a few brokers but would like some tips from those of you who spend all of you time in the US. Thanks.


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: USA only insurance

Patrick McAneny
 

Scott, Sorry that you had to cancel on the S.P. ,a great disappointment,I am sure.This virus is changing everyone's plans around the world . I wish I could suggest an insurance co. ,however 10 minutes ago I got a cancellation notice from Pantaenius effective June 1. , so I am now in the same boat ,no insurance very soon. Diane and I enjoyed meeting you guys in Annapolis, and have been watching your vlog. 
Good Luck ,
Pat & Diane,
SM Shenanigans


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From: Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 10:19 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] USA only insurance

Hi all,

We are leaving Panama soon and due to Covid-19 are abandoning our plans for the South Pacific this year. In the next week, our intent is to sail directly to Hawaii and possibly spend the hurricane season in Alaska before heading back to the US West Coast.

Our current insurance does not cover US waters so I need to quickly find a policy that will cover us. We will mostly double hand and of course Hawaii-Alaska-US West Coast involves some offshore passages. We've got 16,000 nm on Tengah already, so reasonably experienced. 

Any suggestions for US insurance? FYI Tengah is US documented and I'm American. I've reached out to a few brokers but would like some tips from those of you who spend all of you time in the US. Thanks.


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


USA only insurance

Scott SV Tengah
 

Hi all,

We are leaving Panama soon and due to Covid-19 are abandoning our plans for the South Pacific this year. In the next week, our intent is to sail directly to Hawaii and possibly spend the hurricane season in Alaska before heading back to the US West Coast.

Our current insurance does not cover US waters so I need to quickly find a policy that will cover us. We will mostly double hand and of course Hawaii-Alaska-US West Coast involves some offshore passages. We've got 16,000 nm on Tengah already, so reasonably experienced. 

Any suggestions for US insurance? FYI Tengah is US documented and I'm American. I've reached out to a few brokers but would like some tips from those of you who spend all of you time in the US. Thanks.


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hallo 
SM2000 Quetzal 292 the first completed was under the Name Katalu, in 2006, the 2. under the Name Quetzal, owner Francois Dessemonet, 2014, and I am half around now Heinz  Stutenbäumer



Am 22.03.2020 um 03:32 schrieb islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...>:

Great idea Bill,
Here is our entry " SM #332, Island Pearl II, 2019, Colin & Lauren Streeter "
Cheers
Colin


Re: B&G H3000 & B&G H5000 Amel 54 and Amel 55

Jamie Wendell
 

My Amel 54 (#44) came with the sonic speed sensor hooked up to a B&G 2000. It seemed to work OK.
I then replaced the B&G 2000 with the new 5000 unit. The real advantage to all of this was the ability to tie into my NMEA 2000 bus and see STW on all my displays.

I also replaced the original depth (only) transducer with a new airmar/Maretron unit so that I could read the sea temperature and add paddlewheel functionality. That required enlarging the hole and some reconstructive surgery - not a big deal really.

I then contacted B&G to try to understand how I could also use the sonic speed sensors, and they gave me a wiring schematic. Unfortunately, I have never been able to make it work with the B&G 5000. I am not sure if the sensors failed somewhere during the upgrade, or if the schematics are not correct, as it didn't seem to match my installation.

I finally gave up, using now only the paddlewheel, which is a mixed blessing, as any growth on the paddlewheel kills the unit until you clean it - not simple in the water, or on land for that matter.
Has anyone been successful in making the sonic speed work with the new B&G 5000?

Thanks,
Jamie
A54, Phantom #44


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

 

Peter,

Thanks for that point. 

If the Amel has been around more than once, it will have a BOLD font
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On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 12:13 PM Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:
Bill,

Good plan- there musts be many Amel’s which have done it more than once.

We are Peter and Vicky Forbes - circumnavigation completed 2017 in Amel 54 # 035 CARANGO.

