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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch

eric freedman
 

 

Hi  Bill-BeBe,

I have a favor to ask.

Would you please open the starboard overhead midships and take a few photos of the electric winch gearbox and motor?

I need a drawing of the gearbox and  Lewmar needs a photo to determine which motor and gearbox I have. If you can please send them to

Kimberlite@...

 

Fair Winds

Eric


Re: Sharki bonding and grounding.

n33077@...
 

Mark

Good morning. Would you happen to have a picture of your propshaft and how it is bonded? I was in my boat over the weekend, I looked to see how mine was bonded. One end is not exactly connected, but rather just sitting there touching the coupling. The other end was clamped to the propshaft.  

After reading all the bonding posts, it made me wonder about my setup.  I'd like to check it out and see just what it does....

Regards,

Aras 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] (unknown)

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Congratulations Leo and Margaret

We are neighbors as I am Swiss, but currently sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Hope we meet some day!
Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT (White Bay, BVI)
Currently in repair in Florida, USA

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On Mon, 2/9/15, Leopold Hauer leopold.hauer@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] (unknown)
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:45 AM


 











New Super Maramu Owner



We bought SM#69 „Yin Yang“ in October 2014 but have
been reading the postings since a long time because we
were always interested in a SM.

In the process of purchasing we got very much advise from
the forum and especially would like to thank Bill&Judy
from BeeBee, Bob Rossi and Olivier Beauté for their help
and support.

Yin Yang is flying Austrian Flag and currently berthed in
Almerimar, Spain. We plan to cruise the Costa Blanca, the
Balearic islands and Sardinia this summer and leave the boat
in Monastir, Tunisia for wintering.

Suggestions concerning this route are always welcome!

Looking foreward to being a member of the forum.



Best regards from cold Vienna



Leo and Margaret

Von meinem iPad gesendet









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Leopold Hauer
 

New Super Maramu Owner

We bought SM#69 „Yin Yang“ in October 2014 but have been reading the postings since a long time because we were always interested in a SM.
In the process of purchasing we got very much advise from the forum and especially would like to thank Bill&Judy from BeeBee, Bob Rossi and Olivier Beauté for their help and support.
Yin Yang is flying Austrian Flag and currently berthed in Almerimar, Spain. We plan to cruise the Costa Blanca, the Balearic islands and Sardinia this summer and leave the boat in Monastir, Tunisia for wintering.
Suggestions concerning this route are always welcome!
Looking foreward to being a member of the forum.

Best regards from cold Vienna

Leo and Margaret
Von meinem iPad gesendet


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch

eric freedman
 

Paul,
For me to post the photos you need to send them to my personal email
Kimberlite@optonline.net
The yahoo site will not allow photos to be sent directly to the group.
Please send me the photos to me and I will post them for you.
Fair Winds
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 2:45 PM
To: Amel Blog
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch

Eric
Here are the photos. I am having problems posting them to the Amel site.
Could you do this for me.
We are heading south next week. Sorry we'll miss you Thanks Paul & Susan
LaFrance SV NOMAD SM #362

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:48:33 -0500
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch



























Paul,Could you send me a photo?Kimberlite@optonline.net.Will you be in SXM
march 18 and on?Fair WindsEricKimberlite SM 376 From:
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 10:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch We recently repaired our
engine hatch cover. It was exhibiting a bump at one of the hydraulic piston
lifting points on the engine cover. We have noticed this on other Amels SM
we have been on at both sides of the cover. Fortunately ours was just
starting to show. We had replaced the pistons 3 years ago and just noticed
this new development.
We have since had this repaired in St Martin By Custom Boat Works. They
installed SS piece to spread the load out more from the struts. The cost was
$750 USD. The bump is slowly receding to the flat level. Wewill post pics
when we have figured out how to do it to this site.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD # 362





















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch

eric freedman
 

Paul,
There were no photos attached.
Fair Winds
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 2:45 PM
To: Amel Blog
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch

