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Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Ian Park
 

Bill. Update
Paul Warren has said all flights from/to Spain, France Italy, UK, Switzerland banned. 
Seems like Malta will shut down Friday. Only goods shipping in allowed. 

Ian


On 12 Mar 2020, at 18:22, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Paul,

Don't forget about Malta - Manoel Island Yacht Yard. I have been there several times. I have clients that really like this place and it is one of my Preferred Vendors.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 10:17 AM Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:
...i have  had good experience in Samos Marina, and Leros Marina...good price, all services.

Il Mer 11 Mar 2020, 17:58 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> ha scritto:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Ian Park
 

Bill
The OCC Port Officer for Malta has strongly advised all members to avoid going to Malta at present. No reason given. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 12 Mar 2020, at 18:22, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Paul,

Don't forget about Malta - Manoel Island Yacht Yard. I have been there several times. I have clients that really like this place and it is one of my Preferred Vendors.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 10:17 AM Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:
...i have  had good experience in Samos Marina, and Leros Marina...good price, all services.

Il Mer 11 Mar 2020, 17:58 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> ha scritto:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


New Head which one

Paul Osterberg
 

The base on our old head aft is broken beyond repair. Thought I replace it with a Jabsco quiet flush, however searching the forum I see that there have been issues with the weak base. Anyone have a better suggestion to substitute it with 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos Portugal sykerpa.com


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

 

Paul,

Don't forget about Malta - Manoel Island Yacht Yard. I have been there several times. I have clients that really like this place and it is one of my Preferred Vendors.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 10:17 AM Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:
...i have  had good experience in Samos Marina, and Leros Marina...good price, all services.

Il Mer 11 Mar 2020, 17:58 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> ha scritto:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Massimo Vecchietti
 

...i have  had good experience in Samos Marina, and Leros Marina...good price, all services.


Il Mer 11 Mar 2020, 17:58 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> ha scritto:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Paul Brown
 

Thanks Joerg, sounds like a good spot for dry storage and work. I’ll make some inquiries 

All the best

Regards, Paul... Sent from my iPhone

On 13 Mar 2020, at 01:17, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Hi Paul, another vote for Basimakopoulos.  Kincsem overwintered there 2017-2018.  They are very competent at hauling & launching and have a good team of outside contractors who do excellent work for a good value.  You're also father away from the red Sahara dust than in Sicily, for example.  Good luck!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem 
Vigo, Spain


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Joerg Esdorn
 

Hi Paul, another vote for Basimakopoulos.  Kincsem overwintered there 2017-2018.  They are very competent at hauling & launching and have a good team of outside contractors who do excellent work for a good value.  You're also father away from the red Sahara dust than in Sicily, for example.  Good luck!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem 
Vigo, Spain


Re: How to clean the hull from diesel soot

Duane Siegfri
 

Eric,
what product do you use?  I don't see one in your post.

Duane
Wanderer #477


SSB Ground Plane - Advice?

Duane Siegfri
 

We're having issues with our ICOM M802.  It won't transmit at all.  Another cruiser (electronics engineer) checked it with an SWR meter and said the antenna reflectance was off the charts.  I understood that to mean the ground plane (counterpoise) was not "present" to the radio.

We are receiving Chris Parker, with a lot of static, between FL and the Turks & Caicos.  We could not get him in Sint Maarten.

We checked the conductivity of the ground wire and it was fine, so apparently that's not an issue.
We also checked the mic on another set and it was fine.
We checked all the connections, and they were fine, no corrosion, shiny and tight.
We opened the antenna tuner and it looked good, no corrosion.  We could hear the tuner tuning.

I'm wondering if the lack of a counterpoise could have shorted something in the radio that is causing the lack of transmission?

What could be causing the extreme reflectance on the SWR meter?

Any recommendations for a radio tech in Ft Lauderdale?

ICOM's manual said absolutely not to use round wire for the ground connections, which is what is on my boat.  If you have an Amel installed SSB, is the ground wire flat copper ribbon or is it round wire?

Thanks,
Duane  
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Randall Walker
 

Paul,

Well there is an MDL marina in San Carles de la Rapita Spain.
You pay one price for your 6 months or year, to be hauled out, they then power spray the bottom, supply stands, strap you down to concrete, complete flat yard, with electical and water supplied in that price then put you back in the water. And the main bonus is if you want is, you can stay/live on the boat, while you work.
The town has all you need for provisions, they have one of the best Volvo Dealer/Service shops in the world.
Not the cheapest. But really a good, safe marina.

Randall,
A54 #56


On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 10:58 PM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Re: Harmonie's new windows

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill & Karen, You guys have really been making a huge investment of time and money into your boat this year , I am sure it will pay dividends in pleasure as well as resale value. Your description of this window job was very detailed ,got to give you credit for taking it on. Its amazing how many hours it takes to complete a job like this. Its in my bucket list,but I can't find it because of all the other jobs piled on top of it.
Take it easier,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Harmonie's new windows

Hi Amelians,

We are just about finished with installing the new windows on Harmonie, there are just a couple of pieces of trim left to put back. It was a major project! Here is a link for the details!  https://fetchinketch.net/a-new-clearer-view-of-the-world/


Re: Harmonie's new windows

marklesparkle59
 

That is a splendid description. Our windows are a project-in-waiting, now we know what we are letting ourselves in for
Thanks,
Mark Porter
Sea Hobo
Sharki #96



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Re: Harmonie's new windows

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Karen,

Did the same earlier this season.. looks good and totally water tight.