Best wishes

Peter

Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory 
Farnham
Blandford
DT11 8 DE
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 21 Mar 2020, at 14:32, islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Great idea Bill,
Here is our entry " SM #332, Island Pearl II, 2019, Colin & Lauren Streeter "
Cheers
Colin


Re: SV Island Pearl II - sm#332 - Sold - Welcome new owner John Facci

 

Thanks, Colin!
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On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 11:15 AM islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
Effective 9th March 2020 SM #332 "Island Pearl II" was sold in Brisbane, Australia to a lovely Australian couple, John & Jane Facci.

We would like to extend our huge gratitude to all here who have helped us so much via this forum over the past 8 - 10 years, and also say a sad farewell to the countless wonderful Amel Owners who we were so privileged to meet, often in delightful anchorages around the globe, as we circumnavigated between May 2017 and November 2019.

This is an amazing community, and we know that the new owners, John & Jane will be warmly welcomed here once they start posting and become more involved in the Amel community.  

As for us, having absolutely enjoyed a comfortable and totally trouble-free circumnavigation in an Amel SM, don't be surprised if we re-appear as Amel owners again some 5+ years down the track when hopefully we can get time again to do more sailing in areas we have not yet explored. 

Also, since we have received so much from this community and love the Amel brand so much, to the extent that my free time permits, and/or the current Australian virus lockdown in Australia allow, I would be most happy to assist any Amel Owners here who may cross the Pacific to Australia (Brisbane or Bundaberg) in the future, and who may need some free local Amel Owner knowledge for any issues at all such as the safest and cheapest places to leave your boat whilst flying home, finding good local trade persons to fix things, and even if you decide you want to sell in Australia's normally pretty good market for luxury cruising yachts. Simply contact me at colin.cruisingpoint@.... and I will do what I can to help you.

Best regards
Colin (& Lauren) Streeter
Ex owners of SM #332 Island Pearl II
Scarborough, QLD, Australia


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

Peter Forbes
 

Bill,

Good plan- there musts be many Amel’s which have done it more than once.

We are Peter and Vicky Forbes - circumnavigation completed 2017 in Amel 54 # 035 CARANGO.

Best wishes

Peter

Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory 
Farnham
Blandford
DT11 8 DE
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 21 Mar 2020, at 14:32, islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Great idea Bill,
Here is our entry " SM #332, Island Pearl II, 2019, Colin & Lauren Streeter "
Cheers
Colin


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Bill

For Island Pearl II please include this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/IslandPearl2

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 1:46 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
I found that I can embed a link to your website or blog. If you want that added, please include in your message to me.
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Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


SV Island Pearl II - sm#332 - Sold - Welcome new owner John Facci

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Effective 9th March 2020 SM #332 "Island Pearl II" was sold in Brisbane, Australia to a lovely Australian couple, John & Jane Facci.

We would like to extend our huge gratitude to all here who have helped us so much via this forum over the past 8 - 10 years, and also say a sad farewell to the countless wonderful Amel Owners who we were so privileged to meet, often in delightful anchorages around the globe, as we circumnavigated between May 2017 and November 2019.

This is an amazing community, and we know that the new owners, John & Jane will be warmly welcomed here once they start posting and become more involved in the Amel community.  

As for us, having absolutely enjoyed a comfortable and totally trouble-free circumnavigation in an Amel SM, don't be surprised if we re-appear as Amel owners again some 5+ years down the track when hopefully we can get time again to do more sailing in areas we have not yet explored. 

Also, since we have received so much from this community and love the Amel brand so much, to the extent that my free time permits, and/or the current Australian virus lockdown in Australia allow, I would be most happy to assist any Amel Owners here who may cross the Pacific to Australia (Brisbane or Bundaberg) in the future, and who may need some free local Amel Owner knowledge for any issues at all such as the safest and cheapest places to leave your boat whilst flying home, finding good local trade persons to fix things, and even if you decide you want to sell in Australia's normally pretty good market for luxury cruising yachts. Simply contact me at colin.cruisingpoint@.... and I will do what I can to help you.