Eric
Here are the photos. I am having problems posting them to the Amel site.
Could you do this for me.
We are heading south next week. Sorry we'll miss you Thanks Paul & Susan
LaFrance SV NOMAD SM #362

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:48:33 -0500
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch



























Paul,Could you send me a photo?Kimberlite@optonline.net.Will you be in SXM
march 18 and on?Fair WindsEricKimberlite SM 376 From:
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 10:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch We recently repaired our
engine hatch cover. It was exhibiting a bump at one of the hydraulic piston
lifting points on the engine cover. We have noticed this on other Amels SM
we have been on at both sides of the cover. Fortunately ours was just
starting to show. We had replaced the pistons 3 years ago and just noticed
this new development.
We have since had this repaired in St Martin By Custom Boat Works. They
installed SS piece to spread the load out more from the struts. The cost was
$750 USD. The bump is slowly receding to the flat level. Wewill post pics
when we have figured out how to do it to this site.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD # 362





















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Eric
Here are the photos. I am having problems posting them to the Amel site. Could you do this for me.
We are heading south next week. Sorry we'll miss you
Thanks
Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:48:33 -0500
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch



























Paul,Could you send me a photo?Kimberlite@optonline.net.Will you be in SXM march 18 and on?Fair WindsEricKimberlite SM 376 From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 10:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch We recently repaired our engine hatch cover. It was exhibiting a bump at one of the hydraulic piston lifting points on the engine cover. We have noticed this on other Amels SM we have been on at both sides of the cover. Fortunately ours was just starting to show. We had replaced the pistons 3 years ago and just noticed this new development.
We have since had this repaired in St Martin By Custom Boat Works. They installed SS piece to spread the load out more from the struts. The cost was $750 USD. The bump is slowly receding to the flat level. Wewill post pics when we have figured out how to do it to this site.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD # 362

















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch

eric freedman
 

Paul,

Could you send me a photo?

Kimberlite@....

Will you be in SXM march 18 and on?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 10:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch

 

 

We recently repaired our engine hatch cover. It was exhibiting a bump at one of the hydraulic piston lifting points on the engine cover. We have noticed this on other Amels SM we have been on at both sides of the cover. Fortunately ours was just starting to show. We had replaced the pistons 3 years ago and just noticed this new development.
We have since had this repaired in St Martin By Custom Boat Works. They installed SS piece to spread the load out more from the struts. The cost was $750 USD. The bump is slowly receding to the flat level. Wewill post pics when we have figured out how to do it to this site.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD # 362

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Door Hatch

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Paul,

Yes, this will happen on all Super Maramus that the engine hatch is used frequently...in our case, daily use. The stainless steel mount for the strut is too small. Adding a piece of larger piece of stainless will stop the bump.

If anyone is in Turkey, I had Riza do this to BeBe. I do not remember the cost, but I do not think it was more than 250 to 300 Euro.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet

On Feb 8, 2015 9:06 AM, "pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We recently repaired our engine hatch cover. It was exhibiting a bump at one of the hydraulic piston lifting points on the engine cover. We have noticed this on other Amels SM we have been on at both sides of the cover. Fortunately ours was just starting to show. We had replaced the pistons 3 years ago and just noticed this new development.
We have since had this repaired in St Martin By Custom Boat Works. They installed SS piece to spread the load out more from the struts. The cost was $750 USD. The bump is slowly receding to the flat level. Wewill post pics when we have figured out how to do it to this site.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD # 362



Engine Door Hatch

pflafrance@...
 

We recently repaired our engine hatch cover. It was exhibiting a bump at one of the hydraulic piston lifting points on the engine cover. We have noticed this on other Amels SM we have been on at both sides of the cover. Fortunately ours was just starting to show. We had replaced the pistons 3 years ago and just noticed this new development.
We have since had this repaired in St Martin By Custom Boat Works. They installed SS piece to spread the load out more from the struts. The cost was $750 USD. The bump is slowly receding to the flat level. Wewill post pics when we have figured out how to do it to this site.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD # 362



Re: Puerto Rico Marinas

curtepp
 

Gary:     In Nov 2013 we went to Puerto Del Rey for haul-out and to repair some very shoddy work that was done to our keel at Nanny Cay on Tortola.  Island Marine at Puerto del Rey was recommended by another Amel owner.  They did excellent work last May and we kept Languedoc on the hard in Hurricane storage last summer.  The yard gets a little messy and very wet when it rains but the storage is good.  (Mary stepped in a puddle and was badly bitten by floating fire ants.)  You are responsible for getting the Nylon Straps and doing the tie down.  Buy them at Sam's club in Humacao and you will save some bucks.  The land storage still has security problems.  Do not leave anything valuable on deck.  But its easy to secure and lock tight an Amel so we had no problems.  The Junneau beside us lost their outboard right off the rail way up high.

I posted some photos of the keel work we had done.  The manager, Ken, supervises his workers closely and they work hard.  Jen, their receptionist is extremely helpful with questions that require local knowledge.  She helped us out on numerous occasions. 

The new management at the marina is much better and got rid of some of the incompetent staff.  But it is still the Caribbean.  Some things just don't get done timely. But the staff is uniformly friendly and helpful.   If you stay there, check your bill monthly and question any charges that don't seem right.  We were there from Dec. 2013 to Nov 2014 and had several mistakes on our bill, all of which they corrected.

Last year they raised dockage rates substantially.  So we moved to Sun Bay marina.  This is perhaps the best marina we have ever been in, anywhere.  (except the one where we own a slip in Washington State).  Olga Diaz is the manager.  Her husband (deceased) designed and built the marina.  She runs a very tight ship.  Security is excellent.  CBP and DEA keep their boats there.  In addition to Olga's guards, the Feds also patrol.  They carry guns.  There is no theft.  Plus, Olga accepts and stores packages for you so you can order and ship via Amazon, Defender, West Marine, etc.  The stuff will be there for you, under lock and key.  If you need any help, Olga will give it, including making phone calls if you have to call some place where no one speaks English.  I literally cannot say enough praise for Olga Diaz.  On several occasions (like at West Marine) I told someone we were at Sun Bay and the response with a smile was, "Oh, you are one of Olga's".  She lives in a Penthouse on a hill above the marina.  She told me she can see the marina at night and keep track of her security guards to be sure they are working.

Nearby Sun Bay is the Fajardo Inn.  A  nice resort with prices as low as $90.00 in the off season (winter).  So if your boat is on the hard for work at Puerto del Rey you can stay nearby at a reasonable price.  Thrifty car rental has an office at Puerto del Rey but they and Enterprise, Alamo and the rest will deliver to you or pick you up at Sun Bay also.  So car rental is a breeze.  Provisioning requires a car but its only 30 minutes to Sam's Club, Costco, and Home Depot.  Its 10 minutes to Wal Mart, K-Mark, Sears, Walgreen, West Marine, etc.  From Sun Bay you can walk to Skippers Marine, another good supplier but much smaller than West Marine.

Flying to Puerto Rico is easy.  The airport in San Juan is nice.  From Washington State, its a long haul but from other hubs closer its not long at all.  If you have an early flight out of San Juan, you can stay 5 minutes from the airport at the Hampton Inn.  Free beer every evening, a nice Bar-b que by the pool, and a short taxi ride to the airport.  $140.00 per night.  You can walk to the beach.

Puerto Rico is the United States so there is no immigration or customs hassles for U.S citizens.  We have never been asked about boat registration.  But PR is still the Caribbean so you have to adjust to the pace and way people do business.   Some neighborhoods are not safe at night and the roads have some world class potholes.  But your money is good, all your credit cards work, and if you know a little Spanish they appreciate your efforts at it.  Most everyone also speaks English.

A lot of boats stay in the water at Sun Bay during the summer.  It's a crapshoot I think.  We are considering it this year, when we return from our cruise down island.  You also get a discount for being an SSCA member.  But if we go back to Land Storage, maybe we will see you around at Puerto Del Rey. 

Curt Epperson
S/V Languedoc


Re: Puerto Rico Marinas

Bob Hodgins <bobh@...>
 

Gary,
Gallivant, my Amel 54 is now stored at Puerto del Rey. I stored in Grenada for 2 summers, but decided to try Puerto Rico this past summer. For unforseen reasons, I am not launching this season, so Gallivant is still there on the hard, and will probably be until November.

I was very pleased with the security and service at Grenada Marine.

The reason I decided to try Puerto Rico were that is is much easier to get to from the states, and even more important to me, my son is a professional capatain, lives in St. Thomas and is very frequently in Puerto Riico, so he checks my boat for me.

Puerto del Rey is said to be the largest marina in the Caribbean. There is any service you ever would need available there, by private service business that operate inside PDR. I was very impressed with the haul out staff, very careful and professional.
The marina got in financial trouble, and last year new ownership took over. They are investing millions in improving the place. Right after I stored there in April, my outboard motor was stolen off the rail, while inside the secure yard. Then the new ownership hired a new security company. I raised hell about my missing motor and they paid me for the value of it. They were not required to as per the storage agreement, but they did.
Gallivant is on a tie down spot, with huge concrete bedded anchors. My insurance company is ok with it, so I am too. There is always the risk of a hurricane, even in Grenada, so it is somewhat of a gamble.
My boat is flagged in the US, and I am an American, there was no issues with surprises, it is like going into any state.

I have been to a few other marinas in Puerto Rico, but am not too familiar with any of them.

I would be happy to answer any specific questions if I can, or I would welcome a phone call.

Bob Hodgins
Gallivant
Amel 54, #31
currently on the hard in Puerto del Rey
cell 585-409-9869
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Re: PSA Checkup Lately?

Hayden Wills
 

Hi Barry,

Very good.  Funny story my PSA was tested a few times 4 years ago and ranged from 58 to 76... Yes you read that correctly. Urologist told me I had what he believed to be aggressive prostate cancer. I refused to have a biopsy. Follow up bone and CT scans showed ZERO signs of cancer over the following year and an ultrasound a few weeks ago showed no sign of cancer but enlarged prostate. I am now taking one pill a day to treat symptoms of BPH and have no bloody idea what PSA is these days. The medical industry chases the numbers but I wonder how many actually know what they're talking about.

Best wishes,
Hayden


PSA Checkup Lately?

seagasm@...
 

Had some good news yesterday, got the results from my blood test and my Total PSA: < 0.05 ug/L (< 4.50). No more fingers up my bum, WHEW! So you guys, have YOU had a checkup lately?


Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM #171



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Puerto Rico Marinas

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Personally, I could think of 20 other islands I would rather go than Puerto Rico. The further South the better. Even Antigua got slammed by a Hurricane lately and destroyed many boats. There are many reasons to go to Trinidad. No hurricanes, you can have air-conditioning 24/7 for $100.00/month (no musty cabins) and their  services are first rate and cheaper. Just an opinion with 4 summer haulouts in Trinidad.

Ric,

SN24 –Bali Hai

Freezing in Annapolis i

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 1:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Puerto Rico Marinas

 

 

Hi All:

 

I am considering hauling out in Puerto Rico for the coming (2015) hurricane season.  Anybody done that?   What Marina's have you used.  I have googled Puerto Del Rey.  Any experiences there?

 

Are there any tax implications or other "gotchas" for leaving a boat in Puerto Rico for a period of time, either on the water or on the hard?   Just wondering if it is like Florida where if you visit with your boat for a day or two they want to tax you. 

 

Any advise would be welcome, 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Gary Silver

s/v Liahona   SM # 335


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Puerto Rico Marinas

Mark Erdos
 

Gary,

 

Are you a US vessel? If so, my understanding is PR operates much the same as a state. If not a US vessel, it is a $39 permit for one year (you must exit at the end of the year).

 

We will be close to PR later this year or early next year.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 1:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Puerto Rico Marinas

 

 

Hi All:

 

I am considering hauling out in Puerto Rico for the coming (2015) hurricane season.  Anybody done that?   What Marina's have you used.  I have googled Puerto Del Rey.  Any experiences there?

 

Are there any tax implications or other "gotchas" for leaving a boat in Puerto Rico for a period of time, either on the water or on the hard?   Just wondering if it is like Florida where if you visit with your boat for a day or two they want to tax you. 

 

Any advise would be welcome, 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Gary Silver

s/v Liahona   SM # 335


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Puerto Rico Marinas

karkauai
 

I was in PR for a few months getting new Yanmar installed.  Hauled at Marina Del Ray, very professional.  There were no tax issues that I remember.  We stayed at SunBay Marina in Fajardo.  Also very professional.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Feb 5, 2015, at 1:47 PM, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

Hi All:


I am considering hauling out in Puerto Rico for the coming (2015) hurricane season.  Anybody done that?   What Marina's have you used.  I have googled Puerto Del Rey.  Any experiences there?


Are there any tax implications or other "gotchas" for leaving a boat in Puerto Rico for a period of time, either on the water or on the hard?   Just wondering if it is like Florida where if you visit with your boat for a day or two they want to tax you. 


Any advise would be welcome, 


Sincerely, 


Gary Silver

s/v Liahona   SM # 335


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Puerto Rico Marinas

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Dear Gary,

I haven't been yet to Puerto Rico (had to turn around following the collision) but I use:
https://activecaptain.com to read (and write) review on marinas, etc.

Here in Florida I have only been charged $19 for processing the cruising permit…

Looks like we will be near by each other in 2016 !

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT (Registered in White Bay, BVI)
in repair at Dania Beach, Florida, USA


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On Thu, 2/5/15, amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Puerto Rico Marinas
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:47 PM


 









Hi All:
I am considering hauling
out in Puerto Rico for the coming (2015) hurricane season.
 Anybody done that?   What Marina's have you used.  I
have googled Puerto Del Rey.  Any experiences
there?
Are there any tax
implications or other "gotchas" for leaving a boat
in Puerto Rico for a period of time, either on the water or
on the hard?   Just wondering if it is like Florida where
if you visit with your boat for a day or two they want to
tax you. 
Any advise would be
welcome, 
Sincerely, 
Gary
Silvers/v Liahona   SM # 335









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Puerto Rico Marinas

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi All:


I am considering hauling out in Puerto Rico for the coming (2015) hurricane season.  Anybody done that?   What Marina's have you used.  I have googled Puerto Del Rey.  Any experiences there?


Are there any tax implications or other "gotchas" for leaving a boat in Puerto Rico for a period of time, either on the water or on the hard?   Just wondering if it is like Florida where if you visit with your boat for a day or two they want to tax you. 


Any advise would be welcome, 


Sincerely, 


Gary Silver

s/v Liahona   SM # 335


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St Maarten Immigration etc.

eric freedman
 

Curt,

I bought a sim card for st maarten and recharge when I need it I use Tel Cell.

I also use my T-Mobile phone for texting which is free and 20 cents a minute for all other calls.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 1:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St Maarten Immigration etc.

 

 

Thanks very much for the advice.  We are new to the Caribbean and trying to get used to the "lock it or lose it" scenario.  I share your aversion to the high crime areas.  I suspect we will just pay the fee and anchor south of the causeway.  Any advice on a reasonably priced marina or is that naive?

Can you tell me what mobile phone service you use?  We have two unlocked GSM phones, one with a LIME-BVI sim card and the other with an ATT sim card.  I am wondering what I will need to buy to get mobile phone and data once we arrive.  I have also been told by our cellular service company not to even turn on our smart phone unless we get a local sim card because the local roaming charges can unintentionally and quickly escalate to hundreds of dollars.  Is that true?

Curt Epperson
Languedoc