:-)

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, NZ




On 12 Mar 2020, at 15:06, Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...> wrote:

Hi Amelians,

We are just about finished with installing the new windows on Harmonie, there are just a couple of pieces of trim left to put back. It was a major project! Here is a link for the details!  https://fetchinketch.net/a-new-clearer-view-of-the-world/


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Consider in water at Marina Di Ragusa in Sicily.  Little to no fouling as there are many fresh water sources within the perimeter.  We lived aboard for 6 months...

Jean-Pierre Germain,SY Eleuthera, SM 007, NZ




On 12 Mar 2020, at 10:58, Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Harmonie's new windows

Karen Smith
 

Hi Amelians,

We are just about finished with installing the new windows on Harmonie, there are just a couple of pieces of trim left to put back. It was a major project! Here is a link for the details!  https://fetchinketch.net/a-new-clearer-view-of-the-world/


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Steve Hoefel
 

Paul,

   If location is not a factor, I can highly recommend the Basimakopoulos shipyard in Kilada.  I have been using them for 14 years and they have grown and modernized with each and every year.  Very boat friendly staff and Kilada is a hidden gem. 

 

Steve Hoefel

s/v Trident Star

Maramu #25

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Hatch handle seat (corners) for Goiot tradition series

Charles Bell
 
Edited

Hello Mike,

Thank you for the kind words on the parts I made. Yes, I am in the US.

It took me 5 or 6 weeks to make the batch of parts you see in the pictures. The steps are:

  • I spent about a week measuring and drawing the parts, thinking about which measurements are critical for the part to work, and then tweaking the 3D model and cut path. On this project, I am wondering a lot about
    • The inside corner where the plate and wall meet. I am thinking about doing a rounded curve with a ball mill and need to make sure it will not interfere with the latch sweep.
    • The necessary thickness of the base plate and if we might need to make it from aluminum to survive abuse (or if the touch composite I used on the handles will do the job well)
  • After tweaking the design files, I cut samples from scrap, verified the fit on the boat, and then ordered material.
    • The black plastic you see takes me about a week to get in
    • The aluminum can sometimes be *found* in the cut-offs pile of my shop. Otherwise, it is usually 2 days to get in the stock.
  • Then I waited to get machine time to cut the parts. The machines in the shop usually run 24x7 and personal projects have to run on the weekends.
  • Once I had machine time, things happened really fast. Most of the parts you saw in my pictures were a minute or two per cycle.
  • Then the aluminum parts were anodized, about a 3 day turn around.
Assuming no surprises, this is about 4 to 6 weeks.

Without a sample of the original part in hand, there is a really high probability of surprises. 

Maybe we can find somebody in the group who has a broken one they could part with temporarily? 

Let's find a way to do this, I enjoy these sorts of challenges.


Charles


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Paul Brown
 

Hi Dave,

thank you, I will inquire. I did hard stand there many years ago and found it reliable and efficient

Kind regards, Paul - Fortuna II 55#17

On 12 Mar 2020, at 09:46, david bruce <davidcbruce57@...> wrote:

Hi Paul, 
 I can unreservedly recommend Cleopatra in Preveza, it s the cleanest, most well organized marina I have seen and have heard same from several world cruisers.  Average prices, not a steal but not outrageous. There are 4-5 Amels within a heaving line throw of us.  Close to airport and there is a daily launch to Preveza town to do shopping and paperwork.  Staff friendly and efficient. 

Best,   Dave 
Liesse
SN006


On Mar 11, 2020, at 3:28 PM, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

We stored in Gouvia marina on Corfu - excellent and good Amel familiar German guy there who I can introduce you too if you like.

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54#035
07836 209730

On 11 Mar 2020, at 21:58, Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

david bruce
 

Hi Paul, 
 I can unreservedly recommend Cleopatra in Preveza, it s the cleanest, most well organized marina I have seen and have heard same from several world cruisers.  Average prices, not a steal but not outrageous. There are 4-5 Amels within a heaving line throw of us.  Close to airport and there is a daily launch to Preveza town to do shopping and paperwork.  Staff friendly and efficient. 

Best,   Dave 
Liesse
SN006


On Mar 11, 2020, at 3:28 PM, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

We stored in Gouvia marina on Corfu - excellent and good Amel familiar German guy there who I can introduce you too if you like.

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54#035
07836 209730

On 11 Mar 2020, at 21:58, Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17


Re: Hardstand storage Greece

Paul Brown
 

Thank you Peter, I know where that marina is and will make an inquiry.

Kind regards, Paul - Fortuna II 55#17

On 12 Mar 2020, at 09:28, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

We stored in Gouvia marina on Corfu - excellent and good Amel familiar German guy there who I can introduce you too if you like.

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54#035
07836 209730

On 11 Mar 2020, at 21:58, Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

Dear Amel Owners Group,

I am considering storing my Amel on the hardstand for 8-12 months from August this year and inquiring for any recommendations from the group for value and good service available, preferably Greece or Italy but happy to consider other locations in the MED.

Please reply with any assistant and thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards, Paul - FORTUNA II 55#17