Best regards
Colin (& Lauren) Streeter
Ex owners of SM #332 Island Pearl II
Scarborough, QLD, Australia


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

 

I found that I can embed a link to your website or blog. If you want that added, please include in your message to me.
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Best,
 
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Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Great idea Bill,
Here is our entry " SM #332, Island Pearl II, 2019, Colin & Lauren Streeter "
Cheers
Colin


𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

 

All,

At the request of many members of our group, I have added a WORLD TOUR LISTING to the main page of our group: AmelYachtOwnersGroup.com. I inserted "SM 387 BeBe 2017 Bill & Judy Rouse" to show you what could be listed. In my case, I list the Amel model, SM, the hull number, 387, the year completed, 2017, and our names, Bill & Judy Rouse. Some of you may want to list your Amel, but not your name...that's OK, but please include the Amel model and hull number.

I would love to see this section with a hundred Amels, or more.

If you and/or your Amel has completed a World Tour and want your Amel listed, please send an email to  main+owner@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io 
(main+owner"at"AmelYachtOwners.groups.iowith what you would like posted for your Amel. This is what you will see on the main page:
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Re: Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

Stuart Hemingway
 

Hello Joerg , Bill & Paul,

We were able to tighten the rudder gland .

It was necessary to remove the quadrant.

It took a while to release all the connections but it was straightforward.

Of course the proof of the pudding will be the next transit but that may be a while .. 

Thank you all for your advice was really helpful. 

Stuart

Stuart Hemingway


Beam iv


 

M 07905 112929

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On 19 Mar 2020, at 10:05, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Mine has cable steering and I can tighten the nut without removing the quadrant.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io
Sent: 19 March 2020 13:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

 

Hi Stuart, on my boat you can turn the large nut with the Amel spanner without removing the quadrant.  The plate on my boat (circled in red) is just to lock the nut in place - it presses against one of the six flat sides of the large nut.  So to turn the nut, you have to remove that plate and reinstall it when you have turned the nut (by whole numbers of 1/6th of a turn) but you don't have to remove anything else.  But Bill is right - my boat has hydraulic steering so maybe on your boat you have to remove the quadrant.  I just don't know.  Sorry.  Good luck!

Joerg


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Mine has cable steering and I can tighten the nut without removing the quadrant.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io
Sent: 19 March 2020 13:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

 

Hi Stuart, on my boat you can turn the large nut with the Amel spanner without removing the quadrant.  The plate on my boat (circled in red) is just to lock the nut in place - it presses against one of the six flat sides of the large nut.  So to turn the nut, you have to remove that plate and reinstall it when you have turned the nut (by whole numbers of 1/6th of a turn) but you don't have to remove anything else.  But Bill is right - my boat has hydraulic steering so maybe on your boat you have to remove the quadrant.  I just don't know.  Sorry.  Good luck!

Joerg


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: B&G H3000 & B&G H5000 Amel 54 and Amel 55

Joerg Esdorn
 

Airmar makes sonic speed sensors and one is installed on my A55, most recently replaced in 2018.  I would ask them what the right sensor is - they make sensors that work via NMEA 2000, for example.  

Let me also point out that my A55 came with two speed sensors standard.  One is the sonic speed, installed forward (just behind the front bunk) just off center to port.  The other is a paddlewheel triple sensor which also acts as depth and temperature sensor.  It is installed just off center on starboard a bit further aft.  When my sonic speed sensor was defective a couple of years back, Pochon told me as an interim fix to change the input for boat speed to the triple sensor (it's an Airmar DST 200 on my boat).  This is one of the B&G system settings - easy to do on any one of the displays.  I suspect other A55s also have these two sensors - I hope this helps.

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
On the hard